Author Topic: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down  (Read 2927 times)


Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 10:11:11 pm »
I think there might have been a better one a few minutes later; didn't he throw a wobbler and smash his bars?

Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 10:12:52 pm »
He finished 3rd in the prologue only 5 seconds behind Boom.
Not sure about the wobbler.  ::-)

LEE

Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 07:58:30 am »


Any idea which team he rides for?

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Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011, 08:00:05 am »
Impressive camel toe.
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Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 10:47:58 pm »
Impressive camel toe.

Says he of the suspicious line up in the bogs photo  ;D ;D

Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2011, 11:39:19 am »


Look at that chain ring.  Is it a cunning trick by Sky and have they altered the image or is it that way for real?


Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2011, 11:46:00 am »


Look at that chain ring.  Is it a cunning trick by Sky and have they altered the image or is it that way for real?

He is trying so hard that the chain-ring has over-heated and deformed under the strain!  I find the whole image, though impressive as a picture, mildly unsettling: it is very de-humanised, as if sport was part of the space-race or something.  Bring back gravel tracks and Frenchmen grunting up hills with spare tubes round their shoulders!

Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2011, 11:51:31 am »



Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2011, 11:55:47 am »
He's not the only one (scroll down):

http://road.cc/content/news/36222-giro-tech-millar-goes-all-mtb



36t rear as well, nice to see they are actually human. I bet the nothing-bigger-than-25t zealots/cock wavers won't be too happy about seeing that though...

Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2011, 12:11:13 pm »
Can these (?? biopace) rings be used on fixed wheel? I wonder what they are like to ride.

clifftaylor

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Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2011, 01:30:53 pm »
Can these (?? biopace) rings be used on fixed wheel? I wonder what they are like to ride.

Chain's a bit slack, tight, slack, tight, slack.......

gonzo

Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2011, 01:41:46 pm »
Can these (?? biopace) rings be used on fixed wheel? I wonder what they are like to ride.

Had a discussion with a chap in a bike shop about this a while back. It turns out that you can fix some elliptical chain rings, others you can't.

Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2011, 01:57:47 pm »
Can these (?? biopace) rings be used on fixed wheel? I wonder what they are like to ride.

Chain's a bit slack, tight, slack, tight, slack.......

That was my initial thought  :) but thinking about it I can see that it is not necessarily the case. However, even if chain tension remained perfectly constant I suspect that at higher cadences the chain motion might predispose to chucking the chain off.

Still curious about how it feels to ride with these rings.

Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2011, 02:23:13 pm »
As long as the number of links of chain that are on the chainring at any time remains constant it will work fine on fixed.

Those rings don't look very cool though....
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2011, 02:44:24 pm »
I agree, not cool :sick:

I'm interested to know what other people think though, so: Elliptical Chainwheels

Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2011, 02:46:27 pm »
Not cool or uncool - different.
But, if your performance improved that would be Uber Cool.

clifftaylor

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Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2011, 05:38:28 pm »
As has been the case on more occasions than there are grains of sand on the beach, Sheldon speaks the truth!!

Re: Good photo of Wiggo on bike at Dauphine - UDATED lower down
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2011, 06:24:10 pm »
Perhaps Mr Wiggins read that.  :thumbsup: