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by Oceanic
12 Sep 2020, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo to strava: Heart Rate Monitor
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: Wahoo to strava: Heart Rate Monitor

I’m fairly sure that Strava has removed support for heart rate monitors when recording rides through the app. So pairing your HRM with your head unit will enable you to record more data, not less.
by Oceanic
2 Jul 2020, 9:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Direct mount brakes, better, worse?
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Direct mount brakes, better, worse?

25c Tyres (which measure 24mm) inside SRAM direct mount brakes. Seems that there is more room than I remembered.
by Oceanic
2 Jul 2020, 8:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Direct mount brakes, better, worse?
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Direct mount brakes, better, worse?

To answer the original question... I found a small, but noticeable difference in stopping power when I swapped from a frame with SRAM Force rim brakes to SRAM S Series direct mount rim brakes. My bike has no mudguard mounts, but I would be surprised if you could fit any more than 23c tyres inside th...
by Oceanic
2 Jul 2020, 8:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2561

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

I didn't read it all, but he dismisses your theory about weight distribution right at the start Later in the article he goes on to say this... If a person buys this same bike and sets it up in a more upright position because his physical limitations do not allow him to ride like a pro. They should ...
by Oceanic
1 Jul 2020, 10:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2561

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

although weight distribution is another factor to do with shimmy. It's a mysterious business, though, so let's not go there, at least not in this thread! I couldn’t help myself, I had to... http://davesbikeblog.squarespace.com/blog/2013/4/2/weight-distribution.html -Moulton‘s explanation of how rai...
by Oceanic
1 Jul 2020, 5:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2561

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

. If the handling of the bike has been affected ... then I haven't been aware of it, and it hasn't spoiled my enjoyment. There was some discussion on the Marginal Gains podcast about how some riders are highly sensitive to changes in the way a bike handles, and others are entirely oblivious. Their ...
by Oceanic
1 Jul 2020, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2561

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

Paul Smith SRCC wrote:CTC Dolan GXC Large.jpg Large Dolan GXC
CTC 2021 Trek Domane SL4 56cm.jpg 56cm Trek Domane


I like your bike CAD images a lot, it‘s helpful/ interesting to see the two frames side by side.
by Oceanic
1 Jul 2020, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2561

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

Open mold frames are a fraction of the price - I built my wife a bike based around a Carbonda CFR505 frame that I purchased directly from the Carbonda factory in China, and that frameset cost $A700 plus slightly over one hundred dollars for shipping. That same frameset is used by a number of compan...
by Oceanic
30 Jun 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2561

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

For many the conversation seems to be veering towards the aesthetics of raising the handlebars. I’m more interested in how this will affect the bike’s handling. That’s why I asked the original question about which frames are available that are designed to be used with high bars. It seems to me that ...
by Oceanic
30 Jun 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2561

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

The utility cyclist wrote:My solution is to buy frames that many would say are too big for my height


The proportions of that bike look about right to me.

Did you just have a rant about people having a rant? ;-)
by Oceanic
30 Jun 2020, 5:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2561

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

I still think the bikes in this thread would make more sense if the top tube ran from the seat tube, to just underneath the stem. Those who wanted a low position could fit a -17deg stem, the rest could lose the stack of spacers. I looked up the details of Dolan's GXC. Although it has a very high fro...
by Oceanic
30 Jun 2020, 11:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2561

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ie8ZwNUi-aMZzDZyZWSnUdqz6iikpqYE94H5zDCYsTQq8s9DXPlqUxf334uuJCCOP0WdeFhudt330L82f_0YqJFoMJ3rMsAsfYeHQxOcltxPT8nJNhjTzcSzYz786vVmGHSe01zejpM=w2400 That looks like an Open Mind with a Carbon steerer tube? That brings to mind one of my other concerns about high bars o...
by Oceanic
29 Jun 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2561

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

The Trek Domane has a high front end. I've been searching on the Geometry Geeks website and have come up with a list of carbon road bikes that have an unusually high stack measurement... Trek Domane (Stack 561, Reach 371) Simplon Pavo (Stack 571, Reach 377) Specialized Roubaix (Stack 569, Reach 371...
by Oceanic
29 Jun 2020, 8:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2561

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

The Libre is a gravel bike. But it could be used as a road bike for much of the riding that these "men of a certain age" do. Somebody in the group I was riding in yesterday (on the road) was riding a gravel bike with road tyres (Cube Nuroad). My wife went out in a different group and some...
by Oceanic
28 Jun 2020, 2:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2561

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

Hi I think that I must be missing something here; manufacturers supply bikes with a cut steerer. If you want to be a bit more upright then a bit of flippage is the only way to go, unless you want an adjustable stem Hi, Flipping the stem isn’t the only way to go, a rider could alternatively buy a bi...