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09-25-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
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: 248
Posted By PeteHski

They are washable you know.

They are washable you know.
09-25-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,749
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: 19
Views: 405
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: 330
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: 196
Views: 4,657
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: 1,629
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: 1,629
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: 196
Views: 4,657
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: 1,361
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: 330
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: 1,177
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: 108
Views: 9,845
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: 2,644
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: 60
Views: 1,162
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: 1,177
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: 882
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: 1,177
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: 82
Views: 1,749
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: 372
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: 196
Views: 4,657
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: 438
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: 196
Views: 4,657
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: 196
Views: 4,657
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: 196
Views: 4,657
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: 196
Views: 4,657
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: 196
Views: 4,657
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: 196
Views: 4,657
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: 196
Views: 4,657
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: 1,072
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: 1,072
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: 800
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: 1,072
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: 1,072
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: 1,072
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,072
Posted By PeteHski

Gold Rolex = all bling and no style or...

Gold Rolex = all bling and no style or imagination. I do like mechanical watches and not totally aversed to Rolex, but not in this format.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,657
Posted By PeteHski

The thing with disc brakes is that they are...

The thing with disc brakes is that they are actually more of a benefit to the average rider than they are to the pro-peloton. Road disc brakes first started to gain popularity on endurance focused...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,657
Posted By PeteHski

More likely his wife did and then the dentist...

More likely his wife did and then the dentist bought her an £11k S-Works with disc brakes and thru' axles.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 02:52 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,657
Posted By PeteHski

That's what they advise for 4 year olds learning...

That's what they advise for 4 year olds learning to ride their first ever bike. Removing your front brake is probably losing 75% or more of your total braking ability. I wouldn't call that "safer"...
09-23-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,749
Posted By PeteHski

The Pirelli tyres I'm using at the moment, along...

The Pirelli tyres I'm using at the moment, along with Giant SLR rims don't unseat even when totally flat - they need a good solid push with my thumb to unseat - so it's not a problem I would ever be...
09-22-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,749
Posted By PeteHski

Actually the scenario I was thinking about was...

Actually the scenario I was thinking about was where you could easily use a Dynaplug to seal the hole, but the tyre had unseated making it very unlikely to re-seat tubeless using just a mini-pump. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,657
Posted By PeteHski

Itís best not to talk bollocks before making...

Itís best not to talk bollocks before making statements like this, lol.
09-22-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,749
Posted By PeteHski

I just carry a pair of disposable gloves and a...

I just carry a pair of disposable gloves and a small re-sealable plastic bag alongside my spare tube.
09-22-21, 03:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,749
Posted By PeteHski

If you have to add a tube, seating is no...

If you have to add a tube, seating is no different to a non-tubeless tyre. It's trying to seat them tubeless that can potentially be a problem. I wonder if CO2 would work in that scenario? Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,657
Posted By PeteHski

Let's massively overstate all the potential...

Let's massively overstate all the potential issues shall we? Modern bikes must be your worst nightmare, along with Dentists, LOL!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,657
Posted By PeteHski

Did anyone else notice that Froomey isn't using...

Did anyone else notice that Froomey isn't using Shimano disc rotors on this setup and all his issues appear to revolve around the discs rubbing, squealing and warping? Now it could be simply because...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,943
Posted By PeteHski

If ride quality is your absolute main priority...

If ride quality is your absolute main priority then 35mm can only be better in that regard. The weight difference (+50g per tyre) wouldn't bother me. I expect they would roll a little slower too,...
09-21-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,199
Posted By PeteHski

You are absolutely right. But I wouldnít call...

You are absolutely right. But I wouldnít call that thing a small backpack. He listed the tiny items he wanted to put in it too. But yeah whatever, I guess the OP can work this one out.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,657
Posted By PeteHski

Conspiracy theorist hey! So "The industry"...

Conspiracy theorist hey!
So "The industry" with all its rival manufacturers and suppliers all sat down together and came up with this marketing idea did they?

Or alternatively Shimano and Sram...
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