Another change for the better under Cookson?
Last Post 12/22/2013 12:44 PM by Mike Shea. 2 Replies.
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bobswire

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12/21/2013 09:17 AM
http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/12/bikes-and-tech/must-read-uci-signals-technology-shift-with-katsanis-appointment_311518

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“I think in the past the UCI has been guilty of regulating things it shouldn’t have, and not regulating the things it should. We want Dimitris to look at everything, all the regulations, across the board. With his current knowledge, he’ll be able to take an intelligent approach to regulating what we need to, and leaving the rest alone.”

In recent years, the UCI has drawn the ire of teams and equipment sponsors with the enforcement of saddle angle regulations and its approval sticker program.

Cosmic Kid

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12/21/2013 07:11 PM
They can start with the idiotic reatrictions on position, saddle in relation to BB, saddle having to be level, etc. I would take those as welcome first steps and then begin to look at design.

The aero weenies @ ST are all a flutter over this, hoping to see new TT bikes. I'd be happy if they just removed some of the overall design restrictions and revised the weight limits.
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Master50

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12/22/2013 12:44 PM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 12/21/2013 07:11 PM
They can start with the idiotic reatrictions on position, saddle in relation to BB, saddle having to be level, etc. I would take those as welcome first steps and then begin to look at design.

The aero weenies @ ST are all a flutter over this, hoping to see new TT bikes. I'd be happy if they just removed some of the overall design restrictions and revised the weight limits.


I can't say I agree about that. I may be biased in that I could not stand to see recumbants, especially the potential TT bikes. Lower than the wheels and very aero. Here comes 65 KPH TTs. Want to see some dork riding a face down recumbent on your favourite training route? The latest rule changes don't really alter that philosophy but do make choosing your preferred posit a little simpler. Tall riders can have 5 added Cm of bar extension and short riders can push their saddle up to the BB. Add a short TT saddle and there is still a pretty good range of adjustment without getting all crazy. Could we see the return of the board man Lotus? Now that kind of regulatory improvement I do like to see a little more freedom within the base design to ged rid of little things like the fairing over a brake set. Or integrated water bottles to the bar system like the tri set like. Aero water bottles? why do we have to go through all those contortions on a Shiv Frame over an integrated water bottle? I want to see a retention of this traditional riders position. I believe it is a natural evolution of an all round design for a bike. Good all round visibility for the rider and the cars. They already can't see upright riders, never mind recumbants. It is arguably the most versatile and general riding position, it sustains the image of the sport and it keeps the connection of the normal man's tool. F1 cars have little resemblance to the car we drive but a race bike still looks like the Canadian Tire special. Any kid can be his road racing hero.


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