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06-20-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By msu2001la

Is the bed of a Ford Ranger (the truck that the...

Is the bed of a Ford Ranger (the truck that the OP mentions) long enough to fit a bike with both wheels on (i.e. cargo strapped)? I kind of doubt it.
Your neighbor's truck doesn't look like it...
06-20-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By msu2001la

1. I'm rarely traveling with two adult bikes plus...

1. I'm rarely traveling with two adult bikes plus the kid's bike.
2. There is zero chance I'd be comfortable tying my kids bike to my bike (carbon fiber frame/wheels/etc) and then driving at highway...
06-20-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By msu2001la

I've yet to find a way to carry a 16" kids bike...

I've yet to find a way to carry a 16" kids bike on a roof rack. The fork spacing is too narrow to use standard QR style fork-mounted roof racks and the wheel size is too small for my Yakima Highroad...
06-20-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By msu2001la

My tubeless setups all go flat after a few months...

My tubeless setups all go flat after a few months of inactivity.

If I were the OP, I'd definitely remove the tires from the wheels, and clean out the old/dried up sealant first. It's likely to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,313
Posted By msu2001la

Agreed. Yes, I was thinking new bike builds...

Agreed. Yes, I was thinking new bike builds specifically. If there's a 12sp and/or Di2 version of 105 next year, I can't imagine any bike manufacturers would still spec 11sp Ultegra R8000, even if...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,194
Posted By msu2001la

I'm sure TPC does occasionally lower their prices...

I'm sure TPC does occasionally lower their prices on bikes that have been listed for a long time. I'm not surprised that they adhere to a "no haggle" pricing structure though. This is part of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,313
Posted By msu2001la

I'm not worried about replacement parts...

I'm not worried about replacement parts availability. I get that Shimano will keep making R8000 for a while and parts will be available for a long time.

I'm mostly just curious if manufacturers...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,194
Posted By msu2001la

There are shops that specialize in carbon and...

There are shops that specialize in carbon and titanium frame repairs, right? I wouldn't expect an LBS to be able to do this work in-house, but hopefully they'd help put you in contact with these...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,313
Posted By msu2001la

How long will new road bikes be sold with Ultegra R8000 (11sp) mechanical?

Ultegra R8100 was released last August, so coming up on 1 year. Just scanning big bike brand websites, it looks like most now list carbon road bike models with Ultegra R8100 (Di2 only) and a few also...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,026
Posted By msu2001la

I agree with this, but it's also worth noting...

I agree with this, but it's also worth noting that this concern isn't exclusive to rims/tires. There are a myriad of high end bike parts that are equally (or more) dangerous in the wrong hands.
...
06-15-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By msu2001la

Here's a handy graphic: ...

Here's a handy graphic:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/791x1024/specialized_scs_hub_e1442088427575_1024x1024_e9e35eac8c568cd245012a33029d5817ce8bc088.jpg
06-15-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By msu2001la

Specialized used this design on disc...

Specialized used this design on disc road/CX/gravel bikes for a few years in the mid 2010's when road disc was still emerging, before the industry settled on 142mm TA as the road disc standard....
06-13-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,738
Posted By msu2001la

I'm sure there are exceptions, but OEM wheelsets...

I'm sure there are exceptions, but OEM wheelsets on bikes in this price range are generally overbuilt, heavy and often have low quality hubs, etc. Most gravel bikes in this price range are shipping...
06-13-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,043
Posted By msu2001la

I'm pretty sure a Porsche 911 Turbo towing a...

I'm pretty sure a Porsche 911 Turbo towing a travel trailer will still be faster than an AMG E63 wagon towing a travel trailer.
06-13-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By msu2001la

You'll need a new XD/XDR driver as well as a new...

You'll need a new XD/XDR driver as well as a new SRAM AXS 12 speed cassette to install on the Wahoo Kickr Core. You'll also need the necessary tools to remove the Shimano cassette, driver and install...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,026
Posted By msu2001la

My tubeless tires generally stay seated on my...

My tubeless tires generally stay seated on my hookless rims when deflated. Topping off sealant is no different than on my hooked rims.

My hookless rims are easier to mount tires on, but I'm not...
06-13-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,738
Posted By msu2001la

Sure, I suppose any upgrade could theoretically...

Sure, I suppose any upgrade could theoretically be moved to the next bike, but the next bike isn't likely to need a brake upgrade.

On the other hand, the $400-$500 wheelsets mentioned above would...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By msu2001la

I can only imagine how difficult mounting...

I can only imagine how difficult mounting tubeless gatorskin tires will be.
06-13-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,738
Posted By msu2001la

I'm surprised by all the people suggesting...

I'm surprised by all the people suggesting upgrading the brakes. Spending $400+ on a $750 bike to go from mechanical disc to hydro disc seems crazy to me.

A $400-$500 investment in some entry...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,026
Posted By msu2001la

Maybe. I'm just a consumer who occasionally posts...

Maybe. I'm just a consumer who occasionally posts on the internet. There are industry insiders here who probably have more direct insight on this.
I don't recall seeing many aero carbon wheels from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,026
Posted By msu2001la

I'm far more concerned about the carbon steerer...

I'm far more concerned about the carbon steerer on my bike suddenly snapping than I am about my 28mm tubeless tires at 60psi blowing off of my hookless rims. I get that there are people out there who...
06-13-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,125
Posted By msu2001la

This isn't a new phenomenon though. I grew up in...

This isn't a new phenomenon though. I grew up in the 1980's and went to college in the 1990's. Every kid I knew from middle school and beyond owned a mountain bike. College freshmen at my large state...
06-13-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 750
Posted By msu2001la

I have a friend who bought (paid in full) a Trek...

I have a friend who bought (paid in full) a Trek Checkpoint in Oct 2021 from a local bike shop, and still doesn't have it. It was originally supposed to arrive in Feb. Then April. Then...

I...
06-10-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By msu2001la

Deep section aero carbon road wheels are not...

Deep section aero carbon road wheels are not built for compliance or ride quality. If that is what you seek, maybe check out something like the Zipp XPLR 101:...
06-08-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,657
Posted By msu2001la

I posted another thread on here a while back...

I posted another thread on here a while back about the weight difference between my older aluminum CX bike and my newer carbon fiber CX bike. I was surprised that my new carbon fiber Cannondale...
06-02-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By msu2001la

This looks nice. I wish they used a matching...

This looks nice. I wish they used a matching silver color for the plastic bits in the derailleur.

Does this still have the grippy soft texture on the levers? The finish on my black GRX shifters...
06-02-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 759
Posted By msu2001la

You're the seller, so you can do whatever you...

You're the seller, so you can do whatever you want, but you should make sure your expectations are clear before you meet up with a buyer and start making demands that they hand over cash.

From a...
05-26-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By msu2001la

I have an older rim brake CX bike with cantilever...

I have an older rim brake CX bike with cantilever brakes and carbon wheels. The braking performance in wet weather is really bad. As others noted, it takes a few seconds before the pads start to...
05-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,033
Posted By msu2001la

I have owned a Peloton since 2020. My wife rides...

I have owned a Peloton since 2020. My wife rides it. She loves it - does 4-5 classes a week and has been doing that regularly as a substitute to a monthly gym membership (which we both dropped in...
05-23-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By msu2001la

If the OP told us what kind of trainer they have,...

If the OP told us what kind of trainer they have, this conversation would be a lot more straightforward.
05-23-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By msu2001la

Do your Sidi shoes have a tongue that has little...

Do your Sidi shoes have a tongue that has little slits in it like this?
...
05-20-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,941
Posted By msu2001la

Unless Fed Ex is collecting a credit application...

Unless Fed Ex is collecting a credit application with social security number and verifying identities, it's not the same thing at all.

You continue to miss the point that Fed Ex's practice of...
05-20-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,941
Posted By msu2001la

That doesn't answer my question. A large...

That doesn't answer my question.

A large company paying for services and then invoicing individuals after the fact with little or no verified information is not a typical business practice. Our...
05-20-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,941
Posted By msu2001la

Unsecured credit cards are only issued after a...

Unsecured credit cards are only issued after a bank approves an application that includes verified personal contact info and a credit check. Fed Ex is seemingly sending bills to people months after...
05-20-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By msu2001la

Agree with all of this. Asking a bike shop to...

Agree with all of this. Asking a bike shop to troubleshoot a problem with a bike isn't pestering, it's business. If a bike shop is annoyed with customers who come in with problems they don't know how...
05-20-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,941
Posted By msu2001la

People are suggesting the OP verify the situation...

People are suggesting the OP verify the situation before paying. This isn't some kind of crazy culture war position to take.
05-20-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By msu2001la

Not trying to be snarky, but it seems like the...

Not trying to be snarky, but it seems like the solution is to stop making adjustments to it after you've inserted it?
05-19-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,941
Posted By msu2001la

In fairness, it does seem strange that a company...

In fairness, it does seem strange that a company like Fed Ex would provide a service like this to random customers (i.e. not someone who has an account set up with them) and allow them to take...
05-19-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By msu2001la

120mm-130mm stems are not uncommon. If you think...

120mm-130mm stems are not uncommon. If you think this will solve your fit problems, no reason (other than cost) not to give it a try.

On the stack, you can just try flipping your current stem to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,109
Posted By msu2001la

FWIW - the trail measurement on the Domane is...

FWIW - the trail measurement on the Domane is only longer than the Roubaix in certain sizes:

52cm frame: Domane=59mm and Roubaix=59mm.
54cm frame: Domane=59mm and Roubaix=61mm.
56cm frame:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,109
Posted By msu2001la

The new Checkpoint is definitely longer than your...

The new Checkpoint is definitely longer than your Roubaix and will probably feel a bit more stable, but the Roubaix isn't exactly a twitchy bike to begin with, and I'm doubtful that 13mm difference...
05-19-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,941
Posted By msu2001la

For those wondering about the import duty on...

For those wondering about the import duty on internet purchased goods for US buyers, here's the US customs website:
​​​​​https://www.cbp.gov/trade/basic-import-export/internet-purchases

Packages...
05-18-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,941
Posted By msu2001la

Weird... "FedX" just wants me to pay them in...

Weird... "FedX" just wants me to pay them in prepaid Visa gift cards. Is it normal to ask for my SSN?
05-18-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,941
Posted By msu2001la

Look - I'm just some random person on the...

Look - I'm just some random person on the internet and not an expert on import duty fees or how Fed Ex billing works, but the description that the OP provided makes this definitely sound fishy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,082
Posted By msu2001la

Did Kelderman's disc brakes break his spokes? No,...

Did Kelderman's disc brakes break his spokes? No, and here's why.

​​​​​​ (https://cyclingtips.com/2022/05/did-keldermans-disc-brakes-break-his-spokes-no-and-heres-why/)Can disc brakes overheat...
05-18-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,941
Posted By msu2001la

Was this bill emailed or sent as a hard copy?...

Was this bill emailed or sent as a hard copy? There is 0% chance I would pay this based on the info provided here.

A mysterious bill arriving several months after a shipment with little/no detail...
05-17-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By msu2001la

I can't believe I'm typing this, but I would...

I can't believe I'm typing this, but I would definitely recommend you remove the DIY Coke can shims you installed, and figure out what is causing the problem and fix it. SRAM brake systems are poorly...
05-17-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By msu2001la

SRAM disagrees with this statement....

SRAM disagrees with this statement....
05-13-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By msu2001la

Wow. Like a Ballpark Frank (or since you are in...

Wow. Like a Ballpark Frank (or since you are in Michigan, like a Koegel's Vienna) on a hot grill.
05-13-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By msu2001la

I would love to see photos if you have any. The...

I would love to see photos if you have any.
The GP5000 tubeless makes a good gravel tire, but as you note 32mm is a bit too skinny for anything other than really smooth/packed.

I'm curious if...
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