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Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By blakcloud

This ...

This (https://www.ebay.com/itm/specialized-allez-road-bike-Men-s-54/193622093577?hash=item2d14c6af09:g:3z4AAOSwwFZfNEiR)seems to be the bike.

At your height I wouldn't put you on a 54 cm....
08-13-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 451
Posted By blakcloud

Morning breakfast is a power shake. One banana...

Morning breakfast is a power shake. One banana (frozen), 1/2 of an avocado, scoop of protein powder, soy or almond milk. I supplement this with one piece of whole wheat toast and local honey.
08-12-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By blakcloud

There is that saying that is "it's never too...

There is that saying that is "it's never too late" and you are living proof of this. Congrats on making this far. Even if you don't cycle on the trainer this winter, don't let that get you down. You...
08-12-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By blakcloud

I would bail. That kind of climbing in a 30 tooth...

I would bail. That kind of climbing in a 30 tooth rear just sounds like trouble for most people. There will be other rides in the future, I wouldn't kill myself over this one.
08-12-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By blakcloud

Is the valve long enough that it sticks out of...

Is the valve long enough that it sticks out of the rim far enough? Valves come in different lengths and if it is too short the pump won't grab it. If this isn't the issue, take the tube out and try...
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By blakcloud

Nice restoration.

Nice restoration.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By blakcloud

Your problem had nothing to do with the bearings...

Your problem had nothing to do with the bearings themselves, so the questions about ceramic bearings are moot. In the end it is all about the sleeve that is used in each of the bottom brackets. Glad...
08-09-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By blakcloud

For indoor Zwift and occasional outdoors, I think...

For indoor Zwift and occasional outdoors, I think your idea of a completely different bike makes sense. As you say why have overlapping bikes? Something like the Trek Emonda or Specialized Tarmac (as...
08-06-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By blakcloud

Sure, everyone has one of these in their garage...

Sure, everyone has one of these in their garage don't they?
08-04-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By blakcloud

My biggest regret after I purchased my Domane is...

My biggest regret after I purchased my Domane is that I didn't go Di2. At the time the cost was the main factor. I had the money, I just didn't want to spend it. Fast forward eight months and I am...
08-03-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,918
Posted By blakcloud

You may want to think about just upgrading the...

You may want to think about just upgrading the components on your Trek SL5 to Di2. The difference between the SL5 and 7 are the components and the wheelset. If you sell the SL5 you are going to take...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By blakcloud

I have both. The XT rotors on my flat bar road...

I have both. The XT rotors on my flat bar road bike, heat up and distort on even moderate descents and then make that zing zing sound that drives me crazy. Once the rotor cools, it is fine. On my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By blakcloud

This is from Ted King at...

This is from Ted King at https://www.renehersecycles.com/ted-kings-tips-for-choosing-gravel-tires/

I am using these tire right now and I really like them. They are supple tires so they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By blakcloud

Your original internal width of rim was 25 mm, so...

Your original internal width of rim was 25 mm, so with any new wheel I would keep that width. The two models you posted are a little on the thinner side. Yes, you could use them but why compromise on...
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By blakcloud

You did well on that bike. Price is great, bike...

You did well on that bike. Price is great, bike is very good.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By blakcloud

Nice bike. The only thing that ruins it is the...

Nice bike. The only thing that ruins it is the HED decals. It is the white highlighting of the decal that ruins the aesthetic. Other than that, it looks like a great bike. Nice choice.
07-29-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By blakcloud

As you say, you might not even notice the...

As you say, you might not even notice the difference between the two frames. The weight difference is quarter filled water bottle. So if you take that out of the equation you are really asking is the...
07-29-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By blakcloud

I just watched another video. Check this one out,...

I just watched another video. Check this one out, same guy at 10:50. He wraps the wireless unit in bubble wrap for his wife's bike.

I watching all this stuff as I am on upgrade path from Ultegra...
07-29-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By blakcloud

That has to be the stupidest comment ever on Bike...

That has to be the stupidest comment ever on Bike Forums. Obviously grammar was not your finest subject was it?
07-28-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By blakcloud

Shane Miller uses a zip ties in the frame and it...

Shane Miller uses a zip ties in the frame and it might work in the handlebar. He also wraps the wireless unit in handle bar tape to stop rattle in the bars.

https://youtu.be/Wi6k8V6UOow?t=682
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By blakcloud

Watch this video on how to bag the tool roll. ...

Watch this video on how to bag the tool roll. Trek video
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,462
Posted By blakcloud

Some of it is back on line. I was able to connect...

Some of it is back on line. I was able to connect to Garmin Express and Garmin Connect but only desktop not IOS mobile.
07-27-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By blakcloud

Nice choice. As they say in the ad copy, this is...

Nice choice. As they say in the ad copy, this is a bike you don't need to upgrade and I have to agree with them here. Enjoy your new ride.
07-26-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By blakcloud

Yes, I really like it. The good: ISO speed...

Yes, I really like it.

The good:
ISO speed really works in taking out the road chatter which makes the bike comfortable.
T47 bottom bracket.
Hidden storage compartment
Long head tube means...
07-26-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By blakcloud

I have the 2020 version so I am biased. Was out...

I have the 2020 version so I am biased. Was out on a three hour ride this morning....
07-24-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By blakcloud

That certainly is an old one. Did it come with...

That certainly is an old one. Did it come with the hardware for the rear cross bar? You will also need at least a strap to hold the rear wheel in place.
07-24-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By blakcloud

I have the Feedback that is posted above. It's...

I have the Feedback that is posted above. It's fine, it works for my needs. This is the stand I use in my house, if it was a garage I might chose something different. Maybe one that isn't spring...
07-20-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By blakcloud

I like this model. Rivendell has been doing this...

I like this model. Rivendell has been doing this since its inception. Yes, smaller company but shows it can be done successfully. The current model is too much like the auto industry, 2021 bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By blakcloud

Slightly more than your top end is the...

Slightly more than your top end is the Specialized Allez Elite which has a big following. You can easily race on this bike. In your price range almost everything you look at is going to be a good...
07-18-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By blakcloud

I used Red Devil Lye to remove the anodizing off...

I used Red Devil Lye to remove the anodizing off two cranks and a stem. Doesn't take long, a couple minutes in the solution and wipe away. Then buff away until you get the shine you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By blakcloud

I think the OP means it might be years for the...

I think the OP means it might be years for the Cannondale fork to show up but will purchase the Enve as a temporary replacement.

From what you describe, and I could be wrong, it sounds as if the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,201
Posted By blakcloud

I use a skull cap under my helmet but sometimes...

I use a skull cap under my helmet but sometimes that just isn't enough so I carry a small face cloth. Typically I ride in cargo type shorts and keep it in my pocket or a jersey pocket if I happen to...
07-18-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By blakcloud

Maybe you forgot what the purpose of a bicycle...

Maybe you forgot what the purpose of a bicycle forum is especially in the Bicycle Mechanics sub forum. To add insult to injury, you (the stranger) give advice on grinding down a screwdriver. You...
07-17-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By blakcloud

https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/ if you want hand...

https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/ if you want hand built. The permutations are endless.
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By blakcloud

I sold a Piuma with Daytona 9 speed in pristine...

I sold a Piuma with Daytona 9 speed in pristine condition for a grand about a year ago or so. It was in the Toronto market so that has to be accounted for.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By blakcloud

I question the weight difference because the SL6...

I question the weight difference because the SL6 does NOT have carbon wheels. They are aluminum. The Paradigm wheels on the SL6 are 1750 grams and I have no idea what the Affinity wheels weigh on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,621
Posted By blakcloud

Very nice, enjoy.

Very nice, enjoy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By blakcloud

Thank you for this explanation. Now it makes...

Thank you for this explanation. Now it makes sense to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,173
Posted By blakcloud

Copenhagen, been there twice. Cycling heaven. ...

Copenhagen, been there twice. Cycling heaven.
Japan, never have had a problem and where I felt the safest.
07-14-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By blakcloud

Someone else had posted this on this forum, so...

Someone else had posted this on this forum, so credit to that person. I don't remember who it was.

https://www.assolutions.ca/flat-mount-caliper-to-post-mount-adapter-guide/
07-14-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By blakcloud

Someone posted this over at Paceline tonight....

Someone posted this over at Paceline tonight. Some older bikes that look like they might work if they are the right size.

Parlee frames at Pro's Closet...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By blakcloud

If you are sitting on the fence, I would chose...

If you are sitting on the fence, I would chose the Cannondale. The Tarmac Sport Disc has Shimano 105 and the Synapse has Ultegra Di2 which is more than a step up. If it has plain Ultegra I would...
07-14-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 728
Posted By blakcloud

Good advice here but really the bike is under...

Good advice here but really the bike is under warranty and this shouldn't be your problem to fix. You shouldn't have to purchase a new seat post clamp or anti-seize or knurled the seat post. It is...
07-13-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By blakcloud

If your crank is indeed a square taper crank the...

If your crank is indeed a square taper crank the bolt that dedhed posted above fits. Any bike shop will have one.

There may be a problem. If the crank arm fell off there is strong possibility that...
07-13-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 812
Posted By blakcloud

It is not like selling a car. Place ad, sell...

It is not like selling a car. Place ad, sell bike, hand bike over, clean up space in garage for new bike. It is pretty simple.

Just a warning Craigslist can be a cesspool. Between the scammers and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By blakcloud

I concur with the others here, the guy at your...

I concur with the others here, the guy at your bike shop is mistaken or there is a miscommunication. Tires that are 32 mm will fit just fine. I would even argue that 28's would be fine on those rims....
07-10-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By blakcloud

Have a look at these...

Have a look at these (https://www.solestar.de/en/products/cycling-insoles.html).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By blakcloud

Since you already have this in your possession...

Since you already have this in your possession why don't you just use it?

If you still want suggestions for another brand Cat Eye has been in the bike computer business for over 30 years, so...
07-07-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By blakcloud

Easiest, leave it alone, it is not doing any...

Easiest, leave it alone, it is not doing any harm.

Next, cut it off you don't need it. The cable is toast anyway.

Last if you don't want to cut it off twist it back together best you can and...
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By blakcloud

COVID price $300 Cdn for sure. There is a...

COVID price $300 Cdn for sure. There is a shortage of inexpensive bikes and this will sell fast. You could always ask more. Here in Toronto, prices are crazy, not sure if they are getting their...
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