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Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By eflayer

Lezyne extra long tire levers

I have broken a bead jack trying to install a tire, but often does the job. I have old hands and arthritic thumbs so anything that can help install or remove I welcome. These extra long levers are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,004
Posted By eflayer

being cute, but...try NFS

no flaky mess and way less hassle and smooth as can be. i waxed for a few years but no more since discovering NFS:

NixFrixShun Ultimate Bicycle Chainlube - NixFrixShun®...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 838
Posted By eflayer

the road to hell is paved

with mismatched tires. don't do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,384
Posted By eflayer

same boat as you and it WAS the shoe, cleat, pedal interface

Do you have another pair of cycling shoes you can try? Or simply put on some running shoes and pedal the bike that way for a ways. Get back to me with an answer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By eflayer

one of the beauties of Di2

is you can program it to do the jumps in the back automatically when you shift the front. or because Di2 shifts so fast manually i just do two quick taps on the rear shifter each time i know i'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By eflayer

i use these

Halo skull cap for protection includes sweat gutter...that comes in handy.
https://store.haloheadband.com/Halo-Skull-Cap-p/sc.htm

Craft with windstopper for protection and warmth....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,753
Posted By eflayer

DT makes both pawl-based and ratchet-based hubs

Not sure about their pawl hubs but the rear hub on my PRC 1400 wheelset it really quiet. Of course ratchets are available in 18,36, and 54 teeth, so maybe depends on which ratchet you have installed....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By eflayer

i can imagine the cable are catching

on the stem faceplate bolts but i would guess you'd know if that was the case. could it be the case?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 02:57 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By eflayer

1.0 top cap does nothing

bearing preload is done with the two side small bolts you access through the holes in the big weird looking thing right above the frame top tube. you should be able to replace the stem without having...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By eflayer

why are you looking? if you think buying a single...

why are you looking? if you think buying a single wheel is going to make a difference you have a lot of research to be doing before you spend your money. the differences between most decent alloy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By eflayer

how old is the cassette?

could be you needed to replace both chain and cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,367
Posted By eflayer

raised the nose of saddle up a few degrees

after trying everything else when my hands were aching. i was blown away how this small change changed my balance of weight on the bike. i can't explain it but it worked really well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By eflayer

the evolution of di2

2019 Roubaix is the bar end. 2020 Roubaix is integrated into the molding of the frame and now in the downtube. under the stem is first phase and the least aesthetically please but maybe the easiest...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By eflayer

Maguires Scratch X. Good for bike and car. A...

Maguires Scratch X. Good for bike and car. A light rub does wonders. Follow up with Quick Detailer. Works for me.
https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G10307-ScratchX-2-0-Scratch/dp/B0002UNON8...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By eflayer

pretty sure your bike has a normal screw in bottom bracket, not osbb

so you would need to unscrew the the Praxis M30 and install a normal Shimano screw-in bottom bracket. pretty sure this would work:...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,298
Posted By eflayer

not sure but would guess yes

i have been riding 4000 tires for a few years and think they are top of the line combo for rolling resistance, durability, and comfort. this review suggests the same:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,298
Posted By eflayer

tire pressure

I run Conti 4000 x 28 tires on my 2019 Roubaix Comp. The tires actually measure a bit over 30mm wide when inflated on those rims. I am 5'11, 180 lbs and I run 80 psi rear, 70 in the front. The tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By eflayer

Chris Kvale's bicycle framebuilding shop burned out in MN

Seen on bicycle forum Velocipede Salon:

Chris Kvale's bicycle framebuilding shop https://www.chriskvalecycles.com (https://www.chriskvalecycles.com/) suffered major collateral damage as a result...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,391
Posted By eflayer

maybe you should have bought a Honda Civic instead

those bucks, that bike, zero excuses. Trek seems to either own their stores or commands others that sell their bikes. call Trek and sound like you're pissed off. Let them know we are listening.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,991
Posted By eflayer

you already said you were on a bigger bike before

I am old and not very flexible and I'm your exact height. That is an older bike and definitely racy geometry. If you looked at new Trek Domane or Spec. Roubaix there'd be way more headtube and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,719
Posted By eflayer

i just installed Shimano SPD XT 8100 two sided pedals

after being on Speedplay Frogs for 15 years. Even with the pedal tension adjusted to the least tension I still found it a bit of a challenge to unclip. Not terrible, just not a no brainer. The pedals...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By eflayer

the smaller your small chainring

the closer your chain will be to the chainstay and the more likely it will get slapped by the chain. clutch could be helpful. also if you run a big cassette your chain will have more slack in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,482
Posted By eflayer

These bars from China are drilled for Di2 routing

I know the controversy about Chinese quality but I have a 40cm set of these bars in my possession. I have not tried to run wires through them yet but they look to be well made and purpose-built for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By eflayer

thanks for the clarification

I'd still not go for SLR just so I could move the slider and leave it there the entire time. wide tires, less psi, and the iso things front and back would be my choices.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By eflayer

here's a great data point from Pros Closet for a used 2019

I'd never spend the bucks for SLR cuz I'd only want my bike to be as compliant as possible and would never ever use the adjustment gimmick.

This is a good option with some backing from Pros. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,736
Posted By eflayer

you are right

interesting Trek only updated the Domane, i think, so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,736
Posted By eflayer

even Trek is admitting defeat

and did away with PF in favor of trying T47 threaded. yea!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 962
Posted By eflayer

what brand of stem

lots of em on ebay and some are really cheap. the latest one from Ritchey seems bullet proof. two locking bolts; one on each side:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By eflayer

ebay. buy one used 10 right side shifter. choose...

ebay. buy one used 10 right side shifter. choose whatever level you want to afford.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,755
Posted By eflayer

i bought a set of Ritchey wheels from Starbike

of course shipping took a while and then i think it takes more time cuz the package had to go thru customs.
when i wondered about how long i sent star an email and they responded more than once in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By eflayer

check for damage at the bottom bracket from chain...

check for damage at the bottom bracket from chain derailments. if the chain comes off and gets caught to the inside of the small ring it often results in bad cosmetic damage that may actually be...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By eflayer

i waxed with additives for a couple of years - then NFS

added teflon powder and cromoly powder. it was fun for a while but the wax did not seem to last very long.

then i found NFS lube. i love this sh*t. clean, smooth, quiet...for a long time. a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,513
Posted By eflayer

Aerotech Designs

They make many styles and models of shorts and do a pretty good job of describing the pads they use in each model. I swear by their Elite model. Not cheap but really fine shorts....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By eflayer

probably the chain

less teeth on the new cassette and smaller chainrings would equal shortening the chain in my way of thinking.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,461
Posted By eflayer

i wonder when a test ridden bike turns into a demo bike?

maybe that happens when the test ride / rental bike comes back with marks that would make it obviously not "new" anymore. if visually you can't tell it's been ridden then maybe that's ok?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,461
Posted By eflayer

i think it depends

my shop would have let me take out the new bike i was considering for a day for $100. so i guess in some way it would be considered used when i was done for the day. and, yes, they would have applied...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,461
Posted By eflayer

our shop let's you rent one for a day

if you decide to buy then rental price goes toward purchase. if you decide not to buy you saved about $5000 by not making a mistake.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,756
Posted By eflayer

do you need the latest and the greatest

i am really fond on my 2019 Roubaix Comp Di2. i also have a bike with Etap 11 for rim brakes. I like them both but actually prefer Etap. And would never go back to mechanical unless I was building...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,343
Posted By eflayer

chain routed correctly through the derailleur pulleys?

I have replaced about a zillion chains. In my haste a couple of chains ago, I accidentally threaded the chain over one of the metal guides on the rear derailleur. I rode the bike for a number of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,153
Posted By eflayer

I have Di2 on one bike and Etap 11 on the other

No issues with either one so far. But, by far, I do like the one big paddle on each etap shifter way more than the fiddly little ones on Di2. And I think the shift logic / user interface of etap...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,645
Posted By eflayer

Sandflex block = rust eraser

this is a unique product that works well on rims:...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,384
Posted By eflayer

info on this topic

Granted the Multi Stem when installed does ideally work best with the top cap that is included. And the way the Future Shock is installed means it does work best with "standard" stems and not the the...
Forum: For Sale
08-10-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,607
Posted By eflayer

sold

thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,880
Posted By eflayer

i chose this blue one

and I'm pleasantly surprised my how many people have commented positively on the looks of the bike.
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/roubaix-compultegra-di2/p/154472
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,880
Posted By eflayer

i got my 2019 Di2 Comp on sale too

I think $3300 about 4 months ago. Questions to ask are:

1. If you had an adjustable Future Shock would you ever adjust it?
2. Do you mind the look of the CGR seatpost?
3. Do you trust the new...
Forum: For Sale
07-18-19, 01:39 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,667
Posted By eflayer

2020 Roubaix paint

think i made a disparaging comment about the new paint schemes. i take it back. saw a maroon 2020 close up yesterday and the paint was gorgeous. and amazing metal flake with some sort of fade to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,972
Posted By eflayer

Conti 4000 28

measure just a bit over 30mm on my A23 rims. nice.
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