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01-20-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By Wilmingtech

Does it have to be Belgium? Dont get me wrong,...

Does it have to be Belgium? Dont get me wrong, I'd go in a heartbeat but if you want to ride on streets with more bikes than cars and have right of ways and streetlights specific for Cyclists then...
11-01-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,923
Posted By Wilmingtech

Half the fun of N+1 is bikes is shopping for...

Half the fun of N+1 is bikes is shopping for them.

In 2017 I picked up this Ridley for 1400.00 from a runner who put a couple hundred miles on it to nurse back to health a knee injury and decided...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,732
Views: 682,807
Posted By Wilmingtech

Those look pretty nice on that old steel beast :)

Those look pretty nice on that old steel beast :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,444
Posted By Wilmingtech

If you are in the US then Campy is your only...

If you are in the US then Campy is your only option....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,732
Views: 682,807
Posted By Wilmingtech

Did you get the wheelset yet? Curious to see how...

Did you get the wheelset yet? Curious to see how they came in :)
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By Wilmingtech

The more new rain gear you buy the less likely it...

The more new rain gear you buy the less likely it will rain.

Heading into the rainy season here in the PNW, I recently bought a new Goretex jacket for myself and a Black Diamond rain coat for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By Wilmingtech

Brian, Are you looking to save money or...

Brian,

Are you looking to save money or spend money?

One thing to mention,.. Are your carbon rims eating the bead? If so then it might limit you to the tires you can put on those rims.


If...
10-25-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,778
Posted By Wilmingtech

They are the HED Ardennes Plus GP Disc wheelset....

They are the HED Ardennes Plus GP Disc wheelset. Same rim as the Belgian Plus rims with a 25mm External and 21mm Internal width.
10-25-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,778
Posted By Wilmingtech

Thanks Spoonrobot It's not for the faint of...

Thanks Spoonrobot

It's not for the faint of heart. It was close to 30 miles of climbing and a good chunk of the day to do this.

Certainly not scientific and the other thing I did not mention...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,732
Views: 682,807
Posted By Wilmingtech

I had the same fears as the same notification was...

I had the same fears as the same notification was there when I ordered. No worries they will send you the pedals at the discounted price ;) Enjoy them!
10-24-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,778
Posted By Wilmingtech

I'm more on tarmac than on gravel with my winter...

I'm more on tarmac than on gravel with my winter bike and have quite a few hills on my regular rides so heavy treaded gravel tires don't do me so well. I bought the winter bike so I could load...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,732
Views: 682,807
Posted By Wilmingtech

You gotta do the work. Lots of 10% coupoons for...

You gotta do the work. Lots of 10% coupoons for Clever Training out there -
I found this one within 30 seconds of a google search, added the pedals to the cart and applied the coupon. I am sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19,119
Views: 3,920,680
Posted By Wilmingtech

Favero Assioma & BBR60

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10-20-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,385
Posted By Wilmingtech

My experience (as others have stated) is that...

My experience (as others have stated) is that it's cheaper to buy a complete bike than to build, especially if you take in the cost of the tools you will need and if you put a cost to your time spent...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,732
Views: 682,807
Posted By Wilmingtech

I've bought from them with no issues. Shipping...

I've bought from them with no issues. Shipping takes forever. I think it was like 12-14 days if I remember.

I wouldnt buy anything that I had to have perfect. And only when the stuff is dirt...
10-15-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Wilmingtech

Are they replacing it with the same rim? Just...

Are they replacing it with the same rim? Just wondering if it's going to fail again if they do.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,201
Posted By Wilmingtech

2-3x more than your quoted budget Scott Addict...

2-3x more than your quoted budget
Scott Addict 10...
10-13-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Wilmingtech

I guess you get what you pay for...

I guess you get what you pay for...
10-13-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Wilmingtech

That's no good. Some options for you - ...

That's no good.

Some options for you -

A pair of HED Belgian+ Rims and rebuild them to your WTB hubs.

For a new wheelset HED ardennes weigh in at about 1600 grams for the pair, have a nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,201
Posted By Wilmingtech

Do a little research and make a list of things...

Do a little research and make a list of things that are important to you.

1. As mentioned above, decide what type of riding you will do. Fast, racing, long distance, flat, hills, touring, (bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,337
Posted By Wilmingtech

No. Last year we headed down to the desert...

No.

Last year we headed down to the desert for December/Jan but this year we are not.

Will stick it out and harden up in the cold/rain/snow.
10-10-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,776
Posted By Wilmingtech

Why re-invent the wheel... This has been...

Why re-invent the wheel...

This has been done many times around the world.
Zero Friction Lube Testing (https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/lubetesting/)
10-10-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,471
Posted By Wilmingtech

I have a NOTE 8. You can get them refurb or...

I have a NOTE 8.
You can get them refurb or open box for around 300.00 Sprint has them brand new for 549.00

I am sure you can find one cheaper through other channels.

This is my main cell...
10-10-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,776
Posted By Wilmingtech

I did as well! My only regret is that I only...

I did as well! My only regret is that I only bought one and when I went back they were sold out.

This lube is pretty good. I like it better than the wax based lubes like Pedro's chain lube and the...
10-10-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,471
Posted By Wilmingtech

I am using 2 different phone mounts on my bikes. ...

I am using 2 different phone mounts on my bikes.

On my gravel bike I use a Rokform mount. It's best used with the case with built in connector. It also uses magnets and the phone isnt going...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,732
Views: 682,807
Posted By Wilmingtech

Steal of a deal on Dual Sided Pedal Based Power...

Steal of a deal on Dual Sided Pedal Based Power Meters from Clever Training
Assioma Duo - 649.99 (https://www.clevertraining.com/assioma-pedal-based-cycling-power-meter)

Added the coupon YG561H...
10-08-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,825
Posted By Wilmingtech

I use turtle wax T-96r protectant. Been using...

I use turtle wax T-96r protectant. Been using for years and it is fantastic. Nice shine on the paint and leaves a UV protectant. Also makes washing the bike a breeze (Prevents dirt and grime from...
10-08-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,830
Posted By Wilmingtech

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Good Weather

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10-07-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 43,094
Posted By Wilmingtech

Looks like just the front wheel from the...

Looks like just the front wheel from the description.
10-04-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,578
Posted By Wilmingtech

If you have CL hubs, you can run CL or get an...

If you have CL hubs, you can run CL or get an adapter and run 6b as well.

If you have 6b you can only run 6b.
10-04-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,527
Posted By Wilmingtech

I've gone through the saddle gambit over the past...

I've gone through the saddle gambit over the past year. I've tried 5 different saddles before I finally found 2 that I truly enjoy.

Started with a Specialized Toupe, too small. Bought a Nashbar...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,108
Posted By Wilmingtech

Seattle Forrest you may have done this ride...

Seattle Forrest you may have done this ride before, Nisqually Entrance to Mt Rainier up to Paradise back down through to Ohanapecosh to Packwood and back up Skate Creek to the start.

Lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,642
Posted By Wilmingtech

The gap is there to take up any slack between the...

The gap is there to take up any slack between the steer tube and top cap when pre-loading the headset.

While the final gap between the top cap and steer tube can certainly be one half a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,108
Posted By Wilmingtech

Wait til you get to those 20 mile and 10 mile...

Wait til you get to those 20 mile and 10 mile climbs. That 5 lbs will make a difference....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,938
Posted By Wilmingtech

Not normally. Maybe a slight adjustment to the...

Not normally. Maybe a slight adjustment to the b-screw but probably not needed depending on how close the deraileur rides to the 30. But you should resize the chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,642
Posted By Wilmingtech

Proper Use of Expander / Compression Plug

I posted this over at WW. Take it for what its worth.

I recently chopped the steerer tube of my 2 carbon framed bikes to get the front end dialed in.

Before this I had never chopped a carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,108
Posted By Wilmingtech

Fit above all. If the bike doesnt fit right...

Fit above all.

If the bike doesnt fit right it wont matter what it weighs. If you buy too small a bike to save a few grams of weight but you keep banging your knees on the handlebar drops...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,938
Posted By Wilmingtech

A 34t chainring is about 20$. if you are...

A 34t chainring is about 20$.

if you are mechanically inclined, pulling your crankset and swapping your 36 for a 34t front chainring is pretty easy.

Other than a little chain slap (if riding in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By Wilmingtech

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-27-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Wilmingtech

I agree that 99% of the time padded gloves are a...

I agree that 99% of the time padded gloves are a bandaid for hand numbness.

That being said I love riding with padded/gel gloves. I'm a heavier rider (180 lbs) with a little more weight on the...
09-25-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Wilmingtech

She wants a flat bar but a handlebar like what...

She wants a flat bar but a handlebar like what comes on the Canyon Grail with a connection to the bar halfway down the drops would get the bars back and up and wouldnt have to change out the parts...
09-24-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Wilmingtech

I love to tinker as well. I'll have to build a...

I love to tinker as well. I'll have to build a parts list and see what the costs would be.

Would be nice if I could throw a set of the Canyon Grail handlebars on there. That might just do the...
Replies: 52
Views: 3,914
Posted By Wilmingtech

I would have said "You break it, you buy it!" ...

I would have said "You break it, you buy it!"

-Sean
09-23-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Wilmingtech

Understood but these are non issues. The bike...

Understood but these are non issues. The bike can fit up to 38c and we run 35c tires in the winter on it. As far as saddles go I have a dozen of them from a "wide berth" leather saddle to a nashbar...
09-22-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Wilmingtech

Converting Wife's Drop Bar to Flat

I bought my wife a beautiful road bike last year to ride with me. And ride she did. We put hundreds of miles on it and she rode a century at the beginning of the summer that had over 7k feet of...
09-21-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By Wilmingtech

Start working on your next perfect bike?

Start working on your next perfect bike?
09-21-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,766
Posted By Wilmingtech

For precise torque in and around carbon steerer,...

For precise torque in and around carbon steerer, smaller torque values in the 2nm - 8nm range I use a digital Wheeler Fat Wrench...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,825
Posted By Wilmingtech

We could just start an HED love fest...

We could just start an HED love fest :)https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20181108_172018_330a8a96b19494cdcf879836c1412b36fd7241d3.jpg
09-19-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 192,359
Posted By Wilmingtech

Couer d'Alene

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09-19-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 16,035
Posted By Wilmingtech

Well its official. The Blue Prosecco is a one of...

Well its official. The Blue Prosecco is a one of a kind collectors item now. No where to be found and never made again. Curious where they all ended up.

Had to post some pics of recent rides...
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