2020 Tour de France

Now we have something / quite-a-lot to discuss and celebrate.
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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby Brucey » 20 Sep 2020, 5:17pm

when they were first used on most (rim brake) production bikes, team mechanics would file LLs off. However UCI rules permit only standard (unmodified) commercially available equipment to be used. Accordingly LL's are no longer removed on pro bikes; removal isn't allowed and the bike will fail scrutineering if this modification is carried out.

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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby fastpedaller » 20 Sep 2020, 5:19pm

Brucey wrote:when they were first used on most (rim brake) production bikes, team mechanics would file LLs off. However UCI rules permit only standard (unmodified) commercially available equipment to be used. Accordingly LL's are no longer removed on pro bikes; removal isn't allowed and the bike will fail scrutineering if this modification is carried out.

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So unless you have a cam with a very large movement, it might be quicker to have wheel nuts :lol:

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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby mjr » 20 Sep 2020, 5:46pm

Nice of the peloton to use the cycleway ;-)
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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby iandriver » 20 Sep 2020, 10:42pm

Well, interesting for next year. The two Slovinaians again, presumably Ineos back to some sort of form and perhaps Frome back on song with a new team. Bring it on.
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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby Navara » 21 Sep 2020, 10:34am

iandriver wrote:Well, interesting for next year. The two Slovinaians again, presumably Ineos back to some sort of form and perhaps Frome back on song with a new team. Bring it on.


Ineos are reported to have signed Tom Pidcock.That could be very interesting.That lad really is a talent!

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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby Jamesh » 21 Sep 2020, 8:27pm

Along with Matthew van de Pol let's not forget!

And it's only 9 months away!!

Let's hope Corona virus is history by then!!

Cheers James

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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby mjr » 21 Sep 2020, 10:11pm

Jamesh wrote:Along with Matthew van de Pol let's not forget!

Do you mean Mathieu Van der Poel? I think he's signed to Alpecin-Fenix until end of 2023.
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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby Navara » 22 Sep 2020, 1:16pm

mjr wrote:
Jamesh wrote:Along with Matthew van de Pol let's not forget!

Do you mean Mathieu Van der Poel? I think he's signed to Alpecin-Fenix until end of 2023.

Since when does signing a contract mean anything in sport :wink: :?:

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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby mjr » 22 Sep 2020, 3:35pm

Navara wrote:
mjr wrote:
Jamesh wrote:Along with Matthew van de Pol let's not forget!

Do you mean Mathieu Van der Poel? I think he's signed to Alpecin-Fenix until end of 2023.

Since when does signing a contract mean anything in sport :wink: :?:

Fracky Placky man can probably afford to buy him out of it, but there's no report that they have, is there? I think Jamesh might be confused.
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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby Navara » 22 Sep 2020, 8:39pm

mjr wrote:
Navara wrote:
mjr wrote:Do you mean Mathieu Van der Poel? I think he's signed to Alpecin-Fenix until end of 2023.

Since when does signing a contract mean anything in sport :wink: :?:

Fracky Placky man can probably afford to buy him out of it, but there's no report that they have, is there? I think Jamesh might be confused.

There's been no rumours from the usual suspects that I'm aware of.

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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby Redvee » 22 Sep 2020, 11:07pm

If you're after a cheap Bianchi with Dura Ace Di2, there's a yellow one for sale somewhere in Paris. :D

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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby mattsccm » 24 Sep 2020, 6:53am

I was looking forward to it in on way because there were no likely British riders which mean I could be a bit less partisan in my support :) Yates in yellow caused all sorts of loyalty issues as I was damn sure it wouldn't stick but wanted it to. Couldn't take to Roglic. No idea why so pleased with result.
Best format for years although would have been better with TT on final day. As it is there is always a no hope break, some relative no hoper of a French chap will have a go and the last 10 seconds will be interesting.
Interesting that 2 of 3 ITV team got it right.

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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby mattsccm » 24 Sep 2020, 7:00am

The brakes issue isn't far off being a non issue. With the need for lawyers lips there can bebless lever rotation with a through axle than a QR. Some guides on the caliper and axle hole on the fork and it will be close eniugh at the front. Rear brakes either need a release popping or the wheel does go in smoothly with rims. QR isn't an issue here but its damn close. One standards are real standards they will be less of an issue.

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Re: 2020 Tour de France

Postby Postboxer » 25 Sep 2020, 1:04pm

I suppose with QR there is the option of swapping wheels with a teammate without the need for tools, otherwise they could use motor racing style guns to tighten up nuts, with the one on the other side locking against the frame somehow.

Ineos have announced

Laurens De Plus
Daniel Martinez
Tom Pidcock
Richie Porte

to complete their 2021 roster.