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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,798
Posted By Amt0571

Cycling makes me too happy to consider anything...

Cycling makes me too happy to consider anything related with it a "bad decision".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,426
Posted By Amt0571

19.8mph sounds like a good avg speed to me. I'm...

19.8mph sounds like a good avg speed to me. I'm usually a bit slower than that, although in my area it's almost impossible to ride 20 miles with only 1000ft of elevation.

Not everything is speed...
07-02-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By Amt0571

I seem to remember its the lever master pistons...

I seem to remember its the lever master pistons that stick when it's hot and return to normal when cold. I'm not sure if you should replace the piston, the lever body or both. In any case, a pair of...
07-01-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Amt0571

If you have a perfectly straight bars OCD like...

If you have a perfectly straight bars OCD like me, loosening the stem is not an option. I have stopped several times in the middle of a ride, even multiple times on the same ride, to PERFECTLY center...
07-01-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Amt0571

I have four of this: ...

I have four of this:
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I placed them in a way that they allow me to hang four bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By Amt0571

It's aesthetic damage. Stick a chainstay...

It's aesthetic damage. Stick a chainstay protector over it and keep riding. Don't keep riding it without some type of protection unless you want to damage your frame though.

Most bikes come with a...
06-30-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Amt0571

Well... this is definitely the worst paintjob I...

Well... this is definitely the worst paintjob I have ever seen. Last night I put clear tape in the area of the chainstays surrounding the tire, spanning an area 2.5cm back of the tire tread, and...
06-29-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 450
Posted By Amt0571

If you can't find a Reba at 1000$, you can...

If you can't find a Reba at 1000$, you can probably find a Manitou Markhor at that price range. Great fork for the price. Otherwise, an Epixon or better should be a great alternative too.
06-29-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 450
Posted By Amt0571

I can definitely buy a bike with a Reba around...

I can definitely buy a bike with a Reba around 1100€ in Europe. I'd pick an epixon or Axon fork before a recon any day. And an Axon before a Reba too.
06-29-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 450
Posted By Amt0571

If the fork was a RS, I wouldn't buy anything...

If the fork was a RS, I wouldn't buy anything less than a Reba.
06-29-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 450
Posted By Amt0571

I would avoid this forks because they are either...

I would avoid this forks because they are either heavy, have a really simple damper, or are simply lower quality. A fork is a component that suffers a great deal of stress, so it's better to invest...
06-29-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 450
Posted By Amt0571

Well, after 20 years of riding I just have gotten...

Well, after 20 years of riding I just have gotten my first dropper post. It's nice to have on technical sections, really nice in fact, and I think it has made a difference on my speed when...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Amt0571

Drivetrain efficiency is noticeably better when...

Drivetrain efficiency is noticeably better when on a big / big combination than on a small / small one. Personally, I can notice it by feel. It can vary if you're crosschaining a lot though, as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,681
Posted By Amt0571

I did it years ago. I don't care what others...

I did it years ago. I don't care what others ride. I don't care about competitive anything. I'm probably antisocial.

I just want to have fun while riding and keep a tracklog of my own to be able...
06-29-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 450
Posted By Amt0571

Yes, there are complete bikes that tick all those...

Yes, there are complete bikes that tick all those boxes around 1000. Expect a cheap fork, brakes and a heavy wheelset though.

Personally, I'd prioritise good brakes and fork over a 1x drivetrain...
06-27-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By Amt0571

I said USUALLY.

I said USUALLY.
06-26-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By Amt0571

I think both materials are perfectly safe. With...

I think both materials are perfectly safe. With carbon however it's difficult to detect damage that could lead to a failure. This doesn't mean that aluminium can't fail, but usually, it's visually...
06-26-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Amt0571

Well, it's aesthetic damage, obviously not...

Well, it's aesthetic damage, obviously not structural. But it's damage nevertheless. The paint of a mountain bike frame shouldn't chip when the wheel throws a bit of gravel to it at a slow speed.
...
06-26-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Amt0571

I don't think you need to patch anything. Remove...

I don't think you need to patch anything. Remove the shard and keep riding.

Your tire looks a bit cracked though, if the rubber has become brittle maybe it's time to replace it.
06-26-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Amt0571

It already has clear film from the factory. The...

It already has clear film from the factory. The chip appeared on the bottom bracket area, just where the film ends. I know I can tape the whole bike and there's people that do this.

However I've...
06-25-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Amt0571

I have a 4 year old car. I clipped the parking...

I have a 4 year old car. I clipped the parking door sensor plastic reflector. The reflector broke in half and with the pointy plastic that remained, scratched the door to the point that it created a...
06-25-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Amt0571

Agree, but that doesn't answer my question ;) ...

Agree, but that doesn't answer my question ;)

I'd love to buy threaded BB bikes (and I do when I can choose), but unfortunately they are difficult to find. Even harder when you look for specific...
06-25-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Amt0571

About BB92 spacers

I have a BB92 bike that requires a 2.5mm spacer on the bottom bracket right cup. This means the right cup is not fully inserted to the frame (the spacer prevents that), and it seems the nylon of the...
06-25-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Amt0571

I have been using the LIDL workstand for 8 years....

I have been using the LIDL workstand for 8 years. It was 29.99€. It's great and it's still like new.
06-25-20, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Amt0571

Canyon bikes paint ¿quality issues?

I have a Grand Canyon AL SL 8.0 with around 40 hours of use. At the fourth or fifth ride with it I noticed 2 paint chips: one on the bottom bracket underside, and another on the left chainstay. I...
06-19-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By Amt0571

They are safe IMHO. But they need to be treated...

They are safe IMHO. But they need to be treated with care. I mostly tighten everything by feel on aluminium or steel components and never had an issue, but with carbon I think a torque wrench is a...
06-17-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Amt0571

If you don't manage to free the cable, I'd...

If you don't manage to free the cable, I'd disassemble the whole shifter and look to what's happening inside.

Be wary though... once I disassembled a SRAM X9 trigger and discovered that you needed...
06-17-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,141
Posted By Amt0571

Fright would have something to do with it if I...

Fright would have something to do with it if I was descending, not ascending :lol:
06-17-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By Amt0571

You, English people, are not as good as germans...

You, English people, are not as good as germans at combining words though :lol:
06-16-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By Amt0571

Etrex series GPS. Runs on AAs and lasts for a...

Etrex series GPS. Runs on AAs and lasts for a loooooong time on them. It doesn't support the Varia Radar though (but I don't care), and it's a bit thicker and heavier (I care even less). They also...
06-16-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,141
Posted By Amt0571

Today I had time to ride again. It seems...

Today I had time to ride again. It seems everything is back to normal. I went higher than usual, in fact. I hit 179bpm in a really steep technical climb with loose rocks.
06-16-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By Amt0571

Garmin and screen protectors

Today I was riding with my Etrex 35 and it started to rain. It wasn't the first time that rain catched me while riding with it. But today something different happened: the touchscreen started acting...
06-15-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,141
Posted By Amt0571

I'm 35. I'd love to ride more, but unfortunately...

I'm 35. I'd love to ride more, but unfortunately I'm only riding for 5 hours a week as I have to take care of my 3y/o son while my wife works, and I'm also teleworking.

Before covid forced me to...
06-15-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Amt0571

Replace inner cables yearly. They tend to fray...

Replace inner cables yearly. They tend to fray (IMHO they have a design issue) and that tends to happen. If you're unlucky, it's not unheard of shifter damage because the frayed cable ended up inside...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,620
Posted By Amt0571

I'm not sure if it's cracked or not. I'm sure the...

I'm not sure if it's cracked or not. I'm sure the paintjob is a piece of ****. Considering they painted it with the hanger on its place, I think it's probably a crappy paintjob and the carbon is ok.
06-15-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By Amt0571

Seems totally safe to me. All threads are...

Seems totally safe to me. All threads are engaged, so nothing to worry about.
06-14-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,141
Posted By Amt0571

I'm not saying that I keep at max hr for any...

I'm not saying that I keep at max hr for any length of time. I't's more a momentary thing. There are some steep or technical climbs on my mountain bike that I can't control my HR, it either goes up...
06-14-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 566
Posted By Amt0571

Well, you're not featherlight, but even at 220lbs...

Well, you're not featherlight, but even at 220lbs this should not happen. I have ridden with heavier riders and their seats kept attached to the post for years without issues.

Maybe your seatpost...
06-14-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 566
Posted By Amt0571

I've seen this happen. Not twice in 3 years...

I've seen this happen. Not twice in 3 years though.

Jokes aside, how much do you weigh?
06-14-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Amt0571

Cheaping out on a fork is never a good idea. ...

Cheaping out on a fork is never a good idea.

What level of cheapness are we talking? Aliexpress level of cheap maybe? I'm not sure I'd ride it if that's the case.

I like having my teeth where...
06-14-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By Amt0571

Yes. They are. As long as the frame is free...

Yes. They are.

As long as the frame is free of cracks or dents, I see no issue to ride a 10y/o frame.

In fact I recently replaced my 10y/o mountain bike after more than 30.000km and I sold it...
06-14-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Amt0571

It's difficult to answer your question. There's a...

It's difficult to answer your question. There's a different answer for every person.

You should have an idea of what you are expecting to climb with the bike, how strong you are, and what gear...
06-13-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,387
Posted By Amt0571

Really important for carbon components. No so...

Really important for carbon components. No so much for steel or alu ones.
06-12-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Amt0571

Decent, probably few. I used a Shimano Revoshift...

Decent, probably few. I used a Shimano Revoshift on a folding bike though and it worked. It was a plasticky POS, but it did its function.

That worked ok and almost anything should be better built,...
06-12-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By Amt0571

180 front on a road bike is overkill. It's...

180 front on a road bike is overkill. It's possible the fork can't handle it.

On a CX bike I also think it's overkill.

These are rotor sizes that shine on a mountain bike.
06-12-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By Amt0571

I see no reason for it to twist. I don't think it...

I see no reason for it to twist. I don't think it would be terribly dangerous either.

Anyway, as I said, I'd replace that POS in a pinch. A seatpost is not that expensive if you don't want...
06-12-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Amt0571

For shimano brakes you need a couple of syringes...

For shimano brakes you need a couple of syringes and a bit of silicone tube that fits. And mineral brake fluid, of course.

I use one syringe without the plunger instead of the cup of the official...
06-12-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Amt0571

It's not OK, but as long as the rails are...

It's not OK, but as long as the rails are aluminium, it's not going to break.

I'd ride it without worrying.
06-12-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By Amt0571

It seems one tube is inside the other. If it...

It seems one tube is inside the other. If it slides it will slide down. A PITA, but not really dangerous.

I'd replace the post anyway. It's crap-looking.
06-12-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By Amt0571

It's probably safe, although that post looks...

It's probably safe, although that post looks extremely short to me (check minimum insertion).

It's also extremely ugly. I'd buy a new post and replace it.
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