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Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,212
Posted By Racing Dan

Or marketing encourages misconceptions that make...

Or marketing encourages misconceptions that make ppl believe a 200g lighter wheelset is much faster than the stock wheels, even if it likely isn't.

The basic difference between added weight or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,257
Posted By Racing Dan

Well, audiophiles "hear" big differences between...

Well, audiophiles "hear" big differences between interconnects and speaker cables .. ;-)


Im betting in cycling there is as much confirmation bias as is the case in HIFI, even if the differences...
04-18-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Racing Dan

There is no difference outside of marketing that...

There is no difference outside of marketing that distinguishes mtb from road. Unless you are descending long steep hills or mountains, any disc will do, although Id pass on the cheapest discs that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By Racing Dan

Muck-ON ? :-) Srsly tho, all wet oils...

Muck-ON ? :-)

Srsly tho, all wet oils attract dirt and turn black fast. However most of them work just fine all the same. Just lube more sparingly. If you want a gold look chain you need some dry...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,097
Posted By Racing Dan

Im certain the pawls are hardened all the way...

Im certain the pawls are hardened all the way through. I wouldnt worry about it. I wouldnt remove half the pawls tho.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,097
Posted By Racing Dan

This is true. Many modern hubs even have the...

This is true. Many modern hubs even have the right hand bearing behind the spokes. Its worse than an old school screw on cassette style hub, and needs a VERY strong axle for it to not bend. Im...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,263
Posted By Racing Dan

3, 2, 1 ... cue up the TL crowd :-) ...

3, 2, 1 ...

cue up the TL crowd :-)

Imo, just get some protected tyres and stop worrying about endless flats and supposed "suppleness" of race day tyres.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By Racing Dan

An other solution is to combine a 11-25 with a...

An other solution is to combine a 11-25 with a 46/30 crank. Arguably better in fact.

Bicycle Gear Calculator...
02-15-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,399
Posted By Racing Dan

I cant imagine i would make much difference if...

I cant imagine i would make much difference if its motor oil, gear oil or ATF, except gear oil has a rank smell and some modern motor oil are really runny and not well suited for IGHs that isnt well...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,497
Posted By Racing Dan

Its just clever marketing to make you look at his...

Its just clever marketing to make you look at his Factor bike. Fooled all of you! ;-)
02-10-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 39,359
Posted By Racing Dan

Havent managed to read it all, but lots of wrong...

Havent managed to read it all, but lots of wrong answers.

You CAN mix 5800 and 4700, but NOT 5800 and 4600. You CANT use a 5800 STI for a 10S cassette tho, because the # of gear doesnt match, -11S...
02-06-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Racing Dan

Ive tried the 12-28 with a GS. You need to adjust...

Ive tried the 12-28 with a GS. You need to adjust the B-screw to make is shift quick and positive. I does work fine but I would prefer a SS given the choice.
12-30-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,932
Posted By Racing Dan

I forget about the isospeed. I believe its in...

I forget about the isospeed. I believe its in fact adjustable right out the box, by moving the insert, - see the link (takes forever to load, sorry) .. I think I would play around with the settings....
12-28-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,297
Posted By Racing Dan

Again, really? In my experience they all...

Again, really?

In my experience they all work the same, with the same sort of "glue" and patches. I never came across a set that had "rubber cement" or any glue that wasn't functionally identical...
12-28-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,297
Posted By Racing Dan

Really? In my experience every set out...

Really?

In my experience every set out there, Rema or not, work just fine. I tried many over they years (decades). But sure, Rema is a safe bet.
12-22-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,932
Posted By Racing Dan

Speed wobble is well known in motorcycles. All...

Speed wobble is well known in motorcycles. All sorts of dampeners are available and they do work. To my knowledge only very little is available for bicycles and sadly doesn't fit most bikes, - but...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By Racing Dan

105 likely will fit, but it may look odd on...

105 likely will fit, but it may look odd on account of different shaping of the arms.
12-16-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,829
Posted By Racing Dan

No its not. Its clearly marked MM on the side im...

No its not. Its clearly marked MM on the side im reading and 25.4mm corresponds to 1" as it should. Its 4mm, not 4/10".
11-28-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,227
Posted By Racing Dan

The Shimano JO3A pads are really expensive. I get...

The Shimano JO3A pads are really expensive. I get that you might get frustrated, if you go through several pairs a year. Shouldn't be necessary and all the banter over brake technique isn't very...
11-26-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,227
Posted By Racing Dan

Maybe you could get away with less expensive pads...

Maybe you could get away with less expensive pads without the fins. Or aftermarket pads?
11-17-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,951
Posted By Racing Dan

This thread is like having your cake and eating...

This thread is like having your cake and eating it too. Sure you can use a pressure washer, if you keep your distance, but is it really pressure washing then? By that logic you can use a 10.000 psi...
11-16-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,951
Posted By Racing Dan

But then why use a pressure washer. The same...

But then why use a pressure washer. The same thing can be achieved with a garden hose with a shower head. Im sure you can (safely) use a pressure washer, but in a private setting, why would you?,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By Racing Dan

The performance gains from saving a few hundred...

The performance gains from saving a few hundred grams is really minimal. Not quite zero, but close and not likely to be detectable without an accurate power meter and a stopwatch. Maybe its worth it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,273
Posted By Racing Dan

Out of saddle I like two gears higher than...

Out of saddle I like two gears higher than sitting. Much easier to "stand" with more resistance in the pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By Racing Dan

low pressure is not limited to hookless rims. Why...

low pressure is not limited to hookless rims. Why even allude to that. Riding the same tyre tyre on either a hooked or hookless rim is going to be the same, assuming the same inner width. If anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By Racing Dan

If you stay within the boundaries, TL tyre and...

If you stay within the boundaries, TL tyre and low pressure (5 bar or less) or approved tyre, you are fine, but why would you. There is no benefit except some nebulous marketing claims. On the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By Racing Dan

Well it may not make a difference to what is...

Well it may not make a difference to what is asked exactly, buy hookless rims does make a difference. Most tyres are made for hooked rims and mounting them to a hookless rim is considered...
10-04-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,422
Posted By Racing Dan

On one road bike with drop bar I have swapped...

On one road bike with drop bar I have swapped back n forth between a 80 and 100 mm stem. I cant honestly say steering is affected, its a bit twitchy no matter, - but the fit of the bike does change...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,483
Posted By Racing Dan

There really isnt much left to invent in terms of...

There really isnt much left to invent in terms of function and features. Except bringing what is already invented to a lower price point. Carbon everything, Electric shifting, power meters, hydraulic...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,755
Posted By Racing Dan

Silca publishes something similar that is often...

Silca publishes something similar that is often referenced to argue low pressure is faster, however if you look at the charts they clearly show higher pressure is faster up to and above 100 psi,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,493
Posted By Racing Dan

Oh didnt you know? If you are not in on the group...

Oh didnt you know? If you are not in on the group think then you are a troll and subject to endless snarky remarks from a select few that tirelessly patrol the forums to make sure anyone either fall...
09-12-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,492
Posted By Racing Dan

A Dremel with a diamond cutter wheel.

A Dremel with a diamond cutter wheel.
09-12-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,580
Posted By Racing Dan

Your method is fine if you scale is fine. Im sure...

Your method is fine if you scale is fine. Im sure its perfectly good enough. - Or get a luggage scale. Not very expensive and a bit more handy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,433
Posted By Racing Dan

https://youtu.be/z3OQTU-kE2s

https://youtu.be/z3OQTU-kE2s
08-23-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By Racing Dan

No one is going to put up with 1/2 step gearing,...

No one is going to put up with 1/2 step gearing, with the front DR changing rings all the time. If you want super wide gearing and reasonable gear steps, id suggest pairing a 11-40 with a 46/30...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,698
Posted By Racing Dan

Im fairly certain a $9500,- budget will get you...

Im fairly certain a $9500,- budget will get you almost any bike youd like. Possibly even one of the 16 other 2x Tarmacs. Why fixate on the -one- bike that isnt to your liking? :-)

(Please dont...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,777
Posted By Racing Dan

One thing Ive noticed is SRAM seem more expensive...

One thing Ive noticed is SRAM seem more expensive from a spare parts perspective. A new rear DR if you smash it, a new cassette etc. To me the wireless argument for Sram is silly. Cables are a one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,829
Posted By Racing Dan

Possible reasons I can think of: #4...

Possible reasons I can think of:
#4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) Sell hookless (carbon) rims that are only safe at lower pressure,
#5...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,093
Posted By Racing Dan

Depending on your usual cruising speed spectrum...

Depending on your usual cruising speed spectrum the 11-30 might actually be worse than the 11-34 (!). In the 12 - 23 mph range the 11-34 has one more gear to choose from than the 11-30, 7 vs 6, and...
07-11-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,737
Posted By Racing Dan

True, and to boot shifting performance is highly...

True, and to boot shifting performance is highly dependant on cables, that are often not even Shimano, and cable routing that is often less than optimal. Not to mention ppl forget their crank is...
06-05-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Racing Dan

Try swapping the non squealing disc to the other...

Try swapping the non squealing disc to the other wheel and report back. Id be interested in the result :-)

I have a bike with post mount discs that squeal when wet. No amount of cleaning or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,920
Posted By Racing Dan

One trick is to shift up two gears as you stand....

One trick is to shift up two gears as you stand. Standing and spinning doesn't mix well and you get super tired in no time at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,398
Posted By Racing Dan

Not all tyres are the same. Some have protection...

Not all tyres are the same. Some have protection some not, Therefore its as much what (tubed) tyre you choose as it is tubes vs tubeless. If you get flats you might as well get some protected tyres...
06-01-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By Racing Dan

Dont sweat it too much. Ive tried MANY tubes over...

Dont sweat it too much. Ive tried MANY tubes over the decades. Chaoyang, Kenda, Schwalbe, Nokian, Mitas, the ones form the autoparts store, ... They all work fine. Name Brand or noname, doesn't seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,003
Posted By Racing Dan

The bike myth the WONT die. It never fails :-) ...

The bike myth the WONT die. It never fails :-)

Its NOT cosmoline. Bike chains are ready to use out of box. You think Giant or your LBS washes 50 mio chains a year in solvent?
05-23-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By Racing Dan

Modern chains seldom fail but if it does break or...

Modern chains seldom fail but if it does break or you need to remove the chain from the bike to do whatever, you simply break the chain with you chain breaker and rejoin it with a quicklink. - You...
05-21-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,285
Posted By Racing Dan

2500 miles on a cheap 8 speed chain? Imo, get a...

2500 miles on a cheap 8 speed chain? Imo, get a new one and stop worrying about making it last forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By Racing Dan

There is the Giant solution Called Giant Conduct...

There is the Giant solution Called Giant Conduct mech/hydro/disc.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,600
Posted By Racing Dan

Find a pedal that has shallow pins. Most pinned...

Find a pedal that has shallow pins. Most pinned pedals have (too) tall pins that dig on the foot after a while. And get one that is even and flat or slightly concave. Like the XT flats, for instance.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,085
Posted By Racing Dan

Covering the ears with a thin skullcap helps a...

Covering the ears with a thin skullcap helps a lot, but not really the solution for summer.
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