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08-09-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By brawlo

I’m on the 180mm bandwagon too. I’m 6’5” and have...

I’m on the 180mm bandwagon too. I’m 6’5” and have them on my road bike. I have long legs, but unless you have crazy long legs I definitely wouldn’t bother. There isn’t much of a difference from a...
07-30-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By brawlo

Man, you’re on a different page of a different...

Man, you’re on a different page of a different book in a totally different library :crash:
07-29-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By brawlo

Dude! I'm not arguing your spokes...

Dude! I'm not arguing your spokes recommendation......I actually agreed with you on those.

I linked the article to TRY and explain lateral forces and where they come from and rim stiffness. It's...
07-29-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By brawlo

Man you're hard work! By your own logic and using...

Man you're hard work! By your own logic and using my own anecdotal evidence, your strong spokes really aren't all that. I've never used triple butted spokes, only ever used straight gauge, double...
07-28-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By brawlo

Seems that you donít really understand the way...

Seems that you donít really understand the way forces work on things, especially wheels so donít go throwing a heap of misinformation in here. Iíll agree with you on the butted spokes, but thatís...
07-27-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By brawlo

At 250lb a 32 spoke wheel will be more than...

At 250lb a 32 spoke wheel will be more than strong enough. While there are fans of the open pro rims I have had them and dislike them massively. I just don't consider them a good choice for a heavy...
07-27-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By brawlo

How heavy are you? A poorly built wheel is a...

How heavy are you? A poorly built wheel is a poorly built wheel, no matter how many spokes you have in it. Do you get those wheels checked after you've put about 100 miles on them? Those first miles...
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By brawlo

I 100% would not bother chasing a Lemond if you...

I 100% would not bother chasing a Lemond if you already have the KKRM. The Kurt with the heavy flywheel was one of the best trainers prior to the smart revolution and is much much much quieter than...
06-10-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By brawlo

Looks like you need to consider trying to find...

Looks like you need to consider trying to find different pants materials if they're not lasting long. Those 1st 2 pics look more like a lack of material strength rather than then specifically wearing...
06-09-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By brawlo

Those are fairly standard shop stock sizes, so...

Those are fairly standard shop stock sizes, so you should be able to have a ride on both and see which fits better.
06-09-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By brawlo

How heavy are you? How much offroad riding will...

How heavy are you? How much offroad riding will you be doing?

A well built 28 spoke wheel can outlive a poorly built 40 spoke wheel. Make sure the build quality is there. If you want a utilitarian...
05-26-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,730
Posted By brawlo

I didn't really ride much as a youth besides...

I didn't really ride much as a youth besides treating my cheap mountain bike like a BMX with all the jumps and stuff that I did on it. (I found that old bike under my parents house a year or so ago...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
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: 166
Views: 20,730
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:
...
05-23-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By brawlo

Uncomfortable hotel beds, I find if you put a...

Uncomfortable hotel beds, I find if you put a pillow up under the top of your legs near your butt there is significant relief. Long drives, making a point of using the cruise control and having your...
05-13-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By brawlo

Yup, words definitely didn't match :lol: but I...

Yup, words definitely didn't match :lol: but I agree with what you are trying to explain. What you want to do is have your position when up on the tops, and then when you go to the drops, you bend...
05-13-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By brawlo

So so wrong. Arching your back that way puts all...

So so wrong. Arching your back that way puts all sorts of wrong pressure on the wrong parts, male and female. Moving your bits to one side shoul not even be a consideration :eek: Riding a bike...
05-13-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By brawlo

You can tilt the saddle however you want. Tilt it...

You can tilt the saddle however you want. Tilt it down enough so that you can stay seated on it properly when upright. Different saddles fit differently and some may need to be pointed down slightly....
05-12-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,739
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...
05-12-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,739
Posted By brawlo

LB rims are nice. I have a set on my good velo...

LB rims are nice. I have a set on my good velo track race wheels as seen in my avatar. The guy that built them for me worked at Zipp for a while, so he's seen some nice wheels and was pleasantly...
05-11-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,739
Posted By brawlo

I think it's worth pointing out the part that the...

I think it's worth pointing out the part that the rim has to play in all of this. While a 20/24 wheelset can work, the strength (=weight) that must be built into the rim can make that wheelset a less...
05-10-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,865
Posted By brawlo

Fast is super fun IMO. There’s some good...

Fast is super fun IMO. There’s some good downhills where I live and it’s possible to get up around 80kph (50mph). Once you start going up over 30mph aero matters a lot. Staying low and tight gets you...
05-07-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,370
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: 1,865
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...
05-07-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By brawlo

Those wheels on the sequel would easily handle...

Those wheels on the sequel would easily handle your weight. Maybe just get the spoke tensions checked and adjusted to suit you better, but they're more than capable of handling you. I run 32 spoke...
05-05-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,865
Posted By brawlo

What are the chainring sizes on your crankset? It...

What are the chainring sizes on your crankset? It basically sounds like you need a bigger chainring but the front derailleur can only handle a certain range of chainring sizes so it may not be as...
05-05-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
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...
05-04-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By brawlo

Just work on the smoothness of your pedal stroke...

Just work on the smoothness of your pedal stroke is all I'd recommend. If you do tend to "hit" the bottom of the stroke, work on eliminating that. Think of the old example of scraping mud off your...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
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
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By brawlo

Worth a trial but I doubt it would survive. The...

Worth a trial but I doubt it would survive. The 3M tape has a fairly course grit, so I tried another tape that was finer. The other tape was worn through after 4 sessions. The 3M tape lasted 2 years...
04-27-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By brawlo

I think you have a 2 fold problem here which will...

I think you have a 2 fold problem here which will seriously hamper your efforts. First is your weight. Even with dropping weight you are at or over the designed weight limit of most if not all bikes....
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By brawlo

It's a warranty voiding exercise, so if that...

It's a warranty voiding exercise, so if that scares you off then just stick with tape. You have to pull it apart and get the roller off and then get someone to put a knurler over it on a lathe. The...
04-25-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
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...
04-21-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By brawlo

At his weight, any more than 32 spokes is...

At his weight, any more than 32 spokes is overkill. The higher profile the rim, the stronger it will be. Velomine is a company that pumps out pretty cheap wheels. Given it's a single speed, that...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By brawlo

Firstly, 3M stair grip tape will solve most of...

Firstly, 3M stair grip tape will solve most of your grip issues. I ran it on my Kurt trainer for a long time and it lasts years, almost kills slippage, but it does create a big mess. I ended up...
04-21-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By brawlo

I wouldn't say that lifting is detrimental to...

I wouldn't say that lifting is detrimental to biking. Lifting with a focus on muscle strength and gain definitely doesn't go well with cycling unless you're a track sprinter. But lifting for...
Replies: 60
Views: 6,016
Posted By brawlo

Duratec is a Czech frame maker that may suit....

Duratec is a Czech frame maker that may suit. Mine is custom and a rather large 63cm top tube. It’s a whole lot stiffer than the carbon frame that it replaced. Hydro formed tubes allow them to...
04-16-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By brawlo

Pretty much anything with at least a...

Pretty much anything with at least a 58-59cm(23in) top tube (measured from the centre of the steerer tube to the centre of the seat tube) will be rideable for you to get your foot in the door of...
Replies: 60
Views: 6,016
Posted By brawlo

That seems to me like you are looking at new...

That seems to me like you are looking at new only? If so, divert some attention to the 2nd hand market across Europe. Cervelo is a good frame no doubt, but it just isn't up to the same stiffness...
Replies: 60
Views: 6,016
Posted By brawlo

How tall are you? Bigger frames mean you need to...

How tall are you? Bigger frames mean you need to be more picky. Smaller frames are pretty much all stiff enough.

I'd take a look at good quality 2nd hand frames to start with. Inevitably you will...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By brawlo

3T ARX stems (I have a collection of the older 4...

3T ARX stems (I have a collection of the older 4 bolt ones) and BT bars
Replies: 1,017
Views: 129,187
Posted By brawlo

https://www.australianstrengthcoach.com/your-progr...

https://www.australianstrengthcoach.com/your-program-sucks-part-4/

The other articles in the series are worth a read too
Replies: 2,749
Views: 333,027
Posted By brawlo

When they came out they were a bit of a...

When they came out they were a bit of a revolution and everyone jumped on them. Perhaps their problem is that they're so robust that they last forever and there's so many out there on the market that...
Replies: 43
Views: 4,001
Posted By brawlo

Maybe a bit like the Cervelos?? They've put them...

Maybe a bit like the Cervelos?? They've put them out there so that they're "legal", but they're still going through the development phase. All those angles in the frame and fork that seem to me like...
Replies: 164
Views: 65,421
Posted By brawlo

Thinking about it, the weak "link" on bicycle...

Thinking about it, the weak "link" on bicycle chains will be the pins. I can't say that I've ever seen a plate of a chain break, or even heard of it happening. I'd guess there's not really any...
Replies: 34
Views: 4,041
Posted By brawlo

My 2c worth is that this points to a problem with...

My 2c worth is that this points to a problem with regimented lifting, and kind of relates to what I said earlier. We become very planar and regimented in our movements as we get older and less...
02-16-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By brawlo

If you are new to riding or generally unfit, then...

If you are new to riding or generally unfit, then RPE will be high for a given effort. Unless you have any specific heart issues, you will probably find that your max HR will be a lot higher than...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,743
Posted By brawlo

Thomson do 10į

Thomson do 10į
Replies: 34
Views: 4,041
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,...
Replies: 141
Views: 30,358
Posted By brawlo

Hit YouTube and search for some videos. Moscow...

Hit YouTube and search for some videos. Moscow videos would be a good one as some proper fast guys ride that track
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