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Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By smashndash

Huh. Not sure what to say then. I assumed it was...

Huh. Not sure what to say then. I assumed it was because of the diameter but I guess I was wrong.

The issue is that if I press the chuck onto the conti valve extension as lightly as I would a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By smashndash

I don’t recommend the conti ones if you have a...

I don’t recommend the conti ones if you have a press-on chuck. These have a slightly oversized diameter, and since there’s no lockring, it’s *quite* the pain to put on and take off the chuck. I cut...
09-12-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,312
Posted By smashndash

My LGS was incredibly elitist when I went there....

My LGS was incredibly elitist when I went there. I told them I couldn’t afford to spend $400 on Organic Cup Noodles and they basically turned me away.
09-12-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,312
Posted By smashndash

Hot take: the subdivision of bikeforums into...

Hot take: the subdivision of bikeforums into incredibly small niches is dumb. They should migrate to a tag-based system that allows you to filter by tag if you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,970
Posted By smashndash

You know what. I visited the bike shop again...

You know what. I visited the bike shop again today. Here's a video comparison of me sliding my thumb on the rubber with roughly equal force: https://youtu.be/9PlNP3E2-9U

The Gators actually felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,970
Posted By smashndash

I was in a bike shop today and they had some...

I was in a bike shop today and they had some Gatorskins (among others) in stock. I felt the Gator rubber, and it was *quite* sticky. It felt identical to the Ultra Sport. They had an old non-addix...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,970
Posted By smashndash

Gatorskins have a really hard compound, the...

Gatorskins have a really hard compound, the opposite of what you want in cold conditions. Something like the GP4S or Michelin Power All Season probably would serve better in your situation. Similar...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By smashndash

Alaphilippe won today's TDF stage on the turbo...

Alaphilippe won today's TDF stage on the turbo cottons. GP5k has never, and probably will never get used in a WT race. Take that for what you will.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By smashndash

Gatorskins will last something like 3000-4000...

Gatorskins will last something like 3000-4000 miles and race tires like the Vittoria Corsa will last closer to 1000 miles. Part of that is that the Gators have more rubber, but also the Gator rubber...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,594
Posted By smashndash

These comments are funny. Keep em coming LOL. ...

These comments are funny. Keep em coming LOL.

I am shocked by the bar setup as well. No way you can go flat-forearms on the hoods with those. And that is the most aero position. I’d like to hear...
08-26-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 913
Posted By smashndash

The mental anguish of knowing that you have those...

The mental anguish of knowing that you have those tires just sitting there is probably more costly than the effort it takes to swap tires. The tires won't get ruined if you take them off. Just be...
08-24-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By smashndash

1.6mm at the top is cutting it close but it’s not...

1.6mm at the top is cutting it close but it’s not the worst. Some people say you could end up with a pebble or whatever jamming in there, but I’m not convinced this is a real problem. For any given...
08-23-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By smashndash

From what I can tell, this is the exact issue...

From what I can tell, this is the exact issue that the recall was issued for in July. The problem isn’t a defect. It’s improper installation. If OP bought this bike 2 weeks ago, it’s straight up...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By smashndash

For my 23mm rim, 25mm tape was juuust barely not...

For my 23mm rim, 25mm tape was juuust barely not enough. So 27mm ie +4mm seems about right.

For hookless, make that closer to 2.5mm, since the bed width is narrower for the same measured internal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 179,600
Posted By smashndash

“no holes” = less drillium = more weight. But you...

“no holes” = less drillium = more weight. But you save that weight and then some if you don’t need to use tape :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By smashndash

Panaracer Gravelking - which is very similar to...

Panaracer Gravelking - which is very similar to the Rene Herse tires. Just cheaper.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By smashndash

Hm. Fair enough. But wouldn’t the tube rupturing...

Hm. Fair enough. But wouldn’t the tube rupturing at a particular point cause a concentrated rush of air? I’m thinking that the air trying to escape from that particular spot would be enough to lift a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 179,600
Posted By smashndash

No pads from LB but some people seem to like...

No pads from LB but some people seem to like them. Swisstop Black Prince are pricey but popular pads. They are quite soft. It’s pretty much a necessary tradeoff to get solid bite.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 179,600
Posted By smashndash

Unfortunately, you won’t find many people who...

Unfortunately, you won’t find many people who have experience with both the smooth track and the graphene track.

I have the graphene track and have done some crazy descending in absolute...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By smashndash

Because they had installed the tube only a couple...

Because they had installed the tube only a couple of miles before. And the odds of a tire randomly choosing to blow are quite low relative to a lockring cutting into the tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By smashndash

It can happen because I’ve seen it happen....

It can happen because I’ve seen it happen. Someone installed a tube with the lockring inside and the tube blew. The tire blew off the rim and the bead separated from the carcass. A leak is not the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By smashndash

Don’t pin this on “wide rims”. I use 25mm tires...

Don’t pin this on “wide rims”. I use 25mm tires on 23mm rims and would say that is probably the maximum.

It’s tough to say whether the tire blew off on its own or if the tube blew and the tire...
08-12-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By smashndash

Uh. This is definitely beyond my realm of...

Uh. This is definitely beyond my realm of knowledge, but I'm not sure that the difference between "works perfectly" and "makes a squeaking sound when pedaling" ought to be just 1/8 of a turn. It's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By smashndash

Ferrouscious got it right. I reached out to...

Ferrouscious got it right. I reached out to CeramicSpeed and they replied:

“Hope you are well and thank you for your email. We have developed the 2 pc inner sleeve in order to offer a better...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,092
Posted By smashndash

or just use heat shrink like in your case

or just use heat shrink like in your case
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By smashndash

I think alaphillipe flatted 6 times on turbo...

I think alaphillipe flatted 6 times on turbo cottons at strade bianche last week. They’re not known to be puncture resistant. But I’m not sure how much worse than the 5ks they are.

EDIT: he might...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By smashndash

I’m a bit confused about what exactly the “half...

I’m a bit confused about what exactly the “half sleeves” are because from the pictures of the BB, it looks like the outer sleeve goes all the way from one end to the other... and so does the inner...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By smashndash

For $3000, carbon wheels should come with di2...

For $3000, carbon wheels should come with di2 pressure control systems. Dial in some pressure in the rear tire when climbing, both if sprinting.

I will say that the “squish” matters a LOT less on...
08-10-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By smashndash

So do you see any aluminum? You can also pretty...

So do you see any aluminum? You can also pretty easily measure the BB shell.

Specialized Carbon OSBB was 61mm wide with a 46mm hole. BB30 or alloy OSBB is 68mm wide with a 42mm hole.

That being...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By smashndash

https://axs-stage.sram.com/tirepressureguide ...

https://axs-stage.sram.com/tirepressureguide

This website recommends about 70psi front and rear. I would not ride with such a drastic F/R difference.

It’s really hard to say “your pressure was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,525
Posted By smashndash

This is true, but it’s also true that getting...

This is true, but it’s also true that getting Enve product below RRP is extremely rare.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,855
Posted By smashndash

This begs the question, why does the frame...

This begs the question, why does the frame manufacturer need to sell you the groupset? Surely Shimano would rather sell you the groupset directly, and has the ability to undercut every other...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,525
Posted By smashndash

Yes. I’m frequently ride on the knife’s edge and...

Yes. I’m frequently ride on the knife’s edge and recently crashed after switching from my race wheels (with vittoria corsas) to training wheels (beat up 4 year old turbo pros). I foolishly tried to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,747
Posted By smashndash

Stinner hand-makes some very beautiful bikes in...

Stinner hand-makes some very beautiful bikes in Santa Barbara.

Eliel is extremely popular in San Diego for their custom team kits. Made and managed locally.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,525
Posted By smashndash

I love this mainly because of the 27mm size. It...

I love this mainly because of the 27mm size. It measures about 30mm on a 25i rim, which is just about the perfect size for the ARs.

Does it bother anyone else that there is almost ZERO mention of...
08-05-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By smashndash

Yeah hanging bike racks are an absolute joke. I...

Yeah hanging bike racks are an absolute joke. I bought a 4 bike hanging hitch rack in college so I could transport 2 extra bikes for the team. My hitch couldn’t handle a 4 bike platform rack.

Even...
08-05-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By smashndash

Nahh you can have problems with square taper too....

Nahh you can have problems with square taper too. My crappy fixie made a spine-tingling CRACK every time I jumped on the pedals. Bad engineering knows no bounds.
08-05-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,575
Posted By smashndash

https://youtu.be/kNa2gZNqmT8 Please watch...

https://youtu.be/kNa2gZNqmT8

Please watch this video. It explains everything you need to know about why wider tires grip harder.
08-05-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By smashndash

I’ll throw in my 2c. I don’t think there’s...

I’ll throw in my 2c. I don’t think there’s anything fundamentally wrong with the DUB design. It’s possible that the crank wasn’t produced properly or that the frame wasn’t produced properly. If it’s...
08-05-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By smashndash

I hate to be a stick in the mud, but my 2017...

I hate to be a stick in the mud, but my 2017 allez sprint came with a praxis alba. 52/36. The shifting was incredibly bad. I literally could not get into the big ring if I was in the harder/smaller...
08-04-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,575
Posted By smashndash

Yeah the pressure is what determines the contact...

Yeah the pressure is what determines the contact patch size, but you can’t run a 23mm tire at 40psi.

But also... hoop stress, aka the “stiffness” of a tire and how much it’s able to conform to a...
08-04-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,575
Posted By smashndash

Sorry, but do you have a source to prove that a...

Sorry, but do you have a source to prove that a bigger contact patch does not result in more grip?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_load_sensitivity

There is TONS of evidence to suggest that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,855
Posted By smashndash

Yeah the Venge Pro was/is $8000 and had the same...

Yeah the Venge Pro was/is $8000 and had the same frame as the Sworks. I’ve also heard that the bigger sizes of Venge were lighter than the SL6, but don’t quote me on that. It would be hilarious if...
08-04-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By smashndash

“Evo Max integrated bottom bracket with sealed...

“Evo Max integrated bottom bracket with sealed bearingsFor use with spindles of 24mm diameter & Shimano Compatible“

Looks like Evo Max and Shimano should be interchangeable. Could you post a video...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By smashndash

https://www.thebikelist.co.uk/reviews/components-a...

https://www.thebikelist.co.uk/reviews/components-accessories/rotor-3df-3d30-compact-road-cranks-and-rotor-noq-round-chainrings-pro-compact-110mm-bcd/

Looks like you’ll need BSA 30.
...
08-02-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,575
Posted By smashndash

I don’t think Jan Heine predicts that WT pros are...

I don’t think Jan Heine predicts that WT pros are gonna be rockin 38s... ever. But it’s probably fair to say that most people who ride bikes do not compete. Thus, safety, comfort and versatility are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,855
Posted By smashndash

This is definitely the “sweetspot” for the SL7....

This is definitely the “sweetspot” for the SL7. But the conspiracy theorist in me says that part of the reason those $12k Sworks exist is to make a $7000 bike look like a good value... somehow.
...
08-01-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By smashndash

https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/shimano-105-br-...

https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/shimano-105-br-r7000-brake-calipers-117080.html

R7000 has separate front and rear brake calipers...

And by arm length I don’t mean pivot to pad. I mean pivot...
08-01-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By smashndash

Hm. Based on my crappy measurements, it seems...

Hm. Based on my crappy measurements, it seems like the front (R7000) caliper has 1/8” longer arms than the rear. The difference isn’t massive.

Also the rear isn’t more spongy. It’s less spongy. It...
08-01-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By smashndash

I believe shimano rim brakes are mismatched out...

I believe shimano rim brakes are mismatched out of the box. The rear caliper has less mechanical advantage than the front and is therefore harder to lock. I bet 70% of riders who have these brakes...
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