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08-08-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By sw686blue

The majority of the time, the bike will be used...

The majority of the time, the bike will be used for riding on pavement. I would like to take it out on trails too, but the trails that I have in mind are hard-packed dirt with little to no heavy rock...
08-08-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By sw686blue

HerrKaLeun, thank you for your reply. I think...

HerrKaLeun, thank you for your reply. I think that you are mistaken about the 2019 Escape 0 Disc. It has the 10 spped Deore mountain bike groupset.
08-07-19, 09:05 PM
08-07-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By sw686blue

Trying to decide between the 2019 Escape 0 and 2017 Toughroad SLR1. Need some help!

Hey folks,

I'm looking to switch from a road bike (TCR Advanced) to a hybrid bike. I have narrowed it down to 3 bikes:

- 2019 Giant Escape 0 (new, $1026 out the door from LBS)
- 2019...
08-06-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 199,179
Posted By sw686blue

I'm looking at buying a 2017 Toughroad SLR1. Can...

I'm looking at buying a 2017 Toughroad SLR1. Can someone tell me if the cables are routed through the bottom tube or are they just covered by the plastic mud guard?
12-13-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,967
Posted By sw686blue

Pure gold! :lol::lol:

Pure gold! :lol::lol:
10-09-15, 10:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,883
Posted By sw686blue

Add mirrors to your handle bars and one of those...

Add mirrors to your handle bars and one of those horns that you squeeze. Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,881
Posted By sw686blue

Our friend may be running out of steam:...

Our friend may be running out of steam: http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1033919-why-have-my-nipples-been-getting-sour-when-i-bike-ride.html

Hahaha!
10-09-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,861
Posted By sw686blue

I have the exact problem. Every 30 minutes I...

I have the exact problem. Every 30 minutes I stop, take off my top and twist and pull my nipples for a good 5 minutes. Works like a charm.
10-06-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By sw686blue

Ah...yeah...sure.

Ah...yeah...sure.
10-06-15, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By sw686blue

Hahaha! Dude, this just may be your best post...

Hahaha! Dude, this just may be your best post ever!
09-03-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By sw686blue

No need to take off the wheel. Follow these easy...

No need to take off the wheel. Follow these easy steps.

1) Deflate the tire
2) Cut across the width of the old tire with scissors or a sharp knife
3) Cut across the width of the new tire
4)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,489
Posted By sw686blue

I have a TCR Advanced and love the bike, but it...

I have a TCR Advanced and love the bike, but it isn't the most comfortable ride, that's for sure! The position is very different than that of the Defy. If you took two equally skilled riders, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,758
Posted By sw686blue

FTW! Lol!

FTW! Lol!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,162
Posted By sw686blue

That's the big reason as to why I was thinking of...

That's the big reason as to why I was thinking of jumping to 28mm tires instead of 25mm. I don't see a big difference between 23 to 25 as opposed to going from 23 to 28.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,162
Posted By sw686blue

What year is your TCR? Mine is a 2011. I'm...

What year is your TCR? Mine is a 2011. I'm guessing that the 28s should fit just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,162
Posted By sw686blue

Thanks everyone for your input. I'm going to go...

Thanks everyone for your input. I'm going to go with 28mm tires taking into account my weight. I'll probably go with the GP4000S IIs. Ribble can ship them to me for a total of $103 Canadian. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,162
Posted By sw686blue

What would you recommend in place of the...

What would you recommend in place of the Gatorskins?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,162
Posted By sw686blue

Yes, I mostly ride on dry roads. Occasionally, I...

Yes, I mostly ride on dry roads. Occasionally, I may get caught out in the rain, but for the majority of the time, it's dry roads for me. My Aksiums currently have Michelin Lithion tires on them and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,162
Posted By sw686blue

The rims are Mavic Aksiums. I believe that the...

The rims are Mavic Aksiums. I believe that the rim width is 24mm. Does that sound about right?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,162
Posted By sw686blue

The roads here are generally crap! From the looks...

The roads here are generally crap! From the looks of the frame and fork, the 28s should fit. Do you guys have any recommendations other than the Gatorskins? From the reviews and comments on this...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,162
Posted By sw686blue

Going from 23mm to 25mm or 28mm tires. Help me decide.

I'm making some changes to my TCR Advanced road bike to make it a little more comfortable to ride. I weigh 244 lbs and I'm just a hair under 6 ft tall. I already switched from an Arione VS to an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,758
Posted By sw686blue

100% troll, but great for the entertainment...

100% troll, but great for the entertainment value. Lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-15, 05:04 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-15, 05:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,881
Posted By sw686blue

A couple of baseball cards attached using a...

A couple of baseball cards attached using a carbon fibre clothespin (we need to counter the weight of the cards) should generate enough noise to ward off any potential crashes with 5 year old little...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-15, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 441,894
Posted By sw686blue

The BMC is crazy HOT!!!

The BMC is crazy HOT!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 10:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,450
Posted By sw686blue

Let's see some pix of this bike!

Let's see some pix of this bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-15, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,323
Posted By sw686blue

Absolutely love the colours! Love it!

Absolutely love the colours! Love it!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By sw686blue

Ok, went back to have another look at the 2013...

Ok, went back to have another look at the 2013 Roubaix and the store upgraded all the components to Ultegra 11 speed. They replaced the 105 cassette for an Ultegra. The Tiagra chain to Ultegra too....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-15, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,755
Posted By sw686blue

Try the 54, what do you have to lose?

Try the 54, what do you have to lose?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,344
Posted By sw686blue

Thanks for posting your experiences with all...

Thanks for posting your experiences with all these different bikes! Lucky you!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,850
Posted By sw686blue

A guy in a shed??? Wtf? DaveWC said it best....

A guy in a shed??? Wtf?

DaveWC said it best. Ask 100 people and you'll get just as many opinions.

Good luck in your search because there is no way in hell that you are actually being serious.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,850
Posted By sw686blue

Yes, it runs between $150 to $200 for an...

Yes, it runs between $150 to $200 for an extensive fit. However, a competent bike shop can easily fit you for free. They will get you in the ballpark. After that, you will need to ride your bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-15, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,850
Posted By sw686blue

OP, it's really hard to not take you for a troll....

OP, it's really hard to not take you for a troll. You received so much good information and come back with a bunch of ridiculous comments. Go to a competent bike shop and let them fit you on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,705
Posted By sw686blue

Either a 2013 Roubaix Expert or a 2014 Defy...

Either a 2013 Roubaix Expert or a 2014 Defy Advanced 1.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 28,299
Posted By sw686blue

Major trolling going on here, but the...

Major trolling going on here, but the entertainment value is high! Haha!

Let's compare the $500 Fuji to a $10000 Trek. Who cares about price! Let's elaborate why the Fuji is better! Too funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 28,299
Posted By sw686blue

It wasn't misleading. You just didn't do your...

It wasn't misleading. You just didn't do your homework to find out exactly what parts were installed on the bike. Your fault.
07-21-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 81,685
Posted By sw686blue

Gorgeous bike!

Gorgeous bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By sw686blue

Thanks for the info regarding the seat post. It's...

Thanks for the info regarding the seat post. It's something that I'll keep in mind if I decide to go forward with the Roubaix. My current bike, a TCR Advanced, is very stiff too and I really don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By sw686blue

The purpose of this thread was really to get an...

The purpose of this thread was really to get an idea of whether or not $2500 CAD for a 2013 Roubaix Expert is a good deal. I'm sure that Ultegra 11s are better than 10s. As I have stated earlier,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By sw686blue

If I were to go with the Roubaix, there are no...

If I were to go with the Roubaix, there are no immediate plans to upgrade the wheels. I would use them and when my wallet permitted it :-) I'd upgrade to something better.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By sw686blue

Thank you for the detailed response. If that is...

Thank you for the detailed response. If that is the case, it's a lot more than what I am prepared to do. I was thinking that $2500 CAD is a good price for this bike seeing that the original price was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By sw686blue

It's a SL4 frame. Is there a big difference...

It's a SL4 frame. Is there a big difference between the two?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By sw686blue

What does it take to convert from 10 speed to 11...

What does it take to convert from 10 speed to 11 speed? I know that the chain would need to be switched. FD? RD?

Thanks for your input!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By sw686blue

2013 Specialized Roubaix Expert - Pricing help needed

My LBS has a NOS 2013 Roubaix Expert that he's selling for $2500 Canadian...roughly $1950 USD with today's exchange rate. Is that a good deal for a 2013 bike. It's my size, love the colour (black and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 152,381
Posted By sw686blue

How are you liking your bike?

How are you liking your bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,733
Posted By sw686blue

I love everything about my Giant, except for the...

I love everything about my Giant, except for the name. :-(

Couldn't they come up with something a little cooler?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,948
Posted By sw686blue

It's exactly as you see it on the link that I...

It's exactly as you see it on the link that I provided. He is my go-to LBS and can be trusted. I bought my 2010 Giant TCR Advanced from him. Great little shop.

I went in looking for CF wheels when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26,585
Views: 16,384,194
Posted By sw686blue

Are those the ones with the latest assplosion...

Are those the ones with the latest assplosion technology built into them?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-14, 02:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,948
Posted By sw686blue

Apparently Giant is offering a great discount to...

Apparently Giant is offering a great discount to move their 2014 stock. I am so tempted!!
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