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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By eduskator

I agree. I never ride unless it's sunny outside...

I agree. I never ride unless it's sunny outside and I got stuck under a rain cloud once this year, it felt like my chain's lubricant had melted down... It was metal on metal.

My previous dry lube...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By eduskator

Not a big loss! Never was a fan of Conti....

Not a big loss! Never was a fan of Conti. Schwalbe Pro Ones FTW! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By eduskator

My thoughts on Muc-Off Dry Lube VS C3 Dry Ceramic Lube

For what it's worth, I thought I'd share my opinion on these two lubricants I've used on my TCR so far.

Dry Lube - Used from Sept 2019 to July 2020, in dry conditions
Pros: Easy to apply, easy to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By eduskator

No one other than you can justify this purchase,...

No one other than you can justify this purchase, but I would say of course it is...Are we looking at the same 2 pictures or what? For a moment I thought you were comparing a GIANT with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By eduskator

To my knowledge, USA and Canada both have the...

To my knowledge, USA and Canada both have the same models.



Agreed. I would not use tires that aren't ''hookless compatible''. Giant has tested a few of them and put the list on its website....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By eduskator

Try both a few hours (if possible) and see. I...

Try both a few hours (if possible) and see. I would go with the Defy. IMO, the performance increase you will get with the TCR's more aggressive geometry isn't going to be worth it. You'd get wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By eduskator

It's not. I can put 28mm depending on the...

It's not. I can put 28mm depending on the brand/model on my current one so I'd be able to on a 2020 as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By eduskator

Price isn't what's going to influence my...

Price isn't what's going to influence my decision, but it's always nice to shave off a few hundred bucks out of a significant expense like a bike. My other option was to go with a Pro 1 2021 (Matte...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By eduskator

Giant's 2020 vs 2021 TCR - How do you feel about it?

So long story short, summer is ending and I've started looking for a replacement to my current 2018 Pro 0 Disc. I want to get a new bike instead of upgrading my current one mainly because I want...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By eduskator

Not sure this is a good idea. This will change...

Not sure this is a good idea. This will change your bike fitting & potentially result in knee injury / pain...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By eduskator

No. You get used to both.

No. You get used to both.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By eduskator

...but why?

...but why?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By eduskator

How about gearing, are they all running the same...

How about gearing, are they all running the same setup? That could make a huge difference for someone who mainly wants to climb. I know the Defy comes with 11x34 & 34/50 which is great for climbing,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,556
Posted By eduskator

Giant Defy. Best bang for the buck! The 2020...

Giant Defy. Best bang for the buck!

The 2020 Advanced 3 (CF frame & fork) is 2500$ I believe. They often go on sale for 20% off. You would get Tiagra instead of 105, but for a CF frame instead of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By eduskator

Did a 40k group ride with my dad (slow pace!) on...

Did a 40k group ride with my dad (slow pace!) on Sept 6. Rained all day yesterday :(
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,587
Posted By eduskator

It is most likely always more expensive to...

It is most likely always more expensive to upgrade than to replace entirely. I did the math 2 times so far and always ended up buying a new bikes instead of upgrading them. If you find it too...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By eduskator

I don't think you ''need'' to go Tubeless to...

I don't think you ''need'' to go Tubeless to avoid that. I think you were just really unlucky. Perhaps it is manufacturer default in the tube, maybe you hit something, maybe your tube was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,968
Posted By eduskator

Perhaps you should try your own mix and see if...

Perhaps you should try your own mix and see if it's bettah. 10:1 Paraffin/PTFE ratio, and see how it goes. One thing is sure, you need to remove the excess wax once it cools off after bathing it. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By eduskator

Yes, yes yes and yes! Never go cheap on shorts....

Yes, yes yes and yes! Never go cheap on shorts. Your butt will thank me later.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By eduskator

+1. Under direct sunlight, I can see the carbon...

+1. Under direct sunlight, I can see the carbon fibers through the clear coat of my bike's top & seat tube. It's gloss black & red. It's even more noticeable after a fresh wax! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By eduskator

Looks superficial to me.

Looks superficial to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,867
Posted By eduskator

I ride tubeless & carry a spare tube (on long...

I ride tubeless & carry a spare tube (on long rides). If I get a flat, I install the tube & continue riding. The only thing that needs to be removed going from TL to tubed setup is the valve.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By eduskator

Why would you need chamois cream only for a...

Why would you need chamois cream only for a specific brand? If you normally need to use some, you'll need it regardless of the brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,327
Posted By eduskator

Why not? I clean my cassette once in a while with...

Why not? I clean my cassette once in a while with a small amount of WD-40 & a brush and soak my chain in fuel and/or in WD-40 to remove gunk, dirt, metal shavings, etc. every 1000kms or so. Screw...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By eduskator

I never actually fell after taking off because I...

I never actually fell after taking off because I wasn't able to clip on my 2nd pedal, but I did fall a few times when coming to a stop because I had forgotten to un-clip. It's unavoidable, it happens...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By eduskator

Nice bike! If not already explained by...

Nice bike! If not already explained by someoneelse here or by your LBS, DI2 comes with 3 different modes (manual, semi-synchro and synchro shifting). You might want to play with the 3 modes to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,327
Posted By eduskator

You won't need luck if you are well informed &...

You won't need luck if you are well informed & prepared :)

Make sure it is fitted properly, don't push yourself too much for the first few rides & enjoy.

Oh and, your drivetrain needs TLC....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By eduskator

Update - So I (finally!) got my wheel back...

Update - So I (finally!) got my wheel back yesterday and I was able to catch up the group mid-ride. Did a 25k ride with lots of climbs and everything is fine! :thumb:

Mechanic said the spoke...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,276
Posted By eduskator

I drink twice as much, reduce my pace (effort) &...

I drink twice as much, reduce my pace (effort) & put a 50/50 Gatorade G2 & water mix in my 2nd water bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By eduskator

Even better, I am buying a second bike. It was...

Even better, I am buying a second bike. It was already planned to get a commuter bike. It's hard to find parts or bikes right now though with the current COVID context. LBS are out of everything.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By eduskator

I know, pretty easy to tight it to the proper...

I know, pretty easy to tight it to the proper specs by just making sure the rim gets straight again, but since I needed to go to the LBS to get a spoke, I left it there & asked to check all of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,833
Posted By eduskator

I'd go with an ''easier'' gearing combination if...

I'd go with an ''easier'' gearing combination if I were you, especially if you climb a lot. 34/50 & 11-30 is a good combination, but it will make you sweat (and swear)!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By eduskator

Yep, I'll cross my fingers. I just don't like...

Yep, I'll cross my fingers. I just don't like losing my bike for a week or so, especially not at this time of year. :( It normally takes no longer than a day to repair a spoke, but all shops around...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By eduskator

Good explanation, makes sense. I hope it was only...

Good explanation, makes sense. I hope it was only a defect. Covered not under warranty, I will be a happy camper if the fix solves the problem permanently.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By eduskator

Super. I'll go with the least expensive option as...

Super. I'll go with the least expensive option as long as it's reliable. Anyhow, the Pro 0 2021 is already on my mind and my 30th birthday is coming soon :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By eduskator

Thanks for the tip. I'm heading there shortly. It...

Thanks for the tip. I'm heading there shortly. It would make sense to having to rebuild it completely. Will talk with the manager to see what can be done. I am close to 185 lbs right now. A little...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By eduskator

That's what I thought, at least until yesterday!...

That's what I thought, at least until yesterday! Giant's DBL technology is supposed to improve the wheel & spoke strength & durability.

For the broken spoke, unfortunately no! It flew off when it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,275
Posted By eduskator

That guy is weird, that's for sure. Let it go......

That guy is weird, that's for sure. Let it go... Not worth it :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,520
Posted By eduskator

So a spoke snapped on my rear CF wheel today while climbing...

I was climbing a steep hill (good amount of stress on the drive-train) when I heard a loud noise in the rear. I initially thought my chain had skipped a gear on the cassette, but I didn't feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,158
Posted By eduskator

Probably just better stats to show off on Strava...

Probably just better stats to show off on Strava :)



+1. Often a cyclist will get behind me and stay there for a while. I am not the type to stop during a ride, but I'm sure one day I'll have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,924
Posted By eduskator

Yes. All our heatwaves are accompanied by a very...

Yes. All our heatwaves are accompanied by a very high humidity level. It is hard to breathe and recover that's for sure, especially after a long climb.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,158
Posted By eduskator

1-2ft, depending on who's in front. If it's a...

1-2ft, depending on who's in front. If it's a stranger, I don't do it.

I get insulted when someone I don't know starts drafting behind be & stays there for a while, especially in the current...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,924
Posted By eduskator

I guess that number includes the humidex factor....

I guess that number includes the humidex factor. We got 36.4 last Friday in Gatineau. It was a hot one!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By eduskator

I prefer my bike's speed sensor than my...

I prefer my bike's speed sensor than my computers. It's more accurate.

My bike came with an integrated speed & cadence sensor so I didn't have to buy any aditionnal device.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,086
Posted By eduskator

I don't want to start a debate, so I'll simply...

I don't want to start a debate, so I'll simply say that Montreal is a whole other story right now in Québec. The numbers you are seeing are very generous and inflated. If you remove Montreal from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,924
Posted By eduskator

Indeed. The problem is that we have 4 seasons...

Indeed. The problem is that we have 4 seasons here and the weather varies from -30c (-22f) in winter to +30-35c (85-95f) in summer. It's hard for a body to constantly adapt :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,086
Posted By eduskator

[QUOTE=frogman;21579065] Oh really? Last...

[QUOTE=frogman;21579065]

Oh really? Last time I checked, my area had very few cases remaining, and everything has been under control for a little while. As I said in my initial post, we don't all...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,924
Posted By eduskator

Temperature - What's your limit?

We have had a few heatwaves since the beginning of the summer and it made me wonder...what is everyone's limit when it comes to riding in harsh weather? The outside temp in my area reached 35c/95f...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,237
Posted By eduskator

In terms of value for money, Cinder has one of...

In terms of value for money, Cinder has one of the best on the market IMO. I was about to buy one, but then I saw Oakley, and you know, the brand name made me change my mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By eduskator

+1. No deals this year due to supply & demand... ...

+1. No deals this year due to supply & demand...

My LBS who carries Giant bike has 2 road bike left in stock. Unable to order any because they have all been sold, they're waiting for 2021.
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