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Posted By taras0000

Interesting acquisition. ...

Interesting acquisition.

https://bikerumor.com/2019/09/24/wahoo-fitness-acquires-speedplay-are-new-powermeter-pedals-on-the-way/
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Posted By taras0000

I couldn't remember what that pertained to. Had...

I couldn't remember what that pertained to. Had to go WAAAAY back and even then it took me a sec before i got my own joke. Lol
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Posted By taras0000

Sight your drivetrain by looking down your chain...

Sight your drivetrain by looking down your chain from ring to cog when your bike is on a workstand. The ring is a flat (or should be!) so it gives you a reference plane. Your ring and cog should line...
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Posted By taras0000

New chainring + old cog and chain will be noisier...

New chainring + old cog and chain will be noisier than usual because drivetrains wear together. Yes we swap cigs and rings all the time, but if your kit is 5 years old, and you throw a new ring on,...
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Posted By taras0000

From what I can remember from Tournant's and...

From what I can remember from Tournant's and Hoy's record attempts for the Kilo, you basically have about 5-7 days before your body starts to really dial back because of the altitude. Ideally, you...
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Posted By taras0000

Roughly about 1s per km, but that's at a...

Roughly about 1s per km, but that's at a sustained speed. For a SS race, like the kilo or 500, it will be less, as you spend a considerable part of the race getting up to speed, where the aero...
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Posted By taras0000

It's listed as both front and rear. Wierd looking...

It's listed as both front and rear. Wierd looking wheel.
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Posted By taras0000

Stretch your jersey over your steering wheel when...

Stretch your jersey over your steering wheel when pinning on numbers. This can be done for gluing on numbers as well. If gluing, remember to use safety pins as well. Many tracks require the pins, as...
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Posted By taras0000

You'll be fine to just bolt them on. This is a...

You'll be fine to just bolt them on. This is a common occurrence with slotted cleats, as no two shoes have the EXACT same sole curvature.
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Posted By taras0000

Not really. Instead of talking nerdy, they just...

Not really. Instead of talking nerdy, they just talk turdy and make things up by pulling numbers out of their asses.
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What track cycling needs is a WC series and a...

What track cycling needs is a WC series and a "ProTour"series.

WCs being national only, where trade team riders can compete for their national team, and points earned are kept by the National Fed....
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Posted By taras0000

It is if you are trying to develop track cycling...

It is if you are trying to develop track cycling in countries other than France, GB, Australia, Netherlands, and NZ. Many, if not all Olympic/National federations base athlete funding on podium...
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Posted By taras0000

The elimination of trade teams helps out the...

The elimination of trade teams helps out the smaller countries when it comes to getting qualifying points. When a rider is part of a trade team, their points stay with them, and the national national...
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Makes it spectator friendly. It's 3.5 laps to a...

Makes it spectator friendly. It's 3.5 laps to a kilometer. It allowed kilos and match sprints to start on the back straight. This only works for odd km distance events. Even number km distance events...
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Posted By taras0000

Wider tires only work if you have wider rims. If...

Wider tires only work if you have wider rims. If rim width is limiting your tire choices, then higher pressure is the way to go. You're looking to eliminate that "lightbulb" profile that allowed a...
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Posted By taras0000

yessssss!

yessssss!
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Posted By taras0000

Yes, I was a regular on FGF :thumb:. Have...

Yes, I was a regular on FGF :thumb:.

Have you been able to replicate the headaches with weight training? Heavy deadlifting? Any trainer work set this off?
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Posted By taras0000

Ouch. A kijiji search showed a few SB road bikes...

Ouch. A kijiji search showed a few SB road bikes going for 250-600
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Posted By taras0000

Tell us a little more about your situation. Age,...

Tell us a little more about your situation. Age, the track you ride on, what sort of workout are you doing when this occurs? More info gives a much clearer picture as to what you are...
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Posted By taras0000

Not my creation, so go ahead. All my US relatives...

Not my creation, so go ahead. All my US relatives call it Monopoly Money because its coloured and worthless.
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Same here. I'm just wondering how long it will be...

Same here. I'm just wondering how long it will be until we hear of some fixie hipster showing up to a track with these.
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Your ignorance of what lay before you at the time...

Your ignorance of what lay before you at the time was at the time your biggest asset, but your future hindrance. Everyone remembers their first kilo, unless they passed out.
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As a complete bike, it's worth the 200...

As a complete bike, it's worth the 200 Kanuckistanian Kopeks. It was a mid quality bike for its time. Definitely bike shop quality, not Sears. It would've been ~$600-800 back in the day. It would've...
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Posted By taras0000

Fixed. Don't know why I didn't do it this way the...

Fixed. Don't know why I didn't do it this way the first time.
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Posted By taras0000

Where is it? I'll buy it if you're squeamish.

Where is it? I'll buy it if you're squeamish.
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Posted By taras0000

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DRILLIUM IS BACK BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted By taras0000

Some more eye candy ...

Some more eye candy

https://www.velobike.co.nz/blog/2019/5/18/koga-2020-project-tokyo-track-review
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Posted By taras0000

It's not an issue of weakness, or adding...

It's not an issue of weakness, or adding stability. The hips are free to move on a bicycle because the only "fixed" point is where the wheels are in contact with the ground. If a cyclist has weak...
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Posted By taras0000

Stay away from stradalli and similar frames. Most...

Stay away from stradalli and similar frames. Most are just hopped up fixies with bad geometry for mass start track racing. Your Dolan us a pretty rock solid frame (even if it doesn't excite you). I...
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Posted By taras0000

You need to be fit to get fast. Without a decent...

You need to be fit to get fast. Without a decent aerobic base, you won't be able to make it through a sprint workout.

This is a link to a post from another thread. You'll probably come across some...
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Posted By taras0000

This is how I see your generic strengths and...

This is how I see your generic strengths and weaknesses in your current situation. This is not an assessment of your potential, just pointing out where your current strengths and weaknesses are.
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Posted By taras0000

If you're just starting out, then try using the...

If you're just starting out, then try using the rentals for a while first. You may not necessarily learn about what you like, but you will start to notice things you don't like in a frame/fit. This...
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Posted By taras0000

That's why I have 4 sets of pedals and about 10...

That's why I have 4 sets of pedals and about 10 sets of cleats. Love those pedals. Looking to make a three hole version of the cleat for new shoes.
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Posted By taras0000

It's highly personal. For me, the Selle Italia...

It's highly personal. For me, the Selle Italia Flite was my go to, or saddles with a similar shape. Steel rails for durability when it comes to G forces in the banks. Most people go with something...
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Posted By taras0000

If you're new to track, the best thing you can do...

If you're new to track, the best thing you can do is just ride and race the track. It seems like a cop-out answer but it isn't.

It used to be that the way to ride a was Kilo was to start flat...
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Posted By taras0000

If I drank a gallon of milk a day I would have to...

If I drank a gallon of milk a day I would have to GOMAD to the bathroom.
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Posted By taras0000

Most people who mention that don't realize how...

Most people who mention that don't realize how little they are eating. Obviously I can't weigh in on your dietary habits, but it is a common problem when it comes to hardgainers. Most people don't...
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Posted By taras0000

20 minutes in and he's averaged 55.07km, and is...

20 minutes in and he's averaged 55.07km, and is riding at 55.4 km//h.
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Posted By taras0000

That's the lifting equivalent of a bike throw:-P

That's the lifting equivalent of a bike throw:-P
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Posted By taras0000

For the longest time, I used to wear ear plugs at...

For the longest time, I used to wear ear plugs at the gym. It was just like the feeling Carleton describes. Then again, nothing beats a workout where there's no one around and you can crank any music...
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Posted By taras0000

Simple advice for this is less gym work (power...

Simple advice for this is less gym work (power and strength aren't your limiters), and more bike work/aerobic work. You need to build a base after so much time away. It will honestly be a season's...
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Posted By taras0000

I think this is the post TDinBristol was...

I think this is the post TDinBristol was referring to



https://www.bikeforums.net/19638708-post837.html. I've linked it because there is some good stuff in this thread, and things were...
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Posted By taras0000

I think Dalai is trying to tell you he's going to...

I think Dalai is trying to tell you he's going to drop by unannounced for a workout once it's done.
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Posted By taras0000

If that's Gord Singleton's bike it would be, but...

If that's Gord Singleton's bike it would be, but that would be because of who rode it, not the bike itself. IN the 70's and 80's, most high end bikes were made from similar steels. Some brands made...
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Posted By taras0000

So now you can call it a Buffalo Bar ...

So now you can call it a Buffalo Bar

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Posted By taras0000

To the next city

To the next city
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Posted By taras0000

That is a DAMN USEFUL chart. Thanks for posting...

That is a DAMN USEFUL chart. Thanks for posting that.
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Posted By taras0000

That should be "catch in the Snatch", not clean. ...

That should be "catch in the Snatch", not clean. Clean and jerk is safe to do.
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Posted By taras0000

Get some Xrays of your Acromio-Clavicular joint...

Get some Xrays of your Acromio-Clavicular joint before you start. There are three basic Acromion morphologies, one of them being hooked. This can make it difficult to do certain overhead lifts like...
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Posted By taras0000

In my experience in searching out custom gear...

In my experience in searching out custom gear makers, if you're going to have a one-off item made, it will cost you. I also found out that when it comes to custom made items, you will invariably...
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