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Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,797

I'd absolutely go with the Domane. It is awesome...

I'd absolutely go with the Domane. It is awesome on packed gravel trails. Most importantly, it has a threaded BB. BB90 is fine until it isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,431

Stans will not work properly at road pressures....

Stans will not work properly at road pressures. If the Schwalbe stuff is the same as Stans, it will not work. Stans works fine in MTBs. It is crap in road bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800

If you are going to stick with the Bontrager...

If you are going to stick with the Bontrager tubeless rim strips, I'd use their valves, because the shape is designed to work with the strips. If not, any cone shaped one will work. I recommend...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,087

Like I stated above, the plastic rim strip that...

Like I stated above, the plastic rim strip that Trek uses for tubeless makes tire changes a big PITA. It is also heavier. You can leave it but, we never do when we swap customers back to tubed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,087

Your Domane did not come from the factory set up...

Your Domane did not come from the factory set up tubeless. It may have been done at the dealer though. If you don't want to run tubeless, I would absolutely remove the Trek tubeless strips and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,926

You may want to go back and ride that bike again....

You may want to go back and ride that bike again. I work at a Spec dealer and all of our future shock 1.5 equipped bikes have been showing up without a spring installed at all. They have always had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,669

https://info.silca.cc/silca-professional-pressure-...

https://info.silca.cc/silca-professional-pressure-calculator
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,656

If you hit your head hard enough to go...

If you hit your head hard enough to go unconscious, you should absolutely replace that helmet. I would replace it after a crash where my head hits the pavement regardless...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Take the wheel and put it on a round garbage can...

Take the wheel and put it on a round garbage can (the outdoor type). Then use your thumbs to press down on the tire right where it meets the rim. Do this while working around the wheel. The tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,804

At your height, that bike is never going to fit...

At your height, that bike is never going to fit you properly but, it won't explode with a 60mm stem either. Can't hurt to try it...I am mainly a mountain biker but still ride the road some. You get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,005

Deleted…not getting drawn back in…

Deleted…not getting drawn back in…
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Are you using the GPS to measure speed or the...

Are you using the GPS to measure speed or the sensor it comes with? What speed is your auto pause set on? The good news is that if you have to bin it, the 530 is on sale right now because there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,005

The UCI weight min of 6.8kg on bikes means that...

The UCI weight min of 6.8kg on bikes means that there is no weight penalty at the pro level. You can easily get disc bikes below that limit...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,388

She did well with it and was still using it until...

She did well with it and was still using it until she got a new bike. The new bike has a much firmer saddle but she likes it better so I probably won’t change it out. Miles in the butt do wonders...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,795

Toast. I wouldn't ride those again...

Toast. I wouldn't ride those again...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272

Stans is absolute garbage for road tubeless...

Stans is absolute garbage for road tubeless pressures. I'd try a different sealant. I use Orange Seal on my road bike for this reason. Stans on my MTBs.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,047

I blame Stans sealant for the majority of road...

I blame Stans sealant for the majority of road tubeless issues...Everyone I know that has tried it in that application has had issues...I am primarily an MTBer so when I converted my road bike to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,345

Nope...Assembled but not made...

Nope...Assembled but not made...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903

I put them on mine and my son's BMX bike this...

I put them on mine and my son's BMX bike this year. Major improvement there as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,823

I just bought a 1Up Equip-D rack. The quality is...

I just bought a 1Up Equip-D rack. The quality is WAY over the top compared to all the other tray racks on the market and the price is still inline with those...I ride MTBs, road bikes and Fat Bikes....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,868

There is no way for us to answer this for you. ...

There is no way for us to answer this for you. Different road conditions and rider tendencies make a difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,892

Until I see something new and shiny er...

Until I see something new and shiny er...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,064

Are you asking us to talk you out of a new bike? ...

Are you asking us to talk you out of a new bike? Wrong forum for that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,472

I don't mind waiting but, I won't pay entirely up...

I don't mind waiting but, I won't pay entirely up front or make an non-refundable deposit. Most shops and manufacturers are going on sheer guesses as to when they can deliver products...
11-28-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,487

It is amazing to me the hate for the Varia among...

It is amazing to me the hate for the Varia among folks that have never used one...Every thread about them seems to go this way. I don't get it. On the other hand, I have never heard anyone that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,460

This year, pandemic aside, has already been...

This year, pandemic aside, has already been exceptional. Since January, I have retired from the military, bought a house and finally settled back down after 26 years of globe trotting. I have all...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,211

Ridiculous...

Ridiculous...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20,533
Views: 4,795,394

I have XT on my fat bike with a SRAM cassette...

I have XT on my fat bike with a SRAM cassette because I can't find a micro spline freehub body for my wheels. It shifts decently but not as good as a full Shimano set up. Wish I could get the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20,533
Views: 4,795,394

It shifts exceptionally well, especially under...

It shifts exceptionally well, especially under load. The chain length is a bit fiddly to get right though. It has to be longer than on an older Shimano or SRAM set up. I don't remember the exact...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20,533
Views: 4,795,394

I have the exact same set up, color included...

I have the exact same set up, color included except the crankset is XTR (bought when I lived in Europe so decently cheap). I love it....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,680

I added Garmin Varias to our road bikes this...

I added Garmin Varias to our road bikes this year. They make an amazing difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,256

The normal Shimano SH51 cleats have 4 degrees of...

The normal Shimano SH51 cleats have 4 degrees of float and the multi-release SH56 cleats have 6 degrees.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,844

Not always true...You were a lucky one.

Not always true...You were a lucky one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,675

Prepare to pay retail. Bikes are rarer these...

Prepare to pay retail. Bikes are rarer these days...If you don't buy it, the next guy will...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 948

I have them on my MTBs and love them. They help...

I have them on my MTBs and love them. They help on steep, loose climbs by making the power transfer a bit smoother. I want to try one on my road bike but, I can't get past the looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,248

Is that an F10 with 105? Gotta be a Chinarello...

Is that an F10 with 105? Gotta be a Chinarello...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,012

I have a set of the 32mm GP5000s on my 25mm...

I have a set of the 32mm GP5000s on my 25mm internal width road wheelset with latex tubes and it is exceptionally smooth and they feel super fast. My wife has a set of the 32mm GP5000 TLs mounted on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,074

I've seen lots of folks lie about the weight of...

I've seen lots of folks lie about the weight of their Ti builds on here...Someone last week said they had a Litespeed with Ulitegra 6800 and aluminum wheels that weighed 14 lbs...Not believing it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 28,550

Honestly, I was one of those. Rode tubeless MTBs...

Honestly, I was one of those. Rode tubeless MTBs for years using Stans. Once I decided to go tubeless on my road bikes, I had issues with it not sealing. I almost went back to tubes but tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 28,550

Yep. Stans does not work great at higher...

Yep. Stans does not work great at higher pressures. I use it on MTBs but use Orange Seal on road bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,704

I don't know about "many" but I know there are...

I don't know about "many" but I know there are some. That is why I put the disclaimer in there. The worst I have run across are Mavics or Trek wheels that have the rim strips in them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,704

It's not that dramatic. I have repaired countless...

It's not that dramatic. I have repaired countless tubeless tires on the side of the trail on MTBs over the years (and one badly cut tire on a road bike). Unless you are running an exceptionally tight...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976

That's a great deal on an amazing bike but, there...

That's a great deal on an amazing bike but, there is no way I would buy a Bianchi that wasn't Celeste. I'm shallow like that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 24,328

He reminds me a bit of 1500SLR that was on here a...

He reminds me a bit of 1500SLR that was on here a while ago...He is the guy that drilled holes in his "SLR grade" Trek aluminum frame to install Di2 and thought that made him an expert on all things...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Front derailleur cage hitting the inside of the...

Front derailleur cage hitting the inside of the crank? It can happen if it is toed out too much or the limit screw is not set right. Sounds ridiculous but I got a brand new bike from the shop with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,709

I got a set of the Aeolus Pro 3V for my Domane....

I got a set of the Aeolus Pro 3V for my Domane. They are decently light (1575g) and are nice and wide. I am loving them so far. The best part is I only paid 1050.00 for them new. Great value in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,779

Raceface Chesters. They are pretty cheap,...

Raceface Chesters. They are pretty cheap, reasonably light and grip amazingly well. My wife uses them on her MTB and Road bike because she also refuses to ride clips...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572

I use the PD-ES600. They are the Ultegra version...

I use the PD-ES600. They are the Ultegra version of that pedal. I love them. Plenty light and secure. Plus, I can walk when I am off the bike. I am mainly a MTBer though so don't listen to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 33,004

Where did I do that? I am just saying you spend...

Where did I do that? I am just saying you spend a ton of time on here preaching. We get it, you are a morally superior, racing superstar...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 33,004

Does your virtue signaling ever end?

Does your virtue signaling ever end?
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