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  1. mark's Swan is the nicest bike I've seen, I...

    mark's Swan is the nicest bike I've seen, I think. Every detail is perfect.
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    me too... but i've also won races coming around...

    me too... but i've also won races coming around somebody who hits the bump, gets freaked out, and stops sprinting!
  3. Shrug. 140 doesn't sound like 'spinning-out.' My...

    Shrug. 140 doesn't sound like 'spinning-out.' My teammate's sprint coach has him hitting 145 has target cadence in a lot of sprints, and 140 is pretty common in-race.

    As far as deciding what gear...
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    In order to get a correct track chain line, use...

    In order to get a correct track chain line, use the right bb length for a set of cranks. The frame is irrelevant. Use the standard Sugino BB.
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    Sticky: my sweetheart uses the strada lgg on her track...

    my sweetheart uses the strada lgg on her track training wheels. no complaints.

    Spec: I had the S-Works Turbo a few seasons ago on road wheels. Super nice tire. One of the best clinchers I'd ever...
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    Sticky: oh yeah, i forgot part of my comment, which was,...

    oh yeah, i forgot part of my comment, which was, "...but if you're going to be racing indoors, is durability going to be an issue?"

    re: durability - when it comes to track racing, tires with...
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    Sticky: Challenge tires tend to be a little bit lumpy....

    Challenge tires tend to be a little bit lumpy.
    Most tires will be sufficiently light.
    If you don't want a delicate race-day tire then you shouldn't be looking at gumwalls.
    Get the Pista CS Elite,...
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    outdoors, the concept of "yaw angles" comes into...

    outdoors, the concept of "yaw angles" comes into play - how the aerodynamics of the rim work when they're hitting air at an angle. usually, talk of wide rims in the context of being more aerodynamic...
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    got a link to this test?

    got a link to this test?
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    I've given a lot of thought to wide rims on the...

    I've given a lot of thought to wide rims on the track and I can't come up with any conclusions.

    Racing in Minnesota, there are a lot of HED wheels in the local peloton. At the track I see Ardennes...
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    lol. http://i.imgur.com/gaf1NB3.png

    lol.


    http://i.imgur.com/gaf1NB3.png
  12. If you are only using sneakers with your MKS...

    If you are only using sneakers with your MKS pedals, then you are at a serious performance disadvantage. Clipless pedals are far superior.

    If you are using cycling shoes with slotted cleats that...
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    Wiggo and Cav won the Madison at Revolution....

    Wiggo and Cav won the Madison at Revolution. Interestingly, Cav's on the UK superbike, and Wiggo is on a Cervelo (per Cervelo's new partnership with Team GB...).

    Also interesting is Wiggo's use of...
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    yeah like carleton sayys, you'd need a...

    yeah like carleton sayys, you'd need a replacement fork.

    the bayonette fork steerer tube is short; the stem doesn't attach to the steerer tube, it has a proprietary interface with the stem topper...
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    yeah. that money's gotta come from somewhere. ...

    yeah.
    that money's gotta come from somewhere.

    in the USA, ours is all tied up in corporate welfare and tax breaks for football stadiums that get used as many as 8 times per year.

    no money for...
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    very cool. would you drop me a note when you see...

    very cool. would you drop me a note when you see it making its way out to the internets?
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    there's video somewhere? i'm glad my kit is...

    there's video somewhere?

    i'm glad my kit is unmistakable! :thumb: that's what we go for. Since our main sponsor is Zubaz we don't really get the option of the modern trend toward sleek minimalist...
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    Sometimes in the winter I do points race...

    Sometimes in the winter I do points race simulations on rollers or a trainer. Every 2.5 minutes, I rev up for 30 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

    When I'm not yet in shape, the 2.5 minutes are rest, easy...
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    Yeah, the only time magic formulas get involved...

    Yeah, the only time magic formulas get involved is when you're done improving. and it's really hard to hit that level.
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    from what i understand, the core principles are:...

    from what i understand, the core principles are:
    1. you need to be strong (vertical jump is a good predictor)
    2. you need to be stronger (do you even lift, bro?)
    3. you need to be able to be...
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    sweet! what do i do with 'em? can i trade...

    sweet!

    what do i do with 'em?

    can i trade 'em in for airline miles so i can travel to more races?
  22. don't think about it, just prepare for it.

    don't think about it, just prepare for it.
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    They key part of your comment is "considering the...

    They key part of your comment is "considering the country's population." The US has a decent showing, internationally. In the past few years we've gotten a respectable share of medals at World Cups....
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    the real question is if this thing will be just...

    the real question is if this thing will be just another one of dale hughes' plywood tracks...
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    That all sounds nice and true but the flip side...

    That all sounds nice and true but the flip side is that the cost to put a 250m track in a building is something like 2-3x the cost to put a 200m track in a building. Don't quote me on that number,...
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