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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By blakcloud

Generator for a light. Soubitez used to sell one....

Generator for a light. Soubitez used to sell one. Flick the lever to touch the tire and bring power to the light.
09-22-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By blakcloud

Sure the 1up is a great rack, the last you will...

Sure the 1up is a great rack, the last you will ever buy but it is heavy which might be of concern. Currently I have the Thule Helium Platform rack and I quite like it. The best feature is that it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By blakcloud

If it is the battery you might want to look at a...

If it is the battery you might want to look at a warranty claim. The battery is warranted for two years.
09-09-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By blakcloud

Discussed before. Sorry but you have been...

Discussed before. Sorry but you have been scammed.

https://www.bikeforums.net/manufacturer-retailer-survey-consumer-feedback/1198939-pristiwani-cycle-store-legit-2.html
08-27-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By blakcloud

When I got my first AZ shot I had terrible side...

When I got my first AZ shot I had terrible side effects. Felt like I had COVID and went to the emerg and was tested but came back negative. This was while I was working as a COVID Case Manager for...
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By blakcloud

Yes the bike is worth it. At that price I...

Yes the bike is worth it. At that price I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. I once owned that bike and it was a great bike. Great value during these pandemic times.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By blakcloud

Glad to see you have sorted this out but I am...

Glad to see you have sorted this out but I am concerned with the amount of spacer under the stem. The general consensus is 40 mm of spacers is the maximum and yours look longer (100 mm?). There are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,019
Posted By blakcloud

I converted from Ultegra mechanical to Ultegra...

I converted from Ultegra mechanical to Ultegra Di2 and it did take time. Running the wires is a one time proposition so once it is done, it's done. Removing the crank, purchasing the Park Tool...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By blakcloud

It could be an expensive solution but a solution...

It could be an expensive solution but a solution none-the-less. Thanks for sharing this.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By blakcloud

Sorry to hear about your dead battery but thank...

Sorry to hear about your dead battery but thank you for reminding me to charge mine. I haven't worked this task into my individual consciousness when working on my bike. New habit to incorporate.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By blakcloud

Could be a 5500 from 1995 but I will let the Trek...

Could be a 5500 from 1995 but I will let the Trek experts chime in.

https://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fisher-Klein-Lemond/1995trek.pdf page 67

This question has been asked before, read through...
08-17-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,502
Posted By blakcloud

I own an old Silca Pista, Silca Super Pista...

I own an old Silca Pista, Silca Super Pista Ultimate Hiro Edition, Lezyne CNC Floor Drive and a Joe Blow and my go to pump is the Joe Blow. They all work but bang for the buck is the Joe Blow.
08-17-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,275
Posted By blakcloud

I find this topic timely as I just got back from...

I find this topic timely as I just got back from a road trip where I alternated between a road ride one day and gravel riding the next. The gravel rides just beat me up. my hands were sore and numb,...
08-17-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,239
Posted By blakcloud

I read your later post about purchasing a 1UP so...

I read your later post about purchasing a 1UP so this is about the rear rack issue. Not the best photos but they will do. As you can see the bike closest has a front rack and basket and if you look...
08-15-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,239
Posted By blakcloud

The Thule mechanism is in the way, so you can't...

The Thule mechanism is in the way, so you can't use a standard hitch pin lock.

I purchased the Thule Helium Platform rack which uses the same method to attach to the trailer hitch and has the same...
08-14-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,192
Posted By blakcloud

Every bike company makes an endurance model and...

Every bike company makes an endurance model and they are all good, some may be better for "you" than others. When I was looking for an endurance bike I test rode the two you mentioned plus the Giant...
08-13-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,111
Posted By blakcloud

Double Ride for me in Ontario Canada. Regional...

Double Ride for me in Ontario Canada. Regional colloquialisms it seems.
08-07-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,586
Posted By blakcloud

I didn't say you were useless, I said the your...

I didn't say you were useless, I said the your comments are useless. Hopefully the mods will lock this thread because no good can come from it.
08-07-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By blakcloud

This question was asked in another bike forum so...

This question was asked in another bike forum so it might help you.

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=265357&highlight=vertical

Plus people here will chime in with their thoughts...
08-06-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,586
Posted By blakcloud

Ride.12, you are replying to a thread that is 19...

Ride.12, you are replying to a thread that is 19 years old. Richard D hasn't been on this board for 17 years. That trailer isn't even made anymore. This couldn't get anymore useless.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By blakcloud

Bikes are in short supply, prices are crazy and...

Bikes are in short supply, prices are crazy and that bike has been on CL for 25 days. That should tell you something. That bike in the best of times would be worth less than a grand, closer to $750....
08-03-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By blakcloud

Not the same model but I have Compass Baby Shoe...

Not the same model but I have Compass Baby Shoe Pass EL, Chinook Pass EL Grand Bois Hetres standard casing and Jon Bon Pass endurance casing and I can say without a doubt I despise the JBP EC. The...
08-02-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By blakcloud

Depends on your needs. If you go the trailer...

Depends on your needs. If you go the trailer hitch route there are plenty to choose from.

Heavy duty, but in short supply is the 1UP. This is a well built monster style rack that can handle almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,086
Posted By blakcloud

Think twice about ordering a Canyon. The 13%...

Think twice about ordering a Canyon. The 13% import duty for one. No mention if there will be brokerage charges since it is a courier company.

https://www.canyon.com/en-ca/customer-service/faq/
...
07-26-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By blakcloud

Blue Book values went out the door the day the...

Blue Book values went out the door the day the pandemic hit. Prices are through the roof depending on where you live. Here in Toronto high end bikes are selling for close to what they were when new....
07-25-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By blakcloud

The 2021 will take a 38 mm tire where the 2017...

The 2021 will take a 38 mm tire where the 2017 can't. That may or may not be important to you. Second the 2021 has a threaded T47 bottom bracket vs pressed in. Third, the storage in the downtube is...
07-21-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,346
Posted By blakcloud

Pic assist ...

Pic assist

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1279x958/canyon_95528cf41c5edd54079feeee48a9158d543ccca4.jpg
07-14-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By blakcloud

The usual stuff, make sure it is your size and...

The usual stuff, make sure it is your size and not a compromise that you have to make fit. It's a year old so I would guess the bike won't need anything changed. As long as it shifts, stops, there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,829
Posted By blakcloud

Sometimes I give up on battles I am not going to...

Sometimes I give up on battles I am not going to win. My wife's saddle on her Specialize Ruby is uncomfortable to her so I suggested that a new saddle is in order. She believes she knows better and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 992
Posted By blakcloud

Glad to hear you like your bib shorts. Cycling...

Glad to hear you like your bib shorts. Cycling clothing can be expensive. I sold a bunch of components I had kicking around and put that money into Assos fall/spring jacket, socks and bib shorts....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,103
Posted By blakcloud

If it is a carbon frame check out the support...

If it is a carbon frame check out the support bolt is not pushed in too far.

Look at the manual here (https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-R8050-02-ENG.pdf) on page 39.

Please disregard what I...
07-10-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,816
Posted By blakcloud

Everyone above has you covered on tires but I...

Everyone above has you covered on tires but I will argue that it is the wrong bike for riding trails, that is of course we are talking about the Turbo Creo. Racing Dan above said it best in his post....
07-05-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By blakcloud

Very nice bike. It has everything you need and...

Very nice bike. It has everything you need and then some.

Thanks for sharing.'
07-04-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,602
Posted By blakcloud

When I read the title I thought what a good...

When I read the title I thought what a good question, do we need different saddles for different kinds of riding? What works on one bike may not work on another.

I think your chafing was caused,...
07-02-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,546
Views: 304,124
Posted By blakcloud

Gatineau Quebec, rail-to-trail along the Gatineau...

Gatineau Quebec, rail-to-trail along the Gatineau River up to Wakefield.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/trail_1_f7efcd653a506f7a391402879384454396d450cf.jpg

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,154
Posted By blakcloud

The problem with Garmin is Garmin. I owned the...

The problem with Garmin is Garmin. I owned the 820 and now the 830 and the number of problems still astounds me. I could spend the next 30 minutes detailing the issues I have with both computers. I...
07-02-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 3,562,562
Posted By blakcloud

I have posted my Rivendell previously but I also...

I have posted my Rivendell previously but I also have my Trek Domane that I use with different size wheels and tires.

Wheels and tires are 700 x 35 Rene Herse Jon Bon Pass Endurance casing. They...
06-28-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By blakcloud

Well the Specialized has the Future Shock which...

Well the Specialized has the Future Shock which is a major difference.

The bike that you feels the best to you should be the criteria, this notion of value seems off to me.

They are both great...
06-28-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By blakcloud

I use a skull cap to help contain some of the...

I use a skull cap to help contain some of the sweat. The second thing I do is when I buy a new helmet I order an extra set of pads. When they get stanky, I hand wash them and put in the replacement...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By blakcloud

The size of the bike sounds fine for your height,...

The size of the bike sounds fine for your height, the problem is the slammed stem. If the saddle to bar drop is too much as you articulated then getting a 17 degree stem is the right thing to do. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,478
Posted By blakcloud

I own a Trek Domane SL6 but upgraded with...

I own a Trek Domane SL6 but upgraded with Ultegra Di2, Dura Ace cassette, pedals and Bontrager RSL 37 wheels with superlight Rene Herse tires and though I haven't weighed it, it feels like it is...
06-25-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By blakcloud

Any bike that has can fit a 32 mm tire or larger...

Any bike that has can fit a 32 mm tire or larger would work from what you describe. Not just any 32 mm but a lightweight or supple casing tire would be something I would factor into the price. All...
06-24-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By blakcloud

I had the Spongy Wonder for a while and still...

I had the Spongy Wonder for a while and still have the t shirt that came with it. Didn't work for my particular problem but I still recommend it for a well made noseless saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By blakcloud

Personally I find hoisting any bike on a roof...

Personally I find hoisting any bike on a roof rack a pain in the butt. Last year at the end of the season I installed a hitch on to my car and purchased the Thule Helium Platform rack. You couldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,475
Posted By blakcloud

Somewhere between 65 and 70 psi. The tires were...

Somewhere between 65 and 70 psi. The tires were Rene Herse Chinook Pass 28 mm extra light casings. This was on 25 mm internal Bontrager Paradigm rims (stock wheels).
06-19-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By blakcloud

That sure is COVID pricing there. That bike was...

That sure is COVID pricing there. That bike was about $1700 new 8 years ago. I know I wouldn't pay that especially if I already had a decent bike already. If I was bikeless and desperate maybe and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By blakcloud

I think it is pretty hard to have both criteria...

I think it is pretty hard to have both criteria met. I bring my Krypto Cable and Kryptonite U locks when walking away from the car but there isn't a hope in heck I would drive with a lock around my...
06-18-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,494
Posted By blakcloud

When I commuted, it was always in my mouth on one...

When I commuted, it was always in my mouth on one side. I cycled in downtown Toronto, so you always had to be prepared. You would think it would be uncomfortable but I just got use to it. I used that...
06-18-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By blakcloud

Glad to hear you found something and that it...

Glad to hear you found something and that it works for you. Happy cycling.
06-18-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 946
Posted By blakcloud

You owned one of the toughest tire out there and...

You owned one of the toughest tire out there and if you weren't happy with those, then maybe try Schwalbe Marathon Plus. If you really don't want flats but also don't want comfort go for the Tannus...
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