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Old 01-27-15, 12:01 AM
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I find it very interesting to see the three latest hour record bikes are all using lightweight rundkurs discs. I wonder if the wind tunnel shows something special about them. Their road wheels certainly are uninspiring aerodynamically. The weight difference between a rear lightweight disc and a comete is only 100g, and I've always been told lightweight has never and will never sponsor riders. So what's the appeal?
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Jack Bobridge has just ridden a great Tour Down under which finished on Sunday, had the leader's jersey for the first 2 days and won the KOM. I've definitely got my money on him setting the bar for the hour record - till Wiggins' attempt.
(I think Queerpunk was referring to Budget Forklifts, Jacky Bobby's sponsor...)
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Old 01-27-15, 06:48 AM
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(I think Queerpunk was referring to Budget Forklifts, Jacky Bobby's sponsor...)
See...that goes to show how much I don't know about road racing
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Jack Bobridge has just ridden a great Tour Down under which finished on Sunday, had the leader's jersey for the first 2 days and won the KOM. I've definitely got my money on him setting the bar for the hour record - till Wiggins' attempt.
Not sure if geoblocked, but the Australian National track championships will be streamed live including the hour record.

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Bobridge hour record live now:
Live stream: Watch Jack Bobridge's Hour Record attempt - Cycling Weekly
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@35km he's on pace for 52km.
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42 minutes in and his form is still well composed. He's hurting tho.
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He's holding the black line and at 45 minutes he's lifted his pace a bit. I say he'll get 211 laps in.
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Picked up the pace again with 10 to go. Doing 17s laps now.
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5 minutes to go and his line is getting a little ragged.
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Perko is waving him on in the bends! He's picked up the pace again with 4 minutes to go.
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Old 01-31-15, 05:20 AM
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Didn't get it, but close. 51.3 km. Just over two laps short. Looks like he lost it at around the 37-40 minute mark. That's where he started to go ragged a bit and his cadence dropped a little.
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I watched Jack's attempt. I've not checked yet but I suspect Jack would have the hour record if he had done it at a higher altitude similar to the Voight and Brandle rides.
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Higher altitude and a slower start. He was doing 16.xx second laps for the first 20 minutes
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A good comparison of lap times for the last three attemtps.

https://twitter.com/xavierdisley
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A good comparison of lap times for the last three attemtps.

https://twitter.com/xavierdisley
That guy's tweets are awesome. Thanks!
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Obree's perspective:

Obree on hour record: Bobridge should try again in four or five days | CyclingTips
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Yeah, those are pretty awesome. Park PRS-20.
yeah they are - it would take a lot to pry mine out of my shop. I got mine from a team mechanic when he got something lighter for flying (they do weigh a lot, but break down small)


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Not sure if geoblocked, but the Australian National track championships will be streamed live including the hour record.

Coup for cycling with Subaru Track Nationals to be LIVE streamed on WWOS
Not geo-blocked, and the U19 Points race (2nd to last race of the night) should be *mandatory* watching for what an exciting track race looks like... and the Elite points race that followed it was quite good.
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Wow did he ever start fast compared to the others. Maybe he was expecting to smash it and make an impossible to beat record, then realized how long an hour is

The 1hr record is a nasty event. You have so many people watching every lap, its not like a TT where you can just have an off day, you are basically challenging the world.
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he had done at least one long (+40') test (mentioned in his pre-effort interviews, so it wasn't like he hadn't been through a bunch of the sensations/duration stuff before.
He isn't new at this pursuiting thing, and his coach isn't either - very odd on the whole.
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I have a hard time explaining this. I found this device today used by Anchor/Bridgestone in Japan.

If I were fitting bikes, I'd use a tool like this. I wouldn't start with the frame or frame dimensions. I'd sit the rider on this then move stuff around till he or she got into the desired position. After it's all done, then I'd take measurements.

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That fitbike is absolutely beautiful and insane!
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I have a hard time explaining this. I found this device today used by Anchor/Bridgestone in Japan.

If I were fitting bikes, I'd use a tool like this. I wouldn't start with the frame or frame dimensions. I'd sit the rider on this then move stuff around till he or she got into the desired position. After it's all done, then I'd take measurements.
I've seen several frameless bike fit tools. Here is one at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine
http://www.bcsm.org/wp-content/uploa...Website-38.jpg
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Old 02-03-15, 02:17 PM
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I've seen several frameless bike fit tools. Here is one at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine
http://www.bcsm.org/wp-content/uploa...Website-38.jpg
That's really nice. I want one.
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Found via: Nate Koch: A Berlin love story - Velomotion - Your Digital Cycling-Mag
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