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Hear, hear.

Hear, hear.
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I have the Alpina fork. I believe it comes in two...

I have the Alpina fork. I believe it comes in two versions - one with a hole for a brake, which is a 35mm rake, and one without the hole, which is a 30mm rake. I don't think thy do a 28 rake. Mine is...
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Here's my last workout to show you the warmup...

Here's my last workout to show you the warmup (which I do on a squat rack in my basement- this could drive people at a commercial gym insane as they wait for their turn):
-25lb Goblet squats*10 reps...
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I have had two herniated discs (L3/4; L4/5) and I...

I have had two herniated discs (L3/4; L4/5) and I can tell you that you should be just fine with cycling and weight training - but you'll need to be a bit patient with the cycling goals. Three months...
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[QUOTE=taras0000;20858071]I think this is the...

[QUOTE=taras0000;20858071]I think this is the post TDinBristol was referring to

That's the one! I've found that extremely useful in planning out workouts.
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Chris, I won't give you advice because I'm...

Chris,

I won't give you advice because I'm not a leading light here. But I'd refer you to a post done by Taras (probably a couple of years ago) that detailed "Layered Track Training" that I...
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FSA Wings work pretty well for me - nice for road...

FSA Wings work pretty well for me - nice for road riding but decent for standing starts.
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Just a quick observation/question after watching...

Just a quick observation/question after watching some of the World Cup over the weekend.
In both the Women's and Men's team sprint, teams failed because Rider 1 skidded the rear tire coming out of...
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"Don't steer" was the best single piece of advice...

"Don't steer" was the best single piece of advice I got when first learning the rollers. It's counterintuitive, but immediately solves problems.
The link below is a pretty good walk-through from...
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But what an incredible inspiration in her words,...

But what an incredible inspiration in her words, and her determination to accept this and make something of it. "My arms will be my legs." It won't surprise me if we see her winning the Boston...
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Your mean-spiritedness (and boastfulness) in this...

Your mean-spiritedness (and boastfulness) in this thread is rather remarkable. Carleton simply said "Ask a local," which strikes me as simple, tame advice. Taras seemed to add some useful detail. If...
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Strange that USAC is posting results for timed...

Strange that USAC is posting results for timed events with no times. A few years ago at masters nationals they even put up "audit trails" with half-lap splits. Does anyone know if the times for kilo,...
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Forgive me, everyone. Longtime rider with no...

Forgive me, everyone. Longtime rider with no palmares who rode a lot of track a long time ago, then didn't for several decades, then came back and am enjoying it thoroughly at a late age.
The...
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I did - worked fine with 165s and the generic...

I did - worked fine with 165s and the generic version of 7VRN. Pic here:
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MANAIA PISTA | T°RED BIKES - fhtn529.com...

MANAIA PISTA | T°RED BIKES - fhtn529.com (http://www.fhtn529.com/2016/10/16/manaia-pista-tred-bikes/)
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I've used the tacx (blue) tire and it works...

I've used the tacx (blue) tire and it works great. Spray some CRC 05350 fanbelt conditioner on it and it works even better. As you said earlier, it's a chore to get it over the rim. I used a...
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Red Baron's Log, from a Finnish masters sprinter...

Red Baron's Log, from a Finnish masters sprinter who rides a Kinetic, had a post on this:

https://punainenparooni.com/2013/11/30/tire-slip-with-trainer/
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Sarals, I may be a bit inexact, but I have...

Sarals,

I may be a bit inexact, but I have reach at 44.5cm and stack at about 55cm.
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I can confirm the original fork had a rake of...

I can confirm the original fork had a rake of 45mm and that the Alpina is 30. I measured both forks on the bench as I swapped them out.
I added a picture below of my bike when I first built it up....
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I have one of these frames, the Chinese/eBay...

I have one of these frames, the Chinese/eBay model, not 7vrn. But this frame is marketed all over the place, and the brands that seem to be from the same mold include 7VRN (UK), Ferocity (South...
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I'd guess there's a steering link that would set...

I'd guess there's a steering link that would set up somehow with the front of the fork - when the TT is shorter they would line up in a straight line. But there'd have to be some kind of rotation...
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It's a bike built to be used in either of the...

It's a bike built to be used in either of the "Obree positions." Unbolt the front bars and shorten the top tube with the telescoping device, and you get the Obree "ski racer" position. Unbolt the top...
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Try hex squats. It reduces the eccentric effort...

Try hex squats. It reduces the eccentric effort because you're coming off the floor rather than lowering the weight into the hole.
Hex squats are done by using the lower handle of the bar, sitting...
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All points fair - no doubt you are a proponent,...

All points fair - no doubt you are a proponent, I've seen that. I've learned a lot on this forum, which is why I come back. And agreed on the Facebook thing, where that particular Australian fellow...
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Guys, I'm not one of the "in crowd" on this...

Guys,

I'm not one of the "in crowd" on this forum (far from it!), but please ease up on the young lady. She seems to be a) coming in with the right questions, and b) expressing due caution....
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Not exactly. It's also a matter of centrifugal...

Not exactly. It's also a matter of centrifugal force. The smaller arc at the bottom of the track will create greater force than the longer arc at the top, and your in-leaning angle will increase,...
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Posted By TDinBristol

track training bike for road use

Hi all,

The picture here is not one meant for the fixie forum - it's a backup track bike I set up for doing some track training away from the track. It's a BLB (from Scrod) on which I have put...
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I am skeptical that one can do such times on the...

I am skeptical that one can do such times on the road with all other things being equal. I'd assume some of the Tour run-ins to the finish are on a downhillish flat - planned. Look at the course...
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Posted By TDinBristol

500m handlebar choice

Just finished watching the NBC Sports lifestream of the women's 500m World Championship. Of the 8 finalists, 7 opted for drop bars, but the winner, Shmeleva, used aero bars. In 2013, all but one of...
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This is an interesting discussion. Curious if...

This is an interesting discussion. Curious if anyone can theorize how this consideration runs for a tri-spoke (or five-spoke) vs, say an 88-mm spoked rim...
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I've used a Cat Eye Urban - about $20 and...

I've used a Cat Eye Urban - about $20 and wireless, with a mount that can work on the bar or stem.
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What are good choices for head units that track...

What are good choices for head units that track speed, cadence and heart rate over time? I'm not interested in a power meter but am interested in a better choice to collect this information and look...
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Posted By TDinBristol

On the handling, the trail of the Mataro's...

On the handling, the trail of the Mataro's 74-degree head tube with a 35 rake will produce a trail of 60mm. The same frame with a 45 rake will have a trail of 50mm. Most stock track bikes, such as...
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I got an Aventon Mataro (not Low) when I started...

I got an Aventon Mataro (not Low) when I started riding the track again. It's basic, generic and to me, perfectly OK. I paired the frame (I got it for about $175) with a $100 Alpina fork (30mm rake)...
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Posted By TDinBristol

Carleton A question about fit, specifically...

Carleton

A question about fit, specifically yours. I saw in some posts you've done that you went to a greater saddle setback with good results. Question is whether this has to do with femur...
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Posted By TDinBristol

Voodoo - right you are - the MKS are for 10mm...

Voodoo - right you are - the MKS are for 10mm axles and 8mm wide dropouts. Apologies.
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I think the MKS tensioners for 10mm dropouts...

I think the MKS tensioners for 10mm dropouts (assuming you're on alu or carbon) work really well - you use a 3mm allen wrench to tighten.
...
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[QUOTE=calamarichris;19031837]? On the drive up...

[QUOTE=calamarichris;19031837]? On the drive up to the deal yesterday, my gf even asked if it would be weird to build up Zipp rims with Phil Wood hubs...

Hang on to that girlfriend, young man!
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Thanks all for your advice - I know what I need...

Thanks all for your advice - I know what I need now!
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Posted By TDinBristol

Thanks. Just not sure from the listings which are...

Thanks. Just not sure from the listings which are which. I'll do some further exploration!
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Guys, Thanks for the advice. One other...

Guys,

Thanks for the advice. One other question - which hubs other than Dura Ace have locking threads on both sides? I noticed some flip-flops seem to leave one side for a single-speed freewheel...
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Looking for advice - I want to put some wheels...

Looking for advice - I want to put some wheels together using a flip -flip hub, something I can use out spinning on the road with a front brake as well as for training on the velodrome. What's a good...
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Everyone seems to recommend Up!Up!Up!, easily...

Everyone seems to recommend Up!Up!Up!, easily found online and a wealth of information. One of the most detailed training manuals I've seen, but fairly out of date now, was Agonistic Cycling, the...
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I was at the Olympic trials in Colorado Springs...

I was at the Olympic trials in Colorado Springs in 1984 when O'Reilly ran a 1:03 on that bike (obviously with no aero skis and therefore in a fairly non-aero position as you can see in the video). He...
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That setup looks worse than it may be because of...

That setup looks worse than it may be because of the type of stem you have - if you get a 1"-to-1-1/8"converter and mount a more modern stem (pictured) it won't seem as severe and will have greater...
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Curious if anyone has an opinion on running front...

Curious if anyone has an opinion on running front wheels with hollow axles/hex-bolt skewers (pictured) vs. the traditional solid axle/nut setup. Is there any performance or safety difference? Can I...
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Just as a follow - rode it at both Giordana and...

Just as a follow - rode it at both Giordana and East Point last week, and it felt solid and steady even on that steep banking. An economy bike for sure but it seems to do its job...
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Some custom makers such as Serotta mixed SP down...

Some custom makers such as Serotta mixed SP down tubes with SL elsewhere to create a stiffer frame without unnecessary weight penalty where not needed, such as the top tube.
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Here are a couple of bikes - the first is the...

Here are a couple of bikes - the first is the Aventon I got just to try the track again after track racing a long time ago. Had enough fun I use it now for riding the bike path up my way (with front...
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Posted By TDinBristol

Thanks so much for all this - maybe I'll see you...

Thanks so much for all this - maybe I'll see you that Wednesday!
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