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Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,187
Posted By Gus90

That's true, fortunately, I don't live in a very...

That's true, fortunately, I don't live in a very hilly location.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 315,257
Posted By Gus90

http://i.imgur.com/KTp4ipG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KTp4ipG.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-17, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,187
Posted By Gus90

No it's a 2010......before that advanced...

No it's a 2010......before that advanced technology hahahaha
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-17, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,187
Posted By Gus90

Last modification I'll ever make to this bike...

Last modification I'll ever make to this bike before I eventually replace it. New saddle just installed....

http://i.imgur.com/JFJvHOC.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/toHgZXg.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-17, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 282,897
Posted By Gus90

My morning ride

http://i.imgur.com/nXC4rwH.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By Gus90

I know they checked that with the original...

I know they checked that with the original fitting and it seems to be correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By Gus90

Moderate intensity at best, say average speed...

Moderate intensity at best, say average speed 14-17mph. My cadence is usually averaging low 70's. Pretty flat terrain on the trails with an occasional bridge or gradual 6-9 grade.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By Gus90

Just measured the cranks on my road bike and the...

Just measured the cranks on my road bike and the CX both are 172mm so it must be what you suggested first. Just don't know why I never had this issue on the 2013 TCX Advanced SL frame that I built...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By Gus90

I hope you're right, I love the bike. It's just...

I hope you're right, I love the bike. It's just odd as the previous CX model I had was just an older generation of the same Giant TCX so I can't imagine the geometry changed that much, I'll have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,607
Posted By Gus90

I didn't realize the Bluez 2 were sweat...

I didn't realize the Bluez 2 were sweat resistant, my bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,607
Posted By Gus90

You'd be better off looking at the Trekz version...

You'd be better off looking at the Trekz version which is sweat resistant, the Bluez are not and seem to be getting complaints after a while they fail due to sweat. Pretty much same design...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By Gus90

Vastus Medialis (inner muscle by knees) Cramps

I rode 40 miles today and about 30 miles into my ride, got bad muscle cramps inside the knee on the muscles known as Vastus Medialis. This only seems to happen on my new cyclocross bike which I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 07:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,607
Posted By Gus90

I've been using these after using the credits I...

I've been using these after using the credits I got from selling my old iPad and iPhone to Gazelle. They're a little pricey at $130 but with my credits I got them for about $20 so no big deal.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,187
Posted By Gus90

Come on, Prince died. Isn't someone going to...

Come on, Prince died. Isn't someone going to post a purple bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,187
Posted By Gus90

Love the Colnagos and the Merlin, both hot

Love the Colnagos and the Merlin, both hot
04-18-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,086
Posted By Gus90

Funny thing about the Slate, someone did this...

Funny thing about the Slate, someone did this years ago with a Cannondale Bad Boy...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f266/orbeamitis2/0249_badboy-1.jpg

And posted it in this very forum back...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 80,879
Posted By Gus90

Yeah, I neglected to mention they were garbage,...

Yeah, I neglected to mention they were garbage, lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-16, 10:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,523
Posted By Gus90

Well it was when I was seven. ...

Well it was when I was seven.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f4/9d/44/f49d445a8792375257372c37fe19db44.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-16, 10:28 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 80,879
Posted By Gus90

I'll just leave this suggestion here.... ...

I'll just leave this suggestion here....

http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af45/bruce_nikki/021.jpg (http://s992.photobucket.com/user/bruce_nikki/media/021.jpg.html)

Not me, but I did have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 14,994
Posted By Gus90

Wonder if this will kill the Giant Defy Advanced...

Wonder if this will kill the Giant Defy Advanced model line now that they've gone all discs. :rolleyes:

Honestly though, for those of us that don't race, I still like discs if for nothing else to...
04-15-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By Gus90

Not sure if you ran across this article but I...

Not sure if you ran across this article but I found it relevant to your question OP. Hope it helps.

https://gearjunkie.com/gravel-adventure-endurance-road-bikes
04-15-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 30,135
Posted By Gus90

Here's mine. http://i.imgur.com/QfntleT.jpg

Here's mine.

http://i.imgur.com/QfntleT.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,187
Posted By Gus90

Rare to see a De Rosa, I've lusted after that...

Rare to see a De Rosa, I've lusted after that frame for some time. HOT.

How do you find the ride, is it comfortable? I really liked the paint scheme from that year, wish I would have sprung for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Gus90

The only real caution I've heard about carbon...

The only real caution I've heard about carbon frames is that it's not recommended to use the type of carriers that support the bike from the top tube. But I would wrap your entire bike up in bubble...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,007
Posted By Gus90

#blackrimsmatter...

#blackrimsmatter (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=blackrimsmatter)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By Gus90

The price drop was a nice surprise, I actually...

The price drop was a nice surprise, I actually picked up mine for $1,650 which not including tires. The 2016's have the new rims too if I'm not mistaken.

I appreciate the advice, putting my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By Gus90

That's a good sign. How many brake pads have you...

That's a good sign. How many brake pads have you gone through?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By Gus90

No problem. Although I can no longer see the...

No problem. Although I can no longer see the picture in your OP.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By Gus90

Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clinchers (2016 model year): OK for daily wheels?

Just picked up a set and put them on my bike for their first ride today in some mild wind. They seem to handle a little better in cross winds than the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLS set I had on previously...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By Gus90

Backing plate for set screw on your front...

Backing plate for set screw on your front derailleur. Tape side goes on your frame and there's a little set screw in the derailleur that presses against it. It's a pain as I've had them fall off...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 149,888
Posted By Gus90

That's sweet, is that the new 105? What year is...

That's sweet, is that the new 105? What year is the frame?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,187
Posted By Gus90

Thanks. The frame including the saddle is...

Thanks.

The frame including the saddle is 2010. The Ultegra set I put on in 2014. Zips bars 2015, Zipp wheels 2016. Anyone know how much life you can get on average out of a carbon frame?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,228
Posted By Gus90

Local Bike Shop

I try to support my local bike shop as much as possible, but lately it's been too easy to find better deals online. Am I an a-hole?

I mean, I'll buy smaller items from them often, a new bike when...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,652
Posted By Gus90

I can't argue with that, but I've ridden both of...

I can't argue with that, but I've ridden both of my bikes on hilly roads and I do feel way more comfortable with the discs in spite of their current draw backs. So far I've had no problems with them...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18,759
Views: 3,741,002
Posted By Gus90

Zipp Dual Wheel Bag.

Zipp Dual Wheel Bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,652
Posted By Gus90

+1 on riding them both and choosing which one you...

+1 on riding them both and choosing which one you feel better on.

However, I'd lean more towards the Roubaix with the discs as that seems to be where things are headed. I have a CX with discs and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,187
Posted By Gus90

I was debating on holding off on full carbon rims...

I was debating on holding off on full carbon rims until I got a disc frame but got these at a decent price and the frame is still in great shape. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 05:12 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 149,888
Posted By Gus90

Just upgraded my wheels on this old 2010 Giant...

Just upgraded my wheels on this old 2010 Giant Defy Advanced 2. Two years ago, I replaced the 105 group with a new Ultegra 6800. Also put on a Zipp SL-70 Aero bar. Not exactly light given the old...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,282
Posted By Gus90

I would agree with most of the people here that...

I would agree with most of the people here that the Ultegra would be the way to go. I think the overall weight difference is less than a pound at best but at a significant cost. I have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,187
Posted By Gus90

It's an old frame and I've posted it before but I...

It's an old frame and I've posted it before but I got a new set of wheels so I'm posting it again and in the other thread as well. I figure red, white, and black will be back in style in about...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,620
Views: 628,295
Posted By Gus90

Thanks for the heads up, but the 2016 versions...

Thanks for the heads up, but the 2016 versions which I bought come with 77/177 hubset which is not part of the recall.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 438,676
Posted By Gus90

I'm kind of shocked this thread hasn't died yet...

I'm kind of shocked this thread hasn't died yet but anyway....

I got a set of new wheels for my old bike. The most comfortable bike I've ever ridden. Six year old frame yet to asplode.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,620
Views: 628,295
Posted By Gus90

Just picked up a set of 2016 Zipp 404 Firecrest...

Just picked up a set of 2016 Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Matte Black Wheels (not including tires) for $1,650 including shipping (excluding tax) from Velo Mine. Velomine.com. I've always...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18,759
Views: 3,741,002
Posted By Gus90

* Zipp 404 Firestrike Carbon Clincher wheel set ...

* Zipp 404 Firestrike Carbon Clincher wheel set
* Ultegra 6800 11-28 cassette
* Pair of Vittoria Corsa Evo CX tires
03-12-16, 10:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,716
Posted By Gus90

I agree, if you like road bike geometry, a CX is...

I agree, if you like road bike geometry, a CX is the way to go. I love mine. I've got 35's mounted and love the Clement X'Plor USH tires as a great road/gravel tire. Only thing I'd change since...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,125
Posted By Gus90

I usually stand up and fart while pedaling up a...

I usually stand up and fart while pedaling up a hill. I figure it's like a jet engine. So far I seem to make it to the top. The question isn't wheel weight, but the thickness of your butt pad.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-16, 09:36 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,871
Posted By Gus90

Post a picture of my bike in the Hot-R-Not thread.

Post a picture of my bike in the Hot-R-Not thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,050
Posted By Gus90

my fixie bike, what the hell was I thinking???? ...

my fixie bike, what the hell was I thinking???? Looks cool I guess and very unique considering I had it built from a custom shop in Shanghai, so imagine the shipping costs right? Even had a family...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18,759
Views: 3,741,002
Posted By Gus90

Aftershokz Trekz Bone Induction Wireless...

Aftershokz Trekz Bone Induction Wireless Headphones.

Going to try these out, had an Amazon coupon for trading in my old iPhone and iPad through Gazelle so got these for about $20 total.
...
12-06-15, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,668
Posted By Gus90

No it seems to be working very well but I see...

No it seems to be working very well but I see your point. I've not noticed any bending or issues so far.
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