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Just a couple thoughts here. First, zip ties...

Just a couple thoughts here.

First, zip ties are rated for about a 30-40 lb breaking strength, or up to 70 if you go with the T&B ones with the metal tongue and pick a larger size. The rating on...
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Toe clip ends are one of the basic ways to start...

Toe clip ends are one of the basic ways to start with a semi-engineered loop. Some Keos don't have a surface for the plate to rest on without interference, but you can scope this out ahead of time....
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Those of us who grew up with straps and toe clips...

Those of us who grew up with straps and toe clips got used to dealing with them without a second thought. It's mostly just practice. Wheel around for an hour on the apron or the infield circle and...
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There are several effective ways to mount straps...

There are several effective ways to mount straps on Speedplays. Not that it makes the most sense to me, but here are summaries of how you can do it:

1. Remove the butterfly flat-head bolt and use...
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Your approach depends on the pedals and cleats...

Your approach depends on the pedals and cleats you want to use.

I used to use DA 7400 pedals, and once upon a time used Campy Record track pedals with slotted cleats and toe straps. These systems...
10-12-12, 03:03 PM
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No offense intended here, but you seem to be...

No offense intended here, but you seem to be overreacting to numerous posts here in a way that isn't justified by what others are writing, and becoming very negative and insulting to them. This forum...
10-11-12, 03:44 PM
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Excuse me? A Brazilian? Or a bazillion? I'm...

Excuse me? A Brazilian? Or a bazillion? I'm trying to figure your comment out if it's the former. Sounds interesting, but obscure.
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The hub bolts on Phil Wood track hubs are 6 mm...

The hub bolts on Phil Wood track hubs are 6 mm allen key. And they are pretty small to fit properly into the ends of a Kurt Kinetic trainer. I ordered a pair of the "chrome domes" made for BMX. These...
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Decide where you (not the shop) want your rear...

Decide where you (not the shop) want your rear wheel to be positioned in the stayends -- definitely not hanging out the back and definitely not all the way at the front (because then you can't loosen...
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That's Sean Eadie, world sprint champion and...

That's Sean Eadie, world sprint champion and still a part-time coach for the Australian team. When he and Yves Tournant (French world sprint champion and wearer of a pretty big goatee at the time)...
10-11-12, 01:04 PM
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Nobody should be cranking a lockring on that...

Nobody should be cranking a lockring on that hard. The threading is reversed, so you just need to have it snug against the cog.

Sometimes lockrings do freeze, though at that point you likely have...
10-11-12, 12:53 PM
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What a weird thread. On chain tension,...

What a weird thread.

On chain tension, street riders tend to like their chains very tight both because they think it lets them skid faster and because they think they will drop a chain otherwise....
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You only mentioned the issue of brake heating, so...

You only mentioned the issue of brake heating, so your post wasn't clear. If that wasn't your original point. I'm glad you understand the forces on a clincher rim. Follow me?
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Umm, the issue isn't that you aren't heating the...

Umm, the issue isn't that you aren't heating the rim from braking. It's that, in contrast to a tubular rim, you have a thin aluminum sidewall sticking up with all that tire pressure forcing it...
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It's very dependent on the track. On one track...

It's very dependent on the track. On one track you can ride anything and never slip; on another only a few tires will keep you from slipping. Rather than exploring the subject here online, go to the...
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You have to have good adhesion on the track, and...

You have to have good adhesion on the track, and a 19mm (I actually think it's labeled a 20mm) is getting pretty skinny, especially on some tracks. Use the Supersonic 23mm tire on both front and...
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Exactly. It's like a four-lane freeway. From the...

Exactly. It's like a four-lane freeway. From the tops of the bankings you are up in the rafters, looking down at the stadium lighting. Crashes on that track are quite spectacular, in part because the...
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Moscow

Moscow
08-08-10, 07:30 PM
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Try making that point in Portland, OR. Then stand...

Try making that point in Portland, OR. Then stand back while I laugh.
08-08-10, 07:26 PM
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Discontinued, and there's been a persistent story...

Discontinued, and there's been a persistent story that they are being reintroduced because of such high interest in them.

Yes, they are pretty much unavailable unless you just spot one on...
08-08-10, 07:12 PM
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There are a bunch of issues here. The little...

There are a bunch of issues here. The little triangular piece that screws down over the toe clip comes in three varieties, two for steel clips (an early one with room for very thin tabs on the PD-64...
06-14-10, 08:33 PM
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I feel better now. I wasn't prepared to bid a...

I feel better now. I wasn't prepared to bid a cent over $6,500.
06-13-10, 11:09 PM
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Merckx TSX Century $7700??? 39 bids???

Can someone explain to me why this bike sold where it did? I've owned a couple Merckx frames from this same vintage and bought and sold a couple others. Is there something special about this frame?
...
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I would concur on several points. 1. Don't...

I would concur on several points.

1. Don't ride 19 mm tires.
2. Don't worry about double discs for now. When you have accumulated some prize winnings is the time to look at front discs. For most...
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Oops. Should have included Veloflex Records as...

Oops. Should have included Veloflex Records as well. Thanks for mentioning them. They have just enough extra rubber to act like an Evo Pista but with the longevity and puncture resistance. Extremely...
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I'd second BD's comments. For someone new to...

I'd second BD's comments. For someone new to track racing or even just new to track tubulars, I'd get the Steher or some good road tubulars such as the new Vittoria Evo Corsa CX II in all-black 21 mm...
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A few points: 1. Don't lower pressure on...

A few points:

1. Don't lower pressure on your tires on rollers. You can have a blowout on tubulars or a blowout plus popping the tire off the rim on clinchers. Consider how much the tire is being...
11-15-08, 07:48 PM
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They are really designed more to be waterproof....

They are really designed more to be waterproof. In 40 degree weather with rain, hood keeps your fingers from freezing in the rain. But they don't keep your hands warm in much cooler weather....
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Contact www.bike-central.com. They have various...

Contact www.bike-central.com. They have various pieces of keirin clothing in current versions (new stuff, that is) and can get you anything they don't have.
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Bullhorns are perfectly legal for 500m and 1000m...

Bullhorns are perfectly legal for 500m and 1000m time trials. For 500m time trials, many riders find that they don't do better with aero bars because the transition offsets any aerodynamic...
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Also available at www.businesscycles.com ...

Also available at

www.businesscycles.com

and

www.bike-central.com
04-01-08, 08:25 PM
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For Dura Ace (and most 110 mm hubs) the hub shell...

For Dura Ace (and most 110 mm hubs) the hub shell is identical between 120 and 110 mm versions. It's only the cones and lock nuts that are different (5 mm shorter on the 110 mm versions, adding up to...
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They're a bit heavy as Duck said, but also quite...

They're a bit heavy as Duck said, but also quite bulletproof and quite stiff. Good training tires if you want to train on clinchers. Good on the road. I do prefer tubulars on the track, even for...
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Well, he was on a Ducati at the time.

Well, he was on a Ducati at the time.
02-17-08, 12:45 PM
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Most rollers don't have the same bolt sizes, or...

Most rollers don't have the same bolt sizes, or even the same mounting systems. Unfortunately you're seeing why plastic in rollers isn't a good idea. I've even seen the plastic endcaps on Kreitlers...
02-17-08, 12:40 PM
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Another big plug for Bike Central. You can get...

Another big plug for Bike Central. You can get the current address and other info at www.bike-central.com. They are ex-messengers but Jen is also one of the top elite women track sprinters in the...
02-01-08, 11:17 AM
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For clinchers you do better to get a tube with a...

For clinchers you do better to get a tube with a longer valve stem (and it'll actually be cheaper). Just get a 50 or 63 mm valve stem, whatever you like in any correctly sized inner tube. Any decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-08, 01:20 PM
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Several of our riders have tried them alongside...

Several of our riders have tried them alongside Kreitlers and TruTrainers. Everyone has gone to TruTrainers. Check the Serotta forum for lots of commentary on the TruTrainers as well. They are still...
01-29-08, 01:14 PM
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I race track extensively and do a lot of workouts...

I race track extensively and do a lot of workouts with a track frame on a trainer. I've tried most of them and the one that really stands out is the 1-Up. It's beautifully made, compact, no hydraulic...
01-26-08, 12:31 PM
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I believe Park is referring to freewheel hubs. ...

I believe Park is referring to freewheel hubs.

There are clearly two contingents. The road fixie crowd tends to like very tight chain tension, the main argument being that they can track stand...
01-24-08, 12:37 PM
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Lots of hills and lots of wind. The wind means...

Lots of hills and lots of wind. The wind means you really do better finding a pack to ride in. The hills aren't so dramatic that you can't do it on a fixed, and there are plenty of fixies completing...
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There are plenty of really good, really stiff...

There are plenty of really good, really stiff track forks out there -- BT has one that isn't unreasonably priced. You can also get steel round-bladed forks or even have a tandem round-bladed fork...
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Those charts are notoriously inaccurate. Tire...

Those charts are notoriously inaccurate. Tire pressure, rider weight, temperature, etc. etc. all contribute hugely. Those numbers can be 30-40% off from what a calibrated SRM will show.
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High cadence with no resistance is quite...

High cadence with no resistance is quite different for your legs from high cadence with moderate resistance. When you're actually racing, you have to deal with high cadence with resistance....
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You didn't say whether the hubs were double-sided...

You didn't say whether the hubs were double-sided or single-fixed. If double-sided, you don't want to do any kind of asymmetrical lacing pattern on the rear because when you flip the wheel around,...
12-17-07, 11:35 AM
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Brakes usually squeal because they aren't toed in...

Brakes usually squeal because they aren't toed in properly. The front end of the brake pad needs to be slightly closer to the rim than the rear. Otherwise the rear grabs first and the vibration and...
12-17-07, 01:29 AM
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There are usually a few new old stock ones on...

There are usually a few new old stock ones on eBay at any point in time. You can also usually find the little pin-up cover plates to match (but be sure you get them in the length to match your stem...
12-11-07, 08:00 PM
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Negative advantage. The officials won't let you...

Negative advantage. The officials won't let you start a race with that bike. It doesn't meet UCI standards.
12-06-07, 03:27 PM
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On the track, the faster riders I know tend to...

On the track, the faster riders I know tend to train in a 48x16 or equivalent and are happy doing pacelines up to 32-33 mph. A couple of them that are world cup level will motorpace in that gear at...
12-06-07, 01:19 PM
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Tires don't matter; it's the rim that sets the...

Tires don't matter; it's the rim that sets the distance from the braking surface to the brake mounting hole.

Dia Compe has made long-reach (and also ultra-short reach) brakes for a long time. You...
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