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by thelawnet
15 Jun 2019, 11:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 28
Views: 671

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

My main observation is that flat bar hydros are cheap, and anyone who claims a cost saving over v brakes is being excessively parsimonious. OTOH the STI versions are a ripoff for now, but no doubt the price will continue to fall. I rather fancy myself a pair of the new Shimano gravel STIs with the a...
by thelawnet
13 Jun 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 98
Views: 15229

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

Transgender men do compete against other men. They are less likely to make the news or be as prominent. The ones that are prominent, for the most part, are also activists. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Mosier https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schuyler_Bailar https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/04/04/...
by thelawnet
13 Jun 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 98
Views: 15229

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

They aren't men. Only by some arbitrary and meaningless declaration. Anyone can declare themselves of 'male' or 'female' gender, yet there is no objective reality to this declaration; there are some people even claiming to be male or female on different days. Male / female as a binary is a societal...
by thelawnet
12 Jun 2019, 1:24pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 98
Views: 15229

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

Equal rights are equal. It doesn't mean someone else gets anything less. Tell that to the women cyclists being beaten by men in women's events. They aren't men. Only by some arbitrary and meaningless declaration. Anyone can declare themselves of 'male' or 'female' gender, yet there is no objective ...
by thelawnet
12 Jun 2019, 8:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to get a customised 10-sp Shimano cassette
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: I'm on a quest to find...

if you buy an 11-42 10s cassette then it will probably come like this; 11,13,15,18,21,24,28,32,37,42 this becomes 13,15,17,19,21,24,28,32,37,42 by simply swapping the 11 and 18T sprockets for a 17 and 19 pair instead. You may need to revise the cassette lockring arrangements, but most second smalle...
by thelawnet
11 Jun 2019, 2:07pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 98
Views: 15229

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

there are lots of women who are speaking up. Martina Navrátilová, Sharron Davies, and others. They got abused and told they were terrible people and tat all their considerable achievements were rendered worthless by their horrific bigotry. I agree with vorpal btw, that there does seem to be a strong...
by thelawnet
11 Jun 2019, 9:34am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 98
Views: 15229

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

Another here: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/final-results-leogang-dh-world-cup-2019.html Kate, who until 2018 was 'Anton', Weatherly took third place in the Leogang DH World Cup. Not too hard to pick out in this photo. :roll: https://scontent.fkno3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/62340698_2440222799368225_...
by thelawnet
9 Jun 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 12-speed
Replies: 51
Views: 4138

Re: Shimano 12-speed

Do you think the Shimano road groupsets will go Micro Spline thelawnet? I can certainly see the "gravel" ones going that way..:-0 well SRAM already have something similar for road. SRAM aren't as successful on road as MTB, but still it serves a purpose for Shimano, to get people to replac...
by thelawnet
8 Jun 2019, 5:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 12-speed
Replies: 51
Views: 4138

Re: Shimano 12-speed

I note there are no SLX 135mm OLD hubs anymore ... its either 142mm, 148mm (BOOST), or a (new?) 157mm size.. good job I have a hoarded 135mm one !!! :-) I wonder if we are going to get touring/trekking bikes starting to use Micro Spline hubs rather than Hyperglide at some point ? Currently you woul...
by thelawnet
7 Jun 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?
Replies: 27
Views: 797

Re: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?

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by thelawnet
4 Jun 2019, 10:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Di2 - A technology too far?
Replies: 90
Views: 2812

Re: Di2 - A technology too far?

... one of Shimano's biggest 'mistakes' ... One of Shimano's marketing strategies has involved compatibility, or rather reducing it. So, even within Shimano kit, this year's stuff may not mix with last year's. I am not sure how much of it is deliberate. A lot of the time their first version (or all...
by thelawnet
3 Jun 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Di2 - A technology too far?
Replies: 90
Views: 2812

Re: Di2 - A technology too far?

The biggest problem is that Shimano for decades has set out a stall of something new every year. That's fine if you are in the chip business which delivers twice as much compute power / half the size every 18 months...but this does not and cannot happen in mechanical engineering. Hence a load of ps...
by thelawnet
2 Jun 2019, 9:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New road bike decision - help needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: New road bike decision - help needed.

fwiw, I run low pressures (down to around 10-12psi) on my tubed MTB tyres and have had no issues. The theoretical benefits of tubeless seem to be outweighed by the extra setup hassle, mess, the frequent reports I read of tubeless setup 'failing', and other unnecessary shenanigans. I run at low press...
by thelawnet
2 Jun 2019, 7:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New road bike decision - help needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: New road bike decision - help needed.

lower pressure might be slower on tarmac, but it could be faster off road in that it goes over rocks and such like a bit easier. it's more about comfort than speed. but it does depend what pressure you have at the moment and what you go for in the future, so you can't really say whether it would be ...
by thelawnet
1 Jun 2019, 11:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak Rack Qs
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Topeak Rack Qs

the differences: UNI - adjustable leg length (goes down to 24"), and ~180g heavier as a result DX - extra rack bar, adds 80g I have an 18" men's 27.5" MTB with the non-UNI DX, and it fits very well and is very stable on singletrack with my Ortlieb Bike Packer panniers. I've loaded up ...