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11-02-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By davethelefty

Update: moving the headlight and the Cateye so...

Update: moving the headlight and the Cateye so they're about 2" apart seems to have resolved the problem. I originally had the headlight so close to the Cateye that it was actually touching it --...
11-02-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By davethelefty

That is funny. When we travel we sometimes bring...

That is funny. When we travel we sometimes bring a small desktop fan for white noise. My wife once left her Fitbit on a night stand with that fan running. When she put her Fitbit on the next...
11-01-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By davethelefty

Wireless computer interference

FIle this problem under the "Who knew?" category.

As the days grow shorter I'm riding at night more and more. I have a Niterider headlight/taillight set that I'm using and it gives me good...
06-29-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,617
Posted By davethelefty

what I meant by direct to consumer was companies...

what I meant by direct to consumer was companies like Canyon who don't have any brick and mortar shops, Internet only.
06-29-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,617
Posted By davethelefty

To clarify -- the bike was purchased at "list...

To clarify -- the bike was purchased at "list price" as defined on the Cannondale website and since this particular model was not available locally I had to drive 4 hours to get it. Because this...
06-28-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,617
Posted By davethelefty

What you get with a new bike purchase?

Hi everyone. I wanted to solicit some feedback relative to a recent bike purchasing experience. I'm purposely NOT going to describe my experience (yet), but will ask a multiple choice question so I...
04-30-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,588
Posted By davethelefty

Bought a Canyon Endurace, loved the bike until it...

Bought a Canyon Endurace, loved the bike until it had a cracked steerer tube after 1500 miles (well documented on this site). Canyon called it a warranty issue but took 6 months to make good on it. ...
04-19-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By davethelefty

Alternating rides on electric and regular bikes

I am very early in my thoughts about buying an e-bike, specifically a gravel bike. I plan on keeping my non-electric Canyon road bike.

Iíd like to hear from riders who ride both electric and...
02-10-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,427
Posted By davethelefty

Wow - a lot of good and useful information from...

Wow - a lot of good and useful information from everyone. Thank you!

To answer several questions posed of me, Iím a 67 yo rider who primarily does road riding. I recently bought an Apple Watch...
02-09-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,427
Posted By davethelefty

Heart Rate Zone based training

Just curious if anyone in our age group is following a training plan based on heart rate zones? I have seen some of these plans online, wanted to know what plan or guidelines you follow, and how you...
02-07-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,694
Posted By davethelefty

The new frame I have was originally built out...

The new frame I have was originally built out with Ultegra components and upgraded DT Swiss wheels. If I remember correctly, that bike sold for about $900 more than my model. When I suggested that...
02-06-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,694
Posted By davethelefty

After the 6 month ordeal of getting my cracked...

After the 6 month ordeal of getting my cracked steerer tube warranty issue resolved with Canyon, I'm happy to say I have my bike back. Canyon resolved the issue by giving me a matching frameset and...
01-02-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,694
Posted By davethelefty

Pete -- did I read correctly that you have a...

Pete -- did I read correctly that you have a Canyon on order? That's exciting, what model?

I'm confident that in time Canyon is going to get its **** together. Despite all my whining I'm still a...
12-29-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,694
Posted By davethelefty

It's funny what a difference just one degree of...

It's funny what a difference just one degree of separation makes. My wife has thought from the get-go that I was making Mt. Everest out of this mole hill. In retrospect I fretted about this an...
12-29-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,694
Posted By davethelefty

An update -- apparently my DM to Canyon on...

An update -- apparently my DM to Canyon on Twitter prompted someone from Canyon corporate contacting Warranty Support. I received a call this AM from a point person who is driving getting the new...
12-29-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,694
Posted By davethelefty

I like this approach! Thank you.

I like this approach! Thank you.
12-29-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,694
Posted By davethelefty

No,the frustrating thing is they have case notes...

No,the frustrating thing is they have case notes but no updates. So they can see what's going on but don't have up-to-date status (or they do, and don't want to communicate it). So each time I call...
12-28-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,694
Posted By davethelefty

Thanks for the link to the CA Dept of Consumer...

Thanks for the link to the CA Dept of Consumer Affairs -- I will reach out to them. Also a big thanks to everyone who has endorsed the credit card warranty protection process. My CC does offer that...
12-28-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,694
Posted By davethelefty

Unfortunately that's the number I'm calling. ...

Unfortunately that's the number I'm calling. Someone answers, they're friendly and sympathetic, but nothing comes from the call. I open a ticket and absolutely get nothing. I've called and asked...
12-28-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,694
Posted By davethelefty

Thanks for the wise council. Turns out this was...

Thanks for the wise council. Turns out this was at the start of the pandemic and NONE of the LBSs had road bikes in the price range I was targeting. Not Trek, not Specialized, not Giant. So it was...
12-28-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,694
Posted By davethelefty

This was my first attempt at any shaming. Being...

This was my first attempt at any shaming. Being an old guy I don't automatically default to FB, IG, or Twitter. But that's a very good idea that I'm happy to move forward with. Thanks for a great...
12-28-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,694
Posted By davethelefty

There used to be an active us@canyon.com email...

There used to be an active us@canyon.com email address but that’s been shut down. I had a rep send me an email from that address that I couldn’t reply to. Yet another way Canyon has screwed their...
12-28-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,694
Posted By davethelefty

Problems with Canyon (the company) and their customer service?

Hi everyone, and Happy Holidays. Months ago my Canyon Endurace developed a noise that was eventually traced to a cracked steerer tube. The bike was under warranty and after I sent pictures to Canyon,...
10-18-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,532
Posted By davethelefty

Gravel bike as all-around bike?

I have a Canyon Endurace road bike that has quite a back story attached to it. Long story short Iím debating selling the Canyon at some point and buying another bike. Iím leaning toward a nice...
08-28-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By davethelefty

Good luck on your search for the replacement...

Good luck on your search for the replacement fork.

I'm in the middle of a warranty fork replacement with Canyon and I'm one month in with an estimated wait of 2-3 more months!! :(
08-27-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By davethelefty

Update on the fork replacement -- I got a $0...

Update on the fork replacement -- I got a $0 invoice and preliminary shipping info from Canyon, was excited to see my replacement fork on the way. But 2 days later when I went to track the order it...
08-22-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By davethelefty

So, I'm getting a black fork from Canyon to...

So, I'm getting a black fork from Canyon to resolve my cracked steerer tube issue. Not sure what's going on with Canyon -- I think it's as simple as them just not having enough spare parts. My...
08-16-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By davethelefty

fortunately Iím in an n+1 situation but Iíd much...

fortunately Iím in an n+1 situation but Iíd much rather ride the Canyon over the clunky hybrid.
08-16-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By davethelefty

Bike repair on hold due to parts unavailability?

Hi everyone. I'd previously posted here about a cracked steerer tube on my Canyon Endurace. Folks on this forum thought the problem could be as varied as over-torquing the stem, to no expander...
07-27-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,705
Posted By davethelefty

An update tonight -- Canyon is going to replace...

An update tonight -- Canyon is going to replace my fork, as they see "no external forces or incorrect assembly that could have caused this" steerer tube crack. That's the good news. Now the...
07-21-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,705
Posted By davethelefty

Still waitingÖ

Two weeks ago I submitted a claim on the cracked steerer tube. So far no word from Canyon. I called and they said theyíre swamped.

i guess the new normal in the era of COVID is donít be in a...
07-10-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,705
Posted By davethelefty

Thank you for that info!!! I'm hoping Canyon...

Thank you for that info!!! I'm hoping Canyon sees that as a delamination issue also.
07-10-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,705
Posted By davethelefty

All work was done by a mobile bike shop/mechanic...

All work was done by a mobile bike shop/mechanic that Canyon recommends for assembly. This is my first carbon bike so the plan was to have the mechanic do the initial setup, then over time I would...
07-09-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,705
Posted By davethelefty

Yes there was an expander plug, which makes me...

Yes there was an expander plug, which makes me wonder how over-torquing the stem would have cracked the tube…
07-09-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,705
Posted By davethelefty

As configured/shipped by Canyon, the spacers...

As configured/shipped by Canyon, the spacers total 4cm of height from headset to stem.
07-09-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,705
Posted By davethelefty

For those who asked, this is a 2019 Canyon...

For those who asked, this is a 2019 Canyon Endurace CF SL 7.0 Disc.

Here are several photos showing the crack. Waiting for Canyon's response. Their website states that the 6-year limited...
07-08-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,705
Posted By davethelefty

Cracked steerer tube?

I have a Canyon Endurace carbon bike that recently started making clicking noises. I was able to eliminate drive train and seat post/saddle as a source. The noise was coming from the front of the...
06-28-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By davethelefty

Riding with the Youngsters

A good friend of mine passed away last year and I've become a friend and somewhat of a father figure to his mid-twenties son.

In the past 6 months the son has become absolutely obsessed with...
11-08-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26,467
Views: 2,866,632
Posted By davethelefty

Just a 17 mile ride today, but under unusual...

Just a 17 mile ride today, but under unusual circumstances. As my ride wrapped up, my area went under a tropical storm watch. On my ride I had 20+ mph crosswinds with gusts to 30 mph. My route is a...
07-15-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,266
Posted By davethelefty

I too am struggling with the heat and humidity on...

I too am struggling with the heat and humidity on my rides. Not a morning person, hard to get riding before about 9:00. Today I rode 15 miles at a 16 mph pace, hydrated with water (probably not...
06-28-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 38,959
Posted By davethelefty

I'm 66 -- this is my new ride. I've made some...

I'm 66 -- this is my new ride. I've made some slight mods (different saddle and fitting adjustments) since this was taken and have about 500 miles on it now.
...
05-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,162
Posted By davethelefty

Hey, that's good news. I know you'll love the...

Hey, that's good news. I know you'll love the bike, and that blue color is just spectacular. The newer Endurace 7.0's have DTSwiss wheels. I bought last year's model with Mavic wheels, so your...
05-03-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,162
Posted By davethelefty

ShaunB -- I'm just under 5'11", so probably only...

ShaunB -- I'm just under 5'11", so probably only about 1.5 cm taller than you, and my inseam is about 1.5 cm less than yours. The medium size fits me perfectly.

At your size/height I think the...
04-26-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,162
Posted By davethelefty

I read/heard at some point that if you were...

I read/heard at some point that if you were returning a bike to Canyon that shipping was free. But I've not seen anything specific since then. What was odd was Canyon's statement that shipping was...
04-21-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,162
Posted By davethelefty

Funny you should say that -- the Trek Domane was...

Funny you should say that -- the Trek Domane was going to be my last bike, assuming that next would be something motorized I could putter around on at the old folk's home!!!

I was looking at the...
04-21-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,162
Posted By davethelefty

I met a Velofix mechanic who has that exact bike....

I met a Velofix mechanic who has that exact bike. He loves it and he really likes the Canyon brand. That blue frame is spectacular and with great components and wheels it'll be a great bike for you.
04-21-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,162
Posted By davethelefty

Well, I'm completely sold on Canyon and value for...

Well, I'm completely sold on Canyon and value for the money. So for your bike, a lot of good stuff for the price. Are you looking at the CF SLX 9.0 with eTap? I just don't know much about eTap or...
04-20-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,162
Posted By davethelefty

The wheels are Mavic Aksium Elites. I could have...

The wheels are Mavic Aksium Elites. I could have upgraded to DTSwiss but had to draw the line on cost. Upgrading to better/lighter wheels is something I'll do one day.

The Selle Italia saddle was...
04-20-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,162
Posted By davethelefty

Buying a bike on the Internet? Yes!

Several years ago I bought a Giant flat-bar road bike, a plan to accommodate a bad shoulder and still ride up to the half/metric-century distance. I wasn't in love with the bike but rode it. ...
04-19-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,604
Posted By davethelefty

Isn't there some kind of hazing ritual for people...

Isn't there some kind of hazing ritual for people joining this group?
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