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Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,100
Posted By mvnsnd

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3,644
Views: 48,100
Posted By mvnsnd

If its BB30, or PF30 just get new bearings. ...

If its BB30, or PF30 just get new bearings. Taking the old bearings out can result in damage. You should use a bearing removal tool like the Park BBT-30.4. And you'll need a long threaded rod with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,927
Posted By mvnsnd

Darn Tough or Cabot & Sons make a really great...

Darn Tough or Cabot & Sons make a really great sock. Love the wool blend ones. Sometimes Sierra Trading Post has them on sale. Not cycling specific, but a great sock.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 206,384
Posted By mvnsnd

Excellent! Hopefully it will help with your...

Excellent!
Hopefully it will help with your Zwift dropouts.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 206,384
Posted By mvnsnd

Something like this? ...

Something like this?

https://www.yankodesign.com/2021/03/18/these-bike-tires-last-a-lifetime-without-any-puncture-or-degradation-are-inspired-by-nasas-rover-technology/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 206,384
Posted By mvnsnd

Ugh. Hang in there. Hope you all feel better...

Ugh. Hang in there. Hope you all feel better soon.

And now after reading the details, I feel bad for your brothers. Having these issues at this stage in life is terrifying, no doubt.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 206,384
Posted By mvnsnd

Zwift is primarily based on Watts per kilogram,...

Zwift is primarily based on Watts per kilogram, so if one is light, it takes less watts to make the same Watts per kg (wpk). Make sure your height and weight is correct on the Zwift website under...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 206,384
Posted By mvnsnd

You will get some power variation in ERG mode. ...

You will get some power variation in ERG mode. Those pure geometric profiles you see on Strava are usually because the trainer is sending target power, not actual power. You can certainly change...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 206,384
Posted By mvnsnd

I believe you can create new 'Profiles' in the...

I believe you can create new 'Profiles' in the Garmin computer and associate particular sensors to that profile. You could name each profile by bike. However, there does not seem to be any 'bike'...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 206,384
Posted By mvnsnd

Yes, the Zwift mountain bike is better on the...

Yes, the Zwift mountain bike is better on the 'Jungle route' than a road bike and you'll see quite a few using both mountain, road and Tron bikes.
Also remember that nearly all Zwift events have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 206,384
Posted By mvnsnd

Yes, Zwift does store and record data locally. If...

Yes, Zwift does store and record data locally. If Zwift crashes, you can usually recover nearly all the data. It's been a while, but I think if you look in the Zwift folder on your laptop, and in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 206,384
Posted By mvnsnd

Maybe there's something here?: ...

Maybe there's something here?:

https://www.mcmaster.com/nuts
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 206,384
Posted By mvnsnd

No shame in using 70-80 trainer difficulty. As...

No shame in using 70-80 trainer difficulty. As you said, it still takes the same power. Think of trainer difficulty as being able to adjust the gearing you need by changing the effective slope.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 206,384
Posted By mvnsnd

I can say that after having COVID, that the body...

I can say that after having COVID, that the body aches were the worst part for me. I started with a scratchy throat and stuffy nose, tested negative, but then also had the other symptoms. Minor...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 236,790
Posted By mvnsnd

One more question. I assume you have a coax line...

One more question. I assume you have a coax line from the FIOS entry to your router. Does that line have a coax splitter in it anywhere? It is possible that an open end of splitter (not connected to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 236,790
Posted By mvnsnd

I'm going to guess, it's not an internet...

I'm going to guess, it's not an internet connection issue, but rather a machine performance issue. What hardware are you running zwift on? Can you disable other software that might be running in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 236,790
Posted By mvnsnd

I have each end of the fan cord and an extension...

I have each end of the fan cord and an extension cord draped over the handlebars to start. About 5-8 minutes in, I connect the two to start the fan and drop the connection to the ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,754
Posted By mvnsnd

guadzilla Thank you for the excellent write up!...

guadzilla Thank you for the excellent write up! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,861
Posted By mvnsnd

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Freehub-Body-Grease...

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Freehub-Body-Grease-50g/dp/B002P8IAHA/ref=asc_df_B002P8IAHA

There are others also. And yes, all it needs is a light coating, not completely filled.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,861
Posted By mvnsnd

I'm, not sure what GT85 is, but nearly any...

I'm, not sure what GT85 is, but nearly any standard grease will work. There are special hub greases but they are not absolutely required.

It should be a straightforward process. Remove the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,503
Posted By mvnsnd

You can prevent this by turning off erg mode...

You can prevent this by turning off erg mode power smoothing in the Wahoo app for the Kickr
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By mvnsnd

Tenacious tape ...

Tenacious tape

https://www.amazon.com/Gear-Aid-Tenacious-Repair-Fabric/dp/B08B3S3YZD?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,861
Posted By mvnsnd

If it really bothers you that much, pop off the...

If it really bothers you that much, pop off the freehub and apply some grease to the pawls and ratchet. This will quiet it down significantly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By mvnsnd

Rotor installed in the correct orientation? They...

Rotor installed in the correct orientation? They can have an inside and outside.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By mvnsnd

Agreed. I use the Reynolds blue pads with my...

Agreed. I use the Reynolds blue pads with my Reynolds carbon wheels. Ok in dry, need more effort to stop in wet.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 236,790
Posted By mvnsnd

You have Zwift, so participate in the best FTP...

You have Zwift, so participate in the best FTP test they have which is a Crit City race. Then hold with the pack for your group for as long as you possibly can. That event generated my last FTP...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,233
Posted By mvnsnd

There's some talk about the effect of Covid on...

There's some talk about the effect of Covid on Slowtwitch as well:
https://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/For_those_who_had_COVID-19__P7245348/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 236,790
Posted By mvnsnd

You are correct! I had the wrong link. Much...

You are correct! I had the wrong link. Much flatter too;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 236,790
Posted By mvnsnd

Check out the course and see that it really does...

Check out the course and see that it really does not favor a TT bike in the first place.
Here's the Strava activity:
https://www.strava.com/activities/4174585608
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By mvnsnd

The only way to know is to call and ask. You'll...

The only way to know is to call and ask. You'll probably have to pay at least the $140.

Also the 1030 is starting to go on sale: https://www.westernbikeworks.com/product/garmin-edge-1030
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 236,790
Posted By mvnsnd

830 or 1030 depending on which size you like.

830 or 1030 depending on which size you like.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 236,790
Posted By mvnsnd

Interesting again, because with a small enough...

Interesting again, because with a small enough number, I do get a negative minimum on Intervals.icu. Anyway bumped it up using a near all out 10 min effort until the negative went away.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 236,790
Posted By mvnsnd

Interesting. I'm also playing around with W' at...

Interesting. I'm also playing around with W' at intervals.icu. These models then suggest that W' should never be a negative number?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 236,790
Posted By mvnsnd

This could help in determining W'. I would...

This could help in determining W'. I would just put 5000 in there and see how efforts over threshold look. Then adjust from there.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 236,790
Posted By mvnsnd

Same. Hope you feel better soon!

Same. Hope you feel better soon!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 136,991
Posted By mvnsnd

Those look like Chestnuts, so even don't bother...

Those look like Chestnuts, so even don't bother with them.

A handful sounds reasonable.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 136,991
Posted By mvnsnd

I have an original Direto that has been flawless...

I have an original Direto that has been flawless and it took the place of my Kinetic R&R. Not going back. I had to return the first Direto as it failed to actually produce resistance after a week,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By mvnsnd

This. Anything loose inside the rim will...

This.
Anything loose inside the rim will attach itself to the rim at any moderate speed and won't make noise anymore. It may cause an imbalance, but not noise. What I hear in your first video is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 136,991
Posted By mvnsnd

Good Morning. I do look in here once in a while....

Good Morning. I do look in here once in a while. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 136,991
Posted By mvnsnd

As others have said, you can do intervals by...

As others have said, you can do intervals by heart rate or perceived effort, but typically longer ones work better as there is to much lag in heart rate for short intervals to be measured by heart...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 136,991
Posted By mvnsnd

Easy solution is to just use the bottle from the...

Easy solution is to just use the bottle from the cage it's in to start with :)

However, no need to use teeth. When the front bottle is empty, just hold it in your hand with that hand resting on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 136,991
Posted By mvnsnd

It seems someone might need to re-evaluate...

It seems someone might need to re-evaluate current FTP settings :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 136,991
Posted By mvnsnd

I have a house key on a paracord loop I wear...

I have a house key on a paracord loop I wear around my neck. It's long enough to go over my head with the helmet on. I once lost a key from a saddlebag, so nothing of real value goes in there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 414,151
Posted By mvnsnd

I have often wondered this myself.

I have often wondered this myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 414,151
Posted By mvnsnd

Ahh. Just be aware that a longer stem will...

Ahh. Just be aware that a longer stem will stretch you out and you will need to be flexible enough in the hips/back to ride in that position. If riding in the drops for long times is already OK,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 414,151
Posted By mvnsnd

Could you try rotating the right brake lever...

Could you try rotating the right brake lever inwards a bit to match your natural hand position?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By mvnsnd

Velox Rim tape is what I use if I can. Its a...

Velox Rim tape is what I use if I can. Its a cloth type. The plastic rim strips can stretch and cause issues eventually.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By mvnsnd

We also know he got them at: bicycle wheel...

We also know he got them at: bicycle wheel warehouse (https://bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 414,151
Posted By mvnsnd

I don't trust Strava's fitness/freshness numbers....

I don't trust Strava's fitness/freshness numbers. Strava's formula for normalized (weighted average) power doesn't agree with nearly anyone else's, so the rest of the statistics are off as well. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 414,151
Posted By mvnsnd

https://intervals.icu/...

https://intervals.icu/ (https://intervals.icu/fitness)
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