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by DeVlaeminck
Wed Oct 16, 2019 21:06 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade

He is talking about spending money on a new bike or wheels to keep up with the club ride. The other kit has been suggestions made by others. My point is, even if he gets the most aero bike or kit available, if the engine isn't there then it won't make a difference. His best bet is to focus on impro...
by DeVlaeminck
Wed Oct 16, 2019 09:25 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade

Yeh but a speedsuit only gains a few seconds over longish time trials at speed, eg 30 seconds over 25 miles. If riding in a group the effects will be much less. As fenix said, I think the Mickey taking would be astronomical if you turned up to a club ride in a full aero suit. Tbh though, if he's al...
by DeVlaeminck
Tue Oct 15, 2019 23:02 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade

For example what about one of those skin suit with pockets I think they are meant to be faster than a jersey and shorts ? I'm not sure I'd ever live it down if I turned up for the club run in a skinsuit. The mickey taking would be unbelievable. Yeah there is that - times have changed though I recko...
by DeVlaeminck
Tue Oct 15, 2019 15:22 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade

I get the whole get fitter argument, where do you draw the line. We could all be riding £100 heavy steel bikes but most of us are on fairly light carbon bikes. I guess my thought process is that on same days it may be nice to have deep section carbon wheels to get that slight advantage on the flats...
by DeVlaeminck
Tue Oct 15, 2019 13:05 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Tour route 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1586

Re: Tour route 2020

We saw in this year's Vuelta what having selective mountain stages does to the race early on. Do you mean a solo mountain raid on the final day of proper racing? Or teams having to force a selection in crosswinds to claw back time? I mean the fact that the top 5 was almost fixed from early on, just...
by DeVlaeminck
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade

Suppose it depends on the age of the TCR and what the wheels are like vs what you would buy in their place. From what you say I'm assuming reasonably modern with decent wheels - some of those stock Giant wheels retail for a fair whack. If you really want to go to town on aerodynamics then have a loo...
by DeVlaeminck
Tue Oct 15, 2019 09:45 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: oh dear, what a shame.
Replies: 105
Views: 1686

Re: oh dear, what a shame.

I don't really care that he's dead but I don't support the death penalty. I'd probably want him dead if I was directly affected by his crimes but that is why we have a criminal justice system rather than mob justice. Likewise, and there are some people I'd be glad were dead whilst at the same time ...
by DeVlaeminck
Mon Oct 14, 2019 09:51 am
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Ban SUVs
Replies: 109
Views: 2216

Re: Ban SUVs

2 years back I had a hire car X-trail in S Africa for 3 weeks. What a crock of sh1t. 2 wheel drive version. Crap traction, crap performance. This 'looks big' body with minimal space inside. It even struggled to get up the entrance slope to one of our hotels, as in nope 1st gear ain't doing it, roll...
by DeVlaeminck
Mon Oct 14, 2019 09:35 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: A question of morals vs confidentiality vs legals vs good neighbourliness
Replies: 60
Views: 2372

Re: A question of morals vs confidentiality vs legals vs good neighbourliness

I don't see much social housing on new build developments round here. There is often a proportion of so called affordable housing but you'd need to he earning a reasonable salary to take out any kind of mortgage these days.
by DeVlaeminck
Mon Oct 14, 2019 08:17 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Re: S*** small race thread 2019
Replies: 520
Views: 29667

Re: Re: S*** small race thread 2019

I thought tubeless tyres with sealant were the solution to punctures ? Id have thought tubeless with a slightly tougher tyre (I'm not talking gatorskins) would have pretty much made it very unlucky to puncture in those sectors they didn't look all that bad.
by DeVlaeminck
Sun Oct 13, 2019 16:20 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Over Gloves
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Over Gloves

Gloves over track mitts? Not something I do myself but that's all I can think it means.
by DeVlaeminck
Sat Oct 12, 2019 14:29 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: British Cycling sucks!!
Replies: 81
Views: 3074

Re: British Cycling sucks!!

Zwift is in its infancy and problems like this will be ironed out and before long the prize money will far outstrip what a road race offers. Well the Tour has a prize pot of a few million now so I'm guessing there is a way to go - even then the real money in cycling is a rider's salary not a prize ...
by DeVlaeminck
Sat Oct 12, 2019 14:22 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: British Cycling sucks!!
Replies: 81
Views: 3074

Re: British Cycling sucks!!

Bernal took 500,000 euros for winning the biggest annual sports event.The guy who won the fortnight tournament won 3,000000 dollars. None of that changes the fact that it's still just a computer game. A bit like comparing a fortnight tournament winner to an actual special forces soldier... Plus Zwi...
by DeVlaeminck
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: 1:59 challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 969

Re: 1:59 challenge

Great achievement but I'd rather the 2 hour barrier remained unbroken until someone could do it in a race or if not then an unpaced time trial.
by DeVlaeminck
Fri Oct 11, 2019 22:39 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: British Cycling sucks!!
Replies: 81
Views: 3074

Re: British Cycling sucks!!

Zwift is in its infancy and problems like this will be ironed out and before long the prize money will far outstrip what a road race offers. Well the Tour has a prize pot of a few million now so I'm guessing there is a way to go - even then the real money in cycling is a rider's salary not a prize ...
by DeVlaeminck
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Ban SUVs
Replies: 109
Views: 2216

Re: Ban SUVs

Is be happy to see them banned too as they are rarely driven well. They are too wide for narrow country roads. They are bought because people feel safer in them and sod everyone else. Owning and using a car is a bit selfish which is one of the reasons why I refuse to buy a new one and dont drive mu...
by DeVlaeminck
Thu Oct 10, 2019 21:26 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Where to park in london on saturday
Replies: 25
Views: 677

Re: Where to park in london on saturday

I tend to drive in when I go to the natural history museum. I can usually find on street parking there and with a carload of young people its far more convenient and not a to in it cost wise to public transport. Imperial university have parking at the back of the science museum too. Are you sure th...
by DeVlaeminck
Sun Oct 06, 2019 18:26 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Suits
Replies: 63
Views: 1611

Re: Suits

I'd have a look at the best shops in your nearest major city - should be able to pick something up that fits you as well as bespoke (as makes no difference anyway) and you can actually see what it looks like on rather than a roll or swatch of cloth - you can always get alterations done if needs. Bey...
by DeVlaeminck
Fri Oct 04, 2019 15:30 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Dream bike - what would you spend?
Replies: 116
Views: 3099

Re: Dream bike - what would you spend?

If weight is an issue why not look at a totally different kind of braking system - I imagine you could design something lighter - maybe some kind of caliper that applies braking force to the rim ? Caliper brakes aren't especially popular on CX bikes, probably on account of all the twigs, leaves and...
by DeVlaeminck
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Dream bike - what would you spend?
Replies: 116
Views: 3099

Re: Dream bike - what would you spend?

If weight is an issue why not look at a totally different kind of braking system - I imagine you could design something lighter - maybe some kind of caliper that applies braking force to the rim ?

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