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Snackula
Aug 1, 2013

hedgefund wizard



It's probably like that so they can use as many readily available phone components as possible, but at the same time it makes it painfully obvious there's no real reason for this thing to exist as a pricey physical chunk of hardware rather than just being an app.

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Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



Maximum length a computer can stick out from handlebars would be a very UCI rule to introduce.

Withnail
Feb 11, 2004


Starting my design of bike computer shaped like TT handlebar

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

Maximum length a computer can stick out from handlebars would be a very UCI rule to introduce.

100% will be a rule soon at the size each new gen of bike computer gets.

Actually I wonder if it would already technically infringe on the handlebar rules at the moment:

quote:

The traditional type of handlebars must be used in road races, cyclo-cross and track races
(apart from track time trials and pursuits). The attachment of any additional handlebar
component or extension is prohibited in these events.
In no case shall the front of the handlebars exceed the tolerance of 5 cm in relation to a
vertical line passing through the front wheel axle, which is the control zone of the bicycle.
The more forward the handlebar is positioned, the less manoeuvrable the bicycle will be and
the less it will be easy to react quickly to an obstacle or a wind gust. Moreover, this would
result in moving the centre of gravity of the rider on the bicycle, which would increase even
more the risks of loss of control.

I think an out front mount and a massive computer might but it over the front wheel axis on some bikes, depending on stem/handlebar config and rake of the wheel.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

They'll wait for someone to give one an aero-fairing.

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



goatface posted:

They'll wait for someone to give one an aero-fairing.

Wahoo already advertises there's is the most aero.

VacaGrande
Dec 24, 2003
God! A red nugget! A fat egg under a dog!

Don't know if this is still a practice but teams used to screw the computer into the mount so it could be weighed with the bike, allowing them a few more grams off the weight limit. Bikes are a little bit heavier now so this sort of thing might not be worth it anymore.

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



6.8kg rule is now actively harming bike development. Top end frames are now heavier so they don't need weights added and everything else has got porkier as a result.

Bring it down to at least 6kg. I want to see darimo, thm and ax lightness components with specialised stickers on them and poo poo.

Would also stop every bike frame from going down the aero route too.

Vando
Oct 26, 2007

I want to be one of
those madmen


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

Would also stop every bike frame from going down the aero route too.

Yeah I want to see some proper aero/weight tradeoffs in frame design instead of the 'spare weight? gently caress it more aero' approach that everyone's got going on now.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


I want to see Zakarin descending on a 2.5kg bike.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


The likelihood of France going into a total lockdown again is sky rocketing. I will be very surprised if they finish the tour.

paperwind
Sep 5, 2006
Cunning Linguist

serious gaylord posted:

The likelihood of France going into a total lockdown again is sky rocketing. I will be very surprised if they finish the tour.

Almost 10,000 new cases yesterday, which was a record. Second rest day is gonna be RIP for le Tour.

African AIDS cum
Feb 29, 2012


Welcome back, welcome back, welcome baaaack

Move the race to Sweden

Vando
Oct 26, 2007

I want to be one of
those madmen


Every stage is a GC stage now :getin:

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



EF have 3 in the break, could be a good day for Dani Martinez

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Are they in full chaos mode or just jostling for a mountain day?

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



goatface posted:

Are they in full chaos mode or just jostling for a mountain day?

I guess Uran feels good enough to hang onto roglic's wheel while the team goes for a stage win.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

That was a lot of wasted energy for Jumbo to give up the chase now.

Vando
Oct 26, 2007

I want to be one of
those madmen


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

I guess Uran feels good enough to hang onto roglic's wheel while the team goes for a stage win.

or they're setting up for him to attack over to them for a GC lead in the hopes we're done by Monday, which would be Froome at the Giro-tier 4d chess

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



Vando posted:

or they're setting up for him to attack over to them for a GC lead in the hopes we're done by Monday, which would be Froome at the Giro-tier 4d chess

I loving love a long range GC attack OP

Vando
Oct 26, 2007

I want to be one of
those madmen


Everyone's all "ban team radios for a more exciting race" but I reckon what we need is 25 day grand tours except after 12 stages at the end of each day there's a draw with an increasing chance that a ball is pulled saying "race over now".

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



bardet and quintana down.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed





Haven’t seen Nairo but I heard it?

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



mollema too. who has retired injured. rip

BlankSystemDaemon
Mar 13, 2009

System Access Node
Not Found:ins:




This stage was supposed to be Bardets territory - I didn't know that the stage would instead own Bardet.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

Inventor of the Marmite pasty


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

I loving love a long range GC attack OP
I miss Alberto “El Clen Pistolero” Contador.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

the director is in love with showing Bennett struggling today

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

He constantly looks like he's about to stop, so it is quite enjoyable.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

The breakaway lives.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed





Powless very chatty

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

We've got a Sky train back

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed





Goodbye Powless

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Failson Powerless

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

He tried. He couldn't have known that the bobble-head man would be able to do this again.

Lots of them dying now, the gradient is scything through them.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed





Martinez looks like he’s on a mission

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Oh, Pinot. Again.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed





Lots of people getting dropped today

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Tuned in just now, let's go Schachmann!!

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

It's not 6 sky riders cresting the top of mountains in a line. So that's nice. They've mauled that group into nothing though.

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Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






What music do you think he's bopping his head along to in his headphones

I reckon linkin park

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