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Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By Kimmo

I take it you haven't had a problem like this...

I take it you haven't had a problem like this before, or even read one of these threads... We can guess and guess, but nobody has as much info as you. Maybe if you shot a vid, we'd stand a chance......
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,225
Posted By Kimmo

Every time I jump on my bike, I'm stoked I spent...

Every time I jump on my bike, I'm stoked I spent over $2k on wheels and tyres.
11-21-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,422
Posted By Kimmo

/eyeroll @ all the naysayers

/eyeroll @ all the naysayers
11-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,243
Posted By Kimmo

Nm, late to the party

Nm, late to the party
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,608
Posted By Kimmo

Maybe it's just me, but to my eye, quality speaks...

Maybe it's just me, but to my eye, quality speaks for itself... Giant doesn't bother with their high-end Cadex brand much at all, and on this bad boy, originally equipped with 7800 and retailing for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,608
Posted By Kimmo

+1 Giant - it's the brand for discerning folks...

+1 Giant - it's the brand for discerning folks who aren't into wank. The fact they're a bit cheaper is a reflection of the fact they're a proper huge company, of a scale only rivaled by Shimano in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By Kimmo

Every threaded BB in a carbon frame is an...

Every threaded BB in a carbon frame is an aluminium sleeve. Facing it should be no big deal, since every external cup should be threading up to faced metal anyway - if there's paint on the faces,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,578
Posted By Kimmo

Seems a bit heavy for a bike with rim brakes and...

Seems a bit heavy for a bike with rim brakes and tubulars.

This bad boy is 6.24kg / 13.75lb... fifteen years old, too.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By Kimmo

Try removing the FD and plugging it into the RD's...

Try removing the FD and plugging it into the RD's cable.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By Kimmo

Sure looks like a nice stem tho

Sure looks like a nice stem tho
10-16-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 855
Posted By Kimmo

I'm pretty sure that bit that's 'stuck' in there...

I'm pretty sure that bit that's 'stuck' in there is the part of the shifter the cable head sits in - left and right aren't made the same. You'd be lucky if these shifters still work properly, but a...
09-20-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By Kimmo

I'd pull off the bars and get the rest of the...

I'd pull off the bars and get the rest of the stuff off the bike, and look at it on the bench.

If you can't see anything wrong, leave it till it goes flat (or you could just skip that bit), remove...
09-18-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,282
Posted By Kimmo

This. All my gear wipes clean with a dry rag. ...

This. All my gear wipes clean with a dry rag.

When I lube stuff, I try to put only enough lube to do the job, only where the job is. When I lube a chain, it's a manually placed drop at every...
09-18-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,322
Posted By Kimmo

If you're bending carbon to the point it...

If you're bending carbon to the point it shatters, any comparable metal component would have yielded too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 276,722
Posted By Kimmo

Posted it in Anti Porn at LGFSS

Posted it in Anti Porn at LGFSS
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,082
Posted By Kimmo

The Recon shifts about as well you'd expect with...

The Recon shifts about as well you'd expect with Di2, pretty flawless. Sounds a little crunchy during the shift compared to a Shimano cassette, but that's to be expected comparing CNCed to stamped....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,300
Posted By Kimmo

As an aside (I doubt this adds anything to wrap...

As an aside (I doubt this adds anything to wrap capacity), I squeezed 12/14t into my 9070's standard cage, had to cut off one cage pin and hack the other one:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By Kimmo

That hasn't been an issue for me since 31.8 bars...

That hasn't been an issue for me since 31.8 bars became a thing. Use some assembly paste in the clamp.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, it's pretty sweet to make it all sing. Of...

Yep, it's pretty sweet to make it all sing. Of course, that all comes crashing down the moment it starts making a noise you can't find.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20,533
Views: 4,797,134
Posted By Kimmo

Just ordered one of these bad boys, in steel,...

Just ordered one of these bad boys, in steel, 12-25, 170g

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By Kimmo

Fabulous braking on those rims with the supplied...

Fabulous braking on those rims with the supplied pads. (I've got the tubular versions, maybe they brake a tad better being crazy light.)


Oh yeah, the Decadence option also includes little...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By Kimmo

A hair over US$1500 gets you a pair of these...

A hair over US$1500 gets you a pair of these (https://carbonbikewheels.com.au/en/product/49mm-carbon-clincher-wheelset) with free delivery and the Decadence upgrade (straight pull hubs and CX-Rays)....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,534
Posted By Kimmo

And the way a shop would fix that is to bend the...

And the way a shop would fix that is to bend the hanger. If you don't have the proper tool, don't hit it, put an adjustable spanner on it. Or screw a rear axle in and nip up a locknut against it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,839
Posted By Kimmo

Whoah. Dodged a bullet, spotting that in time. ...

Whoah. Dodged a bullet, spotting that in time.

But you should have been able to diagnose it better - the frequency wasn't in sync with your pedalling, and it wasn't in sync with wheel rotation....
08-01-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By Kimmo

Here's a thought - don't mount the battery in...

Here's a thought - don't mount the battery in your seatpost. Chuck a bit of bubble wrap around it and hang a string off it, wedge it down in the bottom of your seat tube, and pull it out with the...
08-01-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,449
Posted By Kimmo

Didn't have to be this way; it's a crying shame...

Didn't have to be this way; it's a crying shame there are no electronic triples. Syncro or semi syncro on a triple is so obviously crying out to be a thing, and would make a half step setup actually...
08-01-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kimmo

You should be good with all that. The FD might...

You should be good with all that. The FD might need more precise adjustment than previously.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,282
Posted By Kimmo

Dear Forum, I never thought it'd happen to me...

Dear Forum, I never thought it'd happen to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,043
Posted By Kimmo

Whoops, just googled that and it didn't mean what...

Whoops, just googled that and it didn't mean what I thought: cop a squiz
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,282
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, 46 here. Mind you, it was my old man's...

Yep, 46 here. Mind you, it was my old man's Penthouse stash
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,498
Posted By Kimmo

Factory that makes them needs a few Sapim spokes...

Factory that makes them needs a few Sapim spokes to fix their machinery.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,043
Posted By Kimmo

I can't bunny hop worth a damn without foot...

I can't bunny hop worth a damn without foot retention. But I can trackstand, so there's pretty much no downside to it for me.

But the main reason I hugely prefer clips and straps or clipless to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,962
Posted By Kimmo

If the rims braked decently, it might be worth...

If the rims braked decently, it might be worth lacing them up to proper hubs...

Maybe in a year or two they'll steal that tech
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By Kimmo

Nothing odd about that, it's totally normal. The...

Nothing odd about that, it's totally normal. The cogs wear to fit the worn chain, seems okay but efficiency suffers. Slap a fresh chain on, worn cogs say nope.

Same if you put a fresh chainring on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,962
Posted By Kimmo

eBay is one front to millions of shops.

eBay is one front to millions of shops.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By Kimmo

I'd be looking for a high quality pic of the...

I'd be looking for a high quality pic of the crankset, showing pristine teeth and a total lack of scuff marks on the crank arm. Never been ridden is an extraordinary claim.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,046
Posted By Kimmo

First time I had a proper front brake and needed...

First time I had a proper front brake and needed it, straight over the bars. Second time, I dunno - I just knew I had enough brake and didn't automatically grab as hard as I could. I was cooking,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,046
Posted By Kimmo

Dunno how you ride your bike, but that's always...

Dunno how you ride your bike, but that's always taken care of itself for me
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,046
Posted By Kimmo

Each tyre only has so much grip; when you're...

Each tyre only has so much grip; when you're braking you're using up some proportion of that grip, so it's generally best to share the load. And when descending, you have to manage heat buildup too....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By Kimmo

You should only be as tensed as necessary, the...

You should only be as tensed as necessary, the more relaxed the better
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,046
Posted By Kimmo

You want to be good enough with it that say if...

You want to be good enough with it that say if you're braking on a turn and it starts to skid, that's not enough to make you drop the bike. Emergency stops should have your back wheel hovering.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,730
Posted By Kimmo

Maybe 24/28 to be on the safe side

Maybe 24/28 to be on the safe side
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,216
Posted By Kimmo

You know how some folks get wings on their back?...

You know how some folks get wings on their back? I had an idea, kinda ripping off the Campy logo, to have aerospace-looking folded wings, 'secured' with QRs, to signify the bionic freedom of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,038
Posted By Kimmo

From that article: No Red Bull Road Rage events...

From that article: No Red Bull Road Rage events have been held from 2014 onwards.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,046
Posted By Kimmo

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Dual pivot brake is overkill on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,216
Posted By Kimmo

How bad could it be? I'd look at it this way...

How bad could it be?

I'd look at it this way - you get to do the full Italiano wank without any of the me-tooism you'd be tainted with on a Pinarello. I like De Rosas, they're pretty cool....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 11,011
Posted By Kimmo

Um, ...

Um,
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 11,011
Posted By Kimmo

You know how sometimes there's a constant...

You know how sometimes there's a constant annoying noise that eventually you only notice when it stops?

Systematic exploitation and the minimisation of human potential gives me tinnitus.

You'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,839
Posted By Kimmo

Here's a maddeningly obvious one that can be easy...

Here's a maddeningly obvious one that can be easy to miss - end of the FD cable hitting the crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 11,011
Posted By Kimmo

Right, sure. Commercial radio isn't a cacophonic...

Right, sure. Commercial radio isn't a cacophonic cesspit, and community radio isn't a vital refuge from pervasive capitalist propaganda, got it.

Scumbags trying to manipulate me via my amygdala...
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