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    To All The Folks Who Complain About Flex

    To all the folks who complain about flex in their cranks and flex in their track bikes - if you have such damn powerful legs why aren't you tearing up the track circuit on a sponsored team with all the fancy high-end parts that go with sponsorship?

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    my legs are HUGE!

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    It doesn't take much strength to notice that some bikes have more give to them. Crappy bottom brackets flex some.

    Best of luck with getting that response you want.
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    You realize that you can flex a frame with your bare hands, right? Imagine how much it's going to flex when it's actually ridden, especially when a rider gets out of the saddle. You don't have to be Theo Bos to feel a bottle bracket flex on a ride.
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    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    You realize that you can flex a frame with your bare hands, right? Imagine how much it's going to flex when it's actually ridden, especially when a rider gets out of the saddle. You don't have to be Theo Bos to feel a bottle bracket flex on a ride.
    On a track bike?

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    Yeah, I could flex my old Tange Bridgestone just by pressing down on the frame. I could see the bike flex in front of my very eyes. In fact, I think I got the idea from another thread on this forum about frame flex.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    Reading this made me want to press down on my top tube. Yup, there's flex.

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    girl, fleeeeexx...time to have seeeex
    look how long you have de rude boy a wait
    girl, fleeeex...time to have seeex
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    frame flex is now officially called mad cobra

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    You CAN feel the flex when trackstanding only shifting the weight from a feet tho the other.

    I weight 85 kilos, when trackstanding my old Bottecchia steel road frame flexes a lot, my Dazzan vintage steel track flexes a bit, my Cinelli Alluminium hardly noticeable and my Kona steel MTB is a rock and doesn't move at all.
    First 3 bikes have vintage Campy track cranks ant the Kona shimano road cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    To all the folks who complain about flex in their cranks and flex in their track bikes - if you have such damn powerful legs why aren't you tearing up the track circuit on a sponsored team with all the fancy high-end parts that go with sponsorship?
    what has one thing to do with the other?

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    i too, can push down on a crank while just holding my bike and see it flex. who knows, metal flexing or tires flexing or rims flexing...but something is flexing. yes it's noticeable.

    OP, you're pretty dumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teiaperigosa View Post
    girl, fleeeeexx...time to have seeeex
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    girl, fleeeex...time to have seeex
    look how long you have de rude boy a..

    frame flex is now officially called mad cobra
    Best post in this thread.
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    If you want to know about TARCK BIKES, pm me.

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    you guys are just feeling your asses flexing

    do some ****ing squats and then get back to me
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    I can feel the frame flex on my commuter bike and I race on the track!

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    after reading this thread ... i realized that my legs are indeed quite large.

    i then contacted Look and Shimano, who then proceeded to offer me a full sponsorship to race under their names for the next up and coming track season.

    i'd like to thank the OP for bringing my own strength to my knowledge

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    I contacted Look and Penguins, who offered me a similar sponsorship to jdms mvp.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    i contacted everyones moms and i have been offered as many hot laps and miss and outs as i want. i'm gonna make some frames flex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teiaperigosa View Post
    girl, fleeeeexx...time to have seeeex
    look how long you have de rude boy a wait
    girl, fleeeex...time to have seeex
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    frame flex is now officially called mad cobra
    hahaha

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    mod please change thread title to To All THe Folks Who Complain About 'Mad Cobra'

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    Here comes the flex

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