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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,658
Views: 649,902
Posted By Wilmingtech

I've bought from them with no issues. Shipping...

I've bought from them with no issues. Shipping takes forever. I think it was like 12-14 days if I remember.

I wouldnt buy anything that I had to have perfect. And only when the stuff is dirt...
10-15-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By Wilmingtech

Are they replacing it with the same rim? Just...

Are they replacing it with the same rim? Just wondering if it's going to fail again if they do.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 488
Posted By Wilmingtech

2-3x more than your quoted budget Scott Addict...

2-3x more than your quoted budget
Scott Addict 10...
10-13-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By Wilmingtech

I guess you get what you pay for...

I guess you get what you pay for...
10-13-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By Wilmingtech

That's no good. Some options for you - ...

That's no good.

Some options for you -

A pair of HED Belgian+ Rims and rebuild them to your WTB hubs.

For a new wheelset HED ardennes weigh in at about 1600 grams for the pair, have a nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 488
Posted By Wilmingtech

Do a little research and make a list of things...

Do a little research and make a list of things that are important to you.

1. As mentioned above, decide what type of riding you will do. Fast, racing, long distance, flat, hills, touring, (bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,237
Posted By Wilmingtech

No. Last year we headed down to the desert...

No.

Last year we headed down to the desert for December/Jan but this year we are not.

Will stick it out and harden up in the cold/rain/snow.
10-10-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,764
Posted By Wilmingtech

Why re-invent the wheel... This has been...

Why re-invent the wheel...

This has been done many times around the world.
Zero Friction Lube Testing (https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/lubetesting/)
10-10-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 726
Posted By Wilmingtech

I have a NOTE 8. You can get them refurb or...

I have a NOTE 8.
You can get them refurb or open box for around 300.00 Sprint has them brand new for 549.00

I am sure you can find one cheaper through other channels.

This is my main cell...
10-10-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,764
Posted By Wilmingtech

I did as well! My only regret is that I only...

I did as well! My only regret is that I only bought one and when I went back they were sold out.

This lube is pretty good. I like it better than the wax based lubes like Pedro's chain lube and the...
10-10-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 726
Posted By Wilmingtech

I am using 2 different phone mounts on my bikes. ...

I am using 2 different phone mounts on my bikes.

On my gravel bike I use a Rokform mount. It's best used with the case with built in connector. It also uses magnets and the phone isnt going...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,658
Views: 649,902
Posted By Wilmingtech

Steal of a deal on Dual Sided Pedal Based Power...

Steal of a deal on Dual Sided Pedal Based Power Meters from Clever Training
Assioma Duo - 649.99 (https://www.clevertraining.com/assioma-pedal-based-cycling-power-meter)

Added the coupon YG561H...
10-08-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,024
Posted By Wilmingtech

I use turtle wax T-96r protectant. Been using...

I use turtle wax T-96r protectant. Been using for years and it is fantastic. Nice shine on the paint and leaves a UV protectant. Also makes washing the bike a breeze (Prevents dirt and grime from...
10-08-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,409
Posted By Wilmingtech

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Good Weather

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10-07-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 31,934
Posted By Wilmingtech

Looks like just the front wheel from the...

Looks like just the front wheel from the description.
10-04-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,292
Posted By Wilmingtech

If you have CL hubs, you can run CL or get an...

If you have CL hubs, you can run CL or get an adapter and run 6b as well.

If you have 6b you can only run 6b.
10-04-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By Wilmingtech

I've gone through the saddle gambit over the past...

I've gone through the saddle gambit over the past year. I've tried 5 different saddles before I finally found 2 that I truly enjoy.

Started with a Specialized Toupe, too small. Bought a Nashbar...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,180
Posted By Wilmingtech

Seattle Forrest you may have done this ride...

Seattle Forrest you may have done this ride before, Nisqually Entrance to Mt Rainier up to Paradise back down through to Ohanapecosh to Packwood and back up Skate Creek to the start.

Lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,753
Posted By Wilmingtech

The gap is there to take up any slack between the...

The gap is there to take up any slack between the steer tube and top cap when pre-loading the headset.

While the final gap between the top cap and steer tube can certainly be one half a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,180
Posted By Wilmingtech

Wait til you get to those 20 mile and 10 mile...

Wait til you get to those 20 mile and 10 mile climbs. That 5 lbs will make a difference....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,254
Posted By Wilmingtech

Not normally. Maybe a slight adjustment to the...

Not normally. Maybe a slight adjustment to the b-screw but probably not needed depending on how close the deraileur rides to the 30. But you should resize the chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,753
Posted By Wilmingtech

Proper Use of Expander / Compression Plug

I posted this over at WW. Take it for what its worth.

I recently chopped the steerer tube of my 2 carbon framed bikes to get the front end dialed in.

Before this I had never chopped a carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,180
Posted By Wilmingtech

Fit above all. If the bike doesnt fit right...

Fit above all.

If the bike doesnt fit right it wont matter what it weighs. If you buy too small a bike to save a few grams of weight but you keep banging your knees on the handlebar drops...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,254
Posted By Wilmingtech

A 34t chainring is about 20$. if you are...

A 34t chainring is about 20$.

if you are mechanically inclined, pulling your crankset and swapping your 36 for a 34t front chainring is pretty easy.

Other than a little chain slap (if riding in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By Wilmingtech

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09-27-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Wilmingtech

I agree that 99% of the time padded gloves are a...

I agree that 99% of the time padded gloves are a bandaid for hand numbness.

That being said I love riding with padded/gel gloves. I'm a heavier rider (180 lbs) with a little more weight on the...
09-25-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By Wilmingtech

She wants a flat bar but a handlebar like what...

She wants a flat bar but a handlebar like what comes on the Canyon Grail with a connection to the bar halfway down the drops would get the bars back and up and wouldnt have to change out the parts...
09-24-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By Wilmingtech

I love to tinker as well. I'll have to build a...

I love to tinker as well. I'll have to build a parts list and see what the costs would be.

Would be nice if I could throw a set of the Canyon Grail handlebars on there. That might just do the...
Replies: 54
Views: 2,912
Posted By Wilmingtech

I would have said "You break it, you buy it!" ...

I would have said "You break it, you buy it!"

-Sean
09-23-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By Wilmingtech

Understood but these are non issues. The bike...

Understood but these are non issues. The bike can fit up to 38c and we run 35c tires in the winter on it. As far as saddles go I have a dozen of them from a "wide berth" leather saddle to a nashbar...
09-22-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By Wilmingtech

Converting Wife's Drop Bar to Flat

I bought my wife a beautiful road bike last year to ride with me. And ride she did. We put hundreds of miles on it and she rode a century at the beginning of the summer that had over 7k feet of...
09-21-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Wilmingtech

Start working on your next perfect bike?

Start working on your next perfect bike?
09-21-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,455
Posted By Wilmingtech

For precise torque in and around carbon steerer,...

For precise torque in and around carbon steerer, smaller torque values in the 2nm - 8nm range I use a digital Wheeler Fat Wrench...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,182
Posted By Wilmingtech

We could just start an HED love fest...

We could just start an HED love fest :)https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20181108_172018_330a8a96b19494cdcf879836c1412b36fd7241d3.jpg
09-19-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 171,679
Posted By Wilmingtech

Couer d'Alene

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09-19-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,273
Posted By Wilmingtech

Well its official. The Blue Prosecco is a one of...

Well its official. The Blue Prosecco is a one of a kind collectors item now. No where to be found and never made again. Curious where they all ended up.

Had to post some pics of recent rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,182
Posted By Wilmingtech

I too picked up a pair of HED Ardennes GP plus...

I too picked up a pair of HED Ardennes GP plus rims for about 400$ as take offs from a Cervelo. They weigh in at 1600g. Way better than the 2000 gram stock wheels that came on the bike.

Stock...
09-14-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By Wilmingtech

We live in a small mountain town of about...

We live in a small mountain town of about 800-1000ppl. Our house is just over a mile from our tiny downtown where the elementary, middle and high school are.

We think it's funny that the kids...
09-14-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,073
Posted By Wilmingtech

When you put the larger cogset on, did you resize...

When you put the larger cogset on, did you resize the chain for the larger cogset?

-Sean
09-11-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,847
Posted By Wilmingtech

I don't know what you guys are talking about. ...

I don't know what you guys are talking about.

I used to be a top level skier and in no time at all I am a top level cyclist.

Just saying.
08-29-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,884
Views: 157,099
Posted By Wilmingtech

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Want to watch the Tour?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,062
Posted By Wilmingtech

My weight is 81.5kg. Logging/Fire roads. A...

My weight is 81.5kg.

Logging/Fire roads. A mix of hills. All kinds of surface here. Most are packed down pretty good, some not so much.

Putting the 36x on the front for winter is mostly focused...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,062
Posted By Wilmingtech

Alot of this is going to have to do with where...

Alot of this is going to have to do with where you ride. I used to live in the east coast near the ocean and riding on the east coast in mostly flat terrain a 50/34 would have driven me nuts. I was...
08-27-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,244
Posted By Wilmingtech

This isn't ridiculously dangerous. Most of the...

This isn't ridiculously dangerous. Most of the ride is around 30mph with some faster sections. They seem to be very much in control and are not "towing the line" on all the corners. The places...
08-27-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,704
Posted By Wilmingtech

Out on my ride yesterday I thought about this...

Out on my ride yesterday I thought about this post and figured I would just ramp up on one of the flattest sections of my ride and see what I could hit. We really don't have any "flat" sections of...
08-25-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 102,552
Posted By Wilmingtech

Ha! I was wondering if anyone would notice ;) ...

Ha! I was wondering if anyone would notice ;)

It's my winter project. Hopefully will keep a rebuild thread here @BF
08-22-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,672
Posted By Wilmingtech

Performance as in.... you pull the brake lever...

Performance as in.... you pull the brake lever and the bike stops?

Again - haven't noticed any difference between these and the TRP rotors that came with the bike. Other than the caliper...
08-22-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,672
Posted By Wilmingtech

Thanks! Good eye. I'll have to see what I can...

Thanks! Good eye. I'll have to see what I can do to fix it.

Are there are spacers made specifically for this or should I find small washers to off set the height of the caliper?

-Sean
08-22-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,672
Posted By Wilmingtech

Vsteo Quick Review

Just wanted to jump back on here and give a quick review of the VSTEO rotors that I bought for cheap from Amazon (See post above)

I now have about 500 miles on them. They stop the bike when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2,658
Views: 649,902
Posted By Wilmingtech

Wheel Science BOGO1/2

Wheel Science is having a buy one, get one half off sale.

Use the code "train-n-race" to get 50% off a set of VORTEX series wheels when you purchase an ELEMENTAL wheelset....
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