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Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By Kabuto

Wow, you would think Trek would try and maintain...

Wow, you would think Trek would try and maintain stock of those. Looks like the shorter one is in stock now...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By Kabuto

Trek makes two different length seat masts for...

Trek makes two different length seat masts for the Domane - short and long. Size 58 and up come with the long seat mast as standard. Dumb mistake by Trek as it really should be a selectable option....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By Kabuto

186cm tall with an 88.6cm inseam? I reckon you...

186cm tall with an 88.6cm inseam? I reckon you could ride a 58 or 60 without any issues. The 60 is the one to choose if you want a more upright position. Compared to the 58, the 60 has 2.1cm more...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,803
Posted By Kabuto

Drafting can make a huge difference. I suspect...

Drafting can make a huge difference. I suspect most KOMs that don't involve much climbing are set by people drafting other cyclists, scooters, cars or trucks etc. Hey, whatever works right?

I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,892
Posted By Kabuto

Shift up two gears on the rear derailleur at the...

Shift up two gears on the rear derailleur at the same time. Problem solved.
08-24-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,784
Posted By Kabuto

We don't even need to take your word for that as...

We don't even need to take your word for that as Shimano's exploded view diagram for the PD-8100 clearly shows there's no seal but in the diagram for the PD-9100 the seal is there....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,217
Posted By Kabuto

There are two "seat mast" sizes for the current...

There are two "seat mast" sizes for the current Trek Domane - short and tall. Size 56 and below bikes come standard with the short seat mast. Size 58 and above bikes come standard with the tall seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,310
Posted By Kabuto

What chainring are you using? Of course everyone...

What chainring are you using? Of course everyone has different needs and fitness, but I ride in the same areas as you and find that a 50/34 chainring combined with an 11-30 cassette is sufficient for...
06-19-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,277
Posted By Kabuto

That's correct. By 9th cog I mean the 13T cog, so...

That's correct. By 9th cog I mean the 13T cog, so 34-13. Check there isn't chain slack in that combo.

Its possible to override the default setting to enable shifting to the 12T and 11T cog when in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,731
Posted By Kabuto

Of the options you've listed, the Domane and...

Of the options you've listed, the Domane and Roubaix have the highest stack, so that's something to consider if you'd prefer a more relaxed upright position. Not hugely so, but 10-20mm can/does make...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By Kabuto

The RD hanger you linked is for using standard...

The RD hanger you linked is for using standard type RDs on bikes that originally came with Neos type RDs. The Tourney RD that the Tern Link C8 comes with is a standard type already, so this hanger is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By Kabuto

The b-link is part of the rear derailleur. You...

The b-link is part of the rear derailleur. You need to buy a new rear derailleur to get a new b-link.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By Kabuto

A brand new R7000 105 full group set is pretty...

A brand new R7000 105 full group set is pretty damn good. Unless you absolutely must have electronic shifting, just save your money and stick with R7000. Even better, spend the money you saved by...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,037
Posted By Kabuto

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net...

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net (http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php)
04-06-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,318
Posted By Kabuto

Lol, why so serious? OP here. I find it...

Lol, why so serious?

OP here. I find it interesting to read about how others do things, so I for one am enjoying both the fact that many here at BF are willing to reply about such a "senseless...
01-25-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By Kabuto

The OP's photos clearly show the worn teeth on...

The OP's photos clearly show the worn teeth on the cassette :eek:
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,670
Posted By Kabuto

Andros stem > 25.4mm clamping diameter. With the...

Andros stem > 25.4mm clamping diameter. With the Andros stem, you need bars that have a wide enough clamping area for the stem (has to be 25.mm diameter further out from the center of the bar...
12-19-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,744
Posted By Kabuto

OT SP41 is SP41. ...

OT SP41 is SP41.

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/technologies/component/details/sis-sp41.html
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,733
Posted By Kabuto

lol that's the thing with the 32mm tires. If 28s...

lol that's the thing with the 32mm tires. If 28s are like a truck, these things are like a tractor trailer :roflmao:
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,350
Posted By Kabuto

Other than folding being an issue (it isn't) that...

Other than folding being an issue (it isn't) that was my first thought too. Mechanical disc is maybe marginally better than V-brakes, but hydraulic... wow. I have hydraulic disc brakes on my Tern X11...
11-24-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,861
Posted By Kabuto

I think I'll be ok, especially if I stick with a...

I think I'll be ok, especially if I stick with a low pedal/shoe stack height.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,217
Posted By Kabuto

That's "rinko" right there. Same with...

That's "rinko" right there.



Same with a full size road bike, but I see guys and gals doing rinko in Japan all the time with them. Not convenient to take onto a crowded train, but fine at off...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,579
Posted By Kabuto

Brompton lost that one. ...

Brompton lost that one.

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1123853-brompton-drops-lawsuit-against-dahon.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,370
Posted By Kabuto

You're not alone there... FWIW my 2018 model...

You're not alone there...

FWIW my 2018 model Tern X11 is still going strong and I've ridden many trouble free kilometres on it in recent months (despite all the rain lately)....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,370
Posted By Kabuto

Congrats! The P10 is a nice ride. Had the bike a...

Congrats! The P10 is a nice ride. Had the bike a day and already thinking about upgrading? :roflmao:

Hehe, I know the temptation to upgrade is reaaaaaaaally strong and I'm totally guilty myself,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,370
Posted By Kabuto

I received the Bailout cassette, installed it on...

I received the Bailout cassette, installed it on my bike and finally went for a 35km test ride this morning. The verdict - I love it! It runs more quietly / smoothly than the original SRAM 10-42...
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,844
Posted By Kabuto

"rinko bikes" :) Its very interesting to see...

"rinko bikes" :)

Its very interesting to see how the word "rinko" has taken on a new meaning in English that isn't present in Japanese. Not that there's anything wrong with that though :)

In...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,370
Posted By Kabuto

The XD freehub is not an issue as my Tern Verge...

The XD freehub is not an issue as my Tern Verge X11 has one already. Its current cassette is a SRAM 10-42T, which gives plenty of range but the gaps between gears are huge, especially at the top end...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,370
Posted By Kabuto

My X11 rides great on smooth Japanese roads. But...

My X11 rides great on smooth Japanese roads. But it runs narrow high pressure tires, so its not suited to riding off road and isn't so great on poor quality roads. Neither is the Tyrell Ive though....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,145
Posted By Kabuto

Interesting link! His goal was to make the bike...

Interesting link! His goal was to make the bike smaller to take on regular trains when doing "rinko" and the picture of him seated with the bike in front of him was taken on the bullet train...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,619
Posted By Kabuto

Sometimes the slightest amount of oil can cause...

Sometimes the slightest amount of oil can cause slippage. Try cleaning the seat post AND the inside of the seat post clamp (surfaces that clamp the seat post in place) with ethanol (or similar) to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,651
Posted By Kabuto

Update: I ended up buying a Litepro 650mm...

Update: I ended up buying a Litepro 650mm seatpost, because I was really hoping it would give me an extra 20mm of height and put me in the perfect position, and it arrived today.

Much to my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,651
Posted By Kabuto

The minimum insertion on the 580mm Litepro...

The minimum insertion on the 580mm Litepro seatpost I have is 150mm, and judging from the pictures on Alibaba it looks like the 650mm seatpost has the same amount of minimum insertion. Maximum weight...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 365,671
Posted By Kabuto

Dahon Speed D8 converted from derailleur 8 speed...

Dahon Speed D8 converted from derailleur 8 speed to IGH 8 speed. I really like the Alfine 8 speed hub. A very smooth runner with reliable shifting.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,861
Posted By Kabuto

I got mine here (link...

I got mine here (link (https://www.yodobashi.com/product/100000001003379528/)), though I expect no help to you unless you live in Japan. I've got the opposite problem - 50-406 Big Apples are readily...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,861
Posted By Kabuto

Thanks for the input everyone. I went for Big...

Thanks for the input everyone. I went for Big Apple 50-406 tires this time. Will definitely consider giving 1.95" Tioga PowerBlocks a try next time around though.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,227
Posted By Kabuto

I have a Luggage Truss 2.0 and Kanga rack and...

I have a Luggage Truss 2.0 and Kanga rack and wouldn't want the setup to be any lower than it already is. No problems with steering either. Its kinda weird not seeing the front wheel, but steering...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,874
Posted By Kabuto

Interesting looking bike indeed. Wouldn't mind...

Interesting looking bike indeed. Wouldn't mind checking one out when they go on sale next month. I suspect that like Tyrell bikes the Iruka is sized for the locals, so a bit small for anyone taller...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 38,509
Posted By Kabuto

FYI the Dahon K3 has a three speed rear cassette...

FYI the Dahon K3 has a three speed rear cassette with 9T, 13T, 17T cogs.
https://www.dahon.jp/2019/product/bike/k3.html
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