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09-26-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 484
Posted By Leinster

I think RX100 came in 7spd with brifters for a...

I think RX100 came in 7spd with brifters for a while. Before it was replaced with Tiagra.
09-25-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,015
Posted By Leinster

I rode it up a hill in the morning. Then...

I rode it up a hill in the morning.

Then in the afternoon I cleaned it and regreased the front hub.
09-25-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 599
Posted By Leinster

Don’t make promises like that. “Less”.

Don’t make promises like that.


“Less”.
09-25-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 484
Posted By Leinster

Left or right shifter?

Left or right shifter?
09-25-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,299
Posted By Leinster

“The people” ultimately didn’t get much of a say....

“The people” ultimately didn’t get much of a say. “The Industry” moved there in search of low-cost labour. Some companies have found ways to remain competitive while retaining their manufacturing in...
09-25-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 599
Posted By Leinster

Start with Shimano PD EH500 or M324, or a similar...

Start with Shimano PD EH500 or M324, or a similar off-brand design.

it might be tempting to buy pedals used, but remember that new pedals come with cleats, which can often cost nearly as much as...
09-24-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 599
Posted By Leinster

If you’re worried about walking in the shoes, get...

If you’re worried about walking in the shoes, get pedals with 2-hole cleats like spd or Crank Bros.

if you find you like riding clipless, you can maybe consider transitioning to 3-hole cleats...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,154
Posted By Leinster

I think it’s just a difference in rate of change...

I think it’s just a difference in rate of change of acceleration. My friends in Ireland/UK are all getting disc brake bikes, except that one guy who specifically wants the lightest he can buy. These...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,154
Posted By Leinster

My friend back in Ireland is having trouble...

My friend back in Ireland is having trouble sourcing a rim brake Wilier Cento (Air? Possibly) from his LBS. I happened to mention it in my LBS in California, as they happen to be a Wilier dealer....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,154
Posted By Leinster

There were no disc brakes available when I was...

There were no disc brakes available when I was buying all my bikes. It must have been those dastardly bike marketing companies who made my mind up for me. When I bought a couple of sub-$/€1k road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,301
Posted By Leinster

I wouldn’t miss a 12 in that setup, but I might...

I wouldn’t miss a 12 in that setup, but I might miss a 14 or 17, and the jump from 19 to 23 is a big one. But at the same time, I can’t think how to get your cluster in the middle and still get your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,154
Posted By Leinster

On that bike they're getting cheap brakes no...

On that bike they're getting cheap brakes no matter what. Disc or V or canti or caliper, there is no saving there that will be passed to the customer. I'm amazed that it doesn't have grip shifters,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,154
Posted By Leinster

Joe Savon watching the TdF on the Telly can’t...

Joe Savon watching the TdF on the Telly can’t tell if Tadej Pogacar is winning on tubeless, tubular, clincher or solid tires. But if he’s been to the bike shop recently asking about a new racer, he...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,154
Posted By Leinster

You said mechanical disc brakes were terrible. I...

You said mechanical disc brakes were terrible. I said they aren’t. My point about the half-ton was just to illustrate the stopping power, but I’d happily put the same brakes on a road bike, commuter...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,154
Posted By Leinster

the Tektro mechanical disc brakes on my Yuba...

the Tektro mechanical disc brakes on my Yuba Mundo are fantastic. That thing weighs a half a ton and stops so hard my kids get thrown forward into my back.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,154
Posted By Leinster

This forum is largely populated by people who...

This forum is largely populated by people who rode road bikes before disc brakes were available. And so, by people who already owned bikes with Rim brakes, with which they were perfectly happy.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,154
Posted By Leinster

I’m absolutely sure this is a factor. I was...

I’m absolutely sure this is a factor. I was always used to calipers and frames being designed to absolutely hug the outside of a 23c or even 20c tire for aero reasons. Even cantilever and v-brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,301
Posted By Leinster

I can’t figure out what you have against the 15...

I can’t figure out what you have against the 15 or 19..? Or 23, either…


I have a Miche Primato 12-29 which is straight through to 17, and all I’m ever missing is a little bit on the bottom....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By Leinster

Another vote for running tights over shorts here....

Another vote for running tights over shorts here.

knee warmers if starting early on a day that will warm up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,367
Posted By Leinster

I've started wrapping from the hoods out. ...

I've started wrapping from the hoods out.

You have to judge it carefully at the start to make sure you have the right amount either side, but it means you're overlapping in the same direction that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By Leinster

If I’m in the drops, I’m usually descending. If...

If I’m in the drops, I’m usually descending. If I’m descending, I usually have my index and middle fingers on or near the brake blades. From that position, my thumb can reach the shifter. My bars on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By Leinster

The OP says he has a spare 10-speed wheel. The...

The OP says he has a spare 10-speed wheel. The debate is not whether it's worth buying a new wheel, it's whether or not to set the 10-s wheel up as his trainer wheel. This would involve installing an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By Leinster

Yeah, it’s an obvious question, but one that...

Yeah, it’s an obvious question, but one that reviewers of the new Shimano 12 obviously won’t want to publicly answer just yet, so we’ll have to see what experimentation “in the wild” does for people....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By Leinster

I believe most wheels that can take Shimano...

I believe most wheels that can take Shimano 11speed can have the freehub swapped out for Campagnolo. Campagnolo haven’t changed their freehub for 12, but they have changed for Ekar to go to 13 speed....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By Leinster

A 10-speed cassette won’t have the same spacing...

A 10-speed cassette won’t have the same spacing as 11 speed. The indexing won’t work properly, and you’ll be in-between gears a lot.

Using a specific wheel/trainer tire for the trainer will...
09-11-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 730
Posted By Leinster

Did someone mention colorful bar tape? ...

Did someone mention colorful bar tape?

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My Super...
09-11-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,682
Posted By Leinster

If I occasionally cross-chain, it’s small-small....

If I occasionally cross-chain, it’s small-small. By the time I get to 50/23 uphill, I’m looking to dump into the 34x21 or 19 unless I know the top is very close.

Tadej Pogacar was clearly riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By Leinster

20c tires became a thing in the late 80s/early...

20c tires became a thing in the late 80s/early 90s, but outside of that era, tire clearance really shouldn’t be a problem. Even in the mid-80s you’d see bikes like Fignon’s with his Modolo calipers...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By Leinster

maybe frame only?

maybe frame only?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,367
Posted By Leinster

I always get the cork. I have Topeak and cinelli...

I always get the cork. I have Topeak and cinelli on my bikes right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Leinster

Well you can decide yourself if it’s worth...

Well you can decide yourself if it’s worth swapping the cassette back for this one climb, or if you’re going to be doing enough climbing to make the bigger sprockets necessary, or if you would miss...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,577
Posted By Leinster

The point is being made by people who say “I know...

The point is being made by people who say “I know my size, I know my geometry, I know what I like.” This isn’t people asking “should I buy a Specialized Roubaix or a Trek Emonda for towing my kids to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,893
Posted By Leinster

But my point is that if you’re front-shifting,...

But my point is that if you’re front-shifting, you’re not trying to minimize disruption to cadence; you front shift when you need to make a significant change to your cadence and/or when meeting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Leinster

If you’re going to be going up that steep climb...

If you’re going to be going up that steep climb regularly, then put the 34 back on, and keep it on until you can climb that hill in 2nd gear.*

if you’re only going to climb it occasionally to test...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,893
Posted By Leinster

That’s really less of a “downside” than NOT...

That’s really less of a “downside” than NOT having 3 gear options in that range would be.

3 shifts is 1 throw of the downshift lever on shimano or Campag shifters (if going to the big ring) or 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,893
Posted By Leinster

It's taken a few years, but 34x14 has kind of...

It's taken a few years, but 34x14 has kind of filled the go-anywhere-gear gap on my 2 bikes with compact cranks. But it's never been exactly the same.

That 46x16ss tho...
09-10-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,042
Posted By Leinster

I once had my bike, and the bikes of a lot of...

I once had my bike, and the bikes of a lot of other people in the complex, stolen from the lock-up underground garage. The key-card gate on the garage had broken down and defaulted to open, and the...
09-10-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,971
Posted By Leinster

Dry lighting started up some fires near St Helena...

Dry lighting started up some fires near St Helena last night, sounds like they got them under control. Felt a couple of sprinkles yesterday working outside, and got some drops on the windshield...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,893
Posted By Leinster

The only downside to swapping out your 34 for a...

The only downside to swapping out your 34 for a 42 is losing out on the low-end gearing. If you are confident you can climb everything in your area in 42x30, and can find a 42t with a 110bcd to fit...
09-07-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Leinster

That’s what I use. Wd40 works well to get some...

That’s what I use. Wd40 works well to get some stubborn grease/oil stains off paintwork. And a good set of brushes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,689
Posted By Leinster

Yeah, but if I’d left them in the garage I...

Yeah, but if I’d left them in the garage I could’ve still gone on the ride…
09-06-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,553
Posted By Leinster

I try to get in a bike ride on most trips, but...

I try to get in a bike ride on most trips, but it’s difficult with 3 kids, and the older 2 (6 yr old twins) are not enjoying cycling right now. I’m trying not to over-pressure them into bike riding,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Leinster

Yup. I have space for other sporting activities,...

Yup. I have space for other sporting activities, too.

The survey doesn’t appear to mention the social aspect of both athletic activities, and alcohol. Most of the times I’ve drank to excess in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,689
Posted By Leinster

I did a mtb ride to the top of a mountain, and...

I did a mtb ride to the top of a mountain, and used my water bottle as a prop to take a pic of the bike at the summit. Half way down I realised I’d left the bottle at the top. I did not go back to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By Leinster

not better than my 12-29 cassette, which has 1–t...

not better than my 12-29 cassette, which has 1–t gaps for 6 gears, and never more than 3t, and with a compact gives me (juuuuuust about) enough range to get up the 1500ft mountains around here. And...
09-01-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By Leinster

Fignon used disc wheels front and rear in the...

Fignon used disc wheels front and rear in the final TT. Lemond used disc rear and spoke front. The received wisdom is that it was a little windy on the day, and a spoke front would have been easier...
09-01-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,125
Posted By Leinster

I would take Bob over Ant McCrossan any day.

I would take Bob over Ant McCrossan any day.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Leinster

Ive done my biggest climbing days on a rented...

Ive done my biggest climbing days on a rented bike, sight unseen. If you’ve had 2 60 mile test rides on your new ride, you’ll know if there’s anything wrong with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,871
Posted By Leinster

Sora is good now. It's not the Sora you were...

Sora is good now. It's not the Sora you were avoiding when you were last in the new market.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,871
Posted By Leinster

That CAAD10, unless you mean a CAAD12, must have...

That CAAD10, unless you mean a CAAD12, must have been a 6-year old bike that had been sitting in the back of a warehouse; it probably had 10 speed 105 (like mine). Yes, that was a good price for a...
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