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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-12, 08:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,766
Posted By reif

Like this one? ...

Like this one?

http://imageshack.us/a/img18/5751/110504rimfail2.jpg


Yes, carbon clinchers and braking don't mix well.
Forum: Touring
01-29-12, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,595
Posted By reif

No, none. The Aksiums are suprisingly sturdy and...

No, none. The Aksiums are suprisingly sturdy and so far I have toured over 4000 km with them without any broken spokes or need for truing. I weigh around 75kg and my full gear is usually around 10kg....
Forum: Touring
01-29-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,595
Posted By reif

Yes, cyclocross-bike is all fine for touring....

Yes, cyclocross-bike is all fine for touring. Here's a picture of me and my bike in Jotunheimen, Norway.
...
Forum: Touring
01-29-12, 06:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,461
Posted By reif

Geiranger fjord, Norway ...

Geiranger fjord, Norway

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lMp-G0AfXZ0/TiV1gSXpO7I/AAAAAAAABVU/2rS6APxTO4A/s1000/IMG_8369.JPG
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,001
Posted By reif

That's a pretty much perfect bike if you don't...

That's a pretty much perfect bike if you don't count the stem spacers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By reif

Well I'm using 1x10 with my cyclocross-commuter....

Well I'm using 1x10 with my cyclocross-commuter. Not a road bike I know but at least I'm running slicks at the moment.

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/203/cyclo.jpg

I took off the original...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 402,854
Posted By reif

Frame: HongFu carbon frame (HF-FM001) Wheels:...

Frame: HongFu carbon frame (HF-FM001)
Wheels: Miracle Trade 50mm carbon clinchers
Groupset: Sram Rival expect for the levers and big chainring(bling) which are Red
Handlebar: FSA Wing Pro Compact...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 402,854
Posted By reif

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9616/fillari2.j...

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9616/fillari2.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-11, 01:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,870
Posted By reif

This topic reminds me of the incident I had with...

This topic reminds me of the incident I had with carbon clinchers: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/725327-Chinese-carbon-wheelset-failure-during-descent

In short, full carbon clinchers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,840
Posted By reif

How about changing your large chainring for...

How about changing your large chainring for something smaller, like 46t?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-11, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By reif

I almost gave up with GP4000s.. I broke three...

I almost gave up with GP4000s.. I broke three regular tire levers and I had to buy more durable glass fibre reinforced levers just for them. Finally got them on.

They rolled very well for a year...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,586
Posted By reif

Carbon fiber clincher wheels and long descents...

Carbon fiber clincher wheels and long descents don't mix well.

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5751/110504rimfail2.jpg
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5751/110504rimfail2.jpg)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,050
Posted By reif

Yes, here...

Yes, here (https://picasaweb.google.com/olli.paakkonen/Pyoraretki2010KoopenhaminaZurich#5510046223717471042).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,050
Posted By reif

https://picasaweb.google.com/olli.paakkonen/Pyorar...

https://picasaweb.google.com/olli.paakkonen/Pyoraretki2010KoopenhaminaZurich#5510047105170035458

1600km loaded tour from Copenhagen to Zurich with an ebay carbon fiber road bike and 10€ panniers...
04-05-11, 11:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,576
Posted By reif

This was my first ride with these wheels. If this...

This was my first ride with these wheels. If this would be related to an impact I would suppose the damage should be on the front wheel rather than rear. I used 8 bars (120PSI) for tire pressure.

...
04-05-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,576
Posted By reif

Thanks for a good answer. This seems like a...

Thanks for a good answer. This seems like a probable cause for this malfunction.



This was something I was planning to try out if I can't get a replacement for the rim. The malfunction is still...
04-05-11, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,576
Posted By reif

Asphalt was in pretty good condition at the top...

Asphalt was in pretty good condition at the top part of Teide...
04-05-11, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,576
Posted By reif

Not a crack, it is part of rim tape.

Not a crack, it is part of rim tape.
04-05-11, 07:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,576
Posted By reif

Nope. And the wheel is still 100% true, expect...

Nope. And the wheel is still 100% true, expect for those blown out sidewalls.

I must admit, I just tried to melt a cut out carbon steerer tube with a lighter(outside, using a respirator). And no,...
04-05-11, 04:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,576
Posted By reif

Yes, they are. Here's another...

Yes, they are.



Here's another close-up:

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/1493/110504rimfail3.jpg

No cracking, no splintering. To me it just looks like the sidewalls are melted.
04-05-11, 03:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,576
Posted By reif

I do agree with that now. I took the tire...

I do agree with that now.

I took the tire out and here are two more pictures:

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5751/110504rimfail2.jpg

So the damage is actually on both sides. I wonder if...
04-05-11, 12:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,576
Posted By reif

Chinese carbon wheelset failure during descent

So I was last week on Tenerife and I did the mandatory climb from coast to Teide caldera(about 40km, 2,2km vertical). I was using my new chinese carbon wheelset (50mm carbon clinchers, for the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 03:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,499
Posted By reif

What, no ebay frames yet? Here's mine: ...

What, no ebay frames yet? Here's mine:

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9616/fillari2.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By reif

I used to have full Sram Rival groupset but I...

I used to have full Sram Rival groupset but I later upgraded my shifters to Red. They were expensive but with Red already good shifting got even better so I think it was worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-11, 03:31 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,462
Posted By reif

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_oO7IQ3opPQ4/THe...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_oO7IQ3opPQ4/THeeg2_19xI/AAAAAAAAAX0/_wQZZJUFlFE/s720/IMG_1189.JPG

This one was from my bike trip from Copenhagen to Zurich. Location is somewhere near...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,342
Posted By reif

That is a good photo but that picture frame...

That is a good photo but that picture frame really doesn't work for me. Maybe a simple black border would work but not black, grey gradient, white and then black again. What's the purpose with that?...
Forum: Touring
01-31-11, 04:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,535
Posted By reif

I tour with my CX bike and it weighs about 18lbs....

I tour with my CX bike and it weighs about 18lbs. Gear is usually around 20lbs.
01-18-11, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By reif

Sure, but I would first like to know that if the...

Sure, but I would first like to know that if the teeth shape serves a certain purpose. If good shifting absolutely reguires those flat teeth then I wont bother and I will just buy some more expensive...
01-18-11, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By reif

How come? I thought that 8-9-10-speed chains all...

How come? I thought that 8-9-10-speed chains all have the same inner width? But as I said, I already use a similar bmx chainring on my cyclocross bike with 10-speed chain and it works perfectly fine....
01-18-11, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By reif

39t BMX chainring on a compact road crank

I have been planning on replacing my compact cranks 50-34 chainrings to 50-39. However, I've had some trouble finding a cheap replacement for the smaller ring. When I searched them I did find these...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-11, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,018
Posted By reif

Cool, post a ride report when you have them. I...

Cool, post a ride report when you have them. I believe others could be interested of them too. It's still about 4 months before the snow melts and I'm able to test mine.. I'm going to put them on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,018
Posted By reif

Schwalbe Kojak 700x35c...

Schwalbe Kojak 700x35c (http://www.schwalbe.com/gbl/en/produkte/specials/produkt/?ID_Einsatzbereich=10&ID_Produktgruppe=52&ID_Produkt=221&ID_Artikel=487&info=1)

Yes, they are 35c not but when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-10, 07:03 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 23,970
Posted By reif

I do own one of these generic frames (HF-FM001 to...

I do own one of these generic frames (HF-FM001 to be exact) but I must admit, from time to time I feel a bit bad when riding it. I did save some money by buying it direct from China but what did I do...
Forum: Touring
12-13-10, 05:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,271
Posted By reif

At best, cell phone cameras equal to lowest end...

At best, cell phone cameras equal to lowest end compact cameras. Most of them just take bad pictures, no matter how many megapixels they have(megapixels rarely tell anything about picture quality).
...
Forum: Touring
11-11-10, 03:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,062
Posted By reif

Schwalbe Kojak 700x35c for light touring

Has anyone got any experience of these Schwalbe Kojak (http://www.schwalbe.com/gbl/en/produkte/specials/produkt/? ID_Einsatzbereich=10&ID_Produktgruppe=52&ID_Produkt=221&ID_Artikel=487&info=1) ...
11-01-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By reif

1x10 42t front and 11-28 back. This setup...

1x10

42t front and 11-28 back. This setup works really nice for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-10, 12:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,604
Posted By reif

That's nothing. ...

That's nothing.

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/8561/ludicrousspeed.jpg
10-03-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By reif

No front derailleur?

No front derailleur?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-10, 02:27 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,471
Posted By reif

Hong-fu parts are the frame, fork and handlebar....

Hong-fu parts are the frame, fork and handlebar. They were all good quality. I also bought a carbon wrapped stem which was hideous (heavy and ugly) and a suprisingly heavy carbon seatpost that I also...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 05:18 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,471
Posted By reif

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/7430/ebaycarbon.j...

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/7430/ebaycarbon.jpg

Here's mine ebay carbon build. I have about 4000km on it and there's still nothing to complaint, I really love it. I am now waiting for 50mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-10, 02:32 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,248,488
Posted By reif

Cool bike but HDR is kind of distracting.

Cool bike but HDR is kind of distracting.
Forum: Touring
08-03-10, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By reif

Bike weighs 7,8kg and the gear was about 10kg,...

Bike weighs 7,8kg and the gear was about 10kg, including tent. I did carry spare spokes for those wheels (Mavic Aksium) but they were fine and still perfectly true.
Forum: Touring
08-03-10, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By reif

Thanks. Yes, that is one of those "ebay carbon...

Thanks. Yes, that is one of those "ebay carbon frames". 2000 miles on it and still going strong.

The rear rack was installed with a DIY-quick release adapter, similar to Tubus.
...
Forum: Touring
08-03-10, 02:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By reif

Not a problem. About 1000 miles from Copenhagen...

Not a problem. About 1000 miles from Copenhagen to Switzerland with a loaded full carbon road bike. I got three flat tires (28mm Gatorskins with too low pressure) but that was all, nothing broke.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-10, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By reif

How about 700x21-23 with 25mm tire? A friend of...

How about 700x21-23 with 25mm tire? A friend of mine said that it's fine but I want to make sure. I guess the inner tube would be slightly thinner when inflated and could get slighty more flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-10, 02:43 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,248,488
Posted By reif

That is a joy to watch! Brave design that really...

That is a joy to watch! Brave design that really works.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-10, 05:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,536
Posted By reif

Release Candidate, watch out.

Release Candidate, watch out.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,248,488
Posted By reif

Thanks. I used a tripod for that shot. I took two...

Thanks. I used a tripod for that shot. I took two pictures, one with me holding the bike and one picture without. Then I just comped them in Photoshop.



Some generic carbon ergo bar. Similar...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,071
Posted By reif

Isn't that like 1500 watts?...

Isn't that like 1500 watts? http://bikecalculator.com/veloUS.html




I somehow doubt the 1800 calories per day if it's paired with 60-80 miles of riding per week. You just don't gain weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-10, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,658
Posted By reif

What is the correct stance width?

What do you think is the optimal stance width and can you calculate it from your own body dimensions?

By stance width I mean this:

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/3669/stancewidth.jpg
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