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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By eduskator

It's risky if you don't know how to operate them...

It's risky if you don't know how to operate them properly, like everything else. Never had a single issue with my setup in 3 years. Not even a flat after a several thousand KMs.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
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
04-29-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By eduskator

Well, something definitively sucked the electrons...

Well, something definitively sucked the electrons out of your battery's anode. Perhaps it's just too old or perhaps an application was consuming a lot of energy during these 5 hours.

I've used old...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,113
Posted By eduskator

Helping reviving this dead thread... It...

Helping reviving this dead thread...

It depends on how the ICR is built / engineered IMO. Some companies (Giant, for instance) do s*ck. LBS hate to perform maintenance on Propels because of this....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 718
Posted By eduskator

First, I'd ask the shop that sold it to you...

First, I'd ask the shop that sold it to you and/or the product manufacturer before doing anything rather than asking bikeforums members, that's for sure.

Secondly, I'd return them and ask for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20,350
Views: 4,714,321
Posted By eduskator

A pair of Black Bibs (Ultimate) to replace my 2...

A pair of Black Bibs (Ultimate) to replace my 2 year old Louis Garneau ones. The pad seems just a little thicker and the quality seems to be great for the price. I hope my sensitive arse will like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By eduskator

That is so true. Remove, clean, grease, install,...

That is so true. Remove, clean, grease, install, try... Remove, clean, grease, reinstall, try... x10 :mad:

Last time it happened, I was thinking of inventing a tool (small microphone) that you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,599
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
04-26-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,217
Posted By eduskator

What's the budget? CF or alloy?

What's the budget? CF or alloy?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By eduskator

Did my first 50kms of the year last week and a...

Did my first 50kms of the year last week and a 30kms yesterday... Legs & Lungs are slowly getting back in the game - I didn't cycle at all this winter due to a leg injury. Trying not to compare my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,351
Posted By eduskator

They are interchangeable. It's the tool that's...

They are interchangeable. It's the tool that's different. The first one used on the majority of road bikes needs the Shimano cassette removal tool while the 2nd one needs a spanner (a bottom bracket...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,351
Posted By eduskator

Stuck in Asia somewhere in the supply chain......

Stuck in Asia somewhere in the supply chain... You may need to consider the ultegra ones or others.

The MT900s are cheaper and better great looking IMO. I would buy a set for sure if my current DA...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,767
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: 12
Views: 699
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
04-19-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,637
Posted By eduskator

Up here in Québec, Canada, it was 10c (50f)...

Up here in Québec, Canada, it was 10c (50f) yesterday. Sunny, but windy. Spring hasn't been as warm as usual this year so there is still some snow left up in the national park where we ride. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,315
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, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,402
Posted By eduskator

Thanks for correcting my color blindness. Now you...

Thanks for correcting my color blindness. Now you understand why I didn't become a plane pilot!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,341
Posted By eduskator

It does make sense! Never thought of that to be...

It does make sense! Never thought of that to be honest, but rubbing brake pads on a wheel for an extended period of time must heat the whole thing pretty seriously.
Hot air = increase in pressure =...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,402
Posted By eduskator

Looks very nice. A red frameset fading to black...

Looks very nice. A red frameset fading to black has always been my favourite ''colour combo''.

1x seems to be gaining popularity now...like disc brakes a few years ago and TL tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By eduskator

Well, if you can put your hand on a 2020 carbon...

Well, if you can put your hand on a 2020 carbon fibre bike for 465$ with a computer, I think it's a no brainer! As long as everything is in good condition, of course.

For the sizing, it's not only...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,341
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: 518
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: 400
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
04-08-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,430
Posted By eduskator

You'll feel more comfy with TL tires, for sure. I...

You'll feel more comfy with TL tires, for sure. I am the same weight as you and I run 28mm tires at 65PSI. I could even go lower.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,825
Posted By eduskator

I wouldn't call it ''a mess''. It's more hassle...

I wouldn't call it ''a mess''. It's more hassle for sure, but saying it's a mess would be a stretch IMO. I stick with my wheel manufacturer's recommended tires and I never had any problem whatsoever....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,510
Posted By eduskator

You will get as many answers as the amount of...

You will get as many answers as the amount of members on this forum.

Distance isn't everything - time is also very important. Running 42kms in 3 hours is very different from running it in 4...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
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
04-04-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20,350
Views: 4,714,321
Posted By eduskator

Dakine 8L water bag for my trail bike. No more...

Dakine 8L water bag for my trail bike. No more wiggling bottles!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6,552
Views: 79,879
Posted By eduskator

Spring... The marvellous season of the year where...

Spring... The marvellous season of the year where you need a puffer coat to leave home in the morning, and a t-shirt to leave work in the evening.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,094
Posted By eduskator

Everything in the universe has a specific...

Everything in the universe has a specific lifespan. That's the beauty of it!

I do believe that 99% of us, mere mortals, could not notice the difference from a fatigued CF frame versus a new one if...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,911
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
03-30-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By eduskator

You will find your answer on google in a few...

You will find your answer on google in a few seconds.

Bikes aren't made of chocolate... You can exceed the weight limit, it's not like it's going to snap if you're a few pounds above. Most of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,851
Posted By eduskator

I track it, but don't look at it when riding....

I track it, but don't look at it when riding. Average speed isn't part of my screen on my Wahoo. I do consult it on Strava after however. Since I almost always do the same rides, I can track my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,039
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
03-26-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,677
Posted By eduskator

You crash. Hard. Wear a full face in case.

You crash. Hard. Wear a full face in case.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By eduskator

Yes - the sealant helps since it makes a barrier...

Yes - the sealant helps since it makes a barrier between your tire bead and rim. My tires don't stay inflated very long when there is no sealant inside.

You can inspect the sealant by simply...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By eduskator

1) can I simply put the tyre back on and fill it...

1) can I simply put the tyre back on and fill it with the tubeless liuid?
Yes if the tire is not damaged. Why exactly are you worried of having damaged it? Make sure the inside of the tire and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,443
Posted By eduskator

A bike could appear - like if you buy it at the...

A bike could appear - like if you buy it at the store and put it in your garage. However, it should never disappear unless when it's under your arse and being ridden.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,443
Posted By eduskator

Mine is due to too much **** going on in my head....

Mine is due to too much **** going on in my head. It's never dangerous though.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,443
Posted By eduskator

Mine is due to too much **** going on in my head....

Mine is due to too much **** going on in my head. It's never dangerous though.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,443
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: 2,434
Posted By eduskator

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

2 pages for this... The internets keep impressing my arse.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By eduskator

Beat it.

Beat it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,077
Posted By eduskator

With another wheelset, you should be good to go....

With another wheelset, you should be good to go. The Revolt (I'm on my 2nd one right now) is an excellent bike for both gravel and road use and it's similar to the Defy (endurance bike). If I wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,313
Posted By eduskator

One for each bike.

One for each bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By eduskator

March 17 was my first ride of the year this year....

March 17 was my first ride of the year this year. Took the N+1 gravel bike out on backroads for a 20kms ride. It was sunny and 12c (54f) outside - heart warming :)
...
03-16-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By eduskator

Well that's a nice bike! I hope I won't get tired...

Well that's a nice bike! I hope I won't get tired of mine too fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20,350
Views: 4,714,321
Posted By eduskator

Unrelated to road cycling, but I treated myself...

Unrelated to road cycling, but I treated myself (again this year!!) and bought a 2022 Trance X on a whim. Looks like I'll be even busier on two wheels this year.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By eduskator

Ceramic coating (car product) on my frames and I...

Ceramic coating (car product) on my frames and I clean my bikes after every ride, including wiping the chain completely. It's a ritual. Chain waxing soon BC I'm tired of wiping it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By eduskator

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