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Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,727
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Seems more hassle than itís worth. If youíre...

Seems more hassle than itís worth. If youíre going to be shipping wheels why not just send your whole bike along too?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Since Iíve only got 1 shifter button on each...

Since Iíve only got 1 shifter button on each side, full synchro all the way. My garmin beeps when itís ready to shift to the big or small rings.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 12:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,317
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Currently have 3 different pairs all from...

Currently have 3 different pairs all from amazon...no issues yet although there are some scuff marks shown on the matte version ones after 3 years of use.
08-07-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,243
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I have both and use both. Downside of arm based...

I have both and use both. Downside of arm based is the crazy strange tan line - halfway up your bicep. But otherwise I use it for running which is far more comfortable than chest strap when youíre...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Go up and down the local mountains grouse and...

Go up and down the local mountains grouse and Seymour.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,491
Posted By yamsyamsyams

When Iím racing Ironman Iíve got 25R 23F. 3...

When Iím racing Ironman Iíve got 25R 23F. 3 reasons:

1. My rear tire wears faster. 25R theoretically wears out slower because of the larger contact patch and less pressure on each touch point with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,028
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Check out the decathlon branded bikes - great...

Check out the decathlon branded bikes - great value!
07-23-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,477
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Pictures??

Pictures??
07-22-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,001
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Thanks for the review, interesting take on the...

Thanks for the review, interesting take on the not so much shock absorption in the frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,702
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I could see that as a good option although I...

I could see that as a good option although I havenít tried. Thing is I donít mess with the system much, so by the time Iím ready to change something, Iíve already forgotten what tips/tricks Iíve...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,702
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Thats the issue. With most apps I donít do an...

Thats the issue. With most apps I donít do an in-app dc. Just close it out swipe up and out. If I continue this habit with etube, Di2 ends up nonfunctional. Then I have to go back into the app and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,702
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Disconnect

Disconnect
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,702
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Main problem is having to dc specifically from...

Main problem is having to dc specifically from the app prior to dc from BT. Otherwise I found that Di2 then becomes nonfunctional.

Side problem is having to relearn the app each time as it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,702
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Not buying one just to use that. And from...

Not buying one just to use that. And from tutorials it doesn't look any better.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,702
Posted By yamsyamsyams

12-speed Di2? Meh. I'm really just hoping Shimano...

12-speed Di2? Meh. I'm really just hoping Shimano improves their crappy ass app!!!
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,712
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Ride next to rush hour traffic all the time...for...

Ride next to rush hour traffic all the time...for the most part I've got a protected bike lane...on occasion will have to take the lane, where traffic is going 15-25mph anyway so not a big deal with...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,549
Posted By yamsyamsyams

no chance you could bring the bikes inside the...

no chance you could bring the bikes inside the vehicle?
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,984
Posted By yamsyamsyams

This! However I will say from experience...

This!

However I will say from experience that depending on your circumstances - weather, temperature, distance, sweat rate, etc. - this may not be as great a solution as intended.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,522
Posted By yamsyamsyams

So he's doing like 25mph+? seems like with his...

So he's doing like 25mph+? seems like with his build that the engine would very quickly overheat or run out of battery very quick.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,057
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Commuting rain or shine in PNW over 7 years. Snow...

Commuting rain or shine in PNW over 7 years. Snow and dangerous icy conditions I've stopped riding in recently, just not worth the risk as my routes are hilly!
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,022
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I work at multiple sites for my company, all...

I work at multiple sites for my company, all within driving / bussing / riding distance 10-30 miles depending on location. On occasion I'll drive to one site, take my bike on the bus to go to a...
12-02-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,919
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Iíve used mine for about 5 hours a week for over...

Iíve used mine for about 5 hours a week for over 5 years and still going strong! Garmin soft strap ďpremiumĒ model. This includes uses in open water as well for tri (although it doesnít transmit the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By yamsyamsyams

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-02-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,970
Posted By yamsyamsyams

i did some preliminary research a couple years...

i did some preliminary research a couple years ago and the difference is approximately 500g, give or take 200g depending on disc rotor size, frame/fork beefiness, shifter and caliper trim levels. Of...
05-30-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,970
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Beautiful! To save additional weight if you are a...

Beautiful! To save additional weight if you are a weight weenie:

-rim brakes (not an option with your frame it seems)
-fixed stoker stem (da Vinci Ti, donít recall exact weight)
-lightweight...
05-28-18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By yamsyamsyams

https://geometrygeeks.bike/ That may help...

https://geometrygeeks.bike/

That may help you. Other than posting photos would would be 1000% more helpful itís hard to decide since there are so many other intrinsic factors and questions about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-18, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Youíll likely need to get it replaced under...

Youíll likely need to get it replaced under warranty hopefully.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,796
Posted By yamsyamsyams

HR of 164bpm starting at 7min/mi? Is this for a...

HR of 164bpm starting at 7min/mi? Is this for a single mile test or longer length?

Iím about the same as you here for my HM pace but have a much higher FTP and better swim pace (assuming your...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-18, 12:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Ahh the good olí BGT thru UW! If you are cheap...

Ahh the good olí BGT thru UW! If you are cheap and insistent on using the saddle bag, you can always put a foam block just under the clip area to lift the light back up to a respectable angle.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-18, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Fenders will help reduce splashing to your feet....

Fenders will help reduce splashing to your feet. Water ingress from the top of your shoes will soak your feet though regardless of how waterproof your shoes are. This applies for me for any rides...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,747
Posted By yamsyamsyams

32 miles round trip per day. Sometimes Iím needed...

32 miles round trip per day. Sometimes Iím needed at other office locations in which case itís 51 miles round trip. Makes for a tiring day - feels like Iím bike touring!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-18, 12:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,264
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Light bicycles is also a very reputable Chinese...

Light bicycles is also a very reputable Chinese brand but slightly pricier than the normal Chinese rims. They also have a North American (Canadian) warehouse and website. Extremely good CS.
02-15-18, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,742
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Digging up an old thread. I think itís...

Digging up an old thread.

I think itís mostly to do with social media and the Instagram effect. People want to take photos of themselves doing ďstrenuousĒ activities and humblebrag about it, take...
02-05-18, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I would ride it on some longer or harder rides...

I would ride it on some longer or harder rides with your setup now and see how you feel. Hike fit isnít a one time and done thing, itíll continue to evolve as you get more experienced and learn your...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,975
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Never had any issues with any mounts... ...

Never had any issues with any mounts...

Maybe crazy glue the light to the mount?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Oh but your wheels donít match? You donít want to...

Oh but your wheels donít match? You donít want to be laughed at by fellow cyclists do you? I think probably youíll want to take a look at ultegra cranks. Maybe FD and RD too. You know what if youíre...
02-03-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,962
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Salsa vaya or surly sounds right up her alley.

Salsa vaya or surly sounds right up her alley.
01-26-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By yamsyamsyams

It calculates this for running as well. I just...

It calculates this for running as well. I just ignore the actual hours listed but use the number to quickly verify how I feel after the workout. Eg if I started out sluggish and felt sluggish at the...
01-26-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,533
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I commuted 3 years in/out of Seattle roads and...

I commuted 3 years in/out of Seattle roads and the BGT, on 23mm GP4kii's. No issues.

However in the 2-3 weeks of ice in Dec/Jan I do slow down quite a bit on descents and am way more vigilant on...
01-26-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I've done my fair share of free Cascade group...

I've done my fair share of free Cascade group rides that have covered pretty much all recreational average speeds from 10-20+mph. Fenders are typically required to be longer in back with mudflap to...
01-19-18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,282
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Which portion of the trail? Closer to Arlington...

Which portion of the trail? Closer to Arlington or leaving from?
01-19-18, 01:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,282
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Anyone ride the Whitehouse Trail in Darrington to...

Anyone ride the Whitehouse Trail in Darrington to Arlington to make it a loop back to Snohomish? Saw the Snohomish county webpage but not sure if phase 1 is completed. Even if incomplete, I'd be OK...
01-14-18, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Funny enough I had the opposite reaction. Shimano...

Funny enough I had the opposite reaction. Shimano DA 9120 hydro super bulky feeling and not any better than previous gen, and Force1 felt great in my hands with the yíall hoods, so went with Sram....
12-28-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,649
Posted By yamsyamsyams

A slight revive but wanted to ask if anyone who...

A slight revive but wanted to ask if anyone who converted to shimano 1x has had issues with the left hydraulic brake shifter being jittery or unstable due to the lack of gearing cables?

Iíve ready...
12-25-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,779
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Sure. One had a seatpost clip with rough...

Sure.

One had a seatpost clip with rough edges and flimsy unlock tab. This was a Cygolite hotshot copy. I have plenty of these plastic clips so wasnít an issue. Cost me $4.xx shipped 8-9 months...
12-25-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,779
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I have multiple bikes with 1-2 lights on each....

I have multiple bikes with 1-2 lights on each. Bought more to try out different styles and test the quality compared to the 3 USA purchased ones.
12-25-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,713
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Bringing this back up as I considering ordering...

Bringing this back up as I considering ordering this from Workswell.

Anyone have other experiences to share, or know which bike this open mold frame is based off of? My guess is the Open Up due to...
12-25-17, 08:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,779
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Ive been purchasing cheap AliExpress lights for...

Ive been purchasing cheap AliExpress lights for the past couple years and have had only minor issues with quality of construction. Generally the 5-6 Iíve purchased have all held up well and still in...
12-23-17, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Love the craft winter line of apparel and...

Love the craft winter line of apparel and accessories. Have these exact gloves bought for $20 in the summer and they keep my hands toasty without liner gloves. Iím not a huge fan of the lobster glove...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,795
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Spoke with canyon as well after getting my bike....

Spoke with canyon as well after getting my bike. Told me they are aiming for Q2 2018 to have an accessories shop up and running in the US so you can swap out parts. Told me I can call the service...
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