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04-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Sy Reene

This might provide some guidance as well. ...

This might provide some guidance as well. https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1175324-rule-thumb-add-many-teeth-add-many-chain-links.html

If you feel like it, you could also take a...
04-16-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Sy Reene

Umm Ok. I'll spell it out.. Try out the chain...

Umm Ok. I'll spell it out.. Try out the chain while bike is in the stand, pedal slowly while trying to shift into the largest cog.
04-16-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd just try it and find out. Perhaps you'll...

I'd just try it and find out. Perhaps you'll need to add a (addt'l?) quicklink, or not.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By Sy Reene

:thumb: I'm curious what 'auction' you were in...

:thumb: I'm curious what 'auction' you were in for your X3 -- just an ebay seller who decided against keeping his purchase, or does the manufacturer do these directly from time to time?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By Sy Reene

Looking forward to your ride impressions. I've...

Looking forward to your ride impressions. I've been looking at their R3 Omni
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Sy Reene

Or is it that half of the operators screw it up...

Or is it that half of the operators screw it up all of the time? ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By Sy Reene

Not sure why, but generally all mini-pumps could...

Not sure why, but generally all mini-pumps could be designed a bit better. That is, that if the hose didn't come out the end of the pump, but instead came out of the side of the pump, then we could...
04-13-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,733
Posted By Sy Reene

No, the 28mm and the 25mm seem viable. It's the...

No, the 28mm and the 25mm seem viable. It's the 32mm chart that is the screwy outlier, showing the same lowest inflection point as the 25mm tire at the 95psi mark. It's pretty widely held that a...
04-13-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,733
Posted By Sy Reene

It looks like they also posted a follow-up...

It looks like they also posted a follow-up article here: https://flocycling.com/blogs/blog/flo-gravel-wheel-design-journey-part-13-on-road-rolling-resistance-results

This chart, taken from the...
04-13-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,733
Posted By Sy Reene

The problem is that for the wheels they're...

The problem is that for the wheels they're selling, their actual product webpages recommend air pressures quite a bit lower than 95psi.
04-12-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,733
Posted By Sy Reene

What's your take on the Flo testing, that...

What's your take on the Flo testing, that evidently puts 2 disparate tire widths (25 and 32mm) both with optimal rolling resistance at about the 95psi mark?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,394
Posted By Sy Reene

Interesting thread from the perspective of...

Interesting thread from the perspective of participant history. A few first-time posters. Others with many years registered, but very few posts relatively. This seems to be a topic that draws...
04-12-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,733
Posted By Sy Reene

Exactly. It's fairly meaningless. Just didn't...

Exactly. It's fairly meaningless. Just didn't want anyone getting the idea that 95psi is a good starting point for their 32mm tires IRL. I'm going to go out on a limb thinking that Flo conduct their...
04-12-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,733
Posted By Sy Reene

Another real interesting "real world" test. So...

Another real interesting "real world" test. So they found optimal rolling resistance in the real world to be 95psi for 32mm GP5Ks, huh?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,191
Posted By Sy Reene

Got it. Back to the OP.. Is this a 105 chain...

Got it.
Back to the OP.. Is this a 105 chain in the first place? I don't recognize the markings, but perhaps there's OEM versions that differ from retail packaged chains?

looking closely, his...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,191
Posted By Sy Reene

So, by "directional chain", the direction is just...

So, by "directional chain", the direction is just that letters are outside, not actually which direction the chain runs in?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,191
Posted By Sy Reene

hmm. which letters? See the photo I posted?

hmm. which letters? See the photo I posted?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,191
Posted By Sy Reene

Ok.. but which way is up? just curious

Ok.. but which way is up? just curious
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,191
Posted By Sy Reene

Did you consider just fixing with a quicklink? ...

Did you consider just fixing with a quicklink? Also, supposedly the 105 (601) chain is directional. I'm not sure exactly how one tells if the chain is installed in the right direction, but here's a...
04-11-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Sy Reene

Just to eliminate possibility, remove axle/skewer...

Just to eliminate possibility, remove axle/skewer and make sure they're greased
04-11-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,728
Posted By Sy Reene

5 Years later, thought I'd ask what current...

5 Years later, thought I'd ask what current thinking is on these insurance plans? One benefit unmentioned is liability coverage, which in theory could run quite a bit higher than any bike's value.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,394
Posted By Sy Reene

Looks like BigBike got the OP's links' post...

Looks like BigBike got the OP's links' post deleted. It's only fair since BigInternet has unfairly targeted CF. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By Sy Reene

At this price, this seems like a really nice...

At this price, this seems like a really nice alloy option:

https://www.merlincycles.com/deda-superzero-aero-alloy-road-handlebars-94403.html
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,394
Posted By Sy Reene

OTOH, the OP is talking about $1k CF complete...

OTOH, the OP is talking about $1k CF complete bike from AliExpress or China.. not sure I'd be so confident with this set of circumstances. However, I'd be more suspect of what group/components would...
04-09-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe helpful ascertaining replacement cost: ...

Maybe helpful ascertaining replacement cost:
https://mybikeshop.com/more/components/fork/rim-brake/?brand=106&search_query=&sort=featured&min_price=300&max_price=400&page=2
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By Sy Reene

What brand/model bars? just curious. Possible...

What brand/model bars? just curious.
Possible the shifter clamp was overtightened?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,308
Posted By Sy Reene

FWIW, just because a speed sensor works with a...

FWIW, just because a speed sensor works with a wheel-affixed magnet, does not exclude possibility of working with a Garmin or Wahoo. eg. below.
Wahoo Blue SC Sensor...
04-09-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Sy Reene

Hunt also has the 34mm deep Aero Wide Disc...

Hunt also has the 34mm deep Aero Wide Disc wheelset. Adds 60 grams but probably worth it. Also $70 more.

Someone mentioned Kinlin XR31s. This is doable I think here at comparable pricing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By Sy Reene

You'd think there'd be a business case for a...

You'd think there'd be a business case for a rental outfit to offer these -- probably would have to be pedal based.
OT, but back in my more involved digi photography days, I used to wish someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By Sy Reene

If any new owners of zeros could determine...

If any new owners of zeros could determine whether spindles are user replaceable, that would be great! :thumb:
04-08-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,733
Posted By Sy Reene

so you're thinking it's a downhill test hill?...

so you're thinking it's a downhill test hill? Starting from 0mph? Other tests of theirs are at other specific speeds though, eg. 18mph. How's that work?

Edit: nevermind, married the wrong graph to...
04-08-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,733
Posted By Sy Reene

Also, very possible I'm misreading this section...

Also, very possible I'm misreading this section below.. but isn't 9mph, well.. 9mph? ie. shouldn't the times all be pretty much the same?

Are Wider Tires Slower? Or Faster?

The answer is...
04-08-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,733
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't know. Did they test smooth tires on...

I don't know. Did they test smooth tires on smooth vs rough surfaces or knobby tires on rough surfaces? Or only Knobbie + Smooth roads. FWIW, their conclusions are about the same anyway as Silca's...
04-08-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,733
Posted By Sy Reene

Strange 'real world' testing IMO as regards tire...

Strange 'real world' testing IMO as regards tire pressure effects. They tested using knobbies on very smooth roads to draw conclusions?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By Sy Reene

Sure, Excel has them. However, did Wahoo not...

Sure, Excel has them.
However, did Wahoo not put instructions in their packaging, and/or you just assumed assembly was going to be identical to the previous product?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,351,683
Posted By Sy Reene

Very much so confidence inspiring. :D

Very much so confidence inspiring. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm happy if it means there's less likelihood of...

I'm happy if it means there's less likelihood of tubes being completely pushed out of the market, like we're seeing with rim brakes.
Non TL compatible wheels, from most anecdotal storytelling, are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Sy Reene

Happy hunting ...

Happy hunting
https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-components/bike-tires/road-bike-tires/c/E419/
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,808
Posted By Sy Reene

I found the tech specs link :-) Still couldn't...

I found the tech specs link :-) Still couldn't find the wheel depth listed for the Aeolus or the Paradigm Comp (the alloy wheelset referenced). Basically a 1600g vs 1800g wheelset difference if...
04-07-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 426
Posted By Sy Reene

Like most brands, they have a full lineup from...

Like most brands, they have a full lineup from less to more expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,808
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm not sure it's a good example, but an Ultegra...

I'm not sure it's a good example, but an Ultegra Domane SL6 with the $500 MSRP alloy wheelset (bike = $4100) vs Domane SL7 with Di2 Ultegra and the Aeolus Carbon wheels has an MSRP of $6500. ...
04-07-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 426
Posted By Sy Reene

Agree, but at the same time, I've wanted to try...

Agree, but at the same time, I've wanted to try the Northwave system, just not a lot of talk about their shoes out there. Maybe the only way to get a quasi-4-hole system for Speedplay in my size (US...
04-07-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Sy Reene

This would seem to advise that there's one width...

This would seem to advise that there's one width of tape that's the answer for everyone -- or at least, aren't all spoke holes pretty much the same diameter?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,808
Posted By Sy Reene

It's surprising in a way that there isn't more...

It's surprising in a way that there isn't more mixing and matching of parts/wheel kits, seeing as how the big brands are making and selling most of the parts, and the distributor could just ship in...
04-06-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 426
Posted By Sy Reene

Good luck with that. Never found a store yet...

Good luck with that. Never found a store yet with size 49s on the shelf.
04-06-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 426
Posted By Sy Reene

Not sure where you were shopping, but there's a...

Not sure where you were shopping, but there's a bunch of stuff. This is US; probably even more selection with the euro vendors

https://shop.mavic.com/en-us/road-and-triathlon/footwear/men.html
04-06-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 426
Posted By Sy Reene

Never thought about shoes as relates to the...

Never thought about shoes as relates to the pedals. So, Sidis, Giros, Northwaves, and Mavics.
04-06-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,597
Posted By Sy Reene

Anyone recall this thread, speaking of copper? ...

Anyone recall this thread, speaking of copper?
https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1065496-copper-leaf-orbea-orca.html
04-06-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,597
Posted By Sy Reene

Funny, had just been looking at the Allied ...

Funny, had just been looking at the Allied

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x1280/allied_5402_2_2048x_25ca41b98773ef35523c92eda62ef43d2dafeff8.jpg
04-06-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,333
Posted By Sy Reene

"Snack" sized ziplocs are a perfect fit, and...

"Snack" sized ziplocs are a perfect fit, and though phone is waterproof, worth using to keep the salt/corrosion at bay. Happy with the thumb print unlock too, as it works through the baggie, while I...
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