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07-19-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By brawlo

Your mechanics is foolish. Go carbon 100%. But...

Your mechanics is foolish. Go carbon 100%. But bikes ain’t bikes and there can be big differences between very similar looking frames. I could put out way more power than you in my prime and have...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By brawlo

From what I've seen their model hasn't really...

From what I've seen their model hasn't really changed. They didn't keep a lot of stock in house and relied on ordering from suppliers after orders are placed. That means a lot of reviewers/users...
Replies: 23
Views: 6,525
Posted By brawlo

You should probably not be so concerned with...

You should probably not be so concerned with chasing the specificity from a trainer. The core and upper body coordination and strength required in a good standing start won't be gained from a fixed...
02-01-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By brawlo

Big boys need big bikes and getting stuck on the...

Big boys need big bikes and getting stuck on the thought of having to try out bikes and/or buy something that someone in your area sells for warranty purposes could have you never riding a bike that...
Replies: 1,036
Views: 351,188
Posted By brawlo

Unless you're running the longest TT you could...

Unless you're running the longest TT you could find at the time and budget (63cm FWIW) :thumb:
12-07-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By brawlo

Only if you want high sustained output, otherwise...

Only if you want high sustained output, otherwise HFLC is fine. If you want higher outputs at times, just supplement with something like a gel to give you the boost you need. Lower level JRA rides...
12-07-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By brawlo

Well to be fair, it's been many years since I did...

Well to be fair, it's been many years since I did a spin class so things may have changed, but a couple of the standard spin components:

Sprints - these were my favourites as I could carry decent...
12-07-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,765
Posted By brawlo

Get on it and ride! The frame will be fine, and...

Get on it and ride! The frame will be fine, and it sounds like the traditional weak points in the wheels won’t be an issue either. Go for it! This is coming from someone in exactly the same situation...
12-07-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By brawlo

Weights are a great overall body conditioner and...

Weights are a great overall body conditioner and a simple lifting program would be great for your health, but the answer is actually no. If you want to get better on the bike, ride and train on the...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,646
Posted By brawlo

The Brits turned things on their heads the last...

The Brits turned things on their heads the last few Olympics with their Olympic peak play. The Dutchies kind of righted the ship showing that you can be fast all the damn time, The Dutch are really...
09-19-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By brawlo

As you mentioned, saddle are deeply individual,...

As you mentioned, saddle are deeply individual, so despite recommendations, she will need to try them. Go and talk to bike shops that offer saddle trials. There’s lots around these days. Specialised...
09-18-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By brawlo

I would be taking a good look at your nutrition,...

I would be taking a good look at your nutrition, and particularly your protein intake. A few years after I got into riding and subsequently lower level racing, I developed a real passion and got...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,447
Posted By brawlo

What age are you talking here? I know you want...

What age are you talking here? I know you want the best for your daughter, but with that budget I'd be honestly looking at buying more wisely.

Hubs - Just get some sealed bearing hubs preferably...
Replies: 46
Views: 5,096
Posted By brawlo

Well he beat thyroid cancer and then after coming...

Well he beat thyroid cancer and then after coming back from that, he had a massive calf tear at the start of last year. I think he did well to be even at the Olympics let alone making it to the...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,637
Posted By brawlo

I think chasing peak power has gone by the...

I think chasing peak power has gone by the wayside. Back in the days of riding 90” gears and trackstands it was likely relevant. Nowadays that doesn’t really happen much if at all outside of the...
Replies: 46
Views: 5,096
Posted By brawlo

No way! In fact I'd go the opposite. It would be...

No way! In fact I'd go the opposite. It would be great to see the UCI loosen the reigns a bit and make the Olympics kind of like the F1 of cycling.

But fast is fast, so in standardising equipment,...
Replies: 46
Views: 5,096
Posted By brawlo

Oz commentary said he had stomach pains after the...

Oz commentary said he had stomach pains after the TS. Hopefully he is back on deck for the keirin
05-17-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,947
Posted By brawlo

Nearly all proper mountain bike flat pedals will...

Nearly all proper mountain bike flat pedals will be fine for you. Metal ones are spendy but I've been using a set of Crank Bros Stamp 1 composite pedals and fairly impressed with them. I'm weighing...
Replies: 19
Views: 3,999
Posted By brawlo

It's not so much about what the US offers, but...

It's not so much about what the US offers, but what other countries have as restrictions. A LOT of countries, even if you can manage to fly to the US, will be putting returned travellers into...
05-05-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,960
Posted By brawlo

The body doesn't necessarily reset, it's more the...

The body doesn't necessarily reset, it's more the case that as it reduces in size, it needs less fuel. The vast majority of the calories that we burn daily are from simply keeping your body alive, a...
Replies: 19
Views: 3,999
Posted By brawlo

I don't think it's going to be much of a "worlds"...

I don't think it's going to be much of a "worlds" this year. Still, it's a good chance to race against some higher level riders
Replies: 36
Views: 5,784
Posted By brawlo

And maybe invest in an adjustable stem. It will...

And maybe invest in an adjustable stem. It will give a lot of flexibility to sort a position out before putting money towards something higher end
03-11-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,663
Posted By brawlo

Definitely worth crossing the larger issues off...

Definitely worth crossing the larger issues off the list, but I would say it's most likely your core muscles getting used to the workload and crying out in pain. I get similar pains if I'm out of the...
03-11-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,347
Posted By brawlo

With that ^^^ in mind, for your inside riding try...

With that ^^^ in mind, for your inside riding try just putting a towel across your bars It will meet 2 needs and soak your sweat instead of it soaking you bar tape = longer bar tape life, plus it...
03-03-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,347
Posted By brawlo

You tend to be fairly stagnant on position with a...

You tend to be fairly stagnant on position with a trainer compared to real world riding, depending on what program you're following. Make sure you move around a bit, out of the saddle every so often...
02-18-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,883
Posted By brawlo

Modern saddle designs don't work the same way...

Modern saddle designs don't work the same way that old school traditional saddles work. They interact differently "down there". I'm 6'5" and when I was clocking up frequent 60-100km rides was in the...
02-17-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By brawlo

I would be looking at direct mount (rear wheel...

I would be looking at direct mount (rear wheel off) trainers. Well built trainers with less or no adjustments for packing away should give you a solid foundation. The Lemond Revolution is one that...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,638
Posted By brawlo

Thomson stems are great, but only go to 130mm....

Thomson stems are great, but only go to 130mm. The old 3T ARX stems with 2 bolt steerer and 4 bolt faceplate were right up there just under Thomson for stiffness and can be had in 140 & 150. They're...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,327
Posted By brawlo

Be careful to get decent recovery as that is...

Be careful to get decent recovery as that is where the true gains come from. Do one hard day and one recovery day, rinse and repeat, but make sure that recovery is beneficial and not just junk. IMO...
01-20-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By brawlo

Uphill attacks can definitely work, but how often...

Uphill attacks can definitely work, but how often have you seen a good climber really properly attack a climb. Even when I was my fittest/fastest/lightest and pushing for B grade podiums I would get...
01-20-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By brawlo

Every ride is a race, even if you don't know it...

Every ride is a race, even if you don't know it :lol: That's the motto around where I live. It's a race, but it's purely for bragging rights around the coffee table. I do race outside of bunches so...
01-19-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By brawlo

Ride as hard as you can. Make sure you are...

Ride as hard as you can. Make sure you are pushing yourself hard enough to get benefit and to improve, but also hard enough that you don't die in the first 15min.

Stay smooth. Faster bunches tend...
Replies: 17
Views: 3,972
Posted By brawlo

I wouldn't worry about either the cranks or the...

I wouldn't worry about either the cranks or the wheels.

Seeing as you're looking at that size of bike, I think that 175s are fine and would think that maybe that's the same size you're running on...
10-18-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,072
Posted By brawlo

Kind of yes, kind of no. If it’s a utility wheel...

Kind of yes, kind of no. If it’s a utility wheel for now to lay down some miles, then those are more than fine. The hubs should last you a long time. My own wheels (were my fat boy race wheels but...
Replies: 16
Views: 4,028
Posted By brawlo

When I was training hard and at my fastest a few...

When I was training hard and at my fastest a few years ago now, I was trialling High Fat Low Carb. Kind of Keto but not really adhering to the hard core ketosis principles, just having lots of...
05-25-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 73,903
Posted By brawlo

Coming in on this. My 3 current rides. I'm 6'5"...

Coming in on this. My 3 current rides. I'm 6'5" so they're pretty darn large :lol:
...
05-12-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,073
Posted By brawlo

Probably don’t take this as weighing in but...

Probably don’t take this as weighing in but rather thinking out loud.

I saw a lot of chat about going tubeless up to maybe a year ago but not much has come across my radar since. I’m a bit like...
05-07-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,186
Posted By brawlo

I've been bouncing up and down and around in...

I've been bouncing up and down and around in between 110-140kg over the past 10 years. On road, I ride 28/32 to Kinlin 28mm deep rims. Had them trued after the first few rides and have stayed true...
05-07-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,249
Posted By brawlo

I'd just be replacing the rear with another 23-11...

I'd just be replacing the rear with another 23-11 and keeping the front at 50. If you really want to, you could look at getting a larger large chainring, but they're not cheap usually and the gains...
05-05-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,142
Posted By brawlo

I'm with SethAZ here in saying that while those...

I'm with SethAZ here in saying that while those wheels may work....for now....but they're definitely not designed with a rider like yourself in mind. That spoke count can work when paired to the...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,318
Posted By brawlo

It's worth contemplating that anything that is...

It's worth contemplating that anything that is freer flowing will afford both yourself and others less protection
04-25-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By brawlo

If you’re just going to be riding on the road or...

If you’re just going to be riding on the road or smooth trails, a mountain bike is a good start. Typically the legal eagles say no to anyone over 300lb and often less, but that number is most often...
Replies: 13
Views: 4,330
Posted By brawlo

Thomson do 10į

Thomson do 10į
Replies: 47
Views: 11,344
Posted By brawlo

FOR ME my issues all broke down to my gluteus...

FOR ME my issues all broke down to my gluteus medius. The symptoms described were me 100%.

I have come across a sensational masseuse who is a fixer. She doesn't mess about. If you have an issue,...
11-20-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,876
Posted By brawlo

I think that adopting the Clydesdale monniker...

I think that adopting the Clydesdale monniker could be a bad marketing decision. Our market is actually a small one, just look at how much is available out there compared to "standard". I think...
10-20-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,238
Posted By brawlo

Frame material really doesn't mean as much as a...

Frame material really doesn't mean as much as a lot of people think. How a bike is put together means so much more. Just saying that you need steel is a red herring as an alloy bike built one way can...
10-15-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By brawlo

I'm 6'5" and 285lb, started racing when I was 310...

I'm 6'5" and 285lb, started racing when I was 310 and worked my way down to 245 when I was my most competitive n the road, and I can hold my own. I'm carrying a lot more upper body muscle coming into...
Replies: 156
Views: 55,145
Posted By brawlo

That depends where you look. The reality is that...

That depends where you look. The reality is that the vast majority of track bikes wonít be ridden like that so itís a small market to sell to. At the top of the tree where the real development...
Replies: 17
Views: 4,842
Posted By brawlo

Because as a friend put it to me, I'm like a...

Because as a friend put it to me, I'm like a piano with a parachute. As a 6'5" rig that sees aero as some fairytale story, that "2500" watts still won't get me terribly fast. That is a peaky short...
Replies: 17
Views: 4,842
Posted By brawlo

This is right on the money. There's lots of guys...

This is right on the money. There's lots of guys waving their things around with high peak wattages that just can't deliver with F200 times. The big boppers that I know don't give a damn about a peak...
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