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05-14-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 545
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah nah. Pro tip: You want white (or at...

Yeah nah.

Pro tip: You want white (or at least pastel) rags, which tell you at a glance how dirty they are.

Only cotton is worth a damn, and the best forms of it are towel and dish towel,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 906
Posted By Kimmo

Oh man, gotta get me 340 of those. ...

Oh man, gotta get me 340 of those.

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05-05-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,432
Posted By Kimmo

Now it comes out they're carbon rims? Cue...

Now it comes out they're carbon rims?

Cue the second round of doomsayers.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Kimmo

Any HT2 cranksets I have lying around off a bike...

Any HT2 cranksets I have lying around off a bike are stored at 0 degrees, they take up a lot less space!
05-05-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,432
Posted By Kimmo

I let everything else go, but at the end of page...

I let everything else go, but at the end of page two I see Gatorskins on your TT bike.

...


Dude.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,858
Posted By Kimmo

Nah, but PMSL at the Thudbuster coming third,...

Nah, but PMSL at the Thudbuster coming third, what fail.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,338
Posted By Kimmo

...?...

...? (https://bioelecmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s42234-020-00059-z)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,338
Posted By Kimmo

Aero carbon bars are certainly kinder on your...

Aero carbon bars are certainly kinder on your hands. Ally bars can be pretty light, but I don't think there's such a thing as a light ally aero bar.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,102
Posted By Kimmo

Anyone can feel the difference, no scare quotes...

Anyone can feel the difference, no scare quotes required. It's just that the difference that's felt is not a free lunch, which is often neglected.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,338
Posted By Kimmo

Your bikes that unreliable? :P

Your bikes that unreliable?



:P
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,102
Posted By Kimmo

Before either of those, how easy it is to carry...

Before either of those, how easy it is to carry up stairs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Kimmo

Sifn't hanging out for DA isn't a no-brainer....

Sifn't hanging out for DA isn't a no-brainer. Shimano is king.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By Kimmo

Shimano started laminating carbon onto very light...

Shimano started laminating carbon onto very light aluminim rim sections quite a while ago, I think a C24 weighs like 365g... around the same time, milled ally rims were big (think Mavic Ksyrium etc),...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah nah, go you one better...

Yeah nah, go you one better (http://subgenius.com/). That one's worth a delve, even if just for the art.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,831
Posted By Kimmo

10/10 for thinking outside the box and finding a...

10/10 for thinking outside the box and finding a use for stuff that'd otherwise be landfill.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,721
Posted By Kimmo

I believe you can find the boat anchors you're...

I believe you can find the boat anchors you're looking for laced to SS/fixie hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By Kimmo

Effective Rim Diameter is the spec you're after,...

Effective Rim Diameter is the spec you're after, in addition to size and spoke count. But you've gotta take ERDs with a grain of salt; they can often be out by a mm or three.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,962
Posted By Kimmo

Send a bit less power to your massive guads?

Send a bit less power to your massive guads?
04-18-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,023
Posted By Kimmo

Regarding whether a wheel stands or hangs, what...

Regarding whether a wheel stands or hangs, what about Brandt's measurements? No detectable increase in tension of any spokes in a loaded wheel, only a decrease in tension in the bottom spokes. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By Kimmo

If you think about it, starting from scratch...

If you think about it, starting from scratch shouldn't happen. Even on a brand new frameset, you should be getting it with sleeves in there, and if somebody's stripped it, they'd either be a dingbat...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 215,839
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, much better with the black bolts. But I'm...

Yeah, much better with the black bolts. But I'm keeping the rest of the red, allegations of too much effort notwithstanding.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By Kimmo

I'm pretty sure these aren't Bitex hubs. ...

I'm pretty sure these aren't Bitex hubs.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,349
Posted By Kimmo

Nah, go on...

Nah, go on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,384
Posted By Kimmo

Light weight is never gonna stop a bike feeling...

Light weight is never gonna stop a bike feeling fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,349
Posted By Kimmo

Speaking of clipless etc, apparently there's...

Speaking of clipless etc, apparently there's bugger-all advantage to them over platform pedals.

Sounds incredible... Anyone know anything about the claim?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,349
Posted By Kimmo

... Although carbon is so damn strong, it can be...

... Although carbon is so damn strong, it can be way overbuilt and still pretty light. I've got a fifteen year old Tarmac, 1.2kg, crack in the seat tube from a bad prang, it makes no difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,675
Posted By Kimmo

At first I was like, what's this stupid gimmick. ...

At first I was like, what's this stupid gimmick.

Then, after seeing how it works, I'm like, hey, that's pretty neat.

Now, after reading all the comments, my eyes have glazed over and I'm back...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By Kimmo

Where's the naming and shaming of the companies...

Where's the naming and shaming of the companies who made these two frames?
03-29-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,171
Posted By Kimmo

They stretch more for the same tension. The NDS...

They stretch more for the same tension. The NDS spokes are quite loose, and are usually the first to suffer fatigue failures from going completely slack as they go past the ground. Butted spokes,...
03-27-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Kimmo

I can attest to the effectiveness of hammering in...

I can attest to the effectiveness of hammering in a torx bit, but I'm definitely gonna check out this hex plus business.

I work on hydraulic stuff like excavators a lot, and they are a total...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 215,839
Posted By Kimmo

Both those classics are totally gorgeous,...

Both those classics are totally gorgeous, especially the Merckx.

Does anyone do a 10s cassette that fits on the old 8s splines? That Merckx would be the ultimate rocking those Shamals.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By Kimmo

You have it backwards. IIRC, a round cross...

You have it backwards. IIRC, a round cross section can only take 80% in shear of what it can take in tension; elbows are a weak spot.

But spokes only fail by yielding when the wheel is destroyed...
03-20-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Kimmo

Given Ultegra cassettes have a carrier for the...

Given Ultegra cassettes have a carrier for the larger cogs, if one of the cogs on the carrier has a tooth count that's a multiple of three, you can grab it in a lathe and turn off 1.85mm.

Pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,776
Posted By Kimmo

The best bar tape is tough enough to survive a...

The best bar tape is tough enough to survive a small crash, isn't too grippy or slippy, resists edge curling, is strong enough not to break if you need to wrap it tight (stitching is good for that),...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,318
Posted By Kimmo

I reckon the road would have to be like glass....

I reckon the road would have to be like glass. Might be worth a bit of extra resistance in the front, if you had an aero rim designed for a 19...

But damn. A 19 on the front of a road bike feels...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,093
Posted By Kimmo

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,093
Posted By Kimmo

IMO, losing the means of preload adjustment is...

IMO, losing the means of preload adjustment is too high a price to pay for not having to do preload adjustment.

Cartridge bearing hubs with preload adjustment (and decent sealing) are rarer than...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,093
Posted By Kimmo

A quiet ratchet is a minor one of the many...

A quiet ratchet is a minor one of the many reasons I consider Shimano freehubs far superior to the rest.
03-10-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,775
Posted By Kimmo

It just occurred to me, I never said why this...

It just occurred to me, I never said why this project died in the arse.

I got to the point of having written arduino code to run the servos, and halfway figured out how the servos were gonna...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,093
Posted By Kimmo

Hub drag is pretty trivial; lots of folks way...

Hub drag is pretty trivial; lots of folks way overestimate its effect.

I think it's either directly proportional or proportional to the square of speed, while air drag starts off much bigger and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 215,839
Posted By Kimmo

Still tinkering with this old thing... not sure...

Still tinkering with this old thing... not sure if I've posted it with these wheels yet, just ditched the Red crank.
58cm 06 TCR Advanced LE, 2nd gen Red shifting (with 12/14t), billet ti/al 12/23,...
03-09-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Kimmo

Bah. IIRC, Jobst Brandt got 150,000 miles out of...

Bah. IIRC, Jobst Brandt got 150,000 miles out of a set of 15/16g spokes, used on several sets of rims. Or was it 300,000 miles?

Anyway, bike shops will always knock back used spokes because they...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,660
Posted By Kimmo

I guess most would agree with you, since I see so...

I guess most would agree with you, since I see so many folks rocking way wider ratios than they need, as if there's no cost to it.

But my preference has always been to sacrifice high and low gears...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By Kimmo

It makes a lot of sense to have a rain bike -...

It makes a lot of sense to have a rain bike - mudguards number one. Heavier chain lube like Chain-L helps keep water out. I've heard punctures are more likely in the wet, and fixing a flat in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By Kimmo

The thing that causes drivetrain wear is...

The thing that causes drivetrain wear is contamination inside the chain, which wears the pins, which elongates the chain, and that's what kills your cogs and rings.

Measure the chain regularly,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,899
Posted By Kimmo

The proper amount of time to keep a bike is until...

The proper amount of time to keep a bike is until it gets heaps out of style and worth chicken feed. It must be sold well before it's back in style and worth vintage money, or you won't be able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Kimmo

Hence, not beautiful in the slightest; it's an...

Hence, not beautiful in the slightest; it's an artefact of neoliberal capitalist insanity, part of the mindless obscenity of transforming the natural world into landfill as fast as possible: it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By Kimmo

Hang on, maybe I'm thinking of Sora. It was a...

Hang on, maybe I'm thinking of Sora. It was a four-arm number in steel and plastic that was the boat anchor.

That Tiagra ring looks fine to me - a little bit of bare ally where the anodising has...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,835
Posted By Kimmo

State of the world would seem to imply...

State of the world would seem to imply otherwise...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,009
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, a good trick is to clamp the cable (not so...

Yep, a good trick is to clamp the cable (not so tight it gets crushed, but tight enough not to slip), and shift the lever without pedalling to load up the cable and seat the housing in all the...
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