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Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 291
Posted By silverado8405

On a group ride racing down a stretch of road,...

On a group ride racing down a stretch of road, the guy in front of me backed off his pedals and looked over his left shoulder at the same time, in that short instant he slowed and I wasnít able to...
05-18-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By silverado8405

I may happen to have a drawing and parts list for...

I may happen to have a drawing and parts list for said tool since I also could not find one and my bike shop had one available for my calipering delight. Let me know if youíre interested.
05-07-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By silverado8405

Was the new tire a tubeless ready/compatible tire...

Was the new tire a tubeless ready/compatible tire as well or a standard clincher? I couldnít really tell from your post. The bead shape between the two might make a difference. The vittoria tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By silverado8405

So much that I made a clamp to screw the needle...

So much that I made a clamp to screw the needle into the dust cap to keep pressure on it so I can rotate the peddle and operate my grease gun without having grease squirt out the dust cap at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,835
Posted By silverado8405

Iím not head over heels with my tubeless yet but...

Iím not head over heels with my tubeless yet but itís slowly growing on me. I had a heck of a time mounting my tires, Rolf Echelon wheels with Vittoria Rubino Pro 25c tires, and almost threw in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,598
Posted By silverado8405

I did mine on the cheap buying a used partial kit...

I did mine on the cheap buying a used partial kit off ebay and doing it myself. My bike came with the 6800 series Ultegra so the 6870 kit I bought matched everything I already had. I had to get...
03-08-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,090
Posted By silverado8405

As an alternative to the Brooks, I bought a Selle...

As an alternative to the Brooks, I bought a Selle Anatomica and once it stabilized and stopped stretching itís been the best saddle Iíve ever had the pleasure of sitting on. May not be for everyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By silverado8405

Muc-off Lubes

Saw a comment in one of the waxing threads about hearing others experience with Muc-Off dry lubes so figured I get the ball rolling.

Personally Iíve been using the Muc-Off stuff for over a year...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,926
Posted By silverado8405

I took a Strava KOM by taking off my saddle bag,...

I took a Strava KOM by taking off my saddle bag, bottles, lights, and jersey (full pockets) along with a pit stop to empty out. In my defense it was 32 miles into a 45 mile ride and I kept my helmet...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,034
Posted By silverado8405

100 miles for the longest 35-40 miles for...

100 miles for the longest
35-40 miles for average
7-8 miles for min to get all dolled up, usually for a 30 minute recovery spin after a hard ride the previous day
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,073
Posted By silverado8405

Rib Mountain is 724í according to the strava...

Rib Mountain is 724í according to the strava segment. Not huge but taller than ~400í.
12-25-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,905
Posted By silverado8405

For when your friend doesnít take his trainer...

For when your friend doesnít take his trainer adapter off his thru axle and didnít bring wrenches with him, saved me 4 times last year. Also mine has a chain breaker that doubles as a spoke wrench,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By silverado8405

When I was waxing mu chains I had two KMC and one...

When I was waxing mu chains I had two KMC and one SRAM chain. The KMC chains never had an issue but the SRAM chain exhibited similar symptoms as to what youíre describing. Why it did it I have no...
07-31-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,490
Posted By silverado8405

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chain-wear.html ...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chain-wear.html

Scroll down to the section titled Measuring Chain Wear to find all youíd ever want to know about when a chain is bad and how to gage it based on what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,183
Posted By silverado8405

Donít have any pictures right now but I clean...

Donít have any pictures right now but I clean mine every 2 weeks (approx 200 miles). I was using wax but switched to muc-off C3 dry and all I need is soap, water and a sponge and it gets all jice and...
05-10-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By silverado8405

Trying to respond without quoting as it doesnít...

Trying to respond without quoting as it doesnít work so well on my phone.

1) shifter makes the movement in all 4 positions as best I can tell. Doesnít mean it isnít screwed up though.

2) Bike...
05-09-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By silverado8405

A new cable was put on last year, the trim didnít...

A new cable was put on last year, the trim didnít work right before the new cable and continued to not work right after. I adjusted the tension with the pinch bolt. Iíll have to read thru the manual...
05-09-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By silverado8405

Ultegra 6800 front derailleur trim shift

Friend has a 6800 groupset that has an issue with the trim shift that I havenít been able to figure out. On the small ring the trim shift will click but it wonít move the derailleur, however in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,331
Posted By silverado8405

Phone is for emergencies, Iíve gone so far as to...

Phone is for emergencies, Iíve gone so far as to turn off call/text/whatever notifications on the Garmin so Iím not bothered by it. So far Iíve had to use my phone a few times, once when I crashed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,627
Posted By silverado8405

Only rides I donít are 30 minute recovery rides...

Only rides I donít are 30 minute recovery rides that Iím in a hurry to complete, otherwise both the shorts and me get a dose of the cream. Tried not using it for around a month and I got chaffed 7...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By silverado8405

I had a 520, sold it and bought a bolt. Hated the...

I had a 520, sold it and bought a bolt. Hated the bolt so returned it and bought the 520 plus. I would highly recommend the 520 plus for the little bit extra that you pay for the features it offers.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By silverado8405

Youíre wanting to turn off what strava calls live...

Youíre wanting to turn off what strava calls live segments. Open the starva app and push the record button like youíre going to start a ride. Upper left corner should say settings, push on that to...
12-27-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,787
Posted By silverado8405

As far as the holes in the sidenplates holding...

As far as the holes in the sidenplates holding more wax for future lubrication, they donít really. The wax plugs up the sideplate hole and then sits and collects grime in my past experience with KMC...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,006
Posted By silverado8405

Selle Anatomica are leather saddles made in...

Selle Anatomica are leather saddles made in California. I love mine and wouldnít consider anything else for future bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By silverado8405

i wear a base layer regardless of temp (under...

i wear a base layer regardless of temp (under armour heat gear) to prevent the straps of my bib shorts from rubbing sensitive parts of my torso.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,596
Posted By silverado8405

I started with my phone running an app then...

I started with my phone running an app then switched to my Garmin 520. My main purpose behind it was the mapping/route functionality as I explore a lot of backroads where a missed turn could end up...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,462
Posted By silverado8405

Ive got a fizik open, love it. I tried the flat...

Ive got a fizik open, love it. I tried the flat one and the channeled one and I hated those but the open has been a dream for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,576
Posted By silverado8405

If you have a trek dealer nearby look at the...

If you have a trek dealer nearby look at the frames. Itíll say if it was made in the US or China on it. Project Ones are made in the US.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,210
Posted By silverado8405

I had one a year ago after my first season of...

I had one a year ago after my first season of riding left me with some knee pain. He raised my saddle almost an inch and a half and had me put on 165 mm cranks. Honestly best money Iíve ever spent as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,784
Posted By silverado8405

Iíll toss my vote in for the Assos bibs. I find...

Iíll toss my vote in for the Assos bibs. I find the pad goes higher in the front too helping place the seams in an area where they donít rub/chafe sensitive equipment.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,174
Posted By silverado8405

Borah Teamwear, made in Wisconsin. Pads are comfy...

Borah Teamwear, made in Wisconsin. Pads are comfy but a little short in the front for my preference. I love their jerseys mainly because they arenít see-thru.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,137
Posted By silverado8405

Or you could try an acne spot cream, benzoly...

Or you could try an acne spot cream, benzoly peroxide is what Iíve used, see if that helps.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,806
Posted By silverado8405

1) Donít crash like I did this year 2) Ride...

1) Donít crash like I did this year
2) Ride around the same mileage I did this year, ~2,200 miles (I donít count trainer miles over the winter)
3) Learn my hydration boundaries better so I stop to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By silverado8405

Iíve gotten a mystery jersey from them that I...

Iíve gotten a mystery jersey from them that I loved until I crashed in it. Also had a pair of their jet bibs, didnít care for the pad on them. Borah Teamwear has something similar that Iíve used a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,507
Posted By silverado8405

Saturday 58 miles on newly discovered roads,...

Saturday 58 miles on newly discovered roads, Sunday 10 miles for recovery/testing a new saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-17, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By silverado8405

You might notice a difference in the hip area,...

You might notice a difference in the hip area, make sure you adjust your seat height if you keep it. I went the opposite way intentionally from 172.5 to 165 and noticed a huge difference in my hip...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,237
Posted By silverado8405

92.3 miles Saturday with a group of 8 from one...

92.3 miles Saturday with a group of 8 from one of the local bike shops. We averaged 18.1 mph, not a lot of fast sections but steady speed. Nice clear day and the longest I've ever ridden so all in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By silverado8405

217 miles this month, one 55 mile ride and a...

217 miles this month, one 55 mile ride and a handful of 20-40 mile rides. Given a wet/cold spring I thought it was a good start.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,387
Posted By silverado8405

For a 30 mile organized ride maybe take two...

For a 30 mile organized ride maybe take two bottles and eat something light before you leave.

I usually take my solo 40 mile rides with 4 bottles and a snack for half way. I usually don't need...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By silverado8405

Saddle bag: Tube, patches, spare link, latex...

Saddle bag:
Tube, patches, spare link, latex gloves, cotton balls, multi tool, inflator w/ 2 co2 cartridges.

Jersey:
Cellphone, car keys
If a solo ride 25+miles a cliff bar and 1-2 spare...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,260
Posted By silverado8405

Strava says 2,014. Last year I had around 500 so...

Strava says 2,014. Last year I had around 500 so I'm quite pleased with how I did.
11-13-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By silverado8405

Yes, pipe flange bolted to my garage wall with a...

Yes, pipe flange bolted to my garage wall with a section of 3/4" pipe coming out with a pony clamp on the end. The pony clamp has two pieces of 2x4 with a groove cut in the to clamp the seat post....
11-09-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By silverado8405

I've got a 520 and it works quite well. I plan my...

I've got a 520 and it works quite well. I plan my routes using ride with GPS, I also pay for the middle tier of RWGPS, and when I export my rides I get turn by turn directions. It's not like the 810...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,289
Posted By silverado8405

Saturday I did the longest ride of my life, 71...

Saturday I did the longest ride of my life, 71 miles (115 km) for a non-profit cycling/walking advocacy group with some friends from a Wednesday night group ride. Been kind of training for it all...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By silverado8405

Did a 16 mile loop this morning in the cold. Was...

Did a 16 mile loop this morning in the cold. Was a nice ride until half way thru the wind picked up. I was okay with the 40 degrees until the wind started gusting.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By silverado8405

I did the whole practice clipping in and out...

I did the whole practice clipping in and out while on the trainer, got good at it and went two months without problems. Was riding in the Schaumburg area while on business on the last morning I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,047
Posted By silverado8405

I've got bar ends with an Allen bolt in them that...

I've got bar ends with an Allen bolt in them that expands the inside of the bar end to prevent just such an occurrence from happening.

Found a link, not the exact ones but you get the idea.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 122,453
Posted By silverado8405

My trainer queen 2014 GranFondo. Picked it up in...

My trainer queen 2014 GranFondo. Picked it up in December and am impatiently waiting for the snow to melt so I can ride it outside.

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Forum: Commuting
02-19-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,311
Posted By silverado8405

Quad lock on an old iPhone and I use the phone...

Quad lock on an old iPhone and I use the phone speakers so I can hear what's occurring around me and not dealing with wires in my way.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,328
Posted By silverado8405

Over a month, 6 weeks total I think. Apparently I...

Over a month, 6 weeks total I think. Apparently I had "abnormal" swelling and was banned by my doctor. Still have to wear compression shorts daily for support and I had it done March of 2015. As...
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