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09-05-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By pdoege

I use Ergon CF3s on my bikes. I'm sure that I...

I use Ergon CF3s on my bikes. I'm sure that I lose efficiency, but my limiting factor on long rides is comfort.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By pdoege

Yes, fat people like myself on very steep...

Yes, fat people like myself on very steep descents can dump a lot of heat into brakes. I had leidenfrost on my fronts descending Pikes Peak last year. That is > 193C. If I had water contamination...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,488
Posted By pdoege

I lost a century ride on my Element once. ...

I lost a century ride on my Element once. Battery went dry after 5 hours. The software thought that the ride was "in progress" and wouldn't download/delete the data.

I complained to Wahoo's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By pdoege

I think you may be able to do better on the chain...

I think you may be able to do better on the chain derailment. I run the same cassette on two bikes with Ultegra. One with the clutch and one without. My chain(s) stay out on road without the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,309
Posted By pdoege

The older Roubaix work great with an Ergon CF3. ...

The older Roubaix work great with an Ergon CF3. Happy hands and butt make for fast and long rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By pdoege

The impact of hitting bumps while riding can pull...

The impact of hitting bumps while riding can pull the lung off of the chest wall and you'll be back in the soup. Using your arms to support your weight on the handlebars can do the same.

Me? I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By pdoege

I used the Sector 32s on my bikes for a while but...

I used the Sector 32s on my bikes for a while but switched to the Specialized Roubaix Pros and then to Continental GP5000
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By pdoege

I don't live in Florida anymore, but... St....

I don't live in Florida anymore, but...

St. Pete Bicycle and Fitness has a really friendly shop and they do beginner/moderate/expert rides on the weekends.

I've done their Christmas rides a few...
05-11-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By pdoege

I am 6'2" and 240lb and I run my Continental GP...

I am 6'2" and 240lb and I run my Continental GP 5000 TL 700x32c at
F: 60 PSI
R: 70 PSI

I tried 50/60 for a while but I was bottoming the tires when I jumped curbs.
05-11-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By pdoege

In theory you could use a Middleburn Incy...

In theory you could use a

Middleburn Incy 32-20 and a
Shimano 11-42

and arrive at
12.96 g.i.

There is a page on climbing gears HERE...
05-08-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,711
Posted By pdoege

My Fly12 is broken in its own idiosyncratic way...

My Fly12 is broken in its own idiosyncratic way and I can confirm that Cycliq support is just awful.

If you do get to the point where they grudgingly admit that it doesn't work, they will want...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,740
Posted By pdoege

Now that I've thought about it I think it would...

Now that I've thought about it I think it would have been a lot easier if Shimano made their road levers work with their MTB derailleurs.

I suppose that is water under the bridge now.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,740
Posted By pdoege

I'm also using a 11-42 rear with a RX805 +...

I'm also using a 11-42 rear with a RX805 + RoadLink. Works great.

At the time it took some research and finagling to get my setup working. Now we can buy it out of the box.

I am interested in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,415
Posted By pdoege

Matt, I don't know what your tire looks like, but...

Matt, I don't know what your tire looks like, but I've had good luck super gluing the exterior and patching the interior with a tube patch backed with gorilla tape.

I've also found that Stan's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By pdoege

I did a similar change, but Claris -> Ultegra...

I did a similar change, but Claris -> Ultegra 6800. I also switched the pads to Coolstop Salmon.

The brakes are better, especially in the cold and wet. I bought the calipers used on Ebay for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,684
Posted By pdoege

I had a chance to play with one at Sea Otter...

I had a chance to play with one at Sea Otter today. The $6k "Expert", I think.

The adjustable FutureShock 2.0 is nice enough. Full slack felt like my current 2018 Roubaix. Full tight was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,684
Posted By pdoege

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/roubaix The...

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/roubaix
The new Future Shock has user selectable damping
The new seatpost is aero and compliant
Frame weight is less than 900g for 56cm
03-28-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By pdoege

The biggest thing that makes it easier for a...

The biggest thing that makes it easier for a beginner is to buy the tires from whoever manufacturers the rim. Everything else is details.

Other than that, yeah, your list looks fine. Buy the...
01-26-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,971
Posted By pdoege

I use a Roubaix with FS, an Ergon CF3 knockoff,...

I use a Roubaix with FS, an Ergon CF3 knockoff, and 32mm tires. Very plush on rough roads. Great for century rides.
01-22-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By pdoege

Ride with gp (https://ridewithgps.com)s and a...

Ride with gp (https://ridewithgps.com)s and a recent smartphone will do what you want. I use it for turn by turn with bone conduction headsets...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,434
Posted By pdoege

I use a RX8050 with a Roadlink and run an 11-42...

I use a RX8050 with a Roadlink and run an 11-42 on the climbing bike. Seems to work just fine.
01-04-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By pdoege

My experience with the Mavic wheels is that they...

My experience with the Mavic wheels is that they lose about 5 PSI/day until they reach ~40PSI and then they stay there for a long time.

Roval and Shimano rims are all over the place in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By pdoege

I have Mavic Comete wheels and I use Yksion...

I have Mavic Comete wheels and I use Yksion tires. I haven't noticed any longevity issues.

I have used Hutchinson Sector, both 28 and 32. I had them burp sealant a few times and I needed to use...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By pdoege

You can suck the sealant out with a syringe and...

You can suck the sealant out with a syringe and store it in the fridge with a tight lid. There will be a very small amount left in the tire. Small enough to be ignored.

Put about 30psi in the...
12-17-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,971
Posted By pdoege

I use clones of the Ergon CF3...

I use clones of the Ergon CF3 (http://www.ergon-bike.com/en/product.html?a=sattelstuetzen) on all my bikes. Clones are very inexpensive on Ebay.

I have a RedShift ShockStop on order, however, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,514
Posted By pdoege

Scroll up. Post #101...

Scroll up. Post #101 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=101)
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,514
Posted By pdoege

I think there are three kinds of holes. 1....

I think there are three kinds of holes.
1. Holes that seal with sealant - not a concern
2. Holes that almost seal with sealant but open at operating pressure (eg. fine at 20PSI, leak at 70PSI) -...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,514
Posted By pdoege

I don't use plugs because they have pulled out. ...

I don't use plugs because they have pulled out. I superglue the holes shut and for very large holes slap a patch on the inside. All during the ride. I've never switched to a tube during a ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,267
Posted By pdoege

Few manufacturers want to pay the licensing fees...

Few manufacturers want to pay the licensing fees to support a real standard, so they nod and wink with "2Bliss", "TLR", and whatever other undefined phrase is loosely identified with UST or Stan's,...
10-31-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By pdoege

It has been my experience that the first time I...

It has been my experience that the first time I try a new wheel/tire combination that I have to dance around to figure out what works best.

The only wheel/tire combo that has worked out of the box...
10-12-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By pdoege

I'd love to see pics!

I'd love to see pics!
10-10-18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By pdoege

You would use a chain breaker to remove the two...

You would use a chain breaker to remove the two links, being careful to make sure that the ends that you leave on the chain are the inside plates.

Then insert the two halves of the quick link. ...
10-10-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By pdoege

The trick is to remove the outside plates only. ...

The trick is to remove the outside plates only. The master links join inner->inner. The old measure-twice-cut-once adage is key here.

The Park Master Link tool is what I use to make the process...
10-10-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,246
Posted By pdoege

Matt - Are able to use a dispensing needle to add...

Matt - Are able to use a dispensing needle to add sealant thru the valve core? One way to fix leaks like this is to dump a crapload of sealant, like a half bottle, in via the core and then...
10-09-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By pdoege

They make super glue that contains rubber...

They make super glue that contains rubber specifically for tire repair.
https://www.amazon.com/IC-2000-20-45-Rubber-Toughened-Cyanoacrylate/dp/B002N4WCR0

However, I've patched tires using inner...
10-09-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,246
Posted By pdoege

Matt - 2.5 PSI is about right for the first...

Matt -

2.5 PSI is about right for the first ride on a tire, but 34PSI means that your tape or valve stem is leaking, and leaking a lot. I don't think that will fix itself.
10-09-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,888
Posted By pdoege

I use Rema patches as well, but I'd like to...

I use Rema patches as well, but I'd like to mention that the Park Tools VP-1 patch kit uses vulcanizing fluid and works quite well.

For more info:...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By pdoege

a) Benefits/problems over a regular road bike. ...

a) Benefits/problems over a regular road bike.
The benefit is that you go faster. The problem is that you have to tune in a different fit.

b) Fit comments compared to a regular road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,659
Posted By pdoege

OP, I think the bike shop has an installation...

OP, I think the bike shop has an installation issue. I rode a 2019 Diverge for several hundred miles this summer without issue.

Can you take it back and ask for a new assembly?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,032
Posted By pdoege

Yeah, even with extended batteries you have to...

Yeah, even with extended batteries you have to swap things around to keep a go pro alive. Especially past 10 hours.

The failure mode is that they silently stop working without updating the video...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,032
Posted By pdoege

The Cycliq series lasts for about 8 hours. I...

The Cycliq series lasts for about 8 hours. I dumped my gopros because the battery life wasn't good enough for my longer rides.
10-05-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,246
Posted By pdoege

I use the same wheels and tires tubeless and I...

I use the same wheels and tires tubeless and I lose 2-5 PSI per day. I weight ~250lb and I use 65/70PSI F/R at 32mm.

I use two passes of Stan's tape and American Century valves.

I used an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,514
Posted By pdoege

I tried Hutchinson branded tires and they didn't...

I tried Hutchinson branded tires and they didn't play well with any of my tubeless Roval or Mavic wheels. The Mavic branded tires just always worked.

Hutchinson claims that they use "Road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,032
Posted By pdoege

I use both a Fly 6 and 12. Mostly so that my...

I use both a Fly 6 and 12. Mostly so that my family can see the license plate of the doofus that kills me and runs.

The image quality is little concern given the use case.

The batteries last 8...
09-24-18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By pdoege

For the questions.. Tape and stems or the...

For the questions..

Tape and stems or the combo rim strip? Tape and stems, I could never get the combo rim strip to work well. Big bore stems make adding the sealant much easier.
I'm big, what...
09-24-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By pdoege

I had this issue on a Specialized carbon frame...

I had this issue on a Specialized carbon frame when I changed seat posts .

You can use a double clamp such as: https://www.ebay.com/i/263385206452?chn=ps&var=562396655151
You can shim with very...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,514
Posted By pdoege

Yeah, I have them. They work great. Using...

Yeah, I have them. They work great. Using Mavic's wheels and tires together means that you can mount the tires with your hands and they seal using a normal floor pump.

This makes roadside...
09-24-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By pdoege

I've done gravel using mine running 35mm tires. ...

I've done gravel using mine running 35mm tires. Seemed to work.
08-28-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By pdoege

It lowers the air resistance by decreasing...

It lowers the air resistance by decreasing frontal area, adds a new position, and takes weight off the hands.
08-22-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,472
Posted By pdoege

He is using waxed chains and the wax is...

He is using waxed chains and the wax is interfering with the tolerances. The first try pushes the wax out of the way and the second try works great.

Source: I do the same thing on my waxed...
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