Recent content by grecinos



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    Looking for a "smart" indoor trainer - your opinions needed

    I ended up buying an Elite Qubo Interactive Trainer. The first one ended up damaged upon arrival. I was able to get a replacement within a few days. I'm using it with Zwift and I can say it is much less boring than staring at a wall for an hour. The trainer adjusts the resistance on the fly...
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    Looking for a "smart" indoor trainer - your opinions needed

    Thanks for the response CampyBob. Sorry for the late response, my computer decided not to boot up the other day. My computer is up and running, all is well. Those links you provided look to be very informative. I'll be sure to go through them before I purchase anything. For the moment, I'm...
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    Looking for a "smart" indoor trainer - your opinions needed

    Hey Guys, So, the season is winding down, fall and winter are around the corner. I just participated in a local GranFondo Century. I had a lot of fun and now that my season is nearly complete, I'm making plans for training during the off season. Over the past few years, I've resorted to...
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    Wax On, Wax Off? Should I Wax My Bike Frame?

    I've never waxed any of the bikes that I've owned, but like Mr. Beanz, I might start doing it every other month or so. After upgrading the components on my road bike, it looks nice and pristine. I now have the opportunity to keep it that way. I'd feel guilty if I didn't. I read somewhere...
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    Wax On, Wax Off? Should I Wax My Bike Frame?

    Hey guys, Real quick question. I like to keep my road bike clean, Is it worth waxing the frame? If so, which wax should i use and how often? Cheers, grecinos
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    Help With Shimano Ultegra 11 Speed Di2 Rear Derailleur & 11/32t Cassette

    Excellent. Thanks for that bit of info. :)
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    Help With Shimano Ultegra 11 Speed Di2 Rear Derailleur & 11/32t Cassette

    Update: I called a local bike shop and inquired about the support/backing plate. The guy I spoke with knew exactly what I needed. He said the plate has a sticky back that adheres to the frame. Is that what is normally used? FYI: I live about 1 hour away from his shop and asked if he could...
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    Help With Shimano Ultegra 11 Speed Di2 Rear Derailleur & 11/32t Cassette

    Thanks for the response. That's exactly what I needed to know. I'm going to make some calls ASAP as per your suggestion. Thanks. :)
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    Help With Shimano Ultegra 11 Speed Di2 Rear Derailleur & 11/32t Cassette

    An update: I received all of the new components on Wednesday and finished installing it on Thursday. I've ridden twice since then. I'm still dialing in the settings. The results are promising. I was able to use the 32T today. It was somewhat awkward. I normally use my 28T on this climb...
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    Help With Shimano Ultegra 11 Speed Di2 Rear Derailleur & 11/32t Cassette

    Yes. I live out in the country and there are mountains with gradients reaching 10%. With a 28T, I find myself out of the saddle half the time on this type of terrain. With a 32T, I should find it easier to stay in the saddle.
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    Help With Shimano Ultegra 11 Speed Di2 Rear Derailleur & 11/32t Cassette

    Hehe. Sounds interesting and might be a fun challenge. But, I think I'm going to take the easy route and purchase the components that were designed specifically for my needs. If I start tinkering around, it might void the warranty and I wouldn't be able to return any purchased components...
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    Help With Shimano Ultegra 11 Speed Di2 Rear Derailleur & 11/32t Cassette

    Thanks for the response. Something doesn't correspond correctly. Take a look at the photo from my link. It corresponds to the first link (GS Long Cage) you provided. However, the overview from Performance Bike says "Short cage design". I think I'm going to hold off on the purchase and ask...
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    Help With Shimano Ultegra 11 Speed Di2 Rear Derailleur & 11/32t Cassette

    Hey guys, I'm going to upgrade my current 10 Speed Ultegra Di2 Componentry to 11 Speed Ultegra Di2. My rationale is that I would like to have an 11/32T rear cassette, I currently have an 11/28T. My question is, what is the difference between a GS and an SS Cage? Will this derailleur work...
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    Took A Spill, How To Treat The Wounds?

    Hi Guys, I wanted to give you a follow up on my experience with my doctor. Upon meeting with him, before I could say anything, he said that getting X-rays wouldn't help my situation. He later mentioned that he was observing my behavior for problems breathing, talking, etc. He said under my...
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    Took A Spill, How To Treat The Wounds?

    Thanks guys for the advice and sharing your experiences. I've decided to make an appointment with my primary care physician on Monday. In the meantime, I've been Icing, resting and relax as best I can. It's amazing, every time I get an injury (which is almost never), I realize what I can and...