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03-09-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,310
Posted By mohamilton

"South Through the Valley of Death" Is a good one...

"South Through the Valley of Death" Is a good one in Kalamazoo - a nice bike lane abruptly ends and spits you out on to a fast two lane road across a busy overpass.
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08-02-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By mohamilton

Yes! This is awesome, thanks for sharing....

Yes! This is awesome, thanks for sharing. Rotating my pelvis forward has been a revelation, feels like you can get a lot more power out too. Starting to notice less pain now. I think I stained my...
07-28-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By mohamilton

Thats a good call, gravel can definitely take...

Thats a good call, gravel can definitely take much more of a beating than road riding. I think my core strength is good overall though - I can hold planks over 7 minutes and can hit over 25 pulls ups
07-28-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By mohamilton

Im running 42cm bars and the reach on them is...

Im running 42cm bars and the reach on them is really far, I may swap out to a short reach bar. Getting sharp pain in my upper left trap near my neck/spine.

40mm tires at 60psi
07-28-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By mohamilton

I raised the seat post and that definitely...

I raised the seat post and that definitely helped. Im going to try lowering the bars slightly and shorten the reach next
07-28-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,387
Posted By mohamilton

I built up an old CAAD9 with 10speed Sram Red...

I built up an old CAAD9 with 10speed Sram Red that bike flies up hills! Super light and stiff. Totally agree you have to have the right bike for for the purpose, the CAAD9 is great for hills and...
06-13-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By mohamilton

Thanks! This is helpful. I picked up a foam...

Thanks! This is helpful. I picked up a foam roller recently, that in combination with laying on a tennis ball to hit trigger pointer on traps has helped a lot as well.
06-13-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 191,947
Posted By mohamilton

I just got a Domane SL Frameset going to do that...

I just got a Domane SL Frameset going to do that same thing! :D
06-13-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 92,284
Posted By mohamilton

Cool - Thanks for the reply, yeah just gauging...

Cool - Thanks for the reply, yeah just gauging ball park sizing. The stack seams to get way shorter with the 54 vs the 56
06-13-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,503
Posted By mohamilton

Keep blasting it WD-40. Spray into the lever and...

Keep blasting it WD-40. Spray into the lever and shift it up and down - I had to do this almost everyday for a week until I could get it to shift soothly. After it starts shifting better hit it with...
06-02-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 92,284
Posted By mohamilton

Im 5' 10 with a 33.5 inseam. Curious if a 2016...

Im 5' 10 with a 33.5 inseam. Curious if a 2016 diverge would fit better in a 54 or 56? The shorter reach would be nice but the stack lowers quite a bit to 564 on the 54 models
06-02-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By mohamilton

I try to do some back stretches on rides too, it...

I try to do some back stretches on rides too, it seems to help
06-01-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By mohamilton

Maybe I feel a little stretched? I've found...

Maybe I feel a little stretched? I've found putting my saddle back with zero tilt helps so it doesn't hunch by back forward. I don't hold the bars tightly at all - something I learned from endurance...
06-01-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By mohamilton

Upper Back Pain Cycling - Fit

I'm currently training for a 200 mile gravel ride. Whenever I get to around 60-70 miles my upper back starts to kill.

Curious if I might be better on a 54 or 56 frame? I'm currently riding a Niner...
05-20-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,667
Posted By mohamilton

Oh nice thats cool to know. Seems like the...

Oh nice thats cool to know. Seems like the Warbirds, Revolts, RLT rdo's, Diverges are all good routes that are pure gravel rigs. The older pre 2017 Specialized Diverges look awesome as they are more...
05-15-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,667
Posted By mohamilton

That covers it well, thanks! I like the idea of a...

That covers it well, thanks! I like the idea of a shorter wheelbase bike - makes a huge difference IMO. I'm leaning towards building an older canti brake carbon cross frame and using higher spec'd...
05-15-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,667
Posted By mohamilton

Totally agree you can't outbike your fitness but...

Totally agree you can't outbike your fitness but you can use the right tool for the job.
05-11-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,667
Posted By mohamilton

​​​​​​That's a good call. I've been trying to...

​​​​​​That's a good call. I've been trying to find CX bikes with a lower BB - been looking at Trek Crockett/Boones, and the Niner BSBs. I'll check out the Super Jake - that frame looks sweet!
05-10-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,667
Posted By mohamilton

Full Gas Gravel Race Rig What Are You Running?

Curious what people are riding for fast all out gravel races? I know gravel has a lot of variables and people use a lot of different bikes - all road, CX, gravel, endurance road, ext.

I have a...
04-22-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,387
Posted By mohamilton

Weight makes a huge difference! Light bikes are...

Weight makes a huge difference! Light bikes are so much more fun to ride, they get to speed faster, climb better, make you want to go faster, bore your girlfriend, what's not to love?!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,367
Posted By mohamilton

Cycling is dorky enough as is so i'll take it! I...

Cycling is dorky enough as is so i'll take it! I think disc brakes look sweet on road bikes though.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,367
Posted By mohamilton

That seems to make the most sense to me. I've...

That seems to make the most sense to me. I've been really wanting to try the Ultegra discs, the ice rotors look sooo cool!!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,367
Posted By mohamilton

Clean slate! I sold off my bikes last year -...

Clean slate! I sold off my bikes last year - except my 85' Team Fuji - I'm looking to get something more modern, last year I was riding a Trek 520 Disc, talk about a lead sled!... 30lbs of steel,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,137
Posted By mohamilton

I think it actually looks kinda cool, although I...

I think it actually looks kinda cool, although I wish there was more of a aesthetic design difference so they don't all look like DA with different badges.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,367
Posted By mohamilton

I like the idea of having both disc and Di2 on...

I like the idea of having both disc and Di2 on the Fuji frame for awhile and having that as my 'nice' bike - probably wouldn't upgrade for a long while. This may be one of the only chances i get to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,367
Posted By mohamilton

If I went Di2 first I wouldn't be able to add...

If I went Di2 first I wouldn't be able to add disc brakes later on. If I go disc I can upgrade to Di2, both frames from what I can tell would work with Di2.

Also this seems to be one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,367
Posted By mohamilton

Okay cool good to know. I know some frames call...

Okay cool good to know. I know some frames call out they are Di2 compatible, i'm not finding anything so far on the Fuji Sl.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,367
Posted By mohamilton

Im riding in Ohio, but in Cincinnati so we have a...

Im riding in Ohio, but in Cincinnati so we have a lot of short steep climbs. We get a lot of rain/humidity too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,367
Posted By mohamilton

Thats not too bad - like others mentioned I could...

Thats not too bad - like others mentioned I could then sell the mechanical shifting parts or keep em' as back up.
Sounds pretty forward setting up too. The Fuji should come with the R8000 even...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,367
Posted By mohamilton

Sounds like i'll have to test drive a few bikes -...

Sounds like i'll have to test drive a few bikes - hopefully I can find a Di2 bike to test.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,367
Posted By mohamilton

I wish I could do both! Im not *planning*...

I wish I could do both!

Im not *planning* on riding in the rain or bad weather, but disc brakes still feel awesome. I like to do a bit of hill climbing and descending. I also want to get some...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,367
Posted By mohamilton

Disc brakes or Di2?

I'm looking at the Fuji SL 2.1 ... there are two options similar in price, what would you all pick?:foo:

1-Ultegra R8000 Di2 Rim brakes

2-Ultegra R8000 Mechanical shifting with Hydro Disc...
01-21-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,503
Posted By mohamilton

So the shifter is working better!! I about...

So the shifter is working better!!

I about gave up on it and let it sit for a week, I picked it up again and now it seems to working a little better, I was sure it was because of the broken...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,854
Posted By mohamilton

If Ultegra came from Shimano 600 .... then 600??

If Ultegra came from Shimano 600 .... then 600??
Forum: Great Lakes
01-18-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By mohamilton

I love cycling on country roads and east Cinci is...

I love cycling on country roads and east Cinci is beautiful for cycling! Its more being on a linear bike path thats gets old for me but it can be nice to avoid traffic
01-18-18, 05:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,503
Posted By mohamilton

The shifters are off the bike without cables....

The shifters are off the bike without cables. I'll try putting new cables on soon and see how that does.
01-17-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,503
Posted By mohamilton

Ive got it to shift through the whole range of...

Ive got it to shift through the whole range of gears its just very stiff on the right lever, left shifter is nice and smooth
01-17-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,503
Posted By mohamilton

I still haven't had any luck with the shifter....

I still haven't had any luck with the shifter. I'm curious because I havn't used STI shifters before - Is the right lever not as smooth or a lot harder to push than the left shifter?
Forum: Great Lakes
01-14-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By mohamilton

Thank you for the suggestions, looks like a great...

Thank you for the suggestions, looks like a great starting point! I'll check these areas out as well.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-14-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By mohamilton

This is perfect! Thank you! North of Xenia gets...

This is perfect! Thank you! North of Xenia gets pretty very boring - strait route, surrounded by fields. I'll be biking up to columbus a few times this summer so some rides will be 1 day there 1 day...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-12-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By mohamilton

Looking for an alternative route from Cinci to Columbus

I've biked up to Columbus from Cincinnati via the Ohio to Erie route. Its nice and easy to navigate but pretty boring. Has anyone done this trip on country roads?
Forum: Touring
01-12-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,564
Posted By mohamilton

Sounds like there are a few Ohio cyclist around!...

Sounds like there are a few Ohio cyclist around! I'll be touring from Cincinnati to Columbus and back quite a few times this year to get in shape for some longer tours. There are a few campgrounds...
01-10-18, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,503
Posted By mohamilton

Thank you for all the suggestions! I'll let you...

Thank you for all the suggestions! I'll let you guys know how it goes.
01-07-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,503
Posted By mohamilton

You got me to really look up close at the shifter...

You got me to really look up close at the shifter - I think found the problem. One of the plastic housings is slightly cracked when you move the lever the plastic piece bends a little, I assume this...
01-07-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,503
Posted By mohamilton

Gotcha - I don't see anything at the moment but...

Gotcha - I don't see anything at the moment but i'll keep that in mind
01-07-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,503
Posted By mohamilton

Good to know - I was hoping to not have to pull...

Good to know - I was hoping to not have to pull them apart but that might be the only way
01-07-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,503
Posted By mohamilton

Thanks for the reply, the shifters are off the...

Thanks for the reply, the shifters are off the bike - cables wouldnt be the issue.
01-07-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,503
Posted By mohamilton

Shimano RSX - Right shifter hard to shift

Hoping to get some help with my RSX shifter... Ive tried the suggest WD40 flush and relube and that brought them back to life but im still having an issue with the right hand shifter.

The big...
Forum: Touring
11-30-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,459
Posted By mohamilton

Ive been touring on the trek 520 - I'm not...

Ive been touring on the trek 520 - I'm not convinced you need a heavy touring bike.
Forum: Touring
11-19-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,459
Posted By mohamilton

Niner RLT 9 steel with bikepacking bags. Such a...

Niner RLT 9 steel with bikepacking bags. Such a good looking bike
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