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    new shape for the Corima 4 spoke, maybe to distinguish from the new FFWD 4 spoke? Also it seems there's more material at the center of the wheel.

    4 Spoke carbon wheel: The original monocoque wheel model - Carbon Wheels - CORIMA



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    Those are hot. I have to admit, in the absence of any convincing data, I went with 4-spoke because I like how they look better than 3 or 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Nice interview. I really like watching and racing keirin... but I can do without the aggro nascar stuff at 5:57.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMac View Post
    but I can do without the aggro nascar stuff at 5:57.
    That is japanese keirin

    thats not bad former or out of line- its how the race is raced there.

    in the words of my Moto Driver, a 60+ year old who attended Keirin School 45yrs ago and raced a season:
    "Japanese Keirin is a combination of Sprinting and Roller Derby- Olympic Keirin is a Short Scratch Race"

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    IMO, Corima somewhat copied Fast Forward's graphic color scheme. I like the FF 4 spoke but I do not need any more wheelsets.
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    I do like that the blades on the FFWD are shaped like an airfoil (and therefore unidirectional). I would like it even more if there were some wind tunnel data!

    It sounds like the Corima blades are as well: "The profile of the rim with the 2D concept and the shape of the spokes like a drop of water (leading edge and trailing edge) make it very aerodynamic."
    Last edited by VanceMac; 04-27-14 at 04:15 PM.

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    Regarding the speed suits on the winter olympics: Report: Yep, Under Armour's Suits Did Slow U.S. Speedskaters Down

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    For anyone looking to buy a high end sprint frame, it doesn't get any better/cheaper than this

    Brand New Koga Kimera Track Frameset Fixie BT Single Speed Velodrome | eBay

    it is a steal

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8bits View Post
    For anyone looking to buy a high end sprint frame, it doesn't get any better/cheaper than this

    Brand New Koga Kimera Track Frameset Fixie BT Single Speed Velodrome | eBay

    it is a steal
    I can't believe the guy hasn't sold out of them yet! They've been on the cheap for quite a while now.

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    Only size 57cm left - 547mm TT...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalai View Post
    Only size 57cm left - 547mm TT...
    if that's your size, what an awesome bike. (Dalai, how's the shoulder?)
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    Good price and I need a new bike, but too small. Also just got slugged a surprise additional $5,000 bill from the hospital so will be a while before I'll be getting a new frameset...

    Still in the sling for just under 4 more weeks before I see the surgeon again. Hopefully will then get the okay to ride the bike without being bolted to the trainer!
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    There used to be a better article on Campa Freak, but the site seems to have been taken down. I find the little story about Hubner snapping an NJS stem in front of organizers in an effort to let him use his custom setup really interesting; wish there was a photo/video.

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    Wouldn't stand a chance. Like bringing a knife to a laser cat fight.

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    This is reckless and terrifying....but thrilling too!


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    Funny little bit of evidence on how crappy USAC is. This is from their official guide on how to submit results


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    Funny little bit of evidence on how crappy USAC is. This is from their official guide on how to submit results


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    Maybe it's a database thing as opposed to a willful oversight of track racing. Like:

    - MTB and CX results are put into the MTB database system.
    - Road and Track results are put in the Road database system.
    - Collegiate road, track, cx, mtb, are all put into the Collegiate database system.

    * (Collegiate is very different. They even have their own Category system ("A" through "E" as opposed to "1" through "5"))

    I've spent a lot of time using that database as an end-user and I have a LONG list of gripes about it.

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    Just found this fun english-language guide to Japanese keirin:
    What is Keirin??keirin.jp ? A Guide to Keirin

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    Quote Originally Posted by zizou View Post
    This is reckless and terrifying....but thrilling too!

    hehehe

    looks like fun! me and a teammate caught the wheel of a dump truck a couple of weeks ago


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    don't get to contribute to this thread with content very often, but here's one-
    A guy on another forum was photographer for an even in Spain, asked if anyone had heard of a few Spanish ex-pros... among them some dude named Joan?

    I mentioned that yeah, I'd probably heard about him before.
    He gets back to me (much) later after the event with a couple "where are they now" photos here.

    Seems like all but the most famous ex-pros mostly drop out of view pretty quickly, especially trackies what with no TdF promo appearances and such.
    Looks like J-L is still lean and has reasonable taste in retro kit.
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    If it comes down to a field sprint, you probably won't win, so don't let it.

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    Details about the new indoor velodrome to be built in Queensland. This will be the 7th indoor timber velodrome in Australia! Now the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory will be the only 'states' still to be without an indoor track!

    Brisbane firm to design new Queensland State Velodrome
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    Thought this was pretty interesting. Strategies for Elimination Races / Strategies for Spring Racing (direct PDF link below):

    http://www.kenhart.com/track/Elimina...nd_Tactics.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoonrobot View Post
    Thought this was pretty interesting. Strategies for Elimination Races / Strategies for Spring Racing (direct PDF link below):

    http://www.kenhart.com/track/Elimina...nd_Tactics.pdf
    Perfect primer for beginners (and others). Would save a lot of people from the "wait, what just happened?!?" reactions in their first few Miss-n-Outs.

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