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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-24, 07:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,815
Posted By RChung

I advise people who get their first power meter...

I advise people who get their first power meter to just do their ordinary rides at their normal pace for a little while -- maybe 10 rides or so. Record the data in a little notebook, but don't change...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-24, 07:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,492
Posted By RChung

"Every once in a while someone along the road...

"Every once in a while someone along the road lets us know how far behind we are. A man shouts: ‘Faster!’ He probably thinks bicycle racing is about going fast." -- Tim Krabbe, The Rider
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-24, 10:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,927
Posted By RChung

Deflection is not the main "cause" of rolling...

Deflection is not the main "cause" of rolling resistance. When dropped on a hard floor, a basketball will bounce higher than a bowling ball even though the basketball "deflects" more. On a hard...
04-22-24, 09:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,284
Posted By RChung

We ride Zone 2 not to ride in Zone 2 but to...

We ride Zone 2 not to ride in Zone 2 but to prepare for not riding in Zone 2.
04-06-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,852
Posted By speyfitter

Technical questions for the retro grouches on here

I hope we can use this thread to query the retro grouch community on border issues pertaining to equipment, cycling performance, expectations, etc.

So here is my question/point of discussion:
...
01-22-24, 01:48 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 22,109
Posted By terrymorse

Not kidding. Bolt coming loose is a fail, whether...

Not kidding. Bolt coming loose is a fail, whether on a satellite or a bicycle. The claim that bolts regularly come loose is just an excuse for poor workmanship.

And no, I don't have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-24, 09:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,490
Posted By RChung

Self-selected cadence varies much more with the...

Self-selected cadence varies much more with the conditions of the load and crank inertial load than most people think. That's partly why I think that chasing cadence is a red herring, and that the...
11-22-23, 09:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,524
Posted By tomato coupe

But, they don't use carbon fiber wheels on...

But, they don't use carbon fiber wheels on airplanes. What does that tell you?:)
08-16-23, 07:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,353
Posted By RChung

If they define it that way, they're not...

If they define it that way, they're not reputable. Saves time, though -- I just read until I see that and then I move on. I do the same thing when I see someone saying that FTP is 95% of 20 minute...
08-12-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,353
Posted By MoAlpha

From what I’ve seen and the authorities I’ve...

From what I’ve seen and the authorities I’ve listened to, there doesn’t seem to be good evidence that burning fat (Z2) makes you any better at burning fat, despite the prevalence of this view among...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-23, 11:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,947
Posted By tomato coupe

Yep, pure nonsense.

Yep, pure nonsense.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,947
Posted By PeteHski

This is just not true at all. Just for anyone...

This is just not true at all. Just for anyone who might believe this rubbish.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,177
Posted By RChung

No you don't.

No you don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By RChung

Depends. If you look at the figures on the right...

Depends. If you look at the figures on the right side of the page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_coefficient you'll see that Cd can vary pretty widely with shape (i.e., for the same frontal...
05-02-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,395
Posted By RChung

I'm not a fan of strict Z2 but if you are, and if...

I'm not a fan of strict Z2 but if you are, and if you consider HR to be the gold standard, then use HR. Under those circumstances, power will likely drive you nuts.

Plus, indoors you can get away...
04-13-23, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By hubcyclist

I've got plenty of advice to dole out about...

I've got plenty of advice to dole out about building fitness, but I'll leave it at this for now. Whoever is setting the standard of 170bpm as some sort of metric needs to learn how physiology...
03-14-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,877
Posted By RChung

Can you not set the date when a new CP/FTP...

Can you not set the date when a new CP/FTP becomes effective in Tools -> Options -> Athlete -> Zones ?


Did you tell him that rather than do that, you were changing coaches?
02-14-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 17,170
Posted By PeteHski

Yes you can very roughly approximate to double...

Yes you can very roughly approximate to double the mass during acceleration. But that is if 100% of the wheel mass is at the outer diameter. Obviously it will be somewhat less in practice.

While...
01-22-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,398
Posted By RChung

I'm not sure it's the most common incorrect form,...

I'm not sure it's the most common incorrect form, but nonetheless it is incorrect. That you got this basic equation wrong did not bode well for the rest of your post but I read it anyway. Then I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By AlgarveCycling

It is standard on my Trek Madone. Does it work?...

It is standard on my Trek Madone. Does it work? No. :notamused:

My gears go out of whack from time to time and so my chain does sometimes, albeit rarely, drop and the chain catcher, no matter how...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,290
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes, this is correct. ...

Yes, this is correct. https://www.fulcrumwheels.com/en/support/ruote-oem-en/racing-900
04-05-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Velo Mule

It looks like it rubbed on a curb. Notice the...

It looks like it rubbed on a curb. Notice the arcs in both directions.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,104
Posted By merlinextraligh

Obviously, the best place to exit a pace line...

Obviously, the best place to exit a pace line without disrupting the group is the front or the back, But sometimes when things are just too hard, you’re in a situation you can’t keep holding the...
08-03-21, 03:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,819
Posted By RChung

I stopped reading there.

I stopped reading there.
07-31-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,819
Posted By RChung

I must speak with different racers than you.

I must speak with different racers than you.
07-05-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,468
Posted By TheRealDrPhil

The physical (physics) models for bicycles make...

The physical (physics) models for bicycles make gross assumptions about mass and motion in order to offer simple explanations according to simple rules or laws. The dynamics of riding a bicycle in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,066
Posted By RChung

Oh, so you *do* care about accuracy, and not just...

Oh, so you *do* care about accuracy, and not just precision.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,263
Posted By chaadster

It was never flat-proof. With Airliner,...

It was never flat-proof.

With Airliner, though, you could ditch the emergency flat repair kit altogether. No plugs, no CO2. Rely on the sealant for most puncture repair, and then the Airliner for...
01-15-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,747
Posted By RChung

So, first a bit of historical background. Neither...

So, first a bit of historical background. Neither Tom Anhalt, nor Al Morrison, nor Andy Coggan, nor Jens Heycke, nor I work in the bicycle or the tire industry. We all started out because we raced...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,299
Posted By guadzilla

So about that. The fact that there are voids in...

So about that. The fact that there are voids in the carbon frame is just data - not information. For it to have meaning, it is useful to know:
- What is the typical acceptable limit for voids in a...
08-07-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,526
Posted By tomato coupe

... and end with an "o".

... and end with an "o".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 19,186
Posted By guadzilla

Need for attention? Attempt to widen his...

Need for attention? Attempt to widen his viewership?

Can I prove that he faked it? Nope - which is why I was careful to use the phrasing I did. But you can read that train wreck of a thread on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,185
Posted By RChung

We can actually calculate the difference in...

We can actually calculate the difference in weight that's equivalent to a difference in rolling resistance. That difference will depend, of course, on whether you're riding on a flat road or up a...
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