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Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,244
Posted By Racing Dan

Maybe this was your point, but IMO you shouldn't...

Maybe this was your point, but IMO you shouldn't have to repair expensive bike hubs in the first place. If you do, then whats great about them? Easy maintenance shouldn't be an excuse for "not very...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,162
Posted By Racing Dan

A phone on the handlebar, the Urban Biker app and...

A phone on the handlebar, the Urban Biker app and a bt HR strap can provide a lot of data for not a lot of money.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By Racing Dan

It works well and spare parts are much cheaper...

It works well and spare parts are much cheaper than Ultegra. Its heavy, but you know that. Only thing I can think of is the right brifter only does two gears at a time vs three for 105 and up.
07-20-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By Racing Dan

Im not familiar with that pump, but when choosing...

Im not familiar with that pump, but when choosing a bike pump you should take into consideration if the intended use is a high pressure low volume road tyre or a low pressure, high volume mtb tyre or...
07-19-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Racing Dan

Im betting its the freehub not spinning freely. -...

Im betting its the freehub not spinning freely. - Spin the wheel off the ground and it will pull the crank. It shouldn't do that.
07-19-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By Racing Dan

Seats are a personal thing, but its also only 1/2...

Seats are a personal thing, but its also only 1/2 the equation. The padding in the pants are part of it as well. Lots ride thinly padded seats that they claim is very comfortable, forgetting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,244
Posted By Racing Dan

Half the "best" hubs mentioned have the drive...

Half the "best" hubs mentioned have the drive side bearing close to drive side flange, like an old school freewheel hub. - Some even under or behind it. Imo thats a terrible design. For that reason i...
07-17-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By Racing Dan

Run a full length outer cable, bar to rear DR....

Run a full length outer cable, bar to rear DR. That will separate frame flex from shifting.
07-17-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By Racing Dan

I recently had some creaking that was from the...

I recently had some creaking that was from the freehub, even if it sounded like the crank. A few drops of oil and it went away.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By Racing Dan

I was overtaken by someone on an e-bike. It had...

I was overtaken by someone on an e-bike. It had the strangest horn sound ever. It didnt even occur to me it was someone trying to overtake, as I confused looked around trying to locate the source of...
07-15-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,730
Posted By Racing Dan

Higher viscosity oil usually have higher film...

Higher viscosity oil usually have higher film strength. I believe Morgan Blue Rolls pro is a good option for you.
07-14-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By Racing Dan

Im guessing you are referring to the small holes...

Im guessing you are referring to the small holes that are there to evacuate water from the rim. If air is escaping that way, Im betting your tape is not airtight.
07-10-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,730
Posted By Racing Dan

In fact I just brush some mineral spirits onto...

In fact I just brush some mineral spirits onto the chain, cassette and chain wheels, let soak and drip onto at a piece of cardboard, - then hose/wash the bike like normal. The MS dissolves the oil...
07-09-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,730
Posted By Racing Dan

Im sure your method is great, but it sure does...

Im sure your method is great, but it sure does sound like a chore. Did you ever try just shaking the chain about in a jar with 1/2 a cup of mineral spirit for a minute or two. I find that method...
07-09-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,730
Posted By Racing Dan

Why use diluted SG? I would suggest using mineral...

Why use diluted SG? I would suggest using mineral spirit instead. Thats what I use. It works well enough, but it is better removing the chain and shake it in a jar of OMS or mineral spirit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,282
Posted By Racing Dan

Its a net loss attacking at a speed higher than...

Its a net loss attacking at a speed higher than the expected ascent speed, - unless of course the initial speed is "free", form descending the previous hill or because its your normal cruise speed on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,196
Posted By Racing Dan

No one claimed a crank must be expensive to work...

No one claimed a crank must be expensive to work well. A tiagra 4700 crank shifts perfectly fine and never drops the chain. FSA? ... YMMW.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By Racing Dan

Hookless = Pass

Hookless = Pass
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,196
Posted By Racing Dan

Im fairly certain this is a minority position,...

Im fairly certain this is a minority position, but if that is your experience then more money in the bank to you. I happen to disagree, as outlined in the other thread that Im sure inspired this one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,830
Posted By Racing Dan

You think so? Imo the depends on your perceived...

You think so? Imo the depends on your perceived point of reference. A quick google search seem to indicate that an Alba crank is more expensive and heavier than a R7000 crank. Fresh rings are more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,830
Posted By Racing Dan

Possibly, but even the pedestrian Tiagra group is...

Possibly, but even the pedestrian Tiagra group is very good, only its a little heavy. Mixing and matching may or may not work to satiscaftion and often the "replacement" parts are there to cut cost,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,830
Posted By Racing Dan

Why? ( not debating, just asking) Seems to...

Why? ( not debating, just asking)

Seems to me Shimano cranks are about as good as they can be, or maybe im missing somthing?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,918
Posted By Racing Dan

I much prefer the smaller sets, with a few...

I much prefer the smaller sets, with a few patches and a 5g tube of glue. They wont dry out before you need them. Most recommend Tip top, and that is a great choice, but I tried a bunch of different...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,918
Posted By Racing Dan

You need to pull the tube from the wheel anyway....

You need to pull the tube from the wheel anyway. The additional patching step seem like a minor chore, if you have a few extra tubes and patch at home and rotate. Btw, I Really hate when ppl leave...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,830
Posted By Racing Dan

Sure, I get that. You can make it work. Im just...

Sure, I get that. You can make it work. Im just claiming you are less likely to succeed compared to a full group that includes all the parts. At least my experience with mixed drive trains and brake...
07-05-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Racing Dan

You can brush on some mineral spirits with an old...

You can brush on some mineral spirits with an old paintbrush. Let it soak for a minute. Then hose/wash the bike. Very effective.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,830
Posted By Racing Dan

Im for full group sets. Often ppl complain their...

Im for full group sets. Often ppl complain their SRimanolo groups have this that or the other issue, but looking closer, often cables, brakes, crank, BB, what ever, is replaced with a cheaper...
07-04-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,706
Posted By Racing Dan

A simple solution to chain clearing is to place...

A simple solution to chain clearing is to place the bike on a piece of card board, brush the chain, cassette and rings with white spirit (or similar), let it soak and drip on the cardboard. Remove...
07-04-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By Racing Dan

The differences are there. Metal spacers vs...

The differences are there. Metal spacers vs plastic, more carriers for the larger cogs, better finish, save a few gram. Typical Shimano. Youll see the same MO comparing other 105 vs Ultegra parts. -...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,326
Posted By Racing Dan

Weren't TL supposed to REMOVE the fear of flats....

Weren't TL supposed to REMOVE the fear of flats. Now you made it worse ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,562
Posted By Racing Dan

Did you try the same route with and without the...

Did you try the same route with and without the HR monitor to see how/if HR affects the energy calculation?
06-29-19, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By Racing Dan

Most quick links are single use, just like the...

Most quick links are single use, just like the Shimano joining pin. If you want to remove the chain with your hands get a whipperman chain link or get chain link pliers as suggested by others.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 03:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,663
Posted By Racing Dan

There is another solution to the bend valve...

There is another solution to the bend valve issue. Get at presta valve extender or a presta to Dunlop (Sometimes called Woods valve) adaptor, also a presta to schrader adaptor is useful if you come...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Racing Dan

Id leave it alone, unless it worn. Usually if...

Id leave it alone, unless it worn. Usually if there is any notable issues, its from worn parts or too much friction in the cables. Also ppl like to complain about too big gear jumps with 9 or 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,566
Posted By Racing Dan

Im sure its fairly accurate, but what energy you...

Im sure its fairly accurate, but what energy you put in to the pedals does not exactly reflect how many calories you burn to produce said output. There is an underlying assumption that about 1/5 what...
06-12-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,133
Posted By Racing Dan

From my experience you need to put some...

From my experience you need to put some cushioning between yourself and the road. > Lower air pressure, thicker bar tape, gloves?, seat and pants, ect ... else you may sit in a position with too much...
06-07-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By Racing Dan

Most likely there is a sharp object embedded in...

Most likely there is a sharp object embedded in the tire or a crease in the rim tape, repeatedly puncturing the tube. You need to sort that out. - And learn to patch a tube. No need to discard a tube...
06-06-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,465
Posted By Racing Dan

"Does that really happen?" No it does not....

"Does that really happen?"

No it does not. Im 99% sure you either misunderstood or they are taking you for a fool. Why was the bike in the shop?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,496
Posted By Racing Dan

I think you should change down a gear or two and...

I think you should change down a gear or two and try again.
06-02-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By Racing Dan

Install it with a cordless drill, with the torque...

Install it with a cordless drill, with the torque setting at some reasonable point and use a dab of loctite. At least then you know they are all torqued the same and wont fall out. I just made that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Racing Dan

If you need both inner and outer a kit is usually...

If you need both inner and outer a kit is usually cheaper. There is a gazillion options out there, but Shimano is always good. Im sure some will claim x, y or z is better, but is it really and if so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,236
Posted By Racing Dan

34/27 at 60 rpm is about 6 mph. At your...

34/27 at 60 rpm is about 6 mph.

At your stated weight you need,

130w at 5%, 243w at 10%, 357w at 15%, 470w at 20% (according to bike calculator).

Only you can decide if you can do it without...
06-01-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,003
Posted By Racing Dan

Was about to comment something along those lines....

Was about to comment something along those lines. A dog is not a toy. If you want a dog, by all means, get one that fits your lifestyle and be prepared for the long haul, but getting one because of...
05-31-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,655
Posted By Racing Dan

0.8mm elongation compared to what?

0.8mm elongation compared to what?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 01:12 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,704
Posted By Racing Dan

Yeah. Its not about "winning" the lawsuit. Its...

Yeah. Its not about "winning" the lawsuit. Its about not getting sued in the first place.
05-26-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,819
Posted By Racing Dan

Do you really need to know the exact pressure?...

Do you really need to know the exact pressure? All I need is a gauge that reads the same every time. If the pressure inside the tyre is really 90 or 85 psi, I dont care about, I just pump to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By Racing Dan

Its not the rubber holding the tire together, its...

Its not the rubber holding the tire together, its the casing. - > Imo, the tire is fine unless the "injury" is all the way through the rubber thread. It may be a bit bumpy tho. Im betting it happened...
05-23-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,425
Posted By Racing Dan

If its not too deep in the frame, an other method...

If its not too deep in the frame, an other method is to saw it off at the collar, then take a hacksaw blade and gently saw it through lenghtwise from the inside. You can then "collapse" it enought to...
05-23-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By Racing Dan

Yeah, Im inclined to say grease is fine, then...

Yeah, Im inclined to say grease is fine, then again parts may seize efter a long time. Form my experience pedals and seat posts are prone to seizing.
05-21-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Racing Dan

Im sure the Park grease is fine in its own right,...

Im sure the Park grease is fine in its own right, but its never a good idea mixing more or less unknown greases. - > Imo, either pump a good amount of the new grease through the pedals to flush out...
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