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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,717
Posted By Kimmo

Gouge my eyes out with a spoon, and bandage me up...

Gouge my eyes out with a spoon, and bandage me up with some black tape
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,822
Posted By Kimmo

You think maybe there might be different folks on...

You think maybe there might be different folks on brakes and drivetrain? They probably have more than a couple of engineers, right? But only more than a tenth of Shimano's if they're lucky.

Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,822
Posted By Kimmo

That's not the only advantage; unlike mechanical...

That's not the only advantage; unlike mechanical shifting, it stays in tune indefinitely if unmolested. Then there's syncro shifting, along with the ability to reassign buttons at will, at least with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,483
Posted By Kimmo

Some slight suspension would make up for the...

Some slight suspension would make up for the greater impedance (losses from bouncing the bike and rider up and down) from the smaller wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,694
Posted By Kimmo

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x675/mooro_wagyl_37_1080x675_73931ab9817e9e7009ed4fd67aee3081ebede59b.jpg
Looks pretty to me.
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Kimmo

I reckon 24h front, 28h with a good rim is...

I reckon 24h front, 28h with a good rim is probably more than enough spoke for you, given your habits of mechanical sympathy. I reckon you should probably go a 28mm tyre in the back, though.

So...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, that noodly aircraft grade ally just...

Yeah, that noodly aircraft grade ally just doesn't cut it, that's why the pros on Shimano get their mechanics to paint Dura-Ace logos on carbon cranks.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,298
Posted By Kimmo

If you can get that Giant at the 52% discount you...

If you can get that Giant at the 52% discount you mentioned, go for it. TCRs are the bomb.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By Kimmo

Okay, fair enough. But motor oil is widely...

Okay, fair enough. But motor oil is widely regarded as a poor choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By Kimmo

Lol, ten years ago I posted my ride in Hot or...

Lol, ten years ago I posted my ride in Hot or Not, and copped all this flak for a three degree tilt.

Yeah, that's right. So ahead of the curve over here I'm on a tangent.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By Kimmo

Nah, yeah

Nah, yeah
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,051
Posted By Kimmo

If there are many folks like me (and I've learnt...

If there are many folks like me (and I've learnt not to bank on that), another reason, perhaps the main reason, is that they're in love with the machine, and want a prime example just for the sake of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,864
Posted By Kimmo

Started to read the article, and straight away,...

Started to read the article, and straight away, it was apparent that the author was responding to the politicisation of the issue by conservatives, who like to accuse others of whining, while...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,051
Posted By Kimmo

Here's a tip - if you get called out saying...

Here's a tip - if you get called out saying something dumb, suck it up so we can all get on with our lives.

That's a pretty good order; rearranging it would be a mistake.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 718
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, the wheel might be vertical. Check the...

Yeah, the wheel might be vertical. Check the dropouts are equal distance from the centreline of the frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,864
Posted By Kimmo

I thought ljsense 's post was very imaginative. ...

I thought ljsense 's post was very imaginative.

I just watched the Pinkbike Grim Donut vids about future MTB geometry, and figured since MTBers don't mind complicated stuff, that maybe dynamic...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By Kimmo

Just trackstand while you drink your coffee.

Just trackstand while you drink your coffee.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,864
Posted By Kimmo

Shimano already improved pedals in the 80s, but...

Shimano already improved pedals in the 80s, but the bearing in the end of the crank wasn't up to the loads. Dropped pedals are more biomechanically efficient, so they may well make a comeback if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 166,973
Posted By Kimmo

Hot, aside from old school bars, 80s-looking...

Hot, aside from old school bars, 80s-looking tape, gold chain, and wall-climbing cassette
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,567
Posted By Kimmo

What are you, some kind of goddamn pinko liberal...

What are you, some kind of goddamn pinko liberal commie? A world without blame and guilt and mindless tribalism is the stuff of madness!
09-23-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,051
Posted By Kimmo

On one hand, I'd be amazed to see a hardox rim...

On one hand, I'd be amazed to see a hardox rim with wear indicators.

On the other, that looks very much like a wear indicator and nothing else.

Weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,657
Posted By Kimmo

When it became widely known there was a benefit...

When it became widely known there was a benefit to running 25s instead of 23s, it seemed like a lot of folks just figured 'wider is better' and ignored the fact there's a downside to hanging huge...
09-22-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,051
Posted By Kimmo

If you can't decide to like the look of it (I've...

If you can't decide to like the look of it (I've always thought it looks pretty cool}, you could hit the brake tracks with an orbital sander or something and remove the anodising altogether.

Bare...
09-17-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By Kimmo

The only Shimano 11s cassette that will fit is...

The only Shimano 11s cassette that will fit is 11-34. There are probably other options with aftermarket brands. 11s cassettes generally require a longer cassette body, but some overhang the end of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,376
Posted By Kimmo

I've got a sub 6.5kg bike with aero tubulars, and...

I've got a sub 6.5kg bike with aero tubulars, and sure, it feels like a total weapon. But in reality it's not that much faster than your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Kimmo

How deep are the RS81s? I'm guessing they're the...

How deep are the RS81s? I'm guessing they're the C25 version. You can get em deeper, you know. Up to 60mm, IIRC.

Again, if you're stuck with old-school width, these Shimano wheels with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Kimmo

Given your clearance is already minimal, I'd...

Given your clearance is already minimal, I'd stick with the Shimanos.

Their narrow width is about the only thing that counts against them, and they're excellent in almost every other way except I...
Forum: Foo
07-03-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,278
Posted By Kimmo

Well, that's just something people like to say. ...

Well, that's just something people like to say.

In fact, the evidence all points the other way. I could spit out a copuple of essays from different angles, each with a rock-solid chain of...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By Kimmo

Gee, doesn't socialism suck, huh? ...

Gee, doesn't socialism suck, huh?

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x500/40a_b1757e790aa1c2ff1a2d21f3b54671f0dc4d08cf.jpg

That's the point! I sure wasn't put on this...
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,836
Posted By Kimmo

It's got me beat how a bunch of folks in this...

It's got me beat how a bunch of folks in this thread seem to have the impression that this turkey put the wind up me.

Didn't happen for a nanosecond. I just found the brass balls on this moron...
Forum: Foo
06-23-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,838
Posted By Kimmo

That Technology Connections dude is great. He's a...

That Technology Connections dude is great. He's a total Aspie, I love his work. His YT catalog explains everything from light bulbs to the finer points of flash memory, it's great stuff.
Forum: Foo
06-23-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,838
Posted By Kimmo

One or two folks in this thread might be...

One or two folks in this thread might be interested in a deep dive...

https://youtu.be/_-mBeYC2KGc
Forum: Foo
06-19-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By Kimmo

Nope, had a look, didn't fancy much else. A...

Nope, had a look, didn't fancy much else.

A few months ago I got it into my head it'd be cool to build a hurdy gurdy, and then my mum spotted this. Looks like a pretty good way to dip my toe in...
04-23-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,311
Posted By Kimmo

Well, derailers are kind of the default, mainly...

Well, derailers are kind of the default, mainly because they're cheap, but also because a lot of folks want at least theoretical efficiency (although judging from what I've seen pass through shops,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 166,973
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, was wondering about that too, but my mental...

Yeah, was wondering about that too, but my mental 3D modelling wasn't up to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,501
Posted By Kimmo

When I pull up next to the dude doing a...

When I pull up next to the dude doing a trackstand at the lights, I do one too, but without standing up.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,567
Posted By Kimmo

Here's a graph of how my half-step ratios affect...

Here's a graph of how my half-step ratios affect rpm compared to a standard double
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,567
Posted By Kimmo

1x13 ~ 2x8, potentially.

1x13 ~ 2x8, potentially.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,325
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, I reckon that riposte landed

Yeah, I reckon that riposte landed
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,667
Posted By Kimmo

Well, I dunno how insightful it is to mention the...

Well, I dunno how insightful it is to mention the parties are owned by the billionaire class... Let me try a bit harder.

If you cast a critical eye back over the last century or two, it should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 166,973
Posted By Kimmo

That's way hot for a bike with no drop.

That's way hot for a bike with no drop.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 166,973
Posted By Kimmo

Pretty low bar

Pretty low bar
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,596
Posted By Kimmo

I'm not sure what anyone's talking about here,...

I'm not sure what anyone's talking about here, but then I've never used a SRAM chain or cassette...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,780
Posted By Kimmo

I stopped reading a few posts back, but I gather...

I stopped reading a few posts back, but I gather we've got some crossed wires here.

OP, your question is totally fair enough from a noob's perspective, but it's also exactly the sort of post that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,894
Posted By Kimmo

I read that if you have GP4000s, if you mount the...

I read that if you have GP4000s, if you mount the front one backwards it's good for a poofteenth of a bee's dick of aero.
02-15-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,194
Posted By Kimmo

But not everybody gets busted. Although we can't...

But not everybody gets busted. Although we can't talk about that aspect here, because that's political, and somehow having this discussion while omitting the most salient detail isn't.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,678
Posted By Kimmo

Well actually... the long arm FD introduced with...

Well actually... the long arm FD introduced with 11s can be problematic when the cable comes from a spot too close to the drive side. I had one customer bring in a bike that had a housing stop on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,148
Posted By Kimmo

I'd say cyclist hate comes from pretty much the...

I'd say cyclist hate comes from pretty much the same place as vegan hate. The mere existence of such a class of people does folks' heads in, because it's showing them up, which they refuse to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 166,973
Posted By Kimmo

Every threadless adapter I've seen is a horrible...

Every threadless adapter I've seen is a horrible piece of ****, except for joejack951 's magnificent effort which deletes the locknut by including the headset, so you'd swear it was threadless unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 166,973
Posted By Kimmo

Hot AF, but IMO the stem and post both need to be...

Hot AF, but IMO the stem and post both need to be silver or black.

But more importantly, this bike is crying out for that awesome threaded to threadless quill/headset unit one of our members came...
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