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09-22-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 803
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,234
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: 119
Views: 2,234
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
09-21-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,234
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...
09-21-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 803
Posted By PeteHski

IME tubeless tyres don't unseat when you get a...

IME tubeless tyres don't unseat when you get a flat unless you try to ride with the flat. At the weekend I ran over a sharp piece of metal in the road on a high speed descent and it put a large hole...
09-21-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 797
Posted By PeteHski

All my cycling jerseys have deep pockets with...

All my cycling jerseys have deep pockets with elasticated openings so stuff really can't fall out. It's like they thought about it and designed the pockets accordingly. The only zips are on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,234
Posted By PeteHski

All I'm saying is that the engineering comes...

All I'm saying is that the engineering comes before the marketing. Tech that doesn't work doesn't survive long (however well it is marketed) and certainly doesn't take over 100% of the upper end...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,234
Posted By PeteHski

That's only the reality for individual riders who...

That's only the reality for individual riders who DON'T like disc brakes. Disc brakes certainly didn't happen despite everyone hating them. Engineering (IME) is not as marketing led as some people...
09-21-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 714
Posted By PeteHski

The problem I've always had with wet lube is the...

The problem I've always had with wet lube is the ****** mess it quickly turns into with an open drivetrain. Unless you clean the whole drivetrain thoroughly after every single ride (which isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,234
Posted By PeteHski

While this is true, competition between rival...

While this is true, competition between rival brands will inevitably drive what technology is actually used on the bikes to make them competitive.
Or do you think none of the bike manufacturers try...
09-20-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,794
Posted By PeteHski

Remember that he's measuring power directly at...

Remember that he's measuring power directly at the crank arm, not at the rear hub. So it doesn't matter about how tight the BB was or any other marginal gains related to the bike drivetrain. I...
09-20-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By PeteHski

I use a Garmin Edge bike computer to record all...

I use a Garmin Edge bike computer to record all my ride data. Then it just uploads automatically to Strava. I never use Strava itself on my phone to record rides.
09-20-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,579
Posted By PeteHski

This hits the nail right on the head for me. ...

This hits the nail right on the head for me. Unless you are winning Grand Tours, there is always someone faster and stronger*. But all that matters with your own achievements is your own peer group...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,751
Posted By PeteHski

The logic is that your body needs time to adjust...

The logic is that your body needs time to adjust to significant changes, whether good or bad. It's a bit like doing a simple exercise like squats for example. If you don't do any squats at all for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By PeteHski

Here's a video explaining the mechanism of this...

Here's a video explaining the mechanism of this type of failure with alloy rims. If short of time FFWD to 25:00 mins and watch the last few minutes. The solution (at 27:00 mins) is to use Sapim MG...
09-20-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 714
Posted By PeteHski

I've used Squirt for a number of years and found...

I've used Squirt for a number of years and found it pretty good on the whole. It Requires re-application every 100 km or so, but a 5 min job at the most and the drivetrain remains pretty clean. ...
09-19-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,579
Posted By PeteHski

I would do another long ride next weekend (say...

I would do another long ride next weekend (say 50-60 miles) and then take it easy in the final week. But still ride a little during the week, short rides but fairly high tempo to prime your systems....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah I like that idea. It is a tricky...

Yeah I like that idea. It is a tricky measurement to get right when comparing bikes with different saddle shapes and lengths. Measuring from the saddle nose to the bars only works if you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By PeteHski

Unless you are using the same saddle I wouldn't...

Unless you are using the same saddle I wouldn't go off this measurement alone for reach as saddle nose length can vary a lot between different saddle models - easily an inch or more. So I find it...
09-14-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,203
Posted By PeteHski

Just because a cyclist's power output is a bit...

Just because a cyclist's power output is a bit lumpy doesn't change the physics one little bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By PeteHski

Fizik now have a few wide fitting, high volume...

Fizik now have a few wide fitting, high volume options too. I have been using the Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 Wide for about 12 months now and they are pretty wide with a very generous toe-box. I...
09-13-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,203
Posted By PeteHski

The fact that some of the mass is rotating is not...

The fact that some of the mass is rotating is not even worth talking about in respect of climbing performance. Only the total mass makes any real difference on a slope, governed by trivial Newtonian...
09-13-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,686
Posted By PeteHski

Your requirements are slightly at odds with your...

Your requirements are slightly at odds with your $75-200 range. That is exactly in the price range where they do tend to fall apart easily and ride like crap!
Better to buy a quality bike and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By PeteHski

It's not actually even amazing value. Thinking...

It's not actually even amazing value. Thinking about it, that's exactly the price I paid for my Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 in the end of season sales at the end of 2019. Obviously such sales are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By PeteHski

I think you will struggle to find a meaningful...

I think you will struggle to find a meaningful review from anyone who actually knows what they are talking about. Probably just have to take a gamble and see if it works out for you.
09-12-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By PeteHski

This thread reminds me of something a bike fitter...

This thread reminds me of something a bike fitter said recently. On really long rides (300 km Audax) he often lowers his saddle height as fatigue sets in later in the day. I also read about Merckx...
09-12-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By PeteHski

Our bodies change over time too. So it makes...

Our bodies change over time too. So it makes sense that our ideal fit might also change over time.

There is also no single professional "mathematical fit". If you went to 10 highly regarded...
09-12-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By PeteHski

Not me. Been riding for nearly 50 years and have...

Not me. Been riding for nearly 50 years and have never been sensitive to micro-adjustments.

The question of micro-adjustments came up in the Trainer Road podcast a few months ago and their take...
09-11-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,762
Posted By PeteHski

You are free to go bananas with sock colour.

You are free to go bananas with sock colour.
09-11-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,079
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah chicken and egg kind of question, lol. ...

Yeah chicken and egg kind of question, lol.

I didn't mean to make a big deal of the impact this kind of integrated storage feature has on frame design (the Domane is a nice bike). But when...
09-11-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,762
Posted By PeteHski

Go mid-length

Go mid-length
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,832
Posted By PeteHski

Of course they had a choice. Presumably those...

Of course they had a choice. Presumably those bikes had been ordered by Mike's when they were still a Specialized dealer right? The money is available to pay for them, so Specialized could have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,832
Posted By PeteHski

It's the cancelling of 400 existing orders that I...

It's the cancelling of 400 existing orders that I don't really understand. I got the impression that's what surprised Mike's Bikes too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,832
Posted By PeteHski

I think they would have expected to honour the...

I think they would have expected to honour the 400 orders already taken, but not accept any new orders. Seems like a dumb move by Specialized as some of those 400 people who ordered will be pissed...
09-10-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,079
Posted By PeteHski

The implications are that you have to make the...

The implications are that you have to make the frame heavier or lose some stiffness, or a bit of both. I'm not saying it's a bad idea, but you are not going to see it in frames where weight or...
09-10-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,913
Posted By PeteHski

I agree. As an experiment I tried a pair of...

I agree. As an experiment I tried a pair of budget DHB bib-shorts to see if they would do the job as well as the more expensive options. They were okay for the first couple of rides, but they didnít...
09-09-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By PeteHski

Thatís right, Iím literally going to live forever...

Thatís right, Iím literally going to live forever with infinite cash.
09-09-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By PeteHski

So true. But it does waste a lot of time! But...

So true. But it does waste a lot of time! But time no object for me.
09-09-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,913
Posted By PeteHski

This doesnít mean that a good chamois wonít...

This doesnít mean that a good chamois wonít contribute to your overall comfort along with the rest you mentioned.

Having experimented over the years with many different cycling shorts, some are...
09-09-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,203
Posted By PeteHski

It's mainly down to total weight and gearing and...

It's mainly down to total weight and gearing and tyres if they are dissimilar.
09-09-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By PeteHski

Could make a very long list at the moment!

Could make a very long list at the moment!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,099
Posted By PeteHski

Well that makes me a tourist then I guess.

Well that makes me a tourist then I guess.
09-09-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By PeteHski

Does that help to make it easier to understand? ...

Does that help to make it easier to understand? I could even just delete the whole first line for the really sensitive types around here.
09-09-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By PeteHski

Okay I'm really bored so looked up the definition...

Okay I'm really bored so looked up the definition of "money no object"

Collins Dictionary: "If you say that money is no object, you are emphasizing that you are willing or able to spend as much...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,099
Posted By PeteHski

But it was still NFG. Why such high pressures...

But it was still NFG. Why such high pressures anyway?

I use Muc-off sealant which has dealt with a 4 mm cut at around 70 psi. That was about the limit and needed a Dynaplug to make sure it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,048
Posted By PeteHski

It has never been a big deal for me. I currently...

It has never been a big deal for me. I currently have one bike threaded and one press fit. Both are hassle free. Previous bike was press fit too and had no issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,099
Posted By PeteHski

What a weird thread! 0.5 mm hole that wonít...

What a weird thread! 0.5 mm hole that wonít seal? Seriously? Whatever sealant you are using is NFG.
09-08-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,913
Posted By PeteHski

This is a good point to raise. I do find that a...

This is a good point to raise. I do find that a lot of road cycling specific clothing is not multi-functional at all. The cut of road cycling jerseys for example is terrible for everyday use when...
09-08-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By PeteHski

Perfect thanks! That's the way I was thinking,...

Perfect thanks! That's the way I was thinking, but didn't have any experience with Dura-Ace to know if there was perhaps a final significant step up to the top rung. But sounds like there isn't.
...
09-07-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By PeteHski

I was actually more interested in the performance...

I was actually more interested in the performance differences between the top 3 tiers, if there were any. It appears that weight saving is the only advantage.

Durability was only a minor...
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