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ewanmac

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Apr 2019

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    I can’t seem to get anything more than the inner and teflon liner from Nokon cables in there, I’ve tried standard cable outers too.

    Same.

    I do suspect even if successful then the gap between the bars and the top of the break will be too small.

    I think your frame is smaller than mine, but on a 56cm frame with slammed Ventus I seem to have enough space between the bottom of the bars and the top of the brake.

    Re your hope that you can get away with a gap in the links I don’t think it’ll work, even a straight 3 link shortage in one attempt meant any corners further meant the cable couldn’t return so the brake stayed on!

    This is roughly where I’m at at the moment. I’ve threaded the beads onto the Teflon liner from both ends and rigged everything up apart from the actual cable. I’ve tried feeding some dummy cable through the system and it feels like there is a kink inside the bars where I’d expect the gap in the cable outers to be. I can get it through, but the cable run is definitely not smooth.

    I have to take a break now but I’ll try with a section of proper cable later, however, my Vision brake levers only work with stupid proprietary cables and I only have one, so I’m hesitant to fray it or put a kink in it while fucking about trying to test if this routing is even possible.

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    but my next step is probably enlarging the hole at the bottom of the bars with a drill!

    Huh? Where do you recon the obstruction is? For me the problem isn’t the exit hole, it’s that the cable outer seems to get stuck halfway through the bars, approximately where the it passes the armrest bolts.

    I still haven’t had another go because my new cables haven’t arrived yet.

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    Thanks for the info. Just updating our house insurance at the moment so thanks for the review.

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    No, I’ve not really tried but I’m planning to have another look either today or tomorrow. Currently planning on running nokon inner through the length of the bar and then stuffing beads in from both ends in the hope that they push up against both sides of the obstruction. This will leave some of the inner exposed but I’m hoping that the obstruction is small enough not to impact braking.

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    Humph, I’m just getting back into things after a horrid cold a few weeks ago. This morning I feel a VERY slightly tight chest in a way that I normally associate with an oncoming cold. My HRV and my resting HR seems slightly up so that might also indicate a nascent infection.

    I’m pretty sure it has happened before, but so rarely I don’t remember any details; the “thumping sensation” was definitely familiar though. I’ve been using an hrm for sports for 15+ years and have probably got 6years data on TP so there is a good chance I may have recorded other instances without thinking about it. Is there any way to filter TP workouts by hrmax (e.g. find workouts where hrmax >190) so that I can go through and see if any other workouts look like genuine spikes?

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    Whats going on here? Is it normal to have a big HR spike after going a bit hard on a rep?

    A bit of context: I was planning on doing 8x 4min @105% FTP with 1:30 recoveries on the turbo (a session I've done plenty of times) but it was too nice not to ride outdoors so I rode out to a quietish little climb to do the session there. I rode out easy and rather than watching my power meter on the first climb I rode to feel and probably set off a bit quickly. At the top I was pretty pooped, but not too bad - but as soon as I turned around to ride back down my heart felt like it was going to jump out of my chest. Normally my HR-Max is 170-175... 180absolute tops in races (TT/CX/running) so ~220 is mega high. I don't know if the HR reading in the spike is accurate, but I could really feel it thumping. Once it calmed down I felt completely normal for the remainder of the session.

    http://tpks.ws/MUGRCIOKWAXDXUIPD3FCAOCTG­E

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    Interesting, all music related though. Would be interesting to quantify the impact of coached/coxed efforts and also the impact of a crowd, although those both get quite hard to study.

    Also... reports of 330w.

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    Are there any good studies of the effectiveness of different types of external stimulation for motivation/performance?

    Many years ago I wanted to study this for an undergrad project. I was rowing back then so my idea was to get a load of people to do 2k tests with a range of different stimuli including nothing (alone in a room), music, coxed/coached etc.

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    Worth it for the subtitles.

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