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    To be a little more useful, look at Condor...

    To be a little more useful, look at Condor Cycles, UK. Really famous brand in the UK, have a long history of making frames (since at least 1948) and still make some lovely stuff (as well as being the...
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    Paul hubs are designed around a 44mm chainline,...

    Paul hubs are designed around a 44mm chainline, where as most standard track hubs are AFAIK built around a 42mm chainline. Its not a huge difference but combined with the price, its enough to make...
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    I'd second spd-sl if you're not a beast on the...

    I'd second spd-sl if you're not a beast on the track. Cheap, really nice engagement, easier to walk on (which helps when training).

    You can pull out of them (as with most pedals) if you really...
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    I believe you probably went to Kozy's ...

    I believe you probably went to Kozy's (their Milwaukee location has a small indoor track), but that location isn't really within walking distance of the Drake (its about 8 miles from the Drake).
    ...
  5. Thread: road rims

    by fixedpip
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    Is this for a general set of wheels? How aero do...

    Is this for a general set of wheels? How aero do you need them to be? What appeals about 'aero' wheels to you.

    The only real drawback to Deep-Vs is the weight penalty but this is pretty true of...
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    Theres an interesting interview with one of the...

    Theres an interesting interview with one of the Kinesis designers on road.cc, which discusses their new superplastic forming (SPF) process and the problems of Hydroforming.
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    For completeness, theres some really clear SRAM...

    For completeness, theres some really clear SRAM videos showing how to install GXP bottom brackets on YouTube and on the SRAM site

    http://www.youtube.com/user/SRAMtech

    Much clearer than the...
  8. Thread: cycling caps

    by fixedpip
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    Always been a big fan of cycling caps, esp in...

    Always been a big fan of cycling caps, esp in winter or when its wet out, can really make a miserable weather ride a lot more bearable.

    Our team got some headsweats caps...
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    The best thing to do is go somewhere with a...

    The best thing to do is go somewhere with a variety of helmets and just try them on, you'll quickly narrow down fit and comfort choice by manufacturer and eventually you'll find one which you just...
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    Planet-X

    Its a decent frame and that paint scheme is the MK-1 I believe, the newer version is a little better IMHO:
    http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRPXSLTAV2/planet-x-team-alu-frame-mk2

    Staying in...
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    I was under the assumption that it was a...

    I was under the assumption that it was a combination:

    i) Secure funding sources - (for example you have by 120,000 USD towards the cost of the biological passport program)
    ii) Teams anti-doping...
  12. Thread: Dolans

    by fixedpip
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    As I was short on options and time, I went ahead...

    As I was short on options and time, I went ahead with a build based around the Dolan multi-cross frame and I have to say I'm really pleased with it.

    Frame finish is nice (aside from the weird...
  13. Thread: Dolans

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    Dolans

    Pretty new to cross and my current frame (an old Blue CX) didn't survived the first cross race I rode it in (got a huge crease in top tube).

    Am looking around for a decent budget-ish replacement...
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    They have dimensions on the soma website:...

    They have dimensions on the soma website:
    http://www.somafab.com/sad_okami.html
    150 x 272mm

    Also soma tends to have pretty responsive people on the end of their email address.
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    If a shop installed the cranks/BB for you then,...

    If a shop installed the cranks/BB for you then, yes I would take it back in. Never had a problem with Sugino75 stuff and always got a near perfect chainline (have switched away from the S75 BBs to...
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    I love Sugino 75s. Stiff, long lasting and...

    I love Sugino 75s. Stiff, long lasting and reliable. Whether they or the FSA track track pros are the better crank I'm not sure but my gut would take the 75s over the track pros just because I've...
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    It sounds like the Deda Pistas are going to be...

    It sounds like the Deda Pistas are going to be the winner (partly cause I like a fair amount of drop in my track bars)

    I also just noticed that Cinelli are now making OS track bars and from the...
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    Recommendations for oversize track bars?

    I'm looking around for some new oversize track bars. Was going to go with some IRD Superdrome/Soma Velodramas but damn those things are heavy (I know weight doesn't matter for the track really, but...
  19. RIH are a small Dutch (Amsterdam) outfit. They...

    RIH are a small Dutch (Amsterdam) outfit. They make really nice stuff.
    http://www.rihsportamsterdam.nl/

    Have built bikes for various national and olympic champions back in the day. Their shop is...
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    The main difference between the forks is that the...

    The main difference between the forks is that the track fork has a rake of 35mm and is not drilled for a brake, the road fork is 43mm rake and is drilled.

    The road fork I believe is more curved...
  21. Its tough. Wound-up are about the only company...

    Its tough. Wound-up are about the only company I've seen making 1" in track(ish) rakes.

    1" track forks still crop up on NOS/2nd hand, which is probably your best option, as frustrating as it is.
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    Do they have rental bikes at your local...

    Do they have rental bikes at your local velodrome? Thats the cheapest option and will give you a much better sense as to what you should be aiming for.
  23. Thread: Wabi Cycles

    by fixedpip
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    I think any Alu frame which doesn't have...

    I think any Alu frame which doesn't have reinforcing around the dropouts is a waste of money. Those track ends will look pretty bad in year or twos time. Its a pretty generic looking frame too, seems...
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    PCD (pitch-circle diameter) is quite common in...

    PCD (pitch-circle diameter) is quite common in the UK - its weird but folks use it.
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    Salsa, Gunnar, Surly and Soma make nice steel...

    Salsa, Gunnar, Surly and Soma make nice steel frames and bikes (not too sure which models have nice crowned forks but I know Soma do have some). Some are made in Taiwan but with nice riding qualities...
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