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03-02-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By OuterMarker

That's what I'm doing. What's with the hostility?

That's what I'm doing. What's with the hostility?
03-02-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By OuterMarker

Opps. Didn't see that section of the forum. Is...

Opps. Didn't see that section of the forum. Is there any way to contact an admin and get this moved?



I'd beg to differ. There seems to be a lack of comprehensive and current info. Most...
03-02-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By OuterMarker

Chinese Carbon

Over the last year, I have become very interested in the open mold world of Chinese carbon. Unfortunately, there is very little information online. As a hobby, I have decided to build 3 bikes and get...
03-02-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By OuterMarker

The bike is done! ...

The bike is done!
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02-07-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By OuterMarker

:troll:

:troll:
02-07-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By OuterMarker

I saw the writing on the wall and started looking...

I saw the writing on the wall and started looking for all the parts I needed before I even ordered the frame. I had to hunt around and order from multiple websties, but I think I got everything I...
12-21-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By OuterMarker

Oops, I got the part code wrong, I thought the...

Oops, I got the part code wrong, I thought the JC41 was one of the 2-way splitters. I will put the JC41 in the downtube, but I think I will use the JC200 2 way junction between the frame cable port...
12-21-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By OuterMarker

This is exactly what I was looking for! I just...

This is exactly what I was looking for! I just found your website a few days ago and it has helped a ton, but I never saw the build guide section.

I was worried about the size of the Y-splitter...
12-20-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,242
Posted By OuterMarker

These two statements are mutually exclusive. The...

These two statements are mutually exclusive. The limit screw prevents the derailleur from going beyond the largest cog. If it is set correctly, the derailleur cannot physically get the chain over the...
12-20-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By OuterMarker

I am trying to avoid running the wires on the...

I am trying to avoid running the wires on the outside of the drops as I don't like the feel. I have a few bars with internal cable holes that are normally used for mechanical groupsets. I want to use...
12-20-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By OuterMarker

Sadly, I was thinking about this in my sleep and...

Sadly, I was thinking about this in my sleep and came up with some more combinations:

This one appears to avoid sharp cable bends:...
12-20-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,242
Posted By OuterMarker

Why not just use lights? Rather than relying on a...

Why not just use lights? Rather than relying on a car's headlights to illuminate the reflectors, just use your own lights so the driver can see you BEFORE their headlights reach you? When I ride at...
12-19-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,242
Posted By OuterMarker

Or the owner over lubed their chain and road in...

Or the owner over lubed their chain and road in the wet conditions causing dirt to fly off onto the dork disk???
12-19-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,009
Posted By OuterMarker

Now I'm questioning this S-Works Venge I go on FB...

Now I'm questioning this S-Works Venge I go on FB marketplace for $4,000...
12-19-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,242
Posted By OuterMarker

For me, I don't like dork disks for aesthetic...

For me, I don't like dork disks for aesthetic reasons. They are only useful for people who don't maintain their bike or know how to shift. After cleaning my bikes, I check the alignmenet. Every 500...
12-19-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By OuterMarker

So, after LOTS of youtube videos, I have a better...

So, after LOTS of youtube videos, I have a better idea of what to do. Here is my plan for the frame:
...
12-18-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,009
Posted By OuterMarker

Cheap bikes often suffer from poor...

Cheap bikes often suffer from poor standardization and low-quality bolts. Rather than using common off-the-shelf components, they use subcontractors who don't normally make bike parts. The end result...
12-16-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By OuterMarker

First Di2 Build

I'm about to do my first Di2 build and everything looks unfamiliar. All of the stuff online seems to be from the first generation of Di2, so aren't that helpful anymore.

Goal
I want the cleanest...
12-16-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By OuterMarker

This is exactly why I am going cheap carbon. I...

This is exactly why I am going cheap carbon. I have an Allez, Canyon, Raleigh, and Cannondale. Unfortunately, they all have unique paint jobs. They all have 105 or Ultegra mechanical, so I have...
12-16-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By OuterMarker

Of course. The cost of each individual component...

Of course. The cost of each individual component isn't that bad to me, and I'm fine with replacing parts if they break in a crash. Right now, the bike build is are $2,700. If I were to go buy a Di2...
12-16-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By OuterMarker

I have a bunch of mechanical bikes and want to...

I have a bunch of mechanical bikes and want to get into the electronic groupset world. None of my frames can do an internal Di2 setup, but I can do that on a new frame. While I can align derailleurs...
12-14-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By OuterMarker

Di2 Questions This will be my first Di2...

Di2 Questions

This will be my first Di2 build and I have some questions. It looks like full Di2 kits are hard to come by now, so I will have to gather all the components myself. There seem to be...
12-10-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By OuterMarker

To protect my bikes from bike locks, I took some...

To protect my bikes from bike locks, I took some thin yoga mat material and wrapped it around my locks.
12-09-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
Posted By OuterMarker

The benefits of tubeless are you can't get pinch...

The benefits of tubeless are you can't get pinch flats, puncture flats are less likely (the tubeless sealant can quickly seal small holes as soon as they form), and you can ride at lower tire...
12-09-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By OuterMarker

Last winter I went on a crusade to get rid of...

Last winter I went on a crusade to get rid of disc squeal. I got new rotors & pads and bed them in. I cleaned the caliper pistons & made sure not to touch the discs. The only thing it did was just...
12-09-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By OuterMarker

I'm getting a Retul bike fit next week to find...

I'm getting a Retul bike fit next week to find out.
12-09-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By OuterMarker

I was actually planning on an open mold carbon...

I was actually planning on an open mold carbon frame with di2. I know it sounds crazy, but it's not much more.
12-09-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,336
Posted By OuterMarker

I've been using it for 6 months and really like...

I've been using it for 6 months and really like it. I plan my workouts, so the calendar interface is great. The biggest benefit for me is the fatigue score and the form score. I can train for long...
12-08-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By OuterMarker

Beginner Dedicated Race Bike

I'm looking to get into racing and after watching a lot of youtube videos, it appears crashing fairly likely (especially for newbies). The thought of crashing my road bike (it has a unique paint job)...
02-04-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,190
Posted By OuterMarker

That was why I asked online. I've never had an...

That was why I asked online. I've never had an issue until someone I didn't know decided to send ma FB message. It then made me wonder if others thought the same thing, but didn't want to tell me...
02-03-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,190
Posted By OuterMarker

Personally I don't mind spending extra at a LBS...

Personally I don't mind spending extra at a LBS on parts. But if I have to wait a week for them to order it, or they don't even carry the bike I want, what is the point? I bought a rear light from a...
02-03-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,190
Posted By OuterMarker

What do you think your friends would say if you...

What do you think your friends would say if you asked, "Do you think my spouse is attractive?"

No one will be a complete ass to your face... That is what the internet is for, hence my question.
...
02-02-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,190
Posted By OuterMarker

That's my thought too. I get it that a LBS is...

That's my thought too. I get it that a LBS is nice, but there are other things I value more. That Canyon was $900 cheaper than any bike I could have gotten in a LBS. On top of that, they would have...
02-02-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,190
Posted By OuterMarker

Everyone got to have a first post eventually. ...

Everyone got to have a first post eventually.

The original comment was on a facebook group. No one I know in real life is going to tell me that my Canyon is killing local bike shops to my face, so...
02-01-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,190
Posted By OuterMarker

About "Support local bike shops"

I've got 3 bikes. Two were purchased at local shops, and one was purchased online from Canyon. I recently posted a picture of my Canyon and mentioned that I had to adjust the brakes. I got into a...
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