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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:43 pm 
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an example, albeit rather extreme, demonstrating that lightness is king. so keep buying those Ti and Al bolts!!!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/b ... bike-video


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:45 pm 
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Cool!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:08 pm 
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It doesn't really, the pro won on the hybrid...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:06 am 
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So ... a £6000 super-aerodynamic racing bike versus an old badly maintained bike with 3 gears, badly inflated wider tyres and an upright riding position.
Pretty sure the aerodynamics and lack of maintenance were the deciding factor, not the weight.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:15 pm 
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Weight is an issue but so is gearing, ride position, stiffness of frame etc. The aerodynamics of the pro bike have next to no effect in that test so case for weight weenie is still not absolutely proved. Fun comparison though, the racer did get as he pointed out the track record at Hearne Hill for a 'Boris' Bike :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:57 pm 
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track record at Hearne Hill for a 'Boris' Bike


:idea: Perhaps we should have one model race series, rather like they do in motorsport. All the top riders competing in the Boris Bike world championships would be fun to watch. :P


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:02 pm 
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xerxes wrote:
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track record at Hearne Hill for a 'Boris' Bike


:idea: Perhaps we should have one model race series, rather like they do in motorsport. All the top riders competing in the Boris Bike world championships would be fun to watch. :P


That would be awesome! Really stick it to the weight weebies...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:14 am 
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xerxes wrote:
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track record at Hearne Hill for a 'Boris' Bike


:idea: Perhaps we should have one model race series, rather like they do in motorsport. All the top riders competing in the Boris Bike world championships would be fun to watch. :P


Sounds like the Brompton races!


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