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Acliff

Member since Oct 2013 • Last active Jan 2020

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The social media and news hysteria is likely to be worse than the virus itself.

    China seems to be dealing with it as only the Chinese government can, which is good news in this case.

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    Car rental can be decently cheap.
    Rentals from Geneva include winter tyres, whereas you pay a surcharge from French airports.

    Also the drive time from Geneva is comparable to driving from some of the French airports.

  • in Current Projects
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    That’s awesome, as I have a Superzero carbon bar and bar end junction ready to go!

  • in Rides & Races
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    I think it’s the hype around Porte, and he hasn’t really won any big races recently.

    His power numbers and power to weight must be top 5 in the world, just can’t quite covert the wins.

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    I’m about to try internal routing on these.

    There is no hole near the stem or shifters though, so the routing will have to allow for escaping out the holes near the bar ends and routing in the huge cable runs under the bars.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Depending on the size they’re about 950g and 350-400g for the forks, which is pretty light, and they tend to go for around £300-350.

    Hi-mod saves around 300g and still pretty good value for the weight, £650-£1000?

    Strong hill climbing pedigree, BB30 for lightweight cranks, standard 27.2mm seatpost diameter for light seatposts, nothing that limits choice like below BB brakes or dual mount. supposedly just as stiff as the himod frames but at a small weight penalty.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    And then work out the potential time advantage over the hill climb due to your marginally improved power to weight, which is likely to be negligible.

    Aerodynamics (at lower gradients) and rolling resistance is probably more important.

    However light bikes are fun, and the Cannondale Supersix evo (non himod) is light, stiff and pretty cheap these days if you’re going second hand.

  • in Rides & Races
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    #rep especially if you did that on a phone

  • in General
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    Something that gets in your bloodstream faster might make it feel better?

    Digesting oats for the full workout has got to pull lots of resources/blood away from your legs and lungs?

    Of course grand tour riders eat on the bike, but tend to go for gels when the effort ramps up.

    Large Coffee with about 25-30g sugar/carbs about 5:40 for a 6am turbo works ok for me, followed by porridge or ham, eggs, toast.

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    That would probably cost more than buying a brake for spare parts.

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