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07-29-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By Doomrider74

Heart rate monitor observation

Does anyone find their HRM works more consistently if they wear a base layer over the top, under your cycling jersey?

I have a Wahoo Tickr Ive been using for about 3 months and its had issues with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doomrider74

Fair enough but I was responding to your...

Fair enough but I was responding to your suggestion that Zwift is all about competing against others: that couldn't be further from the truth.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doomrider74

You don't have to compete against anyone, if you...

You don't have to compete against anyone, if you don't want to: just jump on the trainer, select a route, and ride. That's what I do and I love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doomrider74

Buying my Wahoo Kickr was one of the best...

Buying my Wahoo Kickr was one of the best purchases I have ever made, cycling-related or not: It helped my sanity during the winter covid months and I'm no longer dreading the onset of next winter.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By Doomrider74

You need weight over the front wheel for it to...

You need weight over the front wheel for it to brake properly (maintain traction) so throwing your weight back isn't a great idea. Maintain a neutral body position
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By Doomrider74

Try cleaning and greasing your pedal threads.

Try cleaning and greasing your pedal threads.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,806
Posted By Doomrider74

Who else in the pro peleton is complaining about...

Who else in the pro peleton is complaining about disc brakes?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,806
Posted By Doomrider74

Most of the discussion here is about hydraulic...

Most of the discussion here is about hydraulic disc brakes, not cable.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,806
Posted By Doomrider74

You keep telling yourself that. True about...

You keep telling yourself that.

True about the hubs but what's stopping you using a disc hub laced to some rim brake-suitable rims? If you don't like the look of the 6 bolt flange, use centre lock...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,806
Posted By Doomrider74

Here's some news for you: you're not special,...

Here's some news for you: you're not special, you're not "smarter than the average bear", you're not "wise", everyone else aren't dumbasses. The sooner you realise this, the better it will be for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,806
Posted By Doomrider74

You don't have to "despise" the marking industry...

You don't have to "despise" the marking industry at all, and doing so isn't a sign of intelligence, either (I'd argue quite the opposite). It just takes a bit of critical thinking.

Personally, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,806
Posted By Doomrider74

Hopefully never. Rim brakes are a poor design:...

Hopefully never. Rim brakes are a poor design: any essential system that works by wearing away a structural component of your bike is an inherently flawed design and should be re-thought. Disc brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,251
Posted By Doomrider74

helmets dont keep the sun off, nor do they stop...

helmets dont keep the sun off, nor do they stop sweat running into your eyes. IMO its not an either/or, its both.

I started wearing one when my brother was diagnosed with skin cancer on his head....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,517
Posted By Doomrider74

My point was just because some people cry wolf...

My point was just because some people cry wolf you can't write off everyone's experience in the same way.

This is certainly not the first time I've heard complaints about the weird sizing of stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,517
Posted By Doomrider74

Certainly not the case with me.

Certainly not the case with me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,675
Posted By Doomrider74

I didn't say it did. All I did was clarify the...

I didn't say it did. All I did was clarify the point behind another poster's message, which about sports people in general.

Ive said it many times but IMO pro cyclists are not the ones who need...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,675
Posted By Doomrider74

It means professional sports people are...

It means professional sports people are notoriously resistant to change, even if its for the better.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,986
Posted By Doomrider74

For a start, both my posts were meant with a...

For a start, both my posts were meant with a heavy dose of humor, but now you mention it, that is partially true: I'm English and moved here just over three years ago, but a company paid for all my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,986
Posted By Doomrider74

Very true. Erm...don't move to Canada,...

Very true.

Erm...don't move to Canada, people. Its horrible here :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,986
Posted By Doomrider74

Pfft who needs compliments from other cyclists: I...

Pfft who needs compliments from other cyclists: I get them from car drivers :D. The other day a guy pulled up next to me and complimented me on how fast I was going down a descent. A few days later a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,517
Posted By Doomrider74

I had a similar experience with their Plus...

I had a similar experience with their Plus Shorts: last thing I buy from them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,712
Posted By Doomrider74

It sounds like you do need statistics because,...

It sounds like you do need statistics because, for example, Knolly have quite a few alloy frames in their range.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,869
Posted By Doomrider74

The thing that puts me off the SL7 is all the...

The thing that puts me off the SL7 is all the integrated and unique parts: I prefer a bit of flexibility with component choice, particularly if the bike is a long term purchase. The Aethos seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,712
Posted By Doomrider74

So you don't have any statistics then? I'm not...

So you don't have any statistics then? I'm not saying you're wrong, I just prefer to see stats to back up such a statement.

FTR: I ride an alu 29er full suspension 2021 Norco. Half their range is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,712
Posted By Doomrider74

You sure? Got stats?

You sure? Got stats?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By Doomrider74

Not from what I've heard. Apparently the drive...

Not from what I've heard. Apparently the drive side of the current crank design doesn't play well with power meters. Shane Miller (GP Llama) did a video which is on YT. RChung, who hangs out here,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By Doomrider74

Tbh I didn't exchange many emails with them, just...

Tbh I didn't exchange many emails with them, just some queries regarding the tracking for the shipment not showing on the system. She responded within 24hr, IIRC.

I hope your issue gets sorted...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By Doomrider74

Kerry was the one I dealt with, using the...

Kerry was the one I dealt with, using the sales@... email.
07-07-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Doomrider74

Update! I've found that rotating the band so the...

Update! I've found that rotating the band so the "buckle" is at about 11 o'clock gives much more consistent readings with the Tickr. Does anyone else find this?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By Doomrider74

I have had a 4iiii pm for a couple of months now...

I have had a 4iiii pm for a couple of months now and its been flawless. They were excellent to deal with as well.

Contrary to what was said above, the 4iiii PMs do have active temp compensation....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By Doomrider74

I thought I did but it turned out the sensors...

I thought I did but it turned out the sensors just needed cleaning. Other than that, it works fine after the update
06-27-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Doomrider74

What does the scale factor in the 4iiii app say?

What does the scale factor in the 4iiii app say?
06-27-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Doomrider74

That sounds like there's something wrong : I...

That sounds like there's something wrong : I can't believe Stages would deliberately do that.
06-27-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Doomrider74

What power readings are you getting? I use a...

What power readings are you getting? I use a 4iiii PM with a Garmin 530 via Bluetooth and its been fine since I first installed it. I don't recall having to set anything to tell it to double, it just...
06-26-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By Doomrider74

Thats what Garmin call "zero offset".

Thats what Garmin call "zero offset".
06-25-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Doomrider74

Went out for a ride tonight and the HR monitor...

Went out for a ride tonight and the HR monitor worked fine. Two things I did before I left was 1) Wipe down the strap, particularly the sensors; 2) twist the strap around my torso, so its slightly...
06-25-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Doomrider74

My Tickr is about 3 months old.

My Tickr is about 3 months old.
06-25-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Doomrider74

So no one else has had this issue?

So no one else has had this issue?
06-23-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Doomrider74

Wahoo Tickr + Garmin 530 issue

For the last few rides my Tickr has been reading too low on my Garmin head unit. Ive tried re-pairing it and that made no difference.

Example 1: yesterday, I included a climb that starts with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By Doomrider74

Shane Miller (GP Llama) on YT has done a video...

Shane Miller (GP Llama) on YT has done a video going through all the details of the update.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By Doomrider74

One thing I find weird about the Assos is that...

One thing I find weird about the Assos is that the pad isn't stitched all the way around: the sides are partially open. At first I thought they're defective but then I watched a few reviews and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By Doomrider74

Ive just taken the Assos out for a 60km ride and...

Ive just taken the Assos out for a 60km ride and actually they're great. Before I went out I tried them on again and spent more time getting the legs in the right place and they actually fit, without...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By Doomrider74

I ordered the Assos Mille GT bibs and they do...

I ordered the Assos Mille GT bibs and they do exactly the same thing so I think I'm resigned to just having crap legs. They were much better if I pulled the legs up higher so it may just be a symptom...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By Doomrider74

Perhaps they are but I'm outside the return...

Perhaps they are but I'm outside the return window, and I've used them for the last few months, so returning them isn't an option. I'm also not sure I have enough to say if they are defective or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By Doomrider74

I'm 21/17, so similar. Ive tried The Black Bibs...

I'm 21/17, so similar. Ive tried The Black Bibs and they are crap so I'm reluctant to try cheapo shorts again.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By Doomrider74

Possibly, but I'm 178cm tall, 67kg, and have a 32...

Possibly, but I'm 178cm tall, 67kg, and have a 32 waist, so no pot belly here. My problem is I have disproportionately long thighs.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By Doomrider74

I might have to try Assos again as my Half Mille...

I might have to try Assos again as my Half Mille shorts that are about 10 years old don't do this. I just find it a little weird they don't put any elastic around the leg openings, only silicon...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By Doomrider74

Cauliflower shorts

I guess I must have skinny legs because my new Castelli Competizione shorts like to flap a bit at the leg opening. They're fine when my legs are bent at 90 degrees, like at the top of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Doomrider74

I'm kinda the opposite in that I can get...

I'm kinda the opposite in that I can get accustomed to anything, within reason. I guess its why I'm not a perfectionist when it comes to bike gear as I just make do and adapt. I'm 46 so perhaps I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 680
Posted By Doomrider74

The Agressors just look like mountain bike tires...

The Agressors just look like mountain bike tires that will give you the same issue so I'd look for a slick, or semi-slick alternative.
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