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new (old) front wheel ...

new (old) front wheel

https://i.imgur.com/il2oaFb.jpg
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Does anyone know if the lift of UCI restriction...

Does anyone know if the lift of UCI restriction on 3:1 frame design applies to track frames? If so, we should expect new designs coming out in the next couple of years right?
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Currently I have a +10deg stem with no spacers on...

Currently I have a +10deg stem with no spacers on my bike and I feel I can get lower to be more aero and it got me thinking, is there some point where too low affects your ability to see what is...
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Thanks Koogar! Regarding the topcap, my...

Thanks Koogar!

Regarding the topcap, my frameset came with one so I'm using the original I guess, but it seems to be a normal 1 1/8" topcap.
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here's mine http://i.imgur.com/1IZfBkr.jpg

here's mine
http://i.imgur.com/1IZfBkr.jpg
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I was using: 90mm stem with -6 deg., 2x10mm...

I was using: 90mm stem with -6 deg., 2x10mm spacers and an Easton EC90 track handlebar which has 95 reach and 168 drop. This got me thinking, maybe if I change the handlebar for a Scatto that has...
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Couldn't find anywhere for stack and reach of the...

Couldn't find anywhere for stack and reach of the Kissena, not on their website nor the aforementioned chart :cry:
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Geometry Question

Need some help about frame geometry from you guys.

I had a Cervelo T1 for 3 years and it served me well but an oportunity came up and I sold it.

I'm contemplating getting a Dolan DF4, however...
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has anyone used these dt swiss track hubs? they...

has anyone used these dt swiss track hubs? they are cheap and dt usually makes great hubs, how would they compare to a dura ace hub?
...
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major cost must be Cipo's hair gel and expensive...

major cost must be Cipo's hair gel and expensive clothes, no $1000 bike will generate the kind of cash that his style demands
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picture of the real thing,what a beauty! ...

picture of the real thing,what a beauty!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8893904/lfgss/look-cr564.jpg
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it's not a fake people: Hawley...

it's not a fake people:
Hawley (http://hawleyusa.com/thcstore/catalog/Items.aspx?catid=14&sub=Track&manu=Look)
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new Look carbon frameset for 2016 at an...

new Look carbon frameset for 2016 at an "affordable" price :love:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/305/20193081700_ef60efa04b_b.jpg
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Oh I know! The last one was this 2 piece style,...

Oh I know! The last one was this 2 piece style, it was horrible and not enough leverage.

Any one from NYC knows a store that stocks the Shimano chainwip? A friend of mine is there and he's willing...
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what is the best chain whip available? I had a...

what is the best chain whip available? I had a generic ****ty one that I somehow lost and now I want a GREAT one, it makes all the difference :)
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Since the Kimera is just a rebranded BT you were...

Since the Kimera is just a rebranded BT you were right to forgo the orange and go for the yellow/green combo! Very nice!
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a lot of velodromes in Europe are rented for...

a lot of velodromes in Europe are rented for shows and whatnot
also the inner area sometimes have soccer/volley/gymnastics fields

all of these can help to make the track viable, the income...
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There's the KMC specific track chain too (D101),...

There's the KMC specific track chain too (D101), never tried but it's an option nonetheless

X101 Silver KMC Chain (http://kmcchain.us/chain/d101-silver/)
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New open mold frame (Axman T2N) by Diamondback...

New open mold frame (Axman T2N) by Diamondback with Nelson Vails branding

Diamondback Bicycles - Diamondback Bicycles Releases Elite Track Frame...
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the new caad seems much more fixie oriented than...

the new caad seems much more fixie oriented than track tbh, those dropouts are a indication of that.
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06-17-14, 05:38 PM
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Lizardskin is the most comfortable tape I've ever...

Lizardskin is the most comfortable tape I've ever used, BUT, they tend to remove all the subtle shape of the handlebar, my beautiful Nitto RB010 looked like crap wrapped on it, on the road handlebar...
06-14-14, 07:25 PM
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safe? yes street friendly? no as with most...

safe? yes
street friendly? no

as with most modern Al track oriented frames it's as stiff as it can get
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I was not clear, mean as a skid not back...

I was not clear, mean as a skid not back pedaling, like ppl do it when riding breakless on the street...
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It depends, if you are talking about the...

It depends, if you are talking about the Specialized/HED 3 then people don't use it because it's not that stiff. But I've seen people using Vision/Corima 3 spokes.

here's a interesting vid about...
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TT Setup, I need to lower the bar but the FSA...

TT Setup, I need to lower the bar but the FSA spacer is getting in my way :notamused:
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For anyone looking to buy a high end sprint...

For anyone looking to buy a high end sprint frame, it doesn't get any better/cheaper than this

Brand New Koga Kimera Track Frameset Fixie BT Single Speed Velodrome | eBay...
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Regarding the speed suits on the winter olympics:...

Regarding the speed suits on the winter olympics: Report: Yep, Under Armour's Suits Did Slow U.S. Speedskaters Down (http://gizmodo.com/report-yep-under-armours-suits-did-slow-u-s-speedska-1570744914)
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the largest TK1 has a 600mm top tube and the TK2...

the largest TK1 has a 600mm top tube and the TK2 has a 607mm top tube, I would guess that it does fit you don't it?
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new shape for the Corima 4 spoke, maybe to...

new shape for the Corima 4 spoke, maybe to distinguish from the new FFWD 4 spoke? Also it seems there's more material at the center of the wheel.

4 Spoke carbon wheel: The original monocoque wheel...
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You can choose whatever finish you want, not that...

You can choose whatever finish you want, not that awefull painting
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I'm making an inquiry do Axman about this frame...

I'm making an inquiry do Axman about this frame of theirs. They manufacture frames for a lot of big brands, including Boardman. If price is good it should be a great midrange frameset. I'll update...
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it's much more a preemptive question tbh, the...

it's much more a preemptive question tbh, the design doesn't seem to inspire confidence but I'll give it a try, my carbon hoops are on the way so I can build the wheel, I'll update you guys about it...
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So, I've got a pair of hubs but they have those...

So, I've got a pair of hubs but they have those annoying allen bolts, the inside wall of the bolts are kinda flat it feels like they wouldn't grip/torque properly at the dropout. Is there any type of...
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I do like the Specialized 74 glove, great leather...

I do like the Specialized 74 glove, great leather (that means it's very durable, I eat other gloves for dinner) and there's some padding but it's minimal so it gives confidence on all occasions.

...
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Is there a significant aero benefit between a...

Is there a significant aero benefit between a Zipp 808 to the 404? Do the rim depth (+30mm) make the wheel stiffer?
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lots of people use Corima's 3 and 4 spoked wheels...

lots of people use Corima's 3 and 4 spoked wheels and I've saw some Vision 3 spoke and FFWD new 3 and 4 spoked wheels are starting to appear too.
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Cleat Position

This article (http://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/articles/footloose/) by Steve Hogg seems to indicate the cleat positioning for a track sprinter should as forward as possible. Do you guys agree?...
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Cool to know! Thanks guys

Cool to know! Thanks guys
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I was not talking about the 2nd rider but the...

I was not talking about the 2nd rider but the first who swerved on the last moment, she should have slowed down/stopped much earlier since it was a missed start.
not taking the blame from the gate...
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so...it was the riders fault (mainly), agreed? I...

so...it was the riders fault (mainly), agreed? I can see that they should have removed the gate the moment they saw that the riders weren't looking but in the end, ​they weren't looking.
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I have the T-One for about a year and I've got to...

I have the T-One for about a year and I've got to say that I love it. I used to use a Sidi Genius 5, it was fine but it doesn't come near the bont in terms of stiffness, comfort and tightness around...
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it seems like a great price, similar to a DF4,...

it seems like a great price, similar to a DF4, how does it compare Carleton, do you have any experience with it Carleton?
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I've seen countless teams using the T4 with F+R...

I've seen countless teams using the T4 with F+R Comet so it's a non issue for sure?

http://www.theradsport.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/tumblr_m8dp3eyWRZ1qb43kyo1_1280.jpeg
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how a hed 3 is made, was actually surprised by...

how a hed 3 is made, was actually surprised by the amount of foam inside of it! I thought it was going to be much less

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx7Q7fjd11s
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How the Argon 18 Electron Pro frameset rates...

How the Argon 18 Electron Pro frameset rates against the DF4, TK1, Look? The 2012 frameset is on sale for 1890 dolars
...
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Merlin Cycles is having a sale of Xentis wheels...

Merlin Cycles is having a sale of Xentis wheels and there some Mark 2 wheels there for a good price...

http://www.merlincycles.com/factory-road-wheels-44123/?sorting=price_lowHigh&filterBrand=66541
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Custom Giro Air Attack Shield helmet for the...

Custom Giro Air Attack Shield helmet for the french team?

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Not track specific but....this saddle seems like...

Not track specific but....this saddle seems like a good choice for those on bumpy tracks, people do seem to like the CPC thingy and it seems to work. My local track on the 4th turn has made me get...
01-09-14, 08:13 PM
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Posted By 8bits

48/17 for city riding

48/17 for city riding
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