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Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,581
Posted By OnyxTiger

I had 2 Fujis, now down to 1. The Sportif treated...

I had 2 Fujis, now down to 1. The Sportif treated me right, used her primarily as my commuter. Tried her on some gravel, but wasn't too pleased with the harshness of the alloy frame, even with 35s on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,322
Posted By OnyxTiger

If I'm making a quick stop say at a gas station...

If I'm making a quick stop say at a gas station or convenience store where I just need to run in for a quick snack, and especially if I feel sketchy about the area, another way of preventing theft is...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,643
Posted By OnyxTiger

I just recently purchased a B17 Imperial for my...

I just recently purchased a B17 Imperial for my commuter, and after ~200 miles, I'm really starting to take it in stride. I even rode today without chamois shorts and it felt comfortable even still....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-17, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By OnyxTiger

That could well be true. I had a pair of Ultra...

That could well be true. I had a pair of Ultra bibs from a few years back that I really enjoyed. The latest rendition is just a lesser class. Chamois wasn't as nice, and fit was different.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,476
Posted By OnyxTiger

I do have Gatorskins on my roadie trainer,...

I do have Gatorskins on my roadie trainer, 700x25c, and they're no harsher than my GP4KIIs that I used prior to that. I didn't care much for the gashes and punctures that GP4KIIs gave me over only...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,476
Posted By OnyxTiger

So, I ended up going with the newest iteration of...

So, I ended up going with the newest iteration of Schwalbe's Marathon Supreme (HS469)... they turned out to weigh about 300 grams lighter than the earlier version due to a slightly thinner sidewall,...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By OnyxTiger

I've got the Tiagra 10speed 4600 (shifters/f/r...

I've got the Tiagra 10speed 4600 (shifters/f/r ders, and Promax Render R disc brakes) that I'm not using anymore (upgraded to 5700 105 and BB7 brakes)... wouldn't mind getting those off my hands. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,476
Posted By OnyxTiger

CX/Endurance Bike for Commuting... Best 35c/38c tires?

Hey guys,

Planning on upping the width on my tires, currently running 700 x 32c Kenda Kommando knobbies on it... a noticeably more plush ride than the former 25c Gators, so now has me thinking...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By OnyxTiger

Support the cause: ...

Support the cause:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tailfin/tailfin-ultra-light-carbon-bike-rack-and-panniers

Also... since I went from backpack to pannier, I wanted to be able to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,182
Posted By OnyxTiger

I currently have two bikes: '14 Fuji Sportif...

I currently have two bikes:

'14 Fuji Sportif 1.3: Upgraded to 105 FD/RD/Shifters for cleaner lines and shifting. Also toyed around with tires (looking up some Compass Bon Jon Pass 35c) for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,645
Posted By OnyxTiger

Carbon repair should do the job, although the SST...

Carbon repair should do the job, although the SST frame isn't a standard, round shape, so you'll really need to strategize your repair accordingly. The top tube and bottom tubes have rib technology,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By OnyxTiger

First, the basics: Have you checked to make...

First, the basics:

Have you checked to make sure your wheels are properly seated in the dropouts and sufficiently tightened with the QR skewers?

Have you verified trueness of the wheel? Spoke...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,087
Posted By OnyxTiger

If you have any sources that show how to do it...

If you have any sources that show how to do it that'd be great. I did some research on how to implement live segments but couldn't find it. I can "star" segments and send that to sync with Garmin...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,506
Posted By OnyxTiger

At $1000 for a used, you're well out of the way...

At $1000 for a used, you're well out of the way of bikes to stay away from (ie Huffy, Kent, Grandmaster, Schwinn, etc.)

By asking for a decent bike... all totally depends on your riding needs and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-17, 04:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,087
Posted By OnyxTiger

I have a Garmin Fenix 3 and use a Wahoo Tickr...

I have a Garmin Fenix 3 and use a Wahoo Tickr HRM. It works flawlessly as a multi-sport watch with cycling-specific function.

In terms of placement, I purchased some pvc pipe insulation foam...
07-11-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,590
Posted By OnyxTiger

I have a 2014 Sportif 1.3 Disc... just recently...

I have a 2014 Sportif 1.3 Disc... just recently slapped some 32c knobbies and I'm convinced that I can easily go 35c knobs, and am now considering some Compass Barlow Pass 700 x 38c for them which...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By OnyxTiger

Go for the bike you really want. You only live...

Go for the bike you really want. You only live once compadre.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By OnyxTiger

I had a set of FR5s just last year before selling...

I had a set of FR5s just last year before selling them for an upgrade. Great set of alu wheels. Not sure with your budget if you could possibly make a wrong decision, barring the Mavics. Although,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,903
Posted By OnyxTiger

Was just searching for a CF frame roadie at Giant...

Was just searching for a CF frame roadie at Giant here in Scottsdale, AZ for my brother. They ran out of all the '17 Defy models, and he was willing to chop 20% off the floor model, noting that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By OnyxTiger

Something obviously must be done that satisfies a...

Something obviously must be done that satisfies a preservation of the relationship... but on both ends:

- The owner took your money, he must make sure you're satisfied. If you've been a great...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,903
Posted By OnyxTiger

What are we talking about when we're saying bikes...

What are we talking about when we're saying bikes will be cheaper? 10%? 20% average?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By OnyxTiger

They're good tires for a desert commuter like...

They're good tires for a desert commuter like myself, although I recently switched to a more night-friendly set (Lit 360). Good rolling resistance (actually better than the current set), and wears...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-17, 01:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,381
Posted By OnyxTiger

Always thought that Canyon Aeroad was one sexy...

Always thought that Canyon Aeroad was one sexy muffin
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,137
Posted By OnyxTiger

I crashed my road bike hitting a hot corner...

I crashed my road bike hitting a hot corner ~28mph last year: locked up the brakes at the apex and skidded into a median and ended up flying/sliding across a good 25 feet from point of impact to the...
04-10-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,377
Posted By OnyxTiger

To echo the sentiments of most here... you suffer...

To echo the sentiments of most here... you suffer this dilemma simply because you refuse to embrace the beauty of n+1. Although, a carbon beach cruiser on carbon 72-spoke wheels could be a stretch.
04-10-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By OnyxTiger

I bought a pair of FR5s used on Craigslist off of...

I bought a pair of FR5s used on Craigslist off of someone who had them about 3 years prior. I only put about 500 miles on them, but really appreciated their smoothness and agility. Really nimble...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By OnyxTiger

From someone who had Tiagra 4700 (shifters,...

From someone who had Tiagra 4700 (shifters, FD/RD), I'm not much of a fan. The shifting was hard to get dialed in, and eventually would ghost shift and have delayed shifting every ~100 miles in. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By OnyxTiger

Yeah. Such a quotable it's almost cliche now. ...

Yeah. Such a quotable it's almost cliche now.

Gonna make sure when I pass by someone riding a new Roubaix to be courteous and compliment them.

Something along the lines of saying, "nice purse"...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By OnyxTiger

It's not a purse, it's a man-satchel.

It's not a purse, it's a man-satchel.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,509
Posted By OnyxTiger

As millennials like to say: "Dem wheels tho"...

As millennials like to say:

"Dem wheels tho"

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,022
Posted By OnyxTiger

Yep. For me at least, I realized that -...

Yep.

For me at least, I realized that - barring a large accident of some nature - I'll be a lifer cycling.

Also, with my brief cycling tenure, I've realized after a number of "upgrades" that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,022
Posted By OnyxTiger

Here's mine I've been using mostly for commuting,...

Here's mine I've been using mostly for commuting, but will be using for rando/LD work some time later this Fall
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-17, 11:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,235
Posted By OnyxTiger

One of the steeds used to be a 53/39 with...

One of the steeds used to be a 53/39 with 11/25... hated doing any sort of hills above 2%. An 11/28 changed that, and it's all I need for most applications in the Phoenix, AZ metro area. Would...
03-27-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By OnyxTiger

Here's a vote for the Fuji SST. Simply because I...

Here's a vote for the Fuji SST. Simply because I have one. And it ticks those boxes. BB86, Flat top tube, 25mm friendly (just make sure you have brake arms that clear), internal routing, direct...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,350
Posted By OnyxTiger

1. What are your favorite aspects of commuting by...

1. What are your favorite aspects of commuting by bike?

Everything that compels any commuter to ride, mostly. Fresh air, exercise, enviro-friendly... commuting 24 miles round trip to university,...
02-25-17, 10:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,617
Posted By OnyxTiger

Just read this thread from start to finish as I'm...

Just read this thread from start to finish as I'm nursing a cold while my other two buddies are out on a ride I'm supposed to be on.

What a fun read!

Being a clyde, I found it encouraging to...
02-22-17, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By OnyxTiger

Does the same thing happen when you're spinning...

Does the same thing happen when you're spinning it on the stand? Could be easier to diagnose where exactly the sound is coming from if your ear and eyes are at a better vantage point instead of from...
02-07-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,963
Posted By OnyxTiger

Have you checked your bike fit? You may possibly...

Have you checked your bike fit? You may possibly be putting undue strain on your calves if the bottom of the pedal stroke is just a bit too low. If not, I'd probably play with lowering the saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-17, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By OnyxTiger

Oh Boy Oh Boy!! Graphene Bikes!?!?

Okay. Not that I'm anything close to a fast rider. (More like a fast rider... minus the s).

But this new segment from GCN is really intriguing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaKl3OymFy4
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-17, 02:47 PM
Forum: Commuting
01-18-17, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,642
Posted By OnyxTiger

With the kind of riding you're doing, as with all...

With the kind of riding you're doing, as with all situations, it's going to come down to which one speaks to you most.

I had a Cannondale Quick CX 4 and loved it... for the 6 months I had it. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By OnyxTiger

Intriguing. I can see something like this...

Intriguing. I can see something like this catching on for a niche market. With technology getting smarter and smaller, the size of the hardware in comparison to its capabilities can only get...
01-10-17, 12:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,744
Posted By OnyxTiger

3,005 Miles. Pretty much stopped riding since...

3,005 Miles. Pretty much stopped riding since October.

Oddly enough, I kept the same diet I had when riding (which was horrible but I rode enough to lose 30 pounds last year). Ended up gaining...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-17, 01:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,581
Posted By OnyxTiger

These statistics are significant. Though a...

These statistics are significant. Though a deeper study of conditions and gearing should give a better picture.

For example:

Me: Babe, you see that cyclist over there?
Wife: Where?
Me:...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 11:29 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,257
Posted By OnyxTiger

Touche. Similarly, if I was in the shoes...

Touche.

Similarly, if I was in the shoes of these guys, the GT Grade would be a model I'd copy too... it won bike of the year and is known as one of the best all-around bikes out still.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,155
Posted By OnyxTiger

Well... my sister bought me a trail bell :foo: ...

Well... my sister bought me a trail bell :foo:

Obviously I need more miles before they learn.
12-27-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,684
Posted By OnyxTiger

I got a healthy amount of gift cards :)

I got a healthy amount of gift cards :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,756
Posted By OnyxTiger

Forgot where I saw it, but a couple years ago I...

Forgot where I saw it, but a couple years ago I remember watching a special on counterfeit goods. There was a particular woman - bombastic, jewels galore, the mid-40s type woman you see draped as a...
12-14-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,514
Posted By OnyxTiger

Ewww... Promax Render Rs... how do you live with...

Ewww... Promax Render Rs... how do you live with that crap??


(Got them on my Fuji, yuck)
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