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Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 827
Posted By Racing Dan

This have been an issue for decades. We are...

This have been an issue for decades. We are slowly incing closer, but in reality only mtb offer proper gearing for steep roads. Shimano should offer a 30/46 crank and a 11-40 cassette in the road...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,369
Posted By Racing Dan

Weight limit for that bike is 275 lbs or so. You...

Weight limit for that bike is 275 lbs or so. You be fine, unless you can put down mutant power.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 827
Posted By Racing Dan

GRX and mtb parts are not compatible. GRX is road...

GRX and mtb parts are not compatible. GRX is road spec.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,178
Posted By Racing Dan

What pressure are you at. It may have trouble...

What pressure are you at. It may have trouble sealing if the pressure is too high. Imo tubes are better if you are above 80 psi or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,313
Posted By Racing Dan

Most of the gains are from positioning the Rider...

Most of the gains are from positioning the Rider in a lower position. Replicate the position and you are most of the way there. Combine with a aero front wheel, a helmet, shoe covers and a suit, and...
09-28-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By Racing Dan

Not sure what you are using it for, but -brake-...

Not sure what you are using it for, but -brake- cables are coil/spiral wound and usually more flexible than gear cable. Shimano has special gear cable for final gear loop in ther r7000 and r8000...
09-21-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By Racing Dan

Even if you get cheap kit, its vastly better than...

Even if you get cheap kit, its vastly better than guessing and plenty accurate enough. Just get what you can afford. Id argue a 3-15nm or there about is all you need. It takes a real ham fist to...
09-20-19, 01:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,356
Posted By Racing Dan

Try the old technique. Sand, glue, waaaaait,...

Try the old technique. Sand, glue, waaaaait, patch.- Even if it says otherwise in the pamphlet.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,959
Posted By Racing Dan

I wasn't addressing anyone In particular. Still...

I wasn't addressing anyone In particular. Still feathers were ruffled :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,959
Posted By Racing Dan

Laugh all you want. I can't hardly hear you any...

Laugh all you want. I can't hardly hear you any way. Your discs squeal too loud ... ;-)

Have no ide why ppl have such a hard time with this. It's just fact. Discs squeal and loose brake power in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,959
Posted By Racing Dan

Ridecule me all you want, doesn't change a thing,...

Ridecule me all you want, doesn't change a thing, except show you have no real arguments.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,959
Posted By Racing Dan

Yes, obviously road grip diminishes when its wet,...

Yes, obviously road grip diminishes when its wet, but the claim that the brake is the same is false. Bike disc brakes are severely affected by rain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,959
Posted By Racing Dan

Mine squeal like a pig and looses 1/2 the brake...

Mine squeal like a pig and looses 1/2 the brake power whenever its wet out. Roller brakes are much less affected by rain.
09-03-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,073
Posted By Racing Dan

Im nor aware moly "fortified" lubricants are...

Im nor aware moly "fortified" lubricants are prone to cause corrosion or any other such issues.
09-03-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,073
Posted By Racing Dan

Possibly there is some truth to it. MC chains...

Possibly there is some truth to it. MC chains (even non o-ring) tend to last a lot longer than bike chains. That is an indication bike chains are of relatively* lighter dimension than a MC chain. Its...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,959
Posted By Racing Dan

Ppl say discs are not affected by rain. Thats a...

Ppl say discs are not affected by rain. Thats a lie. They are. Less brake power and a lot of noise.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,053
Posted By Racing Dan

True. Its about a 4% difference.

True. Its about a 4% difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,053
Posted By Racing Dan

If you NEED to increase your top speed to about...

If you NEED to increase your top speed to about 37.6 mph from 36.2 mph then the 52/36 is great. Else its meh ... Im betting most mortals are better off with the 50/34 unless they like pedalling down...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,959
Posted By Racing Dan

The pads are insignificant compared to the delta...

The pads are insignificant compared to the delta between rim and disc bikes:

https://www.wiggle.com/fuji-sl-23-disc-road-bike-2019/

https://www.wiggle.com/fuji-sl-23-road-bike-2019/

Its...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,153
Posted By Racing Dan

c) Reinstall the dork disc ...

c) Reinstall the dork disc ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By Racing Dan

Take look at the new GRX components from shimano....

Take look at the new GRX components from shimano. There is a 46/30 crank (For this you need the FD as well). Combined with a 11-34 cassette you have good gear reduction.

Bicycle Gear Calculator...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Racing Dan

A patched tube is just as good as a new one. All...

A patched tube is just as good as a new one. All my tubes have one ore more patches and they hold up just fine. Just use real patches, not the self adhering ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 04:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,217
Posted By Racing Dan

The "too small" TCR will have a much lower stack...

The "too small" TCR will have a much lower stack than you Defy, assuming that is also not "too small". Buyer be ware.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,858
Posted By Racing Dan

In the "most used" range 15-25 the 11-34 is...

In the "most used" range 15-25 the 11-34 is exactly the same as 11-28. And it gains a 27 and 30 reachable from the big ring, but looses the 14 and 12. Imo thats a good trade off for many recreational...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 918
Posted By Racing Dan

Before taking the plunge, consider what you want...

Before taking the plunge, consider what you want to achieve moving to 11s ?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,858
Posted By Racing Dan

Shimano sti front shifters have four positions....

Shimano sti front shifters have four positions. up/down shift and two trim positions.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By Racing Dan

Proper cables and wear do make a lot of...

Proper cables and wear do make a lot of difference. Lots of bikes are impaired from needlessly using questionable 3rd party cables. Also comparing a worn drive train, no matter if its ultegra or not,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,203
Posted By Racing Dan

You do you, but you may want to investigate...

You do you, but you may want to investigate before proceeding with you project. Not all mtb rims a speced for road pressures and several road TL tyres are to be used with hooked rims only.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,203
Posted By Racing Dan

The hook is there for a reason. To interlock with...

The hook is there for a reason. To interlock with the bead, to make the tyre not blow off the rim. Especially a road pressure. The rest is just wanking possible theoretical advantages to hide the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,203
Posted By Racing Dan

There is no advantage to hookless, except...

There is no advantage to hookless, except merketing wank and its cheaper to manufacture in a carbon rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,481
Posted By Racing Dan

Im fairly certain lots of ride impressions...

Im fairly certain lots of ride impressions contributed to Al vs Carbon is as much cheap tyres and wheels as it is the frame itself. Changing to decent tyres makes a lot of difference and so does tyre...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,057
Posted By Racing Dan

The 32 mm is likely lower rolling resistance at...

The 32 mm is likely lower rolling resistance at the same pressure. -> You can ride the wider tyre at a lower pressure without a penalty (except weight)
...
08-01-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By Racing Dan

Just get it. Its equally as nice as a tyre pump...

Just get it. Its equally as nice as a tyre pump with a gauge. You dont NEED either, but you be happy to have it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,273
Posted By Racing Dan

When choosing a computer you should consider what...

When choosing a computer you should consider what you want it to do. The Mega may or may not be the one for you. Maybe you want something that doesn't exist or you can get away with a basic wireless...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,097
Posted By Racing Dan

Maybe this was your point, but IMO you shouldn't...

Maybe this was your point, but IMO you shouldn't have to repair expensive bike hubs in the first place. If you do, then whats great about them? Easy maintenance shouldn't be an excuse for "not very...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,725
Posted By Racing Dan

A phone on the handlebar, the Urban Biker app and...

A phone on the handlebar, the Urban Biker app and a bt HR strap can provide a lot of data for not a lot of money.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,346
Posted By Racing Dan

It works well and spare parts are much cheaper...

It works well and spare parts are much cheaper than Ultegra. Its heavy, but you know that. Only thing I can think of is the right brifter only does two gears at a time vs three for 105 and up.
07-20-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By Racing Dan

Im not familiar with that pump, but when choosing...

Im not familiar with that pump, but when choosing a bike pump you should take into consideration if the intended use is a high pressure low volume road tyre or a low pressure, high volume mtb tyre or...
07-19-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Racing Dan

Im betting its the freehub not spinning freely. -...

Im betting its the freehub not spinning freely. - Spin the wheel off the ground and it will pull the crank. It shouldn't do that.
07-19-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,416
Posted By Racing Dan

Seats are a personal thing, but its also only 1/2...

Seats are a personal thing, but its also only 1/2 the equation. The padding in the pants are part of it as well. Lots ride thinly padded seats that they claim is very comfortable, forgetting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,097
Posted By Racing Dan

Half the "best" hubs mentioned have the drive...

Half the "best" hubs mentioned have the drive side bearing close to drive side flange, like an old school freewheel hub. - Some even under or behind it. Imo thats a terrible design. For that reason i...
07-17-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By Racing Dan

Run a full length outer cable, bar to rear DR....

Run a full length outer cable, bar to rear DR. That will separate frame flex from shifting.
07-17-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,284
Posted By Racing Dan

I recently had some creaking that was from the...

I recently had some creaking that was from the freehub, even if it sounded like the crank. A few drops of oil and it went away.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By Racing Dan

I was overtaken by someone on an e-bike. It had...

I was overtaken by someone on an e-bike. It had the strangest horn sound ever. It didnt even occur to me it was someone trying to overtake, as I confused looked around trying to locate the source of...
07-15-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,225
Posted By Racing Dan

Higher viscosity oil usually have higher film...

Higher viscosity oil usually have higher film strength. I believe Morgan Blue Rolls pro is a good option for you.
07-14-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By Racing Dan

Im guessing you are referring to the small holes...

Im guessing you are referring to the small holes that are there to evacuate water from the rim. If air is escaping that way, Im betting your tape is not airtight.
07-10-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,225
Posted By Racing Dan

In fact I just brush some mineral spirits onto...

In fact I just brush some mineral spirits onto the chain, cassette and chain wheels, let soak and drip onto at a piece of cardboard, - then hose/wash the bike like normal. The MS dissolves the oil...
07-09-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,225
Posted By Racing Dan

Im sure your method is great, but it sure does...

Im sure your method is great, but it sure does sound like a chore. Did you ever try just shaking the chain about in a jar with 1/2 a cup of mineral spirit for a minute or two. I find that method...
07-09-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,225
Posted By Racing Dan

Why use diluted SG? I would suggest using mineral...

Why use diluted SG? I would suggest using mineral spirit instead. Thats what I use. It works well enough, but it is better removing the chain and shake it in a jar of OMS or mineral spirit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,762
Posted By Racing Dan

Its a net loss attacking at a speed higher than...

Its a net loss attacking at a speed higher than the expected ascent speed, - unless of course the initial speed is "free", form descending the previous hill or because its your normal cruise speed on...
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