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Old 09-18-19, 08:46 AM
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nice, a bunch of friends have the TK2/3 frames... great bikes.
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nice, a bunch of friends have the TK2/3 frames... great bikes.
The more I look at aluminum track frames, the more impressed I am with what they did with this one.
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Old 09-19-19, 03:16 PM
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I liked my TK2 a lot when I had it. The lip around the track ends annoyed me because it made it tough to get a wrench on the nuts, but aside from that, great frame.
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I liked my TK2 a lot when I had it. The lip around the track ends annoyed me because it made it tough to get a wrench on the nuts, but aside from that, great frame.
I notice that too, always wondered why the lip is big right there. Was assuming it's purposeful to stiffen the dropouts under load, but maybe it's just the only way they could weld the chainstay and seatstay connections, the way they have it configured. There are other ways to make those tube junctions, but they must've had a good reason for doing it this way----such as, keeping costs low, while keeping strength and durability high. Reasonable. I guess I can't complain, damned affordable frame and plenty good, so that may be my only complaint.

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My Look464 has that lip too... annoying.
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58 Frame, Selcof Velodromo handlebars, Verve InfoCrank meter. After training.

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nice,
Thoughts on that infocrank?
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Originally Posted by Morelock View Post
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Thoughts on that infocrank?
Reliable, steady, easy to setup, change batteries and calibrate, rigid, long lasting batteries, etc. - compatible with a lot of computer heads (I use Cycleops Joules because I have Powertaps).
Will keep them both - I have a 170 and a 167,5mm. Bought in order to use with any wheelset, including disc wheels.
Seems to be a bit "low measuring" at peak numbers - easy to understand if principles of "tension path" strain-gauges position is analyzed, due more contribution form "inner" parts of the "beam" - gauges are on external faces.. but it doesn't matter if you want to compare sessions/races.
On peak efforts like standing starts or rolling sprints, it can show up to 5% numbers below Powertaps on 5s-15s efforts. But it's precise, it doesn't floats, you can compare different efforts on a very, very coherent way.
On any effort above 50% of max, ie, >1min, it goes on pair with best Powertaps I have - which I consider the gold standard, sorry for all other solutions with gauges in different places than on a round, perfect, big diameter torque tube... ;-).
Considering all those factors and the price, I would recommend InfoCrank for track racers.
It is ISIS compatible, allowing adjust for all frames - I'm using 108mm/68mm without any problem on my Fuji Track Elite.
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Originally Posted by Super D View Post
I notice that too, always wondered why the lip is big right there. Was assuming it's purposeful to stiffen the dropouts under load, but maybe it's just the only way they could weld the chainstay and seatstay connections, the way they have it configured. There are other ways to make those tube junctions, but they must've had a good reason for doing it this way----such as, keeping costs low, while keeping strength and durability high. Reasonable. I guess I can't complain, damned affordable frame and plenty good, so that may be my only complaint.
i think it's to make welding the connection easier. and i can't help but wonder if over at Specialized, D'Alusio stared at that and thought "i wonder if we can do this for headtubes and bottom bracket clusters" when they came up with Smartweld.
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