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  1. Dry ice on the aluminum, followed by boiling...

    Dry ice on the aluminum, followed by boiling water over the steel, but not on the aluminum. Channel lock pliers to twist the seat post. Removed a stuck on steel track adapter off of the aluminum...
  2. This was usually only really noticeable if the...

    This was usually only really noticeable if the wheels were in phase. You could notice it on tighter tracks for sure, as well as when doing overgear/overspeed work (downhill or motorpacing). Going...
  3. AS noted above, it is possible. Even if it...

    AS noted above, it is possible. Even if it wasn't, tailoring your gearing to the task and your limitations is reason enough to pay attention to the changes it can make. take the Kilo. If I put a...
  4. Had an old pair of ZIPP 440's that I had...

    Had an old pair of ZIPP 440's that I had balanced. They were out 40g opposite the valve hole, spread out over about a quarter of the rim (just less). Apparently this was within spec. Used lead...
  5. Thread: Chains

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    Always used the circlip style master link - KMC...

    Always used the circlip style master link - KMC Master Link 410 - $9.99

    Has never failed on me, easy enough to remove, and they still use the design on motorcycles. Just make sure that the closed...
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    Taught my cat how to fetch today.

    Taught my cat how to fetch today.
  7. Thread: Race Tactics

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    Best advice for you guys is to get involved in...

    Best advice for you guys is to get involved in your track racing scene as much as possible. Not just racing, but getting involved in volunteering as well. When you have a bunch of people that can...
  8. Thread: Race Tactics

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    Check out that Stayer's line. That track has TWO...

    Check out that Stayer's line. That track has TWO blue bands.
  9. Thread: Race Tactics

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    Shallower tracks have a higher penalty than...

    Shallower tracks have a higher penalty than steeper tracks. The more vertical the banks, the closer the circumfrences are between any two points on the track. Think the wall of death versus flat...
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    Is your 510mm measured along the axis of the...

    Is your 510mm measured along the axis of the tube, or along a level line from where the head tube and top tube intersect, to center of seatpost?

    And how is your flexibility? Would you be able to...
  11. 24" wheels? looks too small to be 26.

    24" wheels? looks too small to be 26.
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    Velo, have you tried to imput your measurements...

    Velo, have you tried to imput your measurements into the Tiemeyer calculator?
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    Front wheel lift as you describe is often a...

    Front wheel lift as you describe is often a symptom of still being too far back. This is where you need to be for the first few pedal strokes, with the weight over the rear wheel, but as your speed...
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    i knew the secret would come out!

    i knew the secret would come out!
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    Careton, what kind of shoes are those in the...

    Careton, what kind of shoes are those in the above picture?
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    It's not that it prevents you from riding in any...

    It's not that it prevents you from riding in any way, just another stupid rule brought about because of Greame Obree's Egg position handlebars.
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    with the major taylors, the bottom flats are...

    with the major taylors, the bottom flats are long. You have to be carefull that they do not extend rearwards past the central steering axis of the headtube.
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    I think the rule concerning prototypes that must...

    I think the rule concerning prototypes that must be marketed applies to Olympic equipment. Couldn't buy the UKSI short aero helmets before the last Olympics and they have only recently become...
  19. Thread: Crash!!

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    I'll second what Brian had said. He nailed the...

    I'll second what Brian had said. He nailed the whole post crash check list you should go through. I've crashed numerous times and have been hit by five vehicles over the years. Take your time to...
  20. Handling is a product of the bicycles geometry,...

    Handling is a product of the bicycles geometry, and materials. Basically design and engineering. If you are competent in both fields, you can make a great handling bike with any number of materials...
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    All the skills you learned at FCV will translate...

    All the skills you learned at FCV will translate to any track you ride. The only adjustment you will have to make is to lessen the extreme that these techniques are taken to. If you are wondering...
  22. Thread: Track porn

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    Wish I still lived in Hamilton! Oh well, we got...

    Wish I still lived in Hamilton! Oh well, we got a drome in Edmonton. Maybe an indoor one soon enough.
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    Levi's 559. They fit my 26 inch thighs!

    Levi's 559. They fit my 26 inch thighs!
  24. True. I was speaking of how Hoy is usually seen...

    True. I was speaking of how Hoy is usually seen wearing only a single strap. Just pointing out that he does use doubles as well.
  25. That's a double strap on Hoy's set up in that...

    That's a double strap on Hoy's set up in that picture.
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