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Old 11-02-17, 01:43 PM
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I know a guy who had a cool fender on kickstarter, but his funding number was so huge he never came close. From a distance I wasn't really sure why he set it up that way, though I saw him write something about significant production minimums.

Anyway, I like racing in the rain...riding in the rain, not so much.
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If I put silk tires on junior's bike, it will rain.
This is the primary reason for the end of the SoCal drought.
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Old 11-02-17, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by revchuck
I'm interested in which fenders you're considering. Especially after having done intervals in a frog-strangler yesterday.
I use the "SKS Raceblade" - it's basic but enough to keep your ass dry.
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Originally Posted by scheibo
After crashing on bad roads several times this year I think I'm not going to be risking any rain rides this time around. I should probably sell my spare bike...
As far as excuses for not riding in the rain, this one is pretty decent. But "I'd melt" would be much more convincing!

I knew teasing Fudgy about not riding in the rain would bring on the deluge of no-rain-riding excuses. I like to watch them rain down while I reign supreme while riding in the rain.

Anyway, what will you do when you're the yellow jersey at SDSR going in to the crit and it rains??
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Originally Posted by mattm
I use the "SKS Raceblade" - it's basic but enough to keep your ass dry.
I have those. My main complaint with those is that they throw all the road crud right into your calipers. I built up a CX bike this year and I'm going to see if I can fit full fenders on it.
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Old 11-02-17, 06:18 PM
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I like to watch them rain down while I reign supreme while riding in the rain.
Better rein yourself in, Junior.

Will the SKS fenders work with 28mm-wide tires?
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Old 11-02-17, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm
Anyway, what will you do when you're the yellow jersey at SDSR going in to the crit and it rains??
if the risk is worth the reward, then sure. but from what ive heard about SDSR there seems to be plenty of unnecessary risks even if its not raining, so I probably wont ride it.
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Old 11-02-17, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm
But "I'd melt" would be much more convincing!
You mean dissolve...
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I can't find the link, but Hunter Allen did a video on the health risks of riding in the rain. The argument was so much crap on the road gets thrown up and we end up ingesting it, so if you have a race coming up soon, it can be better to skip riding in the rain to avoid that risk.
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Originally Posted by topflightpro
I can't find the link, but Hunter Allen did a video on the health risks of riding in the rain. The argument was so much crap on the road gets thrown up and we end up ingesting it, so if you have a race coming up soon, it can be better to skip riding in the rain to avoid that risk.
lol

tell that to Seattle.. we did 5 hour rain rides all the time!!
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Originally Posted by Enthalpic
You mean dissolve...
I dunno, it sounds like scheibo would actually melt.
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Originally Posted by mattm
Anyway, what will you do when you're the yellow jersey at SDSR going in to the crit and it rains??
Probably crash like everyone else at SDSR when it rains!
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Originally Posted by topflightpro
crap on the road gets thrown up
isn't it vomit if it gets thrown up?

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so if you have a race coming up soon, it can be better to skip riding in the rain to avoid that risk.
when someone has a race within 8 weeks, i recommend living in isolation, cutting off all ties to the outside world. it's the safest option.
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I like to hermetically seal myself in an airtight bubble 1 week out from a race. Have to regulate the breathing though
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Originally Posted by tetonrider
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when someone has a race within 8 weeks, i recommend living in isolation, cutting off all ties to the outside world. it's the safest option.
Yea, well...
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Old 11-05-17, 10:30 AM
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Old 11-07-17, 09:50 PM
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Not tried yet. I might put the long ones on tomorrow for the ride. Here are the two lengths.
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too much aero give-away
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
too much aero give-away
Which one?

All quips aside, the position of the legs might have major aero impact IMO.
I tend to think a bit wider may allow more wind to pass through un-encumbered.

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He prefers the wider. There have not been, and may not be any tests on power. I think the difference would be too small to pick anything up.
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John Degenkolb's bike has them. @:26
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Tech question ... does anyone know the bolt size for sram front limit screws?
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Tech question ... does anyone know the bolt size for sram front limit screws?
I'm sure someone somewhere does!

And it probably depends on the derailleur model.
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I'm sure someone somewhere does!

And it probably depends on the derailleur model.
That's what I'm hoping ... 10sp sram force.
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