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Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-24, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 750
Posted By Kimmo

Given the Miche cassette, which allowed bespoke...

Given the Miche cassette, which allowed bespoke combinations like this 14-26 with two 2t gaps and a 3t gap, I'm going to assume the previous owner put a fair bit of thought into ratios and that the...
04-21-24, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 330
Posted By Kimmo

The cog probably matters via chain tension? ...

The cog probably matters via chain tension?

Maybe see if you can get the FD closer to the rings.
02-22-24, 04:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,547
Posted By Kimmo

Folks assume you need a lot of skill to work on...

Folks assume you need a lot of skill to work on fancy gear, but actually you don't need so much; just a basic level of competence, and the ability to look up and understand workshop manuals.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By Kimmo

Okay, like I said, I'm rusty - I remembered...

Okay, like I said, I'm rusty - I remembered wrong; Shadow came out before 10s. Can't imagine why you shouldn't get a Shadow RD in that case.

By the way, if you want more reliable mechanical...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-24, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By Kimmo

I got one, and it seemed nearly as nice as my...

I got one, and it seemed nearly as nice as my Edco one. Problem was, it was the wrong range, and when I returned it I didn't get my money back 🤬
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-24, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By Kimmo

RD-7800 is probably the latest and greatest that...

RD-7800 is probably the latest and greatest that will work, if I remember right... I think they changed the cable pull when 11s came along? I know they changed it at 10s for MTB. But before that, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-24, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,345
Views: 353,270
Posted By Kimmo

Steerer yet to be trimmed ...

Steerer yet to be trimmed
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,576
Posted By Kimmo

This is a no-brainer. Look is the bomb, as is...

This is a no-brainer. Look is the bomb, as is Chorus, and it has a triple! The triple basically means the drivetrain can be as close and/or as wide as you like, unlike what another poster said....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-23, 04:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,474
Posted By Kimmo

Aluminium fatigues, so it's less than ideal for a...

Aluminium fatigues, so it's less than ideal for a heavy rider - if you keep it long enough, it may break.

What's wrong with steel, or better yet, carbon? A 1.5kg carbon frame is tough as nails.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-23, 04:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,435
Posted By Kimmo

Yours are probably clinchers, and probably disc,...

Yours are probably clinchers, and probably disc, right?

The cheaper option (no straight pull) from Caden in 60mm clincher disc weighs 1710g and costs more, so I wouldn't sweat it.

The point...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,544
Posted By Kimmo

It's tyres, and potentially seatpost, potentially...

It's tyres, and potentially seatpost, potentially bars, maybe a little fork blade or even steerer.

A decent length of light carbon seatpost can feel like two tyre sizes worth of ride comfort....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-23, 12:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,099
Posted By Kimmo

Geez, the ego-butting tedium is strong in this...

Geez, the ego-butting tedium is strong in this thread...


There was a third reason mentioned, and the reason I did it - needed something for a 1" carbon steerer, wasn't going to use a star nut.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-23, 05:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,099
Posted By Kimmo

The obvious difference is that (hopefully) your...

The obvious difference is that (hopefully) your seatpost isn't clamped right on the end.

If MTB bar-ends were still a thing, would folks with carbon bars want a little reinforcement in there?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-23, 05:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,684
Posted By Kimmo

I don't think flex is helpful with modulation; it...

I don't think flex is helpful with modulation; it tends not to be linear. Having only as much mechanical advantage as you need is the main thing, closely followed by rigidity of all the components.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,684
Posted By Kimmo

I have a br-9000 on the front of my fast bike,...

I have a br-9000 on the front of my fast bike, and it's incredible - crazy light for its considerable bulk, and power to burn. I'd be interested to see how modulation compares to the direct mount...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-23, 03:02 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 16,111
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, I've got Di2 Dura-Ace, but if I had the...

Yep, I've got Di2 Dura-Ace, but if I had the choice between Di2 Ultegra or mechanical Dura-Ace, I'd take the Dura-Ace.

It's pretty cool in a couple of ways, ie working flawlessly with no...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-23, 12:37 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 16,111
Posted By Kimmo

I think the only difference in the electronics of...

I think the only difference in the electronics of the electronic stuff so far has been the servos. IIRC Dura-Ace had nicer ones than Ultegra at first, but not sure if that persisted after the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-23, 09:02 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 16,111
Posted By Kimmo

/rolls eyes

/rolls eyes
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-23, 02:17 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 16,111
Posted By Kimmo

If you've ever used Shimano's downtube or bar-end...

If you've ever used Shimano's downtube or bar-end levers, or Campy's Ultrashift, then you should be able to get your head around it. An indexed non-escapement shift mechanism incorporating a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,209
Posted By Kimmo

Been gathering dust, I'm afraid. But it's plated...

Been gathering dust, I'm afraid. But it's plated and hardened cromo - I'd expect close to double the life of stamped cogs, given the extra squareness of the CNCed edges and the hardness of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By Kimmo

I take it you haven't had a problem like this...

I take it you haven't had a problem like this before, or even read one of these threads... We can guess and guess, but nobody has as much info as you. Maybe if you shot a vid, we'd stand a chance......
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,946
Posted By Kimmo

Every time I jump on my bike, I'm stoked I spent...

Every time I jump on my bike, I'm stoked I spent over $2k on wheels and tyres.
11-21-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,983
Posted By Kimmo

/eyeroll @ all the naysayers

/eyeroll @ all the naysayers
11-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,516
Posted By Kimmo

Nm, late to the party

Nm, late to the party
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,959
Posted By Kimmo

Maybe it's just me, but to my eye, quality speaks...

Maybe it's just me, but to my eye, quality speaks for itself... Giant doesn't bother with their high-end Cadex brand much at all, and on this bad boy, originally equipped with 7800 and retailing for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,959
Posted By Kimmo

+1 Giant - it's the brand for discerning folks...

+1 Giant - it's the brand for discerning folks who aren't into wank. The fact they're a bit cheaper is a reflection of the fact they're a proper huge company, of a scale only rivaled by Shimano in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,601
Posted By Kimmo

Every threaded BB in a carbon frame is an...

Every threaded BB in a carbon frame is an aluminium sleeve. Facing it should be no big deal, since every external cup should be threading up to faced metal anyway - if there's paint on the faces,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,168
Posted By Kimmo

Seems a bit heavy for a bike with rim brakes and...

Seems a bit heavy for a bike with rim brakes and tubulars.

This bad boy is 6.24kg / 13.75lb... fifteen years old, too.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By Kimmo

Try removing the FD and plugging it into the RD's...

Try removing the FD and plugging it into the RD's cable.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,702
Posted By Kimmo

Sure looks like a nice stem tho

Sure looks like a nice stem tho
10-16-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,985
Posted By Kimmo

I'm pretty sure that bit that's 'stuck' in there...

I'm pretty sure that bit that's 'stuck' in there is the part of the shifter the cable head sits in - left and right aren't made the same. You'd be lucky if these shifters still work properly, but a...
09-20-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
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...
09-18-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,405
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, 01:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,386
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, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2,345
Views: 353,270
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: 50
Views: 9,209
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
08-31-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,759
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
08-29-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
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
08-22-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
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
08-07-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21,337
Views: 5,191,664
Posted By Kimmo

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

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

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
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: 1,122
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
08-03-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,767
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,774
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....
08-01-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,899
Posted By Kimmo

Here's a thought - don't mount the battery in...

Here's a thought - don't mount the battery in your seatpost. Chuck a bit of bubble wrap around it and hang a string off it, wedge it down in the bottom of your seat tube, and pull it out with the...
08-01-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,419
Posted By Kimmo

Didn't have to be this way; it's a crying shame...

Didn't have to be this way; it's a crying shame there are no electronic triples. Syncro or semi syncro on a triple is so obviously crying out to be a thing, and would make a half step setup actually...
08-01-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,850
Posted By Kimmo

You should be good with all that. The FD might...

You should be good with all that. The FD might need more precise adjustment than previously.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,505
Posted By Kimmo

Dear Forum, I never thought it'd happen to me...

Dear Forum, I never thought it'd happen to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,152
Posted By Kimmo

Whoops, just googled that and it didn't mean what...

Whoops, just googled that and it didn't mean what I thought: cop a squiz
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,505
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, 46 here. Mind you, it was my old man's...

Yep, 46 here. Mind you, it was my old man's Penthouse stash
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