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01-13-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By pesty

I've been running road tubeless for about 10...

I've been running road tubeless for about 10 years and I wouldn't do Gorilla Tape for anything over 40-45psi. Honestly, the yellow tape that was on there (probably Stans), may have looked bad, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By pesty

I currently have Q-Rings on my road bike and I...

I currently have Q-Rings on my road bike and I like them a lot. My cross bike has Absolute Black, which is a more pronounced oval, similar to QXL. Personal preference, I like the Q-Rings better for...
07-30-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By pesty

You didn't say if this was for road, mtn or...

You didn't say if this was for road, mtn or CX/Gravel. I've been running road tubeless for about 10 years, and as that's generally the biggest PITA, my reply is geared towards that.

As has...
07-30-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By pesty

Personal experience with Shimano hubs... worth...

Personal experience with Shimano hubs... worth every penny to pull it apart and replace the cones and balls. Both are cheap and I've had Shimano hubs last decades without damage to the cup race. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,249
Posted By pesty

Wow... amazes me how someone can come here asking...

Wow... amazes me how someone can come here asking for advice and it turns into a guy with a holier than thou attitude who has to let everyone know that he's a Cat 1 and how good he is at riding a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By pesty

I use the cheapest ones I could find at...

I use the cheapest ones I could find at Performance Bike. I think I paid like $130 for them during a sale. Honestly, unless you want to get one of the bluetooth ones that has remote resistance...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,424
Posted By pesty

Way too much... for a 51mi ride first thing in...

Way too much... for a 51mi ride first thing in the morning, my ritual is something like...
Wake up
Make coffee
Drink coffee while evacuating bowels and checking facebook. <---- this is the most...
07-12-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,688
Posted By pesty

Where I live [Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex], it's...

Where I live [Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex], it's difficult to go 'car light' and damn near impossible to go 'car free'.
This area is just too spread out and it's not uncommon for people here to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By pesty

What Kontact said. You're going to be hard...

What Kontact said.

You're going to be hard pressed to find something that will damage the carbon and resin that will actually be safe to handle. Personally, I use dish soap and water, followed by...
Forum: Touring
07-11-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By pesty

Echoing what others have said... low traffic...

Echoing what others have said... low traffic roads, good luck finding anything that isn't chip'n'seal once you get outside the suburbs. South from Dallas, you might get as far as Mansfield or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,416
Posted By pesty

Beard... always the beard. I forgot what...

Beard... always the beard. I forgot what specialized says as it's been a couple years since I've watched that; but I have imperial evidence from many rides that show me that the beard, up to about...
07-02-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,364
Posted By pesty

Not sure I follow you... I must have learned that...

Not sure I follow you... I must have learned that one as I was always able to get out of my cleats and shoes when I finished my ride. But why go to all that trouble at stop signs/lights when I could...
07-02-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,364
Posted By pesty

Honestly, I see more cyclists when I'm out on my...

Honestly, I see more cyclists when I'm out on my bike than when I'm in my car. The ones that I see that do track stand do it very well, but they are also generally in their 40's and 50's and...
07-02-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,364
Posted By pesty

You roll with the wrong crowd then. I learned to...

You roll with the wrong crowd then. I learned to track stand on the road wearing slotted cleats with straps tight. The track stand was a necessity at stop signs and stop lights, else you stood a...
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By pesty

Deadline is tomorrow? I'll threw a bit in, but...

Deadline is tomorrow? I'll threw a bit in, but that's a really short amount of time to scrape together 30k. I hope it goes through, serious shortage of velodromes in this country and I'd love to...
07-02-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By pesty

1. Not sure what you're using now, but I've...

1. Not sure what you're using now, but I've become quite fond of Bontrager's Gel Cork tape (the stuff with the honeycomb pattern). I've used lots of stuff from Specialized, Fizik, Supacaz and...
07-02-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,769
Posted By pesty

As others have said... I wouldn't skip holes on...

As others have said... I wouldn't skip holes on the rims. If you really want to do 24, buy new rims and re-use the hubs. That's essentially what I did with some old Ultegra hubs. 32h hubs, found a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,272
Posted By pesty

Depends on the tape and how tight you wrap it. I...

Depends on the tape and how tight you wrap it. I haven't had any issues with the tape lifting up with the last several wraps I've used. The Supacaz tape pictured is pretty stiff, and it was fine...
06-21-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,058
Posted By pesty

Sometimes, how well they work depends on the...

Sometimes, how well they work depends on the climate and material. Pearl Izumi's newer ones are very thin, and seem to work OK. Older ones are a bit thicker and when it's really humid (IE: Texas...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,272
Posted By pesty

This was the last tape I had. Current is done the...

This was the last tape I had. Current is done the same way, just a different color.
...
06-20-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,594
Posted By pesty

I think there's a lot of ways to interpret this. ...

I think there's a lot of ways to interpret this.
OP really hasn't said if they want to upgrade it to indexed downtube shifters, or fully integrated brifters. Upgrading a 6-speed rear from friction...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,776
Posted By pesty

I have toe overlap on both my bikes... only...

I have toe overlap on both my bikes... only really bothers me on the CX bike when I'm trying to make a slow speed tight turn off road.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,272
Posted By pesty

THIS! :thumb::50: don't use tape at all. ...

THIS! :thumb::50:

don't use tape at all. Wrap it top to bottom, wrap it tight, tuck the end in the bar end and put in a plug.
06-18-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By pesty

Frame size is pretty easy. A good shop will do a...

Frame size is pretty easy. A good shop will do a quick measurement of your leg, arm and torso length to figure out what's the correct size frame. After that, for most people a basic fit is fine,...
06-18-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,134
Posted By pesty

If looking for a CX geometry AL bike, I've been...

If looking for a CX geometry AL bike, I've been pretty happy with my Trek Crockett, which would be in about the same price range as the CAADX. Personal opinion, but I wanted to stay with the more...
Forum: Foo
06-16-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By pesty

If you're playing shooter games or anything...

If you're playing shooter games or anything requiring quick reaction times, might be a little bit more lag on a TV due to refresh rates. Unless you're at a level where you play competitively, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,634
Posted By pesty

I have it, on-demand replay is usually available...

I have it, on-demand replay is usually available within a couple hours of the original broadcast. That being said, depending on if you're watching the Gold coverage (full stage from pre-start to...
06-13-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By pesty

Since you said you don't want something that does...

Since you said you don't want something that does the RoadID app thing (text if stationary for more than X minutes), only thing else I can think of would be like what sdmc530 said... a computer that...
06-12-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,885
Posted By pesty

That and some JB Weld. If you can't fix it with...

That and some JB Weld. If you can't fix it with JB Weld, Duct Tape and Bailing wire... it can't be fixed.
06-09-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By pesty

I've never had an issue with mine, only thing I...

I've never had an issue with mine, only thing I can think of would be what others have said, it's still connected/trying to connect to a phone or tablet. I haven't tried hooking up my computer...
06-07-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By pesty

I'd be really surprised if this is in any way...

I'd be really surprised if this is in any way different than a tube patch kit. I've been using tube patches on the inside of tubeless tires for years.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,041
Posted By pesty

So, while the material is the same, the carved...

So, while the material is the same, the carved versions don't feel as hard when you're sitting on them. I actually switched from a carved to a non-carved because it had a bit much give to it. But...
06-06-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,955
Posted By pesty

This is a chicken and the egg thing. ...

This is a chicken and the egg thing.

Because as we all very well know, anything important in cycling came first from Europe. They had the Century.... it was 100KM, and we thought it was great....
06-06-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,547
Posted By pesty

Charging while running is going to depend on the...

Charging while running is going to depend on the light... some will, some won't. My current Garmin UT800 will not.

As for the generic 18650 lights... I personally would avoid any of the ones with...
06-06-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,205
Posted By pesty

If you're looking to do something cheap, I'd look...

If you're looking to do something cheap, I'd look at Craigslist for a good rack from Yakima, Thule, Saris, etc. I found a Thule 2-bike rack that works just fine with my Class-A hitch (it also had...
06-06-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By pesty

Can't believe I'm going to say these 4 letters......

Can't believe I'm going to say these 4 letters... WD40... has a rust remover formula that I've used and had good results with.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,124
Posted By pesty

I am going to steal this and use it on my wife...

I am going to steal this and use it on my wife the next time she gets upset with me for spending a few hours rebuilding wheels. This is perfect. Now I just need to convince her to let me buy more...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,041
Posted By pesty

sounasega are you using a C17 or a C17 carved? ...

sounasega are you using a C17 or a C17 carved? I've been using C15 and C13's for a few years now and love them, but I can see how it could feel a bit stiff for some people. At one point I had a C15...
06-06-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By pesty

In my experience, there really isn't anything...

In my experience, there really isn't anything good for filling the crack in the rubber and you're just as well off to leave it. I've tried super glue, rubber cement, gorilla glue, none of it really...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,607
Posted By pesty

I'm going to put myself in the "find a new LBS"...

I'm going to put myself in the "find a new LBS" camp as well. This is total BS. Carbon is great if you're trying to save weight and go more aero, especially with deep section rims (greater than...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,011
Posted By pesty

Day one. Slam it, cut it, don't look back. If I...

Day one. Slam it, cut it, don't look back. If I need my bars higher, I'll fix it with the stem angle. I have specialized stems on all of my bikes, and some spares. I can adjust in 2ļ increments...
06-05-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,164
Posted By pesty

From what I was seeing on DT's site, the C 1800...

From what I was seeing on DT's site, the C 1800 Spline is a sleeved rim. I just recently built up my first wheels that weren't welded rims and found that I was losing a lot of air at the sleeved...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By pesty

After a decade and change on Carbon, I'm back on...

After a decade and change on Carbon, I'm back on Aluminum and couldn't be happier....
06-04-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,508
Posted By pesty

Coke Zero. Best chain cleaner in the world. ...

Coke Zero. Best chain cleaner in the world.
As for re-lube... sugar free maple syrup. I strongly recommend Maple Grove Farms.

Ordinary soda is great as a cleaner, Coke Zero is even better. ...
05-31-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,357
Posted By pesty

The other option is to get a light that runs off...

The other option is to get a light that runs off of common, easily replaceable cells like 14500 or 18650 lithium or standard AA size NiMH. I had a NiteCore flashlight that worked great as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,389
Posted By pesty

Said it before... You should NOT pick your...

Said it before...

You should NOT pick your bike based on your team's kit unless your team is paying for the bike.
You SHOULD pick your team based on the bike you currently have. (again, unless...
05-30-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By pesty

Id agree that the photo looks press fit. If they...

Id agree that the photo looks press fit. If they are saying itís Shimano it will be PF86. FSA crank is probably Mega EXO/Hollowtech II compatible, 24mm. *Should* be able to put a Shimano crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By pesty

I havenít seen any issues with setup and Iíve...

I havenít seen any issues with setup and Iíve lost fewer walkable covers than keep on. Considering the shoes that I have my old V2s on are my winter boots that only get about 2 months of use, that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,300
Posted By pesty

Any real benefit between carbon and alloy is...

Any real benefit between carbon and alloy is going to be in comfort. 100g isnít going to mean much unless you weigh under 70kg, your bike weighs under 6kg and youíre rides typically finish at a...
05-30-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By pesty

I believe itís just a single 18650 battery in...

I believe itís just a single 18650 battery in there. I know thatís what was in the previous version, but I donít know if itís soldered in or not. Iíve opened up my v2, but never my CE.

As for...
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