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08-08-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By PeteHski

Maybe his non-pictured 3rd road bike was a...

Maybe his non-pictured 3rd road bike was a Pinarello Dogma F12, lol.
07-27-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 708
Posted By PeteHski

No and no. I've mainly been using Rouvy lately.

No and no. I've mainly been using Rouvy lately.
07-03-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,146
Posted By PeteHski

So any further bicycle development beyond your...

So any further bicycle development beyond your personal expectations is a waste of time and there should be a fixed upper limit for their cost. Again in line with your personal expectations.
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07-01-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By PeteHski

Some people consider cycling to be a serious...

Some people consider cycling to be a serious hobby and don't want to be tied down to whatever old tech you happen to prefer. It might be convenient for you if a brand new current part happened to...
06-30-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,243
Posted By PeteHski

I don't have a favourite, but I have a least...

I don't have a favourite, but I have a least favourite which is yellow.
06-30-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,146
Posted By PeteHski

Nothing really, it's just a bit clunky and slow. ...

Nothing really, it's just a bit clunky and slow. Cable maintenance can be a bit of a faff too.
06-30-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,146
Posted By PeteHski

Both systems have their own unique failure modes...

Both systems have their own unique failure modes and both are generally reliable enough not to really care. Mechanical brifters are not exactly my favourite piece of engineering and I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By PeteHski

Maybe you should ride a tri-bike and see how it...

Maybe you should ride a tri-bike and see how it compares to a road bike. See which is more comfortable and handles better.
06-28-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By PeteHski

The Kickr Bike is noisy for sure. It has a...

The Kickr Bike is noisy for sure. It has a strange metallic sounding resonance. I've got used to it, but it's not as quiet as many direct drive trainers and certainly one of the things that could...
06-28-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,789
Posted By PeteHski

Joseph76 Are you a bot?

Joseph76 Are you a bot?
06-27-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By PeteHski

I have noticed that the resistance feels a bit...

I have noticed that the resistance feels a bit notchy at very low cadence (<60 rpm). It's not super-smooth for sure, but I think it is pretty realistic. In the more typical cadence range of 70-90...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,354
Posted By PeteHski

There are other search engines you could use. ...

There are other search engines you could use. Researching basic stuff like this on the internet is the best way to start. Forums tend to suit specific questions better.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By PeteHski

Why would someone who doesn't race or compete...

Why would someone who doesn't race or compete want a tri-bike with dubious handling and uncomfortable aero position?

As I see it, someone asking to compare gravel, road and tri bikes directly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,534
Posted By PeteHski

As I explained in an earlier post, Cinturatos are...

As I explained in an earlier post, Cinturatos are designed to be run either tubed or tubeless. So there is only 1 version.
06-27-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,134
Posted By PeteHski

You're not doing very well on that front. Sounds...

You're not doing very well on that front. Sounds like you had a nightmare though, so I can understand the rant. I think I've read about a couple of seat stay failures on Ultimate/Endurace SLX level...
06-27-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 846
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah the bar is very low.

Yeah the bar is very low.
06-26-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,972
Posted By PeteHski

He's French, so hardly a surprise!

He's French, so hardly a surprise!
06-25-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By PeteHski

Whatever works for you. I see quite a lot of...

Whatever works for you. I see quite a lot of variation in bike fits across even a pro peloton, both past and present. You only have to look at Francesco Moser vs Eddy Merckx. It mostly comes down...
06-25-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,972
Posted By PeteHski

Pro riders who drink coffee (which is nearly all...

Pro riders who drink coffee (which is nearly all of them from what I've read) sometimes stop drinking it for a few weeks before a key event and then dose up again during the event. Geraint Thomas...
06-25-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By PeteHski

It's hard to say without knowing what your...

It's hard to say without knowing what your maximum HR is (I mean flat out maximum, not maximum from a normal ride). But 170-180 for most people would be close to going into the red. The fact that...
06-25-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By PeteHski

I have my Kickr bike gearing set up to match my...

I have my Kickr bike gearing set up to match my road bike and it defaults to the third lowest gear on start-up.
06-24-22, 05:14 AM
06-24-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, we've heard your crackpot theory many times...

Yeah, we've heard your crackpot theory many times before.
06-24-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,732
Posted By PeteHski

I wouldn't go as far as saying the frames are...

I wouldn't go as far as saying the frames are identical with just different branding, as they are usually built under contract to a client's specific design and specification. So for example a...
06-24-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,972
Posted By PeteHski

That sounds like a proper healthy home-made...

That sounds like a proper healthy home-made smoothie. The article I was reading was referring to commercial smoothies loaded with sugar. My breakfast tends to consist of granola with blueberries,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,130
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah the Campag has a slow, clunky action, while...

Yeah the Campag has a slow, clunky action, while the Ultegra doesn't.
06-23-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

This is entirely YOUR implication, not mine. ...

This is entirely YOUR implication, not mine. I've already explained to you that I enjoy both old and new things. They are not mutually exclusive in my view. I also fully understand the big picture...
06-23-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

That's rich coming from you.

That's rich coming from you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,966
Posted By PeteHski

So you are talking about a saving of 1-2 lbs max...

So you are talking about a saving of 1-2 lbs max over your current rig. That's going to be more of a psychological gain than an objective one. It amounts to a saving of around 20-40 secs per hour...
06-23-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By PeteHski

I think the Boardman bikes are actually good...

I think the Boardman bikes are actually good value for a beginner. So I think you are on the right track in that choice. So then it's really a matter of what type of riding you prefer. Drops vs...
06-23-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,708
Posted By PeteHski

It's not often you see someone on BF open-minded...

It's not often you see someone on BF open-minded enough to actually try something different. Everyone running "max" pressure should at least try this experiment.
06-23-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

So basically are you saying above that the modern...

So basically are you saying above that the modern S-works appears to be objectively better than a 1920s bike only because of our conditioned world view?
...
06-23-22, 03:35 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

E-bikes are a separate entity and so totally...

E-bikes are a separate entity and so totally irrelevant to your argument.
I don't really see the point in mind-activated gear shifting. That sounds like much harder work than pressing an...
06-22-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,732
Posted By PeteHski

Yep, that's why I ride Giant and Canyon bikes. ...

Yep, that's why I ride Giant and Canyon bikes. Just better value for money. I wouldn't pay the premium for S-works over regular Specialized builds and even those are pricey compared to Giant and...
06-22-22, 04:17 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

If that were true then bicycle (and any other...

If that were true then bicycle (and any other technical product) development would be a lot more random than it actually is. Individuals of a certain age might well have a sentimental preference for...
06-22-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

I'm trying my best to relate this analogy to rim...

I'm trying my best to relate this analogy to rim vs disc brakes. Are you saying that despite being based on older technology, rim brakes are considered to be a priceless cultural icon? I don't even...
06-21-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

That TI Raleigh was the bike of my dreams as a...

That TI Raleigh was the bike of my dreams as a kid in the 80s. I did very briefly think about buying one of the recent modern replicas, but I just couldn't imagine ever choosing to ride it over a...
06-21-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,732
Posted By PeteHski

It's just how the market works. S-Works have...

It's just how the market works. S-Works have simply managed to acquire enough brand kudos to sell for $2-4k or whatever more than the equivalent Giant.
Giant probably sell a lot more units at a...
06-21-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

Have you really not noticed how science and...

Have you really not noticed how science and technology evolves and advances over time?

Scientists and engineers are employed to develop future products that are generally better than the present...
06-21-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

With all due respect, this is a very low bar you...

With all due respect, this is a very low bar you are setting here.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,589
Posted By PeteHski

They don't tend to know much in advance, but it...

They don't tend to know much in advance, but it varies. You have product engineers working with current proven tech and you have R&D engineers working on longer term projects and prototypes. At...
06-20-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By PeteHski

I think FutureShock stands out above all the...

I think FutureShock stands out above all the other front end systems with something like 20 mm of actual damped travel. At least the higher-end version is damped. Whether you actually need it or...
06-20-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

I find hydraulic disc brakes more precise in...

I find hydraulic disc brakes more precise in their bite and modulation in wet or dry conditions. I used to find rim brakes inconsistent in their feel, especially when wet. I also prefer the lighter...
06-20-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, it's like they don't realise that we have...

Yeah, it's like they don't realise that we have plenty of experience of the older tech to make our own comparisons.
06-19-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

Better and more consistent modulation and one...

Better and more consistent modulation and one finger operation.
06-19-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

There goes my coffee! Class post

There goes my coffee! Class post
06-19-22, 10:47 AM
06-19-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

I'd certainly be surprised if they considered...

I'd certainly be surprised if they considered them in the same league as a nuclear blast. But having been on these forums for a while.....
06-19-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

You learn something new every day. Today I...

You learn something new every day. Today I learnt that a boiler explosion would not be nearly as large as a nuclear bomb blast. Amazing!
06-19-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By PeteHski

I don't think people are thinking what you think...

I don't think people are thinking what you think they are thinking.
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