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Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,403
Posted By eduskator

Judging by your answers on this thread, you seem...

Judging by your answers on this thread, you seem to be carying a lot of stuff my friend. Hope you're not forgetting water bottles?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,403
Posted By eduskator

Yah. Too fast = higher risk of issues. I like the...

Yah. Too fast = higher risk of issues. I like the default speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,403
Posted By eduskator

No maintenance needed, auto-trim FD, quicker and...

No maintenance needed, auto-trim FD, quicker and smoother shifting. The list could go on and on!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By eduskator

It depends on several factors such as the...

It depends on several factors such as the manufacturer (some do authorize higher discount than others), the LBS, the market in the area (COVID has resulted in a shortage of bike so rebates are almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By eduskator

Did a 55km flat ride on Saturday with the...

Did a 55km flat ride on Saturday with the girlfriend and a solo 20k of hills yesterday. Days are getting colder so I try to ride as much as I can before it's too cold & starts snowing...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19,698
Views: 4,205,964
Posted By eduskator

Dura-Ace (SM-RT900) discs on my 2021 TCR Pro 0!...

Dura-Ace (SM-RT900) discs on my 2021 TCR Pro 0! They make the 42mm SLR wheels look better IMO.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,286
Posted By eduskator

Mid-range new if the high-end used is too old....

Mid-range new if the high-end used is too old. Technology evolves too rapidly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19,698
Views: 4,205,964
Posted By eduskator

Picked up my 2021 TCR Pro 0 Disc on Monday. Only...

Picked up my 2021 TCR Pro 0 Disc on Monday. Only upgrades/modifications are the following:

-11x32 R8000 cassette (replacing the OEM 11x30). 95% of my rides are in mountains (over 3000ft of total...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By eduskator

Because that's the one I got yesterday :) The...

Because that's the one I got yesterday :) The frame is completely redesigned and will be produced for the next 4 years at least. The 2020 will be outdated by then.

Waiting for my Dura-Ace discs to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19,698
Views: 4,205,964
Posted By eduskator

Bought myself a brand new bike for my 30th...

Bought myself a brand new bike for my 30th birthday. Upgraded my 2018 TCR Pro 0 for the 2021.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By eduskator

What's your rim's internal width? I'd start...

What's your rim's internal width? I'd start around 80 & see if you like it. Then, you can adjust.

There are calculators available on the internet that can suggest you optimal pressure. They will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,625
Posted By eduskator

Thread update & closure: I ended up buying a 2021...

Thread update & closure: I ended up buying a 2021 Pro 0 today that I am picking up on Monday at a LBS a few hours away from where I live. The pandemic resulted in a shortage of bikes across the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,241
Posted By eduskator

Try both a few hours (if possible) and see. I...

Try both a few hours (if possible) and see. I would go with the Defy. IMO, the performance increase you will get with the TCR's more aggressive geometry isn't going to be worth it. You'd get wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,890
Posted By eduskator

Giant Defy. Best bang for the buck! The 2020...

Giant Defy. Best bang for the buck!

The 2020 Advanced 3 (CF frame & fork) is 2500$ I believe. They often go on sale for 20% off. You would get Tiagra instead of 105, but for a CF frame instead of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By eduskator

+1. Under direct sunlight, I can see the carbon...

+1. Under direct sunlight, I can see the carbon fibers through the clear coat of my bike's top & seat tube. It's gloss black & red. It's even more noticeable after a fresh wax! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,405
Posted By eduskator

Why not? I clean my cassette once in a while with...

Why not? I clean my cassette once in a while with a small amount of WD-40 & a brush and soak my chain in fuel and/or in WD-40 to remove gunk, dirt, metal shavings, etc. every 1000kms or so. Screw...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,405
Posted By eduskator

You won't need luck if you are well informed &...

You won't need luck if you are well informed & prepared :)

Make sure it is fitted properly, don't push yourself too much for the first few rides & enjoy.

Oh and, your drivetrain needs TLC....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,542
Posted By eduskator

Update - So I (finally!) got my wheel back...

Update - So I (finally!) got my wheel back yesterday and I was able to catch up the group mid-ride. Did a 25k ride with lots of climbs and everything is fine! :thumb:

Mechanic said the spoke...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,439
Posted By eduskator

I'd go with an ''easier'' gearing combination if...

I'd go with an ''easier'' gearing combination if I were you, especially if you climb a lot. 34/50 & 11-30 is a good combination, but it will make you sweat (and swear)!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,141
Posted By eduskator

Indeed. The problem is that we have 4 seasons...

Indeed. The problem is that we have 4 seasons here and the weather varies from -30c (-22f) in winter to +30-35c (85-95f) in summer. It's hard for a body to constantly adapt :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,214
Posted By eduskator

No. Only food & my cellphone, as usual. If I were...

No. Only food & my cellphone, as usual. If I were to go in a place where wearing mask is mandatory, I expect the merchant to provide them to their customers. If not, I'll go somewhere else.

You'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By eduskator

I like the look of a traditional roof rack. I was...

I like the look of a traditional roof rack. I was interested in getting Sea Suckers at some point, but realized that anyone could walk by, release the suction and leave with the whole thing. I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,058
Posted By eduskator

He does not care about your opinion or argument...

He does not care about your opinion or argument on whatever rubber is the best of the industry, he said he was happy with the damn new tires, and wanted to share it with us. Let the man be happy and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,058
Posted By eduskator

Wait, some people do this? :lol: On another...

Wait, some people do this? :lol:

On another topic, I always find it funny how some forum members here act like they are experts who know everything. If OP said he liked his new tires, then why the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,985
Posted By eduskator

Drinking too much alcohol the night before a...

Drinking too much alcohol the night before a ride. I'm in that age group where you just realized that Saturday and Sunday mornings are meant for doing things other than sleeping and/or recovering...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,556
Posted By eduskator

At this price tag, I am def. staying in the...

At this price tag, I am def. staying in the electronic groupset world. The Venge Pro 2020 is offered in either Ultegra DI2 or Force ETap AXS (same price for both) while the TCR Advanced Pro comes in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By eduskator

Revolt. Cheaper, stiffer, better & lifetime...

Revolt. Cheaper, stiffer, better & lifetime warranty on the frameset.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,626
Posted By eduskator

The only ego I have when I ride is to finish my...

The only ego I have when I ride is to finish my ride. If I set a 100km goal, I know I won't be able to see the finish line if I start racing with random people at the beginning of my ride or even...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,556
Posted By eduskator

I can certainly afford it, but I am just not that...

I can certainly afford it, but I am just not that eager to have more than 1 bike. If I were to have 2, I'd get a gravel bike as my 2nd one :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,626
Posted By eduskator

Lesson learned. I do have a problem with the fact...

Lesson learned. I do have a problem with the fact that a cyclist would be yelling something to another cyclist though. When I ride, I don't have time to talk, especially not yell.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 695
Posted By eduskator

Did my longest ride ever yesterday: 101kms...

Did my longest ride ever yesterday: 101kms (63miles) & 1249m (4100ft) of total elevation in roughly 4 hours in the National Park close to where I live. A century ride was my 2020 goal so I am very...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,163
Posted By eduskator

You probably don't waive at cyclist using flat...

You probably don't waive at cyclist using flat pedals either, right? If you have time to see that, are you even pedaling hard enough? :lol:

I waive from time to time, but just by lifting my left...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,721
Posted By eduskator

+1. I had bought a set of Pro4 Endurance for my...

+1. I had bought a set of Pro4 Endurance for my Defy after a few flats on the original P-SL1 tires and they were great.

Never liked Gatorskins.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By eduskator

IMO it takes too much time to go back to clear....

IMO it takes too much time to go back to clear. Not worth it.

I ride with sunglasses that have very low tint (I like Oakley's Prizm technology). I don't have any issues keeping them on even in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,012
Posted By eduskator

Why don't you start with dual-sided SPDs instead?...

Why don't you start with dual-sided SPDs instead? Best of both worlds.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,654
Posted By eduskator

At least they greased it...

At least they greased it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,341
Posted By eduskator

Merlin Cycle is so cheap... 50$ the tire instead...

Merlin Cycle is so cheap... 50$ the tire instead of 100$. I guess the ''new'' one is the Addix. At this price, it's tempting to order 2 28mm and try them!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 21,100
Posted By eduskator

I saw those at my LBS, but since I need a new...

I saw those at my LBS, but since I need a new pump anyways, it'll actually be cheaper to buy the 2 in 1. My cat also agrees with not having to turn on an electric air compressor inside the house.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,788
Posted By eduskator

Ok, I'm out!!

Ok, I'm out!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 21,100
Posted By eduskator

I know, right? I thought of it, but buying beer...

I know, right? I thought of it, but buying beer at the store in the morning would have made me look like a drunk :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 21,100
Posted By eduskator

My LBS was finally able to inflate it. It took 3...

My LBS was finally able to inflate it. It took 3 guys holding different areas of the tires :lol:

Kudos to them for squeezing me in-between 2 jobs in this very busy time of year (especially with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 21,100
Posted By eduskator

It's an air tank. You pressurise air inside it...

It's an air tank. You pressurise air inside it using your regular bike pump, and then it can be used to mount TL tires on your rims.

There are also pumps with built-in air chamber that can do the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,562
Posted By eduskator

I got them for 175$ all in (CAD). They were on...

I got them for 175$ all in (CAD). They were on sale at Merlin Cycle. LBSs were selling them for 250$+TX (no rebates unfortunately, because I really want to support local businesses right now) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By eduskator

What kind of movement? Yellow = 6 degrees. ...

What kind of movement? Yellow = 6 degrees.

Try another one & see if it solves your problem. If so, return defective product. Also, you might as well treat yourself & change both sides.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By eduskator

I don't look at my stats until the end of the...

I don't look at my stats until the end of the ride. I consider the overall ride when comparing my rides (from start to beginning). Strava tells me when I did a PR or a KOM in one specific segment...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19,698
Views: 4,205,964
Posted By eduskator

New R8000 pedals to match my drivetrain. Received...

New R8000 pedals to match my drivetrain. Received today.


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Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,562
Posted By eduskator

And voila! ...

And voila!

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,562
Posted By eduskator

Update on my April 21st order @ Merlin Cycle : ...

Update on my April 21st order @ Merlin Cycle :

Item arrived to my local shipping facility this morning and I am waiting for an ''out for delivery'' notification. It doesn't look like CBSA (border...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,251
Posted By eduskator

Glad to see it ended up well. Weird excuse as to...

Glad to see it ended up well. Weird excuse as to why they didn't do a fit at first, but anyways.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By eduskator

That's what went through my mind as well. One...

That's what went through my mind as well. One must sometimes learn the hard way :innocent: I wouldn't say it's an upgrade though, DI2 is clearly bettah.
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