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06-06-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,941
Posted By Jofu

The thing is, I already have all those other...

The thing is, I already have all those other things :roflmao2:

Geoff
05-13-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,309
Posted By Jofu

Is it possible the battery case cracked after it...

Is it possible the battery case cracked after it was accidentally hit by something? I guess it could still speak to a poor design, but I'm just throwing this out there as a possibility :) Mine has...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 02:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By Jofu

Hope you had warm clothes on, it was pretty cold...

Hope you had warm clothes on, it was pretty cold at the top of Mt Ham today, making descents not very pleasant...

Geoff
12-09-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Jofu

Specializedís rationale was based on all the data...

Specializedís rationale was based on all the data they obtained from RetŁl, which they somewhat recently purchased.

I wouldnít say itís based in marketing... Each company tries to do the best they...
12-03-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Jofu

If your Tarmac is a 2018, the frame is the same...

If your Tarmac is a 2018, the frame is the same for men and women (Specialized made a big deal out of it at launch). But yeah maybe the components (handlebar, stem, saddle, etc.) are different.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-18, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By Jofu

At 70 degrees F, I would literally do nothing,...

At 70 degrees F, I would literally do nothing, just be careful while cornering and braking, but otherwise enjoy the rain :) I mean it, it can be quite fun once you get over the fact you're wet!
...
11-05-18, 01:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,468
Posted By Jofu

While waiting by the side of the road for a...

While waiting by the side of the road for a friend to catch up, two of us got passed by a pick up truck with mountain bikes on the back, at which point the passenger yelled "Get a real biiiiiiike!" ...
08-17-18, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Jofu

Cool pics for sure! By the way, the guy kept...

Cool pics for sure! By the way, the guy kept referring to cobble stones, but the streets shown are really more tiles, which is not nearly as bad. You know when you’re riding on cobble stone, it’s...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,233
Posted By Jofu

Congrats!!! If you started at Pa'i'a, and if...

Congrats!!!

If you started at Pa'i'a, and if you really want to upload that ride on Strava, I could probably email you my file, which you could strip of the unwanted data.

Just let me know!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Jofu

Correct, full carbon fork and steerer tube, if...

Correct, full carbon fork and steerer tube, if that's what the question was :)
:beer:
Geoff
08-06-18, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By Jofu

Also, make sure the disc bolts themselves are all...

Also, make sure the disc bolts themselves are all tight. A coworker has something similar recently, and that turned out to be the case. D'OH!

Good luck!

Geoff
07-28-18, 01:16 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,788
Posted By Jofu

I’d call it enthusiasm rather than snobbery... ...

I’d call it enthusiasm rather than snobbery... Snobbery implies looking down on others and/or their choice, which I certainly don’t do personally. Yet, I’m guilty of having “overpaid” for my bikes,...
07-24-18, 11:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,412
Posted By Jofu

Nice!

Nice!
07-24-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,071
Posted By Jofu

Well maybe... All Iíll say if if you happen to...

Well maybe... All Iíll say if if you happen to pass by the SF Bay Area and bring me fish tacos, I promise I wonít complain :D

:beer:
Geoff
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By Jofu

I know nothing of the BMC, so I can't speak for...

I know nothing of the BMC, so I can't speak for it... But what I liked about the Allez Sprint is that it's a pretty good bike for a decent budget. US$1200 frame (OK some will call this high price...
07-23-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,412
Posted By Jofu

[/left] Oh I see... If all you do is adjust...

[/left]
Oh I see... If all you do is adjust the lever reach, then you will end up with less brake lever travel. If you want exactly the same travel as before, yes you would have to adjust the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By Jofu

Haha... For what it's worth while I love...

Haha... For what it's worth while I love climbing, I'm not a particularly strong rider, so don't let my own experience sway your decision to stick with 34-28! If you've done many 5-6% climbs with...
07-23-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,412
Posted By Jofu

I haven't found this to be the case... All it...

I haven't found this to be the case... All it does is pre-activate the brake lever by something like 5-10mm at the lowest part of the lever. When on the hoods, I personally tend to push the upper...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-18, 02:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By Jofu

Frankly the issue to me was more about water...

Frankly the issue to me was more about water management than gearing. That said, I would have been happy to have a 34-32 gear when I did it, but the rental had 34-28 as lowest gear ratio.

Geoff
07-17-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,350
Posted By Jofu

Yeah not sure what's with the guys in Brazil... ...

Yeah not sure what's with the guys in Brazil... There's this one who follows me, and keeps re-following me. It's as if he hopes I'll take the bait and decide to follow him. No surprise, he has...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,286
Posted By Jofu

I recently bought a new bike with 52/36T 11-30t,...

I recently bought a new bike with 52/36T 11-30t, whereas my other commuter/climber has been 50/34T 11-32t. I switched to 52/36 for the same reason as you, to get a bit more gears on fast descents. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Jofu

Good idea! I should do that on my new bike, the...

Good idea! I should do that on my new bike, the smell would match its color :D
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Jofu

I've been known to power wash my carbon bike in...

I've been known to power wash my carbon bike in the past, although now I'd just use the "shower" setting on my hose to avoid water unnecessarily getting inside the frame. Carbon isn't fragile or...
07-09-18, 12:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,412
Posted By Jofu

You just need to pull back the rubber portion...

You just need to pull back the rubber portion from the hood, and for Shimano shifters you'll see a 2mm allen screw at the top which you can "screw in" and in the process will push the brake levers...
07-07-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,412
Posted By Jofu

I embarrassingly didnít know until a week ago...

I embarrassingly didnít know until a week ago that you can adjust the reach of your brakes on the shifter for Shimano and SRAM shifters.

Thatís cool, because my hands arenít very big and itís...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,355
Posted By Jofu

I got eTap WiFli just a week ago, and I'm glad to...

I got eTap WiFli just a week ago, and I'm glad to say no issue so far (crossing fingers :))

:beer:
Geoff
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,464
Posted By Jofu

Front for me, complements the bike well :) ...

Front for me, complements the bike well :)

Geoff
07-01-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By Jofu

The only reason I’d think one would favor up is...

The only reason I’d think one would favor up is to require only a bit less reach of the hand to grab the bottle. But on some small frames, bottles like Camelbak big chill may not fit if the cage...
06-28-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,311
Posted By Jofu

Yeah that was my own understanding as well,...

Yeah that was my own understanding as well, contrasting to somebody who may be more into mountain-biking for example. Nothing good or bad about it besides that fact :)

Geoff
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jofu

LOL... Tough crowd :D I personally like it a...

LOL... Tough crowd :D I personally like it a lot, as I do Mt Hamilton, Mt Tam and many other local climbs! I usually do Mt Hamilton due to proximity, but I wouldn't complain if I was "stuck" with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-18, 11:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jofu

No opinion on those 2 wheelsets, but: ...

No opinion on those 2 wheelsets, but:



Then just pass the guy ;)

Geoff
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-18, 12:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,201
Posted By Jofu

Funny you mentioned crit bikes, I just bought and...

Funny you mentioned crit bikes, I just bought and built an Allez Sprint! I better get used to toe overlap in a hurry haha.

Sadly for my S-Works 7 shoes, mine were somehow scratched so it wonít...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,201
Posted By Jofu

Ok those shoe pictures make me feel better about...

Ok those shoe pictures make me feel better about mines, which are still mostly white :D

:beer:
Geoff
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-18, 11:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,201
Posted By Jofu

Toe overlap

A few years ago, I read about toe overlap, and wondered why anyone would buy a bike with this ďfeatureĒ, thinking it was pretty dangerous and all...

Well, fast forward to recently, and I found out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Jofu

I was riding in Tokyo on week days, but did Mt...

I was riding in Tokyo on week days, but did Mt Fuji on a Sunday. Traffic was pretty light once we got on route 180.

Thanks for the tips about riding around Tokyo! I will be going back again,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Jofu

Good question about the derailleur and chain! ...

Good question about the derailleur and chain! The following YouTube video shows more than I could explain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mD1xyauX4U

The derailleur is unfortunately not actively...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Jofu

Interesting... Were they stopping all traffic,...

Interesting... Were they stopping all traffic, or just rental cars? They were not checking when I went there myself, so maybe we just got lucky! Also, stupid move on my part, but our rental wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Jofu

Oh, and when climbing Haleakala, I recommend...

Oh, and when climbing Haleakala, I recommend starting at Paia (Pa'i'a), by the beach, at the corner of Hana Highway (route 36) and Baldwin Avenue. Did way, you literally start from zero elevation...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Jofu

Thanks guys! I just posted 10...

Thanks guys!



I just posted 10 pictures, check them out :)

Yeah I remember, you ended up making it to the top of Mauna Kea yeah? Still jealous haha.

Haleakala is definitely easier than...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Jofu

Around the beginning of route 180 ...

Around the beginning of route 180
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/fuji1_1d6a681ee71578fa61221bbc191fd8b7d2ffe1c8.jpg

Going through the clouds on route 180:...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 05:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Jofu

If you're interested, I also wrote a report on my...

If you're interested, I also wrote a report on my climb up Mauna Kea last year: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1105401-long-report-my-climb-up-mauna-kea-big-island-hawaii.html
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Jofu

My climb up Mt Fuji

I recently noticed I couldn't find any report on this site about riding Mt Fuji. So hopefully the following will be helpful to some people.

I recently was on a business trip to Tokyo, which...
02-19-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,344
Posted By Jofu

Hello Silver, Just a thought, but is this a...

Hello Silver,

Just a thought, but is this a new model (2018) Diverge, or a "new" 2016-or-older model Diverge? Up to 42c tires is for the former. My 2016 for example barely takes a 33c.

Geoff
12-20-17, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Jofu

Some models show up as early as 6 months ahead,...

Some models show up as early as 6 months ahead, so for example 2018 models being available in July 2017.

:beer:
Geoff
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-17, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By Jofu

Hello Voyager, Actually retailers can no...

Hello Voyager,

Actually retailers can no longer sell affected units on the floor, so youíll have no choice but to wait even if youíre still interested in buying one...

Replacement forks are...
12-15-17, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
Posted By Jofu

At this point I’d recommend calling Specialized...

At this point I’d recommend calling Specialized customer service, they’ll be able to confirm the model year based on your bike’s serial number, and they should be able to explain any discrepancy...
12-14-17, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,014
Posted By Jofu

Bought my son an Allez Elite at the end of...

Bought my son an Allez Elite at the end of August. Itís currently decorating the garage (damn, son!!!) so no great loss right now :cry:

Geoff
12-03-17, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
Posted By Jofu

Hello Bolda, Could you confirm the color...

Hello Bolda,

Could you confirm the color scheme of your bike? This 2016 model is Fact 10r:

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/crux-elite-x1/p/106246

While this 2018 model is Fact 11r:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-17, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By Jofu

Hello there! I recently bought the same...

Hello there!

I recently bought the same jacket (in ugly pumpkin orange!), which I love already by the way. Mine is a large, and it's generally pretty fit but of course not as much as a typical...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 185,763
Posted By Jofu

Oh yeah, "The end of crappy road" :) I'm still...

Oh yeah, "The end of crappy road" :) I'm still hoping they'll repave that whole back road! So far (as you probably know already), they've only resurfaced part of it close to the bridge, and only...
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