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genejockey 04-02-22 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22459614)
Current situation. Made mint sauce to go with.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f29a76a8.jpeg

Your current situation is you're trapped in a fish torturing device?

Trsnrtr 04-02-22 05:49 PM

If I recall, California has quite a few open spandrel arches on the Pacific Coast Highway. :thumb:

LAJ 04-02-22 05:52 PM

My early Reynolds rims are the worst, and a very close second were the Mavic Kryserium Equipe wheels. Those big fat spokes loved to latch onto the air. Trainer wheels now, and that's fine.

big john 04-02-22 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22459633)
If I recall, California has quite a few open spandrel arches on the Pacific Coast Highway. :thumb:

Yep. Here is the other wooden one I can ride to from home.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7F4dbe_lt...0/_MG_0166.JPG

bampilot06 04-02-22 05:57 PM

I think the problem was, even those it was windy I wasnít expecting the sudden wall of air. Going down the hill I was shielded by trees, but at the very bottom it opens up and thatís where I got blasted. I was so focused on my non UCI super tucked position I forgot about the wind and it caught me by complete surprise. Plus have you seen the madone from the side? Itís got more surface area than a barn door.

With these facts I rest my case.

big john 04-02-22 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22459633)
If I recall, California has quite a few open spandrel arches on the Pacific Coast Highway. :thumb:

Here is the famous one near Big Sur.
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IVlK_VTqg...0/DSC00458.JPG

Bah Humbug 04-02-22 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22459616)
I mean, we do have some self-respect and dignity.


:p

I'd cheerfully contribute to a GoFundMe for a mirror.


;)

Trsnrtr 04-02-22 06:01 PM

Classic! :thumb:

As for the wooden ones. They are a little odd. :foo:

MoAlpha 04-02-22 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22459581)

I canít find that in my pocket constitution. Must be a TN thing. Maybe GA, if Newtís name is on it.

big john 04-02-22 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22459645)
Classic! :thumb:

As for the wooden ones. They are a little odd. :foo:

They are. I read an article about them years ago but don't remember much of it. There is a metal arch bridge above Santa Barbara.
https://hosting.photobucket.com/albu...=278&crop=fill

big john 04-02-22 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22459641)
I think the problem was, even those it was windy I wasnít expecting the sudden wall of air. Going down the hill I was shielded by trees, but at the very bottom it opens up and thatís where I got blasted. I was so focused on my non UCI super tucked position I forgot about the wind and it caught me by complete surprise. Plus have you seen the madone from the side? Itís got more surface area than a barn door.

With these facts I rest my case.

Yes. I get blasts of wind on roads with a deep cut through the hills. As soon as you pass the cut you get strange air flow. You can get the venturi effect while between the sides of the cut and when you come out the other side you don't know what to expect.

Trsnrtr 04-02-22 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22459652)
They are. I read an article about them years ago but don't remember much of it. There is a metal arch bridge above Santa Barbara.
https://hosting.photobucket.com/albu...=278&crop=fill

My boss always said (jokingly) that we should build a titanium open spandrel arch. :lol:

LAJ 04-02-22 06:31 PM

Love this.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8e61a3244c.jpg

big john 04-02-22 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22459666)

A Yeti on a Caddy.

LAJ 04-02-22 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22459672)
A Yeti on a Caddy.

In Boulder

Velo Vol 04-02-22 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22459607)
I already did.

Nope. I asked a factual question and no one tried to work out the math.

No physics majors here, apparently.

rjones28 04-02-22 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22459666)

I love everything about this.

Velo Vol 04-02-22 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22459615)
As I've mentioned numerous times, this wouldn't be a problem if my insurance company and the hospital system that has a monopoly in my county could agree on reimbursement rates. Now they are out of network and I'd have to travel 20 miles to the nearest Coumadin clinic. If they were in network, there is one 10 minutes from my house. Big medicine and big insurance are fighting and I'm stuck in the middle.

Big insurance/medical hates you.

Same.

Velo Vol 04-02-22 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22459630)

I don't get what the point of the wooden beams is.

Trsnrtr 04-02-22 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22459639)
Yep. Here is the other wooden one I can ride to from home.

I found a report from CalTrans that said ďAt least thirteen A-frame truss bridges were constructed by Los Angeles County from 1926 to 1959.Ē The report shows a pic of the Cayucos Creek Bridge A-Frame truss built in 1940.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...76b2f1c02.jpeg

LAJ 04-02-22 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22459681)
Nope. I asked a factual question and no one tried to work out the math.

No physics majors here, apparently.

I'm not a physicist.

rjones28 04-02-22 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22459693)
I don't get what the point of the wooden beams is.

You're obviously not an engineer.

Velo Vol 04-02-22 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22459703)
You're obviously not an engineer.

Obviously, but in the first example posted it doesn't look like there's anything connected to the beams that would support weight. Also, the span is very short.

Mojo31 04-02-22 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22459590)
Y'all need to settle the pissing into the wind contest with tri bikes at COTA. And actual deep wheels, not gravel "deep" wheels.

I really want to come down for a Tuesday night.

What kind of speed can you get going into turn 2?

Mojo31 04-02-22 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22459693)
I don't get what the point of the wooden beams is.

Probably to stabilize and spread loads.

If that is a king post, itís purpose is to prevent sagging of the horizontal tie beam.

big john 04-02-22 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22459693)
I don't get what the point of the wooden beams is.

They support the weight with those steel rods in the center.

genejockey 04-02-22 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22459629)
My Propel with 55mm rims and wide aero frame sections gets knocked around a lot. Even with 30mm rims, it does some side hopping. My Colnago with 45mm rims is pretty stable.

Last summer, I was drafting my 128# wife with a severe cross wind and a gust shifted her sideways. I swear it was at least 6-8Ē. :lol:

The Battaglin was steady as a rock in the winds last week, even cross winds. It didn't wander more than an inch or two in a strong crosswind. With the Bianchi, I sometimes have to weight the leeward pedal, and in crosswinds like last week, I frequently feel the bike being blown out from under me. Like I said last week, the Battaglin just feels planted.

genejockey 04-02-22 07:56 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22459693)
I don't get what the point of the wooden beams is.

They're important. You'll just have to truss me on this.

Mojo31 04-02-22 08:10 PM

Truss but verify.

BillyD 04-02-22 08:10 PM

I’m sure they’re trussworthy.


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