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noBlakes

Member since Oct 2012 • Last active Feb 2017

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  • in Rides & Races
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    That section cost the group around 20 seconds, at that stage of the race, it was fairly critical

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Funny that this is catching on now that the fatter than tyre thing doesn't work too well; I remember an article with owner or engineer at Reynolds and they said that it was just a stupid idea at the time.

    And the Flo30's have performed pretty poorly there...

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    What are the recommended cable pull to hydro disc brakes for Campag? I know Hy:rd's can be done with that bodge where you cut a groove on the other side of the bolt, but do Juin Tech's come working properly out the box? @edscoble i remember you saying something about this at some point?!

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Like you say, very niche, but someone who may do an asymmetric design is Pacenti, they did some for bikehubstore in the US, and Kinlin have also done some for them. Either that or they're getting them in undrilled and doing it themselves.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    This is brand trust at it's finest.

    If voids are meant to be there, why are they not uniform around the rim? From a mechanical point of view, a void on one side of a rim compared to the other side would make it weaker and more flexible, thus creating an imbalance, unless Enve designed this in due to assymetric wheelbuilds (which they most certainly didn't) then it's a QC issue.

    And the "some guy in a garage" point is null as well

    Raoul has also been involved with composite materials for over 25 years. He has been employed by Boeing Aerospace, Defence and the Australian Institute of Sport. He has extensive experience in quality control of composites, manufacturing and design. Raoul has designed and built many composite items, including items used in the Olympic games, the Malvern Star range of carbon bicycles which won an Australian Design Mark and the groundbreaking BC composites Tammar mountain bike enduro rim. He has worked with national, Olympic and professional athletes in a technology and equipment advisor role and is passionate about sports performance.

    So he's basically one of them.

  • in Rides & Races
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    9 wins in a row for the Aussies, it's clear they value this significantly more than the europeans. One way to look at it is how many of them try and get in the breakaways - yesterday/this morning would have been a great day for it, but only Bauer and Meyer bothered, Bauer getting caught 3km out.

  • in Rides & Races
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    UAE came in offering a fraction of the budget that TJ Sport were, but all riders got their contracts as pre-agreed, they've just scrimped on everything else - no team camps for example.

    Swift got a good contract because of his WT points.

  • in Rides & Races
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    @swedeee those Industry Nine wheels are a bargain if it's £300 for the set

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