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Posted By sideshow_bob

I sort of think it's the opposite. I ride a few...

I sort of think it's the opposite. I ride a few team pursuits at a reasonably high level. When I download my data at the end of rides, once we are up to speed, the speed stays very constant. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By sideshow_bob

Powertaps either leak and fail or they don't. So...

Powertaps either leak and fail or they don't. So for every person who says I've given mine countless hoses etc, and never had an issue, there will be someone else who took theirs out in the lightest...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By sideshow_bob

I dunno mate, try talking to Bont support. I...

I dunno mate, try talking to Bont support. I think you aren't heating them to a high enough temp. I've got a few pairs, I do mine in the BBQ. My third toe hits, I use the handle of a screw driver and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,203
Posted By sideshow_bob

Depends how hard core you want to be with your...

Depends how hard core you want to be with your baby. Obviously if you avoid hosing it, I'd say you probably treat it too gently. If it was me I'd go to the hardware store and buy normal aerosol...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,068
Posted By sideshow_bob

They might not warranty if the crack is the...

They might not warranty if the crack is the result of the seatpost binder bolt being over torqued. That are of the bike doesn't really carry structural load, so I can't imagine any other way to crack...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-12, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By sideshow_bob

How long is a piece of string? I've got various...

How long is a piece of string? I've got various A1's, Vapors, T1's and a pair of sub-8's. Umm they are good. What exactly were you looking to find out?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,943
Posted By sideshow_bob

Those cheap carbon cages last maybe 6 months...

Those cheap carbon cages last maybe 6 months before they break. The ones I've had all break the exact same way in that the stopper on the bottom of the cage snaps. So it then becomes $20 every 6...
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Views: 560
Posted By sideshow_bob

One thing to consider. New Campy seems available...

One thing to consider. New Campy seems available in 165+170mm length and that's it. DA is available in a wider range of lengths up to I believe 175mm - Though I'd be super happy if they released a...
03-13-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By sideshow_bob

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/T7LUDNNBD/titl...

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/T7LUDNNBD/title/torpedo7-bike-degreaser---500ml

Alternately I just go to the hardware store and pick out any degreaser that says on the label 'non-caustic'....
03-12-12, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By sideshow_bob

I keep my gear spotless, I ride year round in any...

I keep my gear spotless, I ride year round in any conditions and am averaging 500-700k per week through about 80% of the year. 10% of the year would be above that, 10% a bit below.

Having said...
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Views: 1,907
Posted By sideshow_bob

The other option is to look at the Kinlin range...

The other option is to look at the Kinlin range of rims. I've got their 30mm rims laced 20/28 2x on generic Asian track hubs with Sapim CX Blades. They are plenty stiff and I've flogged them around...
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By sideshow_bob

My home track, I live 10 minutes from it and race...

My home track, I live 10 minutes from it and race there year round. Our summer series finished last night, the program for which included an elimination, one of my favorite events. Night and season...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-12, 10:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,392
Posted By sideshow_bob

i think the math plays out that weight is far...

i think the math plays out that weight is far more significant below 20km/h, aero above that. sure they do climb alot at 20+km/h but at sustained 10% ... not so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,392
Posted By sideshow_bob

@Nerull on paper your theory looks ok. In the...

@Nerull on paper your theory looks ok. In the reality of racing not so much. most TT's are about an hour give or take. Most significant climbs are about an hour give or take.

On days like the one...
02-16-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,260
Posted By sideshow_bob

Once you use the Pedros tool. You'll never use a...

Once you use the Pedros tool. You'll never use a chain whip again. EVER.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By sideshow_bob

I ran them for a few years, including on track...

I ran them for a few years, including on track bikes. They were decent pedals. However the 2 hole cleats which go into a 3 hole adapter were lame. Seriously make a proper cleat for them.

In a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By sideshow_bob

I have the R45's. I didn't use Mobile 1, but a...

I have the R45's. I didn't use Mobile 1, but a bike specific lightweight oil. Just a little.

The hubs run pretty much silent and have for the last 6 months I've had the oil in there. I applied it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,170
Posted By sideshow_bob

Seems to me less a disc brake fail and more a...

Seems to me less a disc brake fail and more a rider fail.

He was running minimalist brakes designed for low speeds in cross down a long mountain descent.

He wasn't regulating the brakes, just...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By sideshow_bob

I think it's all well and good to talk up the...

I think it's all well and good to talk up the service at Saris, which I have no reason to believe isn't exceptional. However having to send an integral bit of kit back for service is a pain in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-12, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By sideshow_bob

I've got 2 SL+ hubs built into wheels. Got them...

I've got 2 SL+ hubs built into wheels. Got them both around the same time.

One has been flawless. One had issues pretty much from the week I started riding on it. The issues progressed to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By sideshow_bob

Egg beater cleats, 3 hole adapters with the...

Egg beater cleats, 3 hole adapters with the pontoon surrounds. Then your choice of Crank Brothers pedals, including the Quattros for the road.
01-30-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,681
Posted By sideshow_bob

I wish everyone I raced against wasn't on the...

I wish everyone I raced against wasn't on the juice ;p
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By sideshow_bob

Why does it have to be 44? You could get a 48...

Why does it have to be 44? You could get a 48 which are easy to find as outer rings, and run a 13 on the back it'll give the same gear ratio, or 50/14. there are plenty of options for junior rear...
01-24-12, 05:12 PM
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Views: 711
Posted By sideshow_bob

Use tape. Problem solved.

Use tape. Problem solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 11:54 PM
Replies: 135
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Posted By sideshow_bob

5nm is max torque. You don't need that much...

5nm is max torque. You don't need that much unless you have slippage issues, use carbon paste and try 3nm.

Also people use grease on the bolts, this increases the effective tension in the bolt,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By sideshow_bob

The flat really had nothing to do with the...

The flat really had nothing to do with the trainer. But sure sometimes you kill a valve. I ride 6 days a week and check pressure before every ride. In the last 10+ years, I could count on two fingers...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 919
Posted By sideshow_bob

Stationary trainer, low cadence, high wattage...

Stationary trainer, low cadence, high wattage efforts. Stick a couple of phone books under your front wheel.

I don't know how fast you expect to climb, but figure it out - and match the length of...
01-19-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,395
Posted By sideshow_bob

Tiemeyer gives you a choice on his track frames...

Tiemeyer gives you a choice on his track frames of Enve or Alpina forks. Given the respect he has as a builder, I'm going to suggest they are of high quality.
01-19-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,992
Posted By sideshow_bob

Drop saw + cut off wheel. You'll never use a...

Drop saw + cut off wheel. You'll never use a hacksaw again
01-11-12, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By sideshow_bob

Irrespective of the cause, might I suggest a $10...

Irrespective of the cause, might I suggest a $10 chain catcher be installed. Basically impossible to drop a chain on a bike that has one fitted.

If your bike has a round down tube, then the Deda...
01-11-12, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By sideshow_bob

Chainring bolts really don't require that much...

Chainring bolts really don't require that much torque. You apply a lot to alloy ones (which are perfectly fine) and you'll tear the heads off.

For road doubles I've never had cause other than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By sideshow_bob

It's not supposed to be inside the cap. I think I...

It's not supposed to be inside the cap. I think I can see it sticking out from the body of the head.

You should be able to remove the well fit hard rubber insert there which will have a piece of...
01-10-12, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,539
Posted By sideshow_bob

Ticking is also a function of both the type of...

Ticking is also a function of both the type of grease used and the amount that is packed in. It's easy to make your freewheel quieter, but that doesn't translate to better pawl engagement in my...
01-05-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By sideshow_bob

Forks are cheap, bin them and buy a new set, if...

Forks are cheap, bin them and buy a new set, if for nothing else than the piece of mind. Do you really want to be descending at high speed or driving into corners if you aren't 100% sure?

I had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By sideshow_bob

Buy the regular spokes and then have them powder...

Buy the regular spokes and then have them powder coated in the color of your choice.
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Views: 5,602
Posted By sideshow_bob

Ahh ... that sounds much closer to what I...

Ahh ... that sounds much closer to what I experience.

For me depending on the field 94-96 in a points race is pretty on the money.

I guy here I race a bit just broke the hour record for MMAS3...
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Views: 5,602
Posted By sideshow_bob

Sure I understand all that Carleton, I've raced a...

Sure I understand all that Carleton, I've raced a lot - Elite Cat1, Masters Nationals, Masters Worlds. I'm regularly on a variety of tracks, flat hot mix 440m, banked concrete 333m, wood 250m and...
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Views: 5,602
Posted By sideshow_bob

Its very interesting to see what others ride at...

Its very interesting to see what others ride at other tracks. It'd be interesting to also see what kind of level people are racing these gears at. From my own experience, you all seem to run really,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 911
Posted By sideshow_bob

The answer is it depends. If you ride a lot of...

The answer is it depends. If you ride a lot of miles and want to buy inter-changable spares to have lying around, including wheels, cable kits, brake pads, cassettes, bottom brackets then Shimano and...
12-06-11, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,741
Posted By sideshow_bob

Given it's the job of a monkey, I'm the only...

Given it's the job of a monkey, I'm the only monkey who works on my bikes.
12-05-11, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,222
Posted By sideshow_bob

I've got a set of XR300's and a set of XR200's....

I've got a set of XR300's and a set of XR200's. The 300's don't see much road time for one reason or another, though other than breaking a spoke (24 spokes, 2x, aerolites @ 160lbs) they've been fine....
12-05-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,741
Posted By sideshow_bob

Putting a chain and cassette on is literally a...

Putting a chain and cassette on is literally a job for a monkey. It takes 5 minutes and is a simple checklist. When you change any cassette, you:

a) Reset the high limit screw
b) Reset the low...
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Views: 2,444
Posted By sideshow_bob

If you're an underfed enduro / marginally...

If you're an underfed enduro / marginally reformed roadie like me, then the X2 is fine. If you're a 250 pound sprinter who puts out 2000 watts from a standing start, then maybe look to the X4.

In...
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Views: 2,444
Posted By sideshow_bob

Thomson ... the end!

Thomson ... the end!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By sideshow_bob

Stans 340's, 24/28 laced 2x all round on your...

Stans 340's, 24/28 laced 2x all round on your choice of hubs, DA or Chris King R45's would be my personal choices. Though you want to go light, Tune are better options. Personally I think stiff is...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By sideshow_bob

I've personally seen two good road riders buy...

I've personally seen two good road riders buy pre-built bikes that came with FSA carbon. Within 2 full seasons of use, both had failures at the pedal threads. Both used pedal washers. One was a...
11-28-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,411
Posted By sideshow_bob

No it shouldn't be like that. It looks like the...

No it shouldn't be like that. It looks like the cable end cap is disappearing up the top tube. Take it to your LBS for a look. Worst comes to worst, while not structural, you may need to run cable...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By sideshow_bob

FSA Carbon track are about the worst choice you...

FSA Carbon track are about the worst choice you can make ... avoid avoid avoid. Just in case I'm not being clear enough, AVOID!

Sugino 75/Grand Mighty, Campag Pista, Dura Ace 7400/7600/7700,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,523
Posted By sideshow_bob

I just bought a Stevens SLR that is BSA, but like...

I just bought a Stevens SLR that is BSA, but like the BMC has internal cables. In my own experience internal cables don't require additional maintenance, just when you need to work on it, it's a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,709
Posted By sideshow_bob

If you are comfortable on the tops and the hoods,...

If you are comfortable on the tops and the hoods, but not in the drops - I'd say a shallow compact bar is going to be a better solution than shortening the stem.
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