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Posted By carpediemracing

I didn't read the whole thread but apparently...

I didn't read the whole thread but apparently Dixie is coming out with a shallow drop, normal reach (90x85) bar for next year. Also potentially some longer stems.
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Posted By carpediemracing

I asked them (him). No longer does track stuff,...

I asked them (him). No longer does track stuff, although the option is still in their drop down menu.
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Posted By carpediemracing

I'm thinking you could probably make a dozen and...

I'm thinking you could probably make a dozen and sell them all at some good coin, to happy buyers.

That wheel sold pretty quickly so I'm in a holding pattern again.

My main purchases will be...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Thx for tip, makes sense.

Thx for tip, makes sense.
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Posted By carpediemracing

Quick questions. I'm a bit anxious about not...

Quick questions. I'm a bit anxious about not being able to buy a wheel.

Flat disc (Zipp 900 series) okay? It's old, 8 or 10 years old. Track side looks unused. I'd have to source a track...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I reached out to Dixie and of course they have a...

I reached out to Dixie and of course they have a pre-order special right now.

50 cm ST, 56 TT, 11 cm HT
52 cm ST, 58 TT, 12.5 HT

I'm going to measure my bike (again) when I ride tonight. See...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Looks like their longest 12 cm HT frame is 55 cm...

Looks like their longest 12 cm HT frame is 55 cm TT, with a 74 STA. Although I don't have a reach number on my frame, the STA is 1.5 deg shallower with a 1.5 cm shorter TT, so it's probably a bit...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Hm Dixie Flyer seems good too. 58 TT, 12.5 HT, 52...

Hm Dixie Flyer seems good too. 58 TT, 12.5 HT, 52 c-t (a bit tall). Lose 2 cm TT length to go down a 50 c-t but also lose 1 cm HT length as well.
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Posted By carpediemracing

That is the frame that seems to check all the...

That is the frame that seems to check all the boxes. 50.5 c-t seat tube, which is tiny for a "57" frame, but fits my hobbit legs perfectly.
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Posted By carpediemracing

I think this is it: ...

I think this is it:
https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/1134964-frame-geometry-registry.html

Thanks for encouraging me to look. I'll start there.
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Posted By carpediemracing

Longest top tube 50 cm frame?

TL;DR - shortest height frame with 57 cm TT, or longest 50 cm c-t frame? Aero frame but can be used in mass start.

TL;DR Part 2 - if no real aero benefits to frames I'm considering then would it...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I learned a while back that 1 mph is about 1.5...

I learned a while back that 1 mph is about 1.5 feet per second, so if you're going 1.5 mph faster than the other rider you're gaining 1.5 feet every second.

At 30 mph you go 44 feet a second, it...
10-31-19, 06:08 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

This. The year I "raced" track was 2009....

This.

The year I "raced" track was 2009. Made a weekly trip to NH. I'd typically get back at 1 or 2 am, after leaving at about 4 pm (if I was running a bit late). That would be unsustainable right...
10-30-19, 12:45 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

were you doing longer stuff? I mean I long ago...

were you doing longer stuff? I mean I long ago started focusing on stuff an hour or less. For me that means any discipline an hour or less, but I still had the snot to jump into a RR when things...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I wonder when the UCI will limit width of frame. ...

I wonder when the UCI will limit width of frame.

This is interesting, putting the stays and fork blades far away from the wheel. I wonder if there's a drafting effect on the seat stay from the...
10-30-19, 06:32 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

FTP is partially genetic, as is jump/sprint....

FTP is partially genetic, as is jump/sprint. Training helps but all the training in the world won't make a genetically low FTP rider into a Tour contender. Ditto the sprint. I have a teammate that...
10-28-19, 09:22 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Very good. I'm not on the computer as much...

Very good. I'm not on the computer as much anymore so not really on forums and such. No longer work with computers so my "alt-tab" posting (blog, forums) is no longer a thing. I realize I used to...
10-28-19, 06:57 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Eric Min lives in London. He has said that one of...

Eric Min lives in London. He has said that one of the main reasons for him riding indoors was that he really didn't want to ride outdoors in London. Confined indoors, as it were, made him realize...
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Posted By carpediemracing

https://video.eurosport.nl/baanwielrennen/zesdaags...

https://video.eurosport.nl/baanwielrennen/zesdaagse-londen-obara-de-snelste-in-de-keirinfinale_vid1254478/video.shtml

Video of the keirin bit, you can see the various bikes.

The race looks...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I used the wired SRM (non-track - Cannondale SI...

I used the wired SRM (non-track - Cannondale SI models, two of them, and one regular SRM crank) for about 8? years. I upgraded one then the other to wireless (my standard is still wired).

For...
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Posted By carpediemracing

I've been looking at this document because it...

I've been looking at this document because it seems to simply things, at least for me:
http://usac-officials.org/Download/USA%20Cycling%20Bike%20Measurement%20Guide.pdf

It mentions saddle...
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Posted By carpediemracing

This makes sense. My peak power is pretty peaky,...

This makes sense. My peak power is pretty peaky, I was using 2s for peak power time, not much longer, but I'll play around a bit. I think one factor is that pretty much every effort I make is from a...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Thanks for all the responses. I'm at work 12...

Thanks for all the responses. I'm at work 12 hours tomorrow so will not be able to respond further for a bit, just got back home now.

I'm a shorter rider with a long torso (road bike is 40 cm ST,...
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Posted By carpediemracing

Several questions, all pertaining to 500m TT: ...

Several questions, all pertaining to 500m TT:

1. The Analytic Cycling site - is it really far off in predicting performance or even performance changes. Changing weight by 10 kg seems to have a...
09-18-19, 10:20 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

The USAC website lost a lot of results this year...

The USAC website lost a lot of results this year sometime. Huge gap in results, mainly the mid-2000s to just about now. I have no more results listed early 2005 to mid 2017.

Discretion is key....
07-12-19, 09:59 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

It can be fixed. The promoter can actually edit...

It can be fixed. The promoter can actually edit the page while on the results page on USAC's site, so no uploads necessary. However it's very clunky like that, better to upload a new spreadsheet.
...
06-30-19, 10:44 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Dude! Can you fit wider tires on the CAAD9? ...

Dude!

Can you fit wider tires on the CAAD9?

Otherwise you could get a softer frame, Synapse or similar. An old school carbon frame (glued/lugs) would be super soft. Vitus (probably $$),...
06-26-19, 07:24 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Done right there's no real "take" as much as...

Done right there's no real "take" as much as there is a "inheritance of position" when the field naturally meanders. It's like the basketball move where one offensive player simply stays put, a...
06-09-19, 09:36 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

This is a familiar question/problem. The issue...

This is a familiar question/problem. The issue here is usually being uncomfortable with others around your front wheel and bars. I call this the "Sphere" as the old timers in the forum will know....
05-31-19, 09:23 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

+2 My best races in terms of race craft have...

+2

My best races in terms of race craft have been when I've been relatively fit and for whatever reason did the P123 or 123 race. I always race "scared" (meaning trying to shelter) but to race...
04-02-19, 06:58 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

The M50 race was definitely a bit calmer than I...

The M50 race was definitely a bit calmer than I expected. With the TT names there I figured 5 or 10 riders would lap the field. When it came down to the sprint it was interesting.

The field was...
04-01-19, 08:44 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Random interruption. We have now extended...

Random interruption.

We have now extended our (work, automotive) hours to 10 pm M-F. Although it sounds horrible the team in place for the late shift (2-10) is awesome and it's fun working with...
04-01-19, 08:38 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

First year in a few that I'm okay on the bike....

First year in a few that I'm okay on the bike. Did a few Frozen Four races (I helped with them but someone else promoted them, flat D shaped crit, 1 km), was able to hang and contest some sprints...
03-20-19, 10:17 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Late to party. Helpful wheel van operators...

Late to party.

Helpful wheel van operators help. This is a story about me (right seat) and a then-pro who was taking a day off (the driver). TL;DR - we literally towed a Cat 3 at 50+ mph back up...
02-24-19, 12:17 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I don't know Rachmaninoff other than from the...

I don't know Rachmaninoff other than from the movie Shine. Although maybe not a "great" movie, when I saw it I had the same reaction this IMDb reviewer had:

"When I originally saw this film in the...
02-24-19, 12:05 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Zwift broke 10k recently. And 5-7k is somewhat...

Zwift broke 10k recently. And 5-7k is somewhat normal for me to see, although with the worlds being selectable it's harder to get a quick feel for who's on.

I think the racing has some evolution...
02-23-19, 11:56 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Speaking of weight, I got some new shoes today....

Speaking of weight, I got some new shoes today. Non-Sidi, without the heavy insole. 248g lighter for the pair, so about half a pound. Not sure how it'll affect me (pre-Sidi I ran 76g pedals with very...
02-23-19, 11:54 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

For steady state riding a heavier tire is better....

For steady state riding a heavier tire is better. I can't find the link but BikeTechReview aka Craig Willett tested on himself using weighted inner tubes (so the wheel and tire were the same). He...
02-08-19, 08:16 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I can't hang in a C group at all, forget about...

I can't hang in a C group at all, forget about racing on Zwift. Zwift amplifies all my weaknesses.
02-03-19, 10:32 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Any race like that is basically a 1-2 race with...

Any race like that is basically a 1-2 race with pack filler 3s and 4s. I watched some telling video of a race I did in SoCal, Red Trolley (Feb? 2011?). The 3-4 race was a lumpy bunch, as you'd...
01-29-19, 10:21 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Fixed that for me.

Fixed that for me.
07-25-18, 08:42 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I vocalized for the first time the other day (to...

I vocalized for the first time the other day (to my brother, when talking about scattering my dad's ashes) that I feel like I'm at the beginning of the end. Until recently I've felt like I was still...
07-25-18, 08:33 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Still on the Live (the artist) kick. Show is Aug...

Still on the Live (the artist) kick. Show is Aug 15th locally. I first/last saw them in 1992, on Aug 15th, so it'll be 26 years between shows if I go. Having said that I'm probably going to go, bring...
07-25-18, 08:22 PM
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Posted By carpediemracing

A friend of mine worked for a team/group of...

A friend of mine worked for a team/group of riders (high level - the Masters that do the SoCal scene) who do the Tour of CA route earlier in the day before the actual pro race. They paid him quite a...
07-12-18, 10:29 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I don't understand your continuing comments on...

I don't understand your continuing comments on this. Call me a liar or whatever and let it go.

I may disagree with some stuff said on the forums but I'm not continually bringing them up, over and...
07-12-18, 10:21 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I don't know how it works now but when I raced...

I don't know how it works now but when I raced briefly in Belgium it seemed that there was a much higher entry cost into the sport but then things were subsidized after.

Mind you, this was 1992,...
07-12-18, 09:38 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I was just kidding, I haven't hit 50 mph in...

I was just kidding, I haven't hit 50 mph in forever.

My last race I avg about 145w and didn't get out of the saddle when the sprint started because I was already so exploded. I think my max speed...
07-10-18, 08:21 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

Without seeing the prior 5-10 seconds it's hard...

Without seeing the prior 5-10 seconds it's hard for me to figure out what might have caused the crash.
07-10-18, 08:14 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

I hope he recovers quickly. Can you have him stay...

I hope he recovers quickly. Can you have him stay at the vet's if he's not better? We had to have a cat stay at the vet for a couple days here and there.
07-10-18, 08:08 AM
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Posted By carpediemracing

For me not really. I like racing bikes (and,...

For me not really. I like racing bikes (and, specifically, doing field sprints). The rest of it, not so much. I deal with the other stuff (training etc) so that I can have fun racing. My fitness is...
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