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Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,824
Posted By smashndash

Not sure how much conditioning will help. I've...

Not sure how much conditioning will help. I've been riding for a few years now and if I go hard on a longer ride (40-70 miles) I'll be dead tired after. Distance is not a good metric for exertion....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,616
Posted By smashndash

OK. I'll make sure to tell Trek, Specialized,...

OK. I'll make sure to tell Trek, Specialized, ENVE, 3T, Zipp, Hunt and also the literal ETRTO that you said that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,616
Posted By smashndash

I don't think that's it. I used chalk to see how...

I don't think that's it. I used chalk to see how deep I was leaning into the tire. It doesn't take much lean at all for it to happen. Also, a lower pressure would make the issue worse, not better.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,616
Posted By smashndash

Unfortunately, I have to take back my...

Unfortunately, I have to take back my recommendation for the panaracer Race D Evo4. They were decent on my narrow alloy rims but on my wide carbon rims (printed 28 on a 23mm internal width rim), they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By smashndash

I believe we have a Clydesdales subforum. Plenty...

I believe we have a Clydesdales subforum. Plenty of people around your weight who, I'm sure, have a perfect recommendation for you.

I'd say that a deep alloy rim (30mm+) with 24-28 spokes front...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By smashndash

I've seen some incredibly bad GPS units before....

I've seen some incredibly bad GPS units before. One guy had a lezyne that would never track segments with turns correctly. Another had an old Garmin... 500? that had a really bad sample rate or...
06-20-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,884
Posted By smashndash

I was gonna comment saying it probably has...

I was gonna comment saying it probably has something to do with fool's gold. Thanks for clarifying that. But you seem to be the only person in the world who's ever used that word that way on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By smashndash

It depends a lot on how steep the climbs are, how...

It depends a lot on how steep the climbs are, how technical the descents are, and how much traffic you hit. Ie - how much you brake.

Flatter rides I average somewhere around 18 but I've averaged...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By smashndash

Pictures of a pre-production prototype that don't...

Pictures of a pre-production prototype that don't tell us anything we didn't already know are.
06-13-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,381
Posted By smashndash

I'm very confused rn. "It's in my imagination"...

I'm very confused rn. "It's in my imagination" and "I can feel it when I focus on it" are slightly contradictory statements.

Also. 95psi is a lot (depending on how much you weigh). Are we certain...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By smashndash

Do your boras have ceramic bearings? Are any of...

Do your boras have ceramic bearings? Are any of those other wheels modern, wide, deep carbon rims?
06-10-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,725
Posted By smashndash

For what it is worth, I am not saying that wheel...

For what it is worth, I am not saying that wheel balancing is the problem. Your bicycle mechanics are right that many wheels (especially deep carbon wheels with big valves) are highly out of balance...
06-10-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By smashndash

I'd say another video is in order. Show us the...

I'd say another video is in order. Show us the springiness of the rear derailleur.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By smashndash

Funny. I'm in the midst of setting up my cleats....

Funny. I'm in the midst of setting up my cleats. Am young, somewhat athletic (though I bet I'm slower than most guys here) but I swear to god I can feel differences as small as 0.5mm. To be fair, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By smashndash

Interesting. I can't pull that thing off if I...

Interesting. I can't pull that thing off if I WANT (slight exaggeration). I have 4 bottles with the new V3 cap. How seriously should I take this?

I am also not a child.
06-09-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By smashndash

Hm. According to this: ...

Hm. According to this:
https://www.cube.eu/en/2020/bikes/road/road/attain/cube-attain-pro-blacknorange-2020/

You have a shimano sora crank and a KMC X9 chain. Those should be compatible. I wonder...
06-09-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By smashndash

youtu.be/FHCCRQ6xDeM Hm interesting. Do you...

youtu.be/FHCCRQ6xDeM

Hm interesting. Do you have any information on which chain and which chainrings/crankset you have?

It seems like the chain might be too wide for the chainrings. Does the...
06-09-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By smashndash

Post a link with spaces in it. Someone will...

Post a link with spaces in it. Someone will assist.
06-07-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,562
Posted By smashndash

Ok I sorta knew where this thread was headed...

Ok I sorta knew where this thread was headed before I even read it. Classic blame the user, millions of bikes are fine, never happened to me, you must be dumb.

This exact thing happened to me (I...
06-07-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,725
Posted By smashndash

Interesting. Can you upload a video of this? What...

Interesting. Can you upload a video of this? What you're describing sounds like a wheel that is out of balance. Cars need to get their wheels balanced due to high rpms but almost all cyclists ignore...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,910
Posted By smashndash

I'd say they're worse than rare. They're...

I'd say they're worse than rare. They're dangerous. Also, I'm 90% sure it has much more to do with the rim design than the tire.

My Vittoria Corsas snap on TIGHT to my LB rims but straight up DO...
06-06-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,260
Posted By smashndash

Not 38s, but Pirelli Cinturatos in 700c x 35mm...

Not 38s, but Pirelli Cinturatos in 700c x 35mm might be a decent option.

The Schwalbe G-One Speed TLE Addix might exist in 700x38c but is a bit of a unicorn.

I haven't ridden either of these...
06-04-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 602
Posted By smashndash

Afaik this is normal. If it's much smoother when...

Afaik this is normal. If it's much smoother when you're in the bigger rear cogs, then that's just the chain meshing.

The real question is, have you ever ridden a bike that didn't feel like this?...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,293
Posted By smashndash

That's for thermals as far as I know. Does almost...

That's for thermals as far as I know. Does almost nothing to actually make it easier to stop in a normal situation.

But actually I did some research. Looks like motorcycles have around 3x more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,293
Posted By smashndash

Even with a very heavy ebike, the main...

Even with a very heavy ebike, the main bottlenecks for braking will be thermals and grip/going OTB. If you're too weak to pull the brake lever, you're probably too weak to brace your body against the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,176
Posted By smashndash

Well sure. But I looked at the Caden website and...

Well sure. But I looked at the Caden website and the 49mm clincher is 1350g. So unless OP is willing to go tubular (which is, to be fair, a go-to for weight weenies), that's a dead end. The caden low...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,176
Posted By smashndash

Ehhh. You can get very light hubs from Chinese...

Ehhh. You can get very light hubs from Chinese brands like Bitex or Arc or Novatec. The quality is gonna be questionable but if you're willing to put in your own bearings eventually and don't ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,176
Posted By smashndash

If you really want to go weight weenie, you can...

If you really want to go weight weenie, you can save even more on the wheelset. Building an 1100-1200g wheelset is possible with LB is you pick a flyweight hookless low profile rim. That's 700-800g....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By smashndash

What you are talking about is called "meshing...

What you are talking about is called "meshing losses". Google that term for more info. From my understanding, the fewer teeth you have, the more load you have per tooth. This means that every time a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,293
Posted By smashndash

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By smashndash

I'd look into wheels with carbon spokes ...

I'd look into wheels with carbon spokes

Lightweight
Cadex
Hunt
Partington
Winspace Hyper

probably others?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,522
Posted By smashndash

Leg imbalances exist. They also aren't constant....

Leg imbalances exist. They also aren't constant. Depending on your current power output and fatigue level, your imbalance might change. This can make maintaining a certain power level by feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,843
Posted By smashndash

350 was upgraded to 36T SL, which is lighter than...

350 was upgraded to 36T SL, which is lighter than the standard 36T. You are correct that it's not EXP. To be fair, I highly doubt DT Swiss has shipped the new 350s yet.

The 370 was upgraded from 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,158
Posted By smashndash

There have only been 4 incarnations of the Allez...

There have only been 4 incarnations of the Allez Sprint. 3 of them (OG 1x, the 2x and the track version) have the same tire clearance and are based off the same frame/fork. The only exception is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,158
Posted By smashndash

I'm using Shimano R7000 calipers. They're not...

I'm using Shimano R7000 calipers. They're not perfect. The pads initially touch the rim at an angle because they're open so wide but that problem solves itself quickly. I really like the fact that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,158
Posted By smashndash

Yeah. I've been running those wheels for a while....

Yeah. I've been running those wheels for a while. I'd say the Pirelli 28s were juuuuust slightly too tall for comfort. They got within like 1.5mm of rubbing the crown of the brake.

I think newer...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By smashndash

I have a pair of Lake CX176. I absolutely despise...

I have a pair of Lake CX176. I absolutely despise them. I've read online that lake seems to have a penchant for padding. Is the CX238 highly padded as well? I'm on the lookout for shoes too, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 865
Posted By smashndash

You can probably disassemble/assemble most of the...

You can probably disassemble/assemble most of the bike at home. Park tool has some great videos but I bet you can find entire build videos for roubaixs because they're so popular. I'd watch a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,803
Posted By smashndash

I'll agree that flats are probably a good choice...

I'll agree that flats are probably a good choice for many MTBers. But I assume you're limiting the bolded claim to mtb only right? Or do you feel like there is no significant power advantage on road...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By smashndash

https://www.trainerroad.com/all-cycling-training-p...

https://www.trainerroad.com/all-cycling-training-plans/

Have you looked at what trainerroad has to offer? I've had friends follow their plans and get big gains.

I would say that if you're only...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,978
Posted By smashndash

Show this to anyone who tries to buy a "lifetime"...

Show this to anyone who tries to buy a "lifetime" bike. No such thing.
05-17-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By smashndash

I'm personally more interested in the...

I'm personally more interested in the gear/engineering/biomechanics of cycling than actually riding. I'm totally obsessed but you wouldn't know it looking at my strava
05-15-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By smashndash

Thanks for the vocab of the day. Here's a...

Thanks for the vocab of the day.

Here's a video that shows a technique that works for me:

https://youtu.be/ei2a0_Inn_8

If one lever isn't enough, use 2 or more. It should eventually give up....
05-10-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,478
Posted By smashndash

Things that make me and my bike faster than...

Things that make me and my bike faster than yours:

Aero helmet
aero kit (jersey + bibs)
cleat pedals (I hate the word clipless)
"Tour de france" riding position
narrow handlebars
Waxed chain...
05-09-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By smashndash

If you're in 8-9-10 80% of the time, maybe you...

If you're in 8-9-10 80% of the time, maybe you need something bigger than a 48T top end. Or maybe you just need to shift to the big ring more often? Or are you saying that you're in your big ring and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 256,506
Posted By smashndash

Power doesn't cause lateral flex, weight does. If...

Power doesn't cause lateral flex, weight does. If you're pretty heavy and like to throw the bike around, you might see some brake rub, but you wouldn't be able to replicate that by hand.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 256,506
Posted By smashndash

That's quite obviously not an issue with the rim....

That's quite obviously not an issue with the rim. If there's play in the wheel, it's a hub issue. Carbon-Ti hubs are top tier as far as I know, so I'd say take it to a shop or get in contact with...
05-08-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By smashndash

Yup, new ETRTO standards approve 28mm tires on...

Yup, new ETRTO standards approve 28mm tires on upto 25mm rims. You run into some handling issues depending on the tire/rim combo (I'm using 28mm tires on 23mm rims) but it's not unsafe in the...
05-08-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,391
Posted By smashndash

Right. This sounds like a classic case of...

Right. This sounds like a classic case of excessive preload. The issue is not the amount of torque you're putting into the crank bolt. That is designed to hit a hard stop, thus making the width of...
05-07-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,361
Posted By smashndash

I have tektro novelas on one of my old bikes. I...

I have tektro novelas on one of my old bikes. I have ridden bikes with R8000 disc brakes. I ride rim brakes. The tektros are not worth the packaging they come in. Absolute garbage. The difference...
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