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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By August West

I have 2300+ miles on my 2020 SLR 7 with the...

I have 2300+ miles on my 2020 SLR 7 with the stock steel bearing BB and it is silent and spins quite nicely. In fact the entire bike has been perfect so far with no issues at all. I love the bike.
08-09-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By August West

That is exactly what I do on a new chain before...

That is exactly what I do on a new chain before waxing it. I also give a rinse in isopropyl alcohol after the mineral spirits bath. And if the used mineral spirits get too gunky, I run them through a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,351
Posted By August West

Looks like things are back online and no data...

Looks like things are back online and no data loss that I can see. Able to upload saved files from memory on my Edge.
07-26-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By August West

I'm thinking (hoping actually) that it won't be...

I'm thinking (hoping actually) that it won't be that long but who really knows. I'd bet it will be before the end of the year. Every where I looked the bikes in this range were sold out with earliest...
07-15-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By August West

Two that I'm aware of are the Giro Syntax MIPS...

Two that I'm aware of are the Giro Syntax MIPS and Bell Falcon MIPS. Both are available in XL and should fit your head. Not sure about the shape though. And it seems like everything else bicycle...
07-11-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,362
Posted By August West

https://www.cat-ears.com/

https://www.cat-ears.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,903
Posted By August West

I run GP5000 32c on 21.5mm wheels they ended up...

I run GP5000 32c on 21.5mm wheels they ended up at about 32.75mm after they stretched out. So, much closer to stated width than the GP4000s II where a 28c on the same wheels ended up at almost 32mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,010
Posted By August West

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07-03-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By August West

I'm with the Wiz on this. Although ⅜" is probably...

I'm with the Wiz on this. Although ⅜" is probably workable it wouldn't be my first choice for working on my bike. I use my 1-20 Nm wrench about 5x more than I use my ⅜" wrench which I only use on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By August West

The Ultegra R8000 series Di2 RD comes in both...

The Ultegra R8000 series Di2 RD comes in both short & med. cage styles. Max for the short it 30T & med. is 34T although Shimano is notoriously conservative about this. As long as you get a bike with...
06-30-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By August West

One I read few months ago that I found...

One I read few months ago that I found entertaining although more a touring/adventure type read than a hardcore cycling book.

50 Shades of the USA: One Woman's 11,000 Mile Cycling Adventure...
06-26-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,530
Posted By August West

In addition to a flat kit you also need the...

In addition to a flat kit you also need the knowledge of how to use it. Sooner or later you will flat and sitting on the side of the road trying to figure how to change a bicycle tire is not an ideal...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,575
Posted By August West

Not buying a mountain bike I was looking at back...

Not buying a mountain bike I was looking at back in Apr. I just bought a new road bike in Feb. and wanted to space the purchases out a bit. But then COVID-19 hit, everybody bought bikes, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By August West

Lots of good info at The Di2 Center...

Lots of good info at The Di2 Center (https://di2center.com/)
06-23-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,077
Posted By August West

Sounds like a Shimano crank since that is exactly...

Sounds like a Shimano crank since that is exactly what is printed on the NDS arms. What does the drive side say? Something like "Deore"?

Regardless, this is something that needs to be addressed by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By August West

You can program the shift pattern however you...

You can program the shift pattern however you would like. The RD doesn't know what cassette is really on there but you would need to chart out the shifts that work for you. If you ended up with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By August West

For me I would get the 2020 without question...

For me I would get the 2020 without question having owned a 2019 SL6 and traded up to a 2020 SLR7.

2020 does away with the BB90 (probably the most disliked BB design in recent history) for the...
06-01-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By August West

I just mounted a pair last week on my November...

I just mounted a pair last week on my November rgc36 CF wheels and once I figured out the technique I was surprised how easy it was.

Originally I figured I would just muscle them on by hand but it...
05-31-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,947
Posted By August West

I'd have to give up cycling if I didn't lay my...

I'd have to give up cycling if I didn't lay my bike over to get on since I was blessed with short legs and a long torso. Been doing it for as long as I can remember.
05-27-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,391
Posted By August West

Absolutely. Much more convenient to grab my...

Absolutely. Much more convenient to grab my iPhone than drag the laptop out to the garage, dig the cables out, hook everything up and then put everything away. If saving money is important it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By August West

I tried the Bontrager shoes last year but found...

I tried the Bontrager shoes last year but found the toe box just not big enough. My big toe was quite cramped so I ended up with Specialized Torch 2.0 shoes that fit perfectly. I like them so much I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,938
Posted By August West

They are still available. I recently picked up a...

They are still available. I recently picked up a pair of 28c from Wiggle in the UK. Price wasn't outrageous and free shipping that made it to the middle of nowhere NM in 4 days including the weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,519
Posted By August West

I know it is good to take days off but I'm up to...

I know it is good to take days off but I'm up to 51 consecutive days and 56 out of the last 57. But my rides are shorter and higher intensity with climbing every day so it's not like I'm spending...
05-13-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,414
Posted By August West

Personally, I'd try for a refund take my business...

Personally, I'd try for a refund take my business elsewhere. The scratch/crack is bad enough but any shop that lets a brand new bike out the door that is that badly out of adjustment isn't to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By August West

Well, you did a good job. It looks professionally...

Well, you did a good job. It looks professionally done.

Your cockpit looks pretty familiar to me, P1 SLR 7, Garmin, Blendr mount and Spec shoes;). I pick up my Blendr/Garmin mount tomorrow from...
05-05-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 18,835
Posted By August West

I just set a new PR of 60 mph last week, actually...

I just set a new PR of 60 mph last week, actually 59.8 but I'm rounding up:) This was coming back down off a cat 2 climb after struggling to make it to the top into a 25+ mph wind. Normally on this...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By August West

Inspired me to order a package of TB-2 emergency...

Inspired me to order a package of TB-2 emergency boots today so I can add one to my flat kit. I've been meaning get some for a long time now to replace the Tyvek strips I currently carry.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 389,657
Posted By August West

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05-03-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,599
Posted By August West

I still have some hair but it is now at a #1...

I still have some hair but it is now at a #1 clipper guard COVID-19 special length (⅛") so it is next to nothing. But I've worn Headsweats under my helmet for years to keep the sweat out of my eyes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,706
Posted By August West

The carrier that Shimano cassettes come packed on...

The carrier that Shimano cassettes come packed on also serves as a speed loader to remove/install the cassette on the freehub body.

Remove the lock ring and smallest cog, align the wide spline on...
05-01-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25,411
Views: 2,504,833
Posted By August West

Yesterday against my better judgement I decided...

Yesterday against my better judgement I decided to ride my route with an out and back cat 2 climb. I ride it all the time but yesterday there was a 25+ mph wind blowing directly in my face all the...
04-27-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,476
Posted By August West

Almost certainly not riding as a younger woman...

Almost certainly not riding as a younger woman either since I believe elae is a female. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By August West

I've had my 2020 Domane SLR 7 since Feb. and...

I've had my 2020 Domane SLR 7 since Feb. and couldn't be any happier with it after about 800 miles. Every time I go for a ride I look forward to getting on the bike. My previous bike was Domane SL 6...
04-20-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,459
Posted By August West

You don't necessarily need Garmin pedals for...

You don't necessarily need Garmin pedals for this. My Edge 830 with my Favero Assioma pedals reports VO2 Max. I think any power meter will work. But none of them are inexpensive although for me, once...
04-19-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By August West

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04-17-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,457
Posted By August West

Good for you. One thing you will probably...

Good for you.

One thing you will probably want to put together for your new ride is flat repair kit and maybe a few basic tools. The basics don't cost much.

A fact of life is that bicycle tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By August West

Since I now have plenty of time because about the...

Since I now have plenty of time because about the only time I go out of the house is for my daily ride, I went out and looked at my 2 month old Ultegra Di2. It looks very similar to yours. I believe...
04-03-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By August West

Be aware that this video is over 7 years old and...

Be aware that this video is over 7 years old and shows adjustment for the 2 generations old FD-6770. While some of it is still applicable, the adjustment steps referenced are not correct for the...
03-30-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By August West

Being that Favero is located in northern Italy it...

Being that Favero is located in northern Italy it is not surprising they are sold out. I'd be surprised if there is even anybody at their facility currently with the catastrophic situation they are...
03-29-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,719
Posted By August West

1/4 cup = 2 oz. 1 gal = 128 oz. 128 + 2 = 130...

1/4 cup = 2 oz.
1 gal = 128 oz.
128 + 2 = 130 oz. total solution

(2/130)*100 = 1.54% concentration
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,583
Posted By August West

For me, Di2 hands down without question any day...

For me, Di2 hands down without question any day of the week. I have a P-One SLR 7 and absolutely love it and Di2. First bike I've ever owned with electronic shifting and have zero regrets with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,707
Posted By August West

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,120
Posted By August West

I've had the bike for about 5 weeks now and...

I've had the bike for about 5 weeks now and absolutely love it. Since I ordered it without having a test ride on an SLR 7 available I kind of figured it would be a lot like my 2019 SL 6 but with...
03-12-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,186
Posted By August West

I ordered some PTFE powder from China at the end...

I ordered some PTFE powder from China at the end of last year, so when COVID-19 was a minor news item and well before it turned into a pandemic. Long story short, it took over 2 months to arrive and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,182
Posted By August West

I have a Garmin 830 which does form a light...

I have a Garmin 830 which does form a light network so I leave in stand-by mode (occasional blue LED flash). It has virtually no effect on battery life. I think the battery life in standby mode is 5...
03-08-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,149
Posted By August West

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03-07-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,049
Posted By August West

+1 for the Take-A-Look. I'd be lost without it...

+1 for the Take-A-Look. I'd be lost without it and even purchased a second one a couple of weeks ago to have as a spare in case something happens to my current one.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,308
Posted By August West

I just crossed over into the multi-shoe camp...

I just crossed over into the multi-shoe camp today with the purchase of my second pair even though my current pair are in good shape. Down the rabbit hole I go.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19,527
Views: 4,136,466
Posted By August West

I've found my Specialized Torch 2.0 shoes so...

I've found my Specialized Torch 2.0 shoes so comfortable I decided to give the Torch 3.0s's a try while they are still available. I also wanted something other than black which my current shoes are....
03-05-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,947
Posted By August West

Sea Otter Bicycle Festival at Laguna Seca...

Sea Otter Bicycle Festival at Laguna Seca Postponed (https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/05/sea-otter-bicycle-festival-at-laguna-seca-postponed-because-of-coronavirus/)

Guessing anything that...
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