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Samuli

Member since Aug 2015 • Last active Aug 2021
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    These other singlespeeds at the CTR look like they'd know what they're doing too.




    The last one is Andrew Strempke's, he's trying to beat the yoyo record they set last year with Katie Strempke, about 16 days.

  • in Rides & Races
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    My tuppence on saddle sores is that you either get them or you don't and there's not a lot you can do about it in the short term.

    This isn't really a solution to aim for, but an interesting experience: In 7400km NCT, about half way through, I had bloody saddle sores, kind of shocking. After a good sleep and some hardening up, I grew a thicker skin somehow and stopped having problems for the rest of the race, felt like I could carry on forever. A dry layer was peeling off a while after the race.

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    With relatively long back back and short legs, I set my position based on balance and myy feet end up where ever, within the limits. I only use 165mm cranks now though so hip angle is decent, knees rise too high and the forward pedal position doesn't feel too far forward, so yeah based on this it does matter where your legs are but if I'd go with KOPS or set my fit based on the legs especially on any longer cranks, it would just feel shit to ride and uninspiring. I tried a slightly more forward position on my bike last winter, about KOPS I suppose, after a while I ended up not really riding the bike until I changed it back, just didn't work.

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    Only first place finishes on his results on dotwatcher indeed.
    He's got a website here.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    A small gap now, 25 miles, as Jay has slept for four hours now and it seems Brendan hasn't stopped yet for the night.

    There's always discussion about gravelbikes on the Tour Divide, that they'd be fine for the terrain for a short distance but no one has done well on one in the race. And Jay is riding the Rodeolabs gravelbike now. Though the tyres seem wide, the narrowest Mezcals maybe?

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    Yeah, chapeau! By 31 minutes, with a time of 61h 7 minutes.

    I knew there was some time to be taken out of the record, when I set it I knew it'd be a record anyway if I finish, so was playing it safe to some extent to make sure I finish, but still had to dig very deep and bettering that is huge. He had a tailwind for the last few hundred kms where I had headwind, which is where he made the difference, but the weather wasn't exaclty on he's side either as there was some kind of a storm in the area he was riding before that.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    That could open up a space for a huge frame bag, for a full suspension bike, if they'd make a bikepacking version with a higher top tube and a curvy down tube. Though that is decent already.

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    Bicycle quarterly did some wind tunnel testing about ten years ago, here's something about that in the blog and the rest was only on the printed article. I think that's all the testing they've done. Mudguards and handlebar bags are good or at least not bad, accoding to that.
    https://www.renehersecycles.com/aerodyna­mics-of-real-world-bicycles/

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    Juha Similä has finished Ruska. Mathias Väärsi is one of the Team Vänt guys.

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