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Posted By ruudlaff

Yeah $900 in the uk would comfortably allow you...

Yeah $900 in the uk would comfortably allow you to fix the rim and pick up a FFWD rear wheel second hand with plenty of cash to spare
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Posted By ruudlaff

Milly Tanner rode it in position 1 of the Female...

Milly Tanner rode it in position 1 of the Female TS I believe too
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I believe the UCI is cracking down on this...

I believe the UCI is cracking down on this element of 'pricing' out. I can't remember where I heard the price so wouldn't want to say it publicly, but let's just say the one I've heard is more...
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i had the same questions and opinion. Asked...

i had the same questions and opinion. Asked someone who has a bit of “knowledge”, and the time differences to be made are astonishing. To the point that I don’t think even the sprinters would care if...
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Purely from a stiffness and arm clearance point...

Purely from a stiffness and arm clearance point of view they seem the perfect solution for on the track....if you have the $$ to not care about needing to adjust stem lengths, widths and drops...
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I believe the rules are being interpreted that...

I believe the rules are being interpreted that the constituent parts of the finished track bikes for the Olympics don't have to be getting run together to count.

Also, not everyone in a team needs...
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Posted By ruudlaff

You don't say... :)

You don't say... :)
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Posted By ruudlaff

I'm starting to agree, I think max wattages are a...

I'm starting to agree, I think max wattages are a bit of a misnomer.

Our track club have been doing training weekends recently with some benchmarking and it started to open my eyes a little.
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Posted By ruudlaff

Brooks Cycles in the UK are stocking straps by a...

Brooks Cycles in the UK are stocking straps by a new Scottish manufacturer, Gallus Baffies. Been getting used by tons of guys here, lots of testing, not a single failure yet.
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Posted By ruudlaff

I understand you saying that, but in Scotland...

I understand you saying that, but in Scotland it's pretty much only trackies that take part
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Posted By ruudlaff

Fancy a Planet X Koichi San II? :lol:

Fancy a Planet X Koichi San II? :lol:
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I found it really strange at the time, because he...

I found it really strange at the time, because he was hyping it up and mentioning looking forward to his involvement. Then the week of the competition he went radio silent.
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Posted By ruudlaff

If anyone out there wanted to dispose of one let...

If anyone out there wanted to dispose of one let me know.... UK :)
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Posted By ruudlaff

What you have described sounds very much like...

What you have described sounds very much like Adam Hansen the road cyclists custom carbon shoes...I wonder if he's started making them for other cyclists now...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Or you can catch them not paying enough attention...

Or you can catch them not paying enough attention and get a big enough gap. This was done to me in my first ever competition, the gap was big enough by the time I cottoned on that it was game over.
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Posted By ruudlaff

Link British Track Champs live on FB

Link

British Track Champs live on FB
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Posted By ruudlaff

I noticed in the press release how precisely they...

I noticed in the press release how precisely they mentioned the disc element of it...leading me to think that for bunch racing and sprint it would be an alternative supplier providing the 5 spoke...
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Posted By ruudlaff

I would dispute that being balanced.

I would dispute that being balanced.
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Posted By ruudlaff

I've got this on my bike. Really like it, hard to...

I've got this on my bike. Really like it, hard to find fault with it
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Posted By ruudlaff

Add to this, going mid 20 in my first attempt at...

Add to this, going mid 20 in my first attempt at man one in TS in competition after spending 3-4 weeks training for it.

Plenty wrong that could have been corrected:
- forgot about foam blocks,...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Here's the link to it...

Here's the link to it (http://blog.fairwheelbikes.com/reviews-and-testing/stem-review/)
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Posted By ruudlaff

A fair point, unfortunately there is a picture...

A fair point, unfortunately there is a picture evidence and you can genuinely see it contorting. It's not that surprising, it was like a £15 own brand stem genuinely just bought for fit testing.
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Stiff stem recommendations? Realised during a...

Stiff stem recommendations? Realised during a standing start yesterday that I really need to replace the cheap one I was using to dial in my position...
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Posted By ruudlaff

"Free replacements for life. If your straps wear...

"Free replacements for life. If your straps wear out, we’ll replace them for you at no charge!"

That's a bold promise with the abuse they take...
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Posted By ruudlaff

I saw someone at a meet recently with these...

I saw someone at a meet recently with these abominations and couldn't believe how bad they looked to use. They genuinely looked like shiny black gardening gloves.

In terms of straps, I have a...
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Posted By ruudlaff

I would guess that it's largely a historical...

I would guess that it's largely a historical issue. Cycling isn't the greatest at promoting itself at the lower echelons of the sport, so it tends to be word of mouth...so if it's largely populated...
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Posted By ruudlaff

The good Second kid born. Back doing proper...

The good
Second kid born.
Back doing proper lifting in the gym again

The bad
Entire year pretty much written off due to second kid (both are under 3), so just been trying to maintain what...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Willing to give anything a try :)

Willing to give anything a try :)
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Posted By ruudlaff

I have a similar issue to this and can't seem to...

I have a similar issue to this and can't seem to find help anywhere. I start skipping my back wheel around revs 3-7, it settles down into turn 1 of the 250m track then does it again as I exit turn 2...
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Posted By ruudlaff

I have literally zero interest in the topic on a...

I have literally zero interest in the topic on a personal level. It could be best measured by the word "Meh".

But. You seem to be very upset at the idea of people discussion your situation and...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Was there the day that pic was took...I remember...

Was there the day that pic was took...I remember seeing his chainring and letting out a chuckle at the madness when you see it in person. It's ENORMOUS.
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Posted By ruudlaff

Could always do it in JavaScript and deploy it...

Could always do it in JavaScript and deploy it with one of those wrapper packaging apps that deploy it to ios/android/windows like PhoneGap or similar.
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Posted By ruudlaff

You keep mentioning the mod...but you don't tell...

You keep mentioning the mod...but you don't tell us what it is? ;)
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Posted By ruudlaff

Having learnt the hard way, I'm very much of the...

Having learnt the hard way, I'm very much of the opinion that once you have your first bike and start to understand what you actually want from your perfect machine....buy once.

What I mean by...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Fair enough. Look was a fairly obvious omission...

Fair enough. Look was a fairly obvious omission actually. I only mention Dolan due to the DF4 being fairly common at every decent level except the elite really.
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Posted By ruudlaff

Apparently they have/had a few brands on their...

Apparently they have/had a few brands on their shortlist. Do we think this is because there isn't much difference in the performance between the bikes of these suppliers? Or are they expecting/hoping...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Last update I saw was that further surgery would...

Last update I saw was that further surgery would be required and that she's in a coma. I would guess that is induced, but don't really know that.

Sad times.
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Posted By ruudlaff

Sad news today. Ivor Reid, a real stalwart of the...

Sad news today. Ivor Reid, a real stalwart of the Scottish and international masters cycling scene has passed away. Saw him looking fit at a training session not so long ago, quite the shock.
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Posted By ruudlaff

Cairn Velo (http://www.cairnvelo.co.uk) Just...

Cairn Velo (http://www.cairnvelo.co.uk)

Just spotted a new Scottish bike brand doing custom (geometry and design) bikes.

With all the chat about custom in here might be worth looking at,...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Those really look like road bars to be honest....

Those really look like road bars to be honest. They also only comes in 40cm width. seems an odd choice by Alpina
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Posted By ruudlaff

Yeah I spotted this earlier and was really...

Yeah I spotted this earlier and was really impressed. It's a great touch.
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Posted By ruudlaff

Yeah it's the Kochi San II. From what I could...

Yeah it's the Kochi San II. From what I could deduce it's basically their attempt at a Cervelo clone.

The lairy paintjob is because it was a good deal on an ex team frame that I picked up from...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Finally got her pretty for a picture.

Finally got her pretty for a picture.
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Posted By ruudlaff

I've always been curious about this, but does UCI...

I've always been curious about this, but does UCI approval require a geometry and size?

I ask this because it seems really crazy asking pros who could be riding bikes with custom geometries to...
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Posted By ruudlaff

At the elite level removing seeding and doing a...

At the elite level removing seeding and doing a random allocation for the rounds would go a long way. Riders would then only put in enough effort that they think will get them into the top 16 (or...
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Posted By ruudlaff

100% to this. I find it amazing that I only...

100% to this.

I find it amazing that I only found out about my local track league last year after going to the velodrome for nearly a year beforehand just doing drop in sessions. It took one guy...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Was at a talk given by him in the later half of...

Was at a talk given by him in the later half of 2017 and he was a delight to listen to.

He has a rather manic train of thought, it's exhausting trying to keep up with him as he jumps from idea to...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Oh 100%. My question was more weighted towards...

Oh 100%. My question was more weighted towards the Ukraine rider on the open mould frame
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Posted By ruudlaff

Are those frames UCI approved or is that not a...

Are those frames UCI approved or is that not a thing in track racing?
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Posted By ruudlaff

100%, I've started swearing by this recently....

100%, I've started swearing by this recently. Basically grippy bar tape with no padding.
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