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Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 598
Posted By Dean V

Get a recumbent.

Get a recumbent.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,260
Posted By Dean V

Good luck with trying to shift a triple from the...

Good luck with trying to shift a triple from the middle ring to the granny under load.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 01:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,745
Posted By Dean V

Max heart rate is very much an individual thing...

Max heart rate is very much an individual thing and definitely varies considerably more the the 10bpm that you say from person to person.
Regardless of how fit or unfit they are.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,745
Posted By Dean V

I wouldn't get too caught up in the power...

I wouldn't get too caught up in the power numbers.
The proof is in the result and you simply need more fitness/power.
But I would expect that you need around 4w/kg for 5 mins to keep up with most...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By Dean V

Plenty of other tube sets out there that are as...

Plenty of other tube sets out there that are as good or better than 531.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,145
Posted By Dean V

You need to take notice of what gear range suits...

You need to take notice of what gear range suits your wifes requirements. Observe what gears she wouldn't miss when riding the 2x setup and then translate that to what she would need with 1x.
No one...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,814
Posted By Dean V

But calling steel an alloy is also pointless...

But calling steel an alloy is also pointless because just if it wasn't an alloy it couldn't be steel.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,814
Posted By Dean V

Despite it being rather strange to refer to steel...

Despite it being rather strange to refer to steel as being an alloy frame I will say that carbon can out perform steel (alloy) or aluminium (alloy) in every respect if it is designed to do so.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,330
Posted By Dean V

Flax has already been and gone. Museeuw used it...

Flax has already been and gone.
Museeuw used it in his frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,017
Posted By Dean V

Not wanting to put words in his mouth but I know...

Not wanting to put words in his mouth but I know from his (rubiksoval) previous posts he is a Cat 1 rider and has been racing for many years so would be faster and have more racing experience than...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By Dean V

Advanced 3 will have a regular 1.125" steerer....

Advanced 3 will have a regular 1.125" steerer. Only Advanced Pro and SL have the 1.25".
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,017
Posted By Dean V

I have damaged a carbon tubular rim on a...

I have damaged a carbon tubular rim on a relatively small bump. That was with normal tyre pressure as well.
Many of the points you made have some truth to them but certainly not as much as you make...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,017
Posted By Dean V

They are not all narrow. I have Zipp 404 and Hed...

They are not all narrow. I have Zipp 404 and Hed Singer 5 tubulars that match up to a 25mm tyre nicely.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,676
Posted By Dean V

The amount of cross chaining in the above two...

The amount of cross chaining in the above two combinations could also have an effect on the already small efficiency difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,633
Posted By Dean V

I ride on the left too. Those wider turns are a...

I ride on the left too. Those wider turns are a real problem.
Much easier when I rode in Europe on the right hand side.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,381
Posted By Dean V

105. You would never know the difference apart...

105. You would never know the difference apart from having less money in your pocket.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,790
Posted By Dean V

The point is that all the helmets have to meet a...

The point is that all the helmets have to meet a safety standard.
Some will exceed that standard by more than others wether they have MIPS or not, but that data is not given to the consumer.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-21, 03:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,790
Posted By Dean V

They all have to pass a safety standard but by...

They all have to pass a safety standard but by how much and for which part of the standard is not known, so everything is just speculation.
MIPs doesn't necessarily mean it is a safer helmet. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By Dean V

Keep the Argon 18 and put whatever components you...

Keep the Argon 18 and put whatever components you prefer on it.
Even paint it black if you must.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 197,735
Posted By Dean V

You don't realise that 950c is the standard wheel...

You don't realise that 950c is the standard wheel size for Giant.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,267
Posted By Dean V

I have ridden fixed gear with many group rides. ...

I have ridden fixed gear with many group rides.
Never had any complaints.
It doesn't have to be dangerous, you just need to apply a bit of brain power to the way you are riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,267
Posted By Dean V

That vid looked quite flat A test of...

That vid looked quite flat
A test of braveness/stupidity as much as anything else.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,267
Posted By Dean V

There is no way you can race against geared bikes...

There is no way you can race against geared bikes up and down steep (>10%) grades.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 03:29 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,267
Posted By Dean V

As someone who has done a fair bit of fixed gear...

As someone who has done a fair bit of fixed gear riding I would say it isn't possible to keep up with a fast group ride on a 42 x 18.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,267
Posted By Dean V

120rpm is too fast for normal cycling. But...

120rpm is too fast for normal cycling.
But check what it actually is. Easy to check with a watch and a bit of counting.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By Dean V

3t Aeronova has a longer reach than normal and...

3t Aeronova has a longer reach than normal and your forearm fits quite comfortably on the tops.
It will mean that when riding on the tops the reach is less which you may or may not like.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,077
Posted By Dean V

You will be slower but just get used to it. I...

You will be slower but just get used to it.
I ride with someone who has a normal road bike and a Trek Domane E bike.
Even when ridden on the lowest power assist setting he is a lot faster than when...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By Dean V

I ride comfortably in what I think you refer to...

I ride comfortably in what I think you refer to as a "forward" position.
I have never done yoga and am not flexible. Never done core exercises, just am reasonably active in my job.
However I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,209
Posted By Dean V

If the weather is a bit on the cooler side a good...

If the weather is a bit on the cooler side a good thick hot soup is very nice.
Obviously not for those that are in a hurry.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 163,271
Posted By Dean V

I am guessing a bit here but am fairly sure I am...

I am guessing a bit here but am fairly sure I am correct in saying that taller people have longer legs than shorter people.
i.e the average inseam/height ratio of people that are 5'8" would be less...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Dean V

Most bikes could be made to work. You can get a...

Most bikes could be made to work.
You can get a lot of adjustability with different stems especially if it is on a trainer so it doesn't matter how it handles or looks.
If your handlebars are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,895
Posted By Dean V

As with all things gearing related it is often...

As with all things gearing related it is often down to personal preference.
I have AXS with 35/48 and 10-28 and really like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,895
Posted By Dean V

TCR is every bit as much of a "stiff race bike"...

TCR is every bit as much of a "stiff race bike" as the Emonda.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,423
Posted By Dean V

Nice bike though. I had a 2014 TCR SL and now...

Nice bike though.
I had a 2014 TCR SL and now have a 2020.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,423
Posted By Dean V

The frame is 15 yrs old but nothing else is.

The frame is 15 yrs old but nothing else is.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,945
Posted By Dean V

Leg length also plays a big part. I am 1.80m with...

Leg length also plays a big part. I am 1.80m with a 785mm saddle height. If I set up my medium Giant TCR I would have a saddle to bar drop of around 15cm+ which is too much for me and would be for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Dean V

How rough are the roads that you ride on that you...

How rough are the roads that you ride on that you want more than 32c?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By Dean V

I don't know if your hypothesis is correct but...

I don't know if your hypothesis is correct but since I use my bike for road riding and not slaloms or gymkhanas, I will take the low Crr every time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,945
Posted By Dean V

I think you should discuss it with the person...

I think you should discuss it with the person that did the bike fit.
They are in the best position to give an informed opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By Dean V

You need a 9 speed Shimano or Shimano compatible...

You need a 9 speed Shimano or Shimano compatible cassette.
Make sure the gear range is within the capabilities of your derailleur.
You will also need a tool to tighten the lock ring and a chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By Dean V

Cielo with Zipp 404 wheels and Sram 1x drivetrain...

Cielo with Zipp 404 wheels and Sram 1x drivetrain is my favourite.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Dean V

Renovo made some very nice looking wooden frames....

Renovo made some very nice looking wooden frames.
Seems they are no longer in business now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,425
Posted By Dean V

Most of the suggestions here are not based on how...

Most of the suggestions here are not based on how pros set up there bikes, but just what is normal.
Your saddle is too far forward for what would be considered normal, but not everyone is the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,571
Posted By Dean V

If you think you can sell your bike at minimal...

If you think you can sell your bike at minimal loss I would do that.
Then get a new bike with 12sp DA when available.
I am sure it will be available on complete bikes some time before it will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,532
Posted By Dean V

I don't like SMP saddles, they look goofy and I...

I don't like SMP saddles, they look goofy and I don't find them comfortable.
No padding like this one would only be worse.
At 170gms it is not even light.
Very expensive.
But as everyone says...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,114
Posted By Dean V

The larger frame will have quicker steering due...

The larger frame will have quicker steering due to less trail and a shorter stem.
Which one is preferable is totally up to you.
Personally I would ignore the handling difference and get the one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,645
Posted By Dean V

I have mechanical disc brakes on some of my bikes...

I have mechanical disc brakes on some of my bikes and they work perfectly well.
I would say they are comparable to a good rim brake set up.
Except they are better than a carbon/rim brake combo in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,192
Posted By Dean V

Do duplicate gears matter? To take advantage of...

Do duplicate gears matter?
To take advantage of not having duplicates you would have to be willing to swap chainrings to 1/2 step gears in the range of the other chainring.
Does anyone do that?
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,192
Posted By Dean V

That is some crazy gearing, but I guess it does...

That is some crazy gearing, but I guess it does have a 16.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,192
Posted By Dean V

How about a crank change to a compact if you are...

How about a crank change to a compact if you are on standard, or a sub compact if you already on a 50-34?
Then you can get the gearing with a normal cassette (11-28) and won't miss the 16 as you...
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