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Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,171
Posted By Dean V

In theory this is correct for a poorly done...

In theory this is correct for a poorly done repair.
However there are plenty of repairers that now what they are doing and can do effective long lasting repairs.
Also buying a frame based on how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,171
Posted By Dean V

You may not see the value in it which is fine. ...

You may not see the value in it which is fine.
Some people do which is also ok.
By far most people in the world would say that spending over $500 on a bike is outrageous and there is no value in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,171
Posted By Dean V

High end frames are typically lighter, stiffer,...

High end frames are typically lighter, stiffer, and have a more lively feel to them when riding.
They are also more expensive and not as tough. That is more easily damaged when subjected to loads...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,741
Posted By Dean V

Pretty sure they are tubeless.

Pretty sure they are tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,174
Posted By Dean V

The issue with the OP is that he is fairly tall...

The issue with the OP is that he is fairly tall with long legs. On an "endurance" bike with more stack than a typical race frame his saddle height is such that he can still get a "race" fit.
I am a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,174
Posted By Dean V

I have 2020 Defy advanced 2 (I think). 105 level...

I have 2020 Defy advanced 2 (I think). 105 level components originally.
Running Sram Force 1x crankset, 105 rear mech. 105 mechanical levers with Avid mechanical disc callipers. Enve 4.5AR wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,591
Posted By Dean V

Sounds like most modern disc brake bikes!

Sounds like most modern disc brake bikes!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By Dean V

I would be wary of getting a powermeter. They...

I would be wary of getting a powermeter.
They definitely have their uses but really depend on the type of person you are and how driven you are to train at least fairly seriously.
Personally I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 953
Posted By Dean V

Actually I would say the bars and levers are set...

Actually I would say the bars and levers are set correctly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 773
Posted By Dean V

The older one will certainly be a lot lighter.

The older one will certainly be a lot lighter.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,507
Posted By Dean V

There are a lot of unknown variables here though....

There are a lot of unknown variables here though. We don't know OP's weight, how hilly the ride is, how aero he is on the bike. We know he is on a gravel bike but don't know what tyres/tubes.
If a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Dean V

No change in chain length required. Do you...

No change in chain length required.
Do you need/use the 34 low gear you have?
If not you may as well get a 11-30 or 11-28.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 928
Posted By Dean V

I would keep an eye out for something like a...

I would keep an eye out for something like a second hand Giant TCR Advance Pro, rim brake with Ultegra.
Sub 16lb, and reasonable carbon clincher wheel set standard.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Dean V

There are some people at that height that could...

There are some people at that height that could use that frame and some (probably most) that couldn't.
Impossible to tell which category you would be in from the information given.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By Dean V

Looks great. Good to see that you finally got it...

Looks great. Good to see that you finally got it together.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By Dean V

Sorry, no. I am in New Zealand and the stuff I...

Sorry, no. I am in New Zealand and the stuff I use is just for the local market.
I am sure some others will have recommendations.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By Dean V

Using some on your longer rides would be a good...

Using some on your longer rides would be a good idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By Dean V

Are you using chamois cream?

Are you using chamois cream?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Dean V

With a high quality clincher and latex tubes a...

With a high quality clincher and latex tubes a can't notice any difference in speed or comfort compared to my tubulars.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dean V

How can you say it is stupid for road? It may be...

How can you say it is stupid for road? It may be for some applications but certainly not all.
On the rolling terrain I ride with no huge climbs my 46 F and 11-32 R suits me fine.
The gear spacing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dean V

Are you sure 1x will not suit her? I have it on...

Are you sure 1x will not suit her?
I have it on some of my bikes and like it.
I admit that it isn't ideal for all people or applications, but for some it is great.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dean V

We have also been getting 2x set ups forced on us...

We have also been getting 2x set ups forced on us for years as well.
I have 2 bikes that I have had to get new rear mechs, cassettes, and 1x chainrings to convert them.
What problem does she have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Dean V

It would be like going from your Giant Advanced...

It would be like going from your Giant Advanced to an Advanced SL.
A large price jump. Minimal weight saving, and hard to pick the difference riding them.
How about a Trek Emonda?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,491
Posted By Dean V

I don't agree. 52cm which is around what most...

I don't agree. 52cm which is around what most manufacturers would call "Small" still have quite normal proportions in my view.
Only with "XS" do they sometimes start getting a little funky.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 02:56 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By Dean V

Lock ring worked loose some time after initial...

Lock ring worked loose some time after initial install.
Got loose enough for the 11t to partially come off, rotate on the spline and bind up on the lock ring.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Dean V

Measuring your extended leg angle at the knee...

Measuring your extended leg angle at the knee while peddling is the only way to get a fairly accurate measurement.
No other methods will allow for how flat footed or toe down you pedal which can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Dean V

It will come down to what length stem you...

It will come down to what length stem you currently ride. If you are already on a 130mm stem you won't want to be getting a frame with less reach.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Dean V

Water?

Water?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,134
Posted By Dean V

Even if there is a difference it won't be...

Even if there is a difference it won't be "significant".
The only thing worth clarifying is if they are going to be tubeless compatible, if that is important to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,615
Posted By Dean V

This is dubious because it doesn't say anything...

This is dubious because it doesn't say anything about how effective or how well formulated the test was.
Red bikes are fastest.
Everyone knows it and there is a guy in our club who is the fastest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,615
Posted By Dean V

This is a rather dubious statement. But putting...

This is a rather dubious statement.
But putting that aside how about answering the OP?
Has anyone put a base layer on under their cycling top and thought it was cooler?
If so then maybe a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,615
Posted By Dean V

I can't see how this is even a discussion. ...

I can't see how this is even a discussion.
Forget the science. You don't need it.
Go for a ride on a hot day with a base layer on. Remove it mid ride and see if it is cooler.
I have always found...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,615
Posted By Dean V

I have always found that a base layer is hotter. ...

I have always found that a base layer is hotter.
You can still ride with one in quite warm temps, but it is definitely cooler when removed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,753
Posted By Dean V

True. I guess he is mainly referring to Chris...

True. I guess he is mainly referring to Chris King.
I also have a Niner hub which is close to the noise of Chris King.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By Dean V

There is usually a small drain hole in the rim. ...

There is usually a small drain hole in the rim.
It obviously won't work if you park the bike without it being at the bottom.
Also the water will drain out of it if you take it for a ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,066
Posted By Dean V

In my experience I have found those pressures ok...

In my experience I have found those pressures ok with 23's, but only if you are confident on avoiding pot holes, sharp bumps, rocks etc.
In other words I will only use those pressures when riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,086
Posted By Dean V

If you need the saddle further forward than what...

If you need the saddle further forward than what you can get with a zero setback post something is wrong.
What is your saddle height and set back from the BB?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,508
Posted By Dean V

And if you are on a good bike you better be able...

And if you are on a good bike you better be able to hold it for 5 minutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By Dean V

Carrying a spare tyre is the only real solution. ...

Carrying a spare tyre is the only real solution.
Dynaplug won't work as it is only a fix for tubeless, not a tyre and tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Dean V

I wouldn't make that assumption at all. The...

I wouldn't make that assumption at all.
The tyres they recommend are all labelled as 28mm or more. They are not going off the measured width.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,835
Posted By Dean V

As with all gearing questions it is very...

As with all gearing questions it is very dependant on the individual.
Some may be grinders or fairly quick riders that are often down the small end of the cassette.
A percentage of those will not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,204
Posted By Dean V

Is the reach actually 1cm more than your old...

Is the reach actually 1cm more than your old bike?
With the different frame and bars the reach could easily be altered by more (or less) than what the different stem length would indicate.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,642
Posted By Dean V

What qualifies as a strong rider? I am sure...

What qualifies as a strong rider?
I am sure their are many cyclists that would make you look weak.
Really shouldn't only people that earn their living riding a bike be the only ones justified in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Dean V

Measure one. Set screws are specified by their...

Measure one.
Set screws are specified by their diameter x length. e.g. M5 x 12.
You will also need to specify if you want a regular socket screw (hex) or torx.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,013
Posted By Dean V

If I come across another cyclist going a similar...

If I come across another cyclist going a similar speed to myself I ride alongside them and chat.
Maybe further along we could start taking turns but jumping straight on their wheel is not how I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By Dean V

Not everyone. I learn't with toe straps and...

Not everyone.
I learn't with toe straps and cleats which did catch me out a couple of times.
Clipless are comparatively easy and I have always found it natural and easy to unclip.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,527
Posted By Dean V

Proof! Not a single serious road racer rides...

Proof!
Not a single serious road racer rides tyres that big.
Sure in the past roadies have been slow to break with tradition but there are plenty out there now that are willing to try new things...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,527
Posted By Dean V

Wrong. Depending on the road surface of coarse...

Wrong.
Depending on the road surface of coarse but generally on any normal road a tyre around 25mm is fastest if you are a reasonably fast cyclist.
Which strangely is exactly what the racers use!...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,642
Posted By Dean V

You are absolutely wrong. I have some nice...

You are absolutely wrong.
I have some nice bikes that anyone other than myself rarely see as I usually ride solo.
So I don't have them to "show off".
There are many more reasons to have something...
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