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09-20-18, 03:32 PM
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I’ve not long sold a 2016 Scale 960. I’m tipping...

I’ve not long sold a 2016 Scale 960. I’m tipping the scales up around 130kg ATM. I’ve done a bit of technical trail work on that bike and it held up well despite being a bit under built for my size....
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Posted By brawlo

Crazy stylemaster form over function types....

Crazy stylemaster form over function types. There's a whole lot of options for big and big custom chainrings that don't even come close to those lofty spending heights!
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A guy over here in Oz runs a 65t on his. You can...

A guy over here in Oz runs a 65t on his. You can space out with washers if thereís a small issue, a friend does that with a 60t on his 59cm BT
09-05-18, 03:17 PM
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Posted By brawlo

I wouldn’t take time off, I would structure my...

I wouldn’t take time off, I would structure my riding differently. Are you going out hard every ride or are you having hard days and rest days where you just cruise along and take time to smell the...
09-02-18, 03:50 AM
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Posted By brawlo

There’s heaps of bike options for you. The wheels...

There’s heaps of bike options for you. The wheels will be the limiting factor so check them out. Also
speak to shops as some shops will be happy to swap out wheels if the stock ones don’t suit.
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08-28-18, 07:31 PM
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Posted By brawlo

What pressures are you running? I typically run...

What pressures are you running? I typically run anywhere from 105 (25mm) up to 120PSI for racing and I've never had a pinch flat in my life, weighing anywhere from 310 down to 240lb
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Posted By brawlo

My apologies, my brain was going elsewhere late...

My apologies, my brain was going elsewhere late last night. My guess is that Garmin at least must use doppler shift in its calculations. Given the inaccuracy of single receiver position measurement...
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Posted By brawlo

The raw accuracy component is available. A big...

The raw accuracy component is available. A big problem in the use for cars is called multi pathing where signals are reflected off buildings and other large objects. You may have suffered from this...
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Posted By brawlo

Saying you have an accurate position and actually...

Saying you have an accurate position and actually having an accurate position are 2 different things. If it were really that easy, a whole lot of companies would already be well and truly all over...
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Posted By brawlo

The satellites are what they are, itís the...

The satellites are what they are, itís the calculation hardware in the unit that gives accurate positioning, particularly the clock. Atomic clocks small enough to fit inside a phone or even a Garmin...
08-26-18, 07:05 PM
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Posted By brawlo

What about using a set of BMX handlebars? It...

What about using a set of BMX handlebars? It would most likely mean having to extend cables, but those are a relatively cheap and inexpensive.
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Posted By brawlo

Saddles are a very personal thing. Although, with...

Saddles are a very personal thing. Although, with the shortness of track races, comfort becomes less of a factor as you're not spending 4+ hours on the thing.

So it seems that I'm counter culture....
08-25-18, 02:12 AM
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Views: 644
Posted By brawlo

Just about any trainer running in conjunction...

Just about any trainer running in conjunction with a speed and cadence sensor will get you happening on Zwift. Stepping up to an electronic variable makes it a much better and more real world...
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Posted By brawlo

When you go out and play those games, probably...

When you go out and play those games, probably best not to go out and put a big target on your back :foo:
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Posted By brawlo

IMO I still stand by my bigger gear advice....

IMO I still stand by my bigger gear advice. You’re a strong guy, a good candidate, and if you are aiming for worlds, then you should be aiming to be smashing your local competition, not just hanging...
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Posted By brawlo

I guess the answer is...it depends. Depends on...

I guess the answer is...it depends. Depends on what their recording interval is mainly (eg 1 or 5s with a Garmin). For higher speeds, there would be a longer distance between record points than the...
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Posted By brawlo

One other option not at all mentioned is to go...

One other option not at all mentioned is to go and do some Strava stalking. Lots of riders upload data to there, so you could get a feel for speeds and cadences if they have the right sensors. Just...
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Posted By brawlo

No secrets I'm a big gear fan, and I would go...

No secrets I'm a big gear fan, and I would go slightly bigger. BUT I would also take something slightly smaller or around your 100" sprint gear. For sheets and giggles I started running larger gears...
08-19-18, 03:37 PM
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Posted By brawlo

If it is gears, then look up derailleur...

If it is gears, then look up derailleur adjustment on YouTube and have a go at it. It is really easy and something that all riders should really become familiar with. You canít destroy your bike by...
08-19-18, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By brawlo

There’s plenty of hefty individuals on road...

There’s plenty of hefty individuals on road bikes. Just get the right wheels and go
08-19-18, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By brawlo

Generally the saddle position relative to the BB...

Generally the saddle position relative to the BB is a standard fit non negotiable type item. Something you would transfer from bike to bike. Your front position is USUALLY the one that is fluid and...
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Posted By brawlo

Bit harsh on southernfox! People would do far...

Bit harsh on southernfox! People would do far better to listen/read what she has to say. Spinning is the way of the past, and the open minded riders out there are waking up to the science and real...
08-13-18, 06:29 PM
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Posted By brawlo

Exactly! When the quality is there, I will...

Exactly! When the quality is there, I will justify it. Most of my pricier jerseys are literally no better than my cheap Chinese ones. The zippers are no better and the material is no different from...
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Posted By brawlo

If looking at used bikes too, keep an eye out for...

If looking at used bikes too, keep an eye out for bikes with the nice bits already attached. My DA cranks and my DA hubbed wheels that I now use for training all came from my first track bike many...
08-02-18, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By brawlo

Like anything bike related, if you've got the...

Like anything bike related, if you've got the money, you like the look of it and want it, then why not? I had Shimano RS81s in 50mm depth and there was a very slightly noticeable difference when I...
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