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by thelawnet
18 Oct 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 111
Views: 24829

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

I think that is an old photo. Latest effort is this: mankinnon.jpg I'm not sure if there is anyone at the BBC who knows anything about cycling, but this is ridiculous https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/50097423 "Rachel McKinnon: Transgender athlete sets world best but rules out Tokyo 2020"...
by thelawnet
18 Oct 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 703

Re: Which bike?

IIRC, years ago, Thorn claimed that the Rohloff system weighed the same as a derallieur triple. I doubt that's true but I bet the difference is under 500g. Last year I converted my folder from 3 X 9 flat bar with thumbies and decent equipment to a Rohloff, I weighed everything that came off and eve...
by thelawnet
18 Oct 2019, 11:51am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Yahoo groups closing down permanently all content to be deleted
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Yahoo groups closing down permanently all content to be deleted

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/yah ... st/330695/

this will affect various member groups, who will need to find a new platform and backup any content of they wish to keep it
by thelawnet
18 Oct 2019, 11:37am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Review of Highways Act 1835
Replies: 37
Views: 4112

Re: Review of Highways Act 1835

There are at least six situations * public footpaths (which can sometimes come with a 'permissive' allowance to ride horses but not to ride bikes) - no FPN * footways - FPNable * roads/paths subject to local bylaws , see individual case * normal roads under which cycling/all vehicles has been prohib...
by thelawnet
18 Oct 2019, 11:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 703

Re: Which bike?

IMO the problem with flat bars for speed is that there is no choice of positions, so you can go fully crouched I'm assuming that's a typo and you meant " can't go fully crouched" The majority of cyclists I see out and about would increase their aerodynamics if they bent their arms and tuc...
by thelawnet
17 Oct 2019, 4:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 703

Re: Which bike?

E-bike. Or it would be helpful to state what kind of speeds you're targeting, because, say, 12mph average is different from 16mph. At 60psi, the CRR of 37mm Marathon Mondial is 0.00800. Marathon Almotion is 0.00513, Marathon Supreme is 0.00573. I think some of the fancy gravel tyres should be quite ...
by thelawnet
17 Oct 2019, 7:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano chainsets and chainrings
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: Shimano chainsets and chainrings

I've seen some Shimano hollow crank failures, where either the bonding of the two parts that make up the hollow crank has separated, or the cranks break near where the crankarm and spider meet. There's an extensive thread about it on the Weightweenies forum: I had a look through it. There are examp...
by thelawnet
16 Oct 2019, 11:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano chainsets and chainrings
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: Shimano chainsets and chainrings

I have noticed that some "crank arms" are not hollow. Impression is given that some chainsets are equivalent to "group" chainsets. One in point is the RS-510 which is an 11 speed road version. https://www.bike-components.de/en/Shimano/FC-RS510-Crankset-p58812/#product-image-3 Lo...
by thelawnet
16 Oct 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano chainsets and chainrings
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: Shimano chainsets and chainrings

What are your sources for this in-depth minutiae on Shimano parts, thelawnet? Finding reliable documentation on this sort of thing has proven nearly impossible the few times I’ve tried to research a particular component, never mind the whole range. I went through the lists here https://productinfo....
by thelawnet
16 Oct 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano chainsets and chainrings
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: Shimano chainsets and chainrings

some HT-II cranks have had aluminium spindles. Dunno if this applies to current models or not. cheers I think it was one of the HONE (triple) chainsets. Quite right. Though there was only one Hone triple chainset. I put all the chainsets (9-12 speed) in a spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreads...
by thelawnet
15 Oct 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano chainsets and chainrings
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: Shimano chainsets and chainrings

Sorry slight error above: For Deore M6000, Shimano (re)introduced hollow crank arms, so there is no point in buying any pricier crankset. All other Deore/non-series models have solid crank arms. For what it's worth SLX M7000-10 was introduced one year, and then Deore M6000 the next, and M7000-10 dis...
by thelawnet
14 Oct 2019, 11:58am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 170
Views: 18786

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Except in the 1,200 Cycling Time Trials 'Open' Events held in the UK every year. yes, but they don't do drafting.... Kipchoge's time was impossible without his wind shield. I believe TTs on busy dual carriageways are popular for fast times. officially that's because they have smooth surfaces withou...
by thelawnet
14 Oct 2019, 11:42am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 170
Views: 18786

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Spinners wrote:
thelawnet wrote:Cycling doesn't really target times...



Except in the 1,200 Cycling Time Trials 'Open' Events held in the UK every year.


yes, but they don't do drafting.... Kipchoge's time was impossible without his wind shield.
by thelawnet
14 Oct 2019, 9:52am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 170
Views: 18786

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Eliud Kipchoge just ran a marathon inside two hours, thanks to ineos, PlusMinus Thanks mostly to his special Nike shoes which are custom to him and operate similar to the Pistorius 'blades' previously outlawed. Inspiring I thought that a Kenyan beats all the white people, the route in Wien Austria ...