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10-13-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,627
Posted By Branko D

Some have, some are doing it. Non tubeless...

Some have, some are doing it. Non tubeless clincher tires have their days numbered, and tubulars are increasingly a rarity.

You can use tubeless tires and wheels with tubes, though, and those...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By Branko D

I've rode some 29.000km on TRP Spyre mechanical...

I've rode some 29.000km on TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes now, and some 12.000km on Avid BB7, TRP HY/RD is significantly better.
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By Branko D

Recently bought a road bike for my younger...

Recently bought a road bike for my younger daughter, got 105 11 speed rim brake shifters and TRP HY/RD and it works like a charm. Better than mechanical discs.

Whole bike cost like 750 Euro in the...
10-09-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By Branko D

I hope you find your special bike 👍 Maybe...

I hope you find your special bike 👍

Maybe search over FB, try to track her down. Could be an adventure.
10-09-23, 12:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,590
Posted By Branko D

Rode a touring bike with a B17 until it died....

Rode a touring bike with a B17 until it died. First the saddle, which was replaced by another B17 and then the bike.

Currently riding a gravel bike with a Specialized Power saddle and a road bike,...
10-08-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,090
Posted By Branko D

You are going from the wrong starting point,...

You are going from the wrong starting point, starting from the bike rather than the intended use.

There's an optimal kind of bike for a certain purpose. If you're aiming to ride some gnarly...
10-08-23, 08:37 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,090
Posted By Branko D

Dissent for dissent's sake is less likely to give...

Dissent for dissent's sake is less likely to give you the right answers than blind conformity, it's just cooler sounding and more attractive. Both are inherently fallacious.
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I used to think...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-23, 08:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,937
Posted By Branko D

There were granfondos I was in - the definition...

There were granfondos I was in - the definition of endurance group racing (you pin a number, it's timed, and even if you aren't going to be on the podium, you'll compare your time to your mates,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 04:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,937
Posted By Branko D

Being clipped into road clipless pedals is the...

Being clipped into road clipless pedals is the best for serious road riding and racing. Hence, they are called road pedals.
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That said, nothing wrong with MTB pedals on a road bike; I have...
07-06-23, 02:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,133
Posted By Branko D

I mostly just slather sunscreen on and that works...

I mostly just slather sunscreen on and that works perfectly, but sun sleeves are only marginally hotter than bare skin for me and work well. If you get them wet the cooling effect is quite good.
11-30-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 6,703
Posted By Branko D

I wouldn't add 500g of stuff on the bike for a...

I wouldn't add 500g of stuff on the bike for a climb, at least not if it's a race.

I'd add 500g to the wheelset if it makes sense, the deep front and the rear disc on my TT bike are heavy but that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,157
Posted By Branko D

Shimano DA generally tests as the lowest friction...

Shimano DA generally tests as the lowest friction chain with excellent durability by third party labs. You can't go wrong with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,779
Posted By Branko D

For the OP, reading the description of his rides?...

For the OP, reading the description of his rides? Being unfit, their fat utilization is low and drops off a cliff even at light intensity. I've read a study on people with metabolic syndrome in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,348
Posted By Branko D

The point is to ride enough that your bikes don't...

The point is to ride enough that your bikes don't outlast you but the other way around, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,939
Posted By Branko D

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Near the summit of Biokovo mountain, starting from sea level to 1765m of elevation,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Branko D

​​​​​​ If this is the design: ...

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If this is the design:
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I can see why. The expansion plug is very short so any...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,930
Posted By Branko D

I've got Continental GP5000 TLs in 32mm on my...

I've got Continental GP5000 TLs in 32mm on my gravel / commute / allroad / etc bike. Normally ride Continental GP5000 in 25mm on the road bike.

In comparison, the 32mm tires are really nicer in...
11-14-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,676
Posted By Branko D

I like steel bikes, myself. They do have a...

I like steel bikes, myself. They do have a certain style and aesthetic.

I got a Ritchey Swiss Cross steel frame last year to build a gravel / commuting bike after my last steel frame broke - not...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-22, 01:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Branko D

If we want to talk about structural integrity,...

If we want to talk about structural integrity, the area where the bolts are must be supported adequately from inside by a compression plug for everything to be ideal. The reason why it's safer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Branko D

Most top caps simply won't work (they won't...

Most top caps simply won't work (they won't preload the bearings) without a few mm of spacer, although you can easily find aftermarket top caps with integrated spacer and some bikes come with one....
11-13-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,676
Posted By Branko D

So, with a bit of CF and epoxy you can bodge a CF...

So, with a bit of CF and epoxy you can bodge a CF repair yourself which won't be pretty or quality, but will hold... just like finding the village welder to fix your frame?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,497
Posted By Branko D

Kick stands generally aren't nearly as stable as...

Kick stands generally aren't nearly as stable as just leaning the bike on a wall, so I really don't understand the problem. Just think about it, typical kick stand supports the bike at one extra...
11-13-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,676
Posted By Branko D

You're just going to have a random welder in...

You're just going to have a random welder in Timbuktu repair a high end steel alloy tube? It might hold until you get home, sure. Is it going to be anything close to the original? No. It's going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,426
Posted By Branko D

I care about speed and tick most of the boxes...

I care about speed and tick most of the boxes listed.

The biggest thing is training, sleep and nutrition where I don't do it perfectly, and generally every year I have a month to two when...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,920
Posted By Branko D

Yes, the touring bike market is retrogrouch...

Yes, the touring bike market is retrogrouch heaven. Half of the touring internet sphere considers a saddle design from the 1900 to be the pinnacle of comfort. I tried it, too. Meh.

If you intend...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,920
Posted By Branko D

All looking alike depends how far you "zoom out"....

All looking alike depends how far you "zoom out". I mean, all road bikes kind of look similar in the grand scheme of things, double diamond shape with 700c wheels. We're cyclists so we care about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,720
Posted By Branko D

Well, some forks in the first paper lasted for a...

Well, some forks in the first paper lasted for a lot of cycles and some didn't, depending on the kind of manufacturing defect (which, you know, are present on most forks, it's just a question of how...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,720
Posted By Branko D

CF fatigues (like anything does which is light...

CF fatigues (like anything does which is light enough that you'd put it on a bicycle), the mechanism is different than for metals.

It will eventually become progressively less stiff, after which...
10-28-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5,429
Views: 3,862,461
Posted By Branko D

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Ritchey Swiss Cross.

The drivetrain is an absolute comedy mash - up,...
10-28-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,515
Posted By Branko D

Time bikes in vivo look awesome, and when I crash...

Time bikes in vivo look awesome, and when I crash my road bike hard enough, it's probably going to get replaced with a Time Skylon.

The RTM production technology is superior. 3T is also doing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,919
Posted By Branko D

Here's a fun set of videos, where the guy tests...

Here's a fun set of videos, where the guy tests various bikes against the TCR in a wind tunnel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-A1GH3nA6A&feature=share&si=ELPmzJkDCLju2KnD5oyZMQ

The Madone...
10-26-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 7,370
Posted By Branko D

I don't know why he got the results he did. ...

I don't know why he got the results he did.

While the tires are different, they should actually be roughly about equal according to BRR, at 6 bar. Use of oval chainrings with powermeters generally...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,476
Posted By Branko D

Yeah, when I was looking at my size (S) it was...

Yeah, when I was looking at my size (S) it was about 15mm in both dimensions between the Endurace (which isn't a full out endurance bike like a, say, Trek Domane but something in between) and the...
10-20-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,245
Posted By Branko D

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Canyon Speedmax

Itís a TT bike, which used to be my...
10-12-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,772
Posted By Branko D

A fun thread. The steepest climb I do routinely...

A fun thread. The steepest climb I do routinely is this:
Ulica Don Petra Cara Climb | Strava Ride Segment in Podstrana, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia (https://www.strava.com/segments/2652280)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Branko D

Slightly inwards on all my bikes. I used to...

Slightly inwards on all my bikes.

I used to ride it parallel to the bars but tried tilted inwards once for some reason - either it was someone advocating it or something, I really don't remember -...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By Branko D

Looking at BRR (I'm a paid member because I like...

Looking at BRR (I'm a paid member because I like the work they do), the Schwalbe TPU tests closer to Conti race 28 light butyl tube than to, say, Vittoria latex, both at 80 and 100 psi (25c GP5000 S...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By Branko D

All tests out there consistently show TPU being...

All tests out there consistently show TPU being slower than latex tubes.
09-25-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By Branko D

Just add a bit of sealant inflate them when you...

Just add a bit of sealant inflate them when you want to ride, they'll be fine.
09-19-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,561
Posted By Branko D

Sounds like Strava live segments, except free. I...

Sounds like Strava live segments, except free. I don't think there's a free alternative, no.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,461
Posted By Branko D

This was mostly the case for 23mm tires which...

This was mostly the case for 23mm tires which were faster on 8 bar, roughly their maximum allowed pressure. The conventional wisdom wasn't wrong during the days of very narrow tires.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Branko D

I've got a set of Praxis 50/34 rings with about...

I've got a set of Praxis 50/34 rings with about 17.500 km on them and they still look and work fine. Have also a set of 52/36 with a bit under 4000km in pretty great condition.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,102
Posted By Branko D

None. Plain paraffin wax without any additives is...

None. Plain paraffin wax without any additives is worse than the tested waxes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 10,471
Posted By Branko D

Everyone has done the "clip out wrong foot and...

Everyone has done the "clip out wrong foot and fall over in slow motion" bit on road pedals. I thought I'd avoid it by practicing unclipping and clipping in on the trainer, only to do the slow motion...
08-31-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,962
Posted By Branko D

As for drivers directing their ire at cyclists......

As for drivers directing their ire at cyclists... unfortunately, I can see why it happens. Going through red lights, ignoring yield rules, riding side by side (not legal here) and starting an...
08-31-22, 12:53 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,962
Posted By Branko D

The problem is the parking. On street...

The problem is the parking.

On street parking + bike lane = disaster. The same concept works very well absent the row of parked cars adjecent to the bike lane, however. This is from a recent...
08-28-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,298
Posted By Branko D

When something which should take only a short...

When something which should take only a short time cascades into more and more because I messed something up.

For instance, last night I figured I'd recable the bike because it's time, I had a...
08-17-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,956
Posted By Branko D

I sometimes use it, especially before triathlon...

I sometimes use it, especially before triathlon (because of salt and everything) or the running bit (again, salt) or if I didn't do a long ride in a while, am going on one, and feel like I could use...
08-17-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,876
Posted By Branko D

You wouldn't honk at a car, truck or a motorcycle...

You wouldn't honk at a car, truck or a motorcycle except to signify "Hey, watch it!" or "Screw you, idiot!". You don't honk just because you wanted someone to know you've seen their car.

Why...
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