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Get ready to hurt......

Get ready to hurt......
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Most of us up here (north of the boarder) are...

Most of us up here (north of the boarder) are running Conti Tempo's. They are a light tire for sure but are a bit tougher than the Vittoria and usualy cheaper in my experience. The Tufo is a tough...
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Any high quality hub will produce a fast wheel,...

Any high quality hub will produce a fast wheel, provided the builder is good. Get yourself some Velocity Pro Elite rims too. Cheap, and very strong / stiff. 32 or 36 spoke. 3 cross both wheels. The...
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Theres a reason most mechanics wont put anyone on...

Theres a reason most mechanics wont put anyone on FSA..... Fuc#ed, Stuck, and abandoned!

Th FSA track cranks arent that heavy witch is nice but they are flexy pieces of garbage. The ISIS BB that...
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Too many people use the idea of aero equipment as...

Too many people use the idea of aero equipment as a crutch for going faster. Maby in a pusuit this works but If your a kilo rider you probably spend a fair amount of time in your areo bars. In the...
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Watch when you by ABEC bearings. Your dealing...

Watch when you by ABEC bearings. Your dealing with a slightly flawed rating system and its also used as a name too many times. As far as bicycle hubs go a nicer set of bearings should cost you no...
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I agree with you 100%, so much so that if you...

I agree with you 100%, so much so that if you measured my saddle height you would see its lower for that same reason. Maby I could have been a little more specific however. Leg speed at that RPM is a...
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Posted By CafeRacer

That would make sence! Sorry I assumed you were a...

That would make sence! Sorry I assumed you were a sprinter.
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That effing rediculous. 100kpmh on 85"! ...

That effing rediculous. 100kpmh on 85"!

Somone above was talking about how they used to train on a spin bike with the seat lowered so the leg had les extension and you could rev really high....
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Why phase out the weights? Most guys stay in the...

Why phase out the weights? Most guys stay in the gym at least 2 days a week unless there is an event 10-12 days out. You can drop the volume and do shorter sets saving you some energy for other...
02-25-09, 10:21 PM
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I will vouch for the quality of Profiles product...

I will vouch for the quality of Profiles product coming from BMX racing. And their track hubs are super sweet outside of the fact that the chainline is differant from 99% of track hubs and unless im...
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It didnt matter in the end because Chris hung him...

It didnt matter in the end because Chris hung him up long enough for him to fade a little and he won.
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Kissena to the best of my brains does have...

Kissena to the best of my brains does have clinics and weekely stuctured training nights. All that info should be on their web page.

When in doubt if your new to bike racing and training aswell as...
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If your a sprinter 210 is fairly attainable on...

If your a sprinter 210 is fairly attainable on rollers or on the track behind a motor. Coming off a big hill you can train the legs to go even faster.

The upgrades to the Rabbit work perfectly,...
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Wow, with some of that info you should try and...

Wow, with some of that info you should try and dig back and research the club a bit. You might be able find some of the old owners of those bikes. Restoring bikes that old to new looking and...
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Thats a pretty cool program but it doesnt go high...

Thats a pretty cool program but it doesnt go high enough. I need somthing that goes up past 200 RPM
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Posted By CafeRacer

Gear Inch Calculator

I need a gear inch calculater that also tells me speed for a specific RPM. The one on fixedgearfever.com works awesome but doesnt go high enough. There used to be a really good one online but I cant...
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Looks like somone might have owned a bike shop at...

Looks like somone might have owned a bike shop at one time of another. That would be a seriously cool place to root throu if your a bike nerd or mechanic. Who ever found that **** should get to the...
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How about you get a wheel that was designed for...

How about you get a wheel that was designed for track and you wont have to use a ****ty adaptor?? I dont think its dangerous or anything but It certainly makes it a pain in the ass when 99% or track...
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Can anyone provide a link to the Paul Rogers...

Can anyone provide a link to the Paul Rogers (AIS) artical. The link above doesnt work anymore.

cheers
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Posted By CafeRacer

IF that track is 142meters it will be closer to...

IF that track is 142meters it will be closer to 50 degrees in the banking not 40. Forest City Velodrome is 138meters and has 50 degree "walls". Alot of people knock the smaller tracks but any good...
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For a first go at it thats not a bad time at all!...

For a first go at it thats not a bad time at all! I've only ever done 2 pursuit's in my life. I did a 4 km a couple years ago because it was part of an omnium (5:05 I think) and a 3km last winter as...
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A bigger gear on rollers may not do much for...

A bigger gear on rollers may not do much for resistance....... and in my experience if you use a massive gear and rev it up very very fast your rollers are only bouncing on the floor but the band can...
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Rollers offer no resistance so your able to...

Rollers offer no resistance so your able to develop sick leg speed. Thats mostly nural. I would start doing your intervals on a trainer with some resistance so you can start to develop power. Mid...
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The artical the Aussie Gym coach put out was a...

The artical the Aussie Gym coach put out was a great read yes, but its nothing special. Alot of it also pertains to athletes who are very acomplished weight lifters. Not newbies. Theres also alot of...
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Posted By CafeRacer

Put a hamer thru it and buy a new one! Old discs...

Put a hamer thru it and buy a new one! Old discs are not fast.........
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Not in my books...... Most club level or weekend...

Not in my books...... Most club level or weekend racers in the mass start ranks tend to stick in the high 80's to low 90's for gearing. At a club level sprint night the gearing may stay that way but...
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If you've ever ridden a set of Mavic wheels with...

If you've ever ridden a set of Mavic wheels with good tires on them youd understand why most of the racers have them. Not the lightest things around but very still and extremly fast.
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That was a cool video clip of Jason Kenny!

That was a cool video clip of Jason Kenny!
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Posted By CafeRacer

Ive seen this sorta thing twice. I watched somone...

Ive seen this sorta thing twice. I watched somone in front of me in a match sprint grab his front tire to slow down and get behind me. Ive also managed to accidentaly lock my wheel up for a breif...
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I've done that before. I recomend using an I pod...

I've done that before. I recomend using an I pod as the sound of the tire dragging gets old real quick!

makes you strong tho.
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Posted By CafeRacer

www.truenorthcycles.com

www.truenorthcycles.com
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You can do leg speed work on rollers or a turbo...

You can do leg speed work on rollers or a turbo but its not as good as doing it on a track, or coming off of a big hill onto a long flat. Preferably where there is no risk of hitting a car. Anyone...
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Gearing is pretty much restricted to the strenth...

Gearing is pretty much restricted to the strenth you have. If you cant squat 405 chances are you wont do very well sprinting on a 96-98" gear. The problem with alot of sprinters in the amature ranks...
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There was a study done by the Aussies, I dont...

There was a study done by the Aussies, I dont know if it was in the Westy era or by Barras but it indicated that the shortness of crank isnt going to give you a better spin at all. Espessialy if you...
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Posted By CafeRacer

In a flying 200 you want to use a gear that you...

In a flying 200 you want to use a gear that you can make one hell of an acceleration on towards the timing line. Most guys average 150-155 RPM over the 200m but more often or not hit a very high peak...
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Posted By CafeRacer

A flying 200 is not about suffering at all. If...

A flying 200 is not about suffering at all. If your suffering in a 200 you arent fit. A kilo is the race to hurt in.


Sounds like the origonal poster needs to put in a serious amount of fitness....
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Yes as a matter of fact I have beaten him a...

Yes as a matter of fact I have beaten him a couple of times. But it was in training and it came down to using my brain a little not just relying on speed. So it was worth nothing.
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I feel that this picture has a place here...........

I feel that this picture has a place here........ Kiritchenco was a beast!

http://www2.ijs.si/~mleskovar/kiritch1_2.jpg


I usualy make fun of my boss for riding a "funny bike" back in the...
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I disagree with any and all comments that fixed...

I disagree with any and all comments that fixed geared bikes are hard on the knees. The only time a fixed gear bike is hard on your knee is if you crash the thing, or like on ANY bicycle are poorly...
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Dont be fooled into thinking that everyone is...

Dont be fooled into thinking that everyone is riding gears that big because 2 or 3 are. You still need to train the 3 fundamentals of track sprinting - speed, strenth, endurance. Alot of people argue...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-08, 02:29 PM
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Posted By CafeRacer

IN recent years orginizers and the NJS...

IN recent years orginizers and the NJS association are starting to permit more common cycling shoes over the old school track styles like those ones. In the same breath NJS will probably never allow...
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Yet both Tuen Multer and Tim Veldt have the same...

Yet both Tuen Multer and Tim Veldt have the same bike.........
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Buddy... take a deep breath, loosen your belt and...

Buddy... take a deep breath, loosen your belt and relax. Im the one who's the 'NJS' hate all most places. It was a legit question in whitch you have flamed moi for asking. If you dont understand the...
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Posted By CafeRacer

a $1,000,000 bicycle that was crashed in its...

a $1,000,000 bicycle that was crashed in its first race!
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The reason I asked if their stamped is beacause...

The reason I asked if their stamped is beacause thats a sign that they are the real deal and not a cheap ass version. My old ones were stamped. I think people who seek NJS for the sake of having...
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Posted By CafeRacer

Sugino 75

You can buy from various distributers, including one in Canada annodized versions of these crank arms. Does anyone know for fact that they are identical arms, comlete with stamping or are they a...
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You can save yourself alot of money and build up...

You can save yourself alot of money and build up a set of very nice spoked wheels that can be as fast or faster than a set of discs for normal human beings. Considering riders would go 10.4 on spokes...
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If you look at what racers in the old days ran it...

If you look at what racers in the old days ran it wasnt fast disc aero wheels. It was high flange hubs with box section tubular rims and 36 spokes. Not a very fast wheel on its own. When the...
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Posted By CafeRacer

leg speed with no resistance and leg speed on the...

leg speed with no resistance and leg speed on the move are two differant things. Most sprinters can rev over 180 no issue when behind or coming off a motor. On rollers 200 RPM is also very...
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