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04-20-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By jfranci3

it's not more or less heavy duty. The RX400 has a...

it's not more or less heavy duty. The RX400 has a steel cage, which requires less material. If you look at the parts diagram... basically the same thing otherwise. The main unit is probably the same...
04-19-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By jfranci3

BRR tested the slick and SS in TLC and Plus, but...

BRR tested the slick and SS in TLC and Plus, but they also tested the Rene Herse which are similar... the difference stays consistent and will be consistent for the SK.
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04-26-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,341
Posted By jfranci3

Test after test shows WTB rolling like crap...

Test after test shows WTB rolling like crap against apple-apples tires. The other two tires are basically the same tires (std casing / JFF) made by the same panaracer. For some reason the Rene's test...
02-26-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,235
Posted By jfranci3

You'd have to put an order in with your dealer....

You'd have to put an order in with your dealer. If you want to search, I'd pull the UPC codes from the bottom of the bike dealer site. eg 04712878579880 or 04712878608931 and then search...
02-23-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,235
Posted By jfranci3

Modern hydroformed AL is as good as carbon these...

Modern hydroformed AL is as good as carbon these days. The carbon can be made into fancier shapes. Anyway....the better groupset and brakes all day here.
02-18-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,215
Posted By jfranci3

I'm pretty sure that particular spot is an hour...

I'm pretty sure that particular spot is an hour from anything. They aren't guarding it 24x7
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,376
Posted By jfranci3

I'd agree that assuming the OP can get to 4w/kg (...

I'd agree that assuming the OP can get to 4w/kg ( "bare min pro level" for a cat1 / regional pro cyclist) assumes he can up his FTP from 257w to 320w which means he'd have to be really green OR lose...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,376
Posted By jfranci3

Your off-the-couch number is meaningless as...

Your off-the-couch number is meaningless as you've got a number of directions to improve. At any rate 260w and 3.21w @ 176lb are a very fine starting point. You'll get a better number from just going...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-09-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,752
Posted By jfranci3

No. That's not a poorly maintained 1969 Honda...

No. That's not a poorly maintained 1969 Honda minivan.
1) He's going 42mph and he's 3ft above the exhaust pipe, which is off to the side. By the time the exhaust spreads out, he's already past it....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,282
Posted By jfranci3

Are you climbing all day? If not, those wheels...

Are you climbing all day? If not, those wheels are one of the slowest wheels you can put on your bike. They're basically made to resist smooth air flow. I live in Chicago, so I don't need to worry...
12-02-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,248
Posted By jfranci3

None of those liners really keep you warmer. At...

None of those liners really keep you warmer. At best they just allow you to swap them out every 30-60min to remove some moisture. I've suggest getting some bigger shell gloves - like +2 sizes...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 324,328
Posted By jfranci3

Discs are discs for the most part. SRAMs are a...

Discs are discs for the most part. SRAMs are a hair thicker, but they all weigh and brake the same. Get basically the same ones as you have now, so the offset will be the same between the wheelsets....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 324,328
Posted By jfranci3

Order a new cassette and a couple of tires while...

Order a new cassette and a couple of tires while you're at it. Probably a couple of chains too (11sp chains are in short supply).

The new wheels will be a LOT less active in gusty winds. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 324,328
Posted By jfranci3

Sean - I recommend asking for the Satin finish...

Sean - I recommend asking for the Satin finish when they send the order review email to you. It's something between gloss and matte - it looks a lot nicer than both. It's sort of a dry look.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 324,328
Posted By jfranci3

Sean - 1) 24 high end spokes are over kill for...

Sean -
1) 24 high end spokes are over kill for you. I think those fulcrum are 16f x 21r big spokes. Traditional rims are super shallow by todays standards - like 14mm deep vs your 35mm rim. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 324,328
Posted By jfranci3

You'll be absolutely fine on 24x24 with the...

You'll be absolutely fine on 24x24 with the Pillar or CX-ray spokes. I've run the Pillars on Swiss hubs for two years on smaller rims without issue in both road and gravel duty. I'd go with less...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By jfranci3

Tried them last winter in Chicago. Also tried a...

Tried them last winter in Chicago. Also tried a few others
Didn't really like them:
1) They didn't work much better than normal shoes with a cover.
2) You sweat inside, soaking your socks, then...
07-30-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,655
Posted By jfranci3

Yes. But you could probably save $50 by shooting...

Yes. But you could probably save $50 by shooting your current $150 shoes with semi-transparent paint https://amzn.to/3gfLzUn
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By jfranci3

Is that a carbon faring rim with a AL core or...

Is that a carbon faring rim with a AL core or full carbon? If you take the tire off, is there shiny metal inside? If it's a faring wheel, I wouldn't sweat it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 324,328
Posted By jfranci3

itís clear he just wants to know if someone has...

itís clear he just wants to know if someone has bought them, so you answered his questions.
07-02-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,160
Posted By jfranci3

Sean, I expected better from you! :-) You...

Sean, I expected better from you! :-)

You hit a bump or are riding on rough road you want some deflection and dampening. Generally, more flexy bars will be more comfortable and the material play a...
06-21-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,813
Posted By jfranci3

Why would the PM die? Iím rocking a used 2013ish...

Why would the PM die? Iím rocking a used 2013ish Quarq Cinqo I bought off Facebook classifieds. They donít have any wear parts, so they work till they donít. They sold so many 3-bolt PMs, youíll...
06-18-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,813
Posted By jfranci3

No, he's putting a non-shimano crank on it, so he...

No, he's putting a non-shimano crank on it, so he needs to change it to another size. All the cranks and bottom brackets have patents on their specs, so they are all slightly different.
06-18-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,813
Posted By jfranci3

I use a GXP Quarq/Sram on my BB90 Checkpoint. No...

I use a GXP Quarq/Sram on my BB90 Checkpoint. No problems. I recommend the BBInfiniti bottom bracket bearings because they have nicer seals than the Wheelsmfg. The wheels mfg ones might be better,...
06-18-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,148
Posted By jfranci3

Just test fit some 50-622 (50c x 700 29 x 2.0)...

Just test fit some 50-622 (50c x 700 29 x 2.0) tires on my 24mm internal rims - Checkpoint SL 58cm

https://imgur.com/a/O9GHOXX
Hard to get a good shot with the curvy stays, but lots of room...
04-27-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,148
Posted By jfranci3

The current frame launched 2019 MY, so 2021 would...

The current frame launched 2019 MY, so 2021 would only be 3 MYs. Let trek recover some costs! :-)

To your argument-
Isnt appealing to whom? Trek and LBS is selling the hell out of them (Treks #1...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,954
Posted By jfranci3

https://i.imgur.com/hoMvqoil.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/hoMvqoil.jpg
02-20-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,148
Posted By jfranci3

https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/nomad...

https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/nomad probably needs to get paid.
02-15-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,148
Posted By jfranci3

name change to Nomade

name change to Nomade
02-11-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 24,790
Posted By jfranci3

I just got a set of these after I saw they were...

I just got a set of these after I saw they were 5w/tire better than GK SKs (and everything else) on the roller test from RoadBike DE https://www.roadbike.de/rennrad-parts/11-gravel-reifen-im-test/...
02-11-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,354
Posted By jfranci3

As basic advice here, there's a LOT of options on...

As basic advice here, there's a LOT of options on the market now. Being a MN guy, I don't think you need to go full 50c / 2" tire (Open ; Rodeo) unless you want to go full rocky/muddy adventure. 43c...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,105
Posted By jfranci3

The tire you are looking for is the G-One Speed...

The tire you are looking for is the G-One Speed 30mm.
08-28-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,056
Posted By jfranci3

You're probably right. Here are the shims -...

You're probably right. Here are the shims - https://amzn.to/3430onz It looks like they do have some spacing built in to reduce friction and are made out of delrin, so they'll be low friction in any...
08-27-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,056
Posted By jfranci3

The .5 mm spacers are for the drive side to space...

The .5 mm spacers are for the drive side to space the chainrings out. A wave washer would work better on the non-drive side and be lower fiction.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,862
Posted By jfranci3

It'll work perfect. I did this for years wo...

It'll work perfect. I did this for years wo adjusting the RD. Id recommend a second set of wheels, discs, and cassette too, so you can flip back and forth quickly and put lower gearing on one. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,432
Posted By jfranci3

That is one of the worst riding bikes on the...

That is one of the worst riding bikes on the market. ROADBIKE.DE and Tour Mag (both German) test frames on a rig. The Sprint has one of the highest vertical compliance number I've seen, second only...
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