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    Oh man. What a way to end the season. Heal up...

    Oh man. What a way to end the season.

    Heal up soon...and maybe you deserve a new fancy bike for next season :D
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    https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t...

    https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10251901_10153978282380231_9140919590868143194_n.jpg

    Those chicanes and curbs look like drama. OK for jogging or walking, not OK for a bike...
  3. OK, I was waaaay out of the loop on track racing...

    OK, I was waaaay out of the loop on track racing last summer when they split up US Elites into "Timed" and "Mass Start" national championships (weird, I know).

    Timed:...
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    Yeah, that W/Kg chart can be misleading just like...

    Yeah, that W/Kg chart can be misleading just like a squat standards chart: "If you weigh x a good squat will be y." There was one floating around that Rippetoe used then denounced.

    I think...
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    Good point. I've moved that conversation to...

    Good point.

    I've moved that conversation to the questions thread:...
  6. +1 Yeah, I've seen guys in the beginner class...

    +1

    Yeah, I've seen guys in the beginner class actually skip and skid on the track as they would on the street.

    noglider, I think what the instructor may have been trying to communicate is that...
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    Is that the race course? That's sketchy as...

    Is that the race course?

    That's sketchy as hell for road bikes and even more so for fixed-gear. I'd pass on that one and watch from the sideline :D
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    Yesterday, I did my first set of starts since...

    Yesterday, I did my first set of starts since last season.

    https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/facefrontier/faces/orig/27.jpg

    My flying efforts still hurt, though.
  9. That's the story of my track racing career!

    That's the story of my track racing career!
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    Glad to hear that you are OK and that the damage...

    Glad to hear that you are OK and that the damage was superficial.
  11. Nice! Sounds like a great time. As you have...

    Nice! Sounds like a great time.

    As you have already done, don't worry about how you place in these mock races. Be sure to get what you need out of them, namely comfort in close quarters and 360...
  12. Resulted in one screen: Union Cycliste...

    Resulted in one screen: Union Cycliste Internationale
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    I've always been a small to moderate-gear rider...

    I've always been a small to moderate-gear rider (94-96ish). I want to see if I can roll bigger gears effectively.
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    I'm doing the same efforts on the same gears...

    I'm doing the same efforts on the same gears using different crank lengths. I'm doing different lengths on different days. Then I'm looking at the files and seeing if I can see anything along with...
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    Went to the track today. I'm still working on...

    Went to the track today. I'm still working on fit and trying to do A/B testing with crank length. LOTS of pollen on the ground and actively falling which was a bit too much for me. Tires were...
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    Ah. The shop is getting a $100 consignment fee.

    Ah. The shop is getting a $100 consignment fee.
  17. Results are here: Union Cycliste Internationale...

    Results are here: Union Cycliste Internationale

    You have to dig a bit to see them.
  18. I'm still looking for results. Lots of photos...

    I'm still looking for results.

    Lots of photos here: https://www.facebook.com/IDEAgs
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    Sunny and 70 degrees this weekend in Portland. ...

    Sunny and 70 degrees this weekend in Portland. I'll be on the track...looking and feeling awful.
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    Shots Fired! Hahaha!

    Shots Fired!

    Hahaha!
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    From the ad: ...including pedals and extra...

    From the ad:



    ...including pedals and extra fork with road offset.

    Like new Fuji Pro Track Bike 54 cm

    $650 is fair. $600 is, too.
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    That's fair.

    That's fair.
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    That frame isn't crappy. It's hard to see the...

    That frame isn't crappy. It's hard to see the bcd. I'm assuming that it's 144.

    So what should he get for $650 (the asking price in the ad)?

    Assuming that it's been gently used, that bike...
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    Here it is with different components: ...

    Here it is with different components:

    http://cdn.velospace.org/files/latesteditFTPvelospa.jpg
    http://cdn.velospace.org/files/JaredsFTP.jpg

    I like that frame.
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    By the way, that's a 2004. More info here...

    By the way, that's a 2004. More info here

    It looks like Sugino 75 cranks were swapped out for lower-end cranks.

    If it's bone stock, you'll want to make a few small upgrades:

    - Replace the...
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