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Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,098
Posted By Symox

Thanks everyone - did several fast descents using...

Thanks everyone - did several fast descents using 70/30 front/rear

much safer and fun
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,241
Posted By Symox

I could see it happening, as well as 2x and 3x...

I could see it happening, as well as 2x and 3x drivetrains returning. Why? They are elegant solutions - direct mount rim brakes are plenty good for just about anyone road riding up to 32 ish tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,378
Posted By Symox

Maybe degreaser is too harsh. I use a dab of...

Maybe degreaser is too harsh. I use a dab of dish washing soap in a chain cleaner with water followed by a rinse with just water then wipe dry and lube. Some degreasers weaken the chain
06-26-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Symox

I used wd-40. Not the chain lube but the...

I used wd-40. Not the chain lube but the classic.


just kidding :)
06-25-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Symox

joyful joyful

went on a ride after dialing in my bike. I LOVE riding my bike when everything is working and no annoying creaks/noises. I can focus just on riding
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,070
Posted By Symox

Just tried a ride with 65 front and 75 rear. ...

Just tried a ride with 65 front and 75 rear. Maybe my imagination but it felt slower on some sections. Was plenty comfy though
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By Symox

I totally agree with this. If it hurts,...

I totally agree with this.
If it hurts, stretch, take a break and ride more. Over time your body gets used to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By Symox

Another vote for Gatorskins. You'll always have...

Another vote for Gatorskins. You'll always have someone on the forum who will say they are terrible. Try them at lower psi with the widest tire that will fit on your bike. I've had great luck with...
06-02-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By Symox

bike hub store. Excellent customer service ...

bike hub store. Excellent customer service

https://www.bikehubstore.com/category-s/300.htm
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 936
Posted By Symox

good point the Roubaix was literally made for...

good point
the Roubaix was literally made for bumpy cobblestones. Iím gonna enjoy riding it on more fire roads
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27,041
Views: 17,288,913
Posted By Symox

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/b0dce37a_52de_424f_8fff_3803da5299c0_7522bbaaff7f7a0ecaa3d09289390c4a2d0dd01f.jpeg
2007 Roubaix Comp Triple. Carbon frame, full 105 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By Symox

That blue frame, stem and handlebar looks superb!

That blue frame, stem and handlebar looks superb!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,750
Posted By Symox

I disagree At lower pressures they have been...

I disagree At lower pressures they have been my favorites so far. Although I do want to give the GP5000 a shot when these wear out
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,750
Posted By Symox

I was in the same boat as you recently. For...

I was in the same boat as you recently. For light dry gravel I was surprised how well 28mm Gatorskins work. I thought not having tread would be an issue but it really hasn't been. In fact, there...
05-02-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By Symox

I think it is much better now. I tried again...

I think it is much better now. I tried again putting the 105 10s spacers I had but this time without and additional shim between freewheel and cassette making sure when I tightened the lockring the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Symox

one thing that isn't placebo effect - it...

one thing that isn't placebo effect - it absolutely feels better to ride on wheels you successfully built yourself
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By Symox

Congrats. Even on budget bikes the trickle down...

Congrats. Even on budget bikes the trickle down effect of the technological advances in bikes is impressive.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,839
Posted By Symox

One of the issues you may find is a different...

One of the issues you may find is a different tire brands spec their widths differently. One may claim 26 mm when itís actually more like 28 when pumped up.

nobodyís gonna be able to tell you if...
03-27-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,428
Posted By Symox

Half Radial lacing rear wheel

I got bit by the wheel lacing bug. I did a rim brake rear 28Hole with 3X lacing both sides and its great. Now I'm addicted to doing other patterns. I'm thinking of trying a radial non drive side...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 69,967
Posted By Symox

I use dish soap all the time to clean, then...

I use dish soap all the time to clean, then rinse, spray WD 40 to displace water, towel dry then lube
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,143
Posted By Symox

The Cannondale then the LeMond However, with...

The Cannondale then the LeMond

However, with the carbon bikes it may be impossible to tell if there is any frame damage from a crash (I'm assuming these are used). Although you would likely see...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By Symox

smoother and longer lasting coasting. Sound...

smoother and longer lasting coasting. Sound changed I thing less noisy but definitely changed.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By Symox

I doubt it. Plus I avoided that contact point

I doubt it. Plus I avoided that contact point
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,390
Posted By Symox

I polished my pawls!

After disassembling and cleaning my new* Bitex RAR12 rear hub I noticed some shiny wear spots on the pawls and the idea hit me... use some metal polish (carefully) on the pawls and other mating...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,705
Posted By Symox

You might want to try this tire

I bought a set of Panaracer Gravelking SKs on my fixie/single speed to convert it to a psuedo gravel/road beater bike. I didn't know what to expect but these are fantastic tires on gravel and road. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Symox

I actually don't know. I just searched for it...

I actually don't know. I just searched for it and used the picture that popped up from the search. sorry
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By Symox

Update: Thanks to all the responses I didn't...

Update: Thanks to all the responses I didn't change my brakes. I upgraded the pads to KoolStop salmon (they work GREAT in the rain) and cable/housings to Jagwire Pro.

Brakes work fantastic now!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,686
Posted By Symox

Youíve inspired me

Did a bunch of experiments and am finding

75psi rear and 65psi front seems to be the sweet spot with 28cm Gatorskins, 700cm Mavic Open Pros, my bike weight of 18lbs, my weight of 155lbs, my style...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By Symox

agreed - I updated my cables and pads to Kool...

agreed - I updated my cables and pads to Kool Stops. Probably will do the Jagwire housing soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By Symox

Koolstop Brake Pads - I'm Impressed!

Upgraded the old stock pads on three different bikes: road with calipers, hardtail with linear pulls and a gravel fixie with calipers.

I tried a combination of their black (dry weather), dual...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,735
Posted By Symox

When did the low tire pressure trend start?

I started another thread on running Gatorskin 28s at 80psi because I was riding below the recommended 95psi and was shocked to find out how low people are successfully running their tires. I've been...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,686
Posted By Symox

Wow, you aren't kidding. Just tried 70 and then...

Wow, you aren't kidding. Just tried 70 and then 60. Like a whole different set of tires!! I'll probably settle on 70 ish

Why do you run lower pressure in the rear?

Why am I only now finding...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,686
Posted By Symox

80 psi too low for my 700x28 tires?

I have foldable Continental Gatorskins (I happen to love 'em but I'm sure there may be better options) in 700x28. Someone on this forum suggested running tires at a lower pressure to help with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,840
Posted By Symox

The 50Strongs coupled with Camelback Podium water...

The 50Strongs coupled with Camelback Podium water bottles are secure yet have no issue to insert/pull out when riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,840
Posted By Symox

I use Cameback Podiums. They are excellent and...

I use Cameback Podiums. They are excellent and fit securely in the 50strong. Also they arenít hard to get the bottles out of the cage when riding. I use the 50strong on both the down and seat tubes
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,840
Posted By Symox

The bling will be still in your wallet with the...

The bling will be still in your wallet with the money you saved
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,840
Posted By Symox

Excellent water bottle cages - cheap

I've gone through a few different water bottle cages, mainly aluminum and steel versions. However, I've found my favorite. It is not only the lightest and most flexible, its one of the most secure...
12-28-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,612
Posted By Symox

very good points. I recently learned how to...

very good points. I recently learned how to true my wheels and it has made a big difference in the smoothness of the brakes and the breaking power itself
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,543
Posted By Symox

itís one of the reasons I love my triple...

itís one of the reasons I love my triple chainring

50/39/30 great sequence for climbing, especially the 39 to 30 transition
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Symox

With 28s on I measured the clearance. All sides...

With 28s on I measured the clearance. All sides and top of the tire have at least 3.5mm. Most are at 4mm. Think I'll stick with 28s :)
11-22-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,139
Posted By Symox

Been doing a lot more rides after doing some...

Been doing a lot more rides after doing some tuneups on the bike myself (I like working on my bikes): Trued both wheels, replaced shifter/brake cables, replaced chain, expanded the range of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,563
Posted By Symox

great choices

I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. You might consider the Specialized Roubaix as it is considered the bike that started the "endurance" category - its what I ride and love it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,921
Posted By Symox

Voler great gear

Voler

great gear
10-10-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,139
Posted By Symox

I totally agree about Rivendell both in terms of...

I totally agree about Rivendell both in terms of being a fan and not being able to afford them. Rivendell got it right in so many ways. They made gravel bikes years before they were called that....
10-08-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,139
Posted By Symox

Thank you for that post. Much appreciated. I...

Thank you for that post. Much appreciated.
I agree with maintaining the cables. I just did this for the brake and shift cables. Shifting has improved slightly I have to say. Can't say I noticed any...
10-08-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,139
Posted By Symox

glad I got my bike when i did

I have a 2007 Roubaix Comp Triple I bought new and love it.

Looking at bikes now recently I notice several things:
1) The prices seem to have increased
2) The Shimano groups have "downgraded"...
08-11-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,612
Posted By Symox

A HUGE thank you to everyone who replied - you...

A HUGE thank you to everyone who replied - you may have prevented a crash:

Was going down a hill pretty fast when I saw it - a gnarly patch of tree root distorted road. A little voice inside my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By Symox

I just got back into riding after about a 10 year...

I just got back into riding after about a 10 year absence. I have a Specialized Roubaix Comp (that's the model) with a Triple chainring. At the time Compacts were just gaining wide use. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,370
Posted By Symox

Kool Stop Rim Brake Pads thumbs up

Just installed the Kool Stop blacks to replace the pads in my 105 rim brakes. Better modulation and stopping power. I'm impressed. They aren't as thick as I expected but have a profile that allows...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Symox

I sprayed carburetor cleaner in there and it...

I sprayed carburetor cleaner in there and it fixed it right up
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