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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,425
Posted By Dean V

Why even try and predict the future? Just ride...

Why even try and predict the future?
Just ride it, and if tyre availability does become a problem deal with it then.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,833
Posted By Dean V

In theory this is correct for a poorly done...

In theory this is correct for a poorly done repair.
However there are plenty of repairers that now what they are doing and can do effective long lasting repairs.
Also buying a frame based on how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,833
Posted By Dean V

You may not see the value in it which is fine. ...

You may not see the value in it which is fine.
Some people do which is also ok.
By far most people in the world would say that spending over $500 on a bike is outrageous and there is no value in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,917
Posted By Dean V

Pretty sure they are tubeless.

Pretty sure they are tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,112
Posted By Dean V

Sounds like most modern disc brake bikes!

Sounds like most modern disc brake bikes!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 804
Posted By Dean V

The older one will certainly be a lot lighter.

The older one will certainly be a lot lighter.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 823
Posted By Dean V

With a high quality clincher and latex tubes a...

With a high quality clincher and latex tubes a can't notice any difference in speed or comfort compared to my tubulars.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,663
Posted By Dean V

I can't see how this is even a discussion. ...

I can't see how this is even a discussion.
Forget the science. You don't need it.
Go for a ride on a hot day with a base layer on. Remove it mid ride and see if it is cooler.
I have always found...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,663
Posted By Dean V

I have always found that a base layer is hotter. ...

I have always found that a base layer is hotter.
You can still ride with one in quite warm temps, but it is definitely cooler when removed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,514
Posted By Dean V

And if you are on a good bike you better be able...

And if you are on a good bike you better be able to hold it for 5 minutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Dean V

Measure one. Set screws are specified by their...

Measure one.
Set screws are specified by their diameter x length. e.g. M5 x 12.
You will also need to specify if you want a regular socket screw (hex) or torx.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,250
Posted By Dean V

Not everyone. I learn't with toe straps and...

Not everyone.
I learn't with toe straps and cleats which did catch me out a couple of times.
Clipless are comparatively easy and I have always found it natural and easy to unclip.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,540
Posted By Dean V

Proof! Not a single serious road racer rides...

Proof!
Not a single serious road racer rides tyres that big.
Sure in the past roadies have been slow to break with tradition but there are plenty out there now that are willing to try new things...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,712
Posted By Dean V

You are absolutely wrong. I have some nice...

You are absolutely wrong.
I have some nice bikes that anyone other than myself rarely see as I usually ride solo.
So I don't have them to "show off".
There are many more reasons to have something...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,712
Posted By Dean V

Ride whatever you enjoy. I have ridden for many...

Ride whatever you enjoy.
I have ridden for many years and until recently still had some older bikes.
I have since sold them as the reality was that I enjoy riding my modern bikes more.
When I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,019
Posted By Dean V

60 front, 65 rear.

60 front, 65 rear.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By Dean V

I never bother with the speed sensor. The...

I never bother with the speed sensor. The extremely minor improvement it makes when there is a poor GPS signal or low speeds just doesn't justify having another thing on the bike.
When I do utilise...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Dean V

But wouldn't the greater inefficiency of the...

But wouldn't the greater inefficiency of the smaller sprockets quite likely be compensated for by the straighter drive line?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By Dean V

I am a bit confused over these "endurance" and...

I am a bit confused over these "endurance" and "race" labels.
Surely you have a personal fit and then get a frame with the geometry to accommodate that fit?
I have a Defy and a TCR and both are set...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By Dean V

I don't see any problem in getting aero with a...

I don't see any problem in getting aero with a flat bar bike.
Set up with a good amount of drop and reach you can get as low as you want.
Many people ride their drop bar bikes almost exclusively on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 04:19 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By Dean V

I don't see anything odd about it. Is their...

I don't see anything odd about it.
Is their some "roadie rule" that you can't have a nice bike with flat bars?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,853
Posted By Dean V

You can definitely feel the difference climbing...

You can definitely feel the difference climbing with a lighter bike. Especially wheels and out of the saddle.
I am not saying they will be noticeably faster, just that it will feel different.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,497
Posted By Dean V

Get an e bike.

Get an e bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,666
Posted By Dean V

It is a very nice bike that he isn't comfortable...

It is a very nice bike that he isn't comfortable with thrashing around with on the unsuitable roads where he lives at the moment.
So he stores it until that situation changes.
As nice as it is it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,666
Posted By Dean V

There is some logic to it. He is doing his best...

There is some logic to it.
He is doing his best to store the bike in pristine condition.
I am sure if he ever moves back to an area that suits what the bike was built for he can unbox it and use it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,280
Posted By Dean V

I read the GAN review and thought it was...

I read the GAN review and thought it was meaningless.
"bike felt fast" and "in its element pushing into a headwind at the front of the pack".
Honestly, where do they come up with this stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,336
Posted By Dean V

Power decline through a century could easily be...

Power decline through a century could easily be due to lack of distance training also.
If you aren't used to pushing along for something like that distance you will fade regardless of pace,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By Dean V

The whole point of a bike fit and its dimensions...

The whole point of a bike fit and its dimensions are based around the BB centre. The same as stack and reach numbers.
How the frame geometry allows you to achieve that fit within normal parameters...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,727
Posted By Dean V

You shouldn't confuse the "feel" of the bike with...

You shouldn't confuse the "feel" of the bike with actual speed.
No one is going to be able to tell if they are travelling down the road 0.1mph faster with the same effort.
For example a light...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By Dean V

^^^ This. And as has also been pointed out...

^^^ This.
And as has also been pointed out there is not a lot of difference between these two bikes if they are both H2 geometry.
So unless your fit as at the extreme limit you should be able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,764
Posted By Dean V

Why does it have to be a new bike?

Why does it have to be a new bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Dean V

You are also less likely to have problems if you...

You are also less likely to have problems if you are closer to 130lbs than 250lbs:)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,293
Posted By Dean V

Why are people still going on about Sram front...

Why are people still going on about Sram front shifting being sub par??
It has worked well for years now.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,673
Posted By Dean V

Why do you have to do all this before you buy new...

Why do you have to do all this before you buy new wheels?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,285
Posted By Dean V

I use Enve 4.5 AR with 28mm Schwalbe Pro One...

I use Enve 4.5 AR with 28mm Schwalbe Pro One tyres.
I like it a lot and it seems fast but I still wouldn't use it for a road race or TT. Unless it was over some pretty terrible roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By Dean V

It is standard on any modern Shimano road...

It is standard on any modern Shimano road crankset so it works for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,576
Posted By Dean V

I have dedicated winter shoes for the rain and...

I have dedicated winter shoes for the rain and cold.
They have a layer of neoprene with a high ankle. Much better than mucking around with booties etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,446
Posted By Dean V

You had your mind made up anyway! How many, and...

You had your mind made up anyway!
How many, and what disc brake road bikes did you actually ride during your research into the matter?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,503
Posted By Dean V

I just do some research on the bike and look at...

I just do some research on the bike and look at the geometry and am happy to buy from that.
I do not think a test ride is that helpful as I won't be able to get the bike configured how I want...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,098
Posted By Dean V

Tell that to anyone bank rolling an Americas Cup...

Tell that to anyone bank rolling an Americas Cup challenge!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,228
Posted By Dean V

Ultegra Di2.

Ultegra Di2.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,106
Posted By Dean V

Even though you can't pinch flat a tubeless tyre...

Even though you can't pinch flat a tubeless tyre when you bottom it out, you are still increasing the risk of damaging your expensive rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By Dean V

11-30 has the same top gear (11t) as what you...

11-30 has the same top gear (11t) as what you already have.
The gearing on the bike isn't really the limiter anyway.
You just need to train at pedalling faster and harder.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,118
Posted By Dean V

^^ This. There is no magic answer. You will...

^^ This.
There is no magic answer. You will need to ramp up the volume and intensity, or find a slower group.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,627
Posted By Dean V

Can someone please explain how the Varia improves...

Can someone please explain how the Varia improves safety?
I usually ride on country roads and it isn't often that I don't hear a car approaching from behind.
I then move slightly closer to the kerb...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,474
Posted By Dean V

So I can see there is a definite following of Ti...

So I can see there is a definite following of Ti for old guys that like to keep their bike for years and years.
But I do not see how that relates to why a Pro would want one for racing on.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,868
Posted By Dean V

"Endurance" frames will be best suited for fit. ...

"Endurance" frames will be best suited for fit.
Roubaix, Domane, Defy. Stuff like that.
They have less reach and more stack which will suit your long legs.
Don't let the endurance name put you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,879
Posted By Dean V

I would prefer to ride a light bike faster to get...

I would prefer to ride a light bike faster to get the same amount of work done.
Sometimes I will take my heavy duty gravel bike on a road ride if I am going with a slow group of other riders.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By Dean V

+1 As you mentioned front mech set up is the...

+1
As you mentioned front mech set up is the only negative.
Seems to need quite a bit of preload and only just has enough travel.
Don't think anything shifts better than Shimano chainrings either.
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