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  • zest28zest28 Posts: 332
    edited October 2020
    And on disc brakes too, like last year.

    However you will still have plenty of noobs who think it is rim brakes which wins races rather than the strong censored legs of the athlete.

    Hopefully next year he can spice up the TdF again, because this year he remained under the radar except for trying to win a few stage races.
  • He isn't a GT rider so he won't spice up the tdf in any meaningful way.

    Not sure the s works sl7 can be had in rim brake variety.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,827
    zest28 said:

    And on disc brakes too, like last year.

    However you will still have plenty of noobs who think it is rim brakes which wins races rather than the strong censored legs of the athlete.

    Hopefully next year he can spice up the TdF again, because this year he remained under the radar except for trying to win a few stage races.

    No you don't.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,280

    zest28 said:

    And on disc brakes too, like last year.

    However you will still have plenty of noobs who think it is rim brakes which wins races rather than the strong censored legs of the athlete.

    Hopefully next year he can spice up the TdF again, because this year he remained under the radar except for trying to win a few stage races.

    No you don't.
    And only noobs think it is won due to being on discs as well.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 27,110
    The only people who seem obsessed about type of braking seem to be MTBers or triathletes getting into road cycling. Most people I know who have followed road cycling for years generally couldn't care about it. I don't understand the obsession with it in some quarters.
  • And err that bike

    Scrummy, yummy. More full on colour schemes please.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,280
    I think Ganna has won the paint job battle.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,117
    Seems thoroughly unoffensive to me...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • zest28 said:



    However you will still have plenty of noobs who think it is rim brakes which wins races rather than the strong censored legs of the athlete.

    And plenty of people who think it’s the legs that produce the bulk of the power, when it’s actually the glutes. The legs just transmit the power, the better they are, the less generated power is lost in translation.

  • ProssPross Posts: 27,110
    Very 90s colour scheme.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,734
    edited October 2020
    Wearing a Richard Mille by the looks of it (the same hugely expensive, hugely ostentatious watch brand Cav has had a long association with and who sponsor Bahrain Mclaren).

    Even though that's obviously an expensive bike the watch is probably getting on for 10x the price.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,110
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 12,631
    edited October 2020
    Pross said:

    The only people who seem obsessed about type of braking seem to be MTBers or triathletes getting into road cycling. Most people I know who have followed road cycling for years generally couldn't care about it. I don't understand the obsession with it in some quarters.

    My only concern is that I don't want it to become like 26 inch wheels where it is now hard to buy them.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,918

    Wearing a Richard Mille by the looks of it (the same hugely expensive, hugely ostentatious watch brand Cav has had a long association with and who sponsor Bahrain Mclaren).

    Even though that's obviously an expensive bike the watch is probably getting on for 10x the price.


    Although as people have pointed out the time on the watch is always the same and always wrong. So it's probably not a real watch (but he does have an association with RM)
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  • Matti66Matti66 Posts: 188

    Pross said:

    The only people who seem obsessed about type of braking seem to be MTBers or triathletes getting into road cycling. Most people I know who have followed road cycling for years generally couldn't care about it. I don't understand the obsession with it in some quarters.

    My only concern is that I don't want it to become like 26 inch wheels where it is now hard to buy them.
    No, thats a good point, crazy to think that now , they where seemingly on everything bar road bikes at one time.
  • jam1ejam1e Posts: 1,053

    Wearing a Richard Mille by the looks of it (the same hugely expensive, hugely ostentatious watch brand Cav has had a long association with and who sponsor Bahrain Mclaren).

    Even though that's obviously an expensive bike the watch is probably getting on for 10x the price.

    Richard Mille - the watch you'd bin if it fell out of a Christmas cracker they're that tacky.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,734
    RichN95. said:

    Wearing a Richard Mille by the looks of it (the same hugely expensive, hugely ostentatious watch brand Cav has had a long association with and who sponsor Bahrain Mclaren).

    Even though that's obviously an expensive bike the watch is probably getting on for 10x the price.


    Although as people have pointed out the time on the watch is always the same and always wrong. So it's probably not a real watch (but he does have an association with RM)
    Interesting, hadn't spotted that. Just saw him wearing it at LBL - the tonneau shape is pretty distinctive. Makes sense that it wouldn't be a real one as it is a £100k+ watch, depending on the model.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,117
    jam1e said:

    Wearing a Richard Mille by the looks of it (the same hugely expensive, hugely ostentatious watch brand Cav has had a long association with and who sponsor Bahrain Mclaren).

    Even though that's obviously an expensive bike the watch is probably getting on for 10x the price.

    Richard Mille - the watch you'd bin if it fell out of a Christmas cracker they're that tacky.
    I mean, if it was worth 120k I'd probs stick it on eBay but...whevs
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,918
    ddraver said:

    jam1e said:



    Richard Mille - the watch you'd bin if it fell out of a Christmas cracker they're that tacky.

    I mean, if it was worth 120k I'd probs stick it on eBay but...whevs

    All those WatchFinders adverts have gone to waste it seems
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  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 932

    Wearing a Richard Mille by the looks of it (the same hugely expensive, hugely ostentatious watch brand Cav has had a long association with and who sponsor Bahrain Mclaren).

    Even though that's obviously an expensive bike the watch is probably getting on for 10x the price.

    More than 10x apparently. wears it during the races!!
  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 932
    jam1e said:

    Wearing a Richard Mille by the looks of it (the same hugely expensive, hugely ostentatious watch brand Cav has had a long association with and who sponsor Bahrain Mclaren).

    Even though that's obviously an expensive bike the watch is probably getting on for 10x the price.

    Richard Mille - the watch you'd bin if it fell out of a Christmas cracker they're that tacky.
    At least it's not a Hublot
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,117
    Poor Ned Boulting (who I very much admire, to be clear) is finding out on twitter that not everyone thinks quite as highly of dear Julian as he does...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,931 Lives Here
    ddraver said:

    Poor Ned Boulting (who I very much admire, to be clear) is finding out on twitter that not everyone thinks quite as highly of dear Julian as he does...

    You can see why a commentator would like him.

    Ned should embrace the good guy/bad guy narrative a bit more - get a bit more punch & judy going.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 12,631
    ddraver said:

    Poor Ned Boulting (who I very much admire, to be clear) is finding out on twitter that not everyone thinks quite as highly of dear Julian as he does...

    Does Ned think he did anything other than ruin the sprint?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,918
    ddraver said:

    Poor Ned Boulting (who I very much admire, to be clear) is finding out on twitter that not everyone thinks quite as highly of dear Julian as he does...


    At the other end of the spectrum, Wiggins really doesn't like him
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,931 Lives Here
    RichN95. said:

    ddraver said:

    Poor Ned Boulting (who I very much admire, to be clear) is finding out on twitter that not everyone thinks quite as highly of dear Julian as he does...


    At the other end of the spectrum, Wiggins really doesn't like him
    How come?

  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,918

    RichN95. said:

    ddraver said:

    Poor Ned Boulting (who I very much admire, to be clear) is finding out on twitter that not everyone thinks quite as highly of dear Julian as he does...


    At the other end of the spectrum, Wiggins really doesn't like him
    How come?


    Basically he thinks he's arrogant
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,734
    I don't know how you can watch that last few km and not have anything negative to say about Alaphilippe. Really erratic. I know he is normally pretty hyperactive but not usually like that.

    Seems like a turbo Voeckler, lots of showboating but Alaphilippe actually has the skills to back it up.
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