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Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 678
Posted By phrantic09

Not on your list, but Iíve been using YBN chains...

Not on your list, but Iíve been using YBN chains and theyíre quiet and long lasting
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 678
Posted By JohnJ80

I have a somewhat different take on chains. My...

I have a somewhat different take on chains. My experience has been that fine tuning the chainline has a lot to do with a quiet chain. Once that's done, then using the right lube makes all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 678
Posted By sshakari

Used to ride Wipperman, but recently switched to...

Used to ride Wipperman, but recently switched to Ultegra CN-HG701. Mainly because they are much quieter compared to Wipperman. Still use the Wipperman link and KMC reusable links.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 678
Posted By Branko D

Shimano DA generally tests as the lowest friction...

Shimano DA generally tests as the lowest friction chain with excellent durability by third party labs. You can't go wrong with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,483
Posted By WhyFi

The Pro Ones and the GP5KS TR are both built to...

The Pro Ones and the GP5KS TR are both built to the same hookless compatible tubeless spec so I would expect the experience to be similar on modern rims; while I haven't tried the Conti yet, I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By TMonk

Not offering much help here, but I just put...

Not offering much help here, but I just put together my second consecutive TCR (2022 Pro, Ultegra Di2 12 speed), replacing a 2013 TCR SL. For it's intended application - daily driver/training bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By himespau

I mean, other than the internal routing, are the...

I mean, other than the internal routing, are the other two things fairly easy to buy and upgrade your current bike to? A lot cheaper than a whole new bike. Probably less fun though.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By Branko D

Here's a fun set of videos, where the guy tests...

Here's a fun set of videos, where the guy tests various bikes against the TCR in a wind tunnel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-A1GH3nA6A&feature=share&si=ELPmzJkDCLju2KnD5oyZMQ

The Madone...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-22, 03:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By tFUnK

Being a relative luddite, at least when it comes...

Being a relative luddite, at least when it comes to current industry trends, I gotta say I don't see where the upgrade is?

Back in the day I thought both the TCR and the SLR were pro tour level...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By seypat

One thing in the Pros column, black goes with...

One thing in the Pros column, black goes with most anything. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By str8jakett

Change your rule, that's silly. You need AT LEAST...

Change your rule, that's silly. You need AT LEAST one backup bike per discipline.

In all seriousness, buy the BMC, and that's coming from a long time and happy Giant customer.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By seypat

The BMC only comes in black? For that kind of...

The BMC only comes in black? For that kind of coin, it needs some color options.

There's you a check in the cons column. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By Badger6

Skipping any discussion of rationality, because...

Skipping any discussion of rationality, because that is for you to have with a qualified professional, not BF.

1) Ultegra 8100 Di2 is legitimately the best shifting drivetrain I've ever ridden....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By PeteHski

For me those cons would easily outweigh the pros....

For me those cons would easily outweigh the pros. But bike purchases like this are rarely based on hard logic! I can certainly see why you might want a change from your last 6 Giants, but BMC would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 11,968
Posted By WhyFi

You're not comparing apples-to-apples. He was...

You're not comparing apples-to-apples. He was talking about the initial chain cleaning process which, when waxing, is 90%+ of the drivetrain work for the lifetime of the chain. After that's done,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 191,037
Posted By Caliwild

2022 Roadmachine Three ...

2022 Roadmachine Three

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,310
Posted By WhyFi

I've gotten lazy and don't schedule sealant...

I've gotten lazy and don't schedule sealant checks anymore. When my tires start losing more than a few psi overnight, I take that as an indication that I need to top off. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,310
Posted By masi61

Bassmanbob - I have read through this thread and...

Bassmanbob - I have read through this thread and I am curious about your mystery leaking. I looked up the Enve wheels you are using to understand their specifications a bit more. It appears that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,773
Posted By Caliwild

Pics of the final build

Here is it after the wheelset/tire upgrade... The 700x29c Enve SES tires inflate to 31c on the AR wheelset. Took it out this morning and the set-up feels ideal for this bike. I still can't get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,702
Posted By WhyFi

Cool, so I'll continue to believe that the...

Cool, so I'll continue to believe that the well-documented, industry-wide supply challenges of the last couple of years were real and that any attempt to brush off those supply problems, based upon...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,702
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, stop.

Oh, stop.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
Posted By ZHVelo

I suppose road surface makes a difference. Mine...

I suppose road surface makes a difference. Mine are now 2'308km old and they don't look worn and still feel perfectly fine. I also have hookless rims as the wheelset I wanted was HL so I said ok...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 29,867
Posted By WhyFi

For gravel and MTB, it's not uncommon for people...

For gravel and MTB, it's not uncommon for people to put a wider tire up front for grip and handling. At least that's my understanding - I'm too persnickety to have mismatching tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,640
Posted By tomato coupe

Don't cloud the issue with science.

Don't cloud the issue with science.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,640
Posted By genejockey

When I'm passed on the next rise by people I blew...

When I'm passed on the next rise by people I blew by on the descent, I often mutter "Gravity giveth, and Gravity taketh away. Blest be the name of Gravity".
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By Psimet2001

Totally lost but that may be just because the OP...

Totally lost but that may be just because the OP was a long single paragraph and I just can't with that.

You believe your BB threading isn't aligned because you have mild binding. OK

Here's...
03-15-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By giffenf

Right there with ya, long-time roadie. About a...

Right there with ya, long-time roadie. About a year ago a couple of friends kept after me to try MTBing, because they're afraid to ride on the streets of Southern California (understandably, but I'm...
03-14-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By DMC707

Nice looking bike !

Nice looking bike !
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,730
Posted By WhyFi

Feel free to start a new thread, because your...

Feel free to start a new thread, because your pissing match is irrelevant to this one.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By WhyFi

You might be able to fit a number of 25s. Many of...

You might be able to fit a number of 25s. Many of the newer performance tires, those introduced within the last few years, are sized for wider modern rims, making them smaller than their older...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bald Paul

He may be in Florida, so that may not be the best...

He may be in Florida, so that may not be the best idea.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-22, 08:38 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,191
Posted By PeteHski

May as well start with tubeless versions of your...

May as well start with tubeless versions of your current favourites then?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-22, 04:20 AM
Replies: 20,541
Views: 4,810,950
Posted By phrantic09

I guess this counts - my n=1 ...

I guess this counts - my n=1
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By maartendc

I used some soapy water, gave the whole tire and...

I used some soapy water, gave the whole tire and rim a good soak, and it worked!

I did have to pump it up to about 60-65 PSI before I heard the tire pop into place. I guess with some tire/rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By WhyFi

Did you try lubing things up a bit? I usually...

Did you try lubing things up a bit? I usually spray a bit of soapy water on the rim bed and beads before seating. With a small problem spot, I'll also pull/twist the bead in to place with my hands on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,867
Posted By WhyFi

I'd amend that answer by saying that it cleans...

I'd amend that answer by saying that it cleans easily from hard, smooth surfaces if you don't take too long to address it. If it gets on to clothing/fabric and you don't rinse it out quickly, it may...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,606
Posted By ThermionicScott

You're kidding, right? Keeping feet on the...

You're kidding, right? Keeping feet on the pedals, often in a specific position, is literally why foot retention was invented. That's what it's for.

No one is fooled if you play the clueless...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,558
Posted By PeteHski

For a second there I thought you were complaining...

For a second there I thought you were complaining that it took 1-2 seconds to auto-pause and then saw the bait and switch LOL!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
Posted By WhyFi

I was thinking more like the spring or summer....

I was thinking more like the spring or summer. Barring a catastrophic cut/puncture, I shouldn't need to buy any tires for 5,000+ miles. If the 5kS TR get down to ~$50ea, that'd be good enough for me....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,684
Posted By jaxgtr

I ride mine outside, but.....I live in Florida,...

I ride mine outside, but.....I live in Florida, so I guess it does not matter what I say. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
Posted By WhyFi

I've gone through a set of these (one front, two...

I've gone through a set of these (one front, two rear), I'm around the same size and got right around the same mileage (~2500-3000 miles) out of each of the two rear tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,982
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It would be awesome if we can turn this played...

It would be awesome if we can turn this played out thread to a headphone yes or no thread. Things would liven up quickly. For the record I am headphone yes. AirPod Pro’s combined with Varia Radar,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,437
Posted By sfrider

I've never used a compressor. A regular floor...

I've never used a compressor. A regular floor pump does the job just fine for me.

Why someone wants to disassemble their bike to swap tubes on the side of a road every time they run over a staple...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,437
Posted By WhyFi

It probably won't dry out, but why not just...

It probably won't dry out, but why not just remove it and put it back in the bottle so that it doesn't make a mess in transport?

Also, if these tires are completely seated (witness line visible...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,437
Posted By GBK233

Ironically, Iím the store manager of an...

Ironically, Iím the store manager of an automotive shop that specializes in tires. Was joking with my guys todayÖ.that I couldíve competed a ď4 popĒ(4 new tires mounted and balanced) on a Chevy 2500...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,838
Posted By Eric F

I also had a Honda Civic when I was 16...but...

I also had a Honda Civic when I was 16...but stock rims. My 3rd car was also a Civic. I put bikes that cost more on the roof.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,972
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I use them to terrorize people on the MUP.

I use them to terrorize people on the MUP.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,662
Posted By Sy Reene

True, until you make your first pump that does...

True, until you make your first pump that does release the valve, so that you can have a pressure reading in the first place.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,662
Posted By Seattle Forrest

We haven't even gotten to the point of the thread...

We haven't even gotten to the point of the thread where we blame you for it being possible to lose air in the first place. Give us a few more pages.
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