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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-28-12, 07:31 PM
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Posted By andre nickatina
Tzu fixed it with the quickness. He posts on the...

Tzu fixed it with the quickness. He posts on the cooler forum.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-24-12, 09:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,025
Posted By andre nickatina
touring bikes on fire roads? that's the real hip...

touring bikes on fire roads? that's the real hip ****. you guys been to tarckbike lately?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-24-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,025
Posted By andre nickatina
and where does it put me if I've done it for the...

and where does it put me if I've done it for the last 3 years?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-22-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,025
Posted By andre nickatina
Had good luck running a Singleator in pushup with...

Had good luck running a Singleator in pushup with bashguard outside and inner dog-tooth over the front. Had I had the clearance, I'd love to just go double bash-guards.

A few seasons ago I did the...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-22-12, 12:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,025
Posted By andre nickatina
A chain tensioner in 'push-up' mode also works...

A chain tensioner in 'push-up' mode also works really well, although I have the Surly built for 'pull-down' default so I have to use a couple zip ties against the chain stay for proper tension. You...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-21-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,025
Posted By andre nickatina
Yep, he hit it spot on. Not too much of an issue...

Yep, he hit it spot on. Not too much of an issue for me as I run mini-V's now (CX9's).

Actually, for a non-disc setup in general, I'd really recommend a front mini-V above all else for the...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-21-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,025
Posted By andre nickatina
Out of the list posted, I'd say for pure racing...

Out of the list posted, I'd say for pure racing the Felt is the most race-worthy. BB30 (not that it matters that much), a full carbon fork tapered down to 1.5" (definitely matters, especially if...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-20-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 1,084,117
Posted By andre nickatina
Rad build but... Take a drive-side photo and...

Rad build but...

Take a drive-side photo and for God's sake, tighten up that chain.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-20-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By andre nickatina
I can't speak for Leader stuff as of now, but in...

I can't speak for Leader stuff as of now, but in the past they had crap quality control and some of the worst thought-out geometry I've seen. I like the looks of the 735 and Kagi, but can't find any...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-19-12, 03:00 PM
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Views: 1,084,117
Posted By andre nickatina
How's it feel to ride a rear wheel that weighs...

How's it feel to ride a rear wheel that weighs more than your frame and flexes like a turd?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-19-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,039
Posted By andre nickatina
Ugh... I guess I'll step in to clear up the...

Ugh...

I guess I'll step in to clear up the ****-show and confusion.

First off, the OP isn't even asking about which frame would make a better road rider, so to give the answer to that is to...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-13-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By andre nickatina
I like to do box jumps and progressively add more...

I like to do box jumps and progressively add more height to the boxes.

If you don't have boxes, try lunge jumps, long jumps and high jumps.

Plyo's cool; you can do it any time, anywhere (though...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-13-12, 11:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,800
Posted By andre nickatina
That dude is my new hero. Grey hair, steel bike,...

That dude is my new hero. Grey hair, steel bike, allegedly killing it.

Note that a position that aggressive, while a beautiful thing, generally takes years of riding, core exercises and...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-08-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,800
Posted By andre nickatina
I'm gonna say for the hell of it, go from a 120...

I'm gonna say for the hell of it, go from a 120 to 140 on the drops. Keep the saddle-to-bar drop conservative, work on flexibility and core strength in the mean time. As those improve, flip the stem....
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-08-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,800
Posted By andre nickatina
My thoughts are, for the drops position, you...

My thoughts are, for the drops position, you could still add a cm or so to the stem and/or angle the bars slightly up to increase reach. Arm extension is improved, but could still be improved...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-08-12, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By andre nickatina
Yeah BMX is totally different than any other...

Yeah BMX is totally different than any other 'enduro' racing. You stomp on the pedals while standing up, coast, and repeat.

FWIW a lot of world class cross guys come out of childhoods spent BMX...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-07-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By andre nickatina
BK's a great bike from a geometry perspective....

BK's a great bike from a geometry perspective. The BB drop is sky high (if my measurements were right, it's a 45mm drop) and the front end handles as good as any track bike I've ever owned. It's...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-06-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By andre nickatina
All-arounder atmo.

All-arounder atmo.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 02-06-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By andre nickatina
I didn't see above if you wanted to focus on...

I didn't see above if you wanted to focus on enduro or sprint stuff, but from your background it sounds like you'd be a natural born enduro guy.

Aside from the good advice already given, I'd...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-28-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,800
Posted By andre nickatina
Couple good shots I found of the pure match...

Couple good shots I found of the pure match sprinter position, just for reference:

Sir Chris Hoy
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3c/Chris_Hoy.jpg/220px-Chris_Hoy.jpg

Some...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-27-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,800
Posted By andre nickatina
I've generally found that going from a solid...

I've generally found that going from a solid endurance fit to match sprinting, I really don't have to make any adjustments at all besides maybe rotating the bars a hair up. If you can spin fast and...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-25-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,800
Posted By andre nickatina
Agreed, try out the 120mm on the larger frame.

Agreed, try out the 120mm on the larger frame.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-24-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,800
Posted By andre nickatina
I personally run a 140mm stem on my track bike...

I personally run a 140mm stem on my track bike with short reach road compact drops. No issues at all and I prefer my stems to be in the 110-130mm range typically, using TT length and HT/ST angles as...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-24-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,800
Posted By andre nickatina
Thanks for backing me dudes. One more note:...

Thanks for backing me dudes.

One more note: although outsiders and those new at it (myself included a handful of years ago) often get caught up in the various divisions of track racing (sprint...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 01-22-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,800
Posted By andre nickatina
Kato, my first impression from the photo posted...

Kato, my first impression from the photo posted is you may be suffering from the classic hipster problem of saddle-too-high/bars-too-low.

I'm coming to this conclusion based on two things:
1)...
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