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09-27-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 654
Posted By PeteHski

I only mentioned elliptical because I happen to...

I only mentioned elliptical because I happen to have one that measures power output accurately. It's not exactly running, but it is weight bearing, which seemed to be your main argument for running...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,129
Posted By PeteHski

Whenever there is a change, some people simply...

Whenever there is a change, some people simply don't like it. Or it takes them some time to get used to it. It's the same with everything new/different. Tubeless tyres, thru' axles, press-fit BBs,...
09-27-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 654
Posted By PeteHski

I think there is confusion here between using...

I think there is confusion here between using more muscle groups and overall energy expenditure. For example we have an elliptical trainer and a bike machine, both with identical power meters. On...
09-27-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By PeteHski

I was talking about ride quality, not position. ...

I was talking about ride quality, not position. The Domane has IsoSpeed compliance and relatively wide tyre clearance.
09-27-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 654
Posted By PeteHski

I don't know. But, according to my power meter,...

I don't know. But, according to my power meter, I managed to burn 1000 cals on a 1 hour effort last week. Average speed was 20.7 mph with 300 m elevation gain. Averaging around 250W
09-27-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By PeteHski

The Domane will be more comfortable. I wouldn't...

The Domane will be more comfortable. I wouldn't worry about the bike weight in this comparison. The Roubaix you tried should have been very comfortable too. More comparable to the Domane in that...
09-27-21, 03:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 654
Posted By PeteHski

For me yes, running is definitely "harder"...

For me yes, running is definitely "harder" because I'm a trained cyclist and don't run at all.
But regarding energy expenditure a quick Google of calorie calculators for running and cycling gives...
09-26-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 392
Posted By PeteHski

For a start any suspension fork on a $300 bike is...

For a start any suspension fork on a $300 bike is guaranteed to be complete junk. You are far better off with a rigid fork on any budget bike. Your friend's Trek is likely to be a better bet if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By PeteHski

There are quite a few potential issues here:- ...

There are quite a few potential issues here:-

1. It does very much matter how many gears are on your bike vs the new cassette. They have to match or your rear mech won't shift properly.
2. Also...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By PeteHski

I would make sure you get a frame that can fit at...

I would make sure you get a frame that can fit at least 32 mm tyres and preferably a bit more. I'm not sure what these particular frames can handle, but their stock tyres are a bit narrow,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,129
Posted By PeteHski

Who was it disrespectful to exactly? I know...

Who was it disrespectful to exactly? I know plenty of people who like to live in the past and will spout all kinds of BS about newer things. It's just human nature.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,129
Posted By PeteHski

Wind might be invisible, but I can definitely...

Wind might be invisible, but I can definitely feel it! Climbing race bikes would be considerably lighter for sure, but there would most definitely still be aero race bikes that would be a little...
09-26-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By PeteHski

Try it, they will survive.

Try it, they will survive.
09-26-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 654
Posted By PeteHski

This only shows that you can pace yourself more...

This only shows that you can pace yourself more easily on a bike. Running requires a higher minimum energy expenditure than cycling. But in either case there is no fixed maximum energy expenditure....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,174
Posted By PeteHski

I'm amazed this dummy actually survived for 64...

I'm amazed this dummy actually survived for 64 years! That has to be the most dumb thing I've seen in a while (and I've seen some really dumb things!)
09-26-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,645
Posted By PeteHski

Well cheap and decent quality means you should be...

Well cheap and decent quality means you should be looking at used Giant bikes really. But it's hard to be specific with so little information.
09-26-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 808
Posted By PeteHski

I certainly wouldn't ride with a tyre that I...

I certainly wouldn't ride with a tyre that I couldn't easily remove from the rim with anything more than a plastic tyre lever. Especially not when using a tube. It's inevitable you will get...
09-26-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 654
Posted By PeteHski

This is meaningless without talking about pace. ...

This is meaningless without talking about pace. What if you rode those 100 miles faster? You can definitely bury yourself over 100 miles on a bike if you want to. It's just easier to cruise on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,174
Posted By PeteHski

Well power output is pretty objective when using...

Well power output is pretty objective when using a power meter.

But that aside I see no reason to experiment with longer cranks. If there was some credible research suggesting longer cranks might...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By PeteHski

For Garmin it's easy enough using all manner of...

For Garmin it's easy enough using all manner of Apps. Garmin Connect is the obvious one and works okay for me. I also often upload routes from Strava, RWGPS and various other Apps too. Never had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By PeteHski

I have a Garmin Edge 530 and the Varia rear...

I have a Garmin Edge 530 and the Varia rear light/radar.
Does everything you are asking for. Turn by turn nav is pretty slick. There are many ways to create your own routes to upload to it eg....
09-26-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,645
Posted By PeteHski

Carbon frame manufacture is very labour intensive...

Carbon frame manufacture is very labour intensive and requires a very specific skill set. That skill set has been largely developed in Taiwan over the past few decades. So I don't have a problem...
09-26-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,207
Posted By PeteHski

That's why I now use Dynaplugs. The metal tip...

That's why I now use Dynaplugs. The metal tip does the same job as the knot.
09-26-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,207
Posted By PeteHski

I would just do it yourself, otherwise you will...

I would just do it yourself, otherwise you will never learn and forever be dependent on the shop to simply change your tyres.
09-26-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 688
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah I actually prefer SPD-SL to SPD, although...

Yeah I actually prefer SPD-SL to SPD, although it's a very long time since I used SPD.
Only downside for me with SPD-SL is walking in them, which I basically avoid when road biking.
09-26-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 688
Posted By PeteHski

I agree with this. There are flat pedal setups...

I agree with this. There are flat pedal setups that allow you to "pedal circles" pretty effectively too (they easily have enough grip to push forward over the top and pull back across the bottom),...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,129
Posted By PeteHski

Yep, or if you want to buy a discounted frame...

Yep, or if you want to buy a discounted frame that isn't selling well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,174
Posted By PeteHski

The way I approach this kind of thing is to...

The way I approach this kind of thing is to research what professionals have found through experience and studies. Then you can make an informed decision for yourself and then make changes if you...
09-25-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By PeteHski

That is a neat idea. I wish mine had those. ...

That is a neat idea. I wish mine had those. They are a pita to remove
09-25-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By PeteHski

They are washable you know.

They are washable you know.
09-25-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,207
Posted By PeteHski

As Rolla said, it's not an issue in practice. ...

As Rolla said, it's not an issue in practice.
I don't bother with step 4 when doing a roadside repair. I just trim the end flush when I get home. When you ride, the end just flattens down onto...
09-25-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 688
Posted By PeteHski

Countless studies have shown that this is not...

Countless studies have shown that this is not what actually happens, even with pro cyclists. There is no significant power produced on the upstroke. So don't go expecting an improvement in that...
09-25-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By PeteHski

So we get it, you clearly don't like ALL modern...

So we get it, you clearly don't like ALL modern mtbs. I agree that it probably isn't what the OP is looking for, but they are not stupid bikes. They just have a different purpose.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,129
Posted By PeteHski

Right, so he bought the rim brake version to save...

Right, so he bought the rim brake version to save weight on climbs and he thinks taking the wheels on/off to travel is a bit easier (??). But he uses his other disc braked bike if there are any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,770
Posted By PeteHski

I think this is what is driving the move back to...

I think this is what is driving the move back to threaded BBs. They have become a major selling point with PF gaining such a bad reputation. Be interesting to see if the industry remains divided or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,770
Posted By PeteHski

Canyon are edging their bets a little with most...

Canyon are edging their bets a little with most of their mountain bikes on threaded BBs. But their lightest XC bike is PF as of course are all their road bikes.

Only PF BB I've had any issue with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,129
Posted By PeteHski

So the main reason was to get a discounted frame....

So the main reason was to get a discounted frame.
Second reason because he admits to being mechanically incompetent.

Fair enough.
09-25-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,447
Posted By PeteHski

Firstly an average cadence of 89 is pretty...

Firstly an average cadence of 89 is pretty typical of a reasonably experienced cyclist. Most people who cycle regularly will have an average cadence somewhere between 80-95 rpm. Beginners tend to...
09-25-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By PeteHski

This^ Or any mainstream "gravel" bike with...

This^
Or any mainstream "gravel" bike with straight bars (rather than drop bars). I wouldn't get a mountain bike for this kind of riding or anything with a suspension fork in this price range.
09-25-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,542
Posted By PeteHski

I agree with your sentiment. Here in the UK...

I agree with your sentiment. Here in the UK there are places where you can buy a budget bike that is likely to have been assembled competently on site and ride reasonably well e.g. Halfords,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,174
Posted By PeteHski

I find this summary as good as any on crank...

I find this summary as good as any on crank length:-

https://bikedynamics.co.uk/FitGuidecranks.htm

There are very few downsides to shorter cranks, but plenty of potential issues going too long....
09-24-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,691
Posted By PeteHski

In that case you might be better off with a...

In that case you might be better off with a semi-compact chainset or even a 1x. I have the same setup as you, but there are enough very steep hills around here to make the lowest 34/34 a very useful...
09-24-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,411
Posted By PeteHski

I don't really have a bike gear rabbit hole. ...

I don't really have a bike gear rabbit hole. Skis on the other hand....
09-24-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,542
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, but it also pulls the front wheel way back...

Yeah, but it also pulls the front wheel way back behind the head axis (crown and hub offset both reversed), so the whole bike becomes unbalanced. Have you ever tried it? I have for a laugh when I...
09-23-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 904
Posted By PeteHski

I like that idea. Makes total sense. Although I...

I like that idea. Makes total sense. Although I probably wouldn't be arsed to actually do it!
09-23-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,542
Posted By PeteHski

Some poor sod is probably riding this around now ...

Some poor sod is probably riding this around now wondering why the steering feels a bit scary!
09-23-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,207
Posted By PeteHski

That's what disposable gloves are for. Although...

That's what disposable gloves are for. Although I think the mess is over-rated. Depends what sealant you are using too.
09-23-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 383
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah that's IF you get back without getting hit...

Yeah that's IF you get back without getting hit by a truck in bad light or falling off on the icy road. Sometimes it's just more convenient and safer to train inside. Especially when you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,129
Posted By PeteHski

I might agree with you at the very lowest level. ...

I might agree with you at the very lowest level. A bit like those really crappy full suspension mtbs you see in the box stores. That's pure marketing bs for sure.
But once you get into decent...
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