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Old 02-03-14, 05:27 PM   #51
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beautiful tiemeyer. i had my chance to score one. i passed it up. i've been kickin myself since then...
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Old 02-04-14, 10:13 AM   #52
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Lookin' good!

Let us know if you need suggestions for pedals and wheelsets. I'd definitely get something that is threaded on both sides for cogs (commonly called "fixed/fixed") which will make gear changes easy between warmup and training/racing.
Thanks! Right now my thought is to get Shimano 105 pedals and and the Mavic Ellipse wheelset, even though those China Carbon wheeelsets look sweet. At the moment I'll only have one wheelset so they'll be pulling training and race duty.
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Old 02-04-14, 10:15 AM   #53
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beautiful tiemeyer. i had my chance to score one. i passed it up. i've been kickin myself since then...
Thank you! I can't wait to take it on the track (hard to do w/o wheels). My wife said we could mount it on the wall until it's ready.
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Old 02-04-14, 05:54 PM   #54
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Nagging minor injury has me frustrated, so trying to cheer up with a new build. Haven't ridden it yet, so sizing not dialed in. I had plans to paint it, and still might, but I don't mind the matte black... even if it is being done to death by dudes on their luxury/exotic cars.


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Old 02-05-14, 04:45 AM   #55
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Looks good VanceMac. Appreciate a review once you have ridden it a bit.
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Old 02-08-14, 09:55 AM   #56
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Koga FullProTrack 56cm

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Old 02-08-14, 10:26 AM   #57
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Good lookin' bike!
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Old 02-08-14, 03:37 PM   #58
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Just finished the road tt bike, stem is temp and will be replace with a Thomson when I get my fit dial in.
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Old 02-08-14, 04:38 PM   #59
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Nagging minor injury has me frustrated, so trying to cheer up with a new build. Haven't ridden it yet, so sizing not dialed in. I had plans to paint it, and still might, but I don't mind the matte black... even if it is being done to death by dudes on their luxury/exotic cars.

Nice! What frame is this?

My Tiemeyer is matte white. It's a smudge magnet



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Also, nice. I don't think I've ever seen one of these in person and rarely online. What's your impression of it?
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Looks like quite a few frames are starting to look like cervelo T4s.

I don't mind.
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Old 02-08-14, 09:26 PM   #61
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I got a few nice shots of my bike on its new wheels from Velomine when I went to the Forest City Velodrome this past January.



With my girlfriend's track bike.


The banking was ridiculous. Kissena's gonna feel dull after this.
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Old 02-08-14, 10:28 PM   #62
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Nice! What frame is this?

My Tiemeyer is matte white. It's a smudge magnet
Hong Fu FM-126... but you see it pop up lots of places. Veloforma is currently branding it (which is one of places it caught my eye, Zak K. is riding one). Two sessions in, feels very solid/stiff. Handling similar to my previous two (PX and Fuji TP), perhaps a tiny bit quicker/twitchier? 14.91 lbs as it sits in that photo (#irrelevant).
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Hong Fu FM-126... but you see it pop up lots of places. Veloforma is currently branding it (which is one of places it caught my eye, Zak K. is riding one). Two sessions in, feels very solid/stiff. Handling similar to my previous two (PX and Fuji TP), perhaps a tiny bit quicker/twitchier? 14.91 lbs as it sits in that photo (#irrelevant).
I thought it seemed familiar. Zack is really fast on his.

The different handling is probably due to the 72.5 deg head tube angle. The Planet X has a 75 degree head tube and the Fuji Track Pro has maybe 74 degrees.
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I thought it seemed familiar. Zack is really fast on his.

The different handling is probably due to the 72.5 deg head tube angle. The Planet X has a 75 degree head tube and the Fuji Track Pro has maybe 74 degrees.
that angle should make it Less Twitchy
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Yeah, that's why I phrased it so weakly. It is probably more just new bike phenomenon, not dialed in perfectly yet. And to be honest, the session today I didn't notice it like the first session. I retract the assessment until further review.
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that angle should make it Less Twitchy
Yeah, that's why I wrote "different handling".
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Nice! What frame is this?

My Tiemeyer is matte white. It's a smudge magnet





Also, nice. I don't think I've ever seen one of these in person and rarely online. What's your impression of it?
It's very stiff - and it's really direct in the handling (I'm using it on the road and in the cities) having some problems at the moment though. This week my bearings of my rear hub cracked - replaced them, and now my bottombracket is broken. It's not top of the line, the sram s300. But I have it for like 3 months now.. What's the best choice - omnium with miche chainring? Or maybe even rotor?

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Pic from the weekend track racing rocking my new wheels. Racing in 41C was not a lot of fun!
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Old 02-15-14, 09:43 AM   #70
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Nagging minor injury has me frustrated, so trying to cheer up with a new build. Haven't ridden it yet, so sizing not dialed in. I had plans to paint it, and still might, but I don't mind the matte black... even if it is being done to death by dudes on their luxury/exotic cars.

Did you get it at Hong Fu ? How much did the frame cost ?

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Old 02-15-14, 01:53 PM   #71
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Nice! How does it handle? I see it has a different fork than mine; might have a road fork offset (43-45mm). Or rather, maybe, same fork, but dropout cut towards the front of the fork leg rather than the back. The reason I ask about the handling is because I am thinking of putting on a road fork for use in a road time trial in late February. I'm curious how it handles. The road fork will change the trail from around 60mm to ~45mm, depending on the fork.

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took it to manchester velodrome for a shakedown yesterday, absolutely fantastic! Yet to get some aerobars to try on the road. Handling was sublime, including some evasive manouevres at 33mph when a beginner moved up right in front of me without looking!
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My bike in training mode, in training weather...

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Old 02-28-14, 01:41 AM   #73
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I got a few nice shots of my bike on its new wheels from Velomine when I went to the Forest City Velodrome this past January.


is.
Ha, thats me in the background on the right. Red cervelo



Edit nvm, I wasnt there, this looks like the MIT outing with scott
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Nagging minor injury has me frustrated, so trying to cheer up with a new build. Haven't ridden it yet, so sizing not dialed in. I had plans to paint it, and still might, but I don't mind the matte black... even if it is being done to death by dudes on their luxury/exotic cars.


This is outstanding.
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Old 03-15-14, 01:02 AM   #75
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The old bike (with me throwing it back and forth) and the new bike which just saw it's second day on the velodrome this week. My new bike looks a little too much like VanceMac's bike ... hmmm. Regardless I am looking forward to getting it out on the track more.



P.S. Hey how come mine are smaller than everyone else!?
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