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Discussion: Custom Paint jobs?

Subject: Custom Paint jobs?

By: James T.

Written on: Monday April 23, 2012

Message: Let's get some traffic going again on this site.
I have the mandatory sperm helmet and I just bought (used) some of those "disc wheel) covers for my existing wheel-set. So I'm planning on knocking at least 90 minutes off my bike split at IMC this year, right!? Anyway, I was thinking of possibly getting a custom paint job on the helmet and / or the wheel covers. Of course, you all know it's going to be the Welsh (and Canadian?) flags. So, willl doing this adversely affect the aero performance of the either of these two pieces of equipment. If I just opt for a sticker / transfer on them, will that be any different too? If it adds more the 1/10th of a second over 112 miles, I probably won't do it. Clyde, Jamie, Jim K, we need to know this stuff.
Cheers
James
P.S. Didds, don't bother answering, I'm still stuck on that roundabout.

Subject: RE: Custom Paint jobs?

By: Jamie B.

Written on: Monday April 23, 2012

Message: Jim got faster because he painted Proud Gay Male on his helmet and rode laps around his local prison. I heard he met the man of his dreams and promptly retired from training LOL

I don't know if that was the kind of speed you are looking for though

Subject: RE: Custom Paint jobs?

By: James T.

Written on: Monday April 23, 2012

Message: Sounds like a little extreme training for me.

Subject: RE: Custom Paint jobs?

By: ian d.

Written on: Monday April 23, 2012

Message: YOU'RE still stuck on that roundabout? I've been having night terrors for over a week now.

didds

Subject: RE: Custom Paint jobs?

By: James T.

Written on: Monday April 23, 2012

Message: That kid scared you THAT much? Well, it figures! He did looking pretty intimidating

Subject: RE: Custom Paint jobs?

By: Jamie B.

Written on: Monday April 23, 2012

Message: Paint actually adds weight and could slow you down :)

Subject: RE: Custom Paint jobs?

By: Teri d.

Written on: Monday April 23, 2012

Message: James, are you sure you want to use a disk wheel with those side winds up there? You know the course well, but I was under the impression that the winds could be pretty fierce on that course. Whatever paint job you get, make sure it is painfully obvious so I can identify you on course.

Subject: RE: Custom Paint jobs?

By: Suzanne C.

Written on: Tuesday April 24, 2012

Message: Add weight to the helmet vs the wheels (if you must).

Teri - don't worry - a Welsh sperm helmet will be painfully obvious! Haha

Subject: RE: Custom Paint jobs?

By: James T.

Written on: Wednesday April 25, 2012

Message: Welsh sperm are always...no, I better not go there.

Subject: RE: Custom Paint jobs?

By: Jamie B.

Written on: Thursday April 26, 2012

Message: Sperm helmet. Just wanted to say it

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