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01-30-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,934
Posted By PeteHski

Garmin Connect doesn't do performance comparisons...

Garmin Connect doesn't do performance comparisons or much of the social stuff. I find Strava a much better platform for ride logging, tracking friends and comparing performance.
01-30-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By PeteHski

I've got both but I much prefer using the Kickr...

I've got both but I much prefer using the Kickr Bike for a number of reasons. But smart bikes are not for everyone. They work best in a dedicated pain cave, especially if there are multiple users.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By PeteHski

Interesting question. Never mind comparing it...

Interesting question. Never mind comparing it with other bikes, how does the S-Works version compare to the cheaper versions? I was seriously thinking of buying the Pro-version last year, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 392
Posted By PeteHski

It's all about prioritising. Your schedule will...

It's all about prioritising. Your schedule will keep on changing over the coming weeks, months and years and you just have to adapt and prioritise. We basically gave up watching TV, which freed up...
01-30-23, 04:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,027
Posted By PeteHski

Do you not find it a bit ironic that you are on...

Do you not find it a bit ironic that you are on the one hand defending "traditional" bike fit methods while attempting to re-invent how saddle set-back is defined? I don't think the way bike fitting...
01-29-23, 05:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,202
Posted By PeteHski

I think you have to discuss e-bikes which provide...

I think you have to discuss e-bikes which provide limited power assistance in proportion to your own manual pedal power separately from throttle controlled e-bikes. They are fundamentally different. ...
01-29-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,032
Posted By PeteHski

Power is a function of how hard you pedal (pedal...

Power is a function of how hard you pedal (pedal force) x cadence. Power is not a direct function of gearing other than choosing an appropriate gear that gives you a sensible ratio of pedal force vs...
01-28-23, 07:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,346
Posted By PeteHski

I was bored so I did a bit of digging and found...

I was bored so I did a bit of digging and found that discs are mounted with spiral spokes leading so that the thermal tensile stress from expansion of the outer part of the disc relative to the hub...
01-28-23, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 627
Posted By PeteHski

Same here, although I'm now barred from C races...

Same here, although I'm now barred from C races that are category enforced. B races are seriously tough for me. I'm happy if I can finish in the lead group. I wish there was a category in-between...
01-28-23, 06:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,013
Posted By PeteHski

I think they are simply following the modern...

I think they are simply following the modern automotive trend i.e. replacing chrome/silver trim with black/grey trim. The exceptions are usually when they are targeting an older, more conservative...
01-27-23, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 596
Posted By PeteHski

That is actually a pretty high volume, especially...

That is actually a pretty high volume, especially if you are in the higher zones for a significant part of it. So I'm not that surprised you are feeling it. I'm more or less in the same position as...
01-26-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By PeteHski

That's what nearly everyone does when riding, but...

That's what nearly everyone does when riding, but what "feels" right depends to some extent on how you train and condition yourself. If you are not concerned about your performance then it doesn't...
01-26-23, 03:40 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By PeteHski

Pretty obvious typo in that context unless...

Pretty obvious typo in that context unless you.....
01-25-23, 07:44 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By PeteHski

So in effect you tend to get better at whatever...

So in effect you tend to get better at whatever you train or ride.

I do both low and high cadence workouts and both ultimately push me into the red. The low tipping point for me with cadence is...
01-25-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By PeteHski

Apparently so according to some. Maybe they...

Apparently so according to some. Maybe they havenít considered that many people ride to achieve personal performance goals rather than directly race others. For example my thing (as far as road...
01-25-23, 04:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,032
Posted By PeteHski

Am I right in saying that you were trying to...

Am I right in saying that you were trying to prove that a gear ratio of 52/19 is more or less the same as 43/16?
01-25-23, 03:03 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By PeteHski

I was talking in general out of choice. When you...

I was talking in general out of choice. When you are gear limited on a long steep climb then you have no choice. As I happen to do lots of very steep climbing, I do train low cadence, high torque...
01-24-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By PeteHski

Iím saying that pushing a big gear is not very...

Iím saying that pushing a big gear is not very important compared to your aerobic capacity.
01-24-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By PeteHski

Cycling is primarily an aerobic sport.

Cycling is primarily an aerobic sport.
01-24-23, 07:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,928
Posted By PeteHski

Double and "bash" instead of big-ring was a...

Double and "bash" instead of big-ring was a popular choice in the days of triple mtb groupsets. Much prefer 1x mtb today.
01-24-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By PeteHski

Modern road racing pros seem to favour the 90-100...

Modern road racing pros seem to favour the 90-100 rpm range as an average riding cadence. I don't think there is very much variation amongst them. They sprint at 120-130 ish rpm and may cruise...
01-23-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By PeteHski

More like being disparaged for talking rubbish...

More like being disparaged for talking rubbish about modern bike tech, often with a cynical and condescending tone.

I donít honestly think anyone has a problem with people staying with rim brakes....
01-23-23, 01:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By PeteHski

No, it's actually linear. Doubling your cadence...

No, it's actually linear. Doubling your cadence with the same pedal force doubles your power. I'm with you on the pros of using a relatively high cadence to increase power, but your understanding...
01-23-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By PeteHski

Well it is definitely more comfortable to ride at...

Well it is definitely more comfortable to ride at a relatively low cadence with a relatively low pedal force. Where it becomes more efficient to increase cadence is when you are riding at tempo and...
01-23-23, 04:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,074
Posted By PeteHski

I've long had a preference for SRAM for mtb...

I've long had a preference for SRAM for mtb drivetrains. My current mountain bike (Canyon Neuron CF) has 2019 SRAM Eagle X01 which shifts flawlessly and is super-smooth. My previous Specialized...
01-22-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,074
Posted By PeteHski

Eagle is just a collective name for all SRAM 12...

Eagle is just a collective name for all SRAM 12 speed mtb groupsets. It gives a very wide range across 12 cassette gears.
01-22-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By PeteHski

One of the main reasons why the Aethos is so...

One of the main reasons why the Aethos is so light is because they sacrificed aero efficiency for structural efficiency in their choice of tube profiles. Iím not sure there is much incentive to go...
01-22-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By PeteHski

I agree it's a stupid debate. CF is king when it...

I agree it's a stupid debate. CF is king when it comes to stiffness/weight ratio and hence no surprise that it dominates in performance bike frame construction. It has the added benefit of being...
01-21-23, 10:40 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,202
Posted By PeteHski

Oh I see you are one of those "smart" people that...

Oh I see you are one of those "smart" people that cannot be fooled like all the sheep. Massively irksome!
01-21-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By PeteHski

Did that manufacturing cost (ignoring the fact...

Did that manufacturing cost (ignoring the fact that you just made it up) take into account R&D, design, production infrastructure and all other business overheads? Can you break down that $4660 for...
01-21-23, 06:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,013
Posted By PeteHski

I think there are still plenty of colour choices...

I think there are still plenty of colour choices in CF frames if you want something other than black. I can't say I miss silver components and actually prefer the black finish on most. I'm not...
01-21-23, 06:15 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,233
Posted By PeteHski

This says more about your narrow mindset really.

This says more about your narrow mindset really.
01-21-23, 05:05 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, it still lost the same amount of time on a...

Yeah, it still lost the same amount of time on a climb in 1993 as it would today.

Even as a casual Sportive rider I wouldn't be prepared to accept the weight of a steel-framed bike for anything...
01-20-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 795
Posted By PeteHski

But it can "virtually" go somewhere on Zwift or...

But it can "virtually" go somewhere on Zwift or Rouvy. I actually find that more fun than riding solo on crappy roads in crappy weather.
01-20-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By PeteHski

Does any troll thread stay on topic by page 27? ...

Does any troll thread stay on topic by page 27? Sorry, that was OT too.
01-20-23, 07:10 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By PeteHski

No, I'm just efficient.

No, I'm just efficient.
01-20-23, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By PeteHski

That boils down to having equal trainer...

That boils down to having equal trainer resistance. Power is only generated against that trainer resistance. So at a lower resistance you need to pedal faster to generate the same power.

You...
01-20-23, 06:44 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By PeteHski

https://play.nintendo.com/images/Masthead_luigi.17...

https://play.nintendo.com/images/Masthead_luigi.17345b1513ac044897cfc243542899dce541e8dc.9afde10b.png
01-20-23, 06:38 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By PeteHski

That's fine then. But you are putting more...

That's fine then. But you are putting more stress on your knees, without a doubt. It may or may not cause you problems later on - but the increased stress is real. One of my skiing buddies was as...
01-19-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By PeteHski

Are you a cliche bot or something?

Are you a cliche bot or something?
01-19-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By PeteHski

Cycling is a recreational hobby, not an...

Cycling is a recreational hobby, not an investment strategy. I like to keep those two things separate. When I buy a new bike or a new pair of skis I'm not thinking or caring about depreciation. ...
01-19-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By PeteHski

What's racist about stating the nationality of...

What's racist about stating the nationality of bike builders? Somone could argue it was sexist if they didn't have a sense of humour.
01-19-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By PeteHski

My frame was handmade by a dozen Tawainese...

My frame was handmade by a dozen Tawainese virgins, rather than some grizzled old Italian bloke.
01-19-23, 03:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By PeteHski

Only thing I noticed was the significant angle of...

Only thing I noticed was the significant angle of your hand/wrist to forearm on the bars. You may want to aim to straighten out your wrist joint to avoid any potential issues there.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-23, 03:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 930
Posted By PeteHski

I would use a strip of automotive PPF (wet fit...

I would use a strip of automotive PPF (wet fit type). It will be invisible and prevent any scuffing.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-23, 03:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By PeteHski

I've run the latest Conti GP5000 S TR (30c),...

I've run the latest Conti GP5000 S TR (30c), Pirelli P-Zero Race TLR (30c) and Pirelli Cinturato Velo (32c) over the last 3 seasons. I like the Contis best overall and had no punctures over several...
01-18-23, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By PeteHski

First the basic physics:- Power = Pedal...

First the basic physics:-

Power = Pedal Force x Cadence (slightly simplified as technically it should be Power = Crank Torque x Cadence but it amounts to the same thing for the user i.e. how...
01-18-23, 07:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,448
Posted By PeteHski

+1 Our Chinese manufactured Tesla has better...

+1

Our Chinese manufactured Tesla has better build quality than our US built one. The Chinese factory is new with improved QC. It just happens to be located in China.

Tawain happens to have...
01-18-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By PeteHski

The ironic thing here is that power was actually...

The ironic thing here is that power was actually lost in rattling your fillings. Very little power is ever lost in transferring power through the frame to the wheel, but plenty is lost in vibration...
01-18-23, 06:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,448
Posted By PeteHski

It's a shame you had to go through that...

It's a shame you had to go through that experience and kudos for sharing it.

I've worked with carbon parts a lot in motorsport and seen my fair share of failures over the years. For this...
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