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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
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: 133
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...
08-04-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By August West

My date code is 029. Plus there are several other...

My date code is 029. Plus there are several other items on the sticker like WO - work order?, Item & Loc. Regardless, I don't really care either and I'm with Glen, it is an awesome bike.
08-04-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By August West

I'm not sure that is correct. My 2020 model...

I'm not sure that is correct.

My 2020 model Domane SLR 7 P1 was made at the end of Jan. 2020 and I picked it up at the dealer in Feb. 6th but the S/N ends in "R". The rest of it makes sense but it...
08-03-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 627
Posted By August West

Reading a post on another forum from someone who...

Reading a post on another forum from someone who works for a national distributor that stated they shipped what would have been 8 months worth of tube inventory (in a normal year) in just June alone....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By August West

I don't think you can put 2 CO2 cartridges in...

I don't think you can put 2 CO2 cartridges in there unless you put one in the pocket where the levers are supposed to go but maybe you could squeeze it in if you only had 1 lever. 1 Tube, 1 CO2...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By August West

I used to run Planet Bike computers back in the...

I used to run Planet Bike computers back in the day before I became so data obsessed and was always happy with them.

https://www.planetbike.com/protege-8-0-bike-computer/...
07-29-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By August West

You can still find some white Fizik Aliante R3...

You can still find some white Fizik Aliante R3 around and within your budget.
...
07-28-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By August West

Amazon has a bunch of cheap mounts that go on the...

Amazon has a bunch of cheap mounts that go on the right side. Can't speak to the quality though. K-Edge mounts are great and all alloy but somewhat spendy. Having my 830 offset like that would drive...
07-28-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By August West

I've had my 830 since they were released last...

I've had my 830 since they were released last year and with the auto-pause enabled it has always recorded the moving time which is shown in the summary at the top of the CG ride page. It also records...
07-27-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By August West

If you are on a trainer without fans I'm not sure...

If you are on a trainer without fans I'm not sure how you stand it, especially this time of year. I sweat enough with two powerful fans but at least they keep it bearable.

I'd also look at way...
07-27-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By August West

Dual sided crank based power meters with Shimano...

Dual sided crank based power meters with Shimano cranks are notoriously inaccurate because of the asymmetric design of the spider and chainrings. Probably better off going with a singled sided setup...
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...
07-26-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By August West

Thanks guys. I called my LBS yesterday to...

Thanks guys.

I called my LBS yesterday to talk with the manager about this and ended up putting on deposit down on a FS trail bike. 140mm/130mm F/R travel, 29er with 2.6"/2.4" tires. His ordering...
07-25-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By August West

Mountain Bike Advise - HT or FS?

I'd like a little advise from you senior or soon to be senior mountain bikers out there.

I'm currently a road only rider and ride my Domane just about every day. Only about 1 hour rides usually...
07-23-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By August West

They emailed me a $500 promotion back in Jan. out...

They emailed me a $500 promotion back in Jan. out of the blue which I gladly used on my Domane SLR 7. But it only ran from Jan 2-31. Probably not very likely you'd get one now though considering our...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,372
Posted By August West

I'm nursing along a old pair of Performance...

I'm nursing along a old pair of Performance gloves that just won't wear out. They are perfect for me and I don't think they cost more than $15 several years ago. What little padding was there is long...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,372
Posted By August West

I was thinking of trying pair of these out but in...

I was thinking of trying pair of these out but in checking the Specialized website it seems they have changed the construction method for the pad from sewn to glued leading the a LOT of unhappy...
07-19-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By August West

You can set the auto-pause to activate "when...

You can set the auto-pause to activate "when stopped" or when it drops below a custom speed you specify.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,133
Posted By August West

My bike came with an 11-34T but I swapped it out...

My bike came with an 11-34T but I swapped it out for and 11-32T and 11-30T. I use the 11-32T most often but kept the chain sized to the 34T so I can put it back on if needed.

The downside of an...
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...
07-15-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,131
Posted By August West

I have a 1up USA and love it. All metal...

I have a 1up USA and love it. All metal construction that should last a lifetime. Kuat also seems to get great reviews here but I've never used one myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By August West

I'd much rather have lower gearing on the chance...

I'd much rather have lower gearing on the chance you won't need it than have higher gearing wishing you had another cog or two lower. Don't underestimate the effect that 14,000'+ can have if you...
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
07-11-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,489
Posted By August West

I haven't found using PTFE powder a PITA in any...

I haven't found using PTFE powder a PITA in any way. Dump it in the crockpot on top of the wax and forget about it. Sure, it settles out before the wax solidifies but when I wax my chains I use the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,904
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.
07-09-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,785
Posted By August West

I wasn't aware there was fascination with Torx...

I wasn't aware there was fascination with Torx fasteners in the bike industry. The only Torx fasteners I've run across in wrenching on my bikes were the chainring fixing screws securing the...
07-08-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By August West

The Connex chains come with a Connex Link which...

The Connex chains come with a Connex Link which is about $25 on its own so if you were thinking of getting one you might as well just buy one of their chains and get both. Might be a good way to give...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,787
Posted By August West

Yes. I have an extra one I throw in my jersey...

Yes. I have an extra one I throw in my jersey pocket but have yet to need it. The reason I started is because a couple of months ago I wanted to ask one of the volunteers at the National Monument...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,070
Posted By August West

HEXR (https://hexr.com/)

HEXR (https://hexr.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,067
Posted By August West

Try to warranty it even if you are beyond the 1...

Try to warranty it even if you are beyond the 1 year mark. I've read others have had Shimano cover this even when out of warranty.

Do you live in a damp, humid climate? There is a theory and some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,010
Posted By August West

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,010
Posted By August West

The Varia™ Universal Seat-post Quarter Turn Mount...

The Varia™ Universal Seat-post Quarter Turn Mount PART #010-10644-12 (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/521431) comes with the "D" shaped shim. Unfortunately, there is no way that I know of to just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By August West

Way too many variables to even guess based on...

Way too many variables to even guess based on mileage. I do 8,000-10,000 feet of climbing per week but due to the roads I'm on I rarely, if ever, use the brakes while the descending so by brake and...
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 N•m wrench about 5x more than I use my ⅜" wrench which I only use on...
07-01-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,826
Posted By August West

I'm a 12D and have a pair of Specialized Torch...

I'm a 12D and have a pair of Specialized Torch 2.0 in 46.5 and find them be quite comfortable. They are large enough not to pinch my feet anywhere but tight enough to not allow for any excessive...
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, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By August West

I've ended up with 32mm as my go-to tires. But I...

I've ended up with 32mm as my go-to tires. But I ride on a bunch of god awful chip seal roads with plenty of cattle gates for extra fun. If I road on good roads I'd probably drop down to 28mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,578
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/)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By August West

EW-WU111 = Well worth the money. What I did...

EW-WU111 = Well worth the money.

What I did once I got my bike was to grab a stool, sit down next the bike in the garage, connect with the E-tube software on my phone and just started playing...
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...
06-18-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By August West

I ran into this on my last bike and found that I...

I ran into this on my last bike and found that I had to tighten preload plug quite a bit to get the pin to line up with the hole. Once the pin dropped in I backed the plug out a bit. It was also...
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
06-15-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By August West

With my Edge 830 you can change the gear read out...

With my Edge 830 you can change the gear read out from auto to manual and enter the exact ratios you have. I think you could run auto with the 30T cassette and switch it to manual for the 32/34T. Not...
06-13-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By August West

And not all magnets included with computers are...

And not all magnets included with computers are them same. If your computer has a weaker magnet you could find a rare earth button magnet and stick it to the supplied magnet (maybe with a drop of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,546
Posted By August West

YBN QRs quick links can be reused 5 times making...

YBN QRs quick links can be reused 5 times making the cost about $.70/use when purchased on eBay. Or you can use the Connex reusable link that will last at least the life of the chain and doesn't...
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