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01-15-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,570
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure, expensive bikes that also cant be repaired...

Sure, expensive bikes that also cant be repaired is a nuisance too. Maybe the holier than thou bike shops stop selling electronic drive trains and proprietary bike parts, or is it only box-mart that...
01-14-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,570
Posted By Racing Dan

Maybe if the minimum wage was more than...

Maybe if the minimum wage was more than "$zero/hr" the market for such bikes would cease to exist or shrink to the point it wasn't profitable any more. I guessing 1/2 the cheap bikes sold in X-mart...
01-14-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Racing Dan

Dont know that model, but no matter, get at...

Dont know that model, but no matter, get at computer with digital transmission. Analog transmission is prone to noise pickup that can make the speedometer and odometer unreliable.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure. The faff and expense ppl are willing to put...

Sure. The faff and expense ppl are willing to put up with, to not run perfectly fine clinchers and butyl tubes, or to get tiny perceived "gains", never fails to bogle my mind.
01-09-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,137
Posted By Racing Dan

A road bike chain should last a lot longer than...

A road bike chain should last a lot longer than 1500 mi. Something is up with your lube, cleaning or both. Or, Im guessing, you are discarding the chain prematurely based on a faulty chain gauge.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,409
Posted By Racing Dan

Before choosing between alloy vs carbon, you...

Before choosing between alloy vs carbon, you should consider shape carefully. Me, I much prefer an all round bar made from a slim tube, and thick tape. I too have a fuji and very much dislike the bar...
01-02-22, 02:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Racing Dan

Just ride a small crank all the time? Likely you...

Just ride a small crank all the time? Likely you do no not need very tall gears anyway, being 67 and all. Im 47 and seriously considering a 46/30 grx or a 31/48 grx, with the matching FD. That way a...
01-01-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,352
Posted By Racing Dan

According to bicyclecalculator the answer is NO...

According to bicyclecalculator the answer is NO (but maybe YES :-)

Riding 100mph in 0mph wind takes 21508w
Riding 50mph in 50mph headwind takes 10754w
Riding 1mph into a 100mph headwind takes...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,185
Posted By Racing Dan

Its not a spare part issue, nor is it a supply...

Its not a spare part issue, nor is it a supply chain issue.

Its a SRAM stopped making the entire part, that you also couldn't repair in the first place, issue. Completely cornering the customer,...
12-19-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 505
Posted By Racing Dan

You should just get it if you want it, but Id...

You should just get it if you want it, but Id argue 99% of the perceived air loss when disengaging a normal pump head is from the hose, not the valve, - unless of course its a particularly inept...
12-18-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,278
Posted By Racing Dan

QR works fine in my Fuji Sportif with hydro...

QR works fine in my Fuji Sportif with hydro brakes. When replacing a wheel I turn the bike on its head and make sure the wheel is All the way in before clamping the QR. That way the wheel is placed...
12-18-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By Racing Dan

Its perfectly fine. The usual standard, ETRTO,...

Its perfectly fine. The usual standard, ETRTO, followed by most manufacturers, allows much larger than 43mm tyre on a i19mm rim.
...
12-12-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,227
Posted By Racing Dan

It might not be possible truing a used wheel and...

It might not be possible truing a used wheel and have even spoke tension at the same time. Forcing even spoke tension would likely un-true the wheel.
10-08-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,445
Posted By Racing Dan

Good questions, but you are right. Replacing the...

Good questions, but you are right. Replacing the chain before it elongates "too much" does protect the chain rings as well. I believe much of the debate originate in the fact that some chain rings...
10-07-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,445
Posted By Racing Dan

There is no One right solution, but, the longer...

There is no One right solution, but, the longer you wait, the more likely "new chain skip" is. I betting it is true a worn chain wears more on the cogs. Reason being a worn chain develops uneven...
09-28-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,590
Posted By Racing Dan

unseating .. But why are mastic not used to...

unseating ..

But why are mastic not used to prevent such issues. Seem like a straight forward solution. A TL tyre is not supposed to go on and off the rim all the time anyway. - Its supposed to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,392
Posted By Racing Dan

Dude ... You are making it up. You did it...

Dude ...

You are making it up.
You did it all wrong.
You are a luddite.
You are a troll.
You were unlucky.
Your tyres are the exception.
Your sealant is the wrong make.
Your pressure is...
09-05-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,799
Posted By Racing Dan

If you study the shimano line up youll see many...

If you study the shimano line up youll see many little differences that all add cost and shave a little weight Is the top tier price justified? I dunno, possibly not. Imo the real difference in disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,502
Posted By Racing Dan

The more I think about it, the less I can believe...

The more I think about it, the less I can believe 12s Ultegra or even DA will be/stay electronic only. Its completely contrary to what Shimano is doing in mtb groups and will leave a giant hole...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,412
Posted By Racing Dan

The real difference between car tyres and road...

The real difference between car tyres and road bike tyres is that car tyres are robust enough to not get punctures all the time. In road bikes, TL is used as an excuse to run TT like tyres all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,502
Posted By Racing Dan

True. If there is no mechanical Ultegra, Ultegra...

True. If there is no mechanical Ultegra, Ultegra will be priced out of reach for most. Contrary, in mtb, anything between and including XTR and Deore is, as of today, available in 12s, mechanical....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,502
Posted By Racing Dan

Its all over YT. Cycling tips here: ...

Its all over YT. Cycling tips here:

https://youtu.be/noc-iQ57Z3s
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,412
Posted By Racing Dan

The down side to air liners is, they make the...

The down side to air liners is, they make the tyres even harder to get on or off.

and they are silly expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,628
Posted By Racing Dan

True. Todays Sora has features that are mostly...

True. Todays Sora has features that are mostly reminiscent of 2010 Shimano 105 5700. Todays Tiagra has adopted features mostly one generation newer, similar to 105 5800. Trickle down is there, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By Racing Dan

Finding a hole in a tube at the roadside is next...

Finding a hole in a tube at the roadside is next to impossible. > Carry one or two spare tubes. Patch at home. Use proper patches, like in the post above.

Thats how I do it. That's how Dad did it....
08-12-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By Racing Dan

Compressionless housing. Shimano hydraulic brake...

Compressionless housing. Shimano hydraulic brake hose is more compliant.
08-11-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By Racing Dan

In my experience they are VERY stiff and tricky...

In my experience they are VERY stiff and tricky to install under bar tape. They are like very thick gear cable. I'm not so sure they would work well in your application.
08-11-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By Racing Dan

$1, no brain, gear hanger alignment! :-)

Did like this today. Worked great.

https://youtu.be/WS2vd8N1Vos
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,061
Posted By Racing Dan

Id say that tyre is perfectly fine still. Living...

Id say that tyre is perfectly fine still. Living in a place with lots of little sharp flints I would replace my tyres every day, if that was the yard stick. I do pick lodged stones and glass from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 02:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,777
Posted By Racing Dan

I think lots of such claims are simply highly...

I think lots of such claims are simply highly inaccurate guesstimations. Imo, riding a 5% hill intuitively feels like a lot more. Riding a true 20% incline feels like a wall and will drop your speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,743
Posted By Racing Dan

Omg, lol! :-)

Omg, lol! :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,743
Posted By Racing Dan

Is there ANY proof these additives make any...

Is there ANY proof these additives make any appreciable difference or are they in there for marketing purposes? I betting the difference is either nil or very close.
07-24-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,954
Posted By Racing Dan

But then it isn't bike-specific! Bike may...

But then it isn't bike-specific! Bike may assplode! ;-)

(Srsly, FUD sells a lot of expensive accessories, - and I'm certain any soap meant for kitchen utensils that is mild enough for you to have...
07-20-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,571
Posted By Racing Dan

SPD with SH 56 cleats that will allow...

SPD with SH 56 cleats that will allow panic-unclipping in many directions, or, dare I say it, zero retention, true clipless pedals?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,473
Posted By Racing Dan

Just so you know. A crock pot is not really...

Just so you know. A crock pot is not really needed. An old saucepan is perfectly adequate and no harder or any more dangerous than frying an egg. You be done in a few minutes rather than waiting an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,944
Posted By Racing Dan

Now this isn't the gravel forum, but in...

Now this isn't the gravel forum, but in conditions where in the front tyre will slip before the rear wheel completely "unloads" Id argue some rear wheel braking is better than none at all. That said...
07-13-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By Racing Dan

Yes! The chart is wrong.

Yes!

The chart is wrong.
07-09-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,084
Posted By Racing Dan

At some point you are better off with a mtb. In...

At some point you are better off with a mtb. In the mean time lower the pressure and get some fatter tyres, it you cant fit it in the frame. Very low gearing and low speed is beneficial in technical...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,203
Posted By Racing Dan

Just to clarify my above post. Ultegra and DA are...

Just to clarify my above post. Ultegra and DA are made from two clams shells that are glued/bonded together. Those are the ones that break from fatigue. 105 also has hollow arms and spindle, but is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,203
Posted By Racing Dan

105 and Ultegra are both Hollowtech, but not the...

105 and Ultegra are both Hollowtech, but not the same. Ultegra is bonded (glued), 105 is forged. 105 wont crack and break. Its available in short length as well. Or simply get a Tiagra solid crank. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,888
Posted By Racing Dan

The inherent and imo fallacious assumption in the...

The inherent and imo fallacious assumption in the bolded statement seem to be that all tyres puncture equally often. They dont. The need for TL - with sealant - is in reality brought about by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,376
Posted By Racing Dan

Well, no. Road rings are (mostly) much further...

Well, no. Road rings are (mostly) much further apart, 34/50 = 16t jump. That's why many prefer to not shift the rings more than needed. Im betting the 10t jump on XT is MUCH smoother. Im also betting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,073
Posted By Racing Dan

After 3+ months (!) waiting I just got noticed a...

After 3+ months (!) waiting I just got noticed a pair of st-4725 shifters is heading my way. Crazy times. Glad its only non essential items and not my dinner that's missing in action.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,376
Posted By Racing Dan

At some point an additional small, very light...

At some point an additional small, very light weight, chain ring in the front makes a lot more sense than one or two more dinner plate size cogs in the back. Especially if you didn't already went to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,518
Posted By Racing Dan

I believe pressure is the main determinater of...

I believe pressure is the main determinater of comfort or not comfort. I too ride protected tyres on my commuter and have a hard time recognizing the tales of concrete like ride quality. Lately I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,888
Posted By Racing Dan

I take that as a compliment, given you likely...

I take that as a compliment, given you likely wouldn't understand one single word or recognize several letters in my actual first language :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,888
Posted By Racing Dan

I may or may not be bad technique, or is may be...

I may or may not be bad technique, or is may be the infuriating variability of TL. That, imo, is the main issue with TL. Sometimes its fine, sometimes its an anger management test. The forums are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,929
Posted By Racing Dan

Im sure the hassle to arrange test rides would...

Im sure the hassle to arrange test rides would just be too much for the shops, if there were no seat, no pedals, no bar tape, no etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,719
Posted By Racing Dan

Comfort, flat protection, grip, durability and...

Comfort, flat protection, grip, durability and dare I say it price are equally important metrics to consider as rolling resistance, - unless you race for money :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,009
Posted By Racing Dan

So why doesn't anyone ever complain their heavy...

So why doesn't anyone ever complain their heavy aero wheels flees heavy and sluggish, but heavy stock wheels do? :-)
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