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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 169
Posted By Branko D

Looking at BRR (I'm a paid member because I like...

Looking at BRR (I'm a paid member because I like the work they do), the Schwalbe TPU tests closer to Conti race 28 light butyl tube than to, say, Vittoria latex, both at 80 and 100 psi (25c GP5000 S...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 169
Posted By Branko D

All tests out there consistently show TPU being...

All tests out there consistently show TPU being slower than latex tubes.
09-25-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 284
Posted By Branko D

Just add a bit of sealant inflate them when you...

Just add a bit of sealant inflate them when you want to ride, they'll be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 594
Posted By Branko D

I'll take an actual sensor over feels every time,...

I'll take an actual sensor over feels every time, especially with pump manometers being generally inaccurate, but in this case it's just unreasonably expensive for what it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,691
Posted By Branko D

Well, fair point, but you aren't buying...

Well, fair point, but you aren't buying Specialized because of value for money.
09-19-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By Branko D

Sounds like Strava live segments, except free. I...

Sounds like Strava live segments, except free. I don't think there's a free alternative, no.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 594
Posted By Branko D

If it was something like 20-30 Euros, yeah, I'd...

If it was something like 20-30 Euros, yeah, I'd get a couple. Why not? Current prices makes it feel like a rip off, though; digital pressure gauges without BT functionality cost a couple of Euros or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Branko D

Latex offers the least rolling resistance, yes....

Latex offers the least rolling resistance, yes. TPU is a bit worse than latex, and ends up roughly on par or worse than tubeless.

I've ridden latex tubes for a while with tube type GP5000 tires,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Branko D

This was mostly the case for 23mm tires which...

This was mostly the case for 23mm tires which were faster on 8 bar, roughly their maximum allowed pressure. The conventional wisdom wasn't wrong during the days of very narrow tires.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Branko D

On 25s for a heavy guy on a good road Silca...

On 25s for a heavy guy on a good road Silca suggests that about 100 is ideal for going fast. Pump manometer being off by 10 psi at 120 psi wouldn't be unheard of; mine is off by 7-8 psi at 100 psi -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,307
Posted By Branko D

As controversial as clipless?

As controversial as clipless?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By Branko D

Not comparing tires at the same pressure what's...

Not comparing tires at the same pressure what's the point of that? I mean... "I'm running a tubeless setup at about 72 psi" - well, what do you expect? That's too little for a narrow tire.

When...
09-15-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,784
Posted By Branko D

Entirely possible - I couldn't see a difference...

Entirely possible - I couldn't see a difference at all.

Anyway, I have the same ones, ordered from Aliexpress, on my gravel bike, and wife on her road bike. They're light and pretty, but they do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Branko D

I've got a set of Praxis 50/34 rings with about...

I've got a set of Praxis 50/34 rings with about 17.500 km on them and they still look and work fine. Have also a set of 52/36 with a bit under 4000km in pretty great condition.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 10,956
Posted By Branko D

I believe you, but it matters what you're...

I believe you, but it matters what you're comparing it with - many lubes are really dire in tests, and more or less the only drip on lubes which give good results are wax emulsion based, the rest...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 10,956
Posted By Branko D

None. Plain paraffin wax without any additives is...

None. Plain paraffin wax without any additives is worse than the tested waxes.
09-12-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 881
Posted By Branko D

Yes, maybe 6 pairs of summer gloves and maybe two...

Yes, maybe 6 pairs of summer gloves and maybe two pairs of winter gloves (we just don't get much winter where I am).

It doesn't take much effort to put sports kit in the washing machine and hang...
09-12-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,784
Posted By Branko D

The styling is... not my cup of tea. That said,...

The styling is... not my cup of tea. That said, the pricing... for the price of their baggy gravel shorts, I can get a race fit Castelli trisuit which is really top notch quality and, you know, aero...
09-12-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 881
Posted By Branko D

Call me weird, but I wash my cotton clothes...

Call me weird, but I wash my cotton clothes regularly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 02:54 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,307
Posted By Branko D

It's not even necessary, though. I mean, I get...

It's not even necessary, though. I mean, I get the appeal of double sided if you want to be clipped in while in stop and go city traffic where you have to stop at red lights every minute, but for...
09-11-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 881
Posted By Branko D

All my kit goes in the sports kit hamper (to be...

All my kit goes in the sports kit hamper (to be washed in "sport mode and air dried) after every single use.

Gloves pick up a smell if you don't wash them.

The only piece which doesn't get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,307
Posted By Branko D

Everyone has done the "clip out wrong foot and...

Everyone has done the "clip out wrong foot and fall over in slow motion" bit on road pedals. I thought I'd avoid it by practicing unclipping and clipping in on the trainer, only to do the slow motion...
09-07-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,784
Posted By Branko D

My first really long (200 km+) ride in a poorly...

My first really long (200 km+) ride in a poorly fitted (very slightly bigger - not the comedy gold fit of the bike jersey shaped object) cycling jersey ended up with sore nipples. That got promptly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Branko D

That's really, really cool!

That's really, really cool!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 26,134
Posted By Branko D

Also have a set of Light Bicycle 45mm rims and...

Also have a set of Light Bicycle 45mm rims and the new GP5000 S were easier to install than the old GP5000 TLR which were a real pain on those rims.

On a pair of Mavic SLR45 wheels it was no...
09-01-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 13,784
Posted By Branko D

I've bought plenty of cheap stuff which turned...

I've bought plenty of cheap stuff which turned out to be a waste of money because the reason why it was cheap is because it is a bit crap. To wit, two carbon fiber out front Garmin mounts from...
08-31-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,131
Posted By Branko D

As for drivers directing their ire at cyclists......

As for drivers directing their ire at cyclists... unfortunately, I can see why it happens. Going through red lights, ignoring yield rules, riding side by side (not legal here) and starting an...
08-31-22, 12:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,131
Posted By Branko D

The problem is the parking. On street...

The problem is the parking.

On street parking + bike lane = disaster. The same concept works very well absent the row of parked cars adjecent to the bike lane, however. This is from a recent...
08-28-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,513
Posted By Branko D

In the short-ish term, over the next few years,...

In the short-ish term, over the next few years, I've got interesting races to go to, friends to beat, some "bucket list" things to do, and some performance goals I'm hoping to reach. Also I want to...
08-28-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,554
Posted By Branko D

When something which should take only a short...

When something which should take only a short time cascades into more and more because I messed something up.

For instance, last night I figured I'd recable the bike because it's time, I had a...
08-28-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,383
Posted By Branko D

Boom, obesity epidemic. Walking is alive and well...

Boom, obesity epidemic. Walking is alive and well in most European cities which are even remotely walkable (which is most of them). I don't see people doing it in hiking boots, that'd be ridiculous....
08-27-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,383
Posted By Branko D

When not hiking in nature, you won't see people...

When not hiking in nature, you won't see people wearing hiking boots when walking in cities.
​​​​​All the hikers I know have normal shoes which they wear when not hiking in nature.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 10,956
Posted By Branko D

The best of drip lubes (invariably, wax based)...

The best of drip lubes (invariably, wax based) offer only marginally worse results with a routine which is, essentially, once per week, wheel the bike to the living room, wipe drivetrain (and rest of...
08-26-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,383
Posted By Branko D

Who would want to walk in hiking shoes all the...

Who would want to walk in hiking shoes all the time? That sounds like a pretty ghastly idea.

For a bike which is meant to be practical, something I use to get around rather than just a racing /...
08-25-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,383
Posted By Branko D

The thing is, this is easily measured (all you...

The thing is, this is easily measured (all you need is a non-pedal based powermeter) and it is true. While like all the studies and like GCN, I never found any difference in steady state power (so...
08-24-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Branko D

Gp5000 s tr

Gp5000 s tr
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 10,956
Posted By Branko D

With Squirt, my chains lasted about 6500km before...

With Squirt, my chains lasted about 6500km before I'd have a big event coming up and would bin the chain despite it still being within spec, using Dura-ace 11 speed chains. I'd just like to go to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 10,956
Posted By Branko D

Personally, switched from Squirt to UFO Lube,...

Personally, switched from Squirt to UFO Lube, much cleaner, allegedly faster and longer drivetrain life, not that it was bad with Squirt (I tended to bin the chain at 6500km not because it was worn...
08-17-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,123
Posted By Branko D

I sometimes use it, especially before triathlon...

I sometimes use it, especially before triathlon (because of salt and everything) or the running bit (again, salt) or if I didn't do a long ride in a while, am going on one, and feel like I could use...
08-17-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,533
Posted By Branko D

You wouldn't honk at a car, truck or a motorcycle...

You wouldn't honk at a car, truck or a motorcycle except to signify "Hey, watch it!" or "Screw you, idiot!". You don't honk just because you wanted someone to know you've seen their car.

Why...
08-17-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,005
Posted By Branko D

From my observation of riding with people who...

From my observation of riding with people who don't measure power, on a long ride when the objective is to simply ride for 4-5 hours at a moderate effort, people riding on feel will generally...
08-16-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Branko D

Not really (mostly it's built a bit warmer than...

Not really (mostly it's built a bit warmer than pure summer kit) but you've got these leg and arm warmers which come in white, are made for summer use and are very light. Just combine with your...
08-16-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,951
Posted By Branko D

Shorts designed for triathlon; since you need to...

Shorts designed for triathlon; since you need to do the swimming and running bits, the pad is very thin and non-absorbent. A bit less padding than normal cycling kit, but perfectly reasonable bike...
08-15-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,659
Posted By Branko D

Road helmet is there to distinguish it from a MTB...

Road helmet is there to distinguish it from a MTB helmet which typically has a few extra features (visor, bulkier, more coverage) and a city styled helmet (yuck, but) and a TT helmet. They're all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 762
Posted By Branko D

Pretty much all standard road tires have a...

Pretty much all standard road tires have a puncture protection layer of some sort; the GP5000, too. Only dedicated timetrial tires don't and you'd know if you were buying those, and possibly the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,541
Posted By Branko D

In these pressure threads, everyone can be right...

In these pressure threads, everyone can be right at the same time; after buying a couple of fairly inexpensive digital pressure gauges I found that the gauge on my pump was showing a bit over 10 psi...
08-10-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,045
Posted By Branko D

Cycling cap worn under the helmet exists for a...

Cycling cap worn under the helmet exists for a reason. Peak down and you can see in the rain, peak up and it doesn't bother you when the weather is nice. Also useful if sun is getting in your eyes.
08-10-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,628
Posted By Branko D

Rigid bikes are fine on the road because with an...

Rigid bikes are fine on the road because with an adequately chosen tire pressure (I run about 88-90 psi* on my road bike, anything more would be excessive) and if the bike fits you well, you've got...
08-10-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,763
Posted By Branko D

It's the super steep >20% bits within a climb...

It's the super steep >20% bits within a climb which are bloody murder, especially on road bike gearing (even modern 11-30 or 11-32 cassettes).
This one is nearby and it's about what I'd voluntarily...
08-08-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 702
Posted By Branko D

Except everyone ever who has clipped in and tried...

Except everyone ever who has clipped in and tried to sprint and then tried to do it on flats has immediately found out the same thing that GCN also found out. You can sprint much harder clipped in....
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