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06-19-22, 02:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By brawlo

^^^ What cyclist2000 said basically. YMMV but I...

^^^ What cyclist2000 said basically. YMMV but I wouldn’t bother with taping it, I find once you have the liner in the tyre it’s fine. Besides tubes wearing out, I’ve only had 2 flats since I started...
06-18-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By brawlo

You need to sleeve the overlap/ends of Mr Tuffy...

You need to sleeve the overlap/ends of Mr Tuffy liners with an inner tube cutoff that’s wide enough for the liners. I’ve Mr Tuffy for over 10 years now and lately my tubes have been fatiguing at the...
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By brawlo

Yes, PI is Pearl Izumi. No particular...

Yes, PI is Pearl Izumi. No particular recommendations. I usually have 4-5 sets of bibs on rotation and they usually last a few years so what I have is always superseded when I go back. I don’t have...
04-14-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,614
Posted By brawlo

Fixed it. A well built wheel trumps a poorly...

Fixed it. A well built wheel trumps a poorly built overbuilt wheel.
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By brawlo

What brands have you tried? I have big upper...

What brands have you tried?

I have big upper thigh but tapers and have good experience with a number of brands like PI, Sugoi. A friend has Foerstemann like thighs (he even has a pose off pic with...
04-14-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,614
Posted By brawlo

100% a well built wheel trumps a poorly built...

100% a well built wheel trumps a poorly built overbuilt wheel, but there is a limit to the materials used that shouldn’t be ignored. But a good builder will take that into account. The builder of...
03-24-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,418
Posted By brawlo

Thatís not really a simple answer question. There...

Thatís not really a simple answer question. There are lots of suspensions that are fine for your weight even doing big jumps, but theyíre $$$ and most likely not on any bike that will be on your...
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By brawlo

From what I've seen their model hasn't really...

From what I've seen their model hasn't really changed. They didn't keep a lot of stock in house and relied on ordering from suppliers after orders are placed. That means a lot of reviewers/users...
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By brawlo

23s would be the most ideal tyre IMO. Then...

23s would be the most ideal tyre IMO. Then there’s the fact that all tracks aren’t the same. On boards, I’d be going high PSI 21 tubs. At my home track on asphalt I run 23s. I’ve raced on tracks...
Replies: 23
Views: 5,940
Posted By brawlo

You should probably not be so concerned with...

You should probably not be so concerned with chasing the specificity from a trainer. The core and upper body coordination and strength required in a good standing start won't be gained from a fixed...
Replies: 23
Views: 5,940
Posted By brawlo

You're saying you tried a Kickr?? If so, then...

You're saying you tried a Kickr?? If so, then check your settings - there's quite a few options on how to make them work. I would 100% recommend a Kickr. They have a toothed belt (at the time all...
Replies: 28
Views: 2,377
Posted By brawlo

Thinking it could more relate to the fact that...

Thinking it could more relate to the fact that modern watches now show sensor data - same scenario as hiding the computer from view. Rather than check each watch they just blanket ban them??
02-01-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By brawlo

Big boys need big bikes and getting stuck on the...

Big boys need big bikes and getting stuck on the thought of having to try out bikes and/or buy something that someone in your area sells for warranty purposes could have you never riding a bike that...
Replies: 1,030
Views: 344,496
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:
Replies: 187
Views: 130,078
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
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
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
Replies: 24
Views: 1,752
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
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
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
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
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
Replies: 25
Views: 3,110
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
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
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
Replies: 9
Views: 1,683
Posted By brawlo

Search around and buy good quality kit for...

Search around and buy good quality kit for winter. Canít 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
Replies: 14
Views: 1,570
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...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,136
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...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,136
Posted By brawlo

I havenít seen anything outside of Insta posts...

I havenít 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
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
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
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
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...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,707
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...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,720
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
Replies: 7
Views: 918
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: 7
Views: 876
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: 918
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: 918
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: 651
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: 1,030
Views: 344,496
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...
Replies: 1,030
Views: 344,496
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: 1,035
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: 1,209
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: 1,035
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: 4,809
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: 1,334
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: 4,809
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: 2,360
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: 4,809
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: 4,809
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: 686
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: 3,893
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: 2,603
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: 1,908
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: 3,828
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...
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