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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,698
Posted By Symox

Excellent work! May I ask how much you spent for...

Excellent work! May I ask how much you spent for parts total?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 283
Posted By Symox

If it were me

Pro wheel builder and select

bitex hubs with the most number of spokes you can
sapim race spokes
sapim poly ax brass nipples
mavic open pro rims
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By Symox

No, that was the very last part of my sawing. I...

No, that was the very last part of my sawing. I didn't make it all the way through cleanly so there was this bit sticking out
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By Symox

I agree. He moved it forward a similar amount. ...

I agree. He moved it forward a similar amount. Gonna take some time to get used to but what the fitter explained to me made a lot of sense (I was locking my arms in the old position)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By Symox

I *think* it was just superficial, but better...

I *think* it was just superficial, but better safe than sorry. I tried scraping first but couldn't tell so I just cut it up. Here are the pics. I have a new appreciation for the strength of carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By Symox

14 lbs was tent, clothes, food and some other...

14 lbs was tent, clothes, food and some other stuff for camping. But it sticks out quite a bit so there is a certain amount of torque and side to side "wag"

My theory is the flex of the seat post...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By Symox

That's possible. Its also possible that since I...

That's possible. Its also possible that since I used one of those bikepacking seabags that hangs 14lbs off the back of the seat. I suspect that might have been a mistake.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By Symox

I agree its caused by the slot

It is solid, not crinkly
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By Symox

Actually the fitting was free Don't worry...

Actually the fitting was free

Don't worry though, I decided to order an aluminum seat post to not take a chance

I'll probably cut up the carbon one to inspect and send pictures
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By Symox

Is this seatpost damaged?

I have been using carbon paste and don't *think* I've ever overtightened it. However, just had a fitting done where the seatpost was raised significantly and noticed this raised "pinch" section...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By Symox

Ended up going to my LBS. Owner was very helpful...

Ended up going to my LBS. Owner was very helpful as I brought in my bike so he could recommend and install to the same setting. He checked my flexibility (which sucks) and adjusted the saddle height...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By Symox

creaky 14 y.o. saddle. Time for a new one?

I have a creak in my saddle when rocking side to side (exaggerates it) that's starting to bug me. I tried grease and wax lube in the rail to saddle shell interface with no luck. There is movement...
06-20-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Symox

went on a ride I do regularly. I can honestly...

went on a ride I do regularly. I can honestly say the bike coasts faster downhill with the Phil Wood grease. Plus it has a nice buzzy hub sound :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,574
Posted By Symox

Bibs

I donít get upset stomach like with bike shorts

way more comfortable
06-20-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By Symox

Phil Waterproof Grease

Got some recently and wanted to share it's great stuff. Iíve tried a few oils, greases and home brew concoctions for my hubs and pedals but this is the best in terms of viscosity, lubricious and...
06-09-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,354
Posted By Symox

Once went on a ride with an experienced rider who...

Once went on a ride with an experienced rider who passed me on a hill climb. He was on a fixie, I was on a triple

i was shamed 😁
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,601
Posted By Symox

Similar situation

I was a long time user gator skins. I still think theyíre great tires. However after all the accolades I read online I decided to switch to the GP 5000. It was an immediate improvement in Road feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By Symox

Went on my favorite hilly/windy road ride....

Went on my favorite hilly/windy road ride. Impressed at the improved feel and quietness due to the skewers

totally worth it
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,017
Posted By Symox

Simple

1) Get fitted to your bike
2) Stretch before and after
3) Ride more
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By Symox

I prefer the cam mechanism being protected from...

I prefer the cam mechanism being protected from the elements. But to each his own
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By Symox

upgraded to internal cam skewers

Took my OEM skewers from my Specialized Roubaix and upgraded them to Ultegra skewers. Not only are they virtually the same weight (+/- a gram), they hold much better and are frankly a better design...
06-01-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Symox

Thanks everyone for the help

Thanks everyone for the help
05-31-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Symox

I think Iím good then

I think Iím good then
05-31-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Symox

so I feel better that Iím not the only one...

so I feel better that Iím not the only one limited by my bikeís upside down resonance 😃
05-31-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Symox

I should have said, there are no reflectors or...

I should have said, there are no reflectors or chain guard on the wheel
05-31-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Symox

resonating rear wheel?

Just noticed that when my bike is upside down (I don't have a work stand) and I pedal the rear wheel really fast (probably faster than I'll ever ride, like 50mph) the bike "bounces" up and down (as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,229
Posted By Symox

Main ride is a triple

I live near hills and regularly use all of my gear range each ride

i love having a triple
1x drivetrains are simple but I miss the tight steps of a triple

once dialed in, triples can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Symox

frame bag and wind

I've been using a full frame bag (Apidura Expedition 6L - GREAT product). I hadn't noticed it before, but on windy days I'm finding the bike gets pushed around in cross winds. This was really...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Symox

good idea. works pretty well thanks

good idea. works pretty well
thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Symox

Great observations. You may be right Hopefully...

Great observations. You may be right
Hopefully someone else can think of an elegant solution

Here is the product: https://ride.lezyne.com/products/road-caddy
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Symox

help with slipping saddle bag

Hello,
I have a tiny saddle bag (Lezyne Road Caddy https://ride.lezyne.com/products/road-caddy ) that I like. It fits nicely under the saddle. However, due to the way it is secured, it can slide...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,600
Posted By Symox

that is very reassuring- thanks

that is very reassuring- thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,600
Posted By Symox

Wow

Reduced pressure by 5psi per tire and was surprised how much more comfortable and less bouncy on rough roads it was for downhills.

latest setting is 75 psi rear 60 psi front for 28mm GP5000
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,600
Posted By Symox

Yeah I just like rear tire higher psi

I am gravitating to 85psi rear and 65 front
guess I just got used to it
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,600
Posted By Symox

Tried 70/60 rear/front

While comfy, it felt too squishy and sluggish to me

going back to 80/65 psi rear/front. Seems to be my sweet spot
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,600
Posted By Symox

most calculators are suggesting 70 psi rear for...

most calculators are suggesting 70 psi rear for me which seems low. I'll give it a try though
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,600
Posted By Symox

GP5000 28mm pressures you run?

Been experimenting with pressures on GP5000 28mm tubed tires on Mavic Open Pro rims. Been settling on 80psi rear/ 65 psi front. I weight 150lbs and the bike with gear is about 24lbs. I ride dry...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,622
Posted By Symox

fyi, clothes are fine now! Gonna do a deep clean...

fyi, clothes are fine now! Gonna do a deep clean on the washing machine to get every last bit of crud out of it
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By Symox

ordered the Lezyne micro floor pump high pressure...

ordered the Lezyne micro floor pump high pressure model. I'll report back...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,622
Posted By Symox

I did several sanitizing loads with hydrogen...

I did several sanitizing loads with hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar and Afresh laundry tablets (separately).

However, I think the most good was taking apart the three agitators in the tub as they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By Symox

anyone tried these?

What about these? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,622
Posted By Symox

Update - Major progress

So I've been overhauling my front load washer which was had a lot of mold and mildew. Still not done cleaning it but already there is a huge difference in the reduction in the smell after a ride. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,622
Posted By Symox

so I overhaul the washer turns out there is a lot...

so I overhaul the washer turns out there is a lot of mildewy crud inside of the agitator in the tub. I ran a sanitary cycle with one of those washer bombs. And Iím leaving the door open itís smells...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,622
Posted By Symox

Yes it is a front loader and yes it was mildewy. ...

Yes it is a front loader and yes it was mildewy. Just cleaned it out now and put a new lint trap. Doing a "sanitary" load of all my jerseys to see if that helps

I don't leave laundry in there...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,622
Posted By Symox

Eureka!

I went on a long ride (an extra long and hard one actually - twice as long and hard as I usually do). I wanted to make sure I would sweat. And sweat I did. This time I went with a 100% cotton...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,622
Posted By Symox

Its the bike clothing (mainly the jersey that i...

Its the bike clothing (mainly the jersey that i notice) stinks after a ride. Both a post ride shower and washing of clothes clears it right up.

Weird thing is while the clothes get stinky, my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,622
Posted By Symox

I don't shower before a ride i definitely...

I don't shower before a ride
i definitely shower right after and soak my clothing overnight in a bucket of water with some white vinegar and Borax.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,622
Posted By Symox

i can't seem to find many merino jerseys, but...

i can't seem to find many merino jerseys, but lots of base layers.

Maybe i'll give them a try
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,622
Posted By Symox

no, what is it about dial that helps?

no, what is it about dial that helps?
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Symox

good points most if my rides are on road or...

good points
most if my rides are on road or wide gravel roads
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