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Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 886,097
Posted By bigredgrad01

I got some of their Rubino Pro G2.0 28mm gumwall...

I got some of their Rubino Pro G2.0 28mm gumwall clinchers for $25:
https://www.competitivecyclist.com/vittoria-rubino-pro-g2.0-limited-edition-tire-clincher
Riding the old Rubino Pro 3s now, these...
12-15-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,304
Posted By bigredgrad01

JoeBlow Sport does the trick, unless you need...

JoeBlow Sport does the trick, unless you need something fancy for tubeless (although I've mounted tubeless with it too, with some vigorous pumping). Works fine, price is good, replacement parts (seal...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,809
Posted By bigredgrad01

Do you feel muscle resistance at that RPM? Like...

Do you feel muscle resistance at that RPM? Like you are lifting weights kind of thing. Or just spinning. I noticed I am putting out most power if I make it just tall enough to feel some muscle...
12-10-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,075
Posted By bigredgrad01

I had a couple small pencil-tip sized specks of...

I had a couple small pencil-tip sized specks of corrosion on my 3T Ergonova last time I changed the tape. Cleaned and coated it with Boeshield T9 and let it dry before wrapping. Due for tape change...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,674
Posted By bigredgrad01

You are living the dream! Might get one once kids...

You are living the dream! Might get one once kids are older and traveling to bike becomes viable. If I had to go and give my younger self some bike advice when starting out it would be to splurge on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,041
Posted By bigredgrad01

Ultegra R8000 caliper is supposed to clear 28s.

Ultegra R8000 caliper is supposed to clear 28s.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,674
Posted By bigredgrad01

Ritchey Road Logic rim brake. The balance of...

Ritchey Road Logic rim brake. The balance of compliance and handling is just right, IMO. Felt a bit soft and lazy initially coming off a stiffer alloy bike, but once my brain got adjusted to how much...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,809
Posted By bigredgrad01

Allez is a great beginner road bike, but for...

Allez is a great beginner road bike, but for unpaved trails, I wouldn't want to ride those on slick road tires due to traction.
10-01-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 400,552
Posted By bigredgrad01

I am sure MIPS helps reduce rotational forces on...

I am sure MIPS helps reduce rotational forces on a hairless solid rubber headed dummy that the studies use. But most people already have a slip-plane between their scalp and the helmet, it's called...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,857
Posted By bigredgrad01

I ran a Wheels Manufacturing BB30OUT BB30 outer...

I ran a Wheels Manufacturing BB30OUT BB30 outer to Shimano 24mm inner BB that threads two sides together in the middle. So it wouldn't deter me if that was an option on the bike. But probably would...
09-26-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,489
Posted By bigredgrad01

I am sure both sides are acting within their...

I am sure both sides are acting within their rights and immediate business interests. But as a consumer, in the long run, this would push me towards direct to consumer brands so I don't need to think...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,414
Posted By bigredgrad01

How's the brake tracks on those carbon wheels...

How's the brake tracks on those carbon wheels looking? Would your friend be willing to help you with warranty if something covered by it happened to the frame (if he's the original owner)?
I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,792
Posted By bigredgrad01

Excellent choice for first road bike. You...

Excellent choice for first road bike. You probably won't need anything better unless you get into serious racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 12,092
Posted By bigredgrad01

If there was no UCI weight limit, I wonder how...

If there was no UCI weight limit, I wonder how many teams would be riding on discs if they could build bikes 1 - 1.5lbs lighter with rim brakes?
09-09-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,725
Posted By bigredgrad01

I understand they are production capacity...

I understand they are production capacity constrained due to demand and fire, so they need to maximize revenue and push people into higher margin products to make up for it. But I am not feeling it....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 32,049
Posted By bigredgrad01

After some hairline cracking issues on my...

After some hairline cracking issues on my previous alloy bike, I decided to build up a steel bike (for more tensile strength and minimal fatigue problems) with the parts. I was considering a Soma...
09-04-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,087
Posted By bigredgrad01

I am having this exact issue after pushing in...

I am having this exact issue after pushing in pistons when replacing the brake pads (as manual instructs to do).

"Use a flat-shaped tool to push the
pistons straight back in as far as they will...
09-28-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,811
Posted By bigredgrad01

It says 40-60 PSI, I am running the tubed cheapo...

It says 40-60 PSI, I am running the tubed cheapo OEM version that came on the Renegade, so I tend to run it at 60psi to avoid pinch flats, since I am on the heavier side.
The retail tubeless version...
09-27-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

Mud Butlers are a tight fit with stock MSO 700x36...

Mud Butlers are a tight fit with stock MSO 700x36 on the steel Renegade. I had to remove the rubber from the part of rear seat-stay mount bracket that goes under the fender....
09-27-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,811
Posted By bigredgrad01

X'Plor MSOs 700x36 that came on my Jamis are...

X'Plor MSOs 700x36 that came on my Jamis are surprisingly good on the road given how capable they are off road, even in the mud. The knobbies are densely packed in the center, so they roll very...
08-12-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,291
Posted By bigredgrad01

I am having same issue, when braking at high...

I am having same issue, when braking at high speed. Changed the pads already.
Did you end up resolving it with shims?
08-05-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,896
Posted By bigredgrad01

Monster cross.

Monster cross.
05-23-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,330
Posted By bigredgrad01

I think you are greatly underestimating the...

I think you are greatly underestimating the probability of fatigue cracking in light alloy frames based on my personal experience with road riding, stress cracks and chainstay snapping going over...
05-17-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,330
Posted By bigredgrad01

Except for the higher likelihood of stress...

Except for the higher likelihood of stress cracking. If you are a clydesdale, the weight difference is very small percentage wise, I'd go with steel.
04-10-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,702
Posted By bigredgrad01

This bike is $2160 with corporate discount on...

This bike is $2160 with corporate discount on diamondback (dbcorp.diamondback.com) :
https://www.diamondback.com/road-bikes/adventure-gravel/haanjo-7c-carbon-d41
Very nice carbon frame (seen it in...
04-03-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,702
Posted By bigredgrad01

See if you can find a Jamis Renegade Expert on...

See if you can find a Jamis Renegade Expert on clearance.
02-05-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,442
Posted By bigredgrad01

Is 65mm a good BB drop for a bike with 2" 700c...

Is 65mm a good BB drop for a bike with 2" 700c tires? Seems a tad tall?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,432
Posted By bigredgrad01

It's probably OK if it's just rubber straps on...

It's probably OK if it's just rubber straps on top and not clamps, and you secure the frame so it doesn't swing around when accelerating/braking. But If you have a hitch receiver, tray ones where you...
02-03-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By bigredgrad01

Price similar, I'd go Bombtrack and get a set of...

Price similar, I'd go Bombtrack and get a set of 700c wheels for road. But they are in a different price class really, since Jamis is a mass market, non-boutique brand, and resellers often have deep...
01-28-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By bigredgrad01

It depends on what cassette you are using and how...

It depends on what cassette you are using and how you pedal.
I run an 11-40 and replaced an Ultegra RD8000 non-clutch with an Ultegra RX for smooth roads.
I had no problem with RD8000 on the bumpy...
01-14-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,647
Posted By bigredgrad01

If you want a lower cost alternative that's not a...

If you want a lower cost alternative that's not a cheap knock-off, I highly recommend Crane E-Ne, especially brass models. I got "Neo Black" polished brass, and it looks fantastic and has great...
01-11-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

Cool, I ended up going with a metal bottle cage...

Cool, I ended up going with a metal bottle cage and bending it a little bit to clear the chainring, and Elite tool bottle, which is OK, though would be better with a wider opening. Overall, happy...
12-30-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By bigredgrad01

Also 50-34. No need for WolfTooth on 11-40, at...

Also 50-34. No need for WolfTooth on 11-40, at least on my frame.
12-30-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By bigredgrad01

I just got mine, and took it out for a ride, and...

I just got mine, and took it out for a ride, and the slap has been eliminated. Slap on bumps didn't really bother me that much since I wrapped the chainstay in an inner tube, and didn't really notice...
12-30-18, 12:41 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

Yep, got those charcoal mud butlers, I got them...

Yep, got those charcoal mud butlers, I got them since they are a great match for charcoal 2018 Escapade. The mud flap a piece of flexible leather patterned plastic sheet which used to be at the...
12-28-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

I don't disagree with the sweep of the curve and...

I don't disagree with the sweep of the curve and capacity argument, in theory.
In practice, I am having perfect shifts with Ultegra RX and real capacity is more like 47 teeth.
12-28-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

I got the Ultegra RX on there today, and it's...

I got the Ultegra RX on there today, and it's perfect, resolved my one outstanding issue with 11-40, which was cassette inertia chain bounce when stopping pedaling. I also dialed in the B-screw a...
12-27-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,806
Posted By bigredgrad01

You can probably run Ultegra RX for 11-40. I am...

You can probably run Ultegra RX for 11-40. I am running R8000 RD with 11-40 XT just fine. But if you are going with DI2, probably better off getting an MTB RD, so you can go bigger.
12-24-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,647
Posted By bigredgrad01

Was on the fence on this one, but ended up...

Was on the fence on this one, but ended up YOLOing and ordering the Ultegra RX800 RD while Jenson had the 20% off coupon for full priced item.
12-23-18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

Shimano XT 11-40 cassette works with the stock...

Shimano XT 11-40 cassette works with the stock shadow Ultegra RD8000 GS with just the B-screw adjustment. No need for RoadLink like you would need for 6800. Just needed a new chain, since stock one...
12-21-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

I am 6 foot, 230 lbs, and I went with a 56. ...

I am 6 foot, 230 lbs, and I went with a 56.
It's somewhat unusual for a size 58 bike to come with a 90mm stem. Did your bike come with it, or were you too stretched on what it came with and ended up...
12-16-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 367,363
Posted By bigredgrad01

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20181215_125728_612e468c7fd72c0d140f1050dd2e9ec5ecd35860.jpg
12-15-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

Got an 11-40 XT cassette on it and some...

Got an 11-40 XT cassette on it and some accessories on it, and took it for a nice long hilly ride today....
12-04-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.

Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.
12-04-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

I got the Renegade Escapade with 631 steel. I...

I got the Renegade Escapade with 631 steel. I think I am going to spray it just to be safe when I take the fork out for cutting.
11-28-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

Does Jamis rust protect their steel frames?

Do people know if Jamis sprays any rust protector inside their steel frames prior to assembly, or would it be beneficial to do so after the purchase? Have any fellow owners treated the insides of...
11-15-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

Nice collection. What kind of tool keg is that?...

Nice collection. What kind of tool keg is that? Any issues with hydraulic brake hose coming out underneath the bottom bottle cage?
11-07-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

I asked, they said exact specifications are...

I asked, they said exact specifications are subject to change without notice. Which didn't really fly well with me, but since I got a great deal on it, and it's otherwise phenomenal, it wasn't like I...
11-05-18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 234,947
Posted By bigredgrad01

New owner here. I just got a 2018 Jamis Renegade...

New owner here. I just got a 2018 Jamis Renegade Escapade (Ultegra) on clearance, went for a ride to day, and it was fantastic, but it feels like there is no cushion in the handlebar tape at all, my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,348
Posted By bigredgrad01

Thanks. I now think the underside of the fork...

Thanks. I now think the underside of the fork will be an issue before the brake. It looks to have about 3mm of clearance with the 25mm tire.
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