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Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By TerryDi2C

Like Kimmo said, connecting the FD using the RD...

Like Kimmo said, connecting the FD using the RD cable will let you rule out the FD wire as the cause of the issue.

Normally I'd say connect the bike to a windows computer and let E-Tube Project...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By seypat

It's that way in all products. Read the supply...

It's that way in all products. Read the supply chain issue threads. I have a wholesale/retail business. Products that cost me $15-$20 2 years ago now cost in the $40s. The freight on an individual...
10-14-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 289
Posted By cyrano138

Yes, and yes. The spokes are numerous and heavy,...

Yes, and yes. The spokes are numerous and heavy, not unlike the crowd at wal mart on black Friday, and my shorts expressly promised to wick moisture away to, I can only assume, some other place,...
09-25-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By 70sSanO

The main problem you have is 10 speed mtb...

The main problem you have is 10 speed mtb shifters pull a lot more cable (3.4mm) to move the RD less distance than traditional 9 speed shifters (2.5mm) pull to move the RD more. Alternate cabling...
09-25-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By jccaclimber

Search this link for “alternate cable routing” ...

Search this link for “alternate cable routing”

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/drivetrain-mixing.shtml
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By canklecat

Kimmo , yeah, but I really want one of these. ...

Kimmo , yeah, but I really want one of these.

https://youtu.be/VE1VdjqV_LA
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 250,090
Posted By LAJ

Both hot, though the Storck is way hotter. ...

Both hot, though the Storck is way hotter.

In my opinion, I would stop searching for the perfect blue, and go black. Unnecessary matchy-matchy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By canklecat

Try a Timber mountain bike bell...

Try a Timber mountain bike bell (https://www.mtbbell.com/). It rings continuously when "turned on," and can be muted by flipping a lever. Ringing depends on the terrain and angle of the bell. Sounds...
09-23-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,463
Posted By WizardOfBoz

As someone who has gone over the handlebars and...

As someone who has gone over the handlebars and landed on my chin due to trying to optimize improperly (and who grew up working in a machine shop and now has a PhD in Engineering) I would suggest...
09-23-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,463
Posted By HillRider

If you are looking for a quieter hub, get...

If you are looking for a quieter hub, get Shimano's as they are nearly silent while coasting. My FH-7700 Dura Ace hub makes no noise at all. Shimano even makes a series of hubs intended for Police...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,198
Posted By PeteHski

While this is true, competition between rival...

While this is true, competition between rival brands will inevitably drive what technology is actually used on the bikes to make them competitive.
Or do you think none of the bike manufacturers try...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,198
Posted By Prodigy4299

This x1000. I was grinding my teeth recently,...

This x1000. I was grinding my teeth recently, listening to the Rouleur podcast on the topic, where they said "well, obviously the pros prefer disc brakes, since they're choosing to ride them now"....
09-20-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By jnbrown

Are you sure it is loosing charge or just a loose...

Are you sure it is loosing charge or just a loose connection?
My wife's Cannondale had a problem where the shifting would stop working intermittently.
I finally accessed the junction box in the BB...
09-20-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By hydrocarbon

For sure. Nice to see some data to back up what's...

For sure. Nice to see some data to back up what's been known to good wheelbuilders for ages.

It's well-established that butted spokes are superior to straight-gauge in every way except cost. I...
09-18-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By shelbyfv

Just to get the obvious out of the way, what's...

Just to get the obvious out of the way, what's your objection to Shimano chains?:foo:
09-17-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,425
Posted By Eric F

Lotto-Jumbo rider, Steven Kruijswijk, was...

Lotto-Jumbo rider, Steven Kruijswijk, was involved in a heavy crash in one of the early stages of the TdF this year that completely broke out his seat stay. He got back on the bike and finished the...
09-17-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,425
Posted By alcjphil

Carbon bike frames can be pretty strong...

Carbon bike frames can be pretty strong...
09-17-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By cyccommute

In theory, perhaps. In practice, spokes break. ...

In theory, perhaps. In practice, spokes break. Spokes used in situations where the wheel carries more load break more frequently. Heavy riders and riders carrying heavy loads decrease the tension...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,617
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Troul on overdrive in descent? Like a gas saving...

Troul on overdrive in descent? Like a gas saving 5th gear in an old school manual transmission, which causes the engine to lug as soon as you shift into it.
09-16-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By cyccommute

According to the ASM International Elements of...

According to the ASM International Elements of Metallurgy and Engineering Alloys, 2008 (https://www.asminternational.org/documents/10192/1849770/05224G_Chapter14.pdf), they are related.
09-16-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By cyccommute

Pillar Spokes...

Pillar Spokes (https://www.pillarspoke.com/spokes) doesn’t present testing in a laced wheel but they appear to have measured the breaking strength of all of their various spokes. They likely used...
09-15-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By 79pmooney

The spoke itself isn't the only thing that does...

The spoke itself isn't the only thing that does better butted. My experience is that rims built on butted spokes are less likely to crack at the spoke holes. I'd guess the same would be true of the...
09-15-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,425
Posted By Eric F

At this point, it's not even about "if it's good...

At this point, it's not even about "if it's good for planes then it must be good for bikes". CF composite material has proven itself over multiple decades to be strong, durable, and lightweight, with...
09-15-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,089
Posted By Pantah

Agreed. Routine maintenance, which includes...

Agreed. Routine maintenance, which includes wiping the dust and dirt off, really helps prevent the gunky buildup which requires some sort of solvent. The number one reason I typically use solvent...
09-15-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,089
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I got into chain waxing a few months ago and...

I got into chain waxing a few months ago and finding OMS in southern California has been challenging. I ended up buying a liter from an art supply store (Michaels) for $22. I also ordered a quart...
09-15-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,425
Posted By Hondo6

Sorry for the delayed reply here. Got tied up...

Sorry for the delayed reply here. Got tied up yesterday, then zonked early last night.

It's not really a “sudden drop-off of durability and performance”. It’s more like a slow internal degradation...
09-14-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,801
Posted By sykerocker

A few years back, I got tired of seeing all the...

A few years back, I got tired of seeing all the middle-aged doctors, lawyers and accountants showing up at Tour de France time for Sunday rides thru the Ashland area on their Orbeas, Pinarellos, etc....
09-14-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,425
Posted By tankist

Carbon passes my test - it is strong enough to...

Carbon passes my test - it is strong enough to open a beer bottle :)

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/carbon_13bcf63ba21fb052757356f5a791c2a79fdb35fe.jpg
09-14-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,425
Posted By Hondo6

Sounds like they ended up using something akin to...

Sounds like they ended up using something akin to Whipple sheilds and/or improved versions of same. That would have been my guess as to the next step beyond a sacrificial outer layer (or maybe in...
09-14-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,425
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Correction; Airbus is a European consortium,...

Correction;
Airbus is a European consortium, not a French Company.
The last tail separation was in 2009 and some pilots believe the world is flat.
The tail separations were not linked to the use...
09-14-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,425
Posted By Steve B.

American Airlines flight 587 had a failure of the...

American Airlines flight 587 had a failure of the carbon fiber vertical stabilizer that was not an actual failure of the material, but the bolts and assembly that held the tail to the fuselage. The...
09-13-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,425
Posted By Eric F

I have the same Time VX Special Pro frame ridden...

I have the same Time VX Special Pro frame ridden by the Bonjour team in the 2003 TdF, which I bought new. I still ride it regularly.

World Tour riders subject their machines to a tremendous amount...
09-09-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,425
Posted By Pantah

Common logic would certainly lead you to believe...

Common logic would certainly lead you to believe the older, thicker stuff is more robust, and it's probably true that early carbon fiber was overbuilt out of an abundance of caution. However, the...
09-09-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,425
Posted By Eric F

Cosmetic scratches in CF are a non-issue. ...

Cosmetic scratches in CF are a non-issue. Impacts hard enough to actually damage a CF structure will also likely be hard enough to damage an aluminum structure. CF is NOT more fragile than aluminum.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,181
Posted By Koyote

Placebo effect.

Placebo effect.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,181
Posted By Koyote

Nope. The difference in rolling resistance from a...

Nope. The difference in rolling resistance from a dirty cheap set of hub bearings compared to a clean high-quality set is relatively trivial.

Since you can’t climb with your friend but you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,941
Posted By Sy Reene

Could be called crippleware. Reminds me of old...

Could be called crippleware. Reminds me of old digital SLR days when Canon would purposely not build in functionality into their lower end (eg. Rebel) models that the cameras themselves would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,941
Posted By WhyFi

That it's technically possible? Prolly 100% ...

That it's technically possible? Prolly 100%

That it'll happen and Shimano will be the ones to enable it? Prolly 0%
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,941
Posted By guachi

Best thing about the new 12-speed is Shimano...

Best thing about the new 12-speed is Shimano fixed the crappy spacing on the 11-spd 11-34 cassette. It looks like the new 11-34 12-spd is the old 11-30 11-spd with a 34-tooth cassette added to it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,941
Posted By WhyFi

If you bought a frame a year ago with rim brakes...

If you bought a frame a year ago with rim brakes and the inability to internally route/house an electronic groupset, then you went out of your way to buy out-of-(modern)-spec and that's all on you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,941
Posted By Sy Reene

Not sure Merlin is the best place to compare, but...

Not sure Merlin is the best place to compare, but it's available. An Ultegra mech groupset only sells for about $240 more than 105. While a Di2 Ultegra groupset is priced at $1,400 more than 105...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,941
Posted By Badger6

But, Kimmo will be happy to know that the...

But, Kimmo will be happy to know that the venerable cup-and-cone (bane of my existence...I can never seem to get it just right, probably need more practice) have remained in the hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By Canker

https://absoluteblack.cc/oval-road-chainrings-30-4...

https://absoluteblack.cc/oval-road-chainrings-30-46-and-32-48-for-110-4bcd/
They make 46/30 and 48/32 chainrings that fit standard shimano road cranks. I run their 46/30 on my road/gravel bike. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By RNAV

So let me tell you a story . . . (TL;DR: the...

So let me tell you a story . . . (TL;DR: the short cage and medium cage derailleurs actually have different knuckle bodies, so the short cage ones won't work well with 32T cassettes even if you put a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By cwilly8

Better cassette spacing for aging rider

As I approach my 67th birthday, I find that my average speed for typical rides is not what it used to be. Related to that, I also find that I use the smaller cassette sprockets less frequently. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Ti473

New Ultegra r8150/8170?

Not sure if this is new news or not, but i was in my spam box and just saw this... I was like "wait, did i miss the launch of 24sp Ultegra somehow??". But it doesn't appear they have announced...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There isn't one. At least not for everyone. ...

There isn't one. At least not for everyone. Cycling is an aerobic sport, you use your heart and lungs to make power, the position of your cleats is about comfort and avoiding repetitive stress.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,792
Posted By seypat

No, you said you are getting sick of people in...

No, you said you are getting sick of people in the industry dooming and glooming.
The people like me on the supply side of industry. We're getting sick of you saying there's nothing to it, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,792
Posted By downtube42

It is what it is. I've remained gainfully...

It is what it is. I've remained gainfully employed throughout, with a10% paycut more than offset by reduced expenses. The sky above my head is in pretty good shape.

Friends, family, and some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By MinnMan

Depending on group dynamics and convention, it...

Depending on group dynamics and convention, it can be acceptable to sit in, without ever getting near the front. To do so, make sure to open a small gap at the right time, so that whomever is...
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