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    Supposing track conditions are usually such that...

    Supposing track conditions are usually such that you have a headwind straight down the backstretch, what's the best way to pace yourself in solo efforts like bridging or a pursuit? Do you try to...
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    I keep meaning to say hi. I have the NY state...

    I keep meaning to say hi. I have the NY state champ jersey on the orange bike with too-shiny wheels in the 1/2/3s.
  3. Thread: Random Chatter

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    I'm looking to fly down to dick lane in atlanta...

    I'm looking to fly down to dick lane in atlanta for some racing in early may. What are the good airlines to use down to there from new york? I usually look to jet blue or virgin for cheap bike...
  4. Thread: And Book Status

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    For track, my favorite book is "No Brakes!...

    For track, my favorite book is "No Brakes! Bicycle Track Racing in the United States" by Sandra Sutherland. It's a little bit of a time capsule at this point, but it has interesting content, like...
  5. Thread: And Book Status

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    I bought it and flipped through it, but never...

    I bought it and flipped through it, but never really read it cover to cover. It's basically a book full of everything Mike learned while racing at Kissena, so I think it's useful for a beginner...
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    Anybody know the straight dope about the SCV/CVC...

    Anybody know the straight dope about the SCV/CVC velodrome? This is what was posted on the CVC facebook group which makes it sound like the track isn't in a state to be saved. What is the $100k...
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    fwiw it was a super 9, with parallel sides. a...

    fwiw it was a super 9, with parallel sides. a 900 fit fine. also, I didn't think the sub 9 came in a track adaptable version.

    I could ask my buddy about details if you want. He's a frame...
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    Here's another picture: ...

    Here's another picture:
    https://igcdn-photos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t51.2885-15/10375734_554697567984752_987998422_n.jpg

    It's owned by a rider here at kissena who used to be on the...
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    some of the kissena guys winter down there. I'd...

    some of the kissena guys winter down there. I'd ask in the kissena fb group.
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    thanks. anybody else have any input?

    thanks. anybody else have any input?
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    Alright, next weight training question. Do you...

    Alright, next weight training question. Do you guys typically do low bar or high bar back squats? Rip is very specific about doing low bar, but reading about it more, it sounds like high bar works...
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    I know a guy who uses Hi-Strength 90 to glue his...

    I know a guy who uses Hi-Strength 90 to glue his tubulars. I tried it once on a whim and made a royal mess of things.
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    I've been trying to incorporate weights this off...

    I've been trying to incorporate weights this off season. I've basically been reading through "Starting Strength" on my morning commutes and incorporating what I learn as I go. I finally finished...
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    Zipp sells these things for protecting the sides...

    Zipp sells these things for protecting the sides of your disc wheel: Zipp - Speed Weaponry | Accessories | Accessories | Disc protector board set

    They're cheap, they work well, and you can keep...
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    I find it very interesting to see the three...

    I find it very interesting to see the three latest hour record bikes are all using lightweight rundkurs discs. I wonder if the wind tunnel shows something special about them. Their road wheels...
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    What's "boards"? Is that the same as "rail"? ...

    What's "boards"? Is that the same as "rail"?

    And for that matter, how many people here use "rail" at their track? I've always thought it was the stupidest command and is completely counter to...
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    =/ (Just got back from getting my butt kicked...

    =/

    (Just got back from getting my butt kicked at the MIC)
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    I was going to say giddeon massie, but he grew up...

    I was going to say giddeon massie, but he grew up around ttown.
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    That'll get you yelled at. Just hold your line...

    That'll get you yelled at. Just hold your line and let them come around you. They'll probably yell "stick" or "stay". The exception is pulling off in a paceline, in which case make sure to look...
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    Also these: Home - RaceWare Direct...

    Also these: Home - RaceWare Direct
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    Correct. CAAD10 TRACK 1 - CAAD10 - ELITE ROAD -...

    Correct. CAAD10 TRACK 1 - CAAD10 - ELITE ROAD - ROAD - BIKES - 2015

    Also note "Frame CAAD10 Track, SmartFormed 6069 Alloy, BB30 w /threaded adapter"
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    Is barge cement still the way to go for...

    Is barge cement still the way to go for re-adhering base tapes to tubulars? All I can find is the "new toluene-free formula", which generally means it's not as good as previous, no matter what the...
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    Anybody looking for a team sprint team for milton...

    Anybody looking for a team sprint team for milton international challenge?
  24. Thread: Race Tactics

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    So, hypothetically, what would be the correct...

    So, hypothetically, what would be the correct strategy here? My gut instinct is if you can out-kilo me, then going long doesn't make sense, so my best bet would be to try to pin you for as long as...
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    That's debatable. I'd say the saving grace to...

    That's debatable. I'd say the saving grace to GSVA is the infrastructure (lights, bathrooms, and sam's derny). The track itself is about as bad as it gets. I'd say Kissena is much faster.
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