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For those who really hate wheel suckers...(18 posts)

For those who really hate wheel suckers...TFerguson
Jan 7, 2004 4:06 AM
Darwin Awards on line 2Coolhand
Jan 7, 2004 6:03 AM
If real, that seems like a really bad idea. Really bad.

Coolhand
It only goes 28 mph. nmTFerguson
Jan 7, 2004 3:43 PM
but can he beat this guy???????african
Jan 7, 2004 6:36 AM
That picture always cracks me up :-) (nm)innergel
Jan 7, 2004 6:47 AM
but can he beat this guy???????Noam
Jan 7, 2004 6:56 AM
Largest chainring and largest cog. What is the purpose.
can someone clue me in..rubendc19
Jan 7, 2004 7:00 AM
I'm a regular "READER" on this forum, but I must have missed the joke on why that pic (or the guy) is so funny, please tell me..... !
with all due respectDougSloan
Jan 7, 2004 7:15 AM
He posted asking about his form, and also asked if 31 mph for a 3 mile time trial was good.

Doug
and...jtolleson
Jan 7, 2004 7:45 AM
then when challenged about the TT time/speed, got all huffy and went away.
Didnt he also say....funknuggets
Jan 7, 2004 8:37 AM
That he did this test it without a computer, and it was a guy following him in a truck with a watch and the speed and mileage was judging from the spedometer in the truck, and that there was no noticable downhill or tailwind. Plus, he was so adamant that this was a reliable method of measurement. Then it got into a flame war... which was quite comical.

I am sad we chased the poor sap away, it was almost if we wait around for someone like that to come around and make crazy claims and then we shoo them away. Like PodiumBound... and the jump squats.
Didnt he also say....rogue_CT1
Jan 7, 2004 8:50 AM
Better yet, Aaron Toy said that he did the 3 mile TT while he FOLLOWED his friend in an F-150. But, according to AT this is a very accurate method.

He posted a 3 mile TT time in the 5 minute range which is PDQ. This after only riding for a few months!
The whole thing wasDougSloan
Jan 7, 2004 10:25 AM
The whole issue was his defending his time trial time/speed, given the crudeness of his measurments, and all of us knowing that 31 mph was darn near impossible. That speed is pretty much reserved for good pro time trialers, and only a total freak of nature could approach that with little training and bad form on a standard bike. Anyone who has done even 1 time trial or has ever tried to ride 31 mph for *any* distance just KNOWS it was impossible. Yet, he persisted; thus the ridicule.

We all could have been wrong, but I'd bet everything I own on it that he didn't average 31 mph on a legitimate, no wind, no net descent 3 mile time trial. Half the pros in the Tour would be delighted with that as a prologue speed.

Doug
Yeah.... exactly, I am happy with 31 for a sprint. nmafrican
Jan 7, 2004 12:45 PM
If I'm over 35 I'm usually tucked and coasting... nmColnagoFE
Jan 7, 2004 1:05 PM
Two words:PseuZQ
Jan 7, 2004 1:29 PM
"muscled *ss."
OH OK......rubendc19
Jan 7, 2004 3:32 PM
Yeah thats pretty far fetched and Innacurate. I thought it was becuase of his bike, Scantante are bad are they???????
OH OK......innergel
Jan 8, 2004 7:55 AM
Scattante is the house brand for Supergo. Not necessarily a bad frame, but certainly doesn't have the snob appeal of some of the other full CF frames that are available.

The critiques of virtually everything about this guy went on forever. There were flames on his full Fakta kit, his cramped position on the bike, his ATB helmet, his silver "dress" watch, his gearing choice, his KOP being too far back,...

Plus his attitude when he was questioned about his TT results was not good. You get the picture.
Loooks good with his ATB helmet. (nm)Dave_Stohler
Jan 7, 2004 9:47 PM