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Old 3rd May 2012   #251
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I cant upgrade to skinny jeans :-(

I have fat calves....
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Old 3rd May 2012   #252
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And real legs
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Old 3rd May 2012   #253
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and junk in the trunk
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Old 3rd May 2012   #254
Stubbs
Jeggings.
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Old 3rd May 2012   #255
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Lies!!!
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Old 3rd May 2012   #256
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Jeggings.
noodles in jeggings... hmmmm
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Old 3rd May 2012   #257
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more aero but you run a greater risk of getting a teste caught between crotch and saddle... also, nowhere to store emergency quavers without turning them into a fine powder of dehydrogenated potato and artificial flavourings. The advantage to this however is that they can be snorted a la boonen for a more rapid energy boost.
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Old 3rd May 2012   #258
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Stonhedge and 6pt mock me about my non-aero arms...

I feel the shame
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Old 3rd May 2012   #259
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Jeggings.
Jeggings dont have proper pockets.

Topman type skinny stretchy jeans are also all low rise, so barely accommodate the thighs and arse of anyone athletic.

Stretchy carrot fits FTW. hard to find the right combo, but so perfect.
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Old 3rd May 2012   #260
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I'm a 28" or 30" waist but have to go for a 32" to fit my cyclo-thighs :/
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Old 3rd May 2012   #261
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Im a 32" waist but have upto 38" trousers! But seriously, nothing has fit as good as carrot (sometimes called slouch) fit. They are intended for hipster weapons to wear with the crotch at their knees, looking all daft and oddly proportioned. But wear them at normal height and they are like tailored trousers. The calve part is tight enough that it wont get caught in your chain.
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Old 3rd May 2012   #262
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needs more science.
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Old 3rd May 2012   #263
Tommytank
I'm pretty much in hot pants, even in this unpredictable weather. Skinnies remain for the evenings. Topman super stretch were good, can still fit into those.
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Old 3rd May 2012   #264
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^

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Old 3rd May 2012   #265
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more aero but you run a greater risk of getting a teste caught between crotch and saddle... also, nowhere to store emergency quavers without turning them into a fine powder of dehydrogenated potato and artificial flavourings. The advantage to this however is that they can be snorted a la boonen for a more rapid energy boost.
Repped.
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Old 3rd May 2012   #266
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^

lol!
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Old 3rd May 2012   #267
Ramaye
Boo!
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Old 3rd May 2012   #268
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What the fuck IS this thread?
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Old 3rd May 2012   #269
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http://www.lfgss.com/thread13947.html
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Old 3rd May 2012   #270
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*mindbleachmindbleachmindbleachbleurghbleurgh....
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Old 3rd May 2012   #271
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Interesting thread.
An article by Frank Berto a few years back in Bicyle Quarterly suggests a 15% tyre deflection as being the ideal when riding (with whatever load) Along with that ensuring you have the correct tyre pressures front & rear taking into account the way you are loaded is fairly important too.
There is a tyre pressure calc here http://www.biketinker.com/2010/bike-...-for-bicycles/ that takes into account tyre size, total weight(rider/load & bike) & load distribution
it's a very handy tool to optimise your pressures and one that you can store all your bikes tyres on so you can make easy comparisons/adjustments taking into account varying loads etc.
As per the diagram below (& the excel sheet per the link) more load/mass is over the rear tyre (hence rear tyres wear faster) so running a wider tyre at the rear makes sense in any case.
According to the venerable Sheldon Brown & others having a wider front tyre gives you a little bit more shock absorbancy & a bit better traction into corners

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Old 3rd May 2012   #272
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Fifteen percent is the Mama Bear of tire drop
This thread was missing a good bit of graphing. i'm glad to see that in amongst all that science speak they still find a bit of time for animals too. i like pets.
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Old 3rd May 2012   #273
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At first glance i thought the title read ' 'Upgrading' to skinny jeans pointless for London commuting '
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Old 3rd May 2012   #274
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At first glance i thought the title read ' 'Upgrading' to skinny jeans pointless for London commuting '
http://www.lfgss.com/thread85055.html
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Old 3rd May 2012   #275
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^or even post no.10 in this thread, FFS.
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Old 3rd May 2012   #276
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Read whole threads. ffs. ridiculous.
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Old 3rd May 2012   #277
pasipanopane
ffs
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Old 3rd May 2012   #278
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You could almost mistake the phrase 'skinny tyres' for 'skinny jeans', couldn't you, omg lol wtf, FFS.
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Old 6th May 2012   #279
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Read whole threads. ffs. ridiculous.
I know, I'm putting down a deposit for an audax bike that accept 42c tyres with mudguard.
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Old 6th May 2012   #280
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fruity minge.
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Old 6th May 2012   #281
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syrupy twat.
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Old 6th May 2012   #282
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fructose laden flange.
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Old 6th May 2012   #283
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sugary slit.
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Old 6th May 2012   #284
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necatar node.
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Old 6th May 2012   #285
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you get the picture.
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Old 6th May 2012   #286
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Or do you, you glucose filled axe-gash?
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Old 7th May 2012   #287
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Jean is shorter than Brutus but taller than Imhotep. Imhotep is taller than Jean, but shorter than Lord Scotland. Lord Scotland is twice the height of Jean and Brutus combined but only one-tenth of the height of Millsy. Millsy is at a constant height of x − y. If Jean stands exactly one nautical mile away from Lord Scotland, how tall is Imhotep?
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Old 7th May 2012   #288
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Imhotep is dead. Didn't you watch "The Mummy II"?
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Old 7th May 2012   #289
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i've just wasted twenty minutes of my life reading this utterly useless thread... right, laps of swains lane to get me back to norm..
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Old 7th May 2012   #290
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The title of this thread already states it's usefulness.
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Old 7th May 2012   #291
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The Daily Nihilist evening edition front page:

'Useless action useless for useless activity shocker-lots of useless speculation and pointless anecdotes horror ensues'
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Old 7th May 2012   #292
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Imhotep is dead. Didn't you watch "The Mummy II"?
Wrong. Imhotep is invisible.
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Old 7th May 2012   #293
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i've just wasted twenty minutes of my life reading this utterly useless thread... right, laps of swains lane to get me back to norm..
Oh you retrogrouch.
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Old 7th May 2012   #294
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pah... humbug ;-)
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Old 18th May 2012   #295
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Giro Tech: Rise of the 25c tire
In the last year or so that thinking has begun to change. Here at the Giro, the 23c is in decline, replaced by its slightly fatter cousin, the 25c. Many of the teams already recognized for more progressive technological mindsets have begun using fatter 25c tires for regular road stages – no cobbles or gravel in sight, just smooth(ish) Italian tarmac.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/...5c-tire_218011

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Old 18th May 2012   #296
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That article hints at why I'm sticking with 23s for now:

i) My rims are 19mm on both my 'high mileage' bikes
ii) I'm 64kg
iii) I already run 'low' pressures without squirminess or snakebitiness (~85f, ~90r)
iv) I've got a small stock of 23s to get through that won't outlast the rims

So until rim/wheel replacement time, 25s are not going to happen; apart from where they already are on my winter trainer, for ultra-cushiness and added rolling resistance.
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Old 18th May 2012   #297
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surely you can bang out a 25 on a 19mm rim pretty easy???
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Old 18th May 2012   #298
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^failing to understand the point

he has a supply of 23 tyres, and the big tyre on a narrow rim affords little advantage given his weight, and accurate control of tyre pressure
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Old 18th May 2012   #299
rohaaan
Ah the light weight thing. Didn't notice that...
The article was implying that a 25 tubular can be a bit unstable, so they use a wider rim. Presumably this is of less consequence on a clincher though?
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Old 18th May 2012   #300
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I was thinking, 10% wider isn't much really, but I forgot that you'll actually have about 20% more air in a 25mm tyre (Pi squared R).

I'd like to try like-for-like, so maybe my 23mm GP4000S tyres versus the wider equivalent.
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