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Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By jch3n

Regarding no-name HRM straps on Amazon, I've been...

Regarding no-name HRM straps on Amazon, I've been using a $30 CooSpo H6...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,281
Posted By jch3n

You could try going tubeless and running even...

You could try going tubeless and running even lower pressure....though 50-65 PSI in a 28mm tire seems pretty low already.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By jch3n

I've got a Bar Fly mount on all my bikes:...

I've got a Bar Fly mount on all my bikes: https://barflybike.com/collections/road-bike-mounts/products/road-4-max-garmin-polar-wahoo-mio-magellan-gopro-light-di2
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By jch3n

Here you go:...

Here you go: https://robertaxleproject.com/shop/12x135-1-75-mm-thread-for-resistance-trainer/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By jch3n

Light Bicycle seems to be one the more (most?)...

Light Bicycle seems to be one the more (most?) reputable open mold rim manufacturers. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them. The more pressing questions are, why tubular and doesn't a 55mm rim depth...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By jch3n

I would not run GP4Ks tubeless. Tubeless tires on...

I would not run GP4Ks tubeless. Tubeless tires on a non-tubeless rim conversion generally works ok. Non-tubeless tires on non-tubeless rims is a big no-no IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By jch3n

I'm not sure why you find it so hard to believe...

I'm not sure why you find it so hard to believe that different wheels can ride differently? I noticed a difference going from 19mm wide to 25mm wide alloy clinchers (same bike, same 25mm tires). It...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By jch3n

Probably one of the lightest alloy disc wheelsets...

Probably one of the lightest alloy disc wheelsets you can get, HUNT Aero Light Disc: https://www.huntbikewheels.com/collections/road-wheels/products/aero-light-disc-road-wheelset-1449g-28deep-22wide
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,375
Posted By jch3n

Safe to say that is not normal for any crank....

Safe to say that is not normal for any crank. **** happens...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By jch3n

You have a good bike. It's likely not holding you...

You have a good bike. It's likely not holding you back much if at all. I still think a lighter and wider set of wheels is worthwhile. Beyond that, you'll probably need to shed a bunch of component...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By jch3n

The Gossamer Pro crankset is a perfectly fine...

The Gossamer Pro crankset is a perfectly fine crankset, IMO. Changing to a Shimano 105 or Ultegra crank might get you *slightly* smoother front shifting and maybe save a small amount of weight....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By jch3n

With only $500, I think your best option is to...

With only $500, I think your best option is to get a nicer/lighter set of wheels and some nice tires. Otherwise, you have a pretty solid Shimano 105 level bike and changing the groupset or other...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By jch3n

I know for sure the RO20 is just a rebranded...

I know for sure the RO20 is just a rebranded Novatec hub, not sure about the RO30. You might as well just go Novatec.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By jch3n

That sounds about right, it's like a buzzy...

That sounds about right, it's like a buzzy rattle. Happens with both levers for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By jch3n

Mine rattle over rough roads (mostly the buttons...

Mine rattle over rough roads (mostly the buttons I believe), although I'm sure it's easily solvable. Just haven't had time to really look into it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By jch3n

Lol. I can ride a 54 if that's what you're...

Lol. I can ride a 54 if that's what you're asking. I've had enough bikes and compared enough geometries to know what works for me. I don't have a similar frame of reference for my wife, which is why...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-18, 12:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By jch3n

The frame was sold as-is and missing a number of...

The frame was sold as-is and missing a number of parts (e.g. rear dropout/thru-axle, various covers, etc.). They probably would take it back if I tried, but like I said, I had already bought a bunch...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By jch3n

Thanks for the comments, everyone. I mostly agree...

Thanks for the comments, everyone. I mostly agree with your general sentiments, guess I just got sucked into looking at the numbers (say the 54 Domane vs 52 Jari, they really aren't that far off...oh...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-18, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By jch3n

Sizing a bike for my wife. I done goofed, I think?

What's good bike people? I need some opinions on my predicament.

I recently picked up a second hand Trek Domane frameset looking to build it up for my wife. It was listed as a 50cm frame, which I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,208
Posted By jch3n

The latest Cannondale Synapse supposedly falls...

The latest Cannondale Synapse supposedly falls under the "aggressive/racy" endurance bike category.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,516
Posted By jch3n

Doesn't happen frequently, but lining up up...

Doesn't happen frequently, but lining up up handlebars with the wheel/fork and making sure shifters are lined up is supremely annoying (especially if your bike is already cabled up). It just always...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By jch3n

juin tech r1/f1, in addition to the ones...

juin tech r1/f1, in addition to the ones mentioned above.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By jch3n

Focus Izalco, BMC SLR02, Pinarello GAN, Ridley...

Focus Izalco, BMC SLR02, Pinarello GAN, Ridley Helium....just throwing it out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,078
Posted By jch3n

Not necessarily. Proper arch support (i.e....

Not necessarily. Proper arch support (i.e. insoles) and heel/forefoot wedging as needed will help with any shoe. A good bike fitter can help you with this.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,859
Posted By jch3n

If you don't find yourself spinning out on fast...

If you don't find yourself spinning out on fast descents too often then, no, nothing wrong with switching to a compact.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By jch3n

Does the bike have 27 inch or 700c wheels? Bikes...

Does the bike have 27 inch or 700c wheels? Bikes of that era tend to have 27 inch wheels....you're unlikely to find 27 inch wheels with wide rims (which really is more of a recent trend).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-18, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By jch3n

Spokes hitting a chainstay sounds like other...

Spokes hitting a chainstay sounds like other problems (frame out of whack, bad wheel dish, etc.). I've never heard of a wheel, sans-tire, having clearance issues. With wider rims (and just in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,160
Posted By jch3n

Honestly, that's not a bad bike and it's probably...

Honestly, that's not a bad bike and it's probably not holding you back much. If you upgrade a few parts to make it lighter and get a second set of wheels with skinnier road tires, it'll still serve...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,160
Posted By jch3n

What is your current gravel bike? The Argon...

What is your current gravel bike? The Argon Krypton and Giant Defy are both granfondo/endurance geometry bikes that wouldn't necessarily be any better than your gravel bike with lighter wheels and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,937
Posted By jch3n

Another thing to note is that GP4000s tend to run...

Another thing to note is that GP4000s tend to run wider than advertised.
09-06-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By jch3n

Orfos (https://www.orfos.us/) maybe? Though there...

Orfos (https://www.orfos.us/) maybe? Though there seems to be a delay in production, so probably not a good idea if you want something soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,170
Posted By jch3n

Another option if the Ottolock is too $$: Secure...

Another option if the Ottolock is too $$: Secure Zip Tie Z LOK: Reusable Armoured Zip Tie from Hiplok (http://www.hiplok.com/z-lok-zip-tie/)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-17, 01:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,170
Posted By jch3n

Ottolock:...

Ottolock: https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By jch3n

Carbon or alloy? The alloy version fits 25c no...

Carbon or alloy? The alloy version fits 25c no problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-17, 06:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,608
Posted By jch3n

I'll throw a bone to the OP. I've been to Corpore...

I'll throw a bone to the OP. I've been to Corpore Sano. Didn't have any problems getting an appointment but I was pretty underwhelmed with the bike fit experience. I don't remember who did the fit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-17, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By jch3n

Sorry to be pedantic...can you show me where it...

Sorry to be pedantic...can you show me where it says that the Fulcrum 3 and Zonda use the same rim? According to manufacturer websites the Fulcrum 3 is still a 20.5mm rim and the Zonda is 22.5....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-17, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By jch3n

Neither the Fulcrum Racing 3, Ultegra 6800, or...

Neither the Fulcrum Racing 3, Ultegra 6800, or Vuelta Corsa SLR are as wide as the Zondas and Blackset Race, if you care about that.

The Blackset Race set will be more easily...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By jch3n

Ottolock:...

Ottolock: https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-17, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By jch3n

Uh, bro, I think you're living in the wrong era.

Uh, bro, I think you're living in the wrong era.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-17, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By jch3n

1. No. Your bottom bracket should be a standard...

1. No. Your bottom bracket should be a standard English 68mm BB so the standard Shimano bottom bracket will work.
2. UK dealers have the best prices. Ribble, ProBikeKit, Wiggle, Chain Reaction...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By jch3n

Ironically, I just had a couple somewhat negative...

Ironically, I just had a couple somewhat negative experiences with Chain Reaction this past week:

1. A promo code they emailed me did not work when trying to check out. I had to contact them...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,091
Posted By jch3n

How much do you weigh? According to some people,...

How much do you weigh? According to some people, the minimum release tension of SPD-SL pedals might still be too much for lighter folks. It's all a matter of relative perception I guess.

From...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,124
Posted By jch3n

Everything that doesn't involve pressing/removing...

Everything that doesn't involve pressing/removing bearings.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,390
Posted By jch3n

Going on 5 years with the same BB30 bearings on...

Going on 5 years with the same BB30 bearings on my Cannondale daily commuter, through PNW winters, no less. I've repacked the bearings with grease a few times (yes, it's possible with cartridge...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,759
Posted By jch3n

Try again. Kinlin XR-300s and XR-31Ts both come...

Try again. Kinlin XR-300s and XR-31Ts both come in silver.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-16, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,759
Posted By jch3n

Why not Kinlin XR-31Ts...

Why not Kinlin XR-31Ts (http://www.bikehubstore.com/C31-p/c31.htm)? Deeper (by 1mm) and wider than the XR-300s. I guess they are more expensive and slightly heavier...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,859
Posted By jch3n

I've never had a problem with the Park Tool...

I've never had a problem with the Park Tool glueless patches.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 14,668
Posted By jch3n

There is no problem. I thought we were all...

There is no problem. I thought we were all responding to a prior comment denying the usefulness of disc brakes...?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 14,668
Posted By jch3n

I think the point was made more in reference to...

I think the point was made more in reference to us mere mortals who don't have Peter Sagan-like bike handling skills and unlimited access to top end carbon equipment. For the average joe, descending...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 8,713
Posted By jch3n

Why should it? It's not like pro cycling...

Why should it? It's not like pro cycling represents the entire industry. Outside of racing there's absolutely no reason to freak out about disc brakes.
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