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Posted By brawlo

That seems to me like you are looking at new...

That seems to me like you are looking at new only? If so, divert some attention to the 2nd hand market across Europe. Cervelo is a good frame no doubt, but it just isn't up to the same stiffness...
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Posted By brawlo

How tall are you? Bigger frames mean you need to...

How tall are you? Bigger frames mean you need to be more picky. Smaller frames are pretty much all stiff enough.

I'd take a look at good quality 2nd hand frames to start with. Inevitably you will...
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Posted By brawlo

3T ARX stems (I have a collection of the older 4...

3T ARX stems (I have a collection of the older 4 bolt ones) and BT bars
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Posted By brawlo

https://www.australianstrengthcoach.com/your-progr...

https://www.australianstrengthcoach.com/your-program-sucks-part-4/

The other articles in the series are worth a read too
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Posted By brawlo

When they came out they were a bit of a...

When they came out they were a bit of a revolution and everyone jumped on them. Perhaps their problem is that they're so robust that they last forever and there's so many out there on the market that...
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Posted By brawlo

Maybe a bit like the Cervelos?? They've put them...

Maybe a bit like the Cervelos?? They've put them out there so that they're "legal", but they're still going through the development phase. All those angles in the frame and fork that seem to me like...
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Posted By brawlo

Thinking about it, the weak "link" on bicycle...

Thinking about it, the weak "link" on bicycle chains will be the pins. I can't say that I've ever seen a plate of a chain break, or even heard of it happening. I'd guess there's not really any...
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Posted By brawlo

My 2c worth is that this points to a problem with...

My 2c worth is that this points to a problem with regimented lifting, and kind of relates to what I said earlier. We become very planar and regimented in our movements as we get older and less...
02-16-20, 08:45 PM
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Posted By brawlo

If you are new to riding or generally unfit, then...

If you are new to riding or generally unfit, then RPE will be high for a given effort. Unless you have any specific heart issues, you will probably find that your max HR will be a lot higher than...
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Posted By brawlo

Thomson do 10°

Thomson do 10°
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Posted By brawlo

FOR ME my issues all broke down to my gluteus...

FOR ME my issues all broke down to my gluteus medius. The symptoms described were me 100%.

I have come across a sensational masseuse who is a fixer. She doesn't mess about. If you have an issue,...
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Posted By brawlo

Hit YouTube and search for some videos. Moscow...

Hit YouTube and search for some videos. Moscow videos would be a good one as some proper fast guys ride that track
12-08-19, 04:30 AM
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Posted By brawlo

The weak point is generally the rims, and those...

The weak point is generally the rims, and those are some heavily built WTB rims on that wheel set. My first road bike came with 28/28 Mavic CXP30 wheels while I was sitting at 140kg. I rode the hell...
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Posted By brawlo

I use a laptop bag as my gear bag these days. I...

I use a laptop bag as my gear bag these days. I have cardboard folio things to separate the rings and it's big enough for all of my tools and spares and they come with a shoulder strap which is handy...
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Posted By brawlo

Throwing a cat among the pigeons - plus a nice...

Throwing a cat among the pigeons - plus a nice close up view of the bars :thumb:

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11-20-19, 07:23 PM
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Posted By brawlo

I think that adopting the Clydesdale monniker...

I think that adopting the Clydesdale monniker could be a bad marketing decision. Our market is actually a small one, just look at how much is available out there compared to "standard". I think...
11-18-19, 11:51 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Either or. Calories burned is a function of the...

Either or. Calories burned is a function of the watts you are putting out over the time. Higher watts over a short period can be the same outcome as a longer period with a lower output.

I would...
11-11-19, 07:00 PM
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Views: 2,740
Posted By brawlo

Motivation can be hard to recover after such a...

Motivation can be hard to recover after such a time off. I seriously immersed myself into the track sprint side of cycling after cycling seriously for almost 10 years. It consumed most of my time....
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Posted By brawlo

Theo Bos had a vid on his insta feed of him...

Theo Bos had a vid on his insta feed of him trying to buy one of the Lotus bikes with no result
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Posted By brawlo

AU/NZ just had Oceania champs a couple of weeks...

AU/NZ just had Oceania champs a couple of weeks ago, which is probably the reason
10-20-19, 05:01 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Frame material really doesn't mean as much as a...

Frame material really doesn't mean as much as a lot of people think. How a bike is put together means so much more. Just saying that you need steel is a red herring as an alloy bike built one way can...
10-15-19, 04:35 PM
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Posted By brawlo

I'm 6'5" and 285lb, started racing when I was 310...

I'm 6'5" and 285lb, started racing when I was 310 and worked my way down to 245 when I was my most competitive n the road, and I can hold my own. I'm carrying a lot more upper body muscle coming into...
10-14-19, 09:28 PM
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Posted By brawlo

First and foremost, narrower slicker tyres will...

First and foremost, narrower slicker tyres will make a world of difference to the speed that you can ride and the effort required. When I was at university I used to commute on 26x1.75 high pressure...
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Posted By brawlo

Track is dying everywhere, not just the US....

Track is dying everywhere, not just the US. Sports participation in general is dying out from a combination of busy parents/people, cotton wool parenting, technology and costs. I've been involved in...
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Posted By brawlo

Back up and running now

Back up and running now
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Posted By brawlo

That depends where you look. The reality is that...

That depends where you look. The reality is that the vast majority of track bikes won’t be ridden like that so it’s a small market to sell to. At the top of the tree where the real development...
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Posted By brawlo

ABOC site is down/gone = no UpUpUp :( I was...

ABOC site is down/gone = no UpUpUp :(

I was only on there last week, so it's recent
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Posted By brawlo

Because as a friend put it to me, I'm like a...

Because as a friend put it to me, I'm like a piano with a parachute. As a 6'5" rig that sees aero as some fairytale story, that "2500" watts still won't get me terribly fast. That is a peaky short...
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Posted By brawlo

This is right on the money. There's lots of guys...

This is right on the money. There's lots of guys waving their things around with high peak wattages that just can't deliver with F200 times. The big boppers that I know don't give a damn about a peak...
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Posted By brawlo

Look at reach numbers rather than bare frame...

Look at reach numbers rather than bare frame "sizes". The reach number will tell you if you are actually getting a longer bike or not. There's stacks of "big" sized frames out there that aren't...
09-29-19, 06:03 PM
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Posted By brawlo

If you're just riding gravel paths, so nice and...

If you're just riding gravel paths, so nice and flat and smooth and not much "offroad" style then any frame of any material should be enough to handle your weight. Do shy away from the superlight...
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Posted By brawlo

Another thing to consider in relation to bar...

Another thing to consider in relation to bar reach is the shape of the bars. Traditional bend bars require you to have your hands basically vertical at the front to the bend to take advantage of that...
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Posted By brawlo

Nice concept on the lockring tool. Their gear...

Nice concept on the lockring tool. Their gear looks to be pricey and only getting your hands on some will tell you if it's worth it. In saying that, there's damn good quality gear out there for...
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Posted By brawlo

I think this is the telling comment. I read...

I think this is the telling comment.

I read this as "we don't want to be seen putting a series of prototype wheels under the athletes. When you see them riding our wheels we will have documented...
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Posted By brawlo

What if the Mavic/Campag combo used by Glaetzer...

What if the Mavic/Campag combo used by Glaetzer was fast(er)est? Wouldn't that be a headf*%# for sponsorship deals
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Posted By brawlo

IMO overpriced and not all that practical. ...

IMO overpriced and not all that practical.

You're tied to their cogs that only go down to 13t (up to you whether you'd use a 12t) and they only do fixed or fixed/free. You can't borrow standard...
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Posted By brawlo

It's more of a case of not looking at it like gym...

It's more of a case of not looking at it like gym = bike, but rather gym helps the bike.

Training is personal and there's lots of things that just work, and there's lots of things that work for...
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Posted By brawlo

I think it's fairly widely acknowledged that the...

I think it's fairly widely acknowledged that the only thing that comes anywhere near a gym workout similarity is a standing start. The reality is that even a slow cadence is in the 70-90rpm range for...
09-16-19, 06:34 PM
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Posted By brawlo

I love my VP Harriers (current equivalent is the...

I love my VP Harriers (current equivalent is the VP Matador). They're really wide with a huge platform.

I made the switch after getting sick of pedaling around on the small platform when not in my...
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Posted By brawlo

I'd be measuring the chainline first before you...

I'd be measuring the chainline first before you went changing any alignments.

In my own experience, different chainrings, cogs and chains make for different noise levels. Some combos are almost...
08-20-19, 08:36 PM
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Posted By brawlo

I would look at the resistance units for quality....

I would look at the resistance units for quality. My trainer work was centred around track sprint cycling and I ended up with a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine. Pretty much all designs will cope with your...
08-19-19, 05:35 PM
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Posted By brawlo

If you can afford it, a smart trainer and Zwift...

If you can afford it, a smart trainer and Zwift are definitely worth it. If not, it's not the be all and end all and there's many more ways to go about it. Just get yourself some sort of training...
08-11-19, 07:46 PM
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Posted By brawlo

It comes down to what you really want to use the...

It comes down to what you really want to use the bike for. Truth be told 99% of riders running Ultegra and DA would be happy with 105 level gear if they were all about function over form.

For me,...
08-11-19, 03:43 PM
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Views: 7,482
Posted By brawlo

Maybe look for a MTB rim with the same or within...

Maybe look for a MTB rim with the same or within 2mm ERD. Then just swap the rim over. Lots stronger and built to take abuse. Pretty sad that you don’t have anyone to rely on in your vicinity.

My...
08-10-19, 04:45 PM
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Views: 7,482
Posted By brawlo

Not to rain on your parade but you should have...

Not to rain on your parade but you should have shelled out the extra for the Park or equivalent tension meter. For what you’ve spent on wheel builds, a quality TM would have been a cheap investment....
07-31-19, 04:10 AM
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Posted By brawlo

Are you really wide footed or just an in...

Are you really wide footed or just an in betweener like me? I have Giro Riddance flat sole shoes that go up ta a EU50. They make an SPD version with the same look.

As for Lake shoes, I really like...
07-16-19, 10:36 PM
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Views: 1,551
Posted By brawlo

Just communicate with the other riders. If it's...

Just communicate with the other riders. If it's just a downhill, stick with them. If it's a downhill running to an uphill, tell them you will break off the front to gain your momentum for the uphill...
07-13-19, 06:43 PM
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Views: 7,482
Posted By brawlo

Turn your attention towards bike shops that deal...

Turn your attention towards bike shops that deal with bike packing, I’m sure there’s lots of options in the US or one UK shop I’ve dealt with for some hard to find parts is SJS Cycles. Bike packing...
07-13-19, 06:19 PM
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Posted By brawlo

This is a really important point. That dead...

This is a really important point. That dead weight is “unsprung” and so every gram of it hits your rear wheel for every bump, pothole and kerb. Those Dutch style bikes also generally put your body...
07-11-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,482
Posted By brawlo

Both of those failure modes point to fatigue....

Both of those failure modes point to fatigue. Spokes breaking at the bend is purely fatigue and can be solved by higher tension. Higher tension is a clyde/heavy weight necessity (but staying withing...
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