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You should look into getting a job as a writer...

You should look into getting a job as a writer for the Simpsons.
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The Shamal was just a rebranded Gippieme 416. ...

The Shamal was just a rebranded Gippieme 416. Gippieme was Campagnolo's aluminum rim supplier for ages.



I totally agree with this. For outdoor tracks, there may be some data to support going...
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I'm with BP, except I haven't been training. ...

I'm with BP, except I haven't been training. Maybe we should start a self help group.
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just get a piece of 1"*1/8" flat stock. 2 feet...

just get a piece of 1"*1/8" flat stock. 2 feet long should do it. Drill 3 holes in the end just like on a regular chain whip. Attach appropriate bits of chain. Slip a nice thick rubber handlebar...
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Static vs dynamic loads are going to be dependant...

Static vs dynamic loads are going to be dependant on material. Handlebars don't really see a true dynamic load. Dynamic load is usually used to refer to shock loading, vs static being a fairly...
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Typically, any lockring will do, but it depends...

Typically, any lockring will do, but it depends on which hub you have, not which cog you have, as it is the hub that accepts the lockring, not the cog. Most hubs use the ISO standard, but there are...
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I just had this pop up on my FB feed, and...

I just had this pop up on my FB feed, and realized that rustymongrel and I live in the same city. Small world!
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Allowing athletes to compete as neutrals defeats...

Allowing athletes to compete as neutrals defeats the premise of athletes being accountable to their country, and a country being accountable to its athletes. The athletes and the federation are the...
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https://www.bikeradar.com/news/hope-lotus-hb-t/ ...

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/hope-lotus-hb-t/

New GB BIKE
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You'll be fine to just bolt them on. This is a...

You'll be fine to just bolt them on. This is a common occurrence with slotted cleats, as no two shoes have the EXACT same sole curvature.
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Not really. Instead of talking nerdy, they just...

Not really. Instead of talking nerdy, they just talk turdy and make things up by pulling numbers out of their asses.
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What track cycling needs is a WC series and a...

What track cycling needs is a WC series and a "ProTour"series.

WCs being national only, where trade team riders can compete for their national team, and points earned are kept by the National Fed....
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Makes it spectator friendly. It's 3.5 laps to a...

Makes it spectator friendly. It's 3.5 laps to a kilometer. It allowed kilos and match sprints to start on the back straight. This only works for odd km distance events. Even number km distance events...
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Posted By taras0000

Stay away from stradalli and similar frames. Most...

Stay away from stradalli and similar frames. Most are just hopped up fixies with bad geometry for mass start track racing. Your Dolan us a pretty rock solid frame (even if it doesn't excite you). I...
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A stem with rise is a stiffer set up than running...

A stem with rise is a stiffer set up than running a level stem with a stack of spacers. More direct, less material, fewer interfaces that allow flex.
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I disagree. Modern match sprinting is as xlose to...

I disagree. Modern match sprinting is as xlose to doing an F200 as it has ever been.

It's gone from using the fastest times to seed a cat and mouse game, to seeding rolling start drag races. The...
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Posted By taras0000

Tough to say but if you need to stretch out more,...

Tough to say but if you need to stretch out more, maybe 1cm forward will do it. You could gain a little more by rotating your hips forward, but it's probably unnecessary. Your opponent could use a...
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This is still a HUGE hold-over from the days when...

This is still a HUGE hold-over from the days when they used to say "buy a track bike that's one size smaller than your road bike". This advice, coupled with the seat advice you just mentioned makes...
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As his foot goes over TDC, he will shove his hips...

As his foot goes over TDC, he will shove his hips backwards over the bottom bracket. Ryan Bayley referred to the move as "like a monkey humping a tennis ball.
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Posted By taras0000

If you're training strength on the bike by...

If you're training strength on the bike by overgearing, just remember to do overspeed work as well, including in your race gear. This can be motorpaced "overtakes" (sprint past the bike), or find a...
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