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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,407
Posted By PeteHski

I don't see how a big front light and huge...

I don't see how a big front light and huge battery are really helpful for normal road riding unless you do most of your riding in darkness. It's just a s*** idea to integrate it into a high-end...
01-27-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By PeteHski

I believe it's a good option for Zwift. I would...

I believe it's a good option for Zwift. I would get the latest version (2nd gen 4k) as it's relatively cheap and an impressive, versatile piece of kit.
01-27-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By PeteHski

I have a Wahoo Bike. Honestly I don't think it...

I have a Wahoo Bike. Honestly I don't think it would be suitable for what the OP is looking for. For a start you really need a subscription app to make any proper use of it i.e. Zwift, Rouvy etc. ...
01-27-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By PeteHski

I'm all for weight training as part of cycling...

I'm all for weight training as part of cycling fitness, just not as a recovery exercise. Going for a walk is recovery. Basic Yoga is recovery. Lifting weights not so much.
01-27-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By PeteHski

Weight training definitely does NOT count as a...

Weight training definitely does NOT count as a recovery activity. It adds significant fatigue and therefore needs its own recovery time. If I did weight training on my recovery days I would soon...
01-27-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,276
Posted By PeteHski

Pretty irrelevant to what the OP was asking. ...

Pretty irrelevant to what the OP was asking. Plenty of Ti threads around discussing it's pros and cons.
01-27-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,276
Posted By PeteHski

You didn't even mention cost, but we appear to...

You didn't even mention cost, but we appear to agree on cost being the main issue with carbon for most people.
01-26-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,276
Posted By PeteHski

I heard a rumour that INEOS are moving to steel...

I heard a rumour that INEOS are moving to steel frames this season after consulting with wolfchild
01-26-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,280
Posted By PeteHski

This^ Which is why pros and weekend warriors...

This^
Which is why pros and weekend warriors like me ram down the carbs as and when required to perform. But I know it's not that simple for everyone.
I can see the attraction of keto for weight...
01-26-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah I have this very problem too! I've just...

Yeah I have this very problem too! I've just learned to accept it as part of the training process. I don't take full recovery days directly before an event for the exact reason you stated above. ...
01-26-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 620
Posted By PeteHski

I think the reason this thread quickly turned...

I think the reason this thread quickly turned toward keeping the weight off is because that's exactly what the main "health issue" is when going on a crash diet. The first question to ask yourself...
01-26-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By PeteHski

No, but it sounds cool

No, but it sounds cool
01-26-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 243
Posted By PeteHski

I can't say I've had this issue and I do a LOT of...

I can't say I've had this issue and I do a LOT of indoor riding over winter. It is definitely more intensive than outdoor riding without all the micro-breaks. Repetitive riding on the same...
01-26-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,433
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, I'm much the same. With mountain biking I...

Yeah, I'm much the same. With mountain biking I enjoy the flowing forest singletrack and the technical challenges it often brings. Obviously no cars too, which is a big plus. As you say it's quite...
01-26-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 767
Posted By PeteHski

At 84kg you are never going to stand out in the...

At 84kg you are never going to stand out in the mountains. On the flat you should be looking pretty respectable at 230W. Just bear in mind that not everyone on Zwift is honest about their weight or...
01-26-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,276
Posted By PeteHski

That's a very honest post. I think nearly...

That's a very honest post. I think nearly everyone is sensitive to looks when choosing a bike. Looks may not be the primary reason for choosing a particular bike, but nobody ever bought a bike they...
01-26-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 710
Posted By PeteHski

If an LBS was selling "new" tyres that had...

If an LBS was selling "new" tyres that had knowingly been mounted, then I think the responsibility would be pretty clear.

I don't think the warning from Hunt is intended to protect them legally...
01-26-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By PeteHski

It says 8 levels of magnetic resistance on the...

It says 8 levels of magnetic resistance on the link. Probably just badly built junk. If limited on budget I would be inclined to get a decent manual spin bike from a well known consumer brand.
01-26-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By PeteHski

What's your budget for a stationary bike? That...

What's your budget for a stationary bike? That will largely dictate your choice. What you are asking for above is pretty basic so I presume the one you just returned was a very cheap model (or had...
01-26-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,420
Posted By PeteHski

No issues here streaming Rouvy on an old (2013)...

No issues here streaming Rouvy on an old (2013) iMac with 35 Mbps download speed. You don't actually need a superfast broadband connection unless sharing bandwidth with multiple users. I can stream...
01-26-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,433
Posted By PeteHski

All these lovely gravel road pictures have got me...

All these lovely gravel road pictures have got me thinking. The only attraction there to me is the scenery and lack of traffic (don't get me wrong, those are MASSIVE attractions!). But not the...
01-26-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,276
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah my Defy is very comfortable, even on the...

Yeah my Defy is very comfortable, even on the roughest of UK rural roads. The D-shaped carbon post in particular is very effective for boosting rear end comfort. With 28 mm or wider tyres it doesn't...
01-26-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 710
Posted By PeteHski

I think it's just a simple warning not to use...

I think it's just a simple warning not to use tyres that you KNOW have been fitted to a different wheelset. The fact that you might not know doesn't make the advice itself any less valid.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,407
Posted By PeteHski

Yes, would have been better to start a new 2022...

Yes, would have been better to start a new 2022 Synapse thread really.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,407
Posted By PeteHski

Exactly. Not everyone wants permanent lighting...

Exactly. Not everyone wants permanent lighting on a high-end endurance road bike. I just run a Garmin Varia on the seatpost and no front light. I don't need/want any of this additional stuff. If...
01-26-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By PeteHski

You've still got a pretty high revving motor...

You've still got a pretty high revving motor there, 2.4S lol! My Max HR is currently 191 and has been consistent for the last few years. I'm not sure exactly what my max HR was in my 20s or 30s,...
01-25-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By PeteHski

Hey, Bob glad you enjoyed that book! Definitely...

Hey, Bob glad you enjoyed that book! Definitely gave me a lot to think about for the future. I've just turned 54 and started feeling mortal for the first time! It made me really think about many...
01-25-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By PeteHski

Yep, you can bump it down by up to 10%. Quite a...

Yep, you can bump it down by up to 10%. Quite a useful feature.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,407
Posted By PeteHski

Personally I think it's one of the worst ideas...

Personally I think it's one of the worst ideas ever, not helped by a very poor implementation. If you are going to go down the route of lighting integration, then at the very least it should look...
01-25-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 710
Posted By PeteHski

It's a first for me too. But plenty of people...

It's a first for me too. But plenty of people have posted about tyres blowing off various rims without explanation. Using them on multiple incompatible rims could have been just one potential...
01-25-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By PeteHski

That's quite a good approach. I sometimes use...

That's quite a good approach. I sometimes use the Zwift plan builder to re-create specific workouts from third party plans so I can ride them on Zwift. I don't know why Zwift doesn't hire in a...
01-25-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,276
Posted By PeteHski

I don't see a reason not to go carbon unless you...

I don't see a reason not to go carbon unless you can't afford it or simply prefer a *insert frame material of choice here* frame for whatever reason.
Carbon just happens to be a great material for...
01-25-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 710
Posted By PeteHski

Neither would I. Nor would I put a used tyre...

Neither would I. Nor would I put a used tyre from one rim onto another rim of a different type. That's just common sense to me. There are enough variables without worrying about stretching a tyre...
01-24-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 710
Posted By PeteHski

The point is that the different wheel is a...

The point is that the different wheel is a totally unknown quantity as far as Hunt are concerned. You know how some tyre/rim combos are ridiculously tight, while sone others pop on with hardly any...
01-24-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 710
Posted By PeteHski

I'm not sure how you came to that conclusion? I...

I'm not sure how you came to that conclusion? I would just take it as general advice not to swap tyres from one model of rim to another because the first rim could have been a larger diameter and...
01-24-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By PeteHski

This thread? ...

This thread?

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1230776-enigma-bikes-my-tale-woe.html
01-24-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,276
Posted By PeteHski

Sort of answered your own question right there.

Sort of answered your own question right there.
01-24-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By PeteHski

Not sure how we can help you with the geometry. ...

Not sure how we can help you with the geometry. Specs are close enough not to matter either way.
01-24-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 710
Posted By PeteHski

It was use on a DIFFERENT wheel set that was the...

It was use on a DIFFERENT wheel set that was the potential issue. So dismounting and re-mounting should not be a problem
01-24-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 436
Posted By PeteHski

For indoor training?

For indoor training?
01-24-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By PeteHski

I suspect it's just a very rough, choppy...

I suspect it's just a very rough, choppy pedalling experience. Like riding through deep mud vs riding on smooth tarmac. Overall resistance/power can be the same, but totally different feel and...
01-24-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah I understand. Just don't expect too much...

Yeah I understand. Just don't expect too much from the Zwift structured plans. I don't think they are very effective compared to the better alternatives. I use Zwift too, just not for their...
01-23-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By PeteHski

If that is true, then mankind still has a very...

If that is true, then mankind still has a very long way to go.
01-23-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,280
Posted By PeteHski

Oh for sure that is a whole different ball game....

Oh for sure that is a whole different ball game. Congrats on losing so much weight and hopefully you can sustain your new baseline indefinitely without having to resort to drastic regimes in future. ...
01-22-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,280
Posted By PeteHski

That is just nuts! Having listened to the guys...

That is just nuts! Having listened to the guys on Trainer Road for the last year or so I'm sold on a sensible fuel-to-ride strategy alongside a core healthy diet. I'm a full-on eating machine...
01-22-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 436
Posted By PeteHski

Apps I currently use:- Zwift - as others...

Apps I currently use:-

Zwift - as others have said there are a LOT of ways to use Zwift. Racing, group rides, workouts, solo riding, collecting badges and virtual gear etc. You don't have to...
01-22-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 620
Posted By PeteHski

Rather than focusing on rate of weight loss, it's...

Rather than focusing on rate of weight loss, it's better to focus on a long term sustainable diet and lifestyle. Most (if not all) rapid loss diets are unsustainable and therefore fairly pointless. ...
01-22-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 620
Posted By PeteHski

So true. I spent 4 years at Uni studying for a...

So true. I spent 4 years at Uni studying for a Masters in Engineering and learnt maybe 10% of what I know 30 years later working in the industry.
01-22-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By PeteHski

I don't bother with Zwift plans. Too much of a...

I don't bother with Zwift plans. Too much of a short-term mentality. You would be better off following a structured plan from Trainer Road or Wahoo SYSTM and mix it up with Zwift for the longer...
01-22-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By PeteHski

Honestly, there is NO best out of these bikes. ...

Honestly, there is NO best out of these bikes. Only a best for you. All I would say is that you have picked 3 excellent choices for endurance road. None of them will hold you back, so pick the one...
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