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05-23-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,385
Posted By bigredgrad01

I think you are greatly underestimating the...

I think you are greatly underestimating the probability of fatigue cracking in light alloy frames based on my personal experience with road riding, stress cracks and chainstay snapping going over...
05-17-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,385
Posted By bigredgrad01

Except for the higher likelihood of stress...

Except for the higher likelihood of stress cracking. If you are a clydesdale, the weight difference is very small percentage wise, I'd go with steel.
04-10-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,927
Posted By bigredgrad01

This bike is $2160 with corporate discount on...

This bike is $2160 with corporate discount on diamondback (dbcorp.diamondback.com) :
https://www.diamondback.com/road-bikes/adventure-gravel/haanjo-7c-carbon-d41
Very nice carbon frame (seen it in...
04-03-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,927
Posted By bigredgrad01

See if you can find a Jamis Renegade Expert on...

See if you can find a Jamis Renegade Expert on clearance.
02-05-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,664
Posted By bigredgrad01

Is 65mm a good BB drop for a bike with 2" 700c...

Is 65mm a good BB drop for a bike with 2" 700c tires? Seems a tad tall?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,536
Posted By bigredgrad01

It's probably OK if it's just rubber straps on...

It's probably OK if it's just rubber straps on top and not clamps, and you secure the frame so it doesn't swing around when accelerating/braking. But If you have a hitch receiver, tray ones where you...
02-03-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By bigredgrad01

Price similar, I'd go Bombtrack and get a set of...

Price similar, I'd go Bombtrack and get a set of 700c wheels for road. But they are in a different price class really, since Jamis is a mass market, non-boutique brand, and resellers often have deep...
01-28-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By bigredgrad01

It depends on what cassette you are using and how...

It depends on what cassette you are using and how you pedal.
I run an 11-40 and replaced an Ultegra RD8000 non-clutch with an Ultegra RX for smooth roads.
I had no problem with RD8000 on the bumpy...
01-14-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 77,306
Posted By bigredgrad01

If you want a lower cost alternative that's not a...

If you want a lower cost alternative that's not a cheap knock-off, I highly recommend Crane E-Ne, especially brass models. I got "Neo Black" polished brass, and it looks fantastic and has great...
01-11-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,862
Posted By bigredgrad01

Cool, I ended up going with a metal bottle cage...

Cool, I ended up going with a metal bottle cage and bending it a little bit to clear the chainring, and Elite tool bottle, which is OK, though would be better with a wider opening. Overall, happy...
12-30-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By bigredgrad01

Also 50-34. No need for WolfTooth on 11-40, at...

Also 50-34. No need for WolfTooth on 11-40, at least on my frame.
12-30-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By bigredgrad01

I just got mine, and took it out for a ride, and...

I just got mine, and took it out for a ride, and the slap has been eliminated. Slap on bumps didn't really bother me that much since I wrapped the chainstay in an inner tube, and didn't really notice...
12-30-18, 12:41 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,862
Posted By bigredgrad01

Yep, got those charcoal mud butlers, I got them...

Yep, got those charcoal mud butlers, I got them since they are a great match for charcoal 2018 Escapade. The mud flap a piece of flexible leather patterned plastic sheet which used to be at the...
12-28-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,862
Posted By bigredgrad01

I don't disagree with the sweep of the curve and...

I don't disagree with the sweep of the curve and capacity argument, in theory.
In practice, I am having perfect shifts with Ultegra RX and real capacity is more like 47 teeth.
12-28-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,862
Posted By bigredgrad01

I got the Ultegra RX on there today, and it's...

I got the Ultegra RX on there today, and it's perfect, resolved my one outstanding issue with 11-40, which was cassette inertia chain bounce when stopping pedaling. I also dialed in the B-screw a...
12-27-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By bigredgrad01

You can probably run Ultegra RX for 11-40. I am...

You can probably run Ultegra RX for 11-40. I am running R8000 RD with 11-40 XT just fine. But if you are going with DI2, probably better off getting an MTB RD, so you can go bigger.
12-24-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 77,306
Posted By bigredgrad01

Was on the fence on this one, but ended up...

Was on the fence on this one, but ended up YOLOing and ordering the Ultegra RX800 RD while Jenson had the 20% off coupon for full priced item.
12-23-18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,862
Posted By bigredgrad01

Shimano XT 11-40 cassette works with the stock...

Shimano XT 11-40 cassette works with the stock shadow Ultegra RD8000 GS with just the B-screw adjustment. No need for RoadLink like you would need for 6800. Just needed a new chain, since stock one...
12-21-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,862
Posted By bigredgrad01

I am 6 foot, 230 lbs, and I went with a 56. ...

I am 6 foot, 230 lbs, and I went with a 56.
It's somewhat unusual for a size 58 bike to come with a 90mm stem. Did your bike come with it, or were you too stretched on what it came with and ended up...
12-16-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 142,857
Posted By bigredgrad01

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20181215_125728_612e468c7fd72c0d140f1050dd2e9ec5ecd35860.jpg
12-15-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,862
Posted By bigredgrad01

Got an 11-40 XT cassette on it and some...

Got an 11-40 XT cassette on it and some accessories on it, and took it for a nice long hilly ride today....
12-04-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,862
Posted By bigredgrad01

Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.

Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.
12-04-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,862
Posted By bigredgrad01

I got the Renegade Escapade with 631 steel. I...

I got the Renegade Escapade with 631 steel. I think I am going to spray it just to be safe when I take the fork out for cutting.
11-28-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,862
Posted By bigredgrad01

Does Jamis rust protect their steel frames?

Do people know if Jamis sprays any rust protector inside their steel frames prior to assembly, or would it be beneficial to do so after the purchase? Have any fellow owners treated the insides of...
11-15-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,862
Posted By bigredgrad01

Nice collection. What kind of tool keg is that?...

Nice collection. What kind of tool keg is that? Any issues with hydraulic brake hose coming out underneath the bottom bottle cage?
11-07-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,862
Posted By bigredgrad01

I asked, they said exact specifications are...

I asked, they said exact specifications are subject to change without notice. Which didn't really fly well with me, but since I got a great deal on it, and it's otherwise phenomenal, it wasn't like I...
11-05-18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,862
Posted By bigredgrad01

New owner here. I just got a 2018 Jamis Renegade...

New owner here. I just got a 2018 Jamis Renegade Escapade (Ultegra) on clearance, went for a ride to day, and it was fantastic, but it feels like there is no cushion in the handlebar tape at all, my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,126
Posted By bigredgrad01

Thanks. I now think the underside of the fork...

Thanks. I now think the underside of the fork will be an issue before the brake. It looks to have about 3mm of clearance with the 25mm tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,126
Posted By bigredgrad01

I see Domane 4.5 has 105 brakes, and Shimano...

I see Domane 4.5 has 105 brakes, and Shimano actually says up to 28mm tire or less for those (BR5800), and only up to 25mm for Ultegra and DuraAce.
This (and plastic screws in Ultegra brifters)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,126
Posted By bigredgrad01

Will 700x28c GP4000s II on 23mm wide rim work with Ultegra BR-6800 brakes?

I am presently running a full 6800 Ultegra on H+Son Archetype 23mm wide rims with 700x25c GP4000s tire.

Am I going to have any clearance issues going up to 700x28c GP4000s II tire?

Shimano doc...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,942
Posted By bigredgrad01

Actually it was a seat mounting issue, I didn't...

Actually it was a seat mounting issue, I didn't tighten it enough and it slipped back, and I didn't notice until coming back down the hill.
It's been rectified and the seat bag is now erect :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-15, 09:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,942
Posted By bigredgrad01

Ended up going with Black H+Sons Archetypes on...

Ended up going with Black H+Sons Archetypes on Ultegra hubs to match the gruppo.

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I think it looks pretty sweet. It is pretty stiff without the Zertz, but the wider rim allows me to run...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,942
Posted By bigredgrad01

After considering the wear and tear and fit...

After considering the wear and tear and fit issues on my old components, I decided to order full Ultegra 6800 groupset with WM BB30-outboard bearing adapter for Shimano.
Because new set is 11 speed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,942
Posted By bigredgrad01

Thanks for the link, I think I'd be better served...

Thanks for the link, I think I'd be better served by something that screws together in the center so the two cups are fixed in place mechanically, not by Loctite or press-fit. Seems more idiot proof...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,942
Posted By bigredgrad01

Specialized came through and I got a replacement...

Specialized came through and I got a replacement frame:
Specialized Bicycle Components (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/road/allez/alleze5smartweldframeset)
In Satin (fingerprint magnet)...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,379
Posted By bigredgrad01

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al-tdoT3gL8#t=50...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al-tdoT3gL8#t=50 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al-tdoT3gL8#t=50)
Spandex, all spandex!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 87,860
Posted By bigredgrad01

Name is funny, that is true. My friend had one,...

Name is funny, that is true. My friend had one, we used to say here he comes with his Ferrari.
It's kind of ridiculous, but not as ridiculous as a dropper post on a road bike:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,107
Posted By bigredgrad01

Don't believe the hype. Especially if you are...

Don't believe the hype. Especially if you are spinning in saddle, which is the way to go anyways.
I went the other way from SPD-SL to SPD pedals. I don't notice much difference riding, and it's much...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-15, 03:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,942
Posted By bigredgrad01

I just stripped off the components dropped the...

I just stripped off the components dropped the bare frame off at the shop, the owner checked it out, saw the crack, and another one I didn't, he said they we'll send it in, if everything goes...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-15, 03:08 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 87,860
Posted By bigredgrad01

Looking at the Diverge, the GT Grade, and this...

Looking at the Diverge, the GT Grade, and this Fezzari with full Ultegra, hydro discs and through axles front and rear:
Fezzari Fore CR4 Carbon Road Bike | Fezzari Bikes®...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,942
Posted By bigredgrad01

I was planning on getting the whole 105 5800...

I was planning on getting the whole 105 5800 compact gruppo in polished silver on PBK for $400.
I kind of like the shiny polished silver look, because it's true to the material and for reflectivity,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,942
Posted By bigredgrad01

I got about 25000 miles out of it. I weigh about...

I got about 25000 miles out of it. I weigh about 200lbs. Great bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,942
Posted By bigredgrad01

Took it to the shop today, they said, yep, a...

Took it to the shop today, they said, yep, a crack, and he saw another one near the bottom bracket too that I didn't see. They said they'll be sending it back to Specialized for warranty, and to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-15, 12:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,942
Posted By bigredgrad01

That would be way cool, and mad respect to...

That would be way cool, and mad respect to Specialized if they come through. I like the new Allez. Just got the 7 year old receipt emailed to me by the shop I bought it from and will be filing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,942
Posted By bigredgrad01

Is this a stress crack on my Al frame?

Saw this today near the dropout on the inside, bike is 2007 Allez:
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Looks like cracking on on top and bottom moving towards the center of that notch to me. It's bare aluminium covered with...
09-22-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 46,102
Posted By bigredgrad01

Shimano will only cover it under the regular 2...

Shimano will only cover it under the regular 2 year warranty (Ultegra), or is there some extended warranty for this issue?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By bigredgrad01

RD is tight, thanks for advice, but unfortunately...

RD is tight, thanks for advice, but unfortunately it's not that simple. Also checked spokes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By bigredgrad01

Clicking sound coming out of Shimano WH-R600-R rear wheel hub. (Need wrench size)

I have about 10000 trouble free miles on these wheels:
http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/EV/bikecomponents/WH/EV-WH-R600-R-2424A_v1_m56577569830608677.pdf

Last 200 miles, I...
08-21-10, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By bigredgrad01

This almost happened to me today. I was riding...

This almost happened to me today. I was riding downhill on Portola from Alpine towards OLH, this black Audi A4 was waiting to turn left, I thought OK, he's waiting for me to pass so I sped up, but...
12-30-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By bigredgrad01

Sandstone trails of on west side of Skeggs should...

Sandstone trails of on west side of Skeggs should be OK. I went down Resolution in rain a few times. Demo seems to hold up well too under the canopy.
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