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Old 10-15-16, 11:58 PM
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I guess I always thought I was a 545tt person because literally everything out there is "under 5' 9", get a 54" The calc is made to use a 100mm stem right? at what degree?

Right now i have a 550tt with a 73ht/74.5st 129mm headtube length with a 100mm +10 stem slammed to the 10mm dustcap with Nitto BB123 SSB bars (107mm reach, 170mm drop).

It feels pretty comfortable, things I am hoping to accomplish with the new bike are more aggressive racing feel, a better made frame (it's a purefix), and a bit more stability at high speed.

On a side note, how accurate do you feel the calc is concerning road bikes?

Here's me spinning and sprinting over the summer.



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Old 10-17-16, 05:49 AM
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It looks to me like you could use a longer bike. If you look at the pic of you sprinting, your knee is overlapping your elbow quite a bit. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the way I learned it, your knee shouldn't overlap your elbow when in the drops. Maybe play with different stem lengths before committing to a new frame.
There's lots of good, affordable frames out there.
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Originally Posted by jfiveeight View Post
Right now i have a 550tt with a 73ht/74.5st ...

They look like standard old school geometry numbers which are okay to an old school guy like me, but you are too far back with you you bike position. You might want to try get you hands closer to being directly over your front axle. You can do this with a longer stem. I can't see you seatpost, but if a longer stem makes your reach uncomfortable, then a 0 degree offset seatpost might help.
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Hip flexibility is a factor in reach requirements that proportions/simple calculators don't take into account. If you're the sort of person that tends to roll your hips forward (like myself, and like your photos show) you'll need more reach because your spine is straighter and extends forward more. I wouldn't hesitate to try a 120 or 130mm stem If I were you. If that still doesn't cut it then consider a new frame.
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Stem is waaay too short. It should be maybe 3-4cm longer. Try that first. That may fix a lot of things.

Ideally, your palms should wind up directly over your front axle when in the drops.

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Old 10-25-16, 06:49 PM
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Just finished this one. Rode it on the track today - absolutely wonderful feel.
Is the corima 3 spoke stiff enough for you ? My local bike shop is a corima dealer so I have access to their wheels and they are cheaper than FFWD. There is also no news about the corima 5 spoke that some where riding at the rio olympics so I might just get the C+ disc and the 3 spoke.
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Is the corima 3 spoke stiff enough for you ? My local bike shop is a corima dealer so I have access to their wheels and they are cheaper than FFWD. There is also no news about the corima 5 spoke that some where riding at the rio olympics so I might just get the C+ disc and the 3 spoke.
do they still sell the 4 spoke?
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Yeah they still sell the 4 spoke but I find it ugly as hell.
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Yeah they still sell the 4 spoke but I find it ugly as hell.
Different strokes for different folks, I guess - I think they look cool as hell. I have a Corima disc and have been on the lookout for a 4-spoke for a while, but there aren't a whole lot in the states.
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Sadly I only know that ARG sports is the canadian distributor of Corima. I don't who is the USA distributor for Corima but it seems that you can buy them directly from Corima website
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I don't who is the USA distributor for Corima ...
Corima USA
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After two years of racing in her comeback, my 1975 Paramount is now officially retired. In her place (much to my wife's dismay) I decided that I needed a classic steel bike to replace her. I decided on a new Cinelli Supercorsa Pista. Why the Cinelli? As a teen I really liked the fastback seat stays on the Cinellis and Windsors, so 30+ years later, I decided it was finally time.

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Components: Dura-Ace 7600 cranks, pedals, hubs; Cinelli 1A Stem, Criterium 65 bars; Nitto 626 seatpost; Gilles Berthoud saddle; Brooks leather tape, Kinlin rims, Challenge Seta Extra tires.
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Apparently a lot of things changed.
Now I am a college student and spending most of my time building models(architecture)
I had some trouble with my frame, so I had to change the dropout, seat clamp, and other.
Which cost me 400 total........
But now I am super happy with my frame.
Also I repainted my frame by myself, so it's really crappy

if you know me, you will know I changed most of my parts...
I spent about 180 bucks to change everything.
I traded parts with my friend, so please don't hate me hahahaha
Now, I don't have to deal with tubular, but I have to change my tires for 15 minutes when I am in the velodrome

BTW I don't need rear brake anymore, because I am doing all my training in Velo Sports Center or on the trainer.
also it's pain in the butt to adjust rear brake every time I change my gearing
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I met Chants in velo sports center today!
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Originally Posted by dunderhi View Post
Nice! I've always wanted one of those. When I got ready to buy one, I couldn't find one.

Originally Posted by gycho77 View Post

Apparently a lot of things changed.
Now I am a college student and spending most of my time building models(architecture)
I had some trouble with my frame, so I had to change the dropout, seat clamp, and other.
Which cost me 400 total........
But now I am super happy with my frame.
Also I repainted my frame by myself, so it's really crappy

if you know me, you will know I changed most of my parts...
I spent about 180 bucks to change everything.
I traded parts with my friend, so please don't hate me hahahaha
Now, I don't have to deal with tubular, but I have to change my tires for 15 minutes when I am in the velodrome

BTW I don't need rear brake anymore, because I am doing all my training in Velo Sports Center or on the trainer.
also it's pain in the butt to adjust rear brake every time I change my gearing
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I met Chants in velo sports center today!
Congrats on starting college and glad that you are on the track!

The bike looks awesome. I like how you put the SRM unit on the rear brake mount. But, you won't have to do that for normal training and racing. Only big events.

Let us know how it goes. Study hard, race harder!

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Congrats on starting college and glad that you are on the track!

The bike looks awesome. I like how you put the SRM unit on the rear brake mount. But, you won't have to do that for normal training and racing. Only big events.

Let us know how it goes. Study hard, race harder!
Thanks!
I really hope that I could race more.
I am barely sleeping recently.
I usually sleep at 3am or 6am because of the projects.
I should find a way to train.....
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Originally Posted by gycho77 View Post




Apparently a lot of things changed.
Now I am a college student and spending most of my time building models(architecture)
I had some trouble with my frame, so I had to change the dropout, seat clamp, and other.
Which cost me 400 total........
But now I am super happy with my frame.
Also I repainted my frame by myself, so it's really crappy

if you know me, you will know I changed most of my parts...
I spent about 180 bucks to change everything.
I traded parts with my friend, so please don't hate me hahahaha
Now, I don't have to deal with tubular, but I have to change my tires for 15 minutes when I am in the velodrome

BTW I don't need rear brake anymore, because I am doing all my training in Velo Sports Center or on the trainer.
also it's pain in the butt to adjust rear brake every time I change my gearing
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I met Chants in velo sports center today!
It's good to see that you are setup both at school and the velodrome. Your paint job looks good in your pics. BTW, I have that seatpost.

So, it might be a bit early, but have you thought about designing a velodrome for your senior project?
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Old 10-30-16, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Nice! I've always wanted one of those. When I got ready to buy one, I couldn't find one.
Thanks.

The Supercorsa is still made in Milan, Italy and can even be ordered with custom geometry (6 month wait).
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Originally Posted by dunderhi View Post
It's good to see that you are setup both at school and the velodrome. Your paint job looks good in your pics. BTW, I have that seatpost.

So, it might be a bit early, but have you thought about designing a velodrome for your senior project?
I love this seatpost, but if I get my sponsored frame after few months, I might have to get longer seatpost. So I might have to sell this.......

And if my instructor allows me to design a velodrome, I would definitely design a velodrome.
Or I might just design one for fun hahaha
Just wait 5~10 years. Then you will see a velodrome with my name on it hahaha
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Old 10-31-16, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by dunderhi View Post
Thanks.

The Supercorsa is still made in Milan, Italy and can even be ordered with custom geometry (6 month wait).
That'd explain why none of the Cinelli shops could simply order one from the catalog.

Maybe one day...maybe.

Or you can just post lots of pics of yours

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- Get some Campy "Atlanta 96" rims laced to Campy Pista hubs

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Hi everyone

My bike from Argentina.

It made here by Privitera, He don't work anymore on aluminium just carbon since 2008. This bike is from 2000 with 1" headtube and BB Italian threads
Privitera(handmade Argentina) dedacciai aluminium fire+
Carbono fork with alloy tube from Italy( idk brand Privitera buy it from there)
Dialcar Rim-alloy-(Made it here in argentina)




The place is Velodromo KDT in Buenos Aires ( Kilometer Distance Time )


Grateful!

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Old 11-24-16, 10:27 PM
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Another prototype, this time an aero frame we put together for Colby Pearce to ride at makeup US masters nats this past weekend - he was on this frame when he and his teammate won the Madison. Based on our recent experience, dropping the BB height made sense for the events he was riding, but may be a more general change. Plenty of room between the chainstays for the Comete (on the bike in the picture above for TP). Aesthetically, neither of us is a fan of the sloping top tube. The chainstay length is a little longer than necessary and it's not visible, but the seatstay bridge could be positioned a little better, too.... Yes, we're neurotic about the details.

Shake and bake time, slingshot engaged:

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A bunch of laps racing Madison is a pretty good test of handling and Colby's feedback was that he didn't think about the bike once during the race. That's good. Nonetheless, we still want to do more head to head testing. I noticed that BVV and COS highlighted different handling qualities of the frame I was on:

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Old 11-25-16, 02:22 AM
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Nice!
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Nice looking bike @Koogar
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Nice looking bike @Koogar
Thanks, both - we're excited to be making progress with this project and interested in sharing what we learn.
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Those look so cool - borderline perfect to me. especially since you're doing what few do, tinkering with geo to really test differences and nail down something that works well.

I also really like the short headtube/low toptube approach.
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