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Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By DaveSSS

There is a 73 psi pressure limit imposed on...

There is a 73 psi pressure limit imposed on hookless setups, but most users won't need that much pressure. If the zipp pressure calculator calculates a higher pressure, it will suggest a larger tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By DaveSSS

I have the 303s wheels. They're hookless with...

I have the 303s wheels. They're hookless with 23mm internal width. The TYRO is 21mm internal width and hooked. The 303s wheels are 145 grams lighter.

The hookless rims will allow lower tire...
09-29-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By DaveSSS

A shimano grx-610 works, even with 12 speed. ...

A shimano grx-610 works, even with 12 speed.
...
Forum: For Sale
09-18-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By DaveSSS

ZIPP 303s wheel set 2022 XDR

These wheels have about 2000 miles of use by light, low wattage rider. Never ridden in the wet. They're great wheels, but not the best for windy conditions in the Colorado mountains. The rims are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By DaveSSS

I'd say your saddle is too far forward, creating...

I'd say your saddle is too far forward, creating too much weight on your hands.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By DaveSSS

A lot of people use the shimano 12 chain with...

A lot of people use the shimano 12 chain with their 11 speed bikes. I'd expect the crank to work too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By DaveSSS

If you need a 50mm stem, it's not a good fit.

If you need a 50mm stem, it's not a good fit.
08-31-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By DaveSSS

SRAM AXS uses micro adjustments from the shift...

SRAM AXS uses micro adjustments from the shift levers to center the travel of the RD. The limit screws should backed out slightly before changing the adjustment. When you're satisfied with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By DaveSSS

I'd buy a frame and build the bike myself. I...

I'd buy a frame and build the bike myself. I never buy a prebuilt bike.
08-30-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,083
Posted By DaveSSS

Many chains have no other option and I believe...

Many chains have no other option and I believe that's true with all 12 speed chains. I just bought some reusable YBN 12 speed links that should work with any 12 speed chain. I'm on SRAM 12 speed...
08-26-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By DaveSSS

Use grease, not oil.

Use grease, not oil.
08-21-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By DaveSSS

The opposing side bolts allow the plastic center...

The opposing side bolts allow the plastic center adjusting bolt to set the preload and then clamp the crank arm in place to maintain the preload. The opposing bolts don't affect the preload.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,103
Posted By DaveSSS

Aerodynamics is important, but it's not just the...

Aerodynamics is important, but it's not just the bike that should be considered. Rider position on the bike greatly affects total wind resistance. Sitting relatively upright on an aerodynamic bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,103
Posted By DaveSSS

Some brands list the weight of their bikes with...

Some brands list the weight of their bikes with no pedals, bottle cages or computer. Those items weigh 300 grams on my bikes, so I subtract that amount when comparing. Disc brake models will weigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,542
Posted By DaveSSS

First get a new pressure gauge, so you know what...

First get a new pressure gauge, so you know what pressure is really in your tires. Too low with tubed tires will result in pinch flats. Use the pressure calculator at zipp.com. There's no reason...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,123
Posted By DaveSSS

The geometry is certainly different than other...

The geometry is certainly different than other brands. 74.2 degree STA across the board and only 15mm of setback on the only seatpost that will fit. I'd ride the 47 or 51. I've always used 25-32mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,174
Posted By DaveSSS

6 o'clock works for me. If using a floor pump...

6 o'clock works for me. If using a floor pump with a decent hose length, inflating should never put pressure on the stem. A good pump head helps too. Google Hirame pump head.
08-11-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,448
Posted By DaveSSS

There are cable operated hydraulic calipers made...

There are cable operated hydraulic calipers made by Juin-Tech. The two piston model is OK, but the 4 piston model is better. The 4 piston is apparently in short supply and sellers have added $100...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By DaveSSS

You should be able to push the saddle as far back...

You should be able to push the saddle as far back as it can go, with just about any seatpost. If I really needed that much setback, I'd look for a different post. I use FSA K-Force posts with 32mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By DaveSSS

A frontal hit warrants a new bike. Personal...

A frontal hit warrants a new bike. Personal injuries warrant more money. I been through this twice. I made lots of money. I had to get a lawyer for one of the wrecks and it took a year to get...
08-07-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By DaveSSS

Google is your friend. Try a search for mtg...

Google is your friend. Try a search for mtg wheel diameters. You have 27.5 or 650b wheels.
08-02-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By DaveSSS

I've bought a lot of SRAM components in the last...

I've bought a lot of SRAM components in the last two years. They never have any instructions included, but they're easy enough to find. I just bought new brake/shift levers with hydraulic calipers....
07-31-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,567
Posted By DaveSSS

Wider tubeless tires and rims with the pressure...

Wider tubeless tires and rims with the pressure set according to the pressure calculator at zipp. com will make any bike more comfortable, but many bikes won't fit 28-32mm tires. My current frames...
07-31-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By DaveSSS

AXS chain users often think that their chain has...

AXS chain users often think that their chain has little wear after 5000 miles, then put a new chain on and get new-chain skip because they didn't change soon enough. I alternate the use of several...
Forum: For Sale
07-26-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By DaveSSS

SRAM Force AXS mechanical brake shifters SOLD

I have a new pair of Force AXS brake/shift levers that will operate rims brakes or cable operated disc brake calipers like the Juin-Tech GT. Retail price is $496. Asking $420, delivered in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By DaveSSS

My 303s wheels with Pirelli p zero tires...

My 303s wheels with Pirelli p zero tires installed easily and seated with a floor pump. I use orange seal endurance sealant. Worked great when I got a double puncture from a 2 inch construction...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,123
Posted By DaveSSS

I agree. Great looking bike. There are so many...

I agree. Great looking bike. There are so many brands and models, it's hard to choose. Often it comes down to what's readily available. I like to build mine, since I have my favorite parts that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,123
Posted By DaveSSS

I finished my Yoeleo R12 build. The frame arrived...

I finished my Yoeleo R12 build. The frame arrived 9 days after ordering, with no freight, tax or customs duties. It's got great looking highly metallic red and black paint. The BB bores were tight...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,593
Posted By DaveSSS

Check your saddle to bar drop. Something around...

Check your saddle to bar drop. Something around 10cm is fairly aggressive. Big guys might go quite a bit more. My saddle height is in the 72-73cm range and a 10cm drop is what I use. I used 8cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By DaveSSS

No brainer. Wider tubeless. My new Zipp 303s...

No brainer. Wider tubeless. My new Zipp 303s homeless wheels are working great. I'm using Pirelli p zero 30mm that measure 31.5mm on 23mm internal width rims. For my weight 54/57 psi. Great for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,795
Posted By DaveSSS

A wheels manufacturing thread together BB with...

A wheels manufacturing thread together BB with angular contact bearings will spin freely and never creak. I've used then on BB86 and BB386 shells.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By DaveSSS

Review the head tube angle, fork offset and trail...

Review the head tube angle, fork offset and trail of prospective frames. You'll probably find most to be quite similar. Some of the Italian brands will have more trail. Larger frames often have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,288
Posted By DaveSSS

Fulcrum racing 3 wheels are comparable to zondas....

Fulcrum racing 3 wheels are comparable to zondas. The idea that either wheel creates a rough ride is false. Narrow tires with high pressure do that. I'm surprised that these wheels haven't been...
07-15-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,104
Posted By DaveSSS

The terminology used by chain manufacturers lists...

The terminology used by chain manufacturers lists 114 links for a 57 inch road bike chain, so a link is only 1/2 inch, but chain length can only be changed in 2-link or 1 inch increments. There is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,123
Posted By DaveSSS

In other words, trek just started selling frames...

In other words, trek just started selling frames that might be lighter than a cheap Chinese bike for 4-5 times the price?
​Get some facts on the new model and post that. Do you know that trek weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,123
Posted By DaveSSS

I haven't bought a prebuilt bike in 30 years. ...

I haven't bought a prebuilt bike in 30 years. You can always email an inquiry to see what might be possible. I'd build my own.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,123
Posted By DaveSSS

The Trek website lists the new Madone frameset...

The Trek website lists the new Madone frameset weight at 1.97 kg for $4200. It's not clear if that includes a seat post. Apparently aero trumps light weight these days. My frameset and post weigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,123
Posted By DaveSSS

Mine weighed 1050 for the frame and 396 for the...

Mine weighed 1050 for the frame and 396 for the full length fork. The bars weigh 400 since they are the H9 V2. H10 would weigh about 320. My regular choice is Easton ec-90 bars and zipp stem, that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,123
Posted By DaveSSS

Mine weighed 1050 for the frame and 396 for the...

Mine weighed 1050 for the frame and 396 for the full length fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,123
Posted By DaveSSS

There are two videos on the Yoeleo R12 on...

There are two videos on the Yoeleo R12 on YouTube. Oz pronounces it yoleo. I got my frame in 9 days after ordering. The paint job is fantastic. The red is a highly metallic.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,123
Posted By DaveSSS

Reach and stack originate at the center of the...

Reach and stack originate at the center of the BB. Nothing will change those numbers, since they do not reference the ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 693
Posted By DaveSSS

Know your saddle height and saddle to bar drop. ...

Know your saddle height and saddle to bar drop. Better yet, the stack and reach of your current bike if it fits well. Stem angle also makes a difference, but new bikes with integrated bars often...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,123
Posted By DaveSSS

The gravel frame is available in matte black with...

The gravel frame is available in matte black with no lettering, but gloss colors with no lettering cost an extra $300 and longer wait time.

I've got a 47cm R12 road frame coming tomorrow. Delivery...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,123
Posted By DaveSSS

If you want a lower price, something like this...

If you want a lower price, something like this might work. Go to the G21 gravel frame.


www.yoeleobike.com (https://www.yoeleobike.com/products-gravel-g21)
07-04-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By DaveSSS

I just installed two new Michelin tubeless tires...

I just installed two new Michelin tubeless tires on my fulcrum racing 3 wheels. I push on the wheel and roll the newly installed tire on the floor to help get the beads pushed out before applying a...
07-04-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By DaveSSS

It will take a new crank, FD, RD and cassette...

It will take a new crank, FD, RD and cassette just to get a 30/34 low gear that's 12% or one shift lower. A 50T large sprocket would be 16% lower, but require an MTB rear derailleur.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By DaveSSS

It shouldn't matter whether a whole group or just...

It shouldn't matter whether a whole group or just parts are offered, unless there's a price break. Some buyers might want to try using their old 11 speed crank, for example. Some of those prices...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,165
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm 69 and still get my heart rate over 170 on a...

I'm 69 and still get my heart rate over 170 on a tough climb. I came back to cycling four years ago after almost eight years off due to my worn out knees. With new knees I ride slopes as steep as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,114
Posted By DaveSSS

I have force axs except the disc brake calipers...

I have force axs except the disc brake calipers and cranks. To use cable operated brakes, I have Juin-Tech GT calipers. I've got another build started with force hydro shifters and brakes.

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,114
Posted By DaveSSS

It would work with sram axs fd, rd and shifters. ...

It would work with sram axs fd, rd and shifters. I use grx cranks with my sram axs drivetrain.
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