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xavierdisley

Member since Jan 2011 • Last active Oct 2020
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    For masters track stuff they're not bothered about frame stickers (and seatpost you won't have a problem with) but re:bars I'd anticipate it'll be another competitor that will likely give you shit for it, not the comms noticing necessarily.

    Short anecdote that contravenes the above:

    UCI masters world TT in Italy in 2018, they had bike checks set up the day before the TT for everyone to put their bikes through the jigs and give yourself the rest of the day to sort it out before the real deal the following day. Most people were fine, couple of saddle adjustments etc. (my bike sailed through thank goodness), but one woman was getting real shirty with a commissaire. Stamping her feet, shouting, the lot (she was failing the 10cm vertical arm rest to top of shifter rule, using mechanical shifters which is always tricky to stay within 10cm). This went on for ages as she would have had to swap extensions to stay within the rule, then I saw the comm take a little set of calipers out his pocket, measure her Vision carbon basebar for aspect ratio, declare it wildly 3:1 illegal and told her she couldn't race with that set of aerobars anyway, lol.

    My most favorite UCI bike check was a masters race in Indonesia - road bike only and I wanted to get on the podium so I wanted to make sure everything was okay with no post race dramas. Asked where the bike check was and got directed to a bored looking official standing in the corner. Tentatively gave him my bike (there was no jig or anything), he gave it a heft and declared that it was probably over 6.8kg so I was fine :D Came 2nd.

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    They fit but can sometimes be quite tight. Also when you're installing the non drive crank arm, keep going as it takes a while and a fair bit of force to get it on all the way.

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    We have CFD data on the end caps - it's not loads but we did measure it! I think it's on the old data computer so not sure if I can dig it out or not :(

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    Cyclepowermeters might have one?

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    Yes we use them for work - they're perfectly fine and retransmit the signal as if it were a Bluetooth PM so would work with your iPad. Probably wouldn't work with an ANT+ FEC turbo to control it via Bluetooth though

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    No wave washer, but TBH the spline is so tight you can adjust the preload by not doing them up that little bit more. I’ve used them for ages, great cranks.

    Not sure on the exact chainline as I needed to space mine out a bit (big chainring on a Cervelo T4 with poor clearance)

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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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