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mdcc_tester

Member since Nov 2009 • Last active Nov 2014

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    Seatpost collars, is there a significant difference between 34.9 and 35 mm?

    No, that's within the range-taking required to accommodate frame manufacturing tolerances. With an M6 clamping screw, each full turn closes the gap by 1mm and reduces the diameter by 0.32mm

  • in Rides & Races
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    Just seen its a super toughness.

    How can you yell? Other chains are available in the colorway™

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    I've always been told by endurance people at the track - 3/32 more supple, easier on the legs

    Placebo is a powerful thing

  • in Announcements, Help & Testing
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    I'm back :-)

    Now getting the following 403 page permanently on Opera, with a message which is manifest bollocks:

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  • in Current Projects
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    Displacement is virtually identical between the stem with and without hole, which seems to indicate it doesn't make too much of a difference

    It doesn't make much difference to overall stiffness, but drilling holes in things usually creates stress concentrations at which fatigue cracks initiate. Plenty of people have done it before, and not many of them seem to have died from it. I have a 12cm Cinelli 2A with a tapped hole in the top to mount a computer, and it's showing no signs of ill effects some 25 years on, although that's in very light road use. The people who usually drilled their stems were cyclo-crossers, who obviously gave them a much harder time than I ever did, and they are still doing it:

    That doesn't make it right. The correct attachment location for the cable stop if you still insist on using cantilever brakes (and seriously? It's nearly 2015, get over it) is the fork crown.

  • in Rides & Races
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    full 3/32" setup. Easier on the legs

    Lol wut?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    What handlebars?

    3ttt (as we called them in those days) Bio Quartetto. I think the Quartetto probably meant they were designed for the 100km 4-up team time trial, which was a thing back then.

  • in Rides & Races
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    They will probably go on to crappy fake-tubeless Stan rims easier than they will go on to proper UST rims, and getting proper UST tyres onto proper UST rims has never caused me any trouble.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Well, in 2014 an Aero rim is at least 60 mm deep

    You can improve the aerodynamics at any depth, the old 30mm deep Zipp 101s were better than many poorly designed 60mm deep rims.

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