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Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 932
Posted By Girona_Kiwi

Don't you hate it when people never come back...

Don't you hate it when people never come back with the outcome to a problem? I do, so here it is, and there is some good stuff in here.

Firstly, contrary to the discussion above, I did have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By Mtracer

FYI, I opted for the Checkpoint. There's several...

FYI, I opted for the Checkpoint. There's several other things that went into the choice beyond just whether it would work well as a road endurance bike, with proper wheels. In the end I have a...
01-12-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,178
Posted By rumrunn6

buy directly from who has it. have it shipped....

buy directly from who has it. have it shipped. the authorized dealer would honor any manufacturer warranties (ask them to confirm)

get it before someone else does! :D
01-11-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By RayHenry

Happens to me all the time. Tell the GF I'm going...

Happens to me all the time. Tell the GF I'm going for a 1/2 - 1 hr bike ride, then don't reappear for 3 hours. It's frustrating, and she keeps trying to say it's somehow my fault....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,332
Posted By Steve B.

And bottom line is these are multiple thousand...

And bottom line is these are multiple thousand dollar bikes. Why take a chance for damage clamping and hanging. Roof rack is best option. I use a Yakima Front Loader mount that grabs the front...
01-05-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By alexTREKal3

New to Road Biking!

Hello everybody,

This is my first time on here. I have my first road bike coming, the Trek Domane AL 3 Disc towards the end of this month. I have started road biking with my hybrid bike (2018 Trek...
01-05-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By Reflector Guy

Be a maverick. An iconoclast. Buy the bike at a...

Be a maverick. An iconoclast. Buy the bike at a Trek store, and get all your accessories at a Specialized store. Or vice-versa.
01-04-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,850
Posted By rosefarts

I think you would have had a better experience if...

I think you would have had a better experience if you asked for a 280mm spoke. I know itís the same thing but the conventions around spoke lengths probably had a lot to do with the attitude.

Did...
01-04-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 957
Posted By faulker479

Have you tried to reach out to Garmin Customer...

Have you tried to reach out to Garmin Customer Support to see if they will work with you on a replacement unit?
01-04-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Mackowski

Replaced bottom bracket, everything else cleaned,...

Replaced bottom bracket, everything else cleaned, greased up and lubed. Everything working fine so far.
Fingers crossed.
01-04-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,125
Posted By Paul Barnard

I did finish the build with the help of my LBS! ...

I did finish the build with the help of my LBS! I have done over 100 miles on local roads and paved paths. It's truly the perfect bike for my style. I have a hunch my other bikes are going to be...
01-03-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,421
Posted By GlennR

https://coresites-cdn-adm.imgix.net/twc/wp-content...

https://coresites-cdn-adm.imgix.net/twc/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/dad-meme.jpg?fit=crop&w=510&h=285
01-01-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By shelbyfv

Probably little to no chance someone here has...

Probably little to no chance someone here has either of those frames. Soooo, maybe a reset? Why carbon if you don't like the ride? I'm guessing you mostly ride solo and you aren't a mileage...
12-31-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, we should go compete in the TdF together. I...

Yeah, we should go compete in the TdF together. I sometimes feel ridiculously strong when I'm out on a peaceful ride daydreaming. Not sure what to tell you on the speed though. Maybe onetime...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 424,417
Posted By anthonybkny

2021 trek Domane SL6 Brooklyn,NY ...

2021 trek Domane SL6
Brooklyn,NY

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/6_eb10855_23_f6_49_a5_bf07_392_dd8_b02_b97_f722815332962eb395043ef70177b0ea8c5814bc.jpg
12-29-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 762
Posted By Happy Feet

There is a sub forum all about this:...

There is a sub forum all about this: https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/
12-28-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3,506
Views: 258,192
Posted By drsmoooth

85 miles yesterday my other bike......:thumb: ...

85 miles yesterday my other bike......:thumb: It was such a nice day, I just had to ride.......
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,083
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Different Front/Rear tire sizes?

Years ago Continental offered the Force/Attack tire set where the front tire was smaller than the rear tire.

I always thought this was a good idea for two reasons: 1. The weight distribution is...
12-24-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By ZIPP2001

Christmas Eve Ride !

Now this is how you start a four-day holiday weekend. Out of the house at 9:30am and on the trails by 10. We had a light dusting of snow and freezing temps 23 degrees. I haven't put the studs on this...
Forum: Touring
12-21-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,159
Posted By djb

stumbled upon this bikepacking.com youtube vid of...

stumbled upon this bikepacking.com youtube vid of some grx shinanigans, dont know if its of any help, but there you go. Might be of help goatlink wise ideas or whatever.
...
12-20-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,827
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If you've never seen a bent axle, you either have...

If you've never seen a bent axle, you either have very limited experience working on bikes, or you are not very observant. Sure, bent axles are much less common on modern freehub wheels, but bent...
Forum: Touring
12-20-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,159
Posted By sdimattia

I appreciate you trying to help. I was hoping to...

I appreciate you trying to help. I was hoping to save some money by not having to buy a new crank.

I guess I'll buy a 105 r7000 11sp 2x crankset as it comes in the right length and won't be as...
12-19-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Steve B.

83 yr. Old rides around world in his neighborhood

Great article

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/carlsbad/story/2021-10-25/cyclist-83-achieves-quest-to-bicycle-around-the-world-all-within-his-carlsbad-neighborhood
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 424,417
Posted By botty kayer

Chelsea Bridge London, with the redeveloped...

Chelsea Bridge London, with the redeveloped Battersea power station in the background....
Forum: Touring
12-15-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,159
Posted By Doug64

My daughter is 4' 11", and rides a 42 cm Surly...

My daughter is 4' 11", and rides a 42 cm Surly Long Haul Trucker. It is almost on the short side for her. If you go to new bike, the LHT would be another option. She toured thousands of mile on her's...
12-12-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I love my Fenix watch. Hiking, cycling,...

I love my Fenix watch. Hiking, cycling, swimming, and xc skiing.
12-09-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By BikingNow

Decision Made: First thanks to all the provided...

Decision Made: First thanks to all the provided your opinion and experience with these and other bikes. I was finding making a decision tough by looking for the perfect bike when in reality many...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By deacon mark

Update: I contacted Garmin and they are going to...

Update: I contacted Garmin and they are going to send me a new one. I have always used Garmin stuff and twice before had some issues that were actually out of warranty but they took care of me. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,103
Posted By Troul

^ this guy gets it!

^ this guy gets it!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,103
Posted By Troul

4 months from now & I should be rolling on a new...

4 months from now & I should be rolling on a new ride! Order is placed & paid for.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,103
Posted By Troul

good to know, thank you. I may end up P1...

good to know, thank you.

I may end up P1 just to net the configuration & then by default, obtain the color of choice (even though 2021 has the color in my choice within a non P1 selection). Stip...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,103
Posted By blakcloud

The Trek Domane is a great bike. I haven't had...

The Trek Domane is a great bike. I haven't had any problem with my bottom bracket but since I love upgrades I just picked up a Hambini T47 bottom bracket. Just came in the mail 30 minutes ago.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,103
Posted By jaxgtr

I found the Domane ran smaller larger that what...

I found the Domane ran smaller larger that what I am used to. I generally ride a 54 and typically a 90 or a 100 stem, based on top tube effective length. With the Domane, the top tube seemed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,103
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Pay attention to the sizing chart for the Domane...

Pay attention to the sizing chart for the Domane on Trek's web site. Domanes are typically very "tall" in the front as they are endurance bikes. My last Domane 56cm frame had a head tube that was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,103
Posted By Troul

The premature failure of the BB is concerning. ...

The premature failure of the BB is concerning. The retailer was not able to leverage that failure under any warranty? If they were not able to, that concerns me in some ways.
11-25-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,973
Posted By PeteHski

Firstly forget about the indoor rollers - they...

Firstly forget about the indoor rollers - they require more skill than normal bike riding.

Regarding being ashamed, that's just something you will have to get over by yourself. Some people might...
11-25-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,973
Posted By SpectrumTi

Iím not certain exactly what YOU mean by rollers,...

Iím not certain exactly what YOU mean by rollers, but what is conventionally meant is a series of round drums that you can ride your bike on indoors. I wouldnít recommend that. You already need...
11-25-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,973
Posted By mokapim

How to learn to ride a bike as an adult male without being ashamed for it?

Before we start, you can laugh at me, I'm already used to it anyway


I've never been riding a bike my whole life, I was raised by strict parents that wouldn't allow me to do outdoor activities....
11-25-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,394
Posted By Kapusta

To save other people the time of watching it?

To save other people the time of watching it?
11-24-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,394
Posted By mstateglfr

Because this is a message board where topics are...

Because this is a message board where topics are discussed and opinions are shared.
11-24-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By TugaDude

Giving Thanks

In addition to giving thanks for the things that really matter this season, since all of the regular members here love bicycles and bicycle-related activities, I think it's appropriate to take a...
11-24-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By bikebikebike

The Varia is pricey but as much as I find stuff...

The Varia is pricey
but as much as I find stuff to dislike about Garmin, once you use it they have to pry it from your hands
The lack of used ones on the market speak to that
It does a pretty good...
11-23-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,554
Posted By big john

4 years ago I bought a mountain bike with a 1x...

4 years ago I bought a mountain bike with a 1x and I think it's great but I don't need a high gear on the dirt.

On a road bike I don't see an advantage to a 1x set up. With a 12 speed cassette you...
11-23-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By jnbrown

Camelback chill has been working for me.

Camelback chill has been working for me.
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By RollingExist

6,000 miles and 6 months into a two year tour

Hi everybody,

My partner and I are currently about 6k miles and 6 months into a two year (or more?) tour. We rode a big loop of the PNW (PCH, Sierra Cascades Route) starting in May, then headed...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Thulsadoom

I'm thinking just sell it to someone who will...

I'm thinking just sell it to someone who will build it the way they want.
11-18-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'll most likely become one of those guys who...

I'll most likely become one of those guys who goes out for a bike ride, but I'll forget where I was headed to and I'll just keep riding until eventually it gets dark and I'm three states away.

Or...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By M Rose

I just paid $1800 for my 2022 Trek 520Ö just...

I just paid $1800 for my 2022 Trek 520Ö just throwing that out there.
11-15-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,109
Posted By Iride01

Okay, I'm convinced. I'm getting the shingles...

Okay, I'm convinced. I'm getting the shingles vaccine.

I never knew that shingles could affect vision.


As to the OP, I've always found trainers boring, but imagined that zwift or other...
11-15-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,109
Posted By flangehead

My father had a case of shingles in his 60s. He...

My father had a case of shingles in his 60s. He thought he couldnít get it again. Wrong. He had another case in his late 80s and it was worse.

He then got the vaccine as did I as soon as I...
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