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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 976
Posted By gregf83

I’d recommend Josh’s method too if I was selling...

I’d recommend Josh’s method too if I was selling wax :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 976
Posted By gregf83

I've also had good success with Rock N Roll gold...

I've also had good success with Rock N Roll gold which is a very thin lube that you wipe off completely. I don't like a bunch of extra wax on the chain that ends up flaking off. My process is fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 976
Posted By gregf83

Wear a heavy glove and wipe it off with a heavy...

Wear a heavy glove and wipe it off with a heavy paper shop towel as you pull it out. As you've recognized you don't need a ton of was on the outside of the chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 976
Posted By gregf83

I heat the wax in a crock pot on high. I've never...

I heat the wax in a crock pot on high. I've never measured the temperature but it seems to heat the chain up quickly. I have a fair amount of wax in a heavy pot so don't think one chain lowers the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 976
Posted By gregf83

I grab the link pins with a pair of needle nose...

I grab the link pins with a pair of needle nose pliers and swish them in the liquid was for 10 seconds or so. Both the pliers and link quickly get above the melting point temp of was.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 976
Posted By gregf83

It doesn't stay cold for long when it goes in the...

It doesn't stay cold for long when it goes in the crock pot. After 10 seconds the chain is up to a high enough temperature that the wax remains liquid on the chain when it's removed. I think that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 976
Posted By gregf83

That doesn’t work so well when you’re doing...

That doesn’t work so well when you’re doing multiple chains. With hot liquid wax it gets into all the pins very quickly. Any moisture on the chain quickly boils off and any residual oil dissolves in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 976
Posted By gregf83

Why are you leaving the chain in the wax for two...

Why are you leaving the chain in the wax for two hours? I have 3 chains for each of two bikes so wax 5 or 6 chains at a time. I hook the chain with a bent coat hanger, immerse it in the wax while...
07-19-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 622
Posted By gregf83

It doesn’t have to be complicated and you don’t...

It doesn’t have to be complicated and you don’t need an ultrasonic cleaner to remove lube from a chain. Put some mineral spirits in a can, add the chain and swish around for a minute. Pull the chain,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,059
Posted By gregf83

No need to be cranky. What did you mean by far...

No need to be cranky. What did you mean by far more effective?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,059
Posted By gregf83

Using both brakes is more ‘effective’ at keeping...

Using both brakes is more ‘effective’ at keeping the front and rear brake wear even. For hard braking or emergency stops though using 100% front is correct. Maybe if you can get enough of your weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,148
Posted By gregf83

Presumably there are reasons most of the teams...

Presumably there are reasons most of the teams either aren't using through axles that don't require a wrench, or they're not as fast at you at swapping wheels. I've seen an awful lot of slow wheel...
07-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 856
Posted By gregf83

No doubt it would have made the sprint stages...

No doubt it would have made the sprint stages more interesting but I think Cav would probably win about 50% of the sprints against Ewan. Ewan wasn't competitive in Baloise Belgium stage 5. DQS still...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,403
Posted By gregf83

Batery life on the 530 is much better than the...

Batery life on the 530 is much better than the 520. There's a small icon on the main page and a larger icon and % on the status page. I had to look as I've not paid any attention since the battery...
07-02-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,208
Posted By gregf83

Cav has the best team supporting him with the...

Cav has the best team supporting him with the number one leadout man Morkov and for some inexplicable reason has been sprinting against Alpecin's #2 sprinter. I think his power is down considerably...
06-29-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,644
Posted By gregf83

Most people can't tell the difference between a...

Most people can't tell the difference between a $5000 McIntosh amplifier and a $500 Yamaha amp. Doesn't mean there isn't a market for high end audio products.

Bikes are no different than any other...
06-23-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,503
Posted By gregf83

The Garmin display on the 520 was polarized at 45...

The Garmin display on the 520 was polarized at 45 degrees allowing you to see the screen in portrait or landscape mode except it doesn't have a landscape mode. The 530 has the display correctly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By gregf83

I use them on 28mm tires so not very high...

I use them on 28mm tires so not very high pressure. Don’t really need it on my summer bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By gregf83

What's the issue with Stans? I've used it on one...

What's the issue with Stans? I've used it on one bike for about a year with no problems. It sealed half a dozen leaks in the rear tire over about a year.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,799
Posted By gregf83

Drop or no-drop the riders in front have a degree...

Drop or no-drop the riders in front have a degree of responsibility for the group behind. That includes avoiding potholes or road hazards and stopping when it's clear the group wouldn't be safe...
06-07-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,241
Posted By gregf83

Switch to some GP4000s and you might gain another...

Switch to some GP4000s and you might gain another kph.
06-05-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,241
Posted By gregf83

Good news is you can't get much worse than the...

Good news is you can't get much worse than the tires you have now as far as rolling resistance. I would try something like Schwalbe pro one tubeless on the rear. Like you I mostly get flats in the...
06-03-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,100
Posted By gregf83

Try cutting the gym time down to once a week or...

Try cutting the gym time down to once a week or not at all. You need to be able to do 2 or 3 hard days on the bike with the other days longer and easier. The gym is holding you back at this point. If...
06-03-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,271
Posted By gregf83

It's a unique beep different than beeps for other...

It's a unique beep different than beeps for other notifications. I have minimal hearing in my right ear but don't have any trouble hearing normally including going down hills at up to 60kph. On the...
06-01-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,003
Posted By gregf83

It likely occurred when you initially registered....

It likely occurred when you initially registered. Lots of sites make it 'easy' to register by using your credentials from Facebook, Google or Apple. This eliminates the need to create an email based...
05-28-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,529
Posted By gregf83

Interesting analysis. I was a little surprised...

Interesting analysis. I was a little surprised his AWC (or WAR in the video) was not higher in the final efforts at Strade Bianche. I've had efforts in the 18-20kJ range and thought his would have...
05-27-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,529
Posted By gregf83

At 400W for an hour? Maybe for Filippo Ganna but...

At 400W for an hour? Maybe for Filippo Ganna but not likely for BF riders :)
05-27-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,529
Posted By gregf83

It's not perfect but the W' component of the...

It's not perfect but the W' component of the critical power model of Monod Scherrer provides a reasonably close estimation of Anaerobic Work Capacity (AWC) measured in kJ. To measure requires a...
05-26-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,529
Posted By gregf83

What are you calling 'decent'? Anaerobic work...

What are you calling 'decent'? Anaerobic work capacity might be 30kJ on the high end or about 2% of your 1 hour ride. Hardly seem worth adjusting anything.
05-24-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,503
Posted By gregf83

You can change the lean angle of the bike a...

You can change the lean angle of the bike a little but not the lean angle defined by the center of gravity. If you're riding in an arrow position there isn't a lot of benefit to not keeping your body...
05-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,503
Posted By gregf83

If you're cornering close to the limits of...

If you're cornering close to the limits of traction the lean angle defined by your center of gravity will be the same in both cases you've mentioned. The only difference is the speed is different....
05-21-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,503
Posted By gregf83

I got there when I was 4 yrs old without a course.

I got there when I was 4 yrs old without a course.
05-16-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,915
Posted By gregf83

You'd get about the same response if you told...

You'd get about the same response if you told someone they didn't need the nice car they just bought and could travel just as well with a 5 yr old Corolla. Most people are smart enough to buy what...
05-15-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,915
Posted By gregf83

If you use time and effort/power as your measure...

If you use time and effort/power as your measure of workout effectiveness then the weight of your bike really makes no difference. With a lighter bike you'll go a little farther but as others have...
Forum: Foo
05-15-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,292
Posted By gregf83

Tesla has an extensive network of fast chargers...

Tesla has an extensive network of fast chargers that can charge up to 250kW. A large battery is about 80kwh which can be charged to 80% in under an hour. Every 4 to 5 hours of driving you need to...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,582
Posted By gregf83

I did this commute for 7 yrs before Covid. You've...

I did this commute for 7 yrs before Covid. You've got less rain so should be doable. I would usually average about 4 times a week during the year as I would need to drive for one reason or another. I...
05-12-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By gregf83

To climb well you need a high power to weight...

To climb well you need a high power to weight ratio. You don’t need to climb hills to lose weight and you don’t need hills to train power. Mentally, I find it much easier to maintain power on a climb...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,896
Posted By gregf83

You could be right if you're sprinting from a...

You could be right if you're sprinting from a standing start in a parking lot. In a more realistic sprint under race conditions you would be starting your sprint at 55+kph and the actual...
05-01-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,334
Posted By gregf83

Focus on improving your power and forget about...

Focus on improving your power and forget about your HR. There’s no value in having a high HR. I hit my highest HR a couple times a year, usually when it’s hot and I’m dehydrated during a hard effort....
04-26-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,367
Posted By gregf83

I pass cyclists all the time in a single lane....

I pass cyclists all the time in a single lane. Not something I would do in a car but a single lane can accommodate multiple cyclists. As far as signalling, cyclists should follow the same rules as...
04-26-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,959
Posted By gregf83

My comment was in the context of a video posted...

My comment was in the context of a video posted earlier that had a cyclist riding on a crowded Mup ringing his bell every 5 seconds expecting everyone to clear a path for him. I found it annoying. I...
04-25-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,959
Posted By gregf83

I don't normally ride on MUPs but do use a 1 mile...

I don't normally ride on MUPs but do use a 1 mile section to transition under a highway. Riding today, when I came across a family with 2 little kids I slowed down to walking speed and made my way...
04-22-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By gregf83

Depends somewhat on the age of the Tesla. More...

Depends somewhat on the age of the Tesla. More recent models have more capable computers. The image recognition on my son’s model 3 is very good and constantly being upgraded every few weeks. The...
04-19-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,130
Posted By gregf83

Age has a Minimal Effect on the Impact...

Age has a Minimal Effect on the Impact Performance of Field-Used Bicycle Helmets (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28462479/)
04-19-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,357
Posted By gregf83

Except the guys who have the highest skills tend...

Except the guys who have the highest skills tend to take chairlifts on ski hills. They could pedal up but they might only get one run in a day vs many if they ride the chair. Presumably e-bikes allow...
04-10-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By gregf83

Might be low now but should be good in the...

Might be low now but should be good in the fall/winter after riding in the summer. I had mine done in Dec once and it was still good. Low in Apr though after being bundled up. Vitamin D lasts in the...
04-07-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,357
Posted By gregf83

Next to Belgium, the Dutch have the highest...

Next to Belgium, the Dutch have the highest number of Pro cyclists per capita so they can’t be too negative towards road cyclists.
04-06-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By gregf83

Have a look at previous results and look up...

Have a look at previous results and look up riders on Strava. You'll be able to see how they performed on the climbs. I looked up a friend who did the 7-day 2015 Dolmite-Swiss Alp route. On stage 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By gregf83

If I was visiting your area with a bike I would...

If I was visiting your area with a bike I would use the 50/34 as I see there are some steep climbs (Torr Head) that look interesting. No real advantage to the 52/42.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By gregf83

I commuted for 7 yrs on a couple of older S-works...

I commuted for 7 yrs on a couple of older S-works Tri-Cross and Tarmac bikes. Parked outside under a small awning but would often get wet if it was windy. Bikes were carbon with Aluminum components...
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