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11-26-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By Motolegs

Was your original Oval/ 105 stuff worn out when...

Was your original Oval/ 105 stuff worn out when you decided to upgrade? Did you notice much difference afterwards in shifting, drivetrain noise, ect? Did you hang on to the original Oval wheels?
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11-25-17, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By Motolegs

IMO, Kestrel offers real bang for the buck. I...

IMO, Kestrel offers real bang for the buck. I bought a 2016 RT1000 with 105 (crank FSA) for just over $1500 including shipping from Nashbar. Pleased with it.

You are going from a Trek all rounder...
11-21-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By Motolegs

Flashy isn't it? But I don't need anything....

Flashy isn't it? But I don't need anything. Really, really don't.
11-21-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,491
Posted By Motolegs

Bought a carbon bike from Nashbar around October...

Bought a carbon bike from Nashbar around October 1st of this year. Wasn't their home brand but a Kestrel 1000RT. It's got 105 components with Oval crank (I think rebranded FSA) Tektro brakes, and...
11-08-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Motolegs

Yes, I'll have to take it out again this weekend...

Yes, I'll have to take it out again this weekend which calls for cool and dry conditions. For the brutally cold weather this bike stays home.
11-08-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Motolegs

:o After answering your post above went...

:o


After answering your post above went straight to the bike and "nicked" the entire shifter while pushing the downshift paddle. What do you know, looks like you nailed it, gloves and all. My...
11-08-17, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Motolegs

For sure I was pushing just the lever to shift to...

For sure I was pushing just the lever to shift to the small chain ring. In fact it swung about twice as far as it goes when it shifts properly, with no resistance at all.
11-07-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,466
Posted By Motolegs

It's not so much hating the bike itself, but what...

It's not so much hating the bike itself, but what it represents. The at times unreal cold... ice- wind- snow that has to be endured while riding it.

But! Once I get out on it there are times it's...
11-07-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Motolegs

That's good food for thought. In fact I'll forget...

That's good food for thought. In fact I'll forget about the WD-40. Hadn't considered giving things time to break in.. at any rate it's not a problem that keeps me from riding the bike, I'll just...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By Motolegs

I'd ship it back to the company, they'd fix it up...

I'd ship it back to the company, they'd fix it up right. In the meantime depending on finances borrow one, buy a cheapo at a discount/ thrift store, or best yet buy another good quality pack. Never...
11-06-17, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Motolegs

Thanks guys, I suspected the cold weather might...

Thanks guys, I suspected the cold weather might have played a role. The whole setup has about a hundred miles on it from new. Tried shifting it indoors several times last night and it was fine. I'll...
11-05-17, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Motolegs

Newer Shimano 105 (11 sp) shift issue

While out riding today went to shift the front chainring from large to small- and it wouldn't. The shift paddle just swung freely with no resistance. Was able to duplicate the phenomenon about three...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-17, 05:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,527
Posted By Motolegs

Own it. Be proud of what you are doing. Find a...

Own it. Be proud of what you are doing. Find a way to eliminate smelling like a chest beating gorilla.
11-05-17, 05:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,775
Posted By Motolegs

Can really relate to this post. Recently bought a...

Can really relate to this post. Recently bought a sub 17 lb carbon bike- first time riding one. Put it together myself out of the box. Didn't use assembly paste on the seatpost and it creaked like...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,918
Posted By Motolegs

Apply some carbon assembly paste to the seatpost...

Apply some carbon assembly paste to the seatpost esp around the area where it is clamped. Use a torque wrench.
Forum: Commuting
10-24-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,972
Posted By Motolegs

I enjoy the early morning dark ride to work....

I enjoy the early morning dark ride to work. Strange how shadows in streetlights sometimes look like something they aren't. And I like observing homes with their curtains open, TV's on... I imagine...
10-24-17, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By Motolegs

Update: after dropping wheel off @ LBS got a call...

Update: after dropping wheel off @ LBS got a call later on that they had finished working on it. The spokes were not under enough tension.
10-21-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By Motolegs

Interesting, insightful post. This is my first...

Interesting, insightful post. This is my first lightweight, racy bicycle. There has been a learning curve. Spokes are something that I never gave much thought to up until now. Looking over my other...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,822
Posted By Motolegs

I have Tourney on a low end road bike purchased...

I have Tourney on a low end road bike purchased from Bikes Direct. Getting ready to turn 4000 miles and it's still chugging away.

I don't think upgrading your shifting gear would make you faster.....
10-21-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By Motolegs

I think you are right. Took the bike out today...

I think you are right. Took the bike out today after oiling spokes where they cross each other and the pinging is still there. Will take it to LBS. Thanks to all who replied.
10-20-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By Motolegs

A couple more variables I should have mentioned....

A couple more variables I should have mentioned. This is a performance oriented bike with aero (bladed?) spokes, 20 on the front, 24 on the rear. They only cross on the drive side rear. I weigh 183...
10-19-17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By Motolegs

Pinging spokes

Recently got a bike in a box. Got it all put together and most of the gremlins sorted out (really an amateur, so some things I had to do twice) have noticed a faint pinging that I believe is coming...
10-14-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,392
Posted By Motolegs

You can find cheap pumps @ Wal Mart that fill...

You can find cheap pumps @ Wal Mart that fill both schrader and presta type valves. When presta were new to me I didn't like them either- now I prefer them to schrader.
10-10-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,410
Posted By Motolegs

Frame and post are carbon :)

Frame and post are carbon :)
10-10-17, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,410
Posted By Motolegs

Carbon assembly paste- what does it do?

Curious about the stuff. Owners manual says to always use it when installing seat post, but doesn't say why. Had to order a packet of it as none was included with the bike.
10-09-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,454
Posted By Motolegs

Right. Attracts dogs like nothing else.

Right. Attracts dogs like nothing else.
10-08-17, 05:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,454
Posted By Motolegs

Making sure I have pepper spray on rides is much...

Making sure I have pepper spray on rides is much the same as putting seat belts on in the car. It is a (sadly) necessary safety measure in an unpredictable world (and has actually saved my bacon on...
10-03-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By Motolegs

Amen bud, will take your advice and ride more,...

Amen bud, will take your advice and ride more, worry less.
10-02-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By Motolegs

Canyon i lock headset

I know Canyons aren't (or maybe are now) sold here- but my new Kestrel shares the same headset called the i lock. A google search turned up troubles from English consumers from quickly loosening...
10-02-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By Motolegs

It threw me because I'd never seen one, and there...

It threw me because I'd never seen one, and there weren't instructions, just the tiny 2mm wrench and a pictogram of how to adjust it. Weird but it works.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,203
Posted By Motolegs

Despite having taken my new Kestrel carbon only...

Despite having taken my new Kestrel carbon only for short adjustment rides today I can say that carbon (first time rider) has a remarkable ride quality. The OP will be getting a smoother ride for...
09-30-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By Motolegs

Almost done. It's shifting well, after a lot of...

Almost done. It's shifting well, after a lot of fooling around and ultimately a trip to the friendly LBS. One more inquiry- there is what looks like an oversize spacer stacked below the actual ...
09-30-17, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By Motolegs

Finally got it by taking a small stiff wired...

Finally got it by taking a small stiff wired hook, and grabbing onto it just as it passed by the hole. A little upward force and it popped right out. Now it wont go through the tiny hole below the...
09-30-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By Motolegs

No go on the magnet trick, I seemed to "lose" the...

No go on the magnet trick, I seemed to "lose" the thing whenever I got down lower on the tube, perhaps because the carbon gets thicker?

I'd rather mount a hard to seat tire with broken thumbs...
09-30-17, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By Motolegs

It ought to be. :twitchy: Had to just walk away...

It ought to be. :twitchy: Had to just walk away from the thing to reset, get a new perspective.
09-29-17, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By Motolegs

Excellent ideas, I'll give it more thought before...

Excellent ideas, I'll give it more thought before going at it again tomorrow- thanks. This is a new bike in a box, it's sort of disappointing the FD cable wasn't installed. The rear one was however...
09-29-17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By Motolegs

Frustration installing internally routed cables

Any experienced hands know of a trick? I just can't seem to get the front derailleur cable to drop through the tiny hole @ the bottom of the down tube. Any sanity savers?
09-23-17, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,034
Posted By Motolegs

I could really use an 11/32 cassette as well. I...

I could really use an 11/32 cassette as well. I do like the 50 tooth chainring, it should prove really useful. I dig your thoughts about Trek, and their customer support. I have been there with the...
09-23-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,034
Posted By Motolegs

Might want to check this one out OP. It seems to...

Might want to check this one out OP. It seems to check all the boxes. I have no personal experience with it as of yet, but soon will. Am in the sweat stage of waiting for it to arrive!

Kestrel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,742
Posted By Motolegs

GP4000 "hype" is warranted. Really nice tires,...

GP4000 "hype" is warranted. Really nice tires, outstanding grip and low rolling resistance. Picked up a flat from a thorn, but that's par for the course where I live.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Motolegs

I like the 50 tooth chainring, I'm not a...

I like the 50 tooth chainring, I'm not a particularly strong rider. Have bought a Fuji hybrid for my Father, and was really impressed by the quality.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Motolegs

Any thoughts, experience on Kestrel road bikes?

Am itching to buy this bike.

Kestrel RT-1000 105 Road Bike-2016 (http://www.nashbar.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10053_10052_7000000000000010542_-1___204687)

The price is right, it's...
09-14-17, 06:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,810
Posted By Motolegs

Good thoughts there. Had a fellow cyclist stop...

Good thoughts there. Had a fellow cyclist stop for me this year while I was sitting on a guardrail, bonked out. She gave me some Gatorade, and encouraging words. She finally asked if I was good to...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By Motolegs

Have a look at a Kool Stop tire jack. Some of my...

Have a look at a Kool Stop tire jack. Some of my road tire/ wheel combo's are really tough to mount. I cut the handle of the tire jack down to make it easier to take along on rides.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,541
Posted By Motolegs

OP, did you choose a pack? Don't leave us hanging...

OP, did you choose a pack? Don't leave us hanging here, lol
09-03-17, 05:53 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,213
Posted By Motolegs

Two bike stores in my area, both carry major...

Two bike stores in my area, both carry major brands. One is a mixed bag. The owner and his family as well as their regular mechanics are top notch and will go above and beyond to make sure you are...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-17, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,541
Posted By Motolegs

OP, a couple general comments on the Escapist you...

OP, a couple general comments on the Escapist you may find useful. It is indeed conforming, in fact when chest and waist straps are engaged it feels like hug. If you aren't using the bag to it's full...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,541
Posted By Motolegs

The Escapist has five sections of ribbed foam...

The Escapist has five sections of ribbed foam separated by an inch or so, covered with mesh. Works better than plain packs, but still gets hot. The shoulder straps are vented similarly, and work very...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,541
Posted By Motolegs

Escapist 32 owner here. (blue) Nice pack, very...

Escapist 32 owner here. (blue) Nice pack, very roomy. The waist strap pouches are smallish, I use the right one for my keys, the other mainly stays empty. The shoulder strap pouch is a nice place for...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,881
Posted By Motolegs

It's alright. Learned about pancakes and bacon in...

It's alright. Learned about pancakes and bacon in a pouch. Not fond of Yowza and Wowza on the cover. People tend to cry while riding their bikes in the articles, that's sort of disconcerting. Lots of...
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