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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By Kimmo

I think one or two folks might have misconstrued...

I think one or two folks might have misconstrued my digression into hating on capitalism as some kind of retrogrouch manifesto, but it ain't so. Innovation is a fine thing when it improves the breed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 590
Posted By Kimmo

Nope, they may well be able to come up with a SS...

Nope, they may well be able to come up with a SS carbon chain (or not, this seems non-trivial to me), but I'll bet one that can survive shifting will never exist.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Kimmo

Any half-decent toeclip pedals will be smaller...

Any half-decent toeclip pedals will be smaller than a typical set of flats, so no, not really.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By Kimmo

Completely irrelevant, since rim brakes barely...

Completely irrelevant, since rim brakes barely ever rub.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 590
Posted By Kimmo

What's 'because', is why I said Ultegra or...

What's 'because', is why I said Ultegra or Dura-Ace is a no brainer - because Shimano. Nothing to do with any article.

It's more to do with the fact Shimano invented HyperGlide, like forty years...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Kimmo

The TCR is a great bike, and aero is all about...

The TCR is a great bike, and aero is all about you and the wheels, hardly at all about the bike.

If I was you I'd upgrade the TCR. It's from before they spoiled it with the 1.25 steerer and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 03:30 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 590
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah nah, because Shimano.

Yeah nah, because Shimano.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Kimmo

​​​​​ Pffff, nice toeclip pedals haven't been a...

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Pffff, nice toeclip pedals haven't been a thing since the 80s.



...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,597
Posted By Kimmo

Is that with your front tyre pointing up the...

Is that with your front tyre pointing up the camber, or on flat ground? I'd describe my trackstanding like yours if I'm on a slight downhill.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,597
Posted By Kimmo

OMG, pics. Gotta see you looking like the last...

OMG, pics. Gotta see you looking like the last pic but with road shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 590
Posted By Kimmo

Ultegra or Dura-Ace, no brainer.

Ultegra or Dura-Ace, no brainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,597
Posted By Kimmo

The learning curve almost has a right angle in...

The learning curve almost has a right angle in it. If you try to practice it when you can't do it, it's pretty damn hard to practice. But then, all of a sudden, you're doing it! And once you can do...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 590
Posted By Kimmo

Dura-Ace stacks up pretty well there, cheaper...

Dura-Ace stacks up pretty well there, cheaper than HG40!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By Kimmo

Dear Forum, I never thought it'd happen to me...

Dear Forum, I never thought it'd happen to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By Kimmo

Solution: rim brakes.

Solution: rim brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, but he'd have a few Playmates in bed, and...

Yeah, but he'd have a few Playmates in bed, and still need porn. Having remade himself into his aspirations, his was a hollow victory.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,597
Posted By Kimmo

I had a Giant CFR1 BITD. That noodle taught me a...

I had a Giant CFR1 BITD. That noodle taught me a smooth spin; it'd soak up anything more.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 422
Posted By Kimmo

I know it's no consolation for the paint defects,...

I know it's no consolation for the paint defects, but very few carbon frames are pretty on the inside.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,597
Posted By Kimmo

Whoops, just googled that and it didn't mean what...

Whoops, just googled that and it didn't mean what I thought: cop a squiz
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,597
Posted By Kimmo

Just wait till they cock a snook at you in some...

Just wait till they cock a snook at you in some bike shorts, man
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, 46 here. Mind you, it was my old man's...

Yep, 46 here. Mind you, it was my old man's Penthouse stash
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,597
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, just ask Genghis Khan, or one of his...

Yep, just ask Genghis Khan, or one of his billions of descendants.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 590
Posted By Kimmo

I was pretty sure the main thing that causes...

I was pretty sure the main thing that causes cassette wear is chain wear, since it elongates the chain and concentrates the load on individual teeth.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:23 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,597
Posted By Kimmo

Those who are leery about foot retention should...

Those who are leery about foot retention should try learning to trackstand. It seems impossible at first, but try it while leaning on a pole or something. Helps a lot if you're on a steep camber...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,095
Posted By Kimmo

Factory that makes them needs a few Sapim spokes...

Factory that makes them needs a few Sapim spokes to fix their machinery.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By Kimmo

Hmm, what happens if you put matt over gloss...? ...

Hmm, what happens if you put matt over gloss...?

And if it needs baking, can it be used on carbon?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,597
Posted By Kimmo

Doesn't matter how studly the flat is, it's not...

Doesn't matter how studly the flat is, it's not gonna hold my foot on when it's near vertical.

Also, there's no frikken way I'm chucking those fugly things on any of my bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,597
Posted By Kimmo

I can't bunny hop worth a damn without foot...

I can't bunny hop worth a damn without foot retention. But I can trackstand, so there's pretty much no downside to it for me.

But the main reason I hugely prefer clips and straps or clipless to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By Kimmo

If the rims braked decently, it might be worth...

If the rims braked decently, it might be worth lacing them up to proper hubs...

Maybe in a year or two they'll steal that tech
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 719
Posted By Kimmo

The wear has to be pretty horrific for that, no?...

The wear has to be pretty horrific for that, no? Don't think I've come across chain suck more than a couple of times.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 719
Posted By Kimmo

Lol, not since the UniGlide days. Don't be...

Lol, not since the UniGlide days.

Don't be in a rush to change your chainrings; they generally last a lot longer than cassettes if you change your chains in time. Also, a worn chainring has to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Kimmo

Pretty hard to go past one of these: ...

Pretty hard to go past one of these:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x520/100_3d_010_7f9a99366516ad846b560dfb68913c17366edc27.jpg
I've got one with a fitting on the back...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 719
Posted By Kimmo

Nothing odd about that, it's totally normal. The...

Nothing odd about that, it's totally normal. The cogs wear to fit the worn chain, seems okay but efficiency suffers. Slap a fresh chain on, worn cogs say nope.

Same if you put a fresh chainring on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By Kimmo

eBay is one front to millions of shops.

eBay is one front to millions of shops.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 810
Posted By Kimmo

Get a proper fit done, or at least measure...

Get a proper fit done, or at least measure yourself and do some research about the different fit systems to come up with your ideal geometry, then you can work from there towards it. Short reach bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Kimmo

Most of the structural integrity is in the...

Most of the structural integrity is in the casing. You also want the tread to be pretty much adhered to it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,401
Posted By Kimmo

For thirty years, I had the front brake on the...

For thirty years, I had the front brake on the left. Then, I decided that was wrong, because that's the hand I'll take off the bars first. Aside from realising that STI is brilliant for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,715
Posted By Kimmo

More like 888=378

More like 888=378
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Kimmo

That was the Advanced SL, the Advanced has a...

That was the Advanced SL, the Advanced has a separate posthttps://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x554/tcr_advanced_1_kom_charcoal_6131b0d100ae423ead9e7138ec896049ee6bd9e6.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Kimmo

Nice. ...

Nice.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x668/tcr_advanced_sl_frameset_sincity_435777e912195ecc0b834b1d40b1e27bc5e1c4a7.jpg
Moving away from ugly and back to sexy, like my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By Kimmo

If you're buying a pristine 9000 group, you could...

If you're buying a pristine 9000 group, you could pull it off, build the bike up with other gear, and chuck the 9000 in the attic to appreciate. That's gonna be a sought-after group in years to come,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,554
Posted By Kimmo

It might be a tad more aero, but I think there's...

It might be a tad more aero, but I think there's supposed to be quite a threshold at 3:1, like you can't get laminar flow around anything below that or something. IIRC truncated Kamm profiles are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By Kimmo

It's Latin: per se.

It's Latin: per se.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,715
Posted By Kimmo

Keep It Simple, Stupid

Keep It Simple, Stupid
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,554
Posted By Kimmo

I've read that anything under a 3:1 aspect ratio...

I've read that anything under a 3:1 aspect ratio isn't worth a damn, which means you want at least 50mm for a 25mm tyre. That agrees with my experience; never noticed much of an aero boon on anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By Kimmo

I'd be looking for a high quality pic of the...

I'd be looking for a high quality pic of the crankset, showing pristine teeth and a total lack of scuff marks on the crank arm. Never been ridden is an extraordinary claim.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Kimmo

How close is real close? 3mm should be plenty.

How close is real close? 3mm should be plenty.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,810
Posted By Kimmo

Two year bump, and it's about threadless...

Two year bump, and it's about threadless headsets.

Surprised I didn't see Record mentioned; last time I looked they were the best value 1" threadless headsets out there by far. A bit pricey, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,401
Posted By Kimmo

First time I had a proper front brake and needed...

First time I had a proper front brake and needed it, straight over the bars. Second time, I dunno - I just knew I had enough brake and didn't automatically grab as hard as I could. I was cooking,...
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