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ls01 05-04-22 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22495380)
thatís cool. I bought mine through amazon, no issues even after running into cars.

What tire pressure were you using that gave you trouble?

110 or higher. I normally pump them to 120. I have been trying to bring the pressures down closer to 100 but it's a hard habit to break. Old school.

ls01 05-04-22 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22495382)
Interesting, I just assumed the lever didnít actually do anything.

One of my riding buddies has something similar. If you pull it straight out it disengaged and you can reposition it wherever you want it.

bampilot06 05-04-22 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22495394)
One of my riding buddies has something similar. If you pull it straight out it disengaged and you can reposition it wherever you want it.


Does it have to be locked down in the groove, or can it be locked down to the side of the groove? Maybe thatís my brake rub problem.

bampilot06 05-04-22 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22495389)
110 or higher. I normally pump them to 120. I have been trying to bring the pressures down closer to 100 but it's a hard habit to break. Old school.

Just checking, I was worried for a second. I donít think iíve ever gone above 80 on those.

LAJ 05-04-22 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22495275)
point made.

:thumb:

That said, I have a TT disc, 2 45's on the American Classic hubs I bought, a 55 on the November hub on the front, because I finally wore out the remaining Rail 52, and a 25 to replace the delaminated Reynolds I wiped out. All Lightbicycle. As ls01 says, no post, no bars.

bampilot06 05-04-22 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22495435)
:thumb:

That said, I have a Lightbicycle TT disc, 2 45's on the American Classic hubs I bought, a 55 on the November hub on the front, because I finally wore out the remaining Rail 52, and a 25 to replace the delaminated Reynolds I wiped out. As ls01 says, no post, no bars.

I was standing by the no post no bars but the price is just so tempting. Plus the reviews are awesome, I guess some of those could be fake.
So the china bars come in at 225 grams
the bontrager elite aero alloy bars come in at 325 grams

Ill check the weight of the Whyfis bars. Iím assuming when cutting weight every gram counts?


When carbon bars break do you get any kind of warning? A high pitch cracking noise? increase flex? Is it usually during sprints or going down hill or running into the back of a car? Asking for a friend.

Bah Humbug 05-04-22 05:49 PM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c23c52ed83.jpg

big john 05-04-22 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22495407)
Does it have to be locked down in the groove, or can it be locked down to the side of the groove? Maybe thatís my brake rub problem.

The one I have can be locked down in any position you choose. You tighten the axle by screwing it in just enough so the lever will lock down. I had trouble with it once and it just needed to be lubed a bit. In other words the lever was binding and was so hard to close I couldn't get the right torque.

Mojo31 05-04-22 05:54 PM

You’ll always get a warning. Whether you have time to heed it is a different question.

bampilot06 05-04-22 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22495445)
The one I have can be locked down in any position you choose. You tighten the axle by screwing it in just enough so the lever will lock down. I had trouble with it once and it just needed to be lubed a bit. In other words the lever was binding and was so hard to close I couldn't get the right torque.

have not had that happen yet. I had the rear wheel not what to open once in Dallas. That was a head scratcher.

Iíve been talking to seattle forrest, he has a C3 with ardennes and hasnít ever had brake rub problems. So now I wonder if itís the cheaper carbon my bike is made of, or the super teams, though they seem bullet proof not sure what that says about flexís.

if I put my bontrager wheel on the cervelo to test out the wheel theory, would it matter that the rotor on the bontrager wheel is sram? I would not touch the brake. I could tell in a matter of seconds whether or not the rub was there.

LAJ 05-04-22 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22495440)
When carbon bars break do you get any kind of warning? A high pitch cracking noise? increase flex? Is it usually during sprints or going down hill or running into the back of a car? Asking for a friend.

I hope to never, ever find out.

ls01 05-04-22 06:06 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22495407)
Does it have to be locked down in the groove, or can it be locked down to the side of the groove? Maybe thatís my brake rub problem.

it's spring loaded. So if you tighten it and it's pointing down. You pull straight out and it can be rotated to any position. It has a fairly fine detent so you can get it to pretty much any position you want.

ls01 05-04-22 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22495435)
:thumb:

That said, I have a TT disc, 2 45's on the American Classic hubs I bought, a 55 on the November hub on the front, because I finally wore out the remaining Rail 52, and a 25 to replace the delaminated Reynolds I wiped out. All Lightbicycle. As ls01 says, no post, no bars.

Safety third! AmIright?

Mojo31 05-04-22 06:07 PM

NPAOTD

This thing is what dreams are made of. Offered to trade the wife, but got no takers. :rolleyes:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e9b91d4acc.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3ceb1b8c14.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...83c1cef3f7.jpg

The mid-day sun and shadows from the trees made it hard to get really good images. :(

genejockey 05-04-22 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22495440)
When carbon bars break do you get any kind of warning? A high pitch cracking noise? increase flex? Is it usually during sprints or going down hill or running into the back of a car? Asking for a friend.

Seems to me you've been getting a bunch of warnings here....

:roflmao2:

ls01 05-04-22 06:13 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22495440)
I was standing by the no post no bars but the price is just so tempting. Plus the reviews are awesome, I guess some of those could be fake.
So the china bars come in at 225 grams
the bontrager elite aero alloy bars come in at 325 grams

Ill check the weight of the Whyfis bars. Iím assuming when cutting weight every gram counts?


When carbon bars break do you get any kind of warning? A high pitch cracking noise? increase flex? Is it usually during sprints or going down hill or running into the back of a car? Asking for a friend.

I have 3 , EC 90 seat posts I bought a few years back. I was going to give them a shot. I put one on the trainer Tarmac to test. I couldn't believe how springy it was! Not only in the for-aft direction but rotationally also. They twist like a spring. So now they sit in a box with all my to small saddles.

Mojo31 05-04-22 06:16 PM

I have a Spesh CF post on my Sirrus. I’d does soak up some vibration, but I’ve experienced no springiness.

No springiness on the Domane, but admittedly not much sticks out from the mast and it is d-shaped.

ls01 05-04-22 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22495408)
Just checking, I was worried for a second. I donít think iíve ever gone above 80 on those.

I never judge another man's tire pressure.

ls01 05-04-22 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22495475)
I have a Spesh CF post on my Sirrus. Iíd does soak up some vibration, but Iíve experienced no springiness.

No springiness on the Domane, but admittedly not much sticks out from the mast and it is d-shaped.

I recently threw out my busted carbon post collection. They always Crack @ the collar in back. Right on top. The Trek cross bike didn't last 40 miles before I broke it

bampilot06 05-04-22 06:29 PM

Well after going through the reviewsÖ.. I am not buying china bars.

Its amazing how many 5 star reviews people never even rode them. They just go on and on how they look. Obviously they donít realize the death trap they just installed on their bike. Anyways, the true cyclist, give it one stars and all experienced catastrophe failure.

bampilot06 05-04-22 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22495486)
I recently threw out my busted carbon post collection. They always Crack @ the collar in back. Right on top. The Trek cross bike didn't last 40 miles before I broke it


carbon seat post just sounds like a bad idea.


my madone has a carbon mast. Not the samething.

LesterOfPuppets 05-04-22 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22495158)

They're saying maybe triple digits Friday!!! :bday:

Today wasn't too bad. Nice breeze during the heat of the day. I rode through a dust devil, almost got smacked by a plastic stackable chair.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e1c4a0f3bc.png

ls01 05-04-22 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22495454)
I hope to never, ever find out.

Pne of my buddys is part Alien. He sweats acid apparently. I had to tap the breaks one Saturday morning. So, so did he and the right bar snapped off at the shifter clamp. It was all corroded from sweat.

Mojo31 05-04-22 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22495486)
I recently threw out my busted carbon post collection. They always Crack @ the collar in back. Right on top. The Trek cross bike didn't last 40 miles before I broke it

Sounds like you need cast iron!

Mojo31 05-04-22 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22495497)
They're saying maybe triple digits Friday!!! :bday:

Today wasn't too bad. Nice breeze during the heat of the day. I rode through a dust devil, almost got smacked by a plastic stackable chair.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e1c4a0f3bc.png

Supposed to be 97 here on Friday.


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