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    They benefit the retailer that sells them...;) ...

    They benefit the retailer that sells them...;)

    Red socks are always faster.
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    Probably a recumbent (either bike or trike) with...

    Probably a recumbent (either bike or trike) with adjustable recline would be easiest on your back.

    Take a look over here: http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/index.php

    they have lots...
  3. Stretching that E-series makes it look like the...

    Stretching that E-series makes it look like the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile.
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    Or you can insert "more expensive". Truth be...

    Or you can insert "more expensive". Truth be told, Aero trumps weight down to very slow speeds/ very steep grades. Heavier aero wheels will give more gains than lighter less aero wheels over most...
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    Aerodynamic aids generally will matter less in a...

    Aerodynamic aids generally will matter less in a pack than solo. See the chart a few pages back for relevant CdA's. You'd be able to pull a little longer with an aero bike so in that case it may make...
  6. Umm. Well for top of the line bents and top of...

    Umm. Well for top of the line bents and top of the line uprights, the prices are pretty similar
    Some examples of fast bents:

    M5 CHR $3400 (frameset)
    M5 M-Racer $3800 (complete)
    Cruzbike...
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    How old are the kids? Maybe some of them can ride...

    How old are the kids? Maybe some of them can ride their own bikes?
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    I think we're getting to the same place from two...

    I think we're getting to the same place from two different starting points. You are probably getting better flow with a streamlined tube but it could be either from a reduced frontal "A" or a better...
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    Note : "essentially" For example,the leading edge...

    Note : "essentially" For example,the leading edge of the front wheel may, at narrow yaw angles, exhibit laminar flow for some part of the section, but it's pretty short. Absent a fairing, a...
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    Essentially no part of a regular bicycle exhibits...

    Essentially no part of a regular bicycle exhibits laminar flow. World record streamliners, which are CFD optimized to within an inch of their life, exhibit laminar flow over significantly less than...
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    Oh No! :eek: Really there's usually a 50% safety...

    Oh No! :eek:
    Really there's usually a 50% safety margin. IIRC someone pumped a set of Primo's to 200 psi and then his nerve (not the tire) gave out.
  12. Thread: Bike weight

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    Weight only really matters when you're climbing:...

    Weight only really matters when you're climbing: (PE= Mgh) On the flats, additional weight affects rolling resistence somewhat but , from a cost/benefit viewpoint, it's better to take the weight off...
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    From someone who messes around with...

    From someone who messes around with fairings/ultra reclined recumbents etc: The real fun if it for me and most of the other folks who race HPV's is just going REALLY FAST. I'm not overly concerned...
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    2 cents: Here's the drag equation without Crr...

    2 cents:

    Here's the drag equation without Crr (rolling resisitence))

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/9/9/a/99a6015b6a230860c9b1517b238e5de9.png

    Cd is the drag coefficient which is a form...
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    Sheesh. Another reason to go with ABR.

    Sheesh. Another reason to go with ABR.
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    That's because English doesn't have a well...

    That's because English doesn't have a well defined second person plural- except in Chicago: "youse"; and down South, "y'all".
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    If it blurs the finer gradations of meaning and...

    If it blurs the finer gradations of meaning and makes the language less precise, I'd say so. Regarding Greek, I'm more of a Latinist, but from people I know who are Greek scholars modern Greek is...
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    I agree that presently spoken languages are...

    I agree that presently spoken languages are changable, but slop in usage diminishes them.

    How about affect /effect (v)?
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    Or the spindles that CF fiber is wound on. In CF...

    Or the spindles that CF fiber is wound on. In CF mast making the "plug" is called an "armature"
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    Welcome! Actually it was a Rans stickbike, but...

    Welcome! Actually it was a Rans stickbike, but the point's well taken.
  21. Look here:CyclingSavvy - A Program of the...

    Look here:CyclingSavvy - A Program of the American Bicycling Education Association
    Wear high viz clothing
    Use a mirror
    Ride predictably
    Use lights (rear on even in the daytime)
    Stop worrying. :D
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    Good for speed but I think I lose quickest when I...

    Good for speed but I think I lose quickest when I do lots of miles.
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    That, or a velomobile.

    That, or a velomobile.
  24. It'll be fine! Just "ride your own ride" and...

    It'll be fine! Just "ride your own ride" and don't worry how fast othrs are going. Staying more to the right more will give space for others to pass. Just enjoy yourself and don't worry.
    :thumb:
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    For me it's either: 1. TT practice (12.5mi or...

    For me it's either:
    1. TT practice (12.5mi or 25mi as fast as I can)
    2. Recovery ride (longer dist, but Zone 2 max)
    3. Intervals at the local track (Sprint, wheeze, repeat)
    4. Slow (short with...
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