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    Back in the gym after a month off and tweaked the...

    Back in the gym after a month off and tweaked the program to squat 2x a week and one of those is after cleans, so I'm kinda burned out by then and it's more of an assistance exercise. While I was...
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    Thanks Carleton, that sounds like a good plan -...

    Thanks Carleton, that sounds like a good plan - Im about to take off for 3 weeks holiday, so that's really good timing to take a break!
    I have worked through Starting strength for about 18 months,...
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    Slightly personal question, but.... Body...

    Slightly personal question, but....
    Body weight. I have a target of getting up to about 95kg, at 6ft. What I wanted to know, in case I'm barking right up the wrong tree, is; how heavy is too heavy,...
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    That's been a bugbear of mine as well - cycling...

    That's been a bugbear of mine as well - cycling websites calling tt bikes track bikes because they have a re-spaced (if at all) rear triangle. Some of them don't even bother to omit the brake holes,...
  5. Thread: Fit Check

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    Yikes! Starting to make me think I need a longer...

    Yikes! Starting to make me think I need a longer tt, I know I really want a bike with a lower head tube. Stop it! I'm already deliberately NOT new bike shopping right now...
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    Ive got an Araya Red rear wheel built up and a...

    Ive got an Araya Red rear wheel built up and a spare rim in the shed, it needs truing almost every other ride - but I'm 90kg and the roads I ride on are rubbish. They're very nice to ride, but my one...
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    Now that we're into the offseason how here, I've...

    Now that we're into the offseason how here, I've changed up the lifting schedule a bit - I've done about 9 months with Starting Strength, and have moved to a more intense lifting routine - 3 to 5...
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    I'd hope Katsanis has well protected his IP,...

    I'd hope Katsanis has well protected his IP, Cervelo has been trying to make an aero bike that doesn't flex for years....
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    I've nearly worn out this pair of chucks in about...

    I've nearly worn out this pair of chucks in about 12 months, which isn't bad because i use them for running errands, housework, and whatnot as well, but yeah - at about 50 bucks a pair, it might be a...
  10. Thread: Fit Check

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    Best set up for checking bike fit is on a wind...

    Best set up for checking bike fit is on a wind trainer I reckon, and if you can be putting 70-80% effort onto the pedals, that's really helpful. We can all sit pretty on a bike fairly easily, and...
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    Ditto with the chucks, there's zero heel lift...

    Ditto with the chucks, there's zero heel lift which makes my knees happy (the shoes don't throw your knees forward like running shoes with a bunch of lift in the heel). IMHO better than squatting or...
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    Well, yeah, but the only thing better than...

    Well, yeah, but the only thing better than Thomson, is Double Thomson... (insert double rainbow joke here)
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    I ride with contacts pretty much most days I'm...

    I ride with contacts pretty much most days I'm training and racing, I've usually cocked something up if I'm at the track and wearing specs. Once you've gotten used to the routine of getting them in...
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    Also useful, Schwalbe tubes come with a threaded...

    Also useful, Schwalbe tubes come with a threaded valve nut that has a step down built into it, as you tighten them onto the valve them they tighten themselves in place and fill the same gap Scrod's...
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    QFT. I'm on the lookout for 40cm pro vibe bars...

    QFT. I'm on the lookout for 40cm pro vibe bars now.
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    Oh and Morphio, definitely give the 38s a chance,...

    Oh and Morphio, definitely give the 38s a chance, I love mine. Don't really notice too much of a difference between 44 and 40cm bars, but dropping down to the 38s made a big (positive) difference to...
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    I'd definitely +1 everything Carleton has said,...

    I'd definitely +1 everything Carleton has said, but I have a personal bias towards riding a bike with a longer top tube and a shorter stem than going down a size and whacking a longer stem on. The...
  18. C'mon, we're cyclists - every day is leg day. ...

    C'mon, we're cyclists - every day is leg day.
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  19. The track racing forum is super solid and I've...

    The track racing forum is super solid and I've been reading it for years - super knowledgable posters, good tips for training and motivation. Very good signal to noise ratio and they deliberately ...
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    I'm one of the shop rats that glues Tubs...

    I'm one of the shop rats that glues Tubs regularly and we charge about the same. I'll clean glue off if it's different to the glue being used, (especially Tubasti) and do 2 layers over 2 days. The...
  21. The rails themselves will be stiffer than ti for...

    The rails themselves will be stiffer than ti for sure, since Ti is quite a springy material. The shells have had to be changed for the Romin Pros, because a lot of them were cracking, and given how...
  22. Yeah, we're on the same song sheet. If they're...

    Yeah, we're on the same song sheet. If they're more durable for Dunderhi, and his experience with them seems to say they are, and he's happy to pay for them, I reckon they're a good idea. I'm not,...
  23. I don't see why ceramic bearings wouldn't be a...

    I don't see why ceramic bearings wouldn't be a sensible option given they were installed and sealed properly - people still get hung up on problems from new bike technology from the first or second...
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    Jack Bobridge has just ridden a great Tour Down...

    Jack Bobridge has just ridden a great Tour Down under which finished on Sunday, had the leader's jersey for the first 2 days and won the KOM. I've definitely got my money on him setting the bar for...
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    Sorry to drag this back but those clauses are ...

    Sorry to drag this back but those clauses are going to be CAS fodder - I agree its unenforceable, impossible to prove and wide open to appeal. It probably fails any test of proportionality to be...
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