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    Shallow Rims in TdF ?

    Why so many non-aero wheels on flat-ish stages, such as today ?
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    cross winds suck with deep rims.
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    I'm guessing the aero rims are not good in crosswinds.

    I'm glad to see them lose those rims anyway. These CF bikes are ugly enough without them. They are really so ungraceful, disproportionate and gaudy looking when compared to the elegance and fragile good looks of the old steel...

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    Didn't look very windy today.
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    The youngsters at Cyclingnews are surprised when racers use wheels with reliable time tested Tubular rims .

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    The youngsters at Cyclingnews are surprised when racers use wheels with reliable time tested Tubular rims .
    +1
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    One of this days an study will say that to ride faster you have to use a suppository made of garlic and onions extracts and probably like 99% of the youngsters will stick a couple of them before every race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
    One of this days an study will say that to ride faster you have to use a suppository made of garlic and onions extracts and probably like 99% of the youngsters will stick a couple of them before every race.
    I don't see why this should be surprising given the various concoctions and nostrums that oldsters probably tried out when they were younger. It's too bad that foolishness is reserved only to the young . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
    One of this days an study will say that to ride faster you have to use a suppository made of garlic and onions extracts and probably like 99% of the youngsters will stick a couple of them before every race.
    Actually I'm sort of surprised that no one has tried enemas before mountian stages. Actually I'd bet someone has tried it in practice and found there is a biological hit that matters more then the weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
    One of this days an study will say that to ride faster you have to use a suppository made of garlic and onions extracts and probably like 99% of the youngsters will stick a couple of them before every race.
    Caffeine suppositories: Done in the days before caffeine was taken off the prohibited substances list.
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    Deep aero wheels just suck in so many ways, but mostly in crosswinds so pros, real riders, don't use them except in TT events. But Mr. Fred wannabe cat 6 racer has to spend at least $3000k for wheels that look like a Dunkin doughnut because everybody else has them, and so he can show off how much coin he has. He is lead by the nose by Bicycling magazine shilling for its wheel sponsors.
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    Look at these cat 6 fools:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    Why so many non-aero wheels on flat-ish stages, such as today ?
    Wish I knew as well.

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