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09-22-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,167
Posted By Chandne

Reviving a weeks-old thread. I am still...

Reviving a weeks-old thread. I am still thoroughly enjoying my Creo SL and got carried away...bought a Pivot e-mountain bike as well. Mountain biking has always been my primary passion and it has...
08-06-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Chandne

ST-785 Disc brakes excessive throw distance

I have Shimano ST-785 hydraulic disc brakes (Dura Ace) on my Tarmac, The throw distance seems to be very long and it gets quite close to the handlebar before engaging. No adjustment seems to fix...
08-05-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, I am a mountain biker running 40 mm...

Yeah, I am a mountain biker running 40 mm internal width rims so I have some experience with wide rims. I don't particularly want anything less than 24 mm on my gravel bike but I am still...
07-31-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By Chandne

Good to hear. Carbon can be laterally very stiff...

Good to hear. Carbon can be laterally very stiff but vertical compliance can be tuned very well. My Enve MTB rims were stiff and a bit harsh but I talked to Knight when they were working on a stiff...
07-30-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By Chandne

The 38 looks good too. I'll have to give this...

The 38 looks good too. I'll have to give this some thought. I just don't want too deep a wheel since I want some compliance on those gravel rides. Since I will likely never go bigger than 40,...
07-30-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By Chandne

Gravel rims- Light Bicycle maybe?

I'm thinking getting a new carbon gravel wheelset and was thinking of those Light Bicycle rims with either Dt 240 or 350 hubs. Are the rims high quality, as in durable, stiff laterally, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,902
Views: 770,717
Posted By Chandne

Are those Light Bicycle rims any good, as in...

Are those Light Bicycle rims any good, as in durable and relatively stiff? I have steered clear of them in the past on my MTBs but I am sure they have learned a lot these past 3-4 years. I need a...
07-27-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By Chandne

It is dry in Colorado so I top up every 3 months....

It is dry in Colorado so I top up every 3 months. Max PSI is fine. Cleaning out old sealant is more involved and I only do this every year or when changing tires (then I clean the rim bead). You...
07-27-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,167
Posted By Chandne

I just picked one up too. It is fantastic. Mine...

I just picked one up too. It is fantastic. Mine is a mid-level model ($6,500) and it really help me keep my HR down on long climbs. Range is pretty good too. The only quibble is that it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,097
Posted By Chandne

My toes are the one part that I cannot keep warm...

My toes are the one part that I cannot keep warm (even at home, so I wear wool socks a lot. )I have tried practically everything but till 35 degrees, I can get away with Rapha Deep Winter Socks...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 794,106
Posted By Chandne

Hopefully, I can post my new Titanium Pics gravel...

Hopefully, I can post my new Titanium Pics gravel bike here soon. After much talking to friends and cyclist, research, reading reviews, and mental torture, I think I have made my decision. It came...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,609
Posted By Chandne

I always get 58s now, though many fitters put me...

I always get 58s now, though many fitters put me on a 56. I simply use a shorter stem and get the taller headtube (and no toe overlap). There is no downside for me. I got rid of my 56s. If I go...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 794,106
Posted By Chandne

Nice!!!

Nice!!!
11-17-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,050
Posted By Chandne

After trying a ton of them, I think the...

After trying a ton of them, I think the Specialized HD is the best. I think it is the HD...it is the densest one they make...may come on the Roubaix.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 794,106
Posted By Chandne

My dream of a custom Ti bike is getting close and...

My dream of a custom Ti bike is getting close and closer (being jobless for 5 months kinda used up too much $$). All good now. Very hard to decide on one though. There are simply too many awesome...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-18, 04:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,501
Posted By Chandne

About time! I'll try this next season on the...

About time! I'll try this next season on the BMC. I have been using the 4000iis for a while with great luck but I do prefer tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,228
Posted By Chandne

Mine is a 2014 with the D-shaped post. I think...

Mine is a 2014 with the D-shaped post. I think they recommend 3.5 nm or whatever. I sent BMC a msg and they said to toque it to 5-5.5. I did and the problem went away. I do use carbon assembly...
09-23-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, I need to get back on Zwift...just realize...

Yeah, I need to get back on Zwift...just realize they raised the price. I do have a fat bike for snowy days but my cycling is suffering like crazy since my new job has me travelog constantly. It is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,078
Posted By Chandne

I'll continue to use the Garmin 510 but when I...

I'll continue to use the Garmin 510 but when I get the watch, maybe I can eventually leave my phone behind. I think a chest strap is still the most reliable HR monitor on rides/runs anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,458
Posted By Chandne

I just ordered the new iPhone XS Max...my first...

I just ordered the new iPhone XS Max...my first big phone. Last one was a 6 with no issues. Fingers crossed that the bigger one does not fly out. I really doubt it can.
09-23-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,802
Posted By Chandne

Stick with the Moots idea, without a doubt. That...

Stick with the Moots idea, without a doubt. That is a lifetime frame and go with discs if you like discs. I prefer discs though I have both types. I was about to order one but I suddenly lost my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 23,865
Posted By Chandne

I have used ENVE, NOX, and Knight carbon rims...

I have used ENVE, NOX, and Knight carbon rims now. I think ENVE and Knight are the best for feel and stiffness. NOX always feels a bit soft to me, even though I did a 28x28 build with them. Maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 23,865
Posted By Chandne

Too bad. Moots is far > Lynskey though Lynskey...

Too bad. Moots is far > Lynskey though Lynskey is > Diamondback.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,604
Posted By Chandne

I like the UST standard (I think the beads are a...

I like the UST standard (I think the beads are a bit thicker) but not sure it will stick. It did for a while in the MTB world till Stan's/NoTubes came along and unneeded it. However, the UST beads...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2,902
Views: 770,717
Posted By Chandne

I'm keeping my eye out for a sale/coupon on Enve...

I'm keeping my eye out for a sale/coupon on Enve 3.4 rim-brake tubeless clinchers. Sales on Enves are rare, so may have to wait till Thanksgiving but if anyone sees something....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,902
Views: 770,717
Posted By Chandne

That's a great deal! I guess the UST stuff is...

That's a great deal! I guess the UST stuff is too new.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2,902
Views: 770,717
Posted By Chandne

Where? I just changed for Cosmic Pro Carbon SL...

Where? I just changed for Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST wheel sets and they seem to all be around the regular price of $1,799.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,631
Posted By Chandne

Measuring what? Tire size- measuring calipers. ...

Measuring what? Tire size- measuring calipers. Speed/time- HR monitor for HR/effort, and Strava for times. The one thing I find in mountain biking is that heavier bigger tires always slow me down...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,631
Posted By Chandne

I have been using 23 GP4000iis that measure...

I have been using 23 GP4000iis that measure almost 25. I'm moving to 25s that measure 27-28. Will be interesting to see how they do. I suspect they will be the same on flats, a touch slower on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,759
Posted By Chandne

Thanks topflightpro! Truly appreciate the info. ...

Thanks topflightpro! Truly appreciate the info. Do you live close by? I hope to be there next week, for the first time. After my day-long final interview (well, more like hanging out with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,759
Posted By Chandne

The trail systems seems developed well where you...

The trail systems seems developed well where you are. I'll have to look at housing since I will be going to the office (maybe in Davidson) and driving to Atlanta or flying out at times. I will...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,759
Posted By Chandne

Thanks for the detailed information, fishboat. I...

Thanks for the detailed information, fishboat. I can tell that you make some valid points. I'll look into all this. I love mountain biking so I like that aspect. I don't ride on crowded streets...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,759
Posted By Chandne

Thanks guys! This kind of info makes me feel...

Thanks guys! This kind of info makes me feel better. We don't get that much snow if Denver and we do have a ski condo where we do get snow- up near 9500 ft, but we can take up kayaking and canoeing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,759
Posted By Chandne

Charlotte (North Carolina) Area Cycling

Due to an unexpected situation, I find myself unemployed, as do the rest of the 150 in the company. I absolutely love Colorado and thought we would live here forever, but may have to relocate for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By Chandne

I like all of them...even the least expensive...

I like all of them...even the least expensive ones. I like Rapha fabrics more but the pads in both are the best.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 218,174
Posted By Chandne

The "lower grade" usually means that is has more...

The "lower grade" usually means that is has more resin in it. That also usually makes the frame a touch more compliant and a touch less brittle. It does not mean lower quality. In fact, it could...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Chandne

The newer MacBooks have very fragile screens. Be...

The newer MacBooks have very fragile screens. Be careful!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,294
Posted By Chandne

I'm 175 and have been using 23mm Conti GL4000iis...

I'm 175 and have been using 23mm Conti GL4000iis at 100R/95F or 105F/95R recently. Going to switch to 25s which measure 27/28. I'll probably run those at 95F/90R. I'll see how that feels on hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,752
Posted By Chandne

I recently got a set of 2017 Enve 3.4 Discs. ...

I recently got a set of 2017 Enve 3.4 Discs. Sadly, they are the non-tubeless version (unlike the 2018s) but are fantastic wheels and I got them new from a shop at a clearance deal for $1,750. I...
03-08-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 26,342
Posted By Chandne

I read that someone was using a right-angle...

I read that someone was using a right-angle connector and a regular battery but someone just needs to try this. I will likely end up with the 1030 but since my 510 is adequate (just about) I'll hang...
03-06-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 26,342
Posted By Chandne

This is useful info. The 1000 would be fine for...

This is useful info. The 1000 would be fine for 90% of the time if it can last that long. I thought guys were only getting 7 hours max on full-time nav. That would suck on long rides. Could...
03-06-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 26,342
Posted By Chandne

Was looking at replacing my 510 with the 1000 but...

Was looking at replacing my 510 with the 1000 but was put off with the relatively low battery life of the 1000. So I started to consider the 1030, even at its high price point. I guess I will wait...
02-22-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 448,511
Posted By Chandne

I still have my CruX for the road and gravel, but...

I still have my CruX for the road and gravel, but I sold my alloy fat bike and bought a carbon one. It is a few lbs lighter and you can feel that 5 lb difference. The carbon frame is a lot stiffer...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,748
Posted By Chandne

If sunny, 55-65 get knee warmers or bib knickers...

If sunny, 55-65 get knee warmers or bib knickers (which are way nicer). Below 55, I wear tights. If cloudy, I'll add around 5 degrees to my ranges. The sun here is quite intense so sometimes I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 173,164
Posted By Chandne

Maybe call R&A Cycles. BMC Corporate is the...

Maybe call R&A Cycles. BMC Corporate is the worst at responding. However, they obviously have an interest in having dealers carry their line. I was at a shop (they carry Colnago, Soma, Pinarello,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,265
Posted By Chandne

I have prob spent 20K these past 2-3 years on...

I have prob spent 20K these past 2-3 years on road bikes, mtn bikes, and parts+ winter gear. I need to chill out on bike purchases for the rest of this decade. Not sure if I will manage but I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,850
Posted By Chandne

I'm linking to mid-discussion but a lot of...

I'm linking to mid-discussion but a lot of information in this thread seems interesting to me. Also interesting is how the comments were deleted or masked right after the specific questions started...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,850
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, I think the owner of Venn or someone there...

Yeah, I think the owner of Venn or someone there was asking some questions when things went south. Interesting wheels there too. Regardless, I'll keep an eye on these wheels and wait for some real...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,850
Posted By Chandne

I'm no expert on carbon manufacturing but I'm...

I'm no expert on carbon manufacturing but I'm decent at doing research. Their filament-winding process seems to be a bit far-fetched and even dubious, at least according to some (including a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,850
Posted By Chandne

I looked at those for a moment and then saw the...

I looked at those for a moment and then saw the rider weight limit. I'm 175. So then I went to my LBS and saw a (new but not the latest model) ENVE 3.4 SES Disc hanging up that they wanted to...
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