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    Scientific Proof!

    The question is often asked, how much of a wieght savings is noticable, and by how much? So, I have proof. I just installed a set of foam grips and paul's lever, for a total savings of ~1/4lb. I went on my regular lunch time road loop (on my mtb, don't have a road bike yet) and my time improved by 4 minutes from my last ride!

    So there you go.. 1/4lb = 4 minutes.

    edit: oops. I should've mentioned that it's a 16.48mile loop as measured by both my cycle computer and GPS. Times are 1:07:20 last week, and 1:03:19 today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmadau
    The question is often asked, how much of a wieght savings is noticable, and by how much? So, I have proof. I just installed a set of foam grips and paul's lever, for a total savings of ~1/4lb. I went on my regular lunch time road loop (on my mtb, don't have a road bike yet) and my time improved by 4 minutes from my last ride!

    So there you go.. 1/4lb = 4 minutes.

    edit: oops. I should've mentioned that it's a 16.48mile loop as measured by both my cycle computer and GPS. Times are 1:07:20 last week, and 1:03:19 today.
    You are joking, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker
    You are joking, right?

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    No, he's serious.

    thats a good number. Of course he tried it once, so the standard deviation on that figure is 1/square root(0) = infinity. In other words, don't take one sample as "Scientific Proof".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhsavery
    1/square root(0) = infinity. In other words, don't take one sample as "Scientific Proof".
    Nice.. I like your math...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmadau
    Nice.. I like your math...
    I'm running a similar setup (Paul Levers and Titec Pork Rinds). But, I came
    from levers (tech lites) that were 30 grams lighter, so now I'm 23 seconds slower. :-)

    Actually, I really like the Paul / Pork Rind combo...

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    I did really well in a local singlespeed race this summer. I got really drunk the night before. There you have it, scientific proof that drinking makes you faster.

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    hahaha

    Quote Originally Posted by Go Kart Motzart
    I did really well in a local singlespeed race this summer. I got really drunk the night before. There you have it, scientific proof that drinking makes you faster.

    why dont you dongs save on rotational weight first

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    Oh no!

    Oh no! My new disc levers weigh twice as much as Pauls LL. AND I like long rides-I guess I am going to really pay the price: at least 4 minutes slower on every 1:20 section!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmadau
    The question is often asked, how much of a wieght savings is noticable, and by how much? So, I have proof. I just installed a set of foam grips and paul's lever, for a total savings of ~1/4lb. I went on my regular lunch time road loop (on my mtb, don't have a road bike yet) and my time improved by 4 minutes from my last ride!

    So there you go.. 1/4lb = 4 minutes.

    edit: oops. I should've mentioned that it's a 16.48mile loop as measured by both my cycle computer and GPS. Times are 1:07:20 last week, and 1:03:19 today.

    Time to break out the nair and save @ 6 minutes on my next ride......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Kart Motzart
    I did really well in a local singlespeed race this summer. I got really drunk the night before. There you have it, scientific proof that drinking makes you faster.

    lol

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    Nah dude, it would be MORE than that. Because not only would you be saving the weight, but you know air resistance goes down by a square factor. Plus your girlfriend (or boyfriend, I seem to remember your shirt that says "I like 7 inches in the rear") would definitely dig you being as hairless as a 12 year old.

    Then again I always wondered, maybe hair does the same thing as like dimples on a golf ball. No pun intended with the ball reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhsavery
    Nah dude, it would be MORE than that. Because not only would you be saving the weight, but you know air resistance goes down by a square factor. Plus your girlfriend (or boyfriend, I seem to remember your shirt that says "I like 7 inches in the rear") would definitely dig you being as hairless as a 12 year old.

    Then again I always wondered, maybe hair does the same thing as like dimples on a golf ball. No pun intended with the ball reference.

    leg shaving is awesome,

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Time to break out the nair and save @ 6 minutes on my next ride......
    yeah I would probably save 10 minutes
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmadau
    The question is often asked, how much of a wieght savings is noticable, and by how much? So, I have proof. I just installed a set of foam grips and paul's lever, for a total savings of ~1/4lb. I went on my regular lunch time road loop (on my mtb, don't have a road bike yet) and my time improved by 4 minutes from my last ride!

    So there you go.. 1/4lb = 4 minutes.

    edit: oops. I should've mentioned that it's a 16.48mile loop as measured by both my cycle computer and GPS. Times are 1:07:20 last week, and 1:03:19 today.
    d00d wzafuk are you talking about. **** if i lost 4 lbs i doubt that i would loose time based on that not weather conditions, physical abilites or anything else. you need more "proof" to convince me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boris the blade
    d00d wzafuk are you talking about. **** if i lost 4 lbs i doubt that i would loose time based on that not weather conditions, physical abilites or anything else. you need more "proof" to convince me.

    Here lies the problem, you just dont "believe" do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhsavery
    Nah dude, it would be MORE than that. Because not only would you be saving the weight, but you know air resistance goes down by a square factor. Plus your girlfriend (or boyfriend, I seem to remember your shirt that says "I like 7 inches in the rear") would definitely dig you being as hairless as a 12 year old.

    Then again I always wondered, maybe hair does the same thing as like dimples on a golf ball. No pun intended with the ball reference.

    We have a serious thread going on hear complete with scientific proof and you attempt to rain on our parade?

    And leave my dimples outta this.......

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    The placebo effect

    Quote Originally Posted by bmadau
    The question is often asked, how much of a wieght savings is noticable, and by how much? So, I have proof. I just installed a set of foam grips and paul's lever, for a total savings of ~1/4lb. I went on my regular lunch time road loop (on my mtb, don't have a road bike yet) and my time improved by 4 minutes from my last ride!

    So there you go.. 1/4lb = 4 minutes.

    edit: oops. I should've mentioned that it's a 16.48mile loop as measured by both my cycle computer and GPS. Times are 1:07:20 last week, and 1:03:19 today.
    you need a control group for this study, get a few people who only think their bikes are a 1/4 lb lighter and a group who's bikes really are a 1/4 lb lighter and you may see the same results.

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