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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby Richmond Racer » Wed Feb 27, 2013 09:11 am

Very good interview and feature on Joe Dombrowski in the latest Procycling mag, if you're interested, FF

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby frenchfighter » Wed Feb 27, 2013 09:19 am

Merci.
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby greasedscotsman » Wed Feb 27, 2013 09:33 am

frenchfighter wrote:Image


Pump fail!

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby goonz » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:23 pm

Is it me or all pretty much all the kits this year a massive disappointment?

There were some really good kits around last year, but this year they are all unimaginative, garish or just plain boring! (Rapha)
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby goonz » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:38 pm

frenchfighter wrote:Image
Wiggins's bike.

Apparently the reason no osy rings used:

I have an acquaintance that rides for Sky and asked him what the low down on the use of these rings is. Apparently, Wiggo doesn't train on them on his road bike most of the year and neither do a lot of the guys that used them last year. The reason is the shifting- its simply so sh!tty its annoying in training. Also, some of the guys feel that they're only useful for the peak period and its partially mental. I guess some of them also find it easy to adapt to them. A few have ditched them permanently as the shifting is that bad with mechanical I guess.


Doesn't make sense to me. If the shifting is so bad, would you really go into a race thinking you could slip up at a crucial moment...


Surprised Wiggo used it last year in races without any issues.....or is that because he used electric shifters?
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby greasedscotsman » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:43 pm

goonz wrote:Surprised Wiggo used it last year in races without any issues.....or is that because he used electric shifters?


Didn't he drop his chain in the final TT at Romandie?

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby inkyfingers » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:43 pm

goonz wrote:
frenchfighter wrote:Image
Wiggins's bike.

Apparently the reason no osy rings used:

I have an acquaintance that rides for Sky and asked him what the low down on the use of these rings is. Apparently, Wiggo doesn't train on them on his road bike most of the year and neither do a lot of the guys that used them last year. The reason is the shifting- its simply so sh!tty its annoying in training. Also, some of the guys feel that they're only useful for the peak period and its partially mental. I guess some of them also find it easy to adapt to them. A few have ditched them permanently as the shifting is that bad with mechanical I guess.


Doesn't make sense to me. If the shifting is so bad, would you really go into a race thinking you could slip up at a crucial moment...


Surprised Wiggo used it last year in races without any issues.....or is that because he used electric shifters?


I seem to remember him dropping his chain in the TT at Romandie. Still won though.

Of course, if you race 10,000KM a year you're bound to have some shifting issues at some point, regardless of which setup your using.
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby TailWindHome » Wed Feb 27, 2013 14:16 pm

greasedscotsman wrote:
frenchfighter wrote:Image


Pump fail!



*shudder*

I had that pump 'fitted' to the frame of my Giant TCR. Hit a pot hole pump fell out of the frame, got caught in the rear wheel and clattered off the seat stays.

£400 odd of damage to the bike and a bent pump.

Better with a pump in the jersey pocket or a CO2 inflator in the saddle bag.
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby goonz » Wed Feb 27, 2013 14:32 pm

Interesting choice of pedals, I dont think I have ever seen those used in a race though?
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby greasedscotsman » Wed Feb 27, 2013 14:38 pm

TailWindHome wrote:*shudder*

I had that pump 'fitted' to the frame of my Giant TCR. Hit a pot hole pump fell out of the frame, got caught in the rear wheel and clattered off the seat stays.

£400 odd of damage to the bike and a bent pump.

Better with a pump in the jersey pocket or a CO2 inflator in the saddle bag.


I had a similar pump come loose the first time I rode through Arenberg! Didn't come off as I had a strap like Dombrowski is using, but still not recomended. :shock:

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby greasedscotsman » Wed Feb 27, 2013 14:39 pm

goonz wrote:Interesting choice of pedals, I dont think I have ever seen those used in a race though?


They are Speedplays, aren't they? Been used in lots of races.

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby OCDuPalais » Wed Feb 27, 2013 14:51 pm

greasedscotsman wrote:
goonz wrote:Interesting choice of pedals, I dont think I have ever seen those used in a race though?


They are Speedplays, aren't they? Been used in lots of races.

Er, yeah - last 2 winners of the Tour won on them, Bertie now rides on them, Cancellara too, as does Sagan...Were you being serious?

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby goonz » Wed Feb 27, 2013 14:56 pm

My bad, I didnt think they were...
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby greasedscotsman » Wed Feb 27, 2013 15:03 pm

They are the wrong colour though...

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby inseine » Wed Feb 27, 2013 19:56 pm

I thought I read somewhere that you got a bigger gain if you used Osymetric rings only occasionally, bit like putting your best wheels on for races?

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby esafosfina1 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 15:51 pm

inseine wrote:I thought I read somewhere that you got a bigger gain if you used Osymetric rings only occasionally, bit like putting your best wheels on for races?


Yeah, that's one school of thought... just don't try them on a fixie! :wink:

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby nic_77 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 00:25 am

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What's with the man-child spokey dokey?

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby JustinLeeAtkinson » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:23 pm

greasedscotsman wrote:
TailWindHome wrote:*shudder*

I had that pump 'fitted' to the frame of my Giant TCR. Hit a pot hole pump fell out of the frame, got caught in the rear wheel and clattered off the seat stays.

£400 odd of damage to the bike and a bent pump.

Better with a pump in the jersey pocket or a CO2 inflator in the saddle bag.


I had a similar pump come loose the first time I rode through Arenberg! Didn't come off as I had a strap like Dombrowski is using, but still not recomended. :shock:


I have that Park Tools pump too, never fell off, but rattled like hell. CO2 only now.

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby rozzer32 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:32 pm

They are constantly swapping between the Osymetric and round rings. Apparently the gain is in every time you swap your pedalling technique improves as it adapts to the change in rings. Obviously they race on the Osymetric as they are probably paid X amount of ££ to do so for publicity.
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby EKIMIKE » Sat Mar 02, 2013 13:15 pm

Cannondale Proto-type being used at today's Strade Bianche:

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http://www.bdc-forum.it/scatti-della-nuova-cannondale/


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