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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 491
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
07-21-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,073
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, 04:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,073
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
07-20-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,073
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: 465
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: 59
Views: 1,073
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: 54
Views: 1,193
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, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
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, 02:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,564
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, 04:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,073
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
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
07-16-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,238
Posted By Kimmo

Um, ...

Um,
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,238
Posted By Kimmo

You know how sometimes there's a constant...

You know how sometimes there's a constant annoying noise that eventually you only notice when it stops?

Systematic exploitation and the minimisation of human potential gives me tinnitus.

You'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By Kimmo

Here's a maddeningly obvious one that can be easy...

Here's a maddeningly obvious one that can be easy to miss - end of the FD cable hitting the crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,238
Posted By Kimmo

Right, sure. Commercial radio isn't a cacophonic...

Right, sure. Commercial radio isn't a cacophonic cesspit, and community radio isn't a vital refuge from pervasive capitalist propaganda, got it.

Scumbags trying to manipulate me via my amygdala...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,238
Posted By Kimmo

I reckon it'd be sweet to see a bike with direct...

I reckon it'd be sweet to see a bike with direct mount rim brakes and through axles, but it'll never happen since the necessary hubs would be way too niche...


Old fish swims past a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Kimmo

Holy crap, I couldn't even watch it all, too...

Holy crap, I couldn't even watch it all, too painful! No wonder you're so ripped.

Now, can you go down those hills...? Maybe better not, you'll be ripped in a bad way 😬
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,702
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, although the GP has been my favourite tyre...

Yep, although the GP has been my favourite tyre since the 90s, part of the reason has the flipside of sidewall vulnerability. If you want a fast and grippy tyre, it's gotta be supple.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By Kimmo

chaadster: Phwoar! Dude, wuut?! That's...

chaadster: Phwoar!


Dude, wuut?! That's gotta be in the top five of the weirdest things I've seen go wrong with a bike.

BTW, just discovered something neat - I just ed "OP", and the board did...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,564
Posted By Kimmo

Seems like a tall order to me, if you want it to...

Seems like a tall order to me, if you want it to keep working and not rattle. 150g would be far more in the realm of possibility as a modification to a beam bike.

Why aren't we all hopping made at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 332
Posted By Kimmo

If you can't find the issue, you can just kludge...

If you can't find the issue, you can just kludge it with a washer under the derailer mount bolt.
07-08-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Kimmo

I'd start with cables, pads, cassette, chain and...

I'd start with cables, pads, cassette, chain and wheel truing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,623
Posted By Kimmo

This has been attributed to the phasing out of...

This has been attributed to the phasing out of leaded petrol. Contrapoints has a really good video talking about redlining in Baltimore, where she talks about black kids growing up amongst flaking...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Kimmo

I've heard the six evo is the shiz, and I'm a...

I've heard the six evo is the shiz, and I'm a huge Shimano fan, so it sounds to me like you're asking, should I buy the flash bike or the flashest bike. No-brainer if you've got the cash to bash,...
07-03-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By Kimmo

That's not a coincidence, since it's the...

That's not a coincidence, since it's the cleverest option by far ;)
07-01-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By Kimmo

Sounds like you never got the memo about the most...

Sounds like you never got the memo about the most efficient pressures in the real world. Everybody was running them too hard for ages until someone realised a smooth drum isn't a good simulation of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,095
Posted By Kimmo

I never used to mind the cars, but there's way...

I never used to mind the cars, but there's way more of em now for one, and the thing that's really starting to bug me is how talkback ******bags et al have made cyclists into a scapegoat token in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,095
Posted By Kimmo

That's one of those archaic phrases which uses a...

That's one of those archaic phrases which uses a word that's otherwise extinct. It's test your mettle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 229,255
Posted By Kimmo

Looks like you've already got a 100mm stem and...

Looks like you've already got a 100mm stem and short reach bars on there, so I'd say you really need a smaller frame :(
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,999
Posted By Kimmo

How about inside the stem...

How about inside the stem (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1230520-9150-controlling-9070-a.html)?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,364
Posted By Kimmo

I've never been under that much time pressure...

I've never been under that much time pressure that what seems like a bad idea seemed like a good idea. I lube everything with precision, and regularly wipe off excess chain lube, so my bikes stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,095
Posted By Kimmo

Never forget the political dimension of cycling....

Never forget the political dimension of cycling. It pretty much sparked first wave feminism.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,364
Posted By Kimmo

So who's down with detergent or degreasers on...

So who's down with detergent or degreasers on chains then?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 229,255
Posted By Kimmo

Yep

Yep
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,095
Posted By Kimmo

Hm. Well, not wearing a helmet saves you some...

Hm. Well, not wearing a helmet saves you some drag, but your hair and beard probably make up for that.

As for rocking a hybrid, you obviously don't mind a significant handicap...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,364
Posted By Kimmo

I don't think pro team mechanics are a great...

I don't think pro team mechanics are a great example to cite if you're talking practices to promote longevity... Replacing stuff regularly is likely to be preferred to spending more time on daily...
06-20-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By Kimmo

I've never even come close to having a problem...

I've never even come close to having a problem shifting to larger cogs while standing, but I've always used close ratio cassettes. I'd also assert there's nothing wrong with dropping to smaller cogs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,076
Posted By Kimmo

I really hope triples come back... a 53/39/30...

I really hope triples come back... a 53/39/30 shifted by Di2 would be glorious. I'd also like to see Shimano ditch the stupid restrictions in E-tube and let you plug in any ratios and shift pattern.
06-19-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Kimmo

Maybe, but it's way sleeker, has less stack...

Maybe, but it's way sleeker, has less stack height, and provides a stiffer interface to make use of the 31.8 bars you can hang off a modern stem.
06-19-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah nah, more like a truck goes past and I'm...

Yeah nah, more like a truck goes past and I'm able to get a good pull from the draft that just wouldn't have been an option with DT shifters.

BTW, sounds like you should invest in a higher class...
06-16-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By Kimmo

That's just an Ultegra 12-25. The pulleys are...

That's just an Ultegra 12-25. The pulleys are narrow/wide numbers I found on eBay a couple of years ago, they're branded Stone. Had em in my Red RD with no modification, but i had to cut off one pin...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 789
Posted By Kimmo

If you change your mind about spreading the...

If you change your mind about spreading the frame, and you should, it's a measly 2mm each side, you can just put thicker locknuts on your current wheel as an upgrade path to 8/9/10. You only need a...
06-13-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Kimmo

You could try the older version of e-tube. ...

You could try the older version of e-tube.

And the restrictions on syncro depend on what chainrings and cogs it thinks you're running; you could try lying to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 789
Posted By Kimmo

Either just spread the frame (totally no big deal...

Either just spread the frame (totally no big deal with steel, complete mystery why you'd want to keep 126), or... There's a way to get 11s in 126, but just spread the damn frame already.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Kimmo

Hey, c'mon... the notion is fine on its face. ...

Hey, c'mon... the notion is fine on its face.

The civil response is to take something like this at face value, and invite good faith.

Save the snark for the moment any cynicism is vindicated.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By Kimmo

You will not feel any difference from ceramic...

You will not feel any difference from ceramic bearings, except when the super hard balls destroy the softer races.

If you're concerned about the placebo-level effect of bearing drag, make sure the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By Kimmo

Get the lightest carbon seatpost you can find,...

Get the lightest carbon seatpost you can find, that'll do wonders for the ride while shaving weight where you can really feel it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By Kimmo

Whoah! That steel number with the carbon spider...

Whoah! That steel number with the carbon spider is a bit flash, and very reasonably priced. I may just ask about a 12-27, even though I'm keen on having an 18t in there...

Also, I checked out your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By Kimmo

+1 glue it up, otherwise it might grow. Good...

+1 glue it up, otherwise it might grow.

Good thing it's not rim brake!
06-09-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,073
Posted By Kimmo

Most high end ally happened alongside the last...

Most high end ally happened alongside the last decade or two of steel, and went for maybe another five years with carbon stays becoming almost compulsory.

Hmm, I wonder if this criteria would work...
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