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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By GBK233

I also have the previous version of this...

I also have the previous version of this light…both are nice. I’ve been on rides and have had my cell phone battery get low…so being able to charge it off the headlight is nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By GBK233

Yup..I have one. Hence the reason I wrote “love...

Yup..I have one. Hence the reason I wrote “love mine” at the end of my last post. LOL. Has digital readout that shows battery life also, which is a plus.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By GBK233

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Victagen 3000 lumen light(Amazon). Very bright...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 632
Posted By GBK233

I had same thing. I lightly greased crank...

I had same thing. I lightly greased crank splines and wheel axles where they meet the frame. Noises went away
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By GBK233

FIVE flats? Find different roads to ride....

FIVE flats? Find different roads to ride. Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By GBK233

Zero issues with my PR2s. They are a bit heavy,...

Zero issues with my PR2s. They are a bit heavy, but have stayed true.
I pulled the axle recently and bearings look/feel perfect after 1400 miles.

I bought a set of take-off R470 wheels so my PR2...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By GBK233

RX8s arrived today. Fit is perfect. Took a 15mile...

RX8s arrived today. Fit is perfect. Took a 15mile ride. The stiffness is awesome and the increased power transfer was immediately noticeable.
Fitted the cleats as far back as they would go….and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By GBK233

Safe to assume that melted wax chain lube would...

Safe to assume that melted wax chain lube would protect chain/drivetrain from dust etc better than conventional lubes? I don’t gravel ride, but now that I use melted wax…..I don’t even think about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By GBK233

Other LBS in town only carried Bontrager shoes...

Other LBS in town only carried Bontrager shoes and few odd models. Would’ve loved to buy local (even if it cost me $50 more) just to ensure correct fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By GBK233

ya…just assumed. We’ll see if I guessed...

ya…just assumed. We’ll see if I guessed correctly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By GBK233

Local bike shop only had 176 model in stock, I...

Local bike shop only had 176 model in stock, I tried them on for sizing purposes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By GBK233

Pulled the trigger on the Shimano RX8s. The Lake...

Pulled the trigger on the Shimano RX8s. The Lake MX238s looked good, but not enough info/reviews online for me to take the leap. The Fizik X5 Terra looked good(and cheap price) also, but since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By GBK233

Went to LBS….and tried on the 176 model. 45 is...

Went to LBS….and tried on the 176 model. 45 is def the correct size. Owner of the shop says he personally rides the MX238s and likes them. Says he has to dress the leather twice a year.
Also said...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By GBK233

Only 2 bike shops in my area that carry Lake....

Only 2 bike shops in my area that carry Lake. First one apparently only has MX176 shoes in stock…other store doesn’t open for another hour. I’m not holding out hope though…and local bike shops...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By GBK233

Thoughts on sizing? I’m a 45 in Shimano. ...

Thoughts on sizing? I’m a 45 in Shimano. Measured my foot at 10.75” (273mm). According to Lake size chart that’s a 43.5.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By GBK233

I do almost no walking in my cycling shoes….so...

I do almost no walking in my cycling shoes….so that isn’t much of a concern for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By GBK233

Do they have a nylon or carbon fiber sole? With...

Do they have a nylon or carbon fiber sole? With that being said…I don’t know if carbon fiber sole is an upgrade that I would even notice.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By GBK233

Ya…those were def on my radar. Nice looking...

Ya…those were def on my radar. Nice looking shoe, but the brown was a bit of a turnoff. Although at the end of the day….I just want comfort/performance.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By GBK233

What do you like about them? The double BOA?

What do you like about them? The double BOA?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By GBK233

Best BOA Mtn bike shoes under $300?

Time to upgrade my Shimano MT3 shoes. I like em, but would like something stiffer and with BOA. Been seriously considering the Shimano RX8s, but want some recommendations before dropping close to...
08-19-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By GBK233

From what I’ve read….the cartridges seem pretty...

From what I’ve read….the cartridges seem pretty cheap should I need to replace it.
08-19-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By GBK233

That’s good news. Well, now I’ll have tools to...

That’s good news. Well, now I’ll have tools to service/replace the BB cartridge if/when it’s necessary. Is a cartridge setup serviceable(regreasing etc)….or do you just replace them when they start...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By GBK233

I’m not an authority on anything bike related,...

I’m not an authority on anything bike related, but I didn’t want to put more miles and wear/tear on my 2020 Defy….so I bought an older Trek to use on my Cycleops Hammer.
08-19-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By GBK233

it’s def not loose. Tried to get crank loose,...

it’s def not loose. Tried to get crank loose, but zero luck…that’s why I ordered a crank puller. So dirt etc getting in that gap won’t affect BB bearings?
08-19-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By GBK233

What’s wrong with this BB and/or crank?

Picked up a Trek Alpha 1.5 beater bike to use with my Cycleops trainer. Bike pedals fine. Was lubing my spd pedals and noticed the gap between the crank arm and bottom bracket. Is the arm just not...
08-03-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

ya…I used a screwdriver in the hole on the NDS to...

ya…I used a screwdriver in the hole on the NDS to get the SRAM XDR driver off
08-03-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

The end caps I’ve seen online are not...

The end caps I’ve seen online are not threaded….so Them being threaded is news to me. I just assumed the caps just popped on over the axle. Videos I’ve seen on YouTube don’t show the caps being...
08-03-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

Slow your roll…I’m still pretty new to all of...

Slow your roll…I’m still pretty new to all of this.

the lock ring for the cassette is going to engage both the threads on the inside of the freehub body AND the threads on the axle itself?
08-03-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

oh..ok. The cassette lock ring screws into the...

oh..ok. The cassette lock ring screws into the threads on the axle….or the threads in the inside of the freehub?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By GBK233

For me….gaining 1mph seems to take a lot of...

For me….gaining 1mph seems to take a lot of effort. I average 19-20mph on my 10 mile route day in and day out(whether I watch my app or ignore it the whole ride). Doesn’t seem to matter if it’s...
08-03-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

not really. The owner of my LBS seemed to know...

not really. The owner of my LBS seemed to know what I needed. He was hoping he had a few lying around the shop(used), but didn’t. He ordered whatever I need. The guy I traded with said he had the...
08-03-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

Went to LBS…they didn’t have the spacers(end...

Went to LBS…they didn’t have the spacers(end caps). They ordered them…gonna cost me $40, sucks but oh well.
08-02-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

Freehub arrived…and fits. Problem is that he...

Freehub arrived…and fits. Problem is that he didn’t include spacers. (Going to send me what he has in a few days, but I don’t want to wait and then find out they area wrong). In meantime….what...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,611
Posted By GBK233

Just got turned on to waxing recently. Refined...

Just got turned on to waxing recently. Refined paraffin wax and PTFE powder in a crock pot. Rode for just over 200 miles over the past few weeks and it performed flawlessly and super quietly….and...
07-29-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

Found a guy on FB that wants to swap his new...

Found a guy on FB that wants to swap his new Shimano(from a specialized allez) for my Sram. He actually contacted the seller of the my wheels asking for a trade before I bought the wheels. She had...
07-29-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

Specialized Rider Care gave this as the freehub I...

Specialized Rider Care gave this as the freehub I need. I don’t know if it’s actually some special freehub size…or just a DT Swiss freehub with a diff name
...
07-28-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

Any idea why the XDR has a double row of pawls? ...

Any idea why the XDR has a double row of pawls? All the Shimano-type free hubs I’ve seen only have 3 single pawls. I’m going to call specialized. If I can get this sorted out easily(somewhat...
07-27-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

Ok…wheels arrived today. this is the XDR...

Ok…wheels arrived today.

this is the XDR free hub that I just took off the wheel (sorry for the HUUGE pics). What Shimano 11-speed free hub do I need to order? Do I need to end caps also…or can I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,902
Posted By GBK233

Already pulled the trigger on a new set of DT...

Already pulled the trigger on a new set of DT Swiss R470 takeoffs. Waiting for them to arrive to figure out what Shimano freehub I need to get. (Didn’t realize until it was too late that they have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,913
Posted By GBK233

140 miles on the wax now. Still quiet and still...

140 miles on the wax now. Still quiet and still pretty clean. Not going to push it, so probably going to swap out chain tomorrow for the brand new(and waxed) Ultegra chain.

This is what it looks...
07-24-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,055
Posted By GBK233

dont know if this helps ...

dont know if this helps


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1284x780/007c0663_244e_461b_a2e1_24f031a405e9_60702386b5d8a6b81bf26fae1c0bb1f81646908a.jpeg
07-24-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

[QUOTE=DaveSSS;22155963]All you need is a shimano...

[QUOTE=DaveSSS;22155963]All you need is a shimano freehub body. Might not be cheap. There are no appropriate sram cassettes. Xdr is 12 speed or useable with xd mountain cassettes with a 1.85mm...
07-24-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

my Defy has Shimano 105 drivetrain…if that helps.

my Defy has Shimano 105 drivetrain…if that helps.
07-24-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By GBK233

How do I convert SRAM to Shimano hub?

Just bought a new set of off takeoff wheels off FB marketplace. (They haven’t even arrived yet).

These are the specs from the FB ad:
Taken off Specialized Aethos Comp. Only riden for . DT...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,902
Posted By GBK233

Youre asking the wrong guy. I am completely new...

Youre asking the wrong guy. I am completely new to all of this. According to seller description….the hubs are specialized sealed bearing thru axle. Seller said someone had contacted her asking to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,902
Posted By GBK233

Anyone know what I need to buy to convert DTswiss...

Anyone know what I need to buy to convert DTswiss r470 from SRAM to Shimano?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,902
Posted By GBK233

Crap….Just noticed the words “XDR driver” in the...

Crap….Just noticed the words “XDR driver” in the description. That’s SRAM, correct? Which means I now have to convert the wheel to Shimano correct? Smh.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,902
Posted By GBK233

Well, my search went sideways and I ended up...

Well, my search went sideways and I ended up finding a new set of takeoff DT Swiss R470 wheels that included tires….for $325.
Wheelset and tires came of a Specialized Aethos.

These are the...
07-23-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,055
Posted By GBK233

ya…I’m happy with the 19.5mph average considering...

ya…I’m happy with the 19.5mph average considering my route has a bunch of turns, isn’t flat, and I have to do u-turns every 5 mile lap.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,913
Posted By GBK233

Update: Rode 25 miles today. Chain now has...

Update:
Rode 25 miles today. Chain now has about 90miles on the wax. Still clean and still quiet. I’m convinced. The chain would’ve been gross by now had I used my normal lube
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