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Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,413
Posted By gurk700

You can buy direct from many brands or buy frame...

You can buy direct from many brands or buy frame and build it up. I have purchased 2 brand new bikes in my life.

One was my first ever aluminum Felt. Didn't know enough so besides the horrid setup...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,413
Posted By gurk700

Your lack of reading comprehension is impressive!...

Your lack of reading comprehension is impressive!
I have done the learning and watching over the years. Saving time part comes from having to drive to bike shop every time a minor thing goes wrong...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,413
Posted By gurk700

A lot of home mechanics are superior in every...

A lot of home mechanics are superior in every way. Cause we LOVE doing it. We're not underpaid and treated like crap to do our "job"
I probably watched 100s of hours of bike build videos...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,413
Posted By gurk700

Yeah personally I don't step in bike shops...

Yeah personally I don't step in bike shops anymore except to buy spares or try on clothing to see if they fit (which then I'll buy online for the most part cause it's cheaper)
I really don't care if...
10-04-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By gurk700

I was looking at Giant Lafree. She likes those...

I was looking at Giant Lafree. She likes those but she was more sold on the looks of some Raleigh models. Doesn't meet ALL requirements but I guess we can't have it all....
10-04-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By gurk700

Wow this peaks my interest. I'm a fan of canyon...

Wow this peaks my interest. I'm a fan of canyon bikes. 650b would be awesome for her as well! I wonder if/when it will be available in the US
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By gurk700

Cool. Destroy your carbon wheels I don't care...

Cool. Destroy your carbon wheels I don't care :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By gurk700

Omg do me right here.

Omg do me right here.
10-02-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 35,874
Posted By gurk700

As someone who's hoping to ride analog road bikes...

As someone who's hoping to ride analog road bikes till the day I die, let me say that whoever talks ***** about e-bikes or e-bike riders can suck it.
Surely, they are upset about their pen!s size.
10-02-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By gurk700

E-Bike for my 4'10" girlfriend

~$2000
Small size availability, and flat bars are a must.
Mid motor and hydro brakes are priority.
Looking for hybrid, fitness, or urban type. as long as it's somewhat sporty.

Very hilly 30-35...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By gurk700

Well good news for you as you can have easy...

Well good news for you as you can have easy mounting without sacrificing any detectable performance difference.
If you're one of those people who claim they can tell the grip difference and roll...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By gurk700

Haven't carried or even owned tire levers for...

Haven't carried or even owned tire levers for years. Had many flats. No issues here.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By gurk700

Why use tires that are horribly designed? I have...

Why use tires that are horribly designed? I have no doubt they ride amazing but there are a lot of tires that perform just as well, look as good, cost same or less
and FIT PERFECT.

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By gurk700

I promise you don't need levers. Learn the right...

I promise you don't need levers. Learn the right technique!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,719
Posted By gurk700

I've done my share of weight weenie choices but...

I've done my share of weight weenie choices but there's I just refuse to f*ck with to save grams and one of them is steerer tube. If I have a bike that ships with those tiny single digit grams...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,750
Posted By gurk700

After a year or so on EE Brakes I installed my...

After a year or so on EE Brakes I installed my Decadence to my B-Bike (105 R7000 brakes. Nothing special).
They stop better than EE Brakes + aluminum wheels. No joke.

Duraace + Aluminum for me is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,750
Posted By gurk700

You are absolutely right that used value is...

You are absolutely right that used value is better on those wheels.





Thing is I don't see myself ever selling them ;) So kinda not a factor at all in my decision. Pretty sure a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,750
Posted By gurk700

Since late 2017! 0 issues.

Since late 2017! 0 issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,750
Posted By gurk700

You're simply wrong, sorry. Had both Zipp and...

You're simply wrong, sorry.
Had both Zipp and Enve's. Multiple sets.

MARKETING.

That's it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,750
Posted By gurk700

https://i.ibb.co/8K4kv2L/LRG-DSC01494.jpg Gotta...

https://i.ibb.co/8K4kv2L/LRG-DSC01494.jpg
Gotta love em! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,375
Posted By gurk700

Also another note on Cervelo, it used to be...

Also another note on Cervelo, it used to be opposite where you could buy a frame and build a whole exotic level bike cheaper than their top end one. That might still be the case with R5, S5 etc....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,375
Posted By gurk700

I saw receipts from a major bike manufacturer who...

I saw receipts from a major bike manufacturer who gets their frames made in taiwan (like most other companies). Won't name names.
It was something like $600 for a top end model they sell for $4000+...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,465
Posted By gurk700

Every brand does it. S-works just puts a...

Every brand does it. S-works just puts a different label on it so everyone knows what you ride. That's it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,391
Posted By gurk700

I'm doing my part by raving about them on every...

I'm doing my part by raving about them on every opportunity :)
I don't know if I would call braking anything extra amazing but I'm spoiled by HED Jet 6+ Blacks which have the textured aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,805
Posted By gurk700

Term GAS exists in every hobby. I had it for...

Term GAS exists in every hobby. I had it for guitars and amps, photography equipment, motorcycles, now guitars.
My only advantage is that I'm a minimalist so it never gets too out of hand. I keep 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,391
Posted By gurk700

Gotcha. I guess what I mean is, by the time you...

Gotcha. I guess what I mean is, by the time you make the mix match changes, what's the point? Just by DuraAce tubulars?
Cause it'll cost just as much and weigh close.

Dunno... I guess I'm not as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,391
Posted By gurk700

Any reason you want DA rear hub? Cadens are...

Any reason you want DA rear hub? Cadens are special because of their hubs. They are Extralite weight without the price. Rims aren't what make Cadens special.

Also I might be wrong but I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,391
Posted By gurk700

On my 3rd frame since I posted that. Cadens still...

On my 3rd frame since I posted that. Cadens still going nowhere :) I have the 59mm decadence tubulars.
https://www.bikeforums.net/20966948-post381.html

Last time I rode them? Today. They are my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,747
Posted By gurk700

All relative. Since data entered the sport, the...

All relative. Since data entered the sport, the whole field improved. Before that, you were racing vs others without data.
I absolutely agree. In the end we all ride. I celebrate all kinds of riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,747
Posted By gurk700

Sure you make gains but can't quantify. Any...

Sure you make gains but can't quantify. Any amount of riding gets you fitness as a beginner cyclist. But when you hit a wall, to get over that wall you need to be able to see some numbers or quantify...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,747
Posted By gurk700

If you're not riding for performance gains or to...

If you're not riding for performance gains or to know your relative level, great! do what works for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,466
Posted By gurk700

4 years into riding and I've done that like...

4 years into riding and I've done that like couple days ago :D

(never skip morning coffee)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,752
Posted By gurk700

Yeah man. I don't claim to have a lot of...

Yeah man. I don't claim to have a lot of experience with gluing (did it maybe 10 times total?) but I got them on pretty close to perfect... Or so I thought... The first time I taped I knew how it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,752
Posted By gurk700

Never gluing tubulars... Ever again. I wondered...

Never gluing tubulars... Ever again.
I wondered about tape a few years ago and found the video below. Everything he said made a lot of sense to me.
I watched his other videos and a lot of things...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 156,508
Posted By gurk700

But how will people know I dump ridiculous amount...

But how will people know I dump ridiculous amount of money into my hobby otherwise?

(totally agree btw :P I love their gold outline black logo on disc tarmacs. Got a stupid deal on this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,957
Posted By gurk700

Used to spend ~$10k per year for moto racing...

Used to spend ~$10k per year for moto racing before this. Not even on upgrades. Just getting there, paying track/race fees for practice sessions, races, buying tires.
And that's on years that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,226
Posted By gurk700

For walking I like my Vans.

For walking I like my Vans.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,533
Posted By gurk700

Yup. Just 3 days ago too. But it's mostly my...

Yup. Just 3 days ago too. But it's mostly my fault.
I uploaded the ride to my phone. As it was "syncing" the app shut down. I reopened and saw that the ride was upload with correct numbers except...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By gurk700

What year is the Cervelo? The previous generation...

What year is the Cervelo? The previous generation of R-Series is definitely somewhere between a racing and endurance geometry. I would describe it as a very aggressive endurance bike. It's still...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 31,640
Posted By gurk700

I did. For like 3 weeks. Wasn't for me. Disc...

I did. For like 3 weeks. Wasn't for me. Disc brakes are amazing. But I find them equally annoying. I love pulling most parts of my bike apart and throughly cleaning periodically. Having to bleed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,934
Posted By gurk700

I'm willing to bet 90% of saddle issues stem from...

I'm willing to bet 90% of saddle issues stem from bike fit issues and not the saddle shape or level of padding itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 156,508
Posted By gurk700

https://i.ibb.co/8K4kv2L/LRG-DSC01494.jpg ...

https://i.ibb.co/8K4kv2L/LRG-DSC01494.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/98KYVmz/LRG-DSC01497.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/5FkRmqS/LRG-DSC01499.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 390,898
Posted By gurk700

https://image.ibb.co/ddC1To/IMG_2331.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/ddC1To/IMG_2331.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,064
Posted By gurk700

All depends on how light / strong you are. I...

All depends on how light / strong you are. I haven't found anything I can't climb with a 36/52 and 11-30 cassette and I appreciate the balance between having a low gear for climbing super steep stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,926
Posted By gurk700

Di2 for me. There's excellent wheels for low...

Di2 for me. There's excellent wheels for low prices out there but there's no cheap di2 replacement.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-18, 12:03 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By gurk700

Yes, but they were limited. Maybe I worded it...

Yes, but they were limited. Maybe I worded it wrong but I guarantee you anyone on earth will go further with a PM than their full potential without one. If past generations used a PM, they would've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,705
Posted By gurk700

I think some people suffer more of this for sure...

I think some people suffer more of this for sure but

- good saddle
- a lot of time on saddle
- standing up once in a while even if you don't have to to relieve pressure

these help a lot.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-18, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By gurk700

Also a note, no matter what people say, if you...

Also a note, no matter what people say, if you wanna train seriously, you NEED a PM.
Intervals with HR meter is a joke. You WILL get better the more hard rides you do but you WILL hit a wall at some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By gurk700

Power meter = What you are doing Heart rate...

Power meter = What you are doing
Heart rate monitor = How your body is responding to what you are doing

- You can push the exact same power in 2 different days and your body could respond very...
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