Bike ponces only welcome if they don't speak in tongues
Could be a bent mech hanger STIL
FB - I'm running Schwalbe Ultremo ZX (cunning labelled with 95-145psi on the side...). PX Model B wheels, so about 30mm rims.
The huge Speedfil may have something to do with x-wind issues; it fills the front triangle quite nicely.
I now know what a hanger is, if the hanger is the shiny alloy bit that the wheel skewers tighten onto and the black geary bits attach to? Anyway, that's the bit that was bent. It's not bent now, or at the very least, it's not bent enough to get in the spokes. Thanks as always!
Haven't put the wheels back on yet. Need to mend the puncture in the front and I was thinking of changing the rear cassette to the more tenby-friendly ratio I got bought for chrimbo.
Good chance that tomorrow will see me taking pieces of bike to my LBS .
hurrah for STIL's club hammer.
Cat are you on the tribars anyway ? That will make you more prone to wandering across the road.
Yes Cougie, on the tribars. I officially have no handling skills when aero.
So Schwalbe recommend 115psi for a 75kg rider, and that's about me and the bike combined. So possibly the tyres are squirming. I had wondered if it was speed wobble, with the bars damped and the back wobbling?
QR is tight. The drive-side tension feels higher than the other. I may drop the wheel in the shop next week.
I'll try 115-120psi. Thanks FB, you are a vast font knowledge!
Cat5 in the Hat wrote (see)
Thanks FB, you are a vast font!
[sorry FB, couldn't resist]
Note to self. After adding ~30psi in to tyres, ensure rear wheel doesn't rub on seat tube cutout! Moved to a random position to continue ride.Will sort out the adjusters one day...
Finally drummed-up courage to upgrade my road bike to some faster wheels. Mid profile aero clinchers, probably from PX or ebay. My two main races this year are lumpy; The HairyArse half-distance and IM Wales.
Would the panel recommend a 50mm or a 60mm profile, please? 50's would be easier in the wind, I guess, but it doesn't feel like it's creating a significant aero advantage at that depth. Is a 50 any stiffer than a 60, or is that not a material concern?
Thanks as always for your advice .
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