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Real talk, if the hardware these ladies brought...

Real talk, if the hardware these ladies brought home over the years wasn't enough to ignite some passion for building tracks, I don't know what will:

https://i.imgur.com/0bXgLY2.jpg

I know I'm...
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Regarding video games. It's simply a numbers...

Regarding video games. It's simply a numbers game. If you can get thousands of people at a time to sit and watch someone do anything, there will be ad money involved.

How is a video game...
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Yeah most tracks have a kids program, but they...

Yeah most tracks have a kids program, but they are usually kids from the immediate neighborhood or children of adult racers. And most of those kids drift away from the sport for one reason or...
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Also, letís not fool ourselves. Track cycling...

Also, letís not fool ourselves. Track cycling requires even more personal investment than the families offer in the gloomy picture of little league baseball that I paint above.

This sport has a...
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Some. Some Americans. Sport, arts. public...

Some. Some Americans.

Sport, arts. public libraries, public parks, public schools, etc... still exist in every city in the United States.

EDIT:

Also, DLV is part of a county (or city,...
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Posted By carleton

On a related note, I've done a lot of analysis of...

On a related note, I've done a lot of analysis of MLB over the years. The result of this system is a revolving door of players that are all but disposable, thus making the idea of "going pro" not...
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Posted By carleton

Yup. A few years ago in a small/medium sized...

Yup.

A few years ago in a small/medium sized town in Georgia (an hour South of Atlanta), I witnessed tryouts for a baseball league with players being aged like 8-12. It looked like NFL combines. ...
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Posted By carleton

I agree with a lot of this. There are a lot...

I agree with a lot of this.

There are a lot of factors that contribute to the fact that all sports seem to be less popular. There is no one smoking gun. Ask a dozen families with children and ask...
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Posted By carleton

Yup. And he has the credentials to back it...

Yup.

And he has the credentials to back it up:



I knew another mechanical engieeer who was a multiple elite National champ and Masters world champ in sprint events...he also rode Zipp wheels...
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Posted By carleton

ahem... :D

ahem...



:D
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Posted By carleton

You donít have to watch your weight like hill...

You donít have to watch your weight like hill climbers. Just be generally fit in terms of body fat. Itís not uncommon for cyclists to develop an unhealthy obsession with weight.

Regarding big...
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Posted By carleton

Glad to see you stoked on this. A few...

Glad to see you stoked on this.

A few comments:

First 3 rules to being successful in Masters track racing:
- Don't be fat.
- Don't be fat.
- Don't be fat.

I know it sounds stupid, but...
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Posted By carleton

Sorry about that. C&V?

Sorry about that.

C&V?
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Posted By carleton

Or, we've managed to outlast Fixed Gear Fever and...

Or, we've managed to outlast Fixed Gear Fever and Up Up Up... :D
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Posted By carleton

Wow. I wonder what happened. I recall the...

Wow. I wonder what happened.

I recall the preface of the website when it first launched stating something to the effect that the website being a place to keep notes and whatnot for an upcoming...
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Posted By carleton

I honestly think it's for the same reasons that...

I honestly think it's for the same reasons that loose and caged-ball bearings are rare on wheel hubs: Maintenance.

Setting (and resetting) the tension and cleaning are a pleasure for some people...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, I think he comes from the SSFG side of the...

Yeah, I think he comes from the SSFG side of the house (nothing wrong with that. That's where I started).
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Posted By carleton

Square taper is old tech. Shimano Octalink track...

Square taper is old tech. Shimano Octalink track cranks are an upgrade in almost every area (stiffness, maintenance, cleanliness, tuning, installation...).

Even Octalink is old tech, but no one's...
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Posted By carleton

Interesting indeed. I hate to jump on the...

Interesting indeed. I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but it seems like PM pedals would be leading assumption as to why.

This begs the question: Does the bike world need another Power Meter?

I...
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Posted By carleton

I had Sugino 75s a couple of years ago. They are...

I had Sugino 75s a couple of years ago. They are great. I was just commenting that they are uncommon.
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Posted By carleton

You'll probably get an answer faster in SSFG or...

You'll probably get an answer faster in SSFG or Bike Mechanics.

Sugino 75 cranks are rare on the track these days. Other NJS cranks even more rare.
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And for those wondering, jods OBE is no stranger...

And for those wondering, jods OBE is no stranger to a podium:

https://i.imgur.com/wcqYI0x.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jody_Cundy

(Let me know if I'm embarrassing you.)
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Oh, that’s right! I recall one of the new...

Oh, that’s right!

I recall one of the new (at the time) LOOK L96 bikes was ridden by US Paralympian Jennifer Schuble before the London Olympics.

Basically, I think she received (and raced) her...
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Posted By carleton

There are some generations of Zipp discs like...

There are some generations of Zipp discs like that, too. Like you say, they are made with thin steel track ends in mind. I can't recall the model, but it was the first generation that was black...
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Posted By carleton

Interesting. Thanks!

Interesting. Thanks!
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Posted By carleton

"Cadence" you say? Hmmm...I'd swear that...

"Cadence" you say?

Hmmm...I'd swear that there was some chap preaching for years around here that cadence is the metric to watch (not power) :innocent:
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Posted By carleton

Yup. When I liked the Toupe 143 and it kept...

Yup. When I liked the Toupe 143 and it kept breaking, I'd take it to the local shop and swap it out for a new one no questions asked. After a few times I got tired of the hassle and realized that I...
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Posted By carleton

Some higher-end bike shops have a saddle tryout...

Some higher-end bike shops have a saddle tryout program where either you pay a one time feel (say $25) and you can check-out a saddle for a couple of days at a time, then swap for a different one...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah. If you were in a max wattage contest, I...

Yeah. If you were in a max wattage contest, I could teach you how to game the system and get max watts for a given effort.

If you are using watts as a proxy to know if you are getting stronger,...
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Posted By carleton

That sounds reasonable. I'm not...

That sounds reasonable.




I'm not that familiar with options anymore. Sorry.

Fifty Point One makes some nice options, but they might be out of your price range. The Hoy Bikes Fiorenzuola...
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Posted By carleton

That's understandable. The race season is...

That's understandable.

The race season is over. If you are gonna be all-in for track, then spend the winter nerding-out on the stuff above. You can spend the time and effort learning what...
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Posted By carleton

Unfortunately, no. I didn't make it for Android. ...

Unfortunately, no. I didn't make it for Android. I would essentially have to recreate it from scratch using Java to do so then maintain 2 code bases (Apple Swift and Java).
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Posted By carleton

Actually, your track frame might be longer than...

Actually, your track frame might be longer than your road frame because your races are shorter and you can endure an uncomfortable, yet aero, position during the race or training effort.


Years...
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Posted By carleton

Have a steel frame made. You'll be much faster...

Have a steel frame made. You'll be much faster on a round-tubed steel bike that fits very well than on an ill-fitting superbike.

Why? Because your body is the engine and an ill-fitting bike won't...
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Posted By carleton

Deal! Hmmm....let me think about...

Deal!




Hmmm....let me think about it...


That's in my other app...for that I charge A LOT.
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Posted By carleton

Nice! The cool bits: ...

Nice!

The cool bits:

https://i2.wp.com/morecadence.jp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/7416.jpg
https://i0.wp.com/morecadence.jp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/7435-1.jpg...
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Posted By carleton

Yes! This is that really tight...

Yes!




This is that really tight roadie bike fit.

I'd like to see you on a bike 2 sizes larger. Maybe borrow one from a friend/teammate one day in training and take it for a few laps....
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Posted By carleton

If you are an iPhone user, I made a free app in...

If you are an iPhone user, I made a free app in the App Store called "Track Cycling Gear Calculator" that helps with all of that. It even let's you keep an inventory of your road and track bike...
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Posted By carleton

Yup. As you are finding out, for sprinting,...

Yup.

As you are finding out, for sprinting, the calves don't add any significant power to the kinetic chain when compared to the glutes, hams, and quads. They are simply stabilizers that add more...
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Posted By carleton

No problem! I'm happy to help. Nitto B123...

No problem! I'm happy to help.

Nitto B123 and B123AA (aluminum) are great options that have both deep drop and long reach. The cro-mo are available for 31.8mm stems, but if you go with the...
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Posted By carleton

For those who want some winter indoor trainer...

For those who want some winter indoor trainer programs:

https://www.bikeforums.net/33-road-bike-racing/635841-bikeforums-net-workout-recipe-book.html
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Posted By carleton

I'm glad you are loving the sport! As far as...

I'm glad you are loving the sport!

As far as trainer workouts go, you can use any workout plan that a Road Criterium Racer would use. That would provide a great aerobic foundation. Those programs...
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Posted By carleton

True. My guess is that their is either some...

True.

My guess is that their is either some marketing gamesmanship going on or production holdups.

Recall that we didn't see the GB bikes until the London Olympics. The Felt TA FRD was only...
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Posted By carleton

1: I didn't know that Zipp sponsors the AUS team....

1: I didn't know that Zipp sponsors the AUS team.

2: This...



...means that Zipp is developing new track wheels. These wheel will likely come with wind tunnel receipts :thumb: (unlike Mavic...
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Posted By carleton

One word of caution: The gym is a significant,...

One word of caution: The gym is a significant, but still relatively small part of winning on the track.

For the average racer who races a fair amount, the changes that come from adding a gym...
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Posted By carleton

http://www.relatably.com/m/img/most-popular-memes-...

http://www.relatably.com/m/img/most-popular-memes-of-2013/6_1387196982_540x540.jpg

What if I told you that your body already does all of these calculations for you when you are in the gym under...
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Posted By carleton

On a related note: Wind Tunnel Testing is an...

On a related note: Wind Tunnel Testing is an extension of the Data Analysis and has led to gains.

Even if normal folk can't get to a wind tunnel, we still benefit by imitating the new "fast"...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, they can be tempermental when they get...

Yeah, they can be tempermental when they get older and need maintenance. The energy and expense of rebuilding them is only worth it if you are a collector.

They are not maintenance-free hubs.
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Posted By carleton

You should as in Bike Mechanics:...

You should as in Bike Mechanics: https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/
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Posted By carleton

Understand that "throw the sled" simply means...

Understand that "throw the sled" simply means accelerate it quickly using an appropriate load on the sled that's light enough to accelerate yet heavy enough such that you don't throw it into the...
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