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Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By Ferrouscious

Once they're at pressure, I don't have a problem....

Once they're at pressure, I don't have a problem. It's the inflation that gets me. Working in a shop for two years made me very wary of anything other than a high-end tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By Ferrouscious

IMO, going over 60psi with hookless is asking for...

IMO, going over 60psi with hookless is asking for trouble. I might be paranoid, but the only time I feel comfortable pumping tires over 85psi is with tubulars, sealed pressure vessel and all.
05-02-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,027
Posted By Ferrouscious

As per above, you can hear the tires at higher...

As per above, you can hear the tires at higher speeds. You can also hear the aerodynamic drag on large fast-passing vehicles. If that's not enough, then look back or use a mirror. Varia radar if...
04-28-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 700
Posted By Ferrouscious

Those Look frames use a 68mm BB shell. As in 68mm...

Those Look frames use a 68mm BB shell. As in 68mm tall, not wide. I believe you could also get a version of that crank with a power meter.
04-23-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 388
Posted By Ferrouscious

have an old fridge near where you stored them?...

have an old fridge near where you stored them? furnace? sunlight? heat cycling? any of those things can accelerate tire rot. Panaracer uses natural rubber in many of their tires. Limited lifespan. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 01:33 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By Ferrouscious

Honestly, it's not a very clean-running lube.

Honestly, it's not a very clean-running lube.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By Ferrouscious

Roubaix can easily get the bars up to level with...

Roubaix can easily get the bars up to level with the saddle but not much higher than that.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Ferrouscious

the more you know...:)

the more you know...:)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Ferrouscious

180 uses an aluminum axle that presses straight...

180 uses an aluminum axle that presses straight into the bearings. 240 uses either steel reinforcement or an entire steel axle.
04-05-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,011
Posted By Ferrouscious

3 words: Tariffs, COVID, demand. layer 2:...

3 words: Tariffs, COVID, demand.

layer 2: exchange rates, rising Chinese middle class.

expect to see prices drop when disc tooling costs are paid for, when demand is lower, and when bikes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,404
Posted By Ferrouscious

Depends on my tires and the geometry of the bike...

Depends on my tires and the geometry of the bike I'm on. My Schwinn has a 72* HT and Paselas, so it becomes unsettled at above 50. Need more time on that bike. Maruishi has a 74* HT and wide tubs, so...
04-01-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By Ferrouscious

TB14s are 490g each. pretty meaty

TB14s are 490g each. pretty meaty
03-24-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,928
Posted By Ferrouscious

My crappy photo contestant:

My crappy photo contestant:
03-20-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,092
Posted By Ferrouscious

check your shoelaces. check that you're not...

check your shoelaces. check that you're not brushing against cables. I doubt that it's your axle. If it was broken, it would clunk or make no sound at all. If it was a bent axle, it would make a...
03-16-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By Ferrouscious

chainrings from the vintage era are not matched....

chainrings from the vintage era are not matched. this is the reason why you have to buy sets of chainrings these days; the teeth and shift gates have to line up. if you're not dropping chains, don't...
03-15-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 681
Posted By Ferrouscious

I use the Specialized Large seatbag. Barely fits...

I use the Specialized Large seatbag. Barely fits a Rally tubular and a small multi-tool. Perfect. Wouldn't mind trying a Cinelli bag like iab though.
03-11-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,762
Posted By Ferrouscious

Black wheels all the way.

Black wheels all the way.
03-05-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,946
Posted By Ferrouscious

I would agree, if the only issue with the Aeroad...

I would agree, if the only issue with the Aeroad was the broken handlebar. Stuff happens. Take the Specialized Roubaix's Future Shock top cap issue a couple years ago. I harped on that bike, but...
03-04-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,946
Posted By Ferrouscious

Crap engineering team. A seatpost design that...

Crap engineering team. A seatpost design that self destructs and handlebars that snap under heavy load. Nice.
02-28-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,704
Posted By Ferrouscious

Group rides. I need the extra motivation to...

Group rides. I need the extra motivation to really push myself.
02-26-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By Ferrouscious

Clorox wipes clean gunk from skinwall tires. It's...

Clorox wipes clean gunk from skinwall tires. It's like magic. These tires are 4 months old with 5 rain rides. They don't look it though.
02-25-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,415
Posted By Ferrouscious

Please don't install orange tires.

Please don't install orange tires.
02-25-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Ferrouscious

Less expensive.

Less expensive.
02-24-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,999
Views: 202,854
Posted By Ferrouscious

With tubulars, 90-95psi. Why did you decide on...

With tubulars, 90-95psi. Why did you decide on narrow tires? 25s or 28s would help immensely.
02-24-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,999
Views: 202,854
Posted By Ferrouscious

what width of tire? how heavy are you? how...

what width of tire? how heavy are you? how heavily do you ride (do you break components)? how hard do you corner?

myself as an example:
I ride 28s. I run about 70psi, but I can drop it down to...
02-24-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,999
Views: 202,854
Posted By Ferrouscious

WAY lower than that.

WAY lower than that.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-24-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By Ferrouscious

I hate it. I already occasionally graze the...

I hate it. I already occasionally graze the toptube of my vintage steel road bike
02-24-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ferrouscious

I reckon that goes to Pontiac

I reckon that goes to Pontiac
02-22-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Ferrouscious

Yeah. I've always been a Suntour guy based on...

Yeah. I've always been a Suntour guy based on aesthetics and the pure logic and cleverness in their designs, but I can't longer deny that Shimano made an equally appealing product. My last point of...
02-22-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,184
Posted By Ferrouscious

I keep it short. 1 triangle for crap, think BSOs....

I keep it short. 1 triangle for crap, think BSOs. 2 triangles for good, regular shop work. 3 triangles is no expense spared. If it has 3 and it needs adjusting, I messed up last time.
02-22-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Ferrouscious

Superbe Pro was Suntour's top end groupset. It...

Superbe Pro was Suntour's top end groupset. It would be better to compare it to Dura Ace. Excellent fit and finish cost a lot.
02-22-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ferrouscious

246 GTS Dino with a few tasteful upgrades. Not...

246 GTS Dino with a few tasteful upgrades. Not mine, but I wish it was!
https://www.coachtrimmers.com/blog/2018/3/12/246-gts-dino-v8
02-22-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ferrouscious

Some of the best looking wheels ever:

Some of the best looking wheels ever:
02-21-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ferrouscious

A lot to unpack here. 0. You shouldn't slap...

A lot to unpack here.
0. You shouldn't slap things, especially if they are old. Would you slap your grandmother? I wouldn't.
1. 98% of Campagnolo hubs are English threaded. That means just about...
02-21-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ferrouscious

Dude, it's really not that bad. Everything up to...

Dude, it's really not that bad. Everything up to 10 speed was fine. That's 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Shifting on 10 speed was and is very, VERY finicky. You need just about all the tricks in the book to...
02-19-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,799
Posted By Ferrouscious

*eyes narrow*

*eyes narrow*
Forum: Foo
02-18-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,390
Posted By Ferrouscious

Why don't you just set the snow on fire?

Why don't you just set the snow on fire?
02-18-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,526
Posted By Ferrouscious

It took me quite a while to realise that I was...

It took me quite a while to realise that I was testing saddles that were based on similar shapes and principles. The Brooks, Fabric, Turbo, and a few others were all curved-top, non-cutout saddles. I...
02-17-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,526
Posted By Ferrouscious

I've spent only about $200, but I've tried many,...

I've spent only about $200, but I've tried many, many saddles.
Bad:
Selle Italia Turbo
Selle San Marco Deluxe
San Marco Flite Gel
Fabric Scoop Radius
Fabric Scoop Shallow
Brooks Cambium C15...
02-13-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By Ferrouscious

I think seeing after seeing a young and very...

I think seeing after seeing a young and very promising rider like Remco crash on a descent, the UCI thought it was time to call it. Kid couldn't walk for months.
02-08-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,084
Posted By Ferrouscious

Fair enough. I've just never really liked...

Fair enough. I've just never really liked anything darker than a Pasela or Turbo Cotton. Even Gravelkings are a bit dark for my tastes, at least for a performance road tire. With higher volume tires,...
02-08-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,084
Posted By Ferrouscious

They look like Gatorskins...

They look like Gatorskins...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,202
Posted By Ferrouscious

The OP wants to know if the Future Shock will...

The OP wants to know if the Future Shock will reduce stiffness while sprinting. It seems to me that you want to know as well. The only way we can get to the right answer is through someone with...
02-07-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 33,190
Posted By Ferrouscious

'86 Maruishi Excellence. It's been improved a...

'86 Maruishi Excellence. It's been improved a fair bit since the last time I posted a picture of it. As it is now:
02-05-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By Ferrouscious

affordable, reliable, durable, and available....

affordable, reliable, durable, and available. It's nothing special, which is special in its own right. Ride it and trust it.
02-04-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Ferrouscious

If you want improved braking and reduced noise...

If you want improved braking and reduced noise (read: no scraping sounds), get pad holders/cartridges and use kool stop salmons inserts. Your rims will thank you.
02-04-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Ferrouscious

I wouldn't trust that fork. Bit too much tire...

I wouldn't trust that fork. Bit too much tire rub. Clean the frame and check for delamination between the carbon and the aluminum joints. I thought I saw some at the top of the seat tube. Also check...
02-04-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Ferrouscious

Call up K&G in Xenia, OH. They've been around...

Call up K&G in Xenia, OH. They've been around since at least the 70's or 80's. That's your best chance IMO. Or Roger at I-Pro.
02-04-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,926
Posted By Ferrouscious

Why do I read these? I know I'm going to hate...

Why do I read these? I know I'm going to hate myself afterwards, but I still read on. smh
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