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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,984
Posted By Chi_Z

steel frame breaks too ...

steel frame breaks too
https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1183817-my-flaanimal-straight-up-cracked.html
09-17-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Chi_Z

Collared PF30 BB shell, why would anyone design a...

Collared PF30 BB shell, why would anyone design a steel frame with pressfit bb? It is not like you are going to save any weight
09-17-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Chi_Z

Must got a good deal on the new frame. Also...

Must got a good deal on the new frame.

Also it is nice Rodeo labs came here to do some damage control. You can design the perfect bike frame that passes every safety test known to man, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,984
Posted By Chi_Z

except ti bike brands nowadays loves to put a...

except ti bike brands nowadays loves to put a carbon fork on their ti frame
09-17-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Chi_Z

this is what happens when you outsource...

this is what happens when you outsource production to Asia but do not sent someone to babysit the factory. How that frame with severely compromised down tube pass QC and safety tests is beyond...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,984
Posted By Chi_Z

always use steerer compression plug that goes the...

always use steerer compression plug that goes the full length of the stem clamp.
09-16-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Chi_Z

did you check the spacer behind the cassette?...

did you check the spacer behind the cassette? they comes in different sizes from 1.7mm to 2mm
09-16-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,002
Posted By Chi_Z

my GK 38 slick is still going strong after 2000...

my GK 38 slick is still going strong after 2000 miles, the rear had tread worn down in the middle and a little cut up, but the front still looks new. Probably still can get another 1000 miles out of...
09-16-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Chi_Z

why did they design the frame with such...

why did they design the frame with such aggressive geometry? Even their model have to ride with the stem flipped up
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,990
Posted By Chi_Z

that's what happens when they try to squeeze...

that's what happens when they try to squeeze every gram out of the rim, my 480g H Plus Son Hydra is pretty much bombproof
09-14-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Chi_Z

who is making Masi frames nowadays?

who is making Masi frames nowadays?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Chi_Z

reach and stack should be the only absolute...

reach and stack should be the only absolute measurements for comparing bike fit, two bikes with the same toptube measurement can have different reach due to seattube angle and headtube angle
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,342
Posted By Chi_Z

i have seem plenty of Ti bikes breaking apart...

i have seem plenty of Ti bikes breaking apart from the joints, they do not last forever. Depends on the groupset and wheelset you are building, the frame cost might be only fraction of the total bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,154
Posted By Chi_Z

because rims are consumables, should spend the...

because rims are consumables, should spend the money on bling hubs
09-12-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By Chi_Z

you may have a weight distribution problem, by...

you may have a weight distribution problem, by slamming the saddle way forward, you are loading more weights to your shoulder and neck.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,588
Posted By Chi_Z

gravel bike would make a good endurance road...

gravel bike would make a good endurance road bike, but a poor racing road bike. the long chainstays required for larger tires will cause the bike to be very sluggish on corning but stable on straight...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By Chi_Z

don't forget new freehub body if your rear hub...

don't forget new freehub body if your rear hub has XDR option, otherwise a new wheelset.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Chi_Z

please don't be another, buying a new race bike...

please don't be another, buying a new race bike then put 50mm spacer and 70mm flipped stem on it, to make it fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By Chi_Z

Rapha race cape works great

Rapha race cape works great
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,710
Posted By Chi_Z

but the new S3 disc have fully integrated cable...

but the new S3 disc have fully integrated cable and 100g lighter!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By Chi_Z

Because those older Roubaix uses proprietary 1...

Because those older Roubaix uses proprietary 1 3/8 inch bottom bearings that are very hard to source. You cannot just get the same diameter, you also have to get the angle right. Nowadays I stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,868
Posted By Chi_Z

Dura Ace is clearly not designed or intended for...

Dura Ace is clearly not designed or intended for peasants
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By Chi_Z

i am more amazed that your bike shop would sell...

i am more amazed that your bike shop would sell you CAAD12 with aggressive racing geometry when you clearly needed something else.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,588
Posted By Chi_Z

totally agree, running 38mm GK slick it does not...

totally agree, running 38mm GK slick it does not feel slow at all compared to 28mm and 32mm. It will be less aero but the comfort is worth it, I can ride for 4hr+ w/o feeling any soreness, cannot say...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,387
Posted By Chi_Z

i have tried TRP spyer to Juintech F1 and now to...

i have tried TRP spyer to Juintech F1 and now to 8070 di2 Hydro, yes full hydro will allow 1 finger braking from the hood where cable and hybrid would require at least 2 fingers. In the drops, there...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,387
Posted By Chi_Z

you can just run cabled disc, they work just as...

you can just run cabled disc, they work just as well but need an extra finger for the same braking force
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,387
Posted By Chi_Z

yeah but you will end up pay more when you wear...

yeah but you will end up pay more when you wear through the brake tracks on your $900 ENVE rims
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,991
Posted By Chi_Z

why is it a joke?

why is it a joke?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,154
Posted By Chi_Z

there are many cheaper alternatives that are...

there are many cheaper alternatives that are close to half the price
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,531
Posted By Chi_Z

even with RX clutched derailleur I am getting...

even with RX clutched derailleur I am getting around 1000 miles per charge
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,006
Posted By Chi_Z

how do you use the drops when the bar is angled...

how do you use the drops when the bar is angled like that?
09-06-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By Chi_Z

claimed 1600g, but they also claimed that weight...

claimed 1600g, but they also claimed that weight for the old model, in the end it was close to 1900g in size 56, 1290g frame / 600g fork
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,631
Posted By Chi_Z

bike fit has changed too, in the 80s the pros all...

bike fit has changed too, in the 80s the pros all sit way behind the BB, nowadays they are all sitting forward to get that extra aero gain
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,612
Posted By Chi_Z

there is no new features on the etube app,...

there is no new features on the etube app, everything it does the PC version does too
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,612
Posted By Chi_Z

the person who did that wiring needs to be shot

the person who did that wiring needs to be shot
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,130
Posted By Chi_Z

Varia helps to keep the driver aware, it would...

Varia helps to keep the driver aware, it would blink at a faster pace as the car approach, I get much less close calls with the Varia, it also looks like a recording device so the driver is less...
09-02-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By Chi_Z

the reach of 56 Topstone is only 1cm longer than...

the reach of 56 Topstone is only 1cm longer than 54 CAAD 39.4 vs 38.3, sounds more like your saddle is too far back
08-31-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,941
Posted By Chi_Z

also looks like they took away the top buttons

also looks like they took away the top buttons
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,467
Posted By Chi_Z

$1400 for GR270 is a great deal, i am just not...

$1400 for GR270 is a great deal, i am just not sold on the 1800g frame weight, there are steel frames lighters than that
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3,904
Views: 106,507
Posted By Chi_Z

anyone thought about getting arm extension...

anyone thought about getting arm extension surgery to get the pro looking fit?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By Chi_Z

does the 2019 have the future-shock 2.0? if not...

does the 2019 have the future-shock 2.0? if not skip it. If is much easier to get di2 down the road, but changing the frameset is a pain
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By Chi_Z

those style stands are a hassle, you have to...

those style stands are a hassle, you have to remove the front wheel everytime, also they only work best if the frame's BB area is symmetrical
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,183
Posted By Chi_Z

always get the biggest chainring that is suitable...

always get the biggest chainring that is suitable for your terrain, 52/36 will have longer chainring lifespan and increase drivetrain efficiency compared to 50/34, if you live in a flat area, 54/44...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By Chi_Z

you pay for what you get, one stand will last a...

you pay for what you get, one stand will last a lifetime
08-27-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 535,332
Posted By Chi_Z

should have gotten the carbon fork version, the...

should have gotten the carbon fork version, the headtube / fork mismatch is a eye sore
08-27-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,130
Posted By Chi_Z

Merlin is also very good at honoring warranty,...

Merlin is also very good at honoring warranty, even offers to reimburse return shipping from US to UK
08-26-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,130
Posted By Chi_Z

looks like the shimano finned pads really...

looks like the shimano finned pads really weighted it down. the rear RX4-SH measured to be 85g

https://youtu.be/G1fSb1MCQlE?t=225
08-26-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,130
Posted By Chi_Z

are those weight with or without pads? mine...

are those weight with or without pads?
mine 9170 caliper measured 92g w/o
08-25-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,130
Posted By Chi_Z

with dura ace 9170 calipers super cheap on eBay...

with dura ace 9170 calipers super cheap on eBay why do people paying so much more for 3rd party calipers that may or may not work. Just got a pair in mint condition for $90. Saved 40g over 8070...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,465
Posted By Chi_Z

next time pick a better place to fix your flat

next time pick a better place to fix your flat
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