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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,077
Posted By Chi_Z

5700 miles on mine so far, still have about 2mm...

5700 miles on mine so far, still have about 2mm of tread left on the wear indicator, swapped front and back at around 3000 miles
04-29-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,991
Posted By Chi_Z

with Stigmata you are gaining about 20mm of front...

with Stigmata you are gaining about 20mm of front center, is that enough to avoid toe overlap? with Lauf you are gaining over 40mm, very unlikely to get any toe overlap even with huge 700c tires
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,138
Posted By Chi_Z

most shimano stuff from aliexpress are fake, the...

most shimano stuff from aliexpress are fake, the price is a dead givaway
03-25-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By Chi_Z

whatever you buy just make sure the seam is welded

whatever you buy just make sure the seam is welded
02-23-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,079
Posted By Chi_Z

93mm reach handlebar also does not help

93mm reach handlebar also does not help
02-23-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,079
Posted By Chi_Z

should have sized up to 56 but change to a 80mm...

should have sized up to 56 but change to a 80mm stem you bike will be 20mm higher and 5mm shorter, the bike will also be more stable and less toe overlap with fenders
02-23-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,109
Posted By Chi_Z

indeed, cracked a zipp 303 firecrest from a...

indeed, cracked a zipp 303 firecrest from a pothole pitch flat, and that was rim brake version with much thicker sidewall, disc version will be even more fragile
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,692
Posted By Chi_Z

powertab was popular early on because Quarq and...

powertab was popular early on because Quarq and SRM were like $1500+ and there were no single-side powermeter like Stages, once cheap crank based powermeter became available ppl realized how...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,692
Posted By Chi_Z

pretty sure powertap would die by itself, hub...

pretty sure powertap would die by itself, hub based power-meter are too inconvenient
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,678
Posted By Chi_Z

lol no it is not made in Waterloo, all Trek...

lol no it is not made in Waterloo, all Trek carbon frames are made by quest composite in China
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,743
Posted By Chi_Z

even with exotic tubing it is unlikely the steel...

even with exotic tubing it is unlikely the steel frame can be made lighter than your carbon gravel frame
02-11-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,109
Posted By Chi_Z

carbon wheel is super nice until you get a bad...

carbon wheel is super nice until you get a bad pitch flat
01-09-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By Chi_Z

stem are so cheap get one of every size, once you...

stem are so cheap get one of every size, once you are dialed in go for the the $200 Extralite
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,832
Posted By Chi_Z

winter sucks in new york, looking at the google...

winter sucks in new york, looking at the google map of bali makes me want to move there just for the weather
01-03-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By Chi_Z

you are going to spend alot of money for a...

you are going to spend alot of money for a sidegrade, unless you want to run carbon rims everyday, then disc conversion might be worth it on the long run
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,761
Posted By Chi_Z

it is important to have a bike on the trainer...

it is important to have a bike on the trainer 100% of the time so no excuses, i also put mine infront of a tv so I can spin away as i watch stuff. For the trainer bike get the cheap stuff from...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,292
Posted By Chi_Z

what size was your cross bike?

what size was your cross bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Chi_Z

dude it is just a tire, they wear out after 6...

dude it is just a tire, they wear out after 6 month, just try them
12-26-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,854
Posted By Chi_Z

di2 + hydro for me, steel cables are for peasants

di2 + hydro for me, steel cables are for peasants
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,674
Posted By Chi_Z

you want the seat as forward as possible without...

you want the seat as forward as possible without hand pain
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Chi_Z

it is better than the original, when you crash...

it is better than the original, when you crash the trainer axle will protect your frame
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By Chi_Z

their steel frames yes, their carbon frames are...

their steel frames yes, their carbon frames are just the run of the mill Chinese carbon like all other Italian brands.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,688
Posted By Chi_Z

with Amazon next day shipping, I have not entered...

with Amazon next day shipping, I have not entered a bike shop for years
12-13-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 27,072
Posted By Chi_Z

on the shimano grx product page they literally...

on the shimano grx product page they literally have a picture of grx shifter with ultegra hood
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,902
Posted By Chi_Z

better fix the cause or it will just come back...

better fix the cause or it will just come back later, it is usually due to a poor bike fit
12-12-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 27,072
Posted By Chi_Z

only the di2 has the new pivot, grx mechanical is...

only the di2 has the new pivot, grx mechanical is exactly the same as ultraga but with different hood, in fact you can install the grx hood on ultraga mechanical. the lever does have a grippier...
12-11-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,952
Posted By Chi_Z

how do you get any traction on 20% gravel climbs...

how do you get any traction on 20% gravel climbs with 33mm tire? time to get a real gravel bike with 45mm+ clearance
12-11-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,263
Posted By Chi_Z

it would not work, the radius of the fender would...

it would not work, the radius of the fender would not match neither 32 or 47
12-07-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,001
Posted By Chi_Z

high stack indeed, it is also high in reach

high stack indeed, it is also high in reach
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,498
Posted By Chi_Z

i am so glad i enjoy riding by myself and not...

i am so glad i enjoy riding by myself and not have to deal with ppl like you guys
12-05-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,870
Posted By Chi_Z

the rubber sole is not suppose to touch the...

the rubber sole is not suppose to touch the platform, if it does you could develop knee issue due to restriction in the cleat float
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Chi_Z

that Parlee looks super boring definitely not a...

that Parlee looks super boring definitely not a dream bike material
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,684
Posted By Chi_Z

i recommend probikegarage app, you can track...

i recommend probikegarage app, you can track every little thing on your bike, it syncs with strava. I set mine to remind me to charge every 1000 miles, also use it to help me rotate three chains
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By Chi_Z

just drill a few holes next to where the DFly sits

just drill a few holes next to where the DFly sits
11-25-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,136
Posted By Chi_Z

diverge have 7mm longer reach in size 56 but it...

diverge have 7mm longer reach in size 56 but it usually comes with shorter stem
11-24-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,136
Posted By Chi_Z

why alloy frame? you gonna spend more money down...

why alloy frame? you gonna spend more money down the road to upgrade to full carbon, I would rather get a carbon frame with a lower-tier groupset. It is much easier to upgrade groupset than a frame
11-22-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,079
Posted By Chi_Z

a wider tire is not slower in terms of rolling...

a wider tire is not slower in terms of rolling resistance but it is much slower in terms of aerodynamics
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,692
Posted By Chi_Z

no need, switched to di2 got better shifting and...

no need, switched to di2 got better shifting and braking
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,027
Posted By Chi_Z

he went from 120mm stem to 100mm, 20mm shorter...

he went from 120mm stem to 100mm, 20mm shorter reach does wonders
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,692
Posted By Chi_Z

solved the wiring issue but now you have to deal...

solved the wiring issue but now you have to deal with the constant chain drops
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,779
Posted By Chi_Z

chainrings are very expansive to change and the...

chainrings are very expansive to change and the smaller you go the less efficient your drivetrain will be
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Chi_Z

short nose saddle is designed to overcome the 5cm...

short nose saddle is designed to overcome the 5cm UCI rule so the rider can sit more forward and lower, if that does not apply for you then a regular saddle like brooks c17 is a better starting point
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,684
Posted By Chi_Z

it's more likely the shop purposely did not tune...

it's more likely the shop purposely did not tune the 105 so more ppl go for the di2. A 105 R7000 is as good as it gets in terms of shifting
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,533
Posted By Chi_Z

which quarq did you buy? dub is 28.99mm not 30mm...

which quarq did you buy? dub is 28.99mm not 30mm that everyone is talking about here
11-20-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,369
Posted By Chi_Z

why are they still using 135 rear in 2020?

why are they still using 135 rear in 2020?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,692
Posted By Chi_Z

if the bar is alloy, just drill 2 holes and route...

if the bar is alloy, just drill 2 holes and route it inside
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Chi_Z

using a worn chain even 100 miles is enough to...

using a worn chain even 100 miles is enough to grind down your chainring and cassette
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,533
Posted By Chi_Z

106mm is more than enough for 86mm BB shell, the...

106mm is more than enough for 86mm BB shell, the minimal spindle length for 86mm shell is 104mm. Make sure you remove all spacers even the preload ring if you have to, you can preload with a wave...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,108
Posted By Chi_Z

always buy aggressive geometry so you can slowly...

always buy aggressive geometry so you can slowly train your body to get lower and longer, taking a spacer off is like a milestone, very satisfying
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Chi_Z

the newer campy levers have longer reach as well,...

the newer campy levers have longer reach as well, just have to get use to it unless you can source 2000 10 speed records
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