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Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 306
Posted By str8jakett

My earlier post aside, I bought a mail order bike...

My earlier post aside, I bought a mail order bike from a brand unavailable in the US (no chance at a test ride or bike fit), from a UK shop, paid a nice little customs fee, and don't regret a minute...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 306
Posted By str8jakett

If $3k is your budget bike, then just buy them...

If $3k is your budget bike, then just buy them both.
10-02-19, 03:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By str8jakett

Nice post, thanks for highlighting the updates....

Nice post, thanks for highlighting the updates. If that bright blue hit the Aluminum SRAM model, I think I'd be in trouble.
10-02-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,306
Posted By str8jakett

Once upon a time, I could claim I was a car guy....

Once upon a time, I could claim I was a car guy. A VW guy to be exact. Now, as I look back through hundreds of pictures, trying to find one to post of my bikes and either my former MKIV Jetta, or my...
09-30-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 170,805
Posted By str8jakett

So many cool places in this thread. So far gravel...

So many cool places in this thread. So far gravel rides are still a sidebar for me and I haven't ventured anywhere interesting.
...
09-29-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 775
Posted By str8jakett

Did not see that one coming...

Did not see that one coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,283
Posted By str8jakett

I bought one of these: ...

I bought one of these:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F323851385468

Although I got it from Amazon for $70, so I'd shop around. It's been perfect...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By str8jakett

Seconded. Ten years on the Omega Compact,...

Seconded. Ten years on the Omega Compact, currently on it's fourth bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By str8jakett

Saturday presented a point A to point B ride I've...

Saturday presented a point A to point B ride I've always wanted to do, aka riding from home to meet the wife at the in-laws house. 60 miles and 4k ft of elevation.
...
09-17-19, 03:06 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,677
Posted By str8jakett

Thank you, pure luck! I don't think I...

Thank you, pure luck!



I don't think I came into those classics with a very good strategy. Seems you'd just have to let about half your team sit the bench. I'll be out of transfers after two...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,806
Posted By str8jakett

38mm 2015 Propel 58mm 2017 Propel 50mm 2008...

38mm 2015 Propel
58mm 2017 Propel
50mm 2008 TCR
09-16-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,677
Posted By str8jakett

Absolutely. I find myself ever more involved in...

Absolutely. I find myself ever more involved in all aspects of the race, and chomping at the bit waiting for results to be posted later in the day. I've always enjoyed a grand tour, but without a lot...
09-15-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,677
Posted By str8jakett

Hey, that was enjoyable and certainly addictive,...

Hey, that was enjoyable and certainly addictive, thanks for setting up the league!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,571
Posted By str8jakett

Starting a nice collection there. Time for a...

Starting a nice collection there. Time for a gravel bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By str8jakett

Thanks for the replies. They have been helpful...

Thanks for the replies. They have been helpful when looking at maps and trying to determine a good route. I'll probably get out for an early morning ride tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By str8jakett

Canon/Royston GA

Putting this is in the road forum vs the regional since the traffic is better and I'm only here through Sunday midday. Didn't plan on bringing a bike until last minute so no chance to research or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,913
Posted By str8jakett

I just bought a Token Ninja for one bike and a...

I just bought a Token Ninja for one bike and a TriPeak for another to dump press fit. We'll see how well they hold up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,296
Posted By str8jakett

While I don't have disc wheels or 28mm width, I...

While I don't have disc wheels or 28mm width, I do have two sets of Superteam wheels. A 38mm depth, 25mm wide set with 3800 miles on them, and a 50mm depth, 23mm wide set with 150 miles that I just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,410
Posted By str8jakett

Cycle Gear in Halifax.

Cycle Gear in Halifax.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,410
Posted By str8jakett

Maybe totally unrelated to buying from somewhere...

Maybe totally unrelated to buying from somewhere like Merlin/Ribble but I bought a full bike from a UK shop in February for $1400 USD and got hit with a customs tax when it landed in the US.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 03:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,606
Posted By str8jakett

Thanks for that info! I had never thought to...

Thanks for that info! I had never thought to check and see if Anthem offered discounts with Garmin, and it's good for $130 on Varia as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By str8jakett

I'm kind of experiencing the old flame right now...

I'm kind of experiencing the old flame right now too. Upgraded a bike and threw the old groupset and a bunch of spare stuff from the parts bin on a frame that's been hanging on the wall. Only bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By str8jakett

Trust me, you are, even if you don't know if yet....

Trust me, you are, even if you don't know if yet.

It really depends on what your budget is for a full second bike. I watch eBay all the time and some great deals come up pretty regularly for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By str8jakett

Maybe look into a newer used bike with an...

Maybe look into a newer used bike with an electronic group that fits within a budget that allows you to keep your old frame and upgrade piece by piece until it's road worthy again.

Post a picture...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 69,377
Posted By str8jakett

Can a bargain spare parts build be hot? Revival...

Can a bargain spare parts build be hot? Revival of an old frame, with only the rear derailleur and wheels being new. I'll call myself out on the ugly saddle, until I can replace it. On the fence over...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,269
Posted By str8jakett

3723 on the Superteams. Still not trued, but no...

3723 on the Superteams. Still not trued, but no worse on the slight wobble. I've been riding the other Propel for most of the summer while upgrading the 2015 piece by piece to a mix of Rival/Force...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26,585
Views: 16,384,930
Posted By str8jakett

Good gosh man. That's dreamy right there. I know...

Good gosh man. That's dreamy right there. I know people have different tastes and all but I'd be pretty dang ok with those four exact setups on my wall.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By str8jakett

Thank you for sharing your experience. Very...

Thank you for sharing your experience. Very helpful in pointing direction between the two choices. I've been leaning towards the Stealth.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By str8jakett

Not necessarily, although I think a lot of people...

Not necessarily, although I think a lot of people do use the ISM for road riding. It seems even the narrow width 120mm ISM still has a 55mm width front end. That's pretty dang wide between the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By str8jakett

Hah! I don't know really. I've just been reading...

Hah! I don't know really. I've just been reading a lot of reviews from Google searches. I think that's why it's so hard to drop $100 on a saddle just to see if it's a game changer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By str8jakett

The shorter nose is supposed to benefit an...

The shorter nose is supposed to benefit an aggressive position. So if you are in the drops a lot I suppose the lack of the saddle nose helps with pressure reduction. Between my two Propels I notice a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By str8jakett

Thanks for the tip. It's still a bit longer than...

Thanks for the tip. It's still a bit longer than what I'm hoping to try in the 250mm length range (Ajna is 270mm), but I see Bontrager has a saddle named the Aeolus that is 250mm long, so that might...
Forum: For Sale
08-17-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 1,356
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 308,685
Posted By str8jakett

Thanks for the offer but that is one I've tried...

Thanks for the offer but that is one I've tried before and didn't work for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By str8jakett

Short Saddles and Narrow Sit Bones

I've been getting the urge to try a short saddle such as the PRO Stealth or Specialized Power since I'm still not 100% happy with the Fizik Arione VS on one of the Propels. I've always stayed in the...
Forum: For Sale
08-13-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,356
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 308,685
Posted By str8jakett

PRO Griffin 132 carbon rails Some indoor...

PRO Griffin 132 carbon rails

Some indoor mileage for testing, but otherwise perfect condition. PM for more pictures. Would like to try something short-nosed, but need a cutout or relief. Open to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By str8jakett

No reason in particular, I just wish I still had...

No reason in particular, I just wish I still had it around. I've been watching out for a cheap frameset I can't refuse. A long ride or century on the TCR or Propel is just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By str8jakett

Do you have to sell the Defy or can you buy a TCR...

Do you have to sell the Defy or can you buy a TCR and keep the Defy too? I started with a Defy, bought a TCR, sold the Defy. Bottom line, I wish I'd kept the Defy AND the TCR.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,629
Posted By str8jakett

Totally on a whim, and a bit of cheapness, I...

Totally on a whim, and a bit of cheapness, I bought a canister of Hydrasurge Electrolytes off of Amazon. It had excellent reviews so I thought I would give it a shot. One version had all natural...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,222
Posted By str8jakett

Pieced together a 11spd SRAM Rival 22/Force 22...

Pieced together a 11spd SRAM Rival 22/Force 22 upgrade from eBay, then went to the hospital for the wife to have a baby. It's like Christmas upon returning home!! Still waiting on the crankset.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 03:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,648
Posted By str8jakett

I also didn't choose matte on purpose but it was...

I also didn't choose matte on purpose but it was a replacement frame, and the only option offered from Giant at the time. Thinking about stripping it and trading for a TCR or Defy frame.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,516
Posted By str8jakett

Same here, and life goes on... Box...

Same here, and life goes on...



Box disappeared for paying members as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,222
Posted By str8jakett

I'm not holding my breath. For them to just...

I'm not holding my breath. For them to just randomly give $25 without a minimal spend seemed unlikely. We'll see if the order ships.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 02:54 AM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,222
Posted By str8jakett

That was a nice surprise, at first I thought it...

That was a nice surprise, at first I thought it was a mistake. I ordered a Lezyne headlight and a water bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By str8jakett

Last year when I visited the North Carolina...

Last year when I visited the North Carolina coast, I just searched for rides in the area using ridewithgps.com and chose the route that contained the roads that were most popular among the searches....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By str8jakett

I've been riding the UNO for a year with two...

I've been riding the UNO for a year with two different shoes, a Northwave and a Louis Garneau and no issues hitting the pod.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,269
Posted By str8jakett

Definitely report back with the results. I'm...

Definitely report back with the results. I'm monitoring mine to see if they get any worse but I have not made an attempt to true them yet.

Some shots from yesterday....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By str8jakett

I can't help you out with value but the scheme...

I can't help you out with value but the scheme looks 2006ish.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,680
Posted By str8jakett

Garmin just replace my 520+ for a BT chip...

Garmin just replace my 520+ for a BT chip failure. I pre-ordered last year and it worked perfectly for the 10 months leading up to the failure where I would have to re-pair after every two or three...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,269
Posted By str8jakett

3100 miles and have developed a slight wobble on...

3100 miles and have developed a slight wobble on the rear wheel. Maybe a few millimeters out of true at one point, just enough to require a slight brake adjust. I've been pretty rough on them lately,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By str8jakett

If you can find a way to work in a test ride on...

If you can find a way to work in a test ride on the Giant, you should definitely make an attempt before coming to a conclusion.
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