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Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By gigadeath

Which Carradice for 3 nights out?

Title is pretty self explanatory... I can't decide between Nelson and Camper (both longflap).

2-3 nights out on average. I carry only 1 set of spare clothes (I wash them rather). But I like to...
05-15-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By gigadeath

Thanks for everyone's input - I will check and...

Thanks for everyone's input - I will check and reply in the next few days! (life is pretty wild these days, and not in a positive way)
05-13-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By gigadeath

Rugged smartphone for cycle touring?

Anyone tried them? Umidigi, Ulefone, Doogee?

As you might imagine, I need battery life, these rugged phones have like quadruple battery compared to everyday "lifestyle" phones. They're heavy...
03-22-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By gigadeath

Which brifters for triple + cantilevers? (MTB conversion)

I am starting to think I want a road curve on my vintage MTB too (a '94 Marin). I have a curve on my other 3 bikes, and I can't stand the single position riser anymore.

I have a 44-32-22 crankset,...
03-19-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By gigadeath

Shoe Shields alternatives for SPD cleats?

I think the issue is old (last time I investigated was many years ago), but maybe things changed in the meantime.

Do we have any alternatives to Crankbrothers' Shoe Shields now, maybe specific to...
01-09-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,561
Posted By gigadeath

Come on that's not what happens :) 4 bikes,...

Come on that's not what happens :)

4 bikes, 12 years cycling, and all 4 chainrings are still the originals. Yes probably I have to change chain at 3000km instead of 4000km (like... 20 dollars a...
01-09-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,561
Posted By gigadeath

This is what I do. Never stripped a chain of old...

This is what I do. Never stripped a chain of old lube, ever. New lube on - link by link - take out excess and grime with towel. Oil cleans oil. When chain is nearing death, toss it to be recycled.
...
09-21-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,056
Posted By gigadeath

Of course I come late to the party and others...

Of course I come late to the party and others have already lynched you for good reasons. And of course, there's a 97% chance yours is only good-natured trolling.

If not, beware, the life of your...
09-15-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,056
Posted By gigadeath

At like average walking speed (with a bike) of...

At like average walking speed (with a bike) of 2.5 miles per hours, it's impossible to have meaningful time on a bike and still stay within 2 hours of walking, when/if flatting. Unless the bike is...
09-15-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,056
Posted By gigadeath

What's the upper hand in walking back for miles...

What's the upper hand in walking back for miles dragging a flatted bike, when at home you'd have to spend the exact same time to fix the same issue you can fix roadside? Apart from being able to wash...
09-05-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,355
Posted By gigadeath

Gyes, even if their prices on AliExpress have...

Gyes, even if their prices on AliExpress have gone up lately. I have 3 different GS-06 and they're gold.

Anyway, less than 70 dollars for a Brooks style saddle is not real world, but wishful...
05-02-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,420
Posted By gigadeath

As many others, I wear cotton mesh back, real...

As many others, I wear cotton mesh back, real leather palm gloves.

Cleaning them is a bit of a pain (you need saddle soap and a horse hair brush for perfect results), but there's nothing like real...
03-30-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By gigadeath

Bad time to source from China, that sharpie is...

Bad time to source from China, that sharpie is guaranteed to block the Suez Canal again.
03-30-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By gigadeath

I just want pink logoed tires.

I just want pink logoed tires.
03-29-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By gigadeath

At the same time, it's real like the very nose...

At the same time, it's real like the very nose between my eyes.

I won't purchase the ancient ugly logoed tires when a new sexy posh pink logo has been shown to the world (actually I would purchase...
03-29-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By gigadeath

Incredibly stupid question about new Panaracer logo

Hello folks, does anyone know whether / when the new Panaracer logo:
https://cyclingindustry.news/panaracer-unveil-new-logo-identity/

will appear on products?

(in case anyone is wondering,...
03-18-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By gigadeath

Would have already done, but Saint are like...

Would have already done, but Saint are like stones for simple touring. That's why I was looking towards M8120.
03-18-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By gigadeath

Makes sense. So is there no pedal between the...

Makes sense. So is there no pedal between the ones above which has the most probability to offer contact?
03-17-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By gigadeath

Supportive pedals: M8120 vs Saint vs Nukeproof CS

Which ones would you choose when looking for supportive SPD pedals, to be used for long days on mixed terrain?

The use will be mainly cross country, but I want the shoe to be both clipped and...
06-21-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 88,038
Posted By gigadeath

The funny thing is that I completely agree with...

The funny thing is that I completely agree with you - with a twist - as I would like to experiment with bullhorns... for my MTB! My other 3 bikes have drops and are perfect as they are.

Flat bars...
06-09-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,848
Posted By gigadeath

Resurrecting the thread, because I just bought a...

Resurrecting the thread, because I just bought a set of SwissStop Rats GHP2 pads, and the manual explicitly recommends to install the front pair with the long tail facing forward!

So it seems it’s...
05-31-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,633
Posted By gigadeath

The equivalent of 105 is, well, 105! Anyway,...

The equivalent of 105 is, well, 105!

Anyway, I have Sora and 105 10s and both of them work flawlessly. Much better than SRAM Force, which is my other comparison.

But of course, Sora is heavier...
05-16-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,964
Posted By gigadeath

I actually like this one.

I actually like this one.
05-04-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By gigadeath

Thank you, it seems there is plenty of space but...

Thank you, it seems there is plenty of space but I will check.
05-03-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By gigadeath

Cyclocross to Monstercross, changing wheels advice needed

Hello guys!

I have a cyclocross bike from around 10 years ago, alloy. Pretty traditional geometries. Road wheels (Mavic Aksium, if I recall they got 17mm internal channel), 32mm tires. Then I...
02-19-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By gigadeath

Max cog for Sora RD3500 GS

Hi,

which is the max cog that a Sora RD3500 GS can manage?

Crankset at the front is 50-39-30, RD is long cage, currently it goes up to 25 but I'd like to go up to 28, 30 or 32...


Will...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By gigadeath

Which handlebar for cyclocross-style in-line brakes?

Hi!

I have a cyclocross bike with a second pair of brake levers on the top of the bar (so called "in-line" brakes).

Now I want to change the bar and put a smaller drop one. Which bar to look...
01-06-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,101
Posted By gigadeath

This is very interesting.

This is very interesting.
01-06-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,101
Posted By gigadeath

So I guess it's more a stylistic matter that...

So I guess it's more a stylistic matter that *all* late '80 and early '90 MTB stems pointed upwards, since a negative stem doesn't seem to hamper control.

Maybe I was looking too much into this,...
01-06-17, 04:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,101
Posted By gigadeath

Help deciding quill stem angle

I can choose between 2 quill stems, as I have to replace the one on my old Marin - converted for cyclotourism. My bike:

https://s27.postimg.org/98qv4lfer/IMG_0885.jpg

Negative stem:...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-16, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By gigadeath

The crank is a carbon one that was priced at a...

The crank is a carbon one that was priced at a few hundred bucks new, so I'll keep it, just changing the chainrings.

Now I have 53-39 (I bought the whole crankset used after a crash) and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-16, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By gigadeath

48-38 chainrings advice

Want to put 48-38 chainrings on my road bike (bcd 130). With 11-32 cogs would it be fine? How about ratio duplicates?

What would you choose between these 4?

1 - TA Specialites Alize...
Forum: Touring
08-04-15, 03:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,835
Posted By gigadeath

So I bought Tubus seatstays clamp set. The...

So I bought Tubus seatstays clamp set.

The clamps run small, I ordered the 21-22mm ones for 19mm seatstays, thin inner tube around the frame, and probably it would have been better to have the...
Forum: Touring
07-24-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,835
Posted By gigadeath

Wouldn't the classic inner tube "shim" solution...

Wouldn't the classic inner tube "shim" solution be effective? Since I'm leaning towards Tubus clamps.



Nice info. My bikes are indeed 58/59 cm.
Forum: Touring
07-23-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,835
Posted By gigadeath

Thanks for the feedback. My fear is mainly...

Thanks for the feedback.

My fear is mainly about lateral swerve (if any) with seatpost collar, since support points will be closer to one another (compared to seatstays width).

About mounted...
Forum: Touring
07-23-15, 03:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,835
Posted By gigadeath

P-clips vs seatpost collar for rack fixing

Hi all,

in 3 weeks I'll depart for a 1300km tour through Europe. I have a cyclocross bike that will carry a Tubus Disco rack.

I can't decide whether to buy Tubus seatstay P-clips or a seatpost...
Forum: Touring
07-10-15, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By gigadeath

Quick tire poll

The need: 26" road tires for 1300km tour

The competitors (which I have quick access to):
- Ritchey Tom Slick 1.4
- Vittoria Randonneur Pro 1.5
- Conti SportContact II 1.6

Which ones should I...
06-24-15, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,334
Posted By gigadeath

Thank you for the answers, I'll probably try it...

Thank you for the answers, I'll probably try it since I guess 32 will be better than 28 to cross the Alps
06-23-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,334
Posted By gigadeath

Shimano Deore XT Dyna-Sys 10s cassette on road bike

I have a cross bike with full Shimano 105, 10s. The rear derailleur is RD-5701, the long cage one, which should support up to 32t cassettes.

I could go with SRAM, but since I want to stay with...
04-19-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By gigadeath

Thanks for the feedback. I guess I have to...

Thanks for the feedback. I guess I have to rethink the situation :)
04-19-15, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By gigadeath

8 speed Sora and XT mix'n'match

Hi, greetings from Italy.

Here I submit a question that I couldn't solve anywhere else.


First, the pics:

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02-13-12, 06:15 PM
02-12-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,879
Posted By gigadeath

I looked up and there are different opinions on...

I looked up and there are different opinions on the internet, does this Vero Compact crankset require a 103mm or a 110mm axle length?
02-12-12, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,879
Posted By gigadeath

FSA Vero Compact crankset compatibility with old 8-speed Dura Ace

Hi, I have and old Moser TK1 equipped with a Dura Ace 7402 group. The crankset is this one:
http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=196830b9-5b84-440c-b26d-fde77aff77c8&Enum=115

53/39 of...
02-07-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,834
Posted By gigadeath

Hi all, I was in the process of changing...

Hi all,

I was in the process of changing cassette to my 8-speed Dura Ace bike (worn sprockets), I really thought it was Hyperglide, but now see that FH-7402 was still Uniglide :(

I bought this...
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