LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: No burnin

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2018 by Nick Wigston

LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: No burning of my haywire heart – One of the ways I process major turning points in my life is to write about them. And given that this one has to do with a subject that touches a disproportionate number of avid cyclists over a certain age and is a subject about which I receive many questions for this column, you get to be the recipients of my musings this week. Last Tuesday, I went in for a procedure to repair my heart. As many of you a… http://ow.ly/T9DV50goLsV

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LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: Switching

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2018 by Nick Wigston

LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: Switching derailleur cages, brake pads, cranks, and forks – Dear Lennard, I am interested in converting my Ultegra 6870 rear derailleur from a short cage to medium cage. In the parts diagram, it shows that the three differences are the outer plate, inner plate, and plate axle assembly. I have read that it may not be possible to convert the plate axle assembly but would like your advice. Is it possible to convert the plate axle assembly … http://ow.ly/tD6V50gjtsU

LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: All about

Posted in Uncategorized on January 24, 2018 by Nick Wigston

LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: All about tubulars – Tubular tire gluing options Dear Lennard, Got a question for you about tubular tire gluing. I’m planning on doing a gran fondo next year that involves many miles of tarmac and a few miles of very sketchy dirt, and I’m trying to decide what would be the best tire solution. My old-school brain tells me that a 28mm tubular would be the best performance option. But with the way we glue tubulars these days, if I got a fl… http://ow.ly/gUzA50gekLt

LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: How much

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17, 2018 by Nick Wigston

LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: How much rest do older cyclists need? – Dear Lennard, I read the book “The Haywire Heart” and would like to know how much rest is enough rest. Based on your experience and your age, which I assume is about 60, what is your rest formula? I am 74 and started running when I was 39, completing 10 marathons, including Boston. I have been cycling for the last eight years and racing five of those years, with the exception of the Senior Games, … http://ow.ly/UWxA50g9kav

LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: Tips for

Posted in Uncategorized on January 10, 2018 by Nick Wigston

LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: Tips for cyclocross rookies – Questions from a ’cross newbie Dear Lennard, I had my first taste of ’cross in 2017 on a touring bike and now I’m hooked, so I purchased a Giant TCX SLR1 to do double duty as my commuter and race bike. The Australian race season in my city starts in April 2018, and I have some tech questions so I can prepare my bike. Perhaps you know some people who are riding the northern ’cross season and can pitch in wit… http://ow.ly/rsGx50g4Ifp

LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: Thru-axle

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2017 by Nick Wigston

LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: Thru-axles, discs, and cranks – Following up on thru-axles Dear Lennard, You recently addressed the rationale for front wheel/fork thru-axles when using disc brakes in your column, “Thru-axles and frame stiffness.” I would just like to ask why most frames are transitioning to front and rear thru-axle setups. This requires complete new wheel sets, whereas just replacing the front fork and wheel with thru-axles would be less than half the… http://ow.ly/YeKr50fO8su

LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: Cassette

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2017 by Nick Wigston

LZ’s Tech FAQ: Technical FAQ: Cassette spiders, sealant, and double brakes – Cogs and spiders Dear Lennard, I was wondering if having more cassette cogs mounted on a spider increases shifting performance. For example, an 11-speed Ultegra cassette has five cogs on two spiders, whereas an 11-speed 105 cassette has only three cogs on one spider. — Chris Dear Chris, Maybe there is a shifting performance improvement, but I doubt it’s noticeable. The main benefit of the c… http://ow.ly/z0NO50fyDJn

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