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06-07-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Redbullet

Patch for tubeless

Grateful if anybody can assist:
I got 2 deep scratches on a road bike tubeless tire: the rubber was "cut" and abraded up to the fabric. Although the fabric seems to be ok, I would like to enforce...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,359
Posted By Redbullet

Nice! That was the standard many years ago. But...

Nice! That was the standard many years ago. But they also included a strap with buckle to tighten the foot on the pedal and a special plate on the sole, to definitive fix your foot on the pedal. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,359
Posted By Redbullet

I use Shimano 105 PD-5800 carbon for a few years....

I use Shimano 105 PD-5800 carbon for a few years. Good pedals, durable and easy to clip out, especially if you set minimum tension with the adjusting screw. A few days with 10 voluntary unclipping at...
05-20-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Redbullet

10000 km is real. I am now at 35000 km with the...

10000 km is real. I am now at 35000 km with the second pair of chains and they are far to reach "0.075 mm" wear on the caliper, so I shall exceed 40000 km for sure with 2 pair of chains. I always...
05-19-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks for the answers. I'm sure I don't apply...

Thanks for the answers.
I'm sure I don't apply the most efficient solution as others do here, but I lack the time for doing that. Getting over 10000 km from one chain with simple and fast commercial...
05-18-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Redbullet

Chain lube differences

Due to temporary unavailability, I switched from “Atlantic” PTFE chain lube (a thin lube marketed for dry and wet conditions) to “Muc-off” dry lube wax PTFE for dry conditions. I can’t see...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,369
Posted By Redbullet

Fully agree. But I think that amateurs (and all...

Fully agree. But I think that amateurs (and all readers of this forums are amateurs) should think whether it is really relevant for them.
Ignoring that amateurs never run Paris Roubaix, never run...
05-13-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By Redbullet

I think that in terms of ride safety it is more...

I think that in terms of ride safety it is more dangerous than it seems to be.

For comfort reasons, I increased spacers height from original 1 cm to 3 cm on a carbon bike. After almost 2 years of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,369
Posted By Redbullet

I can’t understand this never ending topic of...

I can’t understand this never ending topic of increasing road tire width. I ride 23 mm for years on not perfect roads. First clinchers, then tubeless since last year. Around 85 kg “system”...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks for the answers. I feel a little better,...

Thanks for the answers.
I feel a little better, since chances are to be paint issue. Otherwise, I should send the bike abroad to the producer - it was an internet purchase. And they don't make that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Redbullet

Unfortunately, I have no qualified shop around....

Unfortunately, I have no qualified shop around. As I understood, "qualified" would be somebody who operates ultrasound or x-ray scans on carbon parts. No way to find one, so I must guess somehow...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Redbullet

Carbon or paint crack?

Hi,

I just noticed an annoying crack at the junction between the frame and the support of the rear brake (rim brake). No strange noises or other failure signals. The bike was bought as new from...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By Redbullet

I think the concept of “level saddle” is not...

I think the concept of “level saddle” is not clearly defined, especially for the modern saddle shapes built during the last 5-10 years. That is because many saddles are far from being plane, so they...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By Redbullet

That can't be changed much if you want to have a...

That can't be changed much if you want to have a saddle to bar drop, for aerodynamic purposes.
A long time ago I rode a steel bike (incl. races). It had level saddle and the handlebar was around the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By Redbullet

That's what I said: less comfort. But hands and...

That's what I said: less comfort. But hands and back have muscles that can adapt (maybe with some specific training for a period, if needed). The groin has not. It is probably temporary most of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By Redbullet

I never had so deep issues, but I felt the effect...

I never had so deep issues, but I felt the effect of a wrong setting of the saddle for around 1 hour with a rent mtb bike. I'd try the following, all of them at once:
- 5 days rest (or better 10?)...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,735
Posted By Redbullet

Stupid question: How do you accurately measure...

Stupid question: How do you accurately measure your cadence on Zwift or on any other indoor cycling application?

My trainer reports some sort of generic cadence with delays of 3-5 seconds in...
02-27-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By Redbullet

I switched to RGT after 3-4 years of Zwift, but...

I switched to RGT after 3-4 years of Zwift, but such movement depends on individual taste. The drivers for change were a few functionalities that are critical for me. Examples below:

1. Drafting:...
02-13-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks for the answers. I found a ready made...

Thanks for the answers.
I found a ready made "VO2max" workout in the application, having the format: 12 times 1+1 min, with the first minute at 135% FTP and the second minute at 55% FTP. It also...
02-11-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks, interesting material. So, it is much more...

Thanks, interesting material. So, it is much more complicated than alternating for a number of times "full throttle" and resting periods: identify Pmax with ramp test, then identify Tmax as maximum...
02-09-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks for the answers. I checked...

Thanks for the answers.
I checked https://zwofactory.com/ and, indeed, it is a very easy way to create own intervals. I can link the zwo file to a few roads, in the virtual cycling application I...
02-08-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By Redbullet

HIIT on smart trainer

In outdoors cycling, I had a basic method for simulating HIIT intervals: a digital watch that can handle intervals, set to beep at desired times, marking "full throttle" and "recovery" periods (no...
02-07-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Redbullet

It's on the crank, that's the easiest place...

It's on the crank, that's the easiest place...
02-06-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Redbullet

No problem with the moisture - it is much higher...

No problem with the moisture - it is much higher indoors compared to outdoors.
Today I tried for the first time a workout that activates so called "ERG" mode. The cadence sensor worked much better....
02-05-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Redbullet

How can you update that? Do you control update...

How can you update that? Do you control update rate?
I use Ant+ sensor, USB cable original with 50cm USB extension cable. Tacx antenna is placed around 50 cm from the trainer main unit. I don't use...
02-04-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Redbullet

Poor cadence reading

Hi,
I use an old Tacx Genius trainer and its original antenna (picture attached) for a number of years. I noticed from the beginning that cadence reading directly from the trainer is inaccurate and...
02-02-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Redbullet

Thanks all for answers. As I don't have necessary...

Thanks all for answers. As I don't have necessary tools to try moving the crank set, maybe I could try to find a narrower chain. I assume such chain should not be too expensive. By the way, is there...
02-01-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Redbullet

Chain hooked by chain rings

I use a cheaper 3x8 road bike indoors on the trainer. The setup is: "Prowheel Ounce" crankset, "Sunrace" cassette 12-25 and "Microshift" derailleurs. During the latest virtual rides, I encounter a...
01-29-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Redbullet

Many will curse me for the following: I think...

Many will curse me for the following:
I think that a good compression plug must have the cones pressing the inside of the steerer tube exactly in the region where the stem clamps the steerer....
01-29-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Redbullet

It might be hard to believe, but sometimes new...

It might be hard to believe, but sometimes new parts can be defective from the start. One year ago I bought 2 new SRAM cassettes (11 cogs) and a rear derailleur Force 22, from a reputable bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,989
Posted By Redbullet

Not sure it makes a big difference. Anyway, I...

Not sure it makes a big difference.
Anyway, I think the pressure inside the tire is different compared with the measurements, because a part of it is lost in the process. For example, if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By Redbullet

Well, it was a long time ago, it doesn't matter...

Well, it was a long time ago, it doesn't matter now. Maybe they had a method to artificially increase cardio workload for reaching a target, as I clearly remember heart beats abnormally fast and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,878
Posted By Redbullet

Amazing!!! 103 posts to this thread up to...

Amazing!!!
103 posts to this thread up to date, but only 4 or 5 of them (including the starting post) belong to OP.
Keep going!
:backpedal:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By Redbullet

Well, I didn't make confusion, but I remembered...

Well, I didn't make confusion, but I remembered that many years ago - I was around 15-16 y.o. and practicing competition cycling with a club - I had a compulsory routine test. That included something...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By Redbullet

Maybe, I don't know, but still... I think doctors...

Maybe, I don't know, but still... I think doctors would never recommend. Not necessarily that they are always right, but many times over - cautious. That means "disclaimer". And at this point, there...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By Redbullet

No, it was just curiosity and, due to practical...

No, it was just curiosity and, due to practical reasons, I'll never be able to measure my blood pressure while riding.
But with regards to healthcare provider, I think no one would advise HIIT, even...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By Redbullet

Blood presure during HIT

Just for curiosity: does anybody have an idea about how much the blood pressure increases during high intensity intervals training on road bike? Let's say - for an amateur with average training, some...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,989
Posted By Redbullet

I think there are 2 paradigms that are to easily...

I think there are 2 paradigms that are to easily accepted by the vast majority:

1. "Risk of pinch flats": I think that in real life, a 85 kg (or less) guy riding 23 mm road tires, inflated at 90...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,878
Posted By Redbullet

Very good performance for a beginner. But also...

Very good performance for a beginner. But also good to know that even with smaller FTP than yours, I can easily average 33-34 km/h in groups. The effect of drafting is impressive. From my experience,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,878
Posted By Redbullet

I still have a different opinion: that FTP is...

I still have a different opinion: that FTP is abnormally high (not that "it is no low") for an untrained beginner. I needed hard work for much more than 800 km, to reach such performance, then I lost...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,989
Posted By Redbullet

Yes, but... I am now riding with the fastest...

Yes, but... I am now riding with the fastest tires on my bike. Capisci? :):):)


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,878
Posted By Redbullet

In my opinion, 3.21 W/Kg for an untrained...

In my opinion, 3.21 W/Kg for an untrained beginner is very much. I wonder how accurate the measurement was.
An untrained person usually needs a few thousands km and a few months of training (with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,989
Posted By Redbullet

Yes, that seems to be the point. Especially that...

Yes, that seems to be the point. Especially that I am now playing with what are considered to be the fastest tubeless tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,989
Posted By Redbullet

Yes. Garmin connect says the same. I agree that...

Yes. Garmin connect says the same. I agree that speed comparison from one ride to another says nothing. But in a long run, I think that similar speed trends over a larger number of rides with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,989
Posted By Redbullet

That is not an accurate calculation. But I ride...

That is not an accurate calculation. But I ride around 75% on the same road and distance, during the same time slot (+/- 30 min - as I have job time limitation). 2-3 rides are not relevant, but as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,989
Posted By Redbullet

I take it only as a joke :) I am below 80kg...

I take it only as a joke :)
I am below 80kg now, but I was 86 when I started with 23 mm Continental GP 4000 clinchers. I sometimes rode below 8 bar (too lazy to inflate the tires every week). Some...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,989
Posted By Redbullet

That is very logical, but I always thought that...

That is very logical, but I always thought that it is only in theory.
I think that in real life, a 80 kg guy on a bike with 23 mm clinchers at 8 bar should take such a hard hit for getting a pinch,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,989
Posted By Redbullet

Yes, indeed, I red a lot about this. But with 2...

Yes, indeed, I red a lot about this.
But with 2 flats in 35000 km on clinchers, I did not take that into account. It was more about to see a marginal improvement in performance. Not that I need that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,989
Posted By Redbullet

Tubeless... Is that all?

I switched to Vittoria Corsa Speed G+ 2.0 - tubeless tires on carbon road bike, after years of riding with Continental GP 4000/5000 clinchers. All 23 mm wide, on the same wheels.
After around 15...
01-19-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By Redbullet

Indeed, B screw is not for adjusting the chain...

Indeed, B screw is not for adjusting the chain tension (although it might bring a very small help in extreme situations on "small - small" positions if the chain is almost too long and the spring at...
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