Myth 4: Stiffer Frames Are Faster

“…On the flexible bike, pedaling faster didn’t seem as hard. We were out of breath, but our legs didn’t hurt. Once we got in sync with the frame, its response to our pedal strokes felt like a boat rising out of the water, going faster with only a little extra energy input. “You mean, it ‘planes’,”-

Off The Beaten Path

To celebrate 15 years of Bicycle Quarterly, we are examining 12 myths in cycling – things we (and most others) used to believe, but which we have found to be not true. Today, we’ll look at frame stiffness.

When we started Bicycle Quarterly, the thinking about frame stiffness fell into two camps. The majority of cyclists subscribed to the notion that frame flex wastes energy and that stiffer frames are faster. A few scientific types believed that the energy lost to frame flex was small, and thus frame stiffness probably does not matter. There were a few builders, like Bill Davidson, who extolled the ‘lively ride’ of lightweight tubes, but they were mostly ignored.

At Bicycle Quarterly, we mostly subscribed to the notion that it didn’t matter. And so we were happy riding relatively flexible frames… Sure, stiffer frames might offer marginally better performance, but seeing…

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Gary Null Show 01.31.18

…they do not represent you and I.
Everything is DC is just one illusion…

While I tend to agree with most (but not all) of what Gary has to say and deciphers about the government, I take a bit of a different stance on so-called global warming and some of his nutritional guidelines/advice.


Pelosi (another worthless cunt) incoherently stammering in a last night interview.
Think sundowning effect.

obama retaining council, runnning scared. hrc (the biggest cunt still alive)
having fits and outburst of confusion and rage at her staff. Think PANIC attacks!
Schiff in panic mode. McCabe scapegoat. Comey (piece of shit pedo protector and murderer) panicking- code 187 uttered.

False Flag emails. Mueller’s fake emails. Mueller’s real emails. FBI/CIA pedophile-murderers looking to setup for another war to distract what’s coming.

HK. Snowden. Assange. WW. Deepstate starting to feel some heat.
FBI/CIA devising an assassination attempt. Psyop. Wake up. Take note.
Turn off the TV.  Fox, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, BBC, PBS, etc. ALL ignoring Q.
Muppets of the Deepstate. Reading so-called ‘news’ from CIA transcripts.

Le Pen (virtually) slaps merkel in her smug wrinkled face…

Watch a quick 2 minute clip of Marine Le Pen insult and tell German muppet Chancellor angela merkel off in the eu Parliament.

Notice the faces of the dried up piece of shit Nazi cunt merkel and her Nazi cocksucking cohort verhofstadt As Le Pen slashes them to bits…

The eu is on the verge of not only a economic collapse, but a mass migration crisis that is happening right now. It is time to flush the North African and Middle Eastern desert filth down the toilet.

Justice Denied: The Government Is Not Going to Save Us

“The warlords of history are still kicking our heads in, and no one, not our fathers, not our Gods, is coming to save us.”

Like I have saying and will continue to say. The government, in fact ALL governments are nothing but warmongering, piece of shit, scumbag corrupted, criminal fuck pugs who should be hanged and shot by firing squads.

Who’s the enemy? So-called terrorists? Rogue nations looking to develop nuclear weapons? In reality, actually no. The enemy IS the government, the very government YOU probably vote for and continue to support.

But no worries, it’s all coming down and when the majority of the world are curled up in ball, crying for rescue, pleading for their lives… I will be laughing, if I’m still alive.

Statism and right/left ideological fervor…is a massive psychosis.

Battlefield America - A Government of Wolves

“The warlords of history are still kicking our heads in, and no one, not our fathers, not our Gods, is coming to save us.”— Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled: it will not hear the case of Young v. Borders.

Despite the fact that a 26-year-old man was gunned down by police who banged on the wrong door at 1:30 am, failed to identify themselves as police, and then repeatedly shot and killed the innocent homeowner who answered the door while holding a gun in self-defense, the justices of the high court refused to intervene to address police misconduct.

Although 26-year-old Andrew Scott committed no crime and never fired a single bullet or lifted his firearm against police, only to be gunned down by police who were investigating a speeding incident by engaging in a middle-of-the-night “knock and talk” in Scott’s apartment complex, the Supreme…

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Myth 3: Fenders Slow You Down

Off The Beaten Path

To celebrate 15 years of Bicycle Quarterly, we are looking at ‘12 Myths in Cycling’ – things that aren’t quite what we (and most other cyclists) used to believe. Part 3 of the series is about fenders.

Many cyclists here in Seattle install fenders when the rainy season starts, and remove them for the dry summer months. British time trialists even had quick-release fenders that they used on the ride to the start; then they took off the fenders for the actual competition. Our research indicates that this isn’t necessary – fenders don’t slow you down. Here is why:


Bicycle Quarterly did extensive wind tunnel research on the aerodynamics of real-world bicycles. Among things like riding position, clothing and bags, we tested the aerodynamics of fenders. We made a telescoping front fender, which allowed us to test various configurations. Here is what we found:

  • The portion of the…

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