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    Thanks for this, Velocirapture. I'm a guy who...

    Thanks for this, Velocirapture.

    I'm a guy who back in the (early) 90's believed in every little new gadget to come along and tried everything back then to address what at the time was a fairly...
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    OED: Etymology: < Old French trac (1440 in...

    OED: Etymology: < Old French trac (1440 in Hatzfeld and Darmesteter), traq, French trac: ulterior derivation uncertain, but generally thought to be from Germanic. Diez and Scheler would connect it...
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    Sweet, thanks for the advice. I'll post my...

    Sweet, thanks for the advice. I'll post my progress with this stuff in case it's of use to others who might have a similar issue.

    Interestingly, I did this little check...
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    Thanks, Minion1. Do you have a specific product...

    Thanks, Minion1. Do you have a specific product to recommend?

    Edits: how about these? http://www.bikefit.com/c-2-in-the-shoe.aspx
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    Already tried the bar tape under the arch method...

    Already tried the bar tape under the arch method and it seems to be a step in the right direction. Put a surprisingly big pile of tape in there before an effect was felt! Might just try some hard...
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    Minion1, thanks for the words. I do have both of...

    Minion1, thanks for the words. I do have both of those issues, R ankle collapsing and knee occasionally brushing top tube. RH ankle also occasionally feels like a pinched nerve is happening, and when...
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    Probably no room, already no socks! Will look...

    Probably no room, already no socks! Will look into the Bike fit wedges, thanks.
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    Insoles, wedges, etc?

    I'm finding there is something funky with my right foot/cleat/pedal interface. I have the feeling that I need an outboard tilt rather than having to address a leg length discrepancy. Has anyone dealt...
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    Bobby is super rad. I was privileged enough to...

    Bobby is super rad. I was privileged enough to ride team sprint with him at old guy nats just now, we're really sorry to lose him here at Hellyer! Bobby is a former national team rider and a total...
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    Yeah, the round seat tube was a key feature! I...

    Yeah, the round seat tube was a key feature! I think sizes right now are 52, 54, 56 and 58 but there is also a 60cm on the drawing boards from what I hear.
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    I should hip you all to the Dixie Flyer:...

    I should hip you all to the Dixie Flyer: https://www.facebook.com/DixieFlyerBicycles

    and

    Dixie Flyer Bicycles

    This is a US-designed Chinese built carbon bike that I believe comes in at about...
  12. In my opinion Marymoor was a very nice track to...

    In my opinion Marymoor was a very nice track to ride. The banking was appropriate to the length, so it was far easier to ride the lane at high speeds than it is at Hellyer, which has inadequate...
  13. Haha, Hida Yanra-- I got a beer on Saturday and...

    Haha, Hida Yanra-- I got a beer on Saturday and outfoxed you by sneaking it into the infield!
  14. Seems people are being shy, but I don't mind...

    Seems people are being shy, but I don't mind showing off: My team sprint squad of myself, Tim Montagne and Bobby Walthour IV came second in the 45-49 category. After the final team had ridden, the...
  15. People are constantly having issues with the...

    People are constantly having issues with the chainring bolts on the Omniums. DuraAce, Sugino or Campy.
  16. Quinn just won his kilo and I was 4th in mine...

    Quinn just won his kilo and I was 4th in mine yesterday
  17. Can we get a tally? Hard to know who's who with...

    Can we get a tally? Hard to know who's who with internet names and all. (Guilty)
  18. Re: Knee concerns– Best thing here is to make...

    Re: Knee concerns– Best thing here is to make sure your bike fits well, and in particular that your cleats are adjusted properly. I've had a funky knee for 20+ years and track cycling irritates it...
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    Are you asking about kilo race splits vs. times...

    Are you asking about kilo race splits vs. times taken on flying efforts in training? If so, I can't really answer that as I rarely have someone time my training efforts. If it's a stand alone flying...
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    The template above is what you have to cover in...

    The template above is what you have to cover in your training, and as Carleton says, it will change in different parts of the year. Early on, or in the off season, I've been doing more gym work, some...
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    Carleton is suggesting a good course of action...

    Carleton is suggesting a good course of action here. But you can get some meaningful training done on a track bike on the road, especially track specific workouts like starts and very short full-on...
  22. Plenty of big riders used the Shamal as a front...

    Plenty of big riders used the Shamal as a front wheel back in the day. It was the go-to wheel for sprinters for a while. Here's Chiappa riding one vs. Gane in 2000.
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    Sticky: Is Chiappa still the record holder there?

    Is Chiappa still the record holder there?
  24. Well it makes a ton of sense for it to be...

    Well it makes a ton of sense for it to be available in the US and blocked for countries that are in the commonwealth! Sorry guys
  25. I found a stream on YouTube that does not seem to...

    I found a stream on YouTube that does not seem to be geographically restricted:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBSh7xFuVyk
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