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Hey, After a few months (and a crash they...

Hey,
After a few months (and a crash they survived - better than I did :D ) they've been good.
Despite what I said above, I do sort of wish they had just a little more drop after riding them a...
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Interesting Aussie bars ...

Interesting Aussie bars
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A lot of these places are/were field of dreams...

A lot of these places are/were field of dreams projects, but the reality is "if you build it they will come" just isn't happening. You need the big push at the front and you need to keep that wave...
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If you're a speedplay rider already, the thought...

If you're a speedplay rider already, the thought of a PM pedal compatible is tempting (if it's priced competitively) but overall yes... already tons of options out there, for the most part if you...
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Using times in an f200 (trying to compare wattage...

Using times in an f200 (trying to compare wattage to expected performance) can also lead you down false rabbit holes. Rolling Resistance, Power meter accuracy/lag, Track surface/steepness,...
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^that document is outdated. The one I linked to...

^that document is outdated. The one I linked to is the current ruleset.
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nice, Thoughts on that infocrank?

nice,
Thoughts on that infocrank?
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carpediemracing The only morphological...

carpediemracing

The only morphological exemption that still exists (again, in my above post, anyone can choose the one regarding saddle position/reach "for free") is that you gain an extra 5cm...
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1.) weight should have very, very little impact...

1.) weight should have very, very little impact (almost nil) on a flat track. Peak power for another second however... likely means you are accelerating (standing start is where you'll hit peak...
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My Look464 has that lip too... annoying.

My Look464 has that lip too... annoying.
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Here's some info from Drag2Zero on their new aero...

Here's some info from Drag2Zero on their new aero extensions - currently about the only other options are full custom (speedbar.nl) or the off the shelf ones like Wattshop sell. Nice alternative...
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Saw this on Facebook the other day......

Saw this on Facebook the other day... narrrrrrowwww
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nice, a bunch of friends have the TK2/3 frames......

nice, a bunch of friends have the TK2/3 frames... great bikes.
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I'm not sure I understand... the Magura guy...

I'm not sure I understand... the Magura guy suggests just leaving the lube on and letting it sit in wax will remove it... then in the same paragraph explains to someone that having things in your pot...
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Posted By Morelock

why exactly are you not taking off the factory...

why exactly are you not taking off the factory lubricant?
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Certainly things have changed, but no it's not at...

Certainly things have changed, but no it's not at the pace of things like Triathlon / Mountain Biking / Gravel-Allroad, etc.

The thing is, manufacturers don't sell many track bikes. How many...
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Posted By Morelock

Good humor never dies :)

Good humor never dies :)
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ahh gotcha. In track if you're on 1/8 you're...

ahh gotcha.

In track if you're on 1/8 you're probably going to get a lot of noise compared to road/tt. My Izumi stuff is really loud. Some of the Sram is supposed to be quieter. It gets worse...
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Posted By Morelock

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
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Posted By Morelock

less noise =/= lower friction. Too many...

less noise =/= lower friction. Too many variables.
*it could mean that... if the noise was from a bad chainline... but there are many other reasons a drivetrain could be noisy.
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On a super smooth track there isn't a ton of...

On a super smooth track there isn't a ton of balance between 19 and 23. It's heavily in favor of the narrowest tyre that reasonably fits your rim, since you want pressure to be insanely high anyways....
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quite a few tunnel tests / info on clothing...

quite a few tunnel tests / info on clothing comparing "standard kit" to skinsuits. From normal cut bibs/jersey to a good skinsuit you're looking at 90-150sec / 40k. Sort of depends and ebb/flows, as...
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A2 does have a number of wheels to test (although...

A2 does have a number of wheels to test (although I'm not sure on specifics. An 808 is likely though. I do know they don't have any track specific wheels like an iO)

Some things to think of (for...
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KrispyK I've never been to San Diego... but it...

KrispyK I've never been to San Diego... but it seems to be a 333 with 28 banking. That's not terribly sharp, you could likely get away with fairly low pressure... although how low depends on so many...
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The nicer the surface, the higher the psi. In...

The nicer the surface, the higher the psi. In ideal conditions (say a perfectly smooth roller) higher psi will be faster than lower psi. The problem comes from imperfections in the road/track...
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Cadence will just be steady. It's possible that...

Cadence will just be steady. It's possible that on longer runs (you basically just take readings for 2-4 runs, but alltogether) I could vary cadence... but more than anything it's a matter of sunken...
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unfortunately not an iO but an iO clone. ...

unfortunately not an iO but an iO clone.

fwiw if anyone wants to make comparisons, the difference between it and a HED3 was .0019 (in favor of the H3) plenty of comparisons between H3's and 808's...
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what do you want to see tested? (wind tunnel)

Starting to put together my next trip to the tunnel. I've got a fairly extensive list of things I'm going to test (mostly clothes/helmets) but depending on the how fast we get through things (should...
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loaded question, and any answer other than...

loaded question, and any answer other than "depends" is going to be speculation at best.

Some things I've seen working with folks... narrow as possible (elbows touching) usually is the right...
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^In theory the 3T Revo's would be good for this...

^In theory the 3T Revo's would be good for this too, albeit the "handles" are a little short for most men's hands. I remember seeing a pic of someone (Bos maybe?) who had added carbon length to them.
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It's super interesting sociology I think. ...

It's super interesting sociology I think.

triathlon really exploded in popularity around the same time carbon became "the norm" and you got this perfect storm of designers wanting to make the...
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^triathletes (makes sense though... how many...

^triathletes
(makes sense though... how many millions do triathletes spend on aero gear vs. TTer's or pursuiters? It's why there is a new "cutting edge" tri bike every other year, but the Felt TK1...
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Posted By Morelock

Yep, but the difference here is that they're...

Yep, but the difference here is that they're available in a width less than 40 cm. Who still rides 40-42cm sprint bars? No one.[/QUOTE]

:)
The days of 44cm aerobars are over!
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careleton Assuming a healthy (no...

careleton

Assuming a healthy (no back/neck/etc issues) individual whose main objective is to do the fastest time in the 500m that they are capable of, then yes... they will go faster with pursuit...
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I very much doubt that. Very few elites, and even...

I very much doubt that. Very few elites, and even fewer trackies, and fewer still females, have ever seen the inside of a tunnel. It's expensive to do alone on an athletes budget and few sponsors...
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careleton, I won't disagree with which is easier...

careleton, I won't disagree with which is easier to start with, I think that's pretty easily determined. However, while I totally agree the start is very, very important in these events, you do have...
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^I'm sure you are right. Training specifically...

^I'm sure you are right. Training specifically for an event like that does have carry over, but in general if someone asked me how to spend their time on the track, unless they were aiming for a...
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one thing that's always a danger when looking at...

one thing that's always a danger when looking at what pro's/elites do/use is confusing talent with optimization. Results do not necessarily =/= correct choices.

at 500m speeds, aerodynamic drag...
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people may go as fast/faster on sprint bars vs....

people may go as fast/faster on sprint bars vs. aerobars... but if someone were equally proficient using both, they would go faster in aerobars.
Specificity Specificity Specificity
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carleton but I have no Keo pedals to measure :( ...

carleton but I have no Keo pedals to measure :(

Yeah PLA probably won't hold up. ABS might, or some of the fancier mediums... but my Prusa isn't really set up to handle that stuff (I do keep...
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Posted By Morelock

nice, always thought those *modern* NJS frames...

nice, always thought those *modern* NJS frames were sweet.
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this was interesting, saw it on google the other...

this was interesting, saw it on google the other day.
Mira Pedal Strap Adapter - New Blue ? Coach Carl Cycling (http://carl-jones-n9zb.squarespace.com/shop/oyp5wk017sydkmqy6fun8y7jq8zskw)

I could...
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Posted By Morelock

^pretty much any 144bcd chainring will fit. You...

^pretty much any 144bcd chainring will fit. You can go down a rabbit hole as deep as your pocket book will allow when it comes to chainrings.
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Martin Toft Madsen back at it taking the Danish...

Martin Toft Madsen back at it taking the Danish Hour record back. 53.955km.

Faster than his attempt at Aguascalientes, must be wishing that he hadn't went right after they sanded the track.
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somehow the scramble of letters that make up his...

somehow the scramble of letters that make up his handle went over my head...

That sucks man, I know how fun both of those breaks are to deal with. Never a good time for it, but this close to Nats...
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HAHAHA ...

HAHAHA

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^ Wait, do we know each other irl tobukog and I...

^ Wait, do we know each other irl tobukog and I just didn't realize it?


Also "raced" The RH series this weekend.
10" into the scratch (turn1) a fellow clipped a pedal, taking down a few of...
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^I had the Aeronova's on my road bike for a...

^I had the Aeronova's on my road bike for a while. Not bad bars, but they are road bars. They aren't terribly narrow (I think 40 is the minimum width) but for some people that's a non-issue. It...
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actually where I picked the Makino up at lol :D ...

actually where I picked the Makino up at lol :D Super fast shipping from Japan.
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Random Tubular (glue) question Do/Have any...

Random Tubular (glue) question

Do/Have any of you guys store your glue in the condiment dispenser bottles? I have seen a couple of team mechanics that use that method, but I wonder if the glue...
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