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Forum: Foo
07-03-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,042
Posted By Kimmo

Well, that's just something people like to say. ...

Well, that's just something people like to say.

In fact, the evidence all points the other way. I could spit out a copuple of essays from different angles, each with a rock-solid chain of...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By Kimmo

Gee, doesn't socialism suck, huh? ...

Gee, doesn't socialism suck, huh?

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That's the point! I sure wasn't put on this...
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,571
Posted By Kimmo

It's got me beat how a bunch of folks in this...

It's got me beat how a bunch of folks in this thread seem to have the impression that this turkey put the wind up me.

Didn't happen for a nanosecond. I just found the brass balls on this moron...
Forum: Foo
06-23-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,478
Posted By Kimmo

That Technology Connections dude is great. He's a...

That Technology Connections dude is great. He's a total Aspie, I love his work. His YT catalog explains everything from light bulbs to the finer points of flash memory, it's great stuff.
Forum: Foo
06-23-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,478
Posted By Kimmo

One or two folks in this thread might be...

One or two folks in this thread might be interested in a deep dive...

https://youtu.be/_-mBeYC2KGc
Forum: Foo
06-19-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By Kimmo

Nope, had a look, didn't fancy much else. A...

Nope, had a look, didn't fancy much else.

A few months ago I got it into my head it'd be cool to build a hurdy gurdy, and then my mum spotted this. Looks like a pretty good way to dip my toe in...
04-23-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,004
Posted By Kimmo

Well, derailers are kind of the default, mainly...

Well, derailers are kind of the default, mainly because they're cheap, but also because a lot of folks want at least theoretical efficiency (although judging from what I've seen pass through shops,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 156,212
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, was wondering about that too, but my mental...

Yeah, was wondering about that too, but my mental 3D modelling wasn't up to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,241
Posted By Kimmo

When I pull up next to the dude doing a...

When I pull up next to the dude doing a trackstand at the lights, I do one too, but without standing up.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,468
Posted By Kimmo

Here's a graph of how my half-step ratios affect...

Here's a graph of how my half-step ratios affect rpm compared to a standard double
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,468
Posted By Kimmo

1x13 ~ 2x8, potentially.

1x13 ~ 2x8, potentially.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,030
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, I reckon that riposte landed

Yeah, I reckon that riposte landed
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,569
Posted By Kimmo

Well, I dunno how insightful it is to mention the...

Well, I dunno how insightful it is to mention the parties are owned by the billionaire class... Let me try a bit harder.

If you cast a critical eye back over the last century or two, it should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 156,212
Posted By Kimmo

That's way hot for a bike with no drop.

That's way hot for a bike with no drop.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 156,212
Posted By Kimmo

Pretty low bar

Pretty low bar
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,406
Posted By Kimmo

I'm not sure what anyone's talking about here,...

I'm not sure what anyone's talking about here, but then I've never used a SRAM chain or cassette...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,584
Posted By Kimmo

I stopped reading a few posts back, but I gather...

I stopped reading a few posts back, but I gather we've got some crossed wires here.

OP, your question is totally fair enough from a noob's perspective, but it's also exactly the sort of post that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,031
Posted By Kimmo

I read that if you have GP4000s, if you mount the...

I read that if you have GP4000s, if you mount the front one backwards it's good for a poofteenth of a bee's dick of aero.
02-15-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,573
Posted By Kimmo

But not everybody gets busted. Although we can't...

But not everybody gets busted. Although we can't talk about that aspect here, because that's political, and somehow having this discussion while omitting the most salient detail isn't.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,620
Posted By Kimmo

Well actually... the long arm FD introduced with...

Well actually... the long arm FD introduced with 11s can be problematic when the cable comes from a spot too close to the drive side. I had one customer bring in a bike that had a housing stop on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,906
Posted By Kimmo

I'd say cyclist hate comes from pretty much the...

I'd say cyclist hate comes from pretty much the same place as vegan hate. The mere existence of such a class of people does folks' heads in, because it's showing them up, which they refuse to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 156,212
Posted By Kimmo

Every threadless adapter I've seen is a horrible...

Every threadless adapter I've seen is a horrible piece of ****, except for joejack951 's magnificent effort which deletes the locknut by including the headset, so you'd swear it was threadless unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 156,212
Posted By Kimmo

Hot AF, but IMO the stem and post both need to be...

Hot AF, but IMO the stem and post both need to be silver or black.

But more importantly, this bike is crying out for that awesome threaded to threadless quill/headset unit one of our members came...
01-25-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, check RD condition and hanger alignment....

Yep, check RD condition and hanger alignment. Also check the cable.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,703
Posted By Kimmo

Oh hey, this bugged me... Anyone sufficiently...

Oh hey, this bugged me... Anyone sufficiently fluent in English is all over foreign pronunciation, thanks to the fact that English is a total *****, having soaked up terms from all over, particularly...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,703
Posted By Kimmo

Hey, I reckon folks who say stuff like "would of"...

Hey, I reckon folks who say stuff like "would of" sound like morons, but you can bet your bottom dollar that one day it'll be considered legit. Like how you guys messed up "couldn't care less",...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,389
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, not a fan of the bonded construction...

Yeah, not a fan of the bonded construction introduced on 9000...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,714
Posted By Kimmo

I don't buy a tool if I can replace it with a...

I don't buy a tool if I can replace it with a technique. I've got no use for third hand tools, for instance.

Best way to open a quick link without a tool IMO: make a triangle with it on the big...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 156,212
Posted By Kimmo

I recommend 3T Aeronova. Haven't used those...

I recommend 3T Aeronova.

Haven't used those actual bars myself, but I have three of the Toseek copies, and the shape is absolutely fantastic (although I trimmed about 40mm off the drops). The...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 156,212
Posted By Kimmo

Pff. ISP is plus hot points, not minus

Pff. ISP is plus hot points, not minus
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,383
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, except Shimano uses crazy expensive 3D big...

Yeah, except Shimano uses crazy expensive 3D big rings to get stiffness at 110BCD.

Use something like BBB, and you'll get mad flex.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,076
Posted By Kimmo

Not all scofflaws are created equal... ...

Not all scofflaws are created equal...

******bags like Trump and Joe Arpaio need to have the book thrown at em so hard it takes their head off.

Folks determined to reclaim their birthrights...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Kimmo

Easily comment of the day.

Easily comment of the day.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,942
Posted By Kimmo

Chalk up another point for the 'hydraulics are a...

Chalk up another point for the 'hydraulics are a PITA' crew
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,814
Posted By Kimmo

This one of a kind re-engineered Y-foil. ...

This one of a kind re-engineered Y-foil. (https://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=131739)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,333
Posted By Kimmo

All things considered, I'd go Dura-Ace. The chain...

All things considered, I'd go Dura-Ace. The chain is one part that's going to have more durability than Ultegra or lesser.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,177
Posted By Kimmo

One thing that can really complicate matters when...

One thing that can really complicate matters when trying to adjust a disc caliper is if the mounting faces and/or bolt holes aren't dead square... you line up the caliper just so, and then when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By Kimmo

Is Shimano about to revolutionise the drivetrain (again)?

First they busted out Hyperglide, and made indexing work. Then they put the shifters where they belong. Then they came up with Di2, and transformed electronic shifting from an expensive curiosity...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By Kimmo

Starting at the stem end is neater. It's no...

Starting at the stem end is neater. It's no problem at all if you use tape that is made of a couple of layers; the outside layer usually stretches less than the foam, so when you pull it tight enough...
11-10-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By Kimmo

Carbon is better when loads are mostly in a...

Carbon is better when loads are mostly in a particular direction or two. Components like stems and cranks experience loads in pretty much every direction, so the advantage of carbon concerning those...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,575
Posted By Kimmo

+1 Tiagra; the only nasty thing about it is the...

+1 Tiagra; the only nasty thing about it is the boat anchor crankset. It's otherwise pretty nice, while I'd say its quite a stretch to describe Sora or Claris as pretty nice. IMO Tiagra is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,796
Posted By Kimmo

That is one really cool mural. Maybe choose...

That is one really cool mural.

Maybe choose a different background if you want us to see your bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,088
Posted By Kimmo

That's one way to take a pic with your toeclip...

That's one way to take a pic with your toeclip pedals right side up...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,460
Posted By Kimmo

The six bolt-ness is optional; you'd just need a...

The six bolt-ness is optional; you'd just need a centrelock rotor.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,170
Posted By Kimmo

If you have one of those Mavic dork discs with...

If you have one of those Mavic dork discs with all the little hooks for the spokes, the correct removal procedure is to remove it, take a dump on it, pour petrol on it, and then to set it on fire.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,630
Posted By Kimmo

You should sell that group to a collector before...

You should sell that group to a collector before it gets all corroded.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,630
Posted By Kimmo

And once more, the FC-7800 is the finest-looking...

And once more, the FC-7800 is the finest-looking external bearing crankset ever made.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,488
Posted By Kimmo

Zombie alert

Zombie alert
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,717
Posted By Kimmo

Best outro of any song, ever (on the studio...

Best outro of any song, ever (on the studio version).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,630
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, Ultegra is pretty much the slightly...

Yeah, Ultegra is pretty much the slightly aspirational sweet spot in bang for buck, while Dura-Ace is just decadence.
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