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Posted By brawlo

Unless you're running the longest TT you could...

Unless you're running the longest TT you could find at the time and budget (63cm FWIW) :thumb:
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Posted By brawlo

Get cogs first. They’re cheaper and the steps in...

Get cogs first. They’re cheaper and the steps in gearing are a more meaningful change. A single tooth on a chainring is a difference of only a few rpm at speed and generally you can get multiple cogs...
01-12-22, 03:13 AM
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Posted By brawlo

You’re essentially looking for a wheel with a...

You’re essentially looking for a wheel with a lighter rim. Be careful of lighter wheels, a lot of builders use lighter hubs and less spokes as a means to reduce weight while you need a lighter rim to...
01-04-22, 02:45 AM
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Posted By brawlo

Do you have a particular style of bike you would...

Do you have a particular style of bike you would prefer to be on given you already have some riding experience?

My go to recommendation is a low end 29er MTB. IMO they’re the most versatile bike....
12-07-21, 06:12 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Only if you want high sustained output, otherwise...

Only if you want high sustained output, otherwise HFLC is fine. If you want higher outputs at times, just supplement with something like a gel to give you the boost you need. Lower level JRA rides...
12-07-21, 04:13 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Well to be fair, it's been many years since I did...

Well to be fair, it's been many years since I did a spin class so things may have changed, but a couple of the standard spin components:

Sprints - these were my favourites as I could carry decent...
12-07-21, 01:40 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Get on it and ride! The frame will be fine, and...

Get on it and ride! The frame will be fine, and it sounds like the traditional weak points in the wheels won’t be an issue either. Go for it! This is coming from someone in exactly the same situation...
12-07-21, 01:33 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Weights are a great overall body conditioner and...

Weights are a great overall body conditioner and a simple lifting program would be great for your health, but the answer is actually no. If you want to get better on the bike, ride and train on the...
11-13-21, 02:39 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Search around and buy good quality kit for...

Search around and buy good quality kit for winter. Can’t help too much but remember that the tech materials to aid breathability but still stop wind and rain are also used in the running,...
11-08-21, 03:34 PM
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Posted By brawlo

What I would change out the tyres first to...

What I would change out the tyres first to something in the 28-32mm range. From there, just ride on the road and have a think about what you enjoy most. If you find yourself thinking about a bigger...
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Posted By brawlo

The Brits turned things on their heads the last...

The Brits turned things on their heads the last few Olympics with their Olympic peak play. The Dutchies kind of righted the ship showing that you can be fast all the damn time, The Dutch are really...
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Posted By brawlo

I haven’t seen anything outside of Insta posts...

I haven’t seen anything outside of Insta posts but in those some big rings are still present. I saw someone, I think Theo Bos post that Hoog was on 53/11 for the kilo. With smaller cogs being used...
10-13-21, 04:49 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Looks like a poor/lazy cut & paste effort. Direct...

Looks like a poor/lazy cut & paste effort. Direct mounts don't have a BCD
10-13-21, 01:47 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Keep an eye on the various 2nd hand sites and...

Keep an eye on the various 2nd hand sites and pages on FB. Bad time to be looking for cheap stuff but if you find something grab it straight away. I’ve got zero experience with SRAM but lots with...
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Posted By brawlo

Any non coloured (black) tyre should be fine....

Any non coloured (black) tyre should be fine. Colours show the use of silica compounds which = slippery on the boards.

If you’re strictly indoors, use whatever. You shouldn’t have to worry about...
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Posted By brawlo

Do you race road or just cruise? If you could...

Do you race road or just cruise? If you could look at your road bike and think about how aggressive you could make it to ride a full tilt 20min crit race, then that is a much more logical position to...
09-20-21, 02:53 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Sounds like something is up. Even with your keto,...

Sounds like something is up. Even with your keto, unless you were fast paced racing you should be fine with a cruise ride. I was still doing our club social Sat morning rides. ~30mile out and back...
09-19-21, 02:49 PM
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Posted By brawlo

As you mentioned, saddle are deeply individual,...

As you mentioned, saddle are deeply individual, so despite recommendations, she will need to try them. Go and talk to bike shops that offer saddle trials. There’s lots around these days. Specialised...
09-19-21, 02:43 PM
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Posted By brawlo

What kind of diet are you doing? I did a low carb...

What kind of diet are you doing? I did a low carb not keto diet for a while and while it worked a treat, it lead to low mineral levels, particularly magnesium.

But it does sound like you have a...
09-18-21, 04:02 PM
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Posted By brawlo

I would be taking a good look at your nutrition,...

I would be taking a good look at your nutrition, and particularly your protein intake. A few years after I got into riding and subsequently lower level racing, I developed a real passion and got...
09-15-21, 03:46 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Great win! I had a gearing experience back when I...

Great win! I had a gearing experience back when I bought my previous road bike. It came with a 25-11 cassette and I was labouring and felt in need of a slightly smaller gear. So I ended up getting a...
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Posted By brawlo

On the contrary from my experience, I've seen a...

On the contrary from my experience, I've seen a lot of those style of saddle around. There were quite a few in Rio and locally, the Spec Sitero is quite popular as it's easier to get and you can go...
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Posted By brawlo

Guessing you've never used an Adamo? The Adamo...

Guessing you've never used an Adamo? The Adamo has a wider fat nose for that exact reason. So you can be perched out on the nose of the saddle and still retain some modicum of comfort. There are long...
08-24-21, 03:56 AM
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Posted By brawlo

Those pressures are pretty over the top by...

Those pressures are pretty over the top by today’s standards. The lightest I’ve been while racing road and track is 110kg, but spent most of my time in the 120-130kg bracket. I ride 25mm tyres at...
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Posted By brawlo

What age are you talking here? I know you want...

What age are you talking here? I know you want the best for your daughter, but with that budget I'd be honestly looking at buying more wisely.

Hubs - Just get some sealed bearing hubs preferably...
08-22-21, 09:35 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Maybe spend some time looking at mountain bike...

Maybe spend some time looking at mountain bike frames? Not sure if the slacked out front geo might work against you on the street, but you'll find longer reaching frames in the hardcore hardtail...
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Posted By brawlo

Yes they did, the Dutchies were on them in Tokyo....

Yes they did, the Dutchies were on them in Tokyo. I know a guy that has just taken delivery of one
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Posted By brawlo

Any reason not to ride fixed with a road fork and...

Any reason not to ride fixed with a road fork and brake? I did it for my training on road with road bikes and traffic. Never had a problem emergency stopping......and I’ve got a few kg on you
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Posted By brawlo

Well he beat thyroid cancer and then after coming...

Well he beat thyroid cancer and then after coming back from that, he had a massive calf tear at the start of last year. I think he did well to be even at the Olympics let alone making it to the...
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Posted By brawlo

I think chasing peak power has gone by the...

I think chasing peak power has gone by the wayside. Back in the days of riding 90” gears and trackstands it was likely relevant. Nowadays that doesn’t really happen much if at all outside of the...
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Posted By brawlo

No way! In fact I'd go the opposite. It would be...

No way! In fact I'd go the opposite. It would be great to see the UCI loosen the reigns a bit and make the Olympics kind of like the F1 of cycling.

But fast is fast, so in standardising equipment,...
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Posted By brawlo

Oz commentary said he had stomach pains after the...

Oz commentary said he had stomach pains after the TS. Hopefully he is back on deck for the keirin
08-05-21, 02:37 AM
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Posted By brawlo

There’s many aspects to this, but the TLDR is...

There’s many aspects to this, but the TLDR is geometry relates to riding style and terrain rather than being a clyde.......unless you’re a tall clyde.

How tall are you? For tall riders, the steep...
06-08-21, 08:45 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Layne Norton video I should say that while...

Layne Norton video

I should say that while it's a refutation video made to a specific video of Fung, there's actually a bucket load of helpful and factual information in there on the topics...
05-17-21, 09:33 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Nearly all proper mountain bike flat pedals will...

Nearly all proper mountain bike flat pedals will be fine for you. Metal ones are spendy but I've been using a set of Crank Bros Stamp 1 composite pedals and fairly impressed with them. I'm weighing...
05-13-21, 05:19 PM
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Posted By brawlo

In what way is it sore? If it's internal, like...

In what way is it sore? If it's internal, like muscular sore from getting used to the seat and riding, then keep going, but if you're clocking up 20 mile rides then 100% invest in some padded shorts....
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Posted By brawlo

It's not so much about what the US offers, but...

It's not so much about what the US offers, but what other countries have as restrictions. A LOT of countries, even if you can manage to fly to the US, will be putting returned travellers into...
05-05-21, 07:28 PM
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Posted By brawlo

The body doesn't necessarily reset, it's more the...

The body doesn't necessarily reset, it's more the case that as it reduces in size, it needs less fuel. The vast majority of the calories that we burn daily are from simply keeping your body alive, a...
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Posted By brawlo

I don't think it's going to be much of a "worlds"...

I don't think it's going to be much of a "worlds" this year. Still, it's a good chance to race against some higher level riders
04-13-21, 07:36 PM
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Posted By brawlo

What was it about the Trek that you didn't like?...

What was it about the Trek that you didn't like? I'm 6'5" too and front end height is an issue on almost anything you will buy off the shelf and I assume that was at least one of your Trek issues. If...
03-30-21, 06:59 PM
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Posted By brawlo

330lb ~ 150kg. That's the weight I was back at...

330lb ~ 150kg. That's the weight I was back at university when I was commuting back and forth on a regular cheap 26" mountain bike. 32 spoke wheels, 2.1inch tyres, no suspension and nothing special...
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Posted By brawlo

And maybe invest in an adjustable stem. It will...

And maybe invest in an adjustable stem. It will give a lot of flexibility to sort a position out before putting money towards something higher end
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Posted By brawlo

It is probably true that your son can win on...

It is probably true that your son can win on anything, but equipment does make a difference. When you're racing among the top 1%, equipment alone can be the difference between a podium and 10th...
03-21-21, 03:35 PM
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Posted By brawlo

This ^^ New wheels are an easy buy and...

This ^^

New wheels are an easy buy and upgrade. Spend the money on something quality and when/if you end up upgrading your bike, carry them over with you. They then become an investment. It's also...
03-18-21, 05:28 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Not too much help, but I knew a guy about 5 years...

Not too much help, but I knew a guy about 5 years ago that was always in the 90-100kg region that rode Reynolds carbons without issue.

On another note, are you sure it's your wheel that is causing...
03-17-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,353
Posted By brawlo

I'd go for a 25mm rim in the build. That will...

I'd go for a 25mm rim in the build. That will make it pretty versatile. It will take fast rolling 25-28mm tyres and also be decent width for 30-40mm cyclocross style treads if you choose to go that...
03-17-21, 02:48 PM
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Posted By brawlo

This!! New wheels should be looked at as an...

This!! New wheels should be looked at as an investment rather than a cost. Get a good set built or find a good wheel builder option. Wheels are super easy to transfer from one bike to another, you...
03-14-21, 11:13 PM
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Posted By brawlo

100% not wrong. You just need the bits built...

100% not wrong. You just need the bits built strong enough and in the right way, basically in reference to the rim. The problem is that rims generally aren't built with heavyweights in mind. What we...
03-11-21, 06:39 PM
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Views: 2,419
Posted By brawlo

Definitely worth crossing the larger issues off...

Definitely worth crossing the larger issues off the list, but I would say it's most likely your core muscles getting used to the workload and crying out in pain. I get similar pains if I'm out of the...
03-11-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,179
Posted By brawlo

With that ^^^ in mind, for your inside riding try...

With that ^^^ in mind, for your inside riding try just putting a towel across your bars It will meet 2 needs and soak your sweat instead of it soaking you bar tape = longer bar tape life, plus it...
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