What is the current preferred DA track hub? 7710? Has there been much innovation between the series?
Deat carleton, What are the Avg track tires? Im looking into new tires. and i have no clue where to start when it doesnt come down to puncture protection.
Hey Carleton, whatever happened to the boulder?
I am not the company I keep.
Carleton, what is your speed on the track if you are producing 2000 watts?
Max wattage usually comes during a standing start effort and actually around 125M (give or take) into a standing start effort. But the max speed comes several seconds later as a result of the acceleration. Also, the Flying 200M produces the highest max speeds, but not as much wattage as the standing effort. This is because the standing effort has the benefit of requiring more torque. Power is a function of Cadence and Torque. You can get more power by increasing torque (how hard you press on the pedal), cadence (how fast you move the pedal), or both.
I realized it was a dumb question as I was taking a shower just now and came back hoping to delete it before you got to it. For someone whose job title is "scientist" I can't remember my high school mechanical physics very well. Thanks.
Have you ever had a Voodoo Doughnut?
I can reach just under 40MPH from a standing start in about 250M...in less than 20"
Hopefully next year I can beat that.
I've rewrapped mine before.
carleton, Was your other tiemeyere chrome or polish? the luster on your pictures deceive me
Would you consider, say, a Leader 725 a good starting frameset for track racing?
^I remember seeing the leader 725/735 on a list of beginner track bikes in the track racing section.. So I would assume so because I don't remember carleton pointing them out specifically. Also, TejanoTrackie loved his Leader 721 and said he would take it out on the velodrome I believe a while ago. Could be wrong about that though.
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I originally posted about cramping in my calves, and I wanted to say thanks. I grabbed a couple electrolyte gels from my LBS and haven't had a problem with cramping since. Seems like I may just have to change my diet so I don't get out of control with these things (they are actually really tasty and I feel like I could eat them like candy haha). But now I have a second problem. I'm currently riding with DZR Clipless shoes, and some Crankbrother Candy 1 pedals and I've unclipped twice when slowing down from high speed. I wasn't skidding just "skip-checking" as I call it, so I don't twist my foot. Am I maybe exerting too much force on the pedals that they just unclip or is there another problem. The shoes, cleats, and pedals are all just about 6 months old so they aren't too worn down. Thanks in advance.
6 months of daily use could wear the cleat down. Not sure without having a look at both sides of your cleat though.