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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, it’s 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 6-8”. :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.

genejockey 04-02-22 08:15 PM

Love cannot live where there is no truss.

rjones28 04-02-22 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22459761)
They're important. You'll just have to truss me on this.

Quality

Mojo31 04-02-22 08:23 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22459771)
I’m sure they’re trussworthy.

Can they hold their own?

Trsnrtr 04-02-22 08:33 PM

The skinny tension verticals are “fracture critical.” They should be inspected yearly because if any one of them develops a crack, the bridge would be closed immediately.

LesterOfPuppets 04-02-22 09:26 PM

OMG, the other day I spotted a 3800 SC in a Chevy Venture, now this! Dual 3400 Venture!!!

That second motor would really ruin bike hauling for me though.

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...gA&oe=624EC9BC

LesterOfPuppets 04-02-22 09:30 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22459676)
In Boulder

I was expecting Fruita for some reason :)

LesterOfPuppets 04-02-22 09:36 PM

When it comes to arches, it's the wood that makes it good.

Moulton Falls Bridge, just a little NE of Vancouver, USA

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...4Q&oe=624D3D37

Velo Vol 04-02-22 10:25 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22459785)
The skinny tension verticals are “fracture critical.” They should be inspected yearly because if any one of them develops a crack, the bridge would be closed immediately.

Not necessarily.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...45fb1a1ada.png

LesterOfPuppets 04-02-22 10:35 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22459460)
I'm no expert but I don't think that's strong enough to push a cyclist sideways.

Would you open the windows in a Goggomobil T400 at 100 mph? Maybe the warning sticker doesn't always apply :)

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...Uw&oe=624E55AB

Velo Vol 04-02-22 11:11 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22459848)
Would you open the windows in a Goggomobil T400 at 100 mph?

Odometer only has five digits. Olde cars were junk.

LesterOfPuppets 04-02-22 11:23 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22459859)
Odometer only has five digits. Olde cars were junk.

99,999 miles covers a lot of trips to the Piggly Wiggly and the occasional expedition to OH. :)

gnome 04-03-22 03:04 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22459848)
Would you open the windows in a Goggomobil T400 at 100 mph? Maybe the warning sticker doesn't always apply :)

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...Uw&oe=624E55AB

That sticker is irrelevant. The only way a Goggomobill T400 would do 100mph is if it were pushed of a cliff. The 400 in the name refers to the engine capacity. In cc.

datlas 04-03-22 04:57 AM

It’s a wet, dreary day so no riding.

I was hoping to watch the Tour of Flanders but GCN+ is the only premium channel I pay for, and they are blocked in USA because Flobikes.

I am running out of excuses to not do my taxes.

Bah Humbug 04-03-22 05:22 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22459723)
I really want to come down for a Tuesday night.

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

I have done 35-38... and been passed.

Trsnrtr 04-03-22 05:49 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22459913)
It’s a wet, dreary day so no riding.

I was hoping to watch the Tour of Flanders but GCN+ is the only premium channel I pay for, and they are blocked in USA because Flobikes.

I am running out of excuses to not do my taxes.

Yep, luckily I have FloSports.


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