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10-16-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,023
Posted By asgelle

Is 9.00002 greater than 9.000015? Of course it...

Is 9.00002 greater than 9.000015? Of course it is, but is the difference in any way meaningful? It's the same with rotating weight. Technically rotating weight has a greater effect than static...
10-14-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By asgelle

Hysteresis. Same as the tire.

Hysteresis. Same as the tire.
10-11-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,913
Posted By asgelle

Yes, they both have two wheels, a saddle, and...

Yes, they both have two wheels, a saddle, and pedals. Other than that there are great differences between the frames. Look closer.
10-07-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By asgelle

I use WKO5. It works best if you do it over...

I use WKO5. It works best if you do it over several rides as long as they're not over such a long period that performance might have changed. Honestly though, I don't use that method much anymore....
10-07-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By asgelle

I have no idea, but I was responding to the...

I have no idea, but I was responding to the comment that the only way to know thresholds is through dedicated testing.
10-07-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By asgelle

For me, one of the most effective ways to find...

For me, one of the most effective ways to find thresholds is to look at a histogram of time at power or heart rate in 5W or 5 bpm increments from several hard rides. It's pretty easy to see where...
09-23-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By asgelle

All IVs are banned regardless of their content....

All IVs are banned regardless of their content. So yes, having IV gear when supporting a Tour team is controversial to say the least.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,681
Posted By asgelle

That was all wrong. The simple answer is the...

That was all wrong. The simple answer is the faster rider will always burn more calories. They both do the same amount of work against gravity and rolling resistance, but the power to overcome aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,681
Posted By asgelle

Why wouldn't it be? Because the highest average...

Why wouldn't it be? Because the highest average power that can be maintained is a function of time, decreasing as the duration of the effort gets longer. So a faster bike would allow a higher average...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,681
Posted By asgelle

Why don't I need water with a caad4 or litespeed?

Why don't I need water with a caad4 or litespeed?
09-19-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By asgelle

The only UCI restriction on bar height is that...

The only UCI restriction on bar height is that they must be higher than the top of the front wheel. There is no upper limit. What you probably saw was them measuring the difference in height between...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,681
Posted By asgelle

It was a slimy attempt to be cute by altering...

It was a slimy attempt to be cute by altering what you wrote. You have to wonder about people who lie so blatantly when the truth is just a few posts above.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,681
Posted By asgelle

That just proves you need to meet more people.

That just proves you need to meet more people.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,256
Posted By asgelle

If Newton beat Einstein in a bike race would that...

If Newton beat Einstein in a bike race would that mean relativistic physics was wrong?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,234
Posted By asgelle

Pinch flats

Pinch flats
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,234
Posted By asgelle

What are you talking about? Density of...

What are you talking about?

Density of common metals (gm/cm^3):
Al (6061): 2.7
Steel: ~8.0
Ti (3/5): 4.48
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,234
Posted By asgelle

And I wanted to date Dianna Rigg. As I wrote, the...

And I wanted to date Dianna Rigg. As I wrote, the only general answer is that the more expensive frame will come closer to the performance the designers were aiming for. Beyond that, it gets down to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,234
Posted By asgelle

Which expensive frame compared to which lower...

Which expensive frame compared to which lower cost one? The difference may be huge or the lower cost frame might be superior. To start, all manufacturers have their idea of how they think the ideal...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By asgelle

If you do a search on Monod 2 parameter model or...

If you do a search on Monod 2 parameter model or some such, you can find much better information. The basic idea is that if we ignore very short term sprinting, the power to drive cycling (or any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,102
Posted By asgelle

Claims need to be backed up by verifiable data or...

Claims need to be backed up by verifiable data or analysis. The credentials of the person presenting them are irrelevant. Someone might not have finished high school, but if they present a hypothesis...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,631
Posted By asgelle

So without internal bias, what fraction of the...

So without internal bias, what fraction of the peloton would you estimate have saddles lower than the highest quartile?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,668
Posted By asgelle

What about informing equipment choices or...

What about informing equipment choices or controlling caloric intake (among other legitimate uses)?
08-31-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By asgelle

At most, the difference will be the change in...

At most, the difference will be the change in weight as a fraction of the total bike/rider package. So assuming 150 lb rider, 30 lb bike, and 5 lbs for clothes and gear, cutting 5 pounds will make...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,668
Posted By asgelle

I can't think of one who ever said that. Or to...

I can't think of one who ever said that. Or to paraphrase Richard Feynman*, If they're an expert, they don't say it; and if they say it, they're not an expert.

*Though I heard this attributed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,102
Posted By asgelle

Seriously? You don't tape the bars until your...

Seriously? You don't tape the bars until your lever positions are set.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,102
Posted By asgelle

I have a watch like that. Itís broken, but twice...

I have a watch like that. Itís broken, but twice a day it gives me some useful information.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,197
Posted By asgelle

Too late....

Too late. https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1211163-do-you-get-annoyed-people-doing-intervals-sprints.html
08-07-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,358
Posted By asgelle

Is the reason a Colnago failure is more relevant...

Is the reason a Colnago failure is more relevant to Cervelo than Trek because Colnago and Cervelo both start with C?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,972
Posted By asgelle

So you didn't notice the whistling as the point...

So you didn't notice the whistling as the point sailed over your head.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,972
Posted By asgelle

It was either a podcast with the lead...

It was either a podcast with the lead technologist from Pearl Izumi or a VeloNews tech podcast where the point was made that most cooling comes from sweat evaporation due to the large energy required...
07-22-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,564
Posted By asgelle

I know. It's so counterintuitive. Who would have...

I know. It's so counterintuitive. Who would have thought recovery would be proportional to effort?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,122
Posted By asgelle

So the pace was fine while he was doing the work,...

So the pace was fine while he was doing the work, but when it came time to do your share suddenly it was too slow and you had to pick it up even if it meant he got dropped. Nice.
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By asgelle

It would have been better if you'd started with,...

It would have been better if you'd started with, "A friend told me she was in a shop and heard ..." You have no idea if any of what the salesperson said was true.

What I do know is that you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,964
Posted By asgelle

Which is why it makes sense to use the fastest...

Which is why it makes sense to use the fastest equipment available. However, as was stated earlier in this thread and based on all the examples I've seen, whatever is fastest for steady state...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,964
Posted By asgelle

No, but if you look at the equations of motion as...

No, but if you look at the equations of motion as in Martin et al. http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/MartinDocs/Validation%20of%20a%20mathematical%20model%20for%20road%20cycling.pdf you would see there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,940
Posted By asgelle

And don'y forget, this was for Northern CA....

And don'y forget, this was for Northern CA. That's a pretty limited geographical area (even accounting for those who might have come from out of district). What about riders in the other 48 1/2...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,736
Posted By asgelle

As the group rides happily off into the distance...

As the group rides happily off into the distance leaving me to struggle home alone.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,940
Posted By asgelle

Uh Oh. It looks like someone isn’t keeping up...

Uh Oh. It looks like someone isn’t keeping up with the Marginal Gains podcast.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By asgelle

Yes, because the chain bends less.

Yes, because the chain bends less.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By asgelle

Itís not a matter of opinion or something where...

Itís not a matter of opinion or something where majority rules. The physics says larger cogs will be more efficient. The question is how large is that effect and will it be negated by differences in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,535
Posted By asgelle

That is not what I was saying. At 150 W, a rider...

That is not what I was saying. At 150 W, a rider might be 45/55; at 200W, 50/50; and at 250W, 55/45.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 12:55 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,535
Posted By asgelle

Your suspicion is wrong. Most cases I've seen...

Your suspicion is wrong. Most cases I've seen show a variable imbalance which changes with power. In a fair number of cases even the dominant leg will change (though this mean that at some point...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,535
Posted By asgelle

I can't imagine any use case where a heart rate...

I can't imagine any use case where a heart rate monitor (or even a speed sensor) wouldn't work just as well as a power meter with 10% error.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,277
Posted By asgelle

Have you ever tried using clip ons in place of a...

Have you ever tried using clip ons in place of a front wheel? I can't imagine it turning out well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,277
Posted By asgelle

That is true. For a non-aero frame changing the...

That is true. For a non-aero frame changing the rim in the rear will be 25% less effective than putting that same rim in the front. For a highly aero-optimized frame, the difference will be less...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,577
Posted By asgelle

I didn't believe it until I saw you put it in all...

I didn't believe it until I saw you put it in all caps. Now I realize it must be true. That said, the difference between getting dropped and just hanging on through a surge can be a handful of watts...
05-13-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,517
Posted By asgelle

This brings to mind a certain scene in Shawshank...

This brings to mind a certain scene in Shawshank Redemption.
05-13-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,517
Posted By asgelle

Then GlennR can straighten you out.

Then GlennR can straighten you out.
05-13-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,517
Posted By asgelle

Thatís not the timeline the OP described.

Thatís not the timeline the OP described.
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