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Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By Robert A

450 grams for the R470 is for the rims alone. ...

450 grams for the R470 is for the rims alone.

https://www.dtswiss.com/en/products/rims/road/endurance/r-470/

The weight spec for Roval is for a complete set with hubs and spokes.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,137
Posted By Robert A

Yes, but what insurance benefits are those?

Yes, but what insurance benefits are those?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,028
Posted By Robert A

Have you checked the tightness of your headset...

Have you checked the tightness of your headset and the front hub? I wonder if either are lose, would it cause some pad/disk misalignment when you stand.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By Robert A

Okay, done. I have no idea how much sealant went...

Okay, done. I have no idea how much sealant went in, but I know I added some. Tire inflated right up, but with CO2 only, not track pump.

It's nice knowing I can service this stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By Robert A

I got an 8oz ($20) bottle with a little hose for...

I got an 8oz ($20) bottle with a little hose for injecting the liquid. At the LBS, the tech showed me how to remove the valve core, and so the tire currently has no air, though it was fully inflated...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By Robert A

WhyFi - I just picked up Orange Seal. Do I need...

WhyFi - I just picked up Orange Seal. Do I need to clean out the old sealant before adding the new? I don't know the type I have, but it is white.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By Robert A

The LBS that repaired the flat said all it needed...

The LBS that repaired the flat said all it needed was more sealant. I've personally inspected the tire since and haven't found any obvious cuts or holes.

I'll check into Orange Seal. Meanwhile,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By Robert A

Seattle, I don't know how the sealant was...

Seattle, I don't know how the sealant was inserted, nor which product was used. The tire came preinstalled with the wheel.

Let's not go back to what happened before. I just want to know the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By Robert A

Yes, I'm "that' guy, the one who is learning as...

Yes, I'm "that' guy, the one who is learning as much as possible about bicycle maintenance and operation. I don't know why the tire leaked in the first place, but it has held pressure ever since...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By Robert A

Three weeks ago, I flatted with tubeless and...

Three weeks ago, I flatted with tubeless and couldn't insert an inner tube to get me home. I wanted to make sure that wouldn't happen again.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By Robert A

Replenishing Lost Sealant

I'm new to tubeless tires, and last night while inserting, then removing an inner tube for practice at home, I lost a considerable amount of sealant. When I reinflated the tire without the inner...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Robert A

What do you think of this route? ...

What do you think of this route?


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Robert A

Rides new Waikoloa (Big Island)

Visiting Waikoloa for a week, looking for suggestions where to ride (30-50 -miles, 2,000 - 4,000' climbing). Would prefer to ride with a group, if one exists in my area, or else solo.

Thank you,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Robert A

You wouldn't be rolling on the floor laughing if...

You wouldn't be rolling on the floor laughing if it happened to you in the middle of a rainstorm, outside of cell range. It wasn't fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,078
Posted By Robert A

I got stranded with a flat on tubeless because I...

I got stranded with a flat on tubeless because I couldn't figure out how to remove enough of the tire to insert a tube. Now that I understand what to do, I'm still nervous it'll happen again. As odd...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,611
Posted By Robert A

Certainly the most difficult ride of the year,...

Certainly the most difficult ride of the year, and perhaps the most scenic. I learned a lot about my climbing abilities and what 9,400 feet is like.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By Robert A

So tonight I managed to replace the brake cables...

So tonight I managed to replace the brake cables and housings on my Cannondale CAAD12. Things went well for the most part, and feeding the cable through the top tube wasn't all that difficult.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By Robert A

In the end, it was $1,000 including a pair of...

In the end, it was $1,000 including a pair of 5000TLs, KCNC skewers, tax, shipping and labor.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By Robert A

Yeah, but how do you practice it at home on a...

Yeah, but how do you practice it at home on a healthy tire?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By Robert A

Consider having a custom set built to your exact...

Consider having a custom set built to your exact specs. Allows you to dial in the perfect balance between weight and speed. Mine are Easton R90SLs with White Industries hubs. Around $900 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By Robert A

So the side you want to remove is first pushed to...

So the side you want to remove is first pushed to the center?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By Robert A

I was ridding in the rain so it was difficult to...

I was ridding in the rain so it was difficult to tell, but there was some sealant near the valve. When I dropped the wheel off at my LBS later today, we could not easily locate the location.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By Robert A

How well do plugs work on road tires,...

How well do plugs work on road tires, particularly when the hole is small?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By Robert A

So one side goes to the center, allowing the...

So one side goes to the center, allowing the other side to come off the lip of the rim?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By Robert A

What are plugs?

What are plugs?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By Robert A

I don't yet know how big the leak was. I could...

I don't yet know how big the leak was. I could insert the tire levers and lift the tire in those two spots. But could not run them along the rim to lift the tire enough to insert the tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By Robert A

I had two. Was able to insert them both, but the...

I had two. Was able to insert them both, but the tire was so tight that I couldn't slide them around the rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By Robert A

Road flat with tubeless

Got my first road flat with a tubeless tire this morning and got stranded. I couldn't pull one side of the tire off the rim so I could insert my spare tube. I'm running GP5000TL on Easton R90SL rims....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Robert A

Thank you. I finally figured it out from the...

Thank you. I finally figured it out from the website, but it wasn't quite so clear at first.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Robert A

Swiss Stop Flash EVO BXP vs RacePro BXP

What's the difference between these two pads? I ride in SoCal, so usually dry, hilly conditions. Running Easton R90SL alloy rims, and I'm a lighter rider, so pad wear isn't a major concern,
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By Robert A

The problem is cost over expected frequency of...

The problem is cost over expected frequency of use. Is there a more economical way to do this?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By Robert A

Replacing internal brake cable

I'm planning to replace the brake cables and housings for my CAAD12. The rear cable is routed internally through the top tube. Do I need any special tools to route the cable, and what is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By Robert A

That's exactly what I experienced when I...

That's exactly what I experienced when I disconnected the cable -- almost no resistance until I put tension on the cable. I hear good things about Jagwire -- either Pro or Elite. Don't mind working...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By Robert A

LBS said that housings should be replaced...

LBS said that housings should be replaced annually. Bike is beyond one year, and I think housings are a wear item anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By Robert A

How difficult is it to replace the brake cables...

How difficult is it to replace the brake cables and housings? My main concern is the internal cable routing through the top tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By Robert A

These are the original housing that came on the...

These are the original housing that came on the bike, so I assume it's Shimano Ultegra cables and housings. If I replace, what brand is recommended?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By Robert A

LBS was saying the same. Is it normal to replace...

LBS was saying the same. Is it normal to replace them annually?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By Robert A

Lubricating rear brake cable

I'm trying to reduce the friction and stiffness when actuating the rear brakes but am not having much luck. My bike is a one-year-old CAAD12 with Ultegra R8000 caliper brakes. Cable routing is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Robert A

How do you get the grease far enough inside the...

How do you get the grease far enough inside the cable housing without pulling out the cable?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Robert A

Any thoughts on this product from Park Tool: ...

Any thoughts on this product from Park Tool:

Just spoke to Calvin, and he recommended it over grease for its ability to work it's way into the cable housing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Robert A

I have whatever housings came standard with my...

I have whatever housings came standard with my 2019 Cannondale CAAD12/Ultegra.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Robert A

Cable Grease

I'm looking for a recommendation to grease my rim brake and derailleur cables. My LBS is recommending Shimano Cable Grease, but it may be overkill (in terms of quantity) for my one bike. Are there...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,198
Posted By Robert A

I think wheels will likely make a bigger...

I think wheels will likely make a bigger difference than a carbon frame, provided the frame you already have has the correct geometry for your body. I can't imagine riding without cleats.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Robert A

No worries. My OP wasn't clear.

No worries. My OP wasn't clear.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Robert A

Figured it out with a little electrical tape. ...

Figured it out with a little electrical tape. Lesson learned.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Robert A

Good idea. I'll give it a try. As did...

Good idea. I'll give it a try.



As did I. I just didn't leave enough off the edge, and didn't think to try to insert the plugs before going to much further up the bar.



So you just cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Robert A

Wrapped bars, issue with bar plugs

Wrapped handlebars for the first time and it came out pretty nice. However, I didn't leave enough extra tape at the bar ends to insert the excess in the bar tube. I only have about 1/4 - 3/8" of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,644
Posted By Robert A

When you say "the insurance" are you talking...

When you say "the insurance" are you talking about your insurance or the other party's? I assume it's the other guy's carrier. If this is the case, they should replace it at full replacement cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,758
Posted By Robert A

What's the difference between the one you bought...

What's the difference between the one you bought and the regular Kickr for $1,200?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By Robert A

I'm curious, too. How does it attach?

I'm curious, too. How does it attach?
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