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user108272

Member since Jan 2020 • Last active Mar 2020
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New to Forum but have been riding, racing and building bikes forever

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    Studies have shown when you improve your lactate threshold your tolerance to the raising temperature of your urine also improves. Maybe that's what they mean when they refer to certain pros pissing hot?

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    100% agree ribbons and smoke are totally ridiculous although it's someone blowing weed in your face at least you'll be wasted and not just your time. If i stumble across anything like that i watch it more for amusement. Never heard of the chung method so I'm sure that'll kill a couple hours for me this afternoon.

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    Before wind tunnels I've seen some really basic aero testing which involves sticking bits of ribbon to you and just riding on the turbo in front of a massive fan. Probably some videos still on YouTube if we've got nothing better to do for the next couple of months? Or you can just practice making your frontal profile as small as possible in the mirror. It's how Chris Boardman started and he got quite fast.

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    Any positional changes I've been given have to be followed by many hours on the turbo to make sure i can hold the position for hours at a time and put out good power

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    CdA is important for me and you can often get that down a lot quicker then your ftp/w/kg up and you go way faster. At a duathlon last year i was the fastest bike by over 2 and a half minutes over 40k. I put out 279 w at 65 kg and the guy in second put out 336w at 81kg so almost the same w/kg so either CdA makes a huge difference or the other guy was telling porkies about his numbers? Has anyone used anything like the new aero/power pods? The measure both and aren't expensive to buy at around half the price of a one off wind tunnel/velodrome aero testing session so there must be some catch right?

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    Winning either way then.

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    Never heard that before and was curious so i had a look around and apparently its because some carbon rims can be rough on the inside of the bead hook which can cause damage/rough up or potentially fray the fibres on the tyre bead due to the spun fiber construction. So if your rims are smooth already or can be with a little careful wet and dry or even line the inner bead of the rim with a little tape you should be fine i reckon. A decent wheel builder would be able to tell you for sure

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    The Gios is lovely and the Peugeot is absolutely stunning but would look even better with tanwalls like the Gios

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    Nicest looking pomp I've seen too 👌

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    I've got the standard juin tech r1 and they've been faultless for 3 winters now. They work almost as well as my 105 hydros and way way better than my old avid cable discs. I've only ridden the hyrd not owned them but i prefer the feel of the juin techs. They are slimmer and easier to adjust than the tektros and take shimano parts so easy to get pads and seals but not so sure about small parts but apart from hope, shimano and formula a lot of small parts are a pain to get hold of. Anyway juin tech make very good reliable brakes despite not being that well known so i assume the new four piston versions will be even better.

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