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Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By smashndash

Man those are some classic tires they'll be...

Man those are some classic tires they'll be messing with. Regardless of how people feel about either of the two tires, they're both quite popular. Hopefully they keep selling a tubed version of each.
06-11-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,465
Posted By smashndash

I've done it, but only easy/friendly group rides....

I've done it, but only easy/friendly group rides. And of course, I had a front brake. I wouldn't be comfortable doing hard group rides on a fixie, but if I were to try I'd stay at the back.
06-01-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By smashndash

PF86.5 = PF86 = BB86 = Shimano Press Fit. No clue...

PF86.5 = PF86 = BB86 = Shimano Press Fit. No clue why we have so many names for the same shell.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By smashndash

Normal? Yes. But not optimal IMO. You should add...

Normal? Yes. But not optimal IMO. You should add layers of tape until this doesn't happen. A) this will reduce air and sealant leakage and B) it'll reduce the chances of burping in hard corners.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,453
Posted By smashndash

I think we all know that the inflation range can...

I think we all know that the inflation range can be worse for comfort. But has anyone found that the cornering performance is better in the higher pressure range? My 26mm turbo pro measures 29mm and...
05-20-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By smashndash

Historically, Cube has used BB86 bottom brackets:...

Historically, Cube has used BB86 bottom brackets:

https://www.cube.eu/en/2022/bikes/road/road-race/agree/cube-agree-c62-sl-prismagreyncarbon/

That's unlikely to have changed, but you can email...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,766
Posted By smashndash

I will chime in and say that people might be...

I will chime in and say that people might be underestimating the power advantage of being light and having a good bike setup. I'm pretty light (135lb race weight) and my bike/position are really...
05-17-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By smashndash

I would add 4mm to the inner (hooked) width. So a...

I would add 4mm to the inner (hooked) width. So a 19mm rim would need a 23mm tape. You can probably get away with +/- 1mm. The advantage of wall to wall tape for TL is obvious, but it helps with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By smashndash

We have a huge thread on Light Bicycle Wheels if...

We have a huge thread on Light Bicycle Wheels if you're interested. They've proven to be very safe. The performance is also pretty decent.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,124
Posted By smashndash

Hm. Not sure about that. Someone in VeloClub...

Hm. Not sure about that. Someone in VeloClub called up Enve and they confirmed that their impact testing is done with a tubeless setup. We still don't know how many companies actually tested with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,124
Posted By smashndash

Slower as in... slower to set up. EDIT: I...

Slower as in... slower to set up.

EDIT: I agree that was poorly phrased. Seems that that sentence has since been edited.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,124
Posted By smashndash

it's tough. Bunny hopping and curb smashing...

it's tough. Bunny hopping and curb smashing aren't the only way rims can fail. You could also hit a big rock or pothole. Those impacts can cause damage to accumulate until you hit the colloquial...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,124
Posted By smashndash

Not quite. The pressure inside the rim caused the...

Not quite. The pressure inside the rim caused the rim to literally assplode once compromised. This is not just a matter of the tire blowing off.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,124
Posted By smashndash

The real story here is that the old Rovals are...

The real story here is that the old Rovals are 100% just as tubeless ready as any other wheelset on the market. Perhaps moreso. If the industry norm has been to do the (apparently quite light) UCI...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By smashndash

The S-Works Turbo 2Bliss is not the same as the...

The S-Works Turbo 2Bliss is not the same as the S-Works Turbo Rapidair 2bliss. Masters of marketing, the people at specialized are.

Old:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By smashndash

A quick update. The 0.5oz of sealant I started...

A quick update. The 0.5oz of sealant I started with has gone completely dry in just a few days, and the tire lost 30psi in 24 hours. This is much worse than when it was new. I'm guessing that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By smashndash

Any experiences with the S-Works rapidair?

I know specialized immediately abandoned this tire after releasing it, but one thing led to another and I ended up buying a 28mm.

Installation:
- tight, but not hard with levers
- pumped up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 318,605
Posted By smashndash

What does LB recommend you do to ship? Also,...

What does LB recommend you do to ship? Also, don't they have warehouses in other countries? They're not letting you ship hubs to those?

I think if your hubs are expensive, you don't want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 318,605
Posted By smashndash

Issue is that they'd have to figure out what...

Issue is that they'd have to figure out what spokes they need, or have a pro wheelbuilder here figure that out for them. And that would add another expense on top of the wheelbuilding fee. But I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By smashndash

A video is worth a million words. Do you have a...

A video is worth a million words. Do you have a textured brake track?
05-04-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,195
Posted By smashndash

oh what. yeah ok, I got nothing then, my bad. Let...

oh what. yeah ok, I got nothing then, my bad. Let us know if you figure it out.
05-04-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,195
Posted By smashndash

Lot of hoopla. I already said it's because of the...

Lot of hoopla. I already said it's because of the stairs. It's not about distance, it's about the actual use case. Doesn't matter if you use look, time, or shimano. If you walk down stairs in cleats,...
05-02-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,195
Posted By smashndash

From your original thread: "The 50 metre return...

From your original thread: "The 50 metre return involves walking down three flights of stairs. Are they so fragile that that amount of walking is the problem?"

yes. Stairs absolutely demolish...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,666
Posted By smashndash

Hi 40mph today. Still a bit spooked but so far,...

Hi 40mph today. Still a bit spooked but so far, not dead. Couldn't get the tire to burp while doing my cornering tests. The tire feels too slow and floppy below 55psi anyway, so I'm going to keep it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,343
Posted By smashndash

Not aero, not integrated, and the 6.54kg number...

Not aero, not integrated, and the 6.54kg number is quoted without pedals or cages, so you're pretty much at 6.8. I'm not arguing that it's impossible to build a disc brake bike under 6.8kg. Not sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,343
Posted By smashndash

This isn't true anymore. Disc brakes, electronic...

This isn't true anymore. Disc brakes, electronic groupsets, aero framesets, integrated cables and the switch to tubeless clinchers have each added weight to the archetypal UCI race bike. If you watch...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By smashndash

not really. The point is that (my) carbon brakes...

not really. The point is that (my) carbon brakes are no better than adequate. The fact that I have to change my braking style and choose my routes to accommodate my brakes is pretty damning. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By smashndash

don't worry too much about it. I still send it on...

don't worry too much about it. I still send it on my carbon rims. I just don't brake as late as I used to, and I avoid absurdly steep (like -10-13%) technical descents. Those aren't fun anyway. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,181
Posted By smashndash

Funny how I've heard absolutely no mention of...

Funny how I've heard absolutely no mention of tire and wheel setup. I've found a massive difference in cornering performance between the different tires, wheels and pressures I've used. Something...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By smashndash

I don't like that the bar for carbon rim brakes...

I don't like that the bar for carbon rim brakes is just "do they assplode". Most carbon rim brakes won't assplode. They'll probably stop you too. But good brakes are powerful, predictable, hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,635
Posted By smashndash

I've used orange seal in tubes. It's surprisingly...

I've used orange seal in tubes. It's surprisingly effective for small thorns, but obviously not as good as tubeless setup.

latex tubes are a non-starter for most people IMO. I've considered them...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By smashndash

Yeah I have a 23mm rim and a 17mm rim. A 25mm...

Yeah I have a 23mm rim and a 17mm rim. A 25mm corsa feels significantly different between them. Not necessarily better or worse. I think the tire feels a bit more playful on the narrow rim. I also...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,666
Posted By smashndash

Interesting. That indicates that the tire...

Interesting. That indicates that the tire stretched, no? Unless the rim itself somehow shrunk. Do you know if he used tubeless tires?

I have these aired up to 80psi rn. Let's see how well they...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,666
Posted By smashndash

Here's a quick video of me stress testing the...

Here's a quick video of me stress testing the seal (with no sealant, at ~25psi):

https://youtu.be/WwrZyeKubAg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,666
Posted By smashndash

If I die, it's probably because

... I set up my non-tubeless rim with a tubeless tire. I had to put on 5 layers of tape to get a proper seal, but it seems really secure. Can't get it to hiss.

It's a hooked rim, obviously. Odds...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,625
Posted By smashndash

no, much shallower than that. My bike just looked...

no, much shallower than that. My bike just looked less ratty in comparison.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,625
Posted By smashndash

I think it's a bit of a sampling bias. The people...

I think it's a bit of a sampling bias. The people who have the free time and energy to ride consistently and show up to events tend to be wealthier. It also depends on locale. In Bay Area,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,635
Posted By smashndash

this is very plausible. Giant (a large brand)...

this is very plausible. Giant (a large brand) sells hookless wheels as OE. any brand specing zipp or enve wheels as OE (are there any?) would be selling hookless. All it takes at that point is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By smashndash

Force cassettes don't have the rubber dampers...

Force cassettes don't have the rubber dampers that red cassettes come with. You can buy them for fairly cheap and it'll quiet things down.

though, I think if you have the chrome (as opposed to the...
04-16-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By smashndash

https://mackhubs.com/ not 1987, but polish...

https://mackhubs.com/

not 1987, but polish (https://mackhubs.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,767
Posted By smashndash

There's also angular moment of inertia. The...

There's also angular moment of inertia. The higher you sit, the more critical it is to be smooth with your inputs. Suddenly diving into a turn could "shock" the tire and cause a slide. It's less...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,767
Posted By smashndash

sure. But aero bikes aren't the only bikes with...

sure. But aero bikes aren't the only bikes with aggressive geo. And you don't need a really aggressive bike to get your torso low. And your weight distribution is dominated by your saddle position...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,767
Posted By smashndash

Lower = lower CoG, which is better. Closer to...

Lower = lower CoG, which is better. Closer to 50/50 weight distribution also maximizes cornering grip, and most people are closer to 50/50 when they get low.

so get low. Unless it makes you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,103
Posted By smashndash

Treks have just done seatmasts for a long time....

Treks have just done seatmasts for a long time. No good reason I know of besides the usual weight and compliance argument.

I'm a bit sad to see adjustable isospeed go. I know most people would set...
03-27-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,445
Posted By smashndash

I wanted to say that stan's generally is not...

I wanted to say that stan's generally is not considered a good sealant for road, but some people are as touchy about sealant as they are about chain lube. Glad it worked.
03-26-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,250
Posted By smashndash

I'm gonna get flak for this, but try a razor kick...

I'm gonna get flak for this, but try a razor kick scooter. The handling mechanics are identical to a bike but you can bail really easily and you're not too far off the ground. Plus they're really...
03-25-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,445
Posted By smashndash

hm interesting. Yeah 35ml should be enough. How...

hm interesting. Yeah 35ml should be enough. How old is your bottle of sealant? I had an old bottle of sealant and my vittoria would lose similar pressure. But then I bought a new bottle of sealant...
03-25-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,445
Posted By smashndash

How much sealant have you added? The old GP5000...

How much sealant have you added? The old GP5000 didn't need sealant to seal. The new one does. I would add a bit more sealant, keep the tire deflated, and roll it around a bit. Then add air and ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,786
Posted By smashndash

not trolling. I'm just interested because I'm in...

not trolling. I'm just interested because I'm in the market for an upgrade. Obviously there is a disc version but it wasn't enough of a difference for me. Practically the same bike but with disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,786
Posted By smashndash

yes, technically a "proprietary" headset, but the...

yes, technically a "proprietary" headset, but the ACB495 is available from vendors besides specialized. Plus it's the same bearings that the venge, SL7 and roubaix use. The previous allez sprint used...
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