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10-05-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,541
Posted By yaw

Darwin Awards contestant here for sure.

Darwin Awards contestant here for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By yaw

Ultegra Di2 no brainer.

Ultegra Di2 no brainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

I used a magnet and laces to sweep around in 6...

I used a magnet and laces to sweep around in 6 week old MSW (supported approx. 1500km of riding across 3 chains) and the first sweep showed these metal shavings on both sides.

Good to see this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By yaw

The rim used will play a bit into the perceived...

The rim used will play a bit into the perceived difference between 25 and 28.
I also prefer 25s after trying 28s but my rim was designed for 25s so they sit better.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By yaw

There is normally a rubber cover plugging the...

There is normally a rubber cover plugging the hole when there is no sensor is installed.
If this is a used bike then they may have removed the sensor to sell it separately and lost the cover.
You...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

Given the lifetime of a chain I think it's worth...

Given the lifetime of a chain I think it's worth going to the effort of a few spirit shake ups and final alcohol rinse to get any residue off.

It's going to be a long time before I have to go down...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

Nice - it is good to hear that household wax also...

Nice - it is good to hear that household wax also produces respectable results. One of the downsides of industry specific wax is that the additives like to settle at the bottom so the wax has to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

We know you don't like things that last a long...

We know you don't like things that last a long time but it is reassuring to see you are still part of this conversation.

And yes I do consider the question thoroughly answered!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

I use a single pot with multiple chains. I just...

I use a single pot with multiple chains. I just wipe them with a microfibre (dry or with a couple of sprays of isopropyl on the cloth) to remove surface dust before taking them off the bike. I then...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

It is absolutely abnormal, see my picture above...

It is absolutely abnormal, see my picture above how a normal waxed chain looks like. It also leaves the cassette and chainrings clean and does not change in appearance over time (i.e., does not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

I don't do this myself because I don't tour but I...

I don't do this myself because I don't tour but I heard that the Silca Super Secret drip wax is well suited to top up waxed chains as the wax base is essentially the same and dries hard (unlike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

This does not seem to bother many people. When I...

This does not seem to bother many people. When I started cycling and the shop recommended RockNRoll, I gave that a shot and immediately stopped using it because there is no way I am going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

One thing I heard in one of the videos from the...

One thing I heard in one of the videos from the ZFC guy previously discussed is that it is difficult to get a homebrew wax to perform as well as the good commercial mixes because it is not so easy to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

The conversation breaker is that "I've been...

The conversation breaker is that "I've been greasing my chain with pig fat for 50 years and wiping it down with my sleeve cleans it perfectly and it takes me 10 seconds a month tops" is not a valid...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

Try YBN quick links, 6 pack for $20 or so and...

Try YBN quick links, 6 pack for $20 or so and each is reusable at least 5 times, I think they work well with all correct-speed chains.
Apparently the YBN chain coatings also play well with waxing, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

Ultrasonic cleaning is not really necessary. I...

Ultrasonic cleaning is not really necessary. I would not buy one of those just for this purpose, just a mineral spirits soak and shake up in a little container or a bottle until it runs clear and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

I went through two of those workshop sized...

I went through two of those workshop sized bottles of Squirt and know it well. Yes it is important to really go out of your way to work it into the chain and let it dry. If done correctly it will run...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

The point is your drivetrain parts wouldn't get...

The point is your drivetrain parts wouldn't get trashed as quickly on hot wax. Your friction losses would be reduced throughout your riding. So you have 40 years of accelerated part trashing and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

One way to speed this up, and make it much safer,...

One way to speed this up, and make it much safer, is using a crockpot or similar which you can set on 'low' and be guaranteed that it won't overheat the wax. You can just turn it on with the wax...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

Provided you care to maintain a reasonably...

Provided you care to maintain a reasonably efficient drivetrain, you will spend more time on cleaning it alone than a hot waxer spends waxing and swapping chains.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

Likewise, I considered it lightly every few...

Likewise, I considered it lightly every few months whilst on drip wax but didn't go ahead for the longest time. Then once I did it was immediately one of those "should've done this right away" things.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,319
Posted By yaw

Immersive waxing / it should be more popular

Immersive waxing.

It's the best thing.

It so drastically reduces drive train friction across the duration of the application that it saves watts compared to other methods.
It minimises...
05-25-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,229
Posted By yaw

Some potential 1040 info here ...

Some potential 1040 info here
https://mightygadget.co.uk/garmin-edge-1040-launching-soon/

Could be out in June, with better battery and nav/mapping.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By yaw

This seems to be remarked all the time when this...

This seems to be remarked all the time when this comes up, but I don't really get why.

The exact percentage and variations in mounted tyre shape and frontal area aside, it makes perfect sense that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By yaw

Yes I think if you go out and spend money on...

Yes I think if you go out and spend money on carbon wheels, you should get both an aero and weight advantage. Even 28mm tyres bulge out enough over the 35's to easily detach the airflow, and given...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By yaw

The Elite 35 came stock on my bike. You will have...

The Elite 35 came stock on my bike. You will have to run 25s to get the aero advantage, they are also a bit heavy.
I would consider getting some wider and lighter wheels that can accommodate 28s...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 02:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,324
Posted By yaw

What is your current climbing cadence and small...

What is your current climbing cadence and small chain ring size?

You can calculate what difference a 32 or even 34 would make over your 30 and pick accordingly.

If you are close enough to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,020
Posted By yaw

I appreciate everyone's responses. To...

I appreciate everyone's responses.

To clarify some obvious miscommunication here, she now wants to cycle, wants a road bike specifically, and is excited about training and achieving on it. She's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,970
Posted By yaw

I always ride in car tyre tracks because one of...

I always ride in car tyre tracks because one of the things that stuck from motorcycling was that car tyres clean that part of the road, flinging all the crap to other parts, and specifically the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,970
Posted By yaw

I've done a few rides with the radar-only Varia...

I've done a few rides with the radar-only Varia now and it certainly works well.
One of the main benefits is the ability to use much more of the road with confidence when nobody is around, without...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,765
Posted By yaw

I solo ride 99% of the time, great view, lots of...

I solo ride 99% of the time, great view, lots of pulling.

This is not helpful regarding your question but neither are random etiquette anecdotes from people that are not riding with the exact...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,957
Posted By yaw

If you are getting new wheels looking for...

If you are getting new wheels looking for comfort, make sure that the rim width is wide enough to accommodate say 28mm tyres without bulging beyond the outer rim width (google rule of 105%) so you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By yaw

It's one thing to know that people are not better...

It's one thing to know that people are not better for having a new top end bike.
It's another to realise that one is not better for riding an old bike faster than someone with a new top end bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By yaw

Always the bigger one that feels like pushing it....

Always the bigger one that feels like pushing it. You will make it.
04-11-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,870
Posted By yaw

I surprised myself by making the top 0.02% in a...

I surprised myself by making the top 0.02% in a closed road mass event 80km amateur race last week. As a solo rider that was my first time dealing with such a mass of riders so close to me, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,069
Posted By yaw

I define my own segments on RWGPS based on...

I define my own segments on RWGPS based on stretches I can ride without interference and try to beat my own time and peak speed for fun, but they are usually short segments. While I take note of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,951
Posted By yaw

Neither my saddle bag nor my tool bottle (the...

Neither my saddle bag nor my tool bottle (the latter is what I generally use) have enough space to carry two performance butyl tubes along with the other bits. With TPU I can comfortably carry two...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,951
Posted By yaw

You may be right with that ceiling, but I think...

You may be right with that ceiling, but I think the best comparison for most people considering these is precisely between higher end butyl and latex (say 80-90g) and TPU (say 35g). Super light...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,951
Posted By yaw

I heard tubeless feels best :lol: Yeah...

I heard tubeless feels best :lol:



Yeah not only the weight but also the small size when rolled up makes these really good for back ups, even if riding with other configurations.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,951
Posted By yaw

So I ditched 85g butyl for 35g TPU inner tubes

I swapped the enormous 85g Pirelli RoadTUBE butyl inner tubes that held me back for so long with a pair of minuscule 35g P Zero SmarTUBE TPU tubes because I am SmarT :thumb: I mean, come on, that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,532
Posted By yaw

So I changed over from SPD to SPD-SL

Since it's not generally easy to just try each system out for a bit before buying, I thought I'd share my observations on the differences between the two systems for those on the fence or looking to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By yaw

My wheels are 27mm outer 19.5 inner and Trek...

My wheels are 27mm outer 19.5 inner and Trek delivers them with 25mm.

I threw away the Bontrager tyres and put 28mm GP5ks on to test, but they bulge out.

I put 25mm GP5ks on and they sit much...
02-25-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By yaw

1. Youtube search for whatever...

1. Youtube search for whatever issue/symptom/procedure at hand. No need for paid courses unless you need someone to hands on show it to you in person first. It's not complicated and you can then...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,209
Posted By yaw

I don't follow the pro tour so looking for that...

I don't follow the pro tour so looking for that mechanic sounds like it would take me much longer than balancing my wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-22, 02:34 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 237,755
Posted By yaw

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Longer and more angled Zipp stem as a result of bike fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,834,897
Posted By yaw

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,209
Posted By yaw

It's that long because I tried to give people...

It's that long because I tried to give people enough detail and reference to do the job.

Here's a two step version:
1. Determine how much weight you need to offset the heavy spot on the wheel
2....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,209
Posted By yaw

I suggest you experiment with different valve cap...

I suggest you experiment with different valve cap brands to further dial it in!
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