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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Racing Dan

If you are in between sizes you should most...

If you are in between sizes you should most likely find an other model. Compromising one ore more measurements just isnt wort it in a market with hundreds of models to choose from.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,687
Posted By Racing Dan

Buying a lighter bike to beat a PR really isnt...

Buying a lighter bike to beat a PR really isnt much of an achievement ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,687
Posted By Racing Dan

9S is about right. As i said before, its...

9S is about right. As i said before, its significant if you are racing or chase KOMs, but to the average cyclist, not so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,687
Posted By Racing Dan

Seems little? How so? What I wrote is true, no...

Seems little? How so? What I wrote is true, no matter if you believe it or not.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,031
Posted By Racing Dan

Silca publishes something similar that is often...

Silca publishes something similar that is often referenced to argue low pressure is faster, however if you look at the charts they clearly show higher pressure is faster up to and above 100 psi,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,972
Posted By Racing Dan

Oh didnt you know? If you are not in on the group...

Oh didnt you know? If you are not in on the group think then you are a troll and subject to endless snarky remarks from a select few that tirelessly patrol the forums to make sure anyone either fall...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,687
Posted By Racing Dan

Its a lot cheaper caring about rolling resistance...

Its a lot cheaper caring about rolling resistance and drive train losses than weight, and the potential gains easily surpass saving a few hundred grams off of the frame.

Of course 1.2 kg does make...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By Racing Dan

The Racing 5 are cheaper and lighter than the...

The Racing 5 are cheaper and lighter than the Racing 4. Id go with the R5.
09-12-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 545
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: 889
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.
09-12-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By Racing Dan

Not from my experience. It may be in theory but I...

Not from my experience. It may be in theory but I have done so in the past and not noticed anything unusual. That one cassette displayed a bit of skipping from the first to the second chain, but it...
09-12-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By Racing Dan

I agree its the cassette, but from experience Ive...

I agree its the cassette, but from experience Ive noticed the skipping may subside if you ride the new chain for a little while. No need to replace it right away unless the skipping is severe and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,661
Posted By Racing Dan

I believe the issue is the undampened nature of...

I believe the issue is the undampened nature of the fork that is at the root of the problem. It has been know in MCs for decades and all sorts of dampeners are available, both oem and after market....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,661
Posted By Racing Dan

https://youtu.be/z3OQTU-kE2s

https://youtu.be/z3OQTU-kE2s
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,661
Posted By Racing Dan

Or downgrade the wheels :-) There is no reason to...

Or downgrade the wheels :-) There is no reason to believe a more expensive wheel will excite the resonant frequency of the any less than a cheaper one. Id try a balanced wheel with an other weight....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,578
Posted By Racing Dan

You dont know that, and you managed to completely...

You dont know that, and you managed to completely ignored the point, - that "bad luck" if often the result of ppl running too fragile tyres and tubes (latex?), and carbon rims, that are prone to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,578
Posted By Racing Dan

Was it bad luck? Sure it was, but the amount of...

Was it bad luck? Sure it was, but the amount of bad luck you are likely to experience does vary depending on the gear you choose. - Some tyres are (much) more susceptible to cuts and flats than...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By Racing Dan

That thing isnt much help if you cant get the...

That thing isnt much help if you cant get the tyre off in case of a flat.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,493
Posted By Racing Dan

Mine are tilted inwards, but not by that amount....

Mine are tilted inwards, but not by that amount. It does relieve some strain on the wrists, compered to the hoods pointing straight ahead.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,972
Posted By Racing Dan

What a BS answer. YOU were the one changing the...

What a BS answer. YOU were the one changing the subject from ride quality to speed in #164 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=164) and now reframing the references...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,972
Posted By Racing Dan

That is not really an answer to what you quoted,...

That is not really an answer to what you quoted, but wanting to go faster on behalf on other attributes is just fine. There are pros and cons to all tyres, including price. However the hyperbole and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,972
Posted By Racing Dan

Lots just want a hassle free experience. No...

Lots just want a hassle free experience. No install issues, long wear life and riding in confidence that you wont flat or have to deal with sealant or bacon strips, or having to remove the tyre to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,661
Posted By Racing Dan

This video contains some interesting insights...

This video contains some interesting insights even if its from a MC point of view.

https://youtu.be/NsGHbK8McDk
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Racing Dan

Well there are wireless pressure gauges that can...

Well there are wireless pressure gauges that can be installed on the valve or in the rim, but a safer bet is to not get a flat in the first place. > Ride a tyre that is less susceptible to flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,972
Posted By Racing Dan

Continental GP 4 season has a softer compound,...

Continental GP 4 season has a softer compound, better suited for winter and a little lower rolling resistance compared to the gators.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Racing Dan

Tighter at what speed and cadence? Depending on...

Tighter at what speed and cadence? Depending on your usual speed the 11-30 may in fact have less tight gearing than the 11-34. - linking myself:

https://www.bikeforums.net/21618051-post101.html
...
08-23-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
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: 3,282
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: 4,034
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...
08-16-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Racing Dan

Thanks all. Very helpful. Ill give the pro kit a...

Thanks all. Very helpful. Ill give the pro kit a go. Modifying the spring looks interesting if somewhat involved. It is true tho, the spring is very stiff, for no apparent reason. TRP should rethink...
08-15-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Racing Dan

Thanks. KEB-SL is the housing that is in the PRO...

Thanks. KEB-SL is the housing that is in the PRO brake kit as well.

Did you have any issues with excessive stiffness. The housing I got from wiggle is VERY stiff and and a real faff to bend in...
08-14-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Racing Dan

Jaqwire has several different brake cables. What...

Jaqwire has several different brake cables. What kind?
08-14-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Racing Dan

Possibly better pads would help*, but even...

Possibly better pads would help*, but even getting the pads to touch the disc feels unusually stiff. Thats why I get the impression the cables has more than normal friction. Im Inclined to try out...
08-14-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Racing Dan

The cable is as short as can be. The length in...

The cable is as short as can be. The length in the package was barely enough. The bike has Tiagra road brifters and post mount calipers. Im not aware TRP makes any distinction between road or mtb.
08-14-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Racing Dan

Both. The inner is extra smooth, but none the...

Both. The inner is extra smooth, but none the less it appear to have a more friction than the old cable with coating.
08-14-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Racing Dan

Cables for mechanical disc brakes?

So I have TRP spyres and they've never been great. Low brake "power" and a somewhat mushy lever feel. I changed cables to compression less cables from Wiggle, the Life line brand. Now they are...
08-10-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Racing Dan

Im betting you didn't anchor the cable right or...

Im betting you didn't anchor the cable right or the little pin isnt in the right position. Refer to the manual. That generation of FDs are a bit tricky.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,274
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
08-09-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,874
Posted By Racing Dan

Again with the hyperbole and deliberate...

Again with the hyperbole and deliberate misreading ... Great arguments tho ... :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,874
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure, but the tubeless guys also always misses...

Sure, but the tubeless guys also always misses the broad-side-of-the-barn in silently assuming punctures, that causes flats, are inevitable, or cant be reduced to a trivial/negligible amount. Well,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,874
Posted By Racing Dan

Tubeless is, for the most part, an expensive fix...

Tubeless is, for the most part, an expensive fix to a largely self imposed problem. - Getting flats from running too puncture prone and fragile tyres all the time. Ppl should stop brainwashing them...
08-04-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Racing Dan

This is true. You torque to a set value, then...

This is true. You torque to a set value, then turn the fastener an additional number of degrees. This ensures adequate clamping even if the bolt is binding a bit in the thread.
08-04-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Racing Dan

To my knowledge, any torque spec assumes light...

To my knowledge, any torque spec assumes light lubrication unless otherwise stated. That is unless the bike industry has different and unique standards. The assumption may be you install as...
08-02-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 946
Posted By Racing Dan

These kinds of tyres are all abut the same, but...

These kinds of tyres are all abut the same, but You act like they are all hard like they are frozen, air or no air. Its simply isnt true. The difference to a "supple" tyre is marginal at best and is...
08-02-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 946
Posted By Racing Dan

LOL all you want, but your claim that gators ride...

LOL all you want, but your claim that gators ride like a frozen garden hose even at reasonable pressure still isn't true.
08-02-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By Racing Dan

Im fairly certain any multi tool from a...

Im fairly certain any multi tool from a recognisable manufacturer will do the job. Just make sure it has tools that fit Your bike. Me - I stopped carrying tools besides tyre levers. Never needed any...
08-02-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 946
Posted By Racing Dan

This simply isnt true. I highly question your...

This simply isnt true. I highly question your personal experience.

Even the toughest tyres can provide much more comfort at lower pressure than 100+ PSI. I would suggest 80-90 PSI.
08-01-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By Racing Dan

Praxis chain rings are expensive compared to 105...

Praxis chain rings are expensive compared to 105 and the small one is not available separately (to my knowledge), but older gen, 5 arm, Shimano rings may fit? Praxis rings work just fine, but so does...
08-01-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Racing Dan

I have used a medical syringe in place of a...

I have used a medical syringe in place of a grease gun. Get one with a not too wide plunger to make it easy to depress it. Work well for injecting grease between the balls with minimal excess mess....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,864
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...
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