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Once the paint work has been reconditioned have the car ceramic coated, never have to worry about the above again. Well for at least seven years anyway.

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MoPho wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:40 am
Denavelo wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:31 pm
Same for my buddy and his RS America.



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Unfortunately Anthony's RS is no more :(




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Back to bike things...eTap is trash. I really don't understand how it can be so bad. FD alignment is right where it's supposed to be, yet it will randomly throw a chain every once in awhile. Dial the limit screw back a bit so it doesn't throw a chain and now it won't shift from small to big in certain cogs and in a way only SRAM can beat you while you're down, the chain will drop on the inside when cross chaining randomly.

I mean, these are all things I should know as I've written them multiple times elsewhere but....

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So DI2 again
or you are willing to experiment ( again ) with campa eps ?

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I'm contemplating what I'm going to switch to. If I want to use eeBrakes, then Campy EPS provides superior brake feel (only reason I stuck with eTap so long). It's just pretty heavy. Di2 I would need to go back to 9100 brakes which I'm not a huge fan of the feel of them even though they have superior power in the drops. From the hoods they feel like a braking against a block of wood. I still have Campy 12s but I'm more or less an electronic convert at this point.

Hrmmm...decisions...

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Damn not easy man

Rim or disc, always so many things to consider.

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If you do go back to 9100 please ditch the Sram XG cassette. The Shimano cassette will give you the best shifting experience money can buy. I've heard people using Shimano cassettes on Sram groups because they can't get perfect shifting performance when running Sram cassettes.

I don't understand the source of your Shimano braking issues. Are you using factory brake cables?

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Ride a bike with Campy and Skeleton Brakes and you'll understand what brakes should feel like. Until then, it's a lost cause to explain.

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Not sure what you are referring to. You mean these?

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How much lever throw do you run? I've found anything less than about 2/3 total travel will make them feel horrible.

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Hmm, I usually run my brakes close so probably no where near what you're suggesting.

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That will be the issue with Shimano then, their leverage rates require some lever throw.

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RyanH wrote:
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A/C doesn't work at the moment so I've been without a/c for the past few weeks but except last week, it's been fairly cool in Socal. When I had to replace the fan belt I removed the compressor/belt as that is in front of the fan belt. If I make it through the summer alive I'll remove the rest of the a/c components otherwise I'll get it converted to 134a.

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pdlpsher1 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:52 am
If you do go back to 9100 please ditch the Sram XG cassette. The Shimano cassette will give you the best shifting experience money can buy. I've heard people using Shimano cassettes on Sram groups because they can't get perfect shifting performance when running Sram cassettes.

I don't understand the source of your Shimano braking issues. Are you using factory brake cables?
This seems like a post for Paceline.


Also +1 on 9100 brakes feeling like wood. They prove that less deflection is only good to a point.
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Imaking20 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:18 am

This seems like a post for Paceline.
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