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01-17-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,254
Posted By jcbenten

According to this review, QR it is:...

According to this review, QR it is: https://road.cc/content/review/giant-toughroad-slr-1-2021-285285
01-16-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By jcbenten

Wouldn't a CAD/3D Model file be required? Or is...

Wouldn't a CAD/3D Model file be required? Or is there cost effective scanning software?
12-16-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By jcbenten

As an update, I have had much time to work on...

As an update, I have had much time to work on this due to life events, but have learned it appears the same grommets were used on the RT800/900/1000. I have also found Specialized parts on...
12-03-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5,198
Views: 3,654,350
Posted By jcbenten

Picked this up off of ebay...1x Force with...

Picked this up off of ebay...1x Force with e*thirteen 9-34 cassette, Cole T38 tubulars...nice ride...love the shifting of the Force. Need to add my Arione......
12-02-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By jcbenten

I did a quick spin when I first assembled the...

I did a quick spin when I first assembled the bike from shipping and found the 40x9 was more than enough...I had been thinking of going to a 44...
12-02-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By jcbenten

I sent this to the bike shop two weeks ago when...

I sent this to the bike shop two weeks ago when they initially told me about the issue (in for a different reason). Supposedly they ordered something and tried and it did not work. I will pick the...
12-02-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By jcbenten

As a follow up, I rode the trainer last night...

As a follow up, I rode the trainer last night with no issues. I must say a modern Force RD shifts much better than the 10-year old version on my Kestrel. Now just have to fix the...
12-01-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By jcbenten

Cable Frame Grommets

I have a 2007 Kestrel RT700 (essentially the same as the RT800 & RT900 that followed). I am in search of the frame cable grommets that corrode and disintegrate over time. I had a stash but that is...
12-01-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By jcbenten

More than likely it is just me. But the videos...

More than likely it is just me. But the videos on Youtube I watched implied different bolt lengths and, more importantly, different thread specifications (fine vs not-so-fine/almost coarse). For...
12-01-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By jcbenten

I picked up the SunRace 11-28. The bike, a...

I picked up the SunRace 11-28. The bike, a Reven Voltage, has 1xForce with a 40-tooth chainring and the e*thirteen 9-34. I put everything together last night and it is now mounted on the trailer...
11-27-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By jcbenten

Thanks for the reply. Bike will have an 11-speed...

Thanks for the reply. Bike will have an 11-speed RD...

I ordered a standard 11-speed cassette.
11-26-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By jcbenten

Cassette spacing

I have been a road biker for years but never made it past 10 cogs and i do a lot of riding on my trainer (Saris H3). I just purchased a cross bike that has an XD drive and an E-Thirteen 9-34...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,910
Posted By jcbenten

Waterford also does a 953 frame. The...

Waterford also does a 953 frame.

The difficulty with 953 and Ti are the welds. If oxygen gets into the weld then it could eventually fail. Otherwise for the purposes of this poll I would vote...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-10, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20,400
Views: 4,704,010
Posted By jcbenten

12-23 Cassette (from 11-25). Hardly ever used 11...

12-23 Cassette (from 11-25). Hardly ever used 11 or 25 and really wanted a 16 and a 18 cog.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 11,804
Posted By jcbenten

Not with a $100K tuition bill.

Not with a $100K tuition bill.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-10, 04:27 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 11,804
Posted By jcbenten

Campy 11-speed?

Campy 11-speed?
01-25-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By jcbenten

The CS300 has bike functions (no power calc...

The CS300 has bike functions (no power calc though) and is compatible with all the equipment at my gym. The spin bikes where I go do not have HR or any electronic capability thought the excercise...
01-16-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By jcbenten

Do you mean the VDO Z3 PC? I could not find the...

Do you mean the VDO Z3 PC? I could not find the P-series.

I have the Z3 PC and I like it a lot. In addition to the attributes you list, the Z3 also has power but you must have the cadence...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 13,579
Posted By jcbenten

Where is the power meter?

Where is the power meter?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By jcbenten

I have never replaced a chain except when...

I have never replaced a chain except when upgrading a group. I My last bike I had for 15+ years and upgraded from 8-speed to 9-speed so had a chain change. I have only contemplated changing my...
01-08-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By jcbenten

VDO Z-series. The Z2&3 come in a PC version that...

VDO Z-series. The Z2&3 come in a PC version that is relatively simple to connect to a PC and you get more data than you can probably use.
01-07-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,035
Posted By jcbenten

I bought the Z3PC back in Nov/Dec and have been...

I bought the Z3PC back in Nov/Dec and have been using it on the trainer. I have not taken it on the road yet.

So far it seems to be working pretty well. I mounted the speed sensor on the back...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-08, 08:03 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By jcbenten

I have Specialized Carbon-soled shoes that have...

I have Specialized Carbon-soled shoes that have some arch. Love 'em. Took awhile to acclimate but I like them more than my Sidis now.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,707
Posted By jcbenten

Why don't I do this more often? Maybe I can get...

Why don't I do this more often?
Maybe I can get in shape enough to race?
Then at the end of the ride: I rode too hard.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-08, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By jcbenten

I rode 175s for years and switched to 172.5 when...

I rode 175s for years and switched to 172.5 when I bought a bike at the beginning of the year. My knees are thanking me but I am still adjusting to going up hill. I am a grinder and the cadence...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-08, 09:18 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,619
Posted By jcbenten

Am I "mad"? I am not the one with >20K...

Am I "mad"? I am not the one with >20K posts.:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-08, 09:09 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,619
Posted By jcbenten

I didn't like the R3 or the Soloist. Loved the...

I didn't like the R3 or the Soloist. Loved the Guru Geneo and Kestrel RT700. I hope you do well on the Cervelo. Or whatever you ride. You gonna race the MB?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-08, 09:00 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,619
Posted By jcbenten

Pretty bike. I do not like how Cervelo rides, as...

Pretty bike. I do not like how Cervelo rides, as you noted, but they make a pretty, puposeful bike.

The only way I race you is if you carry 55 lbs of extra weight. Actually will be in NY early...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-08, 08:47 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,619
Posted By jcbenten

Cervelo?? What happened to the Cannondale, The...

Cervelo?? What happened to the Cannondale, The Ride of The Gods??
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,330
Posted By jcbenten

Oooohhh!! Bad day for you? You missed the...

Oooohhh!! Bad day for you? You missed the point. As for the poor proofreading, well, sometimes one cannot always get A's.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-08, 01:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,330
Posted By jcbenten

Inexpensive Chinese stamped steal?

Inexpensive Chinese stamped steal?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,780
Posted By jcbenten

As often as the sensors drop out (mine do anyway)...

As often as the sensors drop out (mine do anyway) who cares who changes the battery?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,119
Posted By jcbenten

Well, 8 hour rides will sap the energy:roflmao2: ...

Well, 8 hour rides will sap the energy:roflmao2:

umd: I am not an expert at HR performance but hitting 95% early in a 8 hr ride may not be the best thing to do. At least for me. Unless you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-08, 09:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,975
Posted By jcbenten

I love Greece. But all I did was drink beer and...

I love Greece. But all I did was drink beer and eat lamb chops out on the islands.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-08, 09:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,287
Posted By jcbenten

More air flow on the bottles on the frame. In...

More air flow on the bottles on the frame. In your pocket your body blocks the air from pulling the cold out of the bottle. BLT Baby!!! (BLT= Boundary Layer Theory)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-08, 09:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,401
Posted By jcbenten

Try starting slow, maintain, and increase tempo...

Try starting slow, maintain, and increase tempo at the top.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 987
Posted By jcbenten

Did you jump the gun?? Cool pic.

Did you jump the gun?? Cool pic.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 12:30 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 60,330
Posted By jcbenten

6'2" 33" inseam 57 cm tt 110 mm stem ...

6'2"
33" inseam

57 cm tt
110 mm stem

My height is in my neck and fat head so my torso is not all that long, nor are my arms. If they were "normal", I would be closer to 5'11" or 6'.
08-08-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By jcbenten

Corrected. Nice bike. Love the color.

Corrected.

Nice bike. Love the color.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By jcbenten

Send it to me.

Send it to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,270
Posted By jcbenten

Hammer Chocolate and Power Bar/Gel Caramel

Hammer Chocolate and Power Bar/Gel Caramel
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 07:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,646
Posted By jcbenten

Red stem.

Red stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By jcbenten

fwiw, I'm nowhere near a pro cyclist and train...

fwiw, I'm nowhere near a pro cyclist and train only a fraction of one, but my asthma (not EIA) has gotten worse over the past several years as I've gotten more and more fit from bicycling and racing....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-08, 11:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,183
Posted By jcbenten

In one of his last years of his road racing,...

In one of his last years of his road racing, Lance did a duathlon/tirathlon where it was MTB. He lost some time on the bike but as I remember, a very technical course. He caught and dusted the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-08, 11:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By jcbenten

What is your increase of wattage output?

What is your increase of wattage output?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-08, 08:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,257
Posted By jcbenten

+1. You said it very well. Generalizations:...

+1. You said it very well.

Generalizations:
The barriers to bicycle racing are a bit high and a bit elitist. Buy a nice bike and kit and if you cannot ride up to it you run the risk of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By jcbenten

Kinetic Road Machine Fluid Trainer. Retails for...

Kinetic Road Machine Fluid Trainer. Retails for $320. Great trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-08, 06:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,181
Posted By jcbenten

Very nice!

Very nice!
08-06-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By jcbenten

Hasn't Contador won sprints before? Granted not...

Hasn't Contador won sprints before? Granted not as good as an on-form Valverde but I think Alberto is a pretty good all-rounder. I think Bettini is old, Rebellin is old and is showing he cannot...
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