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08-01-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By tFUnK

I've seen a few 74/130 406 wheelsets on...

I've seen a few 74/130 406 wheelsets on AliExpress (https://a.aliexpress.com/_msO5RF6).
08-01-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By tFUnK

Agreed. I'd only embark on this type of project...

Agreed. I'd only embark on this type of project if the frame was really special or had sentimental value.
08-01-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 437
Posted By tFUnK

Use a 16t or larger cog. Use a cog without shift...

Use a 16t or larger cog. Use a cog without shift ramps. User the tensioner in push down mode.
07-31-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By tFUnK

First confirm what size headset/steer tube that...

First confirm what size headset/steer tube that frame has. It'll either be 1" or 1 1/8". If it's 1" it will be more difficult to find a suspension fork. You have a threaded headset now; most forks...
07-23-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By tFUnK

I assume it's the 26" x 1.95" version. 40psi...

I assume it's the 26" x 1.95" version. 40psi seems plenty.
07-23-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By tFUnK

Too much distance between the stem and the...

Too much distance between the stem and the headset may allow the steer tube to act as a lever and place too much torque against the headtube.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,214
Posted By tFUnK

When a company claims that the Tarmac SL7 is x%...

When a company claims that the Tarmac SL7 is x% more aero than the SL6, they don't state the metric (of which there may be several), but that comparison is made based on just the bikes, no rider...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,617
Posted By tFUnK

I don't need Strava to tell me I'm a local...

I don't need Strava to tell me I'm a local legend. I already am. Doesn't matter if no one else thinks so, or even knows who I am. Anyone who disagrees is welcome to drag race me on the 680 overpass...
07-21-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By tFUnK

I have the same older Ksyrium wheels (no exposed...

I have the same older Ksyrium wheels (no exposed spoke holes where the tire seats, but not labeled as tubeless). You can try a tubeless tire and see how it seats. I wouldn't do it for a road tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 02:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,214
Posted By tFUnK

This is the real reason why we chase grams. ...

This is the real reason why we chase grams.

You mentioned similar tires; what about the wheelsets? If they are significantly different, can you do another 50 segments with wheels swapped and...
07-21-22, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By tFUnK

One school of thought is that if the hole is...

One school of thought is that if the hole is submerged in sealant then the sealant can't dry to form the plug. But I think it depends on the sealant itself. Some thicker sealants with added fibers...
07-21-22, 02:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,743
Posted By tFUnK

Energy to get from point a to point b will be the...

Energy to get from point a to point b will be the same regardless of velocity. To exert that energy over less time (ie, get to point b in fewer seconds) requires more power. Thanks for that trip back...
07-21-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By tFUnK

A Roubaix can replace a Tricross if you don't...

A Roubaix can replace a Tricross if you don't need tires wider than 28mm (just my guess at what the max clearance is). A Roubaix can augment a Tricross if you want a separate dedicated road bike and...
07-21-22, 01:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By tFUnK

Raw aluminium frames are great. If you polish you...

Raw aluminium frames are great. If you polish you need to clear coat. If you don't polish it will just have a satin oxide layer. It's not just gonna rust away.
07-21-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By tFUnK

My friend went into the shop with a $1k budget....

My friend went into the shop with a $1k budget. Damn near bought the bike, but figured he'd test ride a $2k bike just to see if there's a difference. He left the shop with the $2k bike.

Lots of...
07-21-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,555
Posted By tFUnK

I get both sides of the argument and I'm not...

I get both sides of the argument and I'm not trying to convince anyone otherwise. My frustration is simply that I find the bottleneck to a good 26" retro-modern build is the wheelset. They don't sell...
07-21-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By tFUnK

My hunch is that the creak probably isn't caused...

My hunch is that the creak probably isn't caused by hub bearings.
07-21-22, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By tFUnK

Depends on the size and number of punctures, air...

Depends on the size and number of punctures, air pressure and volume, how much sealant is in the tire, and maybe some other things.

A buddy rode thru a patch of thorns and spewed sealant...
07-20-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,072
Posted By tFUnK

Road: 85psi - 95psi (27mm - 25mm)MTB: 40psi...

Road: 85psi - 95psi (27mm - 25mm)MTB: 40psi (2.1")
07-19-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,555
Posted By tFUnK

Agree with you on tires, but if you have a good...

Agree with you on tires, but if you have a good source on rims or wheelsets, please let me know. Can't find anything new and what rare finds I do come across in the used market can be unreasonably...
07-19-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,332
Posted By tFUnK

After riding nice carbon it's hard to ride...

After riding nice carbon it's hard to ride anything else. Just feels like what little power I am putting out is being sapped by inefficiencies in the frame design/materials. I still have a 90s Ti...
07-19-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,555
Posted By tFUnK

I'd only go the drop bar vintage MTB conversion...

I'd only go the drop bar vintage MTB conversion route if the frame had some kind of sentimental value or retro clout. Problem is finding decent 26" wheels designed for rim brakes.

Vintage...
07-18-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By tFUnK

I would stay away from that vintage sounding...

I would stay away from that vintage sounding wheelset and look for something more modern (mid 2000s). If you aren't planning to tour then you don't even need heavy duty 36h wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,350
Posted By tFUnK

I use a knockoff Lezyne tail light and it's...

I use a knockoff Lezyne tail light and it's bright enough to be used as a daytime light.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,173
Posted By tFUnK

Really difficult to say whether 18mph is a good...

Really difficult to say whether 18mph is a good pace, especially in the context of a triathlon. Wind is also a factor. For example there's a short segment that I do, and I can push 16mph against a...
07-16-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 631
Posted By tFUnK

My crank bros multi tool has slots for spoke...

My crank bros multi tool has slots for spoke wrenching (as well as a chain breaker). Nothing you'd want to do serious mechanic work with, but they should be adequate for getting you home during those...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By tFUnK

Good discussion here. I'm glad my physics checks...

Good discussion here. I'm glad my physics checks out. Just surprised at how noticeable the effect was going from a 32mm or 38 mm front wheel to a 50mm or 60mm front wheel. When I say the steering...
07-16-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By tFUnK

Light, supple, fast, bias towards narrow as...

Light, supple, fast, bias towards narrow as opposed to true width (at least when mounted to 18mm internal width rims). Not counting my miles but I suppose they do wear pretty easily. I figure once I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,313
Posted By tFUnK

Ditto. I only sell things on eBay that are...

Ditto. I only sell things on eBay that are absolutely void of value to me. That way, psychologically it feels like I'm getting coffee money for things I'd probably just donate or toss.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By tFUnK

I had this issue when running SRAM shifters with...

I had this issue when running SRAM shifters with a Shimano front derailleur. I ended up using pliers and just widening the outer cage a slight bit to get rid of the rub (which I can only assume is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By tFUnK

Gyroscopic effect of deeper front wheels?

When I first went from a 38mm to a 60mm front wheel a few years ago, I recall feeling that the steering became heavy. At the time I attributed it to the aerodynamics (catching more wind). I switched...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By tFUnK

I enjoy a retro-modern project but unless that...

I enjoy a retro-modern project but unless that old alloy TCR has sentimental value I'd lean towards building off of something slightly more modern. Things like weight, stiffness, geometry, and tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By tFUnK

Need more info (like how long are these rides...

Need more info (like how long are these rides that you envision doing) but if you like flat bars like what you had on your old mountain bike, then a nice hybrid bike might do the trick.
07-07-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By tFUnK

Get a 9 speed Shimano MTB rear derailleur to go...

Get a 9 speed Shimano MTB rear derailleur to go with your 10 speed Shimano STIs.
07-07-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By tFUnK

When you say "seated a tire" do you mean that you...

When you say "seated a tire" do you mean that you inflated the tire to get the beads to seat into the rim, and it held air after doing that?
07-07-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By tFUnK

Some pumps are marketed as high pressure and some...

Some pumps are marketed as high pressure and some pumps are marketed as high volume. That said, I've never had trouble getting 100+ psi on any floor pump. The more expensive pumps just felt nicer...
07-07-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,477
Posted By tFUnK

For years, I used to go top down for that clean...

For years, I used to go top down for that clean look, but since I ride without gloves I found the edges to dig into my hands and also just wear out faster. Now I do it from the ends up and live with...
06-25-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By tFUnK

I've done the Gorilla Glue thing as an experiment...

I've done the Gorilla Glue thing as an experiment (to fortify a peeling edge of a regular patch job) and while it seems to hold up it should not be the primary recommendation. It takes forever to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 02:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,321
Posted By tFUnK

No photos as this was several years ago, but I...

No photos as this was several years ago, but I recall it was on some old (but not damaged) GP 4 Season tires. I saw the pink Vittoria latex coming out of the snakeskin sidewall while inflating and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3,127
Views: 946,348
Posted By tFUnK

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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New bar tape to match the headset. Got some blingy chainring bolts...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 02:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By tFUnK

Not sure based on the photos. Some shots suggest...

Not sure based on the photos. Some shots suggest the fork is bent but other shots do not show obvious damage. I'd trust the shop opinion that actually examined this fork in person over what this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 01:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 473
Posted By tFUnK

I see you've already cut it up but I was going to...

I see you've already cut it up but I was going to say I've ridden carbon posts with worse surface damage than that and they've held up fine. As you can see, they are pretty robustly built, but of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,968
Posted By tFUnK

As mentioned already, the current setup at...

As mentioned already, the current setup at 17-18lbs is already pretty good for road riding. That weight for your gravel bike is already lighter than or equal to a couple of my dedicated road bikes....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By tFUnK

The Felt B12 is a TT bike? Doesn't seem to be...

The Felt B12 is a TT bike? Doesn't seem to be ideal for the OP's use case. The Diverge is a decent entry level bike but if you can stretch the budget to get the E5 version, it will be a noticeable...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,321
Posted By tFUnK

Can be finicky to install, as mentioned. They get...

Can be finicky to install, as mentioned. They get pinched so easily during install. Rides really well, but only if paired with high quality supple tires. If riding budget/commuting tires, then no...
04-19-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By tFUnK

Did you replace the front derailleur with a FD...

Did you replace the front derailleur with a FD made for triples?
04-09-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By tFUnK

I've done this a few times for bikes I really...

I've done this a few times for bikes I really wanted. Important to establish a rapport with the seller, and make it easy for them to want to ship you the bike. There's a lot of risk on your end as...
04-09-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By tFUnK

Really depends on the type of gravel. I'm gonna...

Really depends on the type of gravel. I'm gonna venture a guess here that it'll be more like unpaved roads and less like proper trails, in which case the 700x40 would be my weapon of choice, with the...
04-09-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By tFUnK

I believe OP is referring to hood covers and...

I believe OP is referring to hood covers and they're easy to replace. When I've had tears on mine, they were usually at an edge and high-touch area which makes them difficult to repair, so I've just...
03-25-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,298
Posted By tFUnK

Thought this was implied by the video you had...

Thought this was implied by the video you had linked to? I guess you did not confirm this, yet?
Edit: ok it was hard to see in the video where the bead was exactly, so it could be leaking through...
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