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Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By Kabuto

I think this is a tubed only tire, but its...

I think this is a tubed only tire, but its certainly an interesting option. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By Kabuto

I came across these while googling. A bit pricey...

I came across these while googling. A bit pricey but they look like great tires! I think I read one review that said they're full on race tires though?



I hadn't noticed the Cinturato tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By Kabuto

700c 32-40mm tire options

Any suggestions for tires that fit the following criteria?

*700c
* fast rolling
* all road use (maybe some light gravel but mostly road)
* tubeless
* preferably on the wider side of the 32mm -...
04-08-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Kabuto

>Will the disc be in the same position as on her...

>Will the disc be in the same position as on her old rear wheel, so that she can swap wheels without too much fuss? Or will she need to re-position the rear brake?

Should be very close or the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Kabuto

https://www.pro-bikegear.com/us/accessories/handle...

https://www.pro-bikegear.com/us/accessories/handlebar-tape/sport-control-tape

This is pretty close.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,294
Posted By Kabuto

Wow, you would think Trek would try and maintain...

Wow, you would think Trek would try and maintain stock of those. Looks like the shorter one is in stock now...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,294
Posted By Kabuto

Trek makes two different length seat masts for...

Trek makes two different length seat masts for the Domane - short and long. Size 58 and up come with the long seat mast as standard. Dumb mistake by Trek as it really should be a selectable option....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,294
Posted By Kabuto

186cm tall with an 88.6cm inseam? I reckon you...

186cm tall with an 88.6cm inseam? I reckon you could ride a 58 or 60 without any issues. The 60 is the one to choose if you want a more upright position. Compared to the 58, the 60 has 2.1cm more...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,788
Posted By Kabuto

Drafting can make a huge difference. I suspect...

Drafting can make a huge difference. I suspect most KOMs that don't involve much climbing are set by people drafting other cyclists, scooters, cars or trucks etc. Hey, whatever works right?

I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-22, 03:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Kabuto

Alternative to which Shimano resin brake pads?...

Alternative to which Shimano resin brake pads? L03A pads (because there's none available anywhere and price gougers have got the little remaining stock)? If so, these pads linked below will work if...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Kabuto

Scratch that. The fastest reply I've ever...

Scratch that. The fastest reply I've ever received to a product inquiry is from D2D Cycling Clothing this morning. They replied to my inquiry within a few hours with very helpful information, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Kabuto

Yep, long just means tights and not shorts....

Yep, long just means tights and not shorts. Here's the reply I received from Q36.5 (fastest reply I've ever received to a product inquiry).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Kabuto

Exactly what I wanted to know. Thank you. I'll...

Exactly what I wanted to know. Thank you. I'll contact them.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Kabuto

Thanks for the leads! I contacted Q36.5 and they...

Thanks for the leads! I contacted Q36.5 and they replied they don't do long lengths with their bib tights as standard but they can do made to order with a 20% extra fee. Tempting... but expensive.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Kabuto

Thanks for the suggestions. I was kinda hoping...

Thanks for the suggestions. I was kinda hoping someone would be able to recommend bibtights with extra length compared to standard.

Using bibshorts as a comparison, something like the Endura Pro...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Kabuto

Winter bib tights for the long legged - recommendations please

I'm long legged for my height (92cm inseam, 183cm tall, size M or L depending on the manufacturer) and am looking for a pair of thermal bib tights that don't make me look like a high school kid after...
11-16-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By Kabuto

With your height and inseam, you could set up...

With your height and inseam, you could set up either size to work for you. Your saddle is going to be pretty much the same height from the BB with either size but the 54 bars can obviously be setup...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 161,352
Posted By Kabuto

"Men will typically have an inseam 46-47% of...

"Men will typically have an inseam 46-47% of their height and although it may not sound like a big difference, less than 45% or more than 48% is noticeable short or long legged respectively. Contrary...
10-13-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Kabuto

Very informative post. Thank you! ...

Very informative post. Thank you!

Interesting you mention POC helmets being a good fit. I read a comment elsewhere (cannot remember where) stating that they weren't such a good fit for oval heads....
10-12-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Kabuto

It never crossed my mind to DIY a better fit...

It never crossed my mind to DIY a better fit solution with a helmet. Nice work there.

Anyone else got any recommendations for a road cycling helmet for an extreme oval head?
10-12-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Kabuto

Road helmet recommendations for an extreme oval head

My head has a circumference of 58.5cm with a 1.29 length to width ratio, which places me on the extreme oval side of the head shape spectrum.

Living in Japan, that means I'm the exact opposite of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,815
Posted By Kabuto

The OP is shifting to the smaller chainring I'm...

The OP is shifting to the smaller chainring I'm assuming because he wants to pedal in an easier gear, but the jump is so big its annoying. So shifting up 2 gears at the rear will lessen, but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,815
Posted By Kabuto

Shift up two gears on the rear derailleur at the...

Shift up two gears on the rear derailleur at the same time. Problem solved.
09-02-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,243
Posted By Kabuto

If you want a springy lively feeling ride I think...

If you want a springy lively feeling ride I think you chose the wrong bike. I have a 2021 Domane SL5 which has the same frame as your SL6, and its ride feels dead (muted?) to me too. I suspect the...
08-31-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Kabuto

List of seven Japanese road bike brands. Article...

List of seven Japanese road bike brands. Article dated March 11, 2020.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,796
Posted By Kabuto

Interesting you ride a 54 Roubaix. I would have...

Interesting you ride a 54 Roubaix. I would have thought a 56 would be more appropriate for your height, especially considering its endurance oriented geometry. Do you use a longer than standard stem...
08-24-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,664
Posted By Kabuto

We don't even need to take your word for that as...

We don't even need to take your word for that as Shimano's exploded view diagram for the PD-8100 clearly shows there's no seal but in the diagram for the PD-9100 the seal is there....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,152
Posted By Kabuto

There are two "seat mast" sizes for the current...

There are two "seat mast" sizes for the current Trek Domane - short and tall. Size 56 and below bikes come standard with the short seat mast. Size 58 and above bikes come standard with the tall seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,152
Posted By Kabuto

My height is 6' and my cycling inseam is 36...

My height is 6' and my cycling inseam is 36 inches so I have almost the same proportions as you. I ride a size 58 Domane SL5, but took a different approach to shorten the reach. I kept the 100mm stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,247
Posted By Kabuto

What chainring are you using? Of course everyone...

What chainring are you using? Of course everyone has different needs and fitness, but I ride in the same areas as you and find that a 50/34 chainring combined with an 11-30 cassette is sufficient for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,690
Posted By Kabuto

The most recent number I read was 39%. And...

The most recent number I read was 39%. And falling.

"95% of the severe patients are vaccinated".
"85-90% of the hospitalizations are fully vaccinated people."
"We are opening more and more COVID...
08-05-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Kabuto

https://www.yodobashi.com/product/1000000010031357...

https://www.yodobashi.com/product/100000001003135733/
https://www.yodobashi.com/product/100000001002722333/

Here's two 40-501 Bridgestone options available through Yodobashi Camera. I'm sure...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,021
Posted By Kabuto

Gosh it sure sounds like a major PITA to deal...

Gosh it sure sounds like a major PITA to deal with Vello Bike. Sorry you have to go through that.

My intial experience with Vello was less than promising so I steered clear of buying Vello bike...
07-12-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By Kabuto

Ended up trying a new 12 speed XTR chain instead...

Ended up trying a new 12 speed XTR chain instead and it works great on my 11S DA drivechain. Drivechain noise is MUCH reduced compared to the 11S DA chain I was using and shifting performance seems...
07-08-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,641
Posted By Kabuto

Pulse_...

Pulse_ (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/pulse_-540816.html) your proportions aren't off, its Trek's sizing calculator that's off. I'm slightly shorter (183cm) than you but with a similarly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Kabuto

What model Ultegra RD? Sounds like your B...

What model Ultegra RD?

Sounds like your B screw adjustment is too slack, and/or your chain is too long.
06-26-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,138
Posted By Kabuto

Pants inseam is the length of the garment,...

Pants inseam is the length of the garment, bicycle inseam is your body's actual inseam, which is a little bit longer. Check out the video below. I have a 36 inch bicycle inseam and ride a size 58...
06-26-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,138
Posted By Kabuto

Assuming your 34” inseam is your bicycle inseam...

Assuming your 34” inseam is your bicycle inseam and not your pants size, size 60 sounds right to me. If you go to a 62, you only get an extra 3 mm of reach, but an extra 24mm of stack which will...
06-22-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Kabuto

Hmm ok, I have several stems with two bolts for...

Hmm ok, I have several stems with two bolts for clamping to the steerer tube rated at 4.5 Nm and one stem with one bolt for clamping to the steerer tube rated at 9 Nm, so thought that's how it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By Kabuto

Trial and error. There's only one setting with my...

Trial and error. There's only one setting with my DI2 bike that's the "sweet spot". Took a while to find it.
06-22-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Kabuto

Torque for the steerer plug - probably 9-10 Nm...

Torque for the steerer plug - probably 9-10 Nm (see what's written on the top of the plug)
Torque for the stem bolts - 4.5 Nm per bolt (two bolts so a total of 9 Nm)
06-19-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By Kabuto

That's correct. By 9th cog I mean the 13T cog, so...

That's correct. By 9th cog I mean the 13T cog, so 34-13. Check there isn't chain slack in that combo.

Its possible to override the default setting to enable shifting to the 12T and 11T cog when in...
06-18-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By Kabuto

ZHVelo...

ZHVelo (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/zhvelo-514817.html) when you raise the guide pulley to be closer to the largest cog on the cassette, be sure to also check there's no slack in the chain...
06-16-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,396
Posted By Kabuto

Haha yeah you do. Brilliant DIY mod! Nice work!...

Haha yeah you do. Brilliant DIY mod! Nice work! I'm pretty brave myself when it comes to crazy mods like this, and I've been known to do odd things with motorcycles, but I think I'd draw the line at...
06-15-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By Kabuto

So, back to the question in the OP... is anyone...

So, back to the question in the OP... is anyone here using a 12S XX1 Eagle chain on 2x drive chain??
06-14-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By Kabuto

The professional mechanic that set my bike up did...

The professional mechanic that set my bike up did a very mediocre job, which is understandable to an extent considering the limited time he can spend working on each bike. And I do admit I'm pretty...
06-14-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By Kabuto

Chain is on properly. Yes, I know its...

Chain is on properly. Yes, I know its directional. Yep, I can count 11 cogs in the back. Thanks anyway.



Don't go reading this thread then > Shimano XTR CN-M9100 chain on 9100 series Dura Ace...
06-14-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By Kabuto

The XX1 chains certainly don't appear to have any...

The XX1 chains certainly don't appear to have any special rampings etc. that would make for poor shifting in a 2x system. Looks like a very simple design. Hopefully someone who has tried it will...
06-14-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By Kabuto

Everything is properly lubed and adjusted, and...

Everything is properly lubed and adjusted, and manufacturer recommendations have already been followed. Quotation marks because the correct chain is noisy as hell and certainly doesn't sound like its...
06-14-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By Kabuto

Because the "correct" chain results in an...

Because the "correct" chain results in an annoyingly noisy drive chain.


Actually longer. Dura Ace chain - 116 links, XX1 Eagle chain - 126 links.


The money is already spent as I have an XX1...
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