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Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Metallifan33

I looked at upgrading my 105 to (Ultegra Di2) as...

I looked at upgrading my 105 to (Ultegra Di2) as well. The problem is right now, the cost to have a bike shop do it is around $1500 and up. You could buy the Di2 kit and try to do it on your own, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19,895
Views: 4,311,152
Posted By Metallifan33

Damn, this thing is huge. unfortunately, I...

Damn, this thing is huge.
unfortunately, I hurt my ankle this weekend and will be off the bike for a week or two. Hate getting new toys I can't play with.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Metallifan33

No pressure wash. I just washed it with a low...

No pressure wash. I just washed it with a low flow garden hose. The grease appeared the day after the wash, and yes, at the space where the fork meets the headtube.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Metallifan33

Creaky Headset, Slight Grease Leak, Ok to Keep Riding for Now?

2020 Trek Domane SL 5.
So, a couple of weeks ago, I started developing a creaky/squeaky noise from the headset. Initially, I wasn't sure if it was the cable housing rubbing the stem or something...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By Metallifan33

Beautiful bike Mark Rolling , seems like you have...

Beautiful bike Mark Rolling , seems like you have equally beautiful places to ride it thru!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,982
Posted By Metallifan33

What is a "chain watcher?" I'm Googling DT...

What is a "chain watcher?"
I'm Googling DT friction shifters as well...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,982
Posted By Metallifan33

Yeah... I've got it worked out now. These are...

Yeah... I've got it worked out now. These are things you miss when getting started in cycling at 38 by yourself ;)
This video was great for a cyclist learning proper shifting. The speed and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Metallifan33

Thanks guys. I was able to adjust it using a 5mm...

Thanks guys. I was able to adjust it using a 5mm hex.
Does the tilt angle slip over time? About 6 months ago, I was at the bike fitter and told him I felt like I was slipping off the front and he...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Metallifan33

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Metallifan33

Saddle Bolt Question

Hey All,
What does the "7 RND" label on my saddle bolts mean? Also, from looking at this, do you know which bolt(s) I'd need to adjust to adjust the saddle tilt? I'm looking at the ones on the sides...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By Metallifan33

For general cycling info, I like the TrainerRoad...

For general cycling info, I like the TrainerRoad Podcast... that's the one place I've learned the most about cycling since I started a year ago.
For product reviews, I like GP Llama and DCRainmaker...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By Metallifan33

Huh. I didn't realize this. I remove the rear...

Huh. I didn't realize this. I remove the rear wheel often as I have an indoor trainer and only one bike. It's easier to clean the cassette and wheel with the wheel removed.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By Metallifan33

Thanks. I've been under the whether this week and...

Thanks. I've been under the whether this week and I've realized cleaning the bike is a therapeutic thing for me :)
I'll look up ferrule caps and pick one up.

**Edit** Do these things wear out...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By Metallifan33

Yeah... The last two times, I had to reindex...

Yeah... The last two times, I had to reindex after replacing the wheel. Haven't touched the limit screws, but it's pretty clear the indexing gets messed up as I can't even access all the gears when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By Metallifan33

Cable and Indexing Help

Hey All,
I decided to wash and lube the bike/chain today and when I went to put the rear wheel back on, I noticed that the indexing was way off (e.g., I put it in the smallest cog before removing...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,982
Posted By Metallifan33

You shift the RD under load?

You shift the RD under load?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,982
Posted By Metallifan33

So if it is set to shift automatically and needs...

So if it is set to shift automatically and needs to shift the FD, does it just take a little bit longer to make that shift? It'd be cool to see this in action.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,982
Posted By Metallifan33

Yeah... I guess I have to start earlier on the RD...

Yeah... I guess I have to start earlier on the RD and figure out a good technique.
... maybe I'll spin up while in the big ring, shift two clicks harder on the RD and then dump into the small ring...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,982
Posted By Metallifan33

Shifting Into the Small Ring

So when I shift into the small ring in a climb, it's such a drastic change that I spin my legs like an idiot while I shift the RD back into a harder gear.
Is there a better technique to this? When...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Metallifan33

If it wasn't for a great bike fitter, I wouldn't...

If it wasn't for a great bike fitter, I wouldn't be riding still... period.
Funny thing about the seat. I had mine slip about a degree nose down a didn't know it. After 6 months of riding, I went...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By Metallifan33

SPD-SL allow you to put down more power than MTB...

SPD-SL allow you to put down more power than MTB pedals?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By Metallifan33

Fellow noob here. I've been riding 1 year. ...

Fellow noob here. I've been riding 1 year.
Even though guys on here will tell you you don't "need" a new bike and to go ride your current bike more (all valid and good points), you should know that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,181
Posted By Metallifan33

I call the LBS inquiring about ordering a DI2...

I call the LBS inquiring about ordering a DI2 upgrade and only maybe 2 of the parts will be available in a couple of weeks. The rest are backordered till February!
I turn 40 in February and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19,895
Views: 4,311,152
Posted By Metallifan33

Love the paint job!

Love the paint job!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,785
Posted By Metallifan33

Let's not get into the earphones argument again.

Let's not get into the earphones argument again.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,785
Posted By Metallifan33

Personally, I'd prefer a replaceable battery like...

Personally, I'd prefer a replaceable battery like in the NGEco. Rechargeable batteries like in the NG (and Assiomas) will degrade after a couple of years.
It seems like PM technology development...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,785
Posted By Metallifan33

Yeah... it's the NG and not the NG Eco... but I...

Yeah... it's the NG and not the NG Eco... but I gotta say, the NG ECO is probably good for 95% of what most people would need.
The other thing about P2M I noticed is their customer communication...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,785
Posted By Metallifan33

Since this thread got revisited, I thought I'd...

Since this thread got revisited, I thought I'd share a couple of things.
FWIW, I did end up getting the P2M NG based on recommendations from this thread and I gotta say, it's great. No issues and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,181
Posted By Metallifan33

Yes, you do need a powermeter, specifically a...

Yes, you do need a powermeter, specifically a pair of dual-sided Assiomas, used only twice indoors, from a person who has a 70% FedEx airline discount ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,181
Posted By Metallifan33

Oh man... that is a sexy bike ;) What wheels...

Oh man... that is a sexy bike ;)
What wheels are those and (if you don't mind) what did you spend on them?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,181
Posted By Metallifan33

105 with Rotor ALDHU cranks (for the P2M NG power...

105 with Rotor ALDHU cranks (for the P2M NG power meter).
Nothing else upgraded.
I'd love to the wheels like Mojo31 , but I think I would get more "use" out of Di2, but again, I'm not sure if...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,181
Posted By Metallifan33

Whatís on your Christmas wish list?

Not that I need any more ideas on what to spend money on, but whatís on your wish list? (Or whatís the next bike or bike related purchase you are planning on?)

For me, itís a Di2 upgrade (although...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,222
Posted By Metallifan33

Nice try attempting to steal the Year End Mileage...

Nice try attempting to steal the Year End Mileage thread. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By Metallifan33

Where do you wash your bike?

I ride in dry conditions only and was hoping to not have to clean my chain/wash the bike (other than the post-ride wipe down) until I take my bike into the shop twice a year.
This plan however isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By Metallifan33

Huh... I just checked and you are right. Even...

Huh... I just checked and you are right. Even though I thought I was connecting to the Edge 530 via ANT+, it was actually bluetooth. Interesting because nothing else comes up when I try to pair. Is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By Metallifan33

Ok, I ended up resetting the Garmin 530 and...

Ok, I ended up resetting the Garmin 530 and repairing it and everything zeros out perfectly now. The P2M has been great. The only issue I had is if I'm trying to pair it using ANT+ and it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By Metallifan33

Cool. Thanks. It's a Power2Max, but the Garmin...

Cool. Thanks. It's a Power2Max, but the Garmin Edge provides a number regardless of the type of power meter and I was wondering what it meant. It doesn't have a unit or anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By Metallifan33

What does the calibration number mean?

So the manual of the Power2Max says it was calibrated at the factory and doesn't need to be re-calibrated.
I didn't know that a few days ago and calibrated it normally on my Edge530 and it said...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19,895
Views: 4,311,152
Posted By Metallifan33

More toys ...

More toys


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10-16-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,345
Posted By Metallifan33

Do you guys not lift weights while riding indoors?

Apologize if this was already posted ;)
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,816
Posted By Metallifan33

What's it like to ride in a crosswind?

What's it like to ride in a crosswind?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,816
Posted By Metallifan33

You can ignore my comment. I wasn't trying to...

You can ignore my comment.
I wasn't trying to be a jerk or anything, I'm just new to cycling and although I'm used to seeing deep section wheels, I've never seen a road bike with such a deep...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,678
Posted By Metallifan33

Interesting. I was talking to my bike fitter...

Interesting. I was talking to my bike fitter about the issue and he mentioned that road pedals are usually more forward than MTB pedals. He mentioned that I might be able to get someone to drill new...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,785
Posted By Metallifan33

Thanks datlas ! I'll check 'em out.

Thanks datlas ! I'll check 'em out.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,785
Posted By Metallifan33

Buying a Crankset-Based Power Meter These Days

So, for various reasons, I'm in the market for a crankset-based, dual-sided, PM (Shimano compatible). I've looked for

Pioneer - They shut down their op and sold to Shimano earlier this year...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,678
Posted By Metallifan33

How does one go about getting custom shoes? I use...

How does one go about getting custom shoes? I use the Lake shoes for my wide feet. The MX versions work out well, but the cleats on the road versions don't come far back enough on my foot so it feels...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,816
Posted By Metallifan33

Deep section wheels much?

Deep section wheels much?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,168
Posted By Metallifan33

All this being said, I totally understand the...

All this being said, I totally understand the need/desire to know where you fall in the spectrum of power (or speed) as a beginner. I wanted to know what the average power is among beginner cyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,168
Posted By Metallifan33

This. To be practical, you can think of your...

This. To be practical, you can think of your power number as a datum. It doesn't matter what number you start at (or even what that number is), it only matters if you can increase it relative to...
08-30-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By Metallifan33

Pros Changing Bikes Mid-Race

This is my first time watching the TDF (been cycling for about 8 months now). I'm quite enjoying watching the race. During the first stage I noticed a rider changing bikes due to a wreck. He picked...
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