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11-15-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By Badger6

I've got the Topeak digital gauge. I fill my...

I've got the Topeak digital gauge. I fill my tires past my "set point," then use the gauge to release the pressure to where I want it. I always know what time it is. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By Badger6

Short update. I live in Belgium, and it rains...

Short update. I live in Belgium, and it rains frequently here from October to March, and a little less frequently from April to September. So the bike is gonna see rain...and yesterday was the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,168
Posted By Badger6

You cannot be serious. On the second bit, I can...

You cannot be serious. On the second bit, I can bet there are a few home hobbyists who have no idea how to work on their bikes, even if the cables are exposed…but a mechanic, aka a person who gets...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,168
Posted By Badger6

Skipping any discussion of rationality, because...

Skipping any discussion of rationality, because that is for you to have with a qualified professional, not BF.

1) Ultegra 8100 Di2 is legitimately the best shifting drivetrain I've ever ridden....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 37,242
Posted By Badger6

My first Di2 install (68xx) was on a 2015 Trek...

My first Di2 install (68xx) was on a 2015 Trek Madone 5 frame. Like your frame, it used internally routed cabling. The only thing I needed to acquire were the Di2 specific grommets for the frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By Badger6

12-speed Ultegra 81xx Di2 install and (first) use impressions

After 14000kms and time to replace the second cassette on my SL7, I decided to strip off the 11-speed 80xx series Di2 and go for 12-speed. I contemplated Dura-Ace for about a minute and then decided...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Badger6

The “deeper" the rim, the more it’s going to...

The “deeper" the rim, the more it’s going to deflect in the wind. 35mm won't be terribly wild, though.
09-27-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Badger6

DT Swiss makes a fantastic set...but they are...

DT Swiss makes a fantastic set...but they are going to be at the higher end of the pricing, like more than double the LB option. US pricing on DT Swiss are insane. I bought mine in Europe for ~€1400....
09-20-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,278
Posted By Badger6

I didn't mean to come off snarky, if I did. It's...

I didn't mean to come off snarky, if I did. It's worth a shot, as some "non tubeless ready" tires can be set up that way, but in my experience it's very hit or miss (usually miss), and with the...
09-14-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,336
Posted By Badger6

In some countries, it is the law to ride on the...

In some countries, it is the law to ride on the bike lane if it is there…personally preference be damned.
09-08-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 366,860
Posted By Badger6

Dirty Boar ‘22

An organized gravel ride/race in the Hautes Fagnes (High Fens) region of the Ardennes Forest in Belgium. The route is changed every year, but is generally between 165-175km with 2300-2600m of...
09-07-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 683
Posted By Badger6

Cassette is finished...even if the chain wasn't...

Cassette is finished...even if the chain wasn't worn, it was worn. That 11t is pretty worn, along with the next two cogs. But, based on the DruaAce lock ring, is that a DuraAce cassette? Maybe you...
09-01-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,278
Posted By Badger6

I’m going to politely disagree and agree at the...

I’m going to politely disagree and agree at the same time. Until April 2021, my gravel ride was 2015/16 vintage and cleared 35s max. I rolled 32mm slicks on it (inflated to 34), and they were perfect...
09-01-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By Badger6

They actually deployed this in the 14.0xb build...

They actually deployed this in the 14.0xb build about a month ago. My suspicion is that they removed it from the initial public releases due to a software issue they couldn’t resolve prior to device...
09-01-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By Badger6

Yes. I’ve been using the beta releases since my...

Yes. I’ve been using the beta releases since my 1030. I’ve only had one “bad” experience with them. Typically, what I’ve noticed is that they are generally stable by the time they release firmware...
08-29-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By Badger6

The EW-AD305 will allow using the newer...

The EW-AD305 will allow using the newer generation wiring with older gen systems…it appears that you’d need three total wires to make it work: two older gen (SD300 wires on the ends) with two of...
08-27-22, 03:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By Badger6

Could you install the wire by inserting it from...

Could you install the wire by inserting it from the RD and pull it toward the BB? I had to do that on an older frame.
08-26-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By Badger6

HED specifies the max psi of 20 on their Big Deal...

HED specifies the max psi of 20 on their Big Deal rims.
08-24-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By Badger6

The shift cable sounds like it is stretched...

The shift cable sounds like it is stretched beyond what the barrel adjuster can take up. Turn the barrel adjuster all the way in, loosen the cable at the RD, pull it tight, then reset the set screw...
08-23-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Badger6

Not for gravel… Lack of a clutch for the 105...

Not for gravel…

Lack of a clutch for the 105 RD is simply enough to keep me away. GRX Di2 2x11 with a 46-30 crank and 11-32 cassette gets nearly the same low gear (~26 gi, the difference being the...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By Badger6

I rode mostly direct to work this morning, then...

I rode mostly direct to work this morning, then ended up with 75km on the clock on the way home. A decent amount of the city, some of gravel, a few cobblestones (they’re all over this land), and...
07-29-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,769
Posted By Badger6

With the 1040 this is much simpler now. When you...

With the 1040 this is much simpler now. When you deviate from a course, it will give the option to pause or recalculate. If you pause navigation, it won't do anything until you rejoin the course and...
07-26-22, 07:46 AM
07-26-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,769
Posted By Badger6

I don’t imagine it is any different on the 1030+...

I don’t imagine it is any different on the 1030+ from the 1030, and what you’re describing is exactly how the 1040 has worked (which is exactly as the 1030), with one HUGE exception. I’ll explain the...
07-15-22, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Badger6

Stage 12 was amazing. I’m still in awe of Tom...

Stage 12 was amazing. I’m still in awe of Tom Pidcock's assault up Alp d’Huez. Can’t wait for today.
07-12-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,051
Posted By Badger6

Honestly, we don’t even need this thread…just...

Honestly, we don’t even need this thread…just peruse the forums here, and there’s no shortage of gems.
07-12-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,494
Posted By Badger6

Well, if it had a Roval wheelset on it, it had DT...

Well, if it had a Roval wheelset on it, it had DT Swiss internals. If it had the 180 or 240 internals, there is no pawl mechanism. Just two ratchets, one sprung so it can “freewheel", and the free...
07-06-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,076
Posted By Badger6

You, sir, may actually be Inspector Clouseau…or...

You, sir, may actually be Inspector Clouseau…or is it Clueso. :roflmao2:
07-06-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,372
Posted By Badger6

Back when I ran tubes, I was pretty good at never...

Back when I ran tubes, I was pretty good at never pinching one between the tyre and rim. In fact, I only did it once…when trying to impress my wife with how fast I could swap out a punctured tube,...
07-06-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,076
Posted By Badger6

That's an interesting brand of elitism you're...

That's an interesting brand of elitism you're displaying, Larry.
07-05-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,076
Posted By Badger6

No, this thread is about you finding a half...

No, this thread is about you finding a half bottle of vodka in a dumpster and proceeding to brag that you drank it with no concern for yourself, in particular that it may have been adulterated. You...
07-04-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,076
Posted By Badger6

I’m very calm, bob

I’m very calm, bob
07-04-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,769
Posted By Badger6

I used a 1030 (did not have the 1030+) until I...

I used a 1030 (did not have the 1030+) until I replaced it with the 1040, and honestly speaking, the 1030 was perfectly fine to do what I needed, and it did it very well. Upgrading to a 1040 from a...
07-03-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,769
Posted By Badger6

Rode into the center of Brussels today, filling...

Rode into the center of Brussels today, filling in the map on wandrer.earth…narrow residential streets with 4-5 story townhouses on either side have always been quite challenging for any GPS I’ve...
07-03-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By Badger6

What’s your budget?

What’s your budget?
07-02-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By Badger6

If using the crank and chainrings you already...

If using the crank and chainrings you already have is the goal, then go with option B, IMO. The clutched RD will keep things running nicely, and keep the chains where your wife will want them, on the...
07-01-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,194
Posted By Badger6

I haven’t had the chance to do that with the 1040...

I haven’t had the chance to do that with the 1040 yet. But, that’ll be quite welcome. The 1030 always seemed to take a bit of time to get a stable fix whenever I traveled somewhere to ride, whether...
07-01-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By Badger6

fooferdoggie the recovery advisor takes into...

fooferdoggie the recovery advisor takes into account the “Training Effect” of the ride, which is based on HR data, and how much time (if any) was remaining in the countdown when you undertook the...
06-29-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,279
Posted By Badger6

I’ll be honest with ya, 38s are fine for gravel,...

I’ll be honest with ya, 38s are fine for gravel, IMO. Build it, and go have some awesome adventure with your wife.
06-29-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,049
Posted By Badger6

Schadenfreude is a thing. I'm not sure that this...

Schadenfreude is a thing. I'm not sure that this is that, tho...considering the victim bounced right up and rode off.
06-28-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,279
Posted By Badger6

Define good? It definitely looks good. This...

Define good? It definitely looks good.

This review (https://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/frames/sage-barlow-titanium-frameset) of a full build is favorable. Depending on what she wants, though,...
06-27-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,202
Posted By Badger6

Don’t do it. How is this a thread of this...

Don’t do it. How is this a thread of this length…I’ll see myself out now.
06-27-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By Badger6

To your two part question: part 1, sometimes, and...

To your two part question: part 1, sometimes, and part 2, sometimes. From Garmin/First Beat (https://www.firstbeatanalytics.com/en/features/recovery-time/), "Recovery Time predicts how long it will...
06-25-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,194
Posted By Badger6

I’ll be really honest…the teething issues that...

I’ll be really honest…the teething issues that are being claimed seem like urban legends. I see complaints all around the corners of the internets where this stuff is discussed, and they all seem...
06-23-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,769
Posted By Badger6

Garmin Edge 1040

Not sure who else got one when they were introduced a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve seen plenty of folks offering their opinions in the "Buy the 1030+ or wait?“ thread, but as far as I can tell, no...
06-21-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Badger6

You’ve got me thinking... ...

You’ve got me thinking...
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The start/end point is...
04-12-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,107
Posted By Badger6

Yes. Once adjusted (as long as you do not bend...

Yes. Once adjusted (as long as you do not bend your derailleur hangar) it never goes out of adjustment, because electric wires don’t stretch. ;)

The biggest “issue/concern" is making sure the...
01-09-22, 02:03 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 25,251
Posted By Badger6

I figured this was as good as any place to put...

I figured this was as good as any place to put this…

Write up at Cycling Tips that summarizes a recent podcast with the CEO of SRAM, Ken Lousberg, talking about supply chain woes. Teaser: he...
01-04-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,292
Posted By Badger6

Considering the small size of the internal parts,...

Considering the small size of the internal parts, I cannot imagine they are indestructible, especially the individual components of the switches. The right side gets used far more (in my case almost...
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