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Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,986
Posted By Sy Reene

The more teeth the quicker to wear-out; though...

The more teeth the quicker to wear-out; though quicker to engage.
03-18-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 906
Posted By Sy Reene

Some companies have model lines that have chosen...

Some companies have model lines that have chosen the more subtle route.. eg. compare Wiler's gravel vs road bike logoing
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03-17-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,225
Posted By Sy Reene

What's the optimal road width for maximum speed...

What's the optimal road width for maximum speed on tires?
03-17-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 906
Posted By Sy Reene

Make sure you stay away from team edition bikes! ...

Make sure you stay away from team edition bikes! kinda a where's waldo.. how many Lapierre logos can you count (mind you, on just one side of the bike showing)?
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 802
Posted By Sy Reene

I guess it depends on your spoke count. fwiw, I...

I guess it depends on your spoke count.
fwiw, I have mine on the rear.. and a G3 spoke pattern doesn't hurt :-)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By Sy Reene

Is the 49/52 a typo? That's what is really...

Is the 49/52 a typo? That's what is really foreign to me.. That basically buys you only one more available gear shifting the front rings.. which makes it basically pointless vs a single chainring
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,059
Posted By Sy Reene

Those look nice.. One oddity.. I watched the...

Those look nice.. One oddity.. I watched the videos they have for the SL and SLR.. and in both the guy talking references their new '28mm tall rim profile' -- kinda odd since all the specs say the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By Sy Reene

I thought I've read that mismatching ring sets,...

I thought I've read that mismatching ring sets, leads to the shifting 'ramps' on the rings being out of position from where they were optimized to be to bring up from the small to the large ring?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,390
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm thinking some of this is due to the somewhat...

I'm thinking some of this is due to the somewhat recent (from historical perspective) migration to wider rims being used for road tires. A 14c vs eg. a 21c rim has to have an impact if, for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By Sy Reene

Interesting about the too-much-torque theory.. ...

Interesting about the too-much-torque theory.. aren't folks always warning against clamping a seatube when putting bike in a stand for fear of crushing the seat tube (ie. always use the seatpost). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 802
Posted By Sy Reene

FWIW the newer garmin cadence and speed sensors...

FWIW the newer garmin cadence and speed sensors go on the bike with basically rubber bands. It shouldn't be that hard to undo and reattach them from one bike to another.
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18,307
Views: 3,545,431
Posted By Sy Reene

It may help when the new wheels show up in...

It may help when the new wheels show up in getting the tires mounted, suggestion is to keep these tires mounted on stock wheels and inflated for a couple days to get initial stretch over with.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,986
Posted By Sy Reene

All fair concerns and valid points. I read some...

All fair concerns and valid points. I read some of the posts out there.. Seems though to be a number of "I heard that.." type of posts or dismissal of the product based on the prior version. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,059
Posted By Sy Reene

Tune's evidently been around for a while.. and...

Tune's evidently been around for a while.. and yes, they're German and these wheels are lightweight. The hubs used have been in the market for while now (5-6 years I think) so there's probably more...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,059
Posted By Sy Reene

Are you needing disc or rim-braked wheels. There...

Are you needing disc or rim-braked wheels. There are these that I've previously mentioned at 611 Euros plus shipping I think. So.. a bit over your max budget. That said.. not much in the way of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd say keep it Italian and go with Vittoria...

I'd say keep it Italian and go with Vittoria Corsa Controls.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,986
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm looking at these LB wheels as well. I have...

I'm looking at these LB wheels as well. I have rim brakes though, and am wondering if better off with the LB or the TSRs.. both (in my mind) are a gamble due to very little real long-term (or even...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Sy Reene

While you may not miss using the 11-13 while in...

While you may not miss using the 11-13 while in the 50 ring, you may miss having them in the 34 ring at times. Don't know how your bike is with cross-chaining, but going to a 14-38 means that your...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 12,908
Posted By Sy Reene

better yet.. Talk-to-Shift

better yet.. Talk-to-Shift
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 743
Posted By Sy Reene

14-25 or a 16-27 are the current junior offerings...

14-25 or a 16-27 are the current junior offerings
https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Ultegra-Speed-Bicycle-Cassette/dp/B001BY4SBG?th=1&psc=1
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Sy Reene

Something similar that I've been happy with, with...

Something similar that I've been happy with, with ability to zip off the sleeves to turn into a shortsleeved jacket....
03-10-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 841
Posted By Sy Reene

I have to imagine there are some things though...

I have to imagine there are some things though that could affect this formula -- GS vs standard RD? CeramicSpeed pulleys?
03-10-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 841
Posted By Sy Reene

Obviously this system works and not disputing.....

Obviously this system works and not disputing.. but why is it that in my head I'm imagining that after running the chain thru the RD, it would take up more than the extra 1" that was added at the end...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 743
Posted By Sy Reene

These are kinda pretty ...

These are kinda pretty
https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/carmina.php
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