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08-12-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Ryan_M

Nope, no rubbing, alignment is spot on. Nah...

Nope, no rubbing, alignment is spot on. Nah nothing getting on them aside from dust, I'm a fairweather rider too so not even rain. I'm also very diligent of not toching them and wear nitrile gloves...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,761
Posted By Ryan_M

Action shot! Lol Apparently a club member has a...

Action shot! Lol Apparently a club member has a camera mounted under their saddle.

So far loving riding this bike though I may swap handlebars for a shorter stem. I'm going to a LBS for a looksee...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By Ryan_M

You're not wrong but we all get something...

You're not wrong but we all get something different out of cycling, besides being on the actual bike. I'm a big proponent that your bike needs to be your little red sports car. Do I really need...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By Ryan_M

If you're looking at spending that (assuming...

If you're looking at spending that (assuming that's USD) you could likely build a full on carbon/hydraulic Ultegra build and sell your current ride. I'd continue to ride what you have, make notes of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,761
Posted By Ryan_M

Accounting for all the little extra bits like...

Accounting for all the little extra bits like pedals, bottle cages, garmin mount, tire sealant, yada yada... I spent ~$4,800CAD after all taxes and shipping costs.

Without looking to hard the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,115
Posted By Ryan_M

I built this one...

I built this one (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1245996-new-bike-build-log.html). Very happy with it.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,208
Posted By Ryan_M

There's certainly a lot of similarities, pretty...

There's certainly a lot of similarities, pretty much the same thing.
05-29-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Ryan_M

^^^this The difference may only be the 105...

^^^this

The difference may only be the 105 is a regular steel bolt and the DA is some alloy. I'd see if anyone has the DA bolts and can measure them for you.
05-26-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By Ryan_M

Maybe a patch to reinforce it? I had a little...

Maybe a patch to reinforce it? I had a little gash in my tire in this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1251663-tire-pooched.html). It had one of those little sticky patches on it...
05-13-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Ryan_M

Is this tire pooched?

I was out for a ride today and blew a tire, I came off a path and it was a bit gravely but I was going slow and being cautious. Anyway the tire let go, The sealant almost got it but not quite. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,761
Posted By Ryan_M

Thanks! I'm still getting used to road bike vs....

Thanks! I'm still getting used to road bike vs. hybrid but its getting better fast. It rolls weirdly fast. Lemme explain... I have no experience on a road bike in the last few decades. I joined a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,761
Posted By Ryan_M

The build is done now. Here it it is ready to go....

The build is done now. Here it it is ready to go. I was able to get it out today and boot around the subdivision here but only did ~13km. Definitely feels different than any hybrids I've been riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,761
Posted By Ryan_M

All that plastic tubing in the frame was also...

All that plastic tubing in the frame was also replaced with string to make pulling easier.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,761
Posted By Ryan_M

Thanks! The stand was kinda built as a proof of...

Thanks! The stand was kinda built as a proof of concept out of scraps and off-cuts so I could finalize the design before building something nicer but honestly it doesn't leave me wanting for anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,761
Posted By Ryan_M

Yeah, sorry. Life hasn't been ideal lately. I'm...

Yeah, sorry. Life hasn't been ideal lately. I'm pretty much done now and yes I was able to get all the parts I needed. I'll pick up where I left off.

Examining the frame it looked pretty good...
02-22-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Ryan_M

Just wanted to update this in case someone else...

Just wanted to update this in case someone else needed the info. The cup from my Shimano bleed kit is M5x0.8 and the thread on the R8020 brakes is M7x0.75. I couldn't get just the adapter without...
02-04-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Ryan_M

Um ok, first if it comes with MT200 and that's...

Um ok, first if it comes with MT200 and that's not good enough I'd replace the levers as well. FWIW I found the upgrading from MT200 to M6000 to be well worth the money. I'm curious by the question...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,761
Posted By Ryan_M

I don't have all the parts in hand yet but it...

I don't have all the parts in hand yet but it wasn't too too bad. There was a little scare with the groupset. I ordered it off Ali. Shimano for whatever reason doesn't want anything sent to Canada...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-22, 02:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,761
Posted By Ryan_M

New bike build log

I thought I'd start a log on a new road bike I'm going to build. Kind of a crazy time to do this, it's already dicey to get parts, plus supply issues, and erratic pricing, etc... It doesn't look like...
01-27-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By Ryan_M

Also your front tire is backwards... ;)

Also your front tire is backwards... ;)
01-14-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,593
Posted By Ryan_M

Just to throw a different viewpoint at you......

Just to throw a different viewpoint at you... Since you're going to be working on your own bike I'm assuming you have some proficiency with tools. Have you thought about building something and...
01-13-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Ryan_M

I'm not a brand snob but I would only use name...

I'm not a brand snob but I would only use name brand brake lines. I bought some no-name Bh90 hose and this happened while I was assembling. Thankfully it split then and not out on the road, with my...
11-07-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ryan_M

Ahh you're talking about radial lacing pattern,...

Ahh you're talking about radial lacing pattern, not straight pull spokes.
11-06-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,028
Posted By Ryan_M

What kind of verbal diarrhea is this nonsense?...

What kind of verbal diarrhea is this nonsense? It's difficult to even find the words to respond to this. First, this is a forum, asking questions and sharing knowledge is what we do here. Further,...
11-05-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,376
Posted By Ryan_M

Damn I guess I shod stop doing centuries (metric)...

Damn I guess I shod stop doing centuries (metric) on mine then
11-05-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By Ryan_M

I've never used foam grips but I think I'd avoid...

I've never used foam grips but I think I'd avoid them. Besides sounding completely not durable, as with most things cycling you want the equipment to fit you. Using padding to make that happen isn't...
11-05-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,028
Posted By Ryan_M

You know what? I think you're right with this one...

You know what? I think you're right with this one and OMG I'm triggered!!! lol

Since you're from Ontario, I was recently on a ride through Ajax (really nice trail system for a small town) and came...
11-05-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,028
Posted By Ryan_M

Yeah I've heard that lots so I'm not going to...

Yeah I've heard that lots so I'm not going to argue, seems most people have this opinion. I do have horns for some extra hand possitions. I've done multiple 100km+ rides and never felt that was an...
11-05-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By Ryan_M

New hybrid build

I have a Giant Roam 1 that pretty much had all of it's parts upgraded with some going to benefit the GFs bike. The only original part left was the frame and some odd small bits. So I decided to order...
09-02-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,418
Posted By Ryan_M

What's with Shimano? Do they have a hate on for Canada?

Just wondering what's going on with them... getting parts here is near impossible now. It's not that they dont exist (due to shortages from covid), I've found the parts abroad, they just wont let...
08-04-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By Ryan_M

Confirmed, they are the same. I zeroed out on the...

Confirmed, they are the same. I zeroed out on the large sprocket then moved up 2 cogs. Both measurements agree. Looks like both numbers off the net were wrong and actual pitch is 3.85mm.

...
07-26-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By Ryan_M

Huh, that is promising! I've seen those numbers...

Huh, that is promising! I've seen those numbers in a few different places now, perhaps one person got it wrong and everybody else is just recirculating that misinformation. Turns out a bike store...
05-29-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,590
Posted By Ryan_M

Both bikes have the Shimano crank from their...

Both bikes have the Shimano crank from their respective groups (M8000 and M6000), and both are 28/38t. My roam came with a FSA 32/44 crank that shifted horribly. The Shimano cranks are worlds better...
05-08-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,933
Posted By Ryan_M

3rd broken spoke....

I have a 2020 Giant Roam 1 that really only sees paved trails and rail trails, no real off road other than the rare time some erosion might expose the top of rocks or some tree roots. I'm in the...
11-15-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,470
Posted By Ryan_M

Right. Women shouldn't be left freely roaming in...

Right. Women shouldn't be left freely roaming in public without a man's supervision. Who knows what temptations she wouldn't be able to control herself from.... wait what decade is it? Actually I...
11-11-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,470
Posted By Ryan_M

No. No it didn't. Yes I mentioned I'm...

No. No it didn't.


Yes I mentioned I'm aware.


I'm not, I'm bashing this system.


Also aware of that, not a proper tubeless setup anyway.
10-24-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 164,472
Posted By Ryan_M

I love this machine. It is/was a 2020 Roam 1. The...

I love this machine. It is/was a 2020 Roam 1. The drive train is now 100% M8000 2x11, brakes are M6000 with RT66 rotors, handle bars cut down to 580mm (which still seems a bit wide), Ergon SG1 grips,...
08-20-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,825
Posted By Ryan_M

I have this same kit and highly recommend it! Not...

I have this same kit and highly recommend it! Not super high end but it comes with a calibration certificate so it has to be somewhat accurate, certainly accurate enough. I'm also not a fan of buying...
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