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10-05-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 455
Posted By Redbullet

No, that's not the case. For the similar tier...

No, that's not the case. For the similar tier model, a new bike 2022 vs. the old one 2016 looks as follows:

- Frame and fork: 2022 model, similar carbon, around 200 grams heavier than 2016

-...
10-04-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 455
Posted By Redbullet

PS: your link shows 40% increase in 11 years. For...

PS: your link shows 40% increase in 11 years. For lower bike price of around 2500 EUR, the increase is 80% within 6-7 years. Big difference. Most enthusiast recreational users used to buy in the...
10-04-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 455
Posted By Redbullet

That's a different level, I am not there. What I...

That's a different level, I am not there. What I bought in 2016 for 2400 EUR costs now 4300 EUR - that is 80% increase. 800 g heavier, but "new" brand, 2022.

With regards to the price of 10000 -...
10-04-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 455
Posted By Redbullet

Fully agree. Not to mention that I saw 60-80%...

Fully agree.
Not to mention that I saw 60-80% increase in prices during the last 6-7 years, for good and light carbon bikes. Although they use the same group set, similar frames, similar wheels...
10-03-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 455
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks. It looks that the system might...

Thanks.

It looks that the system might require fairly low expenses for maintenance. I'll still keep it on my radar. No matter what, I don't take a loan for buying a bike. But nowadays the mix of...
10-03-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 455
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks. Those would not be big issues. But I...

Thanks.
Those would not be big issues.
But I know the derailleurs use some sort of "stepper motors". Much more complicated than my system with cheap cables. Do they wear over - let's say 8-10 years...
10-03-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 455
Posted By Redbullet

Electronic group set maintenance costs

Due to some unpleasant events, I need to replace my road bike. I started to contemplate the new and expensive world of electronic shifting and I wonder about maintenance costs.
I am used with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks again for answers. The topic was not about...

Thanks again for answers. The topic was not about a bullet proof way of action (nobody can give it, not to speak about differences between the states / countries), but about opinions on how could...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Redbullet

[QUOTE=GGDaddy;22604849]And I love your implicit...

[QUOTE=GGDaddy;22604849]And I love your implicit assumption that OP managed to get their bike trashed but miraculously escaped injury in the collision/QUOTE]

I didn't escape injury, but not being...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Redbullet

They state "fair market value", but they don't...

They state "fair market value", but they don't define it. You can reasonably assess safety of a second hand car from a reputable shop and you are also obliged to certify its secure use with official...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Redbullet

Sad... With such measure we should all be at...

Sad... With such measure we should all be at least arrested at home, if not in jail, since we can't prove that we never killed a person... :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Redbullet

Just to highlight the challenge: what would be...

Just to highlight the challenge: what would be the market value in this case? "Second hand" price can solve it for cars. But a second hand similar bike can not be the solution here, because it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks for the answers, I really appreciate. It...

Thanks for the answers, I really appreciate. It looks that almost everybody assesses that safety assurance (for frame and fork) can not be obtained. I assume that a bike repair shop will issue a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Redbullet

That is my challenge that I have to solve...

That is my challenge that I have to solve somehow, in the circumstances that it was not my fault. Having wheels and some other parts replaced as new should be accompanied by assurance that I can ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Redbullet

If you are talking about ultrasound or related...

If you are talking about ultrasound or related technologies, then: no, there are not such repair shops in my area. I need to assess whether it would be possible or not to get a repair with safety...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Redbullet

Assessing carbon integrity after crash

It would help me to hear opinions from some more experienced people in this topic: can a bike repair shop securely assess whether a carbon frame and fork are safe or not to be used after a crash? The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,048
Posted By Redbullet

Cycling in hot and humid environment

How to deal better with this?
I was cycling many times at 36 C temperature with just a little discomfort, when air humidity was normal. But cycling at only 31-33 C with high air humidity is a real...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,236
Posted By Redbullet

You can search for Triban RC 500, if available....

You can search for Triban RC 500, if available. It has at least Shimano Sora shifters. Shimano makes a difference vs. Microshift. 2x9 speeds and disk brakes. I think it should be around 1000 $ as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,236
Posted By Redbullet

You're welcome. 2000 $ original price might be...

You're welcome.
2000 $ original price might be in carbon fiber area. I would buy second hand carbon fiber bike only from very close and honest friends / relatives, who can share with me the full...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,236
Posted By Redbullet

I never understood the concept of "starter bike"....

I never understood the concept of "starter bike". It sounds as "temporary", before buying a "real" bike. If someone likes this sport and wants to practice it, he / she will want soon to replace the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By Redbullet

Tip: What if we also apply the gel on the bike?...

Tip: What if we also apply the gel on the bike? Especially on wheels - we'll start to fly, although UCI might not like it...
06-08-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By Redbullet

I use Sram Force 22 on road bike. 38600 km at the...

I use Sram Force 22 on road bike. 38600 km at the 4th chain and I shall probably switch to a new 5th chain at 45000 km. It means more than 10000 km per chain. I use to remove, deeply clean with...
06-08-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Redbullet

Defective batch, maybe? I used only GP 4000 for...

Defective batch, maybe?
I used only GP 4000 for years (except for a few months unsuccessful attempt with Vittoria tubeless) and I found them very reliable and long lasting. Right now, for example, I...
05-28-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Redbullet

Really??? What about Thor? :)

Really???
What about Thor?
:)
05-28-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks! The BB is SRAM GXP press fit, for road...

Thanks!
The BB is SRAM GXP press fit, for road bike. I have just learned that I don't need special tools to remove the crank set on this, so I did it and I took a look inside. It looks like the...
05-28-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Redbullet

I posted 2 threads regarding stem digging in...

I posted 2 threads regarding stem digging in carbon steerer and about a round shape on the steerer, done by the compression ring. Each shape resulted in aprox. 0.1-0.15mm reduction in steerer...
05-27-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Redbullet

I have no tools and no experience to check the...

I have no tools and no experience to check the crankset. I thought it lasts for lifetime... The bike was bought as new years ago.
Testing another wheel is an alternative, I'll try to find one.
05-27-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Redbullet

Definitely not. It appears only (and always)...

Definitely not. It appears only (and always) while standing up and sprinting. For the wheels it means higher load on front plus lateral load, due to leaning left-right.
05-27-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Redbullet

"Hammer-like" noises while sprinting

After a deep overhaul of headset and fork (carbon), the bike feels more rigid and the headset keeps tight, even at 4Nm stem torque. Bearings were changed (although not sure the old ones were worn...
05-18-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Redbullet

Totally agree. They probably saved 10-20 EUR in...

Totally agree. They probably saved 10-20 EUR in production costs and 10-20 g in bike weight. But in time, the cost for the user is way, way bigger...
05-18-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Redbullet

I have just learned the pattern: While riding...

I have just learned the pattern:
While riding loose headset, bearing cases “hammer” the headset tapered faces and slowly destroy them. Furthermore, the compression ring performs very small moves...
05-12-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks for the detailed explanation. All the...

Thanks for the detailed explanation.
All the best
05-12-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Redbullet

Headset questions – road bike, carbon

Questions below might look stupid, but I can’t find mechanics in my area to deal with such topics related to a carbon road bike.

1. How do you call the cups that are pressed inside a head tube and...
05-08-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,497
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks very much for the explanations, I really...

Thanks very much for the explanations, I really understood all and help a lot.
I decided not to replace the fork. Not only that it is expensive, but I think the old one is not yet critically...
05-07-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,497
Posted By Redbullet

Wow! Thanks, although it seems to complicate a...

Wow! Thanks, although it seems to complicate a little. It looks like the that collar was not properly mounted. I think the collar is not pressed down directly by the spacers, but by the top of the...
05-07-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,497
Posted By Redbullet

Sorry for insisting, it looks that I just start...

Sorry for insisting, it looks that I just start to learn some things about the forks and headsets :).
The part in the photo below is the one that grove in the fork at that level - I understand it is...
05-07-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks. Old "Columbus" and Enve sound Ok. I'll...

Thanks.
Old "Columbus" and Enve sound Ok. I'll do my homework, to decide whether and how I change it.
With regards to the reasons of the issues (especially the mark at the contact with the headset)...
05-07-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,497
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks. I am balancing between a new fork...

Thanks.

I am balancing between a new fork and preserving the actual… But what about the mark at the contact with headset? Wall thickness here was reduced with 0.1-0.15mm.
If this does not mean...
05-06-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,270
Posted By Redbullet

They do have, in my opinion, other very...

They do have, in my opinion, other very interesting features as well: you can populate your peloton with bots which you can tailor as you want around your desired w/kg. You draft them, they draft you...
05-06-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Redbullet

Light carbon fork replacement (Road)

Hello,

I recently had a post regarding the stem digging around 0.1mm in the carbon steerer of a road bike. Recently I also found a circular mark at steerer contact with the upper part of the...
05-03-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,497
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks. Lower marks are deeper: the difference...

Thanks.
Lower marks are deeper: the difference of 0.1-0.13 mm in diameter exists only at the level of the red point, generated during previous period of using 35mm of spacers, 3-4 years / 25000 km....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By Redbullet

I use an older version of this, with aluminum...

I use an older version of this, with aluminum fork, on a smart trainer and a few times as a replacement of main bike for a few real rides. A durable bike, all good for the price, except for...
05-02-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,497
Posted By Redbullet

No, I said I had 35mm and got this issue within...

No, I said I had 35mm and got this issue within around 3 years - some 25000+ km. Then I reduced to 30mm and I got some new scratches within around 1 year - some 5000-10000 km, but it looks to me that...
05-02-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,497
Posted By Redbullet

No, the stem edges are not quite sharp, it is...

No, the stem edges are not quite sharp, it is brand stem - Ritchey. I am sure that the reason of the issue is the high flex of the steerer forward, during stand-up pedaling and strong brake on...
05-02-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,497
Posted By Redbullet

Ok, I disassembled for pictures. - 3 pictures...

Ok, I disassembled for pictures.
- 3 pictures (taken from right, front and left).
The arrow above shows the mark of stem bottom edge when I had 35mm spacers. The arrow below shows the new scratch...
05-01-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,497
Posted By Redbullet

No, that one is missing in my case. I only have...

No, that one is missing in my case. I only have the shape of the stem sculpted, only at the bottom edge of the stem and only in front of the steerer. One shape of 0.1mm depth made during the period...
05-01-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,497
Posted By Redbullet

I should disassemble the system I am not sure...

I should disassemble the system I am not sure that I can take such a quality picture to show a dent of 0.1 mm, but "rm-rf" posted a link above with the general issue. My issue is very similar with...
04-30-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,497
Posted By Redbullet

If that tool correctly calculates, considering...

If that tool correctly calculates, considering available angles of stems similar to mine, it would mean increasing angle from 6 to 17 degrees in order to decrease spacers height from 30 to 15 mm. I...
04-30-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,497
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks. No. My steerer is under built. It is...

Thanks.

No. My steerer is under built. It is a 6.5kg bike L size, with some weight savings coming from very light frame and fork. The expander is thick and correctly installed and the torque was...
04-30-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,497
Posted By Redbullet

I think the reason is that I have too big height...

I think the reason is that I have too big height of spacers (35 and then 30mm - not recommended for CF) and this allows steerer to bent too much, which leads to high concentration of forces.
The...
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