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Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By eduskator

Very few, if so!

Very few, if so!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 951
Posted By eduskator

Black objects absorb more heat that's for sure,...

Black objects absorb more heat that's for sure, but I am not sure if you can actually notice the difference when pedaling on a bike in movement since the wind dissipates a lot of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By eduskator

Has the 2022 TCR lineup been spotted?

I found this by chance when surfing on the internets the other day. Not sure if it's the official lineup for 2022 and/or where exactly since models often vary from places to places around the globe,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,383
Posted By eduskator

How big was your group and how experienced were...

How big was your group and how experienced were the riders in it? We don't ''yell'' things when we're group riding unless it's an imminent danger. We just point and make signs that everyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,192
Posted By eduskator

For whom exactly? OP wants to stop skidding - the...

For whom exactly? OP wants to stop skidding - the simplest way is to not use the rear brake :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,192
Posted By eduskator

1) Avoid using the rear brake 2) Avoid braking...

1) Avoid using the rear brake
2) Avoid braking while turning - brake before entering the curve. Not always possible, I know. If it's the case, point 1 will help!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,501
Posted By eduskator

Always used KMC, but heard good things about...

Always used KMC, but heard good things about Wippermann.



It's a good thing to finish cleaning your chain with alcohol, it will remove some unwanted stuff that the degreaser didn't.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,783
Posted By eduskator

As - I'm pretty sure - other said, power pedals...

As - I'm pretty sure - other said, power pedals for the win! It can be / will be a PITA if you swap them regularly however.

2 single sided PM (Stages or 4IIII for instance) could be another option...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By eduskator

Never been an issue to me. I wear 54-59cm helmets...

Never been an issue to me. I wear 54-59cm helmets as well. I have 2 caps and they are both very thin. I barely notice the difference when I'm wearing one.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By eduskator

It depends where you ride and how much...

It depends where you ride and how much comfortable you want to be IMO. I ride 28mm @ 70psi on my race bike and wouldn't go back to even 25mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By eduskator

Not a hassle at all if you have a car unless you...

Not a hassle at all if you have a car unless you are a really short person. It's another thing if you drive a SUV or a pickup truck.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By eduskator

Price shouldn't be a factor to carry your several...

Price shouldn't be a factor to carry your several thousand dollar bike.

I was about to get sea suckers but heard horror stories about glass breaking with the suction (I have a Tesla 3) so I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,919
Posted By eduskator

+1 on that! Some tires are really a PITA to seat.

+1 on that! Some tires are really a PITA to seat.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,919
Posted By eduskator

It will be for sure! Next time you're out for a...

It will be for sure! Next time you're out for a new pump, buy one with a built-in compressor. Even better!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By eduskator

I would tough it out and see if it was just...

I would tough it out and see if it was just ''regular'' soreness due to the unusual ride you did. You could also get out the saddle more.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 879
Posted By eduskator

It will work as long as you get it properly...

It will work as long as you get it properly fitted to your body. It might look odd (high seatpost / high stem), but some people do go with 1 size smaller for performance gains.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By eduskator

1) Bigger rear sprocket (easier lowest gear) 2)...

1) Bigger rear sprocket (easier lowest gear)
2) Tough it out - the more you will climb it, the more it will become easy.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By eduskator

As Iride01 said, we would need to know why you...

As Iride01 said, we would need to know why you want to swap your OEM tires first...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By eduskator

I properly maintained used bicycle is as good as...

I properly maintained used bicycle is as good as a new one. Plus, it's cheaper. There are a few things to check before buying though. If you are not sure, you can always bring the bike you want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,073
Posted By eduskator

I second that! My Pro Ones also also really easy...

I second that! My Pro Ones also also really easy to mount. Even when they got out the box folded, they mounted on the first try. I'm pretty sure they can be installed on rims without an air...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,919
Posted By eduskator

I'm glad to read that you had a good experience...

I'm glad to read that you had a good experience with Giant tires. On my end, I've had 1 Defy and 2 TCRs with TL setups so far and all 6 tires were really hard to seat on rims, even with an air...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,241
Posted By eduskator

+1. New bike days are always nice. Except for our...

+1. New bike days are always nice. Except for our girlfriends, they don't like those.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,919
Posted By eduskator

As I said, Giant products are crap. Try other TL...

As I said, Giant products are crap. Try other TL tires, you'll see! I can mount my Schwalbe Pro Ones on my OEM SLR rims even without an air compressor.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,919
Posted By eduskator

You say yuck because YOU had a bad experience,...

You say yuck because YOU had a bad experience, but that's not the reality. You are biased my friend https://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/smile.gif

TL is better than tubes, and will become (if...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,741
Posted By eduskator

Gotta to agree on that especially in the last...

Gotta to agree on that especially in the last year with all the new COVID cyclists.

Sales assploded in my area to a point where almost all the 2021 are either sold out and/or reserved even before...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By eduskator

The RS500s are 50$ cheaper than the R550s...

The RS500s are 50$ cheaper than the R550s according to my LBSs. It is a significant price difference.

The RS500 seem to be Shimano's entry level SPD-SL pedals whilst the R550 are a slight upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,741
Posted By eduskator

Because some people aren't picky when it comes to...

Because some people aren't picky when it comes to saddle. I am one of them. If bikes came with decent pedals, I'd probably keep the originals as well.

While my factory saddles are clearly not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,442
Posted By eduskator

(Don't shoot the messenger) Giant Defy...

(Don't shoot the messenger)

Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1 (Ultegra DI2) - can handle up to 35mm tires and it's an endurance beast!

Electronic groupset, CF rims & dual sided PM for 6000$ is a steal.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By eduskator

I'm using pro ones with muc-off sealant and never...

I'm using pro ones with muc-off sealant and never had a flat. Been using TL setup for the past 3 summers and only experienced one flat with my old setup (giant tires / giant sealant) because I rolled...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,846
Posted By eduskator

You should be good for few thousand KMs!...

You should be good for few thousand KMs! :innocent:

Some hubs aren't ''grease packable'' however. DT Swiss, for instance, says that putting too much special grease will result in faulty...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By eduskator

Did 28.5k / 650ft on May 21 Did 18.5k / 1000ft...

Did 28.5k / 650ft on May 21
Did 18.5k / 1000ft on May 23
Did 103k / 4500ft yesterday

Legs need a break, but planning on going for a recovery ride after work today.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,088
Posted By eduskator

Indeed... I wipe mine off after every ride to...

Indeed... I wipe mine off after every ride to avoid this and to make sure it stays clean. There's a lot of excess lube leaking out of the rollers for sure.

1.5 hours? That's really weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,380
Posted By eduskator

I wash what can be removed every once in a while...

I wash what can be removed every once in a while and I use a disinfectant spray if the stink is really bad. Dit it once in 5 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,088
Posted By eduskator

Exactly how much do you put on your links? What's...

Exactly how much do you put on your links? What's your relubrication intervals? I did mine every 100kms with the regular and every 150-200 now with the C3 and I don't ''hear'' the chain at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,088
Posted By eduskator

I found that Muc-Off's ''regular'' dry lube is...

I found that Muc-Off's ''regular'' dry lube is very good for that. As I said a few posts ago, I switched from the regular to the more expensive C3 version of the dry lube, and I don't like it at all....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,365
Posted By eduskator

So I received and installed my new cassette...

So I received and installed my new cassette yesterday. Not sure if it was a good idea or not, but I also pressure washed the spokes where they connect to the hub in case dirt or particles could be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,753
Posted By eduskator

+1. Very impressed with Schwalbe tires so far. I...

+1. Very impressed with Schwalbe tires so far. I have a set of Pro Ones on my TCR and I will be buying a set of G-Ones when my gravel bike's tires will be worn-out. Thread is not too aggressive -...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By eduskator

I hope you don't have a Starnut inside a CF...

I hope you don't have a Starnut inside a CF steerer tube, because if so, you have a problem! It's called a compression plug and it can be / should be tightened as well. Did you check it? It should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,088
Posted By eduskator

I would never mix two different products unless...

I would never mix two different products unless they are identical or almost (Giant & Stans tubeless sealant, for instance).

Fuel is a great cleaner. The best IMO. Soak your chain in it overnight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,489
Posted By eduskator

If you don't like the color, do not buy. You will...

If you don't like the color, do not buy. You will hate staring at the top tube head down trying to catch your breathe on long climbs. Been there, done that!

Is S-WORKS worth the extra $ to save...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,805
Posted By eduskator

SPD-SL for the road bike (yellow cleats), SPD for...

SPD-SL for the road bike (yellow cleats), SPD for the gravel bike.

Tried SPD for the first time last month when I picked up the N+1 and it's OK, but I still prefer the SLs. I feel more stable when...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,224
Posted By eduskator

I switched my Bolt for a Roam over the winter and...

I switched my Bolt for a Roam over the winter and so far so good. Wouldn't go back to the smaller screen for sure!

It's connected to my speed & cadence sensor, wahoo HR monitor & dual sided PM.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,224
Posted By eduskator

Because a bicycle computer is better than a...

Because a bicycle computer is better than a smartphone for bicycle usage? ;) Plus, phone mounts are not very good looking.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,088
Posted By eduskator

+1 on that. Currently using it and it does create...

+1 on that. Currently using it and it does create gunky / sticky residues. A quick wipe down after every ride does the trick. Regardless, I prefer the regular dry version, which is cheaper. C3 does...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,365
Posted By eduskator

I'd like to do that for sure, I asked them to get...

I'd like to do that for sure, I asked them to get me a new wheel, but even if they wanted (which they did not), they didn't have any floor models and/or wheels in their backstore given the shortage...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,088
Posted By eduskator

You can say all you want, but it's research...

You can say all you want, but it's research proven.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,088
Posted By eduskator

No need for a ''bicycle specific'' lube, wax is...

No need for a ''bicycle specific'' lube, wax is proven to be a lot more effective than any other available lube.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,530
Posted By eduskator

I'd go with a Gravel bike since you seem to be...

I'd go with a Gravel bike since you seem to be liking the beaten tracks a lot! You can always buy a 2nd set of wheel with road tires. That's what I would do!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,873
Posted By eduskator

Since this thread has gone sideways (as usual), I...

Since this thread has gone sideways (as usual), I will try to put it back on the right path.

25mm is the ''standard'' and 28mm is on the edge of taking its place. Many race bikes come with 28mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,558
Posted By eduskator

Pandemic price increase... Nothing to worry about...

Pandemic price increase... Nothing to worry about :innocent:
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