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Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By Germanrazor

It definitely is subjective for sure.....but most...

It definitely is subjective for sure.....but most really could care less. Sort of like I could care less about Hollywood personas and what they think and would like me to believe.

Tires arenít...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By Germanrazor

I think the point is, we could never afford their...

I think the point is, we could never afford their gas or most recreation riders like ourselves. So why care. Buy what we can afford and run what does not require a loan to get.

I donít mind...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By Germanrazor

I agree my friend. Problem is, some folk feel...

I agree my friend. Problem is, some folk feel like proís because the emulate them and are on forums stating just how good they are.

I like Conti 5000ís and have no qualms with this tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By Germanrazor

I could swear this thread is Groundhog Day!

I could swear this thread is Groundhog Day!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Germanrazor

I donít know anything of Ribble but I have owned...

I donít know anything of Ribble but I have owned Orbea and to me, they are the best bikes I have owned. Great geometry and just a sweet ride.

I understand the not wanting to deal with a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,835
Posted By Germanrazor

ďIs It A Sin To Mix Groupsets?Ē Why sure it...

ďIs It A Sin To Mix Groupsets?Ē

Why sure it is! But all sins are equal in Godís eyes! Hey, I have Force and Red mix on my bike. Just improve each component as you can or are allowed by...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By Germanrazor

I use Sufferlandria.

I use Sufferlandria.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Germanrazor

Looks like a defective tire off the assembly line.

Looks like a defective tire off the assembly line.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By Germanrazor

I ride Conti GP 5000’s. Very minimal rolling...

I ride Conti GP 5000’s. Very minimal rolling resistance; tacky on the road in cornering; have not had flat issues and they track well on straights.

Tires have wear indicators.....I am sure Gators...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,310
Posted By Germanrazor

With the setup like a 1X maybe since a FD is not...

With the setup like a 1X maybe since a FD is not needed have a designed chain guide that could effectively keep cross chaining more manageable. I agree though the line is affected. The only viable...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,310
Posted By Germanrazor

Funny you mention this because in my rides I have...

Funny you mention this because in my rides I have gotten a lot stronger in my ability and find I hardly to never use my small chain ring anymore. If they could get to a 1x14 one day with some range I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By Germanrazor

Dessicant Metal canisters placed down in the...

Dessicant Metal canisters placed down in the shoes. I use them in my firearms storage.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,420
Posted By Germanrazor

Depends. I am a big SRAM fan though.

Depends. I am a big SRAM fan though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By Germanrazor

Like you, I have found that they start biting as...

Like you, I have found that they start biting as soon as they hit your ankles or wherever the avenue they start to get on your body. I hate fire ants with a passion! If I had access to nukes they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,056
Posted By Germanrazor

I have seen these too (not your seller) but even...

I have seen these too (not your seller) but even cheaper coming from China. Not sure where the big C is made but if not China then could be the infamous Chinese plagerism as I say!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By Germanrazor

Bwaaaa ha ha. I hate fire ants! Did you take a...

Bwaaaa ha ha. I hate fire ants! Did you take a break and sit down near a mound?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By Germanrazor

Garmin could be utilizing what cell phone...

Garmin could be utilizing what cell phone manufacturers do.......fail to create new FW updates and when they do I am a conspiracy theorist but they do some mumbo jumbo black magic software things to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By Germanrazor

I just this year up-fitted a 2012 Trek Madone...

I just this year up-fitted a 2012 Trek Madone carbon bike. I replaced the stock components with SRAM Force and Red lineup. I even bought a new set of Fulcrum 4 Racing wheels for the new wheel set.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,017
Posted By Germanrazor

I see them fading out of existence as from the...

I see them fading out of existence as from the standpoint of being manufactured but as a matter of finding ďoldĒ parts like we do for vintage muscle cars, will be out there. It will eventually get so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 947
Posted By Germanrazor

Ditch the seat for a black one; black bar tape as...

Ditch the seat for a black one; black bar tape as stated by others and clean the drive train up. I cringed when I saw that. But even my engines on my vehicles you could have a steak dinner on and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,150
Posted By Germanrazor

I considered G3ís but after reading countless...

I considered G3ís but after reading countless consumer reviews the issues were all over the place. I then stumbled onto FA and the consensus from consumers were overwhelmingly great other than a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,150
Posted By Germanrazor

I have the FA duo’s on the way and currently use...

I have the FA duo’s on the way and currently use Time Expresso 7 iClic pedals. I hope these will not be a bear to adapt to. The seller stated these were the newest edition (2020) model pedals. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By Germanrazor

I assume the entire family of Edge cyclometers...

I assume the entire family of Edge cyclometers work the same. My 1030 has no issue.....check your settings.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,721
Posted By Germanrazor

The most I have unzipped has been about 3-4”.

The most I have unzipped has been about 3-4”.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By Germanrazor

Not sure on a rim width that size but tire size...

Not sure on a rim width that size but tire size yes. Maybe someone can chime in that has experience with a set of rims that width with rim brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By Germanrazor

If you are like me and live by Murphy’s Law, it...

If you are like me and live by Murphy’s Law, it can happen!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Germanrazor

That wheel set looks wicked!

That wheel set looks wicked!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Germanrazor

I am not big on a triple like the drive train of...

I am not big on a triple like the drive train of the Specialized is and they do not give an account of the total drive train breakdown. The Raleigh has SRAM Force or at least the crank is, I assume...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Germanrazor

Insurance no matter what is being covered is...

Insurance no matter what is being covered is organized crime...LOL

Those who really never need it pay some of the premiums for those who can’t drive or take care of their stuff. If we just lived...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Germanrazor

I know, right! Components if all that is covered...

I know, right! Components if all that is covered should be insurable regardless of the age of the frame/bike???? Maybe I missed something here but still, maybe if you buy a new ride this may be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Germanrazor

Hmmmmm, seems if one is very destructive of their...

Hmmmmm, seems if one is very destructive of their rides you might benefit. But like Glenn stated, mine looks brand new almost as I am a stickler for washing and cleaning my ride often as I want it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By Germanrazor

I use Garmin but not alone as is. I pair it with...

I use Garmin but not alone as is. I pair it with my Garmin edge 1030 and they work together.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 718
Posted By Germanrazor

Nice ride.

Nice ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By Germanrazor

I cannot comment on the Turbo’s but I run...

I cannot comment on the Turbo’s but I run GP5000’s and have some crappy road sections I ride and to date, fingers crossed, have faired real well. Flip a coin I guess, unless overwhelming evidence...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,065
Posted By Germanrazor

This is why I buy cheap gloves and have several...

This is why I buy cheap gloves and have several sets then after a few cleanings and no longer works.....throw them out and keep on trucking.
08-10-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,075
Posted By Germanrazor

Great to hear. Thank you.

Great to hear. Thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,961
Posted By Germanrazor

Yes.....Eddie will not give up. Maybe...

Yes.....Eddie will not give up.

Maybe someone here will figure that one out!!!!

in case you can’t figure it out then here is a hint:

https://youtu.be/p8uP-dxllKQ
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Germanrazor

:popcorn

:popcorn
08-09-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,075
Posted By Germanrazor

Reading this series of post and wondering if...

Reading this series of post and wondering if those who have had these now for several months have encountered any issues? I have some on the way soon and would like to know any issues. Will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By Germanrazor

Some people just like riding and nothing...

Some people just like riding and nothing else.....nothing wrong with that. I, like some, find wrenching a outlet and satisfaction of being able to not rely on shop backlogs for bike maintenance and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By Germanrazor

Oh, if you do it yourself get some denatured...

Oh, if you do it yourself get some denatured alcohol and put on a rag and clean up the inside of the BB cavity and the crank arms and the threads real good then let air dry. You will also need some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By Germanrazor

I have press fit BB90 and you will need a rubber...

I have press fit BB90 and you will need a rubber mallot and a tool like a BB knock out sleeve as I call it. They will run you about $20 off brand. But you have to be careful using it and best to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Germanrazor

More than anything it will boil down to how each...

More than anything it will boil down to how each of those bikes fit your personally. I say ride each for a few miles and then keep close notes on each then make an informed decision.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Germanrazor

Hmmmmm, cameras exaggerate things a bit but even...

Hmmmmm, cameras exaggerate things a bit but even that looks suspect to me enough I would return it for a new one. If mail ordered I would ask the vendor to shoot pictures of it to send me so I could...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,002
Posted By Germanrazor

To gain speed or overall increase in mph it is...

To gain speed or overall increase in mph it is simple and I had to do this too. Lose weight < not necessarily bike weight, body weight. And then keep riding and pushing your ride each time a bit in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
Posted By Germanrazor

Hubs and BB run them until you have a issue or...

Hubs and BB run them until you have a issue or recognize a problem, unless you ride in extreme conditions, which most do not.

If you just feel froggy about servicing hubs and BB bearings, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,012
Posted By Germanrazor

LOL....I bet. Just wondering if you took him...

LOL....I bet. Just wondering if you took him home to mount as a memento of the incident.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,012
Posted By Germanrazor

First off.....glad you lived to tell the story...

First off.....glad you lived to tell the story and hope you heal quickly. Critters.......what do you do with em! They make riding interesting for sure. I have to ask because I did not see it in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Germanrazor

I have to say, the Domane is very enticing on...

I have to say, the Domane is very enticing on that aspect alone. If the geometry is right I would look to that bike as a possible new ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,117
Posted By Germanrazor

I did not say it was the same.....the comment is...

I did not say it was the same.....the comment is to their fear of crashing now and over-braking currently. And yes, I have gone into a curve on a “bicycle” hot and used the same principle and it...
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