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Forum: Road Cycling 09-18-11, 03:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By scirocco
It is relying on you to provide the correct input...

It is relying on you to provide the correct input at the time that you hit "Calibrate" (i.e. zero force = zero power). It doesn't know what "no input" is for sure - that is what you are telling it...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-18-11, 12:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By scirocco
It's a bit of a misnomer - it's just setting the...

It's a bit of a misnomer - it's just setting the zero point.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-18-11, 12:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,026
Posted By scirocco
Yeah, why not try a cassette that starts with a...

Yeah, why not try a cassette that starts with a 12T cog. You would only have likely needed the 50-11 to get a few more MPH on downhills so if you can sacrifice that you will get smaller gaps between...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-17-11, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By scirocco
This. On the left is a FSA ring. Compare the...

This. On the left is a FSA ring. Compare the tooth centreline with the flat surface that contacts the crank spider. The teeth are well to the left (inboard side). On the right is a Shimano small...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-16-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,026
Posted By scirocco
Yup, I think if boats and areoplanes and F1 cars...

Yup, I think if boats and areoplanes and F1 cars made of carbon fibre can survive, I doubt the humble bicycle is going to have too many problems.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-15-11, 07:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,117
Posted By scirocco
Well, it's nice to have someone in bike retailing...

Well, it's nice to have someone in bike retailing come out and admit it. Your policy as practiced by my LBS has cost me two uncomfortable frames before I learned enough about what fit me to ignore...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-14-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,117
Posted By scirocco
+1. People are talking about the differences in...

+1. People are talking about the differences in size as "only" being 1-2 cm. You can feel 1-2 mm changes in fit, 1-2 cm is a big jump.

Doubt the LBS will do anything, though.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-14-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By scirocco
You do realise that many, many people do not run...

You do realise that many, many people do not run BB30 cranks in BB30 frames, preferring instead to use one of the (at least) three possible adaptor systems? Using an adaptor opens up a whole world of...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-13-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By scirocco
If you don't have the SRAM Red BB, why do you...

If you don't have the SRAM Red BB, why do you need to look for alternatives for it? What BB and crank are you using now?
Forum: Road Cycling 09-13-11, 07:14 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,964
Posted By scirocco
Because road cycling kind of trickles down from...

Because road cycling kind of trickles down from racing. In a racing situation swapping out bottles for refills is a lot easier than refilling a Camelbak. And on the road there's not usually a problem...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-12-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 200,578
Posted By scirocco
The Southern Alps near Methven. Plenty of snow...

The Southern Alps near Methven. Plenty of snow when I visited last week:

http://www.users.on.net/~ianleeming/Bike/Alps.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 09-11-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 941
Posted By scirocco
Drops, definitely if you are not fully confident....

Drops, definitely if you are not fully confident. Even if it feels less in control (which surprises me) you do have better control - less likely to be jolted off the hoods and better power and...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-11-11, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 756
Posted By scirocco
I don't see the problem. If you are finding that...

I don't see the problem. If you are finding that you are often "right in the middle of the cassette" then that suggests the 50T ring is perfect for you. You could still change down to say the 2nd to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-11-11, 06:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,186
Posted By scirocco
No multi-tools for me. For day rides, 4mm and 5mm...

No multi-tools for me. For day rides, 4mm and 5mm allen wrenches (NOT a multitool) and a spare master link, plus stuff to fix a flat is all I carry.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-11-11, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,403
Posted By scirocco
What is the front shift quality like with...

What is the front shift quality like with Biopace? Seems to me that for anyone using regular Shimano cranksets with their flawless shifting, you'd have to be disappointed with Biopace. Or is the...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-11-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By scirocco
There are actually three possible ways (at least)...

There are actually three possible ways (at least) of doing it:

1. Fit BB30 bearings and get the Wheels Manufacturing adaptor for Shimano cranks;
2. Fit a FSA press-in sleeve and then screw in...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-10-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,860
Posted By scirocco
No need to be hating on BB30. The KCNC adaptor...

No need to be hating on BB30. The KCNC adaptor has solved the installation problem. No Loctite, no creaking, no press-fit or installation tools other than standard Shimano external cup BB tools, easy...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-09-11, 11:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,420
Posted By scirocco
Find the best price around the state/country and...

Find the best price around the state/country and then give the LBS the opportunity to match it. That way you get a discount, the LBS get the sale, and some of the money stays local and helps the...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-09-11, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,723
Posted By scirocco
I've started using cyclemeter app which works...

I've started using cyclemeter app which works really well. Battery life has not been a problem. With a smartphone you're probably going to put it on charge every night anyway. It doesn't replace the...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-09-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,750
Posted By scirocco
Not as dorky as a flipped-up stem, which just...

Not as dorky as a flipped-up stem, which just screams "I haven't got good enough flexibility to ride this bike". At least with the stem down and some more spacers it looks like the traditional quill...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-02-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,700
Posted By scirocco
I tried a couple of SMPs with different widths...

I tried a couple of SMPs with different widths and padding. The cutout is very good and really does solve any numbness problems. Much more than a gimmick.

But that is irrelevant if you can't get...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-02-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By scirocco
There are a couple of other ways to do it: ...

There are a couple of other ways to do it:

1. FSA make an aluminium sleeve that is pressed into the BB shell. This has a regular English BB thread that will take a normal Shimano BB. Some people...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-30-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By scirocco
I think the whole "straight edge alnong the...

I think the whole "straight edge alnong the bottom of the drop to the tip of the levers" is not the way to go. It might by good luck work out correct on some bar and lever combinations but IMHO what...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-30-11, 04:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,491
Posted By scirocco
Maybe "pillow-like" conjures up the wrong image,...

Maybe "pillow-like" conjures up the wrong image, because shorts padding is not a huge thick pillow. But it IS soft. A typical pair of Castelli or Giordana or Assos shorts (or any of the main brands)...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-29-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,491
Posted By scirocco
The padding in shorts is a lot softer than the...

The padding in shorts is a lot softer than the padding on a typical road saddle. The shorts padding compresses down to next to nothing when you sit on it. It's really there more for avoiding chafing...
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