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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By noodle soup

More likely he's putting his bike on a stand,...

More likely he's putting his bike on a stand, spinning the wheels, and timing how long it takes them to stop spinning. This "test" means very little.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By noodle soup

Just keep riding them, and theyíll loosen up.

Just keep riding them, and theyíll loosen up.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 79,608
Posted By noodle soup

But I'm faster/more aero.:rolleyes:

But I'm faster/more aero.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 79,608
Posted By noodle soup

I went with the AR56 because of the 23mm ID. With...

I went with the AR56 because of the 23mm ID. With 30mm Schwalbe G-One Speed tires, the ride is fast and smoooooth.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 79,608
Posted By noodle soup

CF and aluminum don't play well together. If you...

CF and aluminum don't play well together. If you don't believe me, ask Psimet2001
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,194
Posted By noodle soup

Actually I did have one tire go flat. The...

Actually I did have one tire go flat.

The crap LB tape peeled up enough to cause a slow leak.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 79,608
Posted By noodle soup

Unless you crash or shift your rear derailleur...

Unless you crash or shift your rear derailleur into the spokes, spoke damage is pretty rare on road wheels.

BTW, do not use alloy nipples on carbon wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,194
Posted By noodle soup

+1. I used to get 10-12 punctures per year from...

+1. I used to get 10-12 punctures per year from thorns(every thing that grows in Phoenix has thorns), but so far this year I've been flat free for 9890 miles,

Tires are a little more expensive,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,530
Posted By noodle soup

bring your saddle and pedals, but leave the...

bring your saddle and pedals, but leave the wheels at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,126
Posted By noodle soup

That's only 2300 miles. That's not much for a...

That's only 2300 miles. That's not much for a front tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 09:10 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,407
Posted By noodle soup

It's true that hose damage is more likely on...

It's true that hose damage is more likely on mountain bikes, but it's not really a huge problem there either. Rear derailleur cable housing is the most common to be damaged.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By noodle soup

I looked into this in the Spring of 2018, so I...

I looked into this in the Spring of 2018, so I don't remember where I found the information, but you want the hoses to match the lever.

The newer levers use the smaller ID hoses, so you'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,407
Posted By noodle soup

At over the $300 level, it's all disc brakes on...

At over the $300 level, it's all disc brakes on mountain bikes
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,407
Posted By noodle soup

It's a fact whether you believe it or not. Rim...

It's a fact whether you believe it or not. Rim brakes are going the way of the Dodo
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,407
Posted By noodle soup

+1 Brakes are for fakes.

+1

Brakes are for fakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,028
Posted By noodle soup

some people here actually believe this. They...

some people here actually believe this.

They can't spin along at 110 rpms, but think they can push a huge gear.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,028
Posted By noodle soup

Some people here talk about 110 being a high...

Some people here talk about 110 being a high cadence, but itís really no big deal.

spend some time in the Rockies on a FG bike, and youíll learn how to spin a high cadence.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,028
Posted By noodle soup

110 is a reasonably comfortable high cadence. In...

110 is a reasonably comfortable high cadence. In a real sprint, it can go well over 125.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,028
Posted By noodle soup

50x12 takes me near 40mph. I'm not strong enough...

50x12 takes me near 40mph. I'm not strong enough for anything more on flatland.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 11:50 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By noodle soup

I have the CF version of those bars, and love the...

I have the CF version of those bars, and love the shape.

The tops sweep back slightly, and are a little flatter shaped.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48782868602_d2bba695f7_o.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,728
Posted By noodle soup

The guy that made the video is wanker. He knows...

The guy that made the video is wanker. He knows what heís talking about, but heís marketing a product that he created, to help prevent an issue that isnít really an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,028
Posted By noodle soup

It wonít change a thing.

It wonít change a thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,028
Posted By noodle soup

My top speed PR is in the mid 50s, so gearing...

My top speed PR is in the mid 50s, so gearing isn't going to change that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,028
Posted By noodle soup

At a cadence of 90, a 53x11 is 33.9 mph. A 52x11...

At a cadence of 90, a 53x11 is 33.9 mph. A 52x11 is 33.3 mph.

Not much of a difference in speed, but a huge difference in cost.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,028
Posted By noodle soup

they're a lot more expensive than a 39t ring.

they're a lot more expensive than a 39t ring.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,170
Posted By noodle soup

+1 He's considered a fool here in the US as...

+1

He's considered a fool here in the US as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,028
Posted By noodle soup

That's some weak reasoning right there. Why spend...

That's some weak reasoning right there. Why spend a bunch of coin on a complete crankset, when all he needs to do is swap out the small chainring?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,028
Posted By noodle soup

+1 I donít understand why he suggested a...

+1

I donít understand why he suggested a needless crankset swap.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,343
Posted By noodle soup

Kimmo, it's not a trick really, but it's great to...

Kimmo, it's not a trick really, but it's great to date a woman that really appreciates riding top notch equipment. It can get expensive, but it's only money.

Money is worthless if you never spend...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,647
Posted By noodle soup

Aesthetically they are similar If you...

Aesthetically they are similar



If you believe that DA and Ultegra are the same, keep buying Ultegra.

You'll never know the difference, as long as you don't mind waiting for the tech to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,814
Posted By noodle soup

With old sharp-edged vee shaped hoops, handling...

With old sharp-edged vee shaped hoops, handling was greatly effected by crosswinds. The modern rounded edge vee and U-shaped wheels are far better handling in windy conditions
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,814
Posted By noodle soup

56mm deep front and rear Light Bicycle wheels ...

56mm deep front and rear Light Bicycle wheels

https://live.staticflickr.com/7844/32540646637_9e6df235ee_o.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,977
Posted By noodle soup

High end steel, titanium, and carbon fiber...

High end steel, titanium, and carbon fiber framesets are all pricey.

Low end steel is heavy

Low end Ti is usually a little flexy

Low end CF is a really good value, because it's lighter than...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 131,045
Posted By noodle soup

I love my old Telekom jersey. ...

I love my old Telekom jersey.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48723071362_14cbc4526b_o.jpg

my new Oakleys match perfect.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48722917811_bb69143fb7_o.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 131,045
Posted By noodle soup

This thread s not about cycling, but you are...

This thread s not about cycling, but you are allowed to talk about it here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 131,045
Posted By noodle soup

tonight's dinner ...

tonight's dinner

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48719279778_4ecab26b71_o.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,890
Posted By noodle soup

that's a beauty. If that was mine, I'd...

that's a beauty.

If that was mine, I'd search the ends of the earth for 11 speed Campagnolo silver components.

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/campagnolo-athena-silver-11-speed-double-groupset/...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,647
Posted By noodle soup

I don't think you offended anyone. I can't...

I don't think you offended anyone.

I can't afford to drive a Ferrari, but I can afford Dura Ace Di2.

If I could afford a Ferrari, I'd probably drive a Toyota, and have an insane collection of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,647
Posted By noodle soup

Thatís correct, and I suspect that no one here...

Thatís correct, and I suspect that no one here knows the profit margins of the big 3 component manufacturers.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,300
Posted By noodle soup

Low profile disc specific XC 29er hoops can be...

Low profile disc specific XC 29er hoops can be very lightweight.

The Stan’s hoops I was looking at are 22mm wide internal, and weigh 380g.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By noodle soup

I didn't bring it up. I just explained what his...

I didn't bring it up. I just explained what his comment was about.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By noodle soup

Ask the guy that made the comment.

Ask the guy that made the comment.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By noodle soup

He's referring to the massive stack of spacers,...

He's referring to the massive stack of spacers, and the upright stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,647
Posted By noodle soup

As an example, a few weeks ago a kid bought a...

As an example, a few weeks ago a kid bought a $300 GT mountain bike with disc brakes, His front wheel got taco-ed in a wreck, and he needed to replace the wheel.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,647
Posted By noodle soup

At the retail level, the profit margin is much...

At the retail level, the profit margin is much smaller on high-end bikes and components.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,300
Posted By noodle soup

For the guy that resurrected the thread, some...

For the guy that resurrected the thread, some narrowish aluminum 29er rims(built up with road disc hubs) would work well if he's not worried about aerodynamics.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,647
Posted By noodle soup

That's not at all what I'm saying. I'm...

That's not at all what I'm saying.

I'm saying that the money for R & D comes from the sales of all Shimano cycling products, not just Dura Ace.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,300
Posted By noodle soup

The person that resurrected the thread has disc...

The person that resurrected the thread has disc brakes, so braking performance of aluminum vs carbon fiber is irrelevant.
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