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09-20-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By Kimmo

I'd pull off the bars and get the rest of the...

I'd pull off the bars and get the rest of the stuff off the bike, and look at it on the bench.

If you can't see anything wrong, leave it till it goes flat (or you could just skip that bit), remove...
09-20-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,351
Posted By Kimmo

I'd probably spend five minutes, a few times, to...

I'd probably spend five minutes, a few times, to get all the excess lube off, so if I brush the chain or even grab it from the sides, I'm clean.
09-19-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By Kimmo

Same internal width and narrower outer width, yet...

Same internal width and narrower outer width, yet more bushing area because 11s uses separate bushings instead of them being formed from the inner plates. So less chain rub and longer life.
09-18-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,351
Posted By Kimmo

This. All my gear wipes clean with a dry rag. ...

This. All my gear wipes clean with a dry rag.

When I lube stuff, I try to put only enough lube to do the job, only where the job is. When I lube a chain, it's a manually placed drop at every...
09-18-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By Kimmo

Don't try to face the fork without the proper...

Don't try to face the fork without the proper tool, it's too optimistic to eyeball the necessary tolerance for road disc.
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Find a shop with the tool.
09-18-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By Kimmo

I recommend a Shimano 11s chain for a 10s...

I recommend a Shimano 11s chain for a 10s drivetrain.
09-18-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By Kimmo

Because hydraulic brakes are a bit of a black...

Because hydraulic brakes are a bit of a black box, I can't tell you whether the self-adjusting happens in the lever or the caliper, but it appears that's not functioning.

It's almost certainly...
09-18-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Kimmo

Here's my cotter pin tool: ...

Here's my cotter pin tool:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/dumpster_non_d11b2461dc2db2374ba0044dee21407a3c766f49.jpg
09-18-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,450
Posted By Kimmo

Not so much in practice, since if you're...

Not so much in practice, since if you're shattering your carbon, you no doubt have bigger problems than the shattered carbon. Consider the unsuccessfully garaged Look above; the rim is bent pretty...
09-18-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,450
Posted By Kimmo

If you're bending carbon to the point it...

If you're bending carbon to the point it shatters, any comparable metal component would have yielded too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,765
Posted By Kimmo

Can't see why not - in fact, if you have one of...

Can't see why not - in fact, if you have one of these poxy cartridge bearing hubs with an aluminium cassette body instead of a proper Shimano hub, it'll prevent your cassette body from getting chewed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 242,172
Posted By Kimmo

Posted it in Anti Porn at LGFSS

Posted it in Anti Porn at LGFSS
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,765
Posted By Kimmo

The Recon shifts about as well you'd expect with...

The Recon shifts about as well you'd expect with Di2, pretty flawless. Sounds a little crunchy during the shift compared to a Shimano cassette, but that's to be expected comparing CNCed to stamped....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By Kimmo

Sifn't Dura-Ace 11s. Not sure about the weight,...

Sifn't Dura-Ace 11s. Not sure about the weight, but the separate bushings provide more wear area than 10s, dunno why anyone replaces a 10s chain with another 10s chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,518
Posted By Kimmo

The only conceivable way you could get enough...

The only conceivable way you could get enough friction between cogs and spacers to prevent that before you strip the thread on the lockring would be to install the cassette as an assembly paste...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 242,172
Posted By Kimmo

Hmm, bummer the bottle is part of it and it only...

Hmm, bummer the bottle is part of it and it only comes off to the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By Kimmo

Sure, why not see how it looks. Might do the job

Sure, why not see how it looks. Might do the job
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, I guess it's the distance to the edge of...

Yeah, I guess it's the distance to the edge of the pulleys that matters, rather than the distance between them? Or not so much? Circles can be confusing sometimes
Anyway, it definitely requires a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By Kimmo

I thought minimum tooth count on 110 was 34?

I thought minimum tooth count on 110 was 34?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By Kimmo

As an aside (I doubt this adds anything to wrap...

As an aside (I doubt this adds anything to wrap capacity), I squeezed 12/14t into my 9070's standard cage, had to cut off one cage pin and hack the other one:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By Kimmo

12t > ugly extra bit adding flex to your RD...

12t > ugly extra bit adding flex to your RD mount
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By Kimmo

I know right? It's pretty obvious this bike was...

I know right? It's pretty obvious this bike was never meant to come out with Sora, but covid has made it into a deformed freak.

... Actually, now I look again, is got an ally fork and and no FD...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Kimmo

QC is patchy, or non-existent. You've gotta try...

QC is patchy, or non-existent. You've gotta try to break them before you use them. I got the creaking sounds in all three of mine when I flexed them the first time, another one a mate bought was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Kimmo

Toseek copy of Aeronova. ...

Toseek copy of Aeronova.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Kimmo

That hasn't been an issue for me since 31.8 bars...

That hasn't been an issue for me since 31.8 bars became a thing. Use some assembly paste in the clamp.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,342
Posted By Kimmo

Sora's better than it was, but Tiagra is still...

Sora's better than it was, but Tiagra is still best bang for buck IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,001
Posted By Kimmo

Nobody wants to do it the hard way...

Nobody wants to do it the hard way (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1230520-9150-controlling-9070-a.html).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, it's pretty sweet to make it all sing. Of...

Yep, it's pretty sweet to make it all sing. Of course, that all comes crashing down the moment it starts making a noise you can't find.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By Kimmo

If it uses the same spline pattern but longer...

If it uses the same spline pattern but longer cassette bodies, you can probably keep using your old wheels with a bit of ingenuity. I jammed a 10s cassette onto a 7s cassette body; there's plenty of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,177
Posted By Kimmo

If I'd seen this thread BITD, I'd have been all...

If I'd seen this thread BITD, I'd have been all over it, taking coachboyd and rpenmanparker to task... Those splines were designed for steel, dammit - gouging your way through them is totally a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,584
Posted By Kimmo

:popcorn

:popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,998
Posted By Kimmo

I can spot the sexiest derailers ever made from a...

I can spot the sexiest derailers ever made from a passing plane.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,998
Posted By Kimmo

Not so much that, more so the FD- and RD-9070....

Not so much that, more so the FD- and RD-9070. Those two parts are worth what, US700?

I'm assuming the levers and brakes are the 'full' Ultegra, lol
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20,185
Views: 4,494,974
Posted By Kimmo

Just ordered one of these bad boys, in steel,...

Just ordered one of these bad boys, in steel, 12-25, 170g

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x400/201706092237_rst11_11_28t_blsl3_c0f6cb9882026844cf3025e5e9257c5c82648228.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Kimmo

I'd stay away from bikes with 2nd generation 10s...

I'd stay away from bikes with 2nd generation 10s Shimano (1st gen didn't have the gear cables under the bar tape). Sometimes they're fine, but often, getting the rear shifting to index precisely can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,998
Posted By Kimmo

Did you change some stuff since you bought it?...

Did you change some stuff since you bought it? Cause I'm not seeing a sub-1k bike with full Ultegra here...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,765
Posted By Kimmo

I just looked on the Recon site and saw what was...

I just looked on the Recon site and saw what was in stock, got a steel 12-25 on the way, 6g lighter than the Edco one. Seem to recall there weren't any 12-25s in stock when I started this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,765
Posted By Kimmo

Wait, who's got a 12-27?

Wait, who's got a 12-27?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,867
Posted By Kimmo

My dream bike would have through axles and...

My dream bike would have through axles and hydraulics... But direct mount rim brakes. That would be cool
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Kimmo

Fabulous braking on those rims with the supplied...

Fabulous braking on those rims with the supplied pads. (I've got the tubular versions, maybe they brake a tad better being crazy light.)


Oh yeah, the Decadence option also includes little...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Kimmo

A hair over US$1500 gets you a pair of these...

A hair over US$1500 gets you a pair of these (https://carbonbikewheels.com.au/en/product/49mm-carbon-clincher-wheelset) with free delivery and the Decadence upgrade (straight pull hubs and CX-Rays)....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Kimmo

From the sound of it the wheels would be a bit...

From the sound of it the wheels would be a bit ordinary; spend the 1500 on some mad wheels and you'd have a noticeably higher performance bike in your TCR.

11s is an extra gear, and 11s cassettes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Kimmo

If you're looking at mid-range carbon, my 1080g...

If you're looking at mid-range carbon, my 1080g 49mm tubulars from Caden (https://carbonbikewheels.com.au/en) are phenomenal.

Absolutely unfussed by gusty winds with a 23 on the front, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By Kimmo

And the way a shop would fix that is to bend the...

And the way a shop would fix that is to bend the hanger. If you don't have the proper tool, don't hit it, put an adjustable spanner on it. Or screw a rear axle in and nip up a locknut against it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By Kimmo

Pmsl

Pmsl
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By Kimmo

Whoah. Dodged a bullet, spotting that in time. ...

Whoah. Dodged a bullet, spotting that in time.

But you should have been able to diagnose it better - the frequency wasn't in sync with your pedalling, and it wasn't in sync with wheel rotation....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,379
Posted By Kimmo

I don't need to tell you, since you learnt the...

I don't need to tell you, since you learnt the hard way: beware of small lips at acute angles.

If that advice doesn't sound good enough, fit a larger front tyre.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,379
Posted By Kimmo

I find it tragic that so many folks reckon their...

I find it tragic that so many folks reckon their intuition or what their mate says can possibly trump hard science.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,379
Posted By Kimmo

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,379
Posted By Kimmo

You're dead to me, Larry

You're dead to me, Larry
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