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 Post subject: Tour de France 2015
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:12 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2015
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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2015
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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2015
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Commentary about bike setup for the cobbles -- the brakes -- had me looking it up:

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...and thinking about the "safety levers" of the seventies that I had on my Schwinn at college:

http://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/5267/why-dont-brakes-come-with-safety-levers-any-more


They didn't stop you very effectively, but they were handy when you were cruising home with a six-pack under your arm and needed to slow down.

...and a great job by Tony Martin today!


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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2015
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I was going to say, before reading the article, that interrupter levers are popular on CX bikes. Then I noticed Europcar is switching over to CX bikes for that stage.

I think it's a great idea; and in my case, where riding in the drops gets uncomfortable frequently, it makes a lot of sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2015
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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2015
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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2015
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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2015
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I haven't watched every day, but I have watched more than I have in the past several years. This is shaping up to be an interesting Tour. Tejay didn't have his best day today, but he is still on the podium and expects to perform better in the Alps. And you know what they say -- God Alps those who Alp themselves.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2015
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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2015
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