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Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18,932
Views: 3,844,666
Posted By illdrag0n

Waiting on a few things.... Specialized...

Waiting on a few things....

Specialized Power Comp 155mm
Effetto Caffelatex Tubeless Valve Kit
Hutchinson Rep'Air Tubeless Repair Kit
Effetto Caffelatex ZOT! Nano
Lezyne Classic Tubeless Kit...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By illdrag0n

In the end i decided to invest in a heap of...

In the end i decided to invest in a heap of Caffelatex sealant gear and a couple of Rubino Pro G2.0 TLR's. Going to dabble in tubeless a bit more seriously and see how i go.

My only other...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By illdrag0n

Maybe look at the Continental Grand Prix? Same...

Maybe look at the Continental Grand Prix? Same compound as the GP4000, similar rolling resistance, but more protection from the PolyXBreaker belt
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By illdrag0n

2 things re: climbs and workout rate - What's the...

2 things re: climbs and workout rate - What's the max gradient/slope your trainer will imitate and have you set your Zwift settings to 100% replication (default is 50% from memory)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 16,441,641
Posted By illdrag0n

https://i.imgur.com/Ar1NaEP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Ar1NaEP.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By illdrag0n

I use the wired bead Rubino on my focus for...

I use the wired bead Rubino on my focus for commuting. Pretty hardy tyre for small change. Better than my old Durano Plus and Maxxis Detonator
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,089
Posted By illdrag0n

What he said... I used to use a preset 12nm 6mm...

What he said... I used to use a preset 12nm 6mm torque key (small enough for the saddle bag or backpack) but have since used muscle memory to get it where i need with the multi tool. The other thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 07:04 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By illdrag0n

Thanks! This is good feedback, because i doubt i...

Thanks! This is good feedback, because i doubt i would be attuned enough to tell the difference between the good tyres except maybe suppleness and grip. Speed is all much of muchness to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,089
Posted By illdrag0n

I had the RAT de-thread mid ride on my Focus....

I had the RAT de-thread mid ride on my Focus. Completely fkd my rear wheel, rear hangar, disc and chain. Expensive lesson to learn that i should have gone a RAP to start with.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By illdrag0n

Conti Grand Prix

Can someone with experience let me know how the Conti Grand Prix fares against the GP4000, GP5000, Schwalbe One, Rubino Pro G2.0 and GP4s.

Tyre will be used for road riding - im looking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,537
Posted By illdrag0n

Power saddle and romin Evo, 168mm wide, 182cm...

Power saddle and romin Evo, 168mm wide, 182cm tall, long torso/short legs and 136kg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,537
Posted By illdrag0n

I have 154mm bones and ride a 168mm saddle....

I have 154mm bones and ride a 168mm saddle. Funkier and OCG pads fit me better than my aerotech gear
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,691
Posted By illdrag0n

Yeah both sides. One of my cheaper bib shorts is...

Yeah both sides. One of my cheaper bib shorts is actually showing fraying about halfway down the back of the leg.

https://i.imgur.com/Vkl56Tt.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vNio6yP.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,691
Posted By illdrag0n

Not rude at all. I have no issues with my...

Not rude at all.

I have no issues with my fit. Back pain, hip pain, pelvic rocking etc etc is all non-existant. If it wasn't for thigh rub, it would be perfect.

The fit actually brought my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,691
Posted By illdrag0n

A good point im sure. I was fit using Retul at my...

A good point im sure. I was fit using Retul at my specialized dealer. I tried the power arc and romin 155, and the romin evo 168mm - none really agreed with me.

The 168mm power is the only one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,691
Posted By illdrag0n

Saddle just higher than bars (not overly...

Saddle just higher than bars (not overly aggressive). The issue being i have been measured to have woman hips, 154mm in width
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,691
Posted By illdrag0n

Really wish they made this in a 160-165mm width....

Really wish they made this in a 160-165mm width. Been eyeing it off for years
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,691
Posted By illdrag0n

I did mate, but my ass never got along with...

I did mate, but my ass never got along with curved saddle - my bones ached something chronic.

I've always gotten along better with more flatter/platformed rear saddles
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,691
Posted By illdrag0n

I'm in a similar boat. I have 154mm sit bones and...

I'm in a similar boat. I have 154mm sit bones and ride a 168mm Specialized Power.

Nothing i've ridden has given me better comfort in my perineum and sit bone area... BUT - inner thigh chafe is an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 16,441,641
Posted By illdrag0n

The Prova Speciale built near me in South...

The Prova Speciale built near me in South Australia recently got a feature in GCNs Boutique brands video. They make a steel frame with lugged carbon seat post and fork. Looks amazing
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,489
Posted By illdrag0n

My ER1600 32 splines where night and day over my...

My ER1600 32 splines where night and day over my stock giant pr-2. Well worth the upgrade, even if just for the hubs
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,448
Posted By illdrag0n

Giant TCR would be my pick. Very comfortable and...

Giant TCR would be my pick. Very comfortable and capable lightweight bike
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By illdrag0n

PR Lotion

Seen this ALL over social media.

I'm always sceptical of these things, but i was wondeirng if anyone on BF actually has first hand experience.

Apparently it's 33% bicarb, which actively reduces...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 300,248
Posted By illdrag0n

https://i.imgur.com/Si3kPzA.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Si3kPzA.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 16,441,641
Posted By illdrag0n

https://i.imgur.com/MqFGJDr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/MqFGJDr.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2,278
Views: 333,839
Posted By illdrag0n

https://i.imgur.com/fV6aCPf.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fV6aCPf.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18,932
Views: 3,844,666
Posted By illdrag0n

DT Swiss ER1600 Spline 32 DB Shimano Ultegra...

DT Swiss ER1600 Spline 32 DB
Shimano Ultegra Ice Tech 140mm x2
Kask Mojito
Funkier Belluno Men E2
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 16,441,641
Posted By illdrag0n

It's terrible. It's because giant sits the brake...

It's terrible. It's because giant sits the brake res on the bar. Im going to replace the 105 mechanical shifters with something like the RS505 that has internal res.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 16,441,641
Posted By illdrag0n

New wheels https://i.imgur.com/ViaHAeY.jpg

New wheels

https://i.imgur.com/ViaHAeY.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,065
Posted By illdrag0n

Speed is all in the engine. Weight is important...

Speed is all in the engine. Weight is important for long climbs. Rider weight and strength is more important. Only way to get faster is to ride more.

Stack height and saddle height is all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,564
Posted By illdrag0n

I'f you lose 27 pounds in 6 hours of riding i'll...

I'f you lose 27 pounds in 6 hours of riding i'll eat my hat
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,033
Posted By illdrag0n

CeramicSpeed bearings and wider rim profile is...

CeramicSpeed bearings and wider rim profile is enough to convince me on the spot
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,033
Posted By illdrag0n

Great bike. Can't go wrong. Giant styling is...

Great bike. Can't go wrong. Giant styling is personal preference, but i like the Giant shape. My Defy has been solid, but if i was a bit more flexible i would have definitely picked up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,631
Posted By illdrag0n

I have both. Whilst both are comfortable, the...

I have both. Whilst both are comfortable, the carbon bike's much stiffer. Better out of the saddle on climbs and when taking off. I'f an overweight mamil like me can tell the difference, i'd say...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By illdrag0n

just picked up the ER1600 myself. Bit extra for...

just picked up the ER1600 myself. Bit extra for ratchet 350 hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By illdrag0n

Stolen. Drilled serial is a dead giveaway I reckon

Stolen. Drilled serial is a dead giveaway I reckon
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,204
Posted By illdrag0n

If your using a Shimano/sram casette, you want a...

If your using a Shimano/sram casette, you want a matching freehub
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By illdrag0n

The defy really is a fantastic bike for anyone...

The defy really is a fantastic bike for anyone that doesn't race. It's stiff and punchy enough to get around quick and is just so comfortable over distance. I feel like going to a tcr would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,204
Posted By illdrag0n

https://www.merlincycles.com/dt-swiss-pr-1600-spli...

https://www.merlincycles.com/dt-swiss-pr-1600-spline-32-clincher-road-wheelset-700c-108395.html

These are a comparative rim brake wheelset.

They come with tubeless tape installed and valves,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,204
Posted By illdrag0n

DT Swiss, straight pull spokes, 350 hubs, ratchet...

DT Swiss, straight pull spokes, 350 hubs, ratchet hub, prolock nipples. ER1600 Spline 32.

If you're desperate to save cash then the E1800 Spline 32 with 370 hubs.

Both are bullet proof kit with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 16,441,641
Posted By illdrag0n

2019 Defy Advanced 2. Have some ER1600 32's on...

2019 Defy Advanced 2. Have some ER1600 32's on the way

https://i.imgur.com/KAqtR6d.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,167
Posted By illdrag0n

Norco section steel ...

Norco section steel

https://www.norco.com/bikes/2019/pavement/all-road/section-steel/section-steel-ultegra/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By illdrag0n

Love my Giant Defy - comes in under 20lbs

Love my Giant Defy - comes in under 20lbs
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,704
Posted By illdrag0n

Fan of the Muc-Off Matte finisher

Fan of the Muc-Off Matte finisher
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By illdrag0n

Can't really go wrong with the big ones....

Can't really go wrong with the big ones. Specialized Roubaix, Trek Domane, Giant Defy, Cannondale Synapse - these all have large R&D investment into not only the frame geometry, but componentry also...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By illdrag0n

Giant Defy is also one to add to the list

Giant Defy is also one to add to the list
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,804
Posted By illdrag0n

Hated it. I have 154mm sit bones and can't get...

Hated it. I have 154mm sit bones and can't get along with rounded saddles. Most SMP saddles and the arc all gave me dead aching sit bones within 10km. I have regular powers on both my bikes in 168mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,704
Posted By illdrag0n

I'm using 2 Australian brands - krush premium...

I'm using 2 Australian brands - krush premium bike wash diluted into a trigger spray bottle 40ml/1 litre. For spot cleans I use Bowden's own clean detail. For protection it's muc off matte finisher.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,704
Posted By illdrag0n

Lets try that then im using the muc-off...

Lets try that then

im using the muc-off matte finish detailer as a protectant. Definately makes removing the oils and that easier, but doesn't stop it getting dirty
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