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Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By dvai

Also, what valve size should I get for wheels...

Also, what valve size should I get for wheels that are 44mm deep.
60 mm should do or I need 80mm?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By dvai

What tubeless presta valves for Bontrager wheels?

I wonder if all tubeless presta valves (eg. mucoff, stan, etc...) should work on TLR Bontrager wheels. Or I need to but specific valves.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By dvai

She is quite fit but not a "monster". So as...

She is quite fit but not a "monster". So as implied we are just being hysteric. However, we are spending a good amount of money and if we have the option to pick.. why not? My experience is only with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By dvai

Thank you all for the comments. We changed the...

Thank you all for the comments. We changed the order for a "non x" Sirrus that comes with a more road-oriented 48/32
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By dvai

Is a new bike. Sirrus X5.0 Has a 40T single...

Is a new bike. Sirrus X5.0
Has a 40T single ring on the front and a Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed rear Derailleur. The cassette on the rear is 11-51t.

What would be the easiest way to improve...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By dvai

40T to 42T switch in a hybrid. Big difference?

My wife bought a Sirrus X5.0.
Has a 40T crank. The rear cassette is 11-51T

I wonder if switching that 40T to a 42T would make a big difference in terms of speed. We don't live in an area with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By dvai

Riding on sandy roads

Commonly, you see roads or trails by a lake or sea. They are covered or partially covered by sand.
I wonder how much damage to the drivetrain this could cause. To some degree, you will get some on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By dvai

I used the matte version of this ...

I used the matte version of this
https://www.drbeasleys.com/nano-resin.html

You can find more info there. I have no commercial interest with that specific brand. They happen to have matte coats.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By dvai

There are different types. The ones that last...

There are different types. The ones that last longer and give more protection are sold only to installers as if you ess up the installation, is difficult to repair it and is much harder to apply
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By dvai

Reporting on ceramic coat for bikes

I had asked here a while ago on ceramic coats on bikes. I had experience (good) in cars.

My bike is matte but I ended up coating it. Is a new bike and want to protect the pain.

After 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By dvai

I know how to adjust it. But there are 2-3...

I know how to adjust it. But there are 2-3 setting that feel "ok". IN other words, how to achieve shifting perfection with micro adjusting
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By dvai

Micro adjusting electronic derailleur

I have a Red etap on a road bike. Today I felt some gear were getting stuck and not shifting. So I started playing with the microadjuster which is super easy to do while riding.

I then realized...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By dvai

Garmin 1030 not holding the battery

Hi all.

I have a Garmin 1030. Usually I just put it in sleep mode and holds the battery pretty well when not using. However, now is definitely not holding it. Meaning after 2-3 days without...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By dvai

Thats nice. Maybe the dealer screwed mine when...

Thats nice. Maybe the dealer screwed mine when assembled. Do you use carbon grip? That may also scratch it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By dvai

MAybe I can try a blue sharpie? Sorry, but...

MAybe I can try a blue sharpie?

Sorry, but Trek should do better in terms of design. They can't expect to be able to set the post ONCE and then just have it all scratched.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By dvai

Touching up paint from Trek seatpost

I have a new domane and they come with painted seat posts. I know they look good, but I adjusted my seat and now you see a pretty big scratch. The dealer adjusted it too low and I raised the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By dvai

By the way. The tires were set up by the shot...

By the way. The tires were set up by the shot when I got the bike.

At some point, I was riding and see a pink spot on my tire that a few yards later ends up all over the frame. I thought was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By dvai

Thanks all! I really appreciate your insight ...

Thanks all!
I really appreciate your insight

So if I just add new sealant through the valve (removing the core) I don't need a "high pressure" tire inflator. Correct?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By dvai

Do I need to renew the sealing (in a TL tire)

Got tubeless wheels/tires a year ago. The bike has been in storage but with the season around the corner, I wonder if I really need to "exchange" the tire fluid/sealant in my tires. Does it really...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By dvai

That's what I used. we will see how it holds out...

That's what I used. we will see how it holds out there. Still too cold in the midwest to bike outside.... but soon..
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By dvai

5 micrograms heavier

5 micrograms heavier
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By dvai

Ok, so I did the coating as per instructions and...

Ok, so I did the coating as per instructions and ended up great. I did 2 coats, 8 hours apart.
I also did the carbon wheels.
Used Dr. Beasley's matte coating.

Looks nice, but the real test...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By dvai

Ceramic coating on matte paint

Dear all.
I have a great experience with ceramic coating on cars. I wanted to use a ceramic coating made for matte car pains on my matte bicycle. Any thoughts? Should be safe? Bike paints are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,525
Posted By dvai

Bontrager Verse vs Arvada

Im trying to understand the difference. Both are classified as endurance for "position 3". I contacted Trek and they say both saddles are "different" and the new verse is not a replacement for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By dvai

S-Works Power Arc saddle

I knows saddles is a personal option and you have to "try it". But I wonder if this is a saddle that works well in a "3" position. More upright than the usual racing saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By dvai

I can't find any info on this. Not even in the...

I can't find any info on this. Not even in the manual.
Are you sure is for the SRAM Red etap?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By dvai

Clutch in SRAM Red

I wonder if the clutch that the drivetrain has makes it more difficult to instal the rear wheel. Got a new bike and replacing the rear wheel is kind of tough. Or tougher than my old bike.

Does it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,908
Posted By dvai

Same here. When new, the disc rubbed a bit when...

Same here. When new, the disc rubbed a bit when out of the saddle.
After 60 miles, the issue resolved. Note the rub was VERY mild
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,937
Posted By dvai

UPDATE This was the response from the store...

UPDATE
This was the response from the store after they got a call from Trek (I called Trek to complain)
"We switched both front and rear pads.
We go through the bedding process here. You are going...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,937
Posted By dvai

Seems that the issue. Do you experience...

Seems that the issue. Do you experience significant noise from the rim brakes?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,937
Posted By dvai

Black and blue matte

Black and blue matte
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,937
Posted By dvai

Thanks for the answer. "Is it a pulsating,...

Thanks for the answer.
"Is it a pulsating, like it's possibly out of true?" Thats how it felt. Pulsating.
Over email, he said that was now better. But would have to check if that's the case.
My...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,937
Posted By dvai

Help with new Trek bike

Hi guys.

I need help/advice. I bought a TREK Domane SLR9 with a SRAM etap red set and disc brakes. Is a project one and basically has top of the line components. Paid 14,000.
I was quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,546
Posted By dvai

SRAM RED brakes leaking

First day in the 70s here in Wisconsin... I was ready to go out on the brand new bike and I realize there was some fluid on the hoods. I realized the brake lever was leaking... Likely brake fluid....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,186
Posted By dvai

ThNK YOU SO MUCH! This is very helpful. ...

ThNK YOU SO MUCH!
This is very helpful.

How about positioning the bike horizontally?
Can be tough to have the bike always upright in real life.

Also, should I have received the spacer? I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,186
Posted By dvai

Any tips for new disc brake user?

Dear all,
I got my project one Domane. Comes with disc brakes, which is new for me.

In the store, they told me that there is no issues when positioning the bike. In other words, wont cause...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,116
Posted By dvai

Sorry. I meant Aeolus XXX is in the SLR 9

Sorry. I meant Aeolus XXX is in the SLR 9
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,116
Posted By dvai

The frame of the SLR 7 and 9 is the same that...

The frame of the SLR 7 and 9 is the same that year BUT, the 9 has durace di2 versus ultergra di2. Also, the 9 has almost all carbon componens. Seat post, handlebars, stem, etc. The 9 came with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By dvai

Road Vs mountain shoes (in my specific case)

Hi all.

So I have been riding for 3 years and my performance has improved a lot. I began using mountain shoes with SPDs as a more "newbie" option.
However, at this point I was wondering if...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By dvai

Look SPD cleats on Shimano SPD pedals

I wonder if I can use look SPD cleats on SPD Shimano pedals (and viceversa)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,969
Posted By dvai

Thanks guys. This is very helpful and makes a lot...

Thanks guys. This is very helpful and makes a lot of sense.
I will lower the seat a bit and see what happens.

(and yes.. I learned my lesson.. don't push through the pain)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,969
Posted By dvai

Knee pain in trainer but not on the road

Hi guys. I need help.

I got a bike fit when I bought my bike 3 years ago. On the road, everything is perfect (long rides, shorter faster rides, etc). Last winter I got a trainer and subscribed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,424
Posted By dvai

Tire lever for carbon wheels?

I recently got a set of carbon wheels. I now wonder if I need special or specific tire levels or any other precaution when changing tires.
Im afraid I will damage the rim bead/bed or even the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,372
Posted By dvai

Yes, they do have a texture. If it's...

Yes, they do have a texture.

If it's normal, is all good!
Sounds almost like a spaceship!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,372
Posted By dvai

Whistle sound when braking in new carbon (rim) wheels

Dear all.

I just got a set of Bontrager wheel set which are rim and all carbon.

I installed the wheels and the included calipers. I love the wheels and felt a big difference.

However,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By dvai

Newest Shimano Dura-Ace chain in Ultregra 6800

I wonder if the current Shimano XTR/Dura-Ace CN-HG901 11-Speed Chain will work on a Ultegra 6800 group set (previous generation).

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By dvai

Odd sound coming from the pedals

So I have SPD shimano pedals (XTR).

When pedaling, there is no noise as long as my feet are completely straight (forward). But if I move a bit (the pedals do float a few degrees), I get a sound. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By dvai

Wheel with for a 28mm tire

I wonder how important is the external (or internal) tire width when fitting wider tires.

For example, would a wheel with an external width of 25 accommodate better a 28 mm tires versus a wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By dvai

Advice with spoke reliability

Dear all.

Yesterday, I had my first spoke break. The bike is a Trek Domane with almost 5000 miles. The tire was rubbing on the frame but I was able to get back home.
Luckily was 3 miles away on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,172
Posted By dvai

Thank you all. I will try the sun sleeves

Thank you all.
I will try the sun sleeves
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