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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I don’t understand.
Timtaking your bike with negative stem and big drop.




Guy is the aero master.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I don’t understand.
Did you miss the long, long thread a few months back, where Timtak was extolling the wonders of his bike position which had ridiculously low bars? He was basically saying all the pros bikes are unaerodynamic.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
The emonda the stem is slammed as low as it can go, the emonda is fully erect with spacers.
I think one of those is your Madone. I don't want to know what you have done to your bike to make it fully erect.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Timtaking your bike with negative stem and big drop.




Guy is the aero master.


Oh. no. In fact I went to Trek yesterday to pick up the bontrager elite stem with 17 degrees of drop and that looked ridiculous. way too much.

Looking at the Zipp Sprint SL stem now, 12 degrees of drop.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Timtaking your bike with negative stem and big drop.




Guy is the aero master.
Every time I see that thing, I picture sliding off that saddle and slamming my sternum into the smokestack above the stem.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Did you miss the long, long thread a few months back, where Timtak was extolling the wonders of his bike position which had ridiculously low bars? He was basically saying all the pros bikes are unaerodynamic.

Did he post in here? If not I don’t pay attention to most of what the villagers post.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I saw none of the YouTube links over the last three pages. At first I had FOMO but then I got over it.
It's such an odd thing that I am seeing all of them. I usually have to quote to see them and sometimes that doesn't work.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Did he post in here? If not I don’t pay attention to most of what the villagers post.
He was either in Road or General. Never on this thread to my knowledge. It was marginally entertaining at first, but like a lot of threads of that nature it got really repetitive after a while.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
My local jeweler replaces the battery on my TAG Heuer while I wait.
I went in for a battery replacement on my Timex this morning. She didn't have the correct(non-Timex) battery in stock, and her battery checker said it still had charge. It is, however, losing time.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
And thebest aero worst backache position by far.
fixed, possibly
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It doesn't appear the Tennessee East Coast will see anything frozen. Rain only.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Oh. no. In fact I went to Trek yesterday to pick up the bontrager elite stem with 17 degrees of drop and that looked ridiculous. way too much.

Looking at the Zipp Sprint SL stem now, 12 degrees of drop.
I put a -17 degree stem on the Bianchi, when I ws dropping from a 120mm to a 110. I tried a -12, but the bar was too high.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Oh. no. In fact I went to Trek yesterday to pick up the bontrager elite stem with 17 degrees of drop and that looked ridiculous. way too much.

Looking at the Zipp Sprint SL stem now, 12 degrees of drop.
On most bikes, 17 deg puts the stem pretty close to level with the ground. For a road bike, I find that look very appealing...as long as it has minimal to zero spacers underneath.
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Originally Posted by datlas
fixed, possibly
Don't forget the neck and shoulders! And hands.
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Originally Posted by big john
I don't know about the years and genejocky probably knows all about that stuff but older frames had 126mm spacing which was increased to 130mm at some point. So, my theory is if you have a wheel that was for a 126 frame and put it in a 130 frame you will have to compress the frame with the QR 4 extra mm.
I could be totally out to lunch on this, though.
No, that's correct. But it's only 2mm/side, so you might not notice it putting the wheel in.. I have one bike that's a true 126, and I have a rear wheel just for that bike. The rest are all interchangeable
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Dang! Now I want to be riding the Bianchi!
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Further west on I-40. Look at that truck to car ratio.


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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
The last 747

I never had the pleasure. Sad
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I had one of those. It lasted, like, forever.
I used to be a Casio man, but I really prefer an analog face. So now I'm a Timex man
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Did he post in here? If not I don’t pay attention to most of what the villagers post.
Here is one such thread: Why shouldn't I buy this Trek UPS OCLV bike? Timtak Capitulates

Post 51 shows his state of the art work.

The most recent repair thread is full of improvement ideas.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Don't forget the neck and shoulders! And hands.
True. Of course, if you want the ultimate in comfort you should consider a recumbent.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Did he post in here? If not I don’t pay attention to most of what the villagers post.
Originally Posted by Mojo31
Here is one such thread: Why shouldn't I buy this Trek UPS OCLV bike? Timtak Capitulates

Post 51 shows his state of the art work.

The most recent repair thread is full of improvement ideas.
Here is the quintessential timtak Goofy Glasses thread: Goofy Glasses: Look like a **** but get down long and low with no Neck Pain
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Originally Posted by datlas
BTW that thread is not locked, so it could be bumped if someone felt it was relevant.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Further west on I-40. Look at that truck to car ratio.


Define 'severe'
If only the westbound is closed, why is it backed up so severely on both sides? Rubbernecking?
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