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Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-22-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,164
Posted By carleton
Nice! I've never seen that stem. That...

Nice! I've never seen that stem.

That looks like a great option, too. Especially for the price. The Ergostem was something like $300 MSRP. I don't think they are available anymore.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-22-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,164
Posted By carleton
Yup. Those are awesome. The best purchase I...

Yup. Those are awesome.

The best purchase I ever made when I was training for the Kilo was a LOOK Ergostem.

http://img.dooyoo.de/DE_DE/orig/1/9/5/6/0/1956067.jpg

Changing aerobar position...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-21-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,164
Posted By carleton
It's the length that is the key. What length...

It's the length that is the key.

What length stem do you use for your drop bars?

A good rule of thumb to help start is to use a stem for the aero bars that is 2cm (20mm) shorter than you'd...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-21-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,164
Posted By carleton
It's not about a fitting. It's more about...

It's not about a fitting. It's more about steering. Basically with aero bars, if your stem is too long, then steering can be wonky. Just like with drop bars, if your stem is too short, it can get...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-21-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,164
Posted By carleton
Steering issues could be because of your stem...

Steering issues could be because of your stem being too long and/or inexperience.

Can you post pics of your setup square-on from the side. A bonus pic of the bike in a trainer and you mounted on...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-21-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By carleton
Many Nitts are NJS approved. Not all. ...

Many Nitts are NJS approved. Not all.




+1

For what it's worth, Nitto B125 would be closest to the Scattos in terms of reach and drop. But, the grip area (where your hands sit) is...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-20-16, 11:57 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 76,453
Posted By carleton
Wow. The sport is hard enough mentally and...

Wow.

The sport is hard enough mentally and physically.

You ever wonder why great track cyclists don't stay around long? This is one huge reason why.

Why bother? Seriously.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-20-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 76,453
Posted By carleton
Yup! He missed the kilo WR here: ...

Yup!

He missed the kilo WR here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXeBiFh3484


Notice the wheel is on backwards.

Actually, Hoy and his staff didn't notice. He read about in on Fixed Gear...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-18-16, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By carleton
Kenny Williams (Colorado native, I think) said it...

Kenny Williams (Colorado native, I think) said it was around 0.5" faster in COS (6K feet) than at sea level.

I estimate 0.75" bonus for La Paz (12K feet). Hell it could be an even bigger bonus.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-18-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By carleton
OK. -0.75" on a Flying 200M as compared to...

OK.

-0.75" on a Flying 200M as compared to sea level. So, your 10.96" is really 11.71"

Factorization done :D

Now it all makes sense.

Dude, you can't come in throwing "at altitude"...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-18-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By carleton
I don't know man. I'm not buying this. Those...

I don't know man. I'm not buying this. Those are US National level times.

I'm still gonna ask for some outside confirmation :D
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-18-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By carleton
What was your time the next week?

What was your time the next week?
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-18-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By carleton
:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-18-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 260,437
Posted By carleton
Sounds like 2 nice people met in the universe and...

Sounds like 2 nice people met in the universe and a nice thing happened.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-17-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 76,453
Posted By carleton
I noticed that arrow, too. But, I think the...

I noticed that arrow, too. But, I think the arrow sticker is installed on the wrong side. The blades should "lay down" as they spin.
...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-17-16, 09:35 AM
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Views: 260,437
Posted By carleton
The #1 question is: Can you make too many stress?...

The #1 question is: Can you make too many stress? :D
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-16-16, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 260,437
Posted By carleton
The reason I suggested LOOK is because they have...

The reason I suggested LOOK is because they have a lot of experience and they publish their geometries. When in doubt, do what people who have more experience than you do. You may not understand...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-16-16, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 260,437
Posted By carleton
Now you see :D Now imagine doing a...

Now you see :D

Now imagine doing a trackstand on a 20 degree straight away and being afraid of touching your toe. Or simply riding slow in general.



No. This is a BAD idea. This will...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-16-16, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 260,437
Posted By carleton
I think the 496/L96 geometry is good. 34mm...

I think the 496/L96 geometry is good. 34mm offset fork is good. 40 is where I start whining :D

My only real complaint about LOOK is that they stop at size Medium with a 56cm top tube. ...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-16-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By carleton
This is why I say that "Cadence is King" :D ...

This is why I say that "Cadence is King" :D

Cadence, not Power, is the thing that we should measure, chart, and analyze to be as fast as possible.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-16-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 260,437
Posted By carleton
Go with the geometry from the LOOK L96 Speed:...

Go with the geometry from the LOOK L96 Speed: Look Cycle - L96 Speed - Frames - Track (http://www.lookcycle.com/en/us/piste/cadres/l96-frame.html)

Being that you are a shorter rider. This means...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-16-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 260,437
Posted By carleton
Does the builder have experience building track...

Does the builder have experience building track racing bikes? If your frame builder is good, he should do the fit for you.
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-15-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 98,917
Posted By carleton
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-15-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By carleton
Yeah, anything over 140 is just you "getting out...

Yeah, anything over 140 is just you "getting out of the way of the pedals". You aren't able to apply any significant force at that speed.

It has to do with muscle contraction times and the...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 07-14-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,356
Posted By carleton
One way to determine if Team GB is obligated to...

One way to determine if Team GB is obligated to promote the bikes is to look at the social media accounts of other Team GB riders. If most are doing it, then there you have it.
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