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This bike is actually used in stayers racing,...

This bike is actually used in stayers racing, rather than derny races. Derny racing is done on a regular track bike where the rider drafts behind a small 2-stroke powered derny machine. As others...
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Posted By mickster

If it's a road BB, check that the spindle is...

If it's a road BB, check that the spindle is symmetrical - most road aren't eg Campag. If its asymmetric, it'll be even further away from the 42mm you're after.
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Posted By mickster

You might want to double check those figures; I'm...

You might want to double check those figures; I'm sure the the Miche Primato track BB is 107mm length, and pretty sure the *current* Campag Pista BB is 111mm; older Super Record cranks apparently did...
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Posted By mickster

The easiest thing would be to use a Miche one....

The easiest thing would be to use a Miche one. These don't screw on like regular sprockets but instead fit onto an adapter which is in turn screwed onto your hub. You'll have an adapter on there...
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Posted By mickster

He means the formula is Gi*pi*rpm/1063=mph ...

He means the formula is Gi*pi*rpm/1063=mph

The gear inch figure (eg 75.5) is the nominal *diameter* of the wheel - need to mulitply by Pi to find the inches travelled in one pedal revolution.
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Posted By mickster

- Make sure your chainline is good. - Check...

- Make sure your chainline is good.
- Check that pedal clearance on your track with your particular crank / frame / pedal combo is not going to be an issue.
- Be aware that you'll be less likely to...
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Posted By mickster

SPD-R - Older discontinued clipless system uses...

SPD-R - Older discontinued clipless system uses an all metal cleat. Designed primarily for the road, these proved to be awkward for some to clip in and (especially) out of. As a result was never all...
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Posted By mickster

...they are but your questions regarding...

...they are but your questions regarding freewheels and indexing compatibility only apply to geared hubs and track bikes don't use these.

Re the bearings issue, you're right in that PW's have a...
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Posted By mickster

eg http://www.silcapompe.it/pista_en.htm Goes...

eg http://www.silcapompe.it/pista_en.htm
Goes to 200 psi, though it helps to have a friend hold the chuck onto the valve whilst you pump.
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Posted By mickster

11.4 - are these *baseball* batting gloves? In...

11.4 - are these *baseball* batting gloves? In the UK 'batting gloves' tends to imply cricket and I'm pretty sure these aren't what you mean eg http://www.cricketsupplies.com/main-batting-gloves.asp...
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Posted By mickster

There are keirin gloves available but these tend...

There are keirin gloves available but these tend to be v expensive eg

http://www.euroasiaimports.com/productcart/pc/viewCat_h.asp?ProdSort=&idCategory=406&page=1

The other option is to wear...
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Posted By mickster

you're right fp, forgot about Gebhardt. When I...

you're right fp, forgot about Gebhardt. When I tried to order one for an old Miche crank Helmut at sonic said they weren't currently available, although they were listed in the gebhardt inventory....
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Posted By mickster

144 has long been a defacto 'standard' for track...

144 has long been a defacto 'standard' for track cranks. You'll find the greatest selection of used 1/8" track specific chainrings in this bcd, plus you're more likley to be able to borrow/lend rings...
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Posted By mickster

With you pretty much all the way on this, 6J....

With you pretty much all the way on this, 6J. Vittoria Mastik is as close to ambrosia as we can get in this shellac-depleted modern era. It's good stuff. And also with you re the implied Conti base...
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Posted By mickster

can't help much re the felt vs Soma etc but what...

can't help much re the felt vs Soma etc but what I can tell you is that the cheap Fuji's BB height is more than sufficient for riding on Velodromes with banking of 46 degrees. A mate rides one at...
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Posted By mickster

I use SPD-SLs; I add a strap to them...

I use SPD-SLs; I add a strap to them (http://www.badbean.com/blog/?page_id=244) when I'm sprinting \ doing standing starts.
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Posted By mickster

Nope, never heard of you. But welcome to the...

Nope, never heard of you. But welcome to the track forum anyway and good luck with the race team.
You should prolly also lay off the Tartrazine - that stuff can cause muscle cramps which'll kill yr...
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Mike - Although there may be a 'minor chance of a...

Mike - Although there may be a 'minor chance of a clincher blowout' on the track that's exactly what the OP was describing having happened to him, so six jours' comments re tubs being easier to...
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Posted By mickster

am presuming that you were riding clinchers...

am presuming that you were riding clinchers rather than tubulars; if there was a big star-shaped type hole in the tube rather than a tiny puncture hole then it was caused by the tyre blowing off the...
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Posted By mickster

Yup, something gastric on Wed evening before...

Yup, something gastric on Wed evening before competition starts; he was dehydrated. Big shame - his kilo ride at the Commonwealth games last year beating Hoy and Quealy was something special. And...
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Posted By mickster

that's what bd said...? If you come 1st you get...

that's what bd said...?
If you come 1st you get 1 point, if you come 16th you get 16 points. Repeat for all races. Whoever gets the lowest total score wins. They're smart cookies these UCI folks ;) ...
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Posted By mickster

I wouldn't focus on the 'high pressure vs low...

I wouldn't focus on the 'high pressure vs low pressure' thing too much; most (all?) decent current track tubs straddle both sides of the 150psi divide you're looking for eg

Continental Sprinter -...
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Posted By mickster

But for how long can you go faster? If you're...

But for how long can you go faster? If you're averaging 18-19mph on your rides (which is a fairly decent speed for a 2-3 hr ride) you'll be doing so at a cadence of about 68-70rpm on the 53x16 gear....
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Posted By mickster

Bike fit for the track is like for any other bike...

Bike fit for the track is like for any other bike - you really need to try and ride the size yr considering; this is the only way you'll know if its right. Comparing specs 'on paper' is difficult as...
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Posted By mickster

Calling all London trackies...

Rapha-sponsored Roller race festival in Shoreditch next Saturday 10/2/07:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=266079

mickster
02-03-07, 08:10 AM
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Posted By mickster

Rapha Roller Racing extravaganzaJust London 10/2/07

Just a quick heads-up about the Rapha Culture Clash roller racing comp at Shoreditch town hall in London next Saturday 10th Feb.
Teams of couriers, city bankers, media types and gym rats will be...
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Posted By mickster

The BB should be dictated by the crankset you go...

The BB should be dictated by the crankset you go for. Both the Miche and Campy track BBs only come in one axle length, and this may or may not give you a good chainline with non-campy or Miche...
12-27-06, 02:27 PM
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Posted By mickster

All good stuff from 11.4. I'd just add a vote for...

All good stuff from 11.4. I'd just add a vote for the Sportcraft / CycleOps alu rollers if the Kreitlers are too pricey. I've used these loads for about 14 months - both for training, warmup at the...
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Posted By mickster

CK21 - To answer your 2nd q first, you should go...

CK21 - To answer your 2nd q first, you should go for a frame size that perfectly fits you (!). All the stuff about riding a frame size smaller on the track etc is a generalised adage from the old...
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Posted By mickster

Isaac Galvez, World Champion, RIP. You were an...

Isaac Galvez, World Champion, RIP. You were an amazing champion and you'll never be forgotten.


mickster
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Any news on whether there's any Brits riding any...

Any news on whether there's any Brits riding any of the sixes this year? I saw Mark Cavendish and Rob Hayles at Gent last year; They took a beating but you could see Cavendish improve both tactically...
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Posted By mickster

I haven't got the 2007 dates yet, but 2006 is...

I haven't got the 2007 dates yet, but 2006 is below. Keep an eye on http://www.cyclingnews.com/track/?id=track06 for 2007 dates. I'll be going to Gent and maybe Berlin...

Oct 16 - 21 6-Daagse...
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Posted By mickster

wow, good call velodrome. Put in a long list like...

wow, good call velodrome. Put in a long list like that we are kinda blessed in the UK. Also, going to Europe for things like the Gent / German sixes is a short 2-3hrs trip if you live in the South -...
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Posted By mickster

problem is, the pista cranks are designed to be...

problem is, the pista cranks are designed to be used with a symmetrical 111mm axle; the campy 111mm triple BB spindles are asymmetric, meaning that your chainline will be a few mm off. As tc says, yr...
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Posted By mickster

boring isn't it? TTing, I mean ;) mickster

boring isn't it? TTing, I mean ;)

mickster
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Posted By mickster

you need to experiment to find these answers. ...

you need to experiment to find these answers.
Use a gear table (eg http://www.t2r.org/train/gear_ratios.htm) to see what the different combinations will get you. I'd try and make gradual changes to...
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Posted By mickster

Taking yr 23:17 on a 50x12 I think your cadence...

Taking yr 23:17 on a 50x12 I think your cadence works out at something in the 80-85rpm range (tho my maths is worse than my TT'ing so worth checking). My suggestion would be to work on upping this...
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Posted By mickster

Really is impossible to say without lots more...

Really is impossible to say without lots more info - eg how long is the TT? How fit are you? What sort of time are you realistically aiming for? You need to be more specific about what you mean by...
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Posted By mickster

Cafe: you nailed it - I use it for both. I'd been...

Cafe: you nailed it - I use it for both. I'd been doing Derny training before the spill, hence the bar height; for sprints, I switch the spacer under the stem to the top which gets me down a touch...
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Posted By mickster

Decent stiff horizontal-type quill stems are...

Decent stiff horizontal-type quill stems are getting harder to find new. The Salsas were tops. What bars are you using? If Nittos, a really common pairing was with an ITM Eclypse stem - the clamp is...
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Posted By mickster

I think this needs moving to some other forum -...

I think this needs moving to some other forum - maybe the roadbike forum. You'd probably get more meaningful responses if you give people more info eg what you want to use the bike for.
As with so...
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UM - found this photo - might be easier to see...

UM - found this photo - might be easier to see fork clearance.

mickster

http://www.badbean.com/photobucket/koga2.jpg
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Posted By mickster

It's the large size (59cm). The top tube is...

It's the large size (59cm). The top tube is equivalent to about a 58cm c-c traditional frame. I'm 6 foot 1, and have long legs and a short torso for that height, hence the large frame and the slight...
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Posted By mickster

Possibly your best bet would be to find someone...

Possibly your best bet would be to find someone who uses SRM cranks whilst they train/race - these use strain gauges in the crank to measure power output (ie watts), and this can then combined with...
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Posted By mickster

um - I ride one. Had it since last winter, and it...

um - I ride one. Had it since last winter, and it has been superb. Stiff, really flickable when needed but also extremely easy to hold a straight line on a tight radius 143m indoor track with. Its...
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Posted By mickster

Could be a Brian Rourke frame - nowadays he's...

Could be a Brian Rourke frame - nowadays he's very much associated with the wraparound seat stays, though I suspect that in the past other builders have also done this as their 'trademark'.

He'd...
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Posted By mickster

Mike - flips aside, is that a legit picture from...

Mike - flips aside, is that a legit picture from Forest City?? If so, looks fairly recent judging from the bikes & GS's err, ruggedly weathered features... Or is that just the effect that 50 degree...
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Heh-heh! I was hoping to tempt some of 'em out of...

Heh-heh! I was hoping to tempt some of 'em out of the woodwork with my poorly disguised (and frankly untrue) attempts at intra-Commonwealth banter but they've clearly got better things to do with...
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Posted By mickster

tricks? skids?? what is this strangeness to which...

tricks? skids?? what is this strangeness to which you refer?

mickster
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Posted By mickster

gd - a good attempt to create a unified theory of...

gd - a good attempt to create a unified theory of track direction, encompassing as it does both materials science and what we've already clearly established about the primacy of the earth's...
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