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    oh yeah, and 190mm cranks

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=...l05/jul19news6

    "Sosenka was using a 3.2 kg wheel and 190 mm cranks, with his bike weighing a total of 9.8 kg. The reason for the heavy wheel was that although it was harder to get up to speed, it was easy to maintain it.

    take that, wheel weight weenies


    *before anyone decides to move this thread, thinking that the topic is purely track related, be aware that this IS NOT purely a track topic. This topic is about long time-trialing, which isobviously road and equipment related. In other words, highly relevant to the masses.
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    He didn't have to climb so weight doesn't matter, Wow......he really smashed that record too.

    I've said it before but long cranks work with the high forward seat as long as you are cool with the positioning it leaves you in (rotated forward about the BB) which would be fine for riding on a flat surface like a velodrome for 1 hour.
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    no kiddin', but as far as I'm concerned, this is THE time trial world record, and people like Armstrong know it. He knows he'll never be considered the best ever time trialist until he breaks this record.

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    I got done by 4 minutes last week on my '87 Malvern star which weighs just a tad over 10kg but I confess I was riding 170 cranks.
    Where can I get some 190's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cousins
    3.2 kg rear wheel

    It's not the time trial world record. It's the UCI athlete's hour record.
    It's the record that counts because the rules prevent them from using advanced technology. So rider as are more easily able to be compared to one another.
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    I've read somewhere that bigger tracks are better for records. Less G's or something coz of the bigger bends in the velodrome. Moscow is 333m indoor. Robert Dill-Bundi rode a 4.30 or something 4000m in 1980 which was unheard of then, no disk, low profile bike or aero bars.

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    either way, it's still a bit of a slap in the face to the weight weenies

    hee hee hee hee


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    Quote Originally Posted by 531Aussie
    either way, it's still a bit of a slap in the face to the weight weenies

    hee hee hee hee

    Yes but.............how quick might he have gone on a light ride????
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    So how tall is this guy? Was he riding a standard track bike with spoked wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by galen_52657
    So how tall is this guy? Was he riding a standard track bike with spoked wheels?
    details are sketchy, but the rules for the "Athlete's Hour" are very strick: no aero bars, steel frame, no less than 16 spokes per wheel, the rims can't be deeper than about 15mm (I think), so, yeah, it would have to have a standard track bike.

    There's a pic Boarman's bike on here
    http://www.lookcycle.fr/infos/englis...cord_heure.htm
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    woah!! he looks pretty big



    article: http://www.radio.cz/en/article/68724

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    So 531... gettin those 190 mms... I am temped to......

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    yeah, but I don't think I'm as tall as this guy

    seriously, I now wanna try some 177.5s

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    Quote Originally Posted by 531Aussie
    yeah, but I don't think I'm as tall as this guy

    seriously, I now wanna try some 177.5s
    From a while back, I thooght you rode 180s and were interested in moving up a bit??..

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    yeah, I've got 180s, but that's as long as can go (I'm a tad under 6ft)

    I went to the 180s from 175s, so
    I just wanna see (feel) what 177.5s will do to my position and hip angle.
    If the distance from the saddle to the pedal at the bottom of the stroke are kept the
    same, the 2.5mm diffrence translates to about a 5mm difference through the
    top portion of the stroke.....which is big

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    And the funny thing is, he wants to try the next year to break 50 kms barrier... That'd be awesome!!!

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    weight is great when it's straight and flat.
    I'm a heavier rider and i kill on rolling hills, flats and headwinds. Top speed sprints i'm fast and anything with a little down and i'm a rocket.
    Uphills are where weight comes into play. For every pedal stroke you'r pushing the bike's weight against gravity. Even with a little speed you still fight it's mass.
    For flatter courses heavy matters less than stiffness, power transfer and aero surface.
    That's why tri bikes are super aero, yet very heavy.

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    i think if the weight of the rider gets WAY high, then the effect on the rolling resistance of the tyres is compromised.

    And, if a rider is big, he's much less aero

    these calculators are fun to play around with

    http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm
    http://www.analyticcycling.com/ForcesPower_Page.html

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