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04-22-24, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 330
Posted By Polaris OBark

How long did you leave it on the charger when you...

How long did you leave it on the charger when you tried to revive it? It might be worth trying for a few days. Do it somewhere safe.
04-22-24, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By Polaris OBark

If it fits 35s, try to cram in 38s.

If it fits 35s, try to cram in 38s.
04-22-24, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By Polaris OBark

Also, there is some wax build-up on the inside of...

Also, there is some wax build-up on the inside of the front derailleur cage. :innocent:
04-22-24, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By Polaris OBark

It uses the same bottom bracket. The rings and...

It uses the same bottom bracket. The rings and chain-line sits 2.5mm further outboard, which for a 135/142 mm rear hub is actually an improvement.

This does require about 3mm or more...
04-22-24, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By Polaris OBark

This is tempting ... ...

This is tempting ...

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04-21-24, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By Polaris OBark

I'm really surprised yours wouldn't work. A 48/31...

I'm really surprised yours wouldn't work. A 48/31 is a less drastic difference than my 46/30T. (I wanted the 165mm crank-arms.)

It might be because mine has L and H screws it gives a wider range...
04-21-24, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By Polaris OBark

Right now it is looking like a conspiracy of...

Right now it is looking like a conspiracy of small things ...

I took everything apart, cleaned it, and re-installed and re-adjusted.

The front derailleur was definitely too far up the seat...
04-20-24, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By Polaris OBark

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I haven't...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I haven't been able to find any issues with the chains, crankset, front derailleur cage, etc. I'm going to take it apart, clean everything, and carefully...
04-19-24, 09:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,355
Posted By Polaris OBark

First 3 words ...

First 3 words ...
04-19-24, 09:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,355
Posted By Polaris OBark

It is hard to find. I just happened to see your...

It is hard to find. I just happened to see your post before I committed the same offense.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-24, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 376
Posted By Polaris OBark

Be sure to read the review posted here: ...

Be sure to read the review posted here: https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/performance-road-bikes/domane/domane-sl/domane-sl-5-gen-4/p/41348/

It probably applies to both.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-24, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 376
Posted By Polaris OBark

Alternatively, the OP can order either version...

Alternatively, the OP can order either version directly from Trek's website and choose whatever dealer is most convenient, or deserving. But it would probably be good to mention this to the shop,...
04-17-24, 10:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,132
Posted By Polaris OBark

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr...

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr/17/ada-american-diabetes-association-big-pharma
04-17-24, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Polaris OBark

That's the Self-Loathing bike rack.

That's the Self-Loathing bike rack.
04-17-24, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Polaris OBark

At US$2500+ you should be able to afford a real...

At US$2500+ you should be able to afford a real ad.
Replies: 27
Views: 845
Posted By Polaris OBark

To be honest, I didn't notice this 2014 bike was...

To be honest, I didn't notice this 2014 bike was in the C&V subforum. All I meant by my comment was that unless one specifically wants a disc brake touring bike, this is pretty much as good as it...
Replies: 27
Views: 845
Posted By Polaris OBark

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-24, 09:57 AM
04-14-24, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have one. It is essentially the same thing. ...

I have one. It is essentially the same thing. But I got it for $2500 less. The only difference I can detect for mine is they don't come with carbon (Santa Cruz) bars, and they don't say Santa...
Forum: Touring
04-13-24, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yes. cf: Post #8

Yes. cf: Post #8
04-12-24, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By Polaris OBark

Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, Santa Cruz...

Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, Santa Cruz have all had an extensive array of ebikes.

What are the major bike brands who are introducing these as "new offerings"?

Also, shouldn't this be...
Replies: 27
Views: 845
Posted By Polaris OBark

If it is in nearly new condition, you are paying...

If it is in nearly new condition, you are paying $600 for a steel touring frame and fork, which by itself would be a reasonable deal, and the components are solid, though perhaps a bit dated. As...
04-09-24, 06:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,679
Posted By Polaris OBark

Everything made perfect sense on that chart when...

Everything made perfect sense on that chart when I charged it up. My 80% charger really does charge to approx 80% (55.6 V).

But what has me confused is what is happening as I approach 50V (50.4 V...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-24, 08:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,019
Posted By Polaris OBark

You could always fill the tire with dead leaves,...

You could always fill the tire with dead leaves, pine cones and grass.

Or use run-flat tire inserts.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-24, 10:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,689
Posted By Polaris OBark

Somebody did.

Somebody did.
04-08-24, 05:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,679
Posted By Polaris OBark

My second charger then is nominally rated for...

My second charger then is nominally rated for 75%. It goes a little bit over, so I am probably close to ideal. Thanks for posting the chart tds101
04-08-24, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,033
Posted By Polaris OBark

Level the saddle.

Level the saddle.
04-07-24, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Polaris OBark

The Edge Explore 2 is now on sale for $250. It...

The Edge Explore 2 is now on sale for $250. It has a similarly large screen and a subset of the functionality of the 1040/840/540, but it might have everything you need.
04-07-24, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By Polaris OBark

I think in post 18 he says it is (b).

I think in post 18 he says it is (b).
04-07-24, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,698
Posted By Polaris OBark

We need the obligatory cliché: A gravel bike is...

We need the obligatory cliché: A gravel bike is a road bike that doesn't suck.
04-06-24, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,698
Posted By Polaris OBark

This again.

This again.
04-06-24, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Polaris OBark

The interface for the x40 series differs in...

The interface for the x40 series differs in appearance from the x30 series.

But without the OPs screenshot, it is hard to say anything.
04-05-24, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By Polaris OBark

I'm guessing your true measurement is 123mm, and...

I'm guessing your true measurement is 123mm, and the recommended ideal saddle size is therefore 143mm. I am much stockier than the average cyclist, and although down to 185 lbs now, have never been...
04-04-24, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Polaris OBark

I went for 165 mm crank arms on a 46/30T crankset...

I went for 165 mm crank arms on a 46/30T crankset (GRX). The shorter crank arms are easier on your joints. The lower gearing helps if you want to spin up an 18% grade.
04-04-24, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By Polaris OBark

I tried a Fizik 3D printed saddle with high...

I tried a Fizik 3D printed saddle with high expectations, but expectation bias wasn't enough to overcome the empirical reality that it was a literal PITA and also quite abrasive. I immediately sent...
04-04-24, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,251
Posted By Polaris OBark

I've read that you cannot. Various piston seals,...

I've read that you cannot. Various piston seals, etc, are incompatible. (Off the top of my head, I would think it would be easier to do that then to go in the other direction of conversion.)

In...
04-04-24, 09:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,392
Posted By Polaris OBark

Shouldn't this be in the Electronics, Lighting, &...

Shouldn't this be in the Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets subforum?
04-02-24, 08:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,679
Posted By Polaris OBark

I just bought a slightly lower voltage charger,...

I just bought a slightly lower voltage charger, which charges the battery to about 80%. If I need to fill it up, the original charger still works for that.

I also use a timer (a Wemo timer switch...
Forum: Touring
04-02-24, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Polaris OBark

That's a disappointment. My main complaint...

That's a disappointment.

My main complaint with the 530 navigation is, for example, I might be doing a simple counter-clockwise loop, using a pre-loaded "course". I might be going along fine for...
Forum: Touring
04-02-24, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Polaris OBark

I don't have the Edge Explore 2 or any of the x40...

I don't have the Edge Explore 2 or any of the x40 series (upon which it is is based), but my impression was that you could do that (create a route on the fly).
03-31-24, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By Polaris OBark

Ergon. They ain't cheap, but they are well-made...

Ergon. They ain't cheap, but they are well-made there are a variety of options.

These (https://www.rei.com/product/884446/ergon-gp3-handlebar-grips) are the ones I have.
03-30-24, 01:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,392
Posted By Polaris OBark

Valve-stems that are color-coordinated with my...

Valve-stems that are color-coordinated with my hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-24, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By Polaris OBark

My 38mm Rene Herse tires measure ... 38 mm with...

My 38mm Rene Herse tires measure ... 38 mm with tubes and almost 40mm without. Nevertheless, they are perfectly good road tires.
Forum: Touring
03-28-24, 09:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,341
Posted By Polaris OBark

​​​​​​​It really does emulate humanity.

​​​​​​​It really does emulate humanity.
03-26-24, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Polaris OBark

Some drop bars have shorter reach, and some also...

Some drop bars have shorter reach, and some also have backsweep. But if the frame is too large, it really limits your options.
03-26-24, 04:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,139
Posted By Polaris OBark

Keep running into them, harder and harder, until...

Keep running into them, harder and harder, until they either understand or they bleed out.
03-24-24, 11:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,251
Posted By Polaris OBark

Well-punned.

Well-punned.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-24, 11:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,213
Posted By Polaris OBark

You don't have to announce your arrival. This...

You don't have to announce your arrival. This isn't British Rail..
03-23-24, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By Polaris OBark

Same here, although it is my second Varia. (I...

Same here, although it is my second Varia. (I got gen 1 when it first appeared.)

The kid just got a new Canyon Grizzl, so we just got him a Varia 515 today. It is well worth every penny.
03-23-24, 03:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,251
Posted By Polaris OBark

When my levers get close to the bars, it is...

When my levers get close to the bars, it is almost invariably because the pads have worn thin (Shimano Ultegra in my case).

I've never had brake pads last anywhere near 2200 km riding; admittedly...
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