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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Branko D

I uninstalled and binned the stock chain catcher...

I uninstalled and binned the stock chain catcher on my Fuji after one time the chain fell and got stuck on the chain catcher bolt. Since GXP requires too much torque to remove it in the field I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,669
Posted By Branko D

Bothers me, it is felt when climbing super steep...

Bothers me, it is felt when climbing super steep grades (where not pedal = fall over) even on a frame which has little of it.

Prospecting future bikes I make note of front-center distance
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,656
Posted By Branko D

Hooked rims with tubeless road tires are pretty...

Hooked rims with tubeless road tires are pretty mature and well working tech now.

Hookless, meh.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,065
Posted By Branko D

There is paint and clearcoat to protect it from...

There is paint and clearcoat to protect it from UV. Material fatigue is just unavoidable with use, though.

Bike going soft over time is a better failure mode than ride -> crack.It would be cool...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By Branko D

Fashion, to a degree. They undoubtedly work for...

Fashion, to a degree. They undoubtedly work for some, but for me personally they are no more comfortable.

The local randonneur community is pretty big on Infinity saddles (I got one for my wife,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By Branko D

Leather tensioned saddles are overrated in my...

Leather tensioned saddles are overrated in my experience. I tossed one in the bin after 12000km and went to Specialized saddles (Power on road and gravel, Sitero on TT bike). All day comfort, even...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,881
Posted By Branko D

No, but I do say a "hello" while passing. ...

No, but I do say a "hello" while passing.

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,436
Posted By Branko D

Itís important that nothing is uncomfortable and...

Itís important that nothing is uncomfortable and nothing makes mechanical sounds. Otherwise - whatever. 🤷

​​​​​​If I'm doing an easy ride I'll often be thinking about something or another,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,521
Posted By Branko D

At those prices I would be looking at a full CF...

At those prices I would be looking at a full CF bike, myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Branko D

I would pick a 45-50mm deep carbon rim with no...

I would pick a 45-50mm deep carbon rim with no nipple holes for ease and reliability with a tubeless setup, with a relatively supple road race tire with some puncture protection (eg GP5000S or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,272
Posted By Branko D

I need shoes because the alternative of duct...

I need shoes because the alternative of duct taping cleats to my feet sounds rather uncomfortable.
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,746
Posted By Branko D

Donít hate us just because we have the money, the...

Donít hate us just because we have the money, the looks and the fast bikes 😘
03-15-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,874
Posted By Branko D

If the bike shop or car dealership has to order...

If the bike shop or car dealership has to order it and don't have it in stock there are absolutely zero reasons for me to not to order it online.
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,362
Posted By Branko D

I love my Look Keos which are very similar to...

I love my Look Keos which are very similar to SPD-SL and for riding on the road I see no real downside and combined with a comfy pair of stiff CF soled shoes it's just absolutely comfortable, be it a...
02-20-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,914
Posted By Branko D

Personally, a bike which is pleasing to the eye,...

Personally, a bike which is pleasing to the eye, where everything works perfectly and which goes faster at the same effort inspires me to ride more. More time spent riding, better fitness.

Drop...
02-18-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,325
Posted By Branko D

Yes. Amongst other reasons in my country carrying...

Yes. Amongst other reasons in my country carrying your photo ID card (or passport) is mandatory. You also need it for interacting with government services, banks, voting, hospital, crossing borders...
02-15-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,764
Posted By Branko D

Use BB7 on gravel bike and TRP Spyre (flat mount)...

Use BB7 on gravel bike and TRP Spyre (flat mount) on road bike at the moment.

Both work, but prefer TRP Spyres which I really like. I've upgraded the group from 105 to Dura-ace but didn't feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By Branko D

Would have thought that testing by Zero Friction...

Would have thought that testing by Zero Friction Cycling, friction facts (since bought by ceramicspeed), Silca and others were common knowledge by now. Of course you could choose not to believe any...
02-13-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By Branko D

Tubeless tyre which is 23c? You have few choices...

Tubeless tyre which is 23c? You have few choices and fewer still worth a damn. One which makes sense on a Tri/TT bike is the Vittoria Corsa Speed but beware lack of puncture protection layer.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By Branko D

I use 11 speed Dura-ace chains on a 10 speed...

I use 11 speed Dura-ace chains on a 10 speed bike. They are very durable, shifting is flawless and by all measurements produce the least drag.
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Of course, 38 Eur per chain, what was the price...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,363
Posted By Branko D

Preferences rather than a nefarious plot. ...

Preferences rather than a nefarious plot.

Personally, I don't grasp how could someone not want a 11t. Going downhill on a compact - which is better matched to my power than anything larger -...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,256
Posted By Branko D

I must stress that 6.8kg is with pedals, cages,...

I must stress that 6.8kg is with pedals, cages, transponder, garmin mount... so 6.8kg "UCI" weight is about 6.5kg showroom weight. Modern bikes (read; with discs and without tubulars) typically...
02-11-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,325
Posted By Branko D

The upper end of alloy and mid range of steel has...

The upper end of alloy and mid range of steel has a lot of overlap in price tag has a lot of overlap with the cheaper end of carbon fiber, though. Looking at naked frames, the last steel frame I...
02-11-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,288
Posted By Branko D

"Charged cotton" has 5% elastane for stretch. So,...

"Charged cotton" has 5% elastane for stretch. So, yes, cotton with synthetics in is an apt description.

However, in broader terms, I am not convinced of natural fibers produced via modern...
02-10-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,288
Posted By Branko D

Cotton with synthetics in is MUCH more...

Cotton with synthetics in is MUCH more environmentally friendly than lycra?

I remain unconvinced. I mean, we're talking modern agriculture then shipping it to China where they make the modern...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,119
Posted By Branko D

No. Sometimes I will wash a wheel in the shower...

No. Sometimes I will wash a wheel in the shower after a messy tubeless setup, but generally no. There's just no need to do that with a road bike imo, it just doesn't get that messy.

What I do when...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,363
Posted By Branko D

Possibly a sub-compact would be an ideal choice...

Possibly a sub-compact would be an ideal choice if gaps towards the, well, fatter end of the cassette are a concern. It'd enable use of conventional cassettes, while being better suited to your...
02-08-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By Branko D

Will be exciting to see industrial applications,...

Will be exciting to see industrial applications, for sure!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,363
Posted By Branko D

I use DA chains and cassettes on my road bike....

I use DA chains and cassettes on my road bike. Lube them with quality stuff (Squirt at minimum) and periodically clean the chain and just don't fret about it. It's stuff which will eventually wear,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,539
Posted By Branko D

That tire looks nearing retirement but not quite...

That tire looks nearing retirement but not quite there yet. When the wear marks are invisible, it's time to bin it imo.
02-07-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,288
Posted By Branko D

While lycra is just unmatched by anything else...

While lycra is just unmatched by anything else for cycling, I do ride my bike in ordinary clothes as well - for commuting or if doing an afterwork ride, or if I just want to do a hour easy and just...
02-06-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 824
Posted By Branko D

What to do in the south of Croatia in winter? ...

What to do in the south of Croatia in winter?

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Ride your bike, of...
02-05-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,325
Posted By Branko D

Even now, if I go for 2nd tier bike brands, I can...

Even now, if I go for 2nd tier bike brands, I can get a full CF bike with Shimano 105 for about 2000 to 2500 Eur. Before the pandemic and the attendant inflation I paid less than 2000 Eur for an aero...
02-04-22, 03:22 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,036
Posted By Branko D

Thanks; it's the coast of Croatia. Definitely...

Thanks; it's the coast of Croatia. Definitely worth renting a bike or bringing one with you if you ever visit this corner of Europe.
01-31-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,036
Posted By Branko D

There's just not much "ideal" gravel bike ground...

There's just not much "ideal" gravel bike ground to be had around here; we have fire roads criss-crossing the hills, but they have a tendency to be a bit too gnarly and rocky to be comfortably doable...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 02:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,916
Posted By Branko D

If it is Look Keos, they can be serviced quite...

If it is Look Keos, they can be serviced quite easily and it shuts them up.

The cassette might be loose, one of the spokes could be loose on the rear wheel, the crankset could be loose (one of the...
01-28-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,091
Posted By Branko D

All my clipless bikes use Look cleats and I've...

All my clipless bikes use Look cleats and I've got a pair of Lake CX301 which are just super comfortable and ridiculously light. Also got a pair of cheap Decathlon road shoes with velcro and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,751
Posted By Branko D

Yes. ​​​​​Aerobars haven't been allowed in...

Yes.

​​​​​Aerobars haven't been allowed in mass start racing for thirty plus years now. They are not allowed in any (including things like granfondos which do not care about the other UCI rules)...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,751
Posted By Branko D

I don't like clip on aerobars on my road bike,...

I don't like clip on aerobars on my road bike, the fit just isn't quite there (I have a pretty slammed front end which I find really comfortable but it's too low for clip ons, at least cheapo ones...
01-25-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,325
Posted By Branko D

I'd rather buy CF from a "2nd tier" manufacturer...

I'd rather buy CF from a "2nd tier" manufacturer than aluminium from Trek or Specialized and the price would be almost similar.

Lighter, comfortable, longer lasting than alloy... I'd get it. CF...
01-25-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By Branko D

Well, given the price it's not bad, and my...

Well, given the price it's not bad, and my experience with Decathlon products has been consistently good and good value, too.

That said, I'd look at one of their better bikes with STIs - the RC120...
01-23-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By Branko D

Dedicated trisuits. They've gotten really good...

Dedicated trisuits. They've gotten really good over the years.

These days mosty Castelli because they're the bomb in the summer (and when you consider that it replaces bibs and a jersey, and you...
01-23-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By Branko D

Triathlon shorts or trisuits and no problem, at...

Triathlon shorts or trisuits and no problem, at all. Triathlons are regularly held in the sea and you swim for a hour and something and then ride the bike for five hours without issue. Of course I do...
01-21-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,036
Posted By Branko D

If you're reading this, do try to slash your tire...

If you're reading this, do try to slash your tire pressure, even dramatically, if you find you are uncomfortable on your current bike / tires.

Itís much cheaper than buying a new bike. 28s at 100...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,799
Posted By Branko D

The way I try to maximize speed downhill - and I...

The way I try to maximize speed downhill - and I run a compact 50-34, too - for me is to go briefly well in the red on the flatter bits - spin out if need be - then tuck in as best I can to recover....
01-20-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,879
Posted By Branko D

If I absolutely had to go one bike with one...

If I absolutely had to go one bike with one wheelset, well, while my gravel bike with 33s is fun, convenient and surprisingly quick on light offroad, TT bike with 23s is really quick on the flats...
01-19-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,879
Posted By Branko D

For commuting I use my gravel bike with 33mm...

For commuting I use my gravel bike with 33mm gravel tires set up tubeless but I've also used my road bike with 25mm GP5000, also tubeless. At a reasonable pressure both are comfortable.

Gravel...
01-18-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,141
Posted By Branko D

Generally, some bend ought to be in the leg at...

Generally, some bend ought to be in the leg at the lowest position. Hiking the saddle up can ruin the comfort on the bike for little to no gain. ​​​​​If you want to tinker with it, raise it a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,926
Posted By Branko D

The funny bit is that aero rims help the pros in...

The funny bit is that aero rims help the pros in a road race in sprints and breakaways but riding in the peloton the wheel aerodynamics do very little. If you do most of your riding without a peloton...
01-17-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,728
Posted By Branko D

Frankly, not much. A good portion of motocyclists...

Frankly, not much. A good portion of motocyclists around here, especially younger ones, are speeding by a fair margin. While I don't particularly care in my car where if they suicide on me, I'll be...
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