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Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
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: 826
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: 5,110
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: 143
Posted By Kimmo

Yep

Yep
10-04-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By Kimmo

Not even then, IMO. This hub is particularly...

Not even then, IMO. This hub is particularly crap, but cartridge bearings in hubs is just slack if you ask me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,586
Posted By Kimmo

Or just a flash wheelset

Or just a flash wheelset
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By Kimmo

Good move, beach cruisers are made of puppy dogs'...

Good move, beach cruisers are made of puppy dogs' tails and fail.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 69,812
Posted By Kimmo

If you want a smoother ride, ditch the Thomson...

If you want a smoother ride, ditch the Thomson post for a carbon one.
10-03-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 737
Posted By Kimmo

I have a Shiftmate. It makes fitting or removing...

I have a Shiftmate. It makes fitting or removing a cable into a hassle, but I dig how it makes the RD loop not a loop anymore.
10-01-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 888
Posted By Kimmo

Paired with cable stop and pinch bolt locations...

Paired with cable stop and pinch bolt locations at different corners of the parallelogram.
10-01-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,790
Posted By Kimmo

My feeling is that like Jobst Brandt, his stable...

My feeling is that like Jobst Brandt, his stable numbered one.
10-01-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 737
Posted By Kimmo

Any solution that doesn't involve mucking around...

Any solution that doesn't involve mucking around with cassette spacing is to be preferred; it's all down the toilet when your cassette is worn.
10-01-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By Kimmo

The EC90 forks probably aren't a good example,...

The EC90 forks probably aren't a good example, due to the fancy CNT business going on... I gather the resin is fortified with nanotubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 891
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, it's easier than you think. A rear wheel is...

Yeah, it's easier than you think. A rear wheel is a bit trickier, but the main thing is to know the half- dozen or so critical pointers, and then you can just use patience to make up for lack of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,125
Posted By Kimmo

This all depends on how quickly you'd recognise...

This all depends on how quickly you'd recognise the sound and get off the power. As soon as the chain stops pulling, you want the spokes pointing the other way, because you'll still be rolling.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 891
Posted By Kimmo

Or just post a thread in the mechanics subforum.

Or just post a thread in the mechanics subforum.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,110
Posted By Kimmo

That's one way to take a pic with your toeclip...

That's one way to take a pic with your toeclip pedals right side up...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,125
Posted By Kimmo

Depends how much esteem you have for Mavic...

Depends how much esteem you have for Mavic...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 891
Posted By Kimmo

The six bolt-ness is optional; you'd just need a...

The six bolt-ness is optional; you'd just need a centrelock rotor.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,110
Posted By Kimmo

Zipp 2001, dude. Now that's a sexy beam bike.

Zipp 2001, dude. Now that's a sexy beam bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,125
Posted By Kimmo

If you have one of those Mavic dork discs with...

If you have one of those Mavic dork discs with all the little hooks for the spokes, the correct removal procedure is to remove it, take a dump on it, pour petrol on it, and then to set it on fire.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,753
Posted By Kimmo

If you think about it, road bikes have as much if...

If you think about it, road bikes have as much if not more leverage over the top of the steerer than a BMX, particularly when landing. This is why I consider 31.8 bars to be an overdue development -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,753
Posted By Kimmo

I'm talking about the final gap. Fettling is how...

I'm talking about the final gap. Fettling is how you get there - you know, patience, care, trial fitting, etc.

I also like to countersink the top of the steerer tube and bevel the top of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,753
Posted By Kimmo

Depending on how finely you want to fettle your...

Depending on how finely you want to fettle your machine, this can be reduced to as little as 0.5mm, which would be advisable if you want no spacers above your stem. If so, it's also a good move to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,340
Posted By Kimmo

If they're ally forget the weight, NBD. But a...

If they're ally forget the weight, NBD. But a plain big just doesn't cut it next to one with ramps and pins, especially if it's properly indexed to the small ring, and Shimano (I use SRAM rings on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,181
Posted By Kimmo

Aside from how the seat itself felt, how did it...

Aside from how the seat itself felt, how did it make the bike feel though?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,181
Posted By Kimmo

Or $40 carbon bars... If you want to...

Or $40 carbon bars...

If you want to upgrade your bike on the cheap to get that light bike feel, start with light tubes and tyres, pretty good bang for buck there. Wheels are first on everyone's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,181
Posted By Kimmo

The thing is though, light bikes feel great....

The thing is though, light bikes feel great. What's that worth?

Mind you, it's not as simple as total weight; a 9kg bike with super light tyres, rims, seat and post, and stem/bars/levers will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 06:45 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,753
Posted By Kimmo

No, I imagine one made by ENVE would probably...

No, I imagine one made by ENVE would probably work.

It's a bit of a tall order, though... It has to somehow tighten the wedges before applying preload. Must be a neat part.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,118
Posted By Kimmo

Hmm, now I'm thinking I should've just sold the...

Hmm, now I'm thinking I should've just sold the shifters and used the group with Ergos and a Shiftmate... ah well, my Red gear is lighter, and I've got another bike with mostly 7700, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,118
Posted By Kimmo

You should sell that group to a collector before...

You should sell that group to a collector before it gets all corroded.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,340
Posted By Kimmo

It's just a cutout. Pretty sure the cheaper ally...

It's just a cutout. Pretty sure the cheaper ally rings were missing the hole behind the sticker, like the steel rings... just look at the back of the ring - either there'll be metal where a hole...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,118
Posted By Kimmo

A year or two ago I picked up an '06 TCR Advanced...

A year or two ago I picked up an '06 TCR Advanced LE with only a season or two's use on it for AU$600, with only some light scratching on the levers from the previous owner's rings, and a nasty mark...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,118
Posted By Kimmo

This is why I want Shimano to suck it up and...

This is why I want Shimano to suck it up and start offering BB30 variants. Oh, and while they're getting fancy with the anodising, they should bring back the tricolour. Neither has a snowflake's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,423
Posted By Kimmo

As a hydraulic service technician and former bike...

As a hydraulic service technician and former bike mechanic, I'd say the only difference would be that MTBs are much more likely to damage hoses.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,118
Posted By Kimmo

And once more, the FC-7800 is the finest-looking...

And once more, the FC-7800 is the finest-looking external bearing crankset ever made.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,423
Posted By Kimmo

Hm, bleeding a brake could be regarded as ten...

Hm, bleeding a brake could be regarded as ten times as much hassle as replacing an inner cable, but then that's ignoring the frequent adjustments for pad wear with mechanical disc. If the assertion...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,882
Posted By Kimmo

It's the internet; pissing contests an...

It's the internet; pissing contests an occupational hazard. You can avoid many of em by keeping your 'well actually's to a minimum.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,340
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, BITD I could definitely feel the difference...

Yeah, BITD I could definitely feel the difference on the small ring, not so much on the big ring.

Those low-spec Biopace rings (Exage? 105?) have moved up in the world, sitting on Red cranks......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,147
Posted By Kimmo

Zombie alert

Zombie alert
09-23-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By Kimmo

And I was nearly the guy to ask the OP of this...

And I was nearly the guy to ask the OP of this three year old thread to post a pic of the whole frame
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,118
Posted By Kimmo

*cough (https://lmgtfy.com/?q=car+forum)*

*cough (https://lmgtfy.com/?q=car+forum)*
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By Kimmo

Just go with champagne cork bar plugs.

Just go with champagne cork bar plugs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,882
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, that's the one! You've got the watered-down...

Yeah, that's the one! You've got the watered-down production version.

Now I remember, the uber-rare originals are easily identifiable by the top tube, which was aero if the bike was ridden off a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,753
Posted By Kimmo

And it appears that a compression plug doesn't...

And it appears that a compression plug doesn't have to adequately do what it says on the tin to prevent that.

However, I for one will continue to prefer a well-designed plug, particularly given...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,753
Posted By Kimmo

...For a crash course in poxy expander plugs,...

...For a crash course in poxy expander plugs, examine any plug that tries to get clamping and preload done with a single fastener. Every such I've seen was a joke.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,753
Posted By Kimmo

I never said this plug in particular couldn't do...

I never said this plug in particular couldn't do that; I said it was crap in its own special way - if you can read a drawing you might be able to see the problem. Unlike plugs from other companies,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,753
Posted By Kimmo

You know these plugs, then? And have experience...

You know these plugs, then? And have experience with a range of plugs as a basis for comparison?

Some are so bad they struggle to grip enough to preload the bearings, let alone support the steerer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,636
Posted By Kimmo

Best outro of any song, ever (on the studio...

Best outro of any song, ever (on the studio version).
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