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Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,402
Posted By Kimmo

Well designed FD cages which shift reliably,...

Well designed FD cages which shift reliably, especially triple ones, are extremely refined and subtle bits of design. They need to be sized for the rings they'll be shifting within like 3 teeth max...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,097
Posted By Kimmo

You got the rim repaired? Any pics of the damage...

You got the rim repaired? Any pics of the damage and/or repair?

And what do you weigh?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Kimmo

I take it you haven't had a problem like this...

I take it you haven't had a problem like this before, or even read one of these threads... We can guess and guess, but nobody has as much info as you. Maybe if you shot a vid, we'd stand a chance......
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,828
Posted By Kimmo

Toseek do a pretty decent Aeronova copy, bought...

Toseek do a pretty decent Aeronova copy, bought three for myself and another for a mate, and no worries. If you're not familiar with the Aeronova, it's a revelation - 3T pretty much defined how aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,046
Posted By Kimmo

I'm a recreational cyclist, and I rock tubulars...

I'm a recreational cyclist, and I rock tubulars because I love riding the best bike I can build.
01-26-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By Kimmo

Proper butted or CX-Ray style? If so, they'll...

Proper butted or CX-Ray style? If so, they'll stretch a bit, depending on spoke count
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,046
Posted By Kimmo

Every time I jump on my bike, I'm stoked I spent...

Every time I jump on my bike, I'm stoked I spent over $2k on wheels and tyres.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,046
Posted By Kimmo

You don't have to be into TTs; you just need to...

You don't have to be into TTs; you just need to be into solo riding and maximising efficiency. My 1080g (330g rims) 49mm tubs make my bike go like an absolute weapon.

Modern bulging profile, iirc...
11-21-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,180
Posted By Kimmo

/eyeroll @ all the naysayers

/eyeroll @ all the naysayers
11-18-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,486
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, I started the thread because of a dumb...

Yeah, I started the thread because of a dumb error plugging in the levers, then edited the title, but it just made a subheading with the new title 😐

I've gotta organise my garage at my new house...
11-16-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Kimmo

I don't use a computer on my bike, but I thought...

I don't use a computer on my bike, but I thought a gear display would be nice... Gonna stuff an A junction in this thing one way or another, which means cutting a hole for it in the clamp and putting...
11-15-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Kimmo

Ideas for integrating SC-MT800 into bar/stem?

Further to this post (https://www.bikeforums.net/22292112-post30.html), I'm gonna step it up a notch and use one of these bad boys:

...
11-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By Kimmo

Nm, late to the party

Nm, late to the party
11-15-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Kimmo

I'd use a knife to trim off the burrs and tickle...

I'd use a knife to trim off the burrs and tickle it with an orbital sander.
11-14-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By Kimmo

It's pretty thin on the ground for 1"... I paid...

It's pretty thin on the ground for 1"... I paid au400 for that fork, used, close to ten years ago
11-13-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By Kimmo

If you're not in a hurry, why not try to find...

If you're not in a hurry, why not try to find something more exotic like an Easton Aero?

...
11-13-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Kimmo

Being highly engineered aluminium, it's going to...

Being highly engineered aluminium, it's going to be prone to fatigue. If it was me, I'd try to remove the stress risers if they're not too deep, at least smooth it out a bit.
11-13-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By Kimmo

I'm confused - your beloved Masi is rocking...

I'm confused - your beloved Masi is rocking ST-6400s, which are 8s.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,427
Posted By Kimmo

Maybe it's just me, but to my eye, quality speaks...

Maybe it's just me, but to my eye, quality speaks for itself... Giant doesn't bother with their high-end Cadex brand much at all, and on this bad boy, originally equipped with 7800 and retailing for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Kimmo

The exterior surface of carbon rims doesn't ever...

The exterior surface of carbon rims doesn't ever get sanded; that's the finish from the mould. What we're seeing here looks like pretty poor compaction to me - there's the edge of a ply, and the ply...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,427
Posted By Kimmo

+1 Giant - it's the brand for discerning folks...

+1 Giant - it's the brand for discerning folks who aren't into wank. The fact they're a bit cheaper is a reflection of the fact they're a proper huge company, of a scale only rivaled by Shimano in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By Kimmo

Every threaded BB in a carbon frame is an...

Every threaded BB in a carbon frame is an aluminium sleeve. Facing it should be no big deal, since every external cup should be threading up to faced metal anyway - if there's paint on the faces,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 163,520
Posted By Kimmo

[/i] I remember tearing my hair out at the...

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I remember tearing my hair out at the wrong turn the industry took with sizing compact frames...

In my view, the obvious way forward was either to switch to effective top tube length,...
11-01-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,486
Posted By Kimmo

So I just scored another one of these LEs, in my...

So I just scored another one of these LEs, in my size this time. I originally just bought this bike to strip and flip, getting almost the whole cost back when I sold the groupset, but it was such a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,433
Posted By Kimmo

There's the weight on the scale, and there's how...

There's the weight on the scale, and there's how light it feels.

A low number is nice, but what you really want is your bike to feel light. Tyres, rims, seat and post, levers and bars. Make those...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kimmo

So there's more stuff you can do with V5 on later...

So there's more stuff you can do with V5 on later gear...?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,433
Posted By Kimmo

So? It's common practice for people say stuff...

So? It's common practice for people say stuff like, my 15/7/2yo bike, is it? It's an obviously pimped 15yo bike.

The rear brake is from the 80s, if that's of interest.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,433
Posted By Kimmo

Seems a bit heavy for a bike with rim brakes and...

Seems a bit heavy for a bike with rim brakes and tubulars.

This bad boy is 6.24kg / 13.75lb... fifteen years old, too.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By Kimmo

For want of the price of tea and a slice, the old...

For want of the price of tea and a slice, the old man died
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kimmo

Try removing the FD and plugging it into the RD's...

Try removing the FD and plugging it into the RD's cable.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By Kimmo

Sure looks like a nice stem tho

Sure looks like a nice stem tho
10-16-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Kimmo

My eyes are pretty good, but some of the stuff...

My eyes are pretty good, but some of the stuff that comes across my workbench is ridiculously tiny, like smartphone guts. The only way I could see what I was doing was to use a magnifier app on my...
10-16-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Kimmo

IIRC, there are three flavours of Ergo mechanism,...

IIRC, there are three flavours of Ergo mechanism, and they all more or less work with a triple, but the most surefire is the original non-escapement Ultrashift mechanism employing the G springs,...
10-16-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By Kimmo

Um, same deal with Ergos and a Shiftmate. So...

Um, same deal with Ergos and a Shiftmate.

So the 7800 calipers are totally compatible with Ergos.
Shiftmate!
Shiftmate!
Shiftmate!
...
10-16-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By Kimmo

If it's not sagging at all, that's typically not...

If it's not sagging at all, that's typically not enough slack, because every single speed drivetrain I've ever seen isn't concentric enough at hub and crank for there not to be tight spots through...
10-16-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By Kimmo

I'm pretty sure that bit that's 'stuck' in there...

I'm pretty sure that bit that's 'stuck' in there is the part of the shifter the cable head sits in - left and right aren't made the same. You'd be lucky if these shifters still work properly, but a...
10-15-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By Kimmo

I thought Shimano's brake cable pull changed when...

I thought Shimano's brake cable pull changed when the shift cables went under the tape, ie 2nd-gen 10s?
10-15-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,154
Posted By Kimmo

I'm tipping decent carbon rims would be quite...

I'm tipping decent carbon rims would be quite uniform, at least until they're deformed by spoke tension.
10-15-21, 08:19 PM
10-15-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By Kimmo

Or maybe you need to back out the low limit screw...

Or maybe you need to back out the low limit screw a hair? Could also be worth checking hanger alignment.

Given the age of this gear, could just be wear. How sloppy is the RD and freewheel?
10-15-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By Kimmo

This bike is rocking the last silver Dura-Ace...

This bike is rocking the last silver Dura-Ace group - it deserves something sexy IMO. Record levers and a Shiftmate is chef's kiss.
10-15-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By Kimmo

Actually yeah, that's another angle to look at....

Actually yeah, that's another angle to look at. There might be something specific for Steps-powered cargo ebikes from Shimano these days too.
10-15-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By Kimmo

Very wise of you. I'm pretty sure you need a hub...

Very wise of you. I'm pretty sure you need a hub which employs the cassette body as a stressed member to place the drive side axle bearing next to the dropout, and provides preload adjustment for the...
10-15-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By Kimmo

How tight is the chain? It's got some slack, yeah?

How tight is the chain? It's got some slack, yeah?
10-15-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By Kimmo

If I was you, I'd try Campy shifters and a...

If I was you, I'd try Campy shifters and a Shiftmate. I've got that setup in 9s, and it works sweet. If you're not happy with that for whatever reason, you can sell the shifters and your Shimano...
10-03-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By Kimmo

Odd OLD like 133mm would be another reason to go...

Odd OLD like 133mm would be another reason to go for a cup and cone hub like Shimano, just respace the axle and add some more tension to the NDS spokes, and that extra 3mm would make your wheel...
10-01-21, 03:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,717
Posted By Kimmo

Also no such thing as too much Dura-Ace. Give us...

Also no such thing as too much Dura-Ace. Give us a close-up of your crankset!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,736
Posted By Kimmo

I'd say never mind any of that faff, and just...

I'd say never mind any of that faff, and just tighten the bolt onto the clamp band. This was a pretty freaky failure; wouldn't expect to see it again.

BTW, IIRC Shimano's instructions say to set...
09-28-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By Kimmo

If you want to avoid breaking axles, it sounds...

If you want to avoid breaking axles, it sounds like you have the wrong freehub. You need a Shimano style hub with the ratchet between the axle bearings.
09-27-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,907
Posted By Kimmo

Hmm, wonder if the magnetism could substitute for...

Hmm, wonder if the magnetism could substitute for springs, for about the same drag...?
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