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06-20-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By maartendc

Lol, yeah! I'm a bit slow..

Lol, yeah! I'm a bit slow..
06-18-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By maartendc

Just FYI, I used that liner cable from Amazon,...

Just FYI, I used that liner cable from Amazon, worked absolutely perfectly!

The inner diameter is just ever so slightly larger than the shifter or brake cable. You just slide it over the old...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By maartendc

Im gonna say... no. Realistically, how much...

Im gonna say... no.

Realistically, how much improvement has this frame seen over 5 years? Maybe 1 iteration?

Yeahyeahyeah, I know all the manufacturers say their new model bike is SOOOOOO much...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,822
Posted By maartendc

Is that the De Rosa frame you spray-painted puke...

Is that the De Rosa frame you spray-painted puke green?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By maartendc

This topic has been beat to death already.... ...

This topic has been beat to death already....

I will again post my findings on it, all you need to know:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkIXO2CEslw&t=2s
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 35,301
Posted By maartendc

Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 35,301
Posted By maartendc

Thanks for the thorough review! I do have to say,...

Thanks for the thorough review! I do have to say, the big difference in ride feel and quality will also be down to just being on a new bike I would say. Hard to separate new bike feel from new...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,625
Posted By maartendc

Yes, this is true. I was implying the difference...

Yes, this is true. I was implying the difference is likely 1-2 watts at like 40-50 kph or whatever max speed you would attain, and less than 1 watt below that. Nobody is cycling faster than that, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18,543
Views: 3,655,441
Posted By maartendc

Lifeline EVA Bike pod: Semi-rigid bike box for...

Lifeline EVA Bike pod: Semi-rigid bike box for taking it on the plane! Just over $200 shipped to the USA from Chainreactioncycles.

Seems like a decent case for the money. It is not super rigid,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,625
Posted By maartendc

Well I would say the rolling resistance is ALWAYS...

Well I would say the rolling resistance is ALWAYS there, no matter what speed. So lower rolling resistance is going to be a constant improvement. Rolling resistance between a slow and fast tire can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,625
Posted By maartendc

Thanks, that is good advice. I forgot about...

Thanks, that is good advice.

I forgot about that blog with their testing data, good find! https://www.hambini.com/blog/post/bicycle-wheel-aerodynamics-which-one-is-fastest/

I am looking more at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,625
Posted By maartendc

Wheelset depth for all-round wheelset?

Hello all,

I am tempted lately to get an aero carbon wheelset. I was just wondering, what is a good depth to go for for an all-round wheelset? (note: I have never ridden an aero/ carbon wheelset...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18,543
Views: 3,655,441
Posted By maartendc

KMC X8.99 chain ...

KMC X8.99 chain

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/425x425/41mzlasw3vl_sx425__64247aeda68996a5264aff170982f213869deb11.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,251
Posted By maartendc

If the tire goes onto the rim easily, I think I...

If the tire goes onto the rim easily, I think I could do it in 1.5 minutes as well, no big deal.

Also I've never doped.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,460
Posted By maartendc

I've bought from them very recently, placed an...

I've bought from them very recently, placed an order on April 23rd and it was delivered on April 25th. So for me the 2-day shipping works.

Placed another order on April 27th, and that was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,505
Posted By maartendc

I will say that I have been very happy with my...

I will say that I have been very happy with my $30 jerseys from an Australian seller on Ebay. I bought a retro Eddy Merckx Jersey from him because I liked the design.

I liked the jersey so much...
05-30-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By maartendc

Thanks for your response! Yeah, in my mind it was...

Thanks for your response! Yeah, in my mind it was still "new enough", but when I did the math, I've actually put a decent amount of miles on it!

I guess now I am looking for a good quality chain....
05-30-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By maartendc

Replace chain with new 7-speed Cassette?

Hello all,

I just got a new 7-speed cassette installed on my commuter bike.

I am using my old Sram PC850 7/8-speed chain with it. I estimate I have put around 1700-1900km on the chain since it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 35,301
Posted By maartendc

I definitely saw it while looking for reviews of...

I definitely saw it while looking for reviews of the Reynolds Strike wheelset from multiple sources, and I believe I had heard about people complaining about it with the Assaults as well. Good to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 35,301
Posted By maartendc

I have to ask: how tight are these rims to mount...

I have to ask: how tight are these rims to mount tires on? Easy by hand, hard without tire jack, impossible?

This is a known problem with the Reynolds Assault and Reynolds Strike wheels..
05-29-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By maartendc

I bet that would work, but I hate the friction...

I bet that would work, but I hate the friction shifting mode. My downtube shifters can be used both in friction and indexed mode. Indexing is 7-speed.

I live in a rolling hilly area, so constantly...
05-28-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,974
Posted By maartendc

A good day for Nibali again, bad day for Yates...

A good day for Nibali again, bad day for Yates and Roglic.

Not sure how Nibali is going to put time into Carapaz. Perhaps on the TT? Carapaz rode a much better TT on stage 9 than him... by some 4...
05-28-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By maartendc

Just a quick update: You were both right. It...

Just a quick update: You were both right.

It was indeed the rivets holding the cassette together! There were only 2 rivets, making the cassette sit lop-sided against the flush 4.5mm spacer. The...
05-28-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,974
Posted By maartendc

Nibali gained some good time on Stage 15 in the...

Nibali gained some good time on Stage 15 in the final climb and descent!

Let's see how things progress.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,354
Posted By maartendc

White handlebar tape + white saddle. Will...

White handlebar tape + white saddle.

Will complement the white accents on the frame.
05-23-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,974
Posted By maartendc

He is still second overall. He was just in the...

He is still second overall. He was just in the group of favorites behind the breakaway I think. He is still leading over his closest competitors.
05-23-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By maartendc

This is a bike with really nice Dura Ace downtube...

This is a bike with really nice Dura Ace downtube indexed shifters and Dura Ace 7-speed derailleur that are period-specific to the bike. So yes, I'd like to keep it 7-speed.

That being said, the...
05-23-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By maartendc

This is true, but I have been running a 130mm...

This is true, but I have been running a 130mm rear wheel for about 4 years now on this bike (I do believe it is 126mm spacing). Never had any problems.

Not sure if it is bad for the frame, but i...
05-23-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By maartendc

Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think so. ...

Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think so.

Like I said, the hub seems fine ("straight") with a 10-speed cassette I have tried it with. Also, the wobble is really significant, I don't think...
05-23-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By maartendc

Ah, that would explain it if those rivets stick...

Ah, that would explain it if those rivets stick out.

I believe I put the 1.85mm spacer with indentations at the back, and the flush spacer against the cassette / rivets. That would cause it to...
05-23-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By maartendc

I see, that is a good suggestion, thanks. I do...

I see, that is a good suggestion, thanks. I do see there seem to be little rivets on the back of the cassette:

https://www.evolutioncycles.co.nz/assets/category-view/product-view/186822.jpg
...
05-23-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By maartendc

My Shimano RS010 wheel did come with a small...

My Shimano RS010 wheel did come with a small 1.85mm spacer I believe:...
05-23-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By maartendc

Okay, that is the answer I was hoping for! Thanks...

Okay, that is the answer I was hoping for! Thanks guys!
05-23-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By maartendc

7-speed cassette on 10-speed hub "wobbling"

Hello all,

I am trying to use a brand new 7-speed cassette on a 9/10/11-speed wheel, for my old Cannondale that has a 7-speed drivetrain. Wheel is a brand new Shimano RS010 wheelset. It is listed...
05-23-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By maartendc

Anti-seize vs Grease?

Hi all,

I have just replaced my square taper Bottom bracket from cup and cone style to a Shimano UN55 sealed cartridge type.

Now I was following this RJthebikeguy tutorial:

He puts...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 602,967
Posted By maartendc

The Garmin 830 does, and I believe the new 530...

The Garmin 830 does, and I believe the new 530 does as well. The 520 did not I believe.

The Wahoo Elmnt and Element Bolt do NOT do this. They just say you are "off course" and show the general...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 602,967
Posted By maartendc

Yeah the 530 was just released like 2-3 weeks...

Yeah the 530 was just released like 2-3 weeks ago. One of the things people hated about the 520 was the slow interface / processing (clunky menus, took a long time to calculate route). All of that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 35,301
Posted By maartendc

For those who have had these wheels for a couple...

For those who have had these wheels for a couple of weeks now: how are they holding up? How true are they staying after a few weeks of riding?

Post the conditions you have been riding in as well:...
05-20-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,974
Posted By maartendc

Yeah honestly I hope for Nibali to win now, don't...

Yeah honestly I hope for Nibali to win now, don't care too much for Roglic honestly, he is so uncharismatic... He is such an impressive rider, but I have a hard time rooting for him.

Nibali will...
05-20-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,974
Posted By maartendc

To be fair it was on a pretty steep incline but...

To be fair it was on a pretty steep incline but yeah, horrible there from the mechanic. Should have helped him onto the bike.

My man Campenaerts would definitely have won the TT if not for that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,232
Posted By maartendc

I've done a quick update video on the warm...

I've done a quick update video on the warm weather performance on the Bontrager Specter Wavecel. My take on the real world performance of this helmet in 85F+ degree weather (30C+).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,947
Posted By maartendc

sure thing! Yes from what I hear the Krylion...

sure thing!

Yes from what I hear the Krylion endurance is exactly the same tire as the Pro4 Endurance under a different name...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 602,967
Posted By maartendc

Ortlieb bags are nice. But I would pass on the...

Ortlieb bags are nice. But I would pass on the Garmin 520. The newer Garmin 530 is out, and it is way better. This is just a way for them to get rid of outdated inventory, but no way I would buy the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,947
Posted By maartendc

I second this. Switched from Continental...

I second this. Switched from Continental GP4000SII to Michelin Pro4 Endurance. (I cannot speak to the GP5000, but I hear puncture resistance is not bettter, even worse)

Pro 4 Endurance is waaaaaay...
05-17-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,974
Posted By maartendc

Nice to see someone win from a breakaway, and one...

Nice to see someone win from a breakaway, and one of the smaller teams as well! Great to see some small Italian team take a win on home turf.

All the major GC contenders are now out of the top ten...
05-15-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,974
Posted By maartendc

Not sure why Chris Froome is not riding the Giro...

Not sure why Chris Froome is not riding the Giro after winning last year... I guess he want to go for another Tour win, and was very upset he had to see Geraint Thomas win last year. I don't care...
05-14-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,974
Posted By maartendc

That is such a shame. He really loves the Giro...

That is such a shame. He really loves the Giro and I was rooting for him to win it.

Not sure if he will drop out, the Giro course suits him much better. But he already lost 4 minutes, so unlikely...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,185
Posted By maartendc

Tiagra is fine for a beginner. Tiagra is 10...

Tiagra is fine for a beginner. Tiagra is 10 speed, 105 is 11-speed. That is about the biggest difference between the two. Even Dura Ace was 10 speed only a couple of years ago, so don't be fooled by...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,232
Posted By maartendc

I decided to record a Youtube video, comparing...

I decided to record a Youtube video, comparing the Bontrager Specter Wavecel to the Lazer Z1 Mips. Hope this is useful to anyone!

This is the first Youtube video I've ever made, so be nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,232
Posted By maartendc

I actually found the Bontrager Specter Medium...

I actually found the Bontrager Specter Medium size to fit my large-ish head (58 cm) better than the Synthe Mips Medium or Lazer Z1 Medium (even though they are all roughly rated to fit the same size...
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