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12-07-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 43,645
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Thought I would give my input. I had a Cygolite...

Thought I would give my input. I had a Cygolite Hotshot SL 2w that worked great for 3 years, but it apparently randomly died and will only turn on when plugged in an no longer holds a charge. Also...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I wanted to update everyone on the change. I...

I wanted to update everyone on the change. I finally installed the new chain and cassette, and I LOVE it. The shifting is so smooth cog to cog, and I am actually using all of the cogs now (well,...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Yea I finally took a torque wrench to it, and it...

Yea I finally took a torque wrench to it, and it was already at or tighter than the specs. I know over tightening could be a problem as well though.

I was curious about Campy's stuff, but it seems...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Got it. I'll go grab a torque wrench today. For...

Got it. I'll go grab a torque wrench today. For some reason I have a 1/4" and 1/2" torque wrench, but no 3/8" torque wrench. Also wasn't sure where I was supposed to loctite since I was reading...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By SlvrDragon50

It's only a handful of miles. I probably could do...

It's only a handful of miles. I probably could do okay on a SS, but I haven't been very happy on the SS I've tried. If I were to do it all again, I would just scrap the 2x up front and get a single...
11-05-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,469
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I had a girl yell "nice ass" to me as I was...

I had a girl yell "nice ass" to me as I was biking back from the gym. I was wearing gym shorts, not sure how she saw anything.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Oh wow, I had no clue they were that expensive!...

Oh wow, I had no clue they were that expensive! The ones I saw were around $150-200! I don't get why the 1x cost more when they should cost less material than the 2x I imagine?

If I go for a CK...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Hah, if I knew what I know now, I would do a 1x...

Hah, if I knew what I know now, I would do a 1x as well. I don't think there were too many 1x options 3 years ago when I bought this bike though. I did think about buying a 1x crank, but I already...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I am intrigued by that... but if I'm being...

I am intrigued by that... but if I'm being honest, I struggle to use my 11, 13, and sometimes 15t when I'm on my 50 already. Granted, it's a lot of stop and go (college campus) so I imagine I'd be on...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By SlvrDragon50

If I lived in an area I would absolutely agree,...

If I lived in an area I would absolutely agree, but the flatness here is insane! I thought Florida was flat until I moved to Illinois, and I'll be here for another 4 years before I can think about...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Awesome, thanks. I will switch to a 12-25 or...

Awesome, thanks. I will switch to a 12-25 or 11-28 cassette! I definitely didn't pay any attention to the gear inches, only looked at the speed + rpms!
Forum: Commuting
11-02-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Wind is definitely the biggest factor for me, no...

Wind is definitely the biggest factor for me, no real hills here but tons of wind. Unfortunatley no 11-25 that I see. Only an 11-28 if I go with the Shimano R7000. I suppose I could pay an extra $10...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I really have no clue. I made another post here...

I really have no clue. I made another post here about it, and there weren't really any solutions other than keep checking it every now and then. I had mentioned that it had fallen off completely...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Changing gearing for flatland commute

I am currently on a 11spd 34/50 FSA Gossamer crank w/ 11-34 Ultegra cassette. I commute pretty much only flatland (cornfields of Illinois) and never really go past the 15 or 17T when I am on the 50,...
10-19-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Okay, I definitely didn't tighten 3 bolts so...

Okay, I definitely didn't tighten 3 bolts so something is wrong with the installation. I was a little surprised to hear splines would get damaged simply from the crank arm falling off once, but I'm...
10-19-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Got it, will give that a shot. Where do you...

Got it, will give that a shot.

Where do you get individual crank arms? I'm only finding crank arms used on eBay. Was reading that crank arms cost nearly as much as a full crankset so might as well...
10-19-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Yes, that is what I do now, but I'm pretty sure a...

Yes, that is what I do now, but I'm pretty sure a proper functioning crank + BB should not loosen in the first place which is what I'm trying to fix. I did come across a post where FSA was trying to...
10-19-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Necessary to replace crank or just BB?

My left crank is constantly coming loose. It takes a few months, but I think something needs replacing at this point. I started reading into the problem more, and I did not realize that once the...
11-08-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Sweet, thank you. Is it necessary to face and...

Sweet, thank you. Is it necessary to face and chase the BB threads? Trying to see if it's worth my money to invest in the tools, but the costs are adding up fast. My local store will replace the BB...
11-07-17, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Got it! Been reading old threads so I'm guessing...

Got it! Been reading old threads so I'm guessing BBR60 didn't exist then. I've read that you just have to use a bit of force to get the cranks on the Shimano BB.
11-07-17, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Bottom Bracket Replacement MegaExo BB-6200

I just wanted to confirm that I can switch out my FSA MegaExo BB-6200 with a Shimano Ultegra 6700 BB. My BB is starting to make a clicking noise, and my crank fell off (because I forgot to tighten...
05-17-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By SlvrDragon50

You might be right Juan Foote... Though...

You might be right Juan Foote...

Though today I biked to the gym again and zero noise and completely smooth. I don't think I have enough miles on this chain, but i know these 11 speed chains wear...
05-15-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Crunching feeling in left pedal on downstroke

I'm not really sure where to put this, but my bike develops this crunching feeling in my left pedal on downstrokes. It happens in the same spot (~7-5 o' clock) at all gears and seems to only happen...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Okay, so I tried the bike out on a short ride. I...

Okay, so I tried the bike out on a short ride. I think I got my cleat placement correct for the most part, they might need to be made more symmetrical across the two shoes. My leg movement isn't so...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,679
Posted By SlvrDragon50

The Speed X Leopard looks way better.

The Speed X Leopard looks way better.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I don't have a problem reaching for the handle...

I don't have a problem reaching for the handle bars. I just have pretty much no power going up hills and need to get off the saddle. I'm still fairly new to road biking so maybe I'm just not used to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Saddle Position

Hi everyone,

I'm having trouble fitting my saddle/seatpost. I feel that my legs are not being stretched enough on the down stroke so I want to raise my seatpost, but when I reach a comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,436
Posted By SlvrDragon50

This makes me sad to hear that... I was thinking...

This makes me sad to hear that... I was thinking about getting the RFLKT!
Forum: Commuting
07-09-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I had a Ministry of Supply shirt, it's pretty...

I had a Ministry of Supply shirt, it's pretty neat, but it's too expensive for what it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I just bought Shimano RP5s which have a partial...

I just bought Shimano RP5s which have a partial carbon sole on the cleat plate.

Haven't received them yet though.
07-04-16, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By SlvrDragon50

REI is an awesome company. Top notch customer...

REI is an awesome company. Top notch customer service.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-16, 02:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Ah okay, I saw that one, but I skipped it because...

Ah okay, I saw that one, but I skipped it because it didn't have a ratchet or boa system.

I ended up getting some Shimano RP5 for around 75 bucks which I think is a pretty solid deal!
Forum: Commuting
07-02-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Some nifty solutions there. The Kryptonite...

Some nifty solutions there.

The Kryptonite NY Lock is so big which makes it tough to mount without interference. Doesn't help that the bracket is awful too.
07-02-16, 12:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Cateye Strada Cadence Computer Keeps Breaking

I have a Cateye Strada Cadence Wired Computer on my bike, and for some reason the speedometer keeps breaking. This is my second unit and I only had maybe 30-40 miles logged on the computer. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Never heard about that, thanks. I was under...

Never heard about that, thanks.

I was under the impression that the Mallets had tall enough platforms that commuting with the disadvantage of clipless won't be too big of a problem.

I haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Mavic Aksiums are 3 bolt design, won't work with...

Mavic Aksiums are 3 bolt design, won't work with my Mallets.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Yup, just came across Shimano XC-61 for a little...

Yup, just came across Shimano XC-61 for a little over 100. I am a little confused since people say it is quite flexible, but Shimano claims it to be stiffer than the RT82?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Do you know if it's comparable to their Elite...

Do you know if it's comparable to their Elite Touring Road shoes? I heard good things about those, but I can't find them anywhere.

I like the Specialized stuff, but it's pretty pricey.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By SlvrDragon50

The Shimano RT82 looks pretty good. M088 as...

The Shimano RT82 looks pretty good. M088 as well...

So hard to make decisions! Wish I could try these all in person.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I should clarify, when I commute to class, I'm...

I should clarify, when I commute to class, I'm just going to wear my regular shoes as my commute is usually <1-2 miles.

So they don't have to be normal looking shoes! They look pretty good though....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-16, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Recommended 2 bolt shoes for road cycling

Hi guys,

I use my bike for commuting to class 99% of the time so I've decided to get Crank Bros Mallet 3s which have a 2 bolt pattern.

Unfortunately, that's mostly left me with MTB shoes to...
11-24-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I have no clue. The mechanic checked the...

I have no clue.

The mechanic checked the bearings and said the space on the bottom was okay as well. At this point, it's fixed so I'm a happy biker! Except snow is here so to storage it goes!
11-24-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Haha. My shop was very nice! He just took a look...

Haha. My shop was very nice! He just took a look at it and did about 10 minutes of trouble shooting and found that he had to tighten down the preload a lot more (than usual). It worked also by using...
11-23-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By SlvrDragon50

So I think I need to take my bike to the LBS and...

So I think I need to take my bike to the LBS and just see what's up. Hopefully it won't cost more than 10 bucks...

I think BD is willing to pay for the replacement parts though if anything is...
11-22-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By SlvrDragon50

I was a little unsure about that as well, but I...

I was a little unsure about that as well, but I couldn't get the gap to close anymore. So maybe just use a bit more force on the fork?

edit: Just rebuilt it, and still the space is there. The...
11-22-15, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Yup. Here is a set of pics from top to bottom in...

Yup. Here is a set of pics from top to bottom in the orientation I pulled them out.
http://i.imgur.com/53w3Zwz.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/TA9xPH8.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/j9TDSSX.jpg...
11-22-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By SlvrDragon50

It is this bike: Save up to 60% of new Shimano...

It is this bike: Save up to 60% of new Shimano Ultegra 6800 22 Speed Road Bikes | Motobecane Super Strada Road Bikes Sale | Save up to 60% off your next new Road Bike...
11-21-15, 11:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Oh, hum. Yes it is an 1/8" below the level of...

Oh, hum. Yes it is an 1/8" below the level of the stem. The only other thing I can think of is the spacers not being thick enough, but I find it weird that they would design a bike where the spacers...
11-21-15, 11:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Awesome, thanks!

Awesome, thanks!
11-21-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By SlvrDragon50

So weird that I don't have one. I don't remember...

So weird that I don't have one. I don't remember even seeing it when I first took apart the stem.

So where can I get a compressionn ring? I can't find Ritchey compression rings anywhere. Only Cane...
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