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Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,140
Posted By TKJava

I have to second the support experience also, it...

I have to second the support experience also, it was very good via phone an email. I finally purchased the Endurace with an Ultegra mechanical build. I have another endurance bike that I like how I...
09-02-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By TKJava

Thanks for your reply and I agree with you for...

Thanks for your reply and I agree with you for the most part. The problem I'm having is that I want a road bike with drop handlebars that has my body in a "more upright" position e.g. an endurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,140
Posted By TKJava

I wanted to ask you what your height is roughly...

I wanted to ask you what your height is roughly and what size you have? I currently have an "endurance geometry" bike and I do like being somewhat more upright when my hands are on the hoods. It's...
08-27-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By TKJava

Stack To Reach Ratio how good is it

I'm in the process of buying a new bike. For me this process is awful. I am 6' 3" with a long inseam so typically the size bike I need according to sizing charts is a 62 / 63 (when using numbers)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,140
Posted By TKJava

Canyon Endurace CF SL 8.0

I wanted to know if anyone has a Canyon Endurace and what their thoughts are. You cannot try one unless your in Germany or CA. I'm looking at this bike, considering you get a full Shimano Ultegra...
08-25-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By TKJava

I'm not sure regarding lugged carbon tubes. The...

I'm not sure regarding lugged carbon tubes. The bike is a Kestrel RT1000.. as far as pictures are conerned it's very difficult to get this to show up. It's rather hairline if you will you can see...
08-24-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,537
Posted By TKJava

A better bike will improve performance there's no...

A better bike will improve performance there's no doubt. I too ride with a club and there are grade levels A - D with a stop at C+. The first ride I made with this group I picked a C ride which is...
08-24-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,700
Posted By TKJava

I have a bike with a compact crankset (50/34) and...

I have a bike with a compact crankset (50/34) and a cassette with 11/28. A nice bike carbon fiber with full Ultegra and the frame is somewhat aero. On a flat road giving it all I have I can hit 32...
08-24-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By TKJava

Sorry I forgot that part the crack is...

Sorry I forgot that part the crack is longitudinal e.g. up and down along the tube not wrapping around it. The mechanic marked it top and bottom with a sharpy so I might see if it progresses. Now...
08-24-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By TKJava

Canyon Endurace CF SL Disc 8.0 vs. Domane SL 6

Warning odd ridiculous posting but...

So I picked my bike up from the shop today and the mechanic discovered a crack in the frame, getting the frame replace is a non-starter (ASI is out of...
08-24-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By TKJava

Crack in carbon fiber frame

I went to my LBS this morning to pick my bike up from being repared (bar tape, wheels trued, front derailleur adjustment). The work was done however the mechanic pointed out that the bike has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By TKJava

I'll be testing the waters of a frame replacement...

I'll be testing the waters of a frame replacement on my Kestrel RT1000. I took my bike to the LBS for new handlebar tape and a wheel truing and the mechanic discovered a small longitudinal crack in...
08-21-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By TKJava

Regarding questioning the mechanic without basic...

Regarding questioning the mechanic without basic knowledge... I agree ergo the a question to a bike repair forum on the web. I'm inclined to give someone the benefit of the doubt however one wants...
08-20-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By TKJava

Ultegra R8000 crank set compatible with 6800 Front Derailleur

I was told that the newer Shimano Ultegra R8000 crank sets are not compatible with the 6800 front derailleur, is this true? The reason given was a change to the chain ring spacing.
08-20-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By TKJava

LBS BS or not, that is the question

I took my bike in to the LBS yesterday to discuss getting the derailleurs adjusted as I am getting some chain rub on the inside of the front derailleur cage. Basically my chain rubs when I press hard...
08-19-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By TKJava

Creaking pedals

I have a set of Shimano M540 pedals on my bike which has Ultegra cranks on them. Shortly after installing these they started to creak when I put some decent pressure on them. I had to take them to...
07-19-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,203
Posted By TKJava

There is a place near me and they do a bike fit...

There is a place near me and they do a bike fit for $300 and takes a couple of hours. This is a fit that will give you the right position on "a bike". From this you can get a bike list. Basically...
07-12-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,223
Posted By TKJava

Is 16 mph too fast? Well that depends. The...

Is 16 mph too fast? Well that depends. The article said in the first or second paragraph "bicycle paths" then the remainder of the article talks about what I assume are multipurpose paths in parks...
Replies: 0
Views: 1,937
Posted By TKJava

Garden State Gran Fondo

I signed up to do the Garden State Gran Fondo this year and I was wondering if anyone here has any experience doing this? I'm going to do the 60+something ride with a couple of timed climbs in it. ...
05-13-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,569
Posted By TKJava

I was unaware that you could simply change the...

I was unaware that you could simply change the cage. I was looking at my wife's bike that has a 11/34 cassette with an Ultegra long cage derailleur and it's easy to see that the only difference is...
05-06-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,569
Posted By TKJava

I agree regarding the 11/30 after doing some math...

I agree regarding the 11/30 after doing some math and reading these comments. A few folks seem to believe that a 11/32 will work with a short cage derailleur. I may be inclinded to just try it and...
05-06-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,569
Posted By TKJava

Thanks for the info, I priced out a Shimano...

Thanks for the info, I priced out a Shimano Ultegra cassette, rear derailleur, new chain and labor at my LBS (Trek Store). The total package price was over $200. I like to support a LBS but the...
04-30-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,569
Posted By TKJava

Cassette Recommendation

I currently have a road bike with 50/34 chain rings and a 11/28 cassette. As I have added additional roads and courses to my riding I'm up against a few more really tough hills. I can make it up...
Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By TKJava

Thanks for the link to the VT. cycling map. The...

Thanks for the link to the VT. cycling map. The less hilly locations would be preferred but not a must. I appreciate the information. I have also been digging around on Map my rides as I have...
03-21-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,764
Posted By TKJava

When I was very young e.g. below 25 I rode quite...

When I was very young e.g. below 25 I rode quite a bit. I had a Trek 400 touring bike and I put in a lot of miles around where I lived. I never would wear "cycling clothes" and always thought those...
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By TKJava

Riding in VT. MA. and N.H.

I live in the northeast corridor of the US and I'm always interested in riding where I have not ridden previously. I have looked into various bike vacations and I'm a bit overwhelmed by the prices. ...
10-11-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By TKJava

First thanks for all of the replies, given the...

First thanks for all of the replies, given the fact that the proper operation of the FD occurs at least temporarily then goes out and can be corrected with a tension adjustment and the fact that I...
10-10-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By TKJava

The shifting is being done at a point where...

The shifting is being done at a point where there's not a great deal of load on the pedal stroke e.g. flat road not grinding down on the crank. When the shifter is pushed toward the inside (moves...
10-10-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By TKJava

So I have not checked pulling on the cable so I...

So I have not checked pulling on the cable so I would like to ask a clarifying question. When pulling on the cable do you mean to simply pull the cable and expect to see the chain move or pull the...
10-10-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By TKJava

Chain will not transition from small chain ring to the large chain ring

My wife's bike has a chronic problem of not being able to move from the small ring to the large on the front derailleur. I have viewed video's/posts etc. on front derailleur adjustment in this...
07-16-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,100
Posted By TKJava

Physics does not take a holiday ever, it will...

Physics does not take a holiday ever, it will require more fuel and the human engine on top of the bike will be using that fuel to create thrust into the pedals. . I think the issue maybe how much...
07-16-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By TKJava

I have had some mind blowing experiences at...

I have had some mind blowing experiences at Performance and I will never go there again (for service). I remember when a mechanic was trying to put a part in my headset that he claimed was missing. ...
07-03-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,688
Posted By TKJava

I beg to differ on "better price". Allied is...

I beg to differ on "better price". Allied is quite expensive. The current price on an Alpha Ultegra group (mechanical) is over $4500. I get the premium on made in "USA" however it's a bit too much....
07-03-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,688
Posted By TKJava

This is very similar to the color scheme on my...

This is very similar to the color scheme on my bike. I have less yellow, however I recently did the handlebar tape in yellow to sort of bring that forward. A good product idea is to create...
06-24-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,076
Posted By TKJava

I prefer hand wash in a bucket with slightly warm...

I prefer hand wash in a bucket with slightly warm water, not cold maybe the temp of a warm bath with a very small amount of laundry detergent. I leave it soak, move it around by hand then rinse with...
06-24-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,688
Posted By TKJava

Where's the color?

So I've started down the road to convincing myself I should get a new bike. What I find somewhat disappointing is that many models I'm considering are only available in a matte finish and that...
05-22-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By TKJava

Yes thanks, this is great there's a few here...

Yes thanks, this is great there's a few here that are not that far away from me.
05-21-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By TKJava

Are Races Available for folks over 50?

I wanted to find out if there are any bike races for the over 50 population. I would be very interested in participating in an amateur bike race that ran 50 miles or so. Not sure what the exact...
12-23-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By TKJava

Can handlebars change your ability to grab the brakes

I was wondering if the shape of the curve on a set of drop handlebars improve your ability to reach the brakes? I have noticed that on some riders with smaller hands there's a difficulty when on...
10-27-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By TKJava

Perhaps however it's not the same spoke as on the...

Perhaps however it's not the same spoke as on the other set. Of course if in both cases it's how they are tensioned and if they are both done in the same factory the same way then... sure I might be...
10-27-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,757
Posted By TKJava

I have to agree, if you look into this it takes...

I have to agree, if you look into this it takes quite a bit to gain weight by adding muscle. I have lost roughly 50lbs. which took just over a year by controlling food intake and exercising. I can...
10-27-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By TKJava

Aluminum wheels with some carbon fiber too

A long story short, I was having difficulty with my wheels in that spokes kept breaking on the rear wheel. After roughly 5 spokes broke my LBS contacted the MFR and was able to send them back to get...
09-26-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,631
Posted By TKJava

Yes, last year I recall shivering for the first...

Yes, last year I recall shivering for the first 10 minutes out of each rest stop. This year I don't think it could have been nicer. It was about 68 degrees staring out at 7:00 AM and maybe 90 at...
08-22-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By TKJava

Mechanical considerations in changing the cassette

There are a couple of hills in the areas that I ride which literally put me to the brink of O2 starvation. Yes I could train more but.... I was considering changing the cassette from my current...
07-20-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,745
Posted By TKJava

When I started to shop for a new bike 2 years ago...

When I started to shop for a new bike 2 years ago and when my wife looked for one a year after me we both had the same problem that being, the LBS did not have the size either of us needed in stock. ...
05-02-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,116
Posted By TKJava

Bike racks for carbon fiber frame

I recently purchased a bike rack for my car, a hitch mount type that carries 4 bikes. After my purchase I discovered that a car rack that "hangs" the bike from the top tube is not recommended for...
04-24-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,206
Posted By TKJava

Thanks

I appreciate the input. I took a look at the actual wheels on my bike and they are Oval Concept 527. It's unclear where these particular wheels sit in the overall range of wheel sets out there. I...
04-20-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,206
Posted By TKJava

Wheel set quality

I have a bike that I purchased from the LBS that of course came with a particular wheel set, Oval Concepts to be exact. I have read that an upgrade of the wheels can make a noticeable difference. ...
03-28-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,359
Posted By TKJava

I had the same issue at first but it really was...

I had the same issue at first but it really was only about 2-3 rides with it and you can get the hang of it. Also kind of dumb on my part I didn't realize the mirror pivots on 2 axis. You can get...
03-28-17, 10:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,359
Posted By TKJava

I also agree regarding the Take-a-look mirror. I...

I also agree regarding the Take-a-look mirror. I got one last season and I have to say I really like it. It took some getting used to however. For me the first couple of rides it was hard to find...
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