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10-23-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By gregf83

Best value for measuring power is an older wired...

Best value for measuring power is an older wired SRM or Powertap. They work well but generally require a non-Garmin head unit to record. Plenty of old wired powermeters sitting around in riders...
10-19-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By gregf83

I don't have a lot of experience riding in the...

I don't have a lot of experience riding in the snow but bought some Marathon Winter (700x35) tires a couple of years ago. They work well on ice or packed snow but not really feasible for fresh snow....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,255
Posted By gregf83

I often create routes in the default free mode...

I often create routes in the default free mode and get turn by tun navigation on my Garmin 520. It beeps 100 or so meters before each turn. I pay when I want to import rides from Strava and make...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,905
Posted By gregf83

Now you understand how motorists feel about...

Now you understand how motorists feel about cyclists.
10-17-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,017
Posted By gregf83

My guess is they don't have anyone to work on the...

My guess is they don't have anyone to work on the problem. Their recommended solution is to use the Wahoo fitness app for recording. Presumably Wahoo doesn't crash for millions of users.
10-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,017
Posted By gregf83

Well if you signed up for Summit based on...

Well if you signed up for Summit based on recording HR I would ask for a refund. I suspect they wouldn't hesitate to provide a refund. If they don't you could force a chargeback from your CC company.
10-17-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,017
Posted By gregf83

Where did you read this? I don't use the phone...

Where did you read this? I don't use the phone app but just tried it and it didn't have any problem pairing with a BT HR monitor. It's not going to work with ANT+ sensors unless your phone happens to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By gregf83

I have both. For MTB and winter road bike riding...

I have both. For MTB and winter road bike riding I prefer disc. For summer and dry riding I prefer the simplicity of rim brakes.

Disc brakes require more attention and often squeal which may or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,905
Posted By gregf83

I think the latter part of your statement is the...

I think the latter part of your statement is the root of confusion with many in this thread. Most people using an ebike don't consider riding to be a sport. It's just a means of transportation. All...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By gregf83

Yes, if you do it properly...

Yes, if you do it properly...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,905
Posted By gregf83

We have a number of riders in our group who have...

We have a number of riders in our group who have 'aged out' over the years. They tend to ride slower amongst themselves or solo and meet back at the coffee shop after a ride. While I can see the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,905
Posted By gregf83

I think maybe 100 or so on the flats and upwards...

I think maybe 100 or so on the flats and upwards of 350 for short hills. I have a bridge with a 5%, 1.3km hill and the wheel adds 300-400 on that hill but I doubt it could sustain that power much...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,905
Posted By gregf83

Can't speak for everyone but I bought a...

Can't speak for everyone but I bought a Copenhagen wheel a couple of years back for occasional commuting use. I did a few rides with the wheel on my Tarmac which includes an SRM. My average power for...
10-10-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By gregf83

What do you mean the derailleur feels 'weird'?...

What do you mean the derailleur feels 'weird'? Unlikely the problem is caused by lube.
10-08-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By gregf83

Sounds like your trainer power reading may be...

Sounds like your trainer power reading may be off. Forget about distance and elevation and just get the time in. Also, agree with Marcus about getting as big a fan as possible. In the winter I have...
10-08-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 979
Posted By gregf83

I sometimes have chocolate milk. Otherwise I just...

I sometimes have chocolate milk. Otherwise I just eat something. Whatever I eat usually has protein and carbs in it.
10-07-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,238
Posted By gregf83

This. Except I keep biking below 40F using tights...

This. Except I keep biking below 40F using tights on my legs. I usually keep a spare pair of bibs at work so I can start with dry clothes on the way home.
Forum: Foo
10-06-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 452
Posted By gregf83

I live in Canada next to the border and maintain...

I live in Canada next to the border and maintain a PO box in the US. I ship to the street address, suite #xxx (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=xxx) and have never had...
10-05-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,689
Posted By gregf83

Climbing speed is directly proportional to your...

Climbing speed is directly proportional to your power/weight ratio. You're addressing your weight so now you just need to build power. That's tough to do with only 2 rides a week. If that's all you...
10-05-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By gregf83

I found extra air pressure did the job. Release...

I found extra air pressure did the job. Release some air once they’re seated.
10-04-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By gregf83

Check the wheels for cracks around the spoke...

Check the wheels for cracks around the spoke holes. I've had these generate odd, hard to find, sounds.
Also, check the cassette lock ring. It needs to be quite tight.
09-30-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,373
Posted By gregf83

He may have if the cyclist wasn't an ass.

He may have if the cyclist wasn't an ass.
09-30-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,373
Posted By gregf83

Youíre welcome to your opinion, but most riders...

Youíre welcome to your opinion, but most riders would agree that having a light in the rear improves visibility. Iím surprised I have to write this as I thought it was common sense to have lights on...
09-30-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By gregf83

Yes you can move the position of the rim relative...

Yes you can move the position of the rim relative to the hub. It shouldnít weaken the wheel. Spoke tension is usually different on each side in the rear because of the cassette. They make a dishing...
09-29-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,373
Posted By gregf83

He remembered an 'and' instead of the 'or' in the...

He remembered an 'and' instead of the 'or' in the law. What he remembered would be a reasonable law and, in any case, his original intention was just to inform the cyclist he was difficult to see. No...
09-29-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,373
Posted By gregf83

Agreed. It's absolutely shameful that an officer...

Agreed. It's absolutely shameful that an officer would be concerned for the safety of a cyclist and stop him to inform him it was difficult to see him in the dark. These guys can't win...
09-29-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,406
Posted By gregf83

Vitamin K deficiency? Eat more broccoli?

Vitamin K deficiency? Eat more broccoli?
09-29-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By gregf83

I'd fix the dish in your rear wheel and use the...

I'd fix the dish in your rear wheel and use the drop bar bike. Adjusting dish in a wheel is pretty quick, just do a quarter turn on all the spokes on one side and a quarter turn the opposite way on...
09-29-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By gregf83

I wouldn’t increase the averaging until you can...

I wouldn’t increase the averaging until you can confirm the integrity factor the data coming from the Powertap. If the wireless connection is unreliable you could be seeing dropouts which you’d want...
09-28-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By gregf83

Do you have a graph of your power output? Without...

Do you have a graph of your power output? Without any averaging power is always going to jump around quite a bit. The erratic behaviour of the display will vary depending on your cadence. If you were...
09-28-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By gregf83

I commute for 2 hrs a day so don't have your...

I commute for 2 hrs a day so don't have your problem but I used to follow Kevin Metcalfe (US Masters champion) on Strava. While working during the winter he had a steady diet of 2x20 SST intervals...
09-27-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,480
Posted By gregf83

I don't ride when they cancel the ferries which...

I don't ride when they cancel the ferries which happens maybe once or twice a year. Otherwise, it's just an opportunity for a KOM :)
09-27-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,718
Posted By gregf83

Are u a bot?

Are u a bot?
09-25-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By gregf83

Is the total pack voltage 35V? It looks like...

Is the total pack voltage 35V? It looks like there are 3 cells in parallel with 10 in series. You should be able to measure 10 separate cell voltages. 3.5V isn't low so the protection circuit...
09-25-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,171
Posted By gregf83

I donít think anyone has said that and itís...

I donít think anyone has said that and itís certainly not the case where I live. Bike infrastructure continues to improve despite objections from a vocal minority every time another vehicle lane is...
09-25-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,171
Posted By gregf83

It's much easier to say something just isn't...

It's much easier to say something just isn't possible rather than taking a risk and doing the heavy lifting necessary to turn a vision into reality. Building something when you know all the answers...
09-22-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By gregf83

I don't have much experience with tubeless but...

I don't have much experience with tubeless but would expect that with low pressure tires like that the sealant should hold. If you have to patch up every little puncture it would seem kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,844
Posted By gregf83

Sounds more like riding beyond your fitness than...

Sounds more like riding beyond your fitness than a nutrition issue. With 530 Cals in 3 hrs you could eat a little more but it likely wouldn't have helped.

How many hours are you riding during the...
09-20-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,144
Posted By gregf83

You're correct. I seldom ride on MUPs. It ...

You're correct. I seldom ride on MUPs. It doesn't bother me passing someone riding with no hands.
09-20-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,144
Posted By gregf83

I think the OP was riding on a MUP and the...

I think the OP was riding on a MUP and the 'no-hands' rider likely noodling along at 20kph, not descending a hill in the wind at 60kph.

Like I said, a crash while riding with no hands is rare and...
09-20-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,144
Posted By gregf83

I've been riding for a long time and have been...

I've been riding for a long time and have been able to comfortably ride with no hands for as long as I can remember. Most experienced cyclists are quite capable of riding and steering their bike with...
09-15-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,362
Posted By gregf83

Rumble strips wake most drivers up.

Rumble strips wake most drivers up.
09-15-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,625
Posted By gregf83

All physiotherapists are not equal. I certainly...

All physiotherapists are not equal. I certainly wouldn't give up on cycling based on the failure of two physios.

I don't know where you're located but ideally, you would find a sports doctor with...
09-12-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,029
Posted By gregf83

I haven't played tennis for 40 yrs but started...

I haven't played tennis for 40 yrs but started cycling seriously at the age of 48. I was competitive in my age group within one year and had no problem doing crits with Cat 3s. I think my fitness...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,342
Posted By gregf83

I've cracked a couple of Flo30 rims. The first...

I've cracked a couple of Flo30 rims. The first one was warrantied even though it was older than a year. I've had enough mileage on the combined wheels that I'm not going to mention it to them. I had...
09-09-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,362
Posted By gregf83

Isn't that what these forums are for? Hopefully,...

Isn't that what these forums are for? Hopefully, some new riders may learn how to minimize their chances of getting injured in an accident. Riding in the lane or on the fog line on a 4-lane highway...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,065
Posted By gregf83

7AM for a weekend ride seems early to me but it...

7AM for a weekend ride seems early to me but it doesn't get super hot here so no need to beat the heat. We leave at 8 in the summer and switch to 9AM around now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By gregf83

Mt Palomar is a little inland if you like hills.

Mt Palomar is a little inland if you like hills.
09-09-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,362
Posted By gregf83

So I'll make a minor correction. The bar is very...

So I'll make a minor correction. The bar is very low for the current quality of human drivers (i.e. 36,000 deaths/yr), however, many including yourself, will hold Tesla and others to a much higher...
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By gregf83

Their 'Crash Policy' is clearly stated on their...

Their 'Crash Policy' is clearly stated on their website:


What made you think they would replace it? I've damaged a number of jerseys/shorts over the years in crashes and it never occurred to me...
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