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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,395
Posted By Chi_Z

5700 miles on mine so far, still have about 2mm...

5700 miles on mine so far, still have about 2mm of tread left on the wear indicator, swapped front and back at around 3000 miles
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,512
Posted By Chi_Z

most shimano stuff from aliexpress are fake, the...

most shimano stuff from aliexpress are fake, the price is a dead givaway
01-03-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By Chi_Z

you are going to spend alot of money for a...

you are going to spend alot of money for a sidegrade, unless you want to run carbon rims everyday, then disc conversion might be worth it on the long run
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,974
Posted By Chi_Z

you want the seat as forward as possible without...

you want the seat as forward as possible without hand pain
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,797
Posted By Chi_Z

their steel frames yes, their carbon frames are...

their steel frames yes, their carbon frames are just the run of the mill Chinese carbon like all other Italian brands.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,213
Posted By Chi_Z

with Amazon next day shipping, I have not entered...

with Amazon next day shipping, I have not entered a bike shop for years
12-11-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,290
Posted By Chi_Z

how do you get any traction on 20% gravel climbs...

how do you get any traction on 20% gravel climbs with 33mm tire? time to get a real gravel bike with 45mm+ clearance
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,208
Posted By Chi_Z

i am so glad i enjoy riding by myself and not...

i am so glad i enjoy riding by myself and not have to deal with ppl like you guys
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,936
Posted By Chi_Z

no need, switched to di2 got better shifting and...

no need, switched to di2 got better shifting and braking
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,502
Posted By Chi_Z

depend on your seat tube angle, you actually have...

depend on your seat tube angle, you actually have to move your saddle forward to keep the same fit as before
11-09-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By Chi_Z

this applies to every Shimano caliper, I have had...

this applies to every Shimano caliper, I have had 2 DA and 1 ultegra caliper replaced for piston leaks, the easiest way to check is see if you have an oil ring behind the brake pads
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,075
Posted By Chi_Z

Merlin no longer have free shipping to US, the...

Merlin no longer have free shipping to US, the golden age was 2014-2016 when the exchange rate was so good, you could gotten a full R8000 groupset for less than $600
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,091
Posted By Chi_Z

always top of the line used, i made over $100...

always top of the line used, i made over $100 selling used Red 22 on eBay after using it for over 3 years, made upgrading to DA 9170 very painless, brought them used again ofc
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,356
Posted By Chi_Z

avoid midfoot cleat position, you are losing out...

avoid midfoot cleat position, you are losing out on your calf muscle engagement the further back you go
10-16-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,068
Posted By Chi_Z

wide slicks are the way

wide slicks are the way
10-05-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,615
Posted By Chi_Z

You can get a full custom ti form walty for under...

You can get a full custom ti form walty for under $1000. Custom is super important for alloy frame because tube diameter determines the ride quality. You want tube size proportional to your weight....
10-02-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,615
Posted By Chi_Z

the crack was clearly due to poor welding...

the crack was clearly due to poor welding technique, so now you have a 2 piece seattube, how does that affect the riding quality?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,659
Posted By Chi_Z

my 7 years old Quarq riken is still going strong,...

my 7 years old Quarq riken is still going strong, kinda wish it would just die so i can save another 100g for a lighter crank
09-24-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,334
Posted By Chi_Z

how much do you actually walk on your gravel...

how much do you actually walk on your gravel bike? for best on bike experience you want stiff carbon soled xc shoes
09-13-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,994
Posted By Chi_Z

you can build 1300g wheelset for around $600, but...

you can build 1300g wheelset for around $600, but you have to build them yourself. 280g carbon rim and CX-Ray from aliexpress, DT350s hubs from eBay
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,333
Posted By Chi_Z

for a recently bleed system maybe, but as time...

for a recently bleed system maybe, but as time goes by there will be air build up in the master cylinder in the hoods. And the cylinder is designed to keep the air on top but if you flip the bike,...
08-31-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By Chi_Z

possibly due to the increase in speed, just bring...

possibly due to the increase in speed, just bring a small bottle of chain lube with you
07-26-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,994
Posted By Chi_Z

those weights looks spot on, you saved maybe...

those weights looks spot on, you saved maybe 200-300g with the carbon frameset but lost those weight savings by going hydro. Also stock disc wheelset is prob in the 2000g range plus extra 300g for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,260
Posted By Chi_Z

bar end is the way to go, but if you have older...

bar end is the way to go, but if you have older handle bar you have to drill out a hole
05-23-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,554
Posted By Chi_Z

insert the battery with the connector facing...

insert the battery with the connector facing downwards, so even if the battery got loose it would still stay connected inside the seattube
01-19-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,106
Posted By Chi_Z

when the tire is much wider than the rim, you are...

when the tire is much wider than the rim, you are just carrying extra rotational weight, so it is actually a marginal loss
11-18-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,804
Posted By Chi_Z

the key is to layer gloves, 2 thin gloves is...

the key is to layer gloves, 2 thin gloves is better than 1 thick one. Also if the glove is too warm or does not breath, you will soak the inside with sweat, then after about 30 minutes your hand will...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,621
Posted By Chi_Z

there is big difference between 2015 domane and...

there is big difference between 2015 domane and 2017 domane. Should have gotten a cycling injury lawyer instead
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,054
Views: 884,846
Posted By Chi_Z

looks like the new bar also have shorter reach,...

looks like the new bar also have shorter reach, so in total you have about 20-30mm shorter reach, pretty big change
10-31-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,523
Posted By Chi_Z

with the cost of R&D and custom molds, this frame...

with the cost of R&D and custom molds, this frame arguably has higher production cost compared to Moots where they just pick the tubes length and weld
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,806
Posted By Chi_Z

BB90 gives you all the issues of BB30 without the...

BB90 gives you all the issues of BB30 without the benefit of larger bearing and compatibility with 30mm spindle crank. You are also at the mercy of the frame tolerance as the bearing is pushed...
10-03-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,256
Posted By Chi_Z

32mm would be plenty for those roads, if you want...

32mm would be plenty for those roads, if you want high PSI wide tire, GK slick 38mm is rated for 75psi
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 33,832
Posted By Chi_Z

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,881
Posted By Chi_Z

those measurements are often misused, your...

those measurements are often misused, your sitbone gets narrower as more forward rotation your pelvis gets. So the same person would require a narrow sadder for aggressive fit and wider saddle for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,881
Posted By Chi_Z

how aggressive is your bike fit? 160mm+ width is...

how aggressive is your bike fit? 160mm+ width is for very upright position
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,578
Posted By Chi_Z

always use steerer compression plug that goes the...

always use steerer compression plug that goes the full length of the stem clamp.
09-16-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,737
Posted By Chi_Z

did you check the spacer behind the cassette?...

did you check the spacer behind the cassette? they comes in different sizes from 1.7mm to 2mm
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,128
Posted By Chi_Z

please don't be another, buying a new race bike...

please don't be another, buying a new race bike then put 50mm spacer and 70mm flipped stem on it, to make it fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,601
Posted By Chi_Z

Because those older Roubaix uses proprietary 1...

Because those older Roubaix uses proprietary 1 3/8 inch bottom bearings that are very hard to source. You cannot just get the same diameter, you also have to get the angle right. Nowadays I stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,287
Posted By Chi_Z

Dura Ace is clearly not designed or intended for...

Dura Ace is clearly not designed or intended for peasants
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,621
Posted By Chi_Z

the person who did that wiring needs to be shot

the person who did that wiring needs to be shot
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,035
Posted By Chi_Z

you pay for what you get, one stand will last a...

you pay for what you get, one stand will last a lifetime
08-09-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5,081
Views: 3,588,341
Posted By Chi_Z

love all the new Niner, just upgraded mine to di2...

love all the new Niner, just upgraded mine to di2

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08-05-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 26,890
Posted By Chi_Z

huh? one of what? guns are illegal in China and...

huh? one of what? guns are illegal in China and criminals who were caught with it usually face decades in jail. So the concept of worrying about getting blasted during a bike ride is very foreign to...
08-05-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 26,890
Posted By Chi_Z

sounds like straightly an American problem, guns...

sounds like straightly an American problem, guns are illegal in the rest of the world
07-12-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,526
Posted By Chi_Z

for someone who is super sensitive about others'...

for someone who is super sensitive about others' comments you sure like to dish out condescending remarks
07-03-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,680
Posted By Chi_Z

Hunts use cheapo rebranded novatec hub to keep...

Hunts use cheapo rebranded novatec hub to keep the profit high, at $1079 personally I would look for at least DT350 level hub and above
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,679
Posted By Chi_Z

also checkout Juin Tech F1, works great with my...

also checkout Juin Tech F1, works great with my red 22 lever, I was able to go down 20% loose dirt road with it no problem, they also recently released a 4 piston GT-F but kind of expansive $200+ for...
04-10-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5,081
Views: 3,588,341
Posted By Chi_Z

Added some bling to the bike, Campagnolo AFS...

Added some bling to the bike, Campagnolo AFS rotor and Red 22 RD, saved about 100g
...
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