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06-25-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,524
Posted By PeteHski

Whatever works for you. I see quite a lot of...

Whatever works for you. I see quite a lot of variation in bike fits across even a pro peloton, both past and present. You only have to look at Francesco Moser vs Eddy Merckx. It mostly comes down...
06-25-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,141
Posted By PeteHski

Pro riders who drink coffee (which is nearly all...

Pro riders who drink coffee (which is nearly all of them from what I've read) sometimes stop drinking it for a few weeks before a key event and then dose up again during the event. Geraint Thomas...
06-25-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By PeteHski

It's hard to say without knowing what your...

It's hard to say without knowing what your maximum HR is (I mean flat out maximum, not maximum from a normal ride). But 170-180 for most people would be close to going into the red. The fact that...
06-25-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By PeteHski

I have my Kickr bike gearing set up to match my...

I have my Kickr bike gearing set up to match my road bike and it defaults to the third lowest gear on start-up.
06-24-22, 05:14 AM
06-24-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,524
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, we've heard your crackpot theory many times...

Yeah, we've heard your crackpot theory many times before.
06-24-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,385
Posted By PeteHski

I wouldn't go as far as saying the frames are...

I wouldn't go as far as saying the frames are identical with just different branding, as they are usually built under contract to a client's specific design and specification. So for example a...
06-24-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,141
Posted By PeteHski

That sounds like a proper healthy home-made...

That sounds like a proper healthy home-made smoothie. The article I was reading was referring to commercial smoothies loaded with sugar. My breakfast tends to consist of granola with blueberries,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah the Campag has a slow, clunky action, while...

Yeah the Campag has a slow, clunky action, while the Ultegra doesn't.
06-23-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

This is entirely YOUR implication, not mine. ...

This is entirely YOUR implication, not mine. I've already explained to you that I enjoy both old and new things. They are not mutually exclusive in my view. I also fully understand the big picture...
06-23-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

That's rich coming from you.

That's rich coming from you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,230
Posted By PeteHski

So you are talking about a saving of 1-2 lbs max...

So you are talking about a saving of 1-2 lbs max over your current rig. That's going to be more of a psychological gain than an objective one. It amounts to a saving of around 20-40 secs per hour...
06-23-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 521
Posted By PeteHski

I think the Boardman bikes are actually good...

I think the Boardman bikes are actually good value for a beginner. So I think you are on the right track in that choice. So then it's really a matter of what type of riding you prefer. Drops vs...
06-23-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,850
Posted By PeteHski

It's not often you see someone on BF open-minded...

It's not often you see someone on BF open-minded enough to actually try something different. Everyone running "max" pressure should at least try this experiment.
06-23-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

So basically are you saying above that the modern...

So basically are you saying above that the modern S-works appears to be objectively better than a 1920s bike only because of our conditioned world view?
...
06-23-22, 03:35 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

E-bikes are a separate entity and so totally...

E-bikes are a separate entity and so totally irrelevant to your argument.
I don't really see the point in mind-activated gear shifting. That sounds like much harder work than pressing an...
06-22-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,385
Posted By PeteHski

Yep, that's why I ride Giant and Canyon bikes. ...

Yep, that's why I ride Giant and Canyon bikes. Just better value for money. I wouldn't pay the premium for S-works over regular Specialized builds and even those are pricey compared to Giant and...
06-22-22, 04:17 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

If that were true then bicycle (and any other...

If that were true then bicycle (and any other technical product) development would be a lot more random than it actually is. Individuals of a certain age might well have a sentimental preference for...
06-22-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

I'm trying my best to relate this analogy to rim...

I'm trying my best to relate this analogy to rim vs disc brakes. Are you saying that despite being based on older technology, rim brakes are considered to be a priceless cultural icon? I don't even...
06-21-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

That TI Raleigh was the bike of my dreams as a...

That TI Raleigh was the bike of my dreams as a kid in the 80s. I did very briefly think about buying one of the recent modern replicas, but I just couldn't imagine ever choosing to ride it over a...
06-21-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,385
Posted By PeteHski

It's just how the market works. S-Works have...

It's just how the market works. S-Works have simply managed to acquire enough brand kudos to sell for $2-4k or whatever more than the equivalent Giant.
Giant probably sell a lot more units at a...
06-21-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

Have you really not noticed how science and...

Have you really not noticed how science and technology evolves and advances over time?

Scientists and engineers are employed to develop future products that are generally better than the present...
06-21-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

With all due respect, this is a very low bar you...

With all due respect, this is a very low bar you are setting here.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,295
Posted By PeteHski

They don't tend to know much in advance, but it...

They don't tend to know much in advance, but it varies. You have product engineers working with current proven tech and you have R&D engineers working on longer term projects and prototypes. At...
06-20-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By PeteHski

I think FutureShock stands out above all the...

I think FutureShock stands out above all the other front end systems with something like 20 mm of actual damped travel. At least the higher-end version is damped. Whether you actually need it or...
06-20-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

I find hydraulic disc brakes more precise in...

I find hydraulic disc brakes more precise in their bite and modulation in wet or dry conditions. I used to find rim brakes inconsistent in their feel, especially when wet. I also prefer the lighter...
06-20-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, it's like they don't realise that we have...

Yeah, it's like they don't realise that we have plenty of experience of the older tech to make our own comparisons.
06-19-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

Better and more consistent modulation and one...

Better and more consistent modulation and one finger operation.
06-19-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

There goes my coffee! Class post

There goes my coffee! Class post
06-19-22, 10:47 AM
06-19-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

I'd certainly be surprised if they considered...

I'd certainly be surprised if they considered them in the same league as a nuclear blast. But having been on these forums for a while.....
06-19-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

You learn something new every day. Today I...

You learn something new every day. Today I learnt that a boiler explosion would not be nearly as large as a nuclear bomb blast. Amazing!
06-19-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,792
Posted By PeteHski

I don't think people are thinking what you think...

I don't think people are thinking what you think they are thinking.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By PeteHski

Can't see anything there. I think your best bet...

Can't see anything there. I think your best bet is to have another chat with your LBS about it. It's not obvious from your description what the steerer tube has to do with the (invisible) bump on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,295
Posted By PeteHski

You do realise this is a bike hobby forum right? ...

You do realise this is a bike hobby forum right? Probably not the best place to have a rant about how all modern bikes are pointless, lol. I was born in 1967 by the way. I'm guessing you were born...
06-19-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,862
Posted By PeteHski

I guess that's something to consider for those...

I guess that's something to consider for those who don't fit on regular sized bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,295
Posted By PeteHski

Just because you've somehow convinced yourself...

Just because you've somehow convinced yourself that anything newer than a 1970s road bike is just pure marketing and corporate greed, doesn't mean it's actually true. Enjoy your old bike and don't...
06-18-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By PeteHski

I think tyres are the main factor in ride...

I think tyres are the main factor in ride comfort. My Giant Defy has the D-Fuse seatpost and bars. I think the carbon D-Fuse seatpost is pretty effective, but mine has the alloy D-fuse bars and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By PeteHski

Fizik's Argo Tempo saddle works well for me. It...

Fizik's Argo Tempo saddle works well for me. It has a pronounced tail kick, which is great for climbing, and it doesn't seem too fussy about whether you are sat up or on the rivet. There is a more...
06-18-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,385
Posted By PeteHski

I think you are getting confused between...

I think you are getting confused between "identical" and "similar". They are both traditional triangular frames of which there are hundreds of similar looking bikes. It's a basic generic design...
06-18-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,862
Posted By PeteHski

How do you compare the "quality" of a top-end...

How do you compare the "quality" of a top-end steel vs carbon bike?
06-18-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,524
Posted By PeteHski

Yep, of course DA is aimed at pro-racing and...

Yep, of course DA is aimed at pro-racing and anyone else who can afford it. The benefit for the masses is the trickle down of the latest tech to the lower group tiers, which happens pretty quickly...
06-17-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,862
Posted By PeteHski

They are changing their carbon bikes after a few...

They are changing their carbon bikes after a few years out of choice rather than necessity. People buying steel bikes are by definition not concerned about having the latest frame tech, so it's...
06-17-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,227
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah I like bike/component branding too. If all...

Yeah I like bike/component branding too. If all bikes were totally un-branded with generic components it would be seriously dull. Bikes are supposed to be fun and branding adds character and...
06-17-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,065
Posted By PeteHski

I have my Garmin set up to start Livetrack...

I have my Garmin set up to start Livetrack automatically, but it often doesn't start for no obvious reason. If I ride with say half a dozen people, chances of everyone getting Livetrack to work...
06-17-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,524
Posted By PeteHski

It's not ridiculous if you are comparing relative...

It's not ridiculous if you are comparing relative costs. I would imagine Shimano now have 10x as many engineers working in product development compared to what they had in 1986. It's a totally...
06-17-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,524
Posted By PeteHski

Actually the reality is that you simply have more...

Actually the reality is that you simply have more choice over a much wider range of performance today. A modern top-tier bike is a long way ahead of a 1980s top-tier bike. So there was a lower...
06-17-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,524
Posted By PeteHski

Can you imagine how much that Canyon would have...

Can you imagine how much that Canyon would have cost had it existed in 1986? Technology does move the goalposts considerably. I've been working in engineering design/development since the early 90s...
06-17-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,524
Posted By PeteHski

$9k with full-on pro build, DA group and top-end...

$9k with full-on pro build, DA group and top-end DT Swiss wheels.

https://www.canyon.com/en-us/road-bikes/aero-bikes/aeroad/cfr/aeroad-cfr-disc-mvdp/2775.html?dwvar_2775_pv_rahmenfarbe=WH%2FMC
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,295
Posted By PeteHski

There's nothing to stop them retaining mechanical...

There's nothing to stop them retaining mechanical 11-speed 105 in the hierarchy alongside a brand new 12-speed Di2 105. The latter would simply fill the gap left open if mechanical Ultegra was...
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