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11-20-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Kimmo

I think the idea with those tapered heads on the...

I think the idea with those tapered heads on the standard bolts is for them to round out before the thread gets stripped; they're pretty weak.

In the case of stripped splines on the spindle...
11-20-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,858
Posted By Kimmo

Surprised the correct answer wasn't provided:...

Surprised the correct answer wasn't provided: rotate the pinch bolt washer so the cable goes around the tab, changing the RD geometry to require more cable pull.
11-20-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Kimmo

Almost any standard bolt you get to replace one...

Almost any standard bolt you get to replace one of these will have a head that's too large. IMO it'd be a good move to go torx, to prevent a recurrence.

To make the bolt fit, stick it in a drill...
11-20-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Kimmo

IMO a wheel clamped on one side (you'd need a...

IMO a wheel clamped on one side (you'd need a spacer in the other side too) would likely subject the axle to fatigue; any bouncing around would put a bending force on the axle between the locknut and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 84,572
Posted By Kimmo

I reckon it gets away with the Elite, but it also...

I reckon it gets away with the Elite, but it also needs that super slick threadless conversion headset one of our members came out with, and 31.8 bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By Kimmo

This thing would totally pwn IGHs. As for...

This thing would totally pwn IGHs. As for efficiency compared with a standard drivetrain, I'm pretty sure the oil bath, no chain deflection and probably the big deal lube would more than make up for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Kimmo

The 7700 and Rolfs suggest it's probably...

The 7700 and Rolfs suggest it's probably something flash, but hard to say without paint... I'd look at the RD hanger to check if Coppi used that style.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By Kimmo

I'm tipping this will be pretty sweet out of the...

I'm tipping this will be pretty sweet out of the box, with say, a 0.5kg weight penalty.

Shimano puts a foot wrong sometimes, but they learn from their mistakes, and constantly lift their game....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By Kimmo

Is Shimano about to revolutionise the drivetrain (again)?

First they busted out Hyperglide, and made indexing work. Then they put the shifters where they belong. Then they came up with Di2, and transformed electronic shifting from an expensive curiosity...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,885
Posted By Kimmo

Awesome.

Awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Kimmo

You tend to get more bang for buck from bigger...

You tend to get more bang for buck from bigger companies.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 84,572
Posted By Kimmo

All that gloss looks pretty trippy

All that gloss looks pretty trippy
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 84,572
Posted By Kimmo

Or even, which lipstick do I need for this pig,...

Or even, which lipstick do I need for this pig, kinda deal. From not to hot?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 404
Posted By Kimmo

Here's a tip - stay away from aluminum pulleys;...

Here's a tip - stay away from aluminum pulleys; they're noisy. You can find resin BB pulleys on eBay in all sorts of tooth counts, even narrow/wide for even numbers.

I squeezed 12t/14t into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,761
Posted By Kimmo

Huh. What's that, about 0.16mm... I suppose there...

Huh. What's that, about 0.16mm... I suppose there could be that much slop as standard tolerance?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 404
Posted By Kimmo

There are at least two or three different methods...

There are at least two or three different methods Shimano have used to attach the cages to road RDs over the years. Best move is to pull it off and see if it's compatible with a later derailer (by...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 05:31 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,761
Posted By Kimmo

Wut. I thought AXS chains weren't compatible with...

Wut. I thought AXS chains weren't compatible with anything else, due to larger diameter rollers?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By Kimmo

Starting at the stem end is neater. It's no...

Starting at the stem end is neater. It's no problem at all if you use tape that is made of a couple of layers; the outside layer usually stretches less than the foam, so when you pull it tight enough...
11-10-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Kimmo

Carbon is better when loads are mostly in a...

Carbon is better when loads are mostly in a particular direction or two. Components like stems and cranks experience loads in pretty much every direction, so the advantage of carbon concerning those...
11-07-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,565
Posted By Kimmo

Hmm, I must've taken a chill pill at some point...

Hmm, I must've taken a chill pill at some point in the last few years...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Kimmo

I wouldn't buy a fork from Toseek. I have three...

I wouldn't buy a fork from Toseek. I have three of their bars, but IMO you can test a bar pretty well but not a fork (a bar is built lightly enough that you should be able to break it by hand if it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,970
Posted By Kimmo

Oh yeah... do you still have that total crook...

Oh yeah... do you still have that total crook running EPA into the ground?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 84,572
Posted By Kimmo

BTW, anyone played Fez? That game is a...

BTW, anyone played Fez? That game is a masterpiece.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 84,572
Posted By Kimmo

Not to mention the brand name...

Not to mention the brand name...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 84,572
Posted By Kimmo

Looks like the front brake cable might be a tad...

Looks like the front brake cable might be a tad short
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,144
Posted By Kimmo

You can get gouged petty hard for Campy spares.

You can get gouged petty hard for Campy spares.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,970
Posted By Kimmo

For me, it's usually only one of the last...

For me, it's usually only one of the last desperate things to try when dealing with stubborn squealing. Usually... You've seen the state some commuters let their bikes get to, yeah?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,970
Posted By Kimmo

For a free alternative, remove the pads and scrub...

For a free alternative, remove the pads and scrub them on concrete. It'll usually dig out any bits of ally collecting on the surface in the same step.

As for brake cleaner, pretty sure it's all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,734
Posted By Kimmo

+1 cup and cone. Adjusted properly, they last...

+1 cup and cone. Adjusted properly, they last virtually forever, but it's common for them not to be adjusted properly since they're typically too tight from the factory for some reason, and many...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,073
Posted By Kimmo

+1 Tiagra; the only nasty thing about it is the...

+1 Tiagra; the only nasty thing about it is the boat anchor crankset. It's otherwise pretty nice, while I'd say its quite a stretch to describe Sora or Claris as pretty nice. IMO Tiagra is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,144
Posted By Kimmo

Maybe that, maybe you just took a swig from your...

Maybe that, maybe you just took a swig from your water bottle.

This is why I'm not a fan of eTap. You should be able to do all the important stuff with one hand.

Peeps are like, why? I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,144
Posted By Kimmo

Why would I need that advice? It's just a...

Why would I need that advice? It's just a euphemism for yeah sure pal, whatever - isn't it?

I'm trying to flag there's totally a flipside to all those folks saying that shifting with the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,446
Posted By Kimmo

I'd say as a minimum, get brifters. The concept...

I'd say as a minimum, get brifters. The concept of the road bike wasn't finished until 1992.

The advice to get a triple would be good if middle rings weren't unobtanium... although maybe there's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,144
Posted By Kimmo

I'm not some sort of morphological freak; if it...

I'm not some sort of morphological freak; if it works for me, it can work for most. Or, at least, most folks who have the front brake on the right... might be a bit tough to modulate the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 84,572
Posted By Kimmo

Judging by the fact it has Tiagra, I'm guessing...

Judging by the fact it has Tiagra, I'm guessing those bars are Toseek rather than 3T. Did you cut off the uneven ends on the drops?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,144
Posted By Kimmo

Mechanical advantage shouldn't be an issue; it's...

Mechanical advantage shouldn't be an issue; it's not that hard to lock up the rear. Modulation could be a reason, though.

Braking hard and sweeping the chain onto larger cogs not only works, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,144
Posted By Kimmo

Folks might have an easier time getting their...

Folks might have an easier time getting their heads around Shimano's shifting if they had their front brakes on the right...

A sudden red light in front of you or whatever, and bam - brake to a...
10-24-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Kimmo

The 'spacing' is the dimension of one cog and one...

The 'spacing' is the dimension of one cog and one spacer - for Shimano 8s, that's 4.8mm, for Campy 8s it's 5mm.

That's too much of a discrepancy for good shifting. Some folks may disagree, maybe...
10-24-19, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Kimmo

The drop has obviously ended with one or both...

The drop has obviously ended with one or both fork tips getting squashed a bit. No biggie - just get a small to medium sized adjustable wrench on it and carefully open it up again. To be clear - I'm...
10-24-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By Kimmo

If housings are new, check under the ferrules to...

If housings are new, check under the ferrules to see if the ends are square. If not, make them square. Often they're too long and you can get nicer bends by shortening them. Then just squirt them...
10-24-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Kimmo

Just learn to trackstand ;)

Just learn to trackstand ;)
10-24-19, 02:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By Kimmo

Being able to swap the index guts should be a...

Being able to swap the index guts should be a thing that's as old as indexing, IMO. Pretty tough for an escapement system like Shimano's, but not SRAM's, and for Ergo it should be a piece of piss to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,081
Posted By Kimmo

Trouble?

Trouble?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By Kimmo

Campy early/late 11s compatibilty hack

There should be a sticky in the mechanics forum that's just quotes like this, with headings like this.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,271
Posted By Kimmo

That is one really cool mural. Maybe choose...

That is one really cool mural.

Maybe choose a different background if you want us to see your bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Kimmo

Might be a weak spot... Only expensive testing...

Might be a weak spot... Only expensive testing would tell
10-05-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,005
Posted By Kimmo

Some peeps talk about the replaceable outer race...

Some peeps talk about the replaceable outer race aspect like it should matter, but damn, you really have to be thick to let a bearing get that bad. The cone is always thoroughly toasted before the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,799
Posted By Kimmo

Didn't someone figure out that if Fignon had tied...

Didn't someone figure out that if Fignon had tied his hair back he'd have won?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Kimmo

Yep

Yep
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