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Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,200
Posted By ingo

My 1992 TVT travelled 40,000 km on the road and...

My 1992 TVT travelled 40,000 km on the road and then 34,000 km on Zwift before being retired. It shows no visible signs of fatigue or wear other than paint and clearcoat rubbing off. I'm not worried...
02-26-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,499
Posted By ingo

I raced the Rapha Climbing Challenge yesterday up...

I raced the Rapha Climbing Challenge yesterday up Alpe d Z, in the B category and finished 240 out of 468. Probably a whole bunch of cheaters in such a race. Rode up La Reine today and finished...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,790
Posted By ingo

Rode my nice bike into a construction zone. It...

Rode my nice bike into a construction zone. It was packed dirt and I know the route. Down a hill and get to the bottom, they had watered the road for dust and the clay turned to sticky mud. Decision...
12-31-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,127
Posted By ingo

This is a bigger rocker for my Kickr bike, you...

This is a bigger rocker for my Kickr bike, you can see the pivot strip a little better. The wine box is to get on and off after a race winning sprint. :)
...
12-31-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,127
Posted By ingo

The Nerf football is not secured, they don't...

The Nerf football is not secured, they don't slide. At rest, the pointy ends are compressed so that there is a centering force when the board is level. Adjustments to the centering force and balance...
12-31-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,127
Posted By ingo

I have posted this many times, simple plate. No...

I have posted this many times, simple plate. No bearings, no sliders, no springs, no moving parts, no clamps, can be built in an hour for less than $10 or from scrap. This is for the Kickr, and I...
12-27-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 997
Posted By ingo

Did a Metric century yesterday on the AHDR...

Did a Metric century yesterday on the AHDR breakfast ride and 90 km today with the Rapha Festive ride (race?) today so that is totalling 340 km towards the goal. There were 2201 riders on the Rapha...
12-17-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,761
Posted By ingo

The 1.4 W/kg (any power really) meetup bug is a...

The 1.4 W/kg (any power really) meetup bug is a well known exploit, people are using it to level up. I thought that Zwift fixed it. The groups I have seen are travelling at 42 kph regardless of slope...
12-13-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,516
Posted By ingo

The only way for me to "sell" you this bike is to...

The only way for me to "sell" you this bike is to have you take over my Zwift account. I already have more drops than can be used.
12-11-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,516
Posted By ingo

I have the 7-Eleven Eddy Merckx frame in game....

I have the 7-Eleven Eddy Merckx frame in game. It's a special paint job on the steel Classic frame. Zwift gave it out for finishing a single event group ride in 2016. Probably one of the rarest in...
11-18-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,807
Posted By ingo

There are so many U turns and continuous twisty...

There are so many U turns and continuous twisty sections that it gives me motion sickness. It's like riding the worm segment in France for the entire route. One ride and that's it for me riding in...
10-30-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By ingo

The Zwift Insider has lots of useful information...

The Zwift Insider has lots of useful information on the game including this article:

https://zwiftinsider.com/getting-started-classic-trainer/
10-20-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,280
Posted By ingo

Are on your bike and riding around in Zwift prior...

Are on your bike and riding around in Zwift prior to the start of the event? To get the "Join Event" button on the bottom left of the screen you have to be on your bike in the game. It does not...
10-05-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,414
Posted By ingo

none of the Wahoo suggested solutions worked for...

none of the Wahoo suggested solutions worked for me. Rather than return the bars and clamp I put a plastic spacer under the stem to stop it from slipping down. The spacer is made from 1" PVC pipe cut...
04-15-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,459
Posted By ingo

There is a bug in zwift where in a workout meetup...

There is a bug in zwift where in a workout meetup all riders go at 42kph regardless of power, weight, or terrain. That is what probably happened to you. Doesn't happen all the time but riders are...
02-02-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,602
Posted By ingo

Zwift is a great platform. The rider physics are...

Zwift is a great platform. The rider physics are accurate when solo or climbing, it's known that the draft is less than real life, and there are many ways to enjoy using the app. I would not be able...
01-31-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,602
Posted By ingo

Yes, IRL that's true too so the physics in Zwift...

Yes, IRL that's true too so the physics in Zwift are directionally correct. The problems is to group racers into categories using this metric since heavy riders always have the advantage unless...
01-31-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,602
Posted By ingo

Nope, at the same W/kg and height a heavy rider...

Nope, at the same W/kg and height a heavy rider always goes faster than a lighter rider. This has been proven in speed tests by Zwift Insider.
01-31-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,602
Posted By ingo

I am a light rider at 65 kg. If you want to win...

I am a light rider at 65 kg. If you want to win Cat based races on Zwift without going over the prescribed W/kg limits you must be very heavy (over 90kg) and within 0.1 W/kg of the upper limit for 20...
01-15-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,095
Posted By ingo

During a race you can be coasting into a dip,...

During a race you can be coasting into a dip, then have to apply sprinting power over the sharp rise. If your trainer flywheel stops, the effort to start pedalling from zero is large. A motorized...
12-22-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,894
Posted By ingo

Well a trainer can certainly change the...

Well a trainer can certainly change the resistance quickly as demonstrated by the road feel on a Neo and the shifting bump through the pedals on the Kickr bike. I don't have any links, might be...
12-22-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,894
Posted By ingo

Drag is not constant, the electronic resistance...

Drag is not constant, the electronic resistance of the trainer varies during the pedal stroke, it is controlled by the trainer electronics to mimic a much larger mass than the flywheel alone. So the...
12-19-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,632
Posted By ingo

I have 9 million drops but no performance left to...

I have 9 million drops but no performance left to buy. You need a climbing bike for big climbs - For me that's the Emonda and Lightweights. An all rounder for Fondo rides with big climbs - the Tron....
11-22-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By ingo

It is very rare for Zwift to have server...

It is very rare for Zwift to have server problems, it is almost always a local problem particularly wireless connection to the computer running Zwift or the companion app. You can load the log.txt...
11-20-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,912
Posted By ingo

Lots of different designs, some complex, some...

Lots of different designs, some complex, some simple. I built mine a long time ago to increase comfort. There's a Facebook group about them with various designs and plans. Here is mine in action....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,425
Posted By ingo

You can "calibrate" your power metrics by...

You can "calibrate" your power metrics by climbing a steep hill over 5 minutes long that has a know elevation change. Plug the numbers into a online power calculator and verify which measurement is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,406
Posted By ingo

Since 2010 the Ergo shifters can't be rebuilt,...

Since 2010 the Ergo shifters can't be rebuilt, the shifter body is riveted and wear parts are not sold. I had to replace a right shifter when the tiny spring for the down shift lever broke, a 10 cent...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By ingo

Like you describe the trim function on the big...

Like you describe the trim function on the big chainring should work. This is probably a setup/adjustment fix. Make sure the two marks on the front derailleur adjustment are lined up according to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,838
Posted By ingo

There’s a pass that is closed to traffic in...

There’s a pass that is closed to traffic in winter, the club tries to ride it the last weekend before it opens to cars in June. Last year we started in 12 C and cloudy, it looked OK. The last 3 km of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,043
Posted By ingo

One thing I have done is to stretch new tubeless...

One thing I have done is to stretch new tubeless tires on an alloy wheel before installing on a carbon rim if the tire is tight. A few days on a non tubeless rim inflated using a tube (so you don't...
04-20-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,673
Posted By ingo

Calgary Alberta. This is a south facing slope,...

Calgary Alberta. This is a south facing slope, lots of snow on north facing slopes and in the trees. The small streams in the valleys have several feet of ice. My yard is shaded by trees and has more...
04-20-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,673
Posted By ingo

Access to Provincial Parks is closed for the time...

Access to Provincial Parks is closed for the time being, however if you don't drive and park you are allowed to bike and walk on the trails. I rode to a popular park nearby and did not see a single...
04-14-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,285
Posted By ingo

Billing is the same day every month when you...

Billing is the same day every month when you start.
Cancel your subscription on the Zwift.com profile page --> Billing
Your data is saved while you are away, but no guarantees in the future. ...
03-19-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,838
Posted By ingo

Springs are a Nerf football cut in half under...

Springs are a Nerf football cut in half under each wing.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/110296894@N07/38295240306/in/dateposted-public/
03-15-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,838
Posted By ingo

I made my own for less than $20, simple and...

I made my own for less than $20, simple and effective going on three years now and 25,000+ km on Zwift. No need for complex springs, bearings, pivots or platforms.I recommend having one.
...
02-28-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 43,299
Posted By ingo

For the most part the problems that Hambini finds...

For the most part the problems that Hambini finds with pressfit bottom brackets are solved with screw together BBs in a misaligned shell. My Cervelo S3 has one from Wheels Manufacturing and shows no...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,005
Posted By ingo

The latest versions of Shimano FDs have specific...

The latest versions of Shimano FDs have specific instructions to align for trim. Basically there are two marks which must line up on the cable adjuster when the chain is on the big chainring and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,511
Posted By ingo

this is a 2017 and the 2020 bike is a lighter...

this is a 2017 and the 2020 bike is a lighter frame and handlebar. 16.07 lbs (7296g) as shown, nothing special done to it and these wheels are heavy. Stiff neck has no relation to aero frame....
12-29-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,600
Posted By ingo

Forty years of riding road and mountain and never...

Forty years of riding road and mountain and never carried a multi tool or needed one. Even on multi-day touring rides. The only time I've had a mechanical was a broken pedal body so had to pedal home...
11-15-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,157
Posted By ingo

They're windproof and I have bar tape. Everyone...

They're windproof and I have bar tape. Everyone is different for tolerance to cold hands. For instance I start wearing leg warmers at 12* and booties at 6* C. Others in my club will go with shorts...
11-15-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,157
Posted By ingo

https://www.amazon.com/HEAD-Multi-Sport-Running-Gl...

https://www.amazon.com/HEAD-Multi-Sport-Running-Gloves-SensaTEC/dp/B00O4HCQ34

Costco had them for $20. Good at 0*C for me and work on the touchscreen Garmin too. Buy them big.
11-02-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,186
Posted By ingo

If there ever was a long term durability test for...

If there ever was a long term durability test for a carbon frame on a trainer it is my '91 TVT. The 28 year old bike did over 40,000 km on the road and then went onto the Kickr with used Ultegra...
09-26-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,755
Posted By ingo

Some of the race organizers require...

Some of the race organizers require documentation. I am in an age racing league where you had to submit a driver's licence to prove age and weight. Yes you could still falsify the document but for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 25,324
Posted By ingo

The Cervelos have an aluminum liner glued into...

The Cervelos have an aluminum liner glued into the steerer to hold the star nut and support the carbon tube. No need for the expander plug.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,985
Posted By ingo

I bought the knockoff Bontrager XXX carbon cages...

I bought the knockoff Bontrager XXX carbon cages off eBay, in use for a year on one bike (4000km) without any problems. 1/7th the cost and weight is as advertised (16.5g). The look the real deal,...
09-06-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,968
Posted By ingo

I have the GK SK 700X32 mounted on Cannondale...

I have the GK SK 700X32 mounted on Cannondale 25mm internal width rims, they measure slightly under 33mm max width at 35psi.
08-20-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,673
Posted By ingo

Miles and miles of straight gravel with no...

Miles and miles of straight gravel with no traffic.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48587003951_5c4b8802fe_h.jpg
Turn the corner and you're riding on twisting undulations, looking for birds on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,933
Posted By ingo

I have all three, 6800, 8000, and 9100. More than...

I have all three, 6800, 8000, and 9100. More than 25,000 km total. The difference between 6800 and 8000 is noticeable but not nearly enough to say that 6800 is bad. The 6800 is now on my Zwift bike...
08-13-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,673
Posted By ingo

Exploring some roads north of Calgary, this one...

Exploring some roads north of Calgary, this one got too muddy for me so another day.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48530403946_7b6ceaf2f1_h.jpg

And then these small valleys are what add the...
07-27-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,673
Posted By ingo

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48389238592_4d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48389238592_4df5a0b847_h.jpg

Exploring some roads north of Calgary, we call these small valleys with streams "coulees"
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