Bike Forums - Search Results

Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: smashndash
Showing results 1 to 50 of 963
Search took 0.23 seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 583
Posted By smashndash

Yes. I’m frequently ride on the knife’s edge and...

Yes. I’m frequently ride on the knife’s edge and recently crashed after switching from my race wheels (with vittoria corsas) to training wheels (beat up 4 year old turbo pros). I foolishly tried to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 25,934
Posted By smashndash

Stinner hand-makes some very beautiful bikes in...

Stinner hand-makes some very beautiful bikes in Santa Barbara.

Eliel is extremely popular in San Diego for their custom team kits. Made and managed locally.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 583
Posted By smashndash

I love this mainly because of the 27mm size. It...

I love this mainly because of the 27mm size. It measures about 30mm on a 25i rim, which is just about the perfect size for the ARs.

Does it bother anyone else that there is almost ZERO mention of...
08-05-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 333
Posted By smashndash

Yeah hanging bike racks are an absolute joke. I...

Yeah hanging bike racks are an absolute joke. I bought a 4 bike hanging hitch rack in college so I could transport 2 extra bikes for the team. My hitch couldn’t handle a 4 bike platform rack.

Even...
08-05-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By smashndash

Nahh you can have problems with square taper too....

Nahh you can have problems with square taper too. My crappy fixie made a spine-tingling CRACK every time I jumped on the pedals. Bad engineering knows no bounds.
08-05-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,016
Posted By smashndash

https://youtu.be/kNa2gZNqmT8 Please watch...

https://youtu.be/kNa2gZNqmT8

Please watch this video. It explains everything you need to know about why wider tires grip harder.
08-05-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By smashndash

I’ll throw in my 2c. I don’t think there’s...

I’ll throw in my 2c. I don’t think there’s anything fundamentally wrong with the DUB design. It’s possible that the crank wasn’t produced properly or that the frame wasn’t produced properly. If it’s...
08-05-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By smashndash

I hate to be a stick in the mud, but my 2017...

I hate to be a stick in the mud, but my 2017 allez sprint came with a praxis alba. 52/36. The shifting was incredibly bad. I literally could not get into the big ring if I was in the harder/smaller...
08-04-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,016
Posted By smashndash

Yeah the pressure is what determines the contact...

Yeah the pressure is what determines the contact patch size, but you can’t run a 23mm tire at 40psi.

But also... hoop stress, aka the “stiffness” of a tire and how much it’s able to conform to a...
08-04-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,016
Posted By smashndash

Sorry, but do you have a source to prove that a...

Sorry, but do you have a source to prove that a bigger contact patch does not result in more grip?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_load_sensitivity

There is TONS of evidence to suggest that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By smashndash

Yeah the Venge Pro was/is $8000 and had the same...

Yeah the Venge Pro was/is $8000 and had the same frame as the Sworks. I’ve also heard that the bigger sizes of Venge were lighter than the SL6, but don’t quote me on that. It would be hilarious if...
08-04-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By smashndash

“Evo Max integrated bottom bracket with sealed...

“Evo Max integrated bottom bracket with sealed bearingsFor use with spindles of 24mm diameter & Shimano Compatible“

Looks like Evo Max and Shimano should be interchangeable. Could you post a video...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By smashndash

https://www.thebikelist.co.uk/reviews/components-a...

https://www.thebikelist.co.uk/reviews/components-accessories/rotor-3df-3d30-compact-road-cranks-and-rotor-noq-round-chainrings-pro-compact-110mm-bcd/

Looks like you’ll need BSA 30.
...
08-02-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,016
Posted By smashndash

I don’t think Jan Heine predicts that WT pros are...

I don’t think Jan Heine predicts that WT pros are gonna be rockin 38s... ever. But it’s probably fair to say that most people who ride bikes do not compete. Thus, safety, comfort and versatility are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By smashndash

This is definitely the “sweetspot” for the SL7....

This is definitely the “sweetspot” for the SL7. But the conspiracy theorist in me says that part of the reason those $12k Sworks exist is to make a $7000 bike look like a good value... somehow.
...
08-01-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By smashndash

https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/shimano-105-br-...

https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/shimano-105-br-r7000-brake-calipers-117080.html

R7000 has separate front and rear brake calipers...

And by arm length I don’t mean pivot to pad. I mean pivot...
08-01-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By smashndash

Hm. Based on my crappy measurements, it seems...

Hm. Based on my crappy measurements, it seems like the front (R7000) caliper has 1/8” longer arms than the rear. The difference isn’t massive.

Also the rear isn’t more spongy. It’s less spongy. It...
08-01-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By smashndash

I believe shimano rim brakes are mismatched out...

I believe shimano rim brakes are mismatched out of the box. The rear caliper has less mechanical advantage than the front and is therefore harder to lock. I bet 70% of riders who have these brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,900
Posted By smashndash

You’ve heard of the Italian tune-up; now get...

You’ve heard of the Italian tune-up; now get ready for the American tune-up
08-01-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By smashndash

Pirelli Cinturato or Gravelking/Gravelking+ ...

Pirelli Cinturato or Gravelking/Gravelking+

https://planetcyclery.com/pirelli-cinturato-velo-tire-700x32c-folding-tubeless-ready-smartnet-silica-66tpi-black
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By smashndash

I don’t mean to get all philosophical on you, but...

I don’t mean to get all philosophical on you, but emotions are not irrational. They’re the most elementary form of rationality we have. You can have rational fears. The term “phobia” exists to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By smashndash

Agreed. You don’t want to learn to override your...

Agreed. You don’t want to learn to override your brain’s natural instinct to take it easy on the descents. I tried my absolute hardest to “unlearn” my fear of lean and kinda succeeded. It felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By smashndash

I’d actually say valve stem hole before spoke...

I’d actually say valve stem hole before spoke nipples. The seal between the nipples and rim is almost airtight in some cases. Some people have exploded rims on TL setups when their tape fails and air...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By smashndash

Pirelli releases two new TLR tires

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/pirelli-p-zero-race-tlr/

Pirelli now has 3 TLR road tires. The Cinturato, the Race and the Race SL.

The two new tires are ETRTO compliant, hookless compatible...
07-27-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,016
Posted By smashndash

Silca’s own tire pressure calculator suggests...

Silca’s own tire pressure calculator suggests 88psi for a 190lb system with 26mm tires, which is the setup for the test in the link you sent.

And that’s for maximum speed. Which is not always the...
07-26-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By smashndash

I used to run gators at 80-100 psi. I ran my P...

I used to run gators at 80-100 psi. I ran my P Zeros (same size) at 40
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By smashndash

Ah ok....

Ah ok. https://bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/Components/Hubs/Road-Hubs/Pure-R70-R240-Black-Hub-Set-311g.html

Seems reasonable. I'd argue that there isn't much to making a good cartridge hub these days...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By smashndash

“These wheels are built with top quality Sapim...

“These wheels are built with top quality Sapim Dlight 2.0/1.65mm black stainless butted spokes, and silver alloy nipples, laced to one of the best road hub sets that doesn't say Dura-Ace that we've...
07-24-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,016
Posted By smashndash

Yeah this a lot of hoopla over a fairly weak...

Yeah this a lot of hoopla over a fairly weak claim of “small changes in tire diameter do not measurably change rolling resistance on mostly smooth pavement as long as you use supple tires”.

People...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By smashndash

? Do you mean measured/real width? Because...

?

Do you mean measured/real width? Because I think the 28mm pro one addix probably measures closer to 30mm.

“Aerodynamically optimized for high volume tires (28-32mm)”
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,219
Posted By smashndash

“Can I ask a question?” ”Yes.”

“Can I ask a question?”

”Yes.”
07-19-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,902
Posted By smashndash

I would personally not advise death gripping the...

I would personally not advise death gripping the bars. It’s an easy way to lose all the skin on your knuckles (which, to be fair, might be preferable to breaking a bunch of bones). You could get some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,435
Posted By smashndash

Nah ofc that’s enough. Also I would not lump...

Nah ofc that’s enough. Also I would not lump “leaving chunks of wax on pulleys” and “dirty” together. Residue is not the same thing as grit. It’s not gonna accelerate wear or leave stains. Did you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 164,564
Posted By smashndash

I have 2 friends who bought them. Any questions?

I have 2 friends who bought them. Any questions?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,435
Posted By smashndash

I dip my chain in hot wax and use squirt to...

I dip my chain in hot wax and use squirt to refresh when I’m lazy (rarely). IME it’s slightly dirtier than molten speed wax - which is literally spotless - but nowhere even close to producing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,036
Posted By smashndash

Bingo. There was another thread:...

Bingo.

There was another thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1207670-help-me-out-bottom-brackets.html where I posted all the reasons why BB90 sucks. But that doesn’t mean PF standards...
07-17-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By smashndash

Try tipping the nose up a bit. The “scoop” will...

Try tipping the nose up a bit. The “scoop” will push you forward unless you are riding in an extremely aggressive position.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By smashndash

I have a 170mm 34/50 R7000 with new chainrings...

I have a 170mm 34/50 R7000 with new chainrings that I don’t need. PM me if you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By smashndash

I commend you for asking for info rather than...

I commend you for asking for info rather than pulling an opinion out of thin air.

BB90: a direct-fit BB standard. The bearings get pressed directly into the carbon frame shell. This opposed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 164,564
Posted By smashndash

Straight pull doesn’t allow any flexibility with...

Straight pull doesn’t allow any flexibility with lacing, so my wheelset was 2x both sides. I would recommend going 2x both sides. You get more torsional stiffness that way. Ie there are more spokes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By smashndash

I’d be careful and try it on before ordering. I...

I’d be careful and try it on before ordering. I wanted to see if I could wear a giro vanquish with glasses, but the visor sits too close to the face.
07-09-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,891
Posted By smashndash

I use MSW on Shimano chains. While the chain does...

I use MSW on Shimano chains. While the chain does not feel absolutely buttery smooth after maybe 50-100 miles, it’s far from unbearable after that. One time I think I rode 300 miles on the chain and...
07-08-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 991
Posted By smashndash

https://iamtraffic.org/engineering/crossing-double...

https://iamtraffic.org/engineering/crossing-double-yellow-line/

Good read. I think the point really needs to be driven home that crossing the double yellow is something that happens everywhere,...
07-08-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 991
Posted By smashndash

San Diego, especially north of Fiesta Island, is...

San Diego, especially north of Fiesta Island, is actually a fantastic place to ride. Most of it is newer development. Up here in the bay area, we have a lot of old mountain roads, though. A lot of...
07-08-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 991
Posted By smashndash

Well... considering that it is illegal for people...

Well... considering that it is illegal for people to cross the double yellow, and many people refuse to do it, people would have to line up behind me or I would constantly have to pull over and let...
07-08-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 991
Posted By smashndash

Ah shoot. Thanks. That really sucks. I guess that...

Ah shoot. Thanks. That really sucks. I guess that explains it.

Looks like the “Three feet for safety act” got gutted and passed as VC 21760.
...
07-08-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 991
Posted By smashndash

Is it legal to cross the double yellow in California, USA?

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB1464

The 3 feet bill seems to explicitly allow it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,042
Posted By smashndash

I have the Evade as well. It’s definitely...

I have the Evade as well. It’s definitely designed for more narrow, oblong heads. A medium is juuuust barely too narrow for me and a large fits, but I can fit my fist between the foam shell and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 164,564
Posted By smashndash

Curious to know how those pads feel. I think a...

Curious to know how those pads feel. I think a lot of us skipped them and went straight to something more well known.
07-07-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By smashndash

I’m not sold. There doesn’t seem to be anything...

I’m not sold. There doesn’t seem to be anything unique about these wheels.

$1800 for somewhat generic rims laced to DT 350 hubs? If you believe yourself likely to demolish your rims, then I could...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 963
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.