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Posted By Baby Puke

I've found the standard Shimano track chain whip...

I've found the standard Shimano track chain whip works great. It's not that long but the nice handle allows you to put more pressure down than if it were just a flat bar. And it's compact so it fits...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Find an old Dolan DF3 if you can. If not, I vouch...

Find an old Dolan DF3 if you can. If not, I vouch for the DF4 despite it's fidgety seatpost.
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Posted By Baby Puke

World masters games was scheduled for Japan in...

World masters games was scheduled for Japan in 2021. That will likely be moved or cancelled now, bummer.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Starting to feel not so bad that we failed to get...

Starting to feel not so bad that we failed to get tickets...
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Posted By Baby Puke

I just looked at the Velodrome Shop list. Is this...

I just looked at the Velodrome Shop list. Is this where that is coming from? It seems to be a fantasy list made up from parts they stock for sale.
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Posted By Baby Puke

I usually use undergear for speed training after...

I usually use undergear for speed training after my strength (overgear) and power (race gear) are set and just prior to an event. Though sometimes I do switch it up and go overgear/undergear within...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Hmm, that would only work out to a 52t chainring...

Hmm, that would only work out to a 52t chainring which would seem to be against the recent trend toward big macho looking rings.

Also, Dutch sprinters were pretty clearly on Shimano DA pedals....
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Posted By Baby Puke

What is an 11/128 chain?

What is an 11/128 chain?
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Posted By Baby Puke

This is the new Bridgestone: ...

This is the new Bridgestone:
https://www.velobike.co.nz/blog/2019/10/5/bridgestone-anchor-tokyo-2020-review
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Posted By Baby Puke

That's not it. That's the previous production...

That's not it. That's the previous production frame that's been on offer to punters since 2010 or so. I've not seen any info on how/where to buy the new national team frame.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Pretty sure Awang will continue to ride that...

Pretty sure Awang will continue to ride that unreasonably pricey bike with the weird front wheel that he and other Malaysians rode at the WC's.

Also the new Bridgestone looks pretty long to me,...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Also of note- road chains are designed to have...

Also of note- road chains are designed to have some lateral flex so they can derail and go to a different gear. That's not a great feature in a track chain.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Very mysterious.

Very mysterious.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Was the Hope bike being used at all? I saw UKSI,...

Was the Hope bike being used at all? I saw UKSI, the special Cervelo and the garden variety red Cervelo in use, but I didn't see the Hope. Did I miss it?
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Posted By Baby Puke

Dixie Flyer 33's are officially on my wishlist....

Dixie Flyer 33's are officially on my wishlist. Currently in use my Matthias Buchli and a few world level enduros, I believe.
Hellyer Track Bar ? Dixie Flyer Bicycles...
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Posted By Baby Puke

In more strap nerd news, the Dutch men Sprinters...

In more strap nerd news, the Dutch men Sprinters are still using the old NJS straps. So there.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Photo essay on the Guardian: ...

Photo essay on the Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2020/mar/02/bikes-and-bruises-2020-track-cycling-world-championships-in-pictures
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Posted By Baby Puke

Dutch sprinters looking unbeatable for the...

Dutch sprinters looking unbeatable for the Olympics. Brits usually pull something out but I don't really see that happening this cycle.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Yeah, my DF3 came with one of those. I found the...

Yeah, my DF3 came with one of those. I found the hardware a bit cheap and eventually replaced it with a Thompson, and that is exactly what I would do again if I had a bike with a round seat post. I'm...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Round is nice.

Round is nice.
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Posted By Baby Puke

On the evidence of the Australian team's rides,...

On the evidence of the Australian team's rides, it seems that Zipp's claim that the 808 was faster than a front disc was just marketing talk after all.

Also GB sprinters are not using the weird...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Dutch men's team new TS WR at 41.275, that's...

Dutch men's team new TS WR at 41.275, that's insane. And I hear the track is not particularly fast. They were a full second up on the next best team (GB). All are former BMX riders, I believe. Just...
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Posted By Baby Puke

They should dominate the match sprint (Lavreisen...

They should dominate the match sprint (Lavreisen and Hoogland) and have no reason they shouldn't win the keirin too (Buchli). No other nation has been close to them for a couple of seasons now.
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Posted By Baby Puke

I'm expecting the Dutch men's sprint team to...

I'm expecting the Dutch men's sprint team to dominate all their events. I'm hoping the Japanese team can medal, they've been looking good in the TS in the world cups.
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Posted By Baby Puke

None as it's a Dolan DF4 which has a 51cm ST. If...

None as it's a Dolan DF4 which has a 51cm ST. If you're not married to the Bianchi I'd suggest shopping for a used 57cm DF3 or DF4. In fact I'd stick with the DF3 if you can find one, less fussy with...
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Posted By Baby Puke

55 ST or TT? You probably could use a TT longer...

55 ST or TT? You probably could use a TT longer than 55, in my opinion.
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Posted By Baby Puke

I'm a similar size to both of you. My nominal...

I'm a similar size to both of you. My nominal road bike size has me on a 55-56cm TT, and I started track with a similar sized track bike. Many years later, I'm now on a 57 TT with a 13cm stem and...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Probably longer TT than your road bike, is the...

Probably longer TT than your road bike, is the generalized experience.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Hmm. At the moment I don't really see the need to...

Hmm. At the moment I don't really see the need to do this. For just roller work, at least, I am not "suffering" from my current position. This could change when I start doing high loads on the bike,...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Well, I've found a position that is faster, so...

Well, I've found a position that is faster, so I'm loath to give that up at the moment. I'm gonna forge ahead armed with new knowledge and some new movements and lifts and see how it works out....
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Posted By Baby Puke

Well Iím not really interested in doing that...

Well Iím not really interested in doing that since basically Iím a bike rider who lifts weight to go faster.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Totally agree with this. We get overspecialized...

Totally agree with this. We get overspecialized and lose the ability to perform "normal" sports. I remember feeling like this after being a committed road racer for 3-4 years as a kid. I felt pretty...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Well, we'll see what happens, I guess. At the...

Well, we'll see what happens, I guess. At the moment, I'm just doing gym work and pretty much no-load roller stuff as there's snow on the track here now. Feeling very good at the moment. I've...
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Posted By Baby Puke

...and here is a plan for stability rehab and...

...and here is a plan for stability rehab and maintenance:
https://squatuniversity.com/2018/06/21/the-mcgill-big-3-for-core-stability/
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Posted By Baby Puke

This page outlines a method of back injury...

This page outlines a method of back injury self-assessment and looks pretty helpful:
https://squatuniversity.com/2018/04/28/how-to-screen-your-low-back-pain/
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Posted By Baby Puke

Thanks Gloope I'll check this out! I've been...

Thanks Gloope I'll check this out!

I've been doing some work on myself and have found I have a massive hip flexibility problem, maybe along the lines of what Queerpunk mentioned. I've been working...
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Posted By Baby Puke

These links don't seem to be working?

These links don't seem to be working?
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Posted By Baby Puke

If this is LOOK's answer it seems they've never...

If this is LOOK's answer it seems they've never seen their own sponsored national team riders racing. Bummer.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Sorry to hear about your wife's misfortunes but...

Sorry to hear about your wife's misfortunes but glad to hear she's ok now. If it's not too personal, would you mind sharing some details of her story? For example, what kind of racing was she doing?...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Sounds fine, just shut down before the hill.

Sounds fine, just shut down before the hill.
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Posted By Baby Puke

This is a pretty normal beginner time. I remember...

This is a pretty normal beginner time. I remember after doing my first kilo (also around 1:23, haha!) I realized I didn't go nearly hard enough. At this point, more than any specific advice, I'd...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Yeah, most of the stuff you're doing is in line...

Yeah, most of the stuff you're doing is in line with this article, and I've dropped the things from my routine that conflicted with it.

I'd encourage anyone here with back issues to read this...
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Posted By Baby Puke

[/list] It isn't that it says stretching is...

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It isn't that it says stretching is bad, but that stretches that twist the low back or put in in full flexion are bad, according to the article. Child's pose, for example, was my...
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Posted By Baby Puke

What kind of stretches do you do? The article...

What kind of stretches do you do? The article proposes that most of the traditional stretches intended for low back are actually damaging, and that in fact having a more flexible low back increases...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Yep. Making things worse (and faster at the same...

Yep. Making things worse (and faster at the same time) I went to a longer bike and a lower, narrower position this year, trying to do a Glatzer. It worked, but ouch. I'm hoping that fixing my...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Low back health and track cycling

Even though I had a great season in 2019 with some pretty big PB's, I've had some significant back pain issues, at times enough to keep me from sleeping at night. Casting about for remedies, I'd been...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Right. As others have mentioned, there is a...

Right. As others have mentioned, there is a sequence to these things. The Starting Strength beginner's program (gospel to many) has you jumping in with cleans from day one, but there is a general...
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Posted By Baby Puke

If you're looking to improve maximal POWER, you...

If you're looking to improve maximal POWER, you may need to do some different things to lifting as much as you can on a leg press. You might want to try some explosive movements, like single leg...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Actually with the gears people run these days...

Actually with the gears people run these days most people I see going fast start their jump in (or even before) T1 on a 333. And most stay at the rail all the way through 1 and 2 which means you jump...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Also, there's a couple different types, but the...

Also, there's a couple different types, but the serrated washers are a pain in the ass too. The kind I have are hardened are are basically one-use. They crack and fall apart easily, so you basically...
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