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Posted By Baby Puke

Yeah, plus if you are running "big races" you...

Yeah, plus if you are running "big races" you will eventually run into problems with the UCI rules on bike set-up if you have a crazy long stem. Longer top tube is still the best fix.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Actually yeah, I just saw these, the 115mm reach...

Actually yeah, I just saw these, the 115mm reach version could be a big problem solver for a lot of people.
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Posted By Baby Puke

HAHA! Well I guess we do things differently over...

HAHA! Well I guess we do things differently over here, but in general I completely agree with Rule 49! But basically, you put something down under your saddle (glove, rag, whatever), and all is good....
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Posted By Baby Puke

Japanese works stand. These are so, so useful for...

Japanese works stand. These are so, so useful for gear changes and I don't understand why they have never caught on outside of Japan....
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Posted By Baby Puke

If you all can get it using a VPN, I highly...

If you all can get it using a VPN, I highly recommend the link I posted above. So far every heat of every race has been covered live on NHK.
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Views: 4,898
Posted By Baby Puke

Indeed! Men's sprint qualifying NOBODY was out of...

Indeed! Men's sprint qualifying NOBODY was out of the 9 second range, stunning. Dutch on a rampage so far.Men's pursuit final- holy ****. And WR's dropping everywhere, and I was not expecting Izu to...
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Posted By Baby Puke

This is the NHK link if any of you can get it,...

This is the NHK link if any of you can get it, showing all the heats.

https://sports.nhk.or.jp/olympic/highlights/content/0c92d1a6-205c-486e-b11c-9c779ad11273/
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Posted By Baby Puke

Use the screws. Your track ends and axle nuts...

Use the screws. Your track ends and axle nuts will last longer.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Speedometer, stopwatch, paper notebook. I like to...

Speedometer, stopwatch, paper notebook. I like to keep it old-school.

Edit: Oh, and Carleton's track calculator app. Highly recommended.
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Views: 3,884
Posted By Baby Puke

Agreed. Basically meaningless to hold them now.

Agreed. Basically meaningless to hold them now.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Meanwhile, the World Masters Games is supposedly...

Meanwhile, the World Masters Games is supposedly happening in Japan this month? With conditions on the ground here it looks to be more like a much reduced national masters field. I don't even think...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Yeah, Altimis Thompson is my jam. Wish they came...

Yeah, Altimis Thompson is my jam. Wish they came in at least 140, though.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Agree. Unless you have money to burn and enjoy...

Agree. Unless you have money to burn and enjoy burning money as an activity unto itself, I wouldn't bother with a paid coach for a while. For me, this period was all about experimenting with the tiny...
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Posted By Baby Puke

This can be really tough. My son was born just a...

This can be really tough. My son was born just a couple of years after I got into track, so I was also loathe to take time off and tried to keep training hard. I never really stopped, but eventually...
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Posted By Baby Puke

That 55 is gonna be far too small for you. A...

That 55 is gonna be far too small for you. A human of your height would probably be looking for a top tube between 57-61 cm, depending upon your other dimensions.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Bummer. I'm sorry to hear this, Carleton.

Bummer. I'm sorry to hear this, Carleton.
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Posted By Baby Puke

I know Yuta Wakimoto and a couple other sprinters...

I know Yuta Wakimoto and a couple other sprinters were using 30cm aluminum road bars. Probably some carbon versions in the pipeline. Otherwise they are all on the Olympic Bridgestones.
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Posted By Baby Puke

European Track Championships

Results here:
2020 UEC TRACK ELITE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS | UEC - Union Européenne de Cyclisme (http://www.uec.ch/en/event/136/2020-uec-track-elite-european-championships)

Looks like some...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Indeed, in a former life I was a club-level...

Indeed, in a former life I was a club-level motorcycle racer, and all I raced was a vintage 250GP and a modern (well, NOW it's vintage) 125GP bike, and on those momentum was everything. I too am not...
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Posted By Baby Puke

I've just had two seasons running of my best...

I've just had two seasons running of my best times in my life of 200's, and I'm more convinced than ever that doing a fast 200 is voodoo.

This year I'm severely underdone (in terms of training...
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Posted By Baby Puke

They're just old fashioned metal 35cm Nitto...

They're just old fashioned metal 35cm Nitto AA125's. Light and stiff enough for me, but I'm no gorilla.
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Posted By Baby Puke

It's a 57cm tt, though now I kinda wish it was a...

It's a 57cm tt, though now I kinda wish it was a tad longer...
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Posted By Baby Puke

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First roll on this Campy disc- velvety smooth!
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Posted By Baby Puke

Which one is the sexiest? Buy that one.

Which one is the sexiest? Buy that one.
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Posted By Baby Puke

NJS cranks still work. Just sayin.

NJS cranks still work. Just sayin.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Nice! What track is that?

Nice! What track is that?
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Posted By Baby Puke

Mostly ice cream. I need help.

Mostly ice cream. I need help.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Well, I'm opening your app every time I train on...

Well, I'm opening your app every time I train on the bike, whether at home or outside. Great applications, and I only use "dumb" trainers. Thank you Carleton!
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Posted By Baby Puke

Sugino 75 ftw as the kids say.

Sugino 75 ftw as the kids say.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Well if those are the only choices, I'd go with...

Well if those are the only choices, I'd go with the Cervelo. At least it's a track bike, the BMC looks to be a converted road bike. In over 10 years of racing in two countries I've never seen one in...
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Posted By Baby Puke

I just looked at the Velodrome Shop list. Is this...

I just looked at the Velodrome Shop list. Is this where that is coming from? It seems to be a fantasy list made up from parts they stock for sale.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Also of note- road chains are designed to have...

Also of note- road chains are designed to have some lateral flex so they can derail and go to a different gear. That's not a great feature in a track chain.
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Posted By Baby Puke

In more strap nerd news, the Dutch men Sprinters...

In more strap nerd news, the Dutch men Sprinters are still using the old NJS straps. So there.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Photo essay on the Guardian: ...

Photo essay on the Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2020/mar/02/bikes-and-bruises-2020-track-cycling-world-championships-in-pictures
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Posted By Baby Puke

Round is nice.

Round is nice.
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Posted By Baby Puke

I'm expecting the Dutch men's sprint team to...

I'm expecting the Dutch men's sprint team to dominate all their events. I'm hoping the Japanese team can medal, they've been looking good in the TS in the world cups.
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Posted By Baby Puke

None as it's a Dolan DF4 which has a 51cm ST. If...

None as it's a Dolan DF4 which has a 51cm ST. If you're not married to the Bianchi I'd suggest shopping for a used 57cm DF3 or DF4. In fact I'd stick with the DF3 if you can find one, less fussy with...
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Posted By Baby Puke

55 ST or TT? You probably could use a TT longer...

55 ST or TT? You probably could use a TT longer than 55, in my opinion.
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Posted By Baby Puke

This page outlines a method of back injury...

This page outlines a method of back injury self-assessment and looks pretty helpful:
https://squatuniversity.com/2018/04/28/how-to-screen-your-low-back-pain/
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Posted By Baby Puke

If this is LOOK's answer it seems they've never...

If this is LOOK's answer it seems they've never seen their own sponsored national team riders racing. Bummer.
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Posted By Baby Puke

This is a pretty normal beginner time. I remember...

This is a pretty normal beginner time. I remember after doing my first kilo (also around 1:23, haha!) I realized I didn't go nearly hard enough. At this point, more than any specific advice, I'd...
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Posted By Baby Puke

If you're looking to improve maximal POWER, you...

If you're looking to improve maximal POWER, you may need to do some different things to lifting as much as you can on a leg press. You might want to try some explosive movements, like single leg...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Also, doing it yourself is not rocket science....

Also, doing it yourself is not rocket science. There are many great tutorials on YouTube to help.
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Posted By Baby Puke

True. All the more reason to be a friendly...

True. All the more reason to be a friendly approachable person at the track! Friends will lend wheels (cogs, chainrings, tools, etc.) to friends in need, I find. And really, I've had a tubie blow...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Tubulars for sure.

Tubulars for sure.
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Posted By Baby Puke

I second the motion.

I second the motion.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Maybe they should consider opening a publicly...

Maybe they should consider opening a publicly funded track? OH!
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Posted By Baby Puke

Eh. Io looks cooler!

Eh. Io looks cooler!
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Posted By Baby Puke

This thing is great. This app and a speedo with...

This thing is great. This app and a speedo with max speed (and the occasional stop watch/operator) is all the data I have at my disposal and it doesn't seem to be slowing me down. Who needs a power...
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Views: 3,792
Posted By Baby Puke

That's a whole can of worms right there. I have...

That's a whole can of worms right there. I have my cleats pretty much as rearward as they can go and just set some PB's in my 200 and kilo. YMMV.
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