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12-27-21, 08:49 PM
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Posted By cj3209

whoah...heavier than it looks! Still not bad and...

whoah...heavier than it looks! Still not bad and seems great for local commuting/shopping/getting around town.
12-27-21, 06:32 PM
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Views: 981,714
Posted By cj3209

What's it weigh? I'm guessing around 23 lbs?

What's it weigh? I'm guessing around 23 lbs?
12-27-21, 06:14 PM
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Views: 981,714
Posted By cj3209

That is the coolest folding bike I have seen so...

That is the coolest folding bike I have seen so far; all the other ones look geeky.
12-21-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 981,714
Posted By cj3209

The fork is for rough gravel (30mm); it's not...

The fork is for rough gravel (30mm); it's not designed for serious singletrack/off roads - need a 'real' mtb for that.
12-21-21, 10:08 AM
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Views: 981,714
Posted By cj3209

LOL, not even close...around half that...it's not...

LOL, not even close...around half that...it's not the Force eTap version - this is the Shimano GRX manual w/alloy wheels.
12-20-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 981,714
Posted By cj3209

Most fun all year...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/lauf_fork_on_canyon_grail_on_ef600ad0f1a2be36bbfbabaaae6fcc7aefaadc0d.jpg
Canyon Grail-On with Lauf fork (required some customization...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3,127
Views: 946,191
Posted By cj3209

I have the EW-RS910 on my down tube-I forgot. ...

I have the EW-RS910 on my down tube-I forgot. This probably connects to a battery on my seat post.

I have a feeling my Litespeed bike will have the Junction box A SM-EW90 on my handlebar, just...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,127
Views: 946,191
Posted By cj3209

Bike looks fantastic! Maybe a bit of loctite...

Bike looks fantastic! Maybe a bit of loctite would help with the loosening bolts.

I forgot about the Di2 little battery box on the handlebar. My road bike has Di2 and the battery must be in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3,127
Views: 946,191
Posted By cj3209

6-7 month delivery? No way; I can't wait 6-7...

6-7 month delivery? No way; I can't wait 6-7 months for a bike.

I ordered a Litespeed Ultimate Gravel Di2 Ultegra with upgraded HED carbon wheels and a T47 threaded BB last month. Should get here...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27,185
Views: 17,762,234
Posted By cj3209

That Trek logo size still makes me chuckle every...

That Trek logo size still makes me chuckle every time I see it. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,127
Views: 946,191
Posted By cj3209

Yes, I bought the LS Ultimate Gravel because it's...

Yes, I bought the LS Ultimate Gravel because it's made in the US and I didn't want to support Taiwan which is where all of my carbon bike frames are made (Pinarello, Canyon, and Lauf). Plus the fact...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,127
Views: 946,191
Posted By cj3209

That's a 20-year old bike? It looks great and...

That's a 20-year old bike? It looks great and very 'modern.'

I spec'ed the Ultimate Gravel with Di2 GRX, Spinergy alloy wheels (it was lighter than the carbon model), top tube storage mount, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,127
Views: 946,191
Posted By cj3209

Glad I found this. Just ordered a Litespeed...

Glad I found this. Just ordered a Litespeed Ultimate Disc Gravel bike. Always wanted a Litespeed Ti bike. Will post pics when delivered.

Cheers!
11-17-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,994
Posted By cj3209

Just picked up a Litespeed Ultimate Gravel bike....

Just picked up a Litespeed Ultimate Gravel bike. I'm partial to Litespeed (LS) because they were popular back in the days when some pros were using them and I've always wanted a Ti bike. It will mesh...
11-15-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,872
Posted By cj3209

Totally agree: I now try to actively seek out...

Totally agree: I now try to actively seek out either less vehicle-travelled roads or gravel roads with no vehicles. It's dangerous to ride on roads with cars - the drivers are more distracted than...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,700
Posted By cj3209

I work for a large government agency and we often...

I work for a large government agency and we often forget that we are accountable to the denizens of the city that we work in. Please report this city employee. He will get a call from his personnel...
09-02-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By cj3209

$5,000+ for a groupset? No, thanks. Is that the...

$5,000+ for a groupset? No, thanks. Is that the reason we now have bikes getting close to $20k?
09-02-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,918
Posted By cj3209

I think everyone can agree that there are many...

I think everyone can agree that there are many different ways to enjoy cycling - thank goodness for that!

I started this thread acknowledging that I was going to worry less about going fast and...
09-02-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,918
Posted By cj3209

LOL...no nicknames that I know of. The strong...

LOL...no nicknames that I know of. The strong riders do have serious road bikes though. But then, so do I. :lol:

I just need to get used to the pace on the flats and learn how to draft better...
09-02-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,918
Posted By cj3209

Try it. You might like it. I used to make fun...

Try it. You might like it. I used to make fun of yoga thinking it was just glorified stretching but after my first hot session, I was hooked.

:lol:
09-01-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,918
Posted By cj3209

I started riding more with a group and they...

I started riding more with a group and they definitely want to always go very quickly on the flats (around 24+ mph). It's not for everyone - clearly. For medium rides, it's fine for me but for...
08-19-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26,355
Views: 2,844,720
Posted By cj3209

Hope you come back to more riding!! :giver:

Hope you come back to more riding!!

:giver:
08-19-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,987
Posted By cj3209

Nice looking bike. Waiting for my Lauf True Grit...

Nice looking bike. Waiting for my Lauf True Grit with SRAM eTap Force AXS (XPLR - whatever that means). Will post pics.
08-18-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,918
Posted By cj3209

that.

that.
08-18-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,918
Posted By cj3209

Love the stickers! I've changed as a cyclist; I...

Love the stickers! I've changed as a cyclist; I am not riding competitively so I see no need to boost my ego by trying to outpace everyone. I ride for fitness and fun, hence my foray into gravel...
08-16-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,438
Posted By cj3209

OK, back to being car-free. So, after...

OK, back to being car-free.

So, after getting back into cycling when COVID started changing our lives back in March 2020, I started to cycle every week and also picked up running as well. Now,...
08-16-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,713
Posted By cj3209

I'm only using Canyon as an example of an...

I'm only using Canyon as an example of an online-only bike company. There are others such as Lauf. You'll find that an online bike company's pricing is what sets it apart from other bike companies...
08-16-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 981,714
Posted By cj3209

Dang, a class 3 road eBike weighing around what...

Dang, a class 3 road eBike weighing around what my class 1 eBike weighs...I'm good with the Mahle class 1 hub motor in terms of power but definitely would like more range.
08-16-21, 08:03 PM
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Views: 981,714
Posted By cj3209

SF to LA...on a bike... WOW... :thumb: You...

SF to LA...on a bike...
WOW...
:thumb:
You must only turn on the motor, literally, on hills. How much does your bike weigh? I have a Class 1 road bike that weighs around 27 lbs which I consider...
08-16-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,472
Posted By cj3209

Wow. I had no idea Glendale was that bad. I...

Wow. I had no idea Glendale was that bad. I guess I won't be riding there from Culver City...maybe to Pasadena (hopefully, that's better)...
08-16-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,713
Posted By cj3209

With the current supply chain shortage, most LBS'...

With the current supply chain shortage, most LBS' in my town have little to no stock with waiting lists that begin in spring 2022. I would take another look at Canyon (I've ordered two bikes from...
08-16-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 981,714
Posted By cj3209

Gorgeous bike! Is that class 1 or 3? Amazing that...

Gorgeous bike! Is that class 1 or 3? Amazing that you got 75 mi. I can get that but with a battery extender.
08-16-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,472
Posted By cj3209

I agree as well; biking in LA has many challenges...

I agree as well; biking in LA has many challenges and is not conducive to reducing vehicular lanes; indeed, most people in LA want to increase car lanes so more cars can be driving!

Although Covid...
08-16-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,918
Posted By cj3209

That link is VERY interesting, albeit slightly...

That link is VERY interesting, albeit slightly nerdy. Thx!
:lol:
08-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,918
Posted By cj3209

The need for speed...?

I'm re-thinking my attitude on why I have to go fast on my bikes. For instance, my local peleton always wants to go fast (relatively) on the flats (20-22 MPH on average) and then go slow as snails...
08-16-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,739
Posted By cj3209

I think 'light' suspension for a gravel bike is...

I think 'light' suspension for a gravel bike is fine but not for racing and probably why no pro uses it. But for the weekend warrior, it sure keeps my hands from numbing and is more comfortable. I...
07-22-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,216
Posted By cj3209

LOL...but except for the TT bike, all the other...

LOL...but except for the TT bike, all the other bikes look pretty much the same outside of some color...but I hear you.

:thumb:
07-22-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,216
Posted By cj3209

You have a point but there is only so much you...

You have a point but there is only so much you can do with a bike: two wheels and a basic frame. Just like a cell phone: a rectangular shape with a touch screen.

But I do see your point about...
07-22-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,216
Posted By cj3209

That's good insight into what's been happening -...

That's good insight into what's been happening - thx for this.

I'm grateful that I can still ride fairly comfortably even with these 'larger' geometries that don't really fit my body size.

On...
07-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,216
Posted By cj3209

I'm not sure if it's 'men.' LOL...I mean, I'm a...

I'm not sure if it's 'men.' LOL...I mean, I'm a small guy (5' 6") and I ride size 46.5 Pinarello and XS Canyon. And even then, the top tube clearance is pretty...well, let's just say I like to live...
07-21-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,216
Posted By cj3209

Hi, why can't you just change out your cranks...

Hi, why can't you just change out your cranks into a 160mm?
07-20-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,987
Posted By cj3209

I use the Ekar build on my gravel bike which I...

I use the Ekar build on my gravel bike which I use as a road endurance bike (for comfort). It works really well and I don't miss a front chainring. The range (9x42) is perfect for me and I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,981
Posted By cj3209

Agree. I wish there was more competition in the...

Agree. I wish there was more competition in the component arena: right now, there is the holy trinity of Shimano, Campy, and SRAM.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,981
Posted By cj3209

THIS. I started riding again last year due...

THIS.

I started riding again last year due to the pandemic and my rim brake equiped bike promptly started to overheat and emit a burned rubber smell as I was descending at around 35-40 mph; I...
06-22-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,426
Posted By cj3209

That is a long seat post...jeez-louise... :lol:

That is a long seat post...jeez-louise...
:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27,185
Views: 17,762,234
Posted By cj3209

Nice! But would it have been cheaper to just get...

Nice! But would it have been cheaper to just get a higher level bike with carbon parts?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,632
Posted By cj3209

During shipment of the bike, I think the bike got...

During shipment of the bike, I think the bike got misaligned as I had trouble shifting into the largest rear cog so I tried to fool around with the H/L settings and promptly mucked it up. My LBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,632
Posted By cj3209

LOL, my 42 / 9-42 gives me 467% range. I guess I...

LOL, my 42 / 9-42 gives me 467% range. I guess I don't have the steep hills that you do!

In any case, 13-speed 1X works for me but may not work for everyone.

Cheers!
:giver:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27,185
Views: 17,762,234
Posted By cj3209

I use the Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0. Very good...

I use the Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0. Very good ride but very soft.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,632
Posted By cj3209

I've never used eTap but I've had issues with...

I've never used eTap but I've had issues with SRAM Force derailleurs on two bikes. My Di2 bikes have been solid so I will stay with Di2 - have no desire to switch to SRAM eTap.

As for 12-speed...
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