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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,159
Posted By Dean V

Are you sure about that? Examples of such...

Are you sure about that?
Examples of such bikes?
Also Pro's use fairly regular components for reliability and sponsorship reasons. So they are not weight weenie builds.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,564
Posted By Dean V

I do not think many or any of the modern disc...

I do not think many or any of the modern disc braked aero road bikes the pro's use are under the 6.8kg limit.
Also they all have an aero profile seat post which would add another complexity to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,596
Posted By Dean V

Remember to check that the chain is long enough...

Remember to check that the chain is long enough to run on the big/big combo.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By Dean V

I would ride it as it is for 6 months. Then...

I would ride it as it is for 6 months.
Then make a decision.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,957
Posted By Dean V

Absolutely not. Can't be. Everyone knows that...

Absolutely not. Can't be.
Everyone knows that Ti lasts forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 02:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,192
Posted By Dean V

I guess all those pro riders that are climbing...

I guess all those pro riders that are climbing sitting back on the saddle are giving up a huge advantage then.
Someone should tell them.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,863
Posted By Dean V

If you decide to try 28's make sure your frame...

If you decide to try 28's make sure your frame has clearance for them to fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,601
Posted By Dean V

You must be imagining that crack as apparently...

You must be imagining that crack as apparently steel frames last forever.
I think it has been reported that titanium does as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,551
Posted By Dean V

I have tried it. Didn't like it. Never felt...

I have tried it.
Didn't like it.
Never felt the need for it.
Never had trouble keeping up with others while descending sitting on my seat.
Maybe if you suck at climbing and need to get on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,680
Posted By Dean V

You would normally either have a Large TCR or a...

You would normally either have a Large TCR or a 58cm C'dale.
So really it is more that it has less stack rather than much more reach, but basically it is just a more aggressive fit.
I wouldn't say...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,492
Posted By Dean V

Well what did you expect? That happens even to...

Well what did you expect?
That happens even to good questions/threads, let alone wondering how much air it takes to fill a hose of unknown length from a tyre of unknown size and pressure, through...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By Dean V

Constantly amazed at how random zombie threads...

Constantly amazed at how random zombie threads get dredged up!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Dean V

So the Zipp is lighter as it saves you the weight...

So the Zipp is lighter as it saves you the weight of the phone and mount :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,810
Posted By Dean V

42 mph

42 mph
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Dean V

You would be wasting your money. It would have...

You would be wasting your money.
It would have to be something like the Specialized CG-R post that has some proper compliance to make a difference.
Or a suspension seat post like a Thudbuster or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Dean V

Not exactly sure what the question is, but will...

Not exactly sure what the question is, but will say that 28mm Schwalbe Pro1 on my Enve 4.5AR rims are around 32mm wide.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Dean V

Bit of a generalisation there. You can achieve...

Bit of a generalisation there.
You can achieve a reasonably good position on a Hybrid as long as it hasn't got a crazy high stack height.
Slammed stem of suitable length you can get close to top of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,759
Posted By Dean V

Aside from Campagnolo not being mentioned by the...

Aside from Campagnolo not being mentioned by the OP he was deciding between two electronic group sets so it is getting a bit left field even by BF standards.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,047
Posted By Dean V

The competitive fit you listed is fairly close to...

The competitive fit you listed is fairly close to what I have except I have a bit more reach.
But I am only 180cm tall.
I usually ride a 56cm frame.
I can't imagine it being right for someone 15cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By Dean V

If the freewheel is dragging it will overcome the...

If the freewheel is dragging it will overcome the tension in the chain from the rear derailleur.
This would make the chain droop on the top when coasting and create a slack feeling to the drive on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By Dean V

I doubt the freewheel in his single speed...

I doubt the freewheel in his single speed sprocket is any quicker to engage than what his geared bike is.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By Dean V

First impressions of Sram Force AXS.

I recently got a 2020 Giant TCR with this groupset.
I have basically had bikes with all the other main groupset types so was keen to try this.
Have been impressed so far. I like the gearing 48/35...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,080
Posted By Dean V

I know it effects the handling because I have...

I know it effects the handling because I have done it and it was definitely noticeable.
Just makes the bike feel a bit weird on the initial turn in.
Nothing that is hard to manage but not right and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,080
Posted By Dean V

Squared off tyres on the front do not handle very...

Squared off tyres on the front do not handle very well.
Also more likely to puncture which is less desirable on the front.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Dean V

Older Look (Delta) are not compatible with Keo. ...

Older Look (Delta) are not compatible with Keo.
Keo has been around for quite a while though (2004).
It would be rare to find anyone on Delta's unless they were into the C&V stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By Dean V

Definitely a lot of near fatal accidents because...

Definitely a lot of near fatal accidents because of this.
I have lost count of the number of riders I have seen bloodied, laying beside the road, with Conti sidewall threads wrapped around their...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,075
Posted By Dean V

Rather than try and wade through the theory and...

Rather than try and wade through the theory and science which the design engineers have already done.
Just look at the end result.
A light carbon frame is around 700gms and a light aluminium frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,985
Posted By Dean V

This first reply to the OP is all that needed to...

This first reply to the OP is all that needed to be said.
The next 6 pages is typical BF ranting.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,147
Posted By Dean V

And how is this relevant??

And how is this relevant??
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By Dean V

They actually have a very nice ride. Isospeed...

They actually have a very nice ride. Isospeed coupler on the seat post helps quite a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By Dean V

No, there isn't a "shelf life" for aluminium. ...

No, there isn't a "shelf life" for aluminium.
There are many aluminium aeroplanes still being flown that are much much older than 2012.
You have no doubt flown on some of them.
As for older second...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,404
Posted By Dean V

Ever watched a BMX race. They spin way over 100...

Ever watched a BMX race.
They spin way over 100 rpm, in fact closer to 200 with no foot retention and definitely out of the saddle.
They do have a trend nowadays to clip in pedals but traditionally...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,373
Posted By Dean V

Or get an old 10sp bike for yourself just to use...

Or get an old 10sp bike for yourself just to use on the trainer, rather than using your good bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,373
Posted By Dean V

You can't run a 11sp cassette on a 10sp bike or...

You can't run a 11sp cassette on a 10sp bike or vice versa.
Pick one bike to use on the Kickr and install the appropriate cassette or put up with swapping cassettes when you swap the bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,578
Posted By Dean V

I would of just made sure I had a tire boot and...

I would of just made sure I had a tire boot and spare tube and carried on with a bit more caution on the high speed stuff.
Rear tire blow out isn't that bad as long as you aren't leaned over hard in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,543
Posted By Dean V

But how else can we keep the thread going for 4...

But how else can we keep the thread going for 4 pages?
I didn't even realise that shifting to the small ring was an issue!
I have had bikes with basically every brand and chainring combo and never...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,175
Posted By Dean V

Anyone else think of "Timtak" when they saw that...

Anyone else think of "Timtak" when they saw that photo?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,404
Posted By Dean V

I wouldn't rule out aero bars. I have the...

I wouldn't rule out aero bars.
I have the carbon 3t aero nova on my Giant Defy and for me they are very comfortable.
I like the flat tops and also the bars are quite flexible in the vertical plane...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Dean V

The thing is he said his rides are at a relaxed...

The thing is he said his rides are at a relaxed pace and non competitive.
Speed shouldn't matter regardless of how large, small, or non existent the gains are.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By Dean V

The website I saw said it had a 408% range with a...

The website I saw said it had a 408% range with a 0.527 low to a 2.153 high.
Your 11-50 is a 455% range so you would have to get by with a reduced range of gears.
It would be the same as an 11-45....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By Dean V

It would never come from Giant like that. You...

It would never come from Giant like that.
You would have to ask the seller how it ended up like it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,530
Posted By Dean V

That generation of Shimano is also considered to...

That generation of Shimano is also considered to be the worst as far as shifting goes.
I wouldn't go older than 11 sp and a frame that can take at least a big 25mm tyre, unless the roads you ride on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,395
Posted By Dean V

It helps if you ride shallow aluminium rims. ...

It helps if you ride shallow aluminium rims.
High winds are good for Strava KOM's:)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,583
Posted By Dean V

Good analysis. I have had a Domane and Defy....

Good analysis.
I have had a Domane and Defy. The geometry is near enough the same as far as fit goes (56cm and M/L) for me.
I prefer the Defy for for its bit more liveliness and the ride is still...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,694
Posted By Dean V

Why even try and predict the future? Just ride...

Why even try and predict the future?
Just ride it, and if tyre availability does become a problem deal with it then.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,166
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: 142
Views: 7,166
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
09-11-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,419
Posted By Dean V

Pretty sure they are tubeless.

Pretty sure they are tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,080
Posted By Dean V

Sounds like most modern disc brake bikes!

Sounds like most modern disc brake bikes!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,111
Posted By Dean V

The older one will certainly be a lot lighter.

The older one will certainly be a lot lighter.
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