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Should I shave my eyebrows?

Morris CatMorris Cat Posts: 26
edited September 2013 in The bottom bracket
I would be grateful for your advice.. just the bit n the middle, or the whole lot? I just need 30seconds for a KOM. Will it help? +1
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  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    If you were actually racing I'd say do it but if its just for Strava it's not worth it.
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  • I would say yes do it.
    Are you going gain 30 secs for that KOM?
    Of course not.
    You will maybe shave (see what I did there) 7 or 8 seconds off your PB at most.
    It's not a good look though so you might want to draw on new eyebrows with a permanent marker pen.
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • NapoleonD wrote:
    If you were actually racing I'd say do it but if its just for Strava it's not worth it.

    What's Strava?
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • FatTedFatTed Posts: 1,205
    Do your eyebrows droop over your glasses?
  • schweizschweiz Posts: 1,644
    NapoleonD wrote:
    If you were actually racing I'd say do it but if its just for Strava it's not worth it.

    What's Strava?

    It's a race, in fact it's better than a race because you're racing the whole world.
  • I did it on the advice of a respected friend. Once done my mate told me that I "look like a right censored ". On seeing my disappointment he kindly explained that the expression, in the 'roadie world', was actually slang and meant that I looked like a "TDF God" and would indeed be very beneficial to my progress. So go for it. :D:lol:
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Just shave one of them off to see if it gains you 15 seconds :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,118
    team47b wrote:
    Just shave one of them off to see if it gains you 15 seconds :D

    come on, the OP has asked a serious question. Perhaps shave off half of each one :)
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    I would... Worked for me
  • start with your pubes and work your way up checking time increments on the way
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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    matthew h wrote:
    team47b wrote:
    Just shave one of them off to see if it gains you 15 seconds :D

    come on, the OP has asked a serious question. Perhaps shave off half of each one :)
    +1 if you just shave one you will get uneven drag, unless of course the segment is curved predominantly in one direction, if you shave the correct side it could increase speed on these bends.

    maybe if you were to use immac or some other hair removal cream, apply it just before the segment and then as you start to tire the hair will begin to fall out and give you the extra boost when you need it most!
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  • NavrigNavrig Posts: 1,352
    start with your pubes and work your way up checking time increments on the way

    I was about to say this thread needs before and after pics until I read the above.

    Do it by tweezering them one by one but ride the segment hard between each pluck. That way you can look at the marginal gain from each hair being removed and, I bet, after taking them all out the KOM will be yours.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,903
    Mikey23 wrote:
    I would... Worked for me

    Nah, it made you fall off. Did you just do the one and then over balance?
  • you can shave off your eyebrows - but they are non rotating mass you'd be better off shaving the same amount of hair off your feet - as your feet are rotating mass...so you'll be faster up hills for the same weight saving.




    I'm surprised no one else has pointed this out frankly
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    You need to shave them into little spots. It's more aerodynamically efficient to generate a thin turbulent layer of air across your eyebrows than having them completely smooth. It's the same technology that Zipp use in their rims.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    leave them on but dye them red, 5% gain.
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • Actually "shave" is so downtube shifters. This is the 21st Century mate, you need to wax.
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  • simonheadsimonhead Posts: 1,399
    You actually need to encourage growth by rubbing custard into them.
    Life isnt like a box of chocolates, its like a bag of pic n mix.
  • NapoleonD wrote:
    If you were actually racing I'd say do it but if its just for Strava it's not worth it.

    What's Strava?


    Here you go Sloppy....

    http://www.strava.com/how-it-works
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,164
    team47b wrote:
    Just shave one of them off to see if it gains you 15 seconds :D
    Don't be daft man, he'll be cycling in circles with only one eyebrow!
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    seanoconn wrote:
    team47b wrote:
    Just shave one of them off to see if it gains you 15 seconds :D
    Don't be daft man, he'll be cycling in circles with only one eyebrow!

    Don't we all do that anyway? :roll:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • sloppyschleckondssloppyschleckonds Posts: 8,019
    edited September 2013
    team47b wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    team47b wrote:
    Just shave one of them off to see if it gains you 15 seconds :D
    Don't be daft man, he'll be cycling in circles with only one eyebrow!

    Don't we all do that anyway? :roll:

    Not in a race :roll:
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • Thanks all... you are the best! I had a good hour working on them this morning and spent today's ride looking very 'surprised'. That KOM will be mine next week...
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  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    team47b wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    team47b wrote:
    Just shave one of them off to see if it gains you 15 seconds :D
    Don't be daft man, he'll be cycling in circles with only one eyebrow!

    Don't we all do that anyway? :roll:

    Not in a race :roll:

    I do, on the track. :roll:
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  • Phht, eyebrows are so last year. I have blocked up my hostrils with bathroom silicon (white to match bartape and saddle), pushing more air into my gaping mouth and therefore "supercharging", my lungs. I am better at everything by doing this. Pics to come, in an Ezy decals kinda way.
    I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast, but I'm intercontinental when I eat French toast...
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