Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Those velodrome bikes don't look any more aerodynamic than the average road bike. :huh
  2. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Typically no, they have less drive line drag, no levers, cables, shifters or derailers to catch wind. My average 23 mile TT speed in an Abici Time Machine was 26.5 mph. I was averaging the same with my track bike using a 49/15 gear so I sold the Abici and I never missed it.

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  3. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    Got any saddle recommendations for a skinny-assed guy who wants to put ~2 hours in the saddle on a ride?

    Light would be nice, but not the be-all-end-all goal.

    FWIW, I'm not into retro things that "just need a little maintenance."
  4. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    My vote goes to the Adamo Road saddle. I've tried nearly everything else, but this is the only one I can ride for several hours. It doesn't work for everyone though, so see if you can test one out before you buy. The only criticism I have of it is that it's not a lightweight saddle, but in my experience, lightweight seems to equate with uncomfortable.
  5. Ridge

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    My next saddle will most likely be the Brooks Cambium for endurance rides.
  6. ducnut

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    No matter what anyone recommends, you just gotta' go try some stuff. I know, it sucks. But, that's what it takes.
  7. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    I see you know where I'm coming from. :D Time to go to the lbs. I am curoius about the adamo.
  8. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.

    That is a really interesting saddle, man. I might look into one myself.
  9. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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  10. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Next time you're in Blighty, maybe you can do a group buy. :lol3
  11. melville

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    "Mt" Dora is in FL.
  12. soewe812

    soewe812 Wag more Bark less

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    Check out the guys in this thread. A couple of new human powered world records. 83 mph and Graeme Obree at 51 mph for the prone world record. Now those are some fast bikes

    http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/showthread.php?t=100979
  13. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    20 minutes drive from me. :1drink
  14. filmfan

    filmfan Been here awhile

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  15. filmfan

    filmfan Been here awhile

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    My advice would be to avoid getting one with too much padding. IMHO Brooks are ideal, but they violate your "needs maintenance" goal, though they don't need much maintenance.
    That Cambium looks nice, but is probably pretty pricey.

    Or, you could go for a Real Man saddle; http://sheldonbrown.com/real-man.html :lol3
  16. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Nice looking saddle.The only thing I don't like with Brooks Saddles, the rails are too short. They put me in a power position,but it feels too far foward.A set back seatpin is needed. That saddle looks cool and compfy.
  17. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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  18. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    I was up at 0515 for a ride this morning and had just crossed Pecos on 48th heading onto the reservation when I spotted a light way back behind me.

    This stretch is relatively new streets with almost zero traffic. There's only one traffic light and a bicycle will trigger it nicely. I go over to Phoenix Firebird and then turn around.

    I was going 20 or so along here but I noticed the light behind me was slowly closing it. Shit - it's a fast guy on a real bike.

    As I made the turnaround, he was only 50 yards behind me so I, despite not being in good shape, kicked it to 24-25 mph.

    The light that I mentioned turned green about a 100 yards before I got to it and then cycled back to red. The other cyclist pulled up beside me and said.....

    "Damn dude - you were hauling ass on that thing. I've seen those before and they seem to trudge along at 15-16 mph but you were flying! You look great on that thing."

    He could barely talk though - seems he worked hard to catch me but, to be honest, this dude was flying. He was in a full tuck, had a nice set of aero wheels and had to be doing 27-28!

    By the time we got to the next light, about a mile away, he was 100 yards ahead of me and then, when we made the turn on Pecos, he kicked it up another gear. By the time I got to my turnoff, about 4 miles distant, he was an easy half-mile ahead of me. I guess I wore myself out trying to hold him off and then trying to catch him. :puke1

    It was nice to talk to another rider and I appreciated his comments but damn, the dude was pretty darn fast himself.
  19. ducnut

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    That video is so self-promoting. At 5:30, the 3rd or 4th rider is on a MTB. After the supposed "3 minute" break, that MTB is at the sharp end of the "peloton". I don't think anyone was killing it. No one wants to ride with a dick like this guy.
  20. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    You may want to try one of these,It's an older saddle and might not be on your radar. It's a San Marco Regal, very compfy.