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Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-24, 06:08 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,908
Posted By eduskator

No one forces you to be on this forum. If you...

No one forces you to be on this forum. If you don't like it, you know what to do!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-24, 08:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,261
Posted By eduskator

His provider was probably out of the pink ones!

His provider was probably out of the pink ones!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-24, 04:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,936
Posted By eduskator

She doesn't need to know!

She doesn't need to know!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-24, 06:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,949
Posted By eduskator

IMO, everyone looks stupid in a lycra skin suit....

IMO, everyone looks stupid in a lycra skin suit. It's just something we all need to accept.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-24, 05:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,853
Posted By eduskator

+1. Who needs 1000km+ of range in a single ride? ...

+1. Who needs 1000km+ of range in a single ride?

I'll get that ''well, I ride gran fondosssss back-to-back all the time man and I don't always have access to a charger man so my cables are more...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-24, 12:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,556
Posted By eduskator

That's my two cent. Lightweight and 19lbs don't...

That's my two cent. Lightweight and 19lbs don't go together. Trek and lightweight neither.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-24, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 75,387
Posted By eduskator

I have mechanical 105 on my spare/zwift bike and...

I have mechanical 105 on my spare/zwift bike and Ultegra DI2 on my main bike. The Ultegra equipped bike is indeed quieter.

Noise is unavoidable as there will always be friction. There's more wax...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-24, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21,359
Views: 5,280,112
Posted By eduskator

Box of SIS beta fuel gels for longer rides. I...

Box of SIS beta fuel gels for longer rides. I love them, my legs and stomach too. The mix of fast and low sugar is perfect for endurance.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-24, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 75,387
Posted By eduskator

I've been using Ultegra chains with no issues so...

I've been using Ultegra chains with no issues so far, but I do 300kms (185mi) rewax intervals however.

There are more components (the rollers if I am not mistaken) treated with Sil-Tec on DA...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-24, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 75,387
Posted By eduskator

Wax it at the right intervals and you should get...

Wax it at the right intervals and you should get anywhere between 6000mi to 9000mi from a single chain!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-24, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 75,387
Posted By eduskator

Speaking of which, I rewaxed mine this weekend...

Speaking of which, I rewaxed mine this weekend and went for a ride yesterday. I had forgotten how quiet it was for the 1st 100kms. :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-24, 04:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,483
Posted By eduskator

I completely agree with you. It would be...

I completely agree with you. It would be paradoxical to market a product as an ''ultimate race bike'' while excluding race usage from its warranty, but with capitalism, I learned that anything was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By eduskator

Yeah, this kind of crossed my mind. It's not...

Yeah, this kind of crossed my mind.

It's not an echography, dude. Moisten the electrodes a little before using it, and clean the sensor and strap often, you should be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-24, 05:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,927
Posted By eduskator

I'd only ride and use climbing wheels if I was...

I'd only ride and use climbing wheels if I was climbing literally 100% of a ride. A race where you need to get to the top of a mountain as fast as possible, for instance. As soon as you need to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-24, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By eduskator

It fills the shelves in the garage.

It fills the shelves in the garage.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-24, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By eduskator

Curious to know why you can't test ride the bike?...

Curious to know why you can't test ride the bike? Is it because you're going to get it shipped to your place?

First time buying a bike or you bought road bikes in the past?

Did you consult the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-24, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 75,387
Posted By eduskator

Very good analysis. For the records, I'm not...

Very good analysis.

For the records, I'm not trying to discredit anyone, however, but I firmly believe that home made wax blend is - as better or better - than the big brand chain wax companies....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-24, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By eduskator

Time to try out a new brand! :innocent: Tire...

Time to try out a new brand! :innocent:

Tire prices are like the TSLA stock, they always go up and down. I buy a few of them whenever they get on sale to avoid needing to pay big bucks when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-24, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 75,387
Posted By eduskator

Thank you for stealing my words! Food grade...

Thank you for stealing my words!

Food grade paraffin wax = 5$ (or 1$ candles if you're cheaper)
Bag of Silca super-duper-secret-blend wax pellets = 40$

Will invest my 35-39$ in local coffee...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-24, 07:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,194
Posted By eduskator

E-bikes should be more popular, or people should...

E-bikes should be more popular, or people should be less lazy / more in shape?

The question is legit.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-24, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3,126
Views: 550,142
Posted By eduskator

Not my bike (I rented the Colnago V3R), but still...

Not my bike (I rented the Colnago V3R), but still a great picture and trip. I recommend Mallorca to anyone that's looking for serious hill climbing. Our typical daily ride was 160km (100mi) with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-24, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 75,387
Posted By eduskator

:innocent: Or may-be they wait for any...

:innocent:

Or may-be they wait for any opportunity to see a man working out in lycra?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-24, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 75,387
Posted By eduskator

Mine will start making noise after like 100kms...

Mine will start making noise after like 100kms but between 100-300kms it will sound the same. After 300km, it gets a lot noisier. I agree with you; an increased noise doesn't mean that it's less...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-24, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 75,387
Posted By eduskator

A clean bike is a fast bike. That includes the...

A clean bike is a fast bike. That includes the drivetrain. It should look as new all the time. Waxing helps a lot with that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-24, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 75,387
Posted By eduskator

I still think it's best to strip off the new...

I still think it's best to strip off the new chain from any lube or grease before its 1st hot bath. That's what I do and I don't bother with any cleaning at all after the initial one. I just re-dip...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-24, 02:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,786
Posted By eduskator

Wider tires are indeed more comfy and faster for...

Wider tires are indeed more comfy and faster for 99% of the people. On perfect roads (which does not exist at all where I live and neither in most places around the globe except may-be Dubai where...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-24, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,623
Posted By eduskator

Shimano > SRAM. Their FD is ****. Plus, the...

Shimano > SRAM.

Their FD is ****. Plus, the hoods are enormous. The new generation have smaller ones, but I still don't trust the FD. I've had so much problem with mine (Force) including chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-24, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,829
Posted By eduskator

The question must be asked... Is it safe in the...

The question must be asked... Is it safe in the event of a crash?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-24, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,829
Posted By eduskator

TT (ridiculous) helmets soon to be banned

What do you guys think about these? Is the aero obsession going to far?

I am not surprised to read that the UCI is looking at this. Looks like they'll be new rules to the size and shape of helmets...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-24, 06:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,648
Posted By eduskator

We should all have bedtime routines, just like...

We should all have bedtime routines, just like when we were kids, just like we do with our kids. The brain needs to calm down before going to bed.

On my end, it means no caffeine after 10AM (yes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-24, 05:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,697
Posted By eduskator

You're not tripping, but you're clearly not...

You're not tripping, but you're clearly not giving enough information for us to provide an objective opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-24, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By eduskator

Update : Customer service wrote back today and...

Update : Customer service wrote back today and said they had lost my crank arm and they didn't know why.

They're sending me a brand new one today. The one I sent them was almost new so it doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-24, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,503
Posted By eduskator

1) Bike size does not only depend on height. ...

1) Bike size does not only depend on height.
2) Not when it's 10 years old.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-24, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,710
Posted By eduskator

I dislike mix & match in general, for everything...

I dislike mix & match in general, for everything in life, so my opinion about this goes without saying.

I like to have as less brand on my bicycle as possible. I remember there was a thread here...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-24, 08:33 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,700
Posted By eduskator

In the end, the importance is to look back at...

In the end, the importance is to look back at your life and feel satisfied about how you lived it. The rest, doesn't matter.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-24, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,503
Posted By eduskator

That's because I slam my stem down to the ground....

That's because I slam my stem down to the ground. :o I'm flexible enough and it looks better (not sure which of the two is more important to me though!). I wasn't able to remove all spacers on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-24, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By eduskator

Call UCI and have them send you their new police...

Call UCI and have them send you their new police tool.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-24, 05:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,503
Posted By eduskator

I'm 6'2'' too and I'm always juggling between...

I'm 6'2'' too and I'm always juggling between 56cm and 58cm. Depending on how long your legs are (inseam), you may or may not fit on a 56cm. My current main bike is a 58cm but with 56cm sized...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 75,387
Posted By eduskator

Don't get fooled by these big brand blends who...

Don't get fooled by these big brand blends who are trying to stay in business; buy paraffin wax instead from your local hardware store or even dollar store candles, and PTFE powder. Blend at 20:1...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-24, 10:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,784
Posted By eduskator

Well that's a bold statement. Are you saying that...

Well that's a bold statement. Are you saying that compression plugs aren't useful to counteract the stem's clamping force and avoid material failure as a result of a strong force applied to a small...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-24, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 75,387
Posted By eduskator

You must be very enriched if you own plutonium!...

You must be very enriched if you own plutonium! (see what I did there?)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-24, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 275,192
Posted By eduskator

Electrical work is by far my favorite thing to do...

Electrical work is by far my favorite thing to do in a house, but I can understand why some people stay away from it. You need extra knowledge and judgment for sure. In fact, having bought and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-24, 10:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,409
Posted By eduskator

Yeah, I wouldn't drink 2H though. Lets keep that...

Yeah, I wouldn't drink 2H though. Lets keep that isotope for nuclear reactors!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-24, 06:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,560
Posted By eduskator

Overbeaten road bicycle topic. ...

Overbeaten road bicycle topic.

Theoretically, wider = more air volume = lower pressure required = less RR = faster. If you consider the ''real world'' factor, it may not be. *Mic Drop*
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-24, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 275,192
Posted By eduskator

Come live in Canada! It's legal / allowed. Funny...

Come live in Canada! It's legal / allowed. Funny fact is that we rarely see people doing it in public. Once it becomes tolerated, I guess a proportion of the ''dumb*ss'' category of users aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-24, 06:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,270
Posted By eduskator

Nobody gives a crap about this cheater and liar.

Nobody gives a crap about this cheater and liar.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-24, 09:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,006
Posted By eduskator

Your experience will be too! Try it!

Your experience will be too! Try it!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-24, 05:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,006
Posted By eduskator

Seems like one of the ''best bang for the buck''...

Seems like one of the ''best bang for the buck'' wheel manufacturer company out there. I would ride them for sure if I had a 1-1.5k budget for a wheelset.

OP: Shallower wheels are lighter and will...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-24, 07:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,665
Posted By eduskator

Technically, yes. However, I don't believe you...

Technically, yes. However, I don't believe you will notice it. I mean, pro riders ride very narrow handlebars and they need a lot more o2 than us mere humans do when we cycle.

Now, will 2cm less...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-24, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,091
Posted By eduskator

Don't get your hopes too high.

Don't get your hopes too high.
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