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Old 10-23-17, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bartek. View Post
According discs and some weird UCI regulations:

"...the valve access hole of disc wheels that may be covered provided that the cover used is supplied by the wheel manufacturer (and no other party)."
It's ridiculous
Haha so all these electrical tape calve covers I see are technically illegal. I must say I have most definitely never seen this rule enforced
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Old 10-23-17, 05:09 PM
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I'm curious if there is any other inspiration to make this rule than just $$$.
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Old 10-23-17, 05:13 PM
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Honestly, regardless of the brand I usually taped the drops and a 10cm section of the tops on the left hand side. Taping the "hoods" are new of me -- I usually gripped the hoods on my nittos without tape to change position but it was much to slippery on my Scattos.
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Do you guys use a longer stem for the Sphinx position? I currently use 110 mm stem but want to move up to 120 to make the position more comfortable for me. Would be a red herring buying a new stem to make this position more comfortable?
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Old 02-10-19, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by AmahlAmahlAmahl View Post
Do you guys use a longer stem for the Sphinx position? I currently use 110 mm stem but want to move up to 120 to make the position more comfortable for me. Would be a red herring buying a new stem to make this position more comfortable?
You have to be careful with stem length and Sphinx bars. Sphinx bars are "longer" than regular bars. A too long stem will have you outside of the permitted "box" for handlebars.
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Old 02-10-19, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by taras0000 View Post
You have to be careful with stem length and Sphinx bars. Sphinx bars are "longer" than regular bars. A too long stem will have you outside of the permitted "box" for handlebars.
No, I don't have Sphinx bars, just regular compact bars. I'm referring to the hand position.
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Old 02-11-19, 07:34 PM
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We had our local open track carnival the weekend before last and saw a couple of riders issued warnings for riding in the sphinx position
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Old 02-24-19, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by brawlo View Post
We had our local open track carnival the weekend before last and saw a couple of riders issued warnings for riding in the sphinx position
My lower wrist/upper forearm always got brusied from riding the drops and hitting the Sphinx wings. 100% of time.

Always harlious when making up reasons where these bruises came from at cocktail parties though.
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Old 02-24-19, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by brawlo View Post
We had our local open track carnival the weekend before last and saw a couple of riders issued warnings for riding in the sphinx position
Definitely depends on the commissaire. As some will strictly enforce that hands must be on the drops when racing unless in a Madison!
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