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Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,646
Posted By PeteHski

The radar detects vehicles well before you can...

The radar detects vehicles well before you can hear them. It also tells you how many vehicles are approaching and their relative distance behind you. It also shows you how fast they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 319
Posted By PeteHski

From a comedy point of view?

From a comedy point of view?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 319
Posted By PeteHski

When you are trying to think up yet another...

When you are trying to think up yet another obvious troll thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,646
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, that's what I would have done too. ...

Yeah, that's what I would have done too. Wouldn't have messed around trying to use BT with a phone app. So that would be a non-issue then really.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,416
Posted By PeteHski

Yes of course the variation in power has to be...

Yes of course the variation in power has to be within your performance envelope. It's no good if you blow up on the climbs. But the general principle is that you bias power in proportion to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,416
Posted By PeteHski

Read this. ...

Read this.

https://cyclingtips.com/2016/09/how-to-ride-the-perfect-time-trial-constant-power-vs-variable-power/

TLDR: You need to put out more effort on the climbs than the descents if you want...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,416
Posted By PeteHski

If it's a hilly TT, your target power on the...

If it's a hilly TT, your target power on the climbs will be higher than it is on the descents or flat. At least if you want to win. It's simple physics/maths. Any pacing algorithm (eg. Best Bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,646
Posted By PeteHski

Just for info, my 515 was still going strong...

Just for info, my 515 was still going strong after a 9 hour ride on day flash mode. Battery is holding up well too after a full season. I would like an incident cam though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,646
Posted By PeteHski

Well if we go back to the very start of this...

Well if we go back to the very start of this discussion I was just responding to the complaints about the small SD card. I merely questioned why you would NEED a bigger card for its intended use as...
05-25-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,509
Posted By PeteHski

So really this is just about your bias...

So really this is just about your bias confirmation then. EVs are only unusually quiet at walking pace, hence the strange futuristic noises they now emit in car parks. Once they are moving at...
05-24-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,509
Posted By PeteHski

Yep, that's the warning I get when a cyclist is...

Yep, that's the warning I get when a cyclist is coming up ahead. It's worth noting that in the video you linked the driver is using TACC (Traffic Aware Cruise Control) so he is steering manually. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,646
Posted By PeteHski

Well this is what the Garmin product page looks...

Well this is what the Garmin product page looks like. There is a very brief video showing what the camera view looks like. It's not exactly thrilling action footage is it? All the literature is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,646
Posted By PeteHski

Why are people having a problem understanding...

Why are people having a problem understanding that Garmin are not marketing this as an action camera?
05-24-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,509
Posted By PeteHski

Okay I'll bite, since I drive a Tesla. Firstly,...

Okay I'll bite, since I drive a Tesla. Firstly, there is no correlation whatsoever between what people drive and their driving ability. Agreed? It's like saying American drivers are clueless. Or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,646
Posted By PeteHski

Having used a Varia for the last 2 seasons I...

Having used a Varia for the last 2 seasons I totally disagree with this. The warning system it gives you is actually very clever and very robust. It would actually be a lot less useful and far more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 579
Posted By PeteHski

Seriously? You looked for more than an hour and...

Seriously? You looked for more than an hour and couldn't find the table I posted above?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 551
Posted By PeteHski

I would sell it for sure as it's complete BS...

I would sell it for sure as it's complete BS bling. But I'm far more curious how you got it for free?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 579
Posted By PeteHski

What very important info is missing? The model...

What very important info is missing? The model designations are a bit of a mouthful, but the spec was pretty clear to me when I bought mine. There are 3 carbon frame levels i.e. CF, CF SL and CF...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By PeteHski

You need to realise that flats are more common...

You need to realise that flats are more common for some people. I got pretty sick of dealing with flats at the side of the road (that's not my idea of fun) and since running tubeless road tyres I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 04:02 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,646
Posted By PeteHski

Caveman mentality. Do you live without fire,...

Caveman mentality. Do you live without fire, electricity and running water too?
05-19-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By PeteHski

What's your reasoning behind this statement? ...

What's your reasoning behind this statement?

Personally I would think (for a given surface area) the pad shape i.e. length v width is largely irrelevant to any of the qualities you mention above....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,646
Posted By PeteHski

I can't say I'm bothered about action cam use,...

I can't say I'm bothered about action cam use, but I can't argue about the high price. I would only want to see footage from the camera if something crashed into me (or perhaps if there was a ufo...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,646
Posted By PeteHski

The Varia gives you far more awareness of what is...

The Varia gives you far more awareness of what is approaching you from behind than your "safe riding instincts" ever did. So there's no need to be afraid of it. All it does is greatly increase your...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,646
Posted By PeteHski

Definitely worth it in my experience. It's one...

Definitely worth it in my experience. It's one of those features you never knew you needed but would not want to ride without once experienced.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,646
Posted By PeteHski

I'm not sure why you would want to video record...

I'm not sure why you would want to video record the entire ride? As I understand it automatically loops the recording and saves any obvious incident i.e. a crash. I don't think it's intended to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By PeteHski

I presume you meant wider internal width? This...

I presume you meant wider internal width? This is the current trend and it does make sense with the trend toward wider tyres. I think the wheels you were originally looking at are 19 mm internal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By PeteHski

The aero benefits are worth next to nothing...

The aero benefits are worth next to nothing unless you are in a competitive TT where a couple of seconds might make a difference to your placing. Given your situation I would get the cheaper...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,861
Posted By PeteHski

So you must have realised the story linked was...

So you must have realised the story linked was utter BS then right?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,646
Posted By PeteHski

But it could potentially save you a lot more. I...

But it could potentially save you a lot more. I will be getting one of these for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 04:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,458
Posted By PeteHski

Probably not the primary issue, given that he has...

Probably not the primary issue, given that he has at least 2 power meters that appear to correlate. Looks more like a power/weight issue at face value. Not that the OP is over-weight, but strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,861
Posted By PeteHski

How much heat from the brake disc do you think...

How much heat from the brake disc do you think actually conducts it's way through to the spokes? If you think about it for a few seconds you should realise it's a ridiculous notion that the spokes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,861
Posted By PeteHski

But from his quote he clearly doesn't understand...

But from his quote he clearly doesn't understand the engineering. His profession is riding bikes, not designing them. Whatever caused the spoke failure certainly wasn't heat from the brake disc.
05-13-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 727
Posted By PeteHski

The main reason why shorter cranks are...

The main reason why shorter cranks are recommended is to avoid potential injury/fatigue from excessive joint motion. As your link suggests, crank length doesn't appear to have any signficant affect...
05-13-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 727
Posted By PeteHski

The recommendations are based on the kinematics...

The recommendations are based on the kinematics i.e. range of motion rather than torque/cadence. It follows that someone with longer legs can spin longer cranks with the same joint angles. Torque...
05-12-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,259
Posted By PeteHski

Placebo affect is real, so why not? Most things...

Placebo affect is real, so why not? Most things I've read appear to link beet juice with a marginal gain (no idea about powdered form) so probably worth a try. Unfortunately I hate beet juice, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By PeteHski

If you have the medium cage 105 R7000 rear mech...

If you have the medium cage 105 R7000 rear mech (which it probably is if it was a new bike) then I would just get the Shimano 11-34T cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By PeteHski

I think the 11-34 cassette would be the minimum...

I think the 11-34 cassette would be the minimum worthwhile change. You would definitely notice the difference. For reference, second gear on the 11-34 cassette is 30T, so it basically gives you 1...
05-12-22, 04:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 727
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, that's the reality with shorter cranks i.e....

Yeah, that's the reality with shorter cranks i.e. you have to spin more to create the same power (since power = pedal force x crank length x cadence). The advantage of shorter cranks is that you are...
05-12-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,050
Posted By PeteHski

Well I'm pretty sure you would have to be putting...

Well I'm pretty sure you would have to be putting out well north of 300W to cruise at a genuine 28 mph (that's the speed pro road racers ride solo on 20k bikes) and you weighed 54.4 kg. So that's...
05-12-22, 03:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,050
Posted By PeteHski

Okay, for the sake of argument lets say the bikes...

Okay, for the sake of argument lets say the bikes are equal and you are in a full-on TT position

28 mph, 120 lb rider, clincher road tyres, aerobar = 322W
25 mph, 130 lb rider, clincher road...
05-11-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,050
Posted By PeteHski

re. Bike Calculator 28 mph on the flat, no...

re. Bike Calculator

28 mph on the flat, no wind, mtb tires = 600W
25 mph, road tyres = 380W

So a difference of some 220W right there

.....and you say the speed difference is even bigger...
05-11-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,479
Posted By PeteHski

Or you could just get the bike with the higher...

Or you could just get the bike with the higher stack and fit a shorter stem. For me a stem extender would be the absolute last resort.
05-09-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,065
Posted By PeteHski

I'm not suggesting Contis are superior to other...

I'm not suggesting Contis are superior to other tyre choices, merely stating that I don't think they have an unusually high rolling resistance. They are clearly top tier in that respect.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,131
Posted By PeteHski

This renowned London based bike fitter agrees...

This renowned London based bike fitter agrees that most recreational riders have their saddle set too high. He reckons about 90% of the "men" that come to him for a pro bike fit have their saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,131
Posted By PeteHski

I've read that it's not unusual for riders to...

I've read that it's not unusual for riders to drop their saddle height 10+ mm during the course of a Grand Tour as the fatigue sets in. It's not that surprising that they favour a more "endurance"...
05-08-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,086
Posted By PeteHski

I'm curious as to what the "usual" is and whether...

I'm curious as to what the "usual" is and whether or not you have tried other methods?

I've tried a few training regimes over the years and now starting to favour a more polarized approach. As...
05-08-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,065
Posted By PeteHski

I really don't think so considering the pro races...

I really don't think so considering the pro races they've won.
05-08-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 527
Posted By PeteHski

Well first there is no conspiracy lol! 1x...

Well first there is no conspiracy lol!
1x totally dominates mountain biking and has done for quite a few years. Road bikes are still mostly 2x. Gravel bikes are split between 1x and 2x options. ...
05-07-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 527
Posted By PeteHski

I agree with this. From a geometry perspective...

I agree with this. From a geometry perspective they are just varying shades of overlapping grey. Really the only frame related things that separate these various disciplines (i.e. road endurance,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By PeteHski

Personally I would just remove the valve core and...

Personally I would just remove the valve core and top up with some fresh sealant (of the same type), leaving the old sealant in there. The only time I would consider cleaning out the old sealant is...
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