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07-10-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 235
Posted By blakcloud

Not "soles" but what the OP wrote "insoles" and...

Not "soles" but what the OP wrote "insoles" and they are replaceable just like your running shoes.

Have a look at these (https://www.solestar.de/en/products/cycling-insoles.html).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By blakcloud

Since you already have this in your possession...

Since you already have this in your possession why don't you just use it?

If you still want suggestions for another brand Cat Eye has been in the bike computer business for over 30 years, so...
07-07-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By blakcloud

Easiest, leave it alone, it is not doing any...

Easiest, leave it alone, it is not doing any harm.

Next, cut it off you don't need it. The cable is toast anyway.

Last if you don't want to cut it off twist it back together best you can and...
Replies: 20
Views: 455
Posted By blakcloud

COVID price $300 Cdn for sure. There is a...

COVID price $300 Cdn for sure. There is a shortage of inexpensive bikes and this will sell fast. You could always ask more. Here in Toronto, prices are crazy, not sure if they are getting their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By blakcloud

There are more than just the wheel difference...

There are more than just the wheel difference between the two bikes. You also get a power meter, different bars, stem and as you mentioned the OD system. The question is do you need all this extra...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By blakcloud

Phil Wood....

Phil Wood. https://www.benscycle.com/phil-wood-track-crank-set/crankset_philwood_philwood_345/product

It has everything you asked for. After you see the price, American made cranks may not be so...
07-04-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By blakcloud

Is your new bike meant to compliment your other...

Is your new bike meant to compliment your other two bikes the Hoy and Condor? Or is it a replacement?

Normally I would say have at least one bike with platforms, they just make life simpler for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By blakcloud

Nice. I have the S Works 7's and quite like them....

Nice. I have the S Works 7's and quite like them. The vents will be great for you in your climate.
07-03-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,455
Posted By blakcloud

One thing I have learned from dealing with...

One thing I have learned from dealing with inmates who are addicted to drugs is they will steal anything to get their next hit. If they can get twenty bucks for something, well that is a hit for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By blakcloud

I just sold an Orbea carbon bike for a friend...

I just sold an Orbea carbon bike for a friend that was about 10 years old and the bike was flawless. I would have no hesitation buying that brand on the quality that I saw.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,794
Posted By blakcloud

I have my custom bike sitting in Niagara Falls,...

I have my custom bike sitting in Niagara Falls, New York and as a Canadian I am not allowed to cross the border and pick it up. It maybe a long time before I am allowed to cross the border so I don't...
07-02-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By blakcloud

Because you are the one who brought it up! It...

Because you are the one who brought it up! It must have been important enough for you to lay it out in your first post.
07-02-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By blakcloud

I like that feature also but it only works up to...

I like that feature also but it only works up to 9 speed. The ten and eleven speed shifters don't have that function anymore.
07-02-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,123
Posted By blakcloud

Good question. My answer is no, I have never seen...

Good question. My answer is no, I have never seen or heard of anyone's carbon fiber bike having failures.

Then I asked myself "how many people/friends do I know that ride carbon fiber?" That...
07-02-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By blakcloud

That frame is not designed for side pull brakes,...

That frame is not designed for side pull brakes, so you have to stick to cantilever or V brakes.

Your choice of cantilever will also mean purchasing cable hangers for front and rear. Not...
07-01-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By blakcloud

Good questions. I find that the app and the...

Good questions. I find that the app and the website, do not share information with each other. I have been told they do but what's on my phone doesn't end up on the webpage portal. I have to agree...
07-01-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By blakcloud

Your build sounds pretty good. I would change out...

Your build sounds pretty good. I would change out a few parts but that is my personal preference. First, V brakes vs cantilever. There is a reason that cantilever fell out of fashion. For seat post,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By blakcloud

Because the new Emonda is said to be more aero...

Because the new Emonda is said to be more aero than previous years, I would sell both your bikes, the Emonda and Speed Concept, buy the new 2021 Emonda. Then I would add a second pair of wheels. Have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By blakcloud

Sorry I do not see what you’re getting other than...

Sorry I do not see what you’re getting other than the Trek is a new bicycle. Is there something inherently wrong with your bike where you need to replace it? For example you said threaded bottom...
06-25-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By blakcloud

Look at the Canyon brand. First make sure they...

Look at the Canyon brand. First make sure they ship to your country. They have a 30 day return policy if you don't like the bike which you can't do with any other brand. The downside is you can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By blakcloud

I disagree with your knowledgeable friend on the...

I disagree with your knowledgeable friend on the Giant Brand. Giant has been making bikes longer than most manufactures and has built many of their bikes as a contractor. Giant makes great value...
06-24-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 770
Posted By blakcloud

Sorry to be the naysayer here but go to the...

Sorry to be the naysayer here but go to the Specialized site and fit generator and it will come up with 56 which is what I would put you on. When I hear 6' foot people on 56 I have to ask who do they...
06-23-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By blakcloud

I owned a noseless saddle and it didn't appeal to...

I owned a noseless saddle and it didn't appeal to me so I sold it. They guy that bought it from me loved it and this was his second one, so there are people who like these.

As for installing it,...
06-23-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By blakcloud

I wouldn't touch that bike at that price. First,...

I wouldn't touch that bike at that price. First, does it fit you? The bike has been beat to rat crap otherwise they wouldn't have replaced the crappy shock in the first place. Suntour shock, Promax ...
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By blakcloud

These bikes were the brainchild of Curbside Bikes...

These bikes were the brainchild of Curbside Bikes in Toronto. The also own a distribution company called 4th Floor Bikes. I remember they had two levels of bikes, yours and higher model that had a...
06-23-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By blakcloud

She certainly hit the jackpot on this one....

She certainly hit the jackpot on this one. Congratulations on her new ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By blakcloud

Bontrager Releases New Carbon Wheels

Bontrager released new wheels from budget friendly to wheels that surpass the Triple X series. The one's that have me most interested are the Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37 TLR ...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,481
Posted By blakcloud

As nice as that bike is, the price is beyond...

As nice as that bike is, the price is beyond obscene. It would have to be pristine never ridden before I would even contemplate that. Plus it would have to be a grail bike for me to drop that kind of...
06-22-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By blakcloud

I agree with Ross520, it's the tires. First, I...

I agree with Ross520, it's the tires. First, I would check the pressure. A lot of new research and work has come out about tire pressure and higher is not always better. Go to some new online...
06-21-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By blakcloud

Sell it and let someone else definitely use it....

Sell it and let someone else definitely use it. Inexpensive bikes are a hot commodity right now and if you are not going to ride it again, now is the time.
06-20-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By blakcloud

Yes

Yes
06-19-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By blakcloud

Here in Toronto there hasn't been a drop. Even...

Here in Toronto there hasn't been a drop. Even tonight I went for a bike ride and it was the most crowded I have ever seen. This was between 4:30-6:30. Maybe it is geographically specific.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By blakcloud

I agree, nothing odd about that bike. ...

I agree, nothing odd about that bike.

Cannondale make something similar but in carbon fiber and it's spendy. Though I wouldn't never call these bikes hybrids, they are flat bar road bikes....
06-18-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By blakcloud

Why are your comments always useless? You are not...

Why are your comments always useless? You are not funny and don't and anything to the conversation. Thank goodness BF has an ignore function.

To the OP, I didn't even know they made this so I...
06-18-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By blakcloud

You need to go to a bike shop. Don't buy second...

You need to go to a bike shop. Don't buy second hand, you don't have the experience or knowledge at this point. Unfortunately like most of the world bikes are becoming hot commodities so when you see...
06-17-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By blakcloud

For my Rivendell, love the Pletcher kickstand. My...

For my Rivendell, love the Pletcher kickstand. My Brompton, has a built in stand. My Trek, well a tree, building, garbage can, picnic table, car, sign post works quite well.
06-17-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By blakcloud

I never wear cycling shorts when I ride even on...

I never wear cycling shorts when I ride even on my Domane. Just ordinary shorts and I do just fine. Shorts can't hurt but they are not the be all and end all of comfort. The saddle that works for me...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,555
Posted By blakcloud

A shifter doesn't magically get pulled into...

A shifter doesn't magically get pulled into spokes for no reason. It gets pulled into the spokes WHILE SHIFTING. If you were shifting to the largest cog, and the derailleur limit screws are off or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By blakcloud

My Garmin 820 is dying. Sensors disappear and...

My Garmin 820 is dying. Sensors disappear and then reappear or won't connect at all. Phone loses connection and my battery life is 4 hours on a good day. I did purchase a new battery and will install...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,555
Posted By blakcloud

What ever makes you sleep at night. I have more...

What ever makes you sleep at night. I have more faith in the OP's version of events and the LBS's than your wild conjectures.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,555
Posted By blakcloud

I get you don't want to read the whole thread but...

I get you don't want to read the whole thread but at least pay attention to the original post.

First Jungleland said he ran over a stick. How can this be the bike shop's fault? Second the LBS who...
06-16-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,066
Posted By blakcloud

What ever happened to using capital letters at...

What ever happened to using capital letters at the beginning of sentences to make reading your diatribe easier? You know what capital letters are, you actually use them in your in your paragraphs.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By blakcloud

You don't give a budget but have a look at what I...

You don't give a budget but have a look at what I call "B" brands. The brands that are not Trek, Cannondale, Specialized and Giant. Try Scott, Fuji, Felt, Jamis, Norco, Kona and others. Also have a...
06-15-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By blakcloud

By all means you should be carrying a mini-pump,...

By all means you should be carrying a mini-pump, tube and tire levers on your longer rides as a bare minimum.

A second set of wheels would be nice but at this juncture but I would wait. It is an...
06-14-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By blakcloud

This question was asked at Evans Cycle and the...

This question was asked at Evans Cycle and the answer was 700 x 35. Source. (https://www.evanscycles.com/en-ca/cannondale-bad-boy-3-2015-hybrid-bike-EV214060)
06-13-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By blakcloud

Thanks for the lesson in knurling. Like I said I...

Thanks for the lesson in knurling. Like I said I have never seen this done on a seat post and it makes perfect sense.
06-13-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,377
Posted By blakcloud

Take the pandemic out of the equation and see how...

Take the pandemic out of the equation and see how difficult it is at the best of times to contact Rene Herse Cycles and get a reply. Want to talk on the phone, not going to happen. Read the thread on...
06-13-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,669
Posted By blakcloud

A couple of thoughts. Is it possible that it is...

A couple of thoughts. Is it possible that it is the old shoe syndrome? Old shoes can feel more comfortable than the new ones we just bought but eventually the new shoes become the old shoes. Very...
06-11-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By blakcloud

Everything Fietsbob said. The bottom bracket...

Everything Fietsbob said.

The bottom bracket one's don't need a plate, though it does help. If you go this route make sure you don't crush the frame when tightening it. Surly bikes does not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By blakcloud

You're not missing anything here. The dealership...

You're not missing anything here. The dealership is charging you premium because, well because they can and most people will pay it. This is quite common in the luxury car market and you aren't the...
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