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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-28-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By brawlo
Fair point on the Elite, I just looked it up....

Fair point on the Elite, I just looked it up. Like I ended with, horses for courses. It all depends on what the OP wants to do with the trainer. I pointed to the non technical trainer because the OP...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-28-16, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By brawlo
The KKRM is fit for purpose. It's a big step up...

The KKRM is fit for purpose. It's a big step up from a spin bike for the purposes of cycling and staying fit. When you start talking about controllability, then you step up into a completely new ball...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-28-16, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,670
Posted By brawlo
Interesting, and I just referred to this in the...

Interesting, and I just referred to this in the other Olympic thread. It seems they might be cutting their losses and just letting Hindes ride the old bike. Maybe that max effort he puts out on the...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-28-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,637
Posted By brawlo
Still interesting, Phil Hindes is still on the BC...

Still interesting, Phil Hindes is still on the BC bike while Skinner and Kenny are on the new Cervelo. Maybe they just can't get it to work for the SS out of the gate and have mitigated losses and...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-27-16, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By brawlo
Well, I've been down that path way back. I was...

Well, I've been down that path way back. I was using a StarTrac Vbike when I got into cycling. Short story, the resistance just isn't the same. The best use of a trainer is intervals. It just makes...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-20-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By brawlo
One possibly helpful piece of info I might put in...

One possibly helpful piece of info I might put in is I was positively going to get a fatbike, but ended up with a 29er due to cost. Definitely (assuming your budget allows as some of the bikes you...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-19-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By brawlo
Maybe it's a disappointment to learn, but it's...

Maybe it's a disappointment to learn, but it's just a bike with big 36" wheels.

There's a few 36" makers around, but these guys are working on a suspension fork with a view to a genuine XC 36"...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-18-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By brawlo
No experience with any of those, but you might...

No experience with any of those, but you might get a better response over in the clyde section of the mtbr forums.

On another note, I would say the one with the largest frame and the longest...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-14-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,637
Posted By brawlo
Interesting that his vlog from the day before has...

Interesting that his vlog from the day before has him showing his BC superbike. Cervelo is cutting it extremely fine on this one and I'll bet there's a few unhappy campers in the BC camp because of...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-13-16, 10:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,637
Posted By brawlo
Team GB have a potential silver medal winner in...

Team GB have a potential silver medal winner in Jason Kenny (as an Aussie, Glaetzer will get gold of course :thumb:). Truly though, a flexy bike under Kenny could be the difference between a medal or...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-13-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,637
Posted By brawlo
Yes, photos of GB sprinters using the T5 and then...

Yes, photos of GB sprinters using the T5 and then follow up photos of them using the older GB superbikes are very telling. Sure Cervelo has experience with road bikes, but sprint bikes for the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-10-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By brawlo
To be honest, don't overthink it. It's what a lot...

To be honest, don't overthink it. It's what a lot of people do, especially new riders, but it's unnecessary. I could fill a book with all the urban myths I have busted personally with cycling and...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-10-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By brawlo
Just ride it. You could put hundreds of kg onto a...

Just ride it. You could put hundreds of kg onto a trainer frame and they won't give out. I'm sitting at 125kg ATM and ride my KKRM regularly doing sprint training with big gear full gas sprints....
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-07-16, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By brawlo
refjeff a frame is a frame. You can decide if you...

refjeff a frame is a frame. You can decide if you want it as a flat bar or a drop bar. The only difference is in the brake levers and shifters used. A good fitter will listen to your wishes and give...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-07-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By brawlo
Basically, you've found the key fit issue with...

Basically, you've found the key fit issue with bigger bikes and bigger people, they don't increase the length of the headtube in line with the seat tube. So depending on just how long your torso is...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-07-16, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By brawlo
Jerseys with a silicone gripper at the bottom...

Jerseys with a silicone gripper at the bottom generally fix the issue. I have a couple of jerseys that ride up, but only a little as I have a relatively long torso and they just ride up to the point...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-04-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By brawlo
The 2 critical answers are your tyres and your...

The 2 critical answers are your tyres and your body position. BTW I'm also 6'5" and not a huge amount lighter than yourself ~ I was heavier when I started.

Back when I rediscovered cycling I was...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-30-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,658
Posted By brawlo
I find it hard to get any excitement over hubs...

I find it hard to get any excitement over hubs with sealed bearings that only cost a few $$ to replace
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-29-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,637
Posted By brawlo
It has a more abrupt taper out from the rim and...

It has a more abrupt taper out from the rim and flattens out a lot quicker. Different lines to the lenticular wheels. I wondered why they were using the standard fork which sat close to the rim after...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-26-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,658
Posted By brawlo
The people that ride those types of track races...

The people that ride those types of track races and do well (generalizing) tend to be those who are good road sprinters. I would just race on track as much as possible and race shorter TTs on road...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-22-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,637
Posted By brawlo
They're custom molded to each rider. There's...

They're custom molded to each rider. There's possibly nothing that's more comfortable!

On another note, the Cervelo sprint bike no longer appears to be the "flavour of the month"
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-21-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By brawlo
It may not be what you want to hear, but I would...

It may not be what you want to hear, but I would just go out and find something with good track geo that's going to only cost you a few hundred $$.

Without a doubt, you don't really know where...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-15-16, 12:46 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 76,743
Posted By brawlo
From that angle it definitely looks like a 3T...

From that angle it definitely looks like a 3T scatto with less drop, or like a BT where the 'wings' stay horizontal rather than drop down. So does this mean we're going back to the low head tube...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-13-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,332
Posted By brawlo
Chris Hoy's version was the neatest I think and...

Chris Hoy's version was the neatest I think and my favourite

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Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-13-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 261,658
Posted By brawlo
All good, see how it goes. My reservation with...

All good, see how it goes. My reservation with that product is that it only rubs on the chain. The place where you really need the lubricant is in between the rollers and the pins, and this stuff...
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