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Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By Pilky

Had two Garmins fail before i switched to Wahoo....

Had two Garmins fail before i switched to Wahoo. Been happy ever since.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,556
Views: 600,895
Posted By Pilky

You're welcome. I'm still debating if I should...

You're welcome. I'm still debating if I should get one myself :D



Great find. Gonna order 3 to get the free shipping
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,556
Views: 600,895
Posted By Pilky

25% off Stages Products ...

25% off Stages Products

https://stagescycling.com/us/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By Pilky

A couple days before i created this thread I was...

A couple days before i created this thread I was out on a group ride with some strong riders and wanted to keep the same pace they were. I was on the front and approached a hill and afterwards one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-18, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By Pilky

I have a friend who got a pair earlier this year...

I have a friend who got a pair earlier this year and also likes them so far.



Those Watteam meters are pretty interesting albeit a little clunky looking but the price is right. I'll check out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By Pilky

Cannondale Power Meter Options

Been cycling for about 7 years now and would like to purchase my first power meter by next spring. I'm riding a 2016 CAAD12 Ultegra that has the pretty spider ring seen here:
Spider...
06-08-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,462
Posted By Pilky

5'8" My two road bikes are 52 and 54 (CAAD12...

5'8"

My two road bikes are 52 and 54 (CAAD12 & Trek 2000)

All of my mountain bikes are medium/ 18"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,122
Posted By Pilky

Cheaper and more effective, you're doing alright....

Cheaper and more effective, you're doing alright. :beer:


Before reading this thread I read/heard good things about Rock N Roll Gold and Chain L so I'll likely end up with one of those next time...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,122
Posted By Pilky

Wow. I've been using Pro Link on all of my...

Wow.

I've been using Pro Link on all of my bikes since I can remember. Looks like I will be trying something new when my current bottle runs out.

Thank you :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-18, 05:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,122
Posted By Pilky

Got a link to the study?

Got a link to the study?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-17, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By Pilky

Looks like the CAAD12 Ultegra when down a hundred...

Looks like the CAAD12 Ultegra when down a hundred bucks
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-17, 05:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,060
Posted By Pilky

That's too bad. I'm definitely open to the used...

That's too bad. I'm definitely open to the used market
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,060
Posted By Pilky

Excellent article. Read it from start to finish....

Excellent article. Read it from start to finish. Thanks for sharing!



52cm
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,060
Posted By Pilky

The only reason I was reluctant to try and haggle...

The only reason I was reluctant to try and haggle was because they already have appeared to discount the biike from $2,200 to $1,800. I called some local shops in my area and they wanted $2,200 for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,060
Posted By Pilky

Ahh, ok. To be honest with you, I like the...

Ahh, ok.

To be honest with you, I like the look of a full matching Ultegra groupset but if the spider performs as well as the Ultegra, I'm fine with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 08:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,060
Posted By Pilky

So you guys have me confused now, is the spider...

So you guys have me confused now, is the spider ring a desirable component or is it not? :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 08:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,060
Posted By Pilky

This. It's marked down from $2,200 ...

This. It's marked down from $2,200




Those look like some good prices



The shop selling the CAAD12 I mentioned, will not ship either. They said Cannondale will not allow them to.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,060
Posted By Pilky

:D :thumb:

:D :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,060
Posted By Pilky

Haha love it :lol: The Emonda and TCR...

Haha love it :lol:



The Emonda and TCR look nice, especially the Emonda. My absolute max budget is $2k but I did see a used Emonda for $1,600 shipped with full Ultegra.



Solid advice. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,060
Posted By Pilky

2017 CAAD12 Ultegra

Been riding my 1999 Trek 2000 for about 5 years now and this past year I've been getting the itch to upgrade. I'm 32, most of my rides are 40-50 miles, and usually average around 18-20MPH.

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Pilky

I am the same height and ride medium mountain...

I am the same height and ride medium mountain bikes (17"/18") and 52/54cm road bikes.
04-16-17, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By Pilky

nfmisso, I appreciate the suggestion of building...

nfmisso, I appreciate the suggestion of building my own but I'm not sure I have the knowledge to do that. I true my own rims but that's about it :o Who knows maybe I'll do some research and give it a...
04-15-17, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By Pilky

26" 7/8/9SPD MTB Wheel Suggestions Wanted

Hey all. Last week you guys were super helpful in explaining to me that I could upgrade my old 26" wheels that have a 7SPD freewheel to a set with a 7/8/9SPD cassette. In an effort to "give back"...
04-11-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By Pilky

Very cool! Sky, I consider myself...

Very cool!


Sky,
I consider myself mechanically inclined but I'm not sure it's worth taking the time to tear these wheels down being that they're low end wheels.

I think my best bet is to...
04-10-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By Pilky

Thanks for all the help with this, everyone; I...

Thanks for all the help with this, everyone; I really appreciate all the responses. It's exciting to learn what I can do with this bike.


My plans for it now are to find a 26" wheelset that is...
04-09-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By Pilky

This is great news! So if I understand...

This is great news!

So if I understand correctly, I can order a set of 135MM 7,8,or 9SPD wheels and either fit a 7SPD cassette with spacer or go all the way to 8 or 9SPD without one.

Will the...
04-09-17, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By Pilky

I appreciate your reply, those are some great...

I appreciate your reply, those are some great options.

I just ran downstairs and measured (with a standard tape measure) the rear drop outs and got 5 1/4" which I'm assuming is probably the...
04-09-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By Pilky

Going from 7SPD freewheel to cassette

Hi all.

I am looking to purchase new wheels for my 2006 Trek 3700. I understand that this is an entry level bike and normally wouldn't wast the money but it has sentimental value so I don't mind...
10-11-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By Pilky

Ugh, my bad. Asking price is $600 I am 5'8"...

Ugh, my bad. Asking price is $600

I am 5'8" 155lb and ride a medium frame.

As for the wheel size, I just assumed 27.5 was a happy medium between the two.
10-11-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By Pilky

Thinking about getting a new (used) bike

Hey guys. I'm a road rider and recently started riding my old 2005 Kona Cinder Cone again. It's an all stock 26" hard tail.

2005 Kona Cinder Cone - BikePedia...
08-13-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Pilky

Ya, like others have said, not a whole lot of...

Ya, like others have said, not a whole lot of information is given.

But my guess is you need more cable tension. I would back the barrel adjuster out to see if that helps with the downshifting.
07-12-16, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,866
Posted By Pilky

See pic below of broke hub I weigh 155 lbs ...

See pic below of broke hub
I weigh 155 lbs
After measuring (4 7/8"), doing the conversion to mm, and then looking up standard spacings I'm guessing the width is 126mm
07-10-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By Pilky

One possible symptom is that the chain can...

One possible symptom is that the chain can develop some slack when you coast.

Had this happen to me on my 7 speed freewheel. It was more noticeable when going at a decent clip and stop pedaling....
07-10-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,866
Posted By Pilky

Replacing a 27 x 1 1/8" Rim

So the only vintage bike I own is a 86-ish Fuji Palisade. It's in excellent shape but has been hanging in my garage since I got it because of a broken rear hub. I'd like to get it rolling againt for...
01-03-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 401,015
Posted By Pilky

http://i.imgur.com/Fmf1S0K.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Fmf1S0K.jpg
01-03-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Pilky

Here she is guys!! ...

Here she is guys!!

http://i.imgur.com/Fmf1S0K.jpg
12-30-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Pilky

Thanks for the input guys. Didn't know they had a...

Thanks for the input guys. Didn't know they had a bicycle blue book... I'm gonna see if the guy will do $300 for the Cinder Cone and take a ride to look at it.
12-29-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Pilky

Been looking for a used MTB

Sup guys. I'm a road rider looking to ride some trails in the colder months to stay in shape and to join my MTB buddies once and a while. I don't ever plan to do any kind of jumps or crazy drop offs...
05-17-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By Pilky

Nice job! What kind of bike are you riding?

Nice job!

What kind of bike are you riding?
05-17-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Pilky

You're post is very difficult to read but I'll...

You're post is very difficult to read but I'll throw out a few possibilities...

Make sure there's not too much cable tension
Make sure derailleur is straight and set to proper height
Make sure...
05-17-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Pilky

and a quick pic of my fine installation... :p ...

and a quick pic of my fine installation... :p

http://i.imgur.com/y5wIhJW.jpg
05-17-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Pilky

Not at all. For $19 bucks I'm not worried! ...

Not at all. For $19 bucks I'm not worried!

I don't mind using the free wheel I guess... It's just an entry level bike that I refuse to get rid of because it was the first name brand bike I ever...
05-16-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Pilky

Damn had I known that I would have just went with...

Damn had I known that I would have just went with a new wheel and cassette... oh well. When this one goes that is what I'll do. Gonna give it a test ride later today to see how it feels.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Pilky

What is the difference between the two?

What is the difference between the two?
05-15-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Pilky

Great, thanks. I hope so! It definitely...

Great, thanks.

I hope so! It definitely solved the problem with the slack chain.

I can't wait to try it out. I'd often max out on the old free wheel and would never use the big rear gear so...
05-15-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Pilky

So I ended up ordering a new freewheel (Shimano...

So I ended up ordering a new freewheel (Shimano MF-HG37 Tourney (13-28T 7 Speed). I didn't mind this as I wanted to get something smaller and without a granny gear anyway. While I had it off I...
05-11-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,459
Posted By Pilky

I too wish that video was longer lol

I too wish that video was longer lol
05-05-13, 06:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,506
Posted By Pilky

I agree with MRT2. You still have plenty of room...

I agree with MRT2. You still have plenty of room to better yourself before you need to start worrying about gearing or new tires.
04-27-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Pilky

Gonna give it a shot tomorrow after my morning...

Gonna give it a shot tomorrow after my morning ride.

I'll spray it down with WD40 or PB Blaster (whichever i have in the garage) and let it soak for 10 minutes or so. ProLink should be ok for an...
04-27-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Pilky

Thanks for the tips guys. Definitely going to...

Thanks for the tips guys. Definitely going to give it a nice soak and see what happens.

Tri flow is ok in there? I was under the impression grease was needed. Either way I'm going to give it a...
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