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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

Should of took a pic but oh well too late. Love...

Should of took a pic but oh well too late. Love the disc brakes though and love it enough to not miss the vortex
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By MyTi

Well duh if it were me since I already have a...

Well duh if it were me since I already have a madone an endurance bike on the side for centuries would be nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By MyTi

I wonder if matte doesnít protect well from uv...

I wonder if matte doesnít protect well from uv light which is bad for carbon frames supposedly
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By MyTi

Canít lose on any of those actually. Iíll chose...

Canít lose on any of those actually. Iíll chose the bmc gfo for the more relaxed ride. I like descending on an endurance frame usually has a nice slightly longer and stable wheelbase where as a race...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

Alright guys thanks for helping me decide. Picked...

Alright guys thanks for helping me decide. Picked up the madone earlier today and it is so gorgeous. Those glistening disc brakes in that NorCal fog gives me so much confidence on my 13mph hammer...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

Ok I need to get back to you because you make...

Ok I need to get back to you because you make some interesting statements without backing up with some kind of article or reference. Who did the lotto riders complain to, and was this in an article...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By MyTi

I'm getting a madone on close out with full...

I'm getting a madone on close out with full Ultegra for 1900. It was a demo model but it looks flawless.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

I am using carbon wheels and carbon brake tracks....

I am using carbon wheels and carbon brake tracks. Even if it had aluminum brake tracks it would still be poor in comparison to hydraulic disc brakes in wet conditions.





I'm going by what my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

What are you talking about lol the Madone will...

What are you talking about lol the Madone will support a rider up to 315 pounds.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

I donít know LBS did call me said they can only...

I donít know LBS did call me said they can only hold it for 10 days. Iím going to take my time with this decision. Thinking I might just buy the new bike as a reward for losing a lot of weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

Viable but not as good as disc brakes in wet...

Viable but not as good as disc brakes in wet conditions.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

I put a deposit down. Obviously I could still...

I put a deposit down. Obviously I could still back out. It all depends on how this thread goes and if there is a compelling argument to keep the Ti with rim brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

This is a myth or have people died from disc...

This is a myth or have people died from disc brakes in a crash
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

Suppose to pick up the Madone but questioning if...

Suppose to pick up the Madone but questioning if disc brakes are worth it and just live with inferior rim brake performance in wet conditions. Itís always foggy in sf though year round it seems
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

Every single rider...you know a lot of pros lol...

Every single rider...you know a lot of pros lol the vortex pre 2005 are incredibly stiff actually if you ever rode one. Iíve ridden noodle frames like the Motobecane Ti, Seven, etc. these are more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By MyTi

I guess the challenge is what makes a cross...

I guess the challenge is what makes a cross country ride fun. Are you single at 46 how do you find the time? I've always wanted to do this but probably will never get the chance as it simply takes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

Not really an odd choice my first bike was a...

Not really an odd choice my first bike was a madone with full dura ace 7800 group brand new actually. If you read the thread though I did state carbon bike with full Ultegra disc. Obviously I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

I think you need to work on your reading...

I think you need to work on your reading comprehension. I already bought a madone as well if you read the first page lmao.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

I understand perfectly that you are confused. If...

I understand perfectly that you are confused. If you studied my bike you would understand itís much lighter and harder to produce than your engin. And itís a lot more unique in design as well and has...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 690,751
Posted By MyTi

Beautiful bike.

Beautiful bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

I've seen threads with cracked ti frames from...

I've seen threads with cracked ti frames from poor welds. My bike has none of that thankfully. Any material can fail especially steel, aluminum, or Ti that wasn't welded right. Seeing that I got my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

Well then we see eye to eye because I canít...

Well then we see eye to eye because I canít justify the cost of staying Ti when I can get a carbon road bike with full Ultegra disc for about $1500 cheaper than a titanium bike with the same specs.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

I got nothing against carbon as I said earlier....

I got nothing against carbon as I said earlier. If you are pro and sponsored and you fall over and the carbon shatters like glass, itís a quick bike swap with the team car.

We all know titanium...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,836
Views: 311,179
Posted By MyTi

Ya had some crazy 15mph group rides we had pros...

Ya had some crazy 15mph group rides we had pros join up one time pulling gigawatts at 17mph so naturally guys would redline wouldnít help pull so ya lots of yelling
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

Well...are you going to elaborate on the...

Well...are you going to elaborate on the Litespeed comment? Engin versus Litespeed...discuss.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

It's not an Engin eh?... ...

It's not an Engin eh?...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x532/nahbs2014_engin_custom_titanium_road_bike01_fb44802cd785335ade7c16279524cad188bf241d.jpg

What makes them...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

Not all of them crash. Their sponsors don't make...

Not all of them crash. Their sponsors don't make titanium frames lol. It's all Chinese carbon thanks to cheap manufacturing and ultra cheap china labor.

I really don't have anything against...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By MyTi

Cannondale probably has one check their site.

Cannondale probably has one check their site.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/lhckxdjvh3cdzqcyr9irsqsch7pdj_dk0qdnn9_7vq8_c430889b48e37cc423d6c788c390305ae303e0f8.jpg

think again...Warrantied Trek carbon frames...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

It's basically a Lynskey however back when they...

It's basically a Lynskey however back when they made much lighter frames. Remember Lynskey was Litespeed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1636x862/screen_shot_2019_07_13_at_16_05_39_987c9373aae7524f1247a05d905ec450bfc1a3c3.png

Carbon frame durability Tour De France 2019
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By MyTi

Same boat as you going from a old litespeed to a...

Same boat as you going from a old litespeed to a new trek domane sl with full Ultegra for $2k. Disc brakes will be better and ride quality will be different
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

Yes it’s possible, I got the quote to do it, it’s...

Yes it’s possible, I got the quote to do it, it’s like $1100 for a full retrofit including rear dropout spacing to 135mm..This is from a reputable place that most people recommend. The litespeed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,896
Posted By MyTi

Giving up Ti and going back to carbon

I really like my Litespeed titanium road bike but to properly convert it to disc brakes it would cost a fortune. Basically $1100 to get the disc tabs welded in the rear, remove the original brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By MyTi

Just buy a new bike by the time you pay someone...

Just buy a new bike by the time you pay someone $500 to paint that old heavy steel frame and old components that frame is gonna start rusting again.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By MyTi

OP could just get a new fork and run a disk in...

OP could just get a new fork and run a disk in the front. Been thinking about that myself. New carbon disc fork much cheaper than a whole new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By MyTi

I was looking at a new bike with a 1x system...

I was looking at a new bike with a 1x system actually. Seems attractive to me. There really isnít much disadvantage for a newb rider or seasoned rider if they are not racing.

And to the op just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By MyTi

My 6500 shifters which have exposed cables seem...

My 6500 shifters which have exposed cables seem to shift as good as the new Ultegra r8000 shifters I tried. In fact I liked the way mike bike shifted versus the brand new bike I tested but I really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,171
Posted By MyTi

Ahhh Di2...never had the pleasure. Almost went...

Ahhh Di2...never had the pleasure. Almost went that route until the whole battery issues and what not. And I don't know guess I'm a bit nostalgic and will stay mechanical and keep things simple I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,171
Posted By MyTi

Well he said he just got the bike and there is...

Well he said he just got the bike and there is going to be that initial cable stretch...I'm guessing just a cable tension adjustment which can be done by the barrel adjusters usually.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 02:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,171
Posted By MyTi

True I would personally rather have a Shimano...

True I would personally rather have a Shimano crankset that matches my shifters. I do have a Ultegra crankset on my current bike. If it came with a fsa crankset I would change it out to Ultegra just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,433
Posted By MyTi

I prefer 28mm tires but the vortex can only fit...

I prefer 28mm tires but the vortex can only fit 25s with a thin aftermarket carbon RD mount. Otherwise I agree 28s are great wish my ride can fit them but 25 conti gps are awesome and feel great...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,171
Posted By MyTi

Iím just saying newest Ultegra and newest dura...

Iím just saying newest Ultegra and newest dura ace would be the same shift quality wise itís more about lightweight. Same with FSA. Any difference in shift quality is psychological
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,171
Posted By MyTi

What shift advancement technology do you think...

What shift advancement technology do you think dura ace has over say an Ultegra group or 105 group. My last full dura ace group was a 7800 crank. But Iíve tested the newest Ultegra and Iím 99% sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,171
Posted By MyTi

I'm betting your bike with the FSA crank was not...

I'm betting your bike with the FSA crank was not set up properly. Maybe your FSA crank was worn out as well. If you think about it there is nothing advanced about say a $500 dura ace crankset with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By MyTi

I think disc brakes are worth the weight penalty...

I think disc brakes are worth the weight penalty and there isnít much of a penalty at the higher end. Itís the only reason Iím thinking of selling my titanium road bike. Your body fat percentage...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,171
Posted By MyTi

Tektro brakes and FSA crank as good as Ultegra or Dura Ace

Often bikes were or are still matched with fsa cranks and tektro brakes to drastically cut costs. One bike would be specd with 105 then they would have tektro brakes and an fsa crankset. I found...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,570
Posted By MyTi

Do you get nervous playing a pickup basketball...

Do you get nervous playing a pickup basketball game? No reason to be nervous they are all just there to have fun and exercise...but ok maybe a few Tdf wannabes lol
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,168
Posted By MyTi

Iím not sure Ti rides better it just depends....

Iím not sure Ti rides better it just depends. Iíve had nice carbon frames that ride as nice as Ti but I trust the durability of Ti over carbon. But Ti definitely looks better imo.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,781
Posted By MyTi

I like bike lanes because I'm tired of riding not...

I like bike lanes because I'm tired of riding not he sidewalk :p
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