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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2265 on: July 29, 2018, 09:09:50 PM »
Apart from Irish riders of course and those plucky riders who come in way down the pecking order, they seem to get a by ball for some reason.

Yeah read this one the RTE website

"Froome's failure to beat Thomas also showed how difficult it is to complete a Giro-Tour double, with Marco Pantani being the last man to achieve the feat in 1998 during the doping-tainted era."

Surprised they didn't throw in that Roche did it before the "doping-tainted era"

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« Reply #2266 on: July 29, 2018, 09:52:30 PM »
Do we accept that every cyclist dopes?

I need a fix for the 6 mile pedal to work. So how do them lads do it?

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« Reply #2267 on: July 29, 2018, 10:00:33 PM »
Do we accept that every cyclist dopes?

I need a fix for the 6 mile pedal to work. So how do them lads do it?

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« Reply #2268 on: July 29, 2018, 10:27:22 PM »
Do we accept that every cyclist dopes?
Not sure, but it's a shame for people who win the TdF etc who are clean.*

*"Can you win the TdF if you're clean?", is another matter.

But if they are all at it then surely itís a level playing field?

Doesn't work like that though as humans are put together differently. I can't remember the science of it, but the likes of epo and the % difference it can make before red flags are raised (above a certain % of a natural body level of something I canny mind the name of ) differs from man to man. Read the Tyler Hamilton book, and you'll be in no doubt anyone anywhere near competitive in European cycling is at it. Out of interest (I don't know), but how do the stage times now compare to the Lance years?

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2269 on: July 30, 2018, 01:47:26 PM »
https://wattmatters.blog/home/2018/7/20/alpe-dhuez-tdf-fastest-ascent-times-1982-2018

The Alphe is usually the standard bearer for times.

Definite peak in the 90s & 00s Tho in saying that it can be deceptive with tactical riding etc. A TT of the climb would be only level playing field for comparison.

.. And doping or not can we really comparing Thomas to Il Pirata as a like for like comparison as a climber?

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« Reply #2270 on: August 02, 2018, 10:32:04 AM »
Hematocrit is the red blood cells, Tyler Hamiltons book is excellent on it

You have to go down to 16th on the all time fastest list to find a cyclist who hasn't been popped, Carlos Sastre, the forgotten tour winner
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2271 on: September 02, 2018, 08:42:37 PM »
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mavic-cosmic-pro-carbon-sl-disc-wheelset-ust-2018/rp-prod163648

What do you reckon with these wheels? I can get them for £800 but not sure if i should be paying that sort of money for the level i cycle at?
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« Reply #2272 on: September 05, 2018, 03:11:58 PM »
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mavic-cosmic-pro-carbon-sl-disc-wheelset-ust-2018/rp-prod163648

What do you reckon with these wheels? I can get them for £800 but not sure if i should be paying that sort of money for the level i cycle at?

You can get much better value on adverts & donedeal

Some of the Mavic's don't go to well with bigger units - not sure if you're more greyhound or tank

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« Reply #2273 on: September 05, 2018, 03:54:45 PM »
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mavic-cosmic-pro-carbon-sl-disc-wheelset-ust-2018/rp-prod163648

What do you reckon with these wheels? I can get them for £800 but not sure if i should be paying that sort of money for the level i cycle at?

You can get much better value on adverts & donedeal

Some of the Mavic's don't go to well with bigger units - not sure if you're more greyhound or tank

Is 14 stone a tank?
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« Reply #2274 on: September 05, 2018, 04:02:40 PM »
I cracked Mavic rims a few years back, would have been 14st+ at the time. Luck of the draw with wheels I reckon.

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« Reply #2275 on: September 06, 2018, 12:14:33 AM »
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mavic-cosmic-pro-carbon-sl-disc-wheelset-ust-2018/rp-prod163648

What do you reckon with these wheels? I can get them for £800 but not sure if i should be paying that sort of money for the level i cycle at?

You can get much better value on adverts & donedeal

Some of the Mavic's don't go to well with bigger units - not sure if you're more greyhound or tank

Is 14 stone a tank?
On

From the spec '
For a longer longevity of the wheel, Mavic recommends that the total weight supported by the wheels don't exceed 120kg, bike included'

Funny i always thought these wheels had a limit for about 90-95kg but there you go. Should be ok for you.
     As for there use, if you have the few extra Bob and you really like the wheels, buy them. Personally i could think of a few better ways to spend that money.
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2276 on: September 13, 2018, 12:28:25 PM »
Eddie Dunbar picked up by Sky until end of 2019. Great move for him

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« Reply #2277 on: September 13, 2018, 12:37:01 PM »
Nice we 100k sportive running from Carryduff (outside Belfast) on Sat morning, £15 to enter which all goes to two different Charities. Anyone interested give me a PM and i'll email you the details.
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« Reply #2278 on: September 13, 2018, 03:30:09 PM »
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mavic-cosmic-pro-carbon-sl-disc-wheelset-ust-2018/rp-prod163648

What do you reckon with these wheels? I can get them for £800 but not sure if i should be paying that sort of money for the level i cycle at?

You can get much better value on adverts & donedeal

Some of the Mavic's don't go to well with bigger units - not sure if you're more greyhound or tank

Is 14 stone a tank?
On

From the spec '
For a longer longevity of the wheel, Mavic recommends that the total weight supported by the wheels don't exceed 120kg, bike included'

Funny i always thought these wheels had a limit for about 90-95kg but there you go. Should be ok for you.
 

That's the info I was always told

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2279 on: September 23, 2018, 06:22:49 PM »
Done the Dublin City Cycle today. Great craic. Guts of 7000 people done it!