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08-24-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By kfried

I got almost the same as post further up the...

I got almost the same as post further up the thread.. 170 lbs on Conti GP5Ks, and I just changed mine at 3,200 miles. The wear indicators were still visible, so I could have stretched them further,...
05-29-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By kfried

At $500, I'd imagine that most cases will come...

At $500, I'd imagine that most cases will come with bags for the wheels. I have a B&W Bike Case II and it came with those. This box does require removing the wheels, handlebars, seat post, and...
05-22-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,442
Posted By kfried

When I was just starting to do upgrades to my...

When I was just starting to do upgrades to my first bike and was learning as I went, a friend warned me to never assume that parts would be compatible. Triple check everything and in detail. That...
03-13-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By kfried

That's the thing: I use both a HRM and PM, and...

That's the thing: I use both a HRM and PM, and both zones are set in the app. I will go through that process again just to make sure, so thanks for flagging.
03-12-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By kfried

Wahoo Bolt Showing 5,000 TSS

So my Wahoo Bolt is calculating TSS incorrectly. Really, really incorrectly. I put in about 90km today and the unit calculated TSS at more than 5,000. I noticed it started to calculate TSS...
02-02-22, 03:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 31,580
Posted By kfried

I can't speak to it being good forum etiquette,...

I can't speak to it being good forum etiquette, but there is a functional purpose to starting your own thread. By doing so, you'll get a black box under your name that marks you as the "Thread...
01-28-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By kfried

On a whim, I opened up the Tickr today--two days...

On a whim, I opened up the Tickr today--two days after putting in a new battery--to find this: ...
01-28-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By kfried

That's probably the direction I am headed. I have...

That's probably the direction I am headed. I have a friend who bought a cheap, off-brand HRM and it seems to work all the time without problem. But the two Tickr's I've owned have not been great....
01-28-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By kfried

This is the HR strap, and I sweat a lot on my...

This is the HR strap, and I sweat a lot on my trainer, so my initial guess was that some sweat was getting inside.

Good point that it might just be on the batteries. Honestly, once I saw the gunk...
01-28-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By kfried

Sounds like I've got a bigger problem on my...

Sounds like I've got a bigger problem on my hands. When the Tickr won't kick on after connecting the strap, I open it up to find a rust-colored gunk caking the inside. It isn't really a liquid at...
01-27-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By kfried

Wahoo TICKR Battery Leak

I've had two successive CR2032 batteries leak inside my Wahoo TICKR, and am curious if anyone had this experience or could explain why. I am confident it is not a defective package of batteries. The...
01-05-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,812
Posted By kfried

I moved to Korea in October and brought my Dean...

I moved to Korea in October and brought my Dean with me. Took me a couple weeks to learn the rules of the road and begin to piece together a new route, and then finally got out for a 100km ride...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-14-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,287
Posted By kfried

I ordered my Dean just as a frameset and it was...

I ordered my Dean just as a frameset and it was done more or less on the quoted timeline. But they implied that was because my bike jumped the cue as I wasn't waiting on components. So the OP may be...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-13-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,287
Posted By kfried

Glad to see this thread still kicking around and...

Glad to see this thread still kicking around and look forward to updates from everyone during the process of their builds. I recently moved to South Korea and brought my Dean with me. Getting a good...
12-06-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By kfried

Apologies for derailing the thread briefly, but...

Apologies for derailing the thread briefly, but wanted to follow up on the bolded above. I had never thought about this but got curious and did a few quick reads. I see that Merida purchased a...
11-30-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By kfried

I used a Quadlock for my phone before switching...

I used a Quadlock for my phone before switching to a Wahoo Bolt. I really liked the Quadlock while I used it. Nice secure attachment to the bike. And the case, along with the water protection cover,...
11-23-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,609
Posted By kfried

Second this. Again, not one the OP is considering...

Second this. Again, not one the OP is considering but my Dean has been fantastic. Welds look great (to me). I received it at the end of July and have about 2,500km on it so far, and it has been solid.
11-20-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By kfried

That is a nice looking Dean! Glad to hear you're...

That is a nice looking Dean! Glad to hear you're happy with it and hope you get the chance to eat some miles in the coming months.

On the fit kit, I assume that means your BB didn't ship with...
11-07-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By kfried

I did not know that. Thanks!

I did not know that. Thanks!
11-07-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By kfried

I assume you've used this pump regularly before...

I assume you've used this pump regularly before and with good results? I recently had a tube explode like a rifle shot while inflating and thought I must have installed incorrectly, as previous...
10-23-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By kfried

Looking forward to seeing the build!

Looking forward to seeing the build!
09-16-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By kfried

I don't have TRP HY/RD but am running Yokozuna...

I don't have TRP HY/RD but am running Yokozuna Motokos. Out of curiosity, why do you want to bleed them? Asking just in case there are things I may also need to look out for. Mine are relatively new,...
09-03-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,627
Posted By kfried

At what pressure were you running your...

At what pressure were you running your 4000s/5000s? I actually loved my 5000s for the entire time I rode them, something like 7k miles. I was riding them at about ~100psi which is probably too high....
08-31-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,983
Posted By kfried

Seems like your cadence is good. Most of what...

Seems like your cadence is good. Most of what I've seen is that the general target RPM should be ~90. But my experience seems to be the opposite of most. When I started seriously cycling, my cadence...
08-30-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,627
Posted By kfried

I recently went from 28 GP5000s to 32 Rene Herse...

I recently went from 28 GP5000s to 32 Rene Herse Extralights. I know the 32s are tooo big for your wife's frame, but I definitely noticed a marked increase in comfort in moving to wider, suppler...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-25-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,287
Posted By kfried

As I've posted earlier, I really like my Dean and...

As I've posted earlier, I really like my Dean and it rides like a dream. But that doesn't really answer your question about turnover. And on that, I can't really say. My bike was done just before the...
08-16-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By kfried

Writing with one last update in case future forum...

Writing with one last update in case future forum members come across it.

I now have my Dean dialed in and took it out for its first century last weekend. It was glorious. It rode smooth all day,...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-16-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,287
Posted By kfried

I somehow missed this thread. I recently took...

I somehow missed this thread. I recently took delivery of my Dean Grays All Road fframeset and could not be happier. I built it out with an Ultegra R8000 groupset. It looks great, and now that I have...
08-08-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,059
Posted By kfried

That is really interesting re: wider tires also...

That is really interesting re: wider tires also being taller and the effect on the gearing. I never would have thought of that.
08-06-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,059
Posted By kfried

The power increase is mostly there, and the RPE...

The power increase is mostly there, and the RPE feels easier. But my heart rate data has basically returned to the previously expected range for a given power output. Right now I kind of feel caught...
08-06-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,059
Posted By kfried

I use a Stages L-only power meter and I did...

I use a Stages L-only power meter and I did calibrate it before each ride. It is still really hard to get an accurate comparison in terms of speed because the very first day with my new bike, my...
08-02-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By kfried

North Branch Trail is a great option. I pick it...

North Branch Trail is a great option. I pick it up where it begins and ride to its end which is the Chicago Botanic Garden, and if you take it back the same way, I'd guess it's about 60km.
This is...
08-01-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,059
Posted By kfried

I wish I could compare my speeds but my speed...

I wish I could compare my speeds but my speed sensor battery died and now the sensor is cutting out after replacement due to a bad connection. It is always something....
08-01-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,059
Posted By kfried

I can't say for sure if I was faster up hills....

I can't say for sure if I was faster up hills. Had a lot of social gatherings recently with plenty of drinks, and after 10 days off been feeling sluggish. Although speeds and other data points look...
08-01-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,059
Posted By kfried

My riding partner also raised the possibility of...

My riding partner also raised the possibility of planing. I need to read up on that to better understand it.

Part of me wonders if the Charge Plug was just so noodly, despite being a steel frame,...
08-01-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,059
Posted By kfried

It is a Stages left-only power meter.

It is a Stages left-only power meter.
08-01-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,059
Posted By kfried

I can assure you my power levels are not...

I can assure you my power levels are not oustanding. That 20 watts is about a 15% increase from my normal endurance power output. I should note that I do need to FTP again following a training block....
08-01-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,059
Posted By kfried

New Bike, More Watts?

Is there any reason a new frameset would lead to an increase in watts for a given heart rate?

I got a new frameset this week and did my first two rides this weekend. On the very first ride I...
07-31-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By kfried

One other post-ride reflection: I really, really...

One other post-ride reflection: I really, really like the Yokozunas. I said in a previous post that I would avoid them given the tight bend from the chainstay exit to the brake. I couldn't make that...
07-31-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By kfried

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Here it is in the wild for the first time. My R8000 FD problem was solved by...
07-30-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By kfried

Below is the build so far. I just cannot get the...

Below is the build so far. I just cannot get the front derailleur to shift and I haven't put the chain on yet. In the process I've destroyed the shift cable, and need to get a new set. Hopefully by...
07-30-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By kfried

The frame just arrived on Wednesday, and the...

The frame just arrived on Wednesday, and the build has been going.....slow. This is the first frame I have built from new, so I'm on a learning curve. For some reason, it is far different from doing...
07-01-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,113
Posted By kfried

Apologies for momentarily derailing this thread:...

Apologies for momentarily derailing this thread: For the OP, what were the issues with the Pirelli P Zeros? I am also considering those for my new build so curious to hear what your experience was.
06-28-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By kfried

The build is not yet underway. Dean expects to...

The build is not yet underway. Dean expects to build the frame in late July or early August so I am hoping to have the frame in mid to late August. I have all of the parts sourced, minus the headset....
05-28-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By kfried

I also have neck issues when riding---although...

I also have neck issues when riding---although nothing nearly as serious as OP's. Glad to hear you're recovering.

I made several changes that helped to alleviate the pain I was getting on longer...
03-24-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By kfried

This is so incredibly helpful. I've been scouring...

This is so incredibly helpful. I've been scouring the forums and have had trouble finding people who have Deans. A friend out in AZ said a couple of his friends ride Deans and love them. It sounds...
02-21-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By kfried

Dean Torrey Gravel/Grays All Road Riders?

Anyone out there have any recent experience with Dean? I am considering the Grays All Road but the Torrey Gravel looks very similar with the main difference seemingly in the components. However, I...
08-23-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,627
Posted By kfried

I recently had a clicking sound, and it came at...

I recently had a clicking sound, and it came at the same point in the revolution and only under power. That is, if I just let my pedal go around without applying down force, no click. On the advice...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,526
Posted By kfried

I recently bought the Fulcrum 5 and I really like...

I recently bought the Fulcrum 5 and I really like the ride they provide. But beware if you're using QR. Perhaps the situation will be different for 6s versus 5s, but I'll share my experience below.
...
07-25-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,075
Posted By kfried

So I am reviving this thread from the dead, but...

So I am reviving this thread from the dead, but was curious if you had any reflections on this bag. I am thinking of the large Wedge, but want to know what the capacity is like. I know the...
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