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09-27-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5
Posted By Amt0571

Use a dremel to make a cut in the screw head. Use...

Use a dremel to make a cut in the screw head. Use a flat screwdriver to remove the screw.
09-27-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Amt0571

Nothing to do with Isospeed coupler. If the...

Nothing to do with Isospeed coupler. If the steerer is carbon, put a spacer on top unless the manufacturer says otherwise (which I doubt).

Otherwise, your steerer may crack, and you don't want...
09-26-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Amt0571

Sorry for the unrequested advice. I didn't notice...

Sorry for the unrequested advice. I didn't notice you had 2 lights 😅
09-26-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Amt0571

A 30 - 51 on a 29 bike is similar to the typical...

A 30 - 51 on a 29 bike is similar to the typical 22 - 32 on a 26 bikes.

If you don't need that sort of gearing, you don't have climbs steep enough. I prefer to pedal at 5kph if necessary rather...
09-25-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Amt0571

Nice video! As a regular night rider, let me...

Nice video!

As a regular night rider, let me make a suggestion: use 2 lights and have both of them turned on when going fast.

If the light, battery, or whatever, fails suddenly at speed it...
09-25-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By Amt0571

SRAM offers rebuild kits because they know you'll...

SRAM offers rebuild kits because they know you'll need them :lol:

Jokes aside, you're right, but Shimano brakes tend to work for ages with zero maintenance. That can't be said of SRAM brakes.

I...
09-25-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By Amt0571

If you want durability in hydraulic disc brakes,...

If you want durability in hydraulic disc brakes, there's only one brand: Shimano. Even the cheapest of the brakes is durable and requires almost zero maintenance.

They don't have spares though. If...
09-25-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By Amt0571

I have a Dahon which developed a couple of cracks...

I have a Dahon which developed a couple of cracks coming from the clamp area on the seat tube. I drilled the end of both cracks and it has held up for 3 years. I would try it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 807
Posted By Amt0571

It's not that diffcult to understand. I want to...

It's not that diffcult to understand. I want to ride fast sometimes. However, since my job doesn't depend on me winning anyone, a 5 seconds difference over 40km is totally meaningless and makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 807
Posted By Amt0571

Bike influence in riding speed is overrated....

Bike influence in riding speed is overrated. Specially if you're not a professional.

I went from a 10.5kg road bike with 3x8 gears and the crappiest rim brakes to a 8.5kg bike with 2x11 gears and...
09-23-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By Amt0571

If I had to service my M520 pedals everytime they...

If I had to service my M520 pedals everytime they get submerged on a river crossing I would be disassembing them once a month in winter...

I only service my pedals when they feel dry when rotating...
09-23-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By Amt0571

I have an 8 year old garmin basic (not the...

I have an 8 year old garmin basic (not the premium one) strap. It's on it's second battery and works like the first day.
09-22-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By Amt0571

You're looking prices at the Garmin website. Not...

You're looking prices at the Garmin website. Not real world prices.

My Etrex Touch 35 cost me 169 last December.

I agree that some Edge units have some cycling functionalities that the Edge is...
09-22-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By Amt0571

An Etrex Touch is cheaper and solves the problem...

An Etrex Touch is cheaper and solves the problem of battery life by using a couple of rechargeable AAs. It's only problem is that the handlebar mount is crap and requires you to attach a lanyard to...
09-22-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Amt0571

Yes. I stopped carrying anything delicate in...

Yes. I stopped carrying anything delicate in frame bags on my mountain bike because of this. On a road bike I don't think it's a problem unless you like riding pave.

Now I put everything on my...
09-22-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Amt0571

SRAM has a huge gap at the low end. The gap to...

SRAM has a huge gap at the low end. The gap to the last sprocket makes it feel out of place and is an atrocious design. I specifically bought a bike with Shimano for this single reason.

I'm using...
09-22-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,021
Posted By Amt0571

Don't all of you feel unsafe listening to music...

Don't all of you feel unsafe listening to music while riding? I wouldn't do anything on the bike that distracts me from my surroundings, especially on a road bike.
09-22-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 305,244
Posted By Amt0571

I ALWAYS wear one. I've fallen on my head and...

I ALWAYS wear one. I've fallen on my head and broke the helmet once. It probably saved my life and for sure avoided major injuries. I was not going that fast, and I was able to ride the remaining...
09-21-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Amt0571

I've gone from a 3x10 to a 1x12 with a 10-51...

I've gone from a 3x10 to a 1x12 with a 10-51 cassette. It works really well, but I miss the range when going down and there's a couple of gears where the step between them is too big for my taste....
09-21-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,058
Posted By Amt0571

It's a bike. It's made for riding. Just ride it....

It's a bike. It's made for riding. Just ride it. If somebody laughs at it, it's their problem, not yours.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,079
Posted By Amt0571

I used this type of bag combined with a...

I used this type of bag combined with a bikepacking saddle bag to commute to work while carrying my clothes, shoes, towel, a sandwitch, lunch, and sometimes even a can of cola (which was nicely...
09-18-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Amt0571

There's something of clipless pedals that I find...

There's something of clipless pedals that I find surprising. Some cyclists tell me some crashes can be avoided by using platforms, but when I loose control of the bike, I always unclip unconsciously...
09-18-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By Amt0571

If he's 95% road I think it's better to look at a...

If he's 95% road I think it's better to look at a new bike rather than smoother tires. Using a trail bike on the road is inefficient regardless of the tires. A second hand or even an ultra-cheap road...
08-21-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Amt0571

SLX is mostly the same as XT but a bit heavier...

SLX is mostly the same as XT but a bit heavier and less nice. I have a bike that came with XT derailleur and SLX trigger. I assume they do this for "bling", but given the choice, I'll use an SLX...
08-19-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By Amt0571

I'm running a 30 / 51 low gear on my mountain...

I'm running a 30 / 51 low gear on my mountain bike and it's way faster to climb on top of the bike than walking. Especially considering that in any climb that requires such a low gear you won't be...
08-19-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,285
Posted By Amt0571

If the bike is special, I'd look for used parts...

If the bike is special, I'd look for used parts at a good price. A year ago I bought a Shimano 26" wheelset including cassette and 180mm rotors for 40€. Had to true the rear wheel and overhaul the...
08-19-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By Amt0571

You have few options. Either microspline or XD...

You have few options. Either microspline or XD hub to allow for a 10T cog, or bigger chainring.

If you put a bigger chainring, you will sacrifice you lower gears though.

To be honest, 1x is...
08-18-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,285
Posted By Amt0571

What you asked the LBS to do is not that...

What you asked the LBS to do is not that difficult. Have you considered doing it yourself? you could probably do it really cheap with used parts.

200 is probably not worth it unless the bike is...
08-18-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Amt0571

Well, I've finally found the issue. The fork is...

Well, I've finally found the issue. The fork is effectively leaking. Over the last 3 weeks it lost about 10 / 15psi.

The issue is, it's leaking inside the left leg. Yesterday I found out about...
08-18-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By Amt0571

That seems to me like an exception to the rule....

That seems to me like an exception to the rule. Maybe Cervelo manufactures steerers differently, I don't know.

All bikes I've seen and had with carbon steerers had a spacer on top and the manual...
08-18-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By Amt0571

It's too nice to paint it. Even the decals look...

It's too nice to paint it. Even the decals look nice to me. The color scheme is great.

BTW, tell me where you can buy such a bike for $20...
08-18-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Amt0571

They're new. Yes, that's what I...

They're new.



Yes, that's what I intended to do with the shifters, but even when the shifters catch, the RD is extremely imprecise. It seems the spring is quite weak and has trouble pulling the...
08-17-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Amt0571

Sensah derailleurs

Hello,

I have a bike that I use to go around town and to carry my son in a kid seat. The bike is an old and heavy flat-bar road bike with 650c tires. I've been gradually upgrading it with "junk" I...
08-17-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By Amt0571

If the steerer is carbon you have to put a spacer...

If the steerer is carbon you have to put a spacer on top and the steerer should be cut slightly above the stem.

If the steerer is metal, you don't need a spacer on top.
08-14-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Amt0571

But in some cases makes you slower. And it...

But in some cases makes you slower. And it requires more maintenance for sure.

It's a decision that only the OP can make.
08-14-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Amt0571

I've changed from organic to sintered to kevlar...

I've changed from organic to sintered to kevlar using the same rotors, on several bikes. Zero issues so far.

I only had problems when I used metallic pads on a "resin only" rotor. It braked well,...
08-12-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Amt0571

Correct. If everything is ok, pads don't need to...

Correct. If everything is ok, pads don't need to be removed unless you have to replace them or you need to bleed the brakes for whatever reason.
08-11-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Amt0571

The axle should protrude by the same amount on...

The axle should protrude by the same amount on both sides. If it's that way, it's OK.
08-11-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Amt0571

I don't. It's just not worth it. They're...

I don't. It's just not worth it. They're extremely cheap and small, so you can store 10 years worth of pins for your brakes if needed. I replace them everytime I replace pads.
08-11-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By Amt0571

A correctly centered caliper on a straight rotor...

A correctly centered caliper on a straight rotor should be mostly silent event accounting for fork flex. All brakes will make the "ding ding" sometimes, but if it's frequent, something needs...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By Amt0571

I'm not sure, but I really hope you're joking.

I'm not sure, but I really hope you're joking.
08-11-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By Amt0571

If it's hydraulic and it makes noise you can...

If it's hydraulic and it makes noise you can center the caliper on the disk. It's a frequent issue with an easy solution.

I prefer to center the caliper visually, but there are other methods like...
08-11-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Amt0571

What fork is it? if it's only maintenace and you...

What fork is it? if it's only maintenace and you do it yourself it's probably quite cheap to do.

If you need to replace brakes it's not all that expensive provided you wheels accept disc brakes. I...
08-11-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Amt0571

What I don't understand is why they don't use the...

What I don't understand is why they don't use the cotter pins on high end brakes. Bolts rust, get stuck, heads get dirty and then rounded... it's a bad engineered system.
08-11-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 796
Posted By Amt0571

I use rear on the right as in all european...

I use rear on the right as in all european countries except UK where the swap the brakes.

In my opinion right / rear is better for a simple reason: most braking is done on the front brake. And I...
08-11-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Amt0571

I don't understand the cotter pin hate. I have...

I don't understand the cotter pin hate. I have bikes with SRAM brakes with a bolt, and Shimano brakes with a pin.

Invariably the bolts end up rounded after several pad changes and are somewhat...
08-10-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 607
Posted By Amt0571

Try with original Shimano adapters. I have a bike...

Try with original Shimano adapters. I have a bike with Shimano adapters and everything is in place. In another bike I'm using a chinese adapter from Aliexpress and I had to put a couple of washers on...
08-10-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 607
Posted By Amt0571

If the rotor overhangs the pads it's ok. What...

If the rotor overhangs the pads it's ok. What should not happen is the pads overhanging the rotor.
08-10-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 607
Posted By Amt0571

You're right. It seems the spreadsheet is wrong...

You're right. It seems the spreadsheet is wrong then. The pads shouldn't overhang the rotor, that's also true. But if the rotor happens to be a wide one, it's normal for they to not use the whole...
08-10-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 607
Posted By Amt0571

I measured the rotor width on a couple of bikes I...

I measured the rotor width on a couple of bikes I have with wide rotors (shimano RT10 and RT53). Both are around 2cm at the widest point.

I don't have a narrow mountain bike rotor at hand to...
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