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Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,872
Posted By Fox Farm

Black

Black
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 8,132
Posted By Fox Farm

I have been dealing with the cable stops on the...

I have been dealing with the cable stops on the head tube of my Orbea Orca coming off. I have re epoxied them back on 8 times. Now Orbea is dealing with it as a warranty issue. So electronic...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Fox Farm

Has anyone bought stuff from Wish?

I see these ads for what seems to be impossibly low prices. What is the deal with Wish? Have any of you bought from them?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,065
Posted By Fox Farm

Cyclist Magazine recently reviewed the new...

Cyclist Magazine recently reviewed the new Emonda. Trek has made it more aero than the older model. Where I live there is a lot of climbing so a light bike would be advantageous. But also the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 589
Posted By Fox Farm

Yes other than the annoying clicking related to...

Yes other than the annoying clicking related to your wheel rpm, just ride it. Or take it back to the shop who removed the glue and mounted the new tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 589
Posted By Fox Farm

remove the valve extender and wrap a small bit of...

remove the valve extender and wrap a small bit of electrical tape around the extender where it goes through the rim, re install. Sound should go away. To be sure that this is the source of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By Fox Farm

I will jump into this discussion. I use Campy...

I will jump into this discussion. I use Campy Ergo on my road bikes and Sram on my gravel bike. The ergonomics of the hoods are very close. However, the Sram sweep style shifting vs the Campy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,943
Posted By Fox Farm

I agree. However in the early 80s when I lived...

I agree. However in the early 80s when I lived on my bike, meaning that I almost never drove my auto, I had a big handle bar bag, like you would use on a touring bike, but I used it on my everyday...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,558
Posted By Fox Farm

Ok, so then get a top of the line Ridley and...

Ok, so then get a top of the line Ridley and build it with Campy Record 12 speed EPS if new bling is what you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,558
Posted By Fox Farm

Stop looking at other bikes and look up the road...

Stop looking at other bikes and look up the road and enjoy your ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Fox Farm

No

No
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,618
Posted By Fox Farm

Assos = #1...

Assos = #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1)
Castelli = #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2)
Rapha = #2...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By Fox Farm

Write to Canyon rather than depending on the...

Write to Canyon rather than depending on the committee here. When ever I have technical questions, I write to the manufacturer, or true experts like Leonard Zinn and others.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By Fox Farm

Same here which is why I recommended them. You...

Same here which is why I recommended them. You can write to the company and Boyd Johnson will typically respond. Great customer service and yes, their products are great.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By Fox Farm

Boyd

Boyd
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By Fox Farm

Yes, the 10 speed stuff, although excellent, has...

Yes, the 10 speed stuff, although excellent, has been passed by the shifting quality of the most recent generation of 11 speed and current 12 speed stuff. Front and rear derailleur are faster...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By Fox Farm

Same experience here for me with tape. Have used...

Same experience here for me with tape. Have used Tufo tape for about 20 years, quick, easy but yes it should be applied to clean rims. Used regular glue also for many years but the need to wait a day...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Fox Farm

I am not sure of the length of the warranty for...

I am not sure of the length of the warranty for Shimano. For Campy it is 5 years. Find an authorized Shimano service center and contact them/bring them the bike. You might just end up paying for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By Fox Farm

I also had a hard time to tell from the phone vid...

I also had a hard time to tell from the phone vid clip. Be sure that 1, saddle rails are lubed, both where they clamp to the seat post and also where they join the shell. Also make sure that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,174
Posted By Fox Farm

I use their cream but don't apply it to the...

I use their cream but don't apply it to the shorts but rather onto me in spots where friction or hot spots can occur.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,335
Posted By Fox Farm

Assos

Assos
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,915
Posted By Fox Farm

Ok, I'll jump into this pissing contest. I do...

Ok, I'll jump into this pissing contest. I do own some Rapha stuff, Cargo Bib tights, Bib knickers in winter weight, bib shorts, wind front jersey short sleeve and long sleeve, base layer and a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Fox Farm

In that price range, aluminum is the best weight...

In that price range, aluminum is the best weight to stiffness to dollar value. Likely the weight of the bikes that you are looking at (non all that light weight for that matter) is attributed to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,271
Posted By Fox Farm

Just stick it into your jersey pocket.

Just stick it into your jersey pocket.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 787,251
Posted By Fox Farm

As a fellow Ti rider, this bike looks very nice....

As a fellow Ti rider, this bike looks very nice. I personally however feel that this Zipp stem does not complement the build, visually.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,098
Posted By Fox Farm

I was there 18 months ago. Note that the air...

I was there 18 months ago. Note that the air quality is horrible in Manila. Also one of the most densely populated cities at 29,000 per square km. I saw some roadies on a Sunday. Traffic in Manila...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,542
Posted By Fox Farm

Spokes will break, regardless. My carbon wheels...

Spokes will break, regardless. My carbon wheels have the standard J hook spokes. A year ago, on the two year old wheels I had a rear spoke break while I was out of the saddle climbing. It was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,502
Posted By Fox Farm

It depends on how steep are the climbs that you...

It depends on how steep are the climbs that you plan to be doing. I am 62 and live in a pretty hilly area with some big 12% to 15% climbs, but certainly not all are like this. I use a compact 50/34...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By Fox Farm

Yes candle wax or bar soap on the cleat, the tip...

Yes candle wax or bar soap on the cleat, the tip and rear part. I have not used Look in 20 years but that was what I use to do. I got fed up with them and cleat wear. At $15 each, over the years,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,699
Posted By Fox Farm

Nice bike! I have the Outback gravel bike. Some...

Nice bike! I have the Outback gravel bike. Some years ago I had the Road Logic, middle 1990s, and would love to build a new one. BUT I have a nice Merlin Ti bike and a nice Orbea Orca carbon bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,701
Posted By Fox Farm

Too bad that you have had this experience. Very...

Too bad that you have had this experience. Very different from mine. I would say that flats are partially due to tire quality but more toward installation, riding style, inflation, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,732
Posted By Fox Farm

I use to have that same stem and post on my...

I use to have that same stem and post on my Merlin.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Fox Farm

yes there is a button that you push on the...

yes there is a button that you push on the derailure mechanism to lock the cage pushed to the right slacking the chain
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,433
Posted By Fox Farm

Oh man, motorist hit him...

Oh man, motorist hit him...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,433
Posted By Fox Farm

Wow, I also joined back in 2004 or 2005, can't...

Wow, I also joined back in 2004 or 2005, can't remember. I really enjoyed his perspective and "discuss" points. I was thinking about how I have not seen him here in many moons. How did he die?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,701
Posted By Fox Farm

I have used Conti's, 4000 and 5000 tires for some...

I have used Conti's, 4000 and 5000 tires for some time now and they are great, no doubt. However I have recently switched to using Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0 tires and WOW! These are really nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By Fox Farm

I have been using a Yakima roof system in the...

I have been using a Yakima roof system in the late 1980s. I like the roof rack because I can use it for moving more than just a bike. Plywood, sheet rock, other large items, a roof box, skis, etc...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Posted By Fox Farm

I own a number of their products, cargo bib...

I own a number of their products, cargo bib tights, thermal bib knickers, bib shorts, wind front jersey (EXCELLENT PRODUCT) in short sleeve and long sleeve, and a few pair of their gloves. The core...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Fox Farm

No they are not all compatible and depending on...

No they are not all compatible and depending on the age, you want the Ergo levers, front and rear derailleurs to have an A marked on them so that they will work together correctly. I would suggest...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,728
Posted By Fox Farm

Campy Chorus 12

Campy Chorus 12
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Fox Farm

If there is an adapter, I have never seen one. ...

If there is an adapter, I have never seen one. Quick release dropouts are open on the bottom, thru axle not. Return the wheels for some that will be compatible with your frame. If you can't return...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Fox Farm

Thru axle and standard drop outs are not...

Thru axle and standard drop outs are not compatible. Sorry.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By Fox Farm

Do you get this from riding in the drops on on...

Do you get this from riding in the drops on on the hoods or both? Some anatomic bars, with the bump, are not as comfortable as you might think. How often do you rotate hand positions while riding?...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,181
Posted By Fox Farm

Sometimes, it is just your karma, so to speak. ...

Sometimes, it is just your karma, so to speak. One day I had 5 in the same day. This must have been about 1982. I finally said, "ok, I get it" and started to hitch hike home with the bike. Some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,247
Posted By Fox Farm

Merlin, I think that you nailed it with that...

Merlin, I think that you nailed it with that observation. He has never fully accepted or come completely clean about what he did, its impact upon him and others along the way, etc. It is who he is....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,062
Posted By Fox Farm

I like your story! Some years ago, while...

I like your story! Some years ago, while descending a big long canyon in Utah on my Ti road bike, I was really hitting it hard, carving the corners and using most of the road. It was late in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,854
Posted By Fox Farm

I don't fully get where you are going with...

I don't fully get where you are going with mothballing the bike. Keep it out, ride it. Sure, get a new bike better suited to your current situation but why put it away???? I ride my 2000 Merlin Ti...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,005
Posted By Fox Farm

I agree with Merlinextralight - not because I...

I agree with Merlinextralight - not because I also own one (smile) but because what he says is accurate and WHY would you do this to yourself or others??? I actually prefer solo rides, always have....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,733
Posted By Fox Farm

I have rim brakes on my two road bikes and disks...

I have rim brakes on my two road bikes and disks on my gravel bike and mountain bike. For me, the improvements and or benefits of disks are that yes, they do work well but not that much better than...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,721
Posted By Fox Farm

Their customer service for any warranty item is...

Their customer service for any warranty item is perhaps the worst in the industry based on my experience. I avoid all of their products based on how I was treated and place my loyalty with Assos,...
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