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by zefs
Wed Aug 28, 2019 17:48 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 155359

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Might be a defective tire and it leaks from the bead, had one as well and had to use it with a tube.
by zefs
Tue Aug 27, 2019 07:48 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 155359

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

So 5 miles from the end of an audax yesterday my rear Mavic punctured - it seemed to be a bit of a slice and eventually the sealant managed to seal the slice. I then re-inflated with a travel pump and probably got about 50 psi in it and limped home. I went out this morning to the garage and put the...
by zefs
Tue Aug 13, 2019 09:49 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Slow and Fast-Twitch muscles
Replies: 19
Views: 2032

Re: Slow and Fast-Twitch muscles

Power curve can help determine that:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq7VtyP8FkQ
by zefs
Mon Aug 12, 2019 05:09 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon v UST?
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon v UST?

@Zefs going through the same process myself at present. Do you know how "easy" these are to use with tubes? The Hunts on my winter bike are PIA, so much so that I carry a Kool Tool on that bike, which is not ideal. Really I'm not over enamoured with road tubeless but want the ability to f...
by zefs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 15:28 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon v UST?
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon v UST?

UST wheels can be used with tubes. For the Cosmics:
Max. Pressure tubeless: 25mm 6 bars - 87 PSI, 28mm 5 bars - 70 PSI.
Max pressure tubetype: 25mm 7 bars -102 PSI, 28mm 6 bars - 87 PSI
by zefs
Tue Jul 30, 2019 17:28 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: What can I eat that will boost my cycling, I'm on a Low Fibre Diet..
Replies: 53
Views: 4929

Re: What can I eat that will boost my cycling, I'm on a Low Fibre Diet..

Grains can be obtained from other people that make it at home, so you could ask around. Good luck!
by zefs
Tue Jul 30, 2019 05:09 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help
Replies: 61
Views: 2134

Re: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help

Yes the higher you go the lower the reach because of the head tube angle.
by zefs
Mon Jul 29, 2019 19:11 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help
Replies: 61
Views: 2134

Re: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help

Don't think you need a bigger bike, 50cm from center of bars to saddle nose is short for your measurements, it should be 55cm+ and it's weird that you can't manage that on a 394mm reach bike.
by zefs
Mon Jul 29, 2019 06:20 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help
Replies: 61
Views: 2134

Re: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help

Which saddle are you using and at what angle? I’ve used a selle smp and a brooks b17. I don’t know the exact angle but slightly nose up Sounds weird that you slide forward at any saddle angle, check yourself in the mirror sideways for anterior pelvic tilt? Although if you used 73cm saddle height (l...
by zefs
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help
Replies: 61
Views: 2134

Re: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help

Which saddle are you using and at what angle?
by zefs
Fri Jul 26, 2019 05:19 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help
Replies: 61
Views: 2134

Re: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help

Might have to post a photo to give us a better idea, but it's also possible that you have your handlebars tilted down too much and your wrists end up in the wrong position. If the hand pain gets worse when sliding forward it means you are trying to relieve the perineum pressure by using your hands a...
by zefs
Thu Jul 25, 2019 20:11 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help
Replies: 61
Views: 2134

Re: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help

Set your cleats first (1cm behind 1st metatarsal) then try to put your saddle (assuming it's the correct width/shape for you body) on a position (height/fore aft/angle) that will have you not slipping forward. When you find that position try a stem size that will make you not over-reach to the handl...
by zefs
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Neck pain - My solution
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Re: Neck pain - My solution

Yes, assuming someone is too far forward and core is weak/can't hold the weight of the neck/head area it could cause neck pain but it can also be caused by a combination of things. Rolling terrain also plays a role, so if you are descending a mountain it's wise to move the body weight further to the...
by zefs
Sun Jul 07, 2019 06:07 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 155359

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Yes, others have more than my 700km on the new Corsa's but the opinions are the same, excellent grip/suppleness and good rolling resistance/puncture protection. Compared to GP5K which are a bit faster with less grip/suppleness.
by zefs
Thu Jul 04, 2019 08:28 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tubeless virgins struggle
Replies: 60
Views: 3113

Re: Tubeless virgins struggle

Because testing is done by keeping all the parameters the same and changing one thing (e.g tire). This test basically shows you can use 20psi less with no speed penalty for tubeless tires: https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews/compare/continental-grand-prix-5000-2018-vs-continen...
by zefs
Thu Jul 04, 2019 07:51 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tubeless virgins struggle
Replies: 60
Views: 3113

Re: Tubeless virgins struggle

The extra comfort comes from the reduced tire pressures (you can use lower for the same speed - about 10psi - since the rolling resistance is less) but also the casing itself. Try a GP4000 and then a Hutchinson Performance TL the difference is noticeable both on the hand (casing can be stretched) an...
by zefs
Wed Jul 03, 2019 14:48 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tubeless virgins struggle
Replies: 60
Views: 3113

Re: Tubeless virgins struggle

Having an inner tube that is filled with air and can be punctured easily can't be better overall. If you worry so much about that one time that you get a sidewall puncture that can't be fixed, you could carry an inner tube and still use tubeless. It's about priorities but overall I would say it's a...
by zefs
Tue Jul 02, 2019 16:00 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tubeless virgins struggle
Replies: 60
Views: 3113

Re: Tubeless virgins struggle

Having an inner tube that is filled with air and can be punctured easily can't be better overall. If you worry so much about that one time that you get a sidewall puncture that can't be fixed, you could carry an inner tube and still use tubeless. It's about priorities but overall I would say it's a ...
by zefs
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tubeless virgins struggle
Replies: 60
Views: 3113

Re: Tubeless virgins struggle

If someone uses tubeless and takes a tire with him because the event is extra long has nothing to do with the technology itself in my opinion. Similarly if someone is using tubes, would bring more. Would you use your 25c tires/tubes on gravel and blame them when you puncture or understand that you u...
by zefs
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Solution for cranks that are too long
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Solution for cranks that are too long

Moving the cleat further back would make the calves work less which could work so you could try that (1cm is enough if the current position is spot on from your bike fit).

What cadence do you usually ride at? based on your inseam it wouldn't be wrong to ride 175mm cranks.

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