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Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 680
Posted By sshakari

Used to ride Wipperman, but recently switched to...

Used to ride Wipperman, but recently switched to Ultegra CN-HG701. Mainly because they are much quieter compared to Wipperman. Still use the Wipperman link and KMC reusable links.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,321
Posted By sshakari

Silca Mattone - that is what I use on all 3 of my...

Silca Mattone - that is what I use on all 3 of my bikes both tubeless and tubed bikes. Not too big has boa and fits just right on the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27,248
Views: 17,831,454
Posted By sshakari

Thanks! it is the Silca Mattone Seat Pack. Really...

Thanks! it is the Silca Mattone Seat Pack. Really like the bag and now have it on each bike.
10-17-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,619
Posted By sshakari

I have been fasting intermittently and regularly...

I have been fasting intermittently and regularly for 24-72 hours with excellent results.
I ride 3-4 times a week for 2 hours in zone 2. Lately after reading and Youtube vids on endurance training -...
10-14-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,400
Posted By sshakari

Had a fit session with Nate. Well worth the time...

Had a fit session with Nate. Well worth the time & money. He does not have a computerized jig and uses your own bike frame to get you fitted. He does use video to assess your position on the bike. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27,248
Views: 17,831,454
Posted By sshakari

Merckx Liege 75 with Ultegra and 105 cranks,...

Merckx Liege 75 with Ultegra and 105 cranks, Ultegra wheels 19.3 lbs without pedals....
10-05-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 853,002
Posted By sshakari

Merckx Liege 75 with Ultegra and 105 crank,...

Merckx Liege 75 with Ultegra and 105 crank, Ultegra wheels
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20,541
Views: 4,810,959
Posted By sshakari

Really nice frame! I love the Merckx branding and...

Really nice frame! I love the Merckx branding and the color. I have a euro bike infatuation and after seeing the site you posted I still have it. They do have some really nice frames and tons of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20,541
Views: 4,810,959
Posted By sshakari

I saw a medium Liege a few months ago, but a...

I saw a medium Liege a few months ago, but a Strada is nice! I recently sold my Motorola Strada and deeply regret it. Post some pics when you build it up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20,541
Views: 4,810,959
Posted By sshakari

Went shopping & now showing off: merckx liege...

Went shopping & now showing off:
merckx liege 75 frameset, Shimano ultegra group set (without crankset), Shimano Ultegra wheelset, Selle Italia ti saddle, Easton stem. Now just need bar tape &...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,418
Posted By sshakari

I was looking at r500 & helix and they are nice...

I was looking at r500 & helix and they are nice bikes. While shopping around I got a steel rim brake frame to build up. Its nice to have a wife who understands and rides!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,418
Posted By sshakari

Wow! No I cant wait to get it built up.

Wow! No I cant wait to get it built up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,418
Posted By sshakari

been checking for a rim brake frame for a while....

been checking for a rim brake frame for a while. Could not find a Ritchey and had my eye on Cinelli, but when Merckx popped up I had to have it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,418
Posted By sshakari

it may be the whatever is available groupset and...

it may be the whatever is available groupset and mix & match. Looks like it is tough to find groupsets.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,418
Posted By sshakari

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Arriving this friday. Looking for build suggestions........
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 11,971
Posted By sshakari

what is the additive?

what is the additive?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 11,971
Posted By sshakari

I have similar results around 150 miles the drive...

I have similar results around 150 miles the drive train is noisy. So for me, I wax every week & 1/2, and Im almost ready to give up. Im going to give MS speed wax a try based on Wifi post earlier. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 11,971
Posted By sshakari

for the pump I have the Silca Tattico Mini Pump...

for the pump I have the Silca Tattico Mini Pump which is around $70.
The saddle bag is the bomb!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 11,971
Posted By sshakari

Silca saddle bag & frame pump are worth every...

Silca saddle bag & frame pump are worth every penny and I would have paid more. Had a floor pump from Silca for 7 years and finally gave up on it and got a cheap pump just as good if not better.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 11,971
Posted By sshakari

To be quite honest all the negatives I listed are...

To be quite honest all the negatives I listed are making rethink chain waxing. Im seriously considering going back to wet lube like NFS or even the Tru-Tension BananaSlip and just buying a new chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 11,971
Posted By sshakari

Been waxing for a while now and here is what I...

Been waxing for a while now and here is what I learned:
Likes:

clean drivetrain
less expensive compared to wet lubes
easy to swap chains
I use an oven cake pan from .99 cent store & heat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20,541
Views: 4,810,959
Posted By sshakari

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stocked up on 2 chains, 2 reusable missing links, loctite 222, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,702
Posted By sshakari

been doing similar search for parts. Just got 2...

been doing similar search for parts. Just got 2 ultegra chains from Jenson $38 each. Going to get some brake pads and cassete
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 885,728
Posted By sshakari

Jenson has CN-HG701 chain on sale for $36.99 with...

Jenson has CN-HG701 chain on sale for $36.99 with free shipping. Lowest I've ever seen.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By sshakari

Congrats and enjoy the ride! Been on Endurace...

Congrats and enjoy the ride! Been on Endurace since 2019 its a fantastic ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,702
Posted By sshakari

wonder if you sand them down every so often? Just...

wonder if you sand them down every so often? Just replaced both front and back as my rear had deep grooves in it from lack of care and worn-out back brakes.
Also, changed the front caliper as I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,702
Posted By sshakari

Just changed my brakes at 3.5k miles. Im also...

Just changed my brakes at 3.5k miles. Im also curious about how often people change the disk.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By sshakari

another vote for Silca Tattico.

another vote for Silca Tattico.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By sshakari

I had a similar problem which the new valve core...

I had a similar problem which the new valve core solved. Try soapy water and see where it bubbles even around the valve core.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20,541
Views: 4,810,959
Posted By sshakari

still on my bike, but in sad shape. Been having...

still on my bike, but in sad shape. Been having issues with the piston getting stuck and I tried cleaning and everything else to get it to work properly. Finally gave in. After I get the new one I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20,541
Views: 4,810,959
Posted By sshakari

had to get a new front brake caliper. ...

had to get a new front brake caliper.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20,541
Views: 4,810,959
Posted By sshakari

Assos Summer Glove $27 Assos Monogram Sock $10

Assos Summer Glove $27
Assos Monogram Sock $10
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,897
Posted By sshakari

its not such a deal-breaker. Get a new stem when...

its not such a deal-breaker. Get a new stem when you get yours and just ride, don't worry about the steerer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,897
Posted By sshakari

someone mentioned that the aluminum is different.

someone mentioned that the aluminum is different.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,897
Posted By sshakari

Ribble is in England. They have a great selection...

Ribble is in England. They have a great selection of frames/components, but no showroom in US.

Dont get me wrong, Canyon makes decent bikes at a good price point. Im happy with my bike overall and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,897
Posted By sshakari

It is not missing the expander plug - its not in...

It is not missing the expander plug - its not in the design. Its difficult to preload without it and a stupid design by Canyon. The stem has to be tightened for preload and a plastic cover on top...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,897
Posted By sshakari

Did not know that the alum version has a standard...

Did not know that the alum version has a standard steerer. Yes, that is an issue on my carbon bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,897
Posted By sshakari

Been riding the Canyon Endurance Ulttegra for 3...

Been riding the Canyon Endurance Ulttegra for 3 years and am quite happy. I only upgraded wheels to DuraAce. It checked all the boxes for me back in early 2019. I've only been annoyed at the...
01-09-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By sshakari

Horrible.... I also ride that road all the time.

Horrible.... I also ride that road all the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20,541
Views: 4,810,959
Posted By sshakari

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Rapha core winter jacket.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 885,728
Posted By sshakari

Boyd wheels on sale at Excel...

Boyd wheels on sale at Excel https://www.excelsports.com/promotion/boyd-wheelset-sale
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 238,189
Posted By sshakari

If its for a true bourbon drinker Elijah Craig...

If its for a true bourbon drinker Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon or Woodford Reserve or Eagle Rare or Van Winkle. Most good bourbons are priced in the $50-75 range unless its a special edition or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 238,189
Posted By sshakari

Get the Fulcrums. Wheel building is overrated. I...

Get the Fulcrums. Wheel building is overrated. I did it 10 years ago and found out that its better to have someone else build them.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 238,189
Posted By sshakari

I think its true. Both my wife and sone had it...

I think its true. Both my wife and sone had it and both are vaxed. Very mild flulike symptoms. Both recovered within 3-5 days.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 238,189
Posted By sshakari

Need advice on my 90s Merckx which I've been...

Need advice on my 90s Merckx which I've been riding and loving it. Its an 8 speed and the back rim is just about had enough.
Do I:
1. strip all components and powder coat the frame & get new...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 238,189
Posted By sshakari

So true.... my numbers are sad on any bike. ...

So true.... my numbers are sad on any bike.
From all the bikes I've had ti, carbon, steel & aluminum - I prefer aluminum. Jarring but springy as hell! I may be the only one who thinks that.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 238,189
Posted By sshakari

I've riding my old Merckx with power meter pedals...

I've riding my old Merckx with power meter pedals and I noticed that my power output, my average speed is the same as my carbon bike. There is about 7lbs difference in the bikes.... I don't get it. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,624
Posted By sshakari

I second those figures. I like the tire and the...

I second those figures. I like the tire and the durability.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 238,189
Posted By sshakari

valve core is indeed a ver inexpensive item....

valve core is indeed a ver inexpensive item. Difficult to diagnose the problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 238,189
Posted By sshakari

Been having issues with my real tubeless on my...

Been having issues with my real tubeless on my bike where they would not hold air for more than 2 days. I took the tire off and resealed it, changed to the orange sealant, but that did not help. ...
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