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09-20-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
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
Replies: 4
Views: 113
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
Replies: 7
Views: 199
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
Replies: 7
Views: 199
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
Replies: 4
Views: 158
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...
Replies: 989
Views: 316,500
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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Views: 316,500
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
Replies: 12
Views: 583
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...
Replies: 5
Views: 337
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
Replies: 12
Views: 583
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...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,045
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
Replies: 7
Views: 355
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
Replies: 46
Views: 2,045
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...
Replies: 13
Views: 857
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...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,045
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,...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,045
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
Replies: 2
Views: 371
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
Replies: 34
Views: 3,378
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
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
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
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
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....
Replies: 19
Views: 2,284
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
Replies: 34
Views: 3,378
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...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,284
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
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
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
Replies: 16
Views: 1,421
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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Views: 4,093
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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Views: 4,093
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
Replies: 12
Views: 2,381
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
Replies: 8
Views: 842
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: 1,983
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
Replies: 18
Views: 1,983
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
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
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
Replies: 22
Views: 2,068
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: 2,055
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...
Replies: 2,784
Views: 417,126
Posted By brawlo

Phil Hindes (https://www.instagram.com/phindes/)...

Phil Hindes (https://www.instagram.com/phindes/) has pics and video on his socials of the new Hope bike
03-09-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By brawlo

All good. Kind of funny that it's a Velocity rim...

All good. Kind of funny that it's a Velocity rim you cracked. The only rim I've ever broken was a Velocity A23. At the time it happened (due to hitting a pothole not pointed out in a bunch ride - the...
03-08-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By brawlo

Sorry, Miche as per your 165kg claim. Sure,...

Sorry, Miche as per your 165kg claim.

Sure, I too have seen many factory wheels cope under heavier riders, but the fact remains that if you exceed the warranted weight limit you have zero recourse...
03-08-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By brawlo

What make/material rims are you cracking and what...

What make/material rims are you cracking and what kind of riding are you doing on the bike? Also you say north of 200lb, how far north?

The build seems sound, however, if you have a destructive...
03-08-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By brawlo

I'd suggest you take another look at that. Unless...

I'd suggest you take another look at that. Unless something's changed, their more durable wheels are only rated to 120kg and the racier ones, to 109kg.
03-03-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,055
Posted By brawlo

You tend to be fairly stagnant on position with a...

You tend to be fairly stagnant on position with a trainer compared to real world riding, depending on what program you're following. Make sure you move around a bit, out of the saddle every so often...
02-18-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,682
Posted By brawlo

Modern saddle designs don't work the same way...

Modern saddle designs don't work the same way that old school traditional saddles work. They interact differently "down there". I'm 6'5" and when I was clocking up frequent 60-100km rides was in the...
02-17-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By brawlo

I would be looking at direct mount (rear wheel...

I would be looking at direct mount (rear wheel off) trainers. Well built trainers with less or no adjustments for packing away should give you a solid foundation. The Lemond Revolution is one that...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,988
Posted By brawlo

Thomson stems are great, but only go to 130mm....

Thomson stems are great, but only go to 130mm. The old 3T ARX stems with 2 bolt steerer and 4 bolt faceplate were right up there just under Thomson for stiffness and can be had in 140 & 150. They're...
01-28-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By brawlo

Maybe look at ebike rated wheels. They're usually...

Maybe look at ebike rated wheels. They're usually rated for more weight due to their more robust build to cope with the elec motor torque
01-28-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,682
Posted By brawlo

I'm your weight and have had great luck with...

I'm your weight and have had great luck with Selle SMP (Composit and Dynamic) saddles and currently riding a variety of ISM saddles on my 4 bikes but with a Breakaway (now called PL1.0) on the road...
01-28-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By brawlo

What are your intentions of where/how you are...

What are your intentions of where/how you are riding that bike? From what I can gather of just looking at the bike, it's going to be for cruising/pub rides or commuting. Your saddle will likely come...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,973
Posted By brawlo

Be careful to get decent recovery as that is...

Be careful to get decent recovery as that is where the true gains come from. Do one hard day and one recovery day, rinse and repeat, but make sure that recovery is beneficial and not just junk. IMO...
Replies: 31
Views: 4,093
Posted By brawlo

Setback will possibly be an issue on most bikes...

Setback will possibly be an issue on most bikes for him. My inseam is similar and I have a BB to saddle of 895mm on 175 cranks. As you go higher on saddles, there is an increase in the distance from...
01-20-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By brawlo

Uphill attacks can definitely work, but how often...

Uphill attacks can definitely work, but how often have you seen a good climber really properly attack a climb. Even when I was my fittest/fastest/lightest and pushing for B grade podiums I would get...
01-20-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By brawlo

Every ride is a race, even if you don't know it...

Every ride is a race, even if you don't know it :lol: That's the motto around where I live. It's a race, but it's purely for bragging rights around the coffee table. I do race outside of bunches so...
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