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Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,885
Posted By MidTNBrad

Wahoo has a thing against E's too.

Wahoo has a thing against E's too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By MidTNBrad

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I find that it isn't too hard to keep a matte finish clean. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By MidTNBrad

Check out the Allied Alfa Disk....

Check out the Allied Alfa Disk. (https://alliedcycleworks.com/pages/allied-alfa-disc) It looks like it checks off all of your boxes, except for maybe the convential seat post clamp.


EDIT: Looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,134
Posted By MidTNBrad

I've spent a fair amount of money doing the...

I've spent a fair amount of money doing the need/want/upgrade XXX over the previous few years, but I happy to say that (so far) in 2019 I have spent $0.00 on cycling stuff. My bikes are where I want...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'm 6'3", 210 pounds and run 90 PSI both front...

I'm 6'3", 210 pounds and run 90 PSI both front and back on my bike. Right now I'm on GP4000 tires with Vittoria latex tubes and am happy with the comfort and feel. Mostly smooth roads with some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,187
Posted By MidTNBrad

Yep, I did that once. ONCE.

Yep, I did that once. ONCE.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,076
Posted By MidTNBrad

I moved from a Garmin 510 to a Bolt and made the...

I moved from a Garmin 510 to a Bolt and made the right decision. I had a few (1-2) dropped rides with the Garmin but it was the touchscreen I never liked. The bolt has a great contrast screen, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,869
Posted By MidTNBrad

Try lowering your saddle a few millimeters. I...

Try lowering your saddle a few millimeters. I had a similar situation and lowering the saddle a little did it for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By MidTNBrad

You may want to look around in the Clydesdale...

You may want to look around in the Clydesdale forum. It's dedicated for larger guys and gals.

https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By MidTNBrad

Yesterday I went out and rode 48 miles to...

Yesterday I went out and rode 48 miles to celebrate my 48th birthday and I also hit 48MPH going down a short but steep section. With all those numbers aligning, I've got to have a good year!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,358
Posted By MidTNBrad

I went over there yesterday afternoon for the...

I went over there yesterday afternoon for the first time in a few weeks and you are right -- fresh tarmac. See...you proved my point!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,358
Posted By MidTNBrad

The trick with Wilkins Branch is to ride up it....

The trick with Wilkins Branch is to ride up it. That way you are only hitting the rough stuff at 6 MPH. :lol:

I have been avoiding Bailey and Floyd because it is pretty chewed up over there.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,358
Posted By MidTNBrad

Do you like your local road conditions?

Over the last several months of reading Bike Forum posts, I find that a lot of people complain about the condition of the roads they ride on, but almost wear that as a badge of honor. Frequently I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,963
Posted By MidTNBrad

I put Vittoria latex tubes on my everyday ride a...

I put Vittoria latex tubes on my everyday ride a few weeks ago. First time to try latex. Like you I used talc, installed carefully, and they went on without incident. I think I noticed a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,221
Posted By MidTNBrad

My settings keep switching to metric since I...

My settings keep switching to metric since I updated.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By MidTNBrad

Look at the Cervelo R2.

Look at the Cervelo R2.
04-05-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,296
Posted By MidTNBrad

+1 on the bent derailleur hanger.

+1 on the bent derailleur hanger.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,784
Posted By MidTNBrad

That's a good looking bike, what size is it? ...

That's a good looking bike, what size is it? Looks pretty big.

I've been eyeing that Excel sale for several days now. Good thing that they didn't have any in my size or I'd really have to think...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By MidTNBrad

https://bicyclepartsdirect.com/derailleur-hangers....

https://bicyclepartsdirect.com/derailleur-hangers.html

Don't know if you're still looking and I haven't ever ordered from the above site but they have a big selection available.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,446
Posted By MidTNBrad

Hmm...they must have updated their build after...

Hmm...they must have updated their build after they made that video. I just measured mine and they look closer to 30mm than 28mm. Anyway they replaced a set of Mavic Aksyums (or however you spell...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,446
Posted By MidTNBrad

If you're still open to suggestions, check out...

If you're still open to suggestions, check out www.rolwheels.com. I got some of their Race SLRs a couple of years ago. If you're lighter than me (210 lbs) you could go with the Race SLs. They have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,955
Posted By MidTNBrad

A new frame that is 12% stiffer in the bottom...

A new frame that is 12% stiffer in the bottom bracket but yet is still vertically compliant.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,955
Posted By MidTNBrad

Meh....give me a rim brake version and I'm in!

Meh....give me a rim brake version and I'm in!
02-10-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,781
Posted By MidTNBrad

Thanks. I looked everywhere I could to see if I...

Thanks. I looked everywhere I could to see if I could make it a default, but I'll just click on the view first unread option.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By MidTNBrad

Very cool!

Very cool!
02-06-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,781
Posted By MidTNBrad

View first unread

Is there any way to make it so that any time I open a thread it automatically goes to my first unread post? I know there is a option to do that manually but I dislike clicking that every time I open...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By MidTNBrad

Martin Grey videos

Does anyone else watch Martin Gray's videos on custom bike paint jobs? I've gotten hooked and can't stop watching them. They're mesmerizing. Like any expert in his field, he makes it look so easy.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By MidTNBrad

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By MidTNBrad

I put a new group on my Ti Litespeed last year...

I put a new group on my Ti Litespeed last year and used silver 105 5800. I don't know if it's the same as R7000 but I'll take some pix tomorrow and post them. Anything in particular you want me to...
01-21-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By MidTNBrad

It could be that your crash wrenched the...

It could be that your crash wrenched the handlebars around enough to pull the wires out of one or both of the shifters. Maybe pull the handlebar tape off and check to see if the connection s are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By MidTNBrad

Reminds me of this.... ...

Reminds me of this....

https://youtu.be/LjuszJUbaZI
01-11-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By MidTNBrad

Thanks everyone. I'll be generous with the...

Thanks everyone. I'll be generous with the grease when I put it back in.
01-11-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By MidTNBrad

Crankset -- Is this normal?

The other day I removed the crankset out of my bike for the first time in a couple of years and I found it to be practically fused to the bottom bracket. It took several hard whacks of a rubber...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,860
Posted By MidTNBrad

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By MidTNBrad

+1 to what ksryder said above. I cut up an old...

+1 to what ksryder said above. I cut up an old innertube and used some electrical tape to build up a base on my handlebars and fixed the out front mount to it. So far so good.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By MidTNBrad

As a follow-up: yes, the screw on Lezyne chuck...

As a follow-up: yes, the screw on Lezyne chuck will inflate a smooth stem tube. At least it worked on Vittoria latex tubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,353
Posted By MidTNBrad

I don't remember exactly but standard shipping...

I don't remember exactly but standard shipping was reasonable. It did take over a week for for the package to arrive over here in the states.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,353
Posted By MidTNBrad

probikekit.com has Vittoria latex on sale right...

probikekit.com has Vittoria latex on sale right now for $8.49. I picked up a few a week ago because I haven't tried latex and figured for that price I'd give it a shot.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By MidTNBrad

Lezyne ABS-1 Pro chuck and smooth presta valves

Does anyone have experience using the new Lezyne ABS-1 Pro chuck with non-threaded presta valves? I'm wanting to try some latex tubes but they all seem to be smooth, non-threaded presta stems. Will...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,898
Posted By MidTNBrad

Picked up a Spin Doctor torque wrench from...

Picked up a Spin Doctor torque wrench from Performance Bike. Normally $69.99; got it for $48.99.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,932
Posted By MidTNBrad

You might want to check out the Wahoo mini. I...

You might want to check out the Wahoo mini. I had a Garmin 510 and moved over to the Wahoo Bolt. It has a crisper screen, and good tactile buttons.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'm pretty sure it's Windows only. I don't know...

I'm pretty sure it's Windows only. I don't know for sure but maybe Boot Camp would work on your Mac?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,932
Posted By MidTNBrad

I was at my LBS not too long ago and saw one of...

I was at my LBS not too long ago and saw one of the 2018 model R3s. You are right about the massive downtube and bottom bracket, they are noticeably bigger than my 2016. I can only imagine what the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,932
Posted By MidTNBrad

Pictures please when you get it all put together!...

Pictures please when you get it all put together! 😁
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,932
Posted By MidTNBrad

I got an R3 with Ultegra Di2 in 2016 and have...

I got an R3 with Ultegra Di2 in 2016 and have about 5000 miles on it. Makes me smile every time I stomp on the peddles. Good luck with the build, you're going to love it!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By MidTNBrad

I had the same idea a couple of years ago. I see...

I had the same idea a couple of years ago. I see a lot of nice places on my bike and should really appreciate it more. I ride by here probably twice a week. This day was an especially nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-18, 11:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,955
Posted By MidTNBrad

Bravo sir! Very well done! EDIT: P.S. Good...

Bravo sir! Very well done!

EDIT: P.S. Good job on getting rim brakes! :50: :love:
08-03-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,568
Posted By MidTNBrad

+1 on the Jagwire.

+1 on the Jagwire.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,633
Posted By MidTNBrad

Maybe they'll change it back to where everything...

Maybe they'll change it back to where everything is in chronological order but only for premium accounts. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,104
Posted By MidTNBrad

Parking your bike cross-chained?

Is it considered good practice to park and/or store your bike cross-chained to take tension out of the shifting cables?

What about Di2? I know there's no tension in the cables since there are...
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