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Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,168
Posted By MoreLowGears

I don't recommend getting a '98 Diamondback...

I don't recommend getting a '98 Diamondback Interva (https://bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=72421)l. The geometry is such that there's almost no wheel flop, and as a result the front end...
03-07-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By MoreLowGears

The hanger extension in the picture looks like a...

The hanger extension in the picture looks like a direct mount adapter, which Shimano derailleurs also have. It's required if your bike doesn't have a direct mount hanger, which most road bikes don't....
03-04-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By MoreLowGears

Is a custom frame build an option? Those come in...

Is a custom frame build an option? Those come in any size.
02-27-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,817
Posted By MoreLowGears

All R8000 rear derailleurs can handle an 11-30t...

All R8000 rear derailleurs can handle an 11-30t cassette.
02-13-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By MoreLowGears

With regards to drivetrains, the smallest steps...

With regards to drivetrains, the smallest steps you'll find will be on a 10-speed 11-32 cassette, followed by a 10-speed 11-36 (very common for 2x10 setups) and 11-speed 11-40 (which is a 10s 11-36...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,718
Posted By MoreLowGears

If you're looking at the Roubaix, I recommend...

If you're looking at the Roubaix, I recommend considering the Expert Di2 too. You lose the hydraulic damper and carbon wheels, gain a small amount of weight, but gain Di2. The damper and lockout may...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By MoreLowGears

The main difference between endurance bikes and...

The main difference between endurance bikes and race bikes is how nimble they are. Unless you start doing crits, any type of bike will suit you well: it comes down to preference. I'd hold off on...
02-04-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,252
Posted By MoreLowGears

Servo wave...

Servo wave (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/technologies/component/details/servo-wave-action.html) is different from the altered lever pivot. It means the brake lever pushes a variable amount of fluid...
01-31-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,108
Posted By MoreLowGears

I bought TL-1 and my dad gave me a TL-4, so I use...

I bought TL-1 and my dad gave me a TL-4, so I use one of each. The TL-1 has a spoke hook, and the TL-4 is thin enough to wedge in between the rim and tire when itís a tight fit. It looks a lot like...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By MoreLowGears

Any shade can hide ice in winter. The last snow...

Any shade can hide ice in winter. The last snow was Thanksgiving and my parking lot still has ice sheets in it, despite many 50F days, because itís in shadow all day. I will ride on studded tires for...
01-19-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,254
Posted By MoreLowGears

Boosting this. I have a mid-cage Sora R3000 rear...

Boosting this. I have a mid-cage Sora R3000 rear derailleur running a 12-36 with no issues. The newest 105 and above have even better clearance. I think itís safe to assume that all Shimano rear...
01-18-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By MoreLowGears

Your equation is correct, but the answer is 46...

Your equation is correct, but the answer is 46 not 36 (22 + 24)!
01-18-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By MoreLowGears

With regards to gearing: the 9sp 12-36 has much...

With regards to gearing: the 9sp 12-36 has much better ratios than the 11-36. The 11-36 has a 20% jump near the end (15-18) whereas the 12-36ís has a much more reasonable 16-18 jump there. Given your...
01-18-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,254
Posted By MoreLowGears

Frame compatibility is the same across 10 and...

Frame compatibility is the same across 10 and 11-speed groupsets. Your concerns are:

Wheels: most 11-speed road cassettes require a wider free hub (part of the wheel) than 8-10 speed ones. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,580
Posted By MoreLowGears

You didnít snitch on the construction workers to...

You didnít snitch on the construction workers to their boss, and thatís what matters.
12-03-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,386
Posted By MoreLowGears

Sick! What year is this bike? The 2019 model, and...

Sick! What year is this bike? The 2019 model, and my 2018 Rove DL (quick release so it's a slightly different geo) both only claim clearance for 650x47 tires. I wonder if I could get away with doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,859
Posted By MoreLowGears

I agree with OP on the wheels: a 400-500g drop is...

I agree with OP on the wheels: a 400-500g drop is like a .5% decrease in the total weight of you and the bike. Some will point out the decrease in "rotating weight" but the effects of that are...
11-11-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,501
Posted By MoreLowGears

Beware of Simple Green! I recommend finding...

Beware of Simple Green! I recommend finding another degreaser (there's tons of threads on all the things you can use here). Simple Green is an effective degreaser, but it's also corrosive. I've seen...
11-10-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By MoreLowGears

An 8-speed Shimano brifter with a gear indicator...

An 8-speed Shimano brifter with a gear indicator sounds like a Claris ST-2300 or ST-2400.

Replacement hoods are expensive and hard to find for older groupsets. A year ago when I was looking for a...
11-10-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,643
Posted By MoreLowGears

What do you mean by "in-house" experience?...

What do you mean by "in-house" experience? Shimano makes carbon wheelsets that are highly regarded. Do they outsource production or design in some way?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By MoreLowGears

Bike manufactures actually are increasing tire...

Bike manufactures actually are increasing tire clearance on race bikes, e.g., the Venge clears 32mm tires and the Tarmac and SystemSix clear 30mm tires. Many race bikes like the TCR, SuperSix, Dogma...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,445
Posted By MoreLowGears

I'm really interested in that, I'm glad Shimano...

I'm really interested in that, I'm glad Shimano is going in that direction. I'm not sure it'll work though: the RX812-GS (the one that supports large cassettes) only has a 31t capacity, which is 8...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,445
Posted By MoreLowGears

My experiences using an 11-40t cassette with an Ultegra R8050 rear derailleur

This is a cross-post from ******, but I'm not allowed to post links yet so I copied it here.

tl;dr: My setup with a Roadlink and shorter chain (unchanged from the 11-32t cassette) works pretty...
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