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06-15-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By maartendc

Excellent, thank you very much!

Excellent, thank you very much!
06-15-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By maartendc

Brake cable clamp bolt size for Shimano BR-CT91?

Hello all,

I am trying to find the proper size for the brake cable clamp bolt for a Shimano BR-CT91 cantilever brake. Can anyone tell me what specific type of bolt and length I should get?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 180,160
Posted By maartendc

Wow, that sounds like a nightmare to deal with! I...

Wow, that sounds like a nightmare to deal with! I guess I will order mine with holes, in case I ever need to replace a spoke! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 180,160
Posted By maartendc

I was wondering: How do you even build a wheel...

I was wondering: How do you even build a wheel with no spoke holes to feed the nipples from the other side? How do you get the spoke nipple inside of the rim, since the bottom part is wider than the...
05-13-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,170
Posted By maartendc

Just wanted to post an update in case it might be...

Just wanted to post an update in case it might be of use to anyone:

Turns out swapping the derailleur for a brand new one fixed the whole thing. Straight as an arrow now.

So the derailleur...
05-01-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By maartendc

Thanks for all the feedback Thanks...

Thanks for all the feedback



Thanks that is helpful to know it is not out of the realm of what is normal.

Most of that riding was done in very hilly terrain (rolling hills, lots of braking...
05-01-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By maartendc

How many km do you get out of an aluminum (rim brake) bike rim?

Hello all,

About 3.5 years ago, I got new wheels built with a DT Swiss rr440 rim (rim brake aluminum rim). This rim has rim wear indicators. The indicator on the rear wheel seems almost gone, so I...
03-30-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,170
Posted By maartendc

Thanks for the suggestion, but no, the B stop...

Thanks for the suggestion, but no, the B stop screw is not wedged and makes correct contact with the derailleur hanger as shown in the Sram official manual



I have checked the manual, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By maartendc

Are these counterfeit or legit? I thought...

Are these counterfeit or legit?

I thought Aliexpress is the wild west of online shopping, and anything and everything can / could be counterfeit?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By maartendc

You don't want to gamble with used shifters, yet...

You don't want to gamble with used shifters, yet the bike will be sold as "used" anyway? I don't get it.

I replaced my shifters with used ones. If they don't look particularly mistreated, shifters...
03-26-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,170
Posted By maartendc

Thanks everyone for the responses! I am...

Thanks everyone for the responses!

I am getting my derailleur alignment tool delivered today, so I will check:

- the threading of the derailleur into the hanger. (although I am pretty sure it...
03-24-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,170
Posted By maartendc

Thanks for the feedback. Yes the bike has been...

Thanks for the feedback. Yes the bike has been involved in some falls, but the derailleur hanger is brand new. The derailleur itself might have been damaged.

I am pretty sure the derailleur hanger...
03-23-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By maartendc

Sram Force 10 speed: short or medium cage derailleur?

Hello all,

I am running a 11-28T cassette and a 50-34 compact chainset (10 speed).

I am looking to replace my Sram Force derailleur. Current derailleur is short cage. I was thinking of going...
03-23-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,170
Posted By maartendc

Thanks for the reply. I have taken out and...

Thanks for the reply. I have taken out and cleaned the pulley this weekend. It looks to be installed correctly. No spacers, apart from a metal ring on either side designed to keep dust out of the...
03-19-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,170
Posted By maartendc

Rear derailleur alignment: derailleur cage bent?

Hello all,

I've got a problem with my rear derailleur (Sram Force 10 speed). It shifts perfectly fine, so derailleur is adjusted properly. But every so often, the chain will become dislodged from...
Forum: Touring
02-12-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,517
Posted By maartendc

Hmm, I did not even consider the actual travel...

Hmm, I did not even consider the actual travel process, packing the bike and flying with it. Seems like hydraulic would be more of a hassle / risk for that as well. I have never owned hydraulic, so...
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,517
Posted By maartendc

For sure I do all my own maintenance. I would...

For sure I do all my own maintenance. I would choose an easy to repair bike over a harder to repair one, as long as the systems both perform well.

Good info. I totally see your point, I would...
Forum: Touring
02-07-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,517
Posted By maartendc

I own an old Norta Town bike with Sturmey Archer...

I own an old Norta Town bike with Sturmey Archer IGH. Perhaps these systems have come a long way since this bike was made in the 70s or 80s, but I would not recommend it.

It is a hassle to take...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,746
Posted By maartendc

It is a cowards way to not pronounce Campagnolo....

It is a cowards way to not pronounce Campagnolo. Probably native English speakers who cannot pronounce foreign languages if their life depended on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,526
Posted By maartendc

Not to make you second guess your decision, but...

Not to make you second guess your decision, but you could have just upgraded the groupset on your current bike to Di2 if you wanted.
01-07-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By maartendc

Smart trainer, cannot feel gradients in Zwift

Hello all,

I just got a Tacx Flux smart trainer. I was able to pair it via bluetooth both as my "power source" and "controllable" in Zwift. Using a Macbook Pro.

However, when I ride up hills in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,526
Posted By maartendc

I dont have any experience with either bike, but...

I dont have any experience with either bike, but I doubt the price difference is worth it. It rarely is for those top end bikes.

Get the SL, unless you're one of those people that NEED TO HAVE the...
01-01-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By maartendc

Thanks, this is very helpful! I will try to...

Thanks, this is very helpful!

I will try to buy some ball bearings and replace them.

I fail to understand the diagram fully though. What should be done with the bearings I have marked in yellow...
12-31-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By maartendc

Shimano PD-7800 pedal bearings replacement?

Hello all,

I have these old Shimano Dura Ace PD-7800 pedals that came on my used bike. These have seen a lot of abuse, and been knocked a couple of times in minor crashes too. They are badly...
12-19-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,614
Posted By maartendc

Are smart trainers worth the extra cost over fluid trainers?

Hello all,

I am looking to buy a trainer again after moving overseas. I sold my Kurt Kinetic fluid trainer before I moved, which I liked fine.

Now I am debating whether to get a fluid trainer...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,784
Posted By maartendc

I think that is a bit too rudimentary. I think...

I think that is a bit too rudimentary. I think aluminium and steel both have their uses.

A steel bike is more comfortable, but an aluminium bike is lighter (a Trek 520 is like 14kg, while a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 753,181
Posted By maartendc

I have been using the Schwalbe Marathon (not the...

I have been using the Schwalbe Marathon (not the plus version, which is even thicker / more puncture resistant) for a couple of months now daily on my commuter. Rough roads, including cobbled...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,237
Posted By maartendc

Ok, thanks for clarifying. Weird. So you...

Ok, thanks for clarifying. Weird.

So you could technically put an 11-speed cassette and 11 speed rear shifter on the bike with the Tiagra derailleur and have a full 11-speed drivetrain (excluding...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,237
Posted By maartendc

Oh wait, really? That is so dumb! So that...

Oh wait, really? That is so dumb!

So that means the Tiagra 4700 shifters and derailleurs have 11-speed type cable pull, and the 10 speed Tiagra cassette has the same sprocket spacing as an...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,502
Posted By maartendc

Honestly I do not understand the desire for it to...

Honestly I do not understand the desire for it to be never ridden. Obviously you don't want a damaged bike or worn parts, but a bike is meant to be ridden. You will put more miles on it in the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,502
Posted By maartendc

Sure, but I mean for example one alloy Domane and...

Sure, but I mean for example one alloy Domane and one carbon domane in the most common sizes (S,M,L) for example. I obviously would not expect a shop to carry a version of EVERY groupset option...
Forum: Touring
12-12-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,784
Posted By maartendc

This is a valid point thanks. I've...

This is a valid point thanks.



I've only ever done a light touring with a big saddlepack mounted on my road bike, and that was using a 53/39 lol.

So not sure if the 50/34 would be too big,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,502
Posted By maartendc

I would be OK with buying an expensive bike that...

I would be OK with buying an expensive bike that had been on a few short test rides, as long as there was absolutely no scratches or damage. I would ask for a discount if there was any visible signs...
Forum: Touring
12-11-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,784
Posted By maartendc

Thanks for your opinion. Yes the grail is...

Thanks for your opinion.

Yes the grail is out of stock until "early next year" so that might be annoying..

I do trust Cannondale, the pioneers of aluminum frames and makers of the CAAD range,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,502
Posted By maartendc

Well just to chime in, I had a better experience...

Well just to chime in, I had a better experience at another shop, where they allowed me to take one of their store models for a spin around the parking lot. It is not a multi-hour ride by any means,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,237
Posted By maartendc

Thanks for all the votes so far! Oh,...

Thanks for all the votes so far!



Oh, good point on the clutch. I thought 105 had the clutch functionality as well. Well that is one less reason to go for 105..



Yes GRX is nice, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,237
Posted By maartendc

Poll: Tiagra or 105 for gravel bike?

Hello all,

I am looking at a Cannondale topstone AL, the 105 version is 1660 EUR on sale, the Tiagra version is 1330 EUR. Looking at it for touring, gravel riding on the weekend. I want to keep...
Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,784
Posted By maartendc

Hello all, I think I have it narrowed down...

Hello all,

I think I have it narrowed down to these two (mostly due to availability and pricing), both with similar geometries and similar mounting options. I test rode the Cannondale and it fit...
Forum: Touring
12-05-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,517
Posted By maartendc

1X drivetrain for all-round gravel / touring bike?

Hello all,

I am looking into Gravel / touring / adventure bikes at the moment. I will be using the bike pretty much all-round:
commuting on asphalt during the week, riding off-road on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,502
Posted By maartendc

I would not consider it really a substitute for a...

I would not consider it really a substitute for a test ride, but rather a good way to help customers figure out the proper fit of the bike / get them set up correctly. I would say it is better than...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,502
Posted By maartendc

This is a very good idea. Not sure why not all...

This is a very good idea. Not sure why not all shops have a trainer set up so people could "test" the fit of the bikes.



This seems like a good shop. Perhaps I can find one like that around...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,502
Posted By maartendc

LOL, the weather was cold, but dry. I was dressed...

LOL, the weather was cold, but dry. I was dressed perfectly respectably. But is was right before closing time, so for sure the test ride would not have been that day.

My point is that he seemed...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,502
Posted By maartendc

Have you ever had a shop refuse a test ride?

So I hear one piece of advice on this forum ad nauseum: " test ride the bike, see if it fits. "

Well, I went to a local bike shop over the weekend that sells Trek bikes, Ridley, and high end...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,745
Posted By maartendc

Seems mostly cosmetic / paint damage to me....

Seems mostly cosmetic / paint damage to me. Except for that little deeper chipped area.

You could have it professionally inspected to be sure, but I imagine it is fine. They build some engineering...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,699
Posted By maartendc

Awesome, that must be the nicest hybrid I have...

Awesome, that must be the nicest hybrid I have seen. I didnt think hybrids could be nice, but this has changed my opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 753,181
Posted By maartendc

Knog 30% off site wide. They have good lights and...

Knog 30% off site wide. They have good lights and bells, but they make other stuff too.

Amazing lights in terms of brightness and style, although build quality is a bit lackluster.

Head over to...
Forum: Touring
11-14-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,784
Posted By maartendc

I think the Sora model is a great value at 1049...

I think the Sora model is a great value at 1049 (Diverge E5), but when you go up their range, there are better deals to be had.

They charge 1699 for the Diverge Tiagra model without FutureShock...
Forum: Touring
11-13-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,784
Posted By maartendc

Very nice bikes, but at 2200 pounds for a 105...

Very nice bikes, but at 2200 pounds for a 105 equipped bike, its a bit more than I am willing to spend.



Actually a colleague of mine had a Surley Crosscheck. Decent bike, but I am not really...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,784
Posted By maartendc

That is a good thing to note. I have a shoter...

That is a good thing to note. I have a shoter torso, so it might not fit me right. Canyon sell online so not sure if you can test ride it.

Jamis seems like a nice bike, but not sure if they sell...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,385
Posted By maartendc

If it does not have those;... really a shame. ...

If it does not have those;... really a shame.

I think they are focusing their effort on people using these bikes for 'gravel races' like Dirty Kanza, and not for people using them for bikepacking...
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