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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:07 pm 
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I reckon his old size Medium Aeroad looked a heckuva lot better....
Pretty sure he was running only a -6 stem and still had the Acros headset cap on a 150mm headtube. He sure won a lot more on that set up!
edit- and oh, I've stood next to him (yes, you can touch me :P ) and he's the same height as me +/- 1cm and I'm 179cm.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pro ... yon-aeroad" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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For ease....
Full Specifications

Frame: Canyon Aeroad CF, 56cm
Fork: Canyon Aeroblade SL, 44mm rake
Headset: Cane Creek integrated, tapered 1 1/8-to-1 1/4in
Stem: Ritchey WCS Carbon 4-Axis, 12cm x -6°
Handlebars: Ritchey WCS Classic, 42cm (c-c)
Tape/grips: Ritchey cork
Front brake: Campagnolo Super Record D-Skeleton, dual-pivot w/ Mavic carbon-specific pads by SwissStop
Rear brake: Campagnolo Super Record D-Skeleton, dual-pivot w/ Mavic carbon-specific pads by SwissStop
Brake levers: Campagnolo Super Record Ergopower Ultra-Shift 11s
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record 11s
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record 11s w/ Berner cage
Shift levers: Campagnolo Super Record Ergopower Ultra-Shift 11s
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 11s, 11-25T
Chain: Campagnolo Record 11s
Crankset: SRM Campagnolo Super Record, 172.5mm, 53/39T
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Ultra-Torque OS-Fit
Pedals: Look KéO Blade
Wheelset: Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate
Front tire: Continental Competition Pro Limited Allround tubular, 22mm
Rear tire: Continental Competition Pro Limited Allround tubular, 22mm
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite TT Team Edition
Seat post: Canyon VCLS Aero Post
Bottle cages: Tacx Tao Carbon (2)
Computer: SRM Power Control 7
Other accessories: custom chain catcher

Critical measurements:

Rider's height: 1.79m (5' 10")
Rider's weight: 72kg (159lb)
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 780mm
Saddle setback (ask mechanic): 75mm
Seat tube length, c-t: 552mm
Seat tube length, c-c: 520mm
Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (next to stem): 587mm
Saddle-to-bar drop (vertical): 115mm
Head tube length: 150mm
Top tube length: 560mm
Total bicycle weight: 7.02kg (15.48lb)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:26 pm 
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u can actually* determine that he was +/- 1cm within your height just from a casual run in with him?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:32 pm 
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Ok, ok, we were making out.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:02 pm 
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^like


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:53 pm 
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ave wrote:
Regarding ladies racing after the men.
I can't recall any sort of event where the main event is not the last in the queue...
So ladies finishing later than men is maybe not a best idea.
Also, after the finish it's replays, podium, interviews, etc, so except for their last km, what else would we see?

But maybe it could work.


Perhaps start the women further up the road (since they have a shorter course) 30min before the men start at their starting point.
This will allow for podium time/interviews/photos for the women, give the fans excitement before the men come through, and so on.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:09 pm 
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I don't trust what any of the mags report for measurements. Its pretty easy to get stuff wrong if you're hasty.

P Gilbz was on a size larger BMC last year, but his position has never looked that great.

The author sounds a complete douchebag.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:56 pm 
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The author sounds a complete douchebag.


Hmm... wonder what that's like.






teehee


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:14 pm 
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Can anyone explain the gloves worn my Wellens in this picture? http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/ ... lle/250351

Also, looking though the rest of the gallery, the team seems to be reconing the couse on normal road tyres. Possibly because they just got in from some time on the road. Suggests to me that the course is pretty dry and not very tacky/muddy/whatever.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Probably neoprene, maybe to get the feel of them, maybe to catch the sweat and keep it off the bars? Not sure, but that is what they look like.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Kastrup wrote:
Can anyone explain the gloves worn my Wellens in this picture? http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/ ... lle/250351" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also, looking though the rest of the gallery, the team seems to be reconing the couse on normal road tyres. Possibly because they just got in from some time on the road. Suggests to me that the course is pretty dry and not very tacky/muddy/whatever.



what's up with his shifter position?!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:27 pm 
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Set up for cross, lots of guys are running like that this year. Local scene, Adam Myerson is one right off the top of my head.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:33 pm 
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HUMP DIESEL wrote:
Probably neoprene, maybe to get the feel of them, maybe to catch the sweat and keep it off the bars? Not sure, but that is what they look like.

HUMP


A pair of ordinary gloves or even fullfingered would do a better job of cathing sweat wouldn't they? I bet those gloves get quite nasty quite quickly :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:45 pm 
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The author sounds a complete douchebag.


Hmm... wonder what that's like.






teehee

I don't get it do you think you're somehow clever? Or just a really big fan of terrible journalism?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:56 pm 
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I do think I'm pretty clever - thanks for noticing ;)


My intent was merely to point out the irony as you often come across just as biased and angry as the writer you were commenting on.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:03 pm 
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If you are riding in wet conditions neoprene is the best option. The idea is that if it's wet out your hands are going to be wet so why not use technology that ensures they will be warm. No matter what any company says it is a fact that your hands simply are going to be wet if it is raining out. Show me a goretex or similar 'hardshell' cycling glove that actually keeps your hands dry under significant precipitation.... I don't think they exist.

I use these when it's raining out which is all the time these days here in Vancouver. http://castelli-cycling.com/en/products/detail/208/


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