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10-22-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 565
Posted By Badger6

Bench testing and practical testing programs...

Bench testing and practical testing programs don't always match up perfectly to real world use.
10-22-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 10,971
Posted By Badger6

This sounds like a motor problem.

This sounds like a motor problem.
10-22-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 10,971
Posted By Badger6

I wouldn't.

I wouldn't.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,414
Posted By Badger6

This is like saying "With all due respect." If...

This is like saying "With all due respect." If you didn't want our advice, you shouldn't have asked for it. Also, 3mm is not a conservative gap...the industry generally recommends 3-5 mm per contact...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By Badger6

This...for all the reasons noted above about...

This...for all the reasons noted above about sizing differences once mounted. I do run 30s on my SL7, but I ran 27s first, with enough space left that when it was time to replace, I bumped them up....
10-16-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,299
Posted By Badger6

I don't think it is a durability issue.

I don't think it is a durability issue.
10-16-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,669
Posted By Badger6

I was recently involved in some analysis of...

I was recently involved in some analysis of global logistics as it pertains to my day job. Two takeaways from the work: (1) the reports are 100% accurate, and (2) the long term forecasts you can read...
10-04-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,355
Posted By Badger6

Exactly this. No idea how much you ride Wattsup...

Exactly this. No idea how much you ride Wattsup or if you do it when the sun is up...but, I can tell you I am more concerned about the UV light I am exposed to 3-4 hours a day than the 10 minutes I...
09-13-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Badger6

Isn't the requirement to call something a mullet...

Isn't the requirement to call something a mullet being that you've mixed and matched road (usually on the front end, business) and MTB (on the back end, party) components in assembling the drivetrain?
09-12-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Badger6

Perfect use case! Now ditch those reflectors and...

Perfect use case! Now ditch those reflectors and the pie plate behind the cassette. ;)

I tried to buy a Hook EXT-C frame for 6 months, and never found one in my size. Ended up with a Diverge, and...
09-10-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,769
Posted By Badger6

Until it is...in my neighborhood there are some...

Until it is...in my neighborhood there are some long sections of road that are "paved" with cobblestones. Even on a 2x, the clutch is critical. I can tell when I've forgotten to engage it. If...
09-10-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By Badger6

I use a cigarette lighter (Bic, I don't smoke, I...

I use a cigarette lighter (Bic, I don't smoke, I keep it in my toolbox just for this). Keep it moving, the tubing will shrink pretty quickly. No zipties are necessary. Heat guns, in my experience are...
09-10-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 889
Posted By Badger6

Line by line: 1) Yes, I used to do that....

Line by line:

1) Yes, I used to do that. Over the last 7-8 years as I acquired more bikes (and divested of a car), and then came upon a few extra wheelsets, it was no longer necessary, but really,...
09-09-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,065
Posted By Badger6

I understood you. My only point in reply to you...

I understood you. My only point in reply to you was that my understanding wasn't very far off from yours...it was clear to me that you had a set of criteria to use in your evaluation, and you were...
09-08-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,065
Posted By Badger6

No doubt each has their own ranking, and no...

No doubt each has their own ranking, and no ordering is really wrong...so long as the criteria fit the person's needs.
09-07-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,065
Posted By Badger6

There is noticeable difference, albeit not...

There is noticeable difference, albeit not significant, if comparing same generations. But, as many have said, the trickle down of tech that Shimano uses, means that current year 105 is typically as...
09-07-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,174
Posted By Badger6

No...but, at 15mm internal width, less than a...

No...but, at 15mm internal width, less than a decade ago, most tire companies advised against going any wider than 32mm. Depending on how low he runs the tire pressure, he could run into potential...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,945
Posted By Badger6

Literally, I did make it up, extrapolating from a...

Literally, I did make it up, extrapolating from a decent layman's understanding of how the bike industry functions, which is surprisingly similar to any industry that manufacturers and sells stuff. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,945
Posted By Badger6

It is. But, they’re gonna need to up their...

It is. But, they’re gonna need to up their quality game. The two sets I’ve worked on have been about 2.5 stars out of 5. They work, but not very good. Then again, let’s be really honest with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,945
Posted By Badger6

But, Kimmo will be happy to know that the...

But, Kimmo will be happy to know that the venerable cup-and-cone (bane of my existence...I can never seem to get it just right, probably need more practice) have remained in the hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,945
Posted By Badger6

Exciting stuff. But, until I can score a new...

Exciting stuff. But, until I can score a new groupset, I'm just going to sit over here and eat popcorn while the luddites bemoan that they don't want electronic shifting or disc brakes, and then tell...
08-31-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,369
Posted By Badger6

Nope. But, they damn sure work better with a shoe...

Nope. But, they damn sure work better with a shoe designed for cycling than for whatever random shoe one may have laying about.
08-31-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,369
Posted By Badger6

C'mon man. Have you considered shoes designed for...

C'mon man. Have you considered shoes designed for cycling? They are out there, and they work.
08-28-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By Badger6

Yep, no gloves. The padding is useless and...

Yep, no gloves. The padding is useless and creates more problems.
08-28-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3,274
Views: 228,808
Posted By Badger6

120km, because I was late, and my wife was mad...

120km, because I was late, and my wife was mad af....otherwise it'd have been more like 135. It was the Groene Gordelroute around Brussels, ran into the Brussels Cycling Classic, UCI Pro race. Pretty...
08-24-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,564
Posted By Badger6

First, study this website...

First, study this website (https://bettershifting.com/building-a-di2-bike-cable-routing-lengths-and-wiring/). It will list exactly what you need to build a Di2 shifting system. Also, take a look at...
08-24-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,321
Posted By Badger6

Yeah, I don't think high performance pedals are...

Yeah, I don't think high performance pedals are for you, my man.
08-23-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,321
Posted By Badger6

TL;DR...you are way overthinking this. Ride the...

TL;DR...you are way overthinking this. Ride the pedals. If they stop rotating smoothly, take the spindle out of the body, as you've been advised, regrease it, and reinstall the spindle. These pedals...
08-23-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By Badger6

If I understand your question francesgumm, you...

If I understand your question francesgumm, you are trying to lower the bar relative to the seat, correct? Have you considered a "higher" angle stem, and then flipping it over? For instance, if the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,114
Posted By Badger6

I believe that 160/140 F/R is how the whole SL7...

I believe that 160/140 F/R is how the whole SL7 range is spec'd. All the ones I've seen IRL are, as well.
08-21-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,564
Posted By Badger6

Di2 is no brainer, for you. IN stead of trying to...

Di2 is no brainer, for you. IN stead of trying to decipher what you have and what you'd need (I think because it's 10pm in Belgium, and I might have had a few beers with the club after today's 180km...
08-20-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,334
Posted By Badger6

Yup. As I implied in post #13 above, 32mm slicks....

Yup. As I implied in post #13 above, 32mm slicks. Specialized Roubaix Pro are the "budget" option at $40, the Rene Herse slick options might be a little nicer rolling, no idea by how much, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Badger6

No idea why they made it that complex...shoudla...

No idea why they made it that complex...shoudla got Shimano, but here you are. :roflmao2: It's not hard, just a lot of steps.
08-20-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,334
Posted By Badger6

Straight to my point! If I was riding there, I...

Straight to my point! If I was riding there, I wouldn't have a clue what tire works best, nor would I presume to tell you what tire works best. Instead, I'd ask YOU for your opinion based on your...
08-20-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,334
Posted By Badger6

You will, because I'll be there to hand up a beer...

You will, because I'll be there to hand up a beer as you cross over...I'll already be showered and 3 down the hatch by then, because I'll ride the tire that makes the most sense for the course: speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 275,474
Posted By Badger6

That's an interesting question. Consider this,...

That's an interesting question. Consider this, the single heaviest sub-assembly of most bicycles is the wheelset. I recently bought a gravel bike, a mid range offering with carbon frame, 1x Di2...
08-19-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Badger6

Totally understandable, it was never my intent or...

Totally understandable, it was never my intent or idea that people should suffer. I just don't have a lot of faith in using equipment far beyond it's intended use, off-label if you will. Instead of...
08-18-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,334
Posted By Badger6

msu2001la the Chicane/Almanzo/Gravel Grinder...

msu2001la the Chicane/Almanzo/Gravel Grinder tread is excellent when the crushed stone surface is loose, or in "light" sandy conditions. Agree the cornering can be strange initially.
08-18-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,334
Posted By Badger6

I've used both of those tires, and both roll fast...

I've used both of those tires, and both roll fast enough on paved surfaces, and performed very well on gravel. But also, have you considered the Roubaix Pro 30/32...
08-18-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,026
Posted By Badger6

There are bikes in Europe, like lots of bikes and...

There are bikes in Europe, like lots of bikes and even ones that are not sold in the US! (I jest, you knew that.) If you are prepared to buy one upon arrival, it won't take long to find one. With...
08-17-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By Badger6

HTupolev most folks aren't civil engineers like...

HTupolev most folks aren't civil engineers like you and don't possess the knowledge to fully appreciate the nuance of the different material types. Saying paved surface is a decent heuristic for...
08-17-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By Badger6

Pavement is the catch all, and I specified the...

Pavement is the catch all, and I specified the particular type of material because it is distinctly different from pavé, aka cobblestones. Tarmac is another word for macadam (crushed gravel aggregate...
08-17-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By Badger6

Noonievut, gravel is "not" gravel. If someone...

Noonievut, gravel is "not" gravel. If someone says paved road (asphalt or tarmac, whichever you prefer to call it), the range of surface quality is generally pretty narrow, and generally not very...
Forum: Europe
08-16-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Badger6

Thanks for all of the tips. It was a nice visit,...

Thanks for all of the tips. It was a nice visit, and I had some really enjoyable rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Badger6

That's two! 😏 Being serious, though. I haven't...

That's two! 😏 Being serious, though. I haven't noticed a difference in comfort on long rides, both bikes fit me well and are comfortable to ride. Regarding hand positions, I regularly use all of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Badger6

I own both. A rim brake (direct mount) equipped...

I own both. A rim brake (direct mount) equipped SL6, and an SL7. The SL6 was built up from a “pro” frame using Ultegra Di2 and DT Swiss AERC 1400 wheels, the SL7 was purchased as an “expert” with C38...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Badger6

You know some people ride on gravel,...

You know some people ride on gravel, intentionally, right? Agree with the others, the wear will be unnoticeable, so long as you keep your drivetrain maintained (clean and properly lube it regularly)....
08-02-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,616
Posted By Badger6

You'll see some opinions on changing out...

You'll see some opinions on changing out chainrings. I'm here to affirm for you that you've chosen the path of last resistance; in other words, the easiest way to rapidly and simply change the range...
08-01-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Badger6

:lol: In theory, I have 6 of them!

:lol: In theory, I have 6 of them!
08-01-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Badger6

The design of the BB is the problem. On the one...

The design of the BB is the problem. On the one hand it is a very beefy BB shell, and quite stiff. But, it is not durable like a narrower BB, that has the bearings sitting outboard of the shell (like...
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