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Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,365
Posted By robbyville

FWIW friend owns a local LBS, I just got the last...

FWIW friend owns a local LBS, I just got the last of his gp5000ís in TL still had some clincher but no 28ís. He mentioned that his incoming shipment continues to get moved further out and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,859
Posted By robbyville

my first set of 5000tlís (early production) would...

my first set of 5000tlís (early production) would throw cords regularly, never split from the casing though. I showed the owner of my LBS (small shop big community partner), and he swapped them out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,323
Posted By robbyville

Few folks in my neck of the woods riding on the...

Few folks in my neck of the woods riding on the new Specialized S Works mirror saddles at like $450 they have actually said that theyíre incredible. Some others who I ride with that work at the shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,500
Posted By robbyville

yeah ditto on that they sure have nailed their...

yeah ditto on that they sure have nailed their contact points, saddles and shoes at least for my body geometry (see what I did there)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 254,659
Posted By robbyville

itís a great riding bike Iím sure! To get more...

itís a great riding bike Iím sure! To get more hot, assuming you donít care about keeping it 100% timely, look at some of the newer saddles which are hot and more comfortable and perhaps wheels.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By robbyville

Beautiful! Enjoy and ride like the wind!

Beautiful! Enjoy and ride like the wind!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,051
Posted By robbyville

agree here, I have a custom SV and although itís...

agree here, I have a custom SV and although itís easily the best bike Iíve ever had, tough to get a complete bike in that price range. You should look at their ready made, disc and maybe a rugged...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,337
Posted By robbyville

I worked at Copper Mtn Resort for 6 years, and...

I worked at Copper Mtn Resort for 6 years, and have both supported the ride as a volunteer and ridden it. Great fun, great route, great people. Very much worth it.

as mentioned previously, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,882
Posted By robbyville

No worries, always happy to see someone get into...

No worries, always happy to see someone get into tubeless in an informed manner! I won't every go back (or at least unless the system dies and no tires are available but hopefully that won't happen...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 283,660
Posted By robbyville

dang thatís a great looking bike!

dang thatís a great looking bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 254,659
Posted By robbyville

Good to hear!Ē, mine also handle incredibly well...

Good to hear!Ē, mine also handle incredibly well in the wind although they are less deep than yours.

on the saddle, I hear you 100% Iím a huge advocate for a proper fit. I was just saying that as...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 254,659
Posted By robbyville

congrats on the new wheels, hope they ride as...

congrats on the new wheels, hope they ride as great as they look! The bike is obviously hot, extremely so. If I had my druthers I would replace the bar tape with something else once this wears out....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 254,659
Posted By robbyville

definitely easier with Shimano. Campy has...

definitely easier with Shimano. Campy has changed spline set up at least twice between eight speed chorus and new. In my case, I wanted to use my modern wheels (the Svís backup I9ís) with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 254,659
Posted By robbyville

very hot, hope it rides as beautifully as it...

very hot, hope it rides as beautifully as it looks!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 254,659
Posted By robbyville

both beautiful, both hot. Two more great setups...

both beautiful, both hot. Two more great setups in your quiver!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,086
Posted By robbyville

Almost but not quite a zombie thread but Iíll add...

Almost but not quite a zombie thread but Iíll add that the guy who bought my bike is still going strong with the DI2 that I installed in 2013 despite the bike having fallen off his bike rack at speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,507
Posted By robbyville

Taken me a while to get some time to report on...

Taken me a while to get some time to report on this post. So much of what I would have wanted to say has already been said so I'll just list a few for me along with time last used since some may have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,305
Posted By robbyville

Great to hear that they are standing behind their...

Great to hear that they are standing behind their product!

Thankfully, Iíve never had to leave my bike anywhere, not had anything break to the point where I had to wait for a replacement, and do...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,724
Posted By robbyville

That is a lovely, lovely bike. Enjoy!

That is a lovely, lovely bike. Enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,724
Posted By robbyville

carbon fork from enve, the wheels are Light...

carbon fork from enve, the wheels are Light Bicycle 46mm deep rims laced to industry nine torch hubs. Not super light, if I remember right around 1450gm for the set
02-08-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 38,328
Posted By robbyville

Circa 1987 frame so I believe. Was originally a...

Circa 1987 frame so I believe. Was originally a much deeper pink but faded as it sat in the sun over many years (travel). Iím the original owner, bought the frame in 1992. Built it up using parts I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,995
Posted By robbyville

I understand and appreciate the answer. I have...

I understand and appreciate the answer. I have no problem when I need to use a lever, I have no pride! But even with the lever I have challenges with the Conti's. I use proper tubeless tape,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,995
Posted By robbyville

LOL, totally true. Psimet, and Noodle, would love...

LOL, totally true. Psimet, and Noodle, would love to know what technique you are using. While I don't have meathooks for hands, I've spent well over 30 years in the industry in some fashion, used to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,125
Posted By robbyville

Thank you! Itís my dream bike and I love to ride...

Thank you! Itís my dream bike and I love to ride it. I donít think being seen with good lights and also having a great looking bike are mutually exclusive.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,125
Posted By robbyville

I ride the tops when climbing and at other times,...

I ride the tops when climbing and at other times, love the platform of these bars. No tape needed, plus I had the bars painted to match by the frame builder so last thing I wanted to do was cover it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,125
Posted By robbyville

Seems like you have a lot of options but Iíll...

Seems like you have a lot of options but Iíll just throw in my setup which like you I wanted to keep clean. This was my old garmin and Bontrager light. Has since been replaced with a newer Bontrager...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 492,077
Posted By robbyville

And total hotness. Hope it rides as nice as it...

And total hotness. Hope it rides as nice as it looks! Absolutely stunning set up
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,846
Posted By robbyville

Yeah but they look cool so that helps! I...

Yeah but they look cool so that helps!

I have a charging canister style pump at home, works great with my Tubeless tires. The GP5000ís I really havenít needed it for (but I did need soap and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,846
Posted By robbyville

First, congrats on the new record! Who knows if...

First, congrats on the new record! Who knows if it was a result of the new wheels vs. your pleasure and excitement of having a new product that filled you with adrenaline but either way a great...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,846
Posted By robbyville

Congrats! Looking forward to hearing how you...

Congrats! Looking forward to hearing how you like them. Is this your first time with tubeless?

Lol for some ungodly reason I keep coming back to the GP5000 TLís despite them being the most...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By robbyville

Pretty much as above. Seat post battery is my...

Pretty much as above. Seat post battery is my preferred and to be fair Iím not even sure what other is even offered anymore.

For your A junction box I would recommend the stem
mount for ease...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 254,659
Posted By robbyville

A tale of two steels

The Speedvagen has been in this thread a few times already and although vintage donít generally feel the love when it comes to hot or not I still felt like I should post.

The frame and fork were...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 254,659
Posted By robbyville

Two incredibly hot Somaís in a row

Two incredibly hot Somaís in a row
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 492,077
Posted By robbyville

Just finished this up this morning. I bought the...

Just finished this up this morning. I bought the frame and fork around Ď92 new as its first owner. Left it with friends for 15 years got it back last year and just rebuilt with 8spd Campy Chorus,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,196
Posted By robbyville

Merry Christmas!

Spacers for the cassette were in my mailbox this morning. Bike feels great after a quick ride around the block!

...
12-25-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By robbyville

DeRosa Complete

Spacers were in my mailbox this morning, final piece of the puzzle to use a modern freehub and space to 8speed. Thanks Jim D for getting me set in the right direction! Iíve only gone around the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,263
Posted By robbyville

I spent many years in the ski industry. ...

I spent many years in the ski industry. Sometimes lifts stop due to mis loading passengers, high winds, etc. normally depending on the length of stoppage the resort may have programs for irate...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,196
Posted By robbyville

if you ever find it let me know! The...

if you ever find it let me know!

The wheelset weighs about 1450gms set up with tubeless tape and valves. I have a couple of Specialized S Works turbo tubeless tires on right now. They are a set...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,196
Posted By robbyville

Have a cassette and spacers on the way so that I...

Have a cassette and spacers on the way so that I can use my I9 wheels. Ran out of brake cable housing will get more tomorrow.

progress being made, decided to try out some Specialized blue tape....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,196
Posted By robbyville

thanks for the thoughts and reply! I hear you and...

thanks for the thoughts and reply! I hear you and might agree I just donít know about a standard black?



Hey Primov, thanks for playing! That could be an interesting color choice, Iíll see if...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,517
Posted By robbyville

Hi again, I started the Lightbicycle wheels...

Hi again,
I started the Lightbicycle wheels thread over two years ago now. I'm ashamed to admit that I don't even remember which model wheel I have. I got mine through their North American...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,846
Posted By robbyville

OP, congrats on the new wheels! Seems like all...

OP, congrats on the new wheels! Seems like all your questions have been answered but Iíll just chime in that with over 6 years on road tubeless and about 4 of those being exclusive that Iíve tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By robbyville

itís been posted in this forum quite a few times,...

itís been posted in this forum quite a few times, I am quite proud of it and is my daily ride (and only ride other than when the deRosa is finished. Here you go!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By robbyville

frame is looking good, re chromed the fork and...

frame is looking good, re chromed the fork and cleaned the frame. Only downside is that the pink paint is faded from years of travel and sitting on my balconies when I first came to the US. But the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By robbyville

Nice update, as always amazing customer service...

Nice update, as always amazing customer service from Industry Nine. They responded that they'd be happy to swap out the freehub, sending me the campy one today, and then I'll send the Shimano one...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By robbyville

Yep being sold through a variety of online...

Yep being sold through a variety of online sellers and Industry 9 sells them direct, assuming in stock. I also emailed them to see if they'd like to "Make a Deal", they've been great to work with in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By robbyville

Interesting, thanks so much! Chances are I'll be...

Interesting, thanks so much! Chances are I'll be going 10 speed so that pretty much covers it.



Thanks for the response. I'd like to have crisp shifting but I'll be getting the group on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,825
Posted By robbyville

I too had a Ridley Excalibur purchased from...

I too had a Ridley Excalibur purchased from Competitive Cyclist Bought as a frame set. I loved the ride characteristics of the bike. Very agile. Sadly I bought the wrong size and could not get it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,185
Posted By robbyville

It's like name brand vs. generic drugs in many...

It's like name brand vs. generic drugs in many cases. The generic will work fine and often is exactly the same. In the case of bikes I think you may sometimes get better QA, especially when it comes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,949
Posted By robbyville

Love the look of the Bond bike. i agree that...

Love the look of the Bond bike.

i agree that modern smaller frames look inelegant. But then again large bikes look even worse to me, for the exact same reasons of how exacerbated the long head...
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