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Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,120
Posted By boshk

Rapha does a Classic guarantee which includes...

Rapha does a Classic guarantee which includes their Classic bib shorts. If u don't like it or it doesn't fit... Return it no questions asked.

Endura does the same, good reviews on Fs260 pro sl...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,008
Posted By boshk

Hi Robbo400, ever thought about the C64??? ...

Hi Robbo400, ever thought about the C64???

All the suggestion above are great, even the Bianchi Infin CV but you have to be very very honest with yourself, will you be 'done and stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-18, 01:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By boshk

Actually, the Wiggle/CRC dhb brand isn't bad at...

Actually, the Wiggle/CRC dhb brand isn't bad at all.
I did order their Flashlight tights, was good, not like Castelli or Rapha but good enough BUT they stitched it the wrong way round....so had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By boshk

Thanks. Went to try out some cool/winter gear at...

Thanks. Went to try out some cool/winter gear at Rapha but most of them didn't really fit me. Will go and see if I can find some Endura/Giordana/Castelli stuff today at LBS.
The Rapha Core bib...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By boshk

Cool weather clothing

I'm trying to figure what bib and jersey to buy for cooler weather riding without having to buy every possible combination.

Current wardrobe is mainly summer/autumn gear
Castelli Perfetto SS...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-17, 03:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By boshk

Have to go at least one size up with Castelli. ...

Have to go at least one size up with Castelli.

I only have experience with Castelli Perfetto Short Sleeve (which is apparently same as Gabba). Its a windstopper.
My chest is average 37-38" and...
Forum: Asia
10-12-17, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By boshk

I wouldn't even consider going near those tram...

I wouldn't even consider going near those tram tracks in Central.....or even ride in Central, why would you?
The cars, buses, trucks all fight for the same spots, lanes are narrow, barely fit a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-17, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,921
Posted By boshk

Can do but price difference is huge... Since its...

Can do but price difference is huge... Since its new colours
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-17, 01:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,921
Posted By boshk

I do like the Celeste green of the Bianchi. I...

I do like the Celeste green of the Bianchi.
I missed out on a C60 which was on sale in the colour I really liked.....went back to the shop 2 days later and it was gone
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-17, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,921
Posted By boshk

true, the Specialissima is in the same price cat...

true, the Specialissima is in the same price cat as the C60 but V1-R/V2-R doesn't really have the same geometry as Oltre, more....Infinito right..
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,921
Posted By boshk

Colnago vs Bianchi

Price wise, I know they are in different category.

I'm just a casual rider, never raced, never will, so just looking for guys who have had experience with these bikes.

Colnago C60 vs Bianchi...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,909
Posted By boshk

How about storage after you get to work? Is...

How about storage after you get to work?

Is it going to get knocked around, moved, pushed over...etc.....I know carbon is super strong, but ALR might be worth considering if its your commuter...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By boshk

It depends on the shop, I was asking about a 2017...

It depends on the shop, I was asking about a 2017 Giant TCR which was on sale, they were getting rid of the 17s for the 2018s. It had a 52/36 ultegra crankset to which I asked, is there anyway I...
08-20-17, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By boshk

Carbon frame bike stand

How do you clamp/work on your carbon frame bike?

-Traditional bike stand, clamp the seat post, even if its carbon or swap out to cheap seat post
I assume people don't clamp their top tube...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,153
Posted By boshk

Can you test ride them both? the 105 and the...

Can you test ride them both? the 105 and the ultegra?
As Maelochs have said above, on a blind test, I think most people won't be able to tell the difference between 105 vs ultegra....for the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-17, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,153
Posted By boshk

Depends how much spare cash you have left after...

Depends how much spare cash you have left after you get the BMC. According to their website, it comes with Shimano RS010 wheel set which is around 1850g.

I'm no expert at all, but I think you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By boshk

C60 size

Still haven't pull the trigger on a new bike yet.

C60 frameset offer came up at LBS but like all things, its not quite the colour I want.
They have a blue/white 48S and some other colours in 50S...
08-10-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,373
Posted By boshk

...for climbing or long hills, you guys don't...

...for climbing or long hills, you guys don't feel a difference?
example: I would have thought a 16lb F10 would climb better than a 22lb Diverge....purely because there is an extra 6lb/3kg to carry...
08-10-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 608
Posted By boshk

Specialized stem Expander wedge

For anyone who have Specialized Diverge or other models which uses the same Expander Wedge.

Basically I switched my stem back to default position and ending up with a loose fork, then the Expander...
08-06-17, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By boshk

I didn't disconnect the cables but I did forget...

I didn't disconnect the cables but I did forget to mention something, I made novice mistake, after I took wheel off, I rested the rear on the floor against wall. Surely that can't bend a hanger...
08-05-17, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By boshk

thanks, tried everything. still the same. can't...

thanks, tried everything. still the same. can't really see whether the hanger is bent, if it is, wouldn't it affect all the gear?

Its like my shifter is 1 click ahead of the gear.
I shift all...
08-04-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By boshk

Tiagra 10spd rear derailleur

11-32 10spd cassette with Tiagra derailleur.

Took my rear wheel off to clean, after installing it, I can't get it to shift into lowest gear (32) on both small and big chainring (48/32)

I tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,565
Posted By boshk

Ah, from your LBS not from a US online store?

Ah, from your LBS not from a US online store?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,565
Posted By boshk

$1800 for a S-Works is really good! Sounds...

$1800 for a S-Works is really good!
Sounds like you can feel every little crack in the road...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,565
Posted By boshk

Didn't know it could be that big of a difference,...

Didn't know it could be that big of a difference, price wise its like 5x the Comp right?
08-01-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,960
Posted By boshk

thanks! going to try it with just my spoke wrench.

thanks! going to try it with just my spoke wrench.
07-31-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,960
Posted By boshk

Is it worth Truing your own wheels?

Basically, LBS can true my wheels for $13 each.

To buy my own equipment, ideally I would need:
1) spoke adjuster (cheap),
2) tension checker...park tool?
3) truing stand.

Cheapest I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-17, 06:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,565
Posted By boshk

Anyone regret upgrading...

Just a thought...

Anyone ever upgraded their bike and regretted it or at least had second thoughts....'ride too harsh, aggressive geometry .....'
what were they?

If not, what did you upgrade...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-17, 01:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,105
Posted By boshk

haha, I was wondering when someone would bring...

haha, I was wondering when someone would bring that up

The framesets are available on sale, I think they are trying to get of the 2016/2017s to make way for the 2018s. cheapest I've seen is US$3400
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-17, 01:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,105
Posted By boshk

Thats a very good point. If the F8 or F10 frame...

Thats a very good point. If the F8 or F10 frame fits one well, the rest of the stuff can come later.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-17, 11:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,105
Posted By boshk

105s on a Pinarello?

Just a chat....dreaming as usual.

Would it be 'unheard of' to put a set of 105s on a Pinarello F8!

Every time I read reviews or forums, these nice expensive bikes are all equipped with Dura...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,980
Posted By boshk

congrats!! I'm looking at TCR now too. ...

congrats!!

I'm looking at TCR now too.
won't be buying for a while but still looking at Canyon CF SL vs TCR Advanced.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,247
Posted By boshk

Too bad they don't do a 105 version. I would go...

Too bad they don't do a 105 version. I would go for a Tiagra.
Is there any chance at all in the future if you get into road cycling you may upgrade?
if so, get the Sora. If this is your budget...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-17, 01:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By boshk

Praxis to Shimano Crankset

Anyone ever gone from their stock Praxis to a Shimano crankset and noticed better shifting?

I have a Specialized with stock standard Praxis Alba 48/32 crankset.
Tiagra 10spd shifter
Tiagra 10spd...
07-18-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By boshk

Powermeter compatibility

Wondering why there isn't more compatibility within crank based powermeter.

I did a lot of reading and research on most of the pm available now but still confused.

Pedal based like Powetap P1...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-17, 05:42 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 160,090
Posted By boshk

That's a really good colour

That's a really good colour
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-17, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By boshk

Power2max pm experience?

Is this as straightforward as it sounds?

Planning to buy a power2max powermeter now which can then be transferable to my next bike, maybe end of the year or 2018.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,562
Posted By boshk

Guess its all down to cost. The Spez Diverge I...

Guess its all down to cost. The Spez Diverge I got is similar, they stuck a Praxis crank with shimano components....pain trying to find a cheap/affordable powermeter, actually there isn't any unless...
07-08-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,923
Posted By boshk

I know this is gravel section, but is there any...

I know this is gravel section, but is there any chance you may consider power-meters in the future for your GT Grade? If there is a chance, I would try stick to Shimano crank.
I have a Praxis crank...
07-07-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,343
Posted By boshk

wheels for Specialized Diverge?

If I want to change my stock AXIS wheels, do I need to get specific CX (cyclocross) wheels or any road bike disc specific wheels would fit??
whats the difference between them?

Apparently, my 2017...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By boshk

Depends how much riding you do in the wet. If...

Depends how much riding you do in the wet.
If you ride in any condition, then go for disc.
If you have a choice and only ride in dry, then I would say rim brakes, saves weight, saves cost, saves...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,080
Posted By boshk

yea, thanks. I did try more 'out of saddle'...

yea, thanks.
I did try more 'out of saddle' yesterday, wasn't too bad, my legs started to hurt though. Didn't go into lowest gear 32-32, stayed 28 in the back, was fine, I think I could get away...
06-28-17, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By boshk

I had a look at Shimano's official site and it...

I had a look at Shimano's official site and it turns out the 105 are as follows:
RD-5701-S (SS/GS) Silver Version (Short Cage/Long Cage)
RD-5701-L (SS/GS) Black Version (Short Cage/Long Cage)
...
06-28-17, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By boshk

oh man, this gets more and more confusing. It...

oh man, this gets more and more confusing.
It would be so nice if they just state on their websites what they use for the components. Funny, a few extra letters or numbers shouldnt cost too much...
06-27-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By boshk

Changing from Long Cage to Medium cage

Hi guys
Long story short, I'm considering changing my long cage derailleur on my Diverge DSW to Medium cage.

ATM: 32/48 chainrings
Shimano Tiagra 10 spd 11-32 cassette with a Tiagra Long cage...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,080
Posted By boshk

Guess I still have a lot to learn about cycling...

Guess I still have a lot to learn about cycling and I guess I misunderstood some of the information that is floating around.

I always thought maintaining cadence of around 80-90s was the best,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-17, 01:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,080
Posted By boshk

All good advise mate. I'll try it on my next...

All good advise mate. I'll try it on my next outdoor ride
. Maybe try more out of saddle and higher gear.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-17, 11:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,080
Posted By boshk

Thanks, I know it's a combination of a lot of...

Thanks, I know it's a combination of a lot of things including bike specs.
I tried attacking it fast then shifting down at appropriate time to maintain cadence of at least 80 but I always end up...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-17, 11:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,080
Posted By boshk

So basically, if I jumped on a road bike and did...

So basically, if I jumped on a road bike and did the same small hill climb, I'll probably end up walking it?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-17, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,080
Posted By boshk

Hill climbing

I have a Diverge DSW (not full road bike), 48/32 chainring, 11-32 cassette.

I know its leg power and how fit you are, but there is this one tiny hill, only about 2mins long that I have to be in...
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