I'm a road endurance enthusiast and accredited track cyclist at Lee Valley Velodrome.
Having built a custom Cinelli Vigorelli steel, fixed bike back in 2018 brought me here.
Now looking to improve my knowledge on fixed gear and exchange opinions with like minded peeps!
About to get my first ever gravel bike..!
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Yea I can confirm that it is indeed C-C.
I believe C-C; isn’t that what manufacturers usually indicate? I’ll check for you later when back home. It’s 42 marked on the bar.
42cm Giant Connect Alloy drop handlebar
Aluminium alloy Giant Connect handlebar used for 2 years until I had a bike fit so turned out too wide for me.
Always torqued with a torque wrench, never crashed. Clear from bar tape adhesive, ready to fit.
Width: 42cm (c-c)
Pick up from near Camden Square or Aldgate/Whitechapel. Happy to drop off if you’re between the two.
Text me on 07921508793
CNC cut Driveline Crank Chain Guard Road Bike 50T BCD 110 Black
Selling for £10 (RRP £25)
Upgraded to 52T chainring so can no longer use it/not needed.
It protected my chainring from daily bashing when commuting really well and nothing ever got caught on the drive. Handy piece of kit.
You will need deeper than normal chainring bolts to fit it.
Slick design, made of aluminium alloy.
Pick up from Camden Square area or Aldgate/Whitechapel. Happy to drop it off if you’re in between.
Text me on 07921508793.
I am not too heavy but heavy enough and from my so far amateur experience at LV is that as soon as my tyres start losing their grip I feel that I have to put much more power to stay in my line up the banking otherwise it skids sideways and feels terrifying! A tiny millimetre of that side movement and I can feel it right away (you can see the difference of how much easier it feels when your tyres are good and brand new).
Also regarding forces you have to think the triangulation/basic trigonometry of those in a 3D fashion (vertical gravity dictated by counter force from board resistance + lateral force pulling you down to the left. And all that of course affected by your forward acceleration (third dimension). The more the gravity, the more the board resistant AND the force that wants to take you down the banking.
All explained pretty nicely here:
To find how your actual weight translates in all this formula, you’ll have to analyse it in relation with the g force.
I quote the last paragraph that gives a nice example:
“ Things get much more interesting for the world's best track sprinters, who experience around 2g in the turns during their flying 200 metre time trial. If you have a 95kg track sprinter flying around at 75km/h, the bike, wheels and tyres are supporting the equivalent down force of over 200kg.
This is why track sprint bikes and wheels have to be made extra strong, and also partly why track sprinters run extra high pressure in their specialist tubular tyres.”
I need to send over a bike from London to a friend who lives in Rotterdam.
Any suggestions please on how to do it best? Any companies that’d take it responsibly?
It’s a carbon road bike so needs to be safe during transport. I’ve thought about sending it over via ferry but would prefer a door-to-door option for various reasons.