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Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,448
Posted By eduskator

Lucky you...we get an average of 3-4 winter...

Lucky you...we get an average of 3-4 winter months (snow, blizzard, ice rain, name it!) with -20F
temperatures regularly.

I hate winter.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By eduskator

Venge if in good condition (price seems good &...

Venge if in good condition (price seems good & it's an aero bike, which is nice for triathlons). The thing I don't like about buying used (especially a few years old bike) is that you sometimes don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,071
Posted By eduskator

Then the rider will upgrade (again) and will...

Then the rider will upgrade (again) and will either continue towards the top of the road bicycle food chain; a 15 000$ 6kg race bike or stop once satisfied with his product.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,353
Posted By eduskator

At that size, I think you can call it an electric...

At that size, I think you can call it an electric motorcycle! lol

As I said above, some cities will need to regulate their use at some point.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By eduskator

It looks like it's a custom setup. He does not...

It looks like it's a custom setup. He does not seem to currently have a chain.

OP - I have 11x30 cassette & 36/52 chainrings. Not the same specs, but I can get back to you tonight on the # of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,353
Posted By eduskator

Might be your reality, but certainly ain't...

Might be your reality, but certainly ain't everyone's. You seem frustrated, why don't you file a complaint to your city & ask for regulations?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,124
Posted By eduskator

Perhaps you should stop wheelying when you ride.

Perhaps you should stop wheelying when you ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,353
Posted By eduskator

Your argument is pointless. There are also lots...

Your argument is pointless. There are also lots of cyclists riding regular bikes doing that. I witness them every day not respecting traffic lights, stops, etc. regardless of the bike under their...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,124
Posted By eduskator

The one that's worned out after 3700kms. I had...

The one that's worned out after 3700kms. I had one giving up after 2000kms this summer.

Do you expect to get 10 000 kms per tire? If so, please tell me which model so I can run to the store and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,353
Posted By eduskator

E-Bike or bike, who cares? As long as you ride...

E-Bike or bike, who cares? As long as you ride one!

The more cyclists there are, the more respect we'll get from other users of the road (such as car drivers...). They (we) tend to become a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,071
Posted By eduskator

For 2000$ he can get a decent CF road bike (race...

For 2000$ he can get a decent CF road bike (race or endurance). Giant's TCR or Giant's Defy (Advanced 1 - both equipped with mechanical Ultegra) is a good example. Now, if he wants an electronic...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By eduskator

Indeed. I can only imagine the consequences...

Indeed. I can only imagine the consequences...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By eduskator

Most of them in fact. Low or zero...as long as...

Most of them in fact. Low or zero...as long as you unwind it after use. I always put mines at the lowest possible setting after every use to remove tension in the spring. It's just better in the long...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,353
Posted By eduskator

Laziness at its best, especially at that age! ...

Laziness at its best, especially at that age!

Funny story : I got passed by an elderly cyclist (70+ years) this summer during a steep hill climb, and to be honest, I didn't know it was an E-BIKE...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By eduskator

Exactly. lol

Exactly. lol
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By eduskator

Yes. It's also hard to set it up to specs that...

Yes. It's also hard to set it up to specs that are between two numbers (IE, my stem bolts requires 5.5nm & the dials are 0,2,4,6,8,etc.). You need to stop the red marker at 3/4 between the 4 and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By eduskator

So I tried the Venzo torque wrench yesterday when...

So I tried the Venzo torque wrench yesterday when I installed my parts back after flipping my stem. You need to be careful when tightening the screws - it will not ''click'' if you go too fast & will...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By eduskator

^^ Ego :)

^^ Ego :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,710
Posted By eduskator

The stem bolt is actually just a little under the...

The stem bolt is actually just a little under the top end of the steerer tube. I was also a concerned, but I measured it & itís OK.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,710
Posted By eduskator

Seems like Giant's engineers should have asked...

Seems like Giant's engineers should have asked for your opinion before building one of the most reliable & used bike on the market. It's not like they sell over 5 million bikes each year.

I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By eduskator

Ride whatever pressure that floats your boat :)...

Ride whatever pressure that floats your boat :) As long as your tire isn't underinflated to a point where it'll pinch the rim if you roll over a bump or something... Keep mind that there is an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,710
Posted By eduskator

This is what I was thinking as well shortly after...

This is what I was thinking as well shortly after posting. There is indeed a good amount of spacers.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,710
Posted By eduskator

So guys, I know this thread is dead (and should...

So guys, I know this thread is dead (and should stay dead), but I'm flipping my stem today to raise my bars a little & I thought I'd share a few pictures showing my TCR's factory compression plug.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By eduskator

I feel you! My lungs don't like cold...

I feel you! My lungs don't like cold temperatures. As soon as it drops under 60F, I feel it deep down lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,438
Posted By eduskator

When they say they ''shift'' manually on...

When they say they ''shift'' manually on full-synchro, they mean they use the FD lever even if it does automatically shift based on the chain position on the rear cassette. It's rather used as...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By eduskator

I ended up buying the Venzo from Amazon mainly...

I ended up buying the Venzo from Amazon mainly because of availability (next day shipping hehe!). Will provide my thoughts on it shortly. I need to flip my stem to raise my bars so the torque wrench...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By eduskator

Just came back from a 32k run up in the National...

Just came back from a 32k run up in the National Park. 1 hour ride - total climb (elevation) of 1500ft.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,348
Posted By eduskator

Yes - when it rains you hurry up to get home so...

Yes - when it rains you hurry up to get home so you do go faster. lol
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By eduskator

I also agree that they should hide as much cable...

I also agree that they should hide as much cable as possible! It's probably coming soon.

As for the DI2, it is definitively worth it. Carbon Fibre wheels as well. You'll however realise that your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By eduskator

As other said, it is risky. Try to find a stem...

As other said, it is risky. Try to find a stem that will raise your bar instead. How much raise do you need?

Did you check with your local shop to see if it was safe? I'm guessing it could be OK...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By eduskator

Not at all! Advanced SL frameset = Whole frame &...

Not at all! Advanced SL frameset = Whole frame & forks made out of Giant's premium (Advanced SL) composite.

The frame & fork in the ''Advanced Pro'' lineup uses Giant's lower-end (Advanced)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By eduskator

I'll do it when I get home after work if no...

I'll do it when I get home after work if no pictures have already been provided.

If you don't mind my questions/comments:
-The Advanced SL frameset is 500$ more expensive than the ''regular''...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By eduskator

Thanks. Every torque wrench indeed need to be...

Thanks. Every torque wrench indeed need to be ''zeroed'' out after use - it's how you keep them accurate. Before every use, I also set mine up (I have one for cars) to the highest possible torque and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By eduskator

I'd also go with a M and put a shorter stem (note...

I'd also go with a M and put a shorter stem (note that you can flip the stem upside down if you want to raise your bar a little). Keep in mind that the manufacturer specs is always intended for that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,572
Posted By eduskator

Lots of things that could be wrong... Personal...

Lots of things that could be wrong... Personal situation going on, change in health (physical and/or psychological), etc.

Keep in mind that the more you'll pedal, the more you'll want to. Gotta...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By eduskator

How did YOU feel on them? What was the shop's...

How did YOU feel on them? What was the shop's recommendation?

I'd get the bigger one, but that's just from looking at the pictures. What matters is how good you feel on them.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By eduskator

That's a good idea. If you like it, buy from that...

That's a good idea. If you like it, buy from that bicycle shop instead of the other one that wasn't letting you try the bikes. What a poor customer service.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By eduskator

Sad to read that you can't try the bikes. I guess...

Sad to read that you can't try the bikes. I guess you weren't anymore lucky at other local bike shops around? I'm always shocked to hear / read that a LBS will not let its customers try the things...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 851
Posted By eduskator

Torque Wrenches - X-Tools / Venzo

Hi guys,

I was wondering if some of you owned any of the 2 torque wrenches mentioned above? If so, could you please let me know what are your thoughts? I'm looking to buy one, and have narrowed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,137
Posted By eduskator

Talking about overthinking...

Talking about overthinking...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By eduskator

No, not really. It's like saying you want a sport...

No, not really. It's like saying you want a sport car without precising which kind. A Mazda Miata could be considered a sport car. What you call a ''road bike'' can cost you 500$ or even less brand...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 968
Posted By eduskator

Judging from other member's answers, it seems...

Judging from other member's answers, it seems like one should be able to unmount one side of the tire only using its fingers.

Perhaps they're Iron Man or something, because I can tell you that my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,113
Posted By eduskator

I had to google the word : Noun - Speech or...

I had to google the word : Noun - Speech or writing that uses too many words or excessively technical expressions.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By eduskator

Short answer is, it depends on what you want....

Short answer is, it depends on what you want. What's the goal of this built?

1500$ won't get you really far, especially if you spend only 400$ on groupset AND all components. The components...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By eduskator

What do you mean unstable? Your post requires a...

What do you mean unstable? Your post requires a little more details...

Improper inflation, loose headset, loose spokes, warped wheel, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,837
Posted By eduskator

It's always fun and games 'til you hurt yourself....

It's always fun and games 'til you hurt yourself. My right foot fell of the pedals a few years ago (mountain biking) while I was on the small chainring - a few teeth ended up inside the lower back of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,124
Posted By eduskator

It depends which one & how it was used. Only one...

It depends which one & how it was used. Only one way to find out...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,113
Posted By eduskator

I agree and disagree. It all depends on your...

I agree and disagree. It all depends on your definition of a ''better cyclist''. If you would be able do the same exact ride (same efforts, rests, etc.) simultaneously on both bikes, you would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,124
Posted By eduskator

If it's not worn out (or close to being), then...

If it's not worn out (or close to being), then yes.

3700kms is a lot. Unmount it & inspect it. You'll know how worn it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,837
Posted By eduskator

Yep. Probably that same school of thought that...

Yep. Probably that same school of thought that resulted into putting warning stickers on hair dryers to not use them while taking a bath.
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