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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 4:45 pm 
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Tell that to the track sprinters riding 34s and 36s.

Coming from a weightlifting background, wider often reduces leverage. Go do a wide grip row and move your hands in 1cm and do more sets. Narrower group is almost always the strongest.

On a road bike your elbows are not fixed. They can flare in/out to adjust to shoulder torque/pressure. There really is no general reason to run wide bars. I have abysmal rotator cuffs/shoulder issues from years of weightlifting and ride a 40 at 6 feet 2 just fine.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 5:07 pm 
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http://youtu.be/TIb2s5aBdVA?t=7m06s
Not that fresh, but he's really good in doing Tommy :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 5:50 pm 
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What to make of Lachlan Morton's 'so dope' cartoon of lance tee-shirt on IG ...

My favorite comment was:
"Sweet, looking forward to the Zabriskie, Vande Velde, Hesjedal, Danielson, Millar etc. ones, too."

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:57 pm 
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ave wrote:
As for his Hansen's narrow handlebars - it was clear on a hilltop finish in Turkey(?) that his bike was quite nervy compared to the others'.

You deduced all that over the TV?

I love this place :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:23 pm 
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Donno if mentioned, but Bell seems to have changed a bit their aero helmets by placing some big holes on the sides and the top.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:28 pm 
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Wingnut wrote:
Curious...Adam Hansen still riding 22mm tyres...are the sheep on here going to follow him back from 25mm tyres like they did with narrow handlebars?


I was just talking on fb with a guy who used to work for Hutchinson and he said that despite what test results from the company were saying, many pro riders and teams wouldnt care.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:42 pm 
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Better pics of Boonen's new frame for the TOC using chameleon paint that changes color based on the viewing angle.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:56 pm 
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"bell aero helmet"

I posted a few pages ago (ma nessuno m'ha cagato :mrgreen: )

both UHC and Belkin are using this different Bell helmet in California

riding the Giro, the Belkin team wear their usual bell aero helmet.

maybe a patent/homologation problem in the USA


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:15 pm 
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>You deduced all that over the TV?
To notice something visually, a TV set is a pretty good aid. Try it. :)


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pastronef wrote:
@Micky
"bell aero helmet"

I posted a few pages ago (ma nessuno m'ha cagato :mrgreen: )

both UHC and Belkin are using this different Bell helmet in California

riding the Giro, the Belkin team wear their usual bell aero helmet.

maybe a patent/homologation problem in the USA


This could be the answer. :smartass: :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:43 pm 
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Greg Van Aevermaet still suffering from a heel problem. Doesn't look to good.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:21 pm 
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mile2424 wrote:
Better pics of Boonen's new frame for the TOC using chameleon paint that changes color based on the viewing


Fancy but not weight weenie or aero! I know car paint jobs in that stuff can run 10K+


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:42 pm 
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Greg Van Aevermaet still suffering from a heel problem. Doesn't look to good.

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:unbelievable: That doesn't look good.....yikes

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The glamorous life of a pro athlete... yikes!


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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 1:41 am 
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Looks like Greg Van Avermaet needs some Hanseenos
But Adam wont have time to make them as he will need more recovery time from riding ancient 22mm tubies with bars that are too narrow for him and make him ride like a squirrel which in turn will make him crash or cause crashes that will get him banned from the peloton. Then and only then will he have time to make GVA's shoes.

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It has the H2 geo......one step racier than a hybrid bike


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