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11-08-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,673
Posted By gregf83

I just use regular wax. Once every 6 months or so...

I just use regular wax. Once every 6 months or so I pour a few cups of water into the crock pot, heat up the wax and let it cool. Most of the gunk in the wax settles down into the water and the cool...
11-05-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 802
Posted By gregf83

No disrespect, but I read that comment from your...

No disrespect, but I read that comment from your first post and discount pretty much anything else you have to say. I've never been on a non-electric bike that had 'amazing' hill climbing ability....
11-05-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 802
Posted By gregf83

I think the difference is mostly marketing...

I think the difference is mostly marketing horse**** intended to sell more bikes. Most people would do fine on either.

When you actually compare the geometry of gravel and cross bikes the...
11-04-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,025
Posted By gregf83

61km RT and I use a Powertap or SRM for power....

61km RT and I use a Powertap or SRM for power. Around 2 hrs give or take depending on the wind. I have very few stops so my ride is fairly steady apart from a couple of hills and a bunch of...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By gregf83

+1. I've been deferring my ride into work later...

+1. I've been deferring my ride into work later and later to be able to ride in the sun. These days we're getting fog in the morning and I'd just as soon wait a little longer for some of it to burn...
11-04-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,025
Posted By gregf83

I just ride how I feel without worrying about...

I just ride how I feel without worrying about zones. Going up hills I'm at threshold or above, on the flats I would mostly be in an endurance zone. I'd rather drive than ride slow enough not to...
11-03-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,025
Posted By gregf83

What's wrong with showering twice a day? Pretty...

What's wrong with showering twice a day? Pretty tough to ride 20mi to work without needing a shower. You don't need to be a Cat 1 to avg 200W for a couple hours/day.
11-03-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By gregf83

Don't worry about it. As your fitness and power...

Don't worry about it. As your fitness and power improves your natural comfortable cadence will increase. Pros who can ride for an hour at 5-6W/kg will typically have a cadence above 90 RPM at those...
11-02-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,040
Posted By gregf83

Tell her to bend her arms more. The bike/wheels...

Tell her to bend her arms more. The bike/wheels have a relatively small effect on overall drag. The dominant factor is your body. The only two reasons for going slower are less power and/or more...
11-02-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By gregf83

If your fear is related to slipping on ice get...

If your fear is related to slipping on ice get some studded tires. If you just don't like cold I don't know what to suggest other than wearing appropriate clothes. If, at the end of your ride, you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,304
Posted By gregf83

Tough luck with you bike. A little ironic that...

Tough luck with you bike. A little ironic that one of the few bikes that says it's not a problem riding on the trainer breaks and all the other bikes that have disclaimers are fine. I think this is...
11-01-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,025
Posted By gregf83

Every day this week I've burned an extra 1400+...

Every day this week I've burned an extra 1400+ Cals/day from commuting. Using your approach I'd be running a deficit of 1900 Cals/day. I don't think I could manage that.

For me, adding an extra...
10-31-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,025
Posted By gregf83

There are some small differences in how one...

There are some small differences in how one metabolizes different types of food but these are 2nd and 3rd order effects that don't really explain why people gain or lose weight. The majority of...
10-31-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,025
Posted By gregf83

All these apps seem pretty well connected....

All these apps seem pretty well connected. MyFitnessPal takes Calories from Garmin Connect. If you have a powermeter Garmin uses kJ for Calories. Once you connect Garmin to Myfitness the transfer is...
10-28-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,663
Posted By gregf83

Plenty of ways to measure power without a power...

Plenty of ways to measure power without a power meter. Timing yourself up a hill of known height is the traditional way. I don't know what riders did before the invention of watches. Tougher to...
10-28-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,386
Posted By gregf83

Hence, the need for aerobic not strength,...

Hence, the need for aerobic not strength, training. The point is that when climbing with decent power you're pushing about 1/2 as hard as you do climbing stairs. Strength is seldom the limiter when...
10-28-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,386
Posted By gregf83

This. Cycling, and climbing hills in particular,...

This. Cycling, and climbing hills in particular, is an aerobic sport. If your legs have enough strength to climb stairs they have enough for climbing.

For reference the peak pedal force while...
10-24-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 13,694
Posted By gregf83

We have Limited Speed Motorcycles (LSM) defined...

We have Limited Speed Motorcycles (LSM) defined in our area. It applies to bikes with a motor less than 49cc or 1.5kW, max speed of 79kph and max weight of 95kg. They can travel on the roads but the...
10-23-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 634
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: 459
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: 1,484
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: 380
Views: 23,239
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: 61
Views: 2,446
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: 61
Views: 2,446
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: 61
Views: 2,446
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: 1,393
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: 380
Views: 23,239
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: 21
Views: 1,030
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: 380
Views: 23,239
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: 380
Views: 23,239
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: 380
Views: 23,239
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: 711
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: 24
Views: 882
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: 1,197
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: 1,329
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: 537
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: 2,011
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: 9
Views: 725
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: 412
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: 90
Views: 5,920
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: 90
Views: 5,920
Posted By gregf83

You’re welcome to your opinion, but most riders...

You’re welcome to your opinion, but most riders would agree that having a light in the rear improves visibility. I’m 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: 466
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 shouldn’t 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: 90
Views: 5,920
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: 90
Views: 5,920
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: 9,524
Posted By gregf83

Vitamin K deficiency? Eat more broccoli?

Vitamin K deficiency? Eat more broccoli?
09-29-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
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: 242
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: 242
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: 882
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...
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