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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,975
Posted By PeteHski

I'm amazed this dummy actually survived for 64...

I'm amazed this dummy actually survived for 64 years! That has to be the most dumb thing I've seen in a while (and I've seen some really dumb things!)
09-26-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,096
Posted By PeteHski

Well cheap and decent quality means you should be...

Well cheap and decent quality means you should be looking at used Giant bikes really. But it's hard to be specific with so little information.
09-26-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 208
Posted By PeteHski

I certainly wouldn't ride with a tyre that I...

I certainly wouldn't ride with a tyre that I couldn't easily remove from the rim with anything more than a plastic tyre lever. Especially not when using a tube. It's inevitable you will get...
09-26-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 102
Posted By PeteHski

This is meaningless without talking about pace. ...

This is meaningless without talking about pace. What if you rode those 100 miles faster? You can definitely bury yourself over 100 miles on a bike if you want to. It's just easier to cruise on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,975
Posted By PeteHski

Well power output is pretty objective when using...

Well power output is pretty objective when using a power meter.

But that aside I see no reason to experiment with longer cranks. If there was some credible research suggesting longer cranks might...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By PeteHski

For Garmin it's easy enough using all manner of...

For Garmin it's easy enough using all manner of Apps. Garmin Connect is the obvious one and works okay for me. I also often upload routes from Strava, RWGPS and various other Apps too. Never had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By PeteHski

I have a Garmin Edge 530 and the Varia rear...

I have a Garmin Edge 530 and the Varia rear light/radar.
Does everything you are asking for. Turn by turn nav is pretty slick. There are many ways to create your own routes to upload to it eg....
09-26-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,096
Posted By PeteHski

Carbon frame manufacture is very labour intensive...

Carbon frame manufacture is very labour intensive and requires a very specific skill set. That skill set has been largely developed in Taiwan over the past few decades. So I don't have a problem...
09-26-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,823
Posted By PeteHski

That's why I now use Dynaplugs. The metal tip...

That's why I now use Dynaplugs. The metal tip does the same job as the knot.
09-26-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,823
Posted By PeteHski

I would just do it yourself, otherwise you will...

I would just do it yourself, otherwise you will never learn and forever be dependent on the shop to simply change your tyres.
09-26-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 557
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah I actually prefer SPD-SL to SPD, although...

Yeah I actually prefer SPD-SL to SPD, although it's a very long time since I used SPD.
Only downside for me with SPD-SL is walking in them, which I basically avoid when road biking.
09-26-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 557
Posted By PeteHski

I agree with this. There are flat pedal setups...

I agree with this. There are flat pedal setups that allow you to "pedal circles" pretty effectively too (they easily have enough grip to push forward over the top and pull back across the bottom),...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By PeteHski

Yep, or if you want to buy a discounted frame...

Yep, or if you want to buy a discounted frame that isn't selling well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,975
Posted By PeteHski

The way I approach this kind of thing is to...

The way I approach this kind of thing is to research what professionals have found through experience and studies. Then you can make an informed decision for yourself and then make changes if you...
09-25-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By PeteHski

That is a neat idea. I wish mine had those. ...

That is a neat idea. I wish mine had those. They are a pita to remove
09-25-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By PeteHski

They are washable you know.

They are washable you know.
09-25-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,823
Posted By PeteHski

As Rolla said, it's not an issue in practice. ...

As Rolla said, it's not an issue in practice.
I don't bother with step 4 when doing a roadside repair. I just trim the end flush when I get home. When you ride, the end just flattens down onto...
09-25-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 557
Posted By PeteHski

Countless studies have shown that this is not...

Countless studies have shown that this is not what actually happens, even with pro cyclists. There is no significant power produced on the upstroke. So don't go expecting an improvement in that...
09-25-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By PeteHski

So we get it, you clearly don't like ALL modern...

So we get it, you clearly don't like ALL modern mtbs. I agree that it probably isn't what the OP is looking for, but they are not stupid bikes. They just have a different purpose.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By PeteHski

Right, so he bought the rim brake version to save...

Right, so he bought the rim brake version to save weight on climbs and he thinks taking the wheels on/off to travel is a bit easier (??). But he uses his other disc braked bike if there are any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,665
Posted By PeteHski

I think this is what is driving the move back to...

I think this is what is driving the move back to threaded BBs. They have become a major selling point with PF gaining such a bad reputation. Be interesting to see if the industry remains divided or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,665
Posted By PeteHski

Canyon are edging their bets a little with most...

Canyon are edging their bets a little with most of their mountain bikes on threaded BBs. But their lightest XC bike is PF as of course are all their road bikes.

Only PF BB I've had any issue with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By PeteHski

So the main reason was to get a discounted frame....

So the main reason was to get a discounted frame.
Second reason because he admits to being mechanically incompetent.

Fair enough.
09-25-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,394
Posted By PeteHski

Firstly an average cadence of 89 is pretty...

Firstly an average cadence of 89 is pretty typical of a reasonably experienced cyclist. Most people who cycle regularly will have an average cadence somewhere between 80-95 rpm. Beginners tend to...
09-25-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By PeteHski

This^ Or any mainstream "gravel" bike with...

This^
Or any mainstream "gravel" bike with straight bars (rather than drop bars). I wouldn't get a mountain bike for this kind of riding or anything with a suspension fork in this price range.
09-25-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,206
Posted By PeteHski

I agree with your sentiment. Here in the UK...

I agree with your sentiment. Here in the UK there are places where you can buy a budget bike that is likely to have been assembled competently on site and ride reasonably well e.g. Halfords,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,975
Posted By PeteHski

I find this summary as good as any on crank...

I find this summary as good as any on crank length:-

https://bikedynamics.co.uk/FitGuidecranks.htm

There are very few downsides to shorter cranks, but plenty of potential issues going too long....
09-24-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,659
Posted By PeteHski

In that case you might be better off with a...

In that case you might be better off with a semi-compact chainset or even a 1x. I have the same setup as you, but there are enough very steep hills around here to make the lowest 34/34 a very useful...
09-24-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,215
Posted By PeteHski

I don't really have a bike gear rabbit hole. ...

I don't really have a bike gear rabbit hole. Skis on the other hand....
09-24-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,206
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, but it also pulls the front wheel way back...

Yeah, but it also pulls the front wheel way back behind the head axis (crown and hub offset both reversed), so the whole bike becomes unbalanced. Have you ever tried it? I have for a laugh when I...
09-23-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 883
Posted By PeteHski

I like that idea. Makes total sense. Although I...

I like that idea. Makes total sense. Although I probably wouldn't be arsed to actually do it!
09-23-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,206
Posted By PeteHski

Some poor sod is probably riding this around now ...

Some poor sod is probably riding this around now wondering why the steering feels a bit scary!
09-23-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,823
Posted By PeteHski

That's what disposable gloves are for. Although...

That's what disposable gloves are for. Although I think the mess is over-rated. Depends what sealant you are using too.
09-23-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 373
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah that's IF you get back without getting hit...

Yeah that's IF you get back without getting hit by a truck in bad light or falling off on the icy road. Sometimes it's just more convenient and safer to train inside. Especially when you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By PeteHski

I might agree with you at the very lowest level. ...

I might agree with you at the very lowest level. A bit like those really crappy full suspension mtbs you see in the box stores. That's pure marketing bs for sure.
But once you get into decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By PeteHski

I'm not familiar with SRAM Apex, but I've had a...

I'm not familiar with SRAM Apex, but I've had a few mtbs with SRAM X01 that have been as reliable and consistent as Shimano.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By PeteHski

No, you just substituted the term directly for...

No, you just substituted the term directly for "bike manufacturers" to make it look like they are fooling everyone except you of course because you can see through the scam right?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By PeteHski

And do they actually have any problems with those...

And do they actually have any problems with those bikes? You've already said your wife is fine with them for the casual riding she does. Anyone looking for a bike to do more would likely be moving...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By PeteHski

Is that just because they sell stuff you don't...

Is that just because they sell stuff you don't personally like?

So any company that sells something I don't want I'll label a "marketing company" from now on. Just to make it look like I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By PeteHski

In that case I would have thought they could make...

In that case I would have thought they could make up their own minds about disc v rim brakes. Just like you have.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:05 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By PeteHski

A lot of kids bikes still come with rim brakes. ...

A lot of kids bikes still come with rim brakes. We did have one kids bike with mechanical disc brakes and it was absolutely fine. No issues at all. Was it better than rim brakes at that level? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By PeteHski

Possibly, I was really talking about the typical...

Possibly, I was really talking about the typical enthusiast rider level. The sort of guy who would be buying 105 level or above components.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah it did go over my head initially and then I...

Yeah it did go over my head initially and then I realised. But it's an easy mistake to make around here with some of the stuff people write for real.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,088
Posted By PeteHski

I'm just winding you up (pun intended)

I'm just winding you up (pun intended)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,088
Posted By PeteHski

Such a predictable reply! All that gear and yet...

Such a predictable reply! All that gear and yet you manage to post the worst watch photos I've ever seen. I mean they're not even in focus....
09-23-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 817
Posted By PeteHski

I use those baby bottle sterilising tablets...

I use those baby bottle sterilising tablets (Milton). Not every wash, but once I start seeing signs of mould growing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,088
Posted By PeteHski

You probably need all those just to make sure.

You probably need all those just to make sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,088
Posted By PeteHski

I didn't ask if you did, but I can just imagine. ...

I didn't ask if you did, but I can just imagine. What you need next is a better camera.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,088
Posted By PeteHski

Nope. I collect watches with a specific theme...

Nope. I collect watches with a specific theme and history. Although I did very nearly buy an IWC Spitfire at one point. Anyway here's a few of mine:-

Casio G-Shock DW-5600
Omega Speedmaster...
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