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04-12-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By blakcloud

I use the Bontrager Aeouls RSLV 37 with 25mm...

I use the Bontrager Aeouls RSLV 37 with 25mm inner width with 28 mm without any problems or drawbacks. The tires do plump out to 30 mm on these rims.

I could have gone with the narrower version of...
03-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By blakcloud

My Lezyne heats up and when I get to about 75% I...

My Lezyne heats up and when I get to about 75% I stop and let the pump cool down. Two reasons for this, I don't want to wreck the pump and second I need a rest. If you are replacing your tube at the...
03-28-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By blakcloud

When I look at that bike's geometry it shows a...

When I look at that bike's geometry it shows a pretty high bottom bracket at 11.1 inches. This of course changes with different tires. Also don't confuse bottom bracket height with bottom bracket...
03-23-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 875
Posted By blakcloud

So lets get back to the original question. I know...

So lets get back to the original question. I know you are asking about a specific bike but it might be easier to break this down. Your first issue is gearing. Gearing on most bikes for the casual...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By blakcloud

You did well. For the price of 14 Caffe Latte at...

You did well. For the price of 14 Caffe Latte at Starbucks you got yourself a pair of wheels.

It's funny though, if you built a bike with budget finds like your wheels and posted it, you would get...
03-20-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By blakcloud

That bike is $3600 US so the frame is easily...

That bike is $3600 US so the frame is easily worth around $2000. This notion that a brand new carbon frame from a reputable company is worth a grand is far off the mark. If the Pro's Closest can get...
03-19-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 787
Posted By blakcloud

This is common and I wouldn't worry about it....

This is common and I wouldn't worry about it. Some retailers get bulk items. Typically they are for bike builds so they forgo the traditional boxes or packaging you see. Last night I just received an...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By blakcloud

The bike will be fine. Enjoy your first foray...

The bike will be fine. Enjoy your first foray into gravel riding.
03-04-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By blakcloud

This fear of pedal strike is so overrated. Even...

This fear of pedal strike is so overrated. Even mountain bikes with high bottom brackets can get pedal strike depending on the size of the rocks they are going over. You don't hear mountain bikers...
02-27-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By blakcloud

Speedway2, the bike looks great. Glad everything...

Speedway2, the bike looks great. Glad everything worked out for you. The tough part is waiting for our Canadian winter to end!
02-23-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By blakcloud

I am a big Rene Herse fan so the two...

I am a big Rene Herse fan so the two recommendations are the 38 mm Barlow Pass for anything but mud. If you want small knobs they have the Steilacoom also in 38.

Yesterday I picked up the Bon Jon...
02-22-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By blakcloud

Leaving the gearing issues out, I see the seat...

Leaving the gearing issues out, I see the seat post on backwards and a front brake being used as a rear brake.

There is the possibility of something wacky about the fork tube/headset/stem set up...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,322
Posted By blakcloud

I paid $5000 plus for this frame and and it has...

I paid $5000 plus for this frame and and it has been one of my biggest regrets. While waiting for this to be built I purchased a Trek Domane and it rides like a dream. I built this steel frame up,...
02-11-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By blakcloud

Until I purchased the right spacers for the...

Until I purchased the right spacers for the particular calipers I had, I cut up an old credit card into pieces and glued them together sandwich wise using Gorilla glue. Made them thick enough to...
02-11-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,690
Posted By blakcloud

You need to ask yourself if you want to get into...

You need to ask yourself if you want to get into this type of project and if you want to ride that style of bike. That bike did one thing well, a time trial and even that is debatable. The finished...
02-09-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,418
Posted By blakcloud

The locks that I use are dependent on the amount...

The locks that I use are dependent on the amount of risk I perceive at the bike's location.

At home in my own personal bike parking locker, I use three Kryptonite U locks, 2 which are New York...
02-08-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,632
Posted By blakcloud

For my entire life (60 years) I have lived in...

For my entire life (60 years) I have lived in apartments and now the condo (glorified apartment) and when someone says they have a garage, I am envious! Even unheated a garage in my world would be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By blakcloud

Champlain lookout on the Gatineau Parkway I...

Champlain lookout on the Gatineau Parkway I presume? I cycled that this summer. Looking forward to riding it gain next summer. I also settled on the Aeolus RSL 37Vs with Rene Herse Chinook Pass 28c...
02-03-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By blakcloud

When this happened to me, I went to a bike shop...

When this happened to me, I went to a bike shop and let them do all the work. Go to a Cannondale shop and let them write up the estimate and the same for the Giant. When it comes from a some what...
01-31-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By blakcloud

If I was to purchase a bike from overseas that I...

If I was to purchase a bike from overseas that I obviously couldn't test ride, I would pick Canyon because of their 30 return policy. I am unaware of the policy of Ribble so it might mean nothing.
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01-29-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By blakcloud

Trek Stache 5 ...

Trek Stache 5

https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/bikes/mountain-bikes/trek-stache-5-review/
01-29-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By blakcloud

The frame is big but it is offset by the 650c...

The frame is big but it is offset by the 650c wheels. Good find though.
01-01-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,520
Posted By blakcloud

5000 km for me this year. Regardless if you...

5000 km for me this year.

Regardless if you did 10 miles or 10,000 we should all be grateful that we were able to ride our bikes. Congratulations to you all.
01-01-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By blakcloud

When I was visiting the bike Museum in Sakai...

When I was visiting the bike Museum in Sakai Japan they had this one on display. It had gone 55,000 km on some world journey.

...
12-28-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,242
Posted By blakcloud

Kinetics in Scotland does this conversion but...

Kinetics in Scotland does this conversion but builds new rear triangles.

https://www.kinetics-online.co.uk/folding-bikes/brompton/brompton-alfine-kits/

He does other conversions as well.
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12-25-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,476
Posted By blakcloud

At least I don't get vacations by the mods every...

At least I don't get vacations by the mods every month, now do I?
12-25-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,476
Posted By blakcloud

So let me get this straight cjenrick rides past...

So let me get this straight cjenrick rides past me on the MUP and I hear his music for what 15 seconds and somehow this makes me angry, mad, sad, pissed off, can't believing I am the only one that...
12-21-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,604
Posted By blakcloud

I cannot comment on that particular brand but I...

I cannot comment on that particular brand but I have two custom made bags that I really like when I have to carry something. The easy on and off is just one feature that I like. Both have clips in...
12-18-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By blakcloud

If this is a beater bike, why throw that kind of...

If this is a beater bike, why throw that kind of money into it by purchasing new to you cranks? I would keep the 175's but if I HAD to replace them I would buy a cheap triple so that I wouldn't have...
12-18-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,571
Posted By blakcloud

Certainly it depends on your climate if winter...

Certainly it depends on your climate if winter tires will be good for you. Here in Toronto, it's the ice that gets you. We are lucky to have the bike lanes plowed so snow isn't the biggest problem....
12-12-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,827
Posted By blakcloud

People have been drilling aluminum bars since the...

People have been drilling aluminum bars since the advent of aero brake hoods. Some had good luck while others didn't. There is a reason you don't see manufactures sell aluminum bars with holes...
12-11-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,438
Posted By blakcloud

I never rotate, new rubber front and back. Just...

I never rotate, new rubber front and back. Just makes life easier.
12-05-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By blakcloud

Didn't own the bike but I test drove it twice and...

Didn't own the bike but I test drove it twice and loved it. I thought it was well priced and would have made a great commuter. It is one of those bikes that I regret not purchasing. They don't seem...
12-03-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By blakcloud

Or he/she could find a bicycle forum where they...

Or he/she could find a bicycle forum where they actually discuss all things about bicycles. I wonder where someone could find such a forum? Oh wait, you seem to have given advice or commented 2476...
12-02-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By blakcloud

You know you don't actually have to post on every...

You know you don't actually have to post on every thread with your negative unhelpful comments. Your comments are starting to wear thin. Maybe RoadBikeReview wants you back? Then again I bet they...
11-28-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By blakcloud

I would rather be safe than sorry. The examples...

I would rather be safe than sorry. The examples above are the feel good stories, but walk into any bike shop and ask the mechanics about stuck seat posts and stems, it happens. It happened to me. Now...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,119
Posted By blakcloud

GlennR is this another thread you are going to...

GlennR is this another thread you are going to hijack that has absolutely nothing to do with the OP's question? You will then post ten times trying to prove how right you are, because your experience...
11-22-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,728
Posted By blakcloud

Congratulations on your new bike. The bike looks...

Congratulations on your new bike. The bike looks great. Happy cycling.
11-21-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,171
Posted By blakcloud

I will watch the video later but I don't bunch...

I will watch the video later but I don't bunch everyone who rides two wheels as cyclists. Some are just bike riders. I am a cyclist and identify as much. My wife does not consider herself as a...
11-19-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,303
Posted By blakcloud

Still looks great. I hope you don't have to spend...

Still looks great. I hope you don't have to spend ten posts defending yourself AGAIN.

Brake pads wear out and replacing is a good idea. I know you put Oury grips but I wonder if you try Ergon...
11-17-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By blakcloud

First time in over 30 years I succumbed. . .

Since my early adulthood, I have been fixing my own bikes. I own almost every tool save for a few very specialist tools. Yesterday I had to admit to myself that this repair was over my head.

What...
11-09-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,208
Posted By blakcloud

There is a reason I have "that guy" on ignore....

There is a reason I have "that guy" on ignore. Don't engage him or we will get six more posts of him trying to prove himself right.

For what everyone else in the world calls black ice, studs as...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,801
Posted By blakcloud

My bike is a 54 cm. For wire lengths I found that...

My bike is a 54 cm. For wire lengths I found that information in the Domane Manual on page 10 section 7. It has all the lengths needed. I did use the bar end junction box and the wireless module.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,801
Posted By blakcloud

Turning a Domane SL6 into a SL7+

The outdoor riding season is over for me so I decided to start the upgrade process on my 2020 Trek Domane SL6. First I changed out the mechanical for Di2. Did the work myself and it went without a...
11-02-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,632
Posted By blakcloud

That is an inexpensive Ikea carpet! Fortunately I...

That is an inexpensive Ikea carpet! Fortunately I don't sweat much and I keep a towel nearby to dry myself off.
11-02-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,632
Posted By blakcloud

2020 Edition of indoor cycling setups

Thought I would start a new thread for indoor cycling setups. I just purchased the RAD desk (Wahoo copy) on recommendation from DC Rainmaker. This desk is impressive and is perfect for my needs....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 470,199
Posted By blakcloud

Trek Domane SL6 ...

Trek Domane SL6
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1690x1194/trek_cn_tower_07ae2cd61dc671049307e01cff2e518dda51fb99.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By blakcloud

Buy the refurbished unit, sell the unit, use the...

Buy the refurbished unit, sell the unit, use the money to purchase the Wahoo.

If you keep it it is still a Garmin with all the Garmin software glitches. One day it works the next day you lose a...
10-12-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By blakcloud

Really no more has to be said, the above advice...

Really no more has to be said, the above advice says it all. List the bike again for sale while the selling is still hot.

I know you want to make it work but even a clown can ride a six foot...
10-11-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By blakcloud

I am a big fan of conversions. One of the reasons...

I am a big fan of conversions. One of the reasons is that if you dislike the outcome you can always change it back. As mentioned there is a small outlay of cash for the conversion but it can be done...
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