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Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 398
Posted By Kimmo

The wear has to be pretty horrific for that, no?...

The wear has to be pretty horrific for that, no? Don't think I've come across chain suck more than a couple of times.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 398
Posted By Kimmo

Lol, not since the UniGlide days. Don't be...

Lol, not since the UniGlide days.

Don't be in a rush to change your chainrings; they generally last a lot longer than cassettes if you change your chains in time. Also, a worn chainring has to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Kimmo

Pretty hard to go past one of these: ...

Pretty hard to go past one of these:

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I've got one with a fitting on the back...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 398
Posted By Kimmo

Nothing odd about that, it's totally normal. The...

Nothing odd about that, it's totally normal. The cogs wear to fit the worn chain, seems okay but efficiency suffers. Slap a fresh chain on, worn cogs say nope.

Same if you put a fresh chainring on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By Kimmo

eBay is one front to millions of shops.

eBay is one front to millions of shops.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 598
Posted By Kimmo

Get a proper fit done, or at least measure...

Get a proper fit done, or at least measure yourself and do some research about the different fit systems to come up with your ideal geometry, then you can work from there towards it. Short reach bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Kimmo

Most of the structural integrity is in the...

Most of the structural integrity is in the casing. You also want the tread to be pretty much adhered to it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,262
Posted By Kimmo

For thirty years, I had the front brake on the...

For thirty years, I had the front brake on the left. Then, I decided that was wrong, because that's the hand I'll take off the bars first. Aside from realising that STI is brilliant for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,592
Posted By Kimmo

More like 888=378

More like 888=378
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By Kimmo

That was the Advanced SL, the Advanced has a...

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By Kimmo

Nice. ...

Nice.
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Moving away from ugly and back to sexy, like my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By Kimmo

If you're buying a pristine 9000 group, you could...

If you're buying a pristine 9000 group, you could pull it off, build the bike up with other gear, and chuck the 9000 in the attic to appreciate. That's gonna be a sought-after group in years to come,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By Kimmo

It might be a tad more aero, but I think there's...

It might be a tad more aero, but I think there's supposed to be quite a threshold at 3:1, like you can't get laminar flow around anything below that or something. IIRC truncated Kamm profiles are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By Kimmo

It's Latin: per se.

It's Latin: per se.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,592
Posted By Kimmo

Keep It Simple, Stupid

Keep It Simple, Stupid
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By Kimmo

I've read that anything under a 3:1 aspect ratio...

I've read that anything under a 3:1 aspect ratio isn't worth a damn, which means you want at least 50mm for a 25mm tyre. That agrees with my experience; never noticed much of an aero boon on anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By Kimmo

I'd be looking for a high quality pic of the...

I'd be looking for a high quality pic of the crankset, showing pristine teeth and a total lack of scuff marks on the crank arm. Never been ridden is an extraordinary claim.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Kimmo

How close is real close? 3mm should be plenty.

How close is real close? 3mm should be plenty.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,799
Posted By Kimmo

Two year bump, and it's about threadless...

Two year bump, and it's about threadless headsets.

Surprised I didn't see Record mentioned; last time I looked they were the best value 1" threadless headsets out there by far. A bit pricey, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,262
Posted By Kimmo

First time I had a proper front brake and needed...

First time I had a proper front brake and needed it, straight over the bars. Second time, I dunno - I just knew I had enough brake and didn't automatically grab as hard as I could. I was cooking,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By Kimmo

Try my 1080g 49mm Caden tubulars. Super light...

Try my 1080g 49mm Caden tubulars. Super light while being aero is pretty wow, and the non-textured brake tracks grab harder than ally, which is even more wow. Haven't ridden em in the wet though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,262
Posted By Kimmo

Dunno how you ride your bike, but that's always...

Dunno how you ride your bike, but that's always taken care of itself for me
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By Kimmo

Any idea what their carbon rim braking is like?

Any idea what their carbon rim braking is like?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,262
Posted By Kimmo

It occurs to me that perhaps both brakes can get...

It occurs to me that perhaps both brakes can get you quicker to the point the rear brake is useless, but since that happens in a fraction of a second, it's pretty academic.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,262
Posted By Kimmo

If you're doing everything you can to get your...

If you're doing everything you can to get your weight back as far as possible, what happens when you're braking as hard as you can without going over the bars?

The back wheel comes up. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By Kimmo

Well, you just made a liar out of yourself -...

Well, you just made a liar out of yourself - CX-Rays are the bomb, wow.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 357
Posted By Kimmo

As long as there's compression plug bearing on...

As long as there's compression plug bearing on the steerer behind both bolts, you should be able to get away with whatever, but I'd be uncomfortable with anything more than 2mm below the top of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By Kimmo

+1 Shimano hubs are the best by far, but AFAIK,...

+1 Shimano hubs are the best by far, but AFAIK, if you want anything but 32h J-bend, you've gotta pillage them out of a Shimano wheelset.

Or have they finally got around to offering bare hubs for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,262
Posted By Kimmo

Each tyre only has so much grip; when you're...

Each tyre only has so much grip; when you're braking you're using up some proportion of that grip, so it's generally best to share the load. And when descending, you have to manage heat buildup too....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Kimmo

You should only be as tensed as necessary, the...

You should only be as tensed as necessary, the more relaxed the better
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,262
Posted By Kimmo

You want to be good enough with it that say if...

You want to be good enough with it that say if you're braking on a turn and it starts to skid, that's not enough to make you drop the bike. Emergency stops should have your back wheel hovering.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By Kimmo

Maybe 24/28 to be on the safe side

Maybe 24/28 to be on the safe side
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By Kimmo

16/20 is enough spoke for most folks with modern...

16/20 is enough spoke for most folks with modern rims, but 24 is generally regarded a the minimum for front disc. So unless you're over say, 85kg, 24/24 should be about right.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,262
Posted By Kimmo

I rocked a pushie with just a front brake for a...

I rocked a pushie with just a front brake for a while... it was fine like 98% of the times I braked, but that other 2% was scary. Sometimes you need to throw that back wheel out.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Kimmo

You know how some folks get wings on their back?...

You know how some folks get wings on their back? I had an idea, kinda ripping off the Campy logo, to have aerospace-looking folded wings, 'secured' with QRs, to signify the bionic freedom of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Kimmo

If you want the best bike, it's probably a Giant...

If you want the best bike, it's probably a Giant with Shimano, right? Those two companies probably have more engineers than half the rest of the industry.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,616
Posted By Kimmo

From that article: No Red Bull Road Rage events...

From that article: No Red Bull Road Rage events have been held from 2014 onwards.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,592
Posted By Kimmo

How would you make them smaller? Pretty sure...

How would you make them smaller? Pretty sure they're fairly well minimised already; the first generation of flat mount calipers were pretty sleek, and came along twenty-odd years after the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,262
Posted By Kimmo

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Dual pivot brake is overkill on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,616
Posted By Kimmo

I'm kinda bummed downhill road never took off...

I'm kinda bummed downhill road never took off...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,592
Posted By Kimmo

Direct mount, or even hydraulic rim brakes got...

Direct mount, or even hydraulic rim brakes got pretty freakin sweet (where are the hydraulic direct mount rim brakes?) - lots of folks seem to be unaware that rim braking on carbon is pretty much a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,592
Posted By Kimmo

The squealing is resonance, which is just looking...

The squealing is resonance, which is just looking for a reason to happen; it'll be happy to go ahead on the basis of any single excuse or combination thereof, so everything you do to minimise it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,592
Posted By Kimmo

For a given definition of fixed, which I find...

For a given definition of fixed, which I find lacking.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,592
Posted By Kimmo

Cheaper cable disc brakes may be more prone to...

Cheaper cable disc brakes may be more prone to squealing, probably due to slop in the piston. A worthwhile upgrade would probably be the TRP hybrid calipers, which will also drastically reduce the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 532
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, I guess 'crank arm carnage prevention pin'...

Yeah, I guess 'crank arm carnage prevention pin' lacks the tone you'd be after in a service manual.

And yeah, it's a pretty safe bet that the guys who invented good shifting do it best.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,496
Posted By Kimmo

Lol at the idea of wood in there... Except cork,...

Lol at the idea of wood in there... Except cork, maybe?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,592
Posted By Kimmo

The discs on your car are more than a couple of...

The discs on your car are more than a couple of mm thick, I hope.

Come on, it's a thing with bike discs, and not really a thing with proper rim brakes unlike on your mum's hybrid.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 532
Posted By Kimmo

The peg isn't to prevent chain drop, it's there...

The peg isn't to prevent chain drop, it's there to help after it happens.

Also, I reckon that crank would look better with a less old-school design of ring, although the matt silver does look good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Kimmo

How bad could it be? I'd look at it this way...

How bad could it be?

I'd look at it this way - you get to do the full Italiano wank without any of the me-tooism you'd be tainted with on a Pinarello. I like De Rosas, they're pretty cool....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,592
Posted By Kimmo

What would be perfect is if the brake was silent...

What would be perfect is if the brake was silent when you wanted it to be, without having to avoid a bracket of your modulation. Say, push the lever sideways a bit and you have alarming squeal, but...
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