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06-04-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 19,857
Posted By RiceAWay

There is another thing: A friend of mine had his...

There is another thing: A friend of mine had his Colnago C40 simply fall apart. At the time this happened he was going about 5 mph riding up onto a bicycle path. 20 minutes later he would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,617
Posted By RiceAWay

1. American made deep aero section carbon wheels...

1. American made deep aero section carbon wheels are so expensive that you might want to protect your investment with disk brakes. Bikes really have to be engineered especially for disk brakes so...
05-31-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 19,857
Posted By RiceAWay

Perhaps you should have stayed for more physics....

Perhaps you should have stayed for more physics. Mass accelerated by gravity is dependent upon the various sorts of resistance to motion to achieve speed. That is why fat guys go down hills faster...
04-02-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,260
Posted By RiceAWay

I've had a short seat post hop up high enough...

I've had a short seat post hop up high enough that when you were slammed down at the other end of the bump it levered the post over and broke it off. The riding home standing was not all that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By RiceAWay

I will say this about the Continentals though -...

I will say this about the Continentals though - they don't have very good directional stability. Particularly on deep aero rims that may be a little sensitive to gusts. So you have to be aware. This...
03-27-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,301
Posted By RiceAWay

In general it Is best to ignore them. If you have...

In general it Is best to ignore them. If you have to say something try "How about we turn you in so that you can take the driving test again and learn the rules of the road". That seems to shock most...
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By RiceAWay

Well, you forgot to add the link. However, any...

Well, you forgot to add the link. However, any older French bikes are a problem. They use French threads on the headset and the bottom bracket. It is difficult to find these any more though there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By RiceAWay

I just went out and measured them with a digital...

I just went out and measured them with a digital micrometer. The Scwalbe was a little more than 23 mm wide - they are supposedly 25 mm. The Vittoria Corsa G+ and the GP5000TL's were exactly the same...
03-25-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,260
Posted By RiceAWay

I made the mistake in thinking the frame was...

I made the mistake in thinking the frame was carbon since I saw so many carbon frames broken that way. You made the mistake of misspelling "frame" and Ribble agreed with my assessment that was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By RiceAWay

When properly fit to the proper rims they measure...

When properly fit to the proper rims they measure the same. I measured the deep carbon clinchers with 25 mm Vittoria's and Deeper carbon tubeless with the GP5000TL's and they measure the same width...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By RiceAWay

I have both the Corsa G+ clinchers and the...

I have both the Corsa G+ clinchers and the GP5000TL's. There is NO QUESTION that so far I haven't cornered the Continental anywhere near as hard as the Corsa G+. I have been astonished at not just...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By RiceAWay

I mounted a set of 25's and even though I have a...

I mounted a set of 25's and even though I have a set of Vittoria Corsa G+ on another bike with really low rolling resistance they felt noticeably lower rolling resistance. The traction also seemed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By RiceAWay

I have gotten a set of Continental GP5000TL. They...

I have gotten a set of Continental GP5000TL. They mounted fairly easily on my deep carbon wheels and holy cow do they ever have low rolling resistance. I have a set of Swalbe on my Basso Loto and...
03-09-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By RiceAWay

I have some Chinese cycling glasses that have a...

I have some Chinese cycling glasses that have a plastic insert that can hold lenses. I haven't yet had prescription lenses made but when I priced some prescription Oakley's they were $750 and you can...
03-09-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,594
Posted By RiceAWay

When we all road steel frame bikes we all would...

When we all road steel frame bikes we all would just ride down anything that resembled a road. We have a "Bay Trail" around the San Francisco bay and a good deal of it is unpaved and finished with...
03-09-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,260
Posted By RiceAWay

That is definitely cracking of the seat post...

That is definitely cracking of the seat post probably from overtightening the seat post clamp. This is a dangerous condition and this is one of the few areas on a carbon bike that I would trust a...
03-09-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By RiceAWay

There is slight difference in braking from...

There is slight difference in braking from manufacturer to manufacturer but there is no such thing as "entry level hydraulic disk brakes". They are good for one thing on road bikes - now that carbon...
03-04-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,601
Posted By RiceAWay

Well, I'd agree with most of the stuff except the...

Well, I'd agree with most of the stuff except the turning into a jerk.
03-04-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,583
Posted By RiceAWay

If you are riding at 17 mph the energy difference...

If you are riding at 17 mph the energy difference between a 25 lb bike and the 18 lb bike is only 4% if they have the same aerodynamic profile. I dare anyone not a professional to be able to tell the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,591
Posted By RiceAWay

Made up concern? Do you have a picture of the...

Made up concern? Do you have a picture of the hydraulic line runs on a bike? On mine the hydraulic lines didn't fit into the provided catches and they hung out in places able to catch on passing...
02-26-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,949
Posted By RiceAWay

There are horses for courses. If you only carry...

There are horses for courses. If you only carry one or two bikes occasionally the cheap tubular aluminum trunk rack is a very good choice. If you carry two or three bikes any distance you have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,591
Posted By RiceAWay

As a tourist you are a hell of a lot more...

As a tourist you are a hell of a lot more conservative rider. Racers go as fast as they can into corners and then brake very heavily. They buy super lightweight wheelsets and super sticky brake pads....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,591
Posted By RiceAWay

Disk brakes are a solution to a problem that...

Disk brakes are a solution to a problem that shouldn't exist. Furthermore they create more problems than they fix. Firstly, mechanical disks do not operate very well, the cable play has you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,591
Posted By RiceAWay

There are a couple of reasons - light weight...

There are a couple of reasons - light weight aluminum rims have quite thin brake surfaces and wear pretty rapidly. There are some "wear holes" that show when you are supposed to replace the rims and...
02-11-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,786
Posted By RiceAWay

Carbon is not very repairable. I would not trust...

Carbon is not very repairable. I would not trust it. Older carbon frames are not very trustworthy either. The problem appears to be that they tried to build them like metal bikes. So there were...
02-11-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,786
Posted By RiceAWay

Cheap Chinese tubeless carbon rims are trash -...

Cheap Chinese tubeless carbon rims are trash - out of four wheels and one new rim every single one of them delaminated at only 80 psi. Four of them the separation was at the bead. One of them went 3"...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By RiceAWay

I think that you can get USPS to ship to a USPS...

I think that you can get USPS to ship to a USPS location where you can pick it up. FedEx ground is about 1/4th of what you're quoting but of course that means that the starting and ending point have...
01-10-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,331
Posted By RiceAWay

Apparently you have spent your time riding junk...

Apparently you have spent your time riding junk if you think for one second that any of the Japanese bikes could hold a candle to Pinarello, Basso or Colnago.

I should expand on this: I'm sure...
01-07-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,331
Posted By RiceAWay

No, they aren't "that much better" but they are...

No, they aren't "that much better" but they are better.
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