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post #1921 of 2048
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Ultegra wheels on the way. $260 shipped, why not.

Where'd you get them for that much?


Or are you talking about open pros on ultegra hubs?

Edit: Just saw they were 200 shipped at chain reaction cycles.

Merlin Cycles. Chain reaction was $300USD shipped when I ordered.
post #1922 of 2048
My Wilier was given new life with a new paint job last week. Had quite a few scratches in various spots so this was the cheaper alternative to buying a new frame, and to do something completely different. Matte forest green with gloss forest green stickers (only down and head tube stickers remain plus my nickname).

The old... (taken when brand new)




And the new

post #1923 of 2048

how much is the cost of  painting a bike? 

post #1924 of 2048

I want to buy an endurance bike, my choices are Trek Domane or Cannondale Synapse, do you guys have experience with any of these bikes?

post #1925 of 2048
No idea personally, but I'm sure either would be fine. I'd even bet that Bicycling or some publication like that would have a head-to-head comparison.

Edit: Road Bike Action; close enough. http://roadbikeaction.com/bike-tests/shootout-cannondale-versus-trek-a-clash-of-comfort

There also appear to be lots of discussion threads on other sites about this comparison. Sorry that I have no personal input, though.
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post #1926 of 2048

Do yourself a favour and check out the Canyon website, absolutely great bikes for even better prices. 

post #1927 of 2048

Thought my 7800 levers were trashed because it was missing shifts right left center and new cables didn't help.

Sprayed the heck out of them with WD40 and cleaned the excess out. 

Work like a charm now. I'm super psyched.

post #1928 of 2048
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Thought my 7800 levers were trashed because it was missing shifts right left center and new cables didn't help.


Sprayed the heck out of them with WD40 and cleaned the excess out. 


Work like a charm now. I'm super psyched.

You should make sure you re-lube it afterward because WD-40 is not good for lubing, it's a cleaner.
post #1929 of 2048
Seriously thinking of picking up his and her Synapses this fall. Probably the 105 Disc build.
post #1930 of 2048
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You should make sure you re-lube it afterward because WD-40 is not good for lubing, it's a cleaner.

 

Yeah, I know which is why I said cleaned and not lubed. Which is why it shouldn't be used on chains as 'lube'. There's really not much in there too lube to begin with. Cables maybe, but it's not like there's lots of grease in the non sealed areas anyway.

 

Might trickle some in there, but don't think it's necessary. I just needed to get the gunked up stuff out and that worked fine.

 

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Seriously thinking of picking up his and her Synapses this fall. Probably the 105 Disc build.
 

Always wanted to try the synapse out, especially after back surgery. The CAAD9 isn't really the best position for me anymore, no matter how much I try to convince myself otherwise.
 
Not sure I buy road discs all that much though... Especially if they're F/R.
post #1931 of 2048
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how much is the cost of  painting a bike? 
Mine cost about $500 AUD. We stripped it and re-built it ourselves though.
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Do yourself a favour and check out the Canyon website, absolutely great bikes for even better prices. 
Big fan of those, if my next bike was to be an off the rack bike then I'd definitely consider one. I'll prob build something from scratch though exactly as I want it.

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Seriously thinking of picking up his and her Synapses this fall. Probably the 105 Disc build.

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Yeah, I know which is why I said cleaned and not lubed. Which is why it shouldn't be used on chains as 'lube'. There's really not much in there too lube to begin with. Cables maybe, but it's not like there's lots of grease in the non sealed areas anyway.

Might trickle some in there, but don't think it's necessary. I just needed to get the gunked up stuff out and that worked fine.
I had a CAAD7 years ago, great bikes. Only got rid of it because I crashed it at about 65km/h and bent it out of shape.

I'm also not a fan of discs on road bikes, though giant have a few nice ones atm.

post #1932 of 2048
What's the drawback of discs on a road bike other than a little weight and slower wheel changes?
post #1933 of 2048
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What's the drawback of discs on a road bike other than a little weight and slower wheel changes?

The weight penalty is big in consumer models, but an extra 100-200g isn't much in the grand scheme of things.

Wheel changes are actually quicker because it's just loosen the quick release and the wheel will fall out.

My advice would be to also look at some cyclocross disc brake models, because they can go off road too. The major companies have tall head tube options on popular road bikes so you can have a really comfortable rising Position. If the rider is flexible the by all means go for the lower head tube racing versions.

Disc brakes are awesome it's a wierd feeling having the ability to stop using only the back brakes and really modulate when using both. That was always the thing about caliper brakes, front brake is pretty much 80% of stopping power.

I personally like the mechanical versions over hydraulic because of simplicity.
post #1934 of 2048
I've had disc on my MTB for 15 years or so and IMO better stopping power, and as Larry noted, better modulation. Far better wet stopping too. I still don't see the downside other than previously noted.

Larry, specifically looking at the Synapse due to more upright position. Been nearly 20 years since I was seriously into cycling and back then I had a Trek aluminum with a proper low head tube. My old man body wants the ride forgiveness the Synapse seems to offer and the higher head tube. I fully realize it's an endurance and not a crit bike and that's what I want.
post #1935 of 2048
On a properly set up bike, front brakes are still going to be the majority of the stopping power....that's just physics. The harder you stop, the more weight transfers forwards, reducing the friction available to the rear wheel. That's why it is super easy to lock up the back brakes if you squeeze hard.

Discs are meh. Outside of cyclocross where mud clearance and performance is a really big deal, they are mostly just a way to sell more shit to consumers. A good road caliper can have great modulation and sqeeze hard enough to throw you over the handlebars.

Cable-based road disc brakes have gotten better, but they still won't modulate like the above caliper. Hydraulic road discs get that modulation back, but do you really want to mess with hydraulics on your bike?

But don't tie yourself to a bike until you have tested them
In addition to the Synapse, you gotta also get on things like the Trek Domane, and Pinarello ROKH. The best bike is the one that fits you right.
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