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Fancy a Planet X Koichi San II? :lol:

Fancy a Planet X Koichi San II? :lol:
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I found it really strange at the time, because he...

I found it really strange at the time, because he was hyping it up and mentioning looking forward to his involvement. Then the week of the competition he went radio silent.
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If anyone out there wanted to dispose of one let...

If anyone out there wanted to dispose of one let me know.... UK :)
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What you have described sounds very much like...

What you have described sounds very much like Adam Hansen the road cyclists custom carbon shoes...I wonder if he's started making them for other cyclists now...
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Or you can catch them not paying enough attention...

Or you can catch them not paying enough attention and get a big enough gap. This was done to me in my first ever competition, the gap was big enough by the time I cottoned on that it was game over.
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Link British Track Champs live on FB

Link

British Track Champs live on FB
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I noticed in the press release how precisely they...

I noticed in the press release how precisely they mentioned the disc element of it...leading me to think that for bunch racing and sprint it would be an alternative supplier providing the 5 spoke...
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I would dispute that being balanced.

I would dispute that being balanced.
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I've got this on my bike. Really like it, hard to...

I've got this on my bike. Really like it, hard to find fault with it
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Add to this, going mid 20 in my first attempt at...

Add to this, going mid 20 in my first attempt at man one in TS in competition after spending 3-4 weeks training for it.

Plenty wrong that could have been corrected:
- forgot about foam blocks,...
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Here's the link to it...

Here's the link to it (http://blog.fairwheelbikes.com/reviews-and-testing/stem-review/)
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A fair point, unfortunately there is a picture...

A fair point, unfortunately there is a picture evidence and you can genuinely see it contorting. It's not that surprising, it was like a £15 own brand stem genuinely just bought for fit testing.
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Stiff stem recommendations? Realised during a...

Stiff stem recommendations? Realised during a standing start yesterday that I really need to replace the cheap one I was using to dial in my position...
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"Free replacements for life. If your straps wear...

"Free replacements for life. If your straps wear out, we’ll replace them for you at no charge!"

That's a bold promise with the abuse they take...
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I saw someone at a meet recently with these...

I saw someone at a meet recently with these abominations and couldn't believe how bad they looked to use. They genuinely looked like shiny black gardening gloves.

In terms of straps, I have a...
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I would guess that it's largely a historical...

I would guess that it's largely a historical issue. Cycling isn't the greatest at promoting itself at the lower echelons of the sport, so it tends to be word of mouth...so if it's largely populated...
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The good Second kid born. Back doing proper...

The good
Second kid born.
Back doing proper lifting in the gym again

The bad
Entire year pretty much written off due to second kid (both are under 3), so just been trying to maintain what...
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Willing to give anything a try :)

Willing to give anything a try :)
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I have a similar issue to this and can't seem to...

I have a similar issue to this and can't seem to find help anywhere. I start skipping my back wheel around revs 3-7, it settles down into turn 1 of the 250m track then does it again as I exit turn 2...
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I have literally zero interest in the topic on a...

I have literally zero interest in the topic on a personal level. It could be best measured by the word "Meh".

But. You seem to be very upset at the idea of people discussion your situation and...
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Was there the day that pic was took...I remember...

Was there the day that pic was took...I remember seeing his chainring and letting out a chuckle at the madness when you see it in person. It's ENORMOUS.
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Could always do it in JavaScript and deploy it...

Could always do it in JavaScript and deploy it with one of those wrapper packaging apps that deploy it to ios/android/windows like PhoneGap or similar.
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You keep mentioning the mod...but you don't tell...

You keep mentioning the mod...but you don't tell us what it is? ;)
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Having learnt the hard way, I'm very much of the...

Having learnt the hard way, I'm very much of the opinion that once you have your first bike and start to understand what you actually want from your perfect machine....buy once.

What I mean by...
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Fair enough. Look was a fairly obvious omission...

Fair enough. Look was a fairly obvious omission actually. I only mention Dolan due to the DF4 being fairly common at every decent level except the elite really.
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Apparently they have/had a few brands on their...

Apparently they have/had a few brands on their shortlist. Do we think this is because there isn't much difference in the performance between the bikes of these suppliers? Or are they expecting/hoping...
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Last update I saw was that further surgery would...

Last update I saw was that further surgery would be required and that she's in a coma. I would guess that is induced, but don't really know that.

Sad times.
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Sad news today. Ivor Reid, a real stalwart of the...

Sad news today. Ivor Reid, a real stalwart of the Scottish and international masters cycling scene has passed away. Saw him looking fit at a training session not so long ago, quite the shock.
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Cairn Velo (http://www.cairnvelo.co.uk) Just...

Cairn Velo (http://www.cairnvelo.co.uk)

Just spotted a new Scottish bike brand doing custom (geometry and design) bikes.

With all the chat about custom in here might be worth looking at,...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Those really look like road bars to be honest....

Those really look like road bars to be honest. They also only comes in 40cm width. seems an odd choice by Alpina
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Yeah I spotted this earlier and was really...

Yeah I spotted this earlier and was really impressed. It's a great touch.
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Yeah it's the Kochi San II. From what I could...

Yeah it's the Kochi San II. From what I could deduce it's basically their attempt at a Cervelo clone.

The lairy paintjob is because it was a good deal on an ex team frame that I picked up from...
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Finally got her pretty for a picture.

Finally got her pretty for a picture.
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I've always been curious about this, but does UCI...

I've always been curious about this, but does UCI approval require a geometry and size?

I ask this because it seems really crazy asking pros who could be riding bikes with custom geometries to...
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At the elite level removing seeding and doing a...

At the elite level removing seeding and doing a random allocation for the rounds would go a long way. Riders would then only put in enough effort that they think will get them into the top 16 (or...
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100% to this. I find it amazing that I only...

100% to this.

I find it amazing that I only found out about my local track league last year after going to the velodrome for nearly a year beforehand just doing drop in sessions. It took one guy...
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Was at a talk given by him in the later half of...

Was at a talk given by him in the later half of 2017 and he was a delight to listen to.

He has a rather manic train of thought, it's exhausting trying to keep up with him as he jumps from idea to...
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Oh 100%. My question was more weighted towards...

Oh 100%. My question was more weighted towards the Ukraine rider on the open mould frame
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Are those frames UCI approved or is that not a...

Are those frames UCI approved or is that not a thing in track racing?
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100%, I've started swearing by this recently....

100%, I've started swearing by this recently. Basically grippy bar tape with no padding.
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There’s a settings menu where you choose the...

There’s a settings menu where you choose the Timestamp layout and accuracy.
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On this I have been using an app called Timestamp...

On this I have been using an app called Timestamp Camera for iOS that overlays the timestamp on the video itself, meaning you can check it on the phone itself (goes down to milliseconds so no issues...
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You may have a point generally...but on a forum...

You may have a point generally...but on a forum which literally subdivides everything into sub forums I think it's ok to point out that it's 100% in the wrong place.
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A very good question. Will see f I can find any...

A very good question. Will see f I can find any pictures to check
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This could be a fair point actually. I have...

This could be a fair point actually. I have recently just went up to a 56-57 TT frame (only 5’8”) but it is much lower stack than my previous frame so you may be on to something there
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I know of a guy in England who placed in a lower...

I know of a guy in England who placed in a lower group than me in my first event who has sponsors coming from all over the place (and I have no real explanation for why, self promotion FTW? He has an...
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Thanks for this 👍

Thanks for this 👍
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Rear wheel skipping

I’ve got an issue with standing starts where my rear wheel is bouncing up and skipping as I drive over the first half lap. Looking for ideas for reasons why. I know without video it’s hard to give...
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Is it possibly just Izumi chains in general are...

Is it possibly just Izumi chains in general are noisy?

My ECO runs like a dream but there's no hiding it's noticeably noisier than the gold KMC it replaced
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I would imagine if you created an account system...

I would imagine if you created an account system for uploading to the database and tight validation you could tie it down and not have to worry about folk breaking it.

On a side note, I'd be...
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