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    I can't remember where I saw it, but one wheel...

    I can't remember where I saw it, but one wheel manufacturer actually tested otherwise identical wheels built with round versus bladed spokes in a wind tunnel. The conclusion is that the difference in...
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    Garmin finally released a pod with a longer strap...

    Garmin finally released a pod with a longer strap for the 1st generation Vector pedals about one year ago that should work with Lightning cranks - we have some in our shop because we are a...
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    If you have full fenders, then I find that a rain...

    If you have full fenders, then I find that a rain jacket is enough. Have full fenders mounted, tested, and ready to go, and then only if the forecast is perfect then leave them behind (but still...
  4. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    With the 11-40 11-speed cassette, you could get a...

    With the 11-40 11-speed cassette, you could get a similar gear range to what you have now with a 50-34 double crank. The double crank should have far fewer shifting issues than with a triple. If...
  5. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    To make a front derailleur perform middle to...

    To make a front derailleur perform middle to small ring shifts well, the most important thing is the front derailleur height relative to the middle ring, which is determined by the difference between...
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    I agree, no need to worry about the bending...

    I agree, no need to worry about the bending forces on the fork leg, I'd only worried about the forces on the mounting bolt hole.
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    The forces on the front brake can be pretty high....

    The forces on the front brake can be pretty high. I wouldn't bolt a front brake onto anything that wasn't designed to have one mounted there. Any marginal performance gain from changing to rim brakes...
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    Unfortunately, I don't think that it would work...

    Unfortunately, I don't think that it would work so well to have an inexperienced cyclists try to captain a tandem - the more confident and experienced, the better IMO.

    The style of tandem...
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    Other reasons why they're not going all that fast...

    Other reasons why they're not going all that fast - the Rocky Mountains are slightly more challenging terrain than is western France; they're totally self-supported, finding commercial places for...
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    I've been using this display on my single road...

    I've been using this display on my single road bike for the past couple of months. It works really nice, but I had to modify the mount to allow me to position it just in front of my stem and between...
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    Nice work on the cassette. For anyone living in a...

    Nice work on the cassette. For anyone living in a more developed country, 0.08 inches is about 2.0 mm ;). Officially, an 11-speed body should be 1.8mm longer than a 10-speed, so you may even be able...
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    The tandem sounds decent enough for European...

    The tandem sounds decent enough for European touring. The wheels are the most important part, especially the rear, and they seem pretty good with 40 spokes and an XT rear hub, so I wouldn't worry too...
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    Gossamer cranks will also work with any Shimano...

    Gossamer cranks will also work with any Shimano HTII compatible BBs. My favorite is the Hope Stainless Steel BB. The FSA chainrings are not the best at shifting or the most durable, but they're not...
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    I run the front of my rear fender all the way...

    I run the front of my rear fender all the way down to the bottom bracket. If not, the back of the rider's legs get a lot of spray, and lots of crap gets dumped on the chain where the tire passes the...
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    Regarding the rear extension of the rear fender:...

    Regarding the rear extension of the rear fender: I run full fenders on virtually all of my bikes, and have recently been trimming the back ends. I've found that making the rear fender finish at a...
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    Thanks for the tip, I'll have to try pairing the...

    Thanks for the tip, I'll have to try pairing the sensor to my Pro Scio when I'm far away from all of the other gadgets.
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    Can you please confirm that you got the Garmin...

    Can you please confirm that you got the Garmin magnetless speed sensor to work with a Pro Scio Alti computer. That is the exact combination that I've tried to get to work a few times, but have had no...
  18. Stronglight and TA should make middle 36 tooth,...

    Stronglight and TA should make middle 36 tooth, 110mm BCD rings.

    With a setup like yours (24/36/52), I doubt that the rings are optimized to function together, and so the timing is not...
  19. Thread: Rims

    by Chris_W
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    Aero is a far more important than weight on...

    Aero is a far more important than weight on almost all terrain, and at almost all normal riding speeds - air resistance limits your speed far more than any other factors, even when riding relatively...
  20. Getting rid of your car makes justifying the...

    Getting rid of your car makes justifying the purchase of a cargo bike really easy ;)
  21. Rubber mallets are often needed when installing...

    Rubber mallets are often needed when installing or removing cranks. And yes, bearings often get stuck on axles. The best solution that I've found is to only use Shimano cranks plus the appropriate...
  22. Aero is everything. Hybrids are not aero (the...

    Aero is everything. Hybrids are not aero (the bars are too high and too wide). Put some narrower and lower bars on it, plus some racing tires, and you would have a chance to keep up, but then you...
  23. You may also want to check the adjustment of your...

    You may also want to check the adjustment of your front derailleur because with Di2 it moves as you change the rear gear, so it may be moving in too much when you're cross-chaining and causing the...
  24. I noticed the improvement when going from 6700...

    I noticed the improvement when going from 6700 brakes to 6800 brakes, without changing anything else on the bike, but I do live in Switzerland so brakes are pretty important on most of my rides. I...
  25. I have a friend with 10-speed Dura ace Di2, 7970,...

    I have a friend with 10-speed Dura ace Di2, 7970, who has exactly the same problem. It sometimes takes many button presses before the system wakes up, but then it works fine for the whole ride. I...
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