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09-12-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 508
Posted By Racing Dan

A Dremel with a diamond cutter wheel.

A Dremel with a diamond cutter wheel.
09-12-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 842
Posted By Racing Dan

Your method is fine if you scale is fine. Im sure...

Your method is fine if you scale is fine. Im sure its perfectly good enough. - Or get a luggage scale. Not very expensive and a bit more handy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,589
Posted By Racing Dan

https://youtu.be/z3OQTU-kE2s

https://youtu.be/z3OQTU-kE2s
08-23-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By Racing Dan

No one is going to put up with 1/2 step gearing,...

No one is going to put up with 1/2 step gearing, with the front DR changing rings all the time. If you want super wide gearing and reasonable gear steps, id suggest pairing a 11-40 with a 46/30...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,274
Posted By Racing Dan

Im fairly certain a $9500,- budget will get you...

Im fairly certain a $9500,- budget will get you almost any bike youd like. Possibly even one of the 16 other 2x Tarmacs. Why fixate on the -one- bike that isnt to your liking? :-)

(Please dont...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,991
Posted By Racing Dan

One thing Ive noticed is SRAM seem more expensive...

One thing Ive noticed is SRAM seem more expensive from a spare parts perspective. A new rear DR if you smash it, a new cassette etc. To me the wireless argument for Sram is silly. Cables are a one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,273
Posted By Racing Dan

Possible reasons I can think of: #4...

Possible reasons I can think of:
#4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) Sell hookless (carbon) rims that are only safe at lower pressure,
#5...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,844
Posted By Racing Dan

Depending on your usual cruising speed spectrum...

Depending on your usual cruising speed spectrum the 11-30 might actually be worse than the 11-34 (!). In the 12 - 23 mph range the 11-34 has one more gear to choose from than the 11-30, 7 vs 6, and...
07-11-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,396
Posted By Racing Dan

True, and to boot shifting performance is highly...

True, and to boot shifting performance is highly dependant on cables, that are often not even Shimano, and cable routing that is often less than optimal. Not to mention ppl forget their crank is...
06-05-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Racing Dan

Try swapping the non squealing disc to the other...

Try swapping the non squealing disc to the other wheel and report back. Id be interested in the result :-)

I have a bike with post mount discs that squeal when wet. No amount of cleaning or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,651
Posted By Racing Dan

One trick is to shift up two gears as you stand....

One trick is to shift up two gears as you stand. Standing and spinning doesn't mix well and you get super tired in no time at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,363
Posted By Racing Dan

Not all tyres are the same. Some have protection...

Not all tyres are the same. Some have protection some not, Therefore its as much what (tubed) tyre you choose as it is tubes vs tubeless. If you get flats you might as well get some protected tyres...
06-01-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By Racing Dan

Dont sweat it too much. Ive tried MANY tubes over...

Dont sweat it too much. Ive tried MANY tubes over the decades. Chaoyang, Kenda, Schwalbe, Nokian, Mitas, the ones form the autoparts store, ... They all work fine. Name Brand or noname, doesn't seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,671
Posted By Racing Dan

The bike myth the WONT die. It never fails :-) ...

The bike myth the WONT die. It never fails :-)

Its NOT cosmoline. Bike chains are ready to use out of box. You think Giant or your LBS washes 50 mio chains a year in solvent?
05-23-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Racing Dan

Modern chains seldom fail but if it does break or...

Modern chains seldom fail but if it does break or you need to remove the chain from the bike to do whatever, you simply break the chain with you chain breaker and rejoin it with a quicklink. - You...
05-21-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By Racing Dan

2500 miles on a cheap 8 speed chain? Imo, get a...

2500 miles on a cheap 8 speed chain? Imo, get a new one and stop worrying about making it last forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By Racing Dan

There is the Giant solution Called Giant Conduct...

There is the Giant solution Called Giant Conduct mech/hydro/disc.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,729
Posted By Racing Dan

Find a pedal that has shallow pins. Most pinned...

Find a pedal that has shallow pins. Most pinned pedals have (too) tall pins that dig on the foot after a while. And get one that is even and flat or slightly concave. Like the XT flats, for instance.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,386
Posted By Racing Dan

Covering the ears with a thin skullcap helps a...

Covering the ears with a thin skullcap helps a lot, but not really the solution for summer.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,212
Posted By Racing Dan

"The wheels were so fast that I quickly realized...

"The wheels were so fast that I quickly realized that my gravel bike did have an issue – limited gearing."

Are you kidding me :-) lol

What a wanker ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,437
Posted By Racing Dan

The cassette shown is a standard shimano 11s...

The cassette shown is a standard shimano 11s 11-28 and a shimano 11s 11-34. Very few is complaining the 11s 11-28 has too wide gear spacing and all im saying is the 11-34 in no worse, unless you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,437
Posted By Racing Dan

The reality is, that at the speeds many...

The reality is, that at the speeds many recreational riders actually go, there is little to no difference between a 11-34 and a 11-28. As noted before the 11-34 is actually better, or the same, up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,437
Posted By Racing Dan

Imo, just stick with your current crank and get a...

Imo, just stick with your current crank and get a 11-34 cassette, a new chain and GS rear DR. Only if that is not adequate I would replace the crank. As mentioned the GRX line is suitable, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,437
Posted By Racing Dan

Most likely the smallest ring you can get on...

Most likely the smallest ring you can get on there is a 34t. That is not much different form a 36t. > Most bang for buck is a 11-34 cassette, a new chain and a GS rear DR. Replace the gear wire while...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,568
Posted By Racing Dan

One big issue with saddles is the continued...

One big issue with saddles is the continued denying, in the cycling community, that padding is useful and necessary. > 1/2 the saddles out the have next to no padding and thus no ability to spread...
03-29-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Racing Dan

Sounds like a lot of fun .. :-) May i...

Sounds like a lot of fun .. :-)

May i suggest you mount the new tyres on an old non TL rim with a tube, pump to 100 psi and let them stretch for a few days. Then retry the tyres on the new rim.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,736
Posted By Racing Dan

Threaded vs PF is only 1/2 the issue. Many BBs...

Threaded vs PF is only 1/2 the issue. Many BBs have metal to metal contact between the axle and the bearing, and that interface needs some slop to accommodate assembly. That in turn makes for one...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By Racing Dan

You should be looking for a bike that fits You...

You should be looking for a bike that fits You and is suited for whatever riding you are going to do. Imo, it really doesnt much if its alloy or carbon, or if it has Tiagra components or Ultegra....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,933
Posted By Racing Dan

Looking at the specs for that particular bike im...

Looking at the specs for that particular bike im betting the best and cheapest upgrade is getting some better tyres and light tubes. The oem tyres look very basic and heavy. Also im betting the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Racing Dan

Its not even "a couple". Its less than one watt...

Its not even "a couple". Its less than one watt between dura ace and even the most expensive botique stuff. Infact more like 0.15w to be more specific. Complete waste of time and money considering DA...
03-15-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Racing Dan

Why even ask if all of a sudden you are the...

Why even ask if all of a sudden you are the expert? :-)

For reference ive been using dunlop and presta for as long as I can remember and every pump i ever owned, track or hand, works or worked...
03-01-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,938
Posted By Racing Dan

Funny how ppl that have no real knowledge thinks...

Funny how ppl that have no real knowledge thinks its rocket science verifying basic tolerances. It is what goes on in every machinist shop every day and it doesnt take long or cost a fortune*. I used...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 29,313
Posted By Racing Dan

Not because they were enlightened, but because...

Not because they were enlightened, but because weight weenie marketing told them 1/2 oz is significant, when its really not.
02-26-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,938
Posted By Racing Dan

Several of the flaws Hambini is pointing out are...

Several of the flaws Hambini is pointing out are really obvious and easily identifiable with basic hand tools like a digital caliper. Shouldn't be a problem on any bike and is simply inexcusable on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 29,313
Posted By Racing Dan

It sure is. The supposed faff of hydraulic...

It sure is. The supposed faff of hydraulic vanishes with mechanical and so does the price hike. Id rather have TRP discs than rim brakes, even if hydros blows any competitor to kingdom come,...
02-19-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By Racing Dan

If your Conti 4 Season can keep you flat free,...

If your Conti 4 Season can keep you flat free, its a hard sell, unless you want to experiment for the fun of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,773
Posted By Racing Dan

Id much rather sign a petition to get a 105 level...

Id much rather sign a petition to get a 105 level 11s 12-28. Why must Shimano limit that particular option to DA. Boggles my mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,653
Posted By Racing Dan

Imo you should not exceed the max pressure...

Imo you should not exceed the max pressure recommended by the manufacturer, but other than that, its highly subjective what pressure is "right". Just take note of the pump gauge and try out different...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,653
Posted By Racing Dan

If it really says max 70 psi, then you should...

If it really says max 70 psi, then you should adhere to that. > 70 psi or less.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,343
Posted By Racing Dan

Just so you know. A 4700 tiagra cassette or a 105...

Just so you know. A 4700 tiagra cassette or a 105 would have been just fine. As long as it shimano 10 speed. Imo you are better off replacing cheaper parts more often.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,420
Posted By Racing Dan

No data on this one, but shimano seem convinced...

No data on this one, but shimano seem convinced its very durable:

"Durability improved by 50% or more (vs. CN-HG701-11)"
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,478
Posted By Racing Dan

As noted before, your bottom gear is much too...

As noted before, your bottom gear is much too high to maintain a high cadence. Even 60 rpm takes substantial power if the slope is 16%. Id suggest a 30/34 or 30/36 bottom gear rather than 34/32.
12-18-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,098
Posted By Racing Dan

Lack of maintenance is what brings about sudden,...

Lack of maintenance is what brings about sudden, "unexpected" failures, not lack of an extensive pre ride flight check.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,200
Posted By Racing Dan

Interesting how there close the correlation...

Interesting how there close the correlation between rim depth and power is. Not perfect but the trend is obvious.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,154
Posted By Racing Dan

All im saying is, you can get a complete SRAM...

All im saying is, you can get a complete SRAM Force etap bike at around the same price as a Ultegra DI2, However most spare parts and consumables are much more than the equivalent Shimano part. Just...
11-16-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,605
Posted By Racing Dan

Shimano has proper instructions on how to size...

Shimano has proper instructions on how to size the chain.
11-16-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,605
Posted By Racing Dan

5800 .. Is it? How many non-Shimano parts...

5800 .. Is it?

How many non-Shimano parts are on there. Its throwing a KMC chain form a set of Praxis rings with only the FD being Shimano, - Either the 5800, 5801 or R7000.

Imo its hard to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,099
Posted By Racing Dan

This have been an issue for decades. We are...

This have been an issue for decades. We are slowly incing closer, but in reality only mtb offer proper gearing for steep roads. Shimano should offer a 30/46 crank and a 11-40 cassette in the road...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,859
Posted By Racing Dan

Weight limit for that bike is 275 lbs or so. You...

Weight limit for that bike is 275 lbs or so. You be fine, unless you can put down mutant power.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 29,191
Posted By Racing Dan

Laugh all you want. I can't hardly hear you any...

Laugh all you want. I can't hardly hear you any way. Your discs squeal too loud ... ;-)

Have no ide why ppl have such a hard time with this. It's just fact. Discs squeal and loose brake power in...
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