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Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,001
Posted By eduskator

I ride tubeless & carry a spare tube (on long...

I ride tubeless & carry a spare tube (on long rides). If I get a flat, I install the tube & continue riding. The only thing that needs to be removed going from TL to tubed setup is the valve.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By eduskator

Why would you need chamois cream only for a...

Why would you need chamois cream only for a specific brand? If you normally need to use some, you'll need it regardless of the brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,074
Posted By eduskator

Why not? I clean my cassette once in a while with...

Why not? I clean my cassette once in a while with a small amount of WD-40 & a brush and soak my chain in fuel and/or in WD-40 to remove gunk, dirt, metal shavings, etc. every 1000kms or so. Screw...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By eduskator

I never actually fell after taking off because I...

I never actually fell after taking off because I wasn't able to clip on my 2nd pedal, but I did fall a few times when coming to a stop because I had forgotten to un-clip. It's unavoidable, it happens...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Posted By eduskator

Nice bike! If not already explained by...

Nice bike! If not already explained by someoneelse here or by your LBS, DI2 comes with 3 different modes (manual, semi-synchro and synchro shifting). You might want to play with the 3 modes to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,074
Posted By eduskator

You won't need luck if you are well informed &...

You won't need luck if you are well informed & prepared :)

Make sure it is fitted properly, don't push yourself too much for the first few rides & enjoy.

Oh and, your drivetrain needs TLC....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By eduskator

Update - So I (finally!) got my wheel back...

Update - So I (finally!) got my wheel back yesterday and I was able to catch up the group mid-ride. Did a 25k ride with lots of climbs and everything is fine! :thumb:

Mechanic said the spoke...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,131
Posted By eduskator

I drink twice as much, reduce my pace (effort) &...

I drink twice as much, reduce my pace (effort) & put a 50/50 Gatorade G2 & water mix in my 2nd water bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By eduskator

Even better, I am buying a second bike. It was...

Even better, I am buying a second bike. It was already planned to get a commuter bike. It's hard to find parts or bikes right now though with the current COVID context. LBS are out of everything.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By eduskator

I know, pretty easy to tight it to the proper...

I know, pretty easy to tight it to the proper specs by just making sure the rim gets straight again, but since I needed to go to the LBS to get a spoke, I left it there & asked to check all of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,067
Posted By eduskator

I'd go with an ''easier'' gearing combination if...

I'd go with an ''easier'' gearing combination if I were you, especially if you climb a lot. 34/50 & 11-30 is a good combination, but it will make you sweat (and swear)!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By eduskator

Yep, I'll cross my fingers. I just don't like...

Yep, I'll cross my fingers. I just don't like losing my bike for a week or so, especially not at this time of year. :( It normally takes no longer than a day to repair a spoke, but all shops around...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By eduskator

Good explanation, makes sense. I hope it was only...

Good explanation, makes sense. I hope it was only a defect. Covered not under warranty, I will be a happy camper if the fix solves the problem permanently.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By eduskator

Super. I'll go with the least expensive option as...

Super. I'll go with the least expensive option as long as it's reliable. Anyhow, the Pro 0 2021 is already on my mind and my 30th birthday is coming soon :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By eduskator

Thanks for the tip. I'm heading there shortly. It...

Thanks for the tip. I'm heading there shortly. It would make sense to having to rebuild it completely. Will talk with the manager to see what can be done. I am close to 185 lbs right now. A little...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By eduskator

That's what I thought, at least until yesterday!...

That's what I thought, at least until yesterday! Giant's DBL technology is supposed to improve the wheel & spoke strength & durability.

For the broken spoke, unfortunately no! It flew off when it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,000
Posted By eduskator

That guy is weird, that's for sure. Let it go......

That guy is weird, that's for sure. Let it go... Not worth it :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By eduskator

So a spoke snapped on my rear CF wheel today while climbing...

I was climbing a steep hill (good amount of stress on the drive-train) when I heard a loud noise in the rear. I initially thought my chain had skipped a gear on the cassette, but I didn't feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,331
Posted By eduskator

Probably just better stats to show off on Strava...

Probably just better stats to show off on Strava :)



+1. Often a cyclist will get behind me and stay there for a while. I am not the type to stop during a ride, but I'm sure one day I'll have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,390
Posted By eduskator

Yes. All our heatwaves are accompanied by a very...

Yes. All our heatwaves are accompanied by a very high humidity level. It is hard to breathe and recover that's for sure, especially after a long climb.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,331
Posted By eduskator

1-2ft, depending on who's in front. If it's a...

1-2ft, depending on who's in front. If it's a stranger, I don't do it.

I get insulted when someone I don't know starts drafting behind be & stays there for a while, especially in the current...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,390
Posted By eduskator

I guess that number includes the humidex factor....

I guess that number includes the humidex factor. We got 36.4 last Friday in Gatineau. It was a hot one!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 991
Posted By eduskator

I prefer my bike's speed sensor than my...

I prefer my bike's speed sensor than my computers. It's more accurate.

My bike came with an integrated speed & cadence sensor so I didn't have to buy any aditionnal device.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,759
Posted By eduskator

I don't want to start a debate, so I'll simply...

I don't want to start a debate, so I'll simply say that Montreal is a whole other story right now in Québec. The numbers you are seeing are very generous and inflated. If you remove Montreal from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,390
Posted By eduskator

Indeed. The problem is that we have 4 seasons...

Indeed. The problem is that we have 4 seasons here and the weather varies from -30c (-22f) in winter to +30-35c (85-95f) in summer. It's hard for a body to constantly adapt :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,759
Posted By eduskator

[QUOTE=frogman;21579065] Oh really? Last...

[QUOTE=frogman;21579065]

Oh really? Last time I checked, my area had very few cases remaining, and everything has been under control for a little while. As I said in my initial post, we don't all...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,390
Posted By eduskator

Temperature - What's your limit?

We have had a few heatwaves since the beginning of the summer and it made me wonder...what is everyone's limit when it comes to riding in harsh weather? The outside temp in my area reached 35c/95f...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,056
Posted By eduskator

In terms of value for money, Cinder has one of...

In terms of value for money, Cinder has one of the best on the market IMO. I was about to buy one, but then I saw Oakley, and you know, the brand name made me change my mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By eduskator

+1. No deals this year due to supply & demand... ...

+1. No deals this year due to supply & demand...

My LBS who carries Giant bike has 2 road bike left in stock. Unable to order any because they have all been sold, they're waiting for 2021.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,759
Posted By eduskator

No. Only food & my cellphone, as usual. If I were...

No. Only food & my cellphone, as usual. If I were to go in a place where wearing mask is mandatory, I expect the merchant to provide them to their customers. If not, I'll go somewhere else.

You'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,056
Posted By eduskator

What price range? I am also changing my entry...

What price range? I am also changing my entry level helmet (Bell Formula) for an ARO3 or ARO5 from Oakley. Still undecided between the two, but I think I'll go with the ARO3 because of my needs. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By eduskator

Allen keys for sure, torque wrench is optional...

Allen keys for sure, torque wrench is optional but highly recommended when tightening CF components. I bought an all in one tool box from BIKEHAND on Amazon a few months ago that came with a needle...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By eduskator

I like the look of a traditional roof rack. I was...

I like the look of a traditional roof rack. I was interested in getting Sea Suckers at some point, but realized that anyone could walk by, release the suction and leave with the whole thing. I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By eduskator

Don't get me started on CF steerer tubes & OEM...

Don't get me started on CF steerer tubes & OEM compression plugs! :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 938
Posted By eduskator

Sealant ends up sticking to your internal tire's...

Sealant ends up sticking to your internal tire's surface after a few months (depending on which one you use, they all have different lifespans) and therefore the sealant level will end up below the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By eduskator

Gorilla glue should do the trick :) Hope you...

Gorilla glue should do the trick :)

Hope you didn't get injured when it snapped. These can lead to serious injury pretty quickly.

Saw a guy last weekend snapping his right pedal when climbing....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,844
Posted By eduskator

He does not care about your opinion or argument...

He does not care about your opinion or argument on whatever rubber is the best of the industry, he said he was happy with the damn new tires, and wanted to share it with us. Let the man be happy and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By eduskator

If you are shopping for a used bike, the asking...

If you are shopping for a used bike, the asking price will vary so get the one that has the best deal & the one you're most comfortable on. At 500$, you can still get a decent bike, but it will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By eduskator

It's a Giant. You get a lot for the money even if...

It's a Giant. You get a lot for the money even if you pay it full price. Best bang for the buck!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,844
Posted By eduskator

Wait, some people do this? :lol: On another...

Wait, some people do this? :lol:

On another topic, I always find it funny how some forum members here act like they are experts who know everything. If OP said he liked his new tires, then why the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19,518
Views: 4,133,942
Posted By eduskator

Bought a pair of Louis Garneau cycling shorts...

Bought a pair of Louis Garneau cycling shorts (Fir Sensor 2) with the Airzone 2 chamois... What a game changer from my previous unbranded shorts!! So much more comfortable. Note sure if it's because...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,545
Posted By eduskator

Drinking too much alcohol the night before a...

Drinking too much alcohol the night before a ride. I'm in that age group where you just realized that Saturday and Sunday mornings are meant for doing things other than sleeping and/or recovering...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By eduskator

Girlfriend got her N+1 on Friday (first road bike...

Girlfriend got her N+1 on Friday (first road bike ever). We landed on a great deal on a 2018 leftover; a brand new Liv Avail Advanced 2.

Saturday: I did a 50k ride up in the hills, then we did a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By eduskator

Exactly what I was thinking. I know that all...

Exactly what I was thinking. I know that all skins are different and some are a lot more sensitive than others, but this is odd. My longest rides are 4 hours / 100kms with a lot of elevation, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By eduskator

Heeeeeeere we go again :popcorn

Heeeeeeere we go again :popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,996
Posted By eduskator

Lots of good options at this price range,...

Lots of good options at this price range, especially with Giant.

Love the color of your Cervelo! Show us pics of the finished project once done.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By eduskator

Dish soap in hot watah... It's a mild degreaser....

Dish soap in hot watah... It's a mild degreaser. Stay away from chemicals as much as you can :) Your paint will thank me later.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,014
Posted By eduskator

But it was so tempting... I felt like Gollum...

But it was so tempting... I felt like Gollum holding THE ring, trying not to put it around my finger.

On a different note, did we get an update from OP regarding his claim at the LBS?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,105
Posted By eduskator

At this price tag, I am def. staying in the...

At this price tag, I am def. staying in the electronic groupset world. The Venge Pro 2020 is offered in either Ultegra DI2 or Force ETap AXS (same price for both) while the TCR Advanced Pro comes in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By eduskator

2021 deliveries have not started yet where I...

2021 deliveries have not started yet where I live. Every LBS I talked to told me they were going to be available late 2020. I am looking forward to see the redesigned 2021 TCR in real life. Love the...
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