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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Fox Farm

I stopped using glue and have been using Tufo...

I stopped using glue and have been using Tufo tape since about 2004 and have not had any of the mentioned problems with it coming loose, particularly if the tire is inflated :) Super easy to use and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,869
Posted By Fox Farm

Honestly how much better will your shifting be...

Honestly how much better will your shifting be with electronic? If you were building new and dropping the cash, I suppose you could justify the upgrade but if what you have works fine, why change?...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 02:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By Fox Farm

replace it anyway! I had the center of the top...

replace it anyway! I had the center of the top tube on my Orbea delaminate. You could squeeze it and it would move. Sent the frame to their Little Rock AK center. They replaced the frame, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,566
Posted By Fox Farm

You might try shopping for used bikes to get back...

You might try shopping for used bikes to get back into it. Use it for a year or so, decide what you like or what suits you more and then invest in a new bike. As for budget, I don't think that you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,436
Posted By Fox Farm

exactly. Just don't design or allow pointed ends...

exactly. Just don't design or allow pointed ends on quick release levers. I have seen the sharp threaded end of quick release levers axle sticking out the side of the nut on the non quick release...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 303,603
Posted By Fox Farm

Cool landscape. thanks for sharing.

Cool landscape. thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By Fox Farm

PI stuff tends to run large, and Rapha for...

PI stuff tends to run large, and Rapha for example runs small. So I normally use size large in PI but must use XL in Rapha or Castelli. As for comfort, Rapha, Castelli and Assos are excellent. PI...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,485
Posted By Fox Farm

I sort of laughed when Lance said to chuck the...

I sort of laughed when Lance said to chuck the presta caps. Sure, they are put on to keep the tube from being poked and cut by the end of the presta valve in packaging, but out of habit and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,536
Posted By Fox Farm

Exactly

Exactly
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,761
Posted By Fox Farm

I have had that problem with Mavic wheels, the...

I have had that problem with Mavic wheels, the freehub acting more like a fixie! Have rebuilt that hub twice, once replacing the axle and hub body. I was told that part of the problem are some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,761
Posted By Fox Farm

Write to Boyd and explain what you are looking...

Write to Boyd and explain what you are looking for. He will reply directly to you, or at least that was my experience. He made me a great deal on some carbon wheels, 44s. The set for about $1000. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 303,603
Posted By Fox Farm

Like! There are a few things that I miss about...

Like! There are a few things that I miss about living in the US and one is living in the American West.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,761
Posted By Fox Farm

Not to sound rude but save your money and buy...

Not to sound rude but save your money and buy some Boyd wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,578
Posted By Fox Farm

I had the same reaction as you did. I use a 1x...

I had the same reaction as you did. I use a 1x on my gravel bike but with a 44 in the front, not the tested 48 and my road bikes run 50/34 compact and not the 53/39. When I lived in Michigan...
03-01-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,955
Posted By Fox Farm

So far as I have read in this thread no one is...

So far as I have read in this thread no one is mentioning the Cannondale Slate with the Lefty front fork. My gravel bike, a Ritchey Outback, obviously has no suspension. I don't think that it needs...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,436
Posted By Fox Farm

I have been using Tufo Elite Road 700 x 25s for...

I have been using Tufo Elite Road 700 x 25s for many many years. I use their glue tape and sealant and have had a total of 3 flats in nearly 20 years. The ride quality of tubulars are very nice and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,436
Posted By Fox Farm

Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 32,296
Posted By Fox Farm

Giants are often very pedestrian looking but this...

Giants are often very pedestrian looking but this one looks great! Good job!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,729
Posted By Fox Farm

I live and ride in an area with a lot of 10% and...

I live and ride in an area with a lot of 10% and greater hills - some 15% stuff. Descending I will be using my brakes at some critical locations depending on what is on the road surface (sand,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 303,603
Posted By Fox Farm

Super, thanks for the explanation. Ok, so I will...

Super, thanks for the explanation. Ok, so I will look for one of those Wahoos'
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,528
Posted By Fox Farm

Got it, thanks! So no aero bars for you!

Got it, thanks! So no aero bars for you!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,528
Posted By Fox Farm

Enjoyed your review and as a fellow Ti bike...

Enjoyed your review and as a fellow Ti bike rider, I agree with some of what you are saying. Mine is a Merlin before Litespeed bought them. I call it my magic carpet. One thing that catches my eye...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 303,603
Posted By Fox Farm

My understanding is that it uses your iphone or...

My understanding is that it uses your iphone or android as the gps, etc. What does that do for the battery in the phone? I am new to bike GPS units. I know that if I use one of the GPS apps on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By Fox Farm

I don't think so with the rear derailure clutch...

I don't think so with the rear derailure clutch thing taking up slack.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,737
Posted By Fox Farm

the biggest thing with clip ons on a road bike...

the biggest thing with clip ons on a road bike with standard geometry will be that you are stretched out a bit vs a TT or Tri bike geometry.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,681
Posted By Fox Farm

I would enjoy days with temps as high as 50 right...

I would enjoy days with temps as high as 50 right now... Stop complaining
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 303,603
Posted By Fox Farm

Is that a Wahoo GPS?

Is that a Wahoo GPS?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,737
Posted By Fox Farm

Even if you are not doing Tri events with this...

Even if you are not doing Tri events with this bike, clip on aero bars on a road bike will give you more hand positions to be in, allow for more comfort for longer rides, and some aero advantage, but...
01-26-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 134,847
Posted By Fox Farm

Well, if this were FB, I would have clicked LIKE...

Well, if this were FB, I would have clicked LIKE for this image! Really wonderful!
01-26-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,785
Posted By Fox Farm

I came very very close to ordering this bike from...

I came very very close to ordering this bike from Jenson. I have ridden Ibis mountain bikes and this one seems to be a lot of value for money. But, I got a Ritchey Outback, basically the same build...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,049
Posted By Fox Farm

I agree with the comments that they may not be...

I agree with the comments that they may not be allowed in a mass ride group event. I think that riders on aero bars in a pack or bigger group with riders of unknown skill levels is a good excuse for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,026
Posted By Fox Farm

It looks like a harsh ride to my eyes. But yes,...

It looks like a harsh ride to my eyes. But yes, it has a lot of bling (as side wind issues).
11-26-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By Fox Farm

Thanks my friend. I wish that Excel Sports had...

Thanks my friend. I wish that Excel Sports had an XL Outback in steel for sale. But only L....
11-26-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By Fox Farm

Roadie thinking about a Ritchey Outback for gravel

Hi y'all. I have been playing with the idea of building a gravel bike for some years now. I do have a Tomac Revolver full suspension cross county mountain bike but I honestly don't like riding the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 685,444
Posted By Fox Farm

the Moots looks great, but hey, it sure looks...

the Moots looks great, but hey, it sure looks like you have the rear derailure cable routed to the left side of your handlebar and the left side brake shifter or am I confused?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-18, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 303,603
Posted By Fox Farm

Really beautiful! AND look at this nice roller...

Really beautiful! AND look at this nice roller down to the coast!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-18, 02:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,412
Posted By Fox Farm

wow!

wow!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,412
Posted By Fox Farm

All the more reason to by Campy!

All the more reason to by Campy!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,603,115
Posted By Fox Farm

It is a nice looking bike and I would put it in...

It is a nice looking bike and I would put it in the Cool category more than the Hot category (don't ask for any detailed reasoning for why...). I am half way thinking that if the lower part of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-18, 03:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,221
Posted By Fox Farm

This is thread should be more about the quality...

This is thread should be more about the quality and design of jersey pockets for holding things. Deeper pockets and those with good elastic on the top will hold your phone.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-18, 03:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,109
Posted By Fox Farm

I have been using NiteRider for about 25 years. ...

I have been using NiteRider for about 25 years. Their stuff is pretty well worked out for beam spread, battery life, mounting, etc. I use a 750 max Lumen setup now on the front and a Light in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,488
Posted By Fox Farm

Stay away from the weight wienie contest. Given...

Stay away from the weight wienie contest. Given the cost to save 200 to 400 grams on the bike, I say go with comfortable and durable and stable more than some 6.5 kilo climbing bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,488
Posted By Fox Farm

I was about to write the same thing. If the...

I was about to write the same thing. If the current groupset works fine on the existing bike, leave it there and put the new system on the new bike. I, as a Chorus 11 speed user (2010) and Record...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-18, 02:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,519
Posted By Fox Farm

Ha and I am 60 years old :)

Ha and I am 60 years old :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,519
Posted By Fox Farm

Silly question, but if you have not ridden a Ti...

Silly question, but if you have not ridden a Ti frameset, particularly a quality one, well.... I have own both a Merlin Ti and Orbea Orca carbon. Both are exceptional bikes and I lovem' both but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,603,115
Posted By Fox Farm

I really like the build up that you have chosen.

I really like the build up that you have chosen.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,289
Posted By Fox Farm

I would agree. I keep on trying to talk myself...

I would agree. I keep on trying to talk myself into electric shifting, and sure, it is nice stuff, but not necessary. I came from bike racing in the 1970s with friction down tube shifting and yes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,289
Posted By Fox Farm

I am running a full compact with 50/34. Now,...

I am running a full compact with 50/34. Now, when I lived in Michigan, I ran a 53/42 and an 11/23 cassette. When I moved to Utah, on went some compact chain rings and an 11/25. Here in Czech...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,289
Posted By Fox Farm

I do as well but depending on the terrain in...

I do as well but depending on the terrain in which you live or ride often, a 12-25 or 11-25 does not cut it. I have a lot of 12% and greater grade and even with a compact crankset, I need more low...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,345
Posted By Fox Farm

Same experience with me. I ride a Merlin (pre...

Same experience with me. I ride a Merlin (pre Litespeed) that I bought new in 2000. My Orbea Orca 2012 is a super bike and stiffer and lighter in weight but the ride quality of the Ti bike is, well,...
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