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Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 413
Posted By Symox

No, that was the very last part of my sawing. I...

No, that was the very last part of my sawing. I didn't make it all the way through cleanly so there was this bit sticking out
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 413
Posted By Symox

I *think* it was just superficial, but better...

I *think* it was just superficial, but better safe than sorry. I tried scraping first but couldn't tell so I just cut it up. Here are the pics. I have a new appreciation for the strength of carbon...
06-09-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,584
Posted By Symox

Once went on a ride with an experienced rider who...

Once went on a ride with an experienced rider who passed me on a hill climb. He was on a fixie, I was on a triple

i was shamed 😁
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By Symox

upgraded to internal cam skewers

Took my OEM skewers from my Specialized Roubaix and upgraded them to Ultegra skewers. Not only are they virtually the same weight (+/- a gram), they hold much better and are frankly a better design...
05-31-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Symox

I think Iím good then

I think Iím good then
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,319
Posted By Symox

Main ride is a triple

I live near hills and regularly use all of my gear range each ride

i love having a triple
1x drivetrains are simple but I miss the tight steps of a triple

once dialed in, triples can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,634
Posted By Symox

I did several sanitizing loads with hydrogen...

I did several sanitizing loads with hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar and Afresh laundry tablets (separately).

However, I think the most good was taking apart the three agitators in the tub as they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,634
Posted By Symox

Update - Major progress

So I've been overhauling my front load washer which was had a lot of mold and mildew. Still not done cleaning it but already there is a huge difference in the reduction in the smell after a ride. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,634
Posted By Symox

so I overhaul the washer turns out there is a lot...

so I overhaul the washer turns out there is a lot of mildewy crud inside of the agitator in the tub. I ran a sanitary cycle with one of those washer bombs. And Iím leaving the door open itís smells...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,634
Posted By Symox

I don't shower before a ride i definitely...

I don't shower before a ride
i definitely shower right after and soak my clothing overnight in a bucket of water with some white vinegar and Borax.
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Symox

good points most if my rides are on road or...

good points
most if my rides are on road or wide gravel roads
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Symox

Please recommend portable hand pump

Im moving from CO2 to a portable hand pump since Iím going to be carrying a frame bag and can fit something larger and donít want to worry about running out of air. Any recommendations? I prefer...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Symox

switched from seat bag to panniers and rack

Am very glad i just made the switch. Not only can i carry more (two Ortlieb front rollers used on the back = 25L vs 14L of seat bag) I found the following benefits

- handling is better (no wag)...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Symox

Wheels are a great way to bring new life to a...

Wheels are a great way to bring new life to a bike you like.

I did this with a road bike with good rims but the hubs were having issues.

did some research on building wheels and decided to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By Symox

Praise for Voler

Was just going through my drawer of bike clothes and realized that at this point, virtually all of it is from Voler. I really like their products, especially the bib shorts, long and short sleeve...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Symox

Review of Road Bike Rack: Axiom Streamliner DLX road

I made a video that I wished had existed when I was deciding to buy the Axiom Streamliner DLX Road. This is a pannier rear rack made specifically for road bikes with skewers. I try to show a lot of...
Forum: Touring
02-18-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By Symox

Lessons Learned from first bikepacking trip using a road bike

Here's what I learned from my first bikepacking adventure using a 2007 Specialized Roubaix Comp Triple . Hope you enjoy it!
https://youtu.be/wCudFA-tpI0
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,123
Posted By Symox

ended up ordering a gp5000 for the front too. ...

ended up ordering a gp5000 for the front too.

Geesh, this site is a bad influence :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,123
Posted By Symox

you sir, are not a friend to my wallet

you sir, are not a friend to my wallet
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,336
Posted By Symox

Polymer frames are interesting. It would...

Polymer frames are interesting. It would revolutionize bicycles if frames could be 3D printed with these polymers. Probably would take over a day to produce but just think of the possibilities -...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,123
Posted By Symox

First impressions of GP5000 from longtime Gatorskin user

In short, I'm very impressed. Just did my first ride with a GP5000 in the rear and Gatorskin in the front on some hills . (The rear tire that wore out first. I only replace tires when they wear out...
Forum: Touring
02-10-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By Symox

and here is the actual trip all the prep was for!...

and here is the actual trip all the prep was for!

https://youtu.be/22FfejfNlGQ
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Symox

Bikepacking on a road bike video

I posted in bike touring forum, but felt it was appropriate here since I used a carbon Specialized Roubaix road bike and bikepacking bags

thought yíall might enjoy it Ö
...
Forum: Touring
02-10-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Symox

First bikepacking trip video

First Bikepacking Trip Half Moon Bay, California
https://youtu.be/22FfejfNlGQ
Forum: Touring
01-25-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By Symox

I took the liberty of sharing the comments from...

I took the liberty of sharing the comments from gif4445 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/gif4445-326156.html) and staehpj1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/staehpj1-64151.html) on the Youtube...
Forum: Touring
01-24-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By Symox

My first Youtube video on lightweight bikepacking

I wanted to share what I learned preparing for my first bikepacking trip and am really excited about this video

I'd love to get your feedback and hope it helps anyone thinking about getting into...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,332
Posted By Symox

Had a conversation with my LBS storeís owner

Ölast year during COVID. He said the supply chain would be jacked for years and repairs were keeping the shop alive. There were barely any new bikes. Recently I went to the same store and it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,669
Posted By Symox

I always thought it made more sense for non...

I always thought it made more sense for non racers to have a wider tire up front for traction in corners (if you were going to mismatch them).

isnít this why some mountain bikes have 27.5 in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By Symox

I have the Lezyne Caddy. I got it to fit between...

I have the Lezyne Caddy. I got it to fit between my aerobars and it does great at that. However, it is so small it isn't too useful. I fits my tube and tire lever and that's it. I might use it to...
12-08-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By Symox

I'm not so sure that is true. I costed up...

I'm not so sure that is true. I costed up building a bike from scratch and anything with a QR was much cheaper than THRU axels (frame, forks, wheels, etc).
12-08-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By Symox

Test road a MTB today

I have an older 2000s mountain bike that I'm happy with but couldn't resist trying out a bike at my LBS

It was a Trek Marlin 8

Here's what I learned from my 1 bike sample :) :
1) 1x drivetrain...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,830
Posted By Symox

Very kind of you to offer but I'll wait it out. ...

Very kind of you to offer but I'll wait it out. Still have life left on my Gatorskins :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Symox

I would check out Pro Wheel Builder and get...

I would check out Pro Wheel Builder and get something with at least 32 butted spokes in a 3 cross pattern and hubs with cartridge bearings.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,997
Posted By Symox

This will be my first bike packing trip and it is...

This will be my first bike packing trip and it is for warm weather. I'm using an ALPS Lynx 1 person tent, a cheap inflatable matt and sleeping bag from Amazon, a tiny primus stove with a 4oz...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,997
Posted By Symox

Here's an update. After trying various setups I'm...

Here's an update. After trying various setups I'm finding a full frame bag with a large saddle bag is working out to hold a minimalist setup. With two full water bottles and all the gear the total...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,997
Posted By Symox

Mines a triple with a nice range gearing for...

Mines a triple with a nice range gearing for hills. Also the wheels are hand built with double butted spokes but they are 28 hole (I would agree that more is better, itís just the rims that came with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By Symox

Yeah I'm the same way. I'm very happy to have...

Yeah I'm the same way. I'm very happy to have gotten all the annoying clicks, creaks and extraneous noise out... I discovered the importance of bike grease on threads and carbon paste for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By Symox

I just gotta gush

Been fine tuning my bike recently and have been pleased with how well it rides. Went on a ride with my buddy today on some hills. While he generally smokes me on the uphill (my issue not the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,635
Posted By Symox

I'll say it... I like Gatorskins

not a racer but a recreational rider, I find I really appreciate Continental Gatorskins (28mm with 60-85psi front/back). The ride is plenty grippy for my needs and the tires seem to last quite a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,333
Posted By Symox

Life is good when your bike is tuned up

I've been on a bit of a bicycle tune up tear. I've learned how to change cables, grip tape, use grease judiciously, use fiber grip, build and true wheels, adjust shifters, install and align...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,522
Posted By Symox

I would actually like to remove the short sleeve...

I would actually like to remove the short sleeve tan lines
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,016
Posted By Symox

For me dealbeakers would be any modifications not...

For me dealbeakers would be any modifications not listed in the description unless they are for the better. Also, any signs of neglect (rust) or damage from crashes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,478
Posted By Symox

Granted I ride 11-28 with a tripleÖ

So I actually have 50/34/30 up front

what I have found going from a cassette with lowest gears of 23,25 and 28 is that I always find a use for the easier gear. It could be Iím getting back in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,850
Posted By Symox

wow that bike is gorgeous. I would have been...

wow that bike is gorgeous. I would have been upset if you didnít pick that up 😀
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,721
Posted By Symox

Where the heck did you find them at that price?

Where the heck did you find them at that price?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Symox

rode it again today. simply heavenly the lack of...

rode it again today. simply heavenly the lack of noise on a quite mountain road
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,674
Posted By Symox

I agree. I think you would have to go to...

I agree. I think you would have to go to bikesdirect.com to get that level
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,674
Posted By Symox

Any of the big names (Specialized, Trek, Giant,...

Any of the big names (Specialized, Trek, Giant, Cannondale, Bianchi) have nice aluminum framed bikes at that price or close to it.

Availability is pretty bad right now but I'm a big fan of trying...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,650
Posted By Symox

Thanks everyone - did several fast descents using...

Thanks everyone - did several fast descents using 70/30 front/rear

much safer and fun
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 10,123
Posted By Symox

I could see it happening, as well as 2x and 3x...

I could see it happening, as well as 2x and 3x drivetrains returning. Why? They are elegant solutions - direct mount rim brakes are plenty good for just about anyone road riding up to 32 ish tires...
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