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Posted By carleton

lol If/when it becomes a big enough problem,...

lol

If/when it becomes a big enough problem, it will run the core players away. I've watched it happen in gaming circles when the cheats/exploits become rampant and the core player base abandons...
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Posted By carleton

topflightpro , the bike was the cause of my back...

topflightpro , the bike was the cause of my back problems. Being hunched over and pushing stress across my lower back made it unhappy.

Training 100% on bikes (road, track, and spin) for a season...
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Posted By carleton

A properly fitting, adequately stiff steel bike...

A properly fitting, adequately stiff steel bike with:

Modern bars
Quality cranks
Quality pedals
"808"-style wheels or disc + "808"


Would be "fast enough" to take any rider right up to...
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Posted By carleton

itturriko, understand that you will probably...

itturriko, understand that you will probably choose a frame that isn't the best size for you as your first frame. This is a common mistake.

I suggest don't spend a lot of money on your first few...
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Posted By carleton

Probably sponsorship. The wheels are more...

Probably sponsorship.

The wheels are more alike than different. But, if a company is willing to give you cash and free wheels, that helps a team a lot.

That concept is at the heart of sports...
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Posted By carleton

I suspect that 1/8” chains exist only because...

I suspect that 1/8” chains exist only because 1/8” chainrings exist. They’re identical to sibling 3/32” chains only with longer pins and wider rollers. Longer pins should actually prove to be...
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Posted By carleton

That rim depth and layup pattern looks like a...

That rim depth and layup pattern looks like a Zipp 808. My money would be on it being a Zipp wheel. Note the 6 equal-length panels of carbon fiber around the rim. I've only noticed that on Zipp...
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Posted By carleton

Baby Puke , I just rode my spin bike and noticed...

Baby Puke , I just rode my spin bike and noticed that I have my bars adjusted high as hell. Like damn near Beach Cruiser height. My back is in a very comfortable position and I'm still getting the...
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Posted By carleton

Update: My "Track Cycling Stopwatch for...

Update:

My "Track Cycling Stopwatch for iPad" is now available again. I updated the code to work for iOS 13 which caused crashes. For what it's worth, the app worked fine, but some of the code...
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Posted By carleton

Here's the real test of if the new LOOK pedal is...

Here's the real test of if the new LOOK pedal is appropriate for Sprinting: See if any of the French Sprinters use it without straps.

(And even if they did, my comment about shoes still stands....
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Posted By carleton

"Get better shoes" is a BS answer. I...

"Get better shoes" is a BS answer.

I couldn't figure out how they worked until I read your comment. This is no different that the Kewin Track Pedal that was around about 10 years or more ago...and...
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Posted By carleton

Some people treat the Kilo as a fitness test of...

Some people treat the Kilo as a fitness test of sorts. They do it maybe once or twice a year at a local event or whatnot. You'll never see your best possible time that way.

In general, the Kilo...
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Posted By carleton

This super fast decay of speed explains why...

This super fast decay of speed explains why people can ride a PB flying 200 at Nationals, then 2-3 weeks later ride a terrible time.

The concept is called “Periodization”.

It’s not the...
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Posted By carleton

Exactly. Coincidentally, that’s also that’s...

Exactly.

Coincidentally, that’s also that’s the order of how long gains in those areas lasts. Meaning: Strength lasts longer than Power which lasts longer than Speed which lasts longer than Speed...
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Posted By carleton

Happy New Year! And I wish you all the best on...

Happy New Year! And I wish you all the best on the season to come.
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Posted By carleton

Yup. The sled is heavy. If you look carefully,...

Yup. The sled is heavy. If you look carefully, you might notice the weight of the sled on a sticker somewhere. I've seen that sticker about 1/2 the time on sleds over the years. If you can't find...
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Posted By carleton

Real talk, you could probably buy a set of 34cm...

Real talk, you could probably buy a set of 34cm chromoly Nittos, have them professionally bent to 30cm, sandblasted, and re-chromed for less than $500 total. Maybe closer to $300.

Also, they...
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Posted By carleton

I think Stages is covered here:...

I think Stages is covered here: https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/1050834-training-racing-power-meters-other-computers.html

Basically, Stages is designed for...
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Views: 10,911
Posted By carleton

FYI: You can get replacement washers directly...

FYI: You can get replacement washers directly from LOOK USA...or Felt. The felt adjustable stem for the TK1/FRD uses washers that are the same size (when last I checked).

You should be able to...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, my DA 7600 hubs were nice when new. But,...

Yeah, my DA 7600 hubs were nice when new. But, they require maintenance and tuning after a couple of years. When they get a lot of miles on them or the grip nuts get mashed-down, the tolerances get...
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Posted By carleton

This is probably mentioned in the thread: (Not...

This is probably mentioned in the thread: (Not sure what your schedule is like, but)
- Frequent the track as often as possible. Even if you aren't training or racing. You'll learn a lot by watching...
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Posted By carleton

To add a dose of reality... If you are a...

To add a dose of reality...

If you are a sprinter, just about all of your training will be maximal. The variation will be in volume. The intensity will be maximum.

If you are an all-arounder or...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah. The Cinelli Alter ...

Yeah. The Cinelli Alter

https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7742/18005501560_cd735891cb_b.jpg
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3618/3495792017_b77a9fe4ae_b.jpg

They also had pinup panels availale...
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Posted By carleton

Believe me, that's happened to me. Come to...

Believe me, that's happened to me.

Come to find out, regression testing horror stories aren't the popular first date conversation as I thought it would be :foo:



Yeah, I think 125 is the...
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Posted By carleton

Should all public services be crowd-funded? ...

Should all public services be crowd-funded? Should we start a gofundme for trash pickup and animal control? :roflmao2:



lol...do you even know why tracks require certification? It's not to...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah most tracks have a kids program, but they...

Yeah most tracks have a kids program, but they are usually kids from the immediate neighborhood or children of adult racers. And most of those kids drift away from the sport for one reason or...
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Posted By carleton

On a related note, I've done a lot of analysis of...

On a related note, I've done a lot of analysis of MLB over the years. The result of this system is a revolving door of players that are all but disposable, thus making the idea of "going pro" not...
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Posted By carleton

That sounds reasonable. I'm not...

That sounds reasonable.




I'm not that familiar with options anymore. Sorry.

Fifty Point One makes some nice options, but they might be out of your price range. The Hoy Bikes Fiorenzuola...
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Posted By carleton

1: Do in the gym what you cannot do elsewhere....

1: Do in the gym what you cannot do elsewhere. Otherwise, why bother?

2: Velocity meters in the gym when doing maximal efforts will simply be fatigue meters. Basically, "I usually move the bar at...
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Posted By carleton

I'm glad that you are seeing results. Just...

I'm glad that you are seeing results.

Just know that using race results isn't a good way to determine if you are faster or slower. How you place depends on who showed up that day and how they...
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Posted By carleton

Morelock, so are you just holding on to, "Anyone...

Morelock, so are you just holding on to, "Anyone not using aerobars in the 500M is doing it wrong." at this point?
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Posted By carleton

It makes sense. Sounds like fun.

It makes sense. Sounds like fun.
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Posted By carleton

Yeah. Mass start and sprint track racing...

Yeah.

Mass start and sprint track racing require superior bike handling skills. At the highest levels, pack speeds are 30MPH/48KPH and sprint speeds are over 40MPH/65KPH...all while being inches...
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Posted By carleton

Great stuff. One way to frame what you are...

Great stuff.

One way to frame what you are doing is to consider your weekly races "Practice Races". The veteran racers at DLV called them that and, at first, I didn't understand. I was like,...
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Posted By carleton

ROTOR "3D" or "ALDHU" or "whatevername" cranks...

ROTOR "3D" or "ALDHU" or "whatevername" cranks used to come in 150mm, 155mm, 160mm, 165mm, 170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm sizes.

Their website is jacked up now. So, I'm not sure what their offerings are....
08-29-06, 04:08 PM
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Posted By carleton

You want to know something that's REALLY messed...

You want to know something that's REALLY messed up? I can't name 5 ex girlfriends but I can name every bike that I've ever owned. Wow.

Schwinn Bananna Seat
Schwinn Sting Ray
Sears BMX
Redline...
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