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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,088
Posted By SkepticalOne

^Had a similar issue and a similar designed seat...

^Had a similar issue and a similar designed seat mast as the one you seem to have, with rear-ward offset. I ended up buying a seat mast with less/no offset from the same manufacturer, thereby giving...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-18, 03:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,476
Posted By SkepticalOne

Can't believe you have the time on your hands to...

Can't believe you have the time on your hands to draft this garbage. Get off the internet and go ride your bike. Perhaps ride down to your local library and get yourself a copy...
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Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-18, 03:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,476
Posted By SkepticalOne

Agreed. 10,200km this year and counting -...

Agreed.

10,200km this year and counting - 9,500km on the Domane SLR running 28c at 65-70psi, and the balance on an aluminum (no IsoSpeed) Trek Checkpoint with 34C tires.

For those that don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,062
Posted By SkepticalOne

Vermont Granfondo, 2018... ...

Vermont Granfondo, 2018...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/915/28502451807_27168592d8_k.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By SkepticalOne

I buy at LBS in Ottawa, Chainreaction, and...

I buy at LBS in Ottawa, Chainreaction, and Probikekit. I get most components from the latter two. If you pay for courier shipping using DHL form Chainreaction, any duty is covered.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,006
Posted By SkepticalOne

Sri Lanka seems to attract some of the most...

Sri Lanka seems to attract some of the most eccentric cyclists the world has seen...been meaning to check it out.

I do enjoy Shenandoah Park VA, Vermont, and Lake Placid area.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By SkepticalOne

Tranerroad is exceptional. I've tried Zwift but...

Tranerroad is exceptional. I've tried Zwift but found the simulation aspect to be necessary. I much rather enjoy watching movies or just listening to podcasts while attacking goal-specific workouts...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 06:00 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,156
Posted By SkepticalOne

This is my actual bike showing below...the...

This is my actual bike showing below...the SW-R600 button is wired to the RHS STI body. Depending on your chosen shift-mode (readily toggled from junction box on the fly), the RHS STI actuates only...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 04:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,156
Posted By SkepticalOne

I just manually pull to disconnect the circuit at...

I just manually pull to disconnect the circuit at the Bluetooth transmitter for travel and plug it back in manually once at destination. I've never needed to use the tool.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 04:36 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,156
Posted By SkepticalOne

Congratulations on the new machine. Very classic...

Congratulations on the new machine. Very classic and classy geometry. Also, great choice of groupset. Others have covered the main meat of the subject...the only thing I'll add is that you might...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By SkepticalOne

Stole my post! The EV Zero photochromic can't be...

Stole my post! The EV Zero photochromic can't be beat IMO. They aren't particularly 'flexy' as far as I can tell. Only issue I can muster is post-ride film on lens where it contacts my forehead which...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,847
Posted By SkepticalOne

It was an early morning low-hanging fruit...

It was an early morning low-hanging fruit drive-by post to be sure. Not intended to be mistaken as an intellectual contribution to the thread, per se. Emoji would have perhaps gone a long way in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,847
Posted By SkepticalOne

Zebras and stripes, lol...As has become too...

Zebras and stripes, lol...As has become too routine with you, a little cheeky humour is all it takes to elicit ad hominem attacks. For someone who ostensibly spends as much time posting on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-18, 04:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,847
Posted By SkepticalOne

^Was the apostrophe in "typo's" an attempt at...

^Was the apostrophe in "typo's" an attempt at irony?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18,759
Views: 3,741,002
Posted By SkepticalOne

Checkpoint ALR4 for salty winter riding. ...

Checkpoint ALR4 for salty winter riding.

https://trek.scene7.com/is/image/TrekBicycleProducts/CheckpointALR4_22628_A_Portrait?wid=1360&hei=1020&fmt=pjpeg&qlt=40,1&iccEmbed=0&cache=on,on
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-18, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By SkepticalOne

Same thing happens to me on my Ultegra R8070. A...

Same thing happens to me on my Ultegra R8070. A couple hard squeezes makes it disappear.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-18, 04:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,136
Posted By SkepticalOne

I wouldn't consider the SLR to be worth the...

I wouldn't consider the SLR to be worth the upgrade. My own preference would be disc over caliper first and invest in the items you already mentioned. One thing you haven't mentioned is saddle. In my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,136
Posted By SkepticalOne

I have two Domanes: 4.5 caliper and SLR7 Disc....

I have two Domanes: 4.5 caliper and SLR7 Disc. They are superb bikes leaving me wanting for nothing for the type of riding I do: 100-200mile rides.

A comment however; a professional dynamic (Retul...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By SkepticalOne

I have not worn the 6. I read several reviews...

I have not worn the 6. I read several reviews that praised the improved heel comfort of the 7 relative to the polarizing fit of the 6. Other than the price, the 7s have proven perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-18, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By SkepticalOne

Find a pair of S-Works 7s. I've been riding them...

Find a pair of S-Works 7s. I've been riding them for months and they are purported to have addressed all complaints from the 6-gen heel. I have had nothing but perfect comfort since day 1.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By SkepticalOne

Same here - 160mm front and back.

Same here - 160mm front and back.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-18, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By SkepticalOne

I have the identical specs except with a 50/34...

I have the identical specs except with a 50/34 crankset I installed on my Trek Domane SLR Disc a couple months ago. Having sold my 6800 mechanical mech, the upgrade was reasonable and I'm enjoying...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-18, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,108
Posted By SkepticalOne

No it doesn't. I own two of them. The oval rails...

No it doesn't. I own two of them. The oval rails were not compatible with my seatpost which is why I went with Pro.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,108
Posted By SkepticalOne

Pro and S-Works both have carbon shell. The...

Pro and S-Works both have carbon shell. The S-Works has oval-section carbon rails and less compliant padding.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-18, 05:14 AM
Replies: 18,759
Views: 3,741,002
Posted By SkepticalOne

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1100x860/319173_2875076_f7b0fb41c1337e7ce665db6d8ea4d9e20f5821e6.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By SkepticalOne

I've had wonderful experience with my Yakima. I...

I've had wonderful experience with my Yakima. I use a Yakima HighSpeed bike track that accepts thru Axel or skewer style dropouts.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4214/35467771191_2dcdfa0125_k.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By SkepticalOne

At the end of every ride I can see 'forehead...

At the end of every ride I can see 'forehead residue'...so I tend to give them a wipe at the outset of each ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By SkepticalOne

At the end of every ride I can see 'forehead...

At the end of every ride I can see 'forehead residue'...so I tend to give them a wipe at the outset of each ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By SkepticalOne

They look appealing, but I just love my EV Zero...

They look appealing, but I just love my EV Zero photochromic so much I can't justify another pair.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By SkepticalOne

Of all the arguments over weight and aerodynamics...

Of all the arguments over weight and aerodynamics penalties for discs, the braking sensation and confidence (especially when riding carbon rims), is just on another level. The argument that rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,764
Posted By SkepticalOne

6800...expecting the better part of a decade's...

6800...expecting the better part of a decade's worth of service life.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By SkepticalOne

:popcorn If this is a legitimate concern of...

:popcorn

If this is a legitimate concern of yours, my own very personal recommendation is to look at the Trek Domane SL Disc and SLR Disc options. I had misgivings about the FS system and chose...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By SkepticalOne

Did he announce GFNY for 2017 (last year)? I...

Did he announce GFNY for 2017 (last year)? I recall a guy named Ron announcing that one and spent some time with him.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-18, 12:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By SkepticalOne

A solid value at that price.

A solid value at that price.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By SkepticalOne

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By SkepticalOne

I recently upgraded from R685 (mechanical hydro)...

I recently upgraded from R685 (mechanical hydro) to the R8070. the new levers are very svelte and as mentioned above, has a secondary e tube port to link an R600 climbing shifter without having to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By SkepticalOne

The shifters are the most expensive single...

The shifters are the most expensive single component of the system. Best get it right from day one.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By SkepticalOne

I would choose to avoid R785 shift levers if I...

I would choose to avoid R785 shift levers if I were buying today. The R8070 shift levers have better more compact ergonomics, has hidden auxiliary buttons in the top of the hoods, and has an extra...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By SkepticalOne

Are they the same groupset? Shimano released the...

Are they the same groupset? Shimano released the R8070 Di2 group mid-late 2017. It's possible the 2017 you're considering has the previous R6870 groupset. You want to make sure the shift levers are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By SkepticalOne

Very impressive!

Very impressive!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By SkepticalOne

Vermont Granfondo 30 June

Anyone around here prepping for the Vermont Granfondo? Anyone have this under their belt already? Wondering about how this compares to other fondos given the volume of climbing.

Vermont Gran...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18,759
Views: 3,741,002
Posted By SkepticalOne

Got some great cash out of my outgoing Ultegra...

Got some great cash out of my outgoing Ultegra 6800 chainset, derailleurs, and RS685 STI levers. The balance for the upgrade was about the price of a (single) high-end carbon clincher, installed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18,759
Views: 3,741,002
Posted By SkepticalOne

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x640/shimano_ultegra_di2_r8070_groupset_hydraulic_disc_brake_flat_mount_2x11_speed_r8000_jpg_640x640_9e30755f2515dea25d1bca014f932fb4e0eeb4bc.j...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-18, 03:47 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,108
Posted By SkepticalOne

All jerseys have the same cut, I wear a Large in...

All jerseys have the same cut, I wear a Large in Rapha and that translates into a Large in Danny Shane. The designs are highly personal, but I have several. The Gex Performance Jersey in Tornado Red...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,108
Posted By SkepticalOne

Dannyshane.com fabric is sublime. I have returned...

Dannyshane.com fabric is sublime. I have returned all the flyweight Rapha stuff because it doesn't come close.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 01:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By SkepticalOne

One would assume (and hope) that you chose...

One would assume (and hope) that you chose Campagnolo as you believe it functions best. Why not choose your pedals on the same basis?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 01:37 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 186,517
Posted By SkepticalOne

Odd that it's not to spec. LBS should be willing...

Odd that it's not to spec. LBS should be willing to swap it out to your liking at no additional charge as long as there are no miles it. Else you can sell it or keep it tucked away for any hilly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,803
Posted By SkepticalOne

I'm sure they're expensive and exclusive, but...

I'm sure they're expensive and exclusive, but they're also ghastly looking. Shame no Boas:roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-18, 03:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By SkepticalOne

Weather cooperated after all! Bike was pretty...

Weather cooperated after all! Bike was pretty messy nonetheless, and I probably ate too much pizza at that last rest stop, but always such a great day!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-18, 05:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,380
Posted By SkepticalOne

I've been extremely impressed with the Bontrager...

I've been extremely impressed with the Bontrager Velocis. It has a single Boa and took no break-in to be very comfortable. It also boasts a very stiff carbon outsole. Mine have work very well for...
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