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11-21-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,636
Posted By Kimmo

/eyeroll @ all the naysayers

/eyeroll @ all the naysayers
11-18-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,070
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, I started the thread because of a dumb...

Yeah, I started the thread because of a dumb error plugging in the levers, then edited the title, but it just made a subheading with the new title 😐

I've gotta organise my garage at my new house...
11-16-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Kimmo

I don't use a computer on my bike, but I thought...

I don't use a computer on my bike, but I thought a gear display would be nice... Gonna stuff an A junction in this thing one way or another, which means cutting a hole for it in the clamp and putting...
11-15-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Kimmo

Ideas for integrating SC-MT800 into bar/stem?

Further to this post (https://www.bikeforums.net/22292112-post30.html), I'm gonna step it up a notch and use one of these bad boys:

...
11-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,053
Posted By Kimmo

Nm, late to the party

Nm, late to the party
11-15-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Kimmo

I'd use a knife to trim off the burrs and tickle...

I'd use a knife to trim off the burrs and tickle it with an orbital sander.
11-14-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By Kimmo

It's pretty thin on the ground for 1"... I paid...

It's pretty thin on the ground for 1"... I paid au400 for that fork, used, close to ten years ago
11-13-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By Kimmo

If you're not in a hurry, why not try to find...

If you're not in a hurry, why not try to find something more exotic like an Easton Aero?

...
11-13-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Kimmo

Being highly engineered aluminium, it's going to...

Being highly engineered aluminium, it's going to be prone to fatigue. If it was me, I'd try to remove the stress risers if they're not too deep, at least smooth it out a bit.
11-13-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By Kimmo

I'm confused - your beloved Masi is rocking...

I'm confused - your beloved Masi is rocking ST-6400s, which are 8s.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,678
Posted By Kimmo

Maybe it's just me, but to my eye, quality speaks...

Maybe it's just me, but to my eye, quality speaks for itself... Giant doesn't bother with their high-end Cadex brand much at all, and on this bad boy, originally equipped with 7800 and retailing for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Kimmo

The exterior surface of carbon rims doesn't ever...

The exterior surface of carbon rims doesn't ever get sanded; that's the finish from the mould. What we're seeing here looks like pretty poor compaction to me - there's the edge of a ply, and the ply...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,678
Posted By Kimmo

+1 Giant - it's the brand for discerning folks...

+1 Giant - it's the brand for discerning folks who aren't into wank. The fact they're a bit cheaper is a reflection of the fact they're a proper huge company, of a scale only rivaled by Shimano in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Kimmo

Every threaded BB in a carbon frame is an...

Every threaded BB in a carbon frame is an aluminium sleeve. Facing it should be no big deal, since every external cup should be threading up to faced metal anyway - if there's paint on the faces,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 154,783
Posted By Kimmo

[/i] I remember tearing my hair out at the...

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I remember tearing my hair out at the wrong turn the industry took with sizing compact frames...

In my view, the obvious way forward was either to switch to effective top tube length,...
11-01-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,070
Posted By Kimmo

So I just scored another one of these LEs, in my...

So I just scored another one of these LEs, in my size this time. I originally just bought this bike to strip and flip, getting almost the whole cost back when I sold the groupset, but it was such a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,986
Posted By Kimmo

There's the weight on the scale, and there's how...

There's the weight on the scale, and there's how light it feels.

A low number is nice, but what you really want is your bike to feel light. Tyres, rims, seat and post, levers and bars. Make those...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Kimmo

So there's more stuff you can do with V5 on later...

So there's more stuff you can do with V5 on later gear...?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,986
Posted By Kimmo

So? It's common practice for people say stuff...

So? It's common practice for people say stuff like, my 15/7/2yo bike, is it? It's an obviously pimped 15yo bike.

The rear brake is from the 80s, if that's of interest.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,986
Posted By Kimmo

Seems a bit heavy for a bike with rim brakes and...

Seems a bit heavy for a bike with rim brakes and tubulars.

This bad boy is 6.24kg / 13.75lb... fifteen years old, too.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Kimmo

For want of the price of tea and a slice, the old...

For want of the price of tea and a slice, the old man died
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Kimmo

Try removing the FD and plugging it into the RD's...

Try removing the FD and plugging it into the RD's cable.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By Kimmo

Sure looks like a nice stem tho

Sure looks like a nice stem tho
10-16-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Kimmo

My eyes are pretty good, but some of the stuff...

My eyes are pretty good, but some of the stuff that comes across my workbench is ridiculously tiny, like smartphone guts. The only way I could see what I was doing was to use a magnifier app on my...
10-16-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Kimmo

IIRC, there are three flavours of Ergo mechanism,...

IIRC, there are three flavours of Ergo mechanism, and they all more or less work with a triple, but the most surefire is the original non-escapement Ultrashift mechanism employing the G springs,...
10-16-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By Kimmo

Um, same deal with Ergos and a Shiftmate. So...

Um, same deal with Ergos and a Shiftmate.

So the 7800 calipers are totally compatible with Ergos.
Shiftmate!
Shiftmate!
Shiftmate!
...
10-16-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By Kimmo

If it's not sagging at all, that's typically not...

If it's not sagging at all, that's typically not enough slack, because every single speed drivetrain I've ever seen isn't concentric enough at hub and crank for there not to be tight spots through...
10-16-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By Kimmo

I'm pretty sure that bit that's 'stuck' in there...

I'm pretty sure that bit that's 'stuck' in there is the part of the shifter the cable head sits in - left and right aren't made the same. You'd be lucky if these shifters still work properly, but a...
10-15-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By Kimmo

I thought Shimano's brake cable pull changed when...

I thought Shimano's brake cable pull changed when the shift cables went under the tape, ie 2nd-gen 10s?
10-15-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By Kimmo

I'm tipping decent carbon rims would be quite...

I'm tipping decent carbon rims would be quite uniform, at least until they're deformed by spoke tension.
10-15-21, 08:19 PM
10-15-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Kimmo

Or maybe you need to back out the low limit screw...

Or maybe you need to back out the low limit screw a hair? Could also be worth checking hanger alignment.

Given the age of this gear, could just be wear. How sloppy is the RD and freewheel?
10-15-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By Kimmo

This bike is rocking the last silver Dura-Ace...

This bike is rocking the last silver Dura-Ace group - it deserves something sexy IMO. Record levers and a Shiftmate is chef's kiss.
10-15-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Kimmo

Actually yeah, that's another angle to look at....

Actually yeah, that's another angle to look at. There might be something specific for Steps-powered cargo ebikes from Shimano these days too.
10-15-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Kimmo

Very wise of you. I'm pretty sure you need a hub...

Very wise of you. I'm pretty sure you need a hub which employs the cassette body as a stressed member to place the drive side axle bearing next to the dropout, and provides preload adjustment for the...
10-15-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By Kimmo

How tight is the chain? It's got some slack, yeah?

How tight is the chain? It's got some slack, yeah?
10-15-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By Kimmo

If I was you, I'd try Campy shifters and a...

If I was you, I'd try Campy shifters and a Shiftmate. I've got that setup in 9s, and it works sweet. If you're not happy with that for whatever reason, you can sell the shifters and your Shimano...
10-03-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Kimmo

Odd OLD like 133mm would be another reason to go...

Odd OLD like 133mm would be another reason to go for a cup and cone hub like Shimano, just respace the axle and add some more tension to the NDS spokes, and that extra 3mm would make your wheel...
10-01-21, 03:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,664
Posted By Kimmo

Also no such thing as too much Dura-Ace. Give us...

Also no such thing as too much Dura-Ace. Give us a close-up of your crankset!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,353
Posted By Kimmo

I'd say never mind any of that faff, and just...

I'd say never mind any of that faff, and just tighten the bolt onto the clamp band. This was a pretty freaky failure; wouldn't expect to see it again.

BTW, IIRC Shimano's instructions say to set...
09-28-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Kimmo

If you want to avoid breaking axles, it sounds...

If you want to avoid breaking axles, it sounds like you have the wrong freehub. You need a Shimano style hub with the ratchet between the axle bearings.
09-27-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,901
Posted By Kimmo

Hmm, wonder if the magnetism could substitute for...

Hmm, wonder if the magnetism could substitute for springs, for about the same drag...?
09-27-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,901
Posted By Kimmo

Can you magnetise the engagement ring? The...

Can you magnetise the engagement ring? The ferrofluid experiment sounds like it's worth a shot! I wouldn't worry about it attracting grit - it could only pull on anything that had already made it...
09-27-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,901
Posted By Kimmo

Shimano make the best freehubs hands down, and...

Shimano make the best freehubs hands down, and not just for the quietness, but the loud hub in my flash wheels is pretty handy on the MUP, at least
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,344
Posted By Kimmo

Or, find some hydraulic rim calipers... I...

Or, find some hydraulic rim calipers...

I would be so down with something in direct mount. Doubt it's a thing, though... What is there, ye olde Magura ones, and SRAM?


No. They're superior in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,344
Posted By Kimmo

Good analogy, but I doubt it. Better analogy...

Good analogy, but I doubt it.

Better analogy is electronic shifting vs cable. Pros all use disc and electronic. Higher end groupsets are/will all be electronic and disc brake.

However,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 258,585
Posted By Kimmo

Okay then, but it strikes me that anyone posting...

Okay then, but it strikes me that anyone posting a team replica (or actual team bike) in this thread should note that
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,848
Posted By Kimmo

Pretty happy with my Edco cassette. Chains are...

Pretty happy with my Edco cassette. Chains are cheaper than cassettes - just change them early, and save your rings too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 258,585
Posted By Kimmo

Slammed seatpost = instant fail. The Storck...

Slammed seatpost = instant fail.

The Storck is mint. The Colnago needs black tape, and the fork painted to match the frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Kimmo

Actually, I'm loathe to fit lights or even a...

Actually, I'm loathe to fit lights or even a bottle cage to my bike, so since I have a loud freehub and a voice, no bell.
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