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Old 09-22-14, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Owen21
So got knocked off my bike by a 4x4 jeep & trailer the other day. 16 stitches in elbow and eye socket. Gravel rash, concussion, tore some of my finger off and received various gashes and bruises.

You probably all understand how being active is important to us but obviously also being sensible and careful. I know I can do day to day activities but don't fancy doing any heavy lifting (I want to but won't lol). Have any of you had a similar injury and kept active?

i was thinking about gentle riding/walking/rowing, and maybe some low intensity plyometric work? Plus maybe some stretching where I can obviously not compromising any of my cuts.

I arent at at work till sunday soboredom will kill me.
I'm sorry to hear about your accident. I'm glad it's not worse.

Just take it easy for a few weeks. De-training doesn't set in until after 2 weeks, meaning that you can take 2 weeks off of the bike and not lose any current fitness. It'll take 2 or 3 days to get back to where you were before.

Maybe take this time to:
- Disassemble, clean, lube, etc... your bike(s).
- Watch videos. One good exercise is to watch mass start or keirin videos and rewind and watch what the winner did in the laps leading up to the finish. Now do the same for #2 and #3 riders and maybe see what kept them from winning.
- After your open wounds close up, Swimming is a good low strength, low impact activity that will keep your range of motion from stiffening up.
- Work on your flexibility (this has always been a problem for me). Proper stretching can take a long time but helps a lot.

Heal up soon!
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Old 09-22-14, 01:43 PM
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yes flexibility shall be concentrated in tomorrow great ideas. Id love to clean my bike....the police have it due to the incident! ill give my singlespeed a lube and wipe down though yeah.

Ill check those videos out too
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Saw on bikerumor that Cinelli is coming out with a tapered headtube frames (here: IB14: Cinelli Tapers Track Headtubes, Introduces 650B Hobootleg Geo Adventure Touring Mountain Bike).

I've never ridden a bike with a taper headtube, so I have no idea what's hype and what isn't, though the claimed benefits would seem to be a boon for track (increased stiffness, etc.). Any thoughts on whether this will be effective, and if so, whether or not other manufacturers will follow suit?
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How could we live not to mention ride without the strength of tapered head tubes?
The increased stiffness helps to keep track better and channels the flow of power directly where it belongs...

But wait...there is more... Did you know that somebody forgot to tell the Brits this little secret? And because they don't know what they are missing they keep on winning with 1" steerer tubes
but yoh man they lost a few times at the commonwealth games against the Ozies, but they also didn't have tapered head tubes..

What does that tell us about marketing?


P.S. I don't think that racers are Cinelli's target group.
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Old 09-24-14, 11:30 PM
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Yeah, Cinelli is full of marketing hype.
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is it my imagination or was there a thread hanging around regarding spin bikes and training? i cant see it
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Originally Posted by Owen21
is it my imagination or was there a thread hanging around regarding spin bikes and training? i cant see it

Is this what you are looking for? https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycl...-wattbike.html
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Does anyone here have a set of Mavic Ellipse nearby?

A buddy of mine just got a brand new set and it appears that his don't have any "grip nuts" on the inner part of the axles (front and rear). When he tightens the nuts, the axles spin.




Do your Ellipse look like this?
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Originally Posted by zizou
no but thanks for the reply. Like i say it might have been my imagination, maybe on another forum.
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Originally Posted by carleton
When he tightens the nuts, the axles spin.
I can't remember what mine looked like- I finally threw them away out of frustration from this issue..

Edit:
actually now that I think about it- they looked just like the ones pictured

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Originally Posted by carleton
Does anyone here have a set of Mavic Ellipse nearby?

A buddy of mine just got a brand new set and it appears that his don't have any "grip nuts" on the inner part of the axles (front and rear). When he tightens the nuts, the axles spin.
I was thinking about buying a set of Mavic Ellipses. In the second photo it looks like the axle turning problem can be prevented using an Allen key in the axle.




Do your Ellipse look like this?[/QUOTE]
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Originally Posted by Quinn8it
I can't remember what mine looked like- I finally threw them away out of frustration from this issue..

Edit:
actually now that I think about it- they looked just like the ones pictured
Thanks.

Originally Posted by 700wheel
I was thinking about buying a set of Mavic Ellipses. In the second photo it looks like the axle turning problem can be prevented using an Allen key in the axle.
Yeah, I think that'll have to be his solution.

I don't recall having this issue when I used them.
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Hmm, they sound just like Cane Creeks.
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I did some standing starts in a fairly big gear on friday...my glutes are eye-wateringly painful (as in DOMS) is this normal? lol i assume its part of adaptation as ive not really done them before!
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Originally Posted by Owen21
I did some standing starts in a fairly big gear on friday...my glutes are eye-wateringly painful (as in DOMS) is this normal? lol i assume its part of adaptation as ive not really done them before!
If you're anything like me, the first time or two will be brutal, and after that things will get much better DOMs wise. Make sure you cool down after the efforts, and do a recovery ride either later in the day or the next day coupled with some foam rolling and stretching. That typically gets me back up and running pretty quick.
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It's my first post here.

Carleton, thanks for posting the pics of the Ellipses for me. So far I'm pretty disappointed with the wheels.

I managed to get them tighten down but only to come loose on a standing start.

Quinn, did you have the same issues. I'm thinking about getting rid of these while they are almost brand new.

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Originally Posted by Quinn8it
I can't remember what mine looked like- I finally threw them away out of frustration from this issue..

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actually now that I think about it- they looked just like the ones pictured
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Originally Posted by FlyingFlip

Quinn, did you have the same issues. I'm thinking about getting rid of these while they are almost brand new.

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Welcome to BikeForums/track aka: Casa de Carleton

yeh. The wheels progressively got worse. I took them to the shop and they were able to make them a little better, but it never stuck for long.
The Allen wrench will get you going, as will some patient alternating tightening- but it's a pain and I couldn't deal.
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Chain tugs are a different kind of pain but are reasonably effective at keeping the wheel in place. They still do not solve the rotating axle, just the part about having to tighten it up as much.
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Originally Posted by FlyingFlip
It's my first post here.

Carleton, thanks for posting the pics of the Ellipses for me. So far I'm pretty disappointed with the wheels.

I managed to get them tighten down but only to come loose on a standing start.

Quinn, did you have the same issues. I'm thinking about getting rid of these while they are almost brand new.

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Hey, Mike! Welcome to the forum!

Everyone, Mike is a very experienced track racer.
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Officially a track racer now. So these things are never going to be clean ever again right?

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Officially a track racer now. So these things are never going to be clean ever again right?

It's kinda like when I would play baseball in white uniform pants. If they were still white at the end of the game, that means you rode the bench

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Originally Posted by gtrob
Officially a track racer now. So these things are never going to be clean ever again right?

If you dont wash those, they might start walking around in your kit bag by themselves - i've never sweated so much in a pair of gloves as much as i do in these. Spoke to the 5bling people, and you can wash them - I sadly had a mail crash, and no longer have the exact details of how, but i think its either by hand or on cold/ no softner.

anyway, there is still hope
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HOY Fiorenzuola .002 2015 Track Bike | Evans Cycles

Havent told anyone, and im pretty excited about this being delivered tomorrow!!!
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Does anyone have experience with/thoughts on the All-City Thunderdome? To my untrained eye, the fork doesn't look like it would be the stiffest thing in the world.

As a bit of background, I'm a 6'6" 270lb roadie looking to start out on the track. Any other recommendations for bikes or frames? Price range is sub $2k-ish. I'd prefer to build it up myself if it makes sense.
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Originally Posted by Owen21
HOY Fiorenzuola .002 2015 Track Bike | Evans Cycles

Havent told anyone, and im pretty excited about this being delivered tomorrow!!!
Very nice! Keep us posted once you put rubber to track. Great bike!

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