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07-16-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,566
Posted By Wilmingtech

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30 servings...
07-16-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,672
Posted By Wilmingtech

I think the thing we over look here is that 1x is...

I think the thing we over look here is that 1x is a thing when you get off the tarmac. I totally see the benefits of a 1x setup when navigating mountainous terrain, not having to shift the front nor...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 614,227
Posted By Wilmingtech

He's Married, eh? They are great...

He's Married, eh?


They are great training/off season tires. They will hold up/last a little longer than the Corsas.
The only thing I remember about this tire was the Kevlar was not as grippy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 614,227
Posted By Wilmingtech

Went on a binge today and found some good deals...

Went on a binge today and found some good deals on brand new older (2017/2018?) gear -

Vision Metron 4D Di2 Carbon Handlebar...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 614,227
Posted By Wilmingtech

Thanks For This! That's a steal. I used the...

Thanks For This! That's a steal. I used the code WELCOMEBACK10OFF and got the Aero Race Bib Shorts and the Flusso Jersey together for 144.00.
07-12-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,672
Posted By Wilmingtech

Ridley Kanzo (Not the electric version) looks...

Ridley Kanzo (Not the electric version) looks like a winner with all the Bosses and 47mm clearance with an option for 650b.

Anyone seen this bike anywhere? Seems like a Unicorn?

Kanzo Gravel...
07-12-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,672
Posted By Wilmingtech

Curious about this. It seems you get more range...

Curious about this. It seems you get more range from a 50x34 than a 46x36. 34x34 would get you to 1to1 gearing. And a 50 x 11 gets you a little more speed on the downhills and maybe a touch faster on...
07-12-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,499
Posted By Wilmingtech

I'd think the efficiency loss would be so minimal...

I'd think the efficiency loss would be so minimal it might not be measurable (specifically a worn drivechain, not a dirty one). With a worn drivetrain, I'd be more concerned about the chain skip...
07-12-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,499
Posted By Wilmingtech

This is funny. Although if you keep the worn...

This is funny. Although if you keep the worn drivetrain it won't cost you a penny.



This is Hillarious.
1. Just a shot in the dark here but someone concerned about saving watts on a worn...
07-11-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By Wilmingtech

What's your budget? Do you want drop bars or...

What's your budget?

Do you want drop bars or flat?

My initial thoughts are you could pick up either a road bike that fits wider tires for those city rides or a gravel/cyclocross bike that fits...
07-09-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,431
Posted By Wilmingtech

Reason I started riding gravel?

Riding through the Winter.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By Wilmingtech

Time to go disc brakes, eh? Way cheaper to...

Time to go disc brakes, eh? Way cheaper to replace discs/pads than a wheelset or rebuilding with rims. Plus now you have a great excuse for N+1.

I'm in the PNW as well and had to get a winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Wilmingtech

The Kask Mojitos are pretty cheap right now. No...

The Kask Mojitos are pretty cheap right now. No mips or any new tech but legit helmets can be found for around 110-125$

Super comfy, leather chin strap and good ventilation.

-Sean

Oh... and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By Wilmingtech

These are my slop wheels - HED Ardennes Plus...

These are my slop wheels -
HED Ardennes Plus GP...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By Wilmingtech

I used to live there. It's all flat. It's a big...

I used to live there. It's all flat. It's a big town for triathletes because of the Beach 2 Battleship and White Lake triathlons. You'll see a lot of Tri bikes for sure. Lots of 2 lane main roads...
07-01-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,630
Posted By Wilmingtech

Check the tire to make sure what flatted your...

Check the tire to make sure what flatted your wheel isnt still stuck in the tire.

Throw in a new tube.

When you get home, throw on some GCN episodes and take the time to sand the flatted tube,...
07-01-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,554
Posted By Wilmingtech

One of the things overlooked in this thread is...

One of the things overlooked in this thread is that Carbon manufacture and design has constantly been changing at a great pace over the years. In addition the makeup of a fork and the components...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Wilmingtech

News Update.... "UCI finds eating a healthy...

News Update....

"UCI finds eating a healthy diet of natural foods gives athletes an unfair advantage over athletes who eat processed foods. UCI looking into testing of athletes who eat natural...
06-27-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Wilmingtech

Fun read!

Fun read!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Wilmingtech

Kevin - You are correct, this should have said...

Kevin - You are correct, this should have said "stem" as in stem height, not seat (I edited it in the original post). While it doesn't adjust the "true stack height" its an adjustment that gets you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Wilmingtech

Tighten up your wheel skewers.

Tighten up your wheel skewers.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Wilmingtech

I'd go with the Fenix SL size L. Stack is...

I'd go with the Fenix SL size L.

Stack is slightly smaller (4mm). This is adjustable with the seat. stem
Top tube/reach is slightly shorter and you can make that up in the stem.
The shorter...
06-26-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,434
Posted By Wilmingtech

There is a bit of difference in the tires. I run...

There is a bit of difference in the tires. I run 25c Vittoria Corsas on the road bike and go between 28c Conti GSRs (Summer) and 33c Vittoria Terreno Drys (Winter) on the gravel bike. The wheelset...
06-23-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By Wilmingtech

Anyone use a carbon fiber handlebar?

Marianne Vos - @3:53
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06-22-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,735
Posted By Wilmingtech

A movie being filmed in Boston - ...

A movie being filmed in Boston -

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06-22-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,725
Posted By Wilmingtech

You do weird things to your bike.

You do weird things to your bike.
06-21-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,018
Posted By Wilmingtech

There are many minerals/nutrients that help to...

There are many minerals/nutrients that help to keep your body running efficiently. Think of them like additives to your gasoline in your car. Without them it prevents your body from processing...
06-20-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,434
Posted By Wilmingtech

My gravel bike is about 4 pounds heavier than my...

My gravel bike is about 4 pounds heavier than my road bike. I ride it a little more than half the time of all my rides. The geometry is more comfy on longer rides. I have two sets of wheels but I...
06-20-19, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Wilmingtech

State 4130...

State 4130...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,348
Posted By Wilmingtech

Just a red flag. If they bought the frame and...

Just a red flag. If they bought the frame and built it up thats one thing but if they bought it as a complete bike or are trying to sell it as a complete bike its a red flag.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,348
Posted By Wilmingtech

Definitely Chinarello. The FD bolt is never...

Definitely Chinarello.

The FD bolt is never chrome. The "made in" sticker is not real. Headset is not original.

From the Pinarello Website...
06-17-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,439
Posted By Wilmingtech

I second this advice as well. You can find a...

I second this advice as well. You can find a decent Hybrid bike between 400 and 500 dollars. Very comfy to ride (dont get shocks) and will shift better and roll better than what you will get at...
06-17-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By Wilmingtech

I was always told in order to get a nice smooth...

I was always told in order to get a nice smooth pedal stroke, pedal like you are wiping dog poop from the bottom of your shoe.

If you are sprinting you can use different muscle groups by pulling...
06-11-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,966
Posted By Wilmingtech

Never underestimate the power of a large crowd of...

Never underestimate the power of a large crowd of stupid people.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By Wilmingtech

Buy a 2nd bike to ride while you are getting the...

Buy a 2nd bike to ride while you are getting the Defy fixed.

Its the perfect excuse to have 2 bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,211
Posted By Wilmingtech

This is assuming that you know exactly what frame...

This is assuming that you know exactly what frame size fits you and both bikes are the same frame size.

If disc brakes are important to you go with the giant. Everything else is upgradable.

If...
06-07-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,894
Posted By Wilmingtech

Why so serious?? ...

Why so serious??
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06-07-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,894
Posted By Wilmingtech

That 3k light blinds oncoming traffic so they...

That 3k light blinds oncoming traffic so they can't see where they are going causing them to swerve in an unpredictable manner.

Do you ride slicks in the rain?

Good thing we have torturous bike...
06-04-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,876
Posted By Wilmingtech

This - Its a good place to start. I have had...

This - Its a good place to start. I have had this exact problem. Creaking when I stand. I kept trying to figure out where the noise was coming from. Tightened up the QRs based on suggestions on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Wilmingtech

Once you get out of Seattle people are actually...

Once you get out of Seattle people are actually quite nice.

Seattle Freeze...
05-31-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,378
Posted By Wilmingtech

One point five minutes.

One point five minutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By Wilmingtech

Whats your mechanical experience? Do you...

Whats your mechanical experience?

Do you tool on your bicycle/car/motorcycle/dirtbike?

Whats your workspace/shop setup?

Do you have a nice collection of tools?

Do you have the patience...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,623
Posted By Wilmingtech

Thats where the money is. Out of warranty frames...

Thats where the money is. Out of warranty frames with manufacturing flaws. Let me show you the frames we do have. These Giants over here come with a 2 year no questions asked warranty...
05-29-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,393
Posted By Wilmingtech

Im in a similar boat as you. Debt free other...

Im in a similar boat as you. Debt free other than the mortgage which is so cheap I could pay it and our bills working part time at Mcdonalds (I do have my own company... and its not a restaurant). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,623
Posted By Wilmingtech

The way to approach this is to get an ultrasound...

The way to approach this is to get an ultrasound machine at the shop, charge 150.00.

Have the customer sign a document stating "this shop is capable of finding most types of damage to carbon fiber...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,206
Posted By Wilmingtech

No way anyone could change a tire that fast...

No way anyone could change a tire that fast unless they were using....
05-28-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 77,222
Posted By Wilmingtech

Road bike stuff for the gravel bike... ...

Road bike stuff for the gravel bike...
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05-27-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By Wilmingtech

Ive had the same 30$ blackburn bike pump for well...

Ive had the same 30$ blackburn bike pump for well over 20 years. It has a pressure gauge (not accurate but close enough) and every once in a while I will take it apart and clean it up.

Its about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,703
Posted By Wilmingtech

Thanks! Easy to make. (2) 8' 2x4s and cut some...

Thanks! Easy to make. (2) 8' 2x4s and cut some cross sections.

Because they are folders I had to use 1"x 1" for the drive side to make clearance for the deraileur.

Its free sitting and can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,703
Posted By Wilmingtech

Us too! ...

Us too!
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-Sean
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