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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 615,131
Posted By Kimmo

Just dropped a tad over US$1250 (free worldwide...

Just dropped a tad over US$1250 (free worldwide delivery) on a pair of deCADENce 49mm tubulars, weighing 1080g... 35% off sale on everything.

Dude gets mad reviews...
07-22-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4
Posted By Kimmo

WTB - Shimano OptBal 21h rear hub

If anyone has a wrecked rear RS81, R9000 or R9100 wheel in C40 or deeper, I will give you good money for that hub, particularly one of the DA ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Kimmo

Hey, a bit of effort went into that vid. Nice...

Hey, a bit of effort went into that vid. Nice work.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,814
Posted By Kimmo

Do the T11s have steel strips to protect the no...

Do the T11s have steel strips to protect the no doubt aluminium splines?

Is the axle aluminum too? Wonder if you'd be able to get a replacement when it eventually fails from fatigue due to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Kimmo

We should be advocating for a class of vehicles...

We should be advocating for a class of vehicles between bikes and motorbikes - unlimited e-bikes.

Imagine controlling serious power with your pedal stroke... Specialized Turbo on roids, anyone?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, nah. This thread isn't about an Alex wheel,...

Yeah, nah. This thread isn't about an Alex wheel, it's about a Zipp.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 403,148
Posted By Kimmo

Dunno, but that's pretty hot.

Dunno, but that's pretty hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Kimmo

So shouldn't the thread title have been, front...

So shouldn't the thread title have been, front tyre not mounted properly?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,033
Posted By Kimmo

BSOs sure are crappy these days. BITD, the...

BSOs sure are crappy these days.

BITD, the cheap stuff generally wasn't utter junk, except most of the design was pretty shabby.

My first bike was my worst; a Peugot folder. What a piece of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 540
Posted By Kimmo

By that logic, anything bonded should eventually...

By that logic, anything bonded should eventually asplode.

Gotta glue to clean surfaces. I'd build up the epoxy to surround the bits of spoke, to form a new arch for the dropout.

IMO the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, somebody should buy these up and part them...

Yeah, somebody should buy these up and part them out, selling the framesets for $2900.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 540
Posted By Kimmo

Here's a tip from FBinNY from the mechanics...

Here's a tip from FBinNY from the mechanics forum: epoxy a couple of short lengths of spoke in each dropout, then you can run a 25.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kimmo

Oops

Oops
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kimmo

I must live in bike heaven... I can...

I must live in bike heaven...



I can get bikes like that from my co-op for like $40. AUD.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,370
Posted By Kimmo

It'll be luxurious and exclusive

It'll be luxurious and exclusive
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By Kimmo

You should experiment with your position a bit...

You should experiment with your position a bit first then. If your stem is already slammed, try a 17 degree one, maybe a tad longer even.

A good shop will swap out the stem on a new bike, like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Kimmo

Care to elaborate?

Care to elaborate?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,370
Posted By Kimmo

Maybe I can improve my ride quality by dumping a...

Maybe I can improve my ride quality by dumping a jar of caviar down my shorts
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kimmo

You don't think a lightly used TCR Advanced with...

You don't think a lightly used TCR Advanced with Ksyrium ES and 7800 for $425 is better value?

Granted, that's a pretty mad deal, but if you live in a big city and have patience, you might find...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, but the squeak doesn't matter if he doesn't...

Yeah, but the squeak doesn't matter if he doesn't make it happen. I like the advice - saves stuffing around with an inherently flawed system or shelling out on an aftermarket fix.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,370
Posted By Kimmo

It's sometimes used for forks. Two reasons why ti...

It's sometimes used for forks. Two reasons why ti rims aren't a thing: poor heat conduction for rim brakes, and the fact it's too tricky to extrude and form.

Those are good reasons, but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,370
Posted By Kimmo

What chain lube? ...

What chain lube?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/112x90/tenor_49bd12594630d1b89c93fceeef774c5492b9c246.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kimmo

What's a fair price depends on your location. ...

What's a fair price depends on your location.

Way better deals than that in big cities.

Also some crazy deals to be had if you double your budget - I scored a lightly-used pro-level bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By Kimmo

I'd go one of the bikes with the current...

I'd go one of the bikes with the current groupset.

A bunch of little improvements, main one being the crankset was redesigned to not crack so easy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Kimmo

Why the ST-6800s? Just what you had lying around?

Why the ST-6800s? Just what you had lying around?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,370
Posted By Kimmo

Guess you'll have to change your user name now......

Guess you'll have to change your user name now...



You ate how many pop tarts?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,814
Posted By Kimmo

Yesterday I churned out something like a thousand...

Yesterday I churned out something like a thousand words leading to that conclusion, but the damn board ate my post because it had logged me out.

Cup and cone bearings, or at least adjustable...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,493
Posted By Kimmo

Engine performance aside, your bike seems like a...

Engine performance aside, your bike seems like a real clunker; too low-end to be worth upgrading. There's not a huge difference in performance between midrange and high-end bikes, but there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,139
Posted By Kimmo

Almost all Mavic freehubs have a bushing for the...

Almost all Mavic freehubs have a bushing for the inboard cassette body bearing; pretty half-arsed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 47,412
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, that page makes some reasonable points......

Yeah, that page makes some reasonable points... although I'd say that whole thing about tuning the wheel's compliance by varying the spoke pattern is a bunch of wank. Like tying and soldering, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By Kimmo

Anyone have a wrecked OptBal wheel?

I want to get hold of a rim-brake 21h Shimano freehub. Of course, it's not a part I can just order... It only comes in wheelsets and Shimano's spares support is way too sketchy for that; you're lucky...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 47,412
Posted By Kimmo

I've seen a couple of straight-pull spoke heads...

I've seen a couple of straight-pull spoke heads busted, but at a guess I'd say it's a fair bit smaller proportion of those than busted elbows... Hard to say, it's tough to imagine how many you've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Kimmo

HTupolev - quality post.

HTupolev - quality post.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,370
Posted By Kimmo

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1299/photo_8_9_16_3_27_49_pm_e1513731925227_4c874615f0849740368edd32b9412ca760b7adad.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Kimmo

How old are you then? Anyway, I'd say you...

How old are you then?

Anyway, I'd say you should ride with some folks on much shorter rides first, to pick up a veritable plethora of techniques and tips. After a little bit of time on the bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By Kimmo

If these things hit my streets, I'll start...

If these things hit my streets, I'll start carrying a frame pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 47,412
Posted By Kimmo

If you can afford it, straight pull for the win....

If you can afford it, straight pull for the win. Elbows flex and fail.

I'm surprised this is even a question...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,007
Posted By Kimmo

Looking forward to the unboxing! Hope the...

Looking forward to the unboxing!

Hope the tyres get here in time...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,370
Posted By Kimmo

What about heavy carbon frames, like 1.2kg? ...

What about heavy carbon frames, like 1.2kg?

Tough as buggery. Got an old Tarmac with a bit of slight impact damage above the FD, still going strong after years. I'll take a pound of carbon over a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Kimmo

Focus have something similar... rubbery and very...

Focus have something similar... rubbery and very stretchy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By Kimmo

Rolleyes.gif

Rolleyes.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,393
Posted By Kimmo

Use the PC program.

Use the PC program.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Kimmo

Those Light Action derailers were a good thing -...

Those Light Action derailers were a good thing - the pinch bolt was on a sprung arm which allowed shifts to be made in advance, before pedalling.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Kimmo

If it breaks another spoke or two, I'd spend the...

If it breaks another spoke or two, I'd spend the money on some nice spokes and a proper build, depending on the quality and condition of the rims and hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,007
Posted By Kimmo

Cheers. It's hardly a red-hot priority; I'm sure...

Cheers. It's hardly a red-hot priority; I'm sure I'll be riding them for a while before I can get my hands on a wrecked C50 or whatever...

I used to think the Shimano laminated rims were the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By Kimmo

I just flick my shifter paddles against the brake...

I just flick my shifter paddles against the brake levers a few times.

Granted, it's not an instantly recognisable sound...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, and they're the only high-end hubs I'm aware...

Yep, and they're the only high-end hubs I'm aware of with the DS axle bearing where it belongs, and one of the only ones where the splines won't get chewed up. Also I think the only one aside from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By Kimmo

I've never had issues with wedge seatpost clamps,...

I've never had issues with wedge seatpost clamps, but then I've always been meticulous about putting grease where it belongs and carbon paste where it belongs (and just enough of each). Used to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,007
Posted By Kimmo

I think it's a crying shame that only low-end...

I think it's a crying shame that only low-end crap like Joytech copy Shimano's cassette body as stressed member design; the DS axle bearing should be next to the dropout, not the middle of the hub. I...
07-15-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,758
Posted By Kimmo

Hmm...

Hmm...
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