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    Yup, the Vittorias have long valves. There's...

    Yup, the Vittorias have long valves. There's nothing you can do but use a different tire. The mechanic could/should have noticed this during the tire stretching process (before gluing).

    The only...
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    That's a good point. I wonder if it has...

    That's a good point.

    I wonder if it has something to do when them being familiar with their q-factor or if it's simply marketing for the road groupset.
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    That's awesome!

    That's awesome!
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    Ha! I didn't notice. I remember that Cav...

    Ha! I didn't notice.




    I remember that Cav bike. I thought they would produce that. I think a buddy of mine (who went to work as an engineer at Specialized) said that they only made two of...
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    I did this for my Zipp 900 disc as well. And the...

    I did this for my Zipp 900 disc as well. And the guy I bought my Mavic Comete disc had done similar to that disc.
  7. Thread: Race Tactics

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    Yeah, Jon is a really smart and technical guy. He...

    Yeah, Jon is a really smart and technical guy. He thinks "outside of the box" and isn't afraid to try new things.
  8. I doubt that the serial number would be...

    I doubt that the serial number would be necessary. Just make and model should be enough.
  9. 1) While the 130BCD RD2 cranks will work, I'd...

    1) While the 130BCD RD2 cranks will work, I'd suggest that get some 144BCD (track standard) cranks like the Omniums you are considering.

    2) Contact Dolan directly for info about if the cranks will...
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    That guy has been trying to sell that "velodrome"...

    That guy has been trying to sell that "velodrome" for decades and no one is buying.
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    95kg / 210lbs isn't too heavy. That's about...

    95kg / 210lbs isn't too heavy. That's about where national and world-class sprinters weigh-in.

    As far as goals go, if you just plan on sprinting, a basic program is to:

    - Take a month off...
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    Hmmm... It looks like it's just their road...

    Hmmm... It looks like it's just their road crankset using a Power2Max power meter and a custom chainring. This is not a "Campagnolo Pista" crankset as the article states.
    ...
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    It's up to the local race director as to how much...

    It's up to the local race director as to how much shenanigans they will tolerate. I'm more on the strict side and wouldn't allow it. None of us on the local level are getting paid to do this and if...
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    It's common...and potentially illegal. If the...

    It's common...and potentially illegal.

    If the rider leaves the sprinters lane while flicking/sweeping, then it's illegal. That means that they intentionally obstructed your path.
  15. Thread: Fit Check

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    Yeah. That' seems to engage the gluts a bit...

    Yeah. That' seems to engage the gluts a bit more. Even at higher cadences.

    I can't really tell if it's helping or not. I haven't ridden much in the past few weeks. Been busy with work so much.
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    I get to pull on the bars more (think rowing)...

    I get to pull on the bars more (think rowing) when I'm in the saddle with big gears. With shorter setups, I never got that feeling of pulling in my fingers.
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    If they are roadies, then they may try to do some...

    If they are roadies, then they may try to do some crit tactics (i.e. lead-out trains and whatnot). Also, attacking like that may undermine what your teammates may have going on. But, if it's lower...
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    But.... If you don't gap them off far enough,...

    But....

    If you don't gap them off far enough, they will simply just sit on your wheel and wait for you tire then come around you.

    A teammate like me, who has no chance of placing in such an...
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    Everybody does, hahaha! Then we all die a...

    Everybody does, hahaha! Then we all die a horrible death as we go from 1st to 7th within a half lap of the finish :D




    It was probably because he wanted you to sit in and have a chance at...
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    I just found a video clip of a race in which I...

    I just found a video clip of a race in which I participated. Here I am back in 2010 on a 57cm Tiemeyer with a 110mm stem and long reach EC90 bars:

    http://i.imgur.com/E7r7Axb.png

    Even though my...
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    Who was doing the shouting? Your coach/teammates...

    Who was doing the shouting? Your coach/teammates or your opponents?

    If it's your coach, it may be because he/she thinks that you don't have enough in you to stay off the front and place in the...
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    I watched MarkWW and theblackbullet kick ass...

    I watched MarkWW and theblackbullet kick ass in this weekend's DLV's Pro Race Keirin tournament yesterday.

    Mark won 3rd tournament also qualified 5th and raced his way to a 3rd place finish...
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    Whatever. If no one is trying to beat the record...

    Whatever. If no one is trying to beat the record then it's not really that impressive. It's more of an "interesting fact".

    I currently hold the record for the number of times I've worn my shoes.
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    How many people have tried it since 1967?

    How many people have tried it since 1967?
  25. Also, to give you another perspective: Think...

    Also, to give you another perspective:

    Think about the time you would like to shave off of your 200M, 1KM, 3K, and 4K times. Write them down. Want to take off 2 seconds from your Flying 200? ...
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