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  2. Really big fat plus tyres will get you over sand easily but they're rather specific and so is the bike so unless you're planning on riding on sand a lot not worth it. That said 60+ psi is crazy you'll bounce around out of control all over the place. I used to ride those sort of pressures when I started because it was the max and that was what I did on the road. Trust me i now ride 30 psi (for years) and the grip and control are much better.
  3. Stans claim their sealant will seal up holes up to a quarter of an inch in diameter but in practice the consensus seems to agree on an eighth of an inch. So a nail hole should seal. I've heard of people adding sparkles to their sealant mix to help seal bigger holes and faster. I've never felt the need myself. I've been running tubeless for over a decade using Stans and have probably only had something like 3 flats where I needed to use the emergency tube. It's very rare but it's bloody messy when it happens. I did have the tyre go down one time because of a nail but after pumping it up again it sealed and stayed up. I think I might have had to rotate the tyre so the hole was at the bottom where pool of sealant would be to get a good seal. I did have a couple of issues with some tubeless conversions with the Stans conversion kits for non tubeless rims. The valve on the rim strip would sometimes start to separate from the strip and a hole would form at the base of the valve. The sealant for some reason could never seal the hole. Anyway these rim strip are a thing of the past now and unnecessary with tubeless rims, so forget this paragraph 😁
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  5. Slunnie

    Iron deficiency

    I'd also support the blood test, it'll probably let you know with a bit of certanty what it is, be it iron, thyroid, red blood cells or something else. Going back to Rohans earlier post, we have Haemochromitosis in the family, ie too much iron to the point where my mum and aunt have blood letting. My mum is virtually a vegetarian, but still over produces iron in her blood.
  6. Isn't that a device for increasing crank length?
  7. Oh there it is .... fell out my pocket & Ive been looking for it all day. Cheers Roxii
  8. Katz

    Iron deficiency

    Did you do the BUMS run today?
  9. nealo

    Iron deficiency

    Did 43 km's today in just under 6hrs with 1.1km elevation. Yes slow but that was the plan. No real problems but still got a migraine at 5hrs20, that I can live with. No real change other than vitamins from Monday, Iron supps from Tuesday.
  10. Exactly right. You can have enlarged ventricle that still pumps efficiently. But the alternative is a chunky heart that is a crap pump. An echo or stress echo can identify any issues.
  11. JB Weld. Used it to fill small holes & defects on some cheap carbon wheels I got for the Mrs. Wheels have not collapsed yet 😁
  12. Slowman

    Iron deficiency

    This deficiency is easily remedied sign up for an ironman race (no 70.3s) train, and race to completion. Sorry, for iron deficiency drink as much stout as you can. Solves 2 deficiencies.
  13. I was wondering about araldite. Thanks. In any case, there's no damage to the carbon tube, the lug just "popped off" after a bump. This lug probably isn't even carbon and it bears no structural load, just holds a bolt to attach the bidon cage, so araldite can certainly do the job. The plan is to fix and sell it before anything else pops off.
  14. The root cause is athletes not seeing their doc for a regular check up. Guilty of that myself sometimes. The blood pressure thing isn't just for oldies either. You won't nessearily notice your blood pressure climbing over a period of time, but it can have a major impact as described in this paper and any literature on strokes. Get a check up, keep yourself healthy and race happy. Might save your loved ones from a bit of grief as well.
  15. araldite probably good start. The carbon weave is probably too old to repair. I'm having trouble getting some early carbon panels repaired for my brothers historic race car. It's a 94 era carbon weave and we are getting a lot of " not possible" answers at present. Araldite and loctite were suggested to us.
  16. I used Araldite on some HED carbon tri bars once. Seemed to work ok.
  17. The right frequency could compromise the integrity of your carbon frame
  18. roxii

    TRI 4 BUSHFIRES

    $590 as best I can tell
  19. Bored@work

    TRI 4 BUSHFIRES

    How much did the Red Bull helmet go for ?
  20. LVH is sometimes referred to as athlete's heart. It's an adaptation to heavy exercise: https://academic.oup.com/ehjcimaging/article/10/3/350/2396955 My doc told me I have it, and that overall it's a good thing. I'm going to take this new info back to him and see what he says. It is fairly described as an underlying cardiac condition, but it's also a physiological change that's a consequence of our sport.
  21. These are deaths that occurred from 2008-2015. I feel like there has been quite a few since then too. Maybe it's just because we're more likely to hear about them through social media.
  22. You reckon that’s bad, this was by the road this morning. imagine if I had “fallen” on that
  23. Hopefully this will stop people blaming race directors and water safety people for not doing a good enough job.
  24. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) was found in a high proportion of autopsies performed on people that died during a race. In turn this can lead to pulmonary oedema, which is fluid on the lungs, a life threatening condition. The left ventricle is the main pumping chamber of the heart, when it becomes enlarged, it doesn't function as it should. LVH can be caused by high blood pressure, obesity or sleep apnoea. Moral of the story. As suspected, many of the people that have died had underlying cardiac conditions. Get yourself checked out, especially if you have those other risk factors listed above.
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