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Death_at_Altitude

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Aug 2019
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    Not the early years, but the Grand Prix de Peckham was one hell of a night. Culminated in drinking tinnies on Camberwell Green at 4am.

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    Maybe look for some second hand frames? That way you can get people to mark it as a gift and it won't get stung for import duty.

    Holdsworth looks decent for the money and the geo's good.

    You're about the same height as me. I run a 57 with a 140mm stem. The really good sprinters find that long stems flex, but unless you're putting out 1800w you probably wouldn't notice it. Handling-wise, I prefer having a long stem on the track. Much more stable and it's not like you're cornering!

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    New Ribble track bike is awesome: proper track geo, in your budget and they do cycle to work schemes.

    https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-el­iminator-al/

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    I’m 6’2” and a 61cm frame would be absolutely massive on me. Bear in mind along with the TT size, the headtube will increase - likely to be about 5cm more.

    Only way to mimic a 56cm with 100mm stem would be to run a 50mm -30 degree stem. It’d look hideous and handle terribly.

    That’s the thing about bargains - if it’s the wrong size it’s just a bargain for someone else!

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    Another very good argument against legalised doping is that it will then become prevalent in junior ranks. Pushy parents are bad enough with equipment and coaches - there are already ones putting their kids on power meters, don’t let them loose on doping regimes that could fuck their kids up for life as well.

    All it would take is for one moron to put their 12 year-old on a course of HGH, testosterone and EPO, and it’d be naive to think that wouldn’t happen if you normalise it amongst the pros, of which they aspire for their child to be one.

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    Thanks for the offer of the bars, but I'm looking at Nitto 123s as I need as deep as possible (this bike is very much in the "square peg, round hole" school of bike fit).

    What's the clamp size? If it's 25.4mm, I'll have it.

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    Anyone got a 130mm 1" quill stem they're not using? Ideally, I'd be looking at as large a negative drop as possible, -25 degree pista stem kind of thing (it's for a track bike that's a little too tall for my liking!)

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    Has he been done for buying the 2010 LBL off Kolobnev yet?

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    Yup, got that - the “if you’re fast” thing was because I’m guessing the spaces for non-vets would go on LTS times, like any other TT? (Depends on how many non-vets applied to ride, and how many spaces there were, I suppose!)

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