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07-06-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By Sy Reene

+1 Not sure wider tires are needed if already...

+1
Not sure wider tires are needed if already riding 35s, but maybe a better/softer tire. Eg. Compass Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass though you'll likely be more susceptible to flats than whatever stock...
07-05-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By Sy Reene

Or tube valve stems rattling in an alloy rim hole.

Or tube valve stems rattling in an alloy rim hole.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,106,775
Posted By Sy Reene

Koltrane jersey from Morvelo ...

Koltrane jersey from Morvelo

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07-05-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,856
Posted By Sy Reene

Gravel, but non-Carbon, or at least something...

Gravel, but non-Carbon, or at least something built with mounts for some pannier. Eg. the Ribble Ti CGR is one example:
https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-cgr-ti/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,106,775
Posted By Sy Reene

Gonna try a new helmet; fingers crossed. Abus...

Gonna try a new helmet; fingers crossed.
Abus Airbreaker
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07-03-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By Sy Reene

or just change the bearings?

or just change the bearings?
07-03-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, but most of the 4-6mm hex bolts I have...

Yeah, but most of the 4-6mm hex bolts I have covered with smaller torque wrenches which typically don't need more than 5-6 N-m. I was looking for something that will primarily be used for the bigger...
07-03-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Sy Reene

Thanks, appreciate your thoughts. Yeah, I'm a...

Thanks, appreciate your thoughts. Yeah, I'm a bit wary of the low end, so would likely try to compare how it is vs. my other 5 N-m tools to see how far off.

Am I correct in thinking 50 N-m high...
07-03-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Sy Reene

Thoughts on this torque wrench

Looking for something that is fairly reasonably price, and covers a range typical on a bike. The 50nm max is about what I'd ever typically need I think.

While I have the sub 6nm area covered with...
07-03-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By Sy Reene

Or with summer here.. ice cubes clinking in your...

Or with summer here.. ice cubes clinking in your water bottle.
07-03-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By Sy Reene

Do you have a trainer (wheel-off ideally).. this...

Do you have a trainer (wheel-off ideally).. this would tell if you if it's in a wheel/quickrelease.
Try one legged pedaling (the other foot completely off the pedal) to see if it's one side only vs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 927
Posted By Sy Reene

fyi, The "boost" is the snubnosed (ie. now...

fyi, The "boost" is the snubnosed (ie. now fashionable) shaped version. Pictured above was the standard length model.
It is pretty firm padding.. for me it somehow works better than other saddles I...
06-30-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By Sy Reene

Definitely not.. the saddle goes in the upper...

Definitely not.. the saddle goes in the upper rack of the dishwasher next to your helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By Sy Reene

FYI, the dropped chainstay, while it may...

FYI, the dropped chainstay, while it may remove/reduce possibility of chain slap, was ostensibly dropped for the primary reason of enabling wider tires to be fit without having to widen the Q factor...
06-29-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,833
Posted By Sy Reene

Of course it is.. however, just about every major...

Of course it is.. however, just about every major bike manufacturer has a frameset that lists at around the $4k+ pricepoints. That's my point. CF can suffer much higher markups and the sellers can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,847
Posted By Sy Reene

Not everyone gets to live in super friendly AZ...

Not everyone gets to live in super friendly AZ year round climates :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,847
Posted By Sy Reene

And back a bit to the topic, the hassle with gear...

And back a bit to the topic, the hassle with gear tracking on Strava (or anywhere for that matter) is when you swap your bike on and off of a trainer.. where chains (and other stuff) have wear but...
06-29-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By Sy Reene

What would be the theoretical difference between...

What would be the theoretical difference between sitting around in your kit for an hour after riding, versus if your ride had just been an hour longer than it was?
06-28-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,887
Posted By Sy Reene

A very nice bottle holder is the Lightweight...

A very nice bottle holder is the Lightweight Edelhefer.. No bike is complete without a pair of these

LIGHTWEIGHT EDELHEFER...
06-28-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,833
Posted By Sy Reene

You're right that it's a guess.. but I think it...

You're right that it's a guess.. but I think it helps explain why you can often find extreme pricing swings/sales on CF frames such as linked.
You won't typically ever be able to find a steel/cromo...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,847
Posted By Sy Reene

Honestly I don't sweat it too much; it's mostly...

Honestly I don't sweat it too much; it's mostly just tracking and having a record. However, some like to do preventative maintenance though, based on mileage intervals (eg. shift cable replacements,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,847
Posted By Sy Reene

Not to go too far off on a tangent, but nobody as...

Not to go too far off on a tangent, but nobody as far as I know has solved for gear usage tracking well. I'd love to hear if someone has found something easy.
For example, I use the same bike on...
06-27-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,833
Posted By Sy Reene

I think you need to distinguish material cost.....

I think you need to distinguish material cost.. are you comparing the cost of CF and Resin to eg. triple butted CroMo tubing. If just raw material, it's kinda meaningless, as you're talking about...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 927
Posted By Sy Reene

fwiw, i've been liking the Selle Italia Superflow...

fwiw, i've been liking the Selle Italia Superflow SP-01.. the cutout at the rear allows both halves to independently flex a tiny bit (supposedly can help with minor differential leg lengths too).. ...
06-27-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,833
Posted By Sy Reene

Because each brand is maximizing profit.. and...

Because each brand is maximizing profit.. and they want a lineup where they can offer options that range from eg. $1k to $10k. They sell what the market will bear. Pinarello is undercut by...
06-27-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By Sy Reene

I imagine there's more of a chance (albeit still...

I imagine there's more of a chance (albeit still really tiny?) that could burn on top.. lot thinner skin on the tops of feet/toes.. and where all your veins/arteries are visible.
06-27-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,833
Posted By Sy Reene

I think it's definite that a CF bike costs less...

I think it's definite that a CF bike costs less to make. However, the manufacturers are selling on the features/benefits.. a CF bike will weigh less and has perception of being the modern and more...
06-27-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,833
Posted By Sy Reene

They can still be found.. Eg. Ribble offers...

They can still be found.. Eg. Ribble offers reynolds 725 versions of their road and gravel bikes.
Much I'm sure has to do with margins for the manufacturers. To make a budget cro-mo frame (eg. like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,547
Posted By Sy Reene

Remember the Arofly? ...

Remember the Arofly?
https://www.arofly.com/main/arofly-elite-en/
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,106,775
Posted By Sy Reene

You shoulda bought 100 of them to get free...

You shoulda bought 100 of them to get free shipping.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By Sy Reene

Liking the Emonda.. basically noticed it has...

Liking the Emonda.. basically noticed it has almost identical geometry to decades old Kellogg's Merlin geometry.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Sy Reene

Sounds like a nice bike.. are you in the US? I...

Sounds like a nice bike.. are you in the US? I can't seem to find a stock model on the Spesh website with your description/model #. Wondering if this might be a 1-2yr old model?
06-25-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Sy Reene

I considered it, but wasn't confident I'd have...

I considered it, but wasn't confident I'd have the discipline to apply it more than 8 hours or so before I needed to ride. Though, I did like Pedro's Ice Wax back in the day. Actually, can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 708
Posted By Sy Reene

Exactly.. give it a couple more years, and we'll...

Exactly.. give it a couple more years, and we'll more sensibly be riding stuff like this....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,461
Posted By Sy Reene

by Frame, does this mean you don't eg get the...

by Frame, does this mean you don't eg get the crankset, brakes, shifters? Front wheel? Tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 708
Posted By Sy Reene

Put a 28 in the front and 32 in the rear; if the...

Put a 28 in the front and 32 in the rear; if the bike's wheelbase gets longer then the 32 is slowing you down. If the wheelbase shrinks then the 28 is slower. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,461
Posted By Sy Reene

Do you get to keep the old bike.. there must be...

Do you get to keep the old bike.. there must be some still working parts you could also sell off, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,461
Posted By Sy Reene

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 15,133
Posted By Sy Reene

The more strange part is that the Terra Speeds...

The more strange part is that the Terra Speeds are new and but came with a few small punctures?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By Sy Reene

Yes.. chunks missing = Not Good

Yes.. chunks missing = Not Good
06-21-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,263
Posted By Sy Reene

All well and good, and this discussion is overall...

All well and good, and this discussion is overall a bit tangential, but bringing this back to the OP, and the decision to repair a pump or not, perhaps it was a choice between doing this or watching...
06-21-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,263
Posted By Sy Reene

Well no... not for me. The decision between TV...

Well no... not for me. The decision between TV and a book is not monetarily or value-based. It's just based simply on which I feel like doing at the given point in time. And sometimes even a 3rd,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By Sy Reene

"chunks missing"... Lemme guess.. your bike is...

"chunks missing"... Lemme guess.. your bike is CF?
:innocent:
06-20-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By Sy Reene

+1. A number of seatpost makers use Torx bolts...

+1. A number of seatpost makers use Torx bolts for the saddle clamps. Different shape than an allen bolt (aka 'hexagon')
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By Sy Reene

How about a $4800 Newsboy (and that price is just...

How about a $4800 Newsboy (and that price is just for frame&fork)?

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,027
Posted By Sy Reene

It's probably just me but I'm a bit confused as...

It's probably just me but I'm a bit confused as to what's being discussed or what it means to people, ie. "Integrated / invisible cables.."

We had another Emonda post above, but a quick look at...
06-19-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 779
Posted By Sy Reene

Tightening clamps and fasteners to the correct...

Tightening clamps and fasteners to the correct value is important, but that said, knowing the correct value for the item that's being clamped is often difficult or impossible to know. Clamps have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,027
Posted By Sy Reene

Someone earlier mentioned issues with stranded...

Someone earlier mentioned issues with stranded cabling not being suited to the apparent sharper bends required for hiding?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,027
Posted By Sy Reene

If hidden cabling is trickling down, and much...

If hidden cabling is trickling down, and much better suited to electronic drivetrains, I think you first need to see electronic drivetrains trickle down; ie. in Shimano, it starts at Ultegra -- a...
06-18-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,263
Posted By Sy Reene

This is BF.. whatever you may think, it was not...

This is BF.. whatever you may think, it was not the correct air pressure.
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