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10-13-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By blakcloud

I had two Norco trailers stolen in Toronto. There...

I had two Norco trailers stolen in Toronto. There was an attempted theft when I walked away without locking the trailer but the bike was locked. They almost had it off the bike but I think I must...
10-05-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By blakcloud

I test drove both bikes and I preferred the Trek...

I test drove both bikes and I preferred the Trek even with the weight penalty. IsoSpeed front and rear adds weight but may increase comfort. You can’t go wrong with either bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By blakcloud

That is so true. You may never like the feeling...

That is so true. You may never like the feeling of that bike and it would be time to rethink what kind of bike you want. You can always keep it as a back up or sell it. Good luck with whatever you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By blakcloud

Your question may be better suited here in Beach...

Your question may be better suited here in Beach Cruisers. (https://www.bikeforums.net/beach-cruisers/)

With that said, your description is exactly what I expect that bike to do. Long front end,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By blakcloud

I am biased as I just bought the SL6 but they...

I am biased as I just bought the SL6 but they really are a nice bikes. Congratulations on your new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 885
Posted By blakcloud

I like the BMC bike but I have question why the...

I like the BMC bike but I have question why the miss-matched parts. Why is the front derailleur Dura Ace and the brakes? Just sounds weird. I am also leery of buying a used carbon fiber bike. Unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,048
Posted By blakcloud

To answer the OP's question, I chose Dura Ace....

To answer the OP's question, I chose Dura Ace. Yes, they do the same job but the Dura Ace has a refined finish that just makes it look better. Though not part of the original question I to think the...
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By blakcloud

$275, not in my world. $175 and you would be...

$275, not in my world. $175 and you would be lucky if you got that.
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By blakcloud

The bike is too small anyway. Your height, you...

The bike is too small anyway. Your height, you need a 23" at least.
09-22-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By blakcloud

I remember those! You certainly got your money's...

I remember those! You certainly got your money's worth out of that one (and the bike).
09-22-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By blakcloud

What about Walmart? Maybe those Bell tires will...

What about Walmart? Maybe those Bell tires will be inexpensive enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,065
Posted By blakcloud

I picked up my 2020 TREK Domane SL6 today. Also...

I picked up my 2020 TREK Domane SL6 today. Also bought the mini multi tool and a mm Garmin Blender accessory. A review will happen after a month of riding it.
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09-19-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By blakcloud

Nicely done.

Nicely done.
09-18-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By blakcloud

Nice collection.

Nice collection.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By blakcloud

I like Park tools a lot and own lots of their...

I like Park tools a lot and own lots of their product. I haven't been disappointed in anything I have purchased but I also own other brands. Silca for hex wrenches, Pedros for their small torque...
09-13-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By blakcloud

I really like mstateglfr's answer, very thorough...

I really like mstateglfr's answer, very thorough but I also like Rje 58's answer. I think putting both of these together and you have a great starting point to make a decision. I am in the market for...
09-13-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By blakcloud

I had a stuck seatpost once and took it to the...

I had a stuck seatpost once and took it to the bike shop. After two days they gave up. I brought them ammonia and told them to try it. Within a day the post was out and they thanked me for the tip....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,947
Posted By blakcloud

No it would not be weird.

No it would not be weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By blakcloud

A new crankset would cost more than the what you...

A new crankset would cost more than the what you paid for the bike. Plus, it is always easy to spend someone else's money. Have it fixed and take pride in the fact the whole bike was $270.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,065
Posted By blakcloud

I test drove the 2019 SL6 and liked the bike...

I test drove the 2019 SL6 and liked the bike plus it was on sale. Then I read this thread and the new bike having the T47 bottom bracket, the storage compartment and the ability to take larger...
08-31-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By blakcloud

Thanks for everyone's opinion. I should have...

Thanks for everyone's opinion. I should have mentioned the brand of bike because it might help. It is a Trek Domane SL7 (2017) with carbon rims and Di2. This bike in Canada is $10,000 so the price is...
08-31-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By blakcloud

Flaking paint or crack carbon dropout?

Yes. I fully understand that you can't tell much from this particular photo but I am asking a more generalized question. Is this common with through axles and carbon bikes?...
08-29-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By blakcloud

An angle grinder will make the job easier. I had...

An angle grinder will make the job easier. I had a key break off in a Kryptonite Evolution series IV. I went to Home Depot and rented a grinder, purchased the cut off wheel and went to down. Took a...
08-29-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By blakcloud

I am confused by some of this. Please correct me...

I am confused by some of this. Please correct me if I am wrong.

The Cinelli Tutto has 120 mm rear spacing and the Alfine Hub of any sort is 135 mm, how is it possible to even fit the hub into the...
08-28-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By blakcloud

The problem with Canyon is you can't actually...

The problem with Canyon is you can't actually touch the bike until you buy it. So it is hard to make a comparison when there are few to be seen or had. The other issue is warranty. Even if the...
08-17-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,362
Posted By blakcloud

Thule Roof rack with their locking cylinders....

Thule Roof rack with their locking cylinders. These are basic at best but help slow things down. I then use Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit locks with a cable. I don't drive with these locks on just when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 294,175
Posted By blakcloud

My wife's maiden voyage on her Specialized Ruby...

My wife's maiden voyage on her Specialized Ruby Elite. Humber Bay Arch Bridge, Toronto Canada.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48464974421_8ec6164468_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gQFEpg)
08-05-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 1,602,558
Posted By blakcloud

Nicely done!

Nicely done!
08-05-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,129
Posted By blakcloud

You have said this twice in this thread but tell...

You have said this twice in this thread but tell me how does one Dremel grooves down a seatpost inside of a seat tube? There is the possibility of using a hacksaw but not a Dremel. The hacksaw...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By blakcloud

The Cannondale is the better choice. The problem...

The Cannondale is the better choice. The problem may be size. It might fit you now but if you grow anymore it will be too small for you.

The BMC while a good bike looks like it is coming from one...
07-22-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By blakcloud

k I will pull them on the weekend and see. I am...

k I will pull them on the weekend and see. I am doubtful as they are brand new and did this on the first ride but it doesn't hurt to check. Thanks for the tip.

Someone else suggested this to me...
07-21-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By blakcloud

Disk brake noise that baffles me

I know, it is hard to describe noises on the internet but I will try. I have XTR disk brakes and they work great. My problem is when I go down a hill fast, brake hard, I hear a repetitive pinging...
07-20-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,333
Posted By blakcloud

Nicely done and I agree more photos! Happy...

Nicely done and I agree more photos! Happy cycling.
07-12-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By blakcloud

For me it was just time, that was the cure. I...

For me it was just time, that was the cure. I tried the Spongy Wonder noseless saddle but it didn't work for me at all. I suspect that all the movement in that area still caused discomfort. Mine...
07-05-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By blakcloud

This is a non-issue. Like EVERYTHING on a bike,...

This is a non-issue. Like EVERYTHING on a bike, tighten it to the recommended specs and you are good to go. If you are excessively worried about it coming loose, use Lock-tite (blue). As Fietbob says...
07-05-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,507
Posted By blakcloud

A shop that is doing well in Tokyo selling older...

A shop that is doing well in Tokyo selling older and classic parts is Blue Lug. They have two shops. Have a look at their websites and get a feel for what they are doing. If you happen to be close to...
07-04-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,946
Posted By blakcloud

Cycommute gave the most plausible answer to why...

Cycommute gave the most plausible answer to why your spokes are breaking and this was echoed by others. If you rebuild with the correct spokes you still have the issue of 32 spoke wheels which aren’t...
07-04-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By blakcloud

Ship Bikes start at $179 and you have the hassle...

Ship Bikes start at $179 and you have the hassle of customs, suggests to me it would be better all around to bring the bike with you on your flight. Most airlines charge less than that and you have...
07-03-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 43,953
Posted By blakcloud

Really? In what world does paint thinner actually...

Really? In what world does paint thinner actually removed dry paint? Paint thinner, solvent, Varsol, call it what you want is used for degreasing bikes and in no way takes off paint.

I am always...
07-03-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,780
Posted By blakcloud

Just because you put an emoji in your comment...

Just because you put an emoji in your comment doesn't make it any less offensive. Someone just had an expensive bike rack stolen off his vehicle and yet you think it is alright to joke about it. It...
07-01-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By blakcloud

I have seen a few in my life but never had the...

I have seen a few in my life but never had the chance to ride one. Interesting design.
06-30-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By blakcloud

I own two pair of White Industries pedals with...

I own two pair of White Industries pedals with Bruce Gordon half clips. They certainly are the cats meow.

The pedals are keepers since WI doesn't make them anymore, at least not on their website...
06-30-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,628
Posted By blakcloud

I liked the colour of my Toyota Camry Hybrid...

I liked the colour of my Toyota Camry Hybrid (Ruby Red), I had my custom bike painted the same colour....
06-29-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By blakcloud

Park Tool Case BX-3

For the last few years I have been using the Park Tool Case BX-2 but I had two problems. First with all my tools, it is heavy. I had to carry this from my condo to the parking garage to work on my...
06-28-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,094
Posted By blakcloud

Yes, Silca the ever infamous Italian brand is now...

Yes, Silca the ever infamous Italian brand is now American based in Indianapolis, USA. Their products are in a whole new league compared to the days of old.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,693
Posted By blakcloud

Think he is selling his bikes or services, report...

Think he is selling his bikes or services, report it to the moderators but thanks for trying to police this forum. Now that Raxel has replied your baseless accusations it might be time for you to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,693
Posted By blakcloud

Does it really matter? He posts spectacular...

Does it really matter?

He posts spectacular builds of folding bikes and the few who post negative comments sound more jealous than envious.

One again Raxel, the bike is beautiful.
06-27-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,207
Posted By blakcloud

At the time he originally posted in 2018, there...

At the time he originally posted in 2018, there wasn't a like button. Now there is. Hence his original comment was correct for when he wrote it. (Sorry not bike related)
06-25-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,200
Posted By blakcloud

So “Mountain Bike” is a type of ride not a type...

So “Mountain Bike” is a type of ride not a type of bike?
06-25-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,094
Posted By blakcloud

Sorry, I should have added, if you already own a...

Sorry, I should have added, if you already own a typical repair stand you could purchase the Hirobel device from Silca and use it in conjunction with your stand. Saves a bit of money....
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