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06-26-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By Racing Dan

Spraying all sorts of oil or homebrew is a waste...

Spraying all sorts of oil or homebrew is a waste of time and money. No amount of spraying and waiting will unstick the post. - You need brute force or the slightly less ham fisted method, that is...
06-26-22, 12:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,654
Posted By Racing Dan

I already have TL ready tyres, and im not really...

I already have TL ready tyres, and im not really sold on tpu tubes. They are very expensive and compared to light butyl tubes, that I'm using now, the benefit seem marginal. Id save ~35g per wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,473
Posted By Racing Dan

I tend to agree. I have the Pirellis and use them...

I tend to agree. I have the Pirellis and use them with tubes. I went with light butyl tubes. The tyre seem plenty protective and I haven't flatted yet. The difference in rolling resistance vs a...
06-25-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,654
Posted By Racing Dan

Has anyone experience in TL setups without...

Has anyone experience in TL setups without sealant or only minimal sealant to setup and forget? Reason for asking is I currently ride Pirelli Cintuarato tyres with tubes and I never flat. The burly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,366
Posted By Racing Dan

I honestly believe rim brakes will go the way of...

I honestly believe rim brakes will go the way of the dodo, soon. - as a general rule. Of course, rim brake bikes and components will remain in the market forever, to cater for an ever diminishing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 783
Posted By Racing Dan

This is true. More money = less weight (less...

This is true. More money = less weight (less padding, more carbon, more titanium etc.) Not more comfort, as a general rule. However the road bike orthodoxy says more seat padding = less comfort,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,366
Posted By Racing Dan

That would be nice, however i cant see mech 105...

That would be nice, however i cant see mech 105 going anywhere on account of price. On the mtb side of things shimao has 12s mechanical all the from XTR to deore level. Id say we are likely to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,366
Posted By Racing Dan

It appears from the website R8000 is obsolete....

It appears from the website R8000 is obsolete. However Shimano needs some product to fill the giant gap between R7000 and R8100.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,054
Posted By Racing Dan

The real danger is when this garbage gets in...

The real danger is when this garbage gets in general circulation and eventually enters the 2nd hand market. Someone not knowing to look for a hook or even knowing "normal" rims has hooks, will mount...
06-11-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 740
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure, and quit the clipless pedals. Clipping in...

Sure, and quit the clipless pedals. Clipping in and out 10+ times isn't helping either. I recently got some Shimano XT flats. They are great for urban riding with lots of forced stand stills.
06-11-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 740
Posted By Racing Dan

I do a similar 9 mi commute and I take about the...

I do a similar 9 mi commute and I take about the same time. Imo, its the nature of urban biking. Lots of stop and go, red light, etc. All there is, is pedal harder or find a more fluid route.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,054
Posted By Racing Dan

Compromising safety just so ppl can have...

Compromising safety just so ppl can have cheap(er) carbon rims, is not a benefit. Its a liability. By that logic customers might as well buy no name carbon wheels from freabay. Me. Id much rather...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,054
Posted By Racing Dan

Well ... Removing the hook = removing one...

Well ...

Removing the hook = removing one layer of protection from the tyre blowing off of the rim. And ZERO benefits. Why bother? :rolleyes:
06-05-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Racing Dan

Possibly, depending on what kind of bike you are...

Possibly, depending on what kind of bike you are referring to. Where I live, in Europe, there's a LBS on every other corner. At least ten within a few miles. However, almost all of them are directed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Racing Dan

I tend to agree, the less water thee better....

I tend to agree, the less water thee better. However, Imo, cleaning chain, cassette and rings on the bike, takes solvent and a hose. An easy method, that produces a good result, is to place the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,707
Posted By Racing Dan

Not getting dropped is #1 priority. Once that...

Not getting dropped is #1 priority. Once that happens you are alone battling the wind. That's even less efficient than pedalling down hill. But if that is what it takes to keep up, that's what you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,316
Posted By Racing Dan

The best thing about a triple is you avoid...

The best thing about a triple is you avoid constantly shifting rings in mid speed applications, where with a wide double you are constantly changing rings, with associated compensation shifts and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By Racing Dan

Cheap tyres are not often discussed on the...

Cheap tyres are not often discussed on the forums, as everybody seem to just recommend the most elite stuff they can think of. Im sure there are some perfectly serviceable cheap tyres out there and a...
05-22-22, 03:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 618
Posted By Racing Dan

Just so you know. A crock pot is not needed at...

Just so you know. A crock pot is not needed at all. Any old pot or saucepan will do just fine. Heating wax on the stove is Much faster than waiting for a low wattage crock pot too. It no more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 02:30 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,267
Posted By Racing Dan

At some point in a distant future, when Garmin...

At some point in a distant future, when Garmin hardware catches up to 2022, they'll make a rear facing camera that connects to a HD head unit, to let us see what's behind us. :rolleyes:
05-05-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,654
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure, me too. I've done a lot of miles on gravel...

Sure, me too. I've done a lot of miles on gravel and haven't flatted yet. To my mind its not about tubes or no tubes, its about tyres that's reinforced enough to not get punctured through the thread...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,756
Posted By Racing Dan

Power to overcome air drag increases by the CUBE...

Power to overcome air drag increases by the CUBE of the speed. Double the speed and power increases eight (!) fold. That is, as base2 alludes to, the reason wheel manufacturers like to quote watt...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,756
Posted By Racing Dan

Ok dude. Do you even read what you quote and...

Ok dude. Do you even read what you quote and reply to ...?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,756
Posted By Racing Dan

You don't need wide tyres to get the comfort of...

You don't need wide tyres to get the comfort of low(er) pressure. 28mm at 55 psi will feel every bit as comfortable as 35mm at 55psi. Wide (and tall) tyres are needed in case you get rim strikes and...
04-24-22, 02:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By Racing Dan

Cant say if it will make a worthwhile difference...

Cant say if it will make a worthwhile difference replacing the RD, but one difference to Shimano RDs is the pulley wheels tend to be somewhat nicer in the better models. That is a ceramic bushing in...
04-22-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,567
Posted By Racing Dan

No its not. Everybody makes mistakes, get...

No its not. Everybody makes mistakes, get distracted etc, but some cars are harder to drive safely, because they are huge and have poor visibility, thus they encourage mistakes and with their size...
04-22-22, 02:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,567
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure, but also legislation permitting vehicles...

Sure, but also legislation permitting vehicles that doesn't take hitting pedestrians and cyclists in to consideration. A notable example is the Tesla Cybetruck, that likely will be banned in the EU,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,652
Posted By Racing Dan

When discounting direct evidence, because the...

When discounting direct evidence, because the observer didn't ride the bike himself and when limping home at 25 psi doesn't count as flatting, TL is a sure fire winner. - Talk about stacking the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,652
Posted By Racing Dan

Certainly you need some expertise sticking a tube...

Certainly you need some expertise sticking a tube in a tight TL tyre. I did just that today. Tube in a Pinarello cinturato velo. Not exactly recommended. Took a lot of effort and tinkering getting it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,754
Posted By Racing Dan

.. Sure, and I cant imagine the salesman...

..

Sure, and I cant imagine the salesman mentioning the limitations of hookless in the sales pitch either. Only whatever is perceived to be a benefit. Not to mention the sole purpose of road...
04-15-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,087
Posted By Racing Dan

105 psi? > Bring more co2 canisters and two tubes...

105 psi? > Bring more co2 canisters and two tubes or give up on the 6" requirement and get a Topeak HPX.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,441
Posted By Racing Dan

A lot less fast than you think. Assuming you go...

A lot less fast than you think. Assuming you go down at 30 mph, the edge of the disc, assuming a 160mm disc, is only moving at ((pi*0.16m)/2.15m) * 30 mph = ~7 mph, and that is at about 375 rpm.
04-14-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,430
Posted By Racing Dan

I believe greases have gotten much better over...

I believe greases have gotten much better over the years (decades) and I have no reservations using what ever generic grease is at hand. I have done so, without issues, for years maintaining parents...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,441
Posted By Racing Dan

The real danger is hitting the tarmac at 30 mph...

The real danger is hitting the tarmac at 30 mph in a virtual bathing suit and an eggshell. - Happens in almost every pro road race. Blaming the brake discs is a red herring.
04-13-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Racing Dan

Outside of looking it all over to spot any...

Outside of looking it all over to spot any defects, I'm not sure anyone can give you much advice. Maybe the rubber bung is deformed?

What gets me when someone post about this issue (you are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,652
Posted By Racing Dan

Not to mention the premise of the question isnt...

Not to mention the premise of the question isnt valid. - The idea that you cant ride lower pressure than 95psi, without moving to TL is wrong. He can simply reduce pressure to say 75-80 psi with what...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,754
Posted By Racing Dan

?! You are the only one talking about a 23mm tire...

?! You are the only one talking about a 23mm tire on a wide rim at 116psi. Hardly relevant to the discussion at hand.


But yeah, its true a wide rim will reduce max pressure and wide hookless rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 01:59 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,754
Posted By Racing Dan

Bummer. According to Specialized your...

Bummer.

According to Specialized your sawtooth tyre is hookless compatible, but lightbicycle quotes a 55psi (!) max pressure for your wr45 rim.

The ENVE AG25 rim is equally rated to only 55psi...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,652
Posted By Racing Dan

For that argument to work, you need to ride tyres...

For that argument to work, you need to ride tyres with the exact same puncture protection or it might be just that limiting the amounts of flats, not the sealant. I moved form cheap training tyres...
04-10-22, 02:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,472
Posted By Racing Dan

ZFC has a VERY bad habit of contaminating test...

ZFC has a VERY bad habit of contaminating test data with speculation and assumptions, all of it extremely time consuming to sort out on account of the writers longwinded and convoluted writing style....
04-10-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,122
Posted By Racing Dan

Your experience closely resembles my observations...

Your experience closely resembles my observations with hard wax. It wears off quickly and the chain turns noisy and may rust if it gets wet. Ive had better luck with a much softer wax intended for MC...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,754
Posted By Racing Dan

JP in the above podcast, mentions an other aspect...

JP in the above podcast, mentions an other aspect to the ETRTO standard I wasn't aware of. It used to be the safety margin was 150% of what ever is printed on the tyre, for instance 100psi > 150psi....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,754
Posted By Racing Dan

I get that sentiment, but why doesn't anyone...

I get that sentiment, but why doesn't anyone consider gluing a clincher to the rim. One side should be plenty.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,754
Posted By Racing Dan

No there is not. It might even be what happen to...

No there is not. It might even be what happen to the man suing RH, assuming the RH tyre wasnt approved for hookless rims as was mentioned in an earlier post.

To you or me It wont happen, for sure,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,754
Posted By Racing Dan

Why? You just stick a tube in there just like you...

Why? You just stick a tube in there just like you always do .. If you dont know a "normal" rim should have a bead hook, you wont look for it or notice its not there, and then there is nothing to stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,754
Posted By Racing Dan

One aspect to hookless rims I really dislike, is,...

One aspect to hookless rims I really dislike, is, to the untrained eye, they look near identical to a normal rim and will let you mount any normal clincher or TL tyre, as they are the exact same...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,754
Posted By Racing Dan

This exactly. Every hookless manufacturer...

This exactly.

Every hookless manufacturer I've ever looked over, have had some semi secret web page with a list of approved and non approved tyres. Usually very short. - And on the forums a bunch...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,754
Posted By Racing Dan

Claiming hookless is "better" is simply a scam...

Claiming hookless is "better" is simply a scam and a step backwards. 99,99% of all tyres are designed with a hook in mind. They may work on a hookless rim, if you keep the pressure down*, but there...
04-04-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,472
Posted By Racing Dan

This is true, but outside of nebulous claims no...

This is true, but outside of nebulous claims no one ever explained how or why they arrived at their super elaborate cleaning methods, that only the most anal would consider doing on a regular basis. ...
04-04-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By Racing Dan

That is not a normal Shimano Hub. That drawing...

That is not a normal Shimano Hub. That drawing appeared in a Bike Rumour article about a new silent ratchet. Normal Shimano hubs has a different bearing layout and the ratchet inside the freehub body.
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