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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 729
Posted By blakcloud

May I suggest you start at post #8 and go to...

May I suggest you start at post #8 and go to about post #21 and see if you change your mind. Normally I don't like to respond to anyone except the OP but here you are making accusations that are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,980
Posted By blakcloud

Ok it's Friday night at least here in the Easter...

Ok it's Friday night at least here in the Easter Time Zone I need to know did it get fixed?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 729
Posted By blakcloud

I am in the camp of endurance bike that can...

I am in the camp of endurance bike that can handle wider tires. The Trek AL5 can handle tires up to 35 mm which is not too shabby. Two sets of wheels when you can afford it would work out well.
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05-13-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By blakcloud

Rivendell has been building step through frames...

Rivendell has been building step through frames and marketing them to anyone who wants that style of bike. Typically it is hard to find a step through or mixte to fit someone who is 6 feet tall but...
05-13-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By blakcloud

The Domane without a doubt. It will be the most...

The Domane without a doubt. It will be the most comfortable for those long hauls. It can handle larger volume tires for that extra comfort. Plus the ISO speed will help with the road chatter.

The...
05-11-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 696
Posted By blakcloud

My current but not used anymore 2 bolt shimano...

My current but not used anymore 2 bolt shimano shoes weigh in at 1092 grams for the pair. Too heavy for my liking but at least they taught me that I don't like heavy shoes.
05-11-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 28,882
Posted By blakcloud

These are what I call our picnic bikes and they...

These are what I call our picnic bikes and they handle gravel with aplomb. Rivendell has been making this style of bike for years long before "gravel" became a thing. Pictured with Grand Bois Hetres...
05-10-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 696
Posted By blakcloud

Look at the pattern here. The OP criticizes every...

Look at the pattern here. The OP criticizes every comment that doesn't support his original post. In your case he makes up data to "prove" his point. He started the same thread on Gravel Forum and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By blakcloud

I was watching Shane Miller aka GPLama on his...

I was watching Shane Miller aka GPLama on his review of the Cervelo Aspero and he talked about not having the extra mounts on a bike and said he really didn't miss them. He mentioned that the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,029
Posted By blakcloud

Good thread terrymorse. I had a nice chuckle this...

Good thread terrymorse. I had a nice chuckle this morning.

I do remember seeing an article on closer to real life mannequins. Here is an example of Dad Bods.

...
05-09-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,533
Posted By blakcloud

Tomorrow I am going on my maiden voyage on Rene...

Tomorrow I am going on my maiden voyage on Rene Herse Bon Jon Pas which measure out to 37 on my rims. These ones are the endurance casing.

I have done this route with the 650 x 42 Rene Herse tires...
05-09-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 696
Posted By blakcloud

Very timely topic for me as I was researching...

Very timely topic for me as I was researching shoes this afternoon. I think I have settled on S-Works Recon because they are stuff and light, plus I own the S-Works 7 road shoes and I like them. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,980
Posted By blakcloud

Have you looked at this website...

Have you looked at this website https://bettershifting.com/? The owner of that site often comes on here and he is wealth of information.

Specifically have a look at this page....
05-08-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By blakcloud

No it's not normal. It could be serious or it...

No it's not normal. It could be serious or it could just be the clear coat lifting. Take it back to the shop let them assess it and go from there. Good luck.
05-08-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,008
Posted By blakcloud

Though it doesn't exist anymore, there was a...

Though it doesn't exist anymore, there was a mountain bike shop here in Toronto called Cycle Logic.
05-08-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By blakcloud

Lets assume that the Tiagra STI R7000 is actually...

Lets assume that the Tiagra STI R7000 is actually a Tiagra 4700 rear derailleur. This is a ten speed model and cannot handle the 40 tooth cassette that you are proposing unless you purchase the Wolf...
05-05-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 855
Posted By blakcloud

For another pricey option there is White...

For another pricey option there is White Industries in 121. Less than the SKF but more than the Shimano or Tange.
05-04-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By blakcloud

https://forums.thepaceline.net/

https://forums.thepaceline.net/
05-03-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By blakcloud

The 1UP is one of the top racks to purchase and I...

The 1UP is one of the top racks to purchase and I would have gotten one myself but the pandemic made them in short supply. The second rack on my list was the Kuat NV 2 but Kuat did not recommend it...
05-03-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By blakcloud

Possible 2022 Trek Checkpoint

https://road.cc/content/feature/bike-bedtime-take-look-trek-checkpoint-sl-7-282975 posted on May 2, 2021.

This article is sparse on details but says that the bike has ISO speed up front which is...
05-01-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By blakcloud

Have a look at Surly Straggler or Midnight...

Have a look at Surly Straggler or Midnight Special. These are stout steel bikes that would handle everything you are talking about. Also look at the the sister brand of Surly All City bikes, they...
05-01-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By blakcloud

If your bike can only fit 650 x 40 the 700 x35...

If your bike can only fit 650 x 40 the 700 x35 will probably not fit.

My custom bike was designed for 650 x 42mm, the 700 x 28 mm tires I have fit. My wheels with 700 x 35 do not fit. They rub the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By blakcloud

The frames are different, look at the seat...

The frames are different, look at the seat stay/seat tube juncture. This difference though may only be cosmetic and each frame might have the same angles and tube lengths. You really can't tell from...
04-28-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By blakcloud

I just received the same message and my expiry...

I just received the same message and my expiry date is December 24, 2021. When I clicked on the link to Internet Brands it took me nowhere, so the link didn't work. Wasn't sure if it was a mistake or...
04-27-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By blakcloud

If a long warranty is important to you then you...

If a long warranty is important to you then you picked the right brand.

Base on looks alone I would buy one, they look that good. Orbea make great bikes and I am sure you will be a happy owner.
...
04-27-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By blakcloud

The photo just reaffirms my thoughts on this...

The photo just reaffirms my thoughts on this bike. As beautiful as it is, the spacers under the stem alone tells me that this isn't the correct size. The length of the seat post also is a good...
04-27-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By blakcloud

The bike frame is too small. Just because...

The bike frame is too small.

Just because someone can straddle a bike and pedal it, doesn't mean it fits.

They make different sizes for a reason. If she was going to use Albatross bars as...
04-25-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By blakcloud

I am questioning your top tube length and stem...

I am questioning your top tube length and stem length for your height. From the numbers you gave, you have extra long legs for your height and that would mean a short torso. Basically for your height...
04-24-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,115
Posted By blakcloud

I do see the irony of what you are saying and I...

I do see the irony of what you are saying and I laughed when I read it. It is odd. Yet, I am only the messenger not the creator. of what Schwalbe does or doesn't do.
04-24-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,115
Posted By blakcloud

Look up Schwalbe tires, they use that...

Look up Schwalbe tires, they use that nomenclature for their European tires and tubes.
04-24-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,115
Posted By blakcloud

If I had to choose only one bike, no doubt it...

If I had to choose only one bike, no doubt it would be my Trek Domane SL7. The bike is more than comfortable with the ISO speed, endurance fit and can take larger tires if need be.

To the OP, your...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,657
Posted By blakcloud

If I had the money, Brad Bingham...

If I had the money, Brad Bingham (https://binghambuiltbikes.com/) would be building my next bike. His welds are the nicest I have seen. I also heard his wait times are less than Firefly so that might...
04-20-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By blakcloud

Except your arms are within the normal range of...

Except your arms are within the normal range of your height. I am still not convinced that this is the size of bike I would choose for you. Your original question was "would there be enough seat...
04-20-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By blakcloud

All the information you could possibly want is on...

All the information you could possibly want is on their website.

https://radpowerbikes.ca/products/radmission-electric-metro-bike

Look at the chart near the bottom of the page. You are on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By blakcloud

Hoop Driver here in Toronto expects the TSR's to...

Hoop Driver here in Toronto expects the TSR's to arrive spring or early summer. Hoopdriver Bicycles ? Distinctive Urban and Touring Bicycles (http://www.hoopdriver.ca/)

Don't know if that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By blakcloud

I have never looked at that way but it makes...

I have never looked at that way but it makes perfect sense, thanks for pointing that out. I don't know how well the Pro Elite clamping system works on D shaped posts like the OP has, do you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By blakcloud

For the bike you have now, the Sprint is a great...

For the bike you have now, the Sprint is a great choice. Park Tool also make a version. The other option though ends up costing more is to by a traditional stand and the purchase the Hirobel...
04-18-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,106
Posted By blakcloud

When I test drove my Domane, for some unknown...

When I test drove my Domane, for some unknown reason the tires were pumped up to what I can only assume was maximum pressure. The bike felt terrible and riding a few blocks, I lowered the pressure....
04-16-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By blakcloud

Not exactly what you want but have a look at the...

Not exactly what you want but have a look at the Discord Chromo Peeper stem (https://analogcycles.com/product/discord-chromo-peeper-coming-soon/) . The offset is 30mm but in a 31.8 handlebar clamp....
04-14-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By blakcloud

There are two routes you can go with this. The...

There are two routes you can go with this. The first is to use an swivel extender. Like this one (https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=Swivel+Hitch&furl=-vw-1-pg-Hitch_Adapters).

The other way is...
04-13-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By blakcloud

The tires are Rene Herse Chinook Pass Extra...

The tires are Rene Herse Chinook Pass Extra lights. Supple tire running with tubes.
04-12-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By blakcloud

I use the Bontrager Aeouls RSLV 37 with 25mm...

I use the Bontrager Aeouls RSLV 37 with 25mm inner width with 28 mm without any problems or drawbacks. The tires do plump out to 30 mm on these rims.

I could have gone with the narrower version of...
04-11-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,521
Posted By blakcloud

The concept is brilliant, the execution is...

The concept is brilliant, the execution is seamless, the cost prohibitive for most. I spend a lot of money on bikes but that is two grand I just cannot justify. I still hope they can make a go of it....
04-07-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By blakcloud

Thanks for this info, Marinoni helped other...

Thanks for this info, Marinoni helped other companies also. To my knowledge Marinoni never built aluminum bikes, steel of course and there foray into open mold carbon is as far as they got. So it is...
04-07-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By blakcloud

I just emailed them to let them know their site...

I just emailed them to let them know their site is down. They do have a FB page if anyone wants to contact them that way.
04-02-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By blakcloud

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-velo-de-montagne/ville-de-...

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-velo-de-montagne/ville-de-montreal/velo-de-montagne-mbt-vintage-gianella-large-marinoni/1557350313 disregard the Marinoni part because it has nothing to do with that iconic...
03-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,312
Posted By blakcloud

My Lezyne heats up and when I get to about 75% I...

My Lezyne heats up and when I get to about 75% I stop and let the pump cool down. Two reasons for this, I don't want to wreck the pump and second I need a rest. If you are replacing your tube at the...
03-29-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By blakcloud

I use 11 speed chainrings with a 9 speed chain...

I use 11 speed chainrings with a 9 speed chain for the last few years with absolutely no problems. Not Dura Ace mind you but FSA rings on a Sugino and SRAM crank arms. Now I am back to the 9 speed...
03-28-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By blakcloud

When I look at that bike's geometry it shows a...

When I look at that bike's geometry it shows a pretty high bottom bracket at 11.1 inches. This of course changes with different tires. Also don't confuse bottom bracket height with bottom bracket...
03-24-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By blakcloud

Yes.

Yes.
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