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Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By Badger6

Exactly this. I still use full syncro on my...

Exactly this. I still use full syncro on my 11-speed Di2 bikes, but I pay close attention to the shift points because it always seems to happen right when I don't want it to happen. It's worse when...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By Badger6

Squeal is a function of pad and rotor interaction...

Squeal is a function of pad and rotor interaction in my experience. Braking may be "noisier" with metallic pads, but squeal is not normal if the pads and rotor are clean and free of contaminants....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By Badger6

Hey TerryDi2C, did you get the light in your...

Hey TerryDi2C, did you get the light in your shed? Curious your impressions.
11-15-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By Badger6

I've got the Topeak digital gauge. I fill my...

I've got the Topeak digital gauge. I fill my tires past my "set point," then use the gauge to release the pressure to where I want it. I always know what time it is. :lol:
11-14-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Badger6

Before 12-speed…yes. But, today, in the 12-speed...

Before 12-speed…yes. But, today, in the 12-speed world, SRAM and Shimano chains are not interchangeable…despite the pins being the same pitch, and the chains using the same outer dimensions, the...
11-11-22, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Badger6

So, to be clear...the business end (back) is a...

So, to be clear...the business end (back) is a SRAM 11-speed cassette. I'm on the second cassette on this bike, and it's always been driven by a Shimano 11-speed chain. Zero issues back there.

The...
11-10-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Badger6

SRAM 12-speed AXS Chainring and chains

Hunted around for an answer to this question, and it is not exactly clear to me.

Context first: 11-speed SRAM XG1175 cassette (10-42), Shimano 11-speed chain), SRAM AXS X-Sync Road 1x chainring.
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10-25-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,048
Posted By Badger6

Generally, yes.

Generally, yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By Badger6

Short update. I live in Belgium, and it rains...

Short update. I live in Belgium, and it rains frequently here from October to March, and a little less frequently from April to September. So the bike is gonna see rain...and yesterday was the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,169
Posted By Badger6

Fellas, to each their own...yes, internal routing...

Fellas, to each their own...yes, internal routing of the cabling and hoses up through the headset and in the handlebar takes a little extra time to set up and adjust than if the hoses and cables are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,169
Posted By Badger6

You cannot be serious. On the second bit, I can...

You cannot be serious. On the second bit, I can bet there are a few home hobbyists who have no idea how to work on their bikes, even if the cables are exposed…but a mechanic, aka a person who gets...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,169
Posted By Badger6

Skipping any discussion of rationality, because...

Skipping any discussion of rationality, because that is for you to have with a qualified professional, not BF.

1) Ultegra 8100 Di2 is legitimately the best shifting drivetrain I've ever ridden....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 37,242
Posted By Badger6

My first Di2 install (68xx) was on a 2015 Trek...

My first Di2 install (68xx) was on a 2015 Trek Madone 5 frame. Like your frame, it used internally routed cabling. The only thing I needed to acquire were the Di2 specific grommets for the frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 03:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 37,242
Posted By Badger6

I'm confused. Why would you modify (drill) your...

I'm confused. Why would you modify (drill) your frame? Doesn't it already internally route the cables? If so, you'd use the same routing for the new brake cabling and the e-tube wiring. I must be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,315
Posted By Badger6

Get a small accessory pouch like the ones that...

Get a small accessory pouch like the ones that Silca (https://silca.cc/collections/bags/products/borsa-eco) or Rapha...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 926
Posted By Badger6

I occasionally swap out the chinrings on my...

I occasionally swap out the chinrings on my all-road/commuter whipto a 1x. Normally , I run a 50-34 chainset, but when I go to 1x I use a 46t. I am running a n11-34 cassette. It’s fine for the low...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By Badger6

12-speed Ultegra 81xx Di2 install and (first) use impressions

After 14000kms and time to replace the second cassette on my SL7, I decided to strip off the 11-speed 80xx series Di2 and go for 12-speed. I contemplated Dura-Ace for about a minute and then decided...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Badger6

The “deeper" the rim, the more it’s going to...

The “deeper" the rim, the more it’s going to deflect in the wind. 35mm won't be terribly wild, though.
10-11-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By Badger6

I don't disagree with this statement. Not even a...

I don't disagree with this statement. Not even a little.



This has nothing to do with your brakes, friend! :roflmao2:
09-27-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Badger6

DT Swiss makes a fantastic set...but they are...

DT Swiss makes a fantastic set...but they are going to be at the higher end of the pricing, like more than double the LB option. US pricing on DT Swiss are insane. I bought mine in Europe for ~€1400....
09-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By Badger6

OP, if you want a good set that will last spend...

OP, if you want a good set that will last spend the money to buy a good set. Rapha or Assos have proven the most durable for me. I ride 330-340 days a year, and generally have 5-6 bibs in rotation at...
09-23-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By Badger6

I won’t tell, I used several sets over a period...

I won’t tell, I used several sets over a period of years. My only gripe was the chamois quality was a bit sus.
09-23-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,339
Posted By Badger6

Sorry for the tardy reply. I guess if...

Sorry for the tardy reply.



I guess if they have no common sense, sure. The law/rules aren’t handcuffs. But is is quite clear that if a usable path exists, it is mandatory to use it. There are...
09-20-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,278
Posted By Badger6

I didn't mean to come off snarky, if I did. It's...

I didn't mean to come off snarky, if I did. It's worth a shot, as some "non tubeless ready" tires can be set up that way, but in my experience it's very hit or miss (usually miss), and with the...
09-19-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,278
Posted By Badger6

Kind of answered your own question here. It might...

Kind of answered your own question here. It might work. Personally, my time is much more important to me, I’d just get a set of tires that are tubeless ready, and there are many options, and be off...
09-18-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,339
Posted By Badger6

Unfortunately, in Belgium, it is very specific...

Unfortunately, in Belgium, it is very specific that if a bike lane (or path) is present, the cyclist MUST be in the designated space for the bicycles. I’ve been reminded of such by angry Belgian...
09-14-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,339
Posted By Badger6

In some countries, it is the law to ride on the...

In some countries, it is the law to ride on the bike lane if it is there…personally preference be damned.
09-14-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,441
Posted By Badger6

Almost there…doing my part. No dumpsters this...

Almost there…doing my part. No dumpsters this time, though, please people, let’s stay out of the dumpsters.
09-14-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Badger6

Planet X is on the shortlist.

Planet X is on the shortlist.
09-13-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Badger6

Yeah…that bike gives lots of of options, but the...

Yeah…that bike gives lots of of options, but the pricing is not right, for sure. Pity.
09-10-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Badger6

Shortened it even more! They’re so great, I’ve...

Shortened it even more! They’re so great, I’ve even replaced stock axles with theirs when I didn’t really need to. 100% support this content, check them out.
09-08-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 366,861
Posted By Badger6

Dirty Boar ‘22

An organized gravel ride/race in the Hautes Fagnes (High Fens) region of the Ardennes Forest in Belgium. The route is changed every year, but is generally between 165-175km with 2300-2600m of...
09-08-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By Badger6

From what I assume was the same chart at...

From what I assume was the same chart at bicyclerollingresistance.com at some point in the past, since I was going off memory. I doubt I spent much time studying it, since I don’t fret over grams or...
09-07-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 684
Posted By Badger6

Cassette is finished...even if the chain wasn't...

Cassette is finished...even if the chain wasn't worn, it was worn. That 11t is pretty worn, along with the next two cogs. But, based on the DruaAce lock ring, is that a DuraAce cassette? Maybe you...
09-07-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By Badger6

I think you're imagining differently than it...

I think you're imagining differently than it really is. I've had 4 punctures/cuts over the last 5 years. 2 were immediately obvious as requiring a tube (and a boot) due to the sidewall cut*. Sort of...
09-07-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By Badger6

Bench tests show that tubeless is marginally...

Bench tests show that tubeless is marginally (1-2W) lower than a latex tube for RR which is marginally lower (1-2W) than a butyl tube. It's not marketing, it's scientific. It's not enough to matter...
09-07-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By Badger6

To run lower pressures and roll faster. Which...

To run lower pressures and roll faster. Which covers about 95% of the people (Scientific WAG) who do it.
09-06-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Badger6

This is not an entry level whip. I bet with the...

This is not an entry level whip. I bet with the right motor, it's fast.
09-06-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Badger6

The GRX RDs by specification won't do this. The...

The GRX RDs by specification won't do this. The RDs that take up to a 42T large cog cassette are spec'd for 1x systems, because they don't have enough capacity to handle the chainring shift in the...
09-05-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Badger6

56cm or M/L depending on the sizing. I'll check...

56cm or M/L depending on the sizing. I'll check Bike24. We can buy VAT free from them. Good tip, thanks!
09-03-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Badger6

The hub spacing is modern standard: 12x100 F,...

The hub spacing is modern standard: 12x100 F, 12x142 R. Thru axles can be sourced if the current ones won't work (which I've advised him to replace anyhow due to a wonky design of the built in...
09-03-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By Badger6

If it doesn't "fit" you, it won't matter if it's...

If it doesn't "fit" you, it won't matter if it's made of unobtanium. Fit is critical. The geometry is the next bit, and that's where things get tough because each frame maker interprets differently...
09-01-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,278
Posted By Badger6

I’m going to politely disagree and agree at the...

I’m going to politely disagree and agree at the same time. Until April 2021, my gravel ride was 2015/16 vintage and cleared 35s max. I rolled 32mm slicks on it (inflated to 34), and they were perfect...
09-01-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Badger6

Help finding a gravel frame

Long story short…I infected a fellow Army officer with the gravel bug. He bought a “budget” bike a year ago, and he has been steadily logging the kms and incrementally upgrading things. It’s got...
09-01-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By Badger6

They actually deployed this in the 14.0xb build...

They actually deployed this in the 14.0xb build about a month ago. My suspicion is that they removed it from the initial public releases due to a software issue they couldn’t resolve prior to device...
09-01-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By Badger6

Aware…I typically get the push the morning of the...

Aware…I typically get the push the morning of the rollout announcements. Habitually when I get the notification of software, I try to look up the “updates,” and I frequently see nothing till later...
09-01-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By Badger6

Yes. I’ve been using the beta releases since my...

Yes. I’ve been using the beta releases since my 1030. I’ve only had one “bad” experience with them. Typically, what I’ve noticed is that they are generally stable by the time they release firmware...
08-31-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By Badger6

Mine is still on 14.19b. Not sure why it isn’t...

Mine is still on 14.19b. Not sure why it isn’t getting the push. But, from the description of 14.20 it’d be step change in the build number and nothing more for me.
08-29-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By Badger6

The EW-AD305 will allow using the newer...

The EW-AD305 will allow using the newer generation wiring with older gen systems…it appears that you’d need three total wires to make it work: two older gen (SD300 wires on the ends) with two of...
08-27-22, 03:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By Badger6

Could you install the wire by inserting it from...

Could you install the wire by inserting it from the RD and pull it toward the BB? I had to do that on an older frame.
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