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by Oceanic
28 Jun 2020, 8:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2573

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

peetee wrote:Go easy on them, dropping the bars any further might not be an option.


I’m not suggesting lowering the bars, I’m suggesting lengthening the head tube and lengthening the seat/chain stays to bring the centre of gravity back in to the centre of the bike.
by Oceanic
27 Jun 2020, 10:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2573

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

I think the Cannondale Synapse is designed for a bit more of an upright position, or maybe it's just the ones I've seen. The Cannondale Synapse (Endurance bike) puts the bars 1cm higher than the same size Cannondale SystemSix (Out and out race bike). The folks who are using 3cm of spacers and a fli...
by Oceanic
27 Jun 2020, 10:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2573

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

Oceanic is clearly one of the Velominati. I’m not a big fan of ‘The Rules’, but the idea of taking a frame designed to be ridden with the riders centre of gravity well forward, and turning it into a ‘sit up and beg‘ does make me cringe. I was wondering what bikes are available for riders who desire...
by Oceanic
27 Jun 2020, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2573

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

...so what should people be looking to ride? Something which they find comfortable, made out of something which is more resilient to road surface imperfections and something which is versatile... ...however the power of advertising through mainstream magazines holds firm and stifles all other voice...
by Oceanic
27 Jun 2020, 7:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 67
Views: 2573

Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

I keep seeing men of a certain age riding carbon frames with 3cm of spacers under a ‘flipped‘ stem. Aside from looking awful (to my eyes at least) I can’t imagine the handling is as the designer intended. So, rant over, what ‘high stack + low reach’ carbon frames should these blokes be riding? The G...
by Oceanic
6 Jun 2020, 4:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: single and double chainring compatibility
Replies: 24
Views: 820

Re: single and double chainring compatibility

Thanks Oceanic, so just to be clear will the Force 1 chainring fit on any 110 bcd 5 arm spider. Yes it will fit on any 5 bolt 110 bcd crank arm. Obviously you will need single chainring bolts, and probably some washers too, as those chainrings are quite narrow. For Sram 1x rear mechs the ideal chai...
by Oceanic
3 Jun 2020, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: single and double chainring compatibility
Replies: 24
Views: 820

Re: single and double chainring compatibility

I would say that, in a sense, you've answered your own question. Could you really conceive of riding on roads through the winter with the limitation of 1x? I've been riding a 1x road bike for the last couple of years. 50t chainring. 11-42 cassette on my everyday wheels. I have an 11-36 cassette on ...
by Oceanic
3 Jun 2020, 10:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: single and double chainring compatibility
Replies: 24
Views: 820

Re: single and double chainring compatibility

to be able to do that you would either a) have to be able to adjust the chainline and/or b) accept that it'd be wrong in one or the other format cheers SRAM Force 1x Chainrings have an offset built in. If you mount them in the outer position on a double chainring, the chainline is moved inwards for...
by Oceanic
17 May 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 64
Views: 9030

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

Cyril Haearn wrote:I thought the HC said to ride in single file on roads that are busy AND narrow (my emphasis)


http://www.highwaycode.info/rule/66

'ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends'
by Oceanic
17 May 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 64
Views: 9030

Leading rides on busy roads.

I lead rides for a non CTC affiliated club. When I did my British Cycling Ride Leader course we were taught that in almost all situations we should organise the group two abreast. We try to avoid fast roads where cars are travelling at 60mph, but sometimes we have to use such a road to link two sect...
by Oceanic
15 Mar 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cassette gear increments
Replies: 19
Views: 1444

Re: cassette gear increments

'There is a question of gearing in a performance machine, and now it is possible to have 30 or more gears. Personally I dislike so many gears, since it often takes several clicks to get the gear I actually want, and the more cogs there are on the rear cassette, the more clicking I have to do' - Grae...
by Oceanic
14 Mar 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rotor 1x13 hydraulic groupset
Replies: 60
Views: 7338

Re: Rotor 1x13 hydraulic groupset

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtlgdSZH7An/

Mads Pedersen and Bauke Mollema are choosing to ride 1x12 despite their Trek team mates opting for 2x12 set ups.

It is notable that Bauke Mollema rode a 53/39 x 11-28 set up on mountain stages before changing to 1x.
by Oceanic
27 Dec 2018, 12:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM Apex 1 not downshifting
Replies: 9
Views: 3628

Re: SRAM Apex 1 not downshifting

I used to have the same problem with my Rival / Force 1x set up. If you are using a 11-42 cassette do you have a spacer between the cassette and the freehub? The 11-42 cassette is dished, so it is the same width as a 10 speed cassette. I fitted a spacer as if I was using a 10 speed cassette and afte...
by Oceanic
23 Dec 2018, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Road 1X - useful or just a fad?
Replies: 126
Views: 6708

Re: Road 1X - useful or just a fad?

Were I a marketing creature, full of wiley Svengaliness for getting fules to part with their dosh, I would set-up and advertise a bespoke cassette facility. The offerings would include some peculiar items for certain routes. .... For example, I would have the Box Hill Special, which goes from 9-10-...
by Oceanic
22 Dec 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Road 1X - useful or just a fad?
Replies: 126
Views: 6708

Re: Road 1X - useful or just a fad?

I do know that 1x pro racers griped about being in breakaways and losing their chains (and therefore any chance of race win) even when they were essentially being paid not to say that kind of thing. cheers It's certainly true that the Aqua Blue riders were vocal about not liking the 1x 3T Stradas. ...