What am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Nigal, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Nigal

    Nigal YAY BAIKS! Tavern Member

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    For some reason I'm just not able to get my average speed any higher. Can anyone help me?

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  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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  3. Nigal

    Nigal YAY BAIKS! Tavern Member

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    So it's an aero problem? Are we talking the legs or everything? It's been a while since my last Brazilian....
     
  4. retromike3

    retromike3 retromike3

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    doing wrong?

    Obviously, you need a lighter bike.:D


    mike
     
  5. Spokesman

    Spokesman New Member

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    Flip the photo so you'll get on top...
     
  6. georgec

    georgec Member

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    I think the problem is a low tire.
     
  7. BlazingPedals

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    So many issues I don't know where to start. Go clipless. Get rid of the rack and loose clothes. Lose the spoke protectors and dork disk. And fill the tires with nitrogen, not helium.
     
  8. Doohickie

    Doohickie Older than Hack

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    Wait... you mean you're not in Australia?
     
  9. flatlandr

    flatlandr New Member

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    Looks like stop frame footage of my wipeout on saturday
     
  10. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe '57 Schwinn Wasp

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    Dork disk? Does this mean the lid, as in helmet?
     
  11. whyeyebike

    whyeyebike New Member

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    Dork disk is the plastic ring just underneath the rear cassette. Protects the wheel if your chain should slip off the largest cog in the rear. If your taking care of your bike, in other words, making sure your H/L limits are properly set and your chain and cassette are in good working order (replaced when necessary); you shouldn't need it.
     
  12. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe '57 Schwinn Wasp

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    Thanks. Picking up the vernacular for any forum can be a challenge. Cheers.
     
  13. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    You need to be wearing all spandex. That's the key.
     
  14. BlazingPedals

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    Heh! No, I think you NEED the helmet. Oh, and I meant spoke reflectors, not protectors; that's the function of the dork disk. Other than that, looks good to me...:rolleyes:
     
  15. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Try keeping your feet a little flatter for efficient power transfer.
     
  16. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    It can be tough. I find out new things all the time.

    I tried that and people around me just started vomiting.
     
  17. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Think of how much time this guy has shaved off his TT by being suited up.

    too big for spandex.jpg

    I know, I've already posted this before, but couldn't resist. Lots of new members who probably haven't seen it yet.
     
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  18. Gomez

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    HA! Poor ******* :eek:
     
  19. BlazingPedals

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    I don't know for sure, but I suspect the pic of overweight cyclist was taken at a Special Olympics, because he looks like he might have Downs Syndrome. If so, he has more problems than just his weight.
     
  20. Burr

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    "" For some reason I'm just not able to get my average speed any higher. Can anyone help me? ""


    Fool, keep the side with the wheels down.

    Damn, buy a book and look at the pictures.

    Woundn't you have loved to have had me for a Dad?
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2010