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Old 05-06-20, 07:21 AM
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You're never going to earn big endorsement money with that attitude.
IKR. Lubes I currently have on hand (just off the top of my head):

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Old 05-06-20, 07:26 AM
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I need a good dry lube- Iíve been using finish line but donít love it. Any recommendations? Seems like thereís no general review consensus in the interwebs.
Molten Speed Wax.

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Molten Speed Wax.

Iím sure itís great- but Iím also sure my wife would kill me for making a mess of melted wax.
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Pro tip: don’t replace your eTap controller battery right before a ride. Frustration and cursing may ensue as you head off to YouTube to find directions to pair your derailleurs again.
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In other fun news.. my Vector 3 pedals arrive today, now I have to go ride during a ďlate lunchĒ
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Pro tip: donít replace your eTap controller battery right before a ride. Frustration and cursing may ensue as you head off to YouTube to find directions to pair your derailleurs again.
Do you have to do that every time you change the battery or was this just a fluke?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Iím sure itís great- but Iím also sure my wife would kill me for making a mess of melted wax.
Well then don't make a mess of it - geez.

This reminds me that I should fire up the ol' crockpot today and re-dip Chain A - will prolly want to swap chains in the next week or so.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Pro tip: donít replace your eTap controller battery right before a ride. Frustration and cursing may ensue as you head off to YouTube to find directions to pair your derailleurs again.
#firstworldproblems
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That depends.
You use adult diapers on your chain?
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I'm in the frustrating position of constantly forgetting that I'm bored as hell with my usual routes... until it's actually time to ride. Then I stare at a map for 20 minutes, trying to iron out something new, before I eventually give up and head out on one of those same, tired routes.
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Next time you think you have a bear f a job plowing your driveway consider what the crews at Glacier N.P. have to deal with.


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In other fun news.. my Vector 3 pedals arrive today, now I have to go ride during a ďlate lunchĒ
Please post your impressions.
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Originally Posted by mvnsnd View Post
Please post your impressions.
FWIW, AG has a pair on her SystemSix and likes them. I prefer my Quarqs, but she wanted to keep the Spiderring.
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FWIW, AG has a pair on her SystemSix and likes them. I prefer my Quarqs, but she wanted to keep the Spiderring.
One of the biggest reasons I went this route was for portability between bikes if need be. Also- never ridden with real power so I wouldnít be able to tell the differences.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I'm in the frustrating position of constantly forgetting that I'm bored as hell with my usual routes... until it's actually time to ride. Then I stare at a map for 20 minutes, trying to iron out something new, before I eventually give up and head out on one of those same, tired routes.
Ditto.
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Well that was one short summer... I heard the word snow mentioned for Saturday .



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Ditto.
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Well that was one short summer... I heard the word snow mentioned for Saturday .



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One of the biggest reasons I went this route was for portability between bikes if need be. Also- never ridden with real power so I wouldnít be able to tell the differences.
After going through the pain of swapping her P1s between bikes until I nearly screwed up the threads, Iím not a fan of swapping pedals over and over. DCR had the same comment eventually. At least not every week. PMs have gotten affordable enough Iíd rather just put one on each bike. I know not everyone can (and I have fewer bikes than most here).

My advice on the Vectors is to get a supply of the batteries ahead of time.
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After going through the pain of swapping her P1s between bikes until I nearly screwed up the threads, Iím not a fan of swapping pedals over and over. DCR had the same comment eventually. At least not every week. PMs have gotten affordable enough Iíd rather just put one on each bike. I know not everyone can (and I have fewer bikes than most here).

My advice on the Vectors is to get a supply of the batteries ahead of time.
I agree with all of that too. I'm considering other options than my current Powertap, but I don't like the bulky pedal options or some of the crank arm only options. A spider based solution is still in consideration.
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Do you have to do that every time you change the battery or was this just a fluke?
I donít know. Probably. This controller battery was two years old and still showing green when I shifted but I thought Iíd change it anyway. The derailleur batteries get charged every 30-40 hours and donít need to be paired when changing.
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In other fun news.. my Vector 3 pedals arrive today, now I have to go ride during a ďlate lunchĒ
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Speaking of which, my folks sent me a hundred bucks for my birthday and I saw Excel has Assos Not Bibs shorts on sale for $68 each, so I snagged 2 of them with my birthday loot.
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Hey, a clubmate of mine is looking for new wheels. He has an old pair of Williams system 30 that he really likes, and he asked me about getting new wheels from Williams. I had to break the bad news to him that Williams Wheels/Cycles seems to be kaput. Last year Keith Williams was looking for a buyer and I don’t think it happened. Their website is gone.

I told my friend to look at wheels from Boyd and Flo. Any other suggestions? I am pretty sure he wants non-disc, non-tubeless clinchers that are a (wait for it!) good bang for the buck. I asked if he is looking for alloy or crabon rims, have not heard back.
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Hey, a clubmate of mine is looking for new wheels. He has an old pair of Williams system 30 that he really likes, and he asked me about getting new wheels from Williams. I had to break the bad news to him that Williams Wheels/Cycles seems to be kaput. Last year Keith Williams was looking for a buyer and I donít think it happened. Their website is gone.

I told my friend to look at wheels from Boyd and Flo. Any other suggestions? I am pretty sure he wants non-disc, non-tubeless clinchers that are a (wait for it!) good bang for the buck. I asked if he is looking for alloy or crabon rims, have not heard back.
I just bought some Boyd Altamonts to replace some worn out Soul alloy wheels and I am really pleased with them after a few hundred miles. Alloy, not the lightest but roll great and very stable. I also recently moved to Greenville so buying at the factory was a bonus.
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