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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-19-20, 09:44 AM
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Plan it.
That’d be awesome.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
was checking out pmc last night to and I saw handle bar power meters. Way cheaper than the cranks for obvious reasons, but is the information provided any good? 200 dollars sounds a lot better than 1200.
I’m interested if they get around to rigging it up so I can use it with a real power meter to evaluate position.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
[MENTION=351576]Heathpack[/MENTION] did a lot of aerotesting using that exact method. Well... The indoor velodrome method, anyway. Constant repeatable power, using a real power meter, and an aero/fit expert.
I did the Alphamantis version of aerotesting with my fitter, who works out of the velodrome in Carson, CA. Due to technical issues with the venue we had to do the testing twice.

His outdoor testing uses the pitot tube but I haven't done that type of testing.

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Originally Posted by rjones28
So violent.
Think of all the cakes that would be saved from ruin.
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Old 05-19-20, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Ill take that idea, put it in this box and throw it away.

You missed a step. Heed it, then do the rest.

200 dollars worth of trash has been covered ad nauseum. As WhyFi states, save your bucks for a real power meter, because there really are no majik ones out there.

This is why I don't much care for Stages....

To quote from another forum member:

At 250w

Stages gen 2 175mm for gravel bike: 250w
Stages gen 2 165mm for TT/road: 220w
Kickr: 248w
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Old 05-19-20, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I wonder if there would be a way to calculate your drag coefficient using one.

You would some strict control over environmental conditions, but maybe if you had access to an indoor velodrome it could work?
That's exactly what I was referring to. RChung could tell you all about it, I'm sure, but there are also some CyclingTips podcasts on the subject.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
This view from Portland always gets me...

That sight would've scared the bejeezus out of me. My flight response would have been on high alert, just short of the GTFO mark.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
The blast zone and flow zones are pretty damn big. It's been interesting to see the changes over the years, even though my first visit was 12 years after it blew.

My first hikes around the mountain were super ashy/dusty, being well into the blast zone seemed like being on the moon. Nowadays there is quite a bit of ground cover established and baby trees popping up all the time. Some of the first trees to emerge from the ash are getting pretty tall by now. I should see if I have more pics from my 2015 hike, here's the two I could find...
Were they the, um . . . . . ash trees?
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Originally Posted by gnome
Any important news I've missed in the last few months? I see Mr trainsnorter has brought a flash coffee machine.
Sup
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
That's what PowerPod/AeroPod use. I think that it would be cool in conjunction with a direct force power meter, so that you could geek out over various resistances, but I wouldn't touch one in lieu of a power meter.
Yes, that's true. I got one a few years back - I got used to having decent power data while riding the trainer, and couldn't find a combination of pedal/crank that I liked for my outdoor bike. It was pretty cheap, so I got one. Once the novelty of the thing wore off, I sort of stopped using it. I recall that it would shut itself off if I stopped for a break, and that was annoying as well.

It is still there on the bike, and still paired to the Elemnt, but I don't bother to charge it, and it probably needs re-calibration. I have this vague recollection that it not only had a pitot tube, but also an accelerometer. It needs to be paired with a speed sensor. DC Rainmaker did all sorts of side-by-side tests - the accuracy wasn't as bad as you might think.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
We're well on our way to having a year without summer.
Well, we had a year without winter, so even Steven.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Well, we had a year without winter, so even Steven.
Not here.
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Old 05-19-20, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas
I hate it when that happens. Ours broke recently, you may recall.
It's a rough season for carafes I guess
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Just dropped off the wheels at a nearby shop for sealant. Pretty busy. There were three people outside waiting to pick up. Happy for them.
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Old 05-19-20, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Lance, 30 for 30. I wonder if they make him look likable.

https://youtu.be/YUsakV8RzZo
I can just hear the whining, weeping and wailing now . . . . "oh that Lance Armstrong, he's such a terrible person". smh Get a life, get over it already.
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Old 05-19-20, 11:09 AM
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I wonder if signing up for a 6hr race in October is overly optimistic...
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For the ball sports fans, they're also doing stories on baseball's biggest cheaters, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Maybe I'm doing it wrong but my steering usually does't require much power.
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Old 05-19-20, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by big john
If they do it probably won't involve me.
Ya never know, they invited you didn't they?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Just dropped off the wheels at a nearby shop for sealant. Pretty busy. There were three people outside waiting to pick up. Happy for them.
Which sealant is best??
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Originally Posted by datlas
Which sealant is best??
NotStan's.
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I just missed out on a wheelset - some Mavics laced to Chris King hubs, rotors and cassette included for $50. I messaged 8 mins after post. Just not fast enough
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex
That’s really good! I’ve bookmarked it in case I ever need it.
My brother printed it off last night and I swung by his office today -



The bushing was a little tight and sat a little proud, but a light shaving with a chisel took care of it.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I just missed out on a wheelset - some Mavics laced to Chris King hubs, rotors and cassette included for $50. I messaged 8 mins after post. Just not fast enough
Ouch
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I just missed out on a wheelset - some Mavics laced to Chris King hubs, rotors and cassette included for $50. I messaged 8 mins after post. Just not fast enough
Was that on the marketplace here?
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