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10-03-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By mattkime

I'm leaning toward the Soma All Road Fork -...

I'm leaning toward the Soma All Road Fork - https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/all-road-gravel-carbon-fork

There will be a surplus of space between the fork, fender, and wheel but its...
10-03-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By mattkime

Fork Finding Mission - Carbon, disc brake, 1 1/8 head tube....

I have a frame with a 1 1/8" head tube and I'd like to find a fork that meets the following requirements -

1. Disc break
2. Carbon Fiber
3. Fender mount at bridge
4. Fender mount eyelets...
09-11-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By mattkime

Bullitt build - seeking wheel advice

The Bullitt has a 20" front wheel and a 26" rear. I'd like something durable (duh) and not toooo expensive. I'm thinking about having my local bike shop build some wheels for me but its hard to...
03-29-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By mattkime

The smallest reading i got out of my micrometer...

The smallest reading i got out of my micrometer was 27.10mm for my 27.2mm post

Carbon paste seems to have helped thus far. Did a 25 mile ride and it seems to have stayed in place although I think...
03-26-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By mattkime

CAAD10 slipping seatpost - best collar replacement? 30.9mm

My seatpost on my CAAD10 keeps slipping. Its a Thompson Elite. I have the original seatpost clamp. I feel like I'm torquing on that clamp much harder than i should be and my seatpost is still...
09-06-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,662
Posted By mattkime

If you don't buy it I will!

If you don't buy it I will!
08-17-17, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By mattkime

Most of the time I'm convinced BB30 is unfairly maligned

except for the time it takes me to replace it, and the time it takes me to forget replacing it.

Took me about 90 min. One side was easy, the other side always wanted to go in unevenly.

It has...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-04-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By mattkime

New to Madison, WI and looking for fellow roadies

I was on a casual racing team that did 80-mile rides on the weekends and i'm looking for something similar in Madison.

Any tips for how to connect to the local cycling scene? Left to my own...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By mattkime

Velocity A23 rim failure at about 8k miles - post mortem

I had a rim failure on my ride home tonight. A 1" section bent inward on one side. The rim already had a subtle u shape where the brake pad presses. I knew the rims had an expiration date but didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By mattkime

seeking phone wallet for iphone 7 plus - recommendations?

I'd like to find a phone wallet for my iphone 7 plus. The Silca phone wallet looks great but I'm not sure that it would fit my phone....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,566
Posted By mattkime

I picked up the Garmin Vector 2 from REI with the...

I picked up the Garmin Vector 2 from REI with the 20% coupon. Very happy!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,732
Posted By mattkime

I've used it for interval training and it works...

I've used it for interval training and it works great.

Two major rough spots -

About 5s of sensor dropout for every hour of ride time. its annoying but doesn't affect my training, racing, or...
Forum: For Sale
08-21-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 897
Posted By mattkime

GONE: Princeton Tec Switchback 1 & 2 - powerful bike lights

Free Princeton Tec Switchback 1 & 2 for cost of shipping. $15ish priority mail.

Two chargers, two batteries, an extension cable, a couple of mounts, a car charger. Obviously two lights. I'm happy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,732
Posted By mattkime

I got it! I'm really enjoying it although it...

I got it! I'm really enjoying it although it hasn't been without its rough edges. The high contrast b&w screen is great. I'm really not sure why I'd need color. Or a touch screen!

My favorite bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,732
Posted By mattkime

Any Wahoo Elemnt users? Is it stable yet?

I'm tempted to get a Wahoo Elemnt but early reviews indicated stability problems with wifi and uploading data. I'd like to give it a try once the teething period is over.

Anyone have one? Is it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By mattkime

crank nerds - sram force vs sram force 22

i have two different generation sram force cranks. the older model is a single crank arm / spider unit. on the newer model the spider is a metal piece while the arm is carbon.

what are the...
04-26-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,393
Posted By mattkime

ug, i misspoke. internetting is hard.

ug, i misspoke. internetting is hard.
04-26-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,393
Posted By mattkime

followed that exact video. its definitely dialed...

followed that exact video. its definitely dialed in. no problems on my steel bike with front derailleur clamp.
04-26-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,393
Posted By mattkime

SRAM yaw front derailleur slipping - advice?

I have a SRAM Force 22 front derailleur installed on my CAAD10. Twice in two weeks its swung outward in such a way as to rub on my crank arm. After the first occurrence i made a point making sure the...
04-22-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,415
Posted By mattkime

after much googling and finding contradictory...

after much googling and finding contradictory information, it appears that there's really no such thing as '11 speed or 10 speed chainrings' one will work with another. that said, about 1 in 10...
04-21-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,415
Posted By mattkime

any experiences with 11 speed chainrings on 10 speed setups?

I have a bike running 10 speed sram force that will likely stay 10 speed until its dura ace wheels wear out. as i replace bits, i'm checking to see if i can 'upgrade' to 11 speed.

has anyone run...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By mattkime

as best i can tell kmc no longer has the price...

as best i can tell kmc no longer has the price advantage when it comes to 11 speed. 10 speed, sure, at least last i looked.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By mattkime

I've been using 11-28t. i'm more opinionated...

I've been using 11-28t. i'm more opinionated about the large end than the small end.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By mattkime

which cassette for SRAM Force 22 setup? Force, Rival, or Ultegra?

I'm in the market for a new cassette for my SRAM Force 22 bike. My concerns are longevity, shifting performance, good price. On 10 speed cassettes i found that ultegra was often the best value.
...
02-07-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,177
Posted By mattkime

i used a chain checker - .75% - verified with a...

i used a chain checker - .75% - verified with a tape measure - just over 1/16th of an inch over 12".

I've ordered a PC-RED22. reviews were very good, claiming a quieter drivetrain and slightly...
02-07-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,177
Posted By mattkime

This did wear faster than i expected. I checked...

This did wear faster than i expected. I checked wear since i was cleaning the drive train and expected to have a fair amount more life left. but at the prices i'm seeing for 11 speed chains, its not...
02-07-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,177
Posted By mattkime

Replacing chain on SRAM Force 11 - PC-1130 or PC-1170 or something else?

I'm due to replace the chain on my 11 speed force setup for the first time. I used a PC-1170 and it lasted about nine months - 4000 miles? On my 10 speed setups I've used KMC chains but it seems that...
10-26-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By mattkime

..or existing ANT+ items that one might not care...

..or existing ANT+ items that one might not care to replace.
10-26-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By mattkime

definitely. i get ready, get outside, and then i...

definitely. i get ready, get outside, and then i turn on my garmin. its annoying to wait for it to sync when i'm all ready to go!
10-25-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,067
Posted By mattkime

eh, drivers will harass each other on the road as...

eh, drivers will harass each other on the road as well. anger (or merely carelessness) + motor vehicle = no good.
10-25-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By mattkime

Garmin 500 - are there similar devices that gps sync faster?

I have a Garmin 500 and i'm completely happy with it except for one thing - the time to sync when starting a ride. living in nyc doesn't help.

anyone have a gps device that syncs faster?
10-25-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,067
Posted By mattkime

HIGH FIVE! I've started doing the same...

HIGH FIVE!

I've started doing the same thing. i have a RidEye and fly6. I've prepurchased the fly12.

NYC has 311 for complaints. complaints against cars registered with the taxi and limo...
10-20-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By mattkime

Whats the difference between various Lezyne floor pump modes? Pretty much nothing?

I'm shopping for a Lezyne floor pump and i'm confused by the variation in models. for the most part they all look the same. sure, some may have a different hose, head, or pressure meter otherwise...
06-15-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By mattkime

any recommendations on touchup paint?

sadly, once in a while a bike will get scratched. it would be nice to cover the scratch with a little bit of touch up paint. in this case i could use some glossy black. for a metal part.

any...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-15, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By mattkime

It was sent to my email, supposedly to get me to...

It was sent to my email, supposedly to get me to come back although it hasn't been long since I last bought something. Sorry, it appears to be individual.
05-15-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By mattkime

Pump feels like it engages only near end up stroke - whats up? (Lezyne alloy floor)

I have a lezyne alloy floor pump that i've had for about two years. when i go to pump, there's very little resistance at the top of the stroke (no air going in?) and then resistance increases near...
05-15-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,452
Posted By mattkime

go to overshoe? rapha overshoes vs rapha deep winter overshoes vs something else

even with temperatures riding i'm tempted to pick up overshoes due to a morbid preoccupation with winter. I'm tempted by the rapha overshoes but i'm confused whether i'd need the deep winter version....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By mattkime

rapha pro team mitts - i'm tempted but concerned about durability

i have a 30% off coupon burning a hole in my pocket and i'm tempted to pick up the rapha pro team mitts. I like Giro Zero Road gloves but they start looking tired pretty quickly and they're good for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By mattkime

lets talk cable housing ends

i'm assembling a new bike and i'm unhappy with the cable ends provided by Jagwire. seriously - what kind of problem is the Point of Power end trying to solve? ...
03-22-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By mattkime

rear camera seat post mount suggestions?

my mount for my rear facing camera snapped. i'm curious if there's a better solution....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-15, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By mattkime

its trainer time - best way to hold my tablet in front of my bike?

I'm mostly happy with my trainer setup except for the position of my tablet in front of my bike. Its an awkward stretch in front of me due to the distance of the wheel + edge of counter. Is there a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,551
Posted By mattkime

16 / 20 would be event better..... only reason...

16 / 20 would be event better..... only reason why i didn't start with that number was that it sounds low.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-14, 10:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,551
Posted By mattkime

training wheels - how many spokes?

i'm building a new road bike / commuter and i'm getting wheels made with Velocity A23 rims and white industry t11 hubs. i'm about 160lbs..... how many spokes do i need?

much advice says 32 spokes...
10-26-14, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,380
Posted By mattkime

whats your take on barrel adjusters?

i have a couple on my CAAD10. I'm not sure why i'd need one on the rear derailleur since it has one built in. the front makes a bit more sense. still, i can't remember touching it.

whats your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By mattkime

hm, this looks good - Shimano 105 5800 Carbon...

hm, this looks good - Shimano 105 5800 Carbon SPD-SL Pedals | Merlin Cycles (http://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-105-5800-carbon-spd-sl-pedals-71483.html)


I'm confused by the state of inventory...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By mattkime

Old. I'm not ruling out carbon pedals but they...

Old. I'm not ruling out carbon pedals but they are a long way from necessary.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By mattkime

Did 105 pedals get more expensive? What's a good deal?

I bought 105 pedals about a year ago for $55 brand new from nashbar. Now it seems the going price is about $100. What's going on? What's the sweet spot for pedals on price / performance?
07-01-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By mattkime

you're on the internet - why would you hold back??

you're on the internet - why would you hold back??
06-25-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By mattkime

knee pain - what do i need to adjust? Right knee, inside, top.

I've been chasing around fit problems a bit lately and i was curious if someone here would have a good idea regarding what to look at. Its my right knee, on the inside, and at the top of the knee....
06-25-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By mattkime

I have flat feet as well and found that insoles...

I have flat feet as well and found that insoles made a world of difference - but i got custom ones like - eSoles ? Products (http://www.esoles.com/products/powerbed/)

which doesn't mean you...
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