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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,640
Posted By JohnJ80

They can, but it’s beyond stupid to do so....

They can, but it’s beyond stupid to do so. Frankly, any shop that does so after understanding carbon fiber should have their advice be suspect.


I’ve always like Enve’s stuff and I love their...
06-24-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By JohnJ80

I recently bought both the front and back new...

I recently bought both the front and back new cameras. There were some issues I had to work through with them and they are somewhat slow in replying but I was able to get them to work correctly and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,640
Posted By JohnJ80

Agree. Especially if some shop says that the...

Agree. Especially if some shop says that the frame is good, sends them on their way, the frame catastrophically fails and there is a serious injury.

I canít possibly see that being a winner for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,640
Posted By JohnJ80

Agree. Especially if some shop says that the...

Agree. Especially if some shop says that the frame is good, sends them on their way, the frame catastrophically fails and there is a serious injury.

I canít possibly see that being a winner for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,640
Posted By JohnJ80

Timely and detailed response on carbon frame...

Timely and detailed response on carbon frame damage from Lennard Zinn. His point: you canít visually inspect a carbon frame and know if itís good.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,738
Posted By JohnJ80

I follow the Garmin Edge 1030 Facebook page and...

I follow the Garmin Edge 1030 Facebook page and Iíd have to say that it is not trending in Garminís favor at this point. It seems like things were much better for users until several recent updates...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By JohnJ80

Well, I generally wear out a rear tire about...

Well, I generally wear out a rear tire about every 1500 miles or so. In that time, typically there is still plenty of sealant.

Depending on the sealant, and if you’re riding frequently, it tends...
06-18-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,804
Posted By JohnJ80

^this. Iím 63 and I ride 17-20 miles per day...

^this.

Iím 63 and I ride 17-20 miles per day weather permitting and Iíd like to ride more. At 4-5 miles I am just starting to break a sweat.

Iím having a hard time understanding how 4-5 mile...
06-18-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By JohnJ80

You can take almost any kind of rear tailight and...

You can take almost any kind of rear tailight and find a way to mount it to almost any helmet. Why not just do that?
06-18-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By JohnJ80

Did you try both hubs?

Did you try both hubs?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By JohnJ80

There is another option - if you’re worried about...

There is another option - if you’re worried about flatting. There are tubeless tubulars from Tufo and Donnelly/Clement that can be filled with sealant and repaired with a plug system (Dynaplug...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,738
Posted By JohnJ80

For me, no question that the Wahoo ELEMNT was...

For me, no question that the Wahoo ELEMNT was considerably more reliable than any of the three Garmins Iíve owned including the latest, the Edge 1000.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By JohnJ80

Iíve been using the Carogna Tubular tape since it...

Iíve been using the Carogna Tubular tape since it came out. It takes a little work/elbow grease to get the tire started off the rim (opposing the valve) but once itís started it gets much easier. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,738
Posted By JohnJ80

After my first year experience with Garmin on...

After my first year experience with Garmin on several units, Wahoo, and Hammerhead - there is no way Iíd touch a computer in its first year as almost a minimum. Turns out itís really hard to get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By JohnJ80

I have the eTap Red on two bikes and really like...

I have the eTap Red on two bikes and really like it. One bike I converted from Ultegra Di2 when AXS came out because the price was so great and I wasn’t ready to hop on the 12 speed bandwagon yet.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,738
Posted By JohnJ80

Iíve had pretty much all of them. I got the...

Iíve had pretty much all of them. I got the Elemnt just after it came out and that was a bit of a trial, but I only lost one ride and that was in that phase. Rapidly, Wahoo increased the stability...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,640
Posted By JohnJ80

Sure and I largely agree. But you know how...

Sure and I largely agree.

But you know how this plays out at the shop - someone brings it in, no one finds a crack but there was damage below the paint. Shop pronounces it fine and then it fails...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,640
Posted By JohnJ80

^this. I'd do the same thing if it were my...

^this.

I'd do the same thing if it were my shop. Maybe that's the most honest approach than looking for a crack and pronouncing the frame good when it could be near failure.

J.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,665
Posted By JohnJ80

Thatís interesting. I weigh considerably more...

Thatís interesting. I weigh considerably more than do you and I ride at 66/70Psi and thought that might be a bit high and was going to drop it 5% or so. I also found a noticeable difference with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,665
Posted By JohnJ80

Sure. But that's typically too hard and is...

Sure. But that's typically too hard and is neither fast nor comfortable and not how I'd set it up. But, you're right - if you want to pump your tires up hard then you gain nothing by going...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,665
Posted By JohnJ80

With respect to ride quality, if you pump up your...

With respect to ride quality, if you pump up your tires hard, it doesn't matter if you have tubes or not.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,665
Posted By JohnJ80

Iíve got a bunch more miles now on the 28mm...

Iíve got a bunch more miles now on the 28mm Schwalbe Ones. I like them a lot - very plush and fast. My average speeds have gone up a little but itís significant, stable and something I didnít expect....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,665
Posted By JohnJ80

How much does that typically save? I have...

How much does that typically save?

I have ridden tubeless tubulars (Tufo, Donnelly/Clement) for about 10 years now because of the weight and tubeless advantages. Just recently, I've been...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,665
Posted By JohnJ80

That IS interesting. I would have expected them...

That IS interesting. I would have expected them to be lower as well.

I put them on my road bike frame that has the tighter clearances and it was hard to tell if there was contact with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,808
Posted By JohnJ80

I don't swap pads. I use Swiss Stop black prince...

I don't swap pads. I use Swiss Stop black prince pads and I interchange carbon and allow wheels with no issue. Don't even notice the change hardly. I just make sure there are no metal slivers in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By JohnJ80

Tons of great riding in the area. The Vail...

Tons of great riding in the area.

The Vail Valley trail that goes from almost to Eagle and then up over the Vail Pass down to Copper and - it you want to - then short connection to get around...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By JohnJ80

Hard to believe. Have you asked them how they...

Hard to believe. Have you asked them how they work with customers on saddles? Most are pretty cooperative. Not necessarily a formal program but let you buy one and return it for a different one.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By JohnJ80

Well good luck. Not how Iíd solve the problem if...

Well good luck. Not how Iíd solve the problem if reliability matters.

Go to a university and walk through the bike racks outside student housing in the fall and then again in the spring. Itís...
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By JohnJ80

Almost certainly no since your bikes are going to...

Almost certainly no since your bikes are going to be based on your stand over height.

He also sells a mount that attaches under your water bottle cage or just carry it in your jersey pocket. Go...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,034
Posted By JohnJ80

Ah. TRP Spyres then.

Ah. TRP Spyres then.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,034
Posted By JohnJ80

Given me a whole new way of looking at bike...

Given me a whole new way of looking at bike parts. Hmmm.



no kidding. I fixed it. But I'm sure compressionless housing is, in fact, compassionless. ;)



And this is interesting for sure. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,665
Posted By JohnJ80

As far as unpressured bead seating - I'll have to...

As far as unpressured bead seating - I'll have to see how it goes after the tires have been mounted a while. I had seated the beads, then deflated them to insert sealant and the beads did pop loose....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By JohnJ80

I think it's a pretty cool bike.

I think it's a pretty cool bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,665
Posted By JohnJ80

I never used the Schwalbe on narrower wheels so I...

I never used the Schwalbe on narrower wheels so I haven’t measured. I suspect you are right about the height. I have plenty of clearance side to side; its between the brake bridge and top of tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,034
Posted By JohnJ80

Completely agree. I doubt there will be any...

Completely agree. I doubt there will be any noticeable advantage especially if the brakes are installed with high quality compressionless housings. Compressionless housing is fantastic on any...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By JohnJ80

If you need to stand your bike up and do it...

If you need to stand your bike up and do it right, then use a Click-stand.

Click-Stand Home Page (http://www.click-stand.com)

J.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,034
Posted By JohnJ80

Well, for one reason to use mechanical, if you...

Well, for one reason to use mechanical, if you have to disassemble your bike for air travel such as a bike with couplers. That's more difficult or at least more problematic with hydraulics. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,665
Posted By JohnJ80

Exactly. It's just not that complicated. There...

Exactly. It's just not that complicated. There are only three places that can leak air - the rim tape, the stem, or the tire bead. After that, the benefits far, far outweigh the downsides.

And,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,665
Posted By JohnJ80

depends on both the tire and the rim width. ...

depends on both the tire and the rim width. IIRC, the wider the rim (at least to a degree) the higher the tire goes. I have those same rims and just put on the Schwalbe Pro-1 in a 28mm and on an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,369
Posted By JohnJ80

They have a road tire version the has a shorter...

They have a road tire version the has a shorter insertion tool. I used it successfully just last week on a 30c tire and had more than enough spacing to make it work. It got me home even though the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,369
Posted By JohnJ80

My new favorite CO2 tool incorporates my other...

My new favorite CO2 tool incorporates my other favorite for tubeless tires - Dynaplug. With this inflator, you can plug the tire and inflate it in one motion. Genius. It's also controllable in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By JohnJ80

Thatís not been our experience with about 12...

Thatís not been our experience with about 12 years experience with bikes on campus. Aluminum parts corrode, lubrications gets washed off, etc.. chain isnít aluminum, neither are the springs in brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By JohnJ80

Mine does too. And they usually just have a...

Mine does too. And they usually just have a collection of the ones that they know have typically worked. That's actually a pretty good starting point.




Well, I just had this conversation...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,878
Posted By JohnJ80

^this I shudder to think about bungee cords...

^this

I shudder to think about bungee cords around bike wheels. IMO, that's just asking for a one way fast trip over the handlebars.

J.
05-15-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By JohnJ80

It is a great product with a great deal of...

It is a great product with a great deal of potential. I just used the video from the FLY12CE to deal with a school bus driver and got action from that. That said, both the FLY12CE and FLY6CE are...
05-14-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,794
Posted By JohnJ80

Iím a big believer in high power daylight running...

Iím a big believer in high power daylight running lights. They get used on every ride day or night. I think it adds a lot of visibility.
05-14-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,794
Posted By JohnJ80

After I read your comment on turning your light...

After I read your comment on turning your light on after a year and it still worked, I thought Iíd check out some of my lights. It might interest you to know I did the same thing with several Li ion...
05-12-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,804
Posted By JohnJ80

Not really and they should. I've been beating on...

Not really and they should. I've been beating on them about this and other graphical representation of data. Having slider style presentation of things like power, power zone, cadence, heart rate...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,535
Posted By JohnJ80

Wow, that's a tough way to get a new frame. Glad...

Wow, that's a tough way to get a new frame. Glad you're around to ride it. I also bet it's a pretty cool frame. How is it constructed - lugged construction ala Pardee?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,535
Posted By JohnJ80

Gunnar has a around a 6week wait now for any...

Gunnar has a around a 6week wait now for any frame. I don't think custom takes any longer or shorter amount of time. Their "standard frames" are pretty much build to order because of the options and...
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