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Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-23, 05:53 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 11,159
Posted By PeteHski

If you are going to run 38C tyres at 50-60 psi...

If you are going to run 38C tyres at 50-60 psi then worrying about pinch flats or rim damage is academic. At what pressure have you found pinch flats to be an issue? Iíve run narrower 30C tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 11,159
Posted By PeteHski

I'm just pointing out the practical reality for...

I'm just pointing out the practical reality for someone with no first hand experience of running tubeless tyres.
10-13-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,429
Posted By Erzulis Boat

My nephew was a pro (rode with Chris Horner on...

My nephew was a pro (rode with Chris Horner on his last team) and it was a little disappointing how things are hodge-podge to a degree. Unless they have a massive budget, spares and the like do vary....
10-12-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,017
Posted By Rick_D

Same. Selle Anatomica saddles effectively require...

Same. Selle Anatomica saddles effectively require no break-in, out of the box, and the -2 series are competitive weightwise; the 1s are fairly heavy. I see they've leveled prices, the 1s used to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,917
Posted By tomato coupe

The sticky mess could be considered a form of...

The sticky mess could be considered a form of deviancy, but the inability to seal holes without losing substantial pressure, the re-opening of holes when tires were re-inflated to full pressure, and...
10-12-23, 04:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,429
Posted By PeteHski

This^ Ineos rider Luke Rowe commented on his...

This^
Ineos rider Luke Rowe commented on his podcast about some teams being stupid for not running liners at Paris Roubaix, in a vain effort to save maybe 1W of power.

The funniest part was that...
10-11-23, 11:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,429
Posted By surak

Pro teams aren't as smart as people want to give...

Pro teams aren't as smart as people want to give them credit for when it comes to new tech. I've both read and heard that some teams use (arguably less than) the bare minimum of sealant because...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,017
Posted By PeteHski

I looked seriously at both these bikes. In the...

I looked seriously at both these bikes. In the end I chose the Canyon Endurace in a fairly high spec at £4500. The equivalent spec Roubaix would have been £7000 and there was no way I could justify...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-23, 04:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,017
Posted By genejockey

This is a solution that makes no sense, because...

This is a solution that makes no sense, because it doesn't involve getting a new bike.

:roflmao2:
10-10-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By PeteHski

Or Strava heat map should work

Or Strava heat map should work
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-23, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By jaxgtr

I had a commuter that used Shimano 105 rim brake...

I had a commuter that used Shimano 105 rim brake shifters with the TRP's and they worked fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-23, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By downtube42

Yes they will work. The HY/RD does require...

Yes they will work.

The HY/RD does require more brake lever travel before engagement, compared to most other brakes. That can be disconcerting, until you get accustomed. The travel is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By Canker

People way over do this toxic thing. Unless you...

People way over do this toxic thing. Unless you bath in DOT for hours or drink it you are going to be fine, mild irritation if you let it set.
10-09-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,017
Posted By Paul_P

Near the end of this summer I found that my...

Near the end of this summer I found that my Brooks saddle fit better than it ever had before, and I attributed that to my body somehow conforming itself better to the saddle after riding more than...
10-09-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,103
Posted By wolfchild

Many gravel bikes are also designed for...

Many gravel bikes are also designed for bikepacking and many people use them for this purpose... Bikepacking is just a modern ultralight version of an old school bike touring and it involves a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By sir_crash_alot

It's actually the Decathlon bikes that introduced...

It's actually the Decathlon bikes that introduced me to the idea of going to the TRP HY/RD in the first place, since reviews of most other mechanical disc brake systems have been mediocre to poor.
10-09-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,103
Posted By PeteHski

Okay so there may be specific cases where a...

Okay so there may be specific cases where a traditional touring bike would still be a better choice than a gravel bike. But clearly this is a niche market, which I imagine it always was anyway.
10-09-23, 11:01 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,103
Posted By prj71

He's right. It's not an exaggeration...Between...

He's right. It's not an exaggeration...Between mountain bikes, fat bikes, gravel bikes, recreational hybrid bikes and road bikes and so many different tire widths available...These are the good...
10-09-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,103
Posted By prj71

Without splitting hairs...Today's modern gravel...

Without splitting hairs...Today's modern gravel bike is the new touring bike and it works well both off and on road which is the appeal.
10-09-23, 10:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,103
Posted By PeteHski

Touring is not my thing, but what would be the...

Touring is not my thing, but what would be the problem in using a modern gravel bike? They look ideal for touring.
10-09-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,103
Posted By prj71

I'm thinking this thread could have ended right...

I'm thinking this thread could have ended right here if the OP actually understood this concept.




Nobody really buys these types of bikes anymore. YOU are in the minority. Road Bikes, Gravel...
10-09-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,103
Posted By veganbikes

I would happily stock touring bikes, I love...

I would happily stock touring bikes, I love bicycle touring a lot as well as bike packing and general adventuring but if I stock purely what I like I would be out of business. I stock many different...
10-09-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,017
Posted By phughes

And that is the key. The majority of people with...

And that is the key. The majority of people with saddle issues like perineum pain, can fix those issues by dropping the saddle height slightly. I have personally helped people with the issue over the...
10-09-23, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By saulgoldie

Motivation; Lack of. Chasing A Specific Bike.

A long shot...admins, please delete if this is not appropriate.

So, I've been struggling to find motivation, even as I see all the great posts here about great rides and personal posts. And...
10-08-23, 09:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,103
Posted By tomato coupe

Being lectured by a newbie on how the bicycle...

Being lectured by a newbie on how the bicycle industry should work never gets old.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,079
Posted By mstateglfr

If your tires are sliding across slick spots so...

If your tires are sliding across slick spots so frequently that you have to plan your pedal decision around the issue, then yeah I get it.
...at the same time, perhaps you should look into riding...
10-08-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,103
Posted By unterhausen

You aren't going to find a pre-built bike with a...

You aren't going to find a pre-built bike with a Rohloff anywhere outside of Europe (maybe just Germany), I don't think. I don't know any shop that can afford to sit on a niche bike like that has...
10-08-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,103
Posted By staehpj1

Why? You seem to have some big axe to grind...

Why?

You seem to have some big axe to grind with the manufacturers as if the first one constitutes some miscondict on their part. I do not. I think that for the most part manufacturers creating...
10-08-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,103
Posted By Trakhak

Paraphrasing Rooster Cogburn in True Grit: ...

Paraphrasing Rooster Cogburn in True Grit:

If I ever meet a young white American male who doesn't believe he's a true dissenter and a free-thinker and that everyone else is a sheep, I'll shake his...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-23, 07:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,079
Posted By PeteHski

Outside of competitive racing, there isnít much...

Outside of competitive racing, there isnít much advantage to clipless pedals. I still prefer them on my road bike, but I donít have any issues producing sufficient anaerobic efforts on my mountain...
10-08-23, 07:22 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,103
Posted By TiHabanero

Having worked in a bike shop for decades I...

Having worked in a bike shop for decades I believe I understand your complaint. Typically each year we heard this complaint 2 maybe 3 times, "How is it none of the shops around here stock the bike I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-23, 05:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,051
Posted By PeteHski

Of course some people donít have a choice, but...

Of course some people donít have a choice, but most people do actually have a choice and donít take any advantage of it. Something like 80% of Americans donít even do the minimum recommended 150...
10-07-23, 08:39 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,103
Posted By indyfabz

Nothing boring about my drop bar road bike. ...

Nothing boring about my drop bar road bike.

A guy I know used to stock plenty of LHTs in his shop along with Cross Checks and Stragglers. I bought 3 LHTs over several years, including 2 off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,083
Posted By msu2001la

The new GP5000 S TR and AS are much easier to...

The new GP5000 S TR and AS are much easier to mount than the old (and now discontinued) GP5000 TL.
The TL was awful, and is why this tire gets such a bad rap for being difficult to mount. I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-23, 04:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,083
Posted By jpescatore

I get about 4K miles out of GP 5000s on the rear,...

I get about 4K miles out of GP 5000s on the rear, twice that on the front - and that is replacing them when I can just still see the wear dimples - usually I've gotten deep gouges or slices by then...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-23, 02:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,204
Posted By PeteHski

I would go all-in with carbon frame and...

I would go all-in with carbon frame and electronic shifting. SRAM Rival eTap is good value on Canyon builds and there are no cables or wires to route. Just a couple of brake hoses that will never...
07-05-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,005
Posted By adlai

Derailleur limit screws should just be Left and Right

For something so simple, I've had to Google it every time I adjust a derailleur. Is L the low gear? What does low mean here? Low as in low tooth count or low as in lower effort? Is H high gear? High...
07-05-23, 10:51 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,336
Posted By 79pmooney

And they are lower so they hit sooner in corners....

And they are lower so they hit sooner in corners. I have them on a Raleigh Competition (low BB!) with 175 cranks. Good thing they are Shimano SPD MTB sturdy. They've hit pavement many times and...
07-05-23, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By chaadster

It depends on a few few things, to me. If the...

It depends on a few few things, to me. If the “seldom ridden” bike is a seasonal switch-up, I keep it tubeless because I have time to prep ahead of the need/use, and once it’s in service, it gets...
07-04-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,336
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I just takes practice. Maybe find a place with...

I just takes practice. Maybe find a place with no traffic and a hill and practice starting from a dead stop. Soon you will get the hang of it and at least feel confident that if you "miss" getting...
06-28-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,336
Posted By genejockey

Apparently. Apropos of nothing in...

Apparently.

Apropos of nothing in particular, I once read that there is some kind of neurochemical reward some get if they believe they've figured out something nobody else has.
06-26-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,093
Posted By GhostRider62

If you have not been riding consistently (4-6...

If you have not been riding consistently (4-6 days per week) for 5 or more years, go easy on yourself. It takes time to be able to do 200 miles and most people could not do what you currently do. ...
06-26-23, 07:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,093
Posted By VegasJen

I am not as strong as I want to believe.

I like to think I'm in pretty decent shape for my age and condition. I seem to have this opinion despite continually being humbled. Some of you may recall my thread HERE...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,161
Posted By Sy Reene

Probably more likely with tubeless you were...

Probably more likely with tubeless you were underinflated. TL proponents like to talk about how low you can go without risk of pinch flatting, but not necessarily much support that their PSIs are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 17,422
Posted By tomato coupe

Other opinion pieces by Pete Muir: Opinion:...

Other opinion pieces by Pete Muir:

Opinion: Down with Electronic Shifting
Opinion: Cycling is better without GPS
Opinion: Round Tubes are Best

Let's guess his age ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 78,786
Posted By scottfsmith

Here is some wax that dripped on the floor after...

Here is some wax that dripped on the floor after my latest lube which I scraped off and put in water for a couple hours:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,548
Posted By JohnDThompson

There's a difference between "structural...

There's a difference between "structural integrity" and "environmental persistence."
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,338
Posted By Hiro11

I ignore everything on Zwift. According to Zwift,...

I ignore everything on Zwift. According to Zwift, the world is full of closeted cardio prodigies who could win World Tour races if given half a chance.

For example, if you go on any KOM...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,338
Posted By bampilot06

Itís a shame, there is a guy in my area that went...

Itís a shame, there is a guy in my area that went and took a lot of KOMs. Never saw him before, no one seems to know who he is, and his ride history is nothing spectacular. His data looks more...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By genejockey

I've had a Ritchey Road Logic since 1997. It is...

I've had a Ritchey Road Logic since 1997. It is a great bike. Everytime I ride it, I think, "If I had to have only one bike, and it was this one, that would be okay."
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