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02-09-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By SkepticalOne

Beautiful configuration...especially the groupset...

Beautiful configuration...especially the groupset choices.

I was considering bringing my 2020 Domane Project One H1 fit to Kanza this year but opted to keep it in road configuration and instead...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,785
Posted By SkepticalOne

I think you're maybe saving something on the...

I think you're maybe saving something on the acquisition of the wheels, again to those for whom it matters. Agree it doesn't jump out as much of a bargain if you're willing to build-up yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,785
Posted By SkepticalOne

Could very well be the way to go for sure. Note...

Could very well be the way to go for sure. Note however that those take-offs are pretty hard to beat. A fun little torture test:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItGjutaYoYk
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,785
Posted By SkepticalOne

Nicely done! Beauty spec! ​​​​​

Nicely done! Beauty spec! ​​​​​
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By SkepticalOne

I've enjoyed the Vermont Granfondo each of the...

I've enjoyed the Vermont Granfondo each of the last two years and will likely again this year. 130 mies, 11K+ ft elevation.

Full Fondo Course Option Details | VT Gran Fondo...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By SkepticalOne

30.5-31mm

30.5-31mm
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By SkepticalOne

Enve 4.5 AR Disc. Schwalbe Pro One tires. 65-70PSI

Enve 4.5 AR Disc. Schwalbe Pro One tires. 65-70PSI
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,089
Posted By SkepticalOne

Champlain Lookout?

Champlain Lookout?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,758
Posted By SkepticalOne

Great choice! Congratulations on your decision....

Great choice! Congratulations on your decision. Be sure to post pics:)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,758
Posted By SkepticalOne

Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,758
Posted By SkepticalOne

I agree with much of what is posted. The only...

I agree with much of what is posted. The only thing I will add is that the 2020 SLR suspension system also has a damper element which is absent in the more traditional Isospeed of the SL as well as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,165
Posted By SkepticalOne

Responding to comments regarding disc versus...

Responding to comments regarding disc versus caliper. No one should be alarmed by the technical complexity of what's captured in the Shimano manual for this particular groupset. The complexity is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,165
Posted By SkepticalOne

LOL, no, just trying to help. I worded it just as...

LOL, no, just trying to help. I worded it just as the gentleman who setup my brakes worded it. If anything, I would intend for those words to be interpreted as signalling care and compliance to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,165
Posted By SkepticalOne

Anyone surprised by this hasn't read a Shimano...

Anyone surprised by this hasn't read a Shimano manual for setting up derailleurs. There isn't anything out of the ordinary with the complexity of the instructions per se...the more compact R8K and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,165
Posted By SkepticalOne

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-RADBR01-02-ENG.p...

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-RADBR01-02-ENG.pdf

pg 31-38
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,165
Posted By SkepticalOne

Had similar issues on original setup of the same...

Had similar issues on original setup of the same groupset. Deeper investigation with most diligent bike mechanic identified a very convoluted Shimano 21-step multi-orientation process for bleeding of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 3,953,368
Posted By SkepticalOne

Finally received my hard-earned jersey from Oz......

Finally received my hard-earned jersey from Oz...

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,612
Posted By SkepticalOne

I just Everested on my 2017 Domane SLR in...

I just Everested on my 2017 Domane SLR in October. It's an excellent climbing bike. Looking forward to trying again on my 2020 Domane SLR7.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,785
Posted By SkepticalOne

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49044460281_71...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49044460281_71dd591ff1_k.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,062
Posted By SkepticalOne

I wonder what percentage of expensive bike owners...

I wonder what percentage of expensive bike owners undertake a proper fitting like Retul. This would be a more meaningful investment versus a custom build. As has been said many times already, with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By SkepticalOne

I know exactly what you mean...I suffered this on...

I know exactly what you mean...I suffered this on the initial install of my Ultegra levers - fingers getting pinched. I took the bike back to the shop where it was assembled and had them dig into it....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By SkepticalOne

There is a stroke adjustment within the lever...

There is a stroke adjustment within the lever assembly that adjusts reach and can affect the remaining space between lever and fingers. In my experience, this can also be the effect of a poor...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,583
Posted By SkepticalOne

Not only are narrow tires lighter, but they have...

Not only are narrow tires lighter, but they have a lower frontal area, reducing aerodynamic drag, all else being equal. These concepts are fairly intuitive to most and would lead one to a narrower...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,785
Posted By SkepticalOne

Looking forward to getting back to that view...

Looking forward to getting back to that view soon:)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,785
Posted By SkepticalOne

Thank you for the kind words:) The Bontrager...

Thank you for the kind words:)

The Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V wheels are absolutely perfect! I absolutely love them, but as you can see, I have some very precious wheels already and I haven't decided...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 113,595
Posted By SkepticalOne

Love it!

Love it!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 113,595
Posted By SkepticalOne

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49044460281_71...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49044460281_71dd591ff1_k.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By SkepticalOne

Domane SLR7

Domane SLR7
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,785
Posted By SkepticalOne

H1.5 is only available special order through...

H1.5 is only available special order through Project One. The only visible indication is a slightly more abrupt inflection where the seat stays meet the top-tube and the more horizontal top-tube....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,785
Posted By SkepticalOne

Both red and black 2020 Domanes shown in this...

Both red and black 2020 Domanes shown in this thread are SLR7 models. One is H1.5 fit and the other H2
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,785
Posted By SkepticalOne

Your eyes do not deceive you. You see two...

Your eyes do not deceive you. You see two effects: First, my bike (black H1.5 fit) has a ~4cm shorter head tube. This H1.5 or "ProEndurance" fit is only available as an option with Project One....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,448
Posted By SkepticalOne

I have two rigs with Ultegra Di2, latest gen....

I have two rigs with Ultegra Di2, latest gen. Never let me down once. I can't imagine shifting getting any easier or more predictable.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 3,953,368
Posted By SkepticalOne

Sticking with the Domane for a while yet...this...

Sticking with the Domane for a while yet...this time I went ProjectOne for the H1.5 (Pro Endurance) fit option.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49044460281_71dd591ff1_k.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,785
Posted By SkepticalOne

A slightly different silhouette as you can see...

A slightly different silhouette as you can see with the H1.5 fit. Still dialing-in the drop before chopping the steerer.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49044460281_71dd591ff1_k.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,785
Posted By SkepticalOne

Just bought the same spec but with the Pro...

Just bought the same spec but with the Pro Endurance (H1.5) fit and Trek Black logo on Dnister Black frame. Congrats on the new whip!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 3,953,368
Posted By SkepticalOne

Never knew this existed - just bought my own:D

Never knew this existed - just bought my own:D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 04:18 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,628
Posted By SkepticalOne

Let them know through the repair service and be...

Let them know through the repair service and be ready to be astounded at how well they respond. If they don't offer to somehow repair it, they will likely give you some sort of credit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 04:19 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,628
Posted By SkepticalOne

Classic II long sleeve is heavier weighted fabric...

Classic II long sleeve is heavier weighted fabric than short sleeve version. Also better fitting than Core due to sleeve construction IMO. 30 day return policy with free return-shipping. I suggest...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,174
Posted By SkepticalOne

I ride Trek frames, Enve wheels, Specialized...

I ride Trek frames, Enve wheels, Specialized saddles and shoes. I choose the best tool for the job.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,325
Posted By SkepticalOne

^Had a similar issue and a similar designed seat...

^Had a similar issue and a similar designed seat mast as the one you seem to have, with rear-ward offset. I ended up buying a seat mast with less/no offset from the same manufacturer, thereby giving...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-18, 03:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,565
Posted By SkepticalOne

Can't believe you have the time on your hands to...

Can't believe you have the time on your hands to draft this garbage. Get off the internet and go ride your bike. Perhaps ride down to your local library and get yourself a copy...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-18, 03:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,565
Posted By SkepticalOne

Agreed. 10,200km this year and counting -...

Agreed.

10,200km this year and counting - 9,500km on the Domane SLR running 28c at 65-70psi, and the balance on an aluminum (no IsoSpeed) Trek Checkpoint with 34C tires.

For those that don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,297
Posted By SkepticalOne

Vermont Granfondo, 2018... ...

Vermont Granfondo, 2018...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/915/28502451807_27168592d8_k.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By SkepticalOne

I buy at LBS in Ottawa, Chainreaction, and...

I buy at LBS in Ottawa, Chainreaction, and Probikekit. I get most components from the latter two. If you pay for courier shipping using DHL form Chainreaction, any duty is covered.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,585
Posted By SkepticalOne

Sri Lanka seems to attract some of the most...

Sri Lanka seems to attract some of the most eccentric cyclists the world has seen...been meaning to check it out.

I do enjoy Shenandoah Park VA, Vermont, and Lake Placid area.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,236
Posted By SkepticalOne

Tranerroad is exceptional. I've tried Zwift but...

Tranerroad is exceptional. I've tried Zwift but found the simulation aspect to be necessary. I much rather enjoy watching movies or just listening to podcasts while attacking goal-specific workouts...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 06:00 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,966
Posted By SkepticalOne

This is my actual bike showing below...the...

This is my actual bike showing below...the SW-R600 button is wired to the RHS STI body. Depending on your chosen shift-mode (readily toggled from junction box on the fly), the RHS STI actuates only...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 04:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,966
Posted By SkepticalOne

I just manually pull to disconnect the circuit at...

I just manually pull to disconnect the circuit at the Bluetooth transmitter for travel and plug it back in manually once at destination. I've never needed to use the tool.
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