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09-01-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By cheesesandwich

I would think the weight of the hub plays a part...

I would think the weight of the hub plays a part rather than bearing resistance. I had a pair of hed ardennes plus and also farsports 50mm rims on dt swiss 350. Both front wheels felt about the same...
07-07-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,414
Posted By cheesesandwich

I have used before. Pros. If you are a data...

I have used before.
Pros.
If you are a data geek, with IPbike app you can customize and cram as many data on the screen
With ant+ if available, you can pair with power meter etc without the hefty...
06-22-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By cheesesandwich

Probably the new chain needs break-in. Just...

Probably the new chain needs break-in. Just changed new chain and happened to me on 1 certain gear especially under heavier load, like starting from stationary position. I tried using easier gear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,976
Posted By cheesesandwich

Used rock n roll gold. Good I have to say but its...

Used rock n roll gold. Good I have to say but its petroleum by product and application can be abit messy. I clean and re lube my bike in the shower room. Switched to Squirt now. When cleaning I just...
04-25-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,480
Posted By cheesesandwich

Did my own trial and error after some rides and...

Did my own trial and error after some rides and realized I am overstretching. The frame might have been 1 size bigger for me. Played around with the saddle position, deciding what stem length would...
04-18-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,159
Posted By cheesesandwich

I don't think any camera in the market now can...

I don't think any camera in the market now can last 2-3 hrs of battery life and storage space. Unless it's a short commute to work. I'm buying a 360 camera for the fun of it. But seeing this thread I...
04-13-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By cheesesandwich

Once my front wheel spoke broke, I sent to...

Once my front wheel spoke broke, I sent to change all of them. Because I've read how 1 broken spoke can weaken the rest especially on race wheels where the spoke count are little.
03-28-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By cheesesandwich

Got that. I already did fill it with epoxy....

Got that. I already did fill it with epoxy. Hopefully just a chip that does not compromise the structure.
03-28-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By cheesesandwich

Ah. I considered that as a crack. So the correct...

Ah. I considered that as a crack. So the correct term is chipped eh? Is that common and non critical?
03-28-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By cheesesandwich

I believe the 1st picture shows the crack quite...

I believe the 1st picture shows the crack quite well. No signs of hairline crack though. Just a damaged part of the the chain stay. Personally I feel its still solid as that part of frame is thick...
03-28-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By cheesesandwich

Need help from carbon experts

I was unable to change to the big chainring and while stopping to check, the chain came off and hit the frame at the bb/chainstay area as i was using my hand to turn the pedal. It wasnt that hard but...
02-02-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,427
Posted By cheesesandwich

I use balance board to do some squads, also...

I use balance board to do some squads, also double up as push up tool. The effort to do push up while balancing can be a bit challenging at first. And pull up bar, That's about it for me.
12-28-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 330,780
Posted By cheesesandwich

Netflix's The Old Guard. Decent. 6/10

Netflix's The Old Guard. Decent. 6/10
12-08-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By cheesesandwich

Yeah. I'm very close to the weight limit with all...

Yeah. I'm very close to the weight limit with all that. I have thought of getting front rack too and ride slower with load. I wonder if having larger tires could help to relief the stress. The bike...
12-08-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By cheesesandwich

I can't right now. But I can give some details....

I can't right now. But I can give some details. It's a Giant CRX, as below. The the wheels have been changed to HED ardennes LT 18/24h. The rack and panniers are from decathlon.
...
12-08-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By cheesesandwich

Added weight of rear rack and panniers

I have recently added a rear rack and panniers on my hybrid commuting bike for groceries and stuff. Just 1 ride, I do not like the heavy feel at the back. They added about 2kg, with groceries perhaps...
10-06-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,586
Posted By cheesesandwich

Not a repair. I bought this round rubber thing...

Not a repair. I bought this round rubber thing meant to replace the stickers at the end of the bartape. Its a small whole round piece so removing the shifters is necessary. I thought I'd do it when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,797
Posted By cheesesandwich

I don't mean to say they are slow. But at times...

I don't mean to say they are slow. But at times they they have to work very hard to be in the time limit of the race. But the videos and sprinter vs marathoner make sense,
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,797
Posted By cheesesandwich

Question about pro sprinters

Why do they have problem on climbs? They put out alot of power during the sprints but struggles in the mountains. Someone like Caleb Ewans weight no heavier than other climbers, Others I would have...
08-09-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,683
Posted By cheesesandwich

I have the LT rim brake. I've only used gp4000s...

I have the LT rim brake. I've only used gp4000s and michelin pro4 endurance on them. On 23s they are really PITA to install, til I had blisters. 25mm are slightly easier. The wheels are now on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By cheesesandwich

https://www.plotaroute.com/routeplanner I...

https://www.plotaroute.com/routeplanner

I used this while planning my bikepacking trip. A bit of a learning curve if you want to manually plan a route but not that hard. Remember to save often...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,104
Posted By cheesesandwich

Had some bicycles when I was small and late youth...

Had some bicycles when I was small and late youth but never had many friends to cycle with. Came and went in phases. Until about 15 years ago me and a close friend rented bikes, we got really hooked...
05-04-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 18,049
Posted By cheesesandwich

Get a bone induction headphones

Get a bone induction headphones
03-15-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,183
Posted By cheesesandwich

I used Michelin latex a couple years ago. The...

I used Michelin latex a couple years ago. The experience was good. I did not encounter any problem while installing, maybe because my wheels are wide internal thus easier to instal. Also the tube...
03-15-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By cheesesandwich

I've tried that and adjusted the cable barrel....

I've tried that and adjusted the cable barrel. Strangely it still did not go to the smallest cog. I guess I need to loosen up everything and do it properly. But there could be a problem that if I do...
03-15-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By cheesesandwich

R7000 cassettes compatibility

I have a 11-34t on my older HED Ardennes. Recently I got a custom built wheel with DT350 hub. For this I bought a 11-32t as it is enough for my local road use. When I put the new wheel on my bike I...
03-10-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,921
Posted By cheesesandwich

Not really about cycling, but Icarus on Netflix....

Not really about cycling, but Icarus on Netflix. What was supposed to be about Lance and doping in cycling revealed an international sporting scandal when Russia was found to tamper their athletes'...
02-26-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,317
Posted By cheesesandwich

it is 2 weeks from now but 1 month from the day I...

it is 2 weeks from now but 1 month from the day I ordered. I ended up ordering from farsports because of thier zero shipping and handing charges making my build price even lower. I'd be happy with...
02-26-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,317
Posted By cheesesandwich

I ordered 2 weeks ago but due to the current...

I ordered 2 weeks ago but due to the current virus situation, the factory can only deliver estimated date of 10 march. Real bummer. Had I known this and did a little bit more research I would have...
02-16-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,317
Posted By cheesesandwich

You are right if they are ENVEs or ZIPPs and that...

You are right if they are ENVEs or ZIPPs and that is why I don't find them worth buying. But MIC rim prices are close to some alloy rims and within my budget. So I thought why not try something...
02-15-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,317
Posted By cheesesandwich

I have looked at the Hplus rims too. But the aero...

I have looked at the Hplus rims too. But the aero ones are narrow. Wide rims still appeals to me. The carbon rims I chose the 25mm instead of 28mm because I don't have to adjust the brakes when...
02-10-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By cheesesandwich

I carry the Xiaomi electric pump. It's quite...

I carry the Xiaomi electric pump. It's quite bulky but not that heavy. I put it in my back pocket because there's nothing to carry except other smaller stuff. Normal pump I will struggle when...
02-10-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,317
Posted By cheesesandwich

Here's how it's been going. I decided on the AL33...

Here's how it's been going. I decided on the AL33 rim at first, ordered locally but they only have the ceramic wall left for 28h. Not worth the extra cost and looks weird with front machined wall,...
02-05-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,317
Posted By cheesesandwich

It doesn't have to be super deep but better than...

It doesn't have to be super deep but better than HED's 24mm profile. Not saying they are bad. They are very solid pair of wheels and I love them. Just looking for aero alternative

BTW, why does...
02-05-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,317
Posted By cheesesandwich

I've got another option. There's an American...

I've got another option. There's an American Classic 420 Aero 3 tubeless wheelset from my local buy/sell market. Seldom used and pictures look as good as new. Nice price at US300 and I do like the...
02-05-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,317
Posted By cheesesandwich

Thanks. I'm leaning more towards the AL33. The...

Thanks. I'm leaning more towards the AL33. The carbon wheels can be upgraded to DT swiss but those cheap carbon material still worries me and so far no positive comments. Is a 24h front lacing abit...
02-05-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,317
Posted By cheesesandwich

I don't race at all...lol. Just a weekend warrior...

I don't race at all...lol. Just a weekend warrior but I do like to push myself and go fast. On a rim brake.
02-05-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,317
Posted By cheesesandwich

Carbon or alloy

Hi guys, first post. I've got a dilemma:


Which should I go for?

1) 55mm carbon rims + Pillar spokes + Novatec hubs

2) Aforce AL33 + DT Competition spokes + DT350 hubs
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