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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Racing Dan

Cheap tyres are not often discussed on the...

Cheap tyres are not often discussed on the forums, as everybody seem to just recommend the most elite stuff they can think of. Im sure there are some perfectly serviceable cheap tyres out there and a...
05-22-22, 03:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 538
Posted By Racing Dan

Just so you know. A crock pot is not needed at...

Just so you know. A crock pot is not needed at all. Any old pot or saucepan will do just fine. Heating wax on the stove is Much faster than waiting for a low wattage crock pot too. It no more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 02:30 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 3,677
Posted By Racing Dan

At some point in a distant future, when Garmin...

At some point in a distant future, when Garmin hardware catches up to 2022, they'll make a rear facing camera that connects to a HD head unit, to let us see what's behind us. :rolleyes:
05-05-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,431
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure, me too. I've done a lot of miles on gravel...

Sure, me too. I've done a lot of miles on gravel and haven't flatted yet. To my mind its not about tubes or no tubes, its about tyres that's reinforced enough to not get punctured through the thread...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,594
Posted By Racing Dan

Power to overcome air drag increases by the CUBE...

Power to overcome air drag increases by the CUBE of the speed. Double the speed and power increases eight (!) fold. That is, as base2 alludes to, the reason wheel manufacturers like to quote watt...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,594
Posted By Racing Dan

Ok dude. Do you even read what you quote and...

Ok dude. Do you even read what you quote and reply to ...?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,594
Posted By Racing Dan

You don't need wide tyres to get the comfort of...

You don't need wide tyres to get the comfort of low(er) pressure. 28mm at 55 psi will feel every bit as comfortable as 35mm at 55psi. Wide (and tall) tyres are needed in case you get rim strikes and...
04-24-22, 02:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Racing Dan

Cant say if it will make a worthwhile difference...

Cant say if it will make a worthwhile difference replacing the RD, but one difference to Shimano RDs is the pulley wheels tend to be somewhat nicer in the better models. That is a ceramic bushing in...
04-22-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,360
Posted By Racing Dan

No its not. Everybody makes mistakes, get...

No its not. Everybody makes mistakes, get distracted etc, but some cars are harder to drive safely, because they are huge and have poor visibility, thus they encourage mistakes and with their size...
04-22-22, 02:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,360
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure, but also legislation permitting vehicles...

Sure, but also legislation permitting vehicles that doesn't take hitting pedestrians and cyclists in to consideration. A notable example is the Tesla Cybetruck, that likely will be banned in the EU,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,438
Posted By Racing Dan

When discounting direct evidence, because the...

When discounting direct evidence, because the observer didn't ride the bike himself and when limping home at 25 psi doesn't count as flatting, TL is a sure fire winner. - Talk about stacking the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,438
Posted By Racing Dan

Certainly you need some expertise sticking a tube...

Certainly you need some expertise sticking a tube in a tight TL tyre. I did just that today. Tube in a Pinarello cinturato velo. Not exactly recommended. Took a lot of effort and tinkering getting it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,844
Posted By Racing Dan

.. Sure, and I cant imagine the salesman...

..

Sure, and I cant imagine the salesman mentioning the limitations of hookless in the sales pitch either. Only whatever is perceived to be a benefit. Not to mention the sole purpose of road...
04-15-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,024
Posted By Racing Dan

105 psi? > Bring more co2 canisters and two tubes...

105 psi? > Bring more co2 canisters and two tubes or give up on the 6" requirement and get a Topeak HPX.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,344
Posted By Racing Dan

A lot less fast than you think. Assuming you go...

A lot less fast than you think. Assuming you go down at 30 mph, the edge of the disc, assuming a 160mm disc, is only moving at ((pi*0.16m)/2.15m) * 30 mph = ~7 mph, and that is at about 375 rpm.
04-14-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,232
Posted By Racing Dan

I believe greases have gotten much better over...

I believe greases have gotten much better over the years (decades) and I have no reservations using what ever generic grease is at hand. I have done so, without issues, for years maintaining parents...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,344
Posted By Racing Dan

The real danger is hitting the tarmac at 30 mph...

The real danger is hitting the tarmac at 30 mph in a virtual bathing suit and an eggshell. - Happens in almost every pro road race. Blaming the brake discs is a red herring.
04-13-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Racing Dan

Outside of looking it all over to spot any...

Outside of looking it all over to spot any defects, I'm not sure anyone can give you much advice. Maybe the rubber bung is deformed?

What gets me when someone post about this issue (you are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,438
Posted By Racing Dan

Not to mention the premise of the question isnt...

Not to mention the premise of the question isnt valid. - The idea that you cant ride lower pressure than 95psi, without moving to TL is wrong. He can simply reduce pressure to say 75-80 psi with what...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,844
Posted By Racing Dan

?! You are the only one talking about a 23mm tire...

?! You are the only one talking about a 23mm tire on a wide rim at 116psi. Hardly relevant to the discussion at hand.


But yeah, its true a wide rim will reduce max pressure and wide hookless rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 01:59 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,844
Posted By Racing Dan

Bummer. According to Specialized your...

Bummer.

According to Specialized your sawtooth tyre is hookless compatible, but lightbicycle quotes a 55psi (!) max pressure for your wr45 rim.

The ENVE AG25 rim is equally rated to only 55psi...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,438
Posted By Racing Dan

For that argument to work, you need to ride tyres...

For that argument to work, you need to ride tyres with the exact same puncture protection or it might be just that limiting the amounts of flats, not the sealant. I moved form cheap training tyres...
04-10-22, 02:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,223
Posted By Racing Dan

ZFC has a VERY bad habit of contaminating test...

ZFC has a VERY bad habit of contaminating test data with speculation and assumptions, all of it extremely time consuming to sort out on account of the writers longwinded and convoluted writing style....
04-10-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,104
Posted By Racing Dan

Your experience closely resembles my observations...

Your experience closely resembles my observations with hard wax. It wears off quickly and the chain turns noisy and may rust if it gets wet. Ive had better luck with a much softer wax intended for MC...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,844
Posted By Racing Dan

JP in the above podcast, mentions an other aspect...

JP in the above podcast, mentions an other aspect to the ETRTO standard I wasn't aware of. It used to be the safety margin was 150% of what ever is printed on the tyre, for instance 100psi > 150psi....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,844
Posted By Racing Dan

I get that sentiment, but why doesn't anyone...

I get that sentiment, but why doesn't anyone consider gluing a clincher to the rim. One side should be plenty.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,844
Posted By Racing Dan

No there is not. It might even be what happen to...

No there is not. It might even be what happen to the man suing RH, assuming the RH tyre wasnt approved for hookless rims as was mentioned in an earlier post.

To you or me It wont happen, for sure,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,844
Posted By Racing Dan

Why? You just stick a tube in there just like you...

Why? You just stick a tube in there just like you always do .. If you dont know a "normal" rim should have a bead hook, you wont look for it or notice its not there, and then there is nothing to stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,844
Posted By Racing Dan

One aspect to hookless rims I really dislike, is,...

One aspect to hookless rims I really dislike, is, to the untrained eye, they look near identical to a normal rim and will let you mount any normal clincher or TL tyre, as they are the exact same...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,844
Posted By Racing Dan

This exactly. Every hookless manufacturer...

This exactly.

Every hookless manufacturer I've ever looked over, have had some semi secret web page with a list of approved and non approved tyres. Usually very short. - And on the forums a bunch...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,844
Posted By Racing Dan

Claiming hookless is "better" is simply a scam...

Claiming hookless is "better" is simply a scam and a step backwards. 99,99% of all tyres are designed with a hook in mind. They may work on a hookless rim, if you keep the pressure down*, but there...
04-04-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,223
Posted By Racing Dan

This is true, but outside of nebulous claims no...

This is true, but outside of nebulous claims no one ever explained how or why they arrived at their super elaborate cleaning methods, that only the most anal would consider doing on a regular basis. ...
04-04-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By Racing Dan

That is not a normal Shimano Hub. That drawing...

That is not a normal Shimano Hub. That drawing appeared in a Bike Rumour article about a new silent ratchet. Normal Shimano hubs has a different bearing layout and the ratchet inside the freehub body.
04-04-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,223
Posted By Racing Dan

Thats my thinking too. There is an old video...

Thats my thinking too. There is an old video somewhere on YT, from a bike chain factory, showing the uncut chain running through a bath of hot lube. Most likely wax .. Stripping it all of in some...
04-04-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,223
Posted By Racing Dan

Is it even required cleaning/stripping a new...

Is it even required cleaning/stripping a new chain at all. I tried hot waxing with some old school castrol MC hot melt wax. Worked perfectly fine, just dumping in a new chain direct from the package....
04-03-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By Racing Dan

Im fairly certain the distance between the rings...

Im fairly certain the distance between the rings are greater on a 34/50 than a old school 39/53. That would help the chain not rubbing in small/small. Your super short 400mm chain stay doesn't help...
04-03-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By Racing Dan

Imo, there is no important advantages to "sealed"...

Imo, there is no important advantages to "sealed" bearings. Shimano cup and cone is fine and last a long time if taken care of once a year. newer models are easy to service too. You can gently pry...
03-21-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,545
Posted By Racing Dan

Yeah. Cheap(ish) doesn't mean garbage. A stem is...

Yeah. Cheap(ish) doesn't mean garbage. A stem is a basic item that shouldn't cost a lot. Id be more suspicious about super light weight, exotic materials, boutique stuff. If its for a carbon fork id...
03-20-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By Racing Dan

BBinfinite have been making a very similar...

BBinfinite have been making a very similar product for years. Somewhat cheaper too. Cant speak to either. Im fine with basic Shimano BBs at 1/10 the cost .. :-P
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03-13-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By Racing Dan

Not everybody agrees knobbies are always better...

Not everybody agrees knobbies are always better on a gravel bike. Knobs add rolling resistance - even on gravel, may be noisy and can have have unpredictable properties on tarmac. Especially if they...
03-13-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By Racing Dan

I have no idea what its like in Florida, but its...

I have no idea what its like in Florida, but its worth noting the SKs got a very low puncture resistance score in the test at bicyclerollingresistance. It may not apply to you, but where I live such...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,235
Posted By Racing Dan

Not to mention, threaded BBs doesn't solve the...

Not to mention, threaded BBs doesn't solve the issue with creaking if it originate in the interface between the axle and the bearing, as it sometimes does in BBs that doesnt have a sleeve, like...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,851
Posted By Racing Dan

Would anyone happen to know how to quantify the...

Would anyone happen to know how to quantify the effect of out of balance wheels? Balancing is common practice in MCs and cars, to improve steering and traction and to prevent uneven tyre wear....
02-19-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,874
Posted By Racing Dan

Ahh, not really. Hydros are not that hard to...

Ahh, not really. Hydros are not that hard to install. For me the hardest part was routing the hoses through the frame and fork, same has new cables, and squashing one olive. Other than than that my...
02-19-22, 03:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,874
Posted By Racing Dan

I went down the same rabbit hole. After fiddling...

I went down the same rabbit hole. After fiddling with my TRPs for a year or more, I eventually bit the bullet and got me a pair of st-4725 tiagra hydro brifters and calipers. I'm happy I did. Its...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,975
Posted By Racing Dan

Maybe it isnt all that funny after all. At road...

Maybe it isnt all that funny after all. At road pressures there are no "supple" tyres. They are all "frozen garden hoses" and any inherent suppleness that can be felt fondling a tyre off the bike is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,975
Posted By Racing Dan

These "debates" are as much informative as cable...

These "debates" are as much informative as cable debates on the HIFI forums. PPL will duke it out for days over literally non existent differences. Now, Im not saying any tyre is the same. Obviously...
02-13-22, 03:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,815
Posted By Racing Dan

Im not up to speed regarding newer Shimano...

Im not up to speed regarding newer Shimano offerings, but it is true they now sell hubs that somewhat resemble DT hubs, with the right hand hub shell bearing deep in the hub shell and a disc style...
02-13-22, 01:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,192
Posted By Racing Dan

I could find no mentioning of a failed 105 crank...

I could find no mentioning of a failed 105 crank anywhere. Failed Ultegra and DA are plenty. Its worth noting that this issue is not, to my knowledge, affecting the also bonded XTR mtb cranks.
02-13-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,815
Posted By Racing Dan

Im not aware of every single DT design out there,...

Im not aware of every single DT design out there, but the one in this thread, that is similar to most other rear hubs, has the right hand hub shell bearing behind the right hand spoke flange. The...
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