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Posted By Koogar

I swear Carleton isn't on the payroll. Although I...

I swear Carleton isn't on the payroll. Although I tend to agree with this assessment.

Don't forget it comes with the Chris King, too - life's too short for crappy headsets, even if you only plan...
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Posted By Koogar

For those who weren’t able to make it to Carson...

For those who weren’t able to make it to Carson and are interested in a few pictures showing what it was like to be there, from an admittedly Colby Pearce-centric point of view:

Fifty Point One...
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Posted By Koogar

Thanks - and to be clear, we're definitely not...

Thanks - and to be clear, we're definitely not turning people away, don't let me talk you out of rounding out the fleet :)
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Posted By Koogar

Ha, yeah, I'll get that website up, we're just...

Ha, yeah, I'll get that website up, we're just taking it slow on the rollout. Anybody's who's really interested is welcome to contact me directly.

Frame 001 is going to a guy who's 6'4" and it's a...
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Posted By Koogar

Colby's frame is an earlier prototype. We've got...

Colby's frame is an earlier prototype. We've got the drive side CS cleaned up a bit more - this frame is basically production configuration:
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Posted By Koogar

Thanks for the kind words and interest. Anybody...

Thanks for the kind words and interest. Anybody wanting more info can contact me separately: rick (at) fiftypointoneracing (dotcom). But I'm happy to answer general questions here as well.
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Posted By Koogar

The UCI review process is based on construction...

The UCI review process is based on construction material and then each unique combination of geometry and size requires a separate set of drawings and review. Carbon frames are subject to a more...
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Posted By Koogar

Full credit is owed to the (and is given to in...

Full credit is owed to the (and is given to in the "still isn't up?" website) engineer who did most of the design work for the dropout. It does play well with the track nuts, but it's always better...
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Posted By Koogar

Thanks, Carleton. Second question first: yes,...

Thanks, Carleton. Second question first: yes, that's exactly what it's for, but it's not just a hole in the CS. Colby wanted a nice little home for the SRM magnet, which ended up as a a solid rod...
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Posted By Koogar

Thanks, Taras and BPuke. Material is...

Thanks, Taras and BPuke.

Material is neither - we stuck with solid aluminum bronze for its wear characteristics. They are pretty overbuilt in every dimension, too. You could use a sock full of...
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Posted By Koogar

carleton kindly reached out to let me know of the...

carleton kindly reached out to let me know of the intrigue about our frames - we're still around, received UCI approval recently and have a queue for the first batch of production frames. I've opted...
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Posted By Koogar

Yup, I've seen the same thing happen on a couple...

Yup, I've seen the same thing happen on a couple of different aluminum frames. Related problems include damaging or wearing the track nuts faster (which encourages tightening down even more) and...
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Posted By Koogar

I don't check in on this forum frequently and...

I don't check in on this forum frequently and just saw this - I'm really bummed about the experience you had at BVV. It's my home track and if you ever want to ride with someone or be introduced to...
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Posted By Koogar

Nah, Colby and I both started off with the...

Nah, Colby and I both started off with the mindset that if we can put something out there that we love and that meets a need for some others as well, that is a huge reward.



Yes, but probably...
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Posted By Koogar

Just finalized the production dropout design...

Just finalized the production dropout design about a week ago and waiting on manufacturing quotes, that's the critical path now. Took way too long and it'll be ruinously expensive to produce, but...
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Posted By Koogar

The POC Cerebel is another truncated tail option....

The POC Cerebel is another truncated tail option. But it would definitely be a strong contender in a big egg lookalike competition.

I've found the Giro Aerohead MIPS to be comfortable. The visor...
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Posted By Koogar

You mean you're having trouble holding a line...

You mean you're having trouble holding a line through the turns?

- First and foremost, look further ahead, through the turn
- Relax your upper body and concentrate on not trying to actively steer...
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Posted By Koogar

Thanks, both - we're excited to be making...

Thanks, both - we're excited to be making progress with this project and interested in sharing what we learn.
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Posted By Koogar

544095 Another prototype, this time an aero...

544095

Another prototype, this time an aero frame we put together for Colby Pearce to ride at makeup US masters nats this past weekend - he was on this frame when he and his teammate won the...
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Posted By Koogar

I've recently been riding frames that differ only...

I've recently been riding frames that differ only in head tube angle, paired with a couple of different fork rakes. Based on my experience, I'd agree with everything from queerpunk above. I would...
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Posted By Koogar

I largely agree with you, brawlo. To be explicit...

I largely agree with you, brawlo. To be explicit about the heat buildup issue you mention: on the track we don't have to deal with rim braking-induced heating that increases temperature and pressure,...
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Posted By Koogar

1) I wonder if Velocity as a company would want...

1) I wonder if Velocity as a company would want to adopt that position, if they understood that potentially means 175 psi and they're dependent on someone else's specifications. You got a tech's...
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Posted By Koogar

I'd probably do the same thing if both the rim...

I'd probably do the same thing if both the rim and tire are rated for it....
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Posted By Koogar

The construction doesn't suggest they should be...

The construction doesn't suggest they should be much different than current tires. And clinchers won't go above about 130psi because the rim design can't handle it.

I'm more interested in...
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Posted By Koogar

I'll be interested to hear reactions when someone...

I'll be interested to hear reactions when someone gets their hands on Vittoria's new track tires:

https://www.vittoria.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Vittoria_road_my2017_ENG-revised-v2.pdf
...
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Posted By Koogar

You might consider creating a sequential gearing...

You might consider creating a sequential gearing chart for the chainrings and cogs that you have - it'll make it quicker at the track to figure out what combination will give you x inches more or...
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Posted By Koogar

Interesting - never even heard of the bike...

Interesting - never even heard of the bike before! Looks a bit odd to me at the chainstay hood, being shifted so far outboard and almost cutaway. And I can't quite tell for sure, but it looks like a...
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Posted By Koogar

Prototypes are indeed 7005. But we're open to...

Prototypes are indeed 7005. But we're open to other materials, who knows what the future holds.... Except probably not carbon, at least so long as it is cost prohibitive to make an extensive range of...
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Posted By Koogar

Carleton, please at least take enough care not to...

Carleton, please at least take enough care not to spread outright misinformation. I've never said anything like that about top tube length. I don't even think in terms of top tube length, but rather...
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Posted By Koogar

Carleton, I could go on responding to you point...

Carleton, I could go on responding to you point by point, but I don't think it'll be particularly productive or in line with the intent of this thread. Let me instead try to summarize with a few...
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Posted By Koogar

Carleton: re-read what I wrote immediately above.

Carleton: re-read what I wrote immediately above.
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Posted By Koogar

Brawlo, I'm not saying I would refuse to build...

Brawlo, I'm not saying I would refuse to build such a frame on a custom basis, only that it does not make sense for our production frame now. If it happens to work based on the tubes and angles,...
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Posted By Koogar

Very nice - sprinterly! I like what I've...

Very nice - sprinterly!

I like what I've seen of the DF4 a lot. And the Wing rides great. Weird question, but what top cap do you have above the stem? I've found that the Wing steerer is so thick...
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Posted By Koogar

Carleton, I'm trying to tell you that we have a...

Carleton, I'm trying to tell you that we have a different design philosophy than what you're pushing. The basis for our priorities are:

1) Colby's belief and mine that better handling and fitting...
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Posted By Koogar

You highlight an important distinction. It was a...

You highlight an important distinction. It was a trivial addition for you and costs other customers nothing. But on a production frame, it could require more deformation of a chainstay, which...
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Posted By Koogar

It's not over gearing if he's on rollers, you...

It's not over gearing if he's on rollers, you just get to listen to your wheels spin at a million kph while you put out 175W.
And I at least can't think of anything productive I'd do on the track...
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Posted By Koogar

Aero ST with cutout is a possibility.... Colby is...

Aero ST with cutout is a possibility.... Colby is much more of a freak about teeny tiny aerodynamic gains from frames than I am - I'd say I'm more of an aerodynamics realist - and he'd like it. But...
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Posted By Koogar

Makes me wonder what cog they're running in back....

Makes me wonder what cog they're running in back. Even a 14T would put their gearing higher than I've ever seen reported for Hoy or Wiggo. Sugino only makes Zen chainrings up to 58T. If the need is...
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Posted By Koogar

Is this the frame? Track - Menaggio full...

Is this the frame?

Track - Menaggio full carbon frame - Pro-Lite / High quality PROfessional LITEweight bicycle equipment using the very latest technology and materials...
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Posted By Koogar

Thanks for your interest! I'll start by noting...

Thanks for your interest! I'll start by noting that the website should be up within the next couple of weeks and will have content related to our design philosophy and what we're up to currently.
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Posted By Koogar

I largely agree with the above comments - if your...

I largely agree with the above comments - if your dropout length allows some flexibility in chainring and cog choice without changing chains, that convenience will soon become more important to you...
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Posted By Koogar

"Loose is fast." Colby Pearce's primer on this...

"Loose is fast." Colby Pearce's primer on this subject is good:

Track Chain Tension Primer - Pearce Coaching and Fitting (http://www.colbypearce.com/track-chain-tension-primer/)

(Ignore the...
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Posted By Koogar

I've got some bad news, man: you're riding around...

I've got some bad news, man: you're riding around the track in the wrong direction :lol: In all seriousness, I think I get the gist of what you were trying to do and I'd suggest being careful with...
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Posted By Koogar

I was using it as shorthand to refer to a...

I was using it as shorthand to refer to a standard that combines low profile / semi-integrated headsets with 1 1/8" fork steerers. 44mm is the inner diameter of the head tube (HT) where the headset...
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Posted By Koogar

I just don't think that many people are both a)...

I just don't think that many people are both a) riding on tracks steep enough that the risk of pedal strike makes setup critical and b) unable to make things work through aspects of setup other than...
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Posted By Koogar

We're testing mass start designs at the moment...

We're testing mass start designs at the moment and for this purpose and material, the 44mm HT is a pretty straightforward choice in my mind, given the tradeoffs. It has a greater frontal area and...
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Posted By Koogar

I won't try to speak for everyone, but most of...

I won't try to speak for everyone, but most of the people I know are just trying to look for the best option among the relatively few that are made for our niche market. Dura Ace is pretty much...
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Posted By Koogar

Queerpunk, fall is a great time of year to visit...

Queerpunk, fall is a great time of year to visit Colorado. I'm just sayin'....
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Posted By Koogar

Hey, are prototypes allowed around here? ...

Hey, are prototypes allowed around here?

These are two of the first three frames Colby Pearce and I have had fabricated - they differ only in geometry. 44mm HT, Dedacciai OS pretty much everything...
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Posted By Koogar

Yes, the Rotor track BB has outboard/external...

Yes, the Rotor track BB has outboard/external bearings. Just installed a few. They look like this:
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