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Posted By blakcloud

Nice restoration.

Nice restoration.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 703
Posted By blakcloud

Your problem had nothing to do with the bearings...

Your problem had nothing to do with the bearings themselves, so the questions about ceramic bearings are moot. In the end it is all about the sleeve that is used in each of the bottom brackets. Glad...
08-03-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,908
Posted By blakcloud

You may want to think about just upgrading the...

You may want to think about just upgrading the components on your Trek SL5 to Di2. The difference between the SL5 and 7 are the components and the wheelset. If you sell the SL5 you are going to take...
07-29-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By blakcloud

As you say, you might not even notice the...

As you say, you might not even notice the difference between the two frames. The weight difference is quarter filled water bottle. So if you take that out of the equation you are really asking is the...
07-29-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By blakcloud

I just watched another video. Check this one out,...

I just watched another video. Check this one out, same guy at 10:50. He wraps the wireless unit in bubble wrap for his wife's bike.

I watching all this stuff as I am on upgrade path from Ultegra...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By blakcloud

Watch this video on how to bag the tool roll. ...

Watch this video on how to bag the tool roll. Trek video
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,387
Posted By blakcloud

Some of it is back on line. I was able to connect...

Some of it is back on line. I was able to connect to Garmin Express and Garmin Connect but only desktop not IOS mobile.
07-26-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By blakcloud

I have the 2020 version so I am biased. Was out...

I have the 2020 version so I am biased. Was out on a three hour ride this morning....
07-18-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By blakcloud

I used Red Devil Lye to remove the anodizing off...

I used Red Devil Lye to remove the anodizing off two cranks and a stem. Doesn't take long, a couple minutes in the solution and wipe away. Then buff away until you get the shine you want.
07-17-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By blakcloud

https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/ if you want hand...

https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/ if you want hand built. The permutations are endless.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,609
Posted By blakcloud

Very nice, enjoy.

Very nice, enjoy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By blakcloud

Since you already have this in your possession...

Since you already have this in your possession why don't you just use it?

If you still want suggestions for another brand Cat Eye has been in the bike computer business for over 30 years, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By blakcloud

Phil Wood....

Phil Wood. https://www.benscycle.com/phil-wood-track-crank-set/crankset_philwood_philwood_345/product

It has everything you asked for. After you see the price, American made cranks may not be so...
07-03-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,746
Posted By blakcloud

One thing I have learned from dealing with...

One thing I have learned from dealing with inmates who are addicted to drugs is they will steal anything to get their next hit. If they can get twenty bucks for something, well that is a hit for...
07-02-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By blakcloud

Because you are the one who brought it up! It...

Because you are the one who brought it up! It must have been important enough for you to lay it out in your first post.
07-02-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,925
Posted By blakcloud

Good question. My answer is no, I have never seen...

Good question. My answer is no, I have never seen or heard of anyone's carbon fiber bike having failures.

Then I asked myself "how many people/friends do I know that ride carbon fiber?" That...
07-02-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By blakcloud

That frame is not designed for side pull brakes,...

That frame is not designed for side pull brakes, so you have to stick to cantilever or V brakes.

Your choice of cantilever will also mean purchasing cable hangers for front and rear. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By blakcloud

I disagree with your knowledgeable friend on the...

I disagree with your knowledgeable friend on the Giant Brand. Giant has been making bikes longer than most manufactures and has built many of their bikes as a contractor. Giant makes great value...
06-18-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By blakcloud

Why are your comments always useless? You are not...

Why are your comments always useless? You are not funny and don't and anything to the conversation. Thank goodness BF has an ignore function.

To the OP, I didn't even know they made this so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,070
Posted By blakcloud

I get you don't want to read the whole thread but...

I get you don't want to read the whole thread but at least pay attention to the original post.

First Jungleland said he ran over a stick. How can this be the bike shop's fault? Second the LBS who...
06-16-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,937
Posted By blakcloud

What ever happened to using capital letters at...

What ever happened to using capital letters at the beginning of sentences to make reading your diatribe easier? You know what capital letters are, you actually use them in your in your paragraphs.
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06-10-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,867
Posted By blakcloud

Of course spare bikes. I had two exact Masi...

Of course spare bikes. I had two exact Masi bikes, one as my back up. I even had them custom painted at Velo Colour. These were my commuter bikes so it was nice when one had a flat I had the back up....
06-10-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,651
Posted By blakcloud

From Rene Herse: The email address...

From Rene Herse:
The email address customerservice@renehersecycles.com is no longer active. For questions about your order, returns, warranty claims, etc., please use the forms under 'Support' on...
06-09-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,169
Posted By blakcloud

Bikes designed for drop bars have shorter top...

Bikes designed for drop bars have shorter top tubes than bikes designed for flat bars. You will be in an even more upright position. You can compensate some by using a longer stem unless of course...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By blakcloud

Nice job! Must feel like a completely different...

Nice job! Must feel like a completely different bike.
06-06-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,694
Posted By blakcloud

I won't speak for the OP but I use to bike to the...

I won't speak for the OP but I use to bike to the ski hills to do cross country skiing. I would strap my skis and poles to the top tube, bike on the frozen Rideau Canal in Ottawa (longest skating...
06-06-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,694
Posted By blakcloud

Something closer to your Cannondale would be...

Something closer to your Cannondale would be something like the Jamis Coda Elite (https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/codaseries.html). Nice steel frame, 32 spoke wheels, upright riding position makes it...
06-06-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,626
Posted By blakcloud

With all the bikes you have listed, it tells me...

With all the bikes you have listed, it tells me you don't live in America. You don't list the typical Specialized, Trek, and Cannondale. Just an observation. I think choosing a bike that has a strong...
06-05-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By blakcloud

I had a bike that I just couldn't control the...

I had a bike that I just couldn't control the squeal, especially when wet. Thank goodness someone stole it from me and I hope that squealing is driving them nuts. Kind of like "The Tell Tale Heart".
06-04-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,072
Posted By blakcloud

That was a really good video. Thanks for posting...

That was a really good video. Thanks for posting SurferCyclist.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By blakcloud

Dromarti...

Dromarti (https://dromarti.com/collections/touring-shoes/products/sportivo-gravel-brown-tan-leather) shoes are quite stylish for a SPD touring shoe.

...
05-30-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,910
Posted By blakcloud

Yes, you can get Di2 or SRAM wireless if you are...

Yes, you can get Di2 or SRAM wireless if you are willing to pay.

I know you say high-end and aero but that might be a tall order to fill. If you would consider high-end carbon endurance, then you...
05-27-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,868
Posted By blakcloud

I love your enthusiasm! Weld it yourself. Check...

I love your enthusiasm! Weld it yourself. Check out this introductory video video on welding aluminum. You can pick up the supplies from Home Depot
05-27-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By blakcloud

Your options are cardboard box, soft shell case...

Your options are cardboard box, soft shell case or hard shell case. They all have their pluses and minuses.

I had a trip planned pre-pandemic and decided on the Post Carry Transfer Case...
05-26-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,303
Posted By blakcloud

That's a great looking bike. Enjoy your new ride....

That's a great looking bike. Enjoy your new ride.

P.S. The quick release needs to be flipped to the non drive side for aesthetics only.
05-24-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By blakcloud

Well congratulations on the new to you bike. That...

Well congratulations on the new to you bike. That bike is certainly a different direction than the Roubaix and Diverge that you were looking at. It is still a fine choice and I am sure you will enjoy...
05-23-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By blakcloud

I strap it on top of my rear rack with a bungee...

I strap it on top of my rear rack with a bungee cord.
05-23-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
Posted By blakcloud

I was witness to a road race incident where one...

I was witness to a road race incident where one guy just pummeled the other. If that wasn't enough he went back to his car and got a golf club and went after him a second time then drove off. I took...
05-18-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By blakcloud

I pulled both my kids in a trailer for years. The...

I pulled both my kids in a trailer for years. The interesting thing about pulling a trailer is that the weight you pull increases every year. As you get stronger they get heavier.

Have fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By blakcloud

Congratulations on your new bike. Certainly looks...

Congratulations on your new bike. Certainly looks good.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 670,777
Posted By blakcloud

So with your anecdote you are implying that the...

So with your anecdote you are implying that the company you worked for went broke because the VC investors phoned a lot? Seriously? You do know the difference between correlation and causality right?...
05-13-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,360
Posted By blakcloud

Ask yourself "If was the buyer and not the seller...

Ask yourself "If was the buyer and not the seller would I still feel the same?"

The bike just can't be welded, unfortunately this isn't how it works. Most likely the Iron Horse is aluminum and...
05-13-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,360
Posted By blakcloud

Return his money, it is the right thing to do.

Return his money, it is the right thing to do.
05-13-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,127
Posted By blakcloud

By all means talk to the shop as this is crazy. ...

By all means talk to the shop as this is crazy.

If and only if they don't take it back, don't sell the whole bike and take a huge loss. Purchase a larger frame and have everything switched over,...
05-03-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By blakcloud

I hate that saying "steel is real" because it...

I hate that saying "steel is real" because it means nothing. Frames can be made from wood, bamboo, aluminum, titanium, magnesium, steel and carbon fiber and they all can be good. They have different...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By blakcloud

Congratulations on your new ride. Bike looks...

Congratulations on your new ride.

Bike looks great.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By blakcloud

Everything smashndash recommended are great. I...

Everything smashndash recommended are great. I will add one more to the list. It is the Dura Ace C40...
05-01-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By blakcloud

I rode a Pedersen once and I consider that bike...

I rode a Pedersen once and I consider that bike in my top three best riding bikes. You can still buy them in Denmark.
04-28-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By blakcloud

Bicycle Blue Book says it was a $900 bike so at...

Bicycle Blue Book says it was a $900 bike so at that price the bike should be in very good condition. Where as the rust may be superficial it tells me that someone wasn't taking care of their bike....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,864
Posted By blakcloud

Linberl suggested three good choices, that would...

Linberl suggested three good choices, that would serve you well. You could also look at this bike Origami Crane (https://www.origamibicycles.com/product/crane-8/.) which is in your price range. Of...
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