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Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-24, 01:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,838
Posted By choddo

I have a funny (to me) Haleakala story. My wife...

I have a funny (to me) Haleakala story. My wife and I went to Maui on our honeymoon. Itís a long way from this continent. We drove up it to watch the sunrise and it was a perfect day. Up at 4AM or...
02-28-24, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 349
Posted By choddo

Bit rude mate?

Bit rude mate?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-24, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 55,536
Posted By choddo

Ya this one wasnít expensive but is only about...

Ya this one wasnít expensive but is only about 150km old (our roads are filth at the moment) and Iíve got a new one I plan to introduce to the process too.
02-28-24, 02:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By choddo

For sure. Maybe we should set up some kind of...

For sure. Maybe we should set up some kind of system that brings the tubers and the patchers together??
02-28-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 967
Posted By choddo

https://naparecycling.com/guide/bike-inner-tubes/...

https://naparecycling.com/guide/bike-inner-tubes/
Just saying ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-24, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21,242
Views: 5,128,073
Posted By choddo

And your wallet

And your wallet
02-27-24, 09:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 823
Posted By choddo

I think you can have one or both of expertise and...

I think you can have one or both of expertise and torque wrenches but not neither.
02-26-24, 02:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 823
Posted By choddo

By the way, chainrings sharpening to a point...

By the way, chainrings sharpening to a point isnít because of the chain slipping off. The chain was slipping off because the teeth were sharpened to a point

and that was probably accelerated by a...
02-25-24, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,002
Posted By choddo

Potentially fhat study might not get through...

Potentially fhat study might not get through ethics approval ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 01:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,217
Posted By choddo

Decent balanced analysis...

Decent balanced analysis https://escapecollective.com/thomas-de-gendts-uae-tour-crash-is-a-warning-to-all/
02-25-24, 01:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 172
Posted By choddo

Nah. Waste of earthís finite resources.

Nah. Waste of earthís finite resources.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-24, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By choddo

I have 30mm GP5000s on 19" internal rims and that...

I have 30mm GP5000s on 19" internal rims and that doesn't seem ideal, a bit balloony, not sure I'd want to go to 17 on even wider tyres.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-24, 06:51 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,143
Posted By choddo

Well to be fair, actual truck tyres are tubeless...

Well to be fair, actual truck tyres are tubeless :D
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-24, 06:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,407
Posted By choddo

Yeah foreign students keep the system afloat...

Yeah foreign students keep the system afloat basically. All my sonís friends at Uni from other countries are of course minted and generally really talented. One guy from the US though, thought he...
02-23-24, 05:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 986
Posted By choddo

Woah you wonít need to look down to check if...

Woah you wonít need to look down to check if youíre in 1 or 2 on that will you! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-24, 04:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By choddo

:lol: weíve all been there. I think Iím a...

:lol: weíve all been there.

I think Iím a 34Ē inseam (I take 34Ē jeans legs if that is any guide, not measured it in recent memory) and this is how high I need my saddle on a Trek 58. This is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-24, 02:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,407
Posted By choddo

This is not my experience. Not all cultures are...

This is not my experience. Not all cultures are as individualistic as certain areas of the US
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-24, 02:26 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,143
Posted By choddo

Can her wheels not take proper tubeless tyres?...

Can her wheels not take proper tubeless tyres? They tend to only need removing in 99% of cases back home/in a workshop.

but Orange Seal reckon their stuff works in tubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-24, 02:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By choddo

tai1fob - thatís a lot of info now, does that...

tai1fob - thatís a lot of info now, does that help at all?
02-22-24, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By choddo

Which trainer do you have? If on the offchance...

Which trainer do you have? If on the offchance itís a kickr core (but not for some reason right now the full fat kickr), you can use Zwiftís virtual shifting on that now and donít need a derailleur.
02-22-24, 01:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 986
Posted By choddo

34 gets up hills easier but has slightly bigger...

34 gets up hills easier
but has slightly bigger jumps between gears
And is probably a tiny bit heavier
and youíll likely need a longer chain for it (by 3 links so might even get away with it...
02-21-24, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By choddo

No front mech, itís a 1X if it was still...

No front mech, itís a 1X

if it was still playing up I was also thinking chain stretch or maybe worn chainring and new chain where the chain was rising up the teeth (or misplaced N-W but he covered...
02-21-24, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 426
Posted By choddo

Yeah in my experience itís nothing more than a...

Yeah in my experience itís nothing more than a ďde-ornery-ingĒ trick. I havenít done it with a tube either, just popped it out and laid it down flat for a few minutes while getting the wheel ready....
02-21-24, 04:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,153
Posted By choddo

The wheels have to be airtight at the rim....

The wheels have to be airtight at the rim. ďTubeless readyĒ wheels are, out of the box or at most need a special tight plastic seal snapping around them (My bontrager carbon wheels were like this)....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-24, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,418
Posted By choddo

Saw this in another thread, from last year, don't...

Saw this in another thread, from last year, don't know if these bods can help...
https://www.bikeforums.net/22875930-post44.html
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-24, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By choddo

I completely agree. I am his height, average...

I completely agree. I am his height, average proportions and was borderline 58/60cm (or do they jump to 61?) for my 2 Trek bikes. Itís possible the OP could fit a 56 maybe but Iíd be surprised and...
02-21-24, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 426
Posted By choddo

Do you not ride on sunny days then? We donít get...

Do you not ride on sunny days then? We donít get super high temps here (yet) but Iíve done this to relax a folding tyre once or twice.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-24, 10:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,407
Posted By choddo

Yes and she runs one of the biggest fashion...

Yes and she runs one of the biggest fashion houses in the world ;)
02-20-24, 05:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,461
Posted By choddo

He only just edited that and it gets applied...

He only just edited that and it gets applied retrospectively to all his post headers.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-24, 04:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,407
Posted By choddo

I never want to live in this world you are...

I never want to live in this world you are describing, people who are worried about what their peers own and donít undestand their partners. I wonder how much the media have contributed to the...
02-20-24, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 426
Posted By choddo

My son had exactly this problem last week. Heís...

My son had exactly this problem last week. Heís pretty handy and it was driving him mad :-) A 20 minute stuttering facetime call ensued and yeah it was all about centering the tyre, which seemed...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-24, 08:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,407
Posted By choddo

Indeed. I saw a bloke drive his new Range Rover...

Indeed. I saw a bloke drive his new Range Rover into his newly rebuilt house the other day and he was a miserable **** because he *****ed and moaned at us about fixing a puncture on the edge of his...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-24, 12:04 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,143
Posted By choddo

You seem to be arguing from a position of someone...

You seem to be arguing from a position of someone who has done one thing, about another thing, with people who have done both of those things. I can tell you categorically I have spent hours less...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-24, 03:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By choddo

I took an aluminium cyclocross bike out the last...

I took an aluminium cyclocross bike out the last couple of weekends (normally use one of two carbon bikes but they were both ďup on bricksĒ as we say over here)

It rode absolutely fine including...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-24, 01:55 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,143
Posted By choddo

I suggest not only reading a thread before...

I suggest not only reading a thread before commenting would be polite but using tubeless tyres for a year before commenting would be even more beneficial.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-24, 12:48 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,143
Posted By choddo

https://www.tradeinn.com/bikeinn/en/vittoria-air-l...

https://www.tradeinn.com/bikeinn/en/vittoria-air-liner-road-anti-puncture-mousse/138261494/p
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-24, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 55,536
Posted By choddo

Well you now have a new addict to the ďhow clean...

Well you now have a new addict to the ďhow clean can I get a chain?Ē game while I try to prep this properly.

This is a used chain after;
a normal citrus degreaser & rag clean
shake in isopropyl...
02-18-24, 12:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 949
Posted By choddo

I just reshape the hole with an awl afterwards....

I just reshape the hole with an awl afterwards. It usually needs just a little help (I have Park Tool cutters too)
02-18-24, 02:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,393
Posted By choddo

Also five cheap tyres costs the same as one...

Also five cheap tyres costs the same as one expensive one and you donít get a mid-ride blowout on the latter. 4seasons or gatorskins last a looooong time.

I have a pair of the Conti Ultras...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-24, 02:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By choddo

Interesting. Yeah the fact itís not a super...

Interesting. Yeah the fact itís not a super grippy front tyre could be worth playing with when you try the 25. Just one thing - climbing out of the saddle puts more weight on the front tyre, not less.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-24, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By choddo

Shifters, no doubt. Maybe cables with those...

Shifters, no doubt. Maybe cables with those teflon coated ones. Rear mech - then cranks for aesthetics :)

The rough climbing shifts from your son could well be inexperience/ just not timing &...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-24, 06:31 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,747
Posted By choddo

And for farmersí protests :( Never had that with...

And for farmersí protests :( Never had that with steel frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-24, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21,242
Views: 5,128,073
Posted By choddo

This weekís butcherís bill 2xGP5000S 30mm TR...

This weekís butcherís bill

2xGP5000S 30mm TR
wax
ĒcrockpotĒ
park tool T47 tool
Praxis T47 24mm IB bottom bracket
Ultegra 8100 Di2 rim brake groupset. 175mm 52/36, 11-34
Specialized Romin Evo...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-24, 04:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By choddo

Thatís a very narrow internal rim width for a...

Thatís a very narrow internal rim width for a 28mm tyre imho. I have 25s on a 19 and they sit about right. Just moved to 30s and they look a bit baloony but ride very nicely at just under 70psi. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-24, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By choddo

Dream build with that bar tape? Why have...

Dream build with that bar tape?

Why have they had enough of it after less
than 100 miles? And it looks like at least $14kís worth at UK prices (if you believe any bike is worth that). Something...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 55,536
Posted By choddo

Thatís what I said isnít it? :foo:

Thatís what I said isnít it? :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-24, 01:41 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,747
Posted By choddo

I donít want discs on all my bikes but I have 4...

I donít want discs on all my bikes but I have 4 (including my wifeís and daughterís) that have them and I donít think they are difficult to work on. Largely hassle free for 5/6 years now. Had to do a...
02-14-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 618
Posted By choddo

Wouldnít get me in those in a million years....

Wouldnít get me in those in a million years. Donít fancy clipless? Seems so much safer to me.
02-14-24, 05:59 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,175
Posted By choddo

While I like gridiron, I think itís a brilliantly...

While I like gridiron, I think itís a brilliantly tactical game, the idea that association football is more
boring, with its near continuous flow and switching of play, difficulty of scoring,...
02-14-24, 02:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,718
Posted By choddo

To be fair, some of us, me included, expressing...

To be fair, some of us, me included, expressing horror and disbelief that he didnít bother looking after it properly in the first place and was looking for a miracle space material that would let him...
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