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    That's a great shot. Who do they have as head...

    That's a great shot. Who do they have as head commissaire for the games? I noticed a few of the O-cup officials doing holding duty, but I couldn't really see who was making the big calls. I was...
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    How on earth did those results actually stand in...

    How on earth did those results actually stand in the women's 5-8 sprint final? Colombia coming out of the sprinter's lane twice, Mexico trying to pass Colombia below the pole line. Ridiculous.
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    I'm trying to figure out what's going on with...

    I'm trying to figure out what's going on with that felt tk1 in the front. It's completely missing the seatpost clamp area. I wonder if they epoxied the seatpost in place? Why would they bother? ...
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    I was thinking the exact same thing.

    I was thinking the exact same thing.
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    yeah, I protect the surface of my discs with...

    yeah, I protect the surface of my discs with these guys:
    Zipp - Speed Weaponry | Accessories | Accessories | Disc protector board set

    For $25 a set, it's probably the cheapest thing zipp makes. ...
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    the mavic tech site only has current ellipse and...

    the mavic tech site only has current ellipse and '05 ellipse tech info, but both use the same axle part numbers.
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    Anybody know what the current status of the...

    Anybody know what the current status of the vandedrome is? I seem to remember maybe the DC velodrome attempt mentioned using the frame for their track.
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    I've been really impressed with what I've read...

    I've been really impressed with what I've read about the current holder for the one year record and the guy who's trying to beat it this year. Long story short this guy Tommy Godwin rode 75,065...
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    Thanks, guys! I had a great time at DLV. I...

    Thanks, guys! I had a great time at DLV. I really hope I can make it down there again soon for some more racing. I never would have figured I'd be able to make it through 5 rounds of keirins plus...
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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.
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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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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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