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The Pro's are Ridng Girl's Bikes
Last Post 06/27/2022 11:36 AM by Cosmic Kid. 12 Replies.
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79pmooney

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06/24/2022 10:04 AM
Simon Yates.  CN article on him not being selected for the Tour.

Groenewegen and Matthews lead hunt for stage wins

Look at that top tube.  Not very different from my mom's Raleigh of 60 years ago.  Or a run if the mill mixte.  They did keep the ancient concept of the proper handlebar tilt being parallel to the top tube!  (And that's probably cast in stone, what with integrated cockpits.)  The new stone age bikes?

Dale

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06/24/2022 11:32 AM
LOL!
Orange Crush

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06/24/2022 12:32 PM
Hmm in my memory women specific bikes had top tube and down tube essentially parallel. But that’s the Dutch bike step through variant made for ladies in dresses. Yates isn’t quite there yet but he’s getting closer.
6ix

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06/24/2022 02:55 PM
Why does any helmet Yates wears look to be about 2 sizes too large? I thought it was just because of how Scott helmets were done at first, but even the new Giant helmets are, um, giant on his head. Totally out of proportion. Can you imagine how bad it would look if he was wearing a POC???!!!
Habanero

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06/24/2022 03:26 PM
I met him and his DS between training sessions a few years ago in Melegis, near Granada. He stepped off his bike for a cafe break, and it was just nuts how big his helmet was relative to the rest of him. He looked like he could be launched into space with what he had on.
huckleberry

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06/24/2022 07:07 PM
Sadly, that's how helmets look on me.

My grandmother feared I was a mongoloid baby, and my mother still walks funny...
Cosmic Kid

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06/26/2022 07:34 PM
I thought it was just because of how Scott helmets were done at first, but


I purposely passed on Scott helmets in the last because of how ridiculously huge they looked on his head. LOL!!!

And I feel personally attacked by this thread, since I just got a Giant TCR “mixte”. 🤪
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smokey52

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06/26/2022 08:15 PM
Space Balls Dark Helmet?
Dale

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06/27/2022 08:41 AM
I think we missed the most significant part of this entire thread, Ben posted a pic!

Well done, sir, well done.
Orange Crush

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06/27/2022 09:30 AM
Hah! Yes. Haha. Thanks for the morning laugh.
Cosmic Kid

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06/27/2022 09:42 AM
Yeah, but he still hasn't posted any of his OWN pics.....

But baby steps! 😜
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79pmooney

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06/27/2022 10:43 AM
CK, I'm staying away from digital photography because I know where it will take me. I did photography in high school. Loved it. Had a Nikkormat and a 50mm f1.4. Best friends (twins) had Nikons, a wide angle, 135 f2.8 and a 300. We lent lenses to each other as needed. We all shot school sports. I did all out hockey games because I was the only kid with a lens and film fast enough. (Loved pushing Tri-X to whatever speed was needed to shoot at 1/1000 of a second.)

If I dip my hand in the new digital world, I'll be off again. And - I viewed the world around me as a photographer. I rather like just seeing the world as it is instead of framing everything I see and visualizing the darkroom work to get it to match my idea of what it should look like.

And to steer this back to bikes - modern wheels! Those deep black rims - visually from the side, MTB wheels. Same inside diameter. Same outside diameter. Same depth. They simply don't look either light or fast. The old wheels we used to ride and race looked the part. It was easy to believe that when you straddled one of those bikes it would feel like there was nothing under you. Blacked out Mustangs now, not an elegant 1960s Formula One. (I watched high end formulas - I doubt they were Ones - at Limerock, Conn. as a kid. They looked fun to drive! We were there to see my uncle race his more pedestrian Formula V but still a car with more appeal than the modern black.)
Cosmic Kid

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06/27/2022 11:36 AM
They simply don't look either light or fast. The old wheels we used to ride and race looked the part.


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