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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-16, 02:58 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Slaninar
I believe it will. Shimano is rather conservative...

I believe it will. Shimano is rather conservative in their recommendations. Since the 5800 GS RD is nominally for max 32 teeth, I'm sure extra 2 won't be a problem.

I've set up Sora RD for 34...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 785
Posted By Slaninar
he played well for his national team. could he...

he played well for his national team. could he have done better? probably. was he among the best? of you're a regular for nation - that's a yes.

bogues: starter in a team that reaches NBA playoff...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 785
Posted By Slaninar
He played as a starter in a good team in one of...

He played as a starter in a good team in one of the best leagues in the world. How many people in the world can say that?
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 785
Posted By Slaninar
The more a sport requires skill and strong...

The more a sport requires skill and strong mentality for good results, the more chance people who drink/smoke/overweight have of being good at it despite their "vices". They become a smaller penalty,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 219
Posted By Slaninar
The shifting will work fine. It is the compatible...

The shifting will work fine. It is the compatible cable pull ratio for shifters and RD.

However, the problem might be the chain wrap capacity of the RD. If you have more than one chainring up...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 01:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 437
Posted By Slaninar
When a wheel is built, spokes need to be laced...

When a wheel is built, spokes need to be laced right, then tensioned, wheel trued, then spokes need to be stress relieved, then, after a few rides, check for any loosening, or wheel coming out of...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 12:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 785
Posted By Slaninar
I can't agree with you. For car racing, fitness...

I can't agree with you. For car racing, fitness is important. Also skill and strong mind. That's what makes the difference. Car does play a role, a significant one, but top drivers all have similar...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-16, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Slaninar
The problem is when the tyre fabric, that holds...

The problem is when the tyre fabric, that holds it's shape gets damaged. Sometimes, there are little bulges that come out on sides, like a tyre had swallowed some small ball. :)

However, if...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-24-16, 01:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Slaninar
Here's my 2c: A bike with mounts for a rack...

Here's my 2c:

A bike with mounts for a rack and mudguards is n01 choice for me. If I want a transport, way to haul groceries, commute to work etc. I can go on recreational rides on that bike...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 535
Posted By Slaninar
I put my knowledge and experience with bike...

I put my knowledge and experience with bike locking and locks into these two articles:

Locking a bicycle (http://www.bike.bikegremlin.com/2015/09/30/locking-a-bicycle/)

Bicycle locks...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 833
Posted By Slaninar
The problem with metal is it doesn't give...

The problem with metal is it doesn't give warnings. It can crack suddenly. Unlike wood.

I wouldn't risk it.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 425
Posted By Slaninar
By last you meant previous, and I thought it was...

By last you meant previous, and I thought it was the last out of production, i.e. the current. :)

As long as the OP doesn't make a mistake, it's all good. :thumb:
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 425
Posted By Slaninar
Agree. Just to note that front chainrings...

Agree.

Just to note that front chainrings will be fine - no need to swap them.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 425
Posted By Slaninar
Last generation Tiagra (4700) don't work with...

Last generation Tiagra (4700) don't work with older RDs. They require 11 speed compatible RD.

Shifting is better than older 10 speed though, more cable pull per gear change.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 425
Posted By Slaninar
+1 Frame. Wheels. Even brakes. But 9 speed...

+1

Frame. Wheels. Even brakes. But 9 speed is not that bad, I'd change that last.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 04:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 867
Posted By Slaninar
Are you trolling? I'm talking about Shimano,...

Are you trolling?

I'm talking about Shimano, pre 4700 road 10 speed. No other brand, no other system (their MTB 10 speed is better).

I've had slightly crash bent RD hangers straightened to limp...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 02:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 867
Posted By Slaninar
My point was that 10 speed, pre 4700 has flaws...

My point was that 10 speed, pre 4700 has flaws that make it less robust. 11 speed is better.

Tighter cog spacing than 8, 9 speed? Yes.
Less cable pulled for each gear change? Yes.
For those two...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 11:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 867
Posted By Slaninar
12 tooth cog is used only if you want to spin...

12 tooth cog is used only if you want to spin downhill, or on flats behind a bus using it's drag.

16 is not nearly as crucial as 15 and below. i've already explainef my point of view. i understand...
Forum: Commuting 07-20-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By Slaninar
I use small pump and more time when I get a...

I use small pump and more time when I get a puncture on the road. Doesn't happen often enough to be a problem. While carrying a bigger pump happens every day, so I avoid it. :)

Can't leave it on...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 10:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 867
Posted By Slaninar
But you put it in my mouth? Not sure what...

But you put it in my mouth?

Not sure what your problem is. I've explained the flaws of old 10 speed system. Objectively. You seem to think they are not affecting the functioning. That is where I...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 867
Posted By Slaninar
I stand corrected. Decent, not very cheap housing...

I stand corrected. Decent, not very cheap housing is needed. Shimano 41 is good quality, but three times the price of what LBSs in my city work with 90% of the time. So it's different point of view. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 867
Posted By Slaninar
+1 90 rpm cadence seems extremely fast to...

+1

90 rpm cadence seems extremely fast to some people. Until one gets accustomed, it takes some practice. Once you get used to "high" cadence, you'll see what the optimal one is for you, after you...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 05:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 867
Posted By Slaninar
With a compact 50-34 crankset, you get decent...

With a compact 50-34 crankset, you get decent gear range. If you need slower speeds for climbs, you get a 12-32 cassette. If you never use large sprockets at the back, you'd be better off with a...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 05:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 867
Posted By Slaninar
old 10 speed also needs super quality housing,...

old 10 speed also needs super quality housing, cables and routing to work OK)



15 and below is a lot more critical in terms of air drag, gear inch jumps etc IMO.



Depends on one's...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 04:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 867
Posted By Slaninar
my experience has been that pre 4700 10 speed is...

my experience has been that pre 4700 10 speed is the least "set and forget" friendly. and it does require good cables and housing.
up to 8 speed systems work with any cable and housing, while the...
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