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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,298
Posted By Kimmo

You think maybe there might be different folks on...

You think maybe there might be different folks on brakes and drivetrain? They probably have more than a couple of engineers, right? But only more than a tenth of Shimano's if they're lucky.

Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,298
Posted By Kimmo

Syncro is the bomb. It just makes sense to...

Syncro is the bomb. It just makes sense to outsource such a thing to a microcontroller, no question.

As for half-step triples, you won't see any modern ones until it becomes a thing.

And it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By Kimmo

Nothing is substantially better than virtually...

Nothing is substantially better than virtually any element of Dura-Ace, and some elements are streets ahead.

Shimano established ownership of the road bike with 7400, and has kept its grip pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 559
Posted By Kimmo

I used to hang onto trucks, does that count?

I used to hang onto trucks, does that count?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,298
Posted By Kimmo

Well, I don't ride a whole lot of miles, but my...

Well, I don't ride a whole lot of miles, but my Yaw FD seems to work just fine. I dunno, maybe my guads aren't massive enough to show up the alleged crapness.

But regardless, props are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,298
Posted By Kimmo

Actually, overshift to bigger cogs is trivial to...

Actually, overshift to bigger cogs is trivial to implement mechanically; some Ergolevers have it in quite exaggerated form. It's just a bit of float built into the index spring carrier. Had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,298
Posted By Kimmo

BTW, folks who sneer at mechanical RED might like...

BTW, folks who sneer at mechanical RED might like to take note of a couple of advantages of electronic listed here: no front trimming and no cable fraying.

You don't need an electronic group to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,298
Posted By Kimmo

That's not the only advantage; unlike mechanical...

That's not the only advantage; unlike mechanical shifting, it stays in tune indefinitely if unmolested. Then there's syncro shifting, along with the ability to reassign buttons at will, at least with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,165
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, I think the Moulton was the first, or at...

Yeah, I think the Moulton was the first, or at least the earliest really popular implementation of this idea. Very elegant, I was blown away BITD when I first laid eyes on one.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,165
Posted By Kimmo

Some slight suspension would make up for the...

Some slight suspension would make up for the greater impedance (losses from bouncing the bike and rider up and down) from the smaller wheels.
10-19-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 563
Posted By Kimmo

I always use the desktop version on my phone, and...

I always use the desktop version on my phone, and it's borked on both Brave and Chrome.

Mobile version sucks.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,444
Posted By Kimmo

Maybe they've got some fine print somewhere that...

Maybe they've got some fine print somewhere that says, for 11s Di2 only?

Oh wait, that only locks out small/small with a compact crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,444
Posted By Kimmo

Oh ****. Missed that till now D:

Oh ****. Missed that till now D:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,444
Posted By Kimmo

Curious about this one; what's the deal?

Curious about this one; what's the deal?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Kimmo

Pretty sure the Shimano QRs work fine as an...

Pretty sure the Shimano QRs work fine as an adjustment; put one halfway open and reef on the brake lever, and you won't budge it. Clever design.

If it's the tear brake, I'd just use the barrel...
10-18-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By Kimmo

Those shifters pictured are 3x8, and I'm pretty...

Those shifters pictured are 3x8, and I'm pretty sure they're older than 2002; Shimano went 9s in the 90s I think. STI means Shimano brifter. It's STI.

The teardown guide in my tag applies to these.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Kimmo

I think on 105 and below, they're riveted on. You...

I think on 105 and below, they're riveted on. You could probably grind off the rivet and fit one from an Ultegra or Dura-Ace brake of suitable vintage, but in almost all cases you'd be better off...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kimmo

Pretty sure US(?)$3.5k in 2006 dollars is a fair...

Pretty sure US(?)$3.5k in 2006 dollars is a fair bit for a frame in anyone's money...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kimmo

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Looks pretty to me.
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By Kimmo

Wait, what? Are we comparing not only different...

Wait, what? Are we comparing not only different wheels and tyres, but different bikes too? All bets are off, too many factors.

As far as actual smoothness of the ride goes, something like 95% of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By Kimmo

It's almost certainly the tyres. If the hubs made...

It's almost certainly the tyres. If the hubs made a difference, something had to be messed up.

Although one factor that hasn't been mentioned is how the acoustic properties of the wheel can...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By Kimmo

Pretty sure it's not the spokes you're feeling in...

Pretty sure it's not the spokes you're feeling in a crosswind, it's that old-school rim shape.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, nah. Given the leverage the tyre...

Yeah, nah.

Given the leverage the tyre circumference has over the axle and the intertia of rider and bike, the hub needs to be pretty damn awful before you can feel it; any normal drag is on the...
10-18-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By Kimmo

Could be the shifter is getting gummy inside.

Could be the shifter is getting gummy inside.
10-18-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By Kimmo

These old 8s STIs are very durable, but they have...

These old 8s STIs are very durable, but they have tiny pawls inside which pivot on little pins about 1.5mm thick, and are actuated by hair springs. The grease gums up over time and seizes these...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Kimmo

I reckon 24h front, 28h with a good rim is...

I reckon 24h front, 28h with a good rim is probably more than enough spoke for you, given your habits of mechanical sympathy. I reckon you should probably go a 28mm tyre in the back, though.

So...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By Kimmo

It's not so much that higher spoke counts can't...

It's not so much that higher spoke counts can't necessarily support such high spoke tension, but that low spoke count wheels require higher individual tension to have the same overall tension...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah okay, you probably need a few more spokes......

Yeah okay, you probably need a few more spokes...

I'd look for something in 20/24, with straight-pull hubs. Unfortunately Shimano doesn't do a proper heavy-duty wheelset; their 20/24 wheels are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By Kimmo

What do you weigh? Shimano's 16/20 wheels have...

What do you weigh? Shimano's 16/20 wheels have been around for a while, and stood up to a lot.

Here's the thing about spoke count a lot of folks don't appreciate: almost all spoke failures are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kimmo

Suggest OP tries again with, Lightest ti frame? ...

Suggest OP tries again with, Lightest ti frame?

That 1.3kg seems pretty light for ti. Be surprised if there's anything much lighter.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, that noodly aircraft grade ally just...

Yeah, that noodly aircraft grade ally just doesn't cut it, that's why the pros on Shimano get their mechanics to paint Dura-Ace logos on carbon cranks.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kimmo

No it's not

No it's not
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, since most cup and cone hubs come too tight,...

Yep, since most cup and cone hubs come too tight, and often aren't adjusted, everyone thinks poxy cartridge bearing hubs are the shiz.

OP might be mistaken about what makes a 'smooth' ride, but if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,039
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, I glossed over that, something else was...

Yeah, I glossed over that, something else was demanding my attention.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,039
Posted By Kimmo

No, here's why. You know how you fit bigger...

No, here's why.

You know how you fit bigger discs to a car if you want it to stop harder? But rims are way bigger than brake rotors, right? Shouldn't they work better? Weird, huh?

Actually rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,039
Posted By Kimmo

Actually no - 11s chains have more bushing area...

Actually no - 11s chains have more bushing area in the side plates. This is because previously, the bushings were just punched into the side plates, leaving a radius where the metal bent over. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,039
Posted By Kimmo

If you can get that Giant at the 52% discount you...

If you can get that Giant at the 52% discount you mentioned, go for it. TCRs are the bomb.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By Kimmo

Back when I worked with carbon, we had a release...

Back when I worked with carbon, we had a release agent we sprayed onto moulds and formwork. Some sort of silicone spray would probably do it. As for the glue, you want a two-pack epoxy, preferably...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By Kimmo

IKR? I've got a bike weighs 6.4kg, owes me like...

IKR? I've got a bike weighs 6.4kg, owes me like AU$3.5k. Owed me half that before I threw the tubulars on it, and it was 6.7.

Talk about diminishing returns...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,167
Posted By Kimmo

Okay, fair enough. But motor oil is widely...

Okay, fair enough. But motor oil is widely regarded as a poor choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,167
Posted By Kimmo

I'd​​​​​ say so. I'd consider the viscosity of...

I'd​​​​​ say so. I'd consider the viscosity of motor oil to be about right; IMO the mineral spirits wouldn't have been helping.

And motor oil contains detergents, which are emulsifiers. It's not...
10-11-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By Kimmo

If it's a Shimano bike with 2nd-gen 10s (the...

If it's a Shimano bike with 2nd-gen 10s (the first with under-tape cables) replace the housing. Low signal to noise in that system, you need all the help you can get.

The liners don't need to wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,956
Posted By Kimmo

Pff, sif ye olde double diamond is the ideal...

Pff, sif ye olde double diamond is the ideal design if you're using carbon. It was conceived for steel, and the only reason we've stuck with it is the goddamn UCI.

Might as well tell me there's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By Kimmo

Lol, ten years ago I posted my ride in Hot or...

Lol, ten years ago I posted my ride in Hot or Not, and copped all this flak for a three degree tilt.

Yeah, that's right. So ahead of the curve over here I'm on a tangent.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By Kimmo

Nah, yeah

Nah, yeah
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,956
Posted By Kimmo

Then why stick with the UCI-mandated double...

Then why stick with the UCI-mandated double diamond, when better ideas were around twenty years ago?

For twelve and a half k US, I'd want pretty much the best money can buy, minus that 0.2%...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah sure, mostly. But that one bike in fifty or...

Yeah sure, mostly. But that one bike in fifty or a hundred is an utter bastard. You can't get eyes on the problem. Way more hassle than the fiddliest of cable brakes like old school cantis, nasty BMX...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 166,039
Posted By Kimmo

The Cinelli is super hot (love the metal decals),...

The Cinelli is super hot (love the metal decals), but somebody's accidentally put Shimano on it
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,906
Posted By Kimmo

If there are many folks like me (and I've learnt...

If there are many folks like me (and I've learnt not to bank on that), another reason, perhaps the main reason, is that they're in love with the machine, and want a prime example just for the sake of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,662
Posted By Kimmo

Started to read the article, and straight away,...

Started to read the article, and straight away, it was apparent that the author was responding to the politicisation of the issue by conservatives, who like to accuse others of whining, while...
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