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by barongreenback
Fri Sep 20, 2019 19:58 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Zwift - does it get better?
Replies: 35
Views: 2179

Re: Zwift - does it get better?

Also TR forum has pointed out that a cheap hdmi PC would work well.
by barongreenback
Fri Sep 20, 2019 18:44 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Winter/mild gravel tyre 28c
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Winter/mild gravel tyre 28c

Evening all Looking for a 28c winter/mild gravel tubeless tyre for my winter bike. Occasionally goes on well packed trails but mostly on road during the winter. Unfortunately my 2015 synapse frame has rubbish clearance despite having disc brakes. 30c at a push might be possible if tyres tend to meas...
by barongreenback
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Zwift - does it get better?
Replies: 35
Views: 2179

Re: Zwift - does it get better?

How big was your iPad? I was running it on an iPad Air 2 so much less screen real estate than the current batch. iPad pro I guess would run it fairly close to a Peloton style experience although at that rate an Apple TV and a cheap smallish Amazon LCD screen might be a more cost effective option th...
by barongreenback
Thu Sep 19, 2019 09:43 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Zwift - does it get better?
Replies: 35
Views: 2179

Re: Zwift - does it get better?

I used Zwift for a while on an iPad (no big TV in my garage) and while it was ok, I found myself getting easily distracted as it's difficult to find yourself immersed in the world. I have tried it in my living room on a big TV using Apple TV and the experience was better but not perfect. The trainin...
by barongreenback
Sat Sep 14, 2019 16:30 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Brake disc fins stuck in brake
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Brake disc fins stuck in brake

Very odd. Have you tried some washers to move the caliper up a bit. Thanks - I think that’s my best bet or getting a six bolt to centrelock converter for the old discs. I think the bike has been set up so that the discs are quite deep into the calliper. My guess is that it didn’t matter when the bi...
by barongreenback
Fri Sep 13, 2019 18:02 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Tyre residue
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

Re: Tyre residue

Normal for the first couple of rides. Should stop with a bit of normal riding. No need to use a special tyre.
by barongreenback
Fri Sep 13, 2019 17:34 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Connect Bontrager 1300 Ion Pro RT to Bolt?
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Connect Bontrager 1300 Ion Pro RT to Bolt?

Wahoo have said that Ant+ light control isn’t in their plans at the moment. Which is a shame.
by barongreenback
Fri Sep 13, 2019 16:38 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Brake disc fins stuck in brake
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Brake disc fins stuck in brake

Evening all and happy Friday to you I’ve just swapped a pair of wheels onto my winter bike. The original wheels came with fairly bog standard 6 bolt discs on the wheels. The other ones have Shimano centrelock discs, same size (140mm) but with the ridged cooling fins. These are far up enough to get s...
by barongreenback
Thu Jun 13, 2019 08:31 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...
Replies: 55
Views: 3498

Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

What put me off buying Hunts is the absolutely horrible freehub noise. Came very close to buying then came across a local sportive with a few riders on them. Hunt are very good at marketing open rim designs and you get the backup of a UK retailer - they seem reasonably sound at the moment and a more...
by barongreenback
Mon May 27, 2019 16:42 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Long sleeve summer jerseys
Replies: 13
Views: 1160

Re: Long sleeve summer jerseys

Try Ornot. Pricey but quality is very good and a bit of rarity value if that’s your thing.
by barongreenback
Mon May 13, 2019 09:15 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Velo Birmingham & Midlands May 12 2019
Replies: 225
Views: 13927

Re: Velo Birmingham & Midlands May 12 2019

Well there were the usual bunch of idiots running chain gangs screaming “on your right”. Most egregious around my group was a Polish cycling club. Just a few morons who cannot understand it’s not a race. Getting a good time is one thing, trying to indulge your onanistic fantasies about joining a pro...
by barongreenback
Sun May 12, 2019 21:07 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Velo Birmingham & Midlands May 12 2019
Replies: 225
Views: 13927

Re: Velo Birmingham & Midlands May 12 2019

I passed about a minute after it happened. Not a particularly difficult descent but steep and fast with a fair amount of traffic as we were all in the 3 fast starts. Could have been as simple as something as a clipped wheel, which as that speed could be catastrophic. Police are hoping that someone m...
by barongreenback
Sat Apr 27, 2019 18:16 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Can't get my indoor power down on the road
Replies: 14
Views: 1649

Re: Can't get my indoor power down on the road

For me I often find that I can’t find the exact power vs cadence that you get in ERG mode on the trainer. The jumps on the cassette don’t seem to suit me quite as much on the road but as a heavier rider I need the 32 dinner late option.
by barongreenback
Wed Apr 17, 2019 04:58 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Long sleeve summer weight jersey
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: Long sleeve summer weight jersey

Ornot make some great stuff. On the pricey side but very good quality. They have UK and US online shops.
by barongreenback
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tubeless valve round vs square
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Tubeless valve round vs square

As I implied earlier in the thread, Bontrager wheels are barely suitable for TLR even with the included strip. I had to add extra tape on top of the strip to get mine to seal properly. They are ok now (using Milkit valves, which are conical) but the experience of using a well designed rim for tubele...
by barongreenback
Wed Apr 10, 2019 16:05 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: FTP Test - My power went up my score went down Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 2304

Re: FTP Test - My power went up my score went down Help!

You’re probably better off understanding your own training zones in terms of RPE (https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/power-training-levels/) and training on intervals using that. It takes some practice though to dial in to how your body feels and one thing I’ve learnt through using a power meter is ...
by barongreenback
Tue Apr 09, 2019 16:03 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: FTP Test - My power went up my score went down Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 2304

Re: FTP Test - My power went up my score went down Help!

You need to stick to one protocol. I wouldn’t compare Zwift to Strava as they are measured in different ways unless you have a power meter (and even then there may be differences between your FTP outdoors and indoors). Also your best 20 minute power may not be the balls out effort suffering to produ...
by barongreenback
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: FTP Test - My power went up my score went down Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 2304

Re: FTP Test - My power went up my score went down Help!

I think the FTP debate has been done to death but FTP is not hour power, merely a number used to set training zones. Unless you are planning to train with that information then i wouldn't worry too much. https://blog.trainerroad.com/is-ftp-representative-of-my-hour-power/ Sträva estimates of average...
by barongreenback
Sat Apr 06, 2019 20:17 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Trek Domane 54 or 56 (pics included)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1566

Re: Trek Domane 54 or 56 (pics included)?

I'm 5'8" and the 54 Domane fits me fine so I would think you would need at least a 56. As others have said the Domane is an endurance bike so is not meant to have a low front end. Leave that stuff for the pros and wannabes. Out of interest did you try an SLR model? I'm thinking of updating my ...
by barongreenback
Sat Apr 06, 2019 07:07 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Trek Domane 54 or 56 (pics included)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1566

Re: Trek Domane 54 or 56 (pics included)?

If you're worried about 'only' having a 5-6cm drop from saddle to bar, then the Domane may be the wrong geometry in the first place as it's one of the most upright riding Endurance bikes (very mild stack to reach ratio). In fact that's one of the reasons I chose it. Yeh I chose it for the same reas...

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