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08-11-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,182
Posted By 2lo8

Looks the same as Jagwire braided compresionless...

Looks the same as Jagwire braided compresionless brake housing to me. I was under the impression that they even came with Jagwire ferrules.
08-11-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,597
Posted By 2lo8

I would go 700c if the brakes reach. The only...

I would go 700c if the brakes reach. The only reason to stay with 27" is to reuse your old tires, at the cost of having to use 27" tires in the future.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,330
Posted By 2lo8

And you act like those tolerances are so high...

And you act like those tolerances are so high that they're commercially unviable and the issue is practically unfixiable, because your solution isn't to expect manufacturers to hold better...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,330
Posted By 2lo8

You still can't seem to separate problem with...

You still can't seem to separate problem with standards being different than problem with quality of manufacture, apparently, or you're being intentionally dense.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,890
Posted By 2lo8

Because pretty much every carbon steerer fork has...

Because pretty much every carbon steerer fork has a limit of ~40mm spacers under the stem, not because they come with steerers cut for slammed stems.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,330
Posted By 2lo8

What you think personally? No, your opinion...

What you think personally? No, your opinion doesn't matter. What gets passed around as common knowledge and accepted by consumers than buy those products and shops that stock those products, yes,...
08-11-16, 02:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,182
Posted By 2lo8

Aren't those Jagwire?

Aren't those Jagwire?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,087
Posted By 2lo8

It's Ultegra/DA level and appears it's being...

It's Ultegra/DA level and appears it's being discontinued next generation.
08-10-16, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By 2lo8

Those freewheel notches look pretty stripped,...

Those freewheel notches look pretty stripped, making hub salvage difficult.

You should check the dropout spacing. Trying to stick a modern 130mm wide hub in 120mm dropouts is a bit of a stretch...
08-10-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By 2lo8

The problem isn't the seat, but rather the seat...

The problem isn't the seat, but rather the seat clamp/seat post. Tightening the bolt tightens the grip on the rails, the grip in the seat pillar, and helps prevent it from rotating. The problem is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,799
Posted By 2lo8

So did you use a quick link, a Shimano snap-off...

So did you use a quick link, a Shimano snap-off joining pin or what?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,087
Posted By 2lo8

FYI, you can use loose flat cogs from 10 speed...

FYI, you can use loose flat cogs from 10 speed Tiagra cassettes for 11 speed to get your 19-21-23 if you have enough 11 speed spacers. The difference is in spacer width, not cog width.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,799
Posted By 2lo8

The fact that you're just popping out links like...

The fact that you're just popping out links like it's nothing, are you using the dedicated joining pins or links, or are you just rejoining with the pins you pushed out?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By 2lo8

Do people actually think they're getting frames...

Do people actually think they're getting frames pulled from the same molds when they order Chinese?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,330
Posted By 2lo8

As long as people keep pretending those are...

As long as people keep pretending those are issues inherent to the design and doing it right is commercially nonviable, manufacturers will have no incentive to increase manufacturing costs to produce...
08-10-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,462
Posted By 2lo8

Put it in small-small. That's the only way to...

Put it in small-small. That's the only way to tell if a chain is too long.

Or big-big, that's the way to tell if a chain is more than big enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,330
Posted By 2lo8

"Much higher" is vague and subjective, and lends...

"Much higher" is vague and subjective, and lends itself to false comparisons. Yes, it's "much higher" to do it right than doing it wrong, but that doesn't mean it's anywhere near unobtanium. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,330
Posted By 2lo8

Which means the problem with press fit isn't an...

Which means the problem with press fit isn't an inherent problem of press fit. It's a problem of poorly made frames. And makers of cheap poorly made frames chose a poorly made press fit over a poorly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,330
Posted By 2lo8

Yes, and by doing so they've negated the...

Yes, and by doing so they've negated the engineering advantages of not having to glue in a piece of metal. I never said all press fit frames were intelligently designed for good reasons. I said there...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,330
Posted By 2lo8

Internal cables only add a few minutes to the...

Internal cables only add a few minutes to the process at most if you don't mess it up. It takes all of 15 seconds to slide the cable liner on and off.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,330
Posted By 2lo8

Wrong. Polished aluminum is so 70's. Get with the...

Wrong. Polished aluminum is so 70's. Get with the times. It's all about matte black now.
08-09-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,959
Posted By 2lo8

I was just being difficult. Chain sag, unless...

I was just being difficult. Chain sag, unless it's very bad, will have very little effect on measured length, although sometimes the chain can settle in a way that seems to hide wear. While plastic...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,330
Posted By 2lo8

The fact that you have to glue a piece of metal...

The fact that you have to glue a piece of metal in a carbon frame just to hold the bearings in place. If you don't like PF cups, 2 piece bottom brackets that thread the cups into each other rather...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,330
Posted By 2lo8

Okay, so you repair guitars, but using a piece of...

Okay, so you repair guitars, but using a piece of cable liner to replace internal cables is too hard for you? I can guess who I'm not going to to get a guitar repair.
08-09-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By 2lo8

Almost every pinned and ramped ring is designed...

Almost every pinned and ramped ring is designed to be paired with another specific pattern ring. Often you get lucky and things play well with each other, but you should not be surprised when they...
08-09-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By 2lo8

If you're going to mix and match parts, chances...

If you're going to mix and match parts, chances are, issues are it's those parts not playing nice together that's causing the issues. Adding spacers on either side of the spider tabs is going to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,330
Posted By 2lo8

I get the feeling anyone who complains about how...

I get the feeling anyone who complains about how difficult internal cables are to change is either a klutz, just a plain retrogrouch or parroting a pro mechanic that has to do a slightly more...
08-09-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By 2lo8

That's for all brands.

That's for all brands.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By 2lo8

Megaexo (non-Omega) is kind of compatible with...

Megaexo (non-Omega) is kind of compatible with Shimano Hollowtech II.
08-09-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,699
Posted By 2lo8

If you're going to have a shop do the cutting,...

If you're going to have a shop do the cutting, it's better to just bring the bike in and tell them the spacer stack you want, and let them figure out the length and be on the hook if they cut it too...
08-09-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,796
Posted By 2lo8

Not on threadless cartridge bearing integrated...

Not on threadless cartridge bearing integrated headsets. There's a noticable gap. It he said it got stuck on the taper that would be one thing, and it wouldn't be touching the crown race, but he said...
08-09-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By 2lo8

It's 9 speed and up which is 11/128"

It's 9 speed and up which is 11/128"
08-09-16, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By 2lo8

CX-50 is designed for a 10-speed chain. You've...

CX-50 is designed for a 10-speed chain. You've added an aftermarket chainring not designed for use specifically with the Shimano ring. Bigger the jump between chainrings, the worse this problem is....
08-09-16, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By 2lo8

This derailer design can be very touchy with the...

This derailer design can be very touchy with the wrong frames, which is why Shimano is abandoning it after one generation. At least for the 11 speed versions, the cable is often still under tension...
08-09-16, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,796
Posted By 2lo8

You just need a bottom bearing. But a bottom...

You just need a bottom bearing. But a bottom bearing should not slide all the way down on the fork, or else it wouldn't spin, and the inside shouldn't touch the steerer or be in contact with any part...
08-09-16, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By 2lo8

Those are backing plates that stick onto the...

Those are backing plates that stick onto the frame. There's a set screw that touches the frame to adjust the angle of the derailer and helps brace the derailer during a shift so it's not just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By 2lo8

They pop up when they aren't running other sales....

They pop up when they aren't running other sales. If something is on sale , there's a good chance there will be no 20% off coupon at the time. You can still find 10% off ones sometimes that will...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By 2lo8

FC-5800 is heavier than FC-5750. Tiagra is even...

FC-5800 is heavier than FC-5750. Tiagra is even heavier. It's probably to make it easier to spot when a OEM uses a non-series crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By 2lo8

You can also get that gear combo at 105 level too.

You can also get that gear combo at 105 level too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 06:21 PM
08-08-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By 2lo8

A klick is a kilometer. A click(sic) is how some...

A klick is a kilometer. A click(sic) is how some people spell klick.
08-08-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,959
Posted By 2lo8

There's also the fact that he said the chain has...

There's also the fact that he said the chain has 2,500 miles on it, which is a reasonable mileage to replace, especially if the customer only comes in every 2,500 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,376
Posted By 2lo8

There are several on the internet. This is the...

There are several on the internet. This is the one I wrote for my stem calculator.

Reach and Stack Calculator (http://stemcalc.1apps.com/stackreach.html)
08-06-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,959
Posted By 2lo8

A compact can get over 30mpg city, even higher on...

A compact can get over 30mpg city, even higher on the highway. Hybrids are even more efficient. The national average is $2.12. I don't know what kind of 10 speed chain for 5700 you're getting for...
08-06-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,959
Posted By 2lo8

That would make chain replacements cost about the...

That would make chain replacements cost about the same as the gasoline driving a compact car mile for mile.
08-06-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,959
Posted By 2lo8

The chain is sagging because of gravity. You need...

The chain is sagging because of gravity. You need to put some real tension on the chain to measure it with a ruler. Plastic rulers aren't terribly precise either.
08-06-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By 2lo8

You don't need to make "sense" of the...

You don't need to make "sense" of the instructions. Just follow them. You don't use the BB to adjust chainline. That's to correct for bottom bracket shell width on MTBs. The cranks need their...
08-06-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By 2lo8

Just follow the Shimano instructions and ignore...

Just follow the Shimano instructions and ignore the part that was probably copied from the double by the retailer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 03:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,618
Posted By 2lo8

Also the Tiagra 12-28 is not the same cassette as...

Also the Tiagra 12-28 is not the same cassette as the 105 12-27. It is missing the 16t. This seems to be intentional, the message Shimano is sending is if you want high performance gearing, you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 12:39 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 10,008
Posted By 2lo8

I think that may be slightly more accurate.

I think that may be slightly more accurate.
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