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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By eduskator

Has the 2022 TCR lineup been spotted?

I found this by chance when surfing on the internets the other day. Not sure if it's the official lineup for 2022 and/or where exactly since models often vary from places to places around the globe,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,353
Posted By eduskator

How big was your group and how experienced were...

How big was your group and how experienced were the riders in it? We don't ''yell'' things when we're group riding unless it's an imminent danger. We just point and make signs that everyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,099
Posted By eduskator

1) Avoid using the rear brake 2) Avoid braking...

1) Avoid using the rear brake
2) Avoid braking while turning - brake before entering the curve. Not always possible, I know. If it's the case, point 1 will help!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,872
Posted By eduskator

I'm glad to read that you had a good experience...

I'm glad to read that you had a good experience with Giant tires. On my end, I've had 1 Defy and 2 TCRs with TL setups so far and all 6 tires were really hard to seat on rims, even with an air...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,872
Posted By eduskator

As I said, Giant products are crap. Try other TL...

As I said, Giant products are crap. Try other TL tires, you'll see! I can mount my Schwalbe Pro Ones on my OEM SLR rims even without an air compressor.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,720
Posted By eduskator

Because some people aren't picky when it comes to...

Because some people aren't picky when it comes to saddle. I am one of them. If bikes came with decent pedals, I'd probably keep the originals as well.

While my factory saddles are clearly not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,056
Posted By eduskator

I would never mix two different products unless...

I would never mix two different products unless they are identical or almost (Giant & Stans tubeless sealant, for instance).

Fuel is a great cleaner. The best IMO. Soak your chain in it overnight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,421
Posted By eduskator

If you don't like the color, do not buy. You will...

If you don't like the color, do not buy. You will hate staring at the top tube head down trying to catch your breathe on long climbs. Been there, done that!

Is S-WORKS worth the extra $ to save...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,217
Posted By eduskator

Because a bicycle computer is better than a...

Because a bicycle computer is better than a smartphone for bicycle usage? ;) Plus, phone mounts are not very good looking.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,863
Posted By eduskator

Since this thread has gone sideways (as usual), I...

Since this thread has gone sideways (as usual), I will try to put it back on the right path.

25mm is the ''standard'' and 28mm is on the edge of taking its place. Many race bikes come with 28mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,813
Posted By eduskator

But what's ''right''? That is the question!

But what's ''right''? That is the question!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,434,008
Posted By eduskator

Should have bought a ROAM then :)

Should have bought a ROAM then :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,229
Posted By eduskator

+1 on that. I tried a few combination (65F/70R,...

+1 on that. I tried a few combination (65F/70R, 69F/70R and 70F&R) and I'm good at 68/70. Even 70/70 is OK. My hands don't mind extra stiffness, but my arse likes it as soft as possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By eduskator

I switched from Giant (Stans = Giant (or the...

I switched from Giant (Stans = Giant (or the other way around?)) to Muc-Off this year and Muc-Off is clearly thicker. It also has crystal particles in the mix to help seal a puncture.

So far so...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By eduskator

Stans and Muc-Off sealant are different, but they...

Stans and Muc-Off sealant are different, but they are both latex based and work the same way. You should be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,229
Posted By eduskator

Is your setup tubeless or are you using inner...

Is your setup tubeless or are you using inner tubes? If tubeless, you should be good IMO.

I am 180lbs, running 28mm TL tires on 19.4mm internal width hookless rims and I run 68PSI front & 70PSI...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,658
Posted By eduskator

I had rims on my first Honda Civic when I was 16...

I had rims on my first Honda Civic when I was 16 that cost more than the car itself! :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,434,008
Posted By eduskator

Finally received my repair/maintenance stand from...

Finally received my repair/maintenance stand from BikeHand. Currently working on the girlfriend's new gravel bike!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,813
Posted By eduskator

I like my loud hub because I don't need a bell....

I like my loud hub because I don't need a bell. You don't even need to announce yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,487
Posted By eduskator

Now that's a nice way to recycle old sunglasses!

Now that's a nice way to recycle old sunglasses!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,492
Posted By eduskator

Yup. As I said a few pages back, I am always...

Yup. As I said a few pages back, I am always surprised when people give their opinion on the relevance of a question / thread instead of answering or trying to answer the question.

Makes me wonder...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,492
Posted By eduskator

I don't think the loss of pressure is...

I don't think the loss of pressure is considerable enough to be a concern. The valve closes at the speed of light when you remove the pump's head.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,460
Posted By eduskator

Schwalbe Pro One, Addix Race Compound (28mm)....

Schwalbe Pro One, Addix Race Compound (28mm). Currently using them with Muc-Off Sealant and it's holding its air pretty well (better than with Giant / Stans sealant at least).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,492
Posted By eduskator

Let's all calm down, everything will be OK. We're...

Let's all calm down, everything will be OK. We're having fun here; that's what matters.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,492
Posted By eduskator

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/512x384/cc6bbad2_e0db_43b6_914e_bf6372efc53c_833359bfdba7535c338fc1f64fbe0d15fe3b3358.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By eduskator

It is not common at all and I don't think you...

It is not common at all and I don't think you should be asking that question on a bike forum. I would consult a physician if I were you. It could be a lots of things; low sugar, low blood pressure,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,492
Posted By eduskator

As I said in my initial post, I know I can buy a...

As I said in my initial post, I know I can buy a gauge to read directly at the valve. That does not answer my question though.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,357
Posted By eduskator

Have you considered roof storage? I'd buy a roof...

Have you considered roof storage? I'd buy a roof top cargo bag from Amazon, install it on the roof and put the bike in there. Aside from being a little less aerodynamic, the only thing you would lose...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By eduskator

A tax that's also taxed when you win! ;) Never...

A tax that's also taxed when you win! ;) Never understood that of the great US of A.

Off topic, I know :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By eduskator

What you see is gunk coming out of the internal...

What you see is gunk coming out of the internal part of the chain. It's a mix of the old lube, dirt trapped inside and the new lube. If you want a perfectly clean chain, soak it in fuel overnight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,037
Posted By eduskator

I am not, even if it's the best lubricant out...

I am not, even if it's the best lubricant out there. My chain, chainrings and cassette are always 100% clean though. All you need to do is wipe it off after every ride. Literally takes 15 seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,647
Posted By eduskator

Google is indeed a man's best and worst friend at...

Google is indeed a man's best and worst friend at the same time. Last time I had a headache I googled my symptoms and it told me I had a brain cancer. Well, that escalated quickly!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,434,008
Posted By eduskator

I had to remove the valve cores once mounted to...

I had to remove the valve cores once mounted to add the sealant (I inflated them without sealant) and they both stayed bead-locked even with no air.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,434,008
Posted By eduskator

A set of 28mm Schwalbe Pro Ones from Merlin...

A set of 28mm Schwalbe Pro Ones from Merlin Cycle. Can't wait to try them.

I was very pleased with how easy they mounted on my hookless SLR wheels as compared to my previous Giant / Cadex tires. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,640
Posted By eduskator

Just when I thought you only had friends on this...

Just when I thought you only had friends on this forum!

For what it's worth, I do appreciate your friendly advices :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,072
Posted By eduskator

At least you will know what to do if you get too...

At least you will know what to do if you get too many flats.

Keep in mind that the sealant will also ''self-repair'' small punctures - it's another plus (and a big one if you ask!) of running a TL...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,988
Posted By eduskator

If that someone calls this an issue, he/she must...

If that someone calls this an issue, he/she must be very spatial!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By eduskator

Hello knee pain :)

Hello knee pain :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,988
Posted By eduskator

Never heard of anyone having issues with DI2....

Never heard of anyone having issues with DI2. Seems like it's built like a tank.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By eduskator

It was most likely a nice way to say they didn't...

It was most likely a nice way to say they didn't want to help you.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,078
Posted By eduskator

Rear tire will always wear out first because of...

Rear tire will always wear out first because of the weight distribution. It is the same thing on a motorcycle. Buy 3 tires, it'll save you some hassle!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By eduskator

Ride longer, more often and harder! The more you...

Ride longer, more often and harder! The more you will ride, the better you will get. The hardest is to get out of your comfort zone and stay there as long as you can. For me, it's all about riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By eduskator

The real question from weight weenies is... how...

The real question from weight weenies is... how much weight did you end up adding? :)

5 micro grams for 2 full coats seems unreal!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,936
Posted By eduskator

+1 on that. However, the majority of those who...

+1 on that. However, the majority of those who were infected have fully recovered so far and this is good news for mankind. Will they develop other illnesses in a few months / years and will there be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 27,041
Views: 17,288,955
Posted By eduskator

2021 TCR Pro 0 Disc ...

2021 TCR Pro 0 Disc
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1626/tcr2021_147d1a0cee475a229662087d30fce475ae150944.jpg

2021 Revolt 2 (Alloy) as my commuter / daily ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By eduskator

At this point in time, I would also recommend...

At this point in time, I would also recommend going with the best LBS available that has the bike you like most. It is not easy to shop a new bike right now, but take your time and go with your gut...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,434,008
Posted By eduskator

I bought a N+1 over the weekend that I should get...

I bought a N+1 over the weekend that I should get in a few weeks. I managed to find one that was still available through special orders at a nearby Giant store. Not sure how's the market in your...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,213
Posted By eduskator

Still better than chest hair and belly fat! :lol:

Still better than chest hair and belly fat! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,405
Posted By eduskator

Two mistakes here : 1) Don't go tubeless and 2)...

Two mistakes here : 1) Don't go tubeless and 2) Buy GP5Ks
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By eduskator

Did you use a pressure washer to remove the...

Did you use a pressure washer to remove the grease leak? I am guessing grease leaked on your forks at the bottom of your head tube?

Unwanted friction is causing the sound so chances are that...
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