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Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,290
Posted By dtrain

'Bout time they made those a little wider. ...

'Bout time they made those a little wider.

I think the bike might feel a touch sportier, but don't expect too much difference for the uses you describe.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By dtrain

Very nice bike for a 5'2" female.

Very nice bike for a 5'2" female.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By dtrain

He's got a mavic rim (cxp21) , not a mavic hub....

He's got a mavic rim (cxp21) , not a mavic hub. The hub us an older shimano 105.

But you are correct that a lightly used mavic wheel set is an often-overlooked path to 11sp compatibility.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By dtrain

The logos on that stores site...those are the...

The logos on that stores site...those are the newer graphics compared to the CL set.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-16, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By dtrain

Are you sure those C-List ones are actually 11sp...

Are you sure those C-List ones are actually 11sp compatible? I'd guess they are not.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-16, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By dtrain

Etched or painted logos on Belgium C2...unless...

Etched or painted logos on Belgium C2...unless you find an older NOS pair (stickers).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By dtrain

I'd run those rs10's awhile longer if they aren't...

I'd run those rs10's awhile longer if they aren't giving you trouble. A wider rim might feel a touch better...but you'd need to spend a bit more to achieve that weight and feel a difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By dtrain

A touch small maybe? And a touch overpriced.

A touch small maybe? And a touch overpriced.
04-08-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By dtrain

No, 5800 won't play nice...different cable pull...

No, 5800 won't play nice...different cable pull ratios
03-30-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,280
Posted By dtrain

:) It seems like a good idea to have strippers...

:) It seems like a good idea to have strippers involved (for a bachelor party or whatever) much more often than it actually ends up being a good idea.
03-30-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,445
Posted By dtrain

4700 would run a little better - especially up...

4700 would run a little better - especially up front. Do 3500 STIs have a trim function (~a half shift of the FD)?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18,747
Views: 3,737,237
Posted By dtrain

Looks a little like Miami Vice...the colors are...

Looks a little like Miami Vice...the colors are just a bit less 80's (needs more lavender).

http://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/miami-vice-for-web.jpg?w=625
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By dtrain

Noodle, those aren't actually my wheels. Just an...

Noodle, those aren't actually my wheels. Just an image I grabbed off a Google search. I ride similar wheels with 28f/32r. It would be nice to have a few more drilling options in 5800 and 6800 hubs...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By dtrain

I'm likely heavier than you, so I'd appreciate...

I'm likely heavier than you, so I'd appreciate the extra spokes of the 440 or the extra depth of the Altamont. If that's less of an issue for you, PSIMET seems like a solid choice. Did you consider...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By dtrain

I'm fat enough to appreciate 32 spokes (at least...

I'm fat enough to appreciate 32 spokes (at least on the rear wheel).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By dtrain

Your call, but I think it looks fine. Do you have...

Your call, but I think it looks fine. Do you have 6800 elsewhere on the bike?
I doubt the drop to 5800 would be/feel much different, and I might lean that way if that would match the rest of your...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,321
Posted By dtrain

I really like the s11 option of 12-28. I think...

I really like the s11 option of 12-28. I think that's about the only non-Dura Ace option I've seen (others are 11-28).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By dtrain

Pass on the r540, unless this is a rain/back-up...

Pass on the r540, unless this is a rain/back-up bike.

6800 (and 15g) is only $9 bucks more? Do that...
03-22-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,505
Posted By dtrain

Honestly, I'd say not as often these days... ...

Honestly, I'd say not as often these days...

I'd think some small discount off retail for the stem and tires (plus the install), and maybe a few additional bucks back if you leave the stock parts...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,071
Posted By dtrain

^ - okay, fair enough. What else has the OP tried...

^ - okay, fair enough. What else has the OP tried besides the 10sp, 105 Defy? If he liked that one...why not go there again? There are many similar frames now. What else has he bought (and not liked)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By dtrain

Those are Performance brand? Toss 'em and catch...

Those are Performance brand? Toss 'em and catch the next sale. Yes, good bib for the money...but not worth repairing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,071
Posted By dtrain

+1. This strikes me as a little odd as well. The...

+1. This strikes me as a little odd as well. The OP has got the time, so why not shop a bit and test ride some modern bikes. He can certainly keep it modest. Maybe catch a sale on a CAAD8 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 80,803
Posted By dtrain

Similar here. I paid $9k for a single-owner,...

Similar here. I paid $9k for a single-owner, 10-year old Acura MDX that had a little over 100k miles. That was over 5 years/40k miles ago. I commute mostly by bus and couldn't care less about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,995
Posted By dtrain

Yup - that's OEM and Ribble for you. But $311?!...

Yup - that's OEM and Ribble for you. But $311?! There you go. Ride that group like you stole it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By dtrain

hubfully they do. Wheelsets = hubs, rims,...

hubfully they do.

Wheelsets = hubs, rims, and spokes all built up.
Build kit = those items, not built up
Rims != hubs and/or spokes
03-21-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By dtrain

^ prefect. Ignore my 4700 nonsense then. I...

^ prefect. Ignore my 4700 nonsense then.

I know that one benefit of the 5701 (or is it 5701-A?) is that it's rated to 30t. I think 6700 or 7900 are only 28t. I don't know if that would change...
03-21-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By dtrain

That's correct - and an important clarification....

That's correct - and an important clarification. I was suggesting the 4700 GS RD with 4700 STIs and a 4700 (or 5800) FD. I wrote only "since you are replacing RD and shifters" - but that's not clear...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,071
Posted By dtrain

There is nothing wrong with being smitten with...

There is nothing wrong with being smitten with your backup/beater bike. In fact, it's a nice problem to have and buys you all kinds of time to get the next purchase right.
03-21-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By dtrain

I'd go with the 6700 suggestion. Though you might...

I'd go with the 6700 suggestion. Though you might also consider 4700-GS. If you are replacing RD and shifters anyway, just add the FD for nicer shifting in the front and a system that officially goes...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By dtrain

Just saying that they look used...at least once....

Just saying that they look used...at least once. Hope you are healing up okay.

I'd say they are toast as well - but I like the idea that maybe you could salvage them for use under (non-padded)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By dtrain

So that just happened as you were trying them on?

So that just happened as you were trying them on?
03-21-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,401
Posted By dtrain

You are on the right track. But rather than...

You are on the right track. But rather than 'reach' - it's the cable pull ratio that was slightly changed (new super SLR). I'm running 5800 calipers with 5700 levers and would recommend that combo....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,134
Posted By dtrain

I really disliked riding Mavic Ksyriums in gusty...

I really disliked riding Mavic Ksyriums in gusty winds. Seemed like those wide spokes worked like a sail.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By dtrain

+1 to this. Kool Stop brake pads and a little...

+1 to this. Kool Stop brake pads and a little nicer tires along with a good drivetrain cleaning.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By dtrain

My carbon Synapse 6 is a '14 model. 5800 calipers...

My carbon Synapse 6 is a '14 model. 5800 calipers were a nice upgrade and fit great. Is yours the alloy version of the frame?

EDIT: nevermind, I found the answer. The Tiagra C was the sportive...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,873
Posted By dtrain

The solution is right there in the picture - just...

The solution is right there in the picture - just rub it against the wicker coffee table...or is that a hot air balloon?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By dtrain

Dang...share the wealth!

Dang...share the wealth!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By dtrain

November

November
03-11-16, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,251
Posted By dtrain

^ yes. No problem running 6800 calipers with 6700...

^ yes. No problem running 6800 calipers with 6700 levers. Should be a nice upgrade (but double-check a couple UK sites for pricing as well). And while Kool Stops would help even a bit more...I've...
03-10-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,251
Posted By dtrain

6700's would be fine if you can find 'em cheap...

6700's would be fine if you can find 'em cheap enough on ebay (etc.). I know that 5800 and 6800 calipers from the UK are easy to find, very reasonably priced, and are a slightly improved design. I...
03-10-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,251
Posted By dtrain

Yes - those are an older ratio (compared to the...

Yes - those are an older ratio (compared to the STIs). You could try new pads (like Kool Stop). But I'd throw 5800 or 6800 calipers on there.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,283
Posted By dtrain

+ whatever on Tifosi. They are inexpensive...

+ whatever on Tifosi. They are inexpensive (especially if you catch the right sale at Performance)...but not cheap.

Good find on the Sierra TP link as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By dtrain

You can build and/or work your own wheels? You'll...

You can build and/or work your own wheels? You'll want to check the tension on any of these builds. You might consider a build kit from bdop or BHS if you have the tools/skills to do your own labor.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By dtrain

That frame has a tumor. I'd back off the Cervelo...

That frame has a tumor. I'd back off the Cervelo claim as well. You don't know what it is and should be clear about that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By dtrain

those are 6510 - a slight revision/improvement...

those are 6510 - a slight revision/improvement from your 6501. Personally, I'd spend the $50 via your LBS.
03-01-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By dtrain

Yes. You might have to lower the FD just a little...

Yes. You might have to lower the FD just a little because the rings are smaller with less teeth.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-16, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,005
Posted By dtrain

Are those wheels 11-speed? If not, 4700 isn't...

Are those wheels 11-speed? If not, 4700 isn't half bad either.
02-26-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,321
Posted By dtrain

yup, ride as is.

yup, ride as is.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By dtrain

Here you go: ...

Here you go:
http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/115392-calling-all-fuji-owners.html
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,174
Posted By dtrain

My 2001 Acura just recently rolled over 150k....

My 2001 Acura just recently rolled over 150k. :thumb:
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