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Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 652
Posted By eduskator

I've always over maintained my chains (lube every...

I've always over maintained my chains (lube every 100kms and deep clean every 1000kms) because I hate them when they're noisy. It certainly extends their lifespan!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By eduskator

As long as your compression plug covers the stem...

As long as your compression plug covers the stem area, you're fine. Aesthetically speaking, the less the better, that's for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By eduskator

It's a luxury that most people don't have. There...

It's a luxury that most people don't have. There are special events in my area from time to time where you get to test ride bikes, but most of the time, you buy and you try after.

On my end, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By eduskator

What's even more important is how you feel on the...

What's even more important is how you feel on the said bike. I've had the chance to own both ML and Large TCRs and I do prefer the ML. I was fine with the shorter reach and stack. The only odd thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By eduskator

Yeah, like 6'3'' and above. I'm 6'1'' and...

Yeah, like 6'3'' and above.

I'm 6'1'' and ride a Large (58ish cm), and could very well ride a ML (56ish cm). In fact, previous bike was a ML and I preferred it. Narrower handlebar, shorter crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,483
Posted By eduskator

Wow. I was considering trying a pair of GP5K S TR...

Wow. I was considering trying a pair of GP5K S TR next year, but I'll reconsider. An oven and tire jacks to mount tires on rims? Screw this!

2nd consecutive year using Schwalbe Pro Ones and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By eduskator

I did not see any ''real life'' difference...

I did not see any ''real life'' difference between my 25 and 28. However, if you're asking for empirical data, I don't believe you'll get an answer here.

Buy 3 tires at once. Change the rear one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 11,960
Posted By eduskator

Waxing your chain is like tubeless tires... If...

Waxing your chain is like tubeless tires... If you don't know what you're doing, you'll have a negative opinion and experience about the thing.

Both are clearly for cyclists that likes to spend...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 942
Posted By eduskator

You forgot : Tubeless sucks, I rolled on a big...

You forgot : Tubeless sucks, I rolled on a big piece of broken glass and it didn't even seal it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By eduskator

The new pads being thicker than the old ones, the...

The new pads being thicker than the old ones, the piston is pushed a little more inside the calliper, resulting in a firmer brake lever (the same feel your levers had when your bike was new)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,585
Posted By eduskator

Overbeaten topic... Higher pressure may feel...

Overbeaten topic... Higher pressure may feel faster, but it is not. Science proven.

Wider tires & lower pressure is the current thing (yes, it will most likely change in a few months/years). At...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,702
Posted By eduskator

You can't win an argument with that specific type...

You can't win an argument with that specific type of individual. The more attention you give, the worst it becomes :)

7000kms on my brake pads and they're close to new. Who needs brakes anyways?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By eduskator

I'd vote for thick paint as well, but you could...

I'd vote for thick paint as well, but you could always do a structural integrity verification if you want to be 100% sure. There are techniques / tools for that and shops that offers it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,548
Posted By eduskator

Good old thread revive! Love it. Never...

Good old thread revive! Love it.

Never without consent. It's just rude.

I sneezed the other time and there was someone right behind, drafting me. He got some in his face. Looked at him like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,163
Posted By eduskator

Yep and it's not intended for this either....

Yep and it's not intended for this either. Performance VS lifespan, can't have the cake and eat it too!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By eduskator

Sorry for that. Must have CTRL+V too fast. Just...

Sorry for that. Must have CTRL+V too fast. Just edited my initial post.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By eduskator

315km in 5 rides this long Canada Day weekend....

315km in 5 rides this long Canada Day weekend. Beautiful weather here. Legs need a well deserved break now.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By eduskator

I'd say it reached the end of its life, but it's...

I'd say it reached the end of its life, but it's hard to diagnose without seeing it.

Treat yourself and go to one of these shops that have a perfect-saddle-for-your-butt machine. A very good...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By eduskator

Yeah, a color matched nail polish will do the...

Yeah, a color matched nail polish will do the job! Doesn't seem structural, but we never know. It may be worth a checkup.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,193
Posted By eduskator

I had a similar issue once and it was the tire's...

I had a similar issue once and it was the tire's internal sidewall that had a manufacturer defect (the fibres were torn or something like that and there was a weak round spot). When the tube was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By eduskator

What's your definition of acceptable? PS: It...

What's your definition of acceptable?

PS: It isn't mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,851
Posted By eduskator

Try it. Ride downhill as fast as you can. You may...

Try it. Ride downhill as fast as you can. You may earn yourself a Darwin award.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,903
Posted By eduskator

The new Bolt has a color screen, FYI. I had one...

The new Bolt has a color screen, FYI. I had one before my current Roam (the black and white one) and even under direct sunlight, it was very easy to read. The screen isn't reflective so it helps......
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,816
Posted By eduskator

I'd get the entry level CF bike for sure. You say...

I'd get the entry level CF bike for sure. You say you won't feel the difference, but chances are that you will. Plus, the Defy is a better investment on the long run IMO. With the Contend, you may...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By eduskator

Ouch... Hope you'll heal fast. Those damn dog...

Ouch... Hope you'll heal fast. Those damn dog owners with no judgment... I am no a**hole in life, but I would definitively file a complaint for that dog that wasn't on a leash or in a closed area
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,731
Posted By eduskator

''Questions safety of disc brakes'' I think...

''Questions safety of disc brakes''
I think there are a lot more people crashing because they lost their braking power due rim brake failures or inefficiency :backpedal: than people getting their...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By eduskator

Only you can know the answer! Personally, I'd go...

Only you can know the answer! Personally, I'd go with the shorter one. You most likely lost cardio and strength over the winter. We all do, except those Zwift freaks who ride even more during...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By eduskator

Well, it looks like you need to troubleshoot...

Well, it looks like you need to troubleshoot further. If your LBS has already inspected the pedals and crank arms, I will take for granted that they lubed the threads & torqued them to the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By eduskator

+1000, bring that sh*t back to the store if it's...

+1000, bring that sh*t back to the store if it's a Pinarello. At this price, they should even pick it up at your house.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,051
Posted By eduskator

+1 on that, but if that's what OP wants... I...

+1 on that, but if that's what OP wants...

I live dangerously - I don't carry any spare tube, pump or plug kit. Got the wife on speed dial instead.

For ultra long rides and/or unknown...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,411
Posted By eduskator

I like the Amazon ''cheap'' CF bottle cage...

I like the Amazon ''cheap'' CF bottle cage because they don't have any ugly branding / writing on them. It's pure, simple carbon fibre, matte or gloss.

I have a set on each of my bikes and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,737
Posted By eduskator

I was wondering the same thing. Looks like...

I was wondering the same thing. Looks like someone ingested or inhaled something that was psychoactive.

My 3 bikes never disappear - they are in my head and in my basement.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,606
Posted By eduskator

2 pages for this... The internets keep impressing...

2 pages for this... The internets keep impressing my arse.
03-14-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By eduskator

N+1 Weekend - A roadie that bought his first MTB

Hi all,

Just wanted to introduce myself as I will most likely be active on this section of the forum from now on. I am a long time roadie and been a bikeforums.net member since almost 3 years. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,526
Posted By eduskator

+1. That noisy ''clack'' when clipping my SPD-SLs...

+1. That noisy ''clack'' when clipping my SPD-SLs makes me feel more secure on my road bike for some reason.

Love the dual platform SPD pedals on my gravel bike for versatility.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20,541
Views: 4,810,911
Posted By eduskator

It (only) took 4 months before being back in...

It (only) took 4 months before being back in stock, and 1 month of shipping time, but I finally got my Schwalbe Pro Ones this afternoon. Needless to say that they were installed a few minutes...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,217
Posted By eduskator

You're totally right. Better be safe than sorry...

You're totally right. Better be safe than sorry :) Glad to read that you sorted this out.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,821
Posted By eduskator

Might be a TAC as well... assploding coming soon.

Might be a TAC as well... assploding coming soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,191
Posted By eduskator

Schwalbe Pro One TLE for the win :thumb:

Schwalbe Pro One TLE for the win :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By eduskator

Do you actually feel something or are you just...

Do you actually feel something or are you just saying this because the weight of the sensor is not spreaded equally around the hub? You shouldn't feel anything unless you ride really fast or unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,189
Posted By eduskator

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/400x/68921...

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/400x/68921830.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,821
Posted By eduskator

Welcome to hell. 1) What do you mean by...

Welcome to hell.

1) What do you mean by ''click''? It could be so many things... Derailleur not indexed properly, debris inside your pedal thread, inside your cassette, inside your crank, inside...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By eduskator

the Hot way, you mean!

the Hot way, you mean!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20,541
Views: 4,810,911
Posted By eduskator

Picked up my 2022 gravel bike yesterday. I had...

Picked up my 2022 gravel bike yesterday. I had been on 2 waiting lists at nearby LBSs since October 2021 (cheers to the pandemic!)... Last week, a bicycle shop 2 hours away received one in my size &...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,867
Posted By eduskator

It is water based and it cleans easily with water...

It is water based and it cleans easily with water only. I do it with warm or hot water.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,553
Posted By eduskator

I have a hard time trusting that website. While I...

I have a hard time trusting that website. While I sometimes buy cheaper products from them, I would not trust them for more expensive parts. Merlin Cycles sells the groupset for 850$ I think. It may...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
Posted By eduskator

Schwalbe Pro One TLE tire - User Experience

Today I cleaned my tires and realized they were a lot more used than I thought. The back one is definitively shot - it's squared off and I can see what looks like metal wires at 2-3 small spots....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,829
Posted By eduskator

Giant is one of the biggest wolf of the industry....

Giant is one of the biggest wolf of the industry. They have an enormous purchasing power, resulting in their ability to produce and sell good bicycles at more than competitive prices. For instance,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,982
Posted By eduskator

+1 on that. Hitchhikers who wants to improve...

+1 on that. Hitchhikers who wants to improve their Strava PRs the easy way. ''Thanks for the lift!''
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,110
Posted By eduskator

True that. Once you understand how it works and...

True that. Once you understand how it works and how to make it work, you quickly realise how much better it is! I know by fact that some tire and rim combos are harder than other to set-up. For...
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