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10-15-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,451
Posted By Racing Dan

There really isn't much left to invent, however...

There really isn't much left to invent, however much of the cool (and useful) stuff remain out of reach on account of price. Id much rather have affordable DI2, power meter, high res GPS device, etc....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By Racing Dan

"Maybe I will drop the Conti 5000's (which are a...

"Maybe I will drop the Conti 5000's (which are a real pain to get on/off my rims anyway) and go back to Gatorskins"

There in lies the root of your problems. Race day tyres flat way more often than...
10-08-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,614
Posted By Racing Dan

Good questions, but you are right. Replacing the...

Good questions, but you are right. Replacing the chain before it elongates "too much" does protect the chain rings as well. I believe much of the debate originate in the fact that some chain rings...
10-07-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,614
Posted By Racing Dan

There is no One right solution, but, the longer...

There is no One right solution, but, the longer you wait, the more likely "new chain skip" is. I betting it is true a worn chain wears more on the cogs. Reason being a worn chain develops uneven...
10-07-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,352
Posted By Racing Dan

Are they really that challenging. For instance,...

Are they really that challenging. For instance, making hand moisturisers from readily available emulsion-wax is a popular (female) pastime. They can make it in a cookpot with a few cheap ingredients....
10-07-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,352
Posted By Racing Dan

I cant understand why ppl go on and on about all...

I cant understand why ppl go on and on about all sorts of extremely elaborate cleaning and hot-waxing procedures, but no-one ever posted anything about the possibility of a DIY emulsion wax, like...
10-05-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,352
Posted By Racing Dan

Not all. Some (most?) are emulsions. That is wax...

Not all. Some (most?) are emulsions. That is wax in water. Emulsion waxes are readily available on amazon if anyone cares to experiment.
10-03-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,811
Posted By Racing Dan

Agreed! it sure is a paradox it only took 150+...

Agreed! it sure is a paradox it only took 150+ posts to explain what easy steps, easy tools and easy gadgets you need to mount, inflate, unmount, seal, plug, etc .. Im betting the companion thread...
09-30-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,811
Posted By Racing Dan

HIFI ... You make up your own reality. The...

HIFI ...

You make up your own reality. The only tyres on the approved lists are the tyres on the approved list. The tyres not on the approved list are not on the approved list no matter the amount...
09-28-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,811
Posted By Racing Dan

unseating .. But why are mastic not used to...

unseating ..

But why are mastic not used to prevent such issues. Seem like a straight forward solution. A TL tyre is not supposed to go on and off the rim all the time anyway. - Its supposed to be...
09-28-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,114
Posted By Racing Dan

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/...

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/tubolito

Nahh not really. From the above it appears only the ultra thin s-tubo tubolito can compete with latex in terms of rolling resistance. The...
09-27-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,114
Posted By Racing Dan

TPU tubes .. I dont get it. The reason latex is...

TPU tubes .. I dont get it. The reason latex is such a good tube material is its low hysteresis compared to butyl. Now TPU has even MORE hysteresis than butyl, begging the question why anyone would...
09-27-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,235
Posted By Racing Dan

I vote No. Not only are they hard to get off,...

I vote No. Not only are they hard to get off, they likely are equally hard to get back on and may need high pressure to get the beads to pop in place. My wheels are similar but to a lesser,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,198
Posted By Racing Dan

Can you? Thats like "feeling" how much is left in...

Can you? Thats like "feeling" how much is left in the bottles without looking .. You are very sensitive! ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By Racing Dan

Or you could simply get at phone mount for your...

Or you could simply get at phone mount for your cell and use it with komoot, ride with gps or what not.

I use komoot to both plan (on the PC) and ride the route with the phone in a stem mount.. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By Racing Dan

To be seen you shouldn't forget about reflective...

To be seen you shouldn't forget about reflective clothing. Some materials are very good at it and much less annoying than super bright flashes.
09-25-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,068
Posted By Racing Dan

Maybe any One metric isnt all that interesting in...

Maybe any One metric isnt all that interesting in isolation. But keeping an eye on HR, cadence, speed, etc may revel interesting connections. For instance, how Cadence impacts HR even at the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,617
Posted By Racing Dan

May I ask what components went into that cassette?

May I ask what components went into that cassette?
09-25-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,811
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure. But some TL rims does not have a bead lock...

Sure. But some TL rims does not have a bead lock hump that retains the bead seating in the event of pressure loss. However that isn't the reason the tyre goes flat. Any number of other possible...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,198
Posted By Racing Dan

Also no one ever considers rubbing might...

Also no one ever considers rubbing might originate in frame and hub flex.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By Racing Dan

Not sure if this is a real question but winter...

Not sure if this is a real question but winter bibs do tend to have a higher cut on the front. For instance ..
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,198
Posted By Racing Dan

True. Only the very best rim brakes can compete...

True. Only the very best rim brakes can compete in any meaningful way with hydro disc brakes. However lots of bikes come equipped with cost cutting off/own brand rim callipers that are utterly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By Racing Dan

Increased trail in the small bikes is common....

Increased trail in the small bikes is common. Even in very expensive bikes. Imo you shouldn't compromise if either of two sizes doesnt fit or have weird handling from compromised frame geo. Try them...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,960
Posted By Racing Dan

You can just wear normal short padded bibs and a...

You can just wear normal short padded bibs and a tight Tee on the inside, and have any amount of insulation and wind/water proof clothing on top.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By Racing Dan

True. Powerful lights can be very annoying to...

True. Powerful lights can be very annoying to others. My 1000lm front light is blinding even at a healthy distance and ppl do complain about it if im not dialling it back to the low setting and point...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,476
Posted By Racing Dan

Dude ... You are making it up. You did it...

Dude ...

You are making it up.
You did it all wrong.
You are a luddite.
You are a troll.
You were unlucky.
Your tyres are the exception.
Your sealant is the wrong make.
Your pressure is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,504
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure, IF its a hookless rim you must use a...

Sure, IF its a hookless rim you must use a compatible TL ready tyre, but you can have a tube in it if you like.
09-05-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By Racing Dan

You can make up any number of reasons as to why...

You can make up any number of reasons as to why components are or are not comparable or at "the same level", but a Force AXS read DR is about
2x the price of a ultegra R8050 DI2.
09-05-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By Racing Dan

Im betting that dynamo was for light as well? The...

Im betting that dynamo was for light as well? The battery in the current DI2 road line up is 3.7 Wh. Assuming it will work for 1000 km, as promised, and you go at an average of 30 km/h it can last...
09-05-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,063
Posted By Racing Dan

If you study the shimano line up youll see many...

If you study the shimano line up youll see many little differences that all add cost and shave a little weight Is the top tier price justified? I dunno, possibly not. Imo the real difference in disc...
09-05-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By Racing Dan

Honestly, the new wiring DI2 with wireless...

Honestly, the new wiring DI2 with wireless shifters, is bound to be much simpler than before and much simpler than mechanical. At worst its one battery, one junction box and the derailleurs. Id take...
09-05-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By Racing Dan

I think they should give an option for a dynamo....

I think they should give an option for a dynamo. Say, in the the tension pulley. I calculated the average power consumption for the previous generation DI2 to be less than 0.1W. Way below significant...
09-05-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By Racing Dan

Not having a battery on the derailleurs makes...

Not having a battery on the derailleurs makes them lighter and much less bulky, and, judging by the previous generation, much cheaper too. Its only a few wires and its a one time deal and no...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,941
Posted By Racing Dan

105 mech and rival axs is not comparable. Rival...

105 mech and rival axs is not comparable. Rival is much more expensive and much heavier too. A new rear DR is either 278 euros or 52 euros! :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 03:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,223
Posted By Racing Dan

This is not true. Of course there is an element...

This is not true. Of course there is an element of chance, but to a very large degree the amount of flats you will suffer, over time, is determined by the tyres you run.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,941
Posted By Racing Dan

The more I think about it, the less I can believe...

The more I think about it, the less I can believe 12s Ultegra or even DA will be/stay electronic only. Its completely contrary to what Shimano is doing in mtb groups and will leave a giant hole...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,569
Posted By Racing Dan

In automotive applications there are such a thing...

In automotive applications there are such a thing as bead sealant, even if liquid sealant, like in bikes are not used. Conceivably such a bead sealer could be used in a bike wheel, is you want an air...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,569
Posted By Racing Dan

The real difference between car tyres and road...

The real difference between car tyres and road bike tyres is that car tyres are robust enough to not get punctures all the time. In road bikes, TL is used as an excuse to run TT like tyres all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,941
Posted By Racing Dan

True. If there is no mechanical Ultegra, Ultegra...

True. If there is no mechanical Ultegra, Ultegra will be priced out of reach for most. Contrary, in mtb, anything between and including XTR and Deore is, as of today, available in 12s, mechanical....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,941
Posted By Racing Dan

Its all over YT. Cycling tips here: ...

Its all over YT. Cycling tips here:

https://youtu.be/noc-iQ57Z3s
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,569
Posted By Racing Dan

The down side to air liners is, they make the...

The down side to air liners is, they make the tyres even harder to get on or off.

and they are silly expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,187
Posted By Racing Dan

Combining 30/46 crank with a 12-25 cassette...

Combining 30/46 crank with a 12-25 cassette would get you close and Im sure a custom Miche cassette could do the trick as well. Either with a 34/50 crank or a 30/46.

Bicycle Gear Calculator...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By Racing Dan

The handle popping up is a sign the check valve,...

The handle popping up is a sign the check valve, in the pump, is not closing reliably. The CV is not in the head. Its somewhere between the piston and the manometer. Often there is a ball in the pump...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Racing Dan

In my (admittedly limited) experience all the...

In my (admittedly limited) experience all the elaborate "bedding in" schemes and what not to make your brakes not howl or brake better is just deluding yourself. If you keep it clean form oil It...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,339
Posted By Racing Dan

Just so you know. Reaping pinholes with "crazy...

Just so you know. Reaping pinholes with "crazy glue" is a perfectly viable option. Just make sure to stretch the tube a bit to make let the glue into the hole, and make sure to Not to glue the tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,241
Posted By Racing Dan

True. Todays Sora has features that are mostly...

True. Todays Sora has features that are mostly reminiscent of 2010 Shimano 105 5700. Todays Tiagra has adopted features mostly one generation newer, similar to 105 5800. Trickle down is there, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,241
Posted By Racing Dan

"the precision of each shift" What does that...

"the precision of each shift"

What does that even mean :-) The shifting is indexed and honestly the ultegra paddles are just as floppy as in any of the other groups. Id argue the feel in the lever...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,241
Posted By Racing Dan

Often the devil is in the detail. A 105, or what...

Often the devil is in the detail. A 105, or what ever, often has half the components exchanged with something else. Jagwire cables, tektro brakes, fsa crank, kmc chain, sunrace cassette, no name...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,241
Posted By Racing Dan

Cant speak to Sora, but Tiagra is just fine and...

Cant speak to Sora, but Tiagra is just fine and well made. I did replace the mechanical TRP disc brakes for hydraulic Tiagra brakes. Huge upgrade. Getting true hydro brakes would be a valid reason to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By Racing Dan

Id much rather have 10s Di2 than 12s anything.

Id much rather have 10s Di2 than 12s anything.
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