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Posted By Minion1

Those are some awesome posts Carleton, thanks.

Those are some awesome posts Carleton, thanks.
09-20-19, 03:35 AM
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Posted By Minion1

Thanks, I'll get some pics up so I don't just...

Thanks, I'll get some pics up so I don't just kick up a fuss then slope off into the sunset.

I don't spend enough time in the road forum compared to this one, but from what I've seen there if...
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Posted By Minion1

Kind of going for both, cleanliness is nice and I...

Kind of going for both, cleanliness is nice and I deal with far fewer chemical cleaners now I've got it up and running, and the time spent cleaning bikes has reduced. Any efficiency gains are...
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Posted By Minion1

In the paragraph you mention he's referring to...

In the paragraph you mention he's referring to used chains with other lubes and dirt on them, it's just a bit of hygiene to at least clean those before you dunk them. I replace the wax in my cooker...
09-17-19, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Minion1

Hi, long time lurker but not frequent poster...

Hi, long time lurker but not frequent poster here, does anyone know if there's a mid school forum, or if there would be any demand for one? I started riding in the mid nineties, and most of my bikes...
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Posted By Minion1

When I was googling around to find a good how-to...

When I was googling around to find a good how-to guide, this thread on weight weenies gave what seemed to me to be pretty good instructions, the OP claimed to have worked as a team mechanic and liked...
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Posted By Minion1

I've just put together a new track bike and got a...

I've just put together a new track bike and got a couple of kmc 710s, pretty impressed with the construction. I do the hot wax method with the rice cooker, and with KMC chains you don't need to strip...
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Posted By Minion1

I heard the paint thinner idea as well, which put...

I heard the paint thinner idea as well, which put me off using it since thinners are usually solvents and to my, fairly basic mind mixing a glue with a solvent didn't sound like a good idea. They...
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Posted By Minion1

I think the team mechanics dilute the tubular...

I think the team mechanics dilute the tubular glue to make it easier to apply, which would make it liquid enough to use a condiment bottle to dispense. With what I don't know, but I can't think of...
04-13-19, 03:47 AM
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Posted By Minion1

Long time lurker, first time C & Ver, but that's...

Long time lurker, first time C & Ver, but that's a beautiful bike, if you wanted to make it more ridable have you considered riser bars? Most trendy urban bike shops should be able to help you out,...
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Posted By Minion1

I've had a couple of videos from the Hong Kong...

I've had a couple of videos from the Hong Kong six day pop up on my feed, and it looks like he's one of 4 sprinters there, racing for Russia. Not fast enough right now?
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Posted By Minion1

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/1100321...

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/110032154/new-zealand-win-three-gold-medals-at-uci-track-cycling-world-cup-in-cambridge?fbclid=IwAR3jGnRW2UEozRdG5LRILA-E5wJge5EBauNwPuJ740GcQ8DXCje6eI_FU9s
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Posted By Minion1

Thanks Brawlo, that's what I was getting at, a...

Thanks Brawlo, that's what I was getting at, a lot more succinctly than I put it!
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Posted By Minion1

My guess is it's going to be in the seat tube and...

My guess is it's going to be in the seat tube and head tube angles for the Sineo - most track frames are 74 deg seat tube, head tube angle depends on the size of the bike a bit. The Sineo has a 75...
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Posted By Minion1

Cool! I did see a bunch of older frames on eBay,...

Cool! I did see a bunch of older frames on eBay, that were warranty ISP frames being blown out - around $900, but without a fork, headset or seat post topper. I meant to reply sooner to warn you of...
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Posted By Minion1

I suppose it depends on what tools you're using...

I suppose it depends on what tools you're using for a DIY fit - someone filming you ride with a smartphone from the side and the front will pick up the majority of things a professional fitter will...
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Posted By Minion1

You can cut handlebar tape into the right shape...

You can cut handlebar tape into the right shape and put it underneath the inner sole, but it is better to use a harder plastic cut into shape which is tricky to do. Specialized make wedges that go...
11-30-18, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Minion1

Might not be considered helpful but that's not...

Might not be considered helpful but that's not right either you can pull that thing back about an inch and a half. The point where you fold the nose up is supposed to lock against the rails, where...
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Posted By Minion1

Also bumpity bump, your website now has prices...

Also bumpity bump, your website now has prices and sizes! Looks slick.
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Posted By Minion1

Was just looking at some older pics in this...

Was just looking at some older pics in this thread, there are photos of Wiggins and Cavendish in a Madison, Cav on a UKSI bike, Wiggins on a cervelo. Seems like it's been an issue for a couple of...
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Posted By Minion1

Regardless of anything else, it's a gutsy move to...

Regardless of anything else, it's a gutsy move to leave a proven performer for a bike that hasn't been developed yet, moving away from a specialist track manufacturer for a comparatively unknown...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-18, 05:20 AM
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Posted By Minion1

The Brooks Cambiums come in widths wider than the...

The Brooks Cambiums come in widths wider than the specialised saddles, with a similar shape to the B17 but they have a relatively wide nose, and a really nice, gradual taper. I don't ride with a ton...
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Posted By Minion1

Don't know if it's going to format properly, but...

Don't know if it's going to format properly, but Charlie Walsh (fmr Aus track coach) put a statement up on FB about using BT as a bike sponsor,
...
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Posted By Minion1

I had a chat to the Avanti rep about the bikes,...

I had a chat to the Avanti rep about the bikes, they are 7k AUD, with a bit of a wait (sorry can't recall, I think it was a month or 2) and come in one size, 60cm tt. It looks to be filling the role...
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Posted By Minion1

I hope it is Avanti, because that means they are...

I hope it is Avanti, because that means they are going to keep investing in the sport with their new owners, (or before Scott figure out how little return their is!) and it would also keep the NZ...
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Posted By Minion1

Avanti has recently been bought by Scott, and the...

Avanti has recently been bought by Scott, and the brand seems to be on a development hiatus at the moment - they haven't released a new bike since last year, only carried over existing models. I have...
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Posted By Minion1

Not quite, 125 which is a little long for my...

Not quite, 125 which is a little long for my current set up....
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Posted By Minion1

Hi, I recently picked up a Pro Vibe Sprint...

Hi,

I recently picked up a Pro Vibe Sprint stem with the super wide faceplate, I was wondering if anyone had any experience using one with non - carbon bars? Currently have Nitto steel sprint...
12-10-17, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Minion1

(or mistook you for OP - whoops!)

(or mistook you for OP - whoops!)
12-04-17, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Minion1

I think you're missing the point a few people...

I think you're missing the point a few people have made - [I]any[I] flex in the rear of the bike will greatly increase the chances of throwing the belt off. Belting yourself in the crotch with the...
12-01-17, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Minion1

The biggest problem is getting good chainline...

The biggest problem is getting good chainline which is more critical with belt drive. With a cheaper frame, and with a destroyed seatstay, it's going to be really hard to keep the belt in line and on...
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Posted By Minion1

Pierrej, that's the one. I bought it for the...

Pierrej, that's the one. I bought it for the reach in my size which is bang on, and just use a deep Nitto bar. Wasn't till I rolled around on a little bit on a cyclocross bike and felt weirdly...
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Posted By Minion1

I've got the previous generation Ridley alloy...

I've got the previous generation Ridley alloy track bike, the Oval and I think it had the same geo as their Cross bike - the fork has a little less rake, but it has a really tall front end for a...
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Posted By Minion1

Sweet, if it's mostly indoors stuff you should be...

Sweet, if it's mostly indoors stuff you should be ok - I do top cadence efforts on the trainer once a week or so, and I've got no chance of focussing on the screen to know and remember my cadence. I...
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Posted By Minion1

Garmin Edge 25? You can get a bundle with a speed...

Garmin Edge 25? You can get a bundle with a speed sensor for the rear wheel pretty cheap ($200 ish in Aus) I'm not sure about cat eye computers being able to upload stuff, and the price is normally...
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Posted By Minion1

Surely you've had a bike fit done? Someone should...

Surely you've had a bike fit done? Someone should have noticed the leg length difference and advised on how to compensate for that to square you up? That's like, really, REALLY basic bike fitting...
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Posted By Minion1

Phenergen is also an antihistamine that doubles...

Phenergen is also an antihistamine that doubles as a heavy duty sleeping aid - a friend of my wife's told a story about getting on a 12 - hour flight, being handed a hot chocolate, taking a tablet...
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Posted By Minion1

I had such severe allergies in NZ (public health...

I had such severe allergies in NZ (public health funded) that I was able to get a steroid injection that would clear up all of my pollen allergies for about 4-5 months. It is up to you if you want to...
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Posted By Minion1

My impression of why you use tape for cross is...

My impression of why you use tape for cross is the lower pressure the riders are running - when you inflate a tyre, it inflates in every direction - not just up where the tread is, but inflating a...
10-03-15, 11:44 PM
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Posted By Minion1

I've had a Specialised sport pump for yonks, just...

I've had a Specialised sport pump for yonks, just bought a Birzman pump (220psi) and one of the Silca presto chucks, cos I wanted Silca but also wanted to have like $500 in my bank account and NOT...
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Posted By Minion1

Nope. Nooooooopppppppe. No nononononono....

Nope. Nooooooopppppppe. No nononononono. Intervals are the opposite of meditation.
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Posted By Minion1

Then we can post it on interesting finds from...

Then we can post it on interesting finds from around the internet thread, and then you can bind [I]those[I] threads, then we can post them on interesting finds from around the internet....

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Posted By Minion1

But aero! Has stiffness overcome marketing yet?

But aero! Has stiffness overcome marketing yet?
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Posted By Minion1

Climbing is good for enduro trackies, less so for...

Climbing is good for enduro trackies, less so for sprinters - if you're gonna train for either though, learn to love the wind trainer.
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Posted By Minion1

Aaaannnndd, specificity. Train like you race, the...

Aaaannnndd, specificity. Train like you race, the best training for x is x, etc. You wanna get faster at riding up hills, ride up hills.
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Posted By Minion1

No joke but if if I could move to Manchester I...

No joke but if if I could move to Manchester I would. I'm part English, have family there, and have lived in the UK before, so it wouldn't entirely be because I was stalking some random track guru...
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Posted By Minion1

Text below is lifted from a WW thread on...

Text below is lifted from a WW thread on sprinting. I'm definitely a lurker, and there's a few guys I follow/borderline stalk online, because they've proved that know their game inside and out. 11.4'...
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Posted By Minion1

He still posts on Weight Weenies from time to...

He still posts on Weight Weenies from time to time, seems to be a snark magnet over there though, which is baffling.
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Posted By Minion1

Ferg's a great coach, he'll sort you out. ...

Ferg's a great coach, he'll sort you out.

It's also easy to forget how a lot of this stuff is obvious to the more experienced riders, but can be quite opaque for beginners. Most folk I know began...
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Posted By Minion1

Miche Pistard?

Miche Pistard?
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