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Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By blakcloud

Glad to see you have sorted this out but I am...

Glad to see you have sorted this out but I am concerned with the amount of spacer under the stem. The general consensus is 40 mm of spacers is the maximum and yours look longer (100 mm?). There are...
08-17-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By blakcloud

I find this topic timely as I just got back from...

I find this topic timely as I just got back from a road trip where I alternated between a road ride one day and gravel riding the next. The gravel rides just beat me up. my hands were sore and numb,...
08-13-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,337
Posted By blakcloud

Double Ride for me in Ontario Canada. Regional...

Double Ride for me in Ontario Canada. Regional colloquialisms it seems.
08-06-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,621
Posted By blakcloud

Ride.12, you are replying to a thread that is 19...

Ride.12, you are replying to a thread that is 19 years old. Richard D hasn't been on this board for 17 years. That trailer isn't even made anymore. This couldn't get anymore useless.
08-02-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By blakcloud

Depends on your needs. If you go the trailer...

Depends on your needs. If you go the trailer hitch route there are plenty to choose from.

Heavy duty, but in short supply is the 1UP. This is a well built monster style rack that can handle almost...
07-21-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,941
Posted By blakcloud

Pic assist ...

Pic assist

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1279x958/canyon_95528cf41c5edd54079feeee48a9158d543ccca4.jpg
07-10-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,919
Posted By blakcloud

Everyone above has you covered on tires but I...

Everyone above has you covered on tires but I will argue that it is the wrong bike for riding trails, that is of course we are talking about the Turbo Creo. Racing Dan above said it best in his post....
07-05-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By blakcloud

Very nice bike. It has everything you need and...

Very nice bike. It has everything you need and then some.

Thanks for sharing.'
07-02-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 310,621
Posted By blakcloud

Gatineau Quebec, rail-to-trail along the Gatineau...

Gatineau Quebec, rail-to-trail along the Gatineau River up to Wakefield.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/trail_1_f7efcd653a506f7a391402879384454396d450cf.jpg

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07-02-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 3,574,688
Posted By blakcloud

I have posted my Rivendell previously but I also...

I have posted my Rivendell previously but I also have my Trek Domane that I use with different size wheels and tires.

Wheels and tires are 700 x 35 Rene Herse Jon Bon Pass Endurance casing. They...
06-28-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,079
Posted By blakcloud

I use a skull cap to help contain some of the...

I use a skull cap to help contain some of the sweat. The second thing I do is when I buy a new helmet I order an extra set of pads. When they get stanky, I hand wash them and put in the replacement...
06-24-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By blakcloud

I had the Spongy Wonder for a while and still...

I had the Spongy Wonder for a while and still have the t shirt that came with it. Didn't work for my particular problem but I still recommend it for a well made noseless saddle.
06-18-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By blakcloud

Glad to hear you found something and that it...

Glad to hear you found something and that it works for you. Happy cycling.
06-18-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,636
Posted By blakcloud

For that kind of money, just go to Canadian Tire...

For that kind of money, just go to Canadian Tire and buy the CCM Deluxe Bell for $12 plus tax. We have seven Spur Bells in this household and yes they are expensive, sound great and take up little...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,938
Posted By blakcloud

I almost fell for this one on a local Facebook...

I almost fell for this one on a local Facebook Marketplace ad by someone in my city. The price was only slightly cheaper than retail. Something didn't look right and I googled, counterfeit Dura Ace...
06-17-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,445
Posted By blakcloud

Thanks livedarklions for posting the photo and...

Thanks livedarklions for posting the photo and this thread. Adding the photo shows that real people, a family owned business not some anonymous conglomerate are losing their livelihood. It is a sad...
06-16-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,722
Posted By blakcloud

Well congratulations on your new bike. You may...

Well congratulations on your new bike. You may have spent more than you wanted but in a month's time this will be an afterthought. You got yourself a great bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,825
Posted By blakcloud

It has been almost ten months since that crash...

It has been almost ten months since that crash and I have not recovered mentally from it. I refuse to go faster than 50 km on any downhill, the risk is too great but I do miss the thrill and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,472
Posted By blakcloud

I get where you are coming from but there are...

I get where you are coming from but there are different ways to look at this. The magic number in your eyes is less than 20 lbs but lets for a moment start using the metric system. Make 10 kg or less...
05-23-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By blakcloud

In my neck of the woods used bikes that you are...

In my neck of the woods used bikes that you are selling would go from 90-110% or your paid price. I was quoted January 2022 for Checkpoint. You will have no problems selling.
05-23-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,440
Posted By blakcloud

I am with 79Mooney on this one. That bike screams...

I am with 79Mooney on this one. That bike screams full frame pump. The Silca would be my choice but is expensive....
05-20-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,722
Posted By blakcloud

Can't go wrong with either bike. The Triban...

Can't go wrong with either bike. The Triban certainly comes with better components by a long shot. There are two things I don't like about this bike, the rest is fine. First I don't like quick...
05-20-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By blakcloud

I am liking this more and more. In communities...

I am liking this more and more. In communities such as Pickering, they are under served in many services since it is close to Toronto. Trying to find resources for those in need as been problematic...
05-19-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By blakcloud

First he is Canadian and for the most part we...

First he is Canadian and for the most part we don't sue like our neighbours to the south so liability insurance for the work he wants to do is overkill.

For community work like you are describing...
05-19-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By blakcloud

It is clear you don't like the adapter but it...

It is clear you don't like the adapter but it really is the easiest solution. First you don't have to modify your rack. If I got this straight you want to drill through the mount so a thru axle fits...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,295
Posted By blakcloud

May I suggest you start at post #8 and go to...

May I suggest you start at post #8 and go to about post #21 and see if you change your mind. Normally I don't like to respond to anyone except the OP but here you are making accusations that are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,295
Posted By blakcloud

I am in the camp of endurance bike that can...

I am in the camp of endurance bike that can handle wider tires. The Trek AL5 can handle tires up to 35 mm which is not too shabby. Two sets of wheels when you can afford it would work out well.
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05-13-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By blakcloud

Rivendell has been building step through frames...

Rivendell has been building step through frames and marketing them to anyone who wants that style of bike. Typically it is hard to find a step through or mixte to fit someone who is 6 feet tall but...
05-11-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,803
Posted By blakcloud

These are what I call our picnic bikes and they...

These are what I call our picnic bikes and they handle gravel with aplomb. Rivendell has been making this style of bike for years long before "gravel" became a thing. Pictured with Grand Bois Hetres...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,867
Posted By blakcloud

Good thread terrymorse. I had a nice chuckle this...

Good thread terrymorse. I had a nice chuckle this morning.

I do remember seeing an article on closer to real life mannequins. Here is an example of Dad Bods.

...
05-09-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,084
Posted By blakcloud

Tomorrow I am going on my maiden voyage on Rene...

Tomorrow I am going on my maiden voyage on Rene Herse Bon Jon Pas which measure out to 37 on my rims. These ones are the endurance casing.

I have done this route with the 650 x 42 Rene Herse tires...
05-09-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,841
Posted By blakcloud

Very timely topic for me as I was researching...

Very timely topic for me as I was researching shoes this afternoon. I think I have settled on S-Works Recon because they are stuff and light, plus I own the S-Works 7 road shoes and I like them. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,010
Posted By blakcloud

Have you looked at this website...

Have you looked at this website https://bettershifting.com/? The owner of that site often comes on here and he is wealth of information.

Specifically have a look at this page....
05-08-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By blakcloud

Lets assume that the Tiagra STI R7000 is actually...

Lets assume that the Tiagra STI R7000 is actually a Tiagra 4700 rear derailleur. This is a ten speed model and cannot handle the 40 tooth cassette that you are proposing unless you purchase the Wolf...
04-27-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By blakcloud

If a long warranty is important to you then you...

If a long warranty is important to you then you picked the right brand.

Base on looks alone I would buy one, they look that good. Orbea make great bikes and I am sure you will be a happy owner.
...
04-24-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,326
Posted By blakcloud

I do see the irony of what you are saying and I...

I do see the irony of what you are saying and I laughed when I read it. It is odd. Yet, I am only the messenger not the creator. of what Schwalbe does or doesn't do.
04-24-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,326
Posted By blakcloud

If I had to choose only one bike, no doubt it...

If I had to choose only one bike, no doubt it would be my Trek Domane SL7. The bike is more than comfortable with the ISO speed, endurance fit and can take larger tires if need be.

To the OP, your...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,921
Posted By blakcloud

I have never looked at that way but it makes...

I have never looked at that way but it makes perfect sense, thanks for pointing that out. I don't know how well the Pro Elite clamping system works on D shaped posts like the OP has, do you have...
04-14-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By blakcloud

There are two routes you can go with this. The...

There are two routes you can go with this. The first is to use an swivel extender. Like this one (https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=Swivel+Hitch&furl=-vw-1-pg-Hitch_Adapters).

The other way is...
04-13-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By blakcloud

The tires are Rene Herse Chinook Pass Extra...

The tires are Rene Herse Chinook Pass Extra lights. Supple tire running with tubes.
04-12-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By blakcloud

I use the Bontrager Aeouls RSLV 37 with 25mm...

I use the Bontrager Aeouls RSLV 37 with 25mm inner width with 28 mm without any problems or drawbacks. The tires do plump out to 30 mm on these rims.

I could have gone with the narrower version of...
03-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By blakcloud

My Lezyne heats up and when I get to about 75% I...

My Lezyne heats up and when I get to about 75% I stop and let the pump cool down. Two reasons for this, I don't want to wreck the pump and second I need a rest. If you are replacing your tube at the...
03-28-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By blakcloud

When I look at that bike's geometry it shows a...

When I look at that bike's geometry it shows a pretty high bottom bracket at 11.1 inches. This of course changes with different tires. Also don't confuse bottom bracket height with bottom bracket...
03-23-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,506
Posted By blakcloud

So lets get back to the original question. I know...

So lets get back to the original question. I know you are asking about a specific bike but it might be easier to break this down. Your first issue is gearing. Gearing on most bikes for the casual...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By blakcloud

You did well. For the price of 14 Caffe Latte at...

You did well. For the price of 14 Caffe Latte at Starbucks you got yourself a pair of wheels.

It's funny though, if you built a bike with budget finds like your wheels and posted it, you would get...
03-20-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By blakcloud

That bike is $3600 US so the frame is easily...

That bike is $3600 US so the frame is easily worth around $2000. This notion that a brand new carbon frame from a reputable company is worth a grand is far off the mark. If the Pro's Closest can get...
03-19-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,581
Posted By blakcloud

This is common and I wouldn't worry about it....

This is common and I wouldn't worry about it. Some retailers get bulk items. Typically they are for bike builds so they forgo the traditional boxes or packaging you see. Last night I just received an...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By blakcloud

The bike will be fine. Enjoy your first foray...

The bike will be fine. Enjoy your first foray into gravel riding.
03-04-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,235
Posted By blakcloud

This fear of pedal strike is so overrated. Even...

This fear of pedal strike is so overrated. Even mountain bikes with high bottom brackets can get pedal strike depending on the size of the rocks they are going over. You don't hear mountain bikers...
02-27-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,632
Posted By blakcloud

Speedway2, the bike looks great. Glad everything...

Speedway2, the bike looks great. Glad everything worked out for you. The tough part is waiting for our Canadian winter to end!
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