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Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,536
Posted By GlennR

My question is why the different fork... crash?

My question is why the different fork... crash?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,034
Posted By Sy Reene

Just so you're clear, this was just a...

Just so you're clear, this was just a hypothetical example, but yes, 80psi would be too high for any 38mm tire, while a 28mm tire at 80psi could be right for someone of a certain (heavier side of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,034
Posted By guadzilla

"Width as Measured" - a term introduced by 3T...

"Width as Measured" - a term introduced by 3T but a very sensible way to look at how wide the tire actually is, when mounted on the wheel (eg, my Turbo Cottons are nominally 24s, but measure 27mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,034
Posted By noodle soup

I wouldn't worry about it much, unless the OP is...

I wouldn't worry about it much, unless the OP is planning on using tires under 30mm wide. I'm about the same weight as the OP, and with 30mm tires(on 23mm internal width hoops) 60/55psi works well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By flx100

There's also this:...

There's also this: https://www.extralite.com/Products/HyperStem%201.25.htm

Very bling.

They ship to India, it seems
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By zatopek

Ditto that. On my 2 bikes that require 1 1/4Ē...

Ditto that. On my 2 bikes that require 1 1/4Ē stems, I really like the Giant oversized stems for the price.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Noctilux.95

Just pick up Giant SLR 1-1/4" carbon stems. Used...

Just pick up Giant SLR 1-1/4" carbon stems. Used ones can be had for around $100, are high quality, lightweight.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,935
Posted By Maelochs

I can't avoid the flaky mess, I'm married to her...

I can't avoid the flaky mess, I'm married to her .......... <rimshot>
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By noodle soup

deepakvrao Aren't you using Zipp handlebars? A...

deepakvrao Aren't you using Zipp handlebars? A Zipp stem would be a perfect match.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By topflightpro

We also bought a Giant stem off eBay for my...

We also bought a Giant stem off eBay for my wife's bike.

Thomson also makes 1 1/4 stems.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By surak

I buy Giant OD2 stems off eBay. Don't know how...

I buy Giant OD2 stems off eBay. Don't know how much they cost for you, but they're about $35-$40 from US/Taiwan sellers to me in the US.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,935
Posted By Trevtassie

Less like mac and cheese and more like frying...

Less like mac and cheese and more like frying french fries (chips to the rest of the world) which has burnt down plenty of houses. Probably worse as wax has a lower flash point than most cooking...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,730
Posted By Racing Dan

One thing Ive noticed is SRAM seem more expensive...

One thing Ive noticed is SRAM seem more expensive from a spare parts perspective. A new rear DR if you smash it, a new cassette etc. To me the wireless argument for Sram is silly. Cables are a one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,730
Posted By Plainsman

So I got to lay eyes on a Force AXS eTap at a...

So I got to lay eyes on a Force AXS eTap at a local shop tonight, and talk to the staff that has been using and building them. Some interesting insights. Regarding front derailleur adjustments, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,935
Posted By woodcraft

This is quite dangerous and not conducive to a...

This is quite dangerous and not conducive to a long, house fire-free life.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,935
Posted By Maelochs

If you take the waxed chain somewhere where...

If you take the waxed chain somewhere where flakes aren't an issue (say over an open newspaper in the garage) and work the chain a while, most excess wax should fall off. Or, prop up the rear end and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,730
Posted By topflightpro

Not if you want to sell more product.

Not if you want to sell more product.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,730
Posted By Plainsman

so itís a hardware issue with what creates the...

so itís a hardware issue with what creates the wireless transmission, and not a firmware issue? Iím not a tech guru, but that seems a little short sighted in SRAMís part. Would make sense as others...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,730
Posted By DaveSSS

Unfortunately no. The wireless communication...

Unfortunately no. The wireless communication used for the new etap AXS is not compatible with etap 11. Etap 11 also used shimano splined freehubs and AXS uses the totally new XDR freehub.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,034
Posted By dur4ce

Just picked up yesterday 8/17, ordered 7/17 from...

Just picked up yesterday 8/17, ordered 7/17 from the global warehouse to Seattle, WA. Shipped using EMS - air to San Francisco and USPS to the PNW.

AR56 disc (glossy, UD, no logo, no holes), DT...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By November Dave

Good thought, but it's kind of opposite to that...

Good thought, but it's kind of opposite to that actually. Think of how your rear hub works when you're pedaling - it transfers "go" from the hub to the rim through the spokes. This is torque. When...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,034
Posted By guadzilla

Ack! Guilty as charged - but on it! Give me a...

Ack! Guilty as charged - but on it! Give me a week.

(Of course, the correct answer is get a disc brake frame, but you know that)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By Ogsarg

There is keeping your bike functional and then...

There is keeping your bike functional and then there is upgrading. I expect people will be able to keep rim brake bikes running for many years to come. But if you want to install whatever the latest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,191
Posted By WhyFi

I just want to get rid of my Virtual Partner when...

I just want to get rid of my Virtual Partner when I'm using course navigation. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By jon c.

I'm riding a 30 year old bike and hopefully have...

I'm riding a 30 year old bike and hopefully have another 25 years of riding left in me. I have no fear that parts will become unavailable in that time. A given manufacturer may end their line, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,730
Posted By GlennR

Me... I have nothing against Di2 other than the...

Me... I have nothing against Di2 other than the small buttons. I dislike Shimano mechanical, I just hate those "floppy" brake levers for shifting.

I do like the more intuitive shifting of eTap,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,935
Posted By August West

I use regular canning wax w/ some PTFE powder...

I use regular canning wax w/ some PTFE powder mixed in and have started wiping them down. After coming out of the crock pot I hang the chain up and as soon as it cools enough so I can handle it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By Germanrazor

I see them fading out of existence as from the...

I see them fading out of existence as from the standpoint of being manufactured but as a matter of finding ďoldĒ parts like we do for vintage muscle cars, will be out there. It will eventually get so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By mrblue

I think manufacturers will continue to offer rim...

I think manufacturers will continue to offer rim brakes for quite some time, at least I feel Shimano will. I mean, you can still get an 8 speed Shimano Claris groupset. However, the caveat I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By datlas

I expect they will be around for several more...

I expect they will be around for several more years. And if for some reason they become scarce, you could find NOS of current groupsets for several more years. The combined effects should get you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By GlennR

I think it's more related to the bike...

I think it's more related to the bike manufacturers. It's more expensive to make 2 versions of the same frame and some are already only offering disc versions. Now of sub $1000 bikes where both rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,730
Posted By Noctilux.95

I rather ride mid level Ultegra di2 than top of...

I rather ride mid level Ultegra di2 than top of the line SRAM. Looks better, shifts better, brakes better, charge lasts longer, costs less, is lighter, and is much more reliable. Better engineering...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,730
Posted By mstateglfr

You are claiming I have an opinion that I haven't...

You are claiming I have an opinion that I haven't said.
I simply find that RD to be huge, relative to other RDs.
I didnt mention looking pro and dont claim to look pro.

As for your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By DrIsotope

I've been on 20/24 on my rim brake bike since day...

I've been on 20/24 on my rim brake bike since day one, and I've got a good +20kg on you. I do 24/24 for discs.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By guadzilla

With no scientific evidence to back it up, I'd...

With no scientific evidence to back it up, I'd say the same. Even riding on 37s @ 50psi today, hitting a couple of road imperfections jarred the front wheel quite hard. Was worried I might...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By DrIsotope

What kinda durability are we talkin' about here? ...

What kinda durability are we talkin' about here? I have two sets of Bitex hub fitted wheels, with a total of maybe... 30,000 miles between 'em? Never touched a single bearing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By DrIsotope

When and if you run out of those, I don't...

When and if you run out of those, I don't hesitate to recommend Dynaplugs. No guesswork as to whether they've engaged, and they'll last the life of the tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By colnago62

One reason some ride higher spoke count wheels is...

One reason some ride higher spoke count wheels is if there is a spoke breakage during the ride, the wheel has less deflection. This seems more important for bicycle tourists and riders who get out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By canklecat

My weight varies from 66-70 kg and last year I...

My weight varies from 66-70 kg and last year I rode 16-spoke wheels all year on some pretty bad roads, no problem. Aluminum rims, not carbon fiber. It's a 10-15 year old set of Bontrager Race Lite...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,730
Posted By Rides4Beer

Compared to di2 derailleurs, yes, they are....

Compared to di2 derailleurs, yes, they are. :thumb:

People argue that wireless is better because it looks cleaner, but the derailleurs themselves look horrible, imo. I don't care about wires,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By datlas

If 24/24 works I don’t see a problem with 20/24....

If 24/24 works I don’t see a problem with 20/24. More weight over the rear wheel, plus more torque. That’s why sometimes higher spoke count in back.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,034
Posted By Ericoschmitt

I have the non series Campagnolo Skeleton, cost...

I have the non series Campagnolo Skeleton, cost me $45~ back in 2017. I think any of the skeletons will open the same. I read dura aces will open too, so any shimano should. Specs dont match reality,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,034
Posted By Ericoschmitt

I have the non series Campagnolo Skeleton, cost...

I have the non series Campagnolo Skeleton, cost me $45~ back in 2017. I think any of the skeletons will open the same. I read dura aces will open too, so any shimano should. Specs dont match reality,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,730
Posted By DaveSSS

Be sure that you're looking at AXS 12 speed etap,...

Be sure that you're looking at AXS 12 speed etap, not 11 speed. The 11 speed version is dead and not a current production offering. A complete force group was about $1000 more than ultegra, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,034
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Good question... I don't know. When you go...

Good question... I don't know. When you go through LB's global wheel builder for the WR50's, the only Finish option you get is "paintless" and for Weave you get "UD" or "3k Twill Vertical". I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,034
Posted By noodle soup

Yes. Iíve built several wheelsets using...

Yes.

Iíve built several wheelsets using them instead of CX-Ray spokes, and havenít seen any issues yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,034
Posted By smashndash

Unfortunately, you wonít find many people who...

Unfortunately, you wonít find many people who have experience with both the smooth track and the graphene track.

I have the graphene track and have done some crazy descending in absolute...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By mstateglfr

Very neat- this is something you have to post...

Very neat- this is something you have to post about once complete as a handmade bike from India isn't exactly commonly shown.

The Columbua Futura fork is what All City is currently using for some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By mstateglfr

Curious who is building this. Not trying to be...

Curious who is building this. Not trying to be critical, but I'd figure this is something the builder would know and address.
But really, I'm curious because you are a bit of a world traveler so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Steamer

Nope. As I said, I've never shopped for a fork...

Nope. As I said, I've never shopped for a fork that length.
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