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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By GlennR

Gp4000sii... Nla?

So I had to replace my rear tire due to a cut in the sidewall. I always keep a spare but now i'm looking to buy another spare and all i see are the GP5000, no one lists the GP4000SII, are then NLA?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 783
Posted By caloso

Voler

Voler
09-07-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Koyote

The other day, as we pulled into the garage, I...

The other day, as we pulled into the garage, I was telling my wife about the bike shortage. I waved at the five bikes hanging from the wall and said, "See, I'm pretty smart! Bought 'em ahead of time!"
09-05-20, 03:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,969
Posted By justslow

Are the Garmin Varia RTL515 taillights worth the...

Are the Garmin Varia RTL515 taillights worth the cost? I want the radar function but also want a bright flasher in the back. Anyone have an opinion on the RTL515 taillight?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 803
Posted By Steve B.

Disc brakes and wider tires. A frame using disc...

Disc brakes and wider tires. A frame using disc brakes often allows the wider tire, but of the 2, wider tires is the more useful most of the time. My Ď15 model year frame as example, will not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,452
Posted By sloar

Lime green flip flops.

Lime green flip flops.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By WhyFi

I'll third or fourth the newspaper...

I'll third or fourth the newspaper recommendation, but I'll add that you should take the insoles out to dry separately before stuffing them; shouldn't be a problem for tomorrow morning (but, FYI, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By rubiksoval

Put newspapers in them.

Put newspapers in them.
08-22-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,535
Posted By DrIsotope

Camelbak Podium Chill.

Camelbak Podium Chill.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 399,069
Posted By BHG6

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,320
Posted By Germanrazor

I assume the entire family of Edge cyclometers...

I assume the entire family of Edge cyclometers work the same. My 1030 has no issue.....check your settings.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By Miele Man

When I was using a regular bicycle computer and...

When I was using a regular bicycle computer and wanted the most accurate measurement of distance I could get, I'd get on the bike with the load I intended to carry and then roll forward whilst a...
08-04-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,680
Posted By Wileyrat

Luddite? I'm not even on facebook.

Luddite? I'm not even on facebook.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By sfrider

Don't know about Campy, but Shimano shifters...

Don't know about Campy, but Shimano shifters sometimes collect gunk and the lubrication dries up producing exactly this lack of shifter engagement on the downshift. I've fixed it by spraying WD-40...
07-31-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By flacplnj

Test ride the ones you are interested in, that...

Test ride the ones you are interested in, that will be the ultimate deciding factor. The Trek Checkpoint SL5 will have a slightly less aggressive geometry than a typical road bike if that is of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,893
Posted By noimagination

Did the shop show you how to change a tube? ...

Did the shop show you how to change a tube? Patch a tube? There are a couple of tricks that make those processes easier. If you know someone who rides a lot, get them to show you. Or go to...
07-16-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By Miele Man

I'd have my minimum insertion mark inserted at...

I'd have my minimum insertion mark inserted at least as far as the weld below 'B'. Cantilever force can snap off the protruding seattube if there's too much seat post above that weld and not enough...
07-11-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By dwmckee

What type of brake mounts, headset diameter, axle...

What type of brake mounts, headset diameter, axle ends and bottom bracket do you need to match? And what size frame are you looking for?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,122
Posted By ARPRINCE

I'm a lone ranger when riding but I carry one on...

I'm a lone ranger when riding but I carry one on my jersey bag packet. Just in case I need to use one.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,122
Posted By Last ride 76

Really? That's the last thing, if you require...

Really? That's the last thing, if you require assistance of any sort? Or if someone needs your assistance?
07-11-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,268
Posted By fooferdoggie

Off-Road Recumbent Bike ? Backcountry Recumbent...

Off-Road Recumbent Bike ? Backcountry Recumbent Cycles (http://www.backcountryrecumbentcycles.com/product-tag/off-road-recumbent-bike/)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRIqw6ma0Z8
07-05-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By groth

Just use the right one. Keep the left ear open so...

Just use the right one. Keep the left ear open so you can hear "On your left" and other sounds from behind you!
06-18-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,532
Posted By jfranci3

Just test fit some 50-622 (50c x 700 29 x 2.0)...

Just test fit some 50-622 (50c x 700 29 x 2.0) tires on my 24mm internal rims - Checkpoint SL 58cm

https://imgur.com/a/O9GHOXX
Hard to get a good shot with the curvy stays, but lots of room...
06-17-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By Metieval

I'd look at gravel bikes, ride a 28-32c road race...

I'd look at gravel bikes, ride a 28-32c road race tire size all year then change it out for a beefier tire for 2 weeks of touring.

Giant Revolt Advanced,
Niner RLT 9 Aluminum carbon or steel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,546
Posted By nomadmax

There is absolutely NOTHING as entertaining as a...

There is absolutely NOTHING as entertaining as a Bike Forums crash reconstruction thread :roflmao2: There can't be any "structural engineer" positions open in the USA given the number of people on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,546
Posted By Jungleland

I just spoke with the bike shop and it was the...

I just spoke with the bike shop and it was the chain stay that looks to have a couple of small cracks (the rest of the frame is fine so that makes more sense). He took pics and sent them to both...
06-13-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,596
Posted By SalsaShark

Salsa Journeyman would be more than capable -...

Salsa Journeyman would be more than capable - great versatile bike for the money! Flat & drop bar options, 650B or 700C wheelsets, Claris drivetrain with subcompact crankset starting under $1,000....
06-11-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,428
Posted By Marylander

The problem starts when you've got so many...

The problem starts when you've got so many bicycles that they get in the way of your motorcycles...
06-07-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Eric S.

Do some online digging for Shimano Deore M525/Sun...

Do some online digging for Shimano Deore M525/Sun Ringle wheels. The rear is 135mm with a 8/9/10 cassette. Good sturdy wheels and used to be available for less than $150. If you end up having to...
06-07-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,491
Posted By pattrick

Just had to do it.

Took awhile but I finally managed to take one for a test ride. The 54 was nice but the seat post was a tad short. I could have tried a longer post but opted for the 56 instead. Being 5'9" I was...
06-05-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By Steve B.

I think the price range you're shopping clearly...

I think the price range you're shopping clearly puts you into a carbon frame. They tend to be lighter than alloy versions and as result you somewhat defeat the point of saving weight on the frame...
06-04-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Jeep101

Iím just gonna ride it for the summer as it is....

Iím just gonna ride it for the summer as it is. Maybe over the winter Iíll research some parts to make improvements. Itís good to hear ppl are still rockin the older treks!
06-03-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,414
Posted By JVG

Thank you for everyone's advice I did in fact pic...

Thank you for everyone's advice I did in fact pic up a domane today . I grabbed the matte black on black SL6 and so far I love it . Only put around 3 miles on it today because it was getting late...
06-03-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By SkepticalOne

Absolutely love the 3Vs on the Checkpoint! A...

Absolutely love the 3Vs on the Checkpoint! A perfect marriage IMO...lifetime warranty and dead easy tubeless setup with included rim-strip and valve. Holds these 43c tires very solidly. Weight is...
06-02-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By pinsonp2

I upgraded my SL5 to the Paradigm Elites and am...

I upgraded my SL5 to the Paradigm Elites and am very happy with them. Just that change reduced wheelset weight by 1.25 pounds. Bike feels less sluggish and wheels seem yo spin up quicker. YMMV

P2
05-30-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,145
Posted By Toadmeister

UPDATE! Completed a 58 mile gravel ride today, no...

UPDATE! Completed a 58 mile gravel ride today, no problemS!

except the nail in the rear tire, but that was quickly remedied. Tubeless and sealant did it’s job!
05-30-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,115
Posted By Rogerogeroge

The OP has pretty well defined his needs and...

The OP has pretty well defined his needs and wants and most folks seem to question his desires, and even suggest gravel bikes and touring bikes.

OP - check out the Trek Domane. It's got some...
05-30-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By Korina

Nothing wrong with mountain bikes. I'm 5'4",...

Nothing wrong with mountain bikes. I'm 5'4", Pretty Purple Princess Penelope is an 18". Look for a 15" or 17" '90s steel mountain bike; Trek Singletracks are popular. My whole build cost upwards of...
05-30-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,115
Posted By blakcloud

Yes, you can get Di2 or SRAM wireless if you are...

Yes, you can get Di2 or SRAM wireless if you are willing to pay.

I know you say high-end and aero but that might be a tall order to fill. If you would consider high-end carbon endurance, then you...
05-28-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,263
Posted By livedarklions

Purveyor of the Trek Ho?

Purveyor of the Trek Ho?
05-25-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Thanks for the feedback, ckindt! That's exactly...

Thanks for the feedback, ckindt! That's exactly the feedback I've been looking for... someone who's "gone down both roads" already ;)

My experience with the 3Vs so far has been that along with...
05-25-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By ckindt

I have a set of 3Vs and XXX4s for my Domane P1. I...

I have a set of 3Vs and XXX4s for my Domane P1. I really like them both; 3Vs/32 gp 5000k TL for plush road riding (55/38) and XXX4s 25 gp5000k (90/70) latex for feeling-fast poseur-aero days. (I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,413
Posted By PoorInRichfield

:twitchy: I'm a pretty bike Trek fanboy, but...

:twitchy: I'm a pretty bike Trek fanboy, but that number hurts my brain.

If you haven't already, consider reaching out to Trek directly. My experience has been that they have good customer...
05-23-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ironfish653

Typical Guideline is that the kiddo be big enough...

Typical Guideline is that the kiddo be big enough to hold their head up steadily, about 10 mos -1 yr depending. There are extra neck-bolster pads you can get, and Chariot (Thule) makes a...
05-21-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bassmanbob

Enjoy: ...

Enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0CmnxuTaQ
05-20-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,281
Posted By Canker

A 2" receiver will work with either a 2" or a 1...

A 2" receiver will work with either a 2" or a 1 1/4 rack so there is no reason not to get a 2" if you have the option. Pretty much every 1 1/4 rack will come with an adapter to put in it a 2"...
05-20-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By rosefarts

When I had one, I rode with him at 6 months or...

When I had one, I rode with him at 6 months or so, with a Snuggler seat pad. It was fine, he mostly slept.

With 2, I waited longer because my older one went through a phase where he'd beat on his...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By Wileyrat

I'd swap out that front derailleur with a 6800...

I'd swap out that front derailleur with a 6800 just because.
05-16-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm not likely going to do the Campy thing as my...

I'm not likely going to do the Campy thing as my bike is equipped with Shimano R8050 Ultegra Di2 and I don't want my components fighting with each other :fight:
05-15-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,281
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