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07-09-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,126
Posted By Amt0571

Because it's better. I can't count the amount of...

Because it's better. I can't count the amount of times I have rounded an hex bolt trying to loosen something that has been assembled for a long time.

For a home mechanic it's way worse having...
07-01-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Amt0571

I have four of this: ...

I have four of this:
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I placed them in a way that they allow me to hang four bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By Amt0571

Drivetrain efficiency is noticeably better when...

Drivetrain efficiency is noticeably better when on a big / big combination than on a small / small one. Personally, I can notice it by feel. It can vary if you're crosschaining a lot though, as...
06-26-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Amt0571

I don't think you need to patch anything. Remove...

I don't think you need to patch anything. Remove the shard and keep riding.

Your tire looks a bit cracked though, if the rubber has become brittle maybe it's time to replace it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,673
Posted By Amt0571

I'm not sure if it's cracked or not. I'm sure the...

I'm not sure if it's cracked or not. I'm sure the paintjob is a piece of ****. Considering they painted it with the hanger on its place, I think it's probably a crappy paintjob and the carbon is ok.
06-13-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,430
Posted By Amt0571

Really important for carbon components. No so...

Really important for carbon components. No so much for steel or alu ones.
06-12-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By Amt0571

I don't think you'll need more than 160 brakes in...

I don't think you'll need more than 160 brakes in a road or gravel bike. I live in an area with steep hills (I'm talking about 15% gradients, sometimes peaking around 20%) and running with 160 front...
06-10-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Amt0571

I use SPD pedals and have the cleat positioned in...

I use SPD pedals and have the cleat positioned in the rearmost position my shoes allow. The ball of my foot is very slightly forwards of the axle. I use the same position in my MTB and in my road...
06-10-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Amt0571

I wouldn't worry too much about it. My OCD...

I wouldn't worry too much about it.

My OCD would prevent me riding it this way however :lol:
06-09-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,647
Posted By Amt0571

Once I punctured my rear wheel in the middle of 3...

Once I punctured my rear wheel in the middle of 3 consecutive bridges separated by roundabouts (2 cross a highway each, and the middle one, where I puctured, crosses the river). This happened during...
05-31-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,582
Posted By Amt0571

I have lots of tools and things from Lidl (not...

I have lots of tools and things from Lidl (not all of them bike related) and I can it say that they're really good for the price. The bicycle workstand cost me 30 and is better than some 100 ones....
05-27-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,233
Posted By Amt0571

Sorry, I understood what you said (and know the...

Sorry, I understood what you said (and know the difference). I'm not a native english speaker and in my mother tongue "weld" is "soldar". My fault!
05-27-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By Amt0571

Finally pulled the trigger and bough dual MT520....

Finally pulled the trigger and bough dual MT520. I still can't get around the fact that a 1400 bike comes with crappy MT400 brakes. I would have been happy with "basic" Deores I think... :mad:
...
05-24-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Amt0571

My opinion is probably unpopular, but I would...

My opinion is probably unpopular, but I would choose the Aion. I've had an Axon for 6 years and it's a really nice fork (liked it better than a Reba).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,343
Posted By Amt0571

In case you don't manage to get the money back, I...

In case you don't manage to get the money back, I think I'd look for an expert to check if the frame and wheels are safe. If they're deemed safe, I would just ride the bike and try to forget the bad...
05-04-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Amt0571

Canyon Grand Canyon AL SL 7.0 and 8.0. Ended...

Canyon Grand Canyon AL SL 7.0 and 8.0.

Ended up ordering the 8.0 with the Fox and the dropper. Now I'll have to wait a few weeks to get it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,835
Posted By Amt0571

If you're coming from MTB it feels extremely...

If you're coming from MTB it feels extremely fast. And when you get back to an MTB it seems like it has a lot of drag.

It also feels extremely rigid and harsh over the occasional bump. A MTB, on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,196
Posted By Amt0571

There's also a fundamental difference between...

There's also a fundamental difference between motorbikes and bicycles. In a bicycle, most of the mass is the rider, while on a motorbike, most of the mass is on the motorbike itself.

This affects...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,196
Posted By Amt0571

I don't agree. When riding a bicycle we're...

I don't agree. When riding a bicycle we're basically "falling" constantly on one side or the other. What we do to avoid hitting the ground is using the handlebar to constantly put the bicycle under...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By Amt0571

Thanks for the info. I'm in Spain and I assume...

Thanks for the info. I'm in Spain and I assume that in the Barcelona province we will be in a similar quarantine in a few weeks.

I almost always ride solo and was wondering whether I would be able...
03-05-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,192
Posted By Amt0571

I have a 10 year old 26" mountain bike. It's my...

I have a 10 year old 26" mountain bike. It's my only mountain bike and it still works perfectly.

To be fair, I've wanted to replace it for some time, but when I look at the market I see no reason...
02-20-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,241
Posted By Amt0571

DON'T LEAVE IT IN THE CAR. Especially if hot....

DON'T LEAVE IT IN THE CAR. Especially if hot. Cars can get extremely hot, and that can damage your phone.

I wouldn't put it in a frame bag either unless you're going to ride only really smooth...
02-20-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,172
Posted By Amt0571

A SRAM bleed kit and a bottle of Motul DOT 5.1...

A SRAM bleed kit and a bottle of Motul DOT 5.1 liquid. I bought it to bleed my Rival brakes.
Forum: Commuting
02-14-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By Amt0571

Has not happened to me but I have a couple of...

Has not happened to me but I have a couple of ideas that can cause this problem.

1. Grease or oil inside the shifting mechanism hardened with the cold blocking its normal movement.

2. Water,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,920
Posted By Amt0571

When it's summer I have tan lines strong enough...

When it's summer I have tan lines strong enough that you could think I'm wearing clothes on a nudist beach. I've had kids laugh at me at the pool, people stare at me, and someone even thought I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 382,160
Posted By Amt0571

Sunrise on my commute to work. Climb to Creu...

Sunrise on my commute to work. Climb to Creu d'Aragall from Gelida, in Catalonia.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,776
Posted By Amt0571

Never understood what road pedals are good for,...

Never understood what road pedals are good for, lots of talk about hotspots in the foot and blah blah blah but... If you get a hotspot in your foot from an SPD pedal the problem is not the pedal,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,776
Posted By Amt0571

Risk. I'm not in the USA, but here in Spain...

Risk.

I'm not in the USA, but here in Spain I don't see all that people driving with the cellphone. There's the occasional one, but it's not that common. I'm more worried about impatient people...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,353
Posted By Amt0571

It depends on how strong you are. For...

It depends on how strong you are.

For reference: I regularly do climbs over 12% sustained and peaking between 15 and 20%. A particular climb I do at least once a week is 3km long, min gradient is...
02-03-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By Amt0571

If it always happens under hard load, it's...

If it always happens under hard load, it's related to an interaction between frame flex and drivetrain almost for sure.

Maybe when pushing hard your chain rubs on the FD?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,239
Posted By Amt0571

He was driving with his car on the bike lane...

He was driving with his car on the bike lane (which was over a sidewalk) , in an aggressive attitude, while shouting at me. He only stopped when he got stuck with a lamppost and a trashcan.

Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,239
Posted By Amt0571

Once, I kicked a car door, leaving a dent after...

Once, I kicked a car door, leaving a dent after the driver followed me at scaringly close distance with the car over the bike lane for more than 100m. I fully approve of your method.

When someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,139
Posted By Amt0571

None. I only have mountain bike shoes and use...

None. I only have mountain bike shoes and use mountain style SPD pedals on all my bikes. I like being able to walk if necessary.

BTW, I only have one pair of shoes.

Had 2 pairs until recently,...
01-11-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 299,118
Posted By Amt0571

I don't have the knowledge to dispute your...

I don't have the knowledge to dispute your opinion. However I'd like to share my personal experience.

In 2014 I was riding around 25km/h and didn't see a chain crossing the path. I went over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26,619
Views: 16,813,057
Posted By Amt0571

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A Btwin Ultra 520 AF GF.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,666
Posted By Amt0571

If you have a cassette with that range, you have...

If you have a cassette with that range, you have huge jumps between gears. I don't want huge jumps, and I want a wide range. There are transmissions that allow it, so I don't understand why everybody...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,666
Posted By Amt0571

A future with less gear range and worse gear...

A future with less gear range and worse gear spacing than a 15 year old bike. Sounds great. Great if you're missing a hand or are mentally unable to manage a couple of shifters.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,478
Posted By Amt0571

Well, I commute on a road bike. Exactly the same...

Well, I commute on a road bike. Exactly the same bike I use when I ride for pleasure, and ride it exactly the same way. It's just a road bike after all. So I thought it was relevant to post it on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,118
Posted By Amt0571

If you're going to ride several days away from...

If you're going to ride several days away from civilization, I understand the value of mechanical discs. It's just not practical to carry a bleed kit and oil with you.

On a mountain bike there's...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,815
Posted By Amt0571

Always clinchers. For commuting and everything...

Always clinchers. For commuting and everything else.

Tubeless is not worth the trouble IMHO. Not to mention tubulars...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,418
Posted By Amt0571

I never brake nor stop when there are bumps...

I never brake nor stop when there are bumps (unless it's unsafe to do so). If the bumps are small, I just unload the saddle and the bars until I have passed over them. If it's a big bump I bunnyhop...
12-18-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,021
Posted By Amt0571

Before every ride on the road bike: - I inflate...

Before every ride on the road bike:
- I inflate tires to the correct pressure.
- I check the tires aren't damaged (I don't want a blowout on a tire running at 7bar on a fast descent).
- Check the...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,914
Posted By Amt0571

Correct. I still NEED a gravel bike and a touring...

Correct. I still NEED a gravel bike and a touring bike. My wife is happy to disagree though.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,808
Posted By Amt0571

Not worth mentioning. It happens everyday, and...

Not worth mentioning. It happens everyday, and it's not necessary to worry her. As the OP said, I no longer get a shot of adrenaline when things like this happen, I'm just used to it and react...
11-28-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,323
Posted By Amt0571

I know they have warranty, but I'm not going to...

I know they have warranty, but I'm not going to send them back for something that I can fix in 20 minutes at home.

A friend of mine had this brakes on a trials bike and had a similar experience to...
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