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by thelawnet
16 Oct 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano chainsets and chainrings
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: Shimano chainsets and chainrings

some HT-II cranks have had aluminium spindles. Dunno if this applies to current models or not. cheers I think it was one of the HONE (triple) chainsets. Quite right. Though there was only one Hone triple chainset. I put all the chainsets (9-12 speed) in a spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreads...
by thelawnet
15 Oct 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano chainsets and chainrings
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: Shimano chainsets and chainrings

Sorry slight error above: For Deore M6000, Shimano (re)introduced hollow crank arms, so there is no point in buying any pricier crankset. All other Deore/non-series models have solid crank arms. For what it's worth SLX M7000-10 was introduced one year, and then Deore M6000 the next, and M7000-10 dis...
by thelawnet
14 Oct 2019, 11:58am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 170
Views: 18649

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Except in the 1,200 Cycling Time Trials 'Open' Events held in the UK every year. yes, but they don't do drafting.... Kipchoge's time was impossible without his wind shield. I believe TTs on busy dual carriageways are popular for fast times. officially that's because they have smooth surfaces withou...
by thelawnet
14 Oct 2019, 11:42am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 170
Views: 18649

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Spinners wrote:
thelawnet wrote:Cycling doesn't really target times...



Except in the 1,200 Cycling Time Trials 'Open' Events held in the UK every year.


yes, but they don't do drafting.... Kipchoge's time was impossible without his wind shield.
by thelawnet
14 Oct 2019, 9:52am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 170
Views: 18649

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Eliud Kipchoge just ran a marathon inside two hours, thanks to ineos, PlusMinus Thanks mostly to his special Nike shoes which are custom to him and operate similar to the Pistorius 'blades' previously outlawed. Inspiring I thought that a Kenyan beats all the white people, the route in Wien Austria ...
by thelawnet
13 Oct 2019, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Derailleur Replacement - Trek 7300-FX
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Which Derailleur Replacement - Trek 7300-FX

I believe your bike is equipped with 'Nexave', not 'Nexus'.

As far as the r/d goes, there's this

https://www.bikester.co.uk/shimano-altu ... 93330.html £13

https://www.bikester.co.uk/shimano-altu ... 44279.html £17
by thelawnet
13 Oct 2019, 6:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano chainsets and chainrings
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: Shimano chainsets and chainrings

some HT-II cranks have had aluminium spindles. Dunno if this applies to current models or not. I think not. Shimano USA’s vice president, Wayne Stetina, has a different take on things: ‘The BB30 is an optimized design for an aluminum spindle, and 24mm diameter is the optimized size for a steel spin...
by thelawnet
13 Oct 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano chainsets and chainrings
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: Shimano chainsets and chainrings

Just to add, the identical AX pattern chainrings used on '9-speed' chainsets are also found on '8-speed' and '7-speed' chainsets. https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-FC-M3000-3846.pdf So it looks like they are all the same. Here's a closer look at the benefits to Shimano of moving from 5-bolt to 4-bol...
by thelawnet
13 Oct 2019, 11:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano chainsets and chainrings
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Shimano chainsets and chainrings

A brief discussion. Firstly observe that Shimano currently sell three types of chainset designed to fit a standard threaded bottom bracket shell: Hollowtech 2, which consists of a left crank arm and right crank arm/chain ring mount/axle, Octalink (aka Hollowtech 1), and square taper. Octalink was an...
by thelawnet
12 Oct 2019, 10:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 19
Views: 868

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

I think that UCI rules are quite restrictive. So cycling is essentially 'solved'. But that doesn't sell new bikes so they need to come up with new 'innovations' to sell more bikes. I note that Nike have just come up with a scam to sell their shoes in the form of making their own 'race' without any o...
by thelawnet
12 Oct 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 19
Views: 868

Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

Here GWDztuezn0g (There is quite a lot of swearing in it, if you have an allergy to such things) Basically the upshot is your ~£3,000 frame is cheaply built with poor attention to detail, and that there was a deliberate decision to reduce the quality of manufacturing tolerances to save money/ It str...
by thelawnet
11 Oct 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek Domane SLR 2020 vs Trek Domane SL 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Trek Domane SLR 2020 vs Trek Domane SL 2020

Paulatic wrote:I’ve not ridden either of them but looking at their spec I would imagine it’s hard to notice any discernible difference in ride.


the SLR has a slightly posher carbon but also adjustable suspension, which might well be discernible.
by thelawnet
11 Oct 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek Domane SLR 2020 vs Trek Domane SL 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Trek Domane SLR 2020 vs Trek Domane SL 2020

LOL I don't think you'll find too many takers for such things here.

However I do believe they have mudguard mounts, and clearance for 35mm tyres at the same time. Plus the bottom bracket is almost certainly not as bad as the old one they were using.