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mdcc_tester

Member since Nov 2009 • Last active Apr 2015

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  • in Rides & Races
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    @xavierdisley Nice TT podcast, but you just embarrass yourself every time you try to pretend that the reference line for the 3cm rule is anything other than the steering pivot axis. Perhaps as you're the one who doesn't understand the regulation, you should be the one to propose a change of regulation to make it clearer to you :-)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Not seen spokes like those Hoshis before

    They've been around for donkeys' years, as a way of fitting wide bladed spokes into hubs without keyholing the spoke holes.

  • in Current Projects
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    If i ever get a frame mounted dynamo hub powered rail gun then i might splash out and try a damper for rail discharge while rolling

    Seems a bit silly, you clearly don't need any special bike parts for shooting while mounted, but the MTB-Biathlon regulations prohibit mounted shooting anyway.

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    Minus point for Sheriff Star radially spoked

    At the very least, minus points for lacing a Sheriff which has been counterbored for heads out with the 'heads' in. Oddly, most pictures you see on the internetz have all the spoke holes counterbored, while all my Sheriffs have had alternate spoke holes counterbored.

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    Was interesting to see they do a TT version which puts them in the domain of Mdcc Tester, i could see the advantage for helping on windy days, minimal gains an all that

    Not so much minimal gains as no gains at all. I've ridden motorbikes with more steering damper than they need*, and I can assure you that's the last thing I'd want on a bicycle. On a TT bike, it would be truly horrible. More than a bicycle needs is any steering damper.

    *I've also had an epic tank-slapper on a VFR750 (RC24 or RC36, can't remember which as I've ridden both), so it's fair to say I've also ridden motorbikes with less steering damper than they need :-)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    is it monostays without brakes only?

    OP contained at least 3 brake calipers and several more holes for the fitment of, so no.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    320W, CdA 0.176m2

    ftfy. About the only good feature of the new forum software is support for HTML tags, including <sub> and<sup>

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Possibly, I just found his first sub 20:00 ride details on the TTForum.

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    as I have no idea what that really means I'll aim for that

    It means losing just over a quarter of your total drag. Doesn't sound that likely :-)

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    297 watts for a 10 - big woop I know

    Steve Irwin went sub-20:00 on about 320W, so you just need to shave about 0.07m2 off your CdA without losing any power and you'll be quite quick :-)

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