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Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 540
Posted By Kimmo

And the way a shop would fix that is to bend the...

And the way a shop would fix that is to bend the hanger. If you don't have the proper tool, don't hit it, put an adjustable spanner on it. Or screw a rear axle in and nip up a locknut against it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By Kimmo

Whoah. Dodged a bullet, spotting that in time. ...

Whoah. Dodged a bullet, spotting that in time.

But you should have been able to diagnose it better - the frequency wasn't in sync with your pedalling, and it wasn't in sync with wheel rotation....
08-01-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Kimmo

Here's a thought - don't mount the battery in...

Here's a thought - don't mount the battery in your seatpost. Chuck a bit of bubble wrap around it and hang a string off it, wedge it down in the bottom of your seat tube, and pull it out with the...
08-01-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By Kimmo

Didn't have to be this way; it's a crying shame...

Didn't have to be this way; it's a crying shame there are no electronic triples. Syncro or semi syncro on a triple is so obviously crying out to be a thing, and would make a half step setup actually...
08-01-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By Kimmo

You should be good with all that. The FD might...

You should be good with all that. The FD might need more precise adjustment than previously.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,048
Posted By Kimmo

Dear Forum, I never thought it'd happen to me...

Dear Forum, I never thought it'd happen to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,861
Posted By Kimmo

Whoops, just googled that and it didn't mean what...

Whoops, just googled that and it didn't mean what I thought: cop a squiz
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,048
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, 46 here. Mind you, it was my old man's...

Yep, 46 here. Mind you, it was my old man's Penthouse stash
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,329
Posted By Kimmo

Factory that makes them needs a few Sapim spokes...

Factory that makes them needs a few Sapim spokes to fix their machinery.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,861
Posted By Kimmo

I can't bunny hop worth a damn without foot...

I can't bunny hop worth a damn without foot retention. But I can trackstand, so there's pretty much no downside to it for me.

But the main reason I hugely prefer clips and straps or clipless to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,259
Posted By Kimmo

If the rims braked decently, it might be worth...

If the rims braked decently, it might be worth lacing them up to proper hubs...

Maybe in a year or two they'll steal that tech
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 830
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: 34
Views: 1,259
Posted By Kimmo

eBay is one front to millions of shops.

eBay is one front to millions of shops.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 648
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: 65
Views: 1,419
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: 65
Views: 1,419
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: 65
Views: 1,419
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: 507
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: 1,419
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: 1,618
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: 451
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: 1,722
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: 65
Views: 1,419
Posted By Kimmo

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Dual pivot brake is overkill on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
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: 249
Views: 5,818
Posted By Kimmo

Um, ...

Um,
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,818
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: 24
Views: 725
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: 249
Views: 5,818
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: 249
Views: 5,818
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: 457
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: 3,868
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, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 232,531
Posted By Kimmo

Hot AF, and I for one appreciate it when somebody...

Hot AF, and I for one appreciate it when somebody tries hard. IMO you succeed with the decals. Also, it's fun to see them strobing away underneath you, and it gives you a very easy way to know your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
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: 1,722
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: 26
Views: 540
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: 548
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: 8,009
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: 652
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: 576
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: 576
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: 10,254
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: 10,254
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: 1,641
Views: 232,531
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: 4,133
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: 2,418
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: 10,254
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: 2,418
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: 1,641
Views: 232,531
Posted By Kimmo

Yep

Yep
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,254
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: 2,418
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...
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