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Bunch of Nancys!(7 posts)

Bunch of Nancys!hrv
Sep 19, 2002 7:17 AM
First they're using 27's in the SFGP, and heard this morning that some racers plan to use triples on Sunday's Vuelta stage(grades up to 24%). Are these girly men, or what?!

Miss the old days, when men were men and knees were toast!

Sep 19, 2002 9:49 AM
Any pro rider should be required to have 55/48 front and 11-19 straight block in the back to even sign in.
go ride Filmore and Taylor Streets a couple times ......atpjunkie
Sep 19, 2002 10:58 AM
from another post I assume you are from the flatlands of texas. Those hills are knee destroyers with a 25. (and yes I'm aware of the sarcasm in your tone)
YEE HAWWW.....enclavecat
Sep 22, 2002 12:12 PM
Yep I'm from Texas but a hilly part. We are honeymooning in SF and staying at the Ritz on Nob Hil so I will have the chance to ride the exact race route. Should make for some great pictures and I will be sure to get one of my knees, or whats left of them after I attempt this with my "Texas granny gear" 39x23.
YEE HAWWW.....atpjunkie
Sep 24, 2002 8:56 AM
Have fun. Just think of this, the sidewalk is cut into stairs and you get the width of a street to 'recover' between hills. Enjoy your honeymoon and go ride up in Point Reyes while you are there.
Bunch of *snip* smart riders....Spunout
Sep 20, 2002 9:58 AM
What the Posties will ride
U.S. Postal's mechanic Geoff Brown is already busy getting ready for Sunday's assault on Angliru. Brown and his team of wrenches will have a busy night ahead of them Saturday to ready the team's Trek bikes for the climb. Roberto Heras' second bike already has what the team will ride for Angliru; three front chain rings 53 X 39 X 30 to go with 25 X 12 in the back.

This should be quite the spectacle. If it rains, it might be too slippery to even pedal up!
they didn't ride that hill in the old daysDougSloan
Sep 22, 2002 5:13 PM
Angliru was introduced in what, 1998?

The guys are going to ride whatever is fastest. At 24%, a triple is likely to be faster, plus save your legs for the next day.

It was funny hearing all the commentary about shifting problems, though.