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Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,514
Posted By Kimmo

Lol, quite the straw man there; what sort of...

Lol, quite the straw man there; what sort of moron would claim that? Campy hubs are sweet AF inside, everyone knows that. The junk hubs are the ones with radial contact axle bearings, no way to set...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,256
Posted By Kimmo

That's great when the crank is at nine o'clock....

That's great when the crank is at nine o'clock. But when it's at like four o'clock, the nice gap you used to have with a three piece crank is gone with an external bearing crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,514
Posted By Kimmo

Nothing wrong with electric motor bearings in...

Nothing wrong with electric motor bearings in electric motors. There's something wrong with using them for a totally different application, though. Cartridge bearing hubs that employ angular contact...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By Kimmo

A few years ago I scored a pretty mint 7800 bike...

A few years ago I scored a pretty mint 7800 bike for AU$600, had about a year's wear on it. Nasty scar on the left crank arm I had to polish out, but cleaned and fully overhauled, I got $560 for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kimmo

Further to Maelochs 's long and detailed post...

Further to Maelochs 's long and detailed post about the biomechanics of road bikes, the bars offer a huge variety of hand positions, allowing you to fine tune your position according to varying...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,256
Posted By Kimmo

My ideal BB would be 68mm T47. Threaded, and...

My ideal BB would be 68mm T47. Threaded, and it'll take a BB30 crank.

Remember heel clearance?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By Kimmo

Disgust is more apt than fear.

Disgust is more apt than fear.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Kimmo

What, this shibboleth still has legs? If...

What, this shibboleth still has legs?

If you're rocking a lot of drop, it's fine to point the nose down a tad. Pros do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,343
Posted By Kimmo

Ultegra is gonna have almost as good durability;...

Ultegra is gonna have almost as good durability; most of the improvements Dura-Ace has over Ultegra are for weight. Exceptions include the chain, a ball bearing in the jockey wheel, thrust bearings...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,514
Posted By Kimmo

Hm. What sort of spoke count are we talking on...

Hm. What sort of spoke count are we talking on these wheels with the failing spokes?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,191
Posted By Kimmo

It's not just that, it's having testosterone in...

It's not just that, it's having testosterone in your system. I saw a doco about a M2F mechanic who suddenly struggled to fit a gearbox after hormone therapy.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,514
Posted By Kimmo

How many ks do you do in a year? What brands are...

How many ks do you do in a year? What brands are we talking? What do you weigh? How rough are are your roads?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,514
Posted By Kimmo

IMO breaking spokes is a thing that shouldn't...

IMO breaking spokes is a thing that shouldn't happen on a decent modern wheel, unless you crash it or there's a flaw in the spoke.

Modern and decent means straight pull and low spoke count, ie...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By Kimmo

+1. I always word folks up about the...

+1.

I always word folks up about the dodginess and ridiculous weight, and tell them to use it to figure out what angle fixed stem they want and ditch it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,343
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, syncro is pretty damn sweet, not to mention...

Yeah, syncro is pretty damn sweet, not to mention being able to make any button do whatever.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,343
Posted By Kimmo

I'd say the answer to this question depends...

I'd say the answer to this question depends whether you're a sensible person, or just a little bit nuts for bikes, and want to feel that state of the art drivetrain through the tactile nerve of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,343
Posted By Kimmo

I stopped reading a few posts back, but I gather...

I stopped reading a few posts back, but I gather we've got some crossed wires here.

OP, your question is totally fair enough from a noob's perspective, but it's also exactly the sort of post that...
03-13-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Kimmo

What a nasty bodge. I've used aluminium tape, and...

What a nasty bodge. I've used aluminium tape, and even sellotape in a pinch, to great effect on headsets. The sellotape has to be on pretty tight, and oversized just enough to be compacted without...
03-13-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,727
Posted By Kimmo

The thing that stands out to me about this thread...

The thing that stands out to me about this thread is that nobody's pointed out that 10s wheels are stronger than 11s wheels, something I'd consider quite relevant to loaded touring...


Yeah nah,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Kimmo

Huh! Come to think of it, why wouldn't a tyre...

Huh! Come to think of it, why wouldn't a tyre casing embody a compromise between forward and reverse rolling resistance? Nice catch!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 124,881
Posted By Kimmo

Kinda skookum, I guess... Needs a more...

Kinda skookum, I guess... Needs a more period-looking seatpost.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Kimmo

Given the shape of the hoods will be different (I...

Given the shape of the hoods will be different (I guess?), you may well want to set them on a different angle anyway. I would be slightly surprised if the cable routing was identical after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Kimmo

I read that if you have GP4000s, if you mount the...

I read that if you have GP4000s, if you mount the front one backwards it's good for a poofteenth of a bee's dick of aero.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By Kimmo

The foldable wheel is definitely quite amazingly...

The foldable wheel is definitely quite amazingly stupid. The handlebars are pretty dumb too. The rest seem fair enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Kimmo

Stickerbomb it

Stickerbomb it
02-15-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,051
Posted By Kimmo

But not everybody gets busted. Although we can't...

But not everybody gets busted. Although we can't talk about that aspect here, because that's political, and somehow having this discussion while omitting the most salient detail isn't.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Kimmo

Meh. There's a slight difference in optimum cable...

Meh. There's a slight difference in optimum cable pull for these compared to previous calipers IIRC, but it doesn't amount to much.

My front brake is one of these, works great off a Red lever.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,462
Posted By Kimmo

Oh yeah, that can sometimes make the difference,...

Oh yeah, that can sometimes make the difference, but it often doesn't help much.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,462
Posted By Kimmo

Well actually... the long arm FD introduced with...

Well actually... the long arm FD introduced with 11s can be problematic when the cable comes from a spot too close to the drive side. I had one customer bring in a bike that had a housing stop on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 124,881
Posted By Kimmo

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 124,881
Posted By Kimmo

Aero bikes are aero because they have aero...

Aero bikes are aero because they have aero features, not because they have a decal that says 'aero'.

I'm surprised to learn that the hassle and expense of full aero cabling is now thrown in just...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 124,881
Posted By Kimmo

Um, cause the dude called it a gravel bike, and...

Um, cause the dude called it a gravel bike, and it's got fully hidden cables and dropped seatstays?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,614
Posted By Kimmo

Deep tubulars can be pretty light. My Caden...

Deep tubulars can be pretty light. My Caden Decadence 50mm rims are supposed to be 310g.

So the point of tubular is deep with no weight compromise.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 124,881
Posted By Kimmo

Aero gravel bikes are a thing now? Okay

Aero gravel bikes are a thing now? Okay
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Kimmo

You can build a perfectly good bike from wood, if...

You can build a perfectly good bike from wood, if it's engineered right... it'll just be heavy, that's all.

Hmm... or maybe not... from wiki: [h4]Chemically densified woodEdit...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,255
Posted By Kimmo

I'd say cyclist hate comes from pretty much the...

I'd say cyclist hate comes from pretty much the same place as vegan hate. The mere existence of such a class of people does folks' heads in, because it's showing them up, which they refuse to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Kimmo

Triples > compact doubles. The only downside...

Triples > compact doubles.

The only downside is trying to find middle rings with the ramps and pins for the granny ring. I wonder if BBB has something...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Kimmo

Or anyone who wants some control over the bike...

Or anyone who wants some control over the bike when they take a hand off the bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Kimmo

If it was me, I'd put Ergos on it and a Shiftmate...

If it was me, I'd put Ergos on it and a Shiftmate to translate Italian to Japanese for the rear derailer.

Keep the triple, IMO.
02-02-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By Kimmo

Crank starting to fail?

Crank starting to fail?
02-02-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,547
Posted By Kimmo

What a braindead vandal! What sort of moron...

What a braindead vandal!

What sort of moron can't tell an old beater from a vintage weapon rocking Dura-Ace, with the mad AX pedals and crank, no less.

Not that doing that to an old beater is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 124,881
Posted By Kimmo

Really? I have a pretty mint 120mm 17 degree one...

Really? I have a pretty mint 120mm 17 degree one in black...

Start the bidding!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,544
Posted By Kimmo

Surely everyone can agree that as speeds...

Surely everyone can agree that as speeds increase, you want a smaller percentage jump, to deal with exponential aero drag. Hence 3t, 2t, 2t, 1t, 1t, 1t jumps, right?

Yet I'm still waiting for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 124,881
Posted By Kimmo

Every threadless adapter I've seen is a horrible...

Every threadless adapter I've seen is a horrible piece of ****, except for joejack951 's magnificent effort which deletes the locknut by including the headset, so you'd swear it was threadless unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 124,881
Posted By Kimmo

+1 all that

+1 all that
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By Kimmo

Anyone have any opinion of the CR1? I picked out...

Anyone have any opinion of the CR1? I picked out a 2013 Premium for a mate to buy.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,544
Posted By Kimmo

Signed, of course. Pff, no 20 or even 18 to be...

Signed, of course. Pff, no 20 or even 18 to be had.

11-29... Tell me there's a 16 in that.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 124,881
Posted By Kimmo

I reckon a 90 degree stem would look great on the...

I reckon a 90 degree stem would look great on the straight bladed fork (provided you could find a nice enough one that looks right). IMO the stem adapter is the missing piece of this mad update to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 124,881
Posted By Kimmo

Hot AF, but IMO the stem and post both need to be...

Hot AF, but IMO the stem and post both need to be silver or black.

But more importantly, this bike is crying out for that awesome threaded to threadless quill/headset unit one of our members came...
01-25-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, check RD condition and hanger alignment....

Yep, check RD condition and hanger alignment. Also check the cable.
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