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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,192
Posted By trainsktg

I’ve thought of trying out this non-matched set,...

I’ve thought of trying out this non-matched set, but otherwise no.

Keith

https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/race-tires/set-grand-prix-attack-and-force
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,220
Posted By trainsktg

A Zefal Magnum water bottle is 32oz and the same...

A Zefal Magnum water bottle is 32oz and the same size as an insulated 24oz bottle.

i do ride with a minimal sized Camelback but only on my gravel bike.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By trainsktg

Iíve had both Cateye and Sigma Rox 5 units (all...

Iíve had both Cateye and Sigma Rox 5 units (all wireless) before transitioning to Garmin units. They were reliable basic computers. IIRC, I had some issues with the Cateye reading the cadence sensor...
07-27-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By trainsktg

I am 6'1 and my TCR is an M/L. But my Defy is an...

I am 6'1 and my TCR is an M/L. But my Defy is an L. And my Revolt is an M. If it feels too big it probably is (a test ride of an L Revolt told me that). Otherwise its probably OK.

Keith
07-23-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By trainsktg

I changed out a 10speed Tiagra crankset with an...

I changed out a 10speed Tiagra crankset with an 11speed RS 500 (nonseries 105) crankset. Sill running all the other original 10speed components. No issues in a couple of thousand miles.

Keith
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By trainsktg

Also Facebook Marketplace. I got my Pocket Rocket...

Also Facebook Marketplace. I got my Pocket Rocket off of Craigslist.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By trainsktg

As long as the cables aren’t too short after the...

As long as the cables aren’t too short after the swap or mangled at the derailleur ends, they can be reused, as can the cable housings and bar tape, unless the bar tape tears itself apart as you try...
06-27-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,688
Posted By trainsktg

While working in Louisiana a few years ago, I...

While working in Louisiana a few years ago, I joined a local group ride. I was told to be prepared for a group sprint as we headed down a certain country road. As we passed an otherwise unspectacular...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,000
Posted By trainsktg

Ah, I see, yes. Keith

Ah, I see, yes.

Keith
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,000
Posted By trainsktg

It looks like a bunch....X18, x22, x30. Dahon too...

It looks like a bunch....X18, x22, x30. Dahon too apparently. I Googled ‘Tern drop bar folding bike’ and a bunch of hits came up. I didn’t research past that tho’.

Keith
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,000
Posted By trainsktg

Mentioned by another above, Tern also has drop...

Mentioned by another above, Tern also has drop bar folding bikes.

From my reading, I believe all PRs are custom builds to your specific measurements. Which is also the explanation why mine sat on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,000
Posted By trainsktg

Well, second ride and I am already comfortable...

Well, second ride and I am already comfortable enough with using the bar ends both from the hoods and the drops to have decided to leave them as-is, other than cleaning up a little excess cable. Solo...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,000
Posted By trainsktg

Yeah I’m going back and forth between the...

Yeah I’m going back and forth between the Microshift R9 (external shift cables, so presumably easier to pack) vs the Sora (‘internal cable routing’ and adjustable reach, but a little more expensive)....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 47,814
Posted By trainsktg

Not quite a zombie thread yet, so I thought Iíd...

Not quite a zombie thread yet, so I thought Iíd throw my $0.02 in here after reading through most of these pages.

I just got my first BF bike, a 2005 Pocket Rocket Pro, and Iím going to go out on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,352
Posted By trainsktg

I bought mine for the convenience of air travel...

I bought mine for the convenience of air travel using a standard sized suitcase vs. larger bike box. Plus it looks cool and is definitely unique in my stable.

Keith
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,000
Posted By trainsktg

Number 2, wow :) , looks good! So I have a...

Number 2, wow :) , looks good!

So I have a lot of nice road bikes including the TCR seen above and even a Cervelo S5 team bike with full DA DI2, but I don’t believe I’ve even been as tickled with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,000
Posted By trainsktg

Not new, but indexed. 9sp Ultegra/DA with Capreo...

Not new, but indexed. 9sp Ultegra/DA with Capreo 9-26 cassette. I’ll give them a fair shake. We’ll see if with a little practice shifting them from the drops on the local rollers is do-able or not....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,000
Posted By trainsktg

Hard Core Roadie(-wanna-be) Joins the Small Wheel Club

I have no real purpose for this bike now, but the future holds a few certainties and some possibilities where owning a folding drop bar bike will make riding and training while traveling much, much...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By trainsktg

I wear my white ones through the day but they are...

I wear my white ones through the day but they are noticeably warm as the heat/humidity climbs. I switched from sun lotion to sleeves because my arms are noticeably Ďsun-worní and I donít like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,269
Posted By trainsktg

I’ve had a fair number of leathered-out Harley...

I’ve had a fair number of leathered-out Harley riders wave at me over the years. I seldom get waves from the guys riding the crotch rockets tho’.

(Perhaps the Harley guys, the second-slowest set...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,617
Posted By trainsktg

Trying to picture in my head....a step-through...

Trying to picture in my head....a step-through townie with aero bars. Tough to imagine.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,347
Posted By trainsktg

One of my road bikes came with 52/36, the other...

One of my road bikes came with 52/36, the other two with 50/34. I prefer the latter.

Keith
05-16-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,660
Posted By trainsktg

Iíve added 3-4Ē strips of black duct tape to the...

Iíve added 3-4Ē strips of black duct tape to the rubber flaps on my SKS Raceblades if I needed a little bit of extra protection. On my Revolt, the front Raceblade flap stops at about 4:30 position...
05-16-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,083
Posted By trainsktg

Looks good. I’ve been considering a 650b set of...

Looks good. I’ve been considering a 650b set of wheels for my Revolt.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,412
Posted By trainsktg

It’s worth it for me. Although I ‘prefer’ riding...

It’s worth it for me. Although I ‘prefer’ riding in all weather conditions , I’m on the road sometimes years on end for work, and cleaning the winter salt, snow or mud off a bike on the 4’ wide x 12’...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,821
Posted By trainsktg

Weirdly perhaps, I happen to like music tied to...

Weirdly perhaps, I happen to like music tied to exciting movies that I like, many times when I otherwise I would not like the music in question. For instance, the best national anthem in the World...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By trainsktg

I have 105 on my TCR and DuraAce DI2 on my S5....

I have 105 on my TCR and DuraAce DI2 on my S5. When it comes time to replace the 105 I’ll probably go mechanical Ultegra. DI2 is super nice and I’ve had no issue with it, but as mentioned above it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,367
Posted By trainsktg

Although slightly older, I do love both my 2008...

Although slightly older, I do love both my 2008 P2 and my 2015 S5.

Keith

...
09-29-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,812
Posted By trainsktg

That would be an interesting poll. Me, I can’t...

That would be an interesting poll. Me, I can’t stand pasture pool, shop at Kroger and own among other rides two 4-dr pickups and a 4.0 Wrangler.

Keith
09-24-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,812
Posted By trainsktg

I have two. A 2008 (I think) P2 with DuraAce...

I have two. A 2008 (I think) P2 with DuraAce mech. (bought used two years ago in Spokane WA off Craigslist for $500) and a 2015 S5 with D12 DuraAce (bought used last year in New Albany OH for many...
09-23-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,139
Posted By trainsktg

I bought my Kickr in mid 2015, so like a year or...

I bought my Kickr in mid 2015, so like a year or so after they were introduced? No issues other than needing to replace the belt last summer. It works equally well with an iPad or a PC&dongle. It...
08-31-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By trainsktg

This is a timely post. I’m going to put some of...

This is a timely post. I’m going to put some of this into practice tomorrow.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,584
Posted By trainsktg

The Defy I spoke of earlier is an aluminum frame....

The Defy I spoke of earlier is an aluminum frame. It is not noticeably ‘slower’ than my TCR, at least not where frame material is considered.

About two years ago I was in the mood to get a disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,700
Posted By trainsktg

Both? Buy a nicer bike and keep the lower spec...

Both? Buy a nicer bike and keep the lower spec one for the trainer, wet rides, commutes? My first road bike is still with me; it now has an upgraded group set and wheelsset.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,584
Posted By trainsktg

My first road bike was a Defy. I later bought a...

My first road bike was a Defy. I later bought a TCR. Mechanically they are essentially the same bike...11sp 105, Conti GP4000 tires, Toupe saddles. I still own both and donít plan on getting rid of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By trainsktg

Sounds like a fun day :)

Sounds like a fun day :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,737
Posted By trainsktg

I have a pair of Giro Republics I’ve been wearing...

I have a pair of Giro Republics I’ve been wearing about two years now for everything including in the rain and on the trainer. I’ve been through a pair of laces or two in that time but the shoes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By trainsktg

My main ride is a 2014 TCR with 105 and and an...

My main ride is a 2014 TCR with 105 and and an upgrade set of DuraAce C40 rim brake wheels. I also have a gravel bike with discs (because I wanted to try a bike with discs) and a ‘race bike’ with...
05-12-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,590
Posted By trainsktg

Imagine the possibilities when a bikejorers gets...

Imagine the possibilities when a bikejorers gets chased by dogs.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By trainsktg

Good movie. Well edited. Those guys back then...

Good movie. Well edited. Those guys back then were the real Hardmen.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By trainsktg

I got a 2014 Defy 5 as my first road bike. I now...

I got a 2014 Defy 5 as my first road bike. I now have a Giant TCR and a Giant Revolt that also see regular use; picked because of the positive experience that I had with the Defy. The original 8sp...
12-30-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,420
Posted By trainsktg

I'm running a 46/32, 11/42 with Roadlink on my...

I'm running a 46/32, 11/42 with Roadlink on my Revolt, down from the originally equipped 48/32, 11/34. No issues with the new setup. The only time I have really needed that extra gearing is on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,154
Posted By trainsktg

I have it on my Revolt ‘gravel bike’. It fits the...

I have it on my Revolt ‘gravel bike’. It fits the ‘industrial’ look of the Revolt, but I do not think I would want it on my TCR.

Keith
06-13-18, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,746
Posted By trainsktg

Looks like a revamped Giant Revolt, minus the...

Looks like a revamped Giant Revolt, minus the angled chainstays.

Keith
06-10-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By trainsktg

I run them on all of my bikes. I have three...

I run them on all of my bikes. I have three different sets including originals and Candy 3s. The Candy's were given to me to try out when I first considered going clipless, but I prefer the regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By trainsktg

Also possibly Craigslist? I picked up an...

Also possibly Craigslist? I picked up an excellent condition aluminum 2008 Cervelo P2 two summers ago for $500, then later a pair of 10sp HED trispokes for $300.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-18, 05:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,078
Posted By trainsktg

Excellent news. Keith

Excellent news.

Keith
05-19-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,735
Posted By trainsktg

I've found that any light in the 600-800 lumen...

I've found that any light in the 600-800 lumen range to be effective for cruising at 15-20mph on decent paved roads, but I tended to outrun that if I was bombing down a hill above 40mph.

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,078
Posted By trainsktg

Hey, just got back. To answer your earlier...

Hey, just got back. To answer your earlier question about a new chain, yes I needed one. Good luck :).

Keith
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-18, 03:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,078
Posted By trainsktg

I put a roadlink and an 11-40 11sp on my TCR last...

I put a roadlink and an 11-40 11sp on my TCR last summer (needed at my weight for any sustained climbs when the grades get >10%). Its the only bike I've done this to, and its been working just fine....
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