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Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,175
Posted By eduskator

No, that's the law of least effort :)

No, that's the law of least effort :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,175
Posted By eduskator

I agree with you. I do believe that people are...

I agree with you. I do believe that people are getting poor lifespan because of poor maintenance. I lube mine (wax based lubricant) every 100kms even if the recommended interval is 200kms and I deep...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,175
Posted By eduskator

Quality and type of riding/bike! The SX is the...

Quality and type of riding/bike! The SX is the top of the line with stainless steel inner links and nickel coating I believe.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,175
Posted By eduskator

We're going off topic here, but I don't see...

We're going off topic here, but I don't see why/how a 11sp chain that has not reached 0.5% wear mark would prematurely wear drivetrain components, regardless of the mileage on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,175
Posted By eduskator

Thank you, I am well aware of that and I check...

Thank you, I am well aware of that and I check chain wear often to make sure it doesn't ruin my cassette or chainrings. Unless my measuring tool isn't accurate, it should be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,175
Posted By eduskator

Buying directly from the manufacturer's amazon...

Buying directly from the manufacturer's amazon page.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,175
Posted By eduskator

I've always over maintained my chains (lube every...

I've always over maintained my chains (lube every 100kms and deep clean every 1000kms) because I hate them when they're noisy. It certainly extends their lifespan!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,175
Posted By eduskator

Thanks, I am aiming towards that. Seems to be one...

Thanks, I am aiming towards that. Seems to be one of the best chains in the market in about every aspect (lifespan, noise, efficiency). Not that I want to complain about the lifespan I got out of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,175
Posted By eduskator

On the market for a new chain - Suggestions?

As title say, I am on the market for a new chain. My current one - KMC X11SL - that came factory equipped on my TCR finally reached the end of its life (0.5% wear) after 9000kms (5600mi) of usage. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,383
Posted By eduskator

I must agree with you, sir! I find that 28mm is...

I must agree with you, sir! I find that 28mm is the perfect balance, especially that I ride on tarmac that's in very good condition most of the time, but I may very well try 30 next year. They're...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,383
Posted By eduskator

Don't want to start (another) tire width debate,...

Don't want to start (another) tire width debate, but tests done in labs are only good in labs. Real world usage is another thing, and there are several other factors to consider than RR.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,023
Posted By eduskator

It all depends on your body... there is no...

It all depends on your body... there is no miracle recipe.

For instance, I usually don't eat at all when riding unless it's a 100+km ride (3 to 3.5 hours) or unless I feel hungry during the ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,383
Posted By eduskator

Schwalbe Pro One TLE Addix-Race Evolution V-Guard...

Schwalbe Pro One TLE Addix-Race Evolution V-Guard Folding Road Tyre - 700c | Merlin Cycles...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By eduskator

As long as your compression plug covers the stem...

As long as your compression plug covers the stem area, you're fine. Aesthetically speaking, the less the better, that's for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,143
Posted By eduskator

My list, by priority. Increasing / Enhancing...

My list, by priority. Increasing / Enhancing these will result into more power and/or less effort according to me.

1) Cardio / Endurance
2) Leg strength & size (the latter is debatable, I know!)...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

It's a luxury that most people don't have. There...

It's a luxury that most people don't have. There are special events in my area from time to time where you get to test ride bikes, but most of the time, you buy and you try after.

On my end, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

What's even more important is how you feel on the...

What's even more important is how you feel on the said bike. I've had the chance to own both ML and Large TCRs and I do prefer the ML. I was fine with the shorter reach and stack. The only odd thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

Yeah, like 6'3'' and above. I'm 6'1'' and...

Yeah, like 6'3'' and above.

I'm 6'1'' and ride a Large (58ish cm), and could very well ride a ML (56ish cm). In fact, previous bike was a ML and I preferred it. Narrower handlebar, shorter crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

A 393mm stack? That's like M/L - 56cm frame...

A 393mm stack? That's like M/L - 56cm frame specs. Surprised they don't make bigger ones for the North American / European market.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By eduskator

Sweet ride! The color is insane.

Sweet ride! The color is insane.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

Sounds like something like this... all the...

Sounds like something like this... all the ''known'' brands are excluded from the top of the list... Bullcrap!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,484
Posted By eduskator

It's actually not the first time I hear that GP5K...

It's actually not the first time I hear that GP5K tires are a PITA to mount. As WhyFi said, it may be easier to mount on hookless rims, though.

N = more than 1.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

Not surprised for BMC as they are way overpriced,...

Not surprised for BMC as they are way overpriced, but I have a hard time believing that the world's largest bike manufacturer would produce mediocre framesets.

Out of curiosity, what's his...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,484
Posted By eduskator

Wow. I was considering trying a pair of GP5K S TR...

Wow. I was considering trying a pair of GP5K S TR next year, but I'll reconsider. An oven and tire jacks to mount tires on rims? Screw this!

2nd consecutive year using Schwalbe Pro Ones and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,162
Posted By eduskator

Carbon Fiber HAS a fatigue limit. It's physics....

Carbon Fiber HAS a fatigue limit. It's physics. Everything deteriorates in this beautiful universe.

Not sure that OP will experience it though as CF holds its properties for a very long time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 29,120
Posted By eduskator

5000kms is more than OK lifespan. I'd be happy to...

5000kms is more than OK lifespan. I'd be happy to get this mileage out of my Pro Ones (the last 2 rear ones I've had squared off at 3000kms). Not sure I would ride a tire like yours going down a hill...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

Nope! I said ''its'' intended usage, not ''my'' :D

Nope! I said ''its'' intended usage, not ''my'' :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

I'd put the Teammachine in the ''aero-race''...

I'd put the Teammachine in the ''aero-race'' category and the TCR in the ''race/climb'' one. The Teammachine seems to be the new thing like the Tarmac SL7 or even the 2023 Propel and that specific...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By eduskator

2oz seems to be a good balance for me, especially...

2oz seems to be a good balance for me, especially if you're using a sealant that is thicker than the average (like muc-off). Those weight weenies will tell you it's too much, but I prefer having more...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By eduskator

How much sealant do you put inside? ...

How much sealant do you put inside?

Something similar happened to me this year (not that intense though, but both sides of the tire un-beaded overnight). I put more sealant (2oz instead of 1oz)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

I'd love to, but that would go against my ''1...

I'd love to, but that would go against my ''1 bike per discipline'' rule :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

:lol: I can understand it may be hard to fit...

:lol:

I can understand it may be hard to fit 4 wires/cables inside a fork tube, but with wireless shifting, it should be a lot better. I mean, 2 brake hoses that do not require maintenance at all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,124
Posted By eduskator

Ha ha! Sarcasm aside, I switched from...

Ha ha! Sarcasm aside, I switched from conventionnal lube (muc-off) to a waxed based lube (Squirt) last month and my chain is indeed staying cleaner for a much longer period of time!

Not motivated...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

I heard that one in the past from my Giant LBS -...

I heard that one in the past from my Giant LBS - they hated servicing ICR bikes for this reason. It seems to be better nowadays with wireless groupsets though. There's only 2 brake lines inside the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

The new 2023 Propel might be close to what I'm...

The new 2023 Propel might be close to what I'm looking for, but I think I'm ready to try another brand :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

Aside from the fact that I'd like a more aero...

Aside from the fact that I'd like a more aero bike to enhance performance on flatter terrains, everything else is OK. I've always been a climber, but over the last 2 seasons, I started to like...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,124
Posted By eduskator

Gotta love these lube threads. Anything that...

Gotta love these lube threads.

Anything that won't make your chain look like it's been dripped in crude oil after a few rides should be good. Probably an OCD, but I hate seeing dirty chains and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

I do have the same feeling. Expensive for what...

I do have the same feeling. Expensive for what you seem to be getting. It's the only brand that would be able to get me out of Giant for now though. I just ''like'' it.

And, indeed, purchasing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By eduskator

Looking to ''upgrade'' my Giant TCR for a BMC Teammachine - Convince me?

Thread title says it all. I've been looking to cheat on Giant for a while now (last 6 bikes I've bought are Giant) and my eyes have been on a BMC Teammachine SLR01 Three...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By eduskator

There is only one true way to know; inspect it...

There is only one true way to know; inspect it visually. If it's dried up or the color has changed, replace it.

And yes, you can't really mix fresh and old sealant indefinitively. 1) The weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By eduskator

It's always nice to read stories about good LBSs...

It's always nice to read stories about good LBSs as some of them are so mediocre nowadays...

After sale service is as important (if not more) than the actual service you get when you buy the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,559
Posted By eduskator

A helmet thread is better than a Shimano VS SRAM...

A helmet thread is better than a Shimano VS SRAM or Tubeless thread, that's for sure! Interesting article.

I don't agree on the ''MIPS helmets are less comfortable'' argument though. I have 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,444
Posted By eduskator

Sweet looking bike! Any plans on slamming the...

Sweet looking bike! Any plans on slamming the stem down to the ground?

Been waiting for a ''valid'' reason to swap my 2-year-old TCR for a brand new Teammachine, but there are simply no deals...
10-06-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,541
Posted By eduskator

My eyes are bleeding

My eyes are bleeding
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By eduskator

Tia-what? Don't know this groupset.

Tia-what? Don't know this groupset.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,847
Posted By eduskator

It's always best to wait when momma is with her...

It's always best to wait when momma is with her kids.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By eduskator

Teammachine is my next bike. I love BMCs, but...

Teammachine is my next bike. I love BMCs, but they are pricy. Been looking to try another brand for a while and it's the only one that makes me wanna cheat on Giant.

Couple of things:

-There is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By eduskator

Careful, you'll start another tube VS TL debate!...

Careful, you'll start another tube VS TL debate! I'm on the TL side - if your current wheels are TL ready, then put some sealant in there and a tubeless valve and pump it up.

It looks like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By eduskator

I did not see any ''real life'' difference...

I did not see any ''real life'' difference between my 25 and 28. However, if you're asking for empirical data, I don't believe you'll get an answer here.

Buy 3 tires at once. Change the rear one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By eduskator

Lots of good rides in September, but the most...

Lots of good rides in September, but the most important one is my fastest metric century ride so far (3h13 @ 31km/h and 940m of elevation). For the imperial system lovers, it's 19,26mph & 3084ft of...
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