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06-04-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Princess_Allez

Bontrager TLR presta valve (differences)

I'm interested in replacing the rim strip and valve on one of my Aeolus Pro 37 wheels. I noticed that there are two type of valves (round vs rectangular). The wheels came with the round valves....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By Princess_Allez

Lizard Skins. Peel n stick.

Lizard Skins. Peel n stick.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By Princess_Allez

It's interesting that the current rsl37 has a...

It's interesting that the current rsl37 has a 21mm internal width, but all the upcoming, deeper section, rsl wheels are 23mm. I wonder what was the logic behind that decision.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By Princess_Allez

That's a heck of a deal for a carbon stem! I paid...

That's a heck of a deal for a carbon stem! I paid more for mine, on ebay.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By Princess_Allez

I also ran into this issue. My K-edge out-front...

I also ran into this issue. My K-edge out-front mount is standard length. The Zipp faceplate protruded a tad more and clamped with a wider footprint. There may have been 1mm between the faceplate and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By Princess_Allez

I hope you're kidding. I never understood why...

I hope you're kidding. I never understood why people avoid using certain products because they fear looking like a poser. If you like it, use it. I had a Zipp Sprint SL stem on my bike because I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,914
Posted By Princess_Allez

I've experienced the staining issue on the...

I've experienced the staining issue on the previous model. You're probably right. There must be some pinhole-sized puncture where it sprayed from... the glory of using road tubeless :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,914
Posted By Princess_Allez

Is this also a thing on the regular Pro One...

Is this also a thing on the regular Pro One Addix? On my ride last weekend, I thought I heard sealant spraying from my rear tire, but I didn't feel any loss in pressure. I continued my ride and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Princess_Allez

Does this mean that heart rate threshold is the...

Does this mean that heart rate threshold is the same as lactic acid threshold?
03-05-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

I did a hard grab, released a bit to set corner...

I did a hard grab, released a bit to set corner entry speed, but found I was entering too quickly, then did another hard grab and trailed off the brakes; all this into a downhill sweeper. There was...
03-05-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

Next disc brake question: What brake pad(s)...

Next disc brake question:

What brake pad(s) have better initial bite and resistance to brake fade than the Shimano LC04 pad? I have been able to put in more miles recently. I did a ~20 mile ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,931
Posted By Princess_Allez

For me, the saddle works best in a neutral...

For me, the saddle works best in a neutral position. I level the seat according to the cut-out. I place one of those cheap, plastic levelers from Harbor Freight in the cut-out and it works perfectly....
02-23-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,997
Posted By Princess_Allez

Sounds like you're already convinced. May I...

Sounds like you're already convinced. May I suggest a new Trek Emonda? It's great so far! It's everything you assume it would be, minus actually being light (SL trim).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,694
Posted By Princess_Allez

How long until current gen Ultegra Di2 becomes...

How long until current gen Ultegra Di2 becomes $1200? That's the price point at which I'd try wireless. Unless a wireless 105 comes out...
02-23-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

The reason I prefer instant engagement is because...

The reason I prefer instant engagement is because I use the same technique for driving/motorbiking that I do for riding bicycles. I set my corner entry speed by getting the majority of my braking...
02-23-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

this is how far back my levers are pulling. I'm...

this is how far back my levers are pulling. I'm just not used to it because the levers on my motorcycle are instant; granted I have an upgraded master cylinder. I'd prefer less travel for those...
02-23-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

I filled from the bottom up. I know that there's...

I filled from the bottom up. I know that there's an air pocket when you connect the fill hose to the bleed nipple, and that you're supposed to tap the syringe until the bubble floats to the top, and...
02-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

I purchased the bike from the out-of-state Trek...

I purchased the bike from the out-of-state Trek dealer. I paid them to tear it down and box it up. They sent it to my local Trek dealer, who I also paid to setup the bicycle. Apparently, anything...
02-22-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

good to know; even better. this is how I...

good to know; even better.

this is how I grasp the brake, when I'm on the hoods.

edit: I only grasp like this when in the drops. I always use all four fingers covering the lever when I'm on the...
02-22-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By Princess_Allez

this should be preserved in a county museum

this should be preserved in a county museum
02-22-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

definitely. I have three to choose from, locally....

definitely. I have three to choose from, locally. This experience makes it two.
02-22-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

I took the bike out for a quick 10 mile ride to...

I took the bike out for a quick 10 mile ride to get a feel for it and wow...disc brakes are the truth. They are everything I desired in terms of stopping power and feel. The brake drag that I...
02-22-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

thanks for that. Referencing the photos, my...

thanks for that. Referencing the photos, my brakes need to be bled again. My levers have more travel than what's shown in the photos.
02-22-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

Thanks. I did double check to make sure that the...

Thanks. I did double check to make sure that the lever did not need a manual adjustment. Both levers are at their max preset distance from the bar.

I was also thinking this might be the case- that...
02-21-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

It's a non-compete issue. I bought from a Trek...

It's a non-compete issue. I bought from a Trek authorized dealer out of state. They wouldn't sell and ship to me unless they received confirmation from my local Trek authorized dealer. I paid for...
02-21-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

I don't want to get anyone in trouble, especially...

I don't want to get anyone in trouble, especially since they broke the rules for me to acquire this bike.

This is exactly what I was thinking: maybe hydraulic brakes are just like this because...
02-21-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

The situation is complicated in that I didn't buy...

The situation is complicated in that I didn't buy the bike from them. I bought it out of state and had it shipped. They did, however, charge me $70 for setup fee. They claim that's how the brakes...
02-21-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

Shimano 105 hydraulic I did take it back....

Shimano 105 hydraulic

I did take it back. They told me they would have to charge me ($60). I accepted. They are flooded with business so they didn't get to my bike in time. I took the bike home to...
02-21-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,186
Posted By Princess_Allez

New to disc brakes

I recently acquired a brand new 2021 Trek Emonda. I noticed that the lever pulls nearly all the way to the handlebar before the brake is fully engaged. It also has brake rub on the front wheel. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By Princess_Allez

I've been wanting to try out 28c tires too, but I...

I've been wanting to try out 28c tires too, but I keep finding deals on 25; 28 are out of stock everywhere, unless you're willing to pay full retail.
02-07-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By Princess_Allez

Do it. The Emonda is pretty awesome. I found one...

Do it. The Emonda is pretty awesome. I found one out of state and they have agreed to ship.
01-28-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By Princess_Allez

2021 Trek Emonda SL

I'm searching for an SL5 or SL6 model in a size 52. If anyone has any leads, it is greatly appreciated. I went in store and was shown/told that there won't be any replenishment on these models for at...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By Princess_Allez

Mine is usually in the 890-900 range when it's...

Mine is usually in the 890-900 range when it's 70-90F outside. As long as it's within range 💁🏻‍♂️
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By Princess_Allez

Yellow king user here. They work well for me. I...

Yellow king user here. They work well for me. I only ride in fair weather though, and I don't have any extended, long descents. The first half-life of the pads wears quickly, but slows its rate after...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,989
Posted By Princess_Allez

Forgetting I have bikes on the roof is definitely...

Forgetting I have bikes on the roof is definitely a priority concern. That's a good reason to mount the rear tire to the rear window- that way you have a constant reminder something is there.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,989
Posted By Princess_Allez

that explains it! :roflmao:

that explains it! :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,989
Posted By Princess_Allez

I love the cnc work and anodized look of the...

I love the cnc work and anodized look of the top-tier sea sucker. It looks like a komodo dragon. Its suggested use is for cars without roofs (convertibles), but can be used on any car; very nifty...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,989
Posted By Princess_Allez

I was thinking that there must be some logic...

I was thinking that there must be some logic behind the design/placement of the Seasucker cups. I assume it's for redundancy and overkill. It's more reassuring having 3 cups vs just 1 and it helps...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,355
Posted By Princess_Allez

I'll make the switch to Orange Seal as per your...

I'll make the switch to Orange Seal as per your advice. Stan's did seem to work fine with my old Mavic Yksion pro tire; better than the Mavic sealant.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,355
Posted By Princess_Allez

it's strange that no sealant came out. It seemed...

it's strange that no sealant came out. It seemed to be a sudden loss in pressure; maybe that's why no sealant came out. The only scenario I can imagine, where that would happen is a sudden loss in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,355
Posted By Princess_Allez

Stans sealant. There was some dried residue, but...

Stans sealant. There was some dried residue, but the majority of it was still intact. I don't know how to explain the flat aside from that tiny slash. There was no other damage to the tire. It was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,355
Posted By Princess_Allez

As it turns out the sealant was not dried at all,...

As it turns out the sealant was not dried at all, nor was it lacking. The tire was mounted only 2-3 months ago. There was a puddle of sealant inside. The slash was very miniscule. One that you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,355
Posted By Princess_Allez

Update: I spoke too soon about the old, Schwalbe...

Update: I spoke too soon about the old, Schwalbe Pro 1 MicroSkin tires. My front tire received a tiny slash that decompressed it. I was confused at first because I kept spining the tire looking for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By Princess_Allez

Specialized Sworks7 have an upper made from...

Specialized Sworks7 have an upper made from dyneema, which is extremely scuff resistant. I should have a bunch of toe overlap marks by now, but surprisingly none!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,293
Posted By Princess_Allez

with the female population, Yes. No woman wants...

with the female population, Yes. No woman wants an oompa loompa :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,989
Posted By Princess_Allez

In theory, you are correct, however, these sucker...

In theory, you are correct, however, these sucker racks claim to be uv resistant. Since the rack isn't left on the roof, exposed to uv radiation all day, I think it'll be fine. That was definitely a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,989
Posted By Princess_Allez

:lol: that should be the slogan for all sucker...

:lol: that should be the slogan for all sucker bike racks, "holds on like a possessed ex-gf or your money back [not really]!"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,989
Posted By Princess_Allez

Suction cups passed the overnight test with...

Suction cups passed the overnight test with flying colors. Now time to sack up and transport the bike [fingers crossed]... will update with [horror/positive news] story.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,989
Posted By Princess_Allez

I just received the sucker kit. I washed the car...

I just received the sucker kit. I washed the car and sprayed the cups with water before attaching them. I'm doing an overnight test for adhesion. The amount of suction/vaccum force is impressive. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,355
Posted By Princess_Allez

I have "standard" 19mm internal width. I guess...

I have "standard" 19mm internal width. I guess that means it should inflate true to size for me. My next set of wheels/bike will be 21mm internal to accommodate 28mm tires.
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