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Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,395
Posted By jaxgtr

Yep, 365 days of riding and during the worse of...

Yep, 365 days of riding and during the worse of the summer heat, I do a lot of night riding. I used to go to work at 2 am and would commute as long as the summer storms were not going to be too bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,395
Posted By jaxgtr

LOL...nope, it was my wife actually. I spent the...

LOL...nope, it was my wife actually. I spent the last 9 months working on projects for her after the last kid left the house.....see ya. :lol:. I turned that bedroom in her craft room and did a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,217
Posted By jaxgtr

Thanks, yea I really like it and you are right,...

Thanks, yea I really like it and you are right, they are pricey. Luckily, I did not have to pay for those racks, except for 1. My employer has a point system as part of the employee benefits and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,395
Posted By jaxgtr

So went to the shop today....Cancelled the SL 7...

So went to the shop today....Cancelled the SL 7 and ordered my SLR 7 in Viper Red. I should have it in my grubby little hands in 10 -14 days. I wanted a 11-30 cassette, but between that and them...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,395
Posted By jaxgtr

Yep, also noticed this... I am going to stay...

Yep, also noticed this... I am going to stay with the more relaxed of the two. My race geometry days are over :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,395
Posted By jaxgtr

So went by the shop today after I was chatting...

So went by the shop today after I was chatting with my wife about this subject today and she thought waiting for 6 month seem odd if you can get the P1 in 6 weeks. So when I asked to see what was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,395
Posted By jaxgtr

that sounds good, I even went with a smaller...

that sounds good, I even went with a smaller size. One of the mechanics had a 2020 version in a 52 and it felt really good took it for a 30 mile ride to make sure. I generally ride a 54 so the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,395
Posted By jaxgtr

Same here, I wanted the Di2 and I have the Viper...

Same here, I wanted the Di2 and I have the Viper Red on my Emonda and love it. This go round, my old back decided I needed something a little more relaxed for the longer rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,395
Posted By jaxgtr

thanks, yea, really looking forward to it. I...

thanks, yea, really looking forward to it. I really thought about going the P1 route, but the time, the delivery dates between the two were not that far about, maybe 2 or 3 weeks, and I could not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,395
Posted By jaxgtr

Someone at my local Trek store had their 2021...

Someone at my local Trek store had their 2021 SLR7 in Viper Red come in last week and I was drooling. That was the same day I was told my delivery range got pushed back to March, from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,508
Posted By jaxgtr

I noticed this tonight when I was updating the...

I noticed this tonight when I was updating the firmware on my Elemnt... So that might address this issue....not sure as I don't have di2 yet. I see where they updated he Roam and Bolt as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,395
Posted By jaxgtr

I just ordered the 2021 SL7 and I believe you can...

I just ordered the 2021 SL7 and I believe you can fit up to a 38 tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19,641
Views: 4,183,172
Posted By jaxgtr

Went on a Wahoo kick it seems over the last...

Went on a Wahoo kick it seems over the last several weeks.

Wahoo Kickr Core
Wahoo Tickr - replaced my Garmin Chest strap that finally gave up the ghost after 13 years.
Wahoo Elemnt Roam...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,217
Posted By jaxgtr

Most drywall is only a 1/2" inch thick, so it...

Most drywall is only a 1/2" inch thick, so it should not be a problem. And yea, you are looking for screws or nails in the studs. In the 15 years I have used one of these, never missed a stud. It is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,217
Posted By jaxgtr

Get one of these....best stud finder ever. Also,...

Get one of these....best stud finder ever. Also, gets some 1x8 boards that will run across multiple studs and it wont matter where your studs are for the hooks. You can installed them anywhere on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,217
Posted By jaxgtr

I've hung my on hooks from the ceiling and the...

I've hung my on hooks from the ceiling and the wall. I decided I like the convenience of being able to move mine left or right as needed. I got the SteadyRack and really like them.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,508
Posted By jaxgtr

Wahoo page says it supports the battery info.... ...

Wahoo page says it supports the battery info....

https://wahoofitness.yonyx.com/y/conversation/?id=08633f81-53dd-11e8-8f6c-bc764e10d166&did=39393fe0-fd47-11ea-95f0-4201c0a80152&lang=enSupported...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,265
Posted By jaxgtr

Cannondale Carbon Synapse....I had a bad accident...

Cannondale Carbon Synapse....I had a bad accident and could no longer get comfortable on my Supersix no matter what I did....I loved the Supersix, fit me perfectly, so sadly, I made the decision I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By jaxgtr

Parts I had from an old bike, Derailleurs were 10...

Parts I had from an old bike, Derailleurs were 10 speed Ultegra, shifters\crank were 105, Brakes were Ultegra, and some Ultegra hubs on Velocity rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,686
Posted By jaxgtr

I recently ordered the Domane and unfortunately,...

I recently ordered the Domane and unfortunately, wont be in until late Dec, early Jan, but I really liked the feel of it. One of the staff had the same bike and size, so I was lucky being able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By jaxgtr

very nice...this was what it looked like when I...

very nice...this was what it looked like when I was riding it. I really liked it, was just a little too big for me.
...
09-05-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,971
Posted By jaxgtr

I've been wearing Louis Garneau for some time and...

I've been wearing Louis Garneau for some time and really like them. I started wearing when I was about 260 and continued as I lost weight.
09-05-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By jaxgtr

Resting is 55-60 and sleeping avg 40-45. I...

Resting is 55-60 and sleeping avg 40-45. I generally have a low HR, but I was in the hospital after a knee surgery and the alarm was going off for low heart rate, so they kept having to turn it down...
Forum: Want To Buy
08-21-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By jaxgtr

Hey there, I have a Raliegh Record Ace 55cm,...

Hey there,
I have a Raliegh Record Ace 55cm, Reynold 520 tubing. I rode it for a year, but it was a little big for me and has just been in my garage for a few year as I just never got around to...
08-06-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 715,292
Posted By jaxgtr

I was 375 at my heaviest in 2005, after in 2014,...

I was 375 at my heaviest in 2005, after in 2014, 175. I've put back on about 10 lbs since then due to several medical set backs and work-holic tendencies. New job now and not working the long hours,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,354
Posted By jaxgtr

So here I was on a nice casual 65 mile ride in...

So here I was on a nice casual 65 mile ride in the countryside with about 8 other people in 2015, we were at mile 58 and the dude in front of me decides to jam on his brakes at 28 mph for reasons I...
07-31-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By jaxgtr

I bought my Mother In Law a new Sun 3 speed trike...

I bought my Mother In Law a new Sun 3 speed trike and she absolutely loves it. Rides 3 days a week and she is approaching 80. I think the version that I bought her now comes in a 7 speed versus the 3...
07-31-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,734
Posted By jaxgtr

My Trek Cross Rip, I have Boyd Altamont 24...

My Trek Cross Rip, I have Boyd Altamont 24 front/28 Rear, the Trek ALR I have Bontrager Aeolus 5's 24 spokes F\R. I have not had a lick of issues with either set.

...
07-30-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By jaxgtr

I had a suspension post on my old Trek 7300. I...

I had a suspension post on my old Trek 7300. I eventually grew to hate it as it kept bottoming out. I changed it out to a Thomson post and eventually migrated to a carbon post. The Carbon post...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By jaxgtr

when I got my Wahoo Kickr Snap, I used an old...

when I got my Wahoo Kickr Snap, I used an old rear wheel I had from a prior bike and put a trainer tire on it. worked like a champ.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-17, 09:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,482
Posted By jaxgtr

My wife was getting cramps in her calf and top of...

My wife was getting cramps in her calf and top of the foot after she rode and after she did crafting. She likes to stand while she make greeting homemade greeting cards. Since she started drinking...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,462
Posted By jaxgtr

I absolutely love my ALR, ride is so smooth and...

I absolutely love my ALR, ride is so smooth and handles like a dream. Fits like a glove


http://www.jaxgtr.net/BFStuff/TrekALR2016.jpg
03-24-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By jaxgtr

Nice. I am looking to subscribing to them, how...

Nice. I am looking to subscribing to them, how do you like them so far. I want to use it build some climbing legs as I live in flat Florida and want to take a vacation in the mountains this summer...
03-24-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By jaxgtr

I have an x-caliber 8 and it is a nice bike. I...

I have an x-caliber 8 and it is a nice bike. I had a Trek 7300 for many years, put something like 5K on it, rebuilt it at some point with all XT parts because....well why not. :). I started at 375...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,881
Posted By jaxgtr

I recently converted my Trek CrossRip from drop...

I recently converted my Trek CrossRip from drop bar to a flatbar 1x11. I picked up a combination of XT and SLX parts for everything I needed to replace, kept my 105 crank and put on a Wolftooth 42 ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By jaxgtr

What 1,2,3,4 said....

What 1,2,3,4 said....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,067
Posted By jaxgtr

I've had BB5, Spyres and HyRd, by far the HyRd...

I've had BB5, Spyres and HyRd, by far the HyRd are the best of the bunch if you don't want to go full hydraulic. They respond better and just felt better.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19,641
Views: 4,183,172
Posted By jaxgtr

I have only had 1 ride with it so far, so have...

I have only had 1 ride with it so far, so have not totally had a chance to use all the functions, so what I did use worked like a champ. Was a piece of cake to setup and get going. It found my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19,641
Views: 4,183,172
Posted By jaxgtr

Wahoo Elemnt... pretty much over my Garmin...

Wahoo Elemnt... pretty much over my Garmin battles.
...
02-26-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By jaxgtr

A friend has one of a mountain bike and loves it,...

A friend has one of a mountain bike and loves it, said would never ride a standard fork again
02-26-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 22,789
Posted By jaxgtr

Recently converted my CrossRip to more of a...

Recently converted my CrossRip to more of a dedicated commuter and moved it to a flatbar 1x setup.

http://www.jaxgtr.net/BFStuff/TrekCrossRipFlatBar.jpg
02-26-17, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,679
Posted By jaxgtr

LOL....yea they only had 1 in my size in the shop...

LOL....yea they only had 1 in my size in the shop when I went in and it was just coming out of the box and happened to be the red. So I went back in a couple of hours to give them time to set it up...
02-21-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,679
Posted By jaxgtr

thanks. Yea I rode both and at the end of the...

thanks. Yea I rode both and at the end of the day, the Trek fit me better and I thought the Trek had a smoother ride. The CAAD12's were pretty much the same as the 10's to me, not a bad ride, but...
01-30-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,586
Posted By jaxgtr

My main road bike is my Trek ALR. :love:, I...

My main road bike is my Trek ALR. :love:,

I also have my Trek CrossRip which has become a dedicated commuter only so I decided to alter it to a flatbar 1x setup. I am surprised that it rides as...
01-30-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,331
Posted By jaxgtr

Nice looking setup there. I just converted...

Nice looking setup there.

I just converted over my CrossRip to flatbar as I typically just commuted on it anyway and was looking to move to a single speed, but decided to go 1x setup. Went with...
01-29-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,426
Posted By jaxgtr

nice looking bike. I just converted by Trek...

nice looking bike. I just converted by Trek Crossrip to a 1X Flatbar commuter.
Forum: Commuting
01-27-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By jaxgtr

I am converting my CrossRip to a flatbar 1x...

I am converting my CrossRip to a flatbar 1x commuter and I have Shimano 105 cranks and versus getting a new crank, I bought a $80 Wolf Tooth chain ring...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By jaxgtr

Yep, doing the same for my rim brake Boyd's, I...

Yep, doing the same for my rim brake Boyd's, I picked up some of the 2015 Bontrager Aeolus 5's for half price on closeout for my road bike, moved my Boyd's to her bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By jaxgtr

I have a set of boyd altimont's on my commuter,...

I have a set of boyd altimont's on my commuter, really like them a lot. They are in the ball park for price.

http://www.jaxgtr.net/BFStuff/TrekCrossRip090515.jpg
Forum: Commuting
04-04-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,044
Posted By jaxgtr

Yea, they are pretty lite. The change in wheels...

Yea, they are pretty lite. The change in wheels and tires reduced the weight 3.5 / 4 lbs alone. Using 25mm tires, carbon post and bars, swapped out the brakes for TRP HyRd brakes. Recently changed...
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