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Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-13-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 50
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Posted By taras0000
One would think the "Secret Squirrel Club" would...

One would think the "Secret Squirrel Club" would have been all over that.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-13-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By taras0000
Race - 160 when I was restricting my gearing. ...

Race - 160 when I was restricting my gearing. 260 on rollers.

Rumor has it that Harnett was above 300 on the rollers.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-13-16, 05:26 PM
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Views: 76,559
Posted By taras0000
He does. Most of the time. But only sprinters...

He does. Most of the time. But only sprinters would care about something like this as well. I just used to sand the labels off of my tires if they were on the tread.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-13-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By taras0000
If it fits, I'd say go for it.

If it fits, I'd say go for it.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-11-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By taras0000
It is a PlanetX. If the price is right it's a...

It is a PlanetX. If the price is right it's a great frame. The only people who tend to be disappointed with them are Watt Monsters.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-11-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 260,906
Posted By taras0000
Maybe commission BT to make you one?

Maybe commission BT to make you one?
Forum: Framebuilders 07-08-16, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By taras0000
With a good "painter", PC can be applied with...

With a good "painter", PC can be applied with varying thicknesses depending on application/aesthetics. A thinner coat will retain lug detail. Most PC places lay it on thick as it takes a lot of...
Forum: Framebuilders 07-07-16, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By taras0000
Unpainted? Was it previously cleaned and prepped?

Unpainted? Was it previously cleaned and prepped?
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-05-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By taras0000
There's always "Follow the Leader". If you have...

There's always "Follow the Leader". If you have an experienced bike handler who knows how to slowly push people's handling limits, you can have them lead a paceline that varies it's position all over...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-04-16, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 62,742
Posted By taras0000
You shouldn't have any pain in the knees post...

You shouldn't have any pain in the knees post ride. If you had some before on shorter rides, and now have more on longer rides, then it's a fit or overuse issue. This can be related to having to...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-04-16, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By taras0000
Google Image came up with this - would you pay a...

Google Image came up with this - would you pay a premium for a sub 110 1x1?- Mtbr.com (http://forums.mtbr.com/surly/would-you-pay-premium-sub-110-1x1-865144.html)
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-03-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 260,906
Posted By taras0000
It isn't a big deal. We're happy to field...

It isn't a big deal. We're happy to field questions from anyone that comes through here. We'll redirect only when we think you'll get a better answer somewhere else. Most guys that come through...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-29-16, 11:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,435
Posted By taras0000
The wide forks proved faster when using 3-5 spoke...

The wide forks proved faster when using 3-5 spoke wheels. With discs, the narrow forks have been faster.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-29-16, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 260,906
Posted By taras0000
Hard to say. I think that if anyone comes out...

Hard to say. I think that if anyone comes out with a new hub, they should make the hubshell diameter larger. Bigger torsion tube, room for larger bearings/more bearings therefore making a stiffer...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-29-16, 11:04 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 99,152
Posted By taras0000
There is more to stiffness than tube shape. Yes...

There is more to stiffness than tube shape. Yes thin Aero tubing can be a little bit whippy, but the butt profiles, wall thickness, and weld quality affect it just as much. Tiemeyers have been made...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-27-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,179
Posted By taras0000
Hence why I stated earlier that a company should...

Hence why I stated earlier that a company should start development with a track powermeter, then dumb it down for road.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-24-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 260,906
Posted By taras0000
Just have fun, ride, race, train, smile lots, and...

Just have fun, ride, race, train, smile lots, and you'll soon find out what you need to do.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-23-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 99,152
Posted By taras0000
Nothing wrong with the bike at all. Just realize...

Nothing wrong with the bike at all. Just realize that if you're racing on the track (and in some places training in groups), you will only be allowed to ride the track with those bars if it's a Time...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-22-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,435
Posted By taras0000
The reason for padding inside shoes is to...

The reason for padding inside shoes is to distribute the pressure of the closing mechanism (laces, straps, ratchets, boas...). If a bare carbon shoe is custom molded, it will distribute pressure...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-22-16, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By taras0000
It's rare to wear out quality track gear. I find...

It's rare to wear out quality track gear. I find if I ever NEEDED to replace something it was because it physically broke. Wanting to replace something is up to you and will happen soon enough. ...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-17-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 260,906
Posted By taras0000
It's like the helmet debate. Simply look at it...

It's like the helmet debate. Simply look at it in a cost/benefit perspective. What does it cost you to put one on? What does it cost you if you don't have one on?

I chalk up not using a...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-17-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 76,559
Posted By taras0000
The bold is correct. The current design of...

The bold is correct. The current design of winglets is what works optimally for planes at the speeds they travel. You can achieve a similar (albeit much smaller and not as effective) effect by...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-15-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,226
Posted By taras0000
SackHelmet?

SackHelmet?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-15-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,226
Posted By taras0000
No one is going to make anyone wear a helmet. If...

No one is going to make anyone wear a helmet. If you have to ask whether you should wear one or not, go ahead and and go without because you really don't get it. The only people that don't wear a...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-15-16, 01:10 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 76,559
Posted By taras0000
UCI outlawed that set up years ago. "Handlebars...

UCI outlawed that set up years ago. "Handlebars for road and track racing must be of the traditional type". Not to say you couldn't race it at a non UCI event. You would need a dedicated bike. ...
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