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Sylesej jamessmurthwaite's article
Dec 19, 2021 at 23:30
Dec 19, 2021
Slack Randoms: A Braking Bump Machine, Freestyle Death Diving & Carbon Frame Production
An important thing to notice is also that Time produce bikes in a quite unique way. Most bikes are made from pre-impregnated fibers, where the fabric is wetted by epoxy at an earlier stage and packaged on rolls with backing material. This creates significantly more waste. The material has to be cooled/frozen in order to increase shelf life, every area of fiber has twice the area of backing material which is typically not recycled. Disposable gloves and other PPE is used in large quantities (At least in where the manufacturer care about the health of their workers) and the frames are cured under high temperatures and pressures, consuming significant energy.
Sylesej edspratt's article
Oct 12, 2021 at 2:16
Oct 12, 2021
Trek Finds Carbon Frames Produce Nearly 3 Times the CO2 of Alloy in its First Sustainability Report
@SacAssassin: Depending on diet and energy sources, you might actually be correct. If you eat to remain weight neutral, the emissions associated with a regular British diet are reduced more by riding an e-bike than what is output in order to charge the batteries. According to Bikeradar, at least:
Sylesej passchier's article
Aug 30, 2021 at 4:43
Aug 30, 2021
Video: Passchier Launches The Gump Bamboo Bars with Arm Pump Reduction Claims
@jmhills: So is aluminium. Edit: I gotta eat a bit of humble pie: Relative to weight, aluminium 6061-T62 is comparable to bamboo in strength and only about 30% stiffer. That is not at near as big a difference as I expected. However, in strenght to area measures aluminium is about 3.4 times stiffer and 4.6 times stronger, making it much more well suited for most bicycle components which utilize tube constructions. Sources: MMPDS-13 and a bamboo importer (
Sylesej jamessmurthwaite's article
Aug 18, 2021 at 22:24
Aug 18, 2021
Rider Passes Away During Leadville 100 Race
@pommie-shredder: Haven't done that race, but it looks like a lot of gravel roads up and down. I think racing downhill on gravel roads is some of the most dangerous riding there is because you have poor traction while at really high speeds, often for significant periods. Riding 60 kph on a gravel road almost always goes well, but if something unforeseen were to happen, such as a sudden turn or an oncoming vehicle, you have very limited margins of safety and if something goes wrong you travel at speeds where it easily goes very wrong. The danger is also quite specific to racing on these roads. In normal riding conditions, the speeds are usually kept sensible. It's not difficult, but it is dangerous.
Sylesej jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 26, 2021 at 23:43
Jul 26, 2021
Final Results from the Women's XC at the Tokyo Olympics
@tacklingdummy: That was Indergand, no? That was a brave attempt as well. This is the pass I'm talking about:
Sylesej jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 26, 2021 at 23:18
Jul 26, 2021
Final Results from the Women's XC at the Tokyo Olympics
What an overtake by Neff! She knew the course and her rival and took a chance with the line-choice and it really paid off!
Sylesej alicialeggett's article
Jun 16, 2021 at 5:48
Jun 16, 2021
Bike Check: Loana Lecomte's Winning Massi Aire SL
@endoplasmicreticulum: Agreed. My only bet to how it constrains the spokes and thus makes the critical length for buckling lower. However, buckling is only relevant in compression, which isn't present in a normal tensioned wheel. So could she be running low spoke tension like Nico Vouilloz were known to do? ( Probably not, it's most likely placebo.
Sylesej Canyon-PureCycling's article
May 19, 2021 at 0:30
May 19, 2021
Canyon Announces Limited Edition Mathieu van der Poel Lux
For limited edition items that's a feature, not a bug.
Sylesej sarahmoore's article
Mar 30, 2021 at 23:29
Mar 30, 2021
CyclingTips’ Ronan Mc Laughlin Has Reclaimed the Everesting World Record
Good effort still! It must be such a big effort, and constrained to a turbo? Definitely takes dedication! Good on ya'!
Sylesej alicialeggett's article
Mar 29, 2021 at 0:06
Mar 29, 2021
Garmin Releases Rally XC Power Meter Pedals
@Bustacrimes: No, that is exactly my point. I don't think they'll actually manage to ship reliably working units. But it would be great if they do!
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