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Posted By carleton

Over the years, Iíve bought 3 used CycleOps spin...

Over the years, Iíve bought 3 used CycleOps spin bikes with Power Meters all for under $500 each.

That provided the best match for the real world forced that I saw at the track that I could...
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Posted By carleton

This is all amazing.

This is all amazing.
09-09-19, 11:28 AM
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Posted By carleton

I just got turned on to Necchi machines...and...

I just got turned on to Necchi machines...and went overboard in the same week:

Left-right: Nora NA, BU Mira, BU Nova.

I got the Nora working 100% (including some wiring work). But BU Mira has...
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Posted By carleton

Well, since this isn't a proper scientific study...

Well, since this isn't a proper scientific study that's gonna be peer-reviewed, I think if you designed a basic test for every scenario you want to consider, I think the audience will be pleased. ...
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Posted By carleton

Yes. Unfortunately, I donít have my 808ís...

Yes.

Unfortunately, I donít have my 808ís anymore. Sold them to a fixie kid (my world has come full circle).

I have some 33cm Alpina and 34cm Nitto bars if you want to test those.

Iím on my...
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Posted By carleton

I've heard of it before. I've also seen it...

I've heard of it before.

I've also seen it used to level the playing field in some scenarios. I've seen winter racing series and masters categories have gear restrictions. That way, people with...
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Posted By carleton

I'm glad that you are seeing results. Just...

I'm glad that you are seeing results.

Just know that using race results isn't a good way to determine if you are faster or slower. How you place depends on who showed up that day and how they...
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Posted By carleton

The amount of obsession they have and money they...

The amount of obsession they have and money they throw at equipment is unbelievable. Not every racer, but there are many who buy into the hype constantly.
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Posted By carleton

Morelock, so are you just holding on to, "Anyone...

Morelock, so are you just holding on to, "Anyone not using aerobars in the 500M is doing it wrong." at this point?
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Posted By carleton

I'm always amazed to find that the most innocuous...

I'm always amazed to find that the most innocuous sports/activities still have people with sh*tty attitudes.

Some tennis forums are as vicious as NFL or NCAA Football forums.
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Posted By carleton

Hips rocking up and down is the number one clue...

Hips rocking up and down is the number one clue to a saddle being too high. I see that from my car when passing roadies from time to time. Pretty easy to spot.

The hips dip down in order to...
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Posted By carleton

These elite ladies who specialize in the 500M...

These elite ladies who specialize in the 500M spend waaay more time in a wind tunnel than we ever will. I'm sure they and their coaches have tested all of this theoretically and on the track and...
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Posted By carleton

This is key to my argument. Also, standing...

This is key to my argument.

Also, standing starts are key any event 1KM or less. Guess which bars lead to better standing starts? :D

Yes, aerobars are idea at speed. But, what about...
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Posted By carleton

Damn those are nice. Good job, man!

Damn those are nice. Good job, man!
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Posted By carleton

Exactly. Even if the rider is 100%...

Exactly.

Even if the rider is 100% comfortable in aerobars, for the 500M, the best bar depends on the rider's style. Brute force would likely benefit from drop bars. Smooth power would benefit...
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Posted By carleton

Get out your calipers and measure your pedals and...

Get out your calipers and measure your pedals and then go into the CAD software and draw it up, test, repeat, until you get it right. That's what I did.

I 3D printed several LOOK and Shimano...
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Posted By carleton

This is the ideal setup. Similar to what Hoy...

This is the ideal setup. Similar to what Hoy used. Only one NJS strap needed for one of the most successful and strongest track sprinters ever.

https://i.imgur.com/kFeTdYq.jpg
(Yes these are...
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Posted By carleton

It makes sense. Sounds like fun.

It makes sense. Sounds like fun.
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Posted By carleton

Morelock and Topflightpro, I hope you guys...

Morelock and Topflightpro, I hope you guys heal-up to 100% soon.
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Posted By carleton

lol apparently B A L L E R is a banned word.

lol apparently B A L L E R is a banned word.
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, I think that Celeste Green is awesome. ...

Yeah, I think that Celeste Green is awesome. They could totally get by with various combinations of

Celeste Green
White
Black

My Pista Concept matte black with celeste letters was ******. ...
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Posted By carleton

Probably an unpopular opinion in this forum but,...

Probably an unpopular opinion in this forum but, isn't Grasstrack Racing to Velodrome racing what CX is to Crit racing?

Basically, it's more of a CX thing than a Track thing? Or at least squarely...
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Posted By carleton

That's amazing Baby Puke! Congrats!

That's amazing Baby Puke! Congrats!
Forum: For Sale
08-08-19, 11:30 PM
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Posted By carleton

808s are sold.

808s are sold.
Forum: For Sale
08-02-19, 02:57 PM
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Posted By carleton

808's are still available. A reasonable offer...

808's are still available. A reasonable offer will be accepted.
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Posted By carleton

If you can't find someone to trade with maybe...

If you can't find someone to trade with maybe consider going here: https://www.njs-export.com/collections/cranks

I've never ordered from them, but I think they were responsive when I emailed with...
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Posted By carleton

That was one of the options on my list. ...

That was one of the options on my list.



You are right. It was a tight fit on my LOOK 496.
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Posted By carleton

And as proof that I put my money where my mouth...

And as proof that I put my money where my mouth is, my last set of race wheels before I quit was a set of Zipp 808 front/rear. I bought a Zipp 900 but couldn't find a track adapter axle so was on the...
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Posted By carleton

Zipp 808 Track is very stiff. I believe it's...

Zipp 808 Track is very stiff. I believe it's made using a different and/or thicker layup than the road one. The road 808 might seem mushy on the track. The road set is 18/24 spokes front/rear....
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Posted By carleton

Maybe I need to dust off my old textbooks and...

Maybe I need to dust off my old textbooks and remind myself how to design a proper test of all of this.

Maybe this will be a great winter project.

One average rider.
One high-end frame.
Drop...
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Posted By carleton

I agree Dalai. My point was more about HED, Zipp...

I agree Dalai. My point was more about HED, Zipp and others publishing their tests. Also, most velodromes are outdoors...with wind at not-zero yaw.

Excellent analysis, Morelock.

Any...
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Posted By carleton

Notice how the front disc is now the go-to wheel...

Notice how the front disc is now the go-to wheel for time trials indoors...and outdoors as well (for the daring).

Why not 5 spokes?

If only there were a wheel style close to a front disc but...
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Posted By carleton

Just because a wheel is 5-spoke doesn't make it...

Just because a wheel is 5-spoke doesn't make it slippery or fast.

Notice how road TT specialists (including top pros) do not use 5 spokes. They use deep dish wheels.

Mavic won't publish wind...
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Posted By carleton

FWIW, Walker Brothers was on my short list for...

FWIW, Walker Brothers was on my short list for front and rear discs when I was in the market for race wheels. I later bought Zipp 808s when some came up locally for sale as they were a better value...
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Posted By carleton

Not sure if you folks realize, but the Mavic...

Not sure if you folks realize, but the Mavic Ellipse set is 16 front and 20 rear.
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Posted By carleton

Well, that's the rub. What if (s)he...

Well, that's the rub.


What if (s)he wants to try more reach by extending out more?
What if (s)he wants to try Scattos?
What if (s)he wants to try aerobars?
What if (s)he wants to try a...
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Posted By carleton

Also, you can certainly do that 100%. It's...

Also, you can certainly do that 100%.

It's like if you had a 1980's Porsche 911. It's an absolutely wonderful car. But, if you got a modern Honda Civic, you'll get modern convienences such as:
...
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Posted By carleton

Hahaha. I think clinchers are more convenient for...

Hahaha. I think clinchers are more convenient for daily training. When I was all tubular, I had to have an extra front and rear wheel in case of flats.



Baby Puke (commenting above) did (and...
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Posted By carleton

The bike will be fine. But, understand that a...

The bike will be fine. But, understand that a modern bike will offer a few more conveniences, namely:

- A standard steerer tube that uses standard stems. This makes for easy stem and bar changes...
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Posted By carleton

As others have mentioned, setup is key. If your...

As others have mentioned, setup is key. If your rollers aren't set to the proper width, riding on them will be very difficult.

Here's how to set it up:

- Set the rollers against a wall. Set...
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Posted By carleton

He probably should have raced CAT3 for a couple...

He probably should have raced CAT3 for a couple of weeks and then CAT2/3 for a couple of weeks then local P/1/2 for a couple of weeks before jumping into an International UCI Pro field.

The...
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Posted By carleton

Track skills are a ďuse it or lose itĒ kind of...

Track skills are a ďuse it or lose itĒ kind of thing. Taking 10 years off is like starting from scratch.

He may know the rules, but his brain has forgotten the curves of the track and the buck of...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah. Mass start and sprint track racing...

Yeah.

Mass start and sprint track racing require superior bike handling skills. At the highest levels, pack speeds are 30MPH/48KPH and sprint speeds are over 40MPH/65KPH...all while being inches...
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Posted By carleton

Look. I didn't know the man existed until a week...

Look. I didn't know the man existed until a week ago...much less that he wrote ass calculus books.
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Posted By carleton

What?

What?
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Posted By carleton

I think if you think of Olympic sports as the...

I think if you think of Olympic sports as the ultimate extension of all amateur sports (high school, college, AAU, etc...), then it makes sense.

...a little.
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Posted By carleton

(I edited my analogy above so that it's more in...

(I edited my analogy above so that it's more in line with how the Trade Team system works. Basically, the HS students keep their points and qualify for State by forming a team of players who scored...
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Posted By carleton

That's fair.

That's fair.
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Posted By carleton

Oh. Yeah, I misread what you wrote. I don't...

Oh. Yeah, I misread what you wrote.

I don't think they give points to the trade teams. The points are attached to the Athlete. And by being assigned to the National Team roster, the National Team...
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Posted By carleton

I would imagine that would create a situation...

I would imagine that would create a situation where the Trade Team owns the points instead of the Athlete.

What would the Trade Team use them for? All of the big events are for Nations, not teams:...
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