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Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26,525
Views: 16,290,542
Posted By str8jakett

Good gosh man. That's dreamy right there. I know...

Good gosh man. That's dreamy right there. I know people have different tastes and all but I'd be pretty dang ok with those four exact setups on my wall.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By str8jakett

Thank you for sharing your experience. Very...

Thank you for sharing your experience. Very helpful in pointing direction between the two choices. I've been leaning towards the Stealth.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By str8jakett

Not necessarily, although I think a lot of people...

Not necessarily, although I think a lot of people do use the ISM for road riding. It seems even the narrow width 120mm ISM still has a 55mm width front end. That's pretty dang wide between the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By str8jakett

Hah! I don't know really. I've just been reading...

Hah! I don't know really. I've just been reading a lot of reviews from Google searches. I think that's why it's so hard to drop $100 on a saddle just to see if it's a game changer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By str8jakett

The shorter nose is supposed to benefit an...

The shorter nose is supposed to benefit an aggressive position. So if you are in the drops a lot I suppose the lack of the saddle nose helps with pressure reduction. Between my two Propels I notice a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By str8jakett

Thanks for the tip. It's still a bit longer than...

Thanks for the tip. It's still a bit longer than what I'm hoping to try in the 250mm length range (Ajna is 270mm), but I see Bontrager has a saddle named the Aeolus that is 250mm long, so that might...
Forum: For Sale
08-17-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 1,355
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 304,716
Posted By str8jakett

Thanks for the offer but that is one I've tried...

Thanks for the offer but that is one I've tried before and didn't work for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By str8jakett

Short Saddles and Narrow Sit Bones

I've been getting the urge to try a short saddle such as the PRO Stealth or Specialized Power since I'm still not 100% happy with the Fizik Arione VS on one of the Propels. I've always stayed in the...
Forum: For Sale
08-13-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,355
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 304,716
Posted By str8jakett

PRO Griffin 132 carbon rails Some indoor...

PRO Griffin 132 carbon rails

Some indoor mileage for testing, but otherwise perfect condition. PM for more pictures. Would like to try something short-nosed, but need a cutout or relief. Open to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By str8jakett

No reason in particular, I just wish I still had...

No reason in particular, I just wish I still had it around. I've been watching out for a cheap frameset I can't refuse. A long ride or century on the TCR or Propel is just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By str8jakett

Do you have to sell the Defy or can you buy a TCR...

Do you have to sell the Defy or can you buy a TCR and keep the Defy too? I started with a Defy, bought a TCR, sold the Defy. Bottom line, I wish I'd kept the Defy AND the TCR.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,137
Posted By str8jakett

Totally on a whim, and a bit of cheapness, I...

Totally on a whim, and a bit of cheapness, I bought a canister of Hydrasurge Electrolytes off of Amazon. It had excellent reviews so I thought I would give it a shot. One version had all natural...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18,727
Views: 3,732,217
Posted By str8jakett

Pieced together a 11spd SRAM Rival 22/Force 22...

Pieced together a 11spd SRAM Rival 22/Force 22 upgrade from eBay, then went to the hospital for the wife to have a baby. It's like Christmas upon returning home!! Still waiting on the crankset.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 03:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,364
Posted By str8jakett

I also didn't choose matte on purpose but it was...

I also didn't choose matte on purpose but it was a replacement frame, and the only option offered from Giant at the time. Thinking about stripping it and trading for a TCR or Defy frame.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,172
Posted By str8jakett

Same here, and life goes on... Box...

Same here, and life goes on...



Box disappeared for paying members as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18,727
Views: 3,732,217
Posted By str8jakett

I'm not holding my breath. For them to just...

I'm not holding my breath. For them to just randomly give $25 without a minimal spend seemed unlikely. We'll see if the order ships.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 02:54 AM
Replies: 18,727
Views: 3,732,217
Posted By str8jakett

That was a nice surprise, at first I thought it...

That was a nice surprise, at first I thought it was a mistake. I ordered a Lezyne headlight and a water bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By str8jakett

Last year when I visited the North Carolina...

Last year when I visited the North Carolina coast, I just searched for rides in the area using ridewithgps.com and chose the route that contained the roads that were most popular among the searches....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By str8jakett

I've been riding the UNO for a year with two...

I've been riding the UNO for a year with two different shoes, a Northwave and a Louis Garneau and no issues hitting the pod.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,700
Posted By str8jakett

Definitely report back with the results. I'm...

Definitely report back with the results. I'm monitoring mine to see if they get any worse but I have not made an attempt to true them yet.

Some shots from yesterday....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By str8jakett

I can't help you out with value but the scheme...

I can't help you out with value but the scheme looks 2006ish.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,920
Posted By str8jakett

Garmin just replace my 520+ for a BT chip...

Garmin just replace my 520+ for a BT chip failure. I pre-ordered last year and it worked perfectly for the 10 months leading up to the failure where I would have to re-pair after every two or three...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,700
Posted By str8jakett

3100 miles and have developed a slight wobble on...

3100 miles and have developed a slight wobble on the rear wheel. Maybe a few millimeters out of true at one point, just enough to require a slight brake adjust. I've been pretty rough on them lately,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By str8jakett

If you can find a way to work in a test ride on...

If you can find a way to work in a test ride on the Giant, you should definitely make an attempt before coming to a conclusion.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-04-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,934
Posted By str8jakett

I know that bridge quite well! Thanks for...

I know that bridge quite well!

Thanks for the ride report and pictures. I've wanted to try out the Creeper Trail for years but didn't have a bike I wanted to ride on it until this year. I live on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,777
Posted By str8jakett

I have 38mm Superteam carbon and 58mm Zipp 404...

I have 38mm Superteam carbon and 58mm Zipp 404 Firecrest. I think either are fine for all around. I live in hilly to mountainous terrain and it's often more windy than not, usually 20 to 30mph gusts....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By str8jakett

Glad you enjoyed the bike! Looks like a little...

Glad you enjoyed the bike! Looks like a little climbing involved in your ride as well. I'm really impressed with mine as the mileage adds up. Enough to think about buying another complete or building...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 626,320
Posted By str8jakett

I don't think I ever noticed this before, but...

I don't think I ever noticed this before, but using a route on my 520+ today and took a course detour and the navigation attempted to route me back to the course, at first via U-turn, then by...
05-24-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 154,176
Posted By str8jakett

I still haven't done any real gravel roads yet...

I still haven't done any real gravel roads yet but here are a few more from the same rail trail. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,299
Posted By str8jakett

Wooden wheels are perfectly adequate, nobody...

Wooden wheels are perfectly adequate, nobody needs steel.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By str8jakett

Great to hear! Looking forward to ride reports...

Great to hear! Looking forward to ride reports and photos if you get a chance!
Forum: Southeast
05-22-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By str8jakett

Thanks for the report, I've been wanting to do it...

Thanks for the report, I've been wanting to do it as well. Just having a free block of time is my biggest hurdle.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By str8jakett

Did you get your Cube? Curious to hear some...

Did you get your Cube? Curious to hear some impressions once you get a chance.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18,727
Views: 3,732,217
Posted By str8jakett

Just picked up two more pair of The Black Bibs...

Just picked up two more pair of The Black Bibs when they got my size back in stock. I was pretty happy when I gave them a shot late last year and it's time to replace some older stuff anyway. Plus,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,700
Posted By str8jakett

Sometimes I wonder if they are mostly the same...

Sometimes I wonder if they are mostly the same seller. I did a lot of back and forth communication and asked many questions from the kingbike seller before buying and got a pretty helpful person, of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,700
Posted By str8jakett

Semantics. 100% would buy another set, as I've...

Semantics. 100% would buy another set, as I've had zero complaints.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,700
Posted By str8jakett

Ok, 2637.1 as of today. Still pretty happy.

Ok, 2637.1 as of today. Still pretty happy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,700
Posted By str8jakett

I've ridden them some so far this spring but not...

I've ridden them some so far this spring but not much over the winter months. I work from dark to dark during the short days and I'm not much on cold weather for night rides. So far so good though....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By str8jakett

Chinese Carbon. Not dead yet, so that's a good...

Chinese Carbon. Not dead yet, so that's a good sign.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By str8jakett

I use one, seems to work fine. ...

I use one, seems to work fine.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By str8jakett

I don't know how much it will help you, but I...

I don't know how much it will help you, but I bought a 53cm Cube Cross Race SL after using a bike geometry calculator to compare it with my medium size Giant Propel. The Cross Race SL is a CX bike...
05-01-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,374
Posted By str8jakett

Listen, I think it's about time we talk about...

Listen, I think it's about time we talk about your problem. You are running out of wall.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 03:02 AM
Replies: 18,727
Views: 3,732,217
Posted By str8jakett

$5 eBay charity purchase ...

$5 eBay charity purchase

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Another cheap eBay pickup to turn the kid bus into...
04-18-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,911
Posted By str8jakett

Panaracer Comet HardPack 700x38 and only about 50...

Panaracer Comet HardPack 700x38 and only about 50 miles so far. First and only gravel tire experience so take that for what it is. Mostly rail trails, some loose gravel, a little pavement. They were...
04-10-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By str8jakett

My seat time has still been pretty minimal, but...

My seat time has still been pretty minimal, but I'm happy to give some early impressions of the Cube. Basically, I was 90% happy with this bike out of the box, for my needs. I didn't like the stock...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 59,282
Posted By str8jakett

Oddball v.2019 ...

Oddball v.2019
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2018 picture though, hunt begins for 2019...
03-30-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 154,176
Posted By str8jakett

I can finally add something to this thread. First...

I can finally add something to this thread. First off-road ride yesterday on the new Cube. Mostly a local rail trail but I ended up at a mountain bike park I'd heard of called the Color Canyon. I...
03-23-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By str8jakett

Couple of new pictures after stem and FSA...

Couple of new pictures after stem and FSA Adventure bar swap. Trying out a Pro Turnix saddle as well. Left the brakes as they are for now since I am not ready to dive into hydro brake maintenance on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,826
Posted By str8jakett

Of course you should get a race bike. The answer...

Of course you should get a race bike. The answer is always yes, you need another bike.

(FWIW, I started riding a Defy and several years later, bought a TCR... No regrets.)
03-20-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 86,694
Posted By str8jakett

I've moved a compact Omega from bike to bike for...

I've moved a compact Omega from bike to bike for years and I've always loved the feel of the bar. The Adventure arrived a few days ago when I was out of town but I just got my hands on it last night....
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