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Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 972
Posted By Racing Dan

The hook is there for a reason. To interlock with...

The hook is there for a reason. To interlock with the bead, to make the tyre not blow off the rim. Especially a road pressure. The rest is just wanking possible theoretical advantages to hide the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 972
Posted By Racing Dan

There is no advantage to hookless, except...

There is no advantage to hookless, except merketing wank and its cheaper to manufacture in a carbon rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By Racing Dan

It works well and spare parts are much cheaper...

It works well and spare parts are much cheaper than Ultegra. Its heavy, but you know that. Only thing I can think of is the right brifter only does two gears at a time vs three for 105 and up.
07-19-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Racing Dan

Im betting its the freehub not spinning freely. -...

Im betting its the freehub not spinning freely. - Spin the wheel off the ground and it will pull the crank. It shouldn't do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,557
Posted By Racing Dan

Half the "best" hubs mentioned have the drive...

Half the "best" hubs mentioned have the drive side bearing close to drive side flange, like an old school freewheel hub. - Some even under or behind it. Imo thats a terrible design. For that reason i...
07-17-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Racing Dan

Run a full length outer cable, bar to rear DR....

Run a full length outer cable, bar to rear DR. That will separate frame flex from shifting.
07-14-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By Racing Dan

Im guessing you are referring to the small holes...

Im guessing you are referring to the small holes that are there to evacuate water from the rim. If air is escaping that way, Im betting your tape is not airtight.
06-29-19, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Racing Dan

Most quick links are single use, just like the...

Most quick links are single use, just like the Shimano joining pin. If you want to remove the chain with your hands get a whipperman chain link or get chain link pliers as suggested by others.
05-23-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,629
Posted By Racing Dan

If its not too deep in the frame, an other method...

If its not too deep in the frame, an other method is to saw it off at the collar, then take a hacksaw blade and gently saw it through lenghtwise from the inside. You can then "collapse" it enought to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,274
Posted By Racing Dan

If we include the most basic and budget bikes,...

If we include the most basic and budget bikes, then sure, but only because its cheaper. Not better or even equally good. Cant imagine any half decent road or gravel bike with mechanical discs in a...
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