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Posted By carleton

Testing is the key. Experiment with...

Testing is the key.

Experiment with different windups like the gradual acceleration or the "rolling standing start" that has not much windup, just a jump from low speed from high on the track.
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Posted By carleton

I think Stages is covered here:...

I think Stages is covered here: https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/1050834-training-racing-power-meters-other-computers.html

Basically, Stages is designed for...
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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

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

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

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

Ha! Is that a thing? Maybe that explains why...

Ha! Is that a thing? Maybe that explains why some top Madison riders are using sprint bars :foo:
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Posted By carleton

I think the steel/cro-mo bars are 1lb heavier...

I think the steel/cro-mo bars are 1lb heavier than typical carbon bars. The aluminum versions weigh about the same.

The heat-treated aluminum models are very, very stiff. The steel are...
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Posted By carleton

Nitto B123 or B125. They can be had for less...

Nitto B123 or B125. They can be had for less than $100. Buy shims to go from 25.4 to 31.8. But, they do have newer 31.8 options now, called "SSB". The heat treated aluminum ones are as light and...
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Posted By carleton

Put another way, as much as basketball players...

Put another way, as much as basketball players practice free throws, if seeding for the 68-slot NCAA Tournament* were based on a "Free Throw Competition", there would be a HELLUVA lot of focus put on...
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Posted By carleton

I would suggest starting out with gears...

I would suggest starting out with gears progressing from the bottom up as opposed to top down. As others have noted, you can't just hop on to big gears and perform your best.

Flying 100s are...
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Posted By carleton

Why Deda Pista? I think they only come in...

Why Deda Pista?

I think they only come in 40cm wide. Until you establish a preference, why not go with more common 33-37cm bars? Basically, until you establish a preference, mimic your peers who...
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Posted By carleton

You can probably do a 12.7 on a 94" gear...today....

You can probably do a 12.7 on a 94" gear...today.

There are a lot of factors involved in a Flying 200, as you have noted and read.

One overlooked thing is how to practice Flying 200s.
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Posted By carleton

It's definitely personal. It's not uncommon for...

It's definitely personal. It's not uncommon for people to do standing efforts (standing lap, 500M, Kilo) and have as good or better splits than with a flying 200M. I've done it myself. I think this...
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Posted By carleton

5) Crank length is a significant factor when it...

5) Crank length is a significant factor when it comes to cadence ranges available to the rider.
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Posted By carleton

1) Coaching the flying 200m via internet posts is...

1) Coaching the flying 200m via internet posts is like coaching a tennis serve...via internet posts. There are a lot of things involved and it's difficult to ID them (via self-reports) or the fixes...
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Posted By carleton

Not necessarily. My comment above was simply...

Not necessarily.

My comment above was simply to address the sensation that changing crank lengths felt like it requires a gear change like this:



I was quantifying what he experienced.

In...
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Posted By carleton

OK...so I couldn't sleep, taras0000 and ...

OK...so I couldn't sleep, taras0000 and brawlo.

I did some research and I didn't need to factor in Torque to figure out how different crank length and chainring cog combinations feel the...
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Posted By carleton

OK, dad. hahahaha

OK, dad.

hahahaha
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Posted By carleton

You are right, but the gains don't diverge from...

You are right, but the gains don't diverge from the 2rpm for each 2.5mm until you get into huge numbers (like over 300 rpm).

It stays pretty consistent up to 150rpm:

165mm @ 150rpm
167.5mm @...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, there are factors with leg length, too. ...

Yeah, there are factors with leg length, too. The guy who had the fastest Man 1 lap at Masters (19.7") used 155mm cranks...but he's one of the shortest guys there. On top of that, he has relatively...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, there is. Basically, 165s allow you to...

Yeah, there is.

Basically, 165s allow you to get closer to what you are capable of doing in terms of rate of muscular contractions. 175s are holding you back.

I bet if you put 165s on your...
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Posted By carleton

Now new racers are asking, "Pfft...if it's that...

Now new racers are asking, "Pfft...if it's that easy to gain RPMs then why isn't everyone using 165...or 155mm cranks even?"

Why? Because you lose significant mechanical advantage with each 2.5mm...
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Posted By carleton

Yup! I used to have a spreadsheet where I...

Yup!

I used to have a spreadsheet where I did the math and had a table of cells for RPMs and crank lengths. If I remember correctly, every 2.5mm change in crank length translates to 2rpm change....
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Posted By carleton

Anyone can learn the guitar by figuring it out on...

Anyone can learn the guitar by figuring it out on their own between books, YouTube, and websites. But, the beginning stages can be made easier when following a program (any program) under the...
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Posted By carleton

Also, the dynamics of pedaling are different with...

Also, the dynamics of pedaling are different with different cranks lengths.

This won't matter much to beginners and maybe intermediate racers. But when you get to the point of fine-tuning, then...
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Posted By carleton

Don't forget the other variable that goes into...

Don't forget the other variable that goes into Cadence: Crank Length. With track cranks out there from 155 - 175mm in 2.5mm increments, there is a lot of variation. This also affects gearing....
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Posted By carleton

Was it exactly 130rpm...or like 128 rpm? (each...

Was it exactly 130rpm...or like 128 rpm? (each rpm matters a lot)

Using 23mm tires, 49t/13t @ 130rpm = 38.3mph / 61.7kph

If that were held for the entire 200M and the line were perfect, it...
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Posted By carleton

Good job! Can we see your chart of cadences?

Good job!

Can we see your chart of cadences?
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Posted By carleton

New racers, this thread illustrates why the...

New racers, this thread illustrates why the Flying 200M isn't as simple as it seams.

Even in a local sprint tournament, the fastest qualifier and the last-est qualifier can be separated by only 1...
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Posted By carleton

Wait. I think this contradicts what Brawlo wrote....

Wait. I think this contradicts what Brawlo wrote. Take his advice. He's more active and up to date than I am.
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Posted By carleton

Your max cadences are way too low. Adjust your...

Your max cadences are way too low. Adjust your gearing lower where you max out at around 140rpm. So, probably 47/13 or 48/13.

You are bogged down and you never get "on top" of the gear.
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Posted By carleton

My guess is that he's jumping from the top of...

My guess is that he's jumping from the top of turns 3-4, after climbing into the top of the turn. Some people wait until falling out of 4 to "turn on the gas" and accelerate past the track...
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Posted By carleton

You are overthinking it. Match sprint...

You are overthinking it.

Match sprint training should come some other time, not during an event like the one you are describing. That's like playing a basketball game and hoping to get fouled in...
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Posted By carleton

Best Advice: Think of this as a "training race"...

Best Advice: Think of this as a "training race" and not a "real race".

In the course of a season you will have:

- Training
- Training Races
- Races

Training: Normal weekly training on the...
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