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05-09-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,810
Posted By tdilf

What alternatives are you offering up?

What alternatives are you offering up?
04-01-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By tdilf

With the parts shortages, I doubt they will be...

With the parts shortages, I doubt they will be releasing a new GRX Di2. GRX Di2 is not as old as the previous versions of Ultegra or Dura Ace either.
03-28-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By tdilf

If you haven't seen this, it might help. ...

If you haven't seen this, it might help.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE3h4nmDdOo
03-21-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 346,802
Posted By tdilf

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-23-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By tdilf

I would be looking at the used market. You just...

I would be looking at the used market. You just have to know what size you are looking for…
02-23-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By tdilf

Maybe a visual would help ...

Maybe a visual would help

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x358/image_396b1b65f3f919fdeec0a47f1bcbbabaf61c9166.png
02-18-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By tdilf

I can tell the difference on singletrack between...

I can tell the difference on singletrack between a 700x40 and a 700x43 for sure.
02-04-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By tdilf

That would have been a close call for me on color...

That would have been a close call for me on color choice. My favorite color was the moonstone blue with white lettering.
...
02-04-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By tdilf

Can't say that is my favorite color but have...

Can't say that is my favorite color but have always liked the Stigmata - but have never had one.
Please post when it is done (here or on mtbr).
01-03-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,484
Posted By tdilf

to the original question "what would you build?"...

to the original question "what would you build?" - i would build profit by selling the bike.
12-17-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,705
Posted By tdilf

I'm more interested in where one goes on vacation...

I'm more interested in where one goes on vacation when living in Wisconsin.
12-06-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,886
Posted By tdilf

If it was me: I also am used to Shimano and I...

If it was me: I also am used to Shimano and I don't like remembering to charge stuff before a ride. And like you said, more money towards a nice wheelset.
(having said that, I have never ridden SRAM...
11-09-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By tdilf

Yup it will do that.

Yup it will do that.
11-04-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 254,069
Posted By tdilf

I like those magenta pops of color off of a muted...

I like those magenta pops of color off of a muted grey frame.
09-14-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By tdilf

Or he uses wax on his drivetrain.

Or he uses wax on his drivetrain.
08-23-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By tdilf

You may not need to shim at all. I would not...

You may not need to shim at all. I would not change 6-bolt to centerlock. Both wheelsets may center in your caliper the same - if they don't - - - the one that rubs to the towards the inside of the...
08-20-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By tdilf

I likes! One rule I have when changing out...

I likes! One rule I have when changing out something on the bike is it has to be lighter than the old part.
08-18-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,380
Posted By tdilf

I'll answer your second question - It's just you.

I'll answer your second question - It's just you.
08-10-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By tdilf

Start with the red one.

Start with the red one.
08-02-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5,198
Views: 3,656,070
Posted By tdilf

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-14-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By tdilf

If there is any question as to these being...

If there is any question as to these being tubeless ready - they probably are not and i wouldn't take the chance with an event coming up.
06-01-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,323
Posted By tdilf

I like it more than i thought i would.

I like it more than i thought i would.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 09:55 AM
04-27-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,610
Posted By tdilf

Shimano used to make a beginner cleat that you...

Shimano used to make a beginner cleat that you could install on your shoe that made it easier to clip in and out of this looks like they have made more of a system out of it.
04-26-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By tdilf

If you plan on changing tires often but only have...

If you plan on changing tires often but only have one wheelset do not go tubeless. Tubeless (especially for beginners) can be a hassle and messy and is not fun changing constantly.
I have been...
04-26-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,159
Posted By tdilf

I would rotate the tires and use them until they...

I would rotate the tires and use them until they totally wear out. Slicks on loose gravel works until you get into having to turn a lot - the wider and softer the slick the better in this case. I...
04-08-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By tdilf

I made one of these bike stands for washing my...

I made one of these bike stands for washing my bike mostly and i use a shim for different tire sizes (going from mountain bike to gravel bike tire sizes)
03-29-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By tdilf

Your cheapest option would be to just suck it up...

Your cheapest option would be to just suck it up and ride what ya got.
03-26-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By tdilf

With a good tire, going wider and going tubeless...

With a good tire, going wider and going tubeless you will feel a difference. You will probably not loose any speed, gain a more supple ride and gain some grip. Win, win, win.
03-25-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By tdilf

When switching over to 650b, I would hope you...

When switching over to 650b, I would hope you could put on a fatter tire than a 37, if no then you are just going to lower your bottom bracket and make ride quality worse - in which case I would look...
03-19-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By tdilf

I would get mountain bike SPD pedals.

I would get mountain bike SPD pedals.
03-10-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By tdilf

I use what works on other bikes - no change.

I use what works on other bikes - no change.
03-09-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,623
Posted By tdilf

Increased metabolism will have you going to the...

Increased metabolism will have you going to the bathroom more.
02-24-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 99,081
Posted By tdilf

I would find some road tires you like and...

I would find some road tires you like and probably think about using clipless pedals for that distance. And maybe dial your shock setting to firm. I am really liking Continental GP5000 for my road...
02-23-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,430
Posted By tdilf

I've had the front tire pulling into a turn - for...

I've had the front tire pulling into a turn - for me it was my front tire losing air.
01-26-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,965
Posted By tdilf

This is like asking if it is worth it to eat a...

This is like asking if it is worth it to eat a cupcake - you don't care what it tastes like or how many calories it has… but is it worth it
01-08-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,475
Posted By tdilf

Use an online tool like www.bikeinsights.com to...

Use an online tool like www.bikeinsights.com to get dialed in.
01-06-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By tdilf

I use stiff sole shoes (i think carbon) and this...

I use stiff sole shoes (i think carbon) and this becomes the platform for any pedal - makes no difference what size the pedal is.
01-04-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,535
Posted By tdilf

The text between the photos…

The text between the photos…
12-29-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By tdilf

I would assume the Ashima rotors are pretty easy...

I would assume the Ashima rotors are pretty easy to bend or warp and thus would probably need truing more often.
12-23-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,745
Posted By tdilf

You can also mountain bike with slicks. It all...

You can also mountain bike with slicks. It all depends on the terrain you are riding and your preferences. I suggest you come back in a year and ask this question.
12-22-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By tdilf

Trim the strap going around the steer tube.

Trim the strap going around the steer tube.
12-03-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,151
Posted By tdilf

Opinions will depend on what you are doing with...

Opinions will depend on what you are doing with the bike and what you want out of it…
12-02-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,116
Posted By tdilf

Some press fit BB's designs allow for a screw...

Some press fit BB's designs allow for a screw together type BB to be installed in place of the original BB which solves any issues (besides have to buy a new BB). As said above press fit has evolved...
10-22-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 254,069
Posted By tdilf

I will be trying some new tires on my second...

I will be trying some new tires on my second wheelset - Cont Terra Speeds


...
10-11-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By tdilf

Yes, I have run them tubeless on two different...

Yes, I have run them tubeless on two different wheelsets and both mounted fine. They do however loose air slowly over a few days more so than my gravel kings.
10-06-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,403
Posted By tdilf

I would not run road tires on hookless rims.

I would not run road tires on hookless rims.
10-06-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,403
Posted By tdilf

Is your rim hooked or hookless? Continental...

Is your rim hooked or hookless? Continental recommends a hooked rim if you are running the GP5000. I run the GP5000 in a 32c width tubeless as my road setup and I really like it.
09-08-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,314
Posted By tdilf

Sorry, I have no specific suggestions because I...

Sorry, I have no specific suggestions because I haven't shopped for a mini pump for a long time (as mentioned above Lezine makes good products). I have an old mini Blackburn pump that has served me...
09-01-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,995
Posted By tdilf

You could also look at the used bike market -...

You could also look at the used bike market - this is where I typically start when hunting for a different bike. Also go to shops and try other bikes to get a better feel for what you do and do not...
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