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Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,071
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure, I knew you would throw that at me. However...

Sure, I knew you would throw that at me. However both the initial question and subsequent Q and A is obviously directed at Latex tubes. Still you are trying to contort it as if latex and butyl is all...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,071
Posted By Racing Dan

Seems to me you are applying a Q and A that is...

Seems to me you are applying a Q and A that is clearly directed at heat issues relating to latex tubes, to any tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,071
Posted By Racing Dan

What makes you believe the tyre can withstand...

What makes you believe the tyre can withstand more heat than the tube? The tyre is in direct contact with the backside of the brake track. The tube is not. Imo the likely failure mode is the the bead...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-23, 02:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,269
Posted By Racing Dan

Generic brand 20w50 mineral oil. In my experience...

Generic brand 20w50 mineral oil. In my experience engine oil protects the chain very well from rusting in the wet and salty season, unlike Squirt was that lets the chain go rusty in a day or two....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-23, 12:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,269
Posted By Racing Dan

Squirt, in the dry about 100-200 km before it...

Squirt, in the dry about 100-200 km before it feels dry and noisy. Doesnt work at all in wet and salty winter. Washes off and lets the chain rust in no time. Ill revert to Squirt in the spring but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,071
Posted By Racing Dan

Are you absolutely certain its the tube failing...

Are you absolutely certain its the tube failing from heat? What kind of tube is it? - Might be the tyre blowing off of the rim, causing the tube to blow out, or the tyre bead separating from heat.
...
01-28-23, 09:26 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,267
Posted By Racing Dan

Brake hoses pulling loose? Sounds like a made up...

Brake hoses pulling loose? Sounds like a made up concern. Cant imagine that happen. Most of the hose is tucked away under the bar tape and inside the frame, and the olive/barb connection is (in my...
01-21-23, 06:21 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,267
Posted By Racing Dan

I own two bikes with Tiagra 4700. Both came with...

I own two bikes with Tiagra 4700. Both came with TRP mechanical disc brakes, which, Imo, doesn't perform anything like the internet would like you to believe. I upgraded one bike to 4700 hydraulic...
01-08-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,050
Posted By Racing Dan

In my experience it isnt a big deal, if you hose...

In my experience it isnt a big deal, if you hose the bike on occasion, keep it inside so its dry most of the time and use a suitable chain lube. In the winter I use ordinary engine oil to keep away...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,291
Posted By Racing Dan

Most Shimano hubs have the right hand hub bearing...

Most Shimano hubs have the right hand hub bearing to the right of the freehub. In most other hubs the the right hub bearing is to the left of the freehub and the freehub is a separate unit rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,291
Posted By Racing Dan

Anyone can do as they please to their own wheels,...

Anyone can do as they please to their own wheels, but in the context of adding more grease to silence the hub, as suggested by Bob, its a hard NO. The DT technical manual clearly warns you to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,291
Posted By Racing Dan

No. With the star ratchet system, especially the...

No. With the star ratchet system, especially the "many" engagement type, you need to strictly adhere to the manufacturer recommended amount and type of lube, or it might slip and destroy the ratchet,...
12-26-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By Racing Dan

For salty roads ordinary auto engine/crank case...

For salty roads ordinary auto engine/crank case oil is great. It has rust inhibitors that will prevent your chain from rustiong. No need to overthink it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 02:18 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,041
Posted By Racing Dan

Wet and salty winter roads + waxed chain = ruined...

Wet and salty winter roads + waxed chain = ruined chain in no time flat, unless you are really anal about washing, cleaning and reapplying every day. In that sort of conditions ordinary auoto engine...
10-14-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,200
Posted By Racing Dan

If you enjoy walking I'm sure there is a forum...

If you enjoy walking I'm sure there is a forum for that too. This aint it! :-)
10-13-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,200
Posted By Racing Dan

It ok to walk, but walking is slow and a symptom...

It ok to walk, but walking is slow and a symptom of inadequate gearing. You wouldn't have to walk given a low enough granny gear.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 689
Posted By Racing Dan

Clearly it should just set off an alarm. Watching...

Clearly it should just set off an alarm. Watching tyre pressure while riding isn't useful. If I was really concerned flatting while descending at high speed, Id take a stronger tyre over a "you are...
09-17-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,657
Posted By Racing Dan

In a civilised country, getting rid of...

In a civilised country, getting rid of contaminated solvents, left over paint, half cans of brake cleaner and oven cleaner shouldn't be an issue. Just stop washing it down the drain.
09-17-22, 02:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By Racing Dan

You need a ETRTO chart to see what tyres go with...

You need a ETRTO chart to see what tyres go with what rims. A 32mm fit on a 15mm internal rim, but may not fit in your frame or in your brakes.
09-17-22, 02:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,657
Posted By Racing Dan

Im not a chemist, but this is my experience...

Im not a chemist, but this is my experience exactly. Just dump the new chain in the hot wax and swish around. Pre cleaning is not needed at all. I tried both pre cleaning and no cleaning and could...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Racing Dan

I recently replaced a pair of praxis rings at...

I recently replaced a pair of praxis rings at barely 10.000 mi. The little one was optically worn but worked OK. The big one may have have had some more miles in it, but a pair of fresh 5 arm Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,093
Posted By Racing Dan

... or just get Shimano SH-56 SPD cleats that...

... or just get Shimano SH-56 SPD cleats that allow panic unclipping in any direction. - If you believe clipless pedals will benefit you in the first place (they likely wont).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,871
Posted By Racing Dan

Beer, then nap! :thumb:

Beer, then nap! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,093
Posted By Racing Dan

Ive seen several crashes caused by failing to...

Ive seen several crashes caused by failing to unclip. Arguably, all of them user error. However it wouldn't have happened fad the bikes been fitted with flat pedals. I believe, to the average cyclist...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,323
Posted By Racing Dan

You may think its all obvious, however you need...

You may think its all obvious, however you need to take a moment to actually look for yourself. Most TA rear hubs do have a thin wall aluminium axle and the right hand hub bearing buried way in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,041
Posted By Racing Dan

He also thinks tubeless is no faff at all .. ...

He also thinks tubeless is no faff at all .. haha! :-)

He claims 5 min to re-wax "hands on", an obvious "lie". yeah, I timed re-lubing with Squirt. 3 min flat, including wiping the chain,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,323
Posted By Racing Dan

That may not be entirely true. Modern rear hubs,...

That may not be entirely true. Modern rear hubs, that in load placement resembles old school free wheel hubs, may indeed benefit from a thick wall through axle bolt to internally support the hub axle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,041
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure, but you have to re-wax 100 times and buy 20...

Sure, but you have to re-wax 100 times and buy 20 quick links to get it there. Not to mention the faff to get started in the first place. - Ill buy you a beer if you ever get to 25.000km on one chain...
08-20-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 935
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure. Computer, maybe not so much, even if there...

Sure. Computer, maybe not so much, even if there are good bike computer apps that shows most normal data. Speed, distance, Heart rate, etc. But I'm not aware of any app that has the full compliment...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-22, 03:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 551
Posted By Racing Dan

I've been riding XT flats with the shallow pins...

I've been riding XT flats with the shallow pins on my commuter for some time now and its been great. I can use normal sneakers or mtb shoes, I can get on/off the bike and walk, don't have to clip...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,641
Posted By Racing Dan

No its not, as seen in the link/data provided...

No its not, as seen in the link/data provided before. Except if if not realy road riding anymore. Ppl claim the data support their claim, but no. Take a look for yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,641
Posted By Racing Dan

Obviously softer is "faster", according to the...

Obviously softer is "faster", according to the same bike industry trying to push us all to TL hookless at 72 psi max :rolleyes: .. Hook line and sinker! haha! :-)

EDIT: According to an other...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 03:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,641
Posted By Racing Dan

Simple. You are not "allowed" to not follow...

Simple. You are not "allowed" to not follow current orthodoxy, that is, "soft tyres are faster". Above I posted a link to some actual data, clearly showing the faster pressure on normal roads are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,339
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure, what ever. You are the one trying to make...

Sure, what ever. You are the one trying to make it an argument about where the hole is. It makes no difference to question and inherent claim posted in #10 - The sealant doesn't work as advertised...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,339
Posted By Racing Dan

- How do I think sealant would get into the valve...

- How do I think sealant would get into the valve (an gum it up) ? Sorry to burst your bubble, It happens. Sometimes to the point it becomes a real PITA to inflate the tyre.


- Never mind? Sure!...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,641
Posted By Racing Dan

According to silca data, fastest pressure on...

According to silca data, fastest pressure on corse asphalt is 90-100 psi.

https://silcavelo.eu/blogs/silca/part-4b-rolling-resistance-and-impedance
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,339
Posted By Racing Dan

Dude! :-) ... Obviously a bit of hyperbole to...

Dude! :-) ... Obviously a bit of hyperbole to highlight the discrepancy between the claims* and the real world lack of performance. No loose valve has a 1/4" hole or the tyre would flat instantly....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,339
Posted By Racing Dan

It is weird the sealant cant seem to solve these...

It is weird the sealant cant seem to solve these issues. According to marketing blurb, holes the size of a dime should plug up with no issues. Still FB and the forums are littered with ppl keeps...
08-06-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,950
Posted By Racing Dan

Spot on! haha :-)

Spot on! haha :-)
08-06-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,950
Posted By Racing Dan

Thats about what I was thinking. Im striving to...

Thats about what I was thinking. Im striving to do as little drive train maintenance as I can get away with too. No more washing or stripping chains for me. Im down to wiping the chain and cogs with...
08-06-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,950
Posted By Racing Dan

If factory lube is in fact wax (I believe it is),...

If factory lube is in fact wax (I believe it is), then why would the Squirt manufacturer recommend stripping the chain before application? I says right on the bottle to remove factory grease...
08-06-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By Racing Dan

In the land of litigation I cant imagine why...

In the land of litigation I cant imagine why someone would dare not leashing their dog? You era one bite or bike chase away from bankruptcy.
08-06-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,950
Posted By Racing Dan

Im not so sure wax isn't also picking up dirt....

Im not so sure wax isn't also picking up dirt. Testing squirt on a glass plate to see what its like, it dries to consistency very similar to what new chains come packed with (!) - A soft waxy...
08-06-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By Racing Dan

You may not neeed navigation to ride your bike,...

You may not neeed navigation to ride your bike, but it does open up a lot of possibilities exploring unfamiliar roads, routes and areas. I would highly recommend it.

I use komoot on my phone. But...
08-05-22, 02:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,950
Posted By Racing Dan

Does anyone know if Squirt will "re-emulsify" if...

Does anyone know if Squirt will "re-emulsify" if exposed to (hot?) water or is it a one way street requiring degreaser or solvent to remove it?
08-03-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,950
Posted By Racing Dan

I dont think that is accurate. Not even according...

I dont think that is accurate. Not even according to zerofriction, that you are referencing. On the contrary most of the best performing lubes on test was in fact wax based. It is also true that some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,246
Posted By Racing Dan

Why doesn't DI2 have a dynamo in the first place....

Why doesn't DI2 have a dynamo in the first place. At least as an option. The average power to run it is minuscule. Like 0.1W, assuming a 100h battery life and a 10wh battery (didn't bother to look,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,246
Posted By Racing Dan

In DI2, the Not floppy paddles and auto FD trim...

In DI2, the Not floppy paddles and auto FD trim is nice. Nicer than mech no matter what level. Even Dura Ace. Shimano could tighten up the paddles in the sis shifters, by a lot, but them moving to...
07-27-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 803
Posted By Racing Dan

Doesnt DI2 have some function to see what gears...

Doesnt DI2 have some function to see what gears in the current configuration is used the most? Id say only if there is sustained riding in the 34/36 combo an expensive swap of crank and FD is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure, even compared to light butyl tubes, the...

Sure, even compared to light butyl tubes, the lightest TPU tubes are only marginally (<1W) faster and the standard Tubolito is in fact slightly slower. I've used light butyl for next to two years by...
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