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Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 673
Posted By August West

I have an 830 and much prefer the touch-screen...

I have an 830 and much prefer the touch-screen interface over buttons. Previous versions of the touch-screen had some issues I've read but I haven't had any with the 830.
04-08-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By August West

If you don't use Synchro Shift or Semi-Synchro...

If you don't use Synchro Shift or Semi-Synchro Shift you can go into the E-Tube app and tell it you are running larger chainrings and disable Gear Position Control which will then allow you to shift...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By August West

I'm in the same boat. My Performance half finger...

I'm in the same boat. My Performance half finger gloves won't make it through the summer I'm sure but they've been great gloves. Just won't wear out even riding almost every day and laundering once a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,591
Posted By August West

There is a local rider I see around here from...

There is a local rider I see around here from time to time. Probably 50+, dreads down to the middle of his back, riding vintage equip., doesn't wear cycling clothes, never wears a helmet and rides...
02-21-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,602
Posted By August West

Could have been much worse. Look what happened to...

Could have been much worse. Look what happened to Chris Froome in 2019 when he took his hands off the bars durning a reconnaissance ride for the Critérium du Dauphiné while it was windy.


...
01-22-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By August West

I agree. Additionally, I make trackers in the...

I agree. Additionally, I make trackers in the Gear section and add them to my Dashboard for some the metrics I like to follow.
...
01-16-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,307
Posted By August West

Today's ride which includes 1781' of climbing is...

Today's ride which includes 1781' of climbing is pretty typical. 65.5%/34.5% - big/little.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,677
Posted By August West

While most of these class action lawsuits are a...

While most of these class action lawsuits are a joke, not all are.

In the mid 90's I able to get all of the polybutylene plumbing ripped out if my house and replaced with copper under a class...
12-26-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,708
Posted By August West

Some of the descents around here are pretty...

Some of the descents around here are pretty straight with a few gentle curves and little traffic so I tend to just let it run usually. The day I hit 59.8 mph I had battled an awful headwind all the...
12-24-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,516
Posted By August West

4545 miles 425,013 feet of climbing 201,928...

4545 miles
425,013 feet of climbing
201,928 calories burned
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19,977
Views: 4,344,428
Posted By August West

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11-01-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,076
Posted By August West

Hard to believe since probably 99% of the people...

Hard to believe since probably 99% of the people that own Di2 bikes use the BCR2 for charging. I can't see many owning the PCE units unless you are a shop or a very hardcore home mechanic.
10-30-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,319
Posted By August West

Down here we all float ;)

Down here we all float ;)
10-29-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By August West

Stick with V 3.4.5 Windows until they get the...

Stick with V 3.4.5 Windows until they get the bugs worked out of 4.x.
10-29-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,076
Posted By August West

Phone = Good PC = Bad At least 3 of use...

Phone = Good
PC = Bad

At least 3 of use have had similar issues with the PC version.
10-29-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,076
Posted By August West

I think it is every time you use it but I haven't...

I think it is every time you use it but I haven't really tested it. Once I got things back to working I've left it alone. If I need to do anything I always use the smart phone version. The only...
10-29-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,076
Posted By August West

There is a bug with the new version. Long story...

There is a bug with the new version. Long story short, I would use the old v3.x version until Shimano fixes the v4.x version. The install of 4.0.2 leaves the old version alone so you should still...
10-28-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,076
Posted By August West

You didn't by chance connect to the bike with the...

You didn't by chance connect to the bike with the new E-tube v4.0.2 PC app before the battery drained did you?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19,977
Views: 4,344,428
Posted By August West

I've needed something like this forever and...

I've needed something like this forever and finally decided to get one.
...
09-30-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By August West

The racks with 1 ¼" & 1 ¼" w/ 2" adapter do not...

The racks with 1 ¼" & 1 ¼" w/ 2" adapter do not have a provision for a safety pin. These racks are supplied with a velcro strap that attaches to the safety chain loops on the receiver. I've always...
09-24-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,793
Posted By August West

I'm so used to using my Take A Look mirror I'd be...

I'm so used to using my Take A Look mirror I'd be totally lost without it. It would be like driving a car without mirrors. In fact I have 2. One mounted to my sunglasses and the other to my non...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,595
Posted By August West

I do too so I purchased a Lezyne Caddy Sack -...

I do too so I purchased a Lezyne Caddy Sack - Small (https://ride.lezyne.com/products/1-cs-caddy-v2m04) that I carry in my jersey pocket for a couple of extra CO2 cartridges, patches, tire boots,...
09-01-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,791
Posted By August West

Along these lines when I mentioned to my sister...

Along these lines when I mentioned to my sister who is a nurse and helps out at flu shot clinics that I was going to get my flu shot this week she suggested I wait until Oct. Her take is the vaccine...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 230,054
Posted By August West

I wonder when using that calculator if the casing...

I wonder when using that calculator if the casing for tires like GP 4000s II or GP 5000 clinchers are considered "Thin" or "Regular"? It makes a pretty big difference.
08-22-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,091
Posted By August West

I have a Camelbak Podium Ice which is the same...

I have a Camelbak Podium Ice which is the same physical size as a Podium Big Chill but only holds 21oz due to the extra insulation. It is more effective than the Podium Chill at keeping my ice water...
08-18-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,484
Posted By August West

Never ride without eye protection. In the 80's I...

Never ride without eye protection. In the 80's I managed to get a small insect in my eye and it ended up irritating me for several weeks before it healed up. I just use inexpensive S&W safety glasses...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,851
Posted By August West

I use regular canning wax w/ some PTFE powder...

I use regular canning wax w/ some PTFE powder mixed in and have started wiping them down. After coming out of the crock pot I hang the chain up and as soon as it cools enough so I can handle it...
08-10-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,614
Posted By August West

I ordered a mountain bike two weeks ago Saturday...

I ordered a mountain bike two weeks ago Saturday and was given an estimate of January for the delivery so you are not alone.

In the mean time I'm starting to get everything together that I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,045
Posted By August West

I have 2300+ miles on my 2020 SLR 7 with the...

I have 2300+ miles on my 2020 SLR 7 with the stock steel bearing BB and it is silent and spins quite nicely. In fact the entire bike has been perfect so far with no issues at all. I love the bike.
08-09-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By August West

That is exactly what I do on a new chain before...

That is exactly what I do on a new chain before waxing it. I also give a rinse in isopropyl alcohol after the mineral spirits bath. And if the used mineral spirits get too gunky, I run them through a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,836
Posted By August West

Looks like things are back online and no data...

Looks like things are back online and no data loss that I can see. Able to upload saved files from memory on my Edge.
07-26-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By August West

I'm thinking (hoping actually) that it won't be...

I'm thinking (hoping actually) that it won't be that long but who really knows. I'd bet it will be before the end of the year. Every where I looked the bikes in this range were sold out with earliest...
07-15-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,527
Posted By August West

Two that I'm aware of are the Giro Syntax MIPS...

Two that I'm aware of are the Giro Syntax MIPS and Bell Falcon MIPS. Both are available in XL and should fit your head. Not sure about the shape though. And it seems like everything else bicycle...
07-11-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,853
Posted By August West

https://www.cat-ears.com/

https://www.cat-ears.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,536
Posted By August West

I run GP5000 32c on 21.5mm wheels they ended up...

I run GP5000 32c on 21.5mm wheels they ended up at about 32.75mm after they stretched out. So, much closer to stated width than the GP4000s II where a 28c on the same wheels ended up at almost 32mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,065
Posted By August West

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07-03-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By August West

I'm with the Wiz on this. Although ⅜" is probably...

I'm with the Wiz on this. Although ⅜" is probably workable it wouldn't be my first choice for working on my bike. I use my 1-20 N•m wrench about 5x more than I use my ⅜" wrench which I only use on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,749
Posted By August West

The Ultegra R8000 series Di2 RD comes in both...

The Ultegra R8000 series Di2 RD comes in both short & med. cage styles. Max for the short it 30T & med. is 34T although Shimano is notoriously conservative about this. As long as you get a bike with...
06-30-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By August West

One I read few months ago that I found...

One I read few months ago that I found entertaining although more a touring/adventure type read than a hardcore cycling book.

50 Shades of the USA: One Woman's 11,000 Mile Cycling Adventure...
06-26-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,332
Posted By August West

In addition to a flat kit you also need the...

In addition to a flat kit you also need the knowledge of how to use it. Sooner or later you will flat and sitting on the side of the road trying to figure how to change a bicycle tire is not an ideal...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,378
Posted By August West

Not buying a mountain bike I was looking at back...

Not buying a mountain bike I was looking at back in Apr. I just bought a new road bike in Feb. and wanted to space the purchases out a bit. But then COVID-19 hit, everybody bought bikes, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By August West

Lots of good info at The Di2 Center...

Lots of good info at The Di2 Center (https://di2center.com/)
06-23-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,790
Posted By August West

Sounds like a Shimano crank since that is exactly...

Sounds like a Shimano crank since that is exactly what is printed on the NDS arms. What does the drive side say? Something like "Deore"?

Regardless, this is something that needs to be addressed by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By August West

You can program the shift pattern however you...

You can program the shift pattern however you would like. The RD doesn't know what cassette is really on there but you would need to chart out the shifts that work for you. If you ended up with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By August West

For me I would get the 2020 without question...

For me I would get the 2020 without question having owned a 2019 SL6 and traded up to a 2020 SLR7.

2020 does away with the BB90 (probably the most disliked BB design in recent history) for the...
06-01-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,277
Posted By August West

I just mounted a pair last week on my November...

I just mounted a pair last week on my November rgc36 CF wheels and once I figured out the technique I was surprised how easy it was.

Originally I figured I would just muscle them on by hand but it...
05-31-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,896
Posted By August West

I'd have to give up cycling if I didn't lay my...

I'd have to give up cycling if I didn't lay my bike over to get on since I was blessed with short legs and a long torso. Been doing it for as long as I can remember.
05-27-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,751
Posted By August West

Absolutely. Much more convenient to grab my...

Absolutely. Much more convenient to grab my iPhone than drag the laptop out to the garage, dig the cables out, hook everything up and then put everything away. If saving money is important it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By August West

I tried the Bontrager shoes last year but found...

I tried the Bontrager shoes last year but found the toe box just not big enough. My big toe was quite cramped so I ended up with Specialized Torch 2.0 shoes that fit perfectly. I like them so much I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,102
Posted By August West

They are still available. I recently picked up a...

They are still available. I recently picked up a pair of 28c from Wiggle in the UK. Price wasn't outrageous and free shipping that made it to the middle of nowhere NM in 4 days including the weekend.
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