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Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 108,404
Posted By jtm54

I have had the G1 wheels for about a year, so far...

I have had the G1 wheels for about a year, so far they have been awesome. They came with everything for 12 or 15mm axles. I've ran them tubeless from the start with no issues on 40mm tires,
09-04-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 155,189
Posted By jtm54

Couple photos from my ride last weekend. ...

Couple photos from my ride last weekend. ...
04-09-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 155,189
Posted By jtm54

I put that tape on when I switched bars, I didn't...

I put that tape on when I switched bars, I didn't love the width or drop on the stock ones. I will warn you that the stock tape was the most miserable tape I have ever tried to get off. My plan was...
04-09-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 155,189
Posted By jtm54

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/886/40633934924_30f...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/886/40633934924_30f8d096f0_z.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/867/27475711428_3fc5295668_z.jpg

Finally had a chance to get out on some mountain gravel roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 149,744
Posted By jtm54

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4761/39878202571_80...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4761/39878202571_8006527888_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23KUdhK)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/23KUdhK) by Metzger54 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/90652510@N03/), on Flickr...
01-18-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 87,246
Posted By jtm54

I did get the Easton BB but I didn't order a...

I did get the Easton BB but I didn't order a spacer kit. I got the BB in yesterday but I wont have the rest until next week, hopefully I wont need to order anything else. But now worries if so, its...
01-16-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 87,246
Posted By jtm54

https://content.competitivecyclist.com/images/item...

https://content.competitivecyclist.com/images/items/1200/EAS/EAS001Y/BK.jpg

Liked the idea of quick chain ring swaps, and the ease of upgrading to Easton's new power meter if I decided to. And it...
08-21-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 522,417
Posted By jtm54

https://i.imgbox.com/kdeJB1Lf...

https://i.imgbox.com/kdeJB1Lf (http://imgbox.com/kdeJB1Lf)

Putting in some miles on my new TCX. So far I'm really enjoying the ride.
08-02-17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,237
Posted By jtm54

The only time I've noticed the wider bars is more...

The only time I've noticed the wider bars is more confidence down hill with wash board or ruts in the road. I think having the larger hoods for hydraulic helps this too. I guess I may feel like I...
08-01-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,237
Posted By jtm54

I have the SX. My other Giants ar M/L size and...

I have the SX. My other Giants ar M/L size and the SX is L. I end up in between sizing on Giant so it works out for me. I got the SX in large because it is not a racing bike for me but a gravel bike,...
07-27-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 522,417
Posted By jtm54

It looks a little off on a bike with drop bars,...

It looks a little off on a bike with drop bars, but with only a 40 chainring up front it works well. I was even bouncing around the idea of putting a 38 on it to try the Crusher in the Tushar next...
07-27-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 522,417
Posted By jtm54

I fixed the problem, and after a good rain last...

I fixed the problem, and after a good rain last night there was plenty of sand spray up this morning.

The cassette is 11-42, I believe it is Sram 1130 level. There is some noise coming up when on...
07-26-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 522,417
Posted By jtm54

https://i.imgbox.com/NfjSSzCl.jpg...

https://i.imgbox.com/NfjSSzCl.jpg (http://imgbox.com/NfjSSzCl) https://i.imgbox.com/tXuvN1tE.jpg (http://imgbox.com/tXuvN1tE)

Well that was embarrassing. I really like how they show up just fine...
07-26-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 522,417
Posted By jtm54

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q739/jtmetz54/...

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q739/jtmetz54/D0051026-9E91-49D0-8882-A6CFDCE5008B_zpsrm4dkzzg.jpg...
07-24-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 522,417
Posted By jtm54

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q739/jtmetz54/...

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q739/jtmetz54/B38C9F75-828B-4C41-9003-5ACE19335C24_zpsvjreyruc.jpg...
01-16-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,868
Posted By jtm54

I believe it all comes down to how hard you plan...

I believe it all comes down to how hard you plan to push the bike. For most cross county riding 71 degree will be fine, when you want to start going pretty fast, doing large jumps and drops the angle...
12-20-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,868
Posted By jtm54

Got the bike home yesterday. The wheels do need...

Got the bike home yesterday. The wheels do need tubeless rim tape to covert. Also I was disappointed that the brakes need bleeding right out of the box, everything else was very close on adjustment.
12-15-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,868
Posted By jtm54

Have any of you guys that got this bike converted...

Have any of you guys that got this bike converted to tubeless? I order the bike this week and will hopefully pick it up this weekend. Everything says tubeless ready but wasn't sure if it came with...
05-07-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By jtm54

I got a set of PSIMET tubulars last year that I...

I got a set of PSIMET tubulars last year that I have been very happy with. They were very affordable in the alloy version; carbon wasn't too bad either for carbon tubulars. They are a bit wider so...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 73,385
Posted By jtm54

I did not know about the powered vent; thanks for...

I did not know about the powered vent; thanks for the heads up. I went away from that idea pretty quick thinking about redoing plumbing for all the water and LP. I will probably only be in my house 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 73,385
Posted By jtm54

I am also looking into a new water heater as mine...

I am also looking into a new water heater as mine is 22 years old; I know each day I have a hot shower is a blessing. I have LP gas so a little different boat, but from what I can tell tankless works...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By jtm54

I'm still in the crutches part for about one more...

I'm still in the crutches part for about one more week. My Dr. gave it 80% chance of holding, he did not talk about loss of flexibility. I really don't need that, I would like to stay active outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By jtm54

So I have had both my left and right knees worked...

So I have had both my left and right knees worked on this year with meniscus tears. The left was like most have described; easy couple slow days, then no issues. Now I am dealing with the right knee,...
10-02-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,654
Posted By jtm54

Fantastic, none of the photos I found showed...

Fantastic, none of the photos I found showed anything but canti.
10-02-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,654
Posted By jtm54

Has anybody used this tool on other styles of rim...

Has anybody used this tool on other styles of rim brakes? I don't see why it wouldn't work, but would like to know as I only have one bike with canti's but several other rim brake types.
09-29-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By jtm54

Thanks for the help. Looks like I'm going to...

Thanks for the help. Looks like I'm going to start with a pulley and cover set-up. I like the idea of a cx specific FD, might look into that down the road.
09-27-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By jtm54

What FD to use on a top pull set up frame?

So i know very little about cyclorcross bikes and need some direction. I just purchased a frame that hast all the cable running along the top tube and and trying to figure out the best way to run the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By jtm54

That TCR Advanced would be an awesome bike. I...

That TCR Advanced would be an awesome bike. I have been very happy with mine over the past year. Like the others have said, throw your leg over it and make sure it is the bike for you first.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By jtm54

I think it is one of the best rides in the state....

I think it is one of the best rides in the state. Lots of good people, and amazing views. Be prepared for lots of different weather; most of the time when I start this ride its under 30 degrees, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By jtm54

Coming from my Madone 4.7, the TCR is much...

Coming from my Madone 4.7, the TCR is much stiffer. I cannot compare to the SL3.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-12, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By jtm54

It's a very nice bike. I don't know if the DT...

It's a very nice bike. I don't know if the DT swiss are the same as the TCR advanced 2. If they are, they are a little heavy but seem like good solid wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,437
Posted By jtm54

I haven't been on a CAAD 10 but my new TCR...

I haven't been on a CAAD 10 but my new TCR Advanced is amazing. The frame feels pretty stiff and overall a very responsive bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By jtm54

Thanks for all the ideas. I would guess Trek...

Thanks for all the ideas. I would guess Trek would be smart enough to look at the frame and be able to put the blame on me. On top of that I'm not looking for a free frame, just seeing what their...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-11, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By jtm54

lol, One of these days when I have more money...

lol, One of these days when I have more money than sense (may not take much money) I would love to get a custom lugged steel bike maybe with campy.

Thanks for the tips on some different shops,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By jtm54

My biggest fear is having the tube back to full...

My biggest fear is having the tube back to full strength as I am just under 200 lbs. right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-11, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By jtm54

Carbon Repair

So I was really on my A game yesterday on the rollers; legs started dead, rest of my body was tired. All of this good vibe mixed into to what I can only imagine was a very cool spill. As i start to...
11-01-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22,690
Views: 679,323
Posted By jtm54

It would sound like this type of transaction...

It would sound like this type of transaction would be a build or product related expense that should be recorded as such. The LLC would then record this as an income for the service of delivering the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By jtm54

Thanks, I will give them a call.

Thanks, I will give them a call.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By jtm54

Kevin, do you know anything about the quality of...

Kevin, do you know anything about the quality of the bikes the have for rentals. I will also be down in that area later on this year.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 08:32 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,772
Posted By jtm54

I'm with tunnelrat, the first guy was making fun...

I'm with tunnelrat, the first guy was making fun of himself. Most people would just laugh and move on.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By jtm54

Prove it! (Pic)

Prove it!
(Pic)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,499
Posted By jtm54

True story, been very happy with this set at 200...

True story, been very happy with this set at 200 lbs. Stayed true the 9 months I have had them.
04-18-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,157
Posted By jtm54

It does, thanks for the link.

It does, thanks for the link.
04-12-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,157
Posted By jtm54

I thought my lack of photos was going to hurt; I...

I thought my lack of photos was going to hurt; I will snap some shots this evening.
04-11-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,157
Posted By jtm54

Azuki Imperial

A buddy of mine picked up this bike from his uncle a few weeks ago, uncle bought it new in 78. Is the Azuki Imperial a nice bike from this time? I really dont know anything about these older bikes. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By jtm54

Last summer I had some wheels built by...

Last summer I had some wheels built by valleycyclist.com. I have been very happy with them; staying true, no issues at all. They were also very fast and great email communication.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By jtm54

Some rides will have a bike lock-up spot, most...

Some rides will have a bike lock-up spot, most will not. I have never felt the need to lock my bike up at any ride I have done. I have also seen bike that cost a ton more than mine unlocked. End of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,461
Posted By jtm54

I really like the pearl izumi wool socks. They...

I really like the pearl izumi wool socks. They have a couple thicknesses. All the ones I have right now go up a little higher on the leg, I don't know if they make the standard height in wool.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By jtm54

I think all the 470 work is done. That ride to...

I think all the 470 work is done. That ride to Confluence park is very nice as most of it is in the trees.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,050
Posted By jtm54

Thanks guys for all the tips. I went custom, and...

Thanks guys for all the tips. I went custom, and really love them. They are from BF member valleycyclist. White Ind. hubs, CX-Rays spokes, and Kinlin XR-270 27 mm rims. They are very a ton nicer than...
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