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Old 03-10-21, 04:07 AM
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GCN videos score a 2/10 on average for me, occasionally they put out some reasonable content, but so much of it is just crap.
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Old 03-10-21, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by acm View Post
...a content mill designed to sell power meters to divorce guys.
I don't need a power meter to know that I'm slow!
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Old 03-10-21, 05:04 PM
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Yes. Especially as she is one of the best presenters. I saw an episode in which she painted a frame which was actually pretty good. So I apologize for calling her gormless.
She's also won and been successful in track cycling (did some road cycling as well), but even Si looked a bit lost when working friction shifters a few years ago (an Orbea I believe). I don't know if any of the presenters is given a few minutes off-camera to at least marginally familiarize themselves with, say, friction shifting, or if part of the entertainment value is watching them rewire their brains for a bit, skilled at their ((former) professional cycling) craft as they are.
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Old 03-10-21, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
I don't know if any of the presenters is given a few minutes off-camera to at least marginally familiarize themselves with, say, friction shifting, or if part of the entertainment value is watching them rewire their brains for a bit, skilled at their ((former) professional cycling) craft as they are.
Several times I've noticed that scenarios in their videos are rather contrived, and I find it fairly irritating, so I don't really watch their videos anymore.
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Old 03-10-21, 08:48 PM
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From the reviews, I don't thing I'll invest the time to watch the video. I've seen this conversion documented a bunch of times. The last youtube video I watched was a disk conversion of a chrome moly mountain bike and there was a discussion of the fork being strong enough for the braking forces. The thought that crosses my mind is that adding a disk brake to the rear wheel of a vintage heavy touring bike might be a good idea as an additional drag brake for long decents. I would think a disk would be lighter and more practical than a drum brake. I'm pretty sure they both load up a frame or fork in the same way.
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Old 03-19-21, 07:49 AM
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On this week's GCN Tech Show, they kinda sorta admit that the fork is not safe. They say that they "don't recommend doing that to your own forks." and that "the bike is now safely tucked away in my garage and we won't be riding it again..."
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Old 03-19-21, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
Several times I've noticed that scenarios in their videos are rather contrived, and I find it fairly irritating, so I don't really watch their videos anymore.
the audience is not the BF C&V membership.
Considering the volume of posts here, there is a market to tap.
Maybe they just think we collectively are too cheap.
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Old 03-19-21, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
Several times I've noticed that scenarios in their videos are rather contrived, and I find it fairly irritating, so I don't really watch their videos anymore.
Reminds me of the one video that Manon did about how to change your tire at roadside when you get a flat or something. She casually pops the tire off and removes the rim without any effort. The comments below were like, wish it was that easy or like to see her do that with Continental Gatorskin tires! ha ha
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