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Does anyone have suggestions for rollers/a...

Does anyone have suggestions for rollers/a trainer for living in a second or third floor apartment situation? I'll be moving into my first apartment this month and am concerned about getting noise...
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I'm a little bit confused by the page; they say...

I'm a little bit confused by the page; they say the hub has a "Swapable axle from QR to track nut", yet the image of the track axle conversion quite clearly shows no threads for any sort of nuts. I...
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What on earth are those little red goozers on the...

What on earth are those little red goozers on the left fork blade near the hub?

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I saw this just prior to doing a workout, so I...

I saw this just prior to doing a workout, so I gave it a shot. I've only ever used velcro/ratchet shoes, and I am at the moment getting used to some Giro Empires; it's been interesting trying to...
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This thread has me convinced that if I'm going to...

This thread has me convinced that if I'm going to be using a PM, it should be something other than a Garmin - for track use at any rate. I am most seriously considering the Powertap pedals, and the...
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Haha, well sort of. The gold color comes from a...

Haha, well sort of. The gold color comes from a titanium nitride coating which is supposed to lower friction. Whether or not that's true (or noticeable) and if it's something you value is up for...
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I know you don't mean to say that all trackies...

I know you don't mean to say that all trackies prefer a wider position as evidenced here:
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All athletes are individuals so they're going to have many reasons to be in...
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Wait. WAIT. There are other physical...

Wait. WAIT.

There are other physical activities I can do with my time?

Thus far, I've only really dabbled with running a few times a month in the dead of winter, and last year I was very much...
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Interesting, this reminds me of Oval Concepts'...

Interesting, this reminds me of Oval Concepts' forays into 'vented' forks and more recently, base bars (http://www.ovalconcepts.com/aero/base-bars/970-base-bar):
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Which in turn reminds of...
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Nationals are the closest to me they'll be in...

Nationals are the closest to me they'll be in perhaps many years so my goals are aimed at that. I'm still a cat 3 so my focus is on the timed events, rather than mass start.

Easy goals

Improve...
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Posted By TrackMonkey7

My Track Pro with a longish TT fits me like a...

My Track Pro with a longish TT fits me like a glove with drops and feels great in the thick of a bunch race, not so much in a pursuit!



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I do wish that at least the companies who are...
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The one and only.

The one and only.
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Hey WhatsYoCadence, have we met? I'm trying to...

Hey WhatsYoCadence, have we met? I'm trying to guess who you might be at Kissena. I know you're not Jesse or BJ. Reveal yourself!
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+1 I pretty much use them for data logging....

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I pretty much use them for data logging. I'll never extol them as being great track PMs, they're not at all. But for an enduro nerd with limited funds, they check all the boxes I need them to....
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So you're saying Wiggo's set-up is wrong? ;) ...

So you're saying Wiggo's set-up is wrong? ;)

I understand that track being such a limited market, there can't really be as much geometry variation as there is in road, but I'm at a loss for...
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I've been running a Vector S (the cheaper left...

I've been running a Vector S (the cheaper left side only option) for about a year now. My main reason for getting it was of course cost, and my next reason was that I could swap between my road bike...
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I'd say it not being safe would be fairly...

I'd say it not being safe would be fairly reasonable grounds to ban it, though I think it more had to do with standardizing frame designs. The UCI is known for stifling innovation. I the case of...
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You can actually just turn it on, start the...

You can actually just turn it on, start the stream, then turn it off. And I think if you like them on FB or something like that you get an additional 500mb free.
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Hmm, just $10? If Carlton Kirby is commentating,...

Hmm, just $10? If Carlton Kirby is commentating, that's not bad. I can't stand Anthony McCrossan. Kirby also gets points for his name ;)
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Hey, I warm up like a Master's racer! Maybe I...

Hey, I warm up like a Master's racer! Maybe I should race with you guys, too! :) But really, I usually just roll around on the blue line for awhile until a paceline forms in warm-up gear which is...
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I'm pretty sure those MAATs were under a few...

I'm pretty sure those MAATs were under a few riders from Team Wiggins at the most recent Revolution series:

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It looks pretty similar, so I don't think it's some kind of...
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Dangit, I was just gonna ask about that. I didn't...

Dangit, I was just gonna ask about that. I didn't see (and still don't) the derailleur hanger; perhaps they filed it off for completely obsessive aero gainz. I've been hoping since Specialized...
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It kind of boggles my mind that anything needs to...

It kind of boggles my mind that anything needs to be done to track cycling to make it more popular to watch other than televise the crap out of it, and how a multi-day stage race like the TdF can get...
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I hope this goes really well! I'm very excited...

I hope this goes really well! I'm very excited for Chris Birch in particular, she raced at the NH track back in her collegiate days and was easily one of the strongest riders there.

And how do I...
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I'm really enjoying this discussion. I'm probably...

I'm really enjoying this discussion. I'm probably one of the only regular competitive track cyclists who commutes ~4 hours to get to his home track. 'Cognitive load of training' becomes a very real...
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Oh shoot, I misread that. Yeah, GP4000s are...

Oh shoot, I misread that.

Yeah, GP4000s are great, I've been using them on the road for a few years now with no complaints. I'm even using one as a trainer tire and it's taking ages to wear out...
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I'm pretty happy with my Conti SuperSonics....

I'm pretty happy with my Conti SuperSonics. Unfortunately I can't get them through my shop anymore because our main parts distributor (QBP) stopped carrying them. I believe Conti still makes them,...
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I'm not sure if you're referring to the paint on...

I'm not sure if you're referring to the paint on this particular bike, or the LOOK paint job in general which is largely similar if not the same on their other track frames, but:
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I'm not too concerned about stiffness; I rarely...

I'm not too concerned about stiffness; I rarely see steep bankings, I'm an enduro and my race weight is at most 155, at the moment I'm maybe 147. I have ~80mm wheels now and they're great, but they...
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I can't say I feel bad for you :D ...

I can't say I feel bad for you :D



Nice, VM! What are your thoughts? Anything that stands out as good or bad?
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:roflmao2: It helps that someone agrees with me! ...

:roflmao2: It helps that someone agrees with me!

I may have to get them and provide a review!
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Posted By TrackMonkey7

Does anyone have any experience with FFWD Four-Ts...

Does anyone have any experience with FFWD Four-Ts (http://www.ffwdwheels.com/products/wheels/track/four-t/)? My home track is Kissena, and I'd like a spoked wheelset that is good in crosswinds...
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Posted By TrackMonkey7

Can someone tell me why we can't have similar...

Can someone tell me why we can't have similar YouTube coverage for the plethora of big track races like this? I've only seen footage of a few Six Days this season, and little to nothing of the World...
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Posted By TrackMonkey7

I have considered that frame even though it's...

I have considered that frame even though it's almost certainly sprint (keirin) specific. It's handsome for sure, but I feel like the geometry wouldn't be conducive to a TT bike.
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Posted By TrackMonkey7

Track Nats is gonna be as close as it'll probably...

Track Nats is gonna be as close as it'll probably get to me unless I move or Boston gets a velodrome, so it doesn't make much sense for me not to go. Unfortunately I'm, still a middling cat 3, so I...
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Wow, that's a really handsome bike and for a...

Wow, that's a really handsome bike and for a great price!

For someone starting out racing track, that bike is just fine. For your first few race days, you probably won't want or need much more...
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Being a mechanic I really should know this (kids...

Being a mechanic I really should know this (kids bikes and hybrids seem to rarely have tubulars), but what's the problem with tape? I would assume that its somewhat ubiquitous association with...
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I'm really enjoying this input, guys! Very...

I'm really enjoying this input, guys! Very informative.
carleton I think that Kissena could be even closer racing than T-Town. I trust the regulars there a bit more since not only is the racing...
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Very helpful, thank you! I was under the...

Very helpful, thank you! I was under the impression that collusion wasn't allowed, perhaps at a national or international level event the kind of work those three were doing wouldn't have been...
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Posted By TrackMonkey7

Here's the first few races that I recorded, a...

Here's the first few races that I recorded, a standard issue Masters and Rookies race day at T-Town. Nothing spectacular, just me trying to get enough upgrade points to move to Category 3 (which I...
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Posted By TrackMonkey7

Looks like your video is private! And if...

Looks like your video is private!

And if we're gonna have a thread for posting our racing/training videos, I've got a lot of unedited ones I can post. Maybe it'll kick my butt into finally...
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10 mph doesn't look like much when I read it, but...

10 mph doesn't look like much when I read it, but then I think about it: Going from say, 23 to 33 in a few seconds. Wow!
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Martyn Irvine's performance at the 2013 World's...

Martyn Irvine's performance at the 2013 World's is particularly inspiring to me, given that he must travel far from home to train on a track; somewhat similar to my situation - a four hour drive to...
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Let the record show that Mark is a fantastic...

Let the record show that Mark is a fantastic Madison teacher. I was amazed how quickly I figured out exchanges with his guidance. Having learned this, I'm addicted now. When you watch the pros...
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From my perspective, there's plenty of potential...

From my perspective, there's plenty of potential for income from use. T-Town manages to have good crowds for bigger events, and it's around an hour away from Philly. A track in/near Boston would be...
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Haha, that's what Bostonians did in the first...

Haha, that's what Bostonians did in the first place! Most of the city should be under water. Maybe the velodrome could be on a giant barge? :P Interestingly, we do have a few buildings that were...
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One of the bigger issues of a velodrome in the...

One of the bigger issues of a velodrome in the Greater Boston area isn't so much expense, it's land. I've lived in the 'burbs of Boston all of my life, and when I raced at the track in New Hampshire,...
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For what it's worth, Londonderry *was* my home...

For what it's worth, Londonderry *was* my home track for my first season of track racing in 2012. It's a go-kart track that was repurposed into a 333m mellowdrome and there was an exceptional program...
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I've heard it called pursuiter's lung but I...

I've heard it called pursuiter's lung but I prefer track hacking. We had our season opener at Kissena on Sunday and there was a lot of it going around.



When I visited FCV last year in...
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Posted By TrackMonkey7

Thanks carleton and Quinn! And given...

Thanks carleton and Quinn!



And given that I'm 5'10" and 155#, I probably won't have to worry too much about stiffness :D
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