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09-17-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 459
Posted By Kimmo

The cranks are married to that spindle length and...

The cranks are married to that spindle length and offset. Change either and the cranks aren't in the same place.
09-17-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 371
Posted By Kimmo

If you consider 'obviously undercooked' a...

If you consider 'obviously undercooked' a desirable aesthetic, sure.

This system was conceived in steel, remember. Ally quill stems are all flexy, unless you're talking 1.125 MTB, and 1" bars are...
09-17-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, joejack951 's super-nifty conversion unit is...

Yep, joejack951 's super-nifty conversion unit is the ultimate. Nails it.
09-17-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 459
Posted By Kimmo

Synonym for axle.

Synonym for axle.
09-17-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By Kimmo

The only Shimano 11s cassette that will fit is...

The only Shimano 11s cassette that will fit is 11-34. There are probably other options with aftermarket brands. 11s cassettes generally require a longer cassette body, but some overhang the end of...
09-17-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Kimmo

The main difference between using a SRAM crank...

The main difference between using a SRAM crank and a Shimano crank as far as the BB is concerned is that the SRAM setup employs a stepped shim in the left bearing; punch that out of an old GXP BB and...
09-17-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,521
Posted By Kimmo

My feeling is that, like wheel bearings, any drag...

My feeling is that, like wheel bearings, any drag you can feel by hand is magnified compared to how it affects the operation of the part in situ; the leverage makes it a tiny fraction of the force...
09-17-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 371
Posted By Kimmo

Ah, quill stems with ye olde single-bolt bar...

Ah, quill stems with ye olde single-bolt bar clamp are a pretty good reason not to be into vintage... swapping a stem can take more than 45 minutes instead of less than five.

I reckon if you're...
09-17-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By Kimmo

Cheap Chinese stuff can be mad bang for buck, but...

Cheap Chinese stuff can be mad bang for buck, but it's more or less dicey.

If you want to avoid all diceyness and be sure you've got world-class quality for a good price, just go with the biggest...
09-17-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 459
Posted By Kimmo

There's a good chance you won't be able to make...

There's a good chance you won't be able to make the cranks sit exactly where they should be with any available cartridge BB, but you should be able to get close enough.
09-17-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Kimmo

Dude takes his MacLaren to a frame repair shop

Some of you might have seen this Tavarish bloke's antics before... he's certainly not the sharpest tool in the shed, but somehow he has the wherewithal to get hold of busted supercars and do a more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Kimmo

Steel went away as the dominant material for...

Steel went away as the dominant material for performance bikes, because it went away as the dominant material for performance. The TCR made a pretty compelling case back in the day that it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,026
Posted By Kimmo

Where does all this SRAM hate come from? Is it...

Where does all this SRAM hate come from? Is it the nasty shift feel? Because aside from this inherent drawback of their escapement, the gear I've seen and used has appeared to be pretty good stuff,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Kimmo

What about the fact that steel was still getting...

What about the fact that steel was still getting better when carbon made it go away?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Kimmo

12s chain (except AXS) fits on 11s cogs though,...

12s chain (except AXS) fits on 11s cogs though, right?

Starting to get behind the times over here
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,496
Posted By Kimmo

Consider all the angles on all the handgrips on...

Consider all the angles on all the handgrips on all the bikes you've seen. Road bikes are the odd one out. Your thumbs prefer to point inwards than forwards.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,496
Posted By Kimmo

I've done this for as long as I've been on drop...

I've done this for as long as I've been on drop bars, since the early 90s. In that decade, some goose in a bike shop had the temerity to start reefing on my levers out of the blue when he assumed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,026
Posted By Kimmo

I've got a sub 6.5kg bike with aero tubulars, and...

I've got a sub 6.5kg bike with aero tubulars, and sure, it feels like a total weapon. But in reality it's not that much faster than your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Kimmo

Pop over to the bicycle mechanics subforum....

Pop over to the bicycle mechanics subforum. Crusty old geezers over there will regale you with decades' worth of square-taper lore.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Kimmo

All good here, mate... Although Melbourne's in...

All good here, mate... Although Melbourne's in stage four lockdown, we're still doing pretty alright compared to a lot of places. The so-called 'economy' is getting smashed though...

​​​​​​​How...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By Kimmo

Get rid of those, and when you put something more...

Get rid of those, and when you put something more special on, use light tyres.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 992
Posted By Kimmo

I don't really have a favourite, but I do have a...

I don't really have a favourite, but I do have a bunch of criteria for what makes bar tape good...

These days most tapes have a good adhesive; tacky gel stuff instead of stupid double-sided tape,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Kimmo

How deep are the RS81s? I'm guessing they're the...

How deep are the RS81s? I'm guessing they're the C25 version. You can get em deeper, you know. Up to 60mm, IIRC.

Again, if you're stuck with old-school width, these Shimano wheels with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,815
Posted By Kimmo

It's possible to mix components in a way that...

It's possible to mix components in a way that makes the bike far cooler, but the key is there has to be a good reason for it. Extra bonus cool points if fettling (not kludging) was required.

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Kimmo

Given your clearance is already minimal, I'd...

Given your clearance is already minimal, I'd stick with the Shimanos.

Their narrow width is about the only thing that counts against them, and they're excellent in almost every other way except I...
Forum: Foo
07-03-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,230
Posted By Kimmo

Attachment is the cause of all suffering.

Attachment is the cause of all suffering.
Forum: Foo
07-03-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,230
Posted By Kimmo

Well, that's just something people like to say. ...

Well, that's just something people like to say.

In fact, the evidence all points the other way. I could spit out a copuple of essays from different angles, each with a rock-solid chain of...
Forum: Foo
06-28-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,644
Posted By Kimmo

Shock doctrine is in force; it's just another...

Shock doctrine is in force; it's just another sprinkle in a deluge of scandal.
Forum: Foo
06-28-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,230
Posted By Kimmo

Lots of folks in my country like to thrash the...

Lots of folks in my country like to thrash the hell out of their credit cards... I think we might have the highest private debt ratio in the world. Bunch of shallow wankers, sucked into grasping...
Forum: Foo
06-28-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Kimmo

So, you like my post? I don't see your name under...

So, you like my post? I don't see your name under it 😜
Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 373,187
Posted By Kimmo

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/nmupqoi_bc092c59437021bf920d6103429f792a527fe0e2.jpg
Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,754
Posted By Kimmo

Well, you could argue only the latter category...

Well, you could argue only the latter category exists, but given the mind-melting number of us, I'd say that's unlikely.
Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,644
Posted By Kimmo

Lolwut ...

Lolwut

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Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,754
Posted By Kimmo

https://youtu.be/XDhds9hfRTw

https://youtu.be/XDhds9hfRTw
Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,754
Posted By Kimmo

Almost everyone. There's a few perverts who don't

Almost everyone. There's a few perverts who don't
Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By Kimmo

Pro tip: almost certainly, nobody here gives a...

Pro tip: almost certainly, nobody here gives a rat's arse what you find attractive. And banging on about it at the drop of a hat ain't a great look
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Kimmo

Gee, doesn't socialism suck, huh? ...

Gee, doesn't socialism suck, huh?

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That's the point! I sure wasn't put on this...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By Kimmo

I dunno... seems like a bit of a reach, compared...

I dunno... seems like a bit of a reach, compared to the possibility it was all about cardio...

But then, as someone kinda on the spectrum, I'm clueless about manipulating women.
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By Kimmo

Hm, missed the sexism. Not to say there isn't...

Hm, missed the sexism. Not to say there isn't any, of course... too subtle for me though.

That song is kinda yuck. Is it the song?
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By Kimmo

NFI. Link?

NFI. Link?
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,754
Posted By Kimmo

It's got me beat how a bunch of folks in this...

It's got me beat how a bunch of folks in this thread seem to have the impression that this turkey put the wind up me.

Didn't happen for a nanosecond. I just found the brass balls on this moron...
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,549
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, no external storage is a dealbreaker for me...

Yeah, no external storage is a dealbreaker for me - if the phone gets bricked, you're pretty much SOL.
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,549
Posted By Kimmo

Packaging constraints aren't the only reason some...

Packaging constraints aren't the only reason some manufacturers ditch the 3.5mm jack (of which I'm a fan, BTW). It's not that feasible to waterproof a 3.5mm jack without having to plug it, and some...
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,754
Posted By Kimmo

That's assuming I use Outlook or something, isn't...

That's assuming I use Outlook or something, isn't it? I've always used webmail.

Pretty sure I'd have to open an attachment before I have a problem, no?
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,188
Posted By Kimmo

Back in the day, my folks had a few weed plants...

Back in the day, my folks had a few weed plants growing in the back yard... our cats and the cats from next door trimmed off the bottom 18" or so of foliage and liked to loll around underneath.
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,754
Posted By Kimmo

Not at all. I don't hate people for having a go...

Not at all. I don't hate people for having a go at me; I hate em for being stupid arseholes. This guy ticks both boxes - how many folks is he gonna suck in by opening with a password 99.9999% of...
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,754
Posted By Kimmo

I thought it'd go without saying that this...

I thought it'd go without saying that this *****'s plausibility is zero... cockhead plainly doesn't even know what he's talking about, let alone his wild guesses at what he's blackmailing me for.
...
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,754
Posted By Kimmo

Just... wow

I know there are some pretty awful peeps out there prowling around; pretty hard to forget when some of the worst are running countries you're familiar with...

I guess part of the appeal of these...
Forum: Foo
06-23-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,644
Posted By Kimmo

If you're bidding on an auction, you're mad if...

If you're bidding on an auction, you're mad if you don't install a sniping browser add-on. I've had good results with it set for three seconds before the end.
Forum: Foo
06-23-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8,960
Views: 995,218
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah nah, I had the stupid wheels which required...

Yeah nah, I had the stupid wheels which required the stupid nuts... every time I did them up they'd feel like they were galling; they'd go crack-crack-crack as they finished, it was horrible....
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