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Posted By carleton

Nobody likes cheaters. Cheating is selfish....

Nobody likes cheaters.

Cheating is selfish. It only benefits one person/team/fanbase, while hurting everyone else. So, it literally does more harm than good.
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Posted By carleton

topflightpro , the bike was the cause of my back...

topflightpro , the bike was the cause of my back problems. Being hunched over and pushing stress across my lower back made it unhappy.

Training 100% on bikes (road, track, and spin) for a season...
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Posted By carleton

What are you folks doing to stay fit?

Now that things are different for a while with gyms and velodromes being closed and racing suspended, what are you folks doing to stay fit...or not?

Luckily, I built a home gym a year ago with...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, there are even doping and match fixing...

Yeah, there are even doping and match fixing scandals...so that's how you know it's a real sport now, hahaha. The players travel on athlete visas to events.

I'm sure what you say about the kids...
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Posted By carleton

By "eSports", I don't mean virtual bike races. I...

By "eSports", I don't mean virtual bike races. I mean the more popular games.

For those who still think it's a joke or a fringe sport...it's not. It's huge:

https://www.espn.com/esports/
...
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Posted By carleton

Yikes. And before you guys wonder if it's...

Yikes.

And before you guys wonder if it's legit. The guy who posted that in the SSFG forum owns a bike shop in San Diego Portland, OR that caters to track, single speed, and fixed gear riders.
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Posted By carleton

Hey, John! Welcome to the forum! For those...

Hey, John! Welcome to the forum!

For those who aren't familiar, John is one of the top cyclists in the US and has represented the US in international competition...
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Posted By carleton

I’ve owned and trained on high-end (at the time)...

I’ve owned and trained on high-end (at the time) fluid trainers, and the lesser mag trainers were actually better for track training for the reasons mentioned above.
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Posted By carleton

One thing to keep in mind when building a home...

One thing to keep in mind when building a home training setup is the relationship between torque and cadence THAT is what you are training. You have to match the torque with the cadence for a given...
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Posted By carleton

A properly fitting, adequately stiff steel bike...

A properly fitting, adequately stiff steel bike with:

Modern bars
Quality cranks
Quality pedals
"808"-style wheels or disc + "808"


Would be "fast enough" to take any rider right up to...
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Posted By carleton

I'm a huge guy and very "top heavy". My guess is...

I'm a huge guy and very "top heavy". My guess is that if you are about to tip over, you are leaning too far forward.

I've seen guys try to do textbook standing starts and think, "put the nose on...
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Posted By carleton

I got $10 that says that OP ignores everything...

I got $10 that says that OP ignores everything we've written and he buys the "coolest" looking pursuit bike they can afford.








...and sells it within a year (doesn't matter if he...
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Posted By carleton

Plyo box step ups while wearing a weighted vest...

Plyo box step ups while wearing a weighted vest is a killer leg workout.

but, finding those may be a challenge being that all home workout gear is nearly sold out these days.

Also, search for...
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Posted By carleton

Easy mod that's very useful. I did it back in...

Easy mod that's very useful. I did it back in 2009 and used it until I gave (or sold) the tool recently. The same chain lasted that long.
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Posted By carleton

Thanks. Get a DF3 over a DF4. The DF3 uses...

Thanks.

Get a DF3 over a DF4. The DF3 uses a standard 27.2mm seatpost.

There is one in the trade thread offered by a well-known and trustworthy member here:...
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Posted By carleton

To be honest, you can't do it based on what...

To be honest, you can't do it based on what manufacturers print on their websites. You can get close, but it will really come down to you riding each...for a long time. And swapping out stems and...
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Posted By carleton

itturriko, understand that you will probably...

itturriko, understand that you will probably choose a frame that isn't the best size for you as your first frame. This is a common mistake.

I suggest don't spend a lot of money on your first few...
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Posted By carleton

Probably sponsorship. The wheels are more...

Probably sponsorship.

The wheels are more alike than different. But, if a company is willing to give you cash and free wheels, that helps a team a lot.

That concept is at the heart of sports...
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Posted By carleton

Cervelo T4 is not a sprint bike. I don't think...

Cervelo T4 is not a sprint bike. I don't think I've ever seen a sprinter use one. Mostly Bobby Lea in mass start and Omnium.

I'd pass. For $2,800 you can get a really stiff aluminum bike, wheels,...
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Posted By carleton

2020 Olympics & Paralympics have been postponed

https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-president-the-olympic-flame-can-become-the-light-at-the-end-of-this-dark-tunnel

This will affect a lot of people and a lot of things in a lot of large and small...
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Posted By carleton

Canada is out of the Olympics and Paralympics: ...

Canada is out of the Olympics and Paralympics:



https://olympic.ca/press/team-canada-will-not-send-athletes-to-games-in-summer-2020-due-to-covid-19-risks/
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Posted By carleton

https://apnews.com/8beb0f8d992c3d9b296594b74d43a0c...

https://apnews.com/8beb0f8d992c3d9b296594b74d43a0ce




https://globalathlete.org/about
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Posted By carleton

That's the math on what they did, not what should...

That's the math on what they did, not what should be done.

We are all very different. Know that the specific regimen of 16 men between the ages of 18 - 27 for 6 weeks shouldn't define what every...
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Posted By carleton

You even see this in better weightlifting...

You even see this in better weightlifting groups/clubs. "Man, that looked too easy! Add 20 lbs next set."
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Posted By carleton

From the article: This isn't news. Any...

From the article:



This isn't news. Any coach worth his weight in salt knows what to advise their athletes when they see this happen :D

Also the control gruop only tested 1-rep max, which no...
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Posted By carleton

I suspect that 1/8” chains exist only because...

I suspect that 1/8” chains exist only because 1/8” chainrings exist. They’re identical to sibling 3/32” chains only with longer pins and wider rollers. Longer pins should actually prove to be...
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Posted By carleton

They don't seem to be as flared as "sprint" bars,...

They don't seem to be as flared as "sprint" bars, but I guess they could work. I'd try before you buy them.

Also, are you cool with the width options of 39cm, 42cm, and 45cm?
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Posted By carleton

I could see the cost of a second mold being an...

I could see the cost of a second mold being an excuse for entry level bikes, but not these elite bikes. These companies poop out a stable of new road and TT frames literally every year. Not just...
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Posted By carleton

Not much grip area for standing starts and you'll...

Not much grip area for standing starts and you'll bruise the heck out of your forearms doing so.
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Posted By carleton

Heh heh heh...

Heh heh heh...
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Posted By carleton

Ohhhhh!. I'm an idiot. I get it now. lol.

Ohhhhh!. I'm an idiot.

I get it now. lol.
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Posted By carleton

Yes. It appears that she’s using Shimano SPD-SL...

Yes. It appears that she’s using Shimano SPD-SL red no-float cleats.

I don’t think she’s at risk for pulling out at her size. My guess is that she uses them for a better connection to the pedals....
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Posted By carleton

Here is Xiaofei Wang of China using straps in the...

Here is Xiaofei Wang of China using straps in the 2020 World Championship Madison:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1449/2645_6fc5b796e026da8f12e4ff0c8760a80319ae5a69.jpg...
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Posted By carleton

Also, for those who may not be aware, track...

Also, for those who may not be aware, track cycling generally is not a team sport like road cycling. With the exception of team events (Madison, Team Pursuit, Team Sprint) every event is essentially...
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Posted By carleton

Very interesting!

Very interesting!
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Posted By carleton

I know teammates who got busted for collusion at...

I know teammates who got busted for collusion at Masters Nationals for making eye contact before chasing someone who broke off.

Collusion is one of those "You know it when you see it" types of...
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Posted By carleton

For those who are wondering if it has happened......

For those who are wondering if it has happened...

Rio Olympic Omnium bronze medalist Jolien D’hoore:

https://i.imgur.com/8DARZ7C.jpg

https://www.blsglobal.net/int/interview-jolien-dhoore/
...
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Posted By carleton

1) I don't really see how straps are less...

1) I don't really see how straps are less efficient than current shoe tops (BOA, laces, straps)

2) Yes, you can put on booties over straps. This is common for sprinter who have a helper do it for...
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Posted By carleton

I've seen Chinese women use them in WC TP. ...

I've seen Chinese women use them in WC TP.

EDIT: And I keep forgetting that IP isn't in the Olympics anymore. Sorry. I wish they would bring that back, along with the Kilo/500.
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Posted By carleton

It happened in Rio :D

It happened in Rio :D
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Posted By carleton

2020 Olympic Equipment

The Olympics is always an event where manufacturers and teams showcase new equipment. As per UCI rules, the equipment must be publicly available before the Games.

Let's see it all here in one...
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Posted By carleton

Also, those aren't BLS toe straps. Did Cycling...

Also, those aren't BLS toe straps. Did Cycling Australia make their own design or are those some other off-the-shelf product?
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Posted By carleton

There will be at least one TP participant using...

There will be at least one TP participant using pedal toe straps (the kind sprinters commonly use).

I've been suggesting this for pursuiters to use for years as a way to eliminate friction/waste...
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Posted By carleton

This wheel is a new Zipp Tri Spoke that's based...

This wheel is a new Zipp Tri Spoke that's based on the well-respected 808:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/argon18_4431_324d5903003affb775bd445dcdd9c6597a9ad66b.jpg
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Posted By carleton

"I called it first" for the 2020 Olympics

Log your predictions for gear, personnel decisions, strategies, tactics, or results all in one place.

Feel free to discuss the predictions here as well, of course.

Note that if you edit your...
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Posted By carleton

That rim depth and layup pattern looks like a...

That rim depth and layup pattern looks like a Zipp 808. My money would be on it being a Zipp wheel. Note the 6 equal-length panels of carbon fiber around the rim. I've only noticed that on Zipp...
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Posted By carleton

When LOOK did offer the 2 frames above, I did...

When LOOK did offer the 2 frames above, I did notice that there were several top pursuit riders who opted for the 596 over the more sprint (or all-around) 496:

https://i.imgur.com/6fUNo2g.jpg
...
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Posted By carleton

You are right. The current LOOK bikes have the...

You are right. The current LOOK bikes have the same geometry*. I wasn't up on the latest offerings. Thanks for the correction.

I was referring to the older generation. The LOOK 496 (sprint) and...
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Posted By carleton

At that price, why make one frame for sprint and...

At that price, why make one frame for sprint and pursuit? The reference LOOKs come in sprint and pursuit variants. Both at around $10K each.

At this level of the sport, why are teams settling for...
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Posted By carleton

Why not raise the position now then lower it...

Why not raise the position now then lower it gradually when the season gets going? No need in suffering all year long.

When talking with Mr. Tiemeyer, he told me how many of his athletes would...
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