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I guess still at T-town? Not the most informative...

I guess still at T-town? Not the most informative press release.

I'm optimistic, but still wary of large events. For those that have been in the past, how difficult is it to get lodging "last...
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Russ Roth Masters Nats is for geezers only :D ...

Russ Roth Masters Nats is for geezers only :D

(35-39 is the youngest group)
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Fun video I saw on FB...

Fun video I saw on FB (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-SA62qen4o&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2nT3jb6TEvua6PV-FleSm3g6dRjrMOmAi07IzFxN5P3w0OWHbz8aZ68Bg). Nothing like a 1' Max effort to remind you...
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My wife runs a gym so during the lockdown we had...

My wife runs a gym so during the lockdown we had free reign.

That said... I'm on the trainer/zwift the majority of my riding these days anyways, so nothing really changed for me, other than I had...
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The Omnium was a pretty good crank with the...

The Omnium was a pretty good crank with the caveats - a.) you were buying new and b.) you could live with the bottom bracket.
For the price, you could buy a used track crank that was much better...
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Moke Honestly all (big brand) pedals in the...

Moke Honestly all (big brand) pedals in the current day/age are fine for track for the vast majority of us. For everyone else, there are plenty of strap systems/diy solutions to make sure you don't...
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hah! oh, I didn't consider leaving it on...

hah! oh, I didn't consider leaving it on ~indefinitely... I was thinking applying per session it'd be useful (albeit, the number of times I do pmax+ efforts is low) I might try it out on my...
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seems like something like hockey tape (or maybe...

seems like something like hockey tape (or maybe woven electrical tape) would eliminate a lot of slip without quite as much tire chewing as grip tape.
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Unfortunately not a good way I know of to recover...

Unfortunately not a good way I know of to recover that.

If the wheel is track only... you could run it without a lockring, a fair amount of people do that.. and once it's on tight (a few good...
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Lots of good options out there these days....

Lots of good options out there these days. Velobike (and others) make adapters for the direct mount trainers that allow you to use a track bike on it. You can get a good feel on the options with...
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The 'ole Len Lochmiller specials. From that...

The 'ole Len Lochmiller specials.

From that (admittedly bad) picture of the aerobars... I'd rather have Speedbars or Revolvers offering. Or make some...
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I'd agree with most of the above. The T4 is...

I'd agree with most of the above. The T4 is definitely not a sprinters bike. The Fuji does make a lot of sense for budget sprint bike (if the geometry works for you) if you want a carbon bike. Like...
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carpediemracing I'm not totally up to date on...

carpediemracing
I'm not totally up to date on the SRM Origin... so everything that follows may or may not be accurate.
Have you contacted SRM to make sure that the Track Origin works with the 24mm...
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Indeed that doesn't sound right. The spacer/shims...

Indeed that doesn't sound right. The spacer/shims should only reduce minor amounts of play between frame specs. What bike/bb standard and pictures would help.

Just to eliminate the Occam's...
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taras0000 Very helpful, thanks. Cycles are...

taras0000 Very helpful, thanks.

Cycles are tough to do without specific machinery. For the fully custom parts (as in, starting from a mold and building up from scratch) I was thinking I might send...
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about 10 years ago I went down the fork/wheel...

about 10 years ago I went down the fork/wheel rabbit hole. (for triathlon/tt'ing) I ended up with a Time Bandit fork with a Hed Jet 90... then I had a custom MDT (Argos) Fork made to work with my...
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This may be super random and off topic... not...

This may be super random and off topic... not sure who/where to ask though.

I've been making some parts lately (carbon/kevlar) that will end up load bearing (narrow drop handlebars, aero...
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Yeah, I think one of the issues particular to the...

Yeah, I think one of the issues particular to the Scatto was - if you wanted one, you probably have one by now.

Still... you would think that at what they msrp at, you'd just keep the mold ready...
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While those look a lot like Speedbars, the cat is...

While those look a lot like Speedbars, the cat is kind of out of the bag. Taking a thermoplastic mold of somebody's arm and then laying down a couple of layers of carbon on top of it is not terribly...
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Argon's system turned into the Notio. I've still...

Argon's system turned into the Notio. I've still got a broken prototype in my garage :(
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I believe Len (Lochmiller) has been working on...

I believe Len (Lochmiller) has been working on some bars for ERO (and likely US/CAN pursuit) - likely similar to the Wattshop/etc ones.
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*also forgot to mention. Chainline,...

*also forgot to mention.

Chainline, chainline chainline.
Get it perfect.
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I've spent more time thinking about DT friction...

I've spent more time thinking about DT friction than most should (especially considering how slow I am)
nonetheless, my thoughts
For track you have basically two trees to follow for efficient...
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Super Dave I have had good luck out of mine. I...

Super Dave I have had good luck out of mine. I originally primarily bought it to check tire pressure at work (cars) but ended up comparing it to my Silca pumps and now I take it with me when I travel...
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yeah so long as you had the steel ones I suppose...

yeah so long as you had the steel ones I suppose you could get away with that.
Personally I stay away from re bent metal, but understand steel is much more forgiving in that respect than everything...
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I've also got the Airchecker. It's pretty close...

I've also got the Airchecker. It's pretty close with my Superpista, supposedly the new version is even more accurate.
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Anyone ever tried to diy "coat" your rings/cogs?...

Anyone ever tried to diy "coat" your rings/cogs? A la Atomic Coating

I was thinking some gun/automotive ceramic coatings would work (Cerakote,etc?) anyone ever tried?
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if I were designing components/bikes I'd frame it...

if I were designing components/bikes I'd frame it as a challenge to the sprinters.
"Nobody has been able to break it yet...so I'm sure you won't be able to either." ;)
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Yeah custom isn't really that hard to make...

Yeah custom isn't really that hard to make happen. Plenty of carbon guys could chop up your handlebar of choice and re-purpose it at about any width you could imagine. A lot of guys did that with...
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nothing cheap and easily available will come...

nothing cheap and easily available will come narrower than 32... I guess the closest thing "on the shelf" is the Lann bars from Aerocoach that come in 30 (at the top) that flare out to 34. Narrower...
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So, I won't cover a full range of issues with...

So, I won't cover a full range of issues with stages reliability in data (i think the internet has done a sufficient job over the years) but something a bit more focused to track and sprinting.

In...
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Posted By Morelock

^you don't want a stages anyways, definitely not...

^you don't want a stages anyways, definitely not for sprinting.
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Posted By Morelock

^Looks good One caution/psa. Although those...

^Looks good

One caution/psa. Although those Ergostems were/are overbuilt, they are getting on in age (20+ years for a lot of them) so before putting one to serious use, I'd recommend disassembling...
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Yep, I generally scour ebay for old rough/damaged...

Yep, I generally scour ebay for old rough/damaged Bont's, then chop them up and lace them. So long as the sole is in (relatively) good shape you can fix/modify most uppers. I've got a pair of old...
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http://www.kappit.com/img/pics/20140513_204948_eii...

http://www.kappit.com/img/pics/20140513_204948_eiichbc.jpg
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Posted By Morelock

Some guys made this for a LOOK L96 with the same...

Some guys made this for a LOOK L96 with the same issue...
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shoe covers are legal (again)

shoe covers are legal (again)
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My list (page back) still pretty much up to date....

My list (page back) still pretty much up to date.
Testing the water on my Fuji Track Elite (2017 - Med) as well. It's a bit more sprinter geometry than I am really a sprinter.
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"And that was written with strong, fit adults in...

"And that was written with strong, fit adults in mind. Kids move slower, so they don't experience aero gains nearly as much."

https://i.stack.imgur.com/Zu9i1.png

(Credit to Dr. Chung)
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There are minor adjustments you can make to the...

There are minor adjustments you can make to the SILCA Hiro, specifically the gasket preload. To do this you need the "arm" in the open position, then slightly (small amounts) turn the "face" of the...
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super cool, excellent job. I don't own an...

super cool, excellent job.

I don't own an old zipp disc, but if you ever need help filling an order let me know and I'll take one just to support work like this.
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wow forgot these ever existed. Corima used to...

wow forgot these ever existed. Corima used to make them, although I don't think they do any longer.
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From what I understand, US was passing JP and one...

From what I understand, US was passing JP and one of the JP riders crossed into the US and a crash ensued.
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The main stuff - Available Crankarm lengths...

The main stuff
- Available Crankarm lengths (more "arms" on the science and you can buy shorter arms, but you get the look style adjustable 170/172/175 on the origin)
- Different Bottom Bracket...
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brawlo hadn't thought of that... I probably have...

brawlo hadn't thought of that... I probably have a laptop bag laying around somewhere.
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Some of it is build quality. Some of it is that...

Some of it is build quality. Some of it is that they are approved "NJS" (which people often equate to durability, although that's not particularly true)

Maybe the biggest difference is that the...
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topflightpro I just look young for my age ;) ...

topflightpro I just look young for my age ;)
I'm halfway through 35-39.
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Nats '20 :D Home Takeover.

Nats '20 :D Home Takeover.
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So I'm starting to accumulate some bigger...

So I'm starting to accumulate some bigger chainrings (55+) but running into the issue of not having a good way to transport them. My old reliable chainring/cog bag won't take anything that big. Would...
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5 spokes have to be really tough to sell. Either...

5 spokes have to be really tough to sell. Either you've put a lot of time/work into it and it's expensive, at which point people are going to buy an iO... or it's (relatively) cheap/generic and...
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