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07-13-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Bryan C.

I picked up a pair of bottles like that about a...

I picked up a pair of bottles like that about a month ago. They work great. No need to fumble with the cap, take it off and put it on while the bottle is in the cage. Seems to work well for me. I...
07-07-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,664
Posted By Bryan C.

I would totally steal that bike. :roflmao2:

I would totally steal that bike. :roflmao2:
07-07-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By Bryan C.

I thought this was more of a" "Do these pants...

I thought this was more of a" "Do these pants make my ass look fat?" type question at first. :p

Sadly, the answer is yes. Your camelback IS making you hot. Thankfully you have a lot of water to...
07-03-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,506
Posted By Bryan C.

It really depends on how big of a lock the bike...

It really depends on how big of a lock the bike next to it has. Plan accordingly. :)
07-03-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,506
Posted By Bryan C.

The value of a bike isn't the only reason why...

The value of a bike isn't the only reason why they get stolen. Many times it's simply a matter of availability and ease of taking it.

Just make sure it's harder to steal than the bike it's parked...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By Bryan C.

I no longer carry a spare tube on any bike I own....

I no longer carry a spare tube on any bike I own. 1 time I had to do the walk of shame due to a cut sidewall, but so far that's it.

Plugs are great but finicky to use sometimes. Leave too long of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,589
Posted By Bryan C.

I've been a paid user of Strava for the last few...

I've been a paid user of Strava for the last few years. The $60 annual cost isn't significant enough to make me reconsider paying for their services. I think if they raise their annual fee I would...
06-27-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 226,154
Posted By Bryan C.

A couple pics from my ride yesterday. Pleasanton...

A couple pics from my ride yesterday. Pleasanton Ridge park in Pleasanton CA...
06-24-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Bryan C.

This topic comes up often enough that it should...

This topic comes up often enough that it should be made into a sticky.

A couple years ago I had a similar thread. If you are brave enough give the ride around Lake Tahoe a try. I did it and...
06-22-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By Bryan C.

Diverge owner here. I have a 2019 Expert that I...

Diverge owner here. I have a 2019 Expert that I have grown to love over the last year and a half. The big knocks on the Diverge are the low bottom bracket and the durability of the future shock.
...
06-19-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By Bryan C.

Good point about the internal vs external...

Good point about the internal vs external routing. Especially if you have an external mount battery.

RE the left shifter. The non-Di2 GRX left shifter has options for operating a dropper post, or...
06-19-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By Bryan C.

I used the string method to measure. I had wanted...

I used the string method to measure. I had wanted an 1800mm cable but 1600mm was the longest I could find. It worked just fine even though I thought it was going to be too short. There was a little...
06-19-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By Bryan C.

I assume your enve bars are pre drilled for the...

I assume your enve bars are pre drilled for the Di2 cable internal routing? Seems like using the y-cable may not be the best solution for you. The video is clear about how to run the system while...
06-19-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By Bryan C.

My suggestion was to use a piece of string to...

My suggestion was to use a piece of string to measure out all the distances. Have the string follow the same route at the cable would, then measure the string. Easier than using a hard tape measure....
06-18-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By Bryan C.

Use a piece of string or a flexible measuring...

Use a piece of string or a flexible measuring tape and measure the actual length of the bars. Use that value to order the correct length cable.

I recently installed a GRX Di2 groupset up on my...
06-11-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bryan C.

I initially used a Sram Eagle XX1 12 spd chain to...

I initially used a Sram Eagle XX1 12 spd chain to go with my existing 10-42 Sram cassette. I swapped to a Shimano 11-42 but kept the chain. Shifting is still perfect.

The Eagle chain was 126...
06-11-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bryan C.

I'm not sure what all the total capacity numbers...

I'm not sure what all the total capacity numbers even mean. Lol. Please don't explain either. :lol:

But perception is often more believable than reality sometimes. Out of curiosity I took some...
06-11-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bryan C.

I did a mini write up here: GRX Di2...

I did a mini write up here: GRX Di2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1202262-grx-di2.html)

The long cage derailleur is needed for the longer chain length. Other...
06-11-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bryan C.

I went with a GRX Di2 2x set up with the 817 1x...

I went with a GRX Di2 2x set up with the 817 1x specific rear derailleur and the 815 front derailleur. 48/32 chainrings with an 11-42 shimano cassette is actually a nice set up. Plenty of climbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By Bryan C.

RULE 49 // Keep the rubber side down.It is...

RULE 49 // Keep the rubber side down.It is completely unacceptable to intentionally turn one’s steed upside down for any reason under any circumstances. Besides the risk of scratching the saddle,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Bryan C.

I don't have very good luck checking the sealant...

I don't have very good luck checking the sealant level in the tire after adding sealant. The stem gets coated on the inside and it sometimes gives a false reading on the dipstick. Just check once,...
06-06-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bryan C.

I can't say I have had the same experience as the...

I can't say I have had the same experience as the OP. I have set up and used Ultegra 6800, R8000, and a DA 9100 front derailleurs.

The two line thing was confusing at first. I used the Shimano...
06-05-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bryan C.

Thanks Terry. :)

Thanks Terry. :)
06-05-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bryan C.

I finally took the time to pair and set up my Di2...

I finally took the time to pair and set up my Di2 BT unit and my Garmin 530. I can't seem to figure out how to view or analyze the data after my ride. I can see the live display during the ride but...
05-28-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bryan C.

I have my BT unit in line with my battery wire....

I have my BT unit in line with my battery wire. With a seat post mounted battery all I need to do is remove my seat post and disconnect the BT unit if it actually does fail.

I'm still working with...
05-27-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Bryan C.

With 6fifteen and California pedaler gone the...

With 6fifteen and California pedaler gone the only real option in the area is Mike's Bikes. I actually prefer to buy my bikes through them. Great staff and low pressure atmosphere. Omar at the...
05-26-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By Bryan C.

Backcountry and Active Junky. I knew some good...

Backcountry and Active Junky. I knew some good sales were coming because of the corona virus lockddown. I just waited until I was able to stack some discounts up before making my purchase. I was...
05-25-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By Bryan C.

[/color] Thanks for the info. I was a bit...

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Thanks for the info. I was a bit concerned about whether it would work too. I did a little bit of searching and couldn't easily find anyone who had tried it. I took a chance and it seemed...
05-25-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By Bryan C.

Thanks for the compliment. The GRX hoods looked...

Thanks for the compliment. The GRX hoods looked weird every time I saw pictures of them. On the bike they look totally different and like you said they look great. Much better looking than my...
05-22-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By Bryan C.

I figured there were more cassettes out there to...

I figured there were more cassettes out there to choose from but stopped looking when I made my decision to go Di2. I tried the 9-46 11 speed cassette on it when I was trying to find something...
05-22-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By Bryan C.

The wired vs. wireless aspects have their pros...

The wired vs. wireless aspects have their pros and cons. For Di2 I didn't consider it any more or less difficult than running derailleur cable. For most people the brake hoses need to be run inside...
05-22-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By Bryan C.

A couple pics: ...

A couple pics:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20200520_195056_ce042c96ed39b914dc4c6ed05f0a055e98916084.jpg...
05-22-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By Bryan C.

GRX Di2

Recently I decided to upgrade my 2019 Diverge from a Sram Force 1x to a Shimano GRX Di2 2x drivetrain. The bike is too new for me to justify selling it and buying a new bike already equipped with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,685
Posted By Bryan C.

Thanks for the update. And good to know that that...

Thanks for the update. And good to know that that part is available to purchase even at that inflated price. Curious if you did the install or had them do it? I've had mine out to look it over and...
05-11-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,187
Posted By Bryan C.

Basically only kept the frame/fork, brakes, and...

Basically only kept the frame/fork, brakes, and bars. New custom reynolds alloy wheelset, hope pro 4 hubs, 700x42c tires, 2x shimano 11 speed drivetrain, fenders, rack.
05-10-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,187
Posted By Bryan C.

I have a 2019 Escape that I did the gravel...

I have a 2019 Escape that I did the gravel treatment to. I love that bike and continue to ride it often. Not the lightest bike but definitely fun to ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bryan C.

Thanks for the pic. A visual of what I want to...

Thanks for the pic. A visual of what I want to try is always helpful.

Right now I'm leaning towards not getting one at all. Seems interesting, and somewhat helpful at times. But may not be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bryan C.

:cry: I cannot imagine such horrors.

:cry:

I cannot imagine such horrors.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bryan C.

:lol: Neither do I. I was more poking fun at...

:lol:

Neither do I. I was more poking fun at my apparent laziness.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bryan C.

That's what I am currently doing. And that's the...

That's what I am currently doing. And that's the issue really isn't it? Are they actually beneficial? I'm not set on them, just curious. I'm not so sure I like the rocker style switch anyway. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bryan C.

Di2 remote shifters

Finally going to convert my Diverge gravel bike over to GRX Di2. The parts have all been ordered but I'm curious as to how helpful climbing or remote shifters would be.

Is it worth the $100 price...
05-02-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,060
Posted By Bryan C.

I saw that article too. But when you go to the Mt...

I saw that article too. But when you go to the Mt Diablo webpage it says the park is still open for locals who ride/walk to the park.

Mt Diablo State Park (https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=517)
04-30-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Bryan C.

Good for the guy to get involved and help out. ...

Good for the guy to get involved and help out.

Not so sure I would do the same for a stranger. Not to say I wouldn't help someone in need but I'm not sure I want to risk escalating the situation,...
04-30-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 85,503
Posted By Bryan C.

[/QUOTE] So close to San Pablo Ave, but not...

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So close to San Pablo Ave, but not quite close enough. Lol.
04-30-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 85,503
Posted By Bryan C.

Not an official entry. Seems like the local...

Not an official entry.

Seems like the local ghost bikes near me have been removed for whatever reason. Posting this Google maps screen shot as a hint to where one is in Berkeley, CA.
...
04-29-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,919
Posted By Bryan C.

Jensen is great, I buy from them often. A few...

Jensen is great, I buy from them often. A few months back when I upgraded my rear to an SLX 11 speed I couldn't find the correct matching SLX high clamp bottom pull front derailer that I needed for...
04-29-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,919
Posted By Bryan C.

Yes and no. Demand is way down on all the high...

Yes and no. Demand is way down on all the high end MTB 2x drivetrains. New old stock will still be around for a while but how long will all the different versions(6 at last count) of their front...
04-28-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,919
Posted By Bryan C.

Not a dumb question at all. I sourced the Tiagra...

Not a dumb question at all. I sourced the Tiagra parts from Chain Reaction Cycles in Europe before Shimano cut that off. 2x MTB components are getting hard to come by these days. Most MTB's do not...
04-26-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,135
Posted By Bryan C.

Literally my exact situation. I may add on...

Literally my exact situation. I may add on electronic shifting to a bike but for now I don't have any need for anything new.

For me I would feel guilty having 2 bikes with identical uses. Variety...
04-24-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,927
Posted By Bryan C.

There was an article I read recently on this same...

There was an article I read recently on this same subject. The authors preferred set up was a 2x GRX drivetrain but using a 10-42 sram cassette. I like the subtle spacing differences on the sram...
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