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07-15-24, 10:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,089
Posted By tempocyclist

There is no way in a frozen over hell that Jasper...

There is no way in a frozen over hell that Jasper would gift a win to Cav!

I think Biniam Girmay is great and he is really progressing as a rider. He has the ability to be more than just a pure...
07-14-24, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By tempocyclist

Was researching this exact thing for my own...

Was researching this exact thing for my own Checkpoint. The Shimano M8000 cassette is what you want, plus a longer chain depending on your current one. You might also need to use a thin spacer on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-24, 12:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,123
Posted By tempocyclist

I am also a massive fan of DynaPlugs. So easy to...

I am also a massive fan of DynaPlugs. So easy to use and super effective. Sure they're not exactly cheap compared to some other options, but 100% worth it!
07-03-24, 08:01 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,179
Posted By tempocyclist

That was EPIC! So glad to see Cav take the win in...

That was EPIC! So glad to see Cav take the win in true Cav style, finding his way through the fast moving sprint trains to hit the front and stay there. Truly a worthy champion.




No gifts in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-24, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,046
Posted By tempocyclist

I use a USWE Race 2.0 for my gravel races and...

I use a USWE Race 2.0 for my gravel races and longer gravel training rides. I also put carb mix in it and have had no issues so far (clean it out ASAP after finishing of course).

It's the most...
05-28-24, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By tempocyclist

No, you cannot do that. The right pedal is a...

No, you cannot do that.

The right pedal is a "slave" to the left one. It communicates only with the left pedal, which then transmits all of the data via Bluetooth to your head unit.

Swapping...
04-30-24, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By tempocyclist

For that price difference I'd go for the Trek. It...

For that price difference I'd go for the Trek. It is better spec'd and from an arguably more reputable brand.

As said above if you do have a little more cash to splash, the carbon Checkpoint SL5...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-24, 06:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,175
Posted By tempocyclist

I had to convert: 0.95lbs is 430 grams. ...

I had to convert: 0.95lbs is 430 grams.

Maybe your pedals are heavier than you think? Did it have bottle cages attached? A computer mount? Maybe they added a lot of extra sealant? Difference in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-24, 05:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,287
Posted By tempocyclist

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-24, 03:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,287
Posted By tempocyclist

[/color][/url] Usually the 5900 models have...

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Usually the 5900 models have a "OCLV Carbon 110" sticker towards the top of the seatstays (the 5200/5500 were Carbon 120). That one just looks to say "OCLV Carbon" so it's hard to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-24, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,287
Posted By tempocyclist

Sometimes I'll even go full pro kit w**ker... 😁 ...

Sometimes I'll even go full pro kit w**ker... 😁

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-24, 11:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,287
Posted By tempocyclist

Yep! Still wheel mine out for a good hammer most...

Yep! Still wheel mine out for a good hammer most weeks. It's not as "sharp" as a modern bike, but it still does a damn good job and hardly holds me back.

It's a 2002 model, with a slew of upgrades...
03-27-24, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,187
Posted By tempocyclist

^ This again, or the OFFBONDAGE brand also on...

^ This again, or the OFFBONDAGE brand also on AliExpress as they have an aluminium valve stem if you prefer (and they're purple).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-24, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,695
Posted By tempocyclist

Dave Arthur just dropped his YouTube video on the...

Dave Arthur just dropped his YouTube video on the new TCR. I haven't watched it as I'm not all that interested, but here it is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlfRYdEPH-U

There's probably a...
02-28-24, 04:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,587
Posted By tempocyclist

I use a compressor to seat all my tubeless tyres....

I use a compressor to seat all my tubeless tyres. Is it necessary? Not on all combinations, but it makes life easy.

My compressor cost about the same as a good-quality track pump with tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-24, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 83,700
Posted By tempocyclist

Yeah sometimes it's simply not worth the...

Yeah sometimes it's simply not worth the additional effort and expense (in turps / meth) to clean a very greasy old chain! I've done it once or twice on chains that weren't too bad and it still took...
02-21-24, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By tempocyclist

A few I listen to (or watch) quite a lot of the...

A few I listen to (or watch) quite a lot of the time are:

Roadman Cycling Podcast

The NERO Show Weekly Whinge Cycling Podcast

The WILD Ones (Cade Media)

The GET FAST Cycling Podcast...
02-17-24, 09:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,599
Posted By tempocyclist

^ I had a similar experience. The one and...

^ I had a similar experience.

The one and only time I've used pickle juice was deep into a gravel race. I'd already had a small cramp and was coming up to a nasty climb. I downed a bottle of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 83,700
Posted By tempocyclist

That's what I do. I switch chains after around...

That's what I do. I switch chains after around 300km, which is likely quite conservative. I then rewax 3-4 chains at a time.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 83,700
Posted By tempocyclist

Grab a coffee and watch the video below. Start...

Grab a coffee and watch the video below. Start from around 5 minutes 45 seconds.

https://youtu.be/diMxFwB6GBQ?si=fg2OOxwtYdtqKdBo&t=345

Ignore the chain stand part for now, I just hang mine off...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-24, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 83,700
Posted By tempocyclist

This site -...

This site - https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/wax-instructions/ - has a bunch of resources, ranging from simple instructions right through to deep dives.
02-14-24, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,083
Posted By tempocyclist

Leg Waxing is Sublime. But it concerns me...

Leg Waxing is Sublime.

But it concerns me that it is less prevalent amongst mountain bikers.

😁
02-08-24, 03:22 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 15,889
Posted By tempocyclist

Nah, it's when you break out the drill... 😁

Nah, it's when you break out the drill... 😁
01-09-24, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By tempocyclist

That's a classic for sure! Good find.

That's a classic for sure! Good find.
01-09-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,013
Views: 461,945
Posted By tempocyclist

Some cracking summer weather down here in the...

Some cracking summer weather down here in the South! Early morning gravel rides... 😎
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 47,381
Posted By tempocyclist

Can confirm. I can hit a decent w/kg sprint and...

Can confirm. I can hit a decent w/kg sprint and have won a couple with good tactics and a little luck, but my max is nowhere 1000 watts... 😞
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By tempocyclist

Looks a little bit like their old blue 7005...

Looks a little bit like their old blue 7005 winter training bike.
11-22-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By tempocyclist

A thirty second Google search shows they're...

A thirty second Google search shows they're around EURO 4000 - 5000.

http://whike.com/en/pagina/37/prices (http://whike.com/en/pagina/37/prices)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,312
Posted By tempocyclist

It's airline-dependant. According to the airline...

It's airline-dependant. According to the airline I am flying with, I can have an in-equipment Lithium-Ion battery of up to 160Wh as checked baggage. Spares must be in carry on luggage. The Di2...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-23, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,312
Posted By tempocyclist

Hmmm. Thanks for the advice everyone. I'll look...

Hmmm. Thanks for the advice everyone. I'll look into it. Maybe I'll just take the mechanical groupset bike instead!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,101
Posted By tempocyclist

I've had bikes with 11-speed SRAM eTap, 10-speed...

I've had bikes with 11-speed SRAM eTap, 10-speed Di2, 11-speed Di2, and 12-speed Di2. All have shifted beautifully, with Shimano the tech really has gotten better with each progression (ignoring if...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,277
Posted By tempocyclist

It's a "rim brake safety" thing probably handed...

It's a "rim brake safety" thing probably handed down from their legal department.

I've run both Latex and ultralight butyl tubes with Conti GP4000/5000 series tyres without issue (but I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,085
Posted By tempocyclist

I use a Garmin Varia 715 also (camera, light,...

I use a Garmin Varia 715 also (camera, light, radar).

The camera is "so-so" at best, being 1080p with no stabilisation. If somebody comes up close passing you or rear-ending you, it'll capture...
10-30-23, 12:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,067
Posted By tempocyclist

UPDATE: I completed my gravel race carrying two...

UPDATE: I completed my gravel race carrying two bottles and the USWE Outlander hydration pack!

- I didn't notice the additional weight, just over 1L of water with carb mix
- The pack sat high and...
10-15-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,070
Posted By tempocyclist

Essentially, yes. The Flux has a belt and...

Essentially, yes. The Flux has a belt and flywheel, the Neo has a motor and a bunch of high powered magnets.
10-14-23, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2,013
Views: 461,945
Posted By tempocyclist

Nice bit of gravel climbing... 🙂 ...

Nice bit of gravel climbing... 🙂

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By tempocyclist

Keep all the bikes, buy the Aspero. 😁

Keep all the bikes, buy the Aspero. 😁
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,751
Posted By tempocyclist

I've got a similar one I use when travelling...

I've got a similar one I use when travelling (flying) instead of taking a track pump. It works well, but is pretty noisy! Mine's a FUMPA brand (https://www.fumpapumps.com.au/) and has a digital gauge.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By tempocyclist

You can use SwissStop carbon pads with your Mavic...

You can use SwissStop carbon pads with your Mavic carbon wheels. I think from memory Mavic recommend the yellow ones, but any carbon-specific pads should be fine.

The pads branded as Mavic are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,684
Posted By tempocyclist

Glad to hear they are working out well for you. ...

Glad to hear they are working out well for you.

I've found the Pirelli P-ZERO range (both tubed and tubeless versions) to be on par with the Conti GP4000/5000 tyres I ran for years beforehand, but...
09-21-23, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,067
Posted By tempocyclist

My USWE Outlander arrived in the post yesterday....

My USWE Outlander arrived in the post yesterday. I'll be giving it a test later today! 🙂
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,099
Posted By tempocyclist

If you mean 6700 crankset, then yes. It'll work...

If you mean 6700 crankset, then yes. It'll work perfectly. I've run that setup (10-speed crank with 11-speed rest of groupset) in the past when I couldn't source the 11-speed crank.
09-19-23, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,067
Posted By tempocyclist

Not sure I'd believe that. I've never heard of a...

Not sure I'd believe that. I've never heard of a hydration pack causing a DNF before! Hydration packs are very commonplace in pro gravel racing, with many courses taking well over 5 hours.
...
09-17-23, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,067
Posted By tempocyclist

Did a test ride with my current hydration pack....

Did a test ride with my current hydration pack. It was "okay but not ideal" as the pack is only a cheap one and wasn't very comfortable or user friendly. I've ordered a USWE Outlander Pro...
09-14-23, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,113
Posted By tempocyclist

A smart trainer is definitely worth it over a...

A smart trainer is definitely worth it over a "classic" trainer, even if you do not use Zwift. There are a number of other platforms you can use too (FulGaz, TrainerRoad, indieVELO, Wahoo SYSTM,...
09-12-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,101
Posted By tempocyclist

I seriously considered the GRIZL when looking at...

I seriously considered the GRIZL when looking at a new Gravel rig. I think a short-travel suspension fork would be great on some routes around here.
09-11-23, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,067
Posted By tempocyclist

I'm hoping to be "competitive" in my own way and...

I'm hoping to be "competitive" in my own way and finish as fast as possible (obviously not going to hang with the pros). This will be my first real race of this type so I don't know how it'll pan...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By tempocyclist

It probably varies from helmet to helmet, and...

It probably varies from helmet to helmet, and with head shape also.

I have had two aero road helmets (Bontrager Ballista and now the new Trek Ballista) and I find them quieter than my regular...
08-21-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 899
Posted By tempocyclist

Huge differences in RR between surfaces. The...

Huge differences in RR between surfaces.

The country roads around here are "dead" feeling and very rough, like coarse sandpaper or worse. If I head to a big city and hit smooth new roads, I'm...
08-14-23, 09:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,465
Posted By tempocyclist

^ They look good! The closest I was able to find...

^ They look good! The closest I was able to find when looking around were some FarSports gravel wheels, deeper but not quite as wide (24mm IW, 30mm EW, 50mm deep @ 1330g).
...
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