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Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By smashndash

this is a pretty unhelpful comment. Not only is...

this is a pretty unhelpful comment. Not only is it condescending, it doesn't contain any information we can use. If you've never encountered even an ounce of brake fade on carbon rims, you're not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 337,391
Posted By smashndash

You know... I've never tried them. I'll give them...

You know... I've never tried them. I'll give them a shot once I've confirmed that campy reds don't ruin the wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,121
Posted By smashndash

I would personally go for PF30 + a hambini BB...

I would personally go for PF30 + a hambini BB (https://www.hambini.com/product/pf30-to-shimano-classic-bottom-bracket/), which would end up being roughly the same price as the T47 but marginally...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 337,391
Posted By smashndash

https://www.lightbicycle.com/newsletter/Light-Bicy...

https://www.lightbicycle.com/newsletter/Light-Bicycle-Flyweight-Carbon-Spokes--Lightweight---Lightning-Fast.html

LB is now offering 2 carbon spoke types. One is their "race" type which only works...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,099
Posted By smashndash

Separate incidents. I've emergency stopped in...

Separate incidents. I've emergency stopped in races, and also on the street. It's useful in both cases.

There's a lot of hoopla in this thread about theory. All I was trying to say is that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 29,838
Posted By smashndash

I've used a 28 rapidair for a bit. Super easy...

I've used a 28 rapidair for a bit. Super easy install, but it drank a lot of sealant initially. Now it holds air great, I haven't had any punctures (jinxed it), the compound is super sticky, and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 01:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,099
Posted By smashndash

Eh. If you're doing any sort of performance...

Eh. If you're doing any sort of performance riding, you should know what the limit of your stopping power is. I've had to emergency stop a few times. A couple times in races, once to avoid a head-on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By smashndash

OK quick update. I've put on probably a couple...

OK quick update. I've put on probably a couple hundred miles on the rapidair. It's been demoted to rear tire because of how narrow the tread is. Since the reinstall, I added a buuunch of sealant and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By smashndash

It seems that you're asking about installation...

It seems that you're asking about installation difficulty. As a rule, tubeless tires are harder to install than tubed tires (and yet people manage). But there's variance between brands, models, units...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By smashndash

Man those are some classic tires they'll be...

Man those are some classic tires they'll be messing with. Regardless of how people feel about either of the two tires, they're both quite popular. Hopefully they keep selling a tubed version of each.
06-11-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,446
Posted By smashndash

I've done it, but only easy/friendly group rides....

I've done it, but only easy/friendly group rides. And of course, I had a front brake. I wouldn't be comfortable doing hard group rides on a fixie, but if I were to try I'd stay at the back.
06-01-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 869
Posted By smashndash

PF86.5 = PF86 = BB86 = Shimano Press Fit. No clue...

PF86.5 = PF86 = BB86 = Shimano Press Fit. No clue why we have so many names for the same shell.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By smashndash

Normal? Yes. But not optimal IMO. You should add...

Normal? Yes. But not optimal IMO. You should add layers of tape until this doesn't happen. A) this will reduce air and sealant leakage and B) it'll reduce the chances of burping in hard corners.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,631
Posted By smashndash

I think we all know that the inflation range can...

I think we all know that the inflation range can be worse for comfort. But has anyone found that the cornering performance is better in the higher pressure range? My 26mm turbo pro measures 29mm and...
05-20-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 869
Posted By smashndash

Historically, Cube has used BB86 bottom brackets:...

Historically, Cube has used BB86 bottom brackets:

https://www.cube.eu/en/2022/bikes/road/road-race/agree/cube-agree-c62-sl-prismagreyncarbon/

That's unlikely to have changed, but you can email...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,987
Posted By smashndash

I will chime in and say that people might be...

I will chime in and say that people might be underestimating the power advantage of being light and having a good bike setup. I'm pretty light (135lb race weight) and my bike/position are really...
05-17-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By smashndash

I would add 4mm to the inner (hooked) width. So a...

I would add 4mm to the inner (hooked) width. So a 19mm rim would need a 23mm tape. You can probably get away with +/- 1mm. The advantage of wall to wall tape for TL is obvious, but it helps with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,439
Posted By smashndash

We have a huge thread on Light Bicycle Wheels if...

We have a huge thread on Light Bicycle Wheels if you're interested. They've proven to be very safe. The performance is also pretty decent.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By smashndash

Hm. Not sure about that. Someone in VeloClub...

Hm. Not sure about that. Someone in VeloClub called up Enve and they confirmed that their impact testing is done with a tubeless setup. We still don't know how many companies actually tested with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By smashndash

Slower as in... slower to set up. EDIT: I...

Slower as in... slower to set up.

EDIT: I agree that was poorly phrased. Seems that that sentence has since been edited.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By smashndash

it's tough. Bunny hopping and curb smashing...

it's tough. Bunny hopping and curb smashing aren't the only way rims can fail. You could also hit a big rock or pothole. Those impacts can cause damage to accumulate until you hit the colloquial...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By smashndash

Not quite. The pressure inside the rim caused the...

Not quite. The pressure inside the rim caused the rim to literally assplode once compromised. This is not just a matter of the tire blowing off.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By smashndash

The real story here is that the old Rovals are...

The real story here is that the old Rovals are 100% just as tubeless ready as any other wheelset on the market. Perhaps moreso. If the industry norm has been to do the (apparently quite light) UCI...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By smashndash

The S-Works Turbo 2Bliss is not the same as the...

The S-Works Turbo 2Bliss is not the same as the S-Works Turbo Rapidair 2bliss. Masters of marketing, the people at specialized are.

Old:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By smashndash

A quick update. The 0.5oz of sealant I started...

A quick update. The 0.5oz of sealant I started with has gone completely dry in just a few days, and the tire lost 30psi in 24 hours. This is much worse than when it was new. I'm guessing that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By smashndash

Any experiences with the S-Works rapidair?

I know specialized immediately abandoned this tire after releasing it, but one thing led to another and I ended up buying a 28mm.

Installation:
- tight, but not hard with levers
- pumped up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 337,391
Posted By smashndash

What does LB recommend you do to ship? Also,...

What does LB recommend you do to ship? Also, don't they have warehouses in other countries? They're not letting you ship hubs to those?

I think if your hubs are expensive, you don't want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 337,391
Posted By smashndash

Issue is that they'd have to figure out what...

Issue is that they'd have to figure out what spokes they need, or have a pro wheelbuilder here figure that out for them. And that would add another expense on top of the wheelbuilding fee. But I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,532
Posted By smashndash

A video is worth a million words. Do you have a...

A video is worth a million words. Do you have a textured brake track?
05-04-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,370
Posted By smashndash

oh what. yeah ok, I got nothing then, my bad. Let...

oh what. yeah ok, I got nothing then, my bad. Let us know if you figure it out.
05-04-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,370
Posted By smashndash

Lot of hoopla. I already said it's because of the...

Lot of hoopla. I already said it's because of the stairs. It's not about distance, it's about the actual use case. Doesn't matter if you use look, time, or shimano. If you walk down stairs in cleats,...
05-02-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,370
Posted By smashndash

From your original thread: "The 50 metre return...

From your original thread: "The 50 metre return involves walking down three flights of stairs. Are they so fragile that that amount of walking is the problem?"

yes. Stairs absolutely demolish...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,903
Posted By smashndash

Hi 40mph today. Still a bit spooked but so far,...

Hi 40mph today. Still a bit spooked but so far, not dead. Couldn't get the tire to burp while doing my cornering tests. The tire feels too slow and floppy below 55psi anyway, so I'm going to keep it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,670
Posted By smashndash

Not aero, not integrated, and the 6.54kg number...

Not aero, not integrated, and the 6.54kg number is quoted without pedals or cages, so you're pretty much at 6.8. I'm not arguing that it's impossible to build a disc brake bike under 6.8kg. Not sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,670
Posted By smashndash

This isn't true anymore. Disc brakes, electronic...

This isn't true anymore. Disc brakes, electronic groupsets, aero framesets, integrated cables and the switch to tubeless clinchers have each added weight to the archetypal UCI race bike. If you watch...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,532
Posted By smashndash

not really. The point is that (my) carbon brakes...

not really. The point is that (my) carbon brakes are no better than adequate. The fact that I have to change my braking style and choose my routes to accommodate my brakes is pretty damning. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,532
Posted By smashndash

don't worry too much about it. I still send it on...

don't worry too much about it. I still send it on my carbon rims. I just don't brake as late as I used to, and I avoid absurdly steep (like -10-13%) technical descents. Those aren't fun anyway. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,436
Posted By smashndash

Funny how I've heard absolutely no mention of...

Funny how I've heard absolutely no mention of tire and wheel setup. I've found a massive difference in cornering performance between the different tires, wheels and pressures I've used. Something...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,532
Posted By smashndash

I don't like that the bar for carbon rim brakes...

I don't like that the bar for carbon rim brakes is just "do they assplode". Most carbon rim brakes won't assplode. They'll probably stop you too. But good brakes are powerful, predictable, hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 13,470
Posted By smashndash

I've used orange seal in tubes. It's surprisingly...

I've used orange seal in tubes. It's surprisingly effective for small thorns, but obviously not as good as tubeless setup.

latex tubes are a non-starter for most people IMO. I've considered them...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,572
Posted By smashndash

Yeah I have a 23mm rim and a 17mm rim. A 25mm...

Yeah I have a 23mm rim and a 17mm rim. A 25mm corsa feels significantly different between them. Not necessarily better or worse. I think the tire feels a bit more playful on the narrow rim. I also...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,903
Posted By smashndash

Interesting. That indicates that the tire...

Interesting. That indicates that the tire stretched, no? Unless the rim itself somehow shrunk. Do you know if he used tubeless tires?

I have these aired up to 80psi rn. Let's see how well they...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,903
Posted By smashndash

Here's a quick video of me stress testing the...

Here's a quick video of me stress testing the seal (with no sealant, at ~25psi):

https://youtu.be/WwrZyeKubAg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,903
Posted By smashndash

If I die, it's probably because

... I set up my non-tubeless rim with a tubeless tire. I had to put on 5 layers of tape to get a proper seal, but it seems really secure. Can't get it to hiss.

It's a hooked rim, obviously. Odds...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,962
Posted By smashndash

no, much shallower than that. My bike just looked...

no, much shallower than that. My bike just looked less ratty in comparison.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,962
Posted By smashndash

I think it's a bit of a sampling bias. The people...

I think it's a bit of a sampling bias. The people who have the free time and energy to ride consistently and show up to events tend to be wealthier. It also depends on locale. In Bay Area,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 13,470
Posted By smashndash

this is very plausible. Giant (a large brand)...

this is very plausible. Giant (a large brand) sells hookless wheels as OE. any brand specing zipp or enve wheels as OE (are there any?) would be selling hookless. All it takes at that point is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,008
Posted By smashndash

Force cassettes don't have the rubber dampers...

Force cassettes don't have the rubber dampers that red cassettes come with. You can buy them for fairly cheap and it'll quiet things down.

though, I think if you have the chrome (as opposed to the...
04-16-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By smashndash

https://mackhubs.com/ not 1987, but polish...

https://mackhubs.com/

not 1987, but polish (https://mackhubs.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,893
Posted By smashndash

There's also angular moment of inertia. The...

There's also angular moment of inertia. The higher you sit, the more critical it is to be smooth with your inputs. Suddenly diving into a turn could "shock" the tire and cause a slide. It's less...
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