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Old 06-22-11, 09:38 PM   #576
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Congrats, man! 11.9 on spokes is smokin'. You'll be flying with the fast bits on!
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Old 06-25-11, 10:36 AM   #577
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nice bike carelton. one of the fastest guys at my local tracks rides the new tk2 with the sphynx bars and cometes, its a winning setup.

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2011 Langster Chrome, tubing is Reynolds 520. This bike is very responsive, great geometry for racing. (54c)

Nitto bars & stem, dura-ace cranks. Dura-ace high flange hubs & velocity deep v wheels (tubular).

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amount of seatpost tells me frame is too small, but seat slid forward tells me frame is too big...i is confused :/

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amount of seatpost tells me frame is too small, but seat slid forward tells me frame is too big...i is confused :/

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That is an incorrect way to make that assessment. Saddle fore/aft position is a way of fine tuning the seat tube angle.

If FordFasterr combined a really long seat post with a really long stem, then maybe it would be safe to assume the frame is too small. But with the relatively short reach, all we can infer from the setup is that he has long legs and a short torso. This bike would be suitable for a person with such dimensions.

The fact that the saddle is tilted down hints at it actually being too high.
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nice bike carelton. one of the fastest guys at my local tracks rides the new tk2 with the sphynx bars and cometes, its a winning setup.

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Im a little late to talk S on this one, but since you havent been to the track in a while I have to do it here. Eddie would beat every one on a big wheel, his hed 3s are just cool.
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That is an incorrect way to make that assessment. Saddle fore/aft position is a way of fine tuning the seat tube angle.

If FordFasterr combined a really long seat post with a really long stem, then maybe it would be safe to assume the frame is too small. But with the relatively short reach, all we can infer from the setup is that he has long legs and a short torso. This bike would be suitable for a person with such dimensions.

The fact that the saddle is tilted down hints at it actually being too high.
I'm aware, I was just doing the typical "i'm a professional online bike fitter" thing that this forum is known for, whatever works best for you. I ride a 56 with almost as much seatpost showing, but with a zero offset seatpost and a 90mm stem, long legs short torso, i get it.

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Im a little late to talk S on this one, but since you havent been to the track in a while I have to do it here. Eddie would beat every one on a big wheel, his hed 3s are just cool.
Exactly, I don't even know what he rides, thats how long its been. I've been trying, last thursday I was up in Minnesota for work, and the couple thursdays before that I didn't get off work until after track started. I don't think I have any conflicting plans this thursday, I should be able to make it kayce.

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Tribute to the squirrel I ran over at last Tuesday's practice. I hope this isn't a common thing that happens at outdoor tracks...
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Dude, your bike is just fine. It's actually very nice and something that you can definitely "grow into". I strongly recommend that you do not buy a carbon frame. Here are things you will need/want far sooner than another frame:

(I don't know what you have already, so forgive me if you have these)

- Chainwhip and lockring tool
- A complete kit of chainrings and cogs
- Speedometer
- Skinsuit
- Aero helmet
- A chain that won't stretch (stretched chains eat up your chainrings and cogs)
- Annual pass to the velodrome

Then the big money stuff:
- Coach
- Aero front wheel
- Read Disc
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Carleton,

Thank you very much for the list, it's very helpful and there are definitely a few thing on it that I still need to get!
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Thank you very much for the list, it's very helpful and there are definitely a few thing on it that I still need to get!
All of those things in that list will help make you faster than buying a carbon frame. PLUS, you can probably buy most, if not everything in the first list for what you would pay for a carbon frame
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Id add a really good 15mm wrench, a good set of allen keys, rollers, and a nice set of spoked wheels to complement your disc/trispoke combo. That is the order of importance on those things. I dont want to try to mix in Carleton's list to try and confuse things more. I bet you can figure it out, and prioritise as you see fit.


And I assume you have a set of drop bars and stem that you like for mass starts. Even if you dont think you will want to do mass starts eventually, they are more track time in a competitive enviroment, so for at least a few seasons Id recomend doing them.
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Again, thanks

Yes, I have drop bars. I've been trying to work up the nerve to try a mass start. They have some beginner ones around here on Friday's so I'll give that a shot soon I think! I can see how they'd be helpful in the grand scheme of things.
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Tribute to the squirrel I ran over at last Tuesday's practice. I hope this isn't a common thing that happens at outdoor tracks...
You're awesome.
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Old 07-14-11, 02:44 PM   #590
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Not a track bike, but I had the same idea for squirrel kills! The problem of squirrels running across the track was greatly diminished when I bought trash cans with lids for the velodrome. Subsequently people destroyed the lids and kicked in the trash cans. Now the squirrels are back with a vengeance because everyone down there is too good to empty the trash.


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My 2009 Cinelli Vigorelli in local velodrome. My first real track drops (Pro Vibe 7S/40 cm), the former bars were 44 cm Nitto Noodles, which I use when I ride this bike on road.



The saddle angle is a result of much fine-tuning

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Wrong forum. This forum and thread are for track racing, not fixed gear city bikes.

Consider posting it here: http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...amp-Fixed-Gear
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^What

My Cinelli is ridden regularly in velodrome (although I mainly race only against the clock). It's also used as a road bike, as I live in a flat area, and I don't want to invest my cents to a "proper" one with gears.

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Dude, your bike is just fine. It's actually very nice and something that you can definitely "grow into". I strongly recommend that you do not buy a carbon frame. Here are things you will need/want far sooner than another frame:

(I don't know what you have already, so forgive me if you have these)

- Chainwhip and lockring tool
- A complete kit of chainrings and cogs
- Speedometer
- Skinsuit
- Aero helmet
- A chain that won't stretch (stretched chains eat up your chainrings and cogs)
- Annual pass to the velodrome

Then the big money stuff:
- Coach
- Aero front wheel
- Read Disc
A chain that won't stretch?
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updated a few things on the GT pulse

New post/seat thomson elite/flite max
new bars 39cm b123-aa
and things you can't see
Front hub is now a chris king BMX bolt on hub
and bottom bracket is Chris King now with the new ceramic king bearings!!! So much smooth.

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Some chains stretch more than others.
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Just got myself a new Felt TK2, really happy with it so far but will be changing the bars as i dont like them. Possibly going to get Easton delta force carbons
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