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    Quote Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
    Have you ever ridden a motorcycle/Scooter/modped
    Yes. All 3, when I lived in Bermuda.

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    Dear carleton,

    Will I ever be a beast like you???
    But really: I am 5'10. how beneficial would it be for me to go from 165mm arms to 170?

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    Depends on your leg length really and plus, some of the track riders are riding longer cranks nowaday.

    /carleton.

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    My inseam is 31

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    dear Carleton/bfssfg,

    what are your thoughts on a h+son track wheelsets, specifically this one?
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    Have a look here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-bike-frame-up

    There are benefits of different crank lenghts...but some benefits only manifest themselves if you are spinning really fast or need torque to ride a big gear for a long time. If you aren't racing, then just go with what is more comfortable.

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    informative post carleton. U da man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamfoh View Post
    dear Carleton/bfssfg,

    what are your thoughts on a h+son track wheelsets, specifically this one?
    Designed for "show", not "go". Designed a few years ago when the SSFG manufacturers were in a fight to build deeper and deeper aluminum rims. Aluminum because it's much less expensive than carbon...but cannot be made too thin, so you wind up with either a thin, unreliable rim, or a heavy one. This is also why there exists the Velocity B43.

    The H+Son rims that I've seen in person (unmounted) paled in comparison to Mavic rims that cost less. Not for me. My track rims are Velocity Deep V and Mavic Ellipse.

    I'm not familiar with the hubs, so no opinion there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenzSouljohnson View Post
    informative post carleton. U da man.
    Thanks!

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    Dear carelton,

    How often does this happen, And how did this happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
    Dear carelton,

    How often does this happen, And how did this happen?
    It's carleton not carelton :|

    It doesn't happen often (knock wood). I've never seen it happen during a standing start. I have seen chains break on 2 occasions during a race and a few drop from the chainring/cog, but in all of them no one was hurt. The breaks are said to be caused by user error either in adding pins back in or not fastening the master link properly. The drops are from either the wheel pulling forward during the race and the chain becoming too loose, or the chain tension was never set properly to begin with.

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    For a frame with track ends, does it make sense to have the chain be just long enough to get around the cog when the wheel is all the way into the track ends? Then only be able to remove the chain via master link. Is that a good idea or just too inconvenient?

    I'm asking because I have trouble putting on my wheel straight. But besides that, I was wondering if it would benefit/harm me in any way to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Designed for "show", not "go". Designed a few years ago when the SSFG manufacturers were in a fight to build deeper and deeper aluminum rims. Aluminum because it's much less expensive than carbon...but cannot be made too thin, so you wind up with either a thin, unreliable rim, or a heavy one. This is also why there exists the Velocity B43.

    The H+Son rims that I've seen in person (unmounted) paled in comparison to Mavic rims that cost less. Not for me. My track rims are Velocity Deep V and Mavic Ellipse.

    I'm not familiar with the hubs, so no opinion there.
    awesome. thanks. Yeah I have a pair of velocity~>formula deep Vs and a pair of b43s and was basically wondering if the h+son was an upgrade in a way that would justify the price increase (guess not ) of that over the b43 (okay with the weight increase). I saw some other forums trashing the h+son and remembered the wheel debate you and someone else got into recently and figured you were the man to ask. ty
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    dear ssfg/carleton/scrod,

    any first hand experience with all-city cranks?
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    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...2367c6838d3ffa These are the same ones, and cheaper and without the ugly branding.
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    I couldn't find any unbranded in 170 for cheaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamfoh View Post
    dear ssfg/carleton/scrod,

    any first hand experience with all-city cranks?
    I have 3 sets of Andels, which are the same thing except for the style of the chainrings. I've been extremely impressed with their quality, and for the price they can't be beat. I've got a Wabi Lightning on the way, and it also sports Andels. They are used on a lot of quality bikes like the Surly Steamroller and All-City Big Block. The chainrings are hard 7075 aluminum and extremely round, and the cranks are very stiff. I wouldn't hesitate to race on them.
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    ty very much TT
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    Dear Carleton, will my ex take me back, again? And could you turn down this heat, seriously.
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    there is a difference though because that extra weight will directly correlate with how many chicks huff your dongus.

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    Dear Carleton, what is your method for solving an inability to fall asleep?

    and vw look at what is different from last time she took you back and now and fix it. That usually helps, but alas I am not Carleton so he will probably have a better answer.
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    And all that skidding would make you pretty tyred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict View Post
    Dear Carleton, will my ex take me back, again? And could you turn down this heat, seriously.
    Need more info. Not sure if you are worth having back.

    I wish I could control the heat.

    Quote Originally Posted by docboyd View Post
    Dear Carleton, what is your method for solving an inability to fall asleep?

    and vw look at what is different from last time she took you back and now and fix it. That usually helps, but alas I am not Carleton so he will probably have a better answer.
    Turn on a narrative documentary on Netflix and close your eyes and imagine what's going on. You'll be sleep in 10 minutes. Netflix is best. No loud, energetic commercials to screw up the vibe.

    Narrative documentaries are essentially bedtime stories. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    I lived in Bermuda.
    Please tell me you have an accent

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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    Please tell me you have an accent

    Haha, no. The accent was weird. Sort of like a mix between British and Australian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Not sure if you are worth having back.
    nicely played........carleton=1, v dub=0
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    there is a difference though because that extra weight will directly correlate with how many chicks huff your dongus.

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    Dear Carleton,

    I am looking to buy some rollers in the near future. What do I need to look for in order to make an informed purchase? (suggestions are welcome as well)

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