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Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,346
Posted By garysol1

I have met Boyd on several occasions and he is a...

I have met Boyd on several occasions and he is a very standup easy going guy who has a passion for wheels. I also sell his wheels and have for quite some time. We have satisfied customers riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,919
Posted By garysol1

Its the people that publicly say "I don't care"...

Its the people that publicly say "I don't care" that care the most.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,919
Posted By garysol1

Emonda SLR. 14.1 ready to ride but without a...

Emonda SLR. 14.1 ready to ride but without a bottle of water........
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-18, 07:29 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,469
Posted By garysol1

Very nice and informative post!! :thumb:

Very nice and informative post!! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,628
Posted By garysol1

So for the record..... at 188lbs you do recommend...

So for the record..... at 188lbs you do recommend amputation? :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,795
Posted By garysol1

I ride a carbon rail Phenom on one bike as well...

I ride a carbon rail Phenom on one bike as well as a couple CrMo rail Phenoms on others. It there is any ride quality difference between them I sure can't tell.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,628
Posted By garysol1

My .02 is an 80mm on the front can be a handful...

My .02 is an 80mm on the front can be a handful in any crosswind situation plus they are quite heavy. Maybe buy just a rear 80mm and use your 62mm on the front and see how you like it first. I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,469
Posted By garysol1

I am 5'8" and ride a 54 H2. 16nm on the saddle...

I am 5'8" and ride a 54 H2.
16nm on the saddle rail clamp (carbon rail)
I have never ever used loctite on any of my BB. I do install with Dumonde MR grease.
I just use the standard Enduro BB90...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,469
Posted By garysol1

First day out in the wild....2018 SLR 14.1lbs...

First day out in the wild....2018 SLR 14.1lbs ready to ride
https://image.ibb.co/gjaa5x/fullsizeoutput_f26.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,469
Posted By garysol1

I bet you will like it then. Trek did a pretty...

I bet you will like it then. Trek did a pretty fantastic job on this bikes geometry. You should be able to get a 28 in there or at least a 26. I run 28's but have the direct mount brakes. Good luck...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,469
Posted By garysol1

For $800 you can hardly go wrong. The H2 geometry...

For $800 you can hardly go wrong. The H2 geometry is sporty and spirited feeling but with a decent amount of stack so that the position is not super aggressive. The bike turns quickly but not to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,945
Posted By garysol1

We have been using the Rock and Roll Gold all...

We have been using the Rock and Roll Gold all purpose chain lube. Keeps chains clean and quiet. Its about all I can ask for. With that said I just put a new chain on the bike and when its time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-18, 06:42 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,469
Posted By garysol1

I really don't know if any frames are still made...

I really don't know if any frames are still made in Wisconsin save for maybe team bikes and pre production test bikes.
It sure looks like 2017 may have been the last year for USA built Treks.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,469
Posted By garysol1

My wheelset is the 2017 Aeolus D3 which I am...

My wheelset is the 2017 Aeolus D3 which I am pretty sure is identical to the 2017. It is not the aluminum brake track fairing wheel. That wheel is called the Aeolus Comp. The D3 is a full carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,469
Posted By garysol1

Fair enough and I have to agree. I dont think...

Fair enough and I have to agree. I dont think Trek would have moved OCLV700 frames there if they did not feel the quality would be just as good. I wonder how long before the Aeolus production is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,969
Posted By garysol1

LoL...... Your funny. No, changing a tubular on...

LoL...... Your funny. No, changing a tubular on the side of the road is no big deal but properly cleaning a rim of old cement, curing the new cement, stretching the tire....etc...etc..... is a huge...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,469
Posted By garysol1

Taiwan not China........... I was a bit...

Taiwan not China........... I was a bit disappointed to see that the SLR is now made in Taiwan but I guess its the times.....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,969
Posted By garysol1

I dare say that if we were all pros and had a...

I dare say that if we were all pros and had a paid mechanic to do all of our dirty work we would all be riding tubulars and why not.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By garysol1

I have been using the Snap for a few months now...

I have been using the Snap for a few months now and like it just fine. It is solidly built and it is very easy to use with Zwift. I have no complaints at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,964
Posted By garysol1

As others have said there is no perfect saddle...

As others have said there is no perfect saddle that works for everyone. With that said......... I have fit many many women to their bikes and I have found the Terry Butterfly to be a very popular go...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 413,421
Posted By garysol1

^ Hot!

^ Hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,469
Posted By garysol1

I liked my first Emonda SLR I decided to build...

I liked my first Emonda SLR I decided to build another. 2018 frame set with Aeolus 5 wheels set and Dura-Ace 9000.


https://image.ibb.co/nexPRH/fullsizeoutput_f21.jpg

With pedals, cage and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,602
Posted By garysol1

I totally agree with you with the BB90. Given the...

I totally agree with you with the BB90. Given the option I would rather have a threaded BB just because it is such a tried and trued system. I also agree with you that the one bolt seatpost clamp can...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,602
Posted By garysol1

Maybe we are just lucky. Maybe it has something...

Maybe we are just lucky. Maybe it has something to with the Michigan weather but again I have not had any warranty claims into Trek for the dreaded BB90 bore elongation at least not in the past 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,602
Posted By garysol1

More power to you my friend. I gave up on that...

More power to you my friend. I gave up on that responsibility a long time ago. I just come here for the chuckles now. As for the Roubaix/Diverge future shock issue all I can say is that we have sold...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,602
Posted By garysol1

WOW.... That is impressive. I had no idea that...

WOW.... That is impressive. I had no idea that you were THE voice of our industry. Impressive indeed.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,469
Posted By garysol1

Can anyone compare the new 2018 rim brake SLR...

Can anyone compare the new 2018 rim brake SLR model to the previous years bike? The frame has lost some weight and supposedly picked up some stiffness but that is about all I know and I cant find any...
Forum: Southeast
12-02-17, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,133
Posted By garysol1

Awesome info.... Thank you.

Awesome info.... Thank you.
10-20-17, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By garysol1

At 13psi per the digital gauge that was posted...

At 13psi per the digital gauge that was posted above the tire will not feel super soft but will have some give when you squeeze it. I run carbon rims and no way would i be willing to suffer a rim...
10-19-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By garysol1

I have found that my Stache is very sensitive to...

I have found that my Stache is very sensitive to proper tire pressure. To little and the tire folds and to much and it rides hard. I find 13-13.5psi works great for my 180 pound body.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By garysol1

The Emonda is no one trick pony. Yes it is one of...

The Emonda is no one trick pony. Yes it is one of the lightest and best climbing frames out there but with the "tuned" seatmast of the SL and the SLR the ride compliance is really REALLY good. Its a...
09-20-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 549,238
Posted By garysol1

You got ripped off!!!!! Paid for a SLX but only...

You got ripped off!!!!! Paid for a SLX but only got the SLR :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-17, 06:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,124
Posted By garysol1

Cutting the steerer is a normal part of setting...

Cutting the steerer is a normal part of setting up a new bike and I would not consider it a modification BUT then again if I were buying a used bike I would be asking how long the steerer is. A new...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 04:02 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 191,937
Posted By garysol1

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,684,503
Posted By garysol1

^^ Still freaking HOT...

^^ Still freaking HOT...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By garysol1

So they are ebaying items they can't even get?

So they are ebaying items they can't even get?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-17, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,684,503
Posted By garysol1

What!!!!**********?? Your opinion is so...

What!!!!**********?? Your opinion is so incorrect.....:lol::lol: just kidding :) ... I keep going back and forth on whether I prefer the all black tire or the "transparent" sidewall but I gotta say the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-17, 06:50 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 94,984
Posted By garysol1

Which is what I did. I went from the Emonda SLR...

Which is what I did. I went from the Emonda SLR to the Domane and to be honest the difference is not huge as you may think. The Domane is a bit more compliant on really rough roads but the Emonda was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 94,984
Posted By garysol1

Updated pic of my Domane SLR... ...

Updated pic of my Domane SLR...

https://image.ibb.co/e3pNvQ/fullsizeoutput_e99.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-17, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,684,503
Posted By garysol1

My Trek Domane..... ...

My Trek Domane.....

https://image.ibb.co/e3pNvQ/fullsizeoutput_e99.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,934
Posted By garysol1

I believe the OP is in California and the LA area...

I believe the OP is in California and the LA area at that. I have found that the general public in most big cities (LA, Chicago, New York) have very little tolerance for anything that does not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,469
Posted By garysol1

^^ Looks fantastic and I dont normally like...

^^ Looks fantastic and I dont normally like colored hoods.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,787
Posted By garysol1

Thanks Robby. I have never had a Project One but...

Thanks Robby. I have never had a Project One but maybe one of these days. The new Madone keeps yelling my name. My previous bike was a Emonda SLR8. It was a great bike but just wanted to try...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,787
Posted By garysol1

That surprises me. I ride my Aeolus 5's on my...

That surprises me. I ride my Aeolus 5's on my Domane regularly in 20mph and more Lake Michigan crosswinds and have been VERY impressed by the stability and the lack of being pushed around and I am a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,787
Posted By garysol1

Rear adjustment makes a quite a bit of...

Rear adjustment makes a quite a bit of difference. The middle setting is said to be similar to the compliance of a non adjustable SL style frame. I run my SLR one line below standard and find it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-17, 03:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,533
Posted By garysol1

Im my opinion...... your only riding only around...

Im my opinion...... your only riding only around 60 to 80 miles a week. Until you can invest more time into your training I do not believe that a PM will help you make any real gains. Invest more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By garysol1

Keep in mind the Phenom saddle on the Roubaix...

Keep in mind the Phenom saddle on the Roubaix will have carbon rails so the seatpost clamp will not work with your Brooks. The carbon saddle has 9mm rails while I ASSUME your brooks has 7mm rails.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,627
Posted By garysol1

Even if road 12speed road hit the market today it...

Even if road 12speed road hit the market today it would take a few years for it to trickle down through the 3 upper tier groups so we should be safe for a bit.... hopefully.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-17, 06:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,627
Posted By garysol1

In my opinion the newer Sora and Tiagra is pretty...

In my opinion the newer Sora and Tiagra is pretty outstanding and everything above that (105, Ultegra, Dura Ace) even more so. The only reason I would not look at the newer Sora or Tiagra is thats...
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