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xavierdisley

Member since Jan 2011 • Last active Apr 2020
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    Gives us more time to sort out all our handlebar orders at least. Most nations aren’t looking at the approved list for stuff to buy, they’ve mostly all had their own internal programs.

    Malaysia initially were just going to sit and wait and see what turned up on the list but then decided to drop big money on the frame/front wheel project instead.

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    I used to have some Doval road rings and they were very thin, I’ve seen a picture of a folded one somewhere so was wondering if the track ones were thicker at all. But regardless of that, having noncircular for track is changing the shape of my stroke volume just thinking about it

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    Printing a graph onto a chainring is fantastic. How thick is it?

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    As long as I can still ride outside I'll be using the local road race/sporting TT loop for training! I really hope that we don't get fully locked down, although I have a pretty hefty commute and you'd be allowed to solo commute I'd imagine?

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    You say that, I've already received directive from CTT that a very dim view will be held on people trying to do so (I'm the club event secretary for Midland DC, couple of clubs in Midland have already tried to organise unofficial TTs - a member of the public threatened to go to the police because of what Banbury Star CC were planning to do).

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    Rider dependent really - often works a bit better on track where the yaw angle is lower, but not common

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    He’s on a different bike now (same model)

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    It’s made in the same place, but is a tiny bit different (mainly around the hub). Not a Zipp wheel.

    No max dimensions for front track wheels

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    The 90mm was mainly to make sure that no one on the start line has to measure a wheel (as there's basically nothing on the market deeper than that apart from niche wheels like our TITAN (100mm), a Flo 9 (95mm) or a Knight Composites 95mm), and I wouldn't expect anyone to try and ride them.

    Otherwise you might get people using 82mm Zipp 808s (which are road race/crit legal) and others not noticing until later, cue lots of anguish etc. plus the raft of 80-88mm wheels which get used in RRs and crits. The more restrictions the less people enter, that's our thinking.

    The CTT outright stole our rules for their classic series events and have basically kept everything apart from changing it to 65mm which is a weird non depth.

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    We've collated a Road Bike TT National series for 2020 - 50 open events with 6 to count for the overall standings. Basically aimed at removing the perceived barrier to entry where people new to the sport think you need a £10k spaceship to take part!

    More info here: https://www.aero-coach.co.uk/aerocoach-r­oad-bike-tt-national-series-2020

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