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09-20-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By tFUnK

Really fun but unless you have a course that you...

Really fun but unless you have a course that you can do regularly it's a bit niche.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By tFUnK

As far as compatibility, that one has been...

As far as compatibility, that one has been answered - yes.

As far as old 105 vs new Tiagra, new Tiagra is probably better but psychologically it feels weird.

But the real question is what other...
09-20-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 800
Posted By tFUnK

Not an answer to OP's question, but an anecdote...

Not an answer to OP's question, but an anecdote that may be of relevance:
I was setting up a road bike, 34/50 up front, 11/32 in the rear, with an appropriate rear derailleur. I had a few used...
09-19-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By tFUnK

Thanks to those who chimed in. There were some...

Thanks to those who chimed in. There were some good suggestions. I am going to do some kind of protective wrap on either the hanger hook or the carbon rails, and give it a go.
09-19-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By tFUnK

I speculate the chain is rubbing against the FD...

I speculate the chain is rubbing against the FD cage in some use cases.
09-19-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By tFUnK

To better handle the forces from the disc brake...

To better handle the forces from the disc brake on the NDS? 🤷‍♂️
Forum: Commuting
09-16-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By tFUnK

The important things to figure out are shoes and...

The important things to figure out are shoes and bottoms. 10 miles makes me wanna ride clipless. Never been a fan of riding in jeans (or pants), I prefer shorts or 3/4 pants (neither are really...
09-13-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,878
Posted By tFUnK

The difference between my road bike and my gravel...

The difference between my road bike and my gravel bike is about 2mph in average speed. Apart from the 38mm knobby tires (vs. 25mm slicks), the gravel bike also has a small handlebar bag, and I tend...
07-31-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By tFUnK

First confirm what size headset/steer tube that...

First confirm what size headset/steer tube that frame has. It'll either be 1" or 1 1/8". If it's 1" it will be more difficult to find a suspension fork. You have a threaded headset now; most forks...
07-23-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By tFUnK

Too much distance between the stem and the...

Too much distance between the stem and the headset may allow the steer tube to act as a lever and place too much torque against the headtube.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,798
Posted By tFUnK

I don't need Strava to tell me I'm a local...

I don't need Strava to tell me I'm a local legend. I already am. Doesn't matter if no one else thinks so, or even knows who I am. Anyone who disagrees is welcome to drag race me on the 680 overpass...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 02:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,354
Posted By tFUnK

This is the real reason why we chase grams. ...

This is the real reason why we chase grams.

You mentioned similar tires; what about the wheelsets? If they are significantly different, can you do another 50 segments with wheels swapped and...
07-21-22, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By tFUnK

One school of thought is that if the hole is...

One school of thought is that if the hole is submerged in sealant then the sealant can't dry to form the plug. But I think it depends on the sealant itself. Some thicker sealants with added fibers...
07-21-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,828
Posted By tFUnK

I get both sides of the argument and I'm not...

I get both sides of the argument and I'm not trying to convince anyone otherwise. My frustration is simply that I find the bottleneck to a good 26" retro-modern build is the wheelset. They don't sell...
07-19-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,828
Posted By tFUnK

Agree with you on tires, but if you have a good...

Agree with you on tires, but if you have a good source on rims or wheelsets, please let me know. Can't find anything new and what rare finds I do come across in the used market can be unreasonably...
07-16-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,282
Posted By tFUnK

Light, supple, fast, bias towards narrow as...

Light, supple, fast, bias towards narrow as opposed to true width (at least when mounted to 18mm internal width rims). Not counting my miles but I suppose they do wear pretty easily. I figure once I...
07-07-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By tFUnK

Get a 9 speed Shimano MTB rear derailleur to go...

Get a 9 speed Shimano MTB rear derailleur to go with your 10 speed Shimano STIs.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 02:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,366
Posted By tFUnK

No photos as this was several years ago, but I...

No photos as this was several years ago, but I recall it was on some old (but not damaged) GP 4 Season tires. I saw the pink Vittoria latex coming out of the snakeskin sidewall while inflating and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 950,598
Posted By tFUnK

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New bar tape to match the headset. Got some blingy chainring bolts...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 01:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By tFUnK

I see you've already cut it up but I was going to...

I see you've already cut it up but I was going to say I've ridden carbon posts with worse surface damage than that and they've held up fine. As you can see, they are pretty robustly built, but of...
03-25-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,012
Posted By tFUnK

Thought this was implied by the video you had...

Thought this was implied by the video you had linked to? I guess you did not confirm this, yet?
Edit: ok it was hard to see in the video where the bead was exactly, so it could be leaking through...
03-23-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By tFUnK

That DT Swiss 1600 will work fine (I had a...

That DT Swiss 1600 will work fine (I had a version of this, based on what appears to be the R460 rim, anyway). There's also the Bontrager Paradigm Elites, which is what I run now. Wide, light, and...
03-23-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By tFUnK

Since they seat readily, it may be worthwhile to...

Since they seat readily, it may be worthwhile to pump them to a higher pressure and let it sit like that to ensure they stretch/settle properly. May not help but can't hurt (don't exceed the max...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,966
Posted By tFUnK

I was talking about rim depth and then decided to...

I was talking about rim depth and then decided to also chime in on tire width. Sorry for being unclear.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,966
Posted By tFUnK

If it's windy or gusty you may not want 60mm, at...

If it's windy or gusty you may not want 60mm, at least not in the front. 45mm is good for all around use. I'd be inclined to go with 38-45mm up front and 55-65 in the rear.
03-19-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By tFUnK

I answered this in your other thread.

I answered this in your other thread.
03-19-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,296
Posted By tFUnK

Heavy bikes can be practical, and even fun. But...

Heavy bikes can be practical, and even fun. But personally I get knee pain just looking at that thing (don't get me wrong, it looks like a fine bike).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By tFUnK

As someone who is relatively risk tolerant and...

As someone who is relatively risk tolerant and has attempted this numerous times in the past, I have to say this tire is not worth patching (unless it's a roadside emergency situation).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,289
Posted By tFUnK

You'll definitely notice the 200g savings.

You'll definitely notice the 200g savings.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By tFUnK

Great rack if one does not use trunk bags. I've...

Great rack if one does not use trunk bags. I've had both versions, the ones that the QR bolts through and the more traditional stay-mounted kind. They have a pretty high load limit which I'm not sure...
03-11-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By tFUnK

Removing spacers and getting a longer stem will...

Removing spacers and getting a longer stem will both help. Without seeing the bike it's hard to judge, though, because even though you say you're leavnng forward it still could be a technique thing,...
03-07-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 946
Posted By tFUnK

Not worth the trouble to try to make it 650b but...

Not worth the trouble to try to make it 650b but give it a try if you're inclined and let us know how it goes.

I'd just slap on a set of 700c wheels and call it a day. The frameset you have looks...
03-06-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,461
Posted By tFUnK

There will be exceptions such as a good...

There will be exceptions such as a good performing tire that's still cheap or a really pricy tire that doesn't perform that great, but in general, you get what you pay for. Tires are optimized for...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By tFUnK

The problem with jeans or any other non-cycling...

The problem with jeans or any other non-cycling oriented bottoms is the seams at the crotch area. I've done it for years but once I tried cycling specific casual pants, I can't imagine going back to...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By tFUnK

At 20 miles it makes sense to wear some...

At 20 miles it makes sense to wear some cycling-specific clothes. For me, that would be cycling shorts or liners underneath some cycling-friendly shorts, trousers, or knickers (capris for men). By...
03-04-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 44,117
Posted By tFUnK

18 years later and we still do not have a...

18 years later and we still do not have a definitive report of whether N2O cartridges work well as a CO2 cartridge substitute for tire inflation?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By tFUnK

A few have gone this route already. Engine 11...

A few have gone this route already. Engine 11 comes to mind (though I wouldn't consider them budget friendly), as well as some others that I cannot currently recall the names of. The key, as pointed...
03-03-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,243
Posted By tFUnK

It's fun to revisit the museum of bad ideas once...

It's fun to revisit the museum of bad ideas once in a while.
03-01-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By tFUnK

For that kind of serious chunk you're not going...

For that kind of serious chunk you're not going to notice any improvements by going up by just a few mm in tire size. Guessing based on your description, I'm thinking 2.4" or 2.8" tires are needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By tFUnK

In theory yes there are extenders that can be...

In theory yes there are extenders that can be used on tubes without removable valves. In practice the ones where you remove the core and install onto the extender itself work more reliably.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,284
Posted By tFUnK

I voted sell but am in a similar situation and I...

I voted sell but am in a similar situation and I think I'm gonna hold onto mine just because I know these wheels that retailed for $2.5k back in the day won't bring back much value if sold today....
02-10-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By tFUnK

😉 Lately I've been practicing the art of not over...

😉 Lately I've been practicing the art of not over explaining.
02-08-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By tFUnK

4mm

4mm
01-25-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 911
Posted By tFUnK

This was the culprit on more than one occasion...

This was the culprit on more than one occasion for me. Either too long or too short, both can force the caliper out of center.
01-24-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By tFUnK

Contis (at least the 4000s) run wider so perhaps...

Contis (at least the 4000s) run wider so perhaps another 23mm tire can clear it. Schwalbe Ultremos (or the current equivalent) might work.
10-09-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By tFUnK

40psi while outside of the tire 🤣 I guess OP...

40psi while outside of the tire 🤣 I guess OP succeeded in his/her destructive test case.

Still, I do wonder whether it would have held if installed inside the tire.
09-11-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By tFUnK

I've experienced a similar situation with brakes...

I've experienced a similar situation with brakes not staying centered. Turns out I had to adjust my cable housing length so that it was not putting pressure on the caliper to cause it to be...
09-04-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,022
Posted By tFUnK

Maybe you need a 27.0mm crown race?

Maybe you need a 27.0mm crown race?
06-17-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By tFUnK

Could also be that the cassette and chain are...

Could also be that the cassette and chain are worn out.
06-17-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By tFUnK

To those who say that tire is rideable as-is: my...

To those who say that tire is rideable as-is: my younger, more risk-tolerant self might have agreed, but after having suffered catastrophic blowouts on rides on tires that show similar bulging, I...
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