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Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By garciawork

Quick Wahoo Kickr question

Am I supposed to unplug this thing every time I am done, or is there some other way to turn it off? It stays on all the time, not sure if that is a bad thing or not from a longevity standpoint.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,160
Posted By garciawork

I used road pedals for a week, on my first...

I used road pedals for a week, on my first experience on a road bike, that was lent out by a friend (bike and shoes). When I bought one, it was outfitted with eggbeaters right away. I have never...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,727
Posted By garciawork

Definitely haven't read all of the replies, but I...

Definitely haven't read all of the replies, but I will say that I have always loved my specialized helmets. I just buy the S works level road helmet (prevail last time) and use it for road and mtb.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By garciawork

Wasn't bad at all. Week or two after symptoms...

Wasn't bad at all. Week or two after symptoms subsided I took it easy (diagnosed feb 23, sick till... early march). Last Friday, hit a new FTP about 27 over my previous and bigger gains in the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By garciawork

Depends on the age. I thought mavic released a...

Depends on the age. I thought mavic released a newer version that you CAN run tubeless, like, 2-3 years ago. Older ones, NO. I recall reading back in the day that they were the one rim you do NOT...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By garciawork

So, I have a pair of specialized S works MTB...

So, I have a pair of specialized S works MTB shoes that are... 11 years old I believe (I use eggbeaters on all my bikes). They are still going strong. I just snagged a used pair of a newer version...
06-15-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,660
Posted By garciawork

Iam definitely a steel/Ti guy, but due to cost I...

Iam definitely a steel/Ti guy, but due to cost I bought a Santa Cruz Chameleon aluminum frame and... I freaking love it. Almost no discernible difference to me vs my old ROS steel that I wish I...
05-11-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,004
Posted By garciawork

Steel is real, at least for me, applies to the...

Steel is real, at least for me, applies to the frame's response to pedaling input, especially out of the saddle, moreso than bump compliance. Carbon can be comfortable over bumps as well after all....
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By garciawork

No idea. Likely picked up from a coop by the guy...

No idea. Likely picked up from a coop by the guy who built it up. Rides really nice, honestly, but I love old steel.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By garciawork

Trek Multitrack 700 heavily modded value

Hey all, I have a friend with a Trek Multitrack that he got from a mechanic friend of his years ago. I know this bike was a hybrid type originally, but the guy he got it from threw on a 105 2x10...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,561
Posted By garciawork

I am supposd to begetting a set of these from the...

I am supposd to begetting a set of these from the in laws for Christmas to mount on Shimano tubeless wheelset... not an ultegra 6800 but still... Hope it goes smoother! I will definitely annoy the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,756
Posted By garciawork

​​ I can't speak directly to the Shamal's, but...

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I can't speak directly to the Shamal's, but I knew a guy with them and they were great. I had two set's of Fulcrum Racing 3 2 way fit's (Eurus, basically, AFAIK), and after years of ownership,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 37,610
Posted By garciawork

I have an 11/40 with a 46t upfront. I have been...

I have an 11/40 with a 46t upfront. I have been lazy and haven’t adjusted the rear mech in a while, so I haven’t beeen able to get into the 11 in some time. I can get up to high 30’s, maybe low 40’s...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,883
Posted By garciawork

Nice! Please post up your thoughts after a few...

Nice! Please post up your thoughts after a few rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,901
Posted By garciawork

I don't really like Mavic wheels from a...

I don't really like Mavic wheels from a proprietary parts standpoint, but man its hard to argue against how well tubeless works... Accidentally messing up the tape while installing a tire is one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,276
Posted By garciawork

I swear the 10 speed Ultegra SL I had (wasn't...

I swear the 10 speed Ultegra SL I had (wasn't that an updated 6600 in a darker gray?) was about as perfect of shifting as I could ask for. After I got hit by a car, I built up a bike with Campy, and...
11-14-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,812
Posted By garciawork

Or follow them on eBay, they have some pretty rad...

Or follow them on eBay, they have some pretty rad deals on there as well. Not always in the right size though, so patience is required.
11-14-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By garciawork

Best place for a wheel build

Hey guys, I have a wheelset for a now defunct 29+ build that no one wants (15TA front, 142 rear... everyone runs boost on + bikes), and I was thinking about disassembling and using the DT 350 hubs to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 47,937
Posted By garciawork

I just have the one bike built up right now, an...

I just have the one bike built up right now, an RLT steel, with 42mm Specialized Sawtooths, and it has been great as a road bike (and gravel, of course) but I am not noticeable slower.
09-03-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By garciawork

Training wheel height adjustment

I am sure this is a stupid question, and I am probably missing something incredibly easy, but I just picked up a bike for my daughter off Craigslist, and it has these training wheels:...
07-09-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By garciawork

And I'll do the same. When I bought my set, the...

And I'll do the same. When I bought my set, the hose length was wrong, so I took it to a shop for a rehose. They did not do a good job (I don't go there anyore). When anyother shop looked at it they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By garciawork

FWIW my only real cycling accident was on Diablo,...

FWIW my only real cycling accident was on Diablo, up above the Junction, when a car decided to pass an uphill cyclist around a blind curve as I was descending. That sucked. But that was no fault of...
06-15-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,372
Posted By garciawork

I don't really mind any of my camelbak's, but I...

I don't really mind any of my camelbak's, but I have an old one that was designed to sit above the pockets for road use, and I LOVE it. It is pretty old and gross at this point, but they stopped...
06-15-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,169
Posted By garciawork

I'll chime back in now that you are looking at...

I'll chime back in now that you are looking at two frames I have actually seen in person, the RLT steel and All City. I personally found the All City's geo to be a bit weird, although I wasn't...
06-15-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,874
Posted By garciawork

Possibly wrong, but I would think a solid, easy...

Possibly wrong, but I would think a solid, easy to run and maintain 1x would cost more than a cheaper 2x. Just my thought.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,304
Posted By garciawork

Moved a few years ago, so I haven't done Diablo...

Moved a few years ago, so I haven't done Diablo in, well, a few years. But keeping 25 mph by holding the brakes isn't something I would recommend on that descent regardless of brake type or material....
06-14-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,623
Posted By garciawork

I miss living close to lots of hills. I hate flat...

I miss living close to lots of hills. I hate flat riding...
06-13-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,169
Posted By garciawork

I just built my RLT steel (last years color...

I just built my RLT steel (last years color scheme, gorgeous blue), set up 1x11 with shimano hydro's. LOVE it! The ride and geo is absolutely fantastic. Running 35's at the moment, plan to get a...
06-04-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By garciawork

Wow, thanks all! Wasn't aware that there were so...

Wow, thanks all! Wasn't aware that there were so many options to attempt a fix! As it stands, after the sealant took effect, it held fine, but as one person mentioned, the braking drove me nuts......
06-03-18, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By garciawork

Probably a very stupid question... bent rim?

On my first ride of the year a few weeks ago, it was early, and pretty dark out, and I hit something... I think it was a trailer hitch extension of something, but it was black, on black asphalt, so I...
05-29-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By garciawork

Thanks man, appreciated. Went to look at it...

Thanks man, appreciated. Went to look at it again, and I don't think the steerer was centered so I wasn't able to get the ring in far enough to have no gap with the dust cover. Got it to click in...
05-29-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By garciawork

Headset install help

Hey guys, I typically have the bike shop do this since they have presses and crown race tools, but this frame arrived prepped. So, Trying to get the top of the assembly set up, and I cannot figure...
05-28-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,074
Posted By garciawork

I went roadlink to save some $ at the time, but...

I went roadlink to save some $ at the time, but an XT/Tanpan setup may be in my future. How has the Tanpan done shifting-wise? I had heard it could abe a little finicky as cables stretched and a...
05-27-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,074
Posted By garciawork

Like this? Thats a wolftooth ring and blue bolts,...

Like this? Thats a wolftooth ring and blue bolts, and a roadlink and a bigger cassette. Just got the bike built and did a quick ride today, and love it!
...
05-21-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 32,967
Posted By garciawork

I see where you are coming from! I honestly...

I see where you are coming from! I honestly didn't consider the GM much, mainly due to the color... I don't like orange or yellow, but love blue/purple/green/white bikes. I picked up one of the...
05-21-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 32,967
Posted By garciawork

Wow man, calm down. Blue and orange are Boise...

Wow man, calm down. Blue and orange are Boise State's colors, I live near there, so I see it a lot and that is what the bike made me think of. Other than BSU, I don't recall ever seeing the combo in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,575
Posted By garciawork

Just echoing the CC company call. Shipping damage...

Just echoing the CC company call. Shipping damage or not, they are the best bet. What a lot of people don't realize is the person who pays the shipping company (as in, the money comes from their...
05-17-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,066
Posted By garciawork

Thanks! It is the adapter I can't thread into (it...

Thanks! It is the adapter I can't thread into (it is flat frame to post caliper). The portion of the frame to go through is 30mm, and the bolts are also 30mm, so that explains it, they are just what...
05-17-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,066
Posted By garciawork

Rear flat mount help

Hey guys, just got a new frame today, a Niner RLT steel, and some adapters to mount the brakes with 160mm rotors. The rear adapter's bolts, however, are not long enough to make it through the flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By garciawork

R8000 Caliper clearance

So, I was at a shop to pick up a new valve core, and asked about higher clearance brake calipers, and was told the new Shimano ones have more clearance. After some searching, it looks like Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By garciawork

I really like my November's. They talk a lot...

I really like my November's. They talk a lot about the build process being great, and I rarely if ever hear about issues, and mine have been perfect.
Forum: Touring
04-22-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,092
Posted By garciawork

I have sold bikes on eBay, and the eBay FedEx...

I have sold bikes on eBay, and the eBay FedEx discount and bikeflights were about the same, so it is a volume thing I would say. FedEx gives big discounts to those who ship volume.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,957
Posted By garciawork

Thanks all, the current brakes are Chorus,...

Thanks all, the current brakes are Chorus, skeleton in the rear, bought roughly 7 years ago (in case anything has changed). And yes, as someone said, I am using the quick release up at the lever...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,177
Posted By garciawork

I have a 7 year old set of racing 3's, and have...

I have a 7 year old set of racing 3's, and have never had a single issue. Since they cost a lot less, that says a lot to me, but width is a big thing these days. I wouldn't expect issues with the 5's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,957
Posted By garciawork

Rim brakes with the most clearance

Hey all, looking to add wider tires to my rim brake road bike. It has a lot of frame clearance, and normal road Campy brakes currently. Are there any other brands of caliper that would fit wider than...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,806
Posted By garciawork

I have a set of 2 way fit 3's from... 2011 that...

I have a set of 2 way fit 3's from... 2011 that are still true after thousands of miles. Love the wheels!
03-21-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,822
Posted By garciawork

Not sure how to describe the "how", other than I...

Not sure how to describe the "how", other than I felt a difference. And, in reference to the components being different, that is not actually the case. The two mtbs were close to identical, as they...
03-21-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,822
Posted By garciawork

Sounds hokey, but I had that "aha" moment after...

Sounds hokey, but I had that "aha" moment after riding down the driveway on my custom steel bike, and a similar "aha" moment on my first ride on a Ti road bike. Similarly, less than a 1/4 mile on a...
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