HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:04 pm 

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:26 pm
Posts: 239
Location: Norway
tymon_tm wrote:
some competition aspects:
-ban radio communication
-level chances for ALL national teams at WC - be that, four- or five-man teams, whatever works

I agree with the last one, but I tend to dissagree with the common belief that radios makes boring racing. Radio ban =/= exciting racing. In fact, many of the most exciting races the last couple of seasons have been with radio communication. Without radios the controlling teams do not tend to give the breakaways a very long leash and it ends in a sprint finish anyway. It doesn't make that much of a difference.

As long as the race routes are boring and the amount of riders on a team is too large we will have boring racing. Regardless of having radios or not.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:04 pm 

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:31 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:57 pm
Posts: 7408
Location: San Francisco, CA
HammerTime2 wins the thread.

Fuji SL/1

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:42 am 

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:10 am
Posts: 240
Ivan wrote:
Thanks for th link !

Completed the survey. In my eyes, the UCI has a huge impact on how bicycles look like and how technological developments are implemented but the UCI doesn't realize this. Banning Obree's truck position, Boardman's lotus bike, ... Not to mention the recumbents. If not for the UCI, I would commute 10 kph faster to my work every day.

That's essentially what I wrote.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:47 pm 

Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:36 pm
Posts: 43
All government is bad government. Free market cycling all the way! We should have competing "governing bodies."

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:54 pm 

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:23 am
Posts: 249
Location: Covington, WA
djconnel wrote:
HammerTime2 wins the thread.

It's not necessarily a bad governing body per se, it's the deeply corrupt and incompetent leadership.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:08 pm 

Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:20 pm
Posts: 357
Location: Denmark
I wrote alot of stuff. Something that I might get slaughtered for in here. I recommended them to lower the weight limit to 6 kilos. Then I told them to short down the stages to a maximum of 170 km. (Shorter stages. Riders wont get that tired and hopefully more attacks) You have to look at the level of entertainment. Opposite to everyone else in here, I'm happy that UCI are putting restrictions on what is allowed. I don't like the "aero-roadbike boom". The traditional frames handle better, and could bring down the speed a bit. Think about it. It's not getting any better to be a spectator when the peloton is becoming faster. It just takes less time for the riders to pass, and then you can go home. And if the speed isn't that high, then the riders wont get as hurt if it was. They can go nuts on the tt frames instead. Then there are the looks. the kneesocks or compressionsocks, are ugly as f*** same goes for the new Giro skaterhelmet. If they removed all these restrictions we end up looking at a bunch of freaks all desperately trying to gain that small advantage on the others. But lowering the weight limit to 6 won't do that much IMO. They will be able to go faster uphill. I don't see the big problem there.
Now go ahead. Slice me up :wink:

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:43 am 

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:37 pm
Posts: 788
Location: Island of Cardiac Misfits
Nice little questionnaire. I liked munk's proposed weight limit of 6kg. Even if it's not very future-forward, it's much more in keeping with the industry today. We all know 6.8kg has been a joke for years, but now first time cyclists are rolling out of the shop for their first ride under 6.8kg which makes one wonder what a creme de la creme rider and machine should be. 800+ grams should also help with some of the big names reinvest into R&D for lighter and more efficient designs, which there is little incentive or reward in this rendition of the UCI.

My Addict SL : 5235g
My Addict RC: 5490g
My Cycling Blog

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], HillRPete, jrennie and 17 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. ENVE seatpost - 'tuning' to reduce weight?

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road




Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:55 pm

ms6073 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. UCI to review the 6.8kg weight limit rule

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3 ]

in Road

Tinea Pedis



Fri May 16, 2014 2:48 pm

itsacarr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Neil Pryde Bura weight limit?

in Road




Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:07 pm

IamnotWiggins View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) CAAD10 (63cm) towards the UCI limit

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.




Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:41 am

frohrider View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Shimano limit screws. Allen options?

in Cycle Chat




Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:17 am

Marin View the latest post

It is currently Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:54 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour

Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by

How to get rid of these ads? Just register!

Powered by phpBB