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08-07-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By wunderchicken

Thanks! I must have watched a YouTube video on...

Thanks! I must have watched a YouTube video on mechanical brakes. I shortened the gap without any rubbing issues and my tiny hands are happier for it!
08-04-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By wunderchicken

SRAM Hydraulic Brakes

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I have 2 questions but figure anyone familiar with SRAM hydraulic brakes...
07-22-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By wunderchicken

Thanks - that PDF is very helpful. My...

Thanks - that PDF is very helpful. My understanding is the hole in my frame is complaint with the BB386 Evo spec and Specialized or the bike shop pressed PF30 cups into said hole? The exterior facing...
07-22-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

I do need a second set of cadence/speed sensors...

I do need a second set of cadence/speed sensors and clipless pedals to transfer to the new road bike so I can at least pick these up. If the upgrades are under $75, they might be worth it. I'm...
07-21-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By wunderchicken

Translate this bottom bracket spec

I just bought a Specialized Sequoia Expert and these are from the spec describing the crank set:

- FSA SL-K Light crankset, ABS Compact BB386 EVO, PF30 System Interface, 10-/11-speed, hollow,...
07-21-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By wunderchicken

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This is my garage but in order to fit 2 bikes in a 3x6 space and have...
07-21-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

You are right: no future shock on the Sequoia so...

You are right: no future shock on the Sequoia so it must be all tire and complaint fork.

I don't mean to sound so down on the Crossrip. It was a transition from MTB commuter to something faster...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,242
Posted By wunderchicken

I'm not getting a lot of flats and the whole "if...

I'm not getting a lot of flats and the whole "if it works" vibe I'm getting + the weekly pressure checks + every 4 months reloading sealant sounds like more trouble than it's worth.On the rare...
07-20-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

My primary use case is comutting and the...

My primary use case is comutting and the difference between the Crossrip and Sequoia is night and day. The 42mm tires + suspension in the head tube and on the seat post make for an incredibly cushy...
07-11-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

My Crossrip is the lowest 2014 model with a 54...

My Crossrip is the lowest 2014 model with a 54 frame. I used a luggage scale to weigh it and it came in at about 26lbs. The Sequoia came in around 24.5 with the rack and clipless pedals. I'm not sure...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,242
Posted By wunderchicken

Specialized Sequoia Expert. I was going to get...

Specialized Sequoia Expert. I was going to get the Elite with 105 groupset and 2x chainring but they took $1000 off to make room for the 2019 edition and I couldn't pass. I actually really like the...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,242
Posted By wunderchicken

The offer was a there and then deal to get free...

The offer was a there and then deal to get free labor. I didn't really know much about tubeless and wanted time to read up to understand what I was getting into. The discourse so far has me convinced...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,242
Posted By wunderchicken

$30 for a tubeless tire? My rims are tires are...

$30 for a tubeless tire? My rims are tires are already tubeless ready. I saw valve stems are about $16 for two $25 for 32 oz of Bontrager sealent (4 years worth of sealing) and the sealer applicator...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,242
Posted By wunderchicken

Thanks for the advice on the Stans sealant -...

Thanks for the advice on the Stans sealant - something rolling around in my tire would drive me nuts.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-18, 04:06 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,242
Posted By wunderchicken

Keiffith sounds about right - I'll give it a stab...

Keiffith sounds about right - I'll give it a stab and if I don't like it, I can always just put tubes back in. I have 100 miles on tubed tires in this new bike so it'll be a pretty good comparison...
07-10-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

Purchased!

I know it's been awhile but I finally pulled the trigger on the Sequoia. I ended up with the Expert 1x with SRAM double tap because it was $1000 off to make room for the 2019 models. I absolutely...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,242
Posted By wunderchicken

Going tubeless

I just got a new bike for commuting that has tubless ready rims and tires. They're 42mm with sawtooth tread. The guys at the bike shop were suggesting I convert immediately - said they would do it...
04-19-18, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By wunderchicken

Endurance bikes

Can you describe the type of riding you would do on an endurance road bike? Bikes like the Specialized Roubaix and Cannondale Synapse seem to fall into the category. My understanding is that they are...
03-11-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By wunderchicken

Why do you like the Roubaix Comp over the Roubaix...

Why do you like the Roubaix Comp over the Roubaix Elite? The components mix in a little Ultegra but beyond that, I can't tell the difference.

Also, the Giant link you pasted is a link to the...
03-11-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By wunderchicken

I took a peak at the Allez specs and it seems...

I took a peak at the Allez specs and it seems reasonable but I'm paranoid about braking. The one and only thing that has made my must have list is stopping power. I'll give it a spin when I go to try...
03-11-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By wunderchicken

Haha - I fully understand that spending $3000 on...

Haha - I fully understand that spending $3000 on a bike isn't necessary. Honestly, the $20 cadence sensor I recently got has me going a lot faster then I suspect a new bike will.

A new toy will...
03-11-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By wunderchicken

I know I want 105 components and hydraulic...

I know I want 105 components and hydraulic brakes.

I don't really have my head wrapped around frame materials other than a very simplistic thought that carbon > alloy. When I tried a carbon bike,...
03-11-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By wunderchicken

The reviewer said $9,000 and I stopped watching....

The reviewer said $9,000 and I stopped watching. I'm looking to spend in the $3k range.
03-11-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By wunderchicken

Trek Crossrip 2014. The bike feels sluggish....

Trek Crossrip 2014.

The bike feels sluggish. I test rode a Specialized Diverge and that felt really responsive. When I hammered on it, I got up to speed with a lot less effort.

The group rides...
03-10-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,673
Posted By wunderchicken

I'm looking at the Elite myself and was wondering...

I'm looking at the Elite myself and was wondering where you ride? I.e. all road, greenways etc. I'd be using it on greenways with a little hard pack and was wondering if the future shock and cobble...
03-10-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By wunderchicken

1. I don't really know what kind of tires. I'm...

1. I don't really know what kind of tires. I'm willing to sacrafice some comfort for speed but I really don't have a concept of how much 1mm will change comfort and efficiency.
2. I'll stick with...
03-10-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By wunderchicken

My current bike is a Trek Crossrip 2014: ...

My current bike is a Trek Crossrip 2014:
700x35c tires
Shimano Claris STI 8 speed shifters
Shimano Claris front/rear derailleur
FSA Vero 50/39/30 Crank
SRAM PG-830 11-32 8 speed cassette...
03-10-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By wunderchicken

What kind of biking do I do?

I'm in the market for a new bike but I'm not even sure what type I should be looking at. On the weekend, I ride around 25 miles in an outing on a combination of the road / smooth asphalt greenway /...
03-10-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

My LBS is a Specialized shop so I'm leaning...

My LBS is a Specialized shop so I'm leaning towards either a Roubaix Elite or a Crux Sport. Based in the limited riding I do on hard pack (like 3 or 4 miles on a 20 mile weekend ride), I THINK the...
03-08-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

I think I'm moving away from the all-in-one bike...

I think I'm moving away from the all-in-one bike plan. The 2018 Crossrip 3 would satisfy my comutter rack requirements, get me better brakes and the component upgrades I wanted but it's just not...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-18, 05:23 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,587
Posted By wunderchicken

3 times a week I drive 8 miles to a halfway point...

3 times a week I drive 8 miles to a halfway point then ride 8.5 miles to work. So 17 miles round trip. In the spring I'm planning on doing the full ride once a week so a 32 mile round trip.
03-04-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

For commuting, I prefer racks. I carry my laptop,...

For commuting, I prefer racks. I carry my laptop, a change of clothes and a bindrr of paperwork.

Part of my problem is that I only have room in my garage for one bike. So I'm trying to get an...
02-20-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

Hit the Trek LBS today and they put a Domane SL 5...

Hit the Trek LBS today and they put a Domane SL 5 gravel disc in front of me. It was carbon, 105 groupset, hydro brakes. It was fun to ride but sadly, no rack mounts.

They ended up suggesting I...
02-20-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

Thanks - the 1x makes more sense now. The LBS was...

Thanks - the 1x makes more sense now. The LBS was pretty vague when I asked why I'd want a single crank and kind of just said "go with what you're familiar with".

I think I will ride more paved...
02-19-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

The LBS showed me the Expert Diverge but I wasn't...

The LBS showed me the Expert Diverge but I wasn't sure what the single chainwheel accomplished. When you say no side lever action - do you mean that the left shifter is only a brake and when you grab...
02-18-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

$3000 is about as much as I want to spend on the...

$3000 is about as much as I want to spend on the bike. I already have all the other studf I need: paniers and rack, garmin, cadence and speed sensors, roof rack, helmet, etc.
02-18-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

The Specialized Diverge Comp is $3000. The...

The Specialized Diverge Comp is $3000.

The Jamis Renegede Expert looks to be in my house with hyrdaulic brakes, 105 groupset and a bigger focus on the rack / fender mounts.
02-17-18, 10:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

The Niner RLT looks interesting. I'd never even...

The Niner RLT looks interesting. I'd never even heard of the brand but there are a lot of LBS nearby that carry them. What model do you have (I like the simple 2, 3, 4 star system)?
02-17-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By wunderchicken

Bike recomendation

Hey all,

I currently ride a 2014 Crossrip (specs below). I commute to work on it 2-3 times a week; the round trip is about 16 miles (I drive half way to work to keep the bike ride reasonable). I...
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