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Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,520
Posted By derf36

I have the t.neopro S7 which I think predate the...

I have the t.neopro S7 which I think predate the t.mille S7. They are the ones I pull out of the drawer first and are my favourite. Quality kit.

As to size, get the bigger size. I am 5'10.5, 185...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,568
Posted By derf36

I bought my Precision a year ago, just before the...

I bought my Precision a year ago, just before the Podium was released.

It’s been rock solid. I’ve only changed the battery once at about 4,000 km. I even forgot that it had a battery until the low...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 185,325
Posted By derf36

Are those Schwalbe Pro One's? If so, 25's or...

Are those Schwalbe Pro One's? If so, 25's or 28's? I have the identical Defy AP 1 and am thinking of the 28's. I'd appreciate hearing how your's fit & ride.
04-01-18, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By derf36

Well done sir! That bike and that jersey...

Well done sir!

That bike and that jersey deserve to spend more time on that path. Keep rolliní.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,999
Posted By derf36

Nice bike. Last spring I bought almost the...

Nice bike.

Last spring I bought almost the same bike, a Ď17 Defy AP 1. Iím very happy with it.

The Gavia tubeless have been brilliant. 5,000 kmís and trouble free. My last bike had GP4000s...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 32,962
Posted By derf36

white...

white...
01-01-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,677
Posted By derf36

I sure did. I ride indoors on my trainer...

I sure did.

I ride indoors on my trainer from late October until late March.

I'm a TrainerRoad junkie and ride three times per week, for a total of 3-3.5 hours/week. It helps me start my...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By derf36

Good for you, great idea & a great route.

Good for you, great idea & a great route.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-17, 10:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,313
Posted By derf36

Looking forward to a pic when it arrives... or an...

Looking forward to a pic when it arrives... or an unboxing video if that's your thing.

Which model did you get?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,466
Posted By derf36

I upgraded from an Edge 500 to Edge 520 this...

I upgraded from an Edge 500 to Edge 520 this spring. Couldn't be more pleased.

The 500 was a great unit but the 520 kicks it up a notch. The wireless syncing is the biggest difference and the...
Replies: 39
Views: 3,985
Posted By derf36

That's a big ride, quite the accomplishment! ...

That's a big ride, quite the accomplishment!

btw, I grew up in Langley. You live in a beautiful part of the world.
08-15-17, 11:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,232
Posted By derf36

Good for you, one meal & one ride at a time

Good for you, one meal & one ride at a time
08-06-17, 12:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,318
Posted By derf36

I got back into cycling seriously about six years...

I got back into cycling seriously about six years ago. I dealt with numbness for a few years. Luckily no performance problems but the numbness freaked me out a bit so I tried a bunch of minor...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-17, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By derf36

feet are funny, and so are shoes. My feet...

feet are funny, and so are shoes.

My feet are sorta normal but a bit mismatched. My left is about 1/2 size bigger than my right. Shoes are always immediately comfortable on my right foot, but not...
06-26-17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,926
Posted By derf36

Depending on the winter snow load the plowing...

Depending on the winter snow load the plowing usually beings sometime around May. As the plowing progresses they begin to allow hikers and cyclists progressively farther up the mountain.

When I...
06-26-17, 12:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,926
Posted By derf36

I think you'd be fine with your fear of heights....

I think you'd be fine with your fear of heights. I think it's easier on a bike than a car, also with the road closed you have both lanes to meander in so you don't need to be by the edge... unless...
06-23-17, 12:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,926
Posted By derf36

No, the restrictions on bikes only going early in...

No, the restrictions on bikes only going early in the day is only when it is open to cars.
06-23-17, 12:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,926
Posted By derf36

I did it today. It was an epic ride for sure. ...

I did it today. It was an epic ride for sure.

It is in terrific shape. The plowing is essentially complete so it is open for bikes only right now. I chatted with a park ranger and he said it will...
06-21-17, 01:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,926
Posted By derf36

I'm riding up this Thursday. The GTTS is...

I'm riding up this Thursday.

The GTTS is still closed to cars but bikes can go up. I've been watching Strava and there's already been 100 riders up in the last 10 days. I chatted with the staff...
05-10-17, 09:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,760
Posted By derf36

I don't carry a pump. Just a tube, tire...

I don't carry a pump.

Just a tube, tire lever, and a single CO2 cartridge. Add a small multitool, credit card and a cell phone and I'm pretty much able to get myself out of most jams.

Flats...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,311
Posted By derf36

This is the best thread ever... I'll be saving...

This is the best thread ever... I'll be saving this to show my wife from time to time.

Keep at 'er OP, we're loving it.
04-28-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,164
Posted By derf36

I'm close to your size and have the same bike. ...

I'm close to your size and have the same bike.

I'm slightly taller, 5'10.5" with a 32.5" inseam.

My bike is a 2017 Defy AP, size M. It's perfect. I tried both the M and M/L and the M/L was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-17, 11:15 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 185,325
Posted By derf36

New bike day... 2017 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 ...

New bike day... 2017 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1

I picked it out in November, ordered in December and brought it home today.

It's -10C and snow everywhere so it'll be leaning against the wall in...
01-24-17, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,434
Posted By derf36

I'm 5' 10.5" with a 32" inseam. I went with an M....

I'm 5' 10.5" with a 32" inseam. I went with an M.

I think you made a good call with the S. You can always go with a slightly longer stem if you wind up needing a bit more reach.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-17, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,841
Posted By derf36

I have a Defy AP 1 on order and should have my...

I have a Defy AP 1 on order and should have my hands on it in a week or two.

The carbon wheels was one of the primary reasons I held out for the '17 instead of going for a leftover '16.

As to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By derf36

I was in much the same search recently and put...

I was in much the same search recently and put money down on the Giant Defy AP 1. Ultegra, through axels, and carbon wheels. It ticks most or all of your boxes and is right around that 3K mark. Toss...
01-10-17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,782
Posted By derf36

I quite enjoy my trainer. I use Trainer...

I quite enjoy my trainer.

I use Trainer Road on my laptop plowing me through a gut punch workout, a cycling video on the big screen and the music is blasting. As a form of exercise it's terrific...
01-02-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By derf36

good for you.. and your kids. Keep it fun.

good for you.. and your kids.

Keep it fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-16, 12:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,835
Posted By derf36

I've got my eye on an Endurace 8.0 SLX and will...

I've got my eye on an Endurace 8.0 SLX and will likely pull the trigger as soon as they're available.

My son called dibs on my current ride and the new bike fund is inching up a bit every...
10-30-16, 10:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,046
Posted By derf36

This seems so simple to me. You could have chosen...

This seems so simple to me. You could have chosen to do it differently. If it were me I'd ride up behind them, slow and realize they're going to be chatting for awhile. Come to the conclusion that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,588
Posted By derf36

That is a beautiful bike! Their website...

That is a beautiful bike!

Their website doesn't have prices. Not sure if I should add it to my list of potential bikes without a ballpark price. Or is it a case of.. if you have to ask....
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,532
Posted By derf36

I use TrainerRoad with a KK Road Machine. ...

I use TrainerRoad with a KK Road Machine.

There are two types of riders: Those that love their trainers and those that hate them. I'm in the first category.

The workouts I get using...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,634
Posted By derf36

I have a Garmin 500 and an AppleWatch. Both...

I have a Garmin 500 and an AppleWatch.

Both are great pieces of gear and I wouldn't want to do without either. At work and home my watch is great for keeping my phone in my pocket. I get...
09-03-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By derf36

HR, then cadence, then speed. The speed...

HR, then cadence, then speed.

The speed sensor is only used when you drag it inside for the winter on your trainer
01-06-16, 12:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,509
Posted By derf36

Did a charity ride a few years ago with my...

Did a charity ride a few years ago with my brother. At the time it was the longest distance either of us had done and we were feeling pretty good about it. Maybe we should get one of those action...
02-03-15, 12:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,672
Posted By derf36

I look at my cadence the most, and keep an eye on...

I look at my cadence the most, and keep an eye on my HR. If I'm going downhill I'll look glance at my speed for the yippee factor, and of course the time/distance so I know when I should be heading...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,212
Posted By derf36

cadence, cadence, cadence for the win

cadence, cadence, cadence for the win
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,989
Posted By derf36

His bottle cages worked pretty well

His bottle cages worked pretty well
Forum: Foo
12-04-14, 07:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,228
Posted By derf36

Sorry to hear this news. I'm also 47 and,...

Sorry to hear this news.

I'm also 47 and, like your Dad, make my wife and kids read some of the funny stuff posted on bike forums.

It's too young to lose your Dad but take comfort in knowing...
09-09-14, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By derf36

A similar tick drove nearly bonkers a few years...

A similar tick drove nearly bonkers a few years ago. It turned out to be my pedal.

Remove your pedals, apply a dab of grease to the thread, then reattach.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By derf36

is it too late for me to cast my vote? I'd...

is it too late for me to cast my vote?

I'd take the Trek all day long. It'll be lighter and shift nicer.

Done, next question? :)
09-02-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 80,035
Posted By derf36

Nice bike and good pics. The stem looks normal to...

Nice bike and good pics. The stem looks normal to me, or is there something I'm not noticing?
07-02-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,124
Posted By derf36

I went with the Shimano Tiagra CS-4600 ...

I went with the Shimano Tiagra CS-4600

Product (http://bike.shimano.com/publish/content/global_cycle/en/us/index/products/road/tiagra/product.-code-CS-4600.-type-.cs_road.html)
07-02-14, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,124
Posted By derf36

I'd go with the 12-30 as I don't see a downside. ...

I'd go with the 12-30 as I don't see a downside.

Mine shifts smooth as silk. I don't purposefully cross chain but invariably at some point in each ride I find myself in the big/big and it's quiet...
07-02-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,124
Posted By derf36

I have the same derailleur, a 105 short cage. I...

I have the same derailleur, a 105 short cage. I switched to a 12-30 cassette last year with no problem. Best thing I ever did. I don't go there often but when you need it, you need it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-14, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By derf36

I'm Canadian and also live close to the border....

I'm Canadian and also live close to the border. Last summer I bought a used road bike on Craigslist from the States about an hours drive to my house.

At the border I fully disclosed that I bought...
06-09-14, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,253
Posted By derf36

good story and a good looking bike. That red...

good story and a good looking bike. That red really pops. Is it a factory colour? or custom paint?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-14, 12:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By derf36

Gatorade hockey water bottle. They're green with...

Gatorade hockey water bottle. They're green with orange lids. No dripping and no cap, magic!
09-13-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,108
Posted By derf36

The identical symptoms occur when your battery is...

The identical symptoms occur when your battery is low in your cadence sensor.

I solved it by replacing my battery and removing my wheel magnet.
07-28-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By derf36

331686 I have an '07 Lemond Alpe D'Huez. ...

331686

I have an '07 Lemond Alpe D'Huez.

Maybe you could post some more pics and we can figure out for sure what it is.
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