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Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By Kimmo

Starting at the stem end is neater. It's no...

Starting at the stem end is neater. It's no problem at all if you use tape that is made of a couple of layers; the outside layer usually stretches less than the foam, so when you pull it tight enough...
11-10-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Kimmo

Carbon is better when loads are mostly in a...

Carbon is better when loads are mostly in a particular direction or two. Components like stems and cranks experience loads in pretty much every direction, so the advantage of carbon concerning those...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,064
Posted By Kimmo

+1 Tiagra; the only nasty thing about it is the...

+1 Tiagra; the only nasty thing about it is the boat anchor crankset. It's otherwise pretty nice, while I'd say its quite a stretch to describe Sora or Claris as pretty nice. IMO Tiagra is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,246
Posted By Kimmo

That is one really cool mural. Maybe choose...

That is one really cool mural.

Maybe choose a different background if you want us to see your bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,776
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, 10:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,073
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, 07:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,922
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
09-25-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,525
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, 03:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,525
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
09-23-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,172
Posted By Kimmo

Zombie alert

Zombie alert
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,889
Posted By Kimmo

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

Best outro of any song, ever (on the studio version).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,525
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, Ultegra is pretty much the slightly...

Yeah, Ultegra is pretty much the slightly aspirational sweet spot in bang for buck, while Dura-Ace is just decadence.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Kimmo

When I don't have replacement HS cartridges...

When I don't have replacement HS cartridges available, I just whip em out, run some solvent through and work em a bit, which usually removes most of the grittiness. Relube with some heavy chain oil,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,052
Posted By Kimmo

Suck it and see. If not, get one of those wolf...

Suck it and see. If not, get one of those wolf tooth things.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,860
Posted By Kimmo

Aside from the materials and processes involved,...

Aside from the materials and processes involved, the top-tier groups pay for most of the R&D that trickles down to the lower groups, I'd imagine. Early adopter tax.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 89,870
Posted By Kimmo

It's well in the range of placebo. How compliant...

It's well in the range of placebo. How compliant can a wheel be, if it isn't falling apart? Get the softest wheel you can find, push down on the rim as hard as you can, and then halve the miniscule...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 89,870
Posted By Kimmo

... you might forget that you need at least a 3:1...

... you might forget that you need at least a 3:1 ratio for something to be aero.
09-05-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kimmo

If you want to learn about working on bikes from...

If you want to learn about working on bikes from scratch, the Sheldon and Park Tools links in my tag are a good place to start. There's also a couple of lists of bike coops.

I think you need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, textured brake tracks are going to make...

Yep, textured brake tracks are going to make sound.

My Caden carbons have no texture, and the braking is incredible. Seems texture isn't necessary if the pad compound and brake track composition...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,026
Posted By Kimmo

Interesting thing about Biopace, it's the other...

Interesting thing about Biopace, it's the other way round from most rings. IIRC Shimano had some reason about the momentum of the rider's knees or something. Somebody did a study I read, that non...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,077
Posted By Kimmo

Who put a stop to broken axles, came up with...

Who put a stop to broken axles, came up with proper cog and ring profiling to allow indexed shifting to work, invented dual-pivot sidepulls and the brifter, was the first with hollow forgings, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,077
Posted By Kimmo

...Aaand there's another three pages, folks

...Aaand there's another three pages, folks
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,808
Posted By Kimmo

Could still be that, particularly if there isn't...

Could still be that, particularly if there isn't enough grease on the post.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 25,618
Posted By Kimmo

Persistent squealing can be a time sink like...

Persistent squealing can be a time sink like chasing creaks, and the nature of hydraulic systems mean there's potential for occasional time-burning difficulties, the like of which only happen on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,077
Posted By Kimmo

I haven't noticed any noobs posting a thread to...

I haven't noticed any noobs posting a thread to ask about their bike being told pics or GTFO, have you?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,077
Posted By Kimmo

Folks like to talk about frame material like it's...

Folks like to talk about frame material like it's the only thing that matters, but the design is more important. Competent engineering utilises a material's strengths to deliver the desired...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 25,618
Posted By Kimmo

The thing about discs, is that the tyre has so...

The thing about discs, is that the tyre has so much leverage over the disc, the caliper needs to clamp hard as buggery. Which gives you the performance in the wet; at that pressure the water is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 25,618
Posted By Kimmo

I'm surprised there are people trying to say...

I'm surprised there are people trying to say discs are easier to maintain or it's on par...

IME, it's extremely rare to find a problem in a rim brake system that's hard to solve, and there's no...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By Kimmo

Folks who run red lights?

Folks who run red lights?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By Kimmo

What you need is nuts that don't use a socket. ...

What you need is nuts that don't use a socket.

Like what you find on V-brake pads. I think M5 would be the right thread, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,612
Posted By Kimmo

If I'm leaving my bike outside, often I'll shift...

If I'm leaving my bike outside, often I'll shift it into top gear, without following through, so if anyone jumps on it, they'll have to contend with a crunchy mess that rapidly gets to 4:1 if it...
08-10-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,763
Posted By Kimmo

I'm pretty sure there's no way that bluing...

I'm pretty sure there's no way that bluing happened inside the hub, unless the wheels have somehow been spun up to like 50,000rpm.
08-09-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Kimmo

Ye gods, no. Not unless you're prepared to...

Ye gods, no. Not unless you're prepared to prioritise puncture resistance ahead of comfort, grip, rolling resistance and acceleration.
08-09-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,763
Posted By Kimmo

That's not the only thing that leads to blue...

That's not the only thing that leads to blue balls...

/runs
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By Kimmo

Make sure you have nice tyres first, and light...

Make sure you have nice tyres first, and light tubes.

A wheelset upgrade would be noticeable, depending on how light you go. Your Tiagra groupset is actually pretty decent, except for the crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kimmo

You've gotta try 3T Aeronova. Or if the price of...

You've gotta try 3T Aeronova. Or if the price of entry is too high, Toseek do a copy for pocket change.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Kimmo

It's probably alright. But that 9000 crank...

It's probably alright.

But that 9000 crank grew on me quite a bit. Looks miles better than every other four arm job.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 83,648
Posted By Kimmo

+1 the two posts above me, except ditch the fork...

+1 the two posts above me, except ditch the fork for a threadless one. Mad bike like that needs a hard to find fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,848
Posted By Kimmo

I think the prestige of this frame is that you've...

I think the prestige of this frame is that you've obviously paid someone a lot of money to spend a lot of time to polish the stainless.

Ever tried to polish SS, let alone in the shape of a bike...
08-03-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,091
Posted By Kimmo

One thing that can prevent an otherwise good...

One thing that can prevent an otherwise good headset from keeping adjustment is if the adjustable cup's threads are a sloppy fit on the steerer's threads. You can lock the locknut against it, but any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, BITD, I would rotate my bars up and mount...

Yeah, BITD, I would rotate my bars up and mount my levers lower to acheive this. IMO the ruler rule was more about having a reference point to easily get it symmetrical.

So I tighten up a lever...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Kimmo

When replacing drive-side spokes on low-spoke...

When replacing drive-side spokes on low-spoke wheels, it can be helpful to apply side load to the wheel adjacent to the spoke in question when tensioning it. Overtighten a tad, and true as you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,661
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, realised I had my threads mixed up as soon...

Yeah, realised I had my threads mixed up as soon as I clicked out : /
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,926
Posted By Kimmo

Oh yeah, those are like a totally old-school...

Oh yeah, those are like a totally old-school profile, aren't they.

Stiffness to weight, that's their forte, I'm led to believe
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,153
Posted By Kimmo

Hah, that was a classic. The sound of sanity...

Hah, that was a classic. The sound of sanity going on holiday...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,629
Posted By Kimmo

Kids these days. ...Are responding to the...

Kids these days.

...Are responding to the world we've created for them...
07-30-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,652
Posted By Kimmo

Woo-hoo! :ride: ...Hey wow - not only has...

Woo-hoo! :ride:

...Hey wow - not only has this been fixed, but in the list of quote notifications, all the ones where I quoted someone have been retrospectively nuked! Nice one.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,153
Posted By Kimmo

Sadly, the general situation is that you can make...

Sadly, the general situation is that you can make money, or you can make sense.

But of course, there are vast swathes of well-indoctrinated drones, thinking just what billionaires want them to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By Kimmo

Bill Hicks had a similar theory... ...

Bill Hicks had a similar theory...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgzQuE1pR1w
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,629
Posted By Kimmo

Darn tootin. The biggest thieves have their names...

Darn tootin. The biggest thieves have their names on the buildings.

But of course, most peeps will get far more riled up over whatever scapegoats the billionaires tell them about this week...
...
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