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Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,586
Posted By ericcox

Thank you for the responses. I definitely find...

Thank you for the responses. I definitely find the Assiomas harder to clip into than my old Keo pedals - they do spin if you miss. Very annoying. I've been using aftermarket cleats with little rubber...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,586
Posted By ericcox

I have Assiomas on my bike... buy my question is...

I have Assiomas on my bike... buy my question is more to those who despise look keo-style systems, I have been on Look for many years before this (bake to delta pedals, transitioning to Keo in 2006...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By ericcox

I think it was a Bike Radar comparison of Force...

I think it was a Bike Radar comparison of Force AXS and Ultegra Di2 write up that noted that Shimano's quoted weights do not include wires or the dFly sending unit. Once you include those, Ultegra is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By ericcox

That's a beautiful build.

That's a beautiful build.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,864
Posted By ericcox

I really hope these bikes work out for you. For...

I really hope these bikes work out for you. For limited riding, they very well might. When people were reacting about the quality of these bikes, it wasn't a shot at you; it was an attempt to explain...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,929
Posted By ericcox

I went ahead and mounted the rear one as well...

I went ahead and mounted the rear one as well before a ~77 mile ride on some pretty rough roads Saturday. Getting it to seat took a little more time than the front, but I still managed it with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,864
Posted By ericcox

To OP - I get that looks matter. I have a bike...

To OP - I get that looks matter. I have a bike that I bought in no small part because I loved the looks -- but that bike was also from a reputable company with full Ultregra that I bought in person....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,929
Posted By ericcox

Thought I'd resurrect this. Last weekend, I got a...

Thought I'd resurrect this. Last weekend, I got a pretty deep cut on my front gp5000. my fault - I ride some pretty terrible roads, and happily incorporate light gravel roads. I can probably pinpoint...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,284
Posted By ericcox

I'm using a 530 - I really don't miss the...

I'm using a 530 - I really don't miss the features on the 830 or 1030+. That said, the UI is a bit clunky when you do have to do something using the buttons. If you have Di2 with dfly, on any of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,794
Posted By ericcox

No - different brands. And the wheelset on the...

No - different brands. And the wheelset on the pricier bike was fine. It was actually a somewhat tough decision. But getting the cheaper bike a) let me pick the wheels I wanted (or, more accurately,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,794
Posted By ericcox

This is an interesting point. The one really...

This is an interesting point. The one really cheap part of my new bike was the wheelset - a set of Fulcrum 5s on a full Ultegra Di2 build. It was about $1800 less than a similar tier bike with carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,552
Posted By ericcox

It really depends on the hill, the road...

It really depends on the hill, the road conditions, and the bike. On a fairly straight descent I ride regularly, 40+ is no big deal. On another descent with bad pavement and a blind corner, I keep it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,323
Posted By ericcox

If you can afford it and want new wheels while...

If you can afford it and want new wheels while waiting to save up for a nicer road bike, go for it. Some really great advice I've seen on this board from time to time is any upgrade is worth it if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,105
Posted By ericcox

I'm hijacking to see if anyone has experience...

I'm hijacking to see if anyone has experience with the Surly Straggler - I'm looking for something that can handle racks for commuting (I'm tired of the backpack), is good for light gravel and can...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By ericcox

GCN actually did a pretty good episode on this. ...

GCN actually did a pretty good episode on this.

https://youtu.be/KHu0rkQ1QJM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,929
Posted By ericcox

Counterpoint - while the stealth look may be...

Counterpoint - while the stealth look may be going out, that bike is simply gorgeous.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,929
Posted By ericcox

My non-tubeless Rubino Pros (the Graphene 2.0) I...

My non-tubeless Rubino Pros (the Graphene 2.0) I had were pretty difficult to mount - I got one on without tools, the other took a bit of profanity/levers. Not sure how this would translate to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,929
Posted By ericcox

I'm in the same boat. I'm on 25s. A lot of my...

I'm in the same boat. I'm on 25s. A lot of my usual roads are pretty rough, so I was looking for a good mix of puncture resistance / performance. So far, they are very comfortable, though I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By ericcox

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,070
Posted By ericcox

Good luck with your search - it's hard to go...

Good luck with your search - it's hard to go wrong with any of these.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By ericcox

Back in the day I used maps to plan new rides,...

Back in the day I used maps to plan new rides, and would even write out cue sheets for really complicated new routes with lots of turns. I also didn't have a cellphone. But technology advanced, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,070
Posted By ericcox

If you are in the USA, FFWD USA (FFWD Wheels...

If you are in the USA, FFWD USA (FFWD Wheels Carbon Hand Built Bicycle Wheels | Fast Forward Wheels (ffwdusa.com) (https://ffwdusa.com/)) sells direct to consumer. I had originally ordered a set of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By ericcox

I usually get whatever the cheapest Pearl Izumi's...

I usually get whatever the cheapest Pearl Izumi's are at a given time. They've worked great for me for years. The last pair I picked up last year was about $25.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By ericcox

I have used RidewithGPS, Strava and Connect to...

I have used RidewithGPS, Strava and Connect to create routes. RWGPS exports very well. I stopped using Strava because I didn't like the tools. I now use Connect on a computer most of the time when...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 362,900
Posted By ericcox

Oh my. This thread started back when I was...

Oh my. This thread started back when I was originally active on here. I was away for a decade and now it's back. I rejoined right around the time of P-Cad's death - purely coincidentally. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,419
Posted By ericcox

If I have learned anything in life, it is to...

If I have learned anything in life, it is to never make absolute statements. Things change in unpredictable ways. Except the absolute edict against absolutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,070
Posted By ericcox

True - I missed the rim brake requirement. FFWD...

True - I missed the rim brake requirement. FFWD does have their older F6 rim brake model in close out.

Edit: nevermind - OP says it is a disc frame. The RYOTs are hooked - can be run tubeless or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By ericcox

This is pretty much how I use them outdoors as...

This is pretty much how I use them outdoors as well - from indoor work, I know my numbers. Outdoors, I use them to monitor my effort, particularly on longer rides. I know how long I can hold certain...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,070
Posted By ericcox

A little below that budget are the new FFWD RYOT...

A little below that budget are the new FFWD RYOT wheels. I just got a set of RYOT 55s with the DT Swiss 350 hubs; those with 240s run about 1900 I think. I've got a few rides of varying distance on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By ericcox

This - both are good. If you have a chance to...

This - both are good. If you have a chance to play with / look at examples of both, see which you prefer. Wahoo is way easier to set up using the app - the Garmin has to be setup using the device...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By ericcox

I use Assioma duos with a Garmin 530. You can...

I use Assioma duos with a Garmin 530. You can show pedaling dynamics, including left right balance, but it does not show individual power. I'm not sure Assiomas do that anyway. On my home screen, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,160
Posted By ericcox

Something weird definitely happened - I have a...

Something weird definitely happened - I have a 530 and have never had this happen. I've owned many Garmin products, and while I have had occasional issues, I've never had anything like this. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By ericcox

I love this on my 530. I did a new route today -...

I love this on my 530. I did a new route today - the audio cues are great. Except when I intentionally go off route and keep getting told to make a U-turn, but that's pretty much any navigation...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,419
Posted By ericcox

My 2021 Prince takes an interesting approach in...

My 2021 Prince takes an interesting approach in that the Di2 wires and brake hoses are completely hidden; they run through the stem / headtube. The handlebar, however, is swappable (as is the stem)....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By ericcox

This was a fun story. We visited the big island...

This was a fun story. We visited the big island last year (just before the pandemic), and I absolutely regret not renting a bike, though my son and I did do some running. We drove to the visitor's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,482
Posted By ericcox

My combo was gp5k / ffwd rims.

My combo was gp5k / ffwd rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,482
Posted By ericcox

I had never needed a shop to mount tires for me...

I had never needed a shop to mount tires for me in 20+ years of riding, but the tire / rim combo I just got proved to be difficult. I could have fought it and probably won, but decided going to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,034
Posted By ericcox

And I thought faculty members were able to rehash...

And I thought faculty members were able to rehash and continue pointless arguments with little hope for resolution. This is impressive.

A colleague of mine likes to paraphrase Kissinger who said...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,350,793
Posted By ericcox

New wheels (birthday/anniversary present)

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,034
Posted By ericcox

This whole debate is fascinating to me. I could...

This whole debate is fascinating to me. I could see for a pro with a mechanic where rim brakes might be preferable. Speaking for myself, I've never had a set of rim brakes that I did not have to mess...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By ericcox

I feel like these days if there is a bike...

I feel like these days if there is a bike available in your size, discounted no less (and that seems like a fair price), you should go for it if you are interested.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,068
Posted By ericcox

I went back and checked - mine was through Queen...

I went back and checked - mine was through Queen Bike. I honestly assumed they were all the same entity.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,744
Posted By ericcox

Are you running 25 or 28s? And what pressure are...

Are you running 25 or 28s? And what pressure are you running on the F6 rims? Just curious - I have a set of 25mm tubeless 5000s ready to go (that was the recommended size for aero), but I have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,068
Posted By ericcox

This summer I had the opposite experience - I...

This summer I had the opposite experience - I ordered a set, and received an initial delivery date of about 6 weeks. Emailed the company about details and was told it would be much faster - I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,284
Posted By ericcox

Beautiful bike. I am glad you are enjoying it....

Beautiful bike. I am glad you are enjoying it. Funny story - right after you posted the original thread, I got a 2021 Pinarello Prince with Di2, though mine is blue. I love the bike, but it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,240
Posted By ericcox

I was really surprised when we got a Peloton how...

I was really surprised when we got a Peloton how comfortable the stock saddle is. For indoor riding, it is excellent.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,744
Posted By ericcox

Those look amazing. They were running a pretty...

Those look amazing. They were running a pretty good end of the year sale - if they arrive (I believe they'll be here mid-January) I'm going to set them up tubeless. I may have some Conti gt5000...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,744
Posted By ericcox

Based on questions from my wife, I think a set of...

Based on questions from my wife, I think a set of FFWD F6 deep rim wheels with dt 240 hubs may be in my future.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 441,690
Posted By ericcox

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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GoForth road just southwest of Ft. Worth, TX.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,469
Posted By ericcox

5586, most of that since June (got back into...

5586, most of that since June (got back into cycling as my primary sport again). Subtract about 500 indoor miles if you like. And I'm about 45 miles from finishing the Rapha 500 challenge.
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