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08-22-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,524
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: 4,524
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: 4,524
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: 2,619
Views: 627,895
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....
08-17-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 87,614
Posted By Wilmingtech

Oh - And the Token Ridley :) ...

Oh - And the Token Ridley :)
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08-17-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 87,614
Posted By Wilmingtech

Blue Competition Cycles is not associated with...

Blue Competition Cycles is not associated with Norco. Norco is a Canadian company and Blue was formed in Norcross, Georgia (USA) at around 2003. It started with 3 guys who saw that the costs of...
08-16-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,148
Posted By Wilmingtech

@joejack951...

@joejack951 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/joejack951-11954.html) Would this work with a 1" threadless steerer tube? Say if I was looking to use a columbus carbon fork,like this...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By Wilmingtech

Where did you rent in Vegas? I'm often...

Where did you rent in Vegas?

I'm often there for work and stuck on the strip. Would be nice to get off the strip and get some rides in on the longer stays.

Thanks.

-Sean
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By Wilmingtech

I travel a bit for work and have rented a few...

I travel a bit for work and have rented a few times (only domestically in the states). Mostly with success.

Here are the things I will bring if I know I am renting -

1. Your own Saddle - As...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 112,874
Posted By Wilmingtech

Snips?

Good pair of snips. Added a little weight for the remaining 30 miles but work well almost new...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,693
Posted By Wilmingtech

This thread got me thinking. I've got quite a few...

This thread got me thinking. I've got quite a few good hill climbs on my daily rides. Anywhere from 1-5 miles going up around 800 to 1200' of vertical gain.

I'm a bigger guy for a cyclist in the...
08-07-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Wilmingtech

Dura Ace Cable Coating, Teflon?

I ordered these Dura Ace cables and the cables came coated in this dirty bronze coating (assuming this polymer is a teflon coating )...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,592
Posted By Wilmingtech

I think it'll be a market test for 2020 for one...

I think it'll be a market test for 2020 for one or two of the big manufacturers... maybe more (Cannondale, Specialized?) And of course they will come in at a high pricetag.

Next year TDF will see...
08-04-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By Wilmingtech

Running a set of HED Ardennes GP Plus wheels. ...

Running a set of HED Ardennes GP Plus wheels. It's the Belgian+ rim in a pre built wheelset from HED with thier lowest end hubs and spokes.

The rim is fantastic for an alloy rim. Probably one of...
08-01-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,169
Posted By Wilmingtech

Technique... technique... technique... ...

Technique... technique... technique...

There is no argument that someone with good skill and great technique will do better than someone without. But that is not what the OP is asking...
07-31-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Wilmingtech

One thing... then another ... and another

Just a story to share, how one simple project leads to a whole new cockpit...

I have been using a Rokform pro mount to hold my phone on my rides. I only bought the one mount and had been...
07-28-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,997
Posted By Wilmingtech

This for sure. When I travel I rent bikes...

This for sure.

When I travel I rent bikes when I can to try out different bikes and the last 2 times I had Di2 it was ok but there were some minor issues.

One would always drop to the small...
07-28-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,422
Posted By Wilmingtech

This is my gravel bike in the summer time with...

This is my gravel bike in the summer time with 28c slicks. In the winter I'll have 32c Vittoria Terrenos. This is just after 14 miles of packed dirt/gravel...
07-28-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Wilmingtech

I'd go with the 53. Always better to go smaller...

I'd go with the 53. Always better to go smaller if between sizes. 80mm stem is pretty short. Better to go with a 53 and have a 110 or 120mm stem or longer if you have a long torso.

Check your...
07-26-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Wilmingtech

This would be my first mountain bike purchase. I...

This would be my first mountain bike purchase. I bought my son (11) a mountain bike this past year and he loves it. I follow along with him on my gravel bike but I'm seeing that we could have a bit...
07-25-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,145
Posted By Wilmingtech

Nice bike. If you park the car outside you...

Nice bike.

If you park the car outside you could fit a few more bikes in the garage.

Just sayin ;)

Enjoy the ride!!

-Sean
07-25-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Wilmingtech

Felt vs Cannondale - Edict vs Scalpel

Which would you go with?

Cannondale Scalpel si 5 (alloy) (https://www.cannondale.com/USA/bike/Productdetail?Id=082881b4-6279-4b05-b824-1522d6102687)

Or

Felt Edict 3 (Carbon)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 627,895
Posted By Wilmingtech

Sorry - was looking at the 58's when I typed that...

Sorry - was looking at the 58's when I typed that out.
The 35s are probably a bit lighter than that :)

That being said the hubs on the 35's are Powerways. I couldnt find any information on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 627,895
Posted By Wilmingtech

I dont think you are getting a high end hub with...

I dont think you are getting a high end hub with these rims. I'd assume low end generic hubs, round spokes, alloy nipples... etc. I'd guess something like 1600-1800g for the pair before tires, discs,...
07-16-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,671
Posted By Wilmingtech

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30 servings...
07-16-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,577
Posted By Wilmingtech

I think the thing we over look here is that 1x is...

I think the thing we over look here is that 1x is a thing when you get off the tarmac. I totally see the benefits of a 1x setup when navigating mountainous terrain, not having to shift the front nor...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 627,895
Posted By Wilmingtech

He's Married, eh? They are great...

He's Married, eh?


They are great training/off season tires. They will hold up/last a little longer than the Corsas.
The only thing I remember about this tire was the Kevlar was not as grippy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 627,895
Posted By Wilmingtech

Went on a binge today and found some good deals...

Went on a binge today and found some good deals on brand new older (2017/2018?) gear -

Vision Metron 4D Di2 Carbon Handlebar...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 627,895
Posted By Wilmingtech

Thanks For This! That's a steal. I used the...

Thanks For This! That's a steal. I used the code WELCOMEBACK10OFF and got the Aero Race Bib Shorts and the Flusso Jersey together for 144.00.
07-12-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,577
Posted By Wilmingtech

Ridley Kanzo (Not the electric version) looks...

Ridley Kanzo (Not the electric version) looks like a winner with all the Bosses and 47mm clearance with an option for 650b.

Anyone seen this bike anywhere? Seems like a Unicorn?

Kanzo Gravel...
07-12-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,577
Posted By Wilmingtech

Curious about this. It seems you get more range...

Curious about this. It seems you get more range from a 50x34 than a 46x36. 34x34 would get you to 1to1 gearing. And a 50 x 11 gets you a little more speed on the downhills and maybe a touch faster on...
07-12-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,862
Posted By Wilmingtech

I'd think the efficiency loss would be so minimal...

I'd think the efficiency loss would be so minimal it might not be measurable (specifically a worn drivechain, not a dirty one). With a worn drivetrain, I'd be more concerned about the chain skip...
07-12-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,862
Posted By Wilmingtech

This is funny. Although if you keep the worn...

This is funny. Although if you keep the worn drivetrain it won't cost you a penny.



This is Hillarious.
1. Just a shot in the dark here but someone concerned about saving watts on a worn...
07-11-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By Wilmingtech

What's your budget? Do you want drop bars or...

What's your budget?

Do you want drop bars or flat?

My initial thoughts are you could pick up either a road bike that fits wider tires for those city rides or a gravel/cyclocross bike that fits...
07-09-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,346
Posted By Wilmingtech

Reason I started riding gravel?

Riding through the Winter.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By Wilmingtech

Time to go disc brakes, eh? Way cheaper to...

Time to go disc brakes, eh? Way cheaper to replace discs/pads than a wheelset or rebuilding with rims. Plus now you have a great excuse for N+1.

I'm in the PNW as well and had to get a winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Wilmingtech

The Kask Mojitos are pretty cheap right now. No...

The Kask Mojitos are pretty cheap right now. No mips or any new tech but legit helmets can be found for around 110-125$

Super comfy, leather chin strap and good ventilation.

-Sean

Oh... and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By Wilmingtech

These are my slop wheels - HED Ardennes Plus...

These are my slop wheels -
HED Ardennes Plus GP...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By Wilmingtech

I used to live there. It's all flat. It's a big...

I used to live there. It's all flat. It's a big town for triathletes because of the Beach 2 Battleship and White Lake triathlons. You'll see a lot of Tri bikes for sure. Lots of 2 lane main roads...
07-01-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,968
Posted By Wilmingtech

Check the tire to make sure what flatted your...

Check the tire to make sure what flatted your wheel isnt still stuck in the tire.

Throw in a new tube.

When you get home, throw on some GCN episodes and take the time to sand the flatted tube,...
07-01-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,469
Posted By Wilmingtech

One of the things overlooked in this thread is...

One of the things overlooked in this thread is that Carbon manufacture and design has constantly been changing at a great pace over the years. In addition the makeup of a fork and the components...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Wilmingtech

News Update.... "UCI finds eating a healthy...

News Update....

"UCI finds eating a healthy diet of natural foods gives athletes an unfair advantage over athletes who eat processed foods. UCI looking into testing of athletes who eat natural...
06-27-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,217
Posted By Wilmingtech

Fun read!

Fun read!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By Wilmingtech

Kevin - You are correct, this should have said...

Kevin - You are correct, this should have said "stem" as in stem height, not seat (I edited it in the original post). While it doesn't adjust the "true stack height" its an adjustment that gets you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By Wilmingtech

Tighten up your wheel skewers.

Tighten up your wheel skewers.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By Wilmingtech

I'd go with the Fenix SL size L. Stack is...

I'd go with the Fenix SL size L.

Stack is slightly smaller (4mm). This is adjustable with the seat. stem
Top tube/reach is slightly shorter and you can make that up in the stem.
The shorter...
06-26-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,805
Posted By Wilmingtech

There is a bit of difference in the tires. I run...

There is a bit of difference in the tires. I run 25c Vittoria Corsas on the road bike and go between 28c Conti GSRs (Summer) and 33c Vittoria Terreno Drys (Winter) on the gravel bike. The wheelset...
06-23-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By Wilmingtech

Anyone use a carbon fiber handlebar?

Marianne Vos - @3:53
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06-22-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 21,994
Posted By Wilmingtech

A movie being filmed in Boston - ...

A movie being filmed in Boston -

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06-22-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,566
Posted By Wilmingtech

You do weird things to your bike.

You do weird things to your bike.
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