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FYI you are using accurate but non-standard...

FYI you are using accurate but non-standard calculation to come up with your gear inches. Most people do 27 * chainring/cog. You're using 26.X, which is the true diameter of the wheel. But most...
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i use White Lightning wax in a bottle. it's not...

i use White Lightning wax in a bottle. it's not super long lasting or anything - it sucks for road chains - but it's nice for a track chain because it's easy to apply and reapply, and it's super...
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it depends on a million factors. but a rule of...

it depends on a million factors. but a rule of thumb is that on the track a lot of people ride a little bit higher and further forward than their road bike, and with handlebars a little bit lower.
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Some type of shade - anything from a small canopy...

Some type of shade - anything from a small canopy to a stupid-looking floppy hat - is really useful if you're racing during the day at an outdoor velodrome. Especially in midsummer heat.

Some...
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I'd disagree with Carlton on some of these,...

I'd disagree with Carlton on some of these, particularly in classifying gear size with skill level. Cat 1/2 points races can be won on 88 or 90 inches. Basically, bigger is not necessarily better -...
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