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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By robbyville

I too had a Ridley Excalibur purchased from...

I too had a Ridley Excalibur purchased from Competitive Cyclist Bought as a frame set. I loved the ride characteristics of the bike. Very agile. Sadly I bought the wrong size and could not get it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 187,844
Posted By robbyville

Agreed, great looking bike!

Agreed, great looking bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By robbyville

Did you say if the chain was new? 16k km isnít...

Did you say if the chain was new? 16k km isnít much on a shifter but it is a fair bit on a chain especially if paired with a new cassette. Otherwise Iíd agree with the rest sounds like an alignment...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 187,844
Posted By robbyville

I hear you lol, the GP 5000's in tubeless have...

I hear you lol, the GP 5000's in tubeless have been the only tire I've had a challenge mounting (and I've been using TL since 2014 or so). But I think it's more technique driven. Once I figured out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,234
Posted By robbyville

It's like name brand vs. generic drugs in many...

It's like name brand vs. generic drugs in many cases. The generic will work fine and often is exactly the same. In the case of bikes I think you may sometimes get better QA, especially when it comes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 167,189
Posted By robbyville

I get the photo angle making the seat look tilted...

I get the photo angle making the seat look tilted downwards, the saddle so far forward is an aesthetic faux pas but I understand fit over everything else! I love the Cube bikes and would give it a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,705
Posted By robbyville

I'm totally vain and not at all afraid to admit...

I'm totally vain and not at all afraid to admit it. BUT, function is also incredibly important to me so I'll wait and save or pay to swap anything that I feel needs to be swapped. My Domane was built...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By robbyville

makes total sense thanks so much. I didnít...

makes total sense thanks so much. I didnít realize that the plugs were more a roadside fix (which is what I was wanting in the first place), and that I could patch from the inside after.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,575
Posted By robbyville

Love the look of the Bond bike. i agree that...

Love the look of the Bond bike.

i agree that modern smaller frames look inelegant. But then again large bikes look even worse to me, for the exact same reasons of how exacerbated the long head...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By robbyville

Well thereís a reason to press the now defunct...

Well thereís a reason to press the now defunct ďeasyĒ button. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By robbyville

Understood and thanks. As mentioned at the...

Understood and thanks. As mentioned at the beginning of this thread, I knew that normally the plug would go onto a mounted tire, this was more for practice but good to know that it's too short on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By robbyville

thanks! I will order some dyna plugs. These...

thanks! I will order some dyna plugs. These were from Lezyn not sure but based on thickness I would t be surprised if they are mtb specific
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By robbyville

First time trying tubeless plug, is this correct?

Decided Iíd start to carry these with me for those just in case situations where the sealant may not work. In 4 full years itís happened to me twice both within the last year which is why I must be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

thanks for the thought. Nope definitely...

thanks for the thought. Nope definitely mechanical not pad rub. I seem to have it figured out as rear hub. Waiting on new bearings and tools.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

yep it is definitely the rear hub, but I canít...

yep it is definitely the rear hub, but I canít service it without the axle cap removal tool. Waiting to receive that and new bearings next week
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By robbyville

Curious as well regarding the thought process to...

Curious as well regarding the thought process to ceramic. I have a standard Dura Ace threaded BB, Chris King headset and I9 hubs. Having recently had my own creaking challenges which have me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

Don't I know it! I've always had at least two...

Don't I know it! I've always had at least two sets if not more. I think I got rid of the last pair a bit ago before moving to the new house and to help someone out looking to get into tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,034
Posted By robbyville

Similar challenges here in the desert, less tax...

Similar challenges here in the desert, less tax revenues, less street cleaning. Been really bad since the July 4th weekend, can't remember a time where we've had so much glass in the road as recent.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

Arghhhhhhh

Todaysís update,

the headset is perfect and smooth, I am ever so happy that I took the time to take apart the front end.... said nobody ever!

my creak was back in good form today, one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

I do use a torque wrench especially on the small...

I do use a torque wrench especially on the small carbon bits. But Iím not fanatical using it on things where I may have to research specs like derailleur attachments those I generally just crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

Son of a b... no I didn't put any on the spacers...

Son of a b... no I didn't put any on the spacers and I just finished up! I did put some on the entire steerer tube and then of course carbon paste on both the lock nut and between the stem/steerer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

Yup checked pedal bearings, circa 2005 Shimano...

Yup checked pedal bearings, circa 2005 Shimano Dura Ace pedals currently.

So... update time! This morning before taking off on my 5:30am ride I checked and adjusted the headset, all seemed normal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

it is a Dura Ace 9100 series crank. I had heard...

it is a Dura Ace 9100 series crank. I had heard that there have been some reports of these and Ultegra cracking here and there with a creak similar to this prior. Iíve inspected and found nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

will do. Definitely Torch, I have the torch tool...

will do. Definitely Torch, I have the torch tool kit and replacement bearing in the cart, but would be a shame to order if not needed. I'm thinking of finding a way to pull of the end caps easily...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

I put a little grease on the cam of the QR but...

I put a little grease on the cam of the QR but nothing where the axle or nuts interface with the drop out. Will try.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

I believe they are Torch's but looking at pics...

I believe they are Torch's but looking at pics they could be the Classic. purchased new Sept 2018
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

I haven't actually worked on hubs with cartridge...

I haven't actually worked on hubs with cartridge bearings, any best practices to suggest, along with QR?



Done and done, still driving me crazy
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

When watching the video on my phone the creak is...

When watching the video on my phone the creak is very loud, on my computer hard to hear until about 26 seconds in.

Will definitely check the headset today, it has been 2.5 years since I installed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

Cages both have a bottle in them. I did check...

Cages both have a bottle in them. I did check tightness of mount but did not grease the threads, will do that next. I think it happens hands off as well but will try a focused approach. Definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

Lets see if this works Video of creak

Lets see if this works
Video of creak
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By robbyville

Chasing the creak

About a week and a half ago I started to get a creak that is rhythmic in nature. Only happens when pedaling but it can be while spinning or when applying decent pressure.

Mostly while seated but...
08-05-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By robbyville

Whoops sorry folks wrong forum!

Whoops sorry folks wrong forum!
08-05-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By robbyville

Chasing the creak

Wrong forum, post deleted
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 187,844
Posted By robbyville

Nicely done! Looking forward to ride reports. ...

Nicely done! Looking forward to ride reports. Ride safe!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,037
Posted By robbyville

My Garmin Connect mobile is still down. Even...

My Garmin Connect mobile is still down. Even uninstalled and reinstalled back in the phone
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By robbyville

Couple things: 5000tl with no sealant, Iíve...

Couple things:

5000tl with no sealant, Iíve run mine without for a couple weeks with no issues just had to get to the store to get some. I put sealant in for the obvious reasons but had no...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By robbyville

Questions abound! How long is it supposed to...

Questions abound! How long is it supposed to last and can you reissue the left over wax until itís all gone?

ive been using some type of wax/water blend in a squeeze bottle for the last few...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,147
Posted By robbyville

ditto here. 91 when I went out this morning just...

ditto here. 91 when I went out this morning just before 6am. Only about 105 when I got back from a shortened ride of 41 miles. We normally do 55 or so on Saturdayís. High today has been 118 last...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,654
Posted By robbyville

I go through a couple of roundabouts on a two of...

I go through a couple of roundabouts on a two of my weekly rides in two directions. I havenít had any challenges with people stopping in the roundabout. Most seem to know once weíre in how to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By robbyville

In all my years with tubeless Iíve only ever...

In all my years with tubeless Iíve only ever carried a spare tube. Twice in the recent past (including today), I should have had a plug kit of some type to try and avoid the call of shame. Iím...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,011
Posted By robbyville

Iíve been a paying member of Strava for quite a...

Iíve been a paying member of Strava for quite a few years. I like the simplicity, the kudos, etc. cycling for me is about the only social endeavor I have. The family does not enjoy going out or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 187,844
Posted By robbyville

I had no issues whatsoever with my Yoeleoís (no...

I had no issues whatsoever with my Yoeleoís (no holes), either mounting, sealing, or removing my TL tires (at least no more than usual lol). And youíre right it was much easier to clean the sealant!...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 187,844
Posted By robbyville

Prior to my LB wheels I had a set of Yoeleoís. ...

Prior to my LB wheels I had a set of Yoeleoís. They had the internal nipples with sealed rim bed. Never had a problem with them but it was strange how one was finished and clear coated/sanded and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,954
Posted By robbyville

I actually no longer use it and sold it last...

I actually no longer use it and sold it last year. It was very good even after a lot of use although I was kind of worried about the rails loosening they never did. To this day I still think it was...
03-25-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By robbyville

Thanks for the reminder! I live about 40 minutes...

Thanks for the reminder! I live about 40 minutes away and was planning a pilgrimage up!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 251,332
Posted By robbyville

ahhh, bike porn at its best

ahhh, bike porn at its best
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By robbyville

As noodle says it all boils down to fit for you...

As noodle says it all boils down to fit for you and your body, and then once you choose having the bike properly fit to you and your riding style.

when I went to a Domane (while back since been...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 167,189
Posted By robbyville

nothing to be done about the bulbous levers but...

nothing to be done about the bulbous levers but dang, very nice and Iíll give it a quite warm to hot based upon nothing more than my first impressions. Hope it rides as nicely, be safe!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 167,189
Posted By robbyville

Just found out itís been two years to the day...

Just found out itís been two years to the day since I built up this bike o mine
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 167,189
Posted By robbyville

Boy, even as a diehard Vanilla/Speedvagen fan I...

Boy, even as a diehard Vanilla/Speedvagen fan I have a challenge with that one from a hotness factor! And since I can now shamelessly show mine again...
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