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Your bearing cover solution seems a lot more...

Your bearing cover solution seems a lot more secure than the annoying o-ring in a groove that Zipps use.
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Posted By queerpunk

Nice job. Put the word out about this and I'm...

Nice job. Put the word out about this and I'm sure you'll find people who've been looking for a while!
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Posted By queerpunk

Both bikes are fine. If you're kid is 12,...

Both bikes are fine.

If you're kid is 12, they're gonna outgrow any bike in about a year. Two at the most. Get the cheapest one, or whatever's used that you think you can resell easily. Get to...
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Posted By queerpunk

wow. that seems like a strange move. maybe they...

wow. that seems like a strange move. maybe they have something else on the way in time for the olympics?
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Posted By queerpunk

that doesn't make punching down any less ****ty

that doesn't make punching down any less ****ty
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Posted By queerpunk

i bought some and used them all this past year,...

i bought some and used them all this past year, and i like them well enough. i'd also say that they're slightly "jack of all trades, master of none." they're somewhat sphinxable but not designed...
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Posted By queerpunk

I'd add Look to that list. there are also...

I'd add Look to that list.

there are also plenty of alloy short-reach, short-drop handlebars on the market, but they're not going to offer an aero top or much in the way of wrist clearance.
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Posted By queerpunk

I don't think I've seen a calculator that...

I don't think I've seen a calculator that includes power - that's because, in order to translate power to cadence through gear ratio (all of that is essentially speed), you have to chart a course...
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Posted By queerpunk

ha not surprised. that was basically what...

ha
not surprised.
that was basically what they did with the UKSI bikes, too. "Sure, we sell them, we just price them so high and with such a long or unspecified production time that it's clear to...
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Posted By queerpunk

you've got pretty unusual dimensions, but for...

you've got pretty unusual dimensions, but for track racing, you're in luck. very long and very low is not uncommon in track frame geo - though this is largely designed around accommodating fairly...
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Posted By queerpunk

now that's some interesting inside baseball. so...

now that's some interesting inside baseball. so GB sent a drawing of a Katsanis to Cervelo and said "make it more aerodynamic," and Cervelo added some thicker wavey lines around it and sent it to...
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I was just going just based on eyeballing the...

I was just going just based on eyeballing the data as showing the race lasting a hair over 21 minutes. a 33mph average would put it at 18 minutes.

what gear were you in - about a 90"?
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it certainly can be, if you hit at a really high...

it certainly can be, if you hit at a really high speed differential and at a particularly dynamic part of the race. when i'm throwing in my partner in a hard throw, i sometimes have this moment of...
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https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20190608_121943_bb7f3893c6ff971c23d6b966926ab05dc6b8926a.jpg
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Posted By queerpunk

An elite team pursuit team puts out more watts on...

An elite team pursuit team puts out more watts on the start than a decent national-tier sprinter does in a flying 200, and the Cervelo T4 has been the bike of choice on the world cup circuit for the...
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Posted By queerpunk

where's the video? i like madisons, but boy...

where's the video?

i like madisons, but boy are they hard -i've found that the gap between a regional-level madison and an elite level madison is super high. probably the highest of any race -...
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Posted By queerpunk

GB has experimented with wide forks before. Guess...

GB has experimented with wide forks before. Guess this is the next iteration.

I wonder if these will stick around longer than those vaunted Cervelos they were on for a hot minute.

I wonder if...
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Sixes aren't "rigged" or "fixed" but they are,...

Sixes aren't "rigged" or "fixed" but they are, uh, "choreographed." Typically, for sprinters, each will be offered an opportunity to shine (in a keirin or similar), but the sprints will be pretty...
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Posted By queerpunk

every 3 or 4 months they send out their "monthly...

every 3 or 4 months they send out their "monthly newsletter," riddled with typos, announcing a new partnership, something or another. but it seems to be no closer to holding another event.
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Posted By queerpunk

love 2 have someone who's not a member of this...

love 2 have someone who's not a member of this community come on in and stir up **** with dumb arguments. can we all agree to ignore the troll?
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Posted By queerpunk

i mean in the occasional defense of americans, we...

i mean in the occasional defense of americans, we just don't have many tax dollars once we account for a regressive tax policy and after the military industrial complex gets their hands on it
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Posted By queerpunk

and we live in a society where the default...

and we live in a society where the default assumption is that value is the final matter, and everything must pay for itself - rather than having a functional society that supports things that benefit...
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Posted By queerpunk

No. Track racing isn't dying. Tracks are...

No.
Track racing isn't dying.
Tracks are dying, and that death is taking track racing with it.

They're not dying because of a lack of thriving racing community. Each of those places is leaving...
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Posted By queerpunk

i think it's to make welding the connection...

i think it's to make welding the connection easier. and i can't help but wonder if over at Specialized, D'Alusio stared at that and thought "i wonder if we can do this for headtubes and bottom...
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Posted By queerpunk

you can order a new axle - and it doesn't even...

you can order a new axle - and it doesn't even need to be from campagnolo. as long as the threading is the same, you can get it as long as you want, cut it to length, clean up the threads, and thread...
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Views: 1,084
Posted By queerpunk

heh. you read me to a T. although somebody with...

heh. you read me to a T. although somebody with WC stripes and some records did tell me that i have a big ol' pursuiter's butt.



yup. jon frahley used to be quite vocal about how the older he...
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Posted By queerpunk

you know, a bunch of years ago, when i was...

you know, a bunch of years ago, when i was starting to travel around and race on the national circuit, i said to my old track director, "Hey - what kind of a flying 200 should an enduro like me be...
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Posted By queerpunk

worth noting that the amount of watts you make...

worth noting that the amount of watts you make from 10-15 seconds of an effort (or from 15 to 20 seconds into the effort) is a lot lower than your peak power, but determines your max speed a whole...
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Posted By queerpunk

This track is at 8500 feet of altitude and is...

This track is at 8500 feet of altitude and is crazy fast - no huge surprise that he took a few seconds off of his WR. In the women's flying 200, 3 riders went under Vogel's previous WR time, with...
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Posted By queerpunk

huh. my memory could be pretty wrong, cause i...

huh. my memory could be pretty wrong, cause i seem to recall a 28mm rake on something.

anyway - point to the OP being to check trail calculations before buying a fork with a different amount of...
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Posted By queerpunk

if you need a 150mm stem, then the fork might not...

if you need a 150mm stem, then the fork might not be the part of the frameset due for a replacement. but it sounds like you're working on that.

the Langster Pro uses a pretty standard 1 1/8"...
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Posted By queerpunk

^^^Yes, and her family has spoken in other media...

^^^Yes, and her family has spoken in other media outlets about her recent concussion history.

She's not the first bike racer I've known to have a TBI (traumatic brain injury, aka concussion) lead...
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Posted By queerpunk

Kelly Catlin died a few nights ago:...

Kelly Catlin died a few nights ago: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/kelly-catlin-dies-at-age-23/
Team USA, Olympic medalist, World Champion, etc.
An incredibly gifted young woman on and off the...
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Posted By queerpunk

IIRC, they have some very custom things with like...

IIRC, they have some very custom things with like a single dial on the bottom to tighten. very slick looking. don't know how to find photos though.
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Posted By queerpunk

Short people tend to be on cranks that are too...

Short people tend to be on cranks that are too long, unless we seek out aggressively shorter-than-ordinary cranks - stuff below 165. Being on "too long" cranks means that we tend to have positions...
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Posted By queerpunk

i haven't seen him on the national track scene in...

i haven't seen him on the national track scene in a looooooong time.
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Posted By queerpunk

No, they're competing in team pursuit. Per the...

No, they're competing in team pursuit. Per the link you posted:

Olympians Jennifer Valente (http://www.cyclingnews.com/riders/jennifer-valente/) and Kelly Catlin...
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Posted By queerpunk

no, it's the same guy trust me

no, it's the same guy
trust me
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Posted By queerpunk

it's fine - the picture's at an angle that...

it's fine - the picture's at an angle that exaggerates it for the right hand side of the bike there)

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You can roll 'em out and get a little more reach at the drop but at that point...
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Posted By queerpunk

As this forum is one of the few places I can...

As this forum is one of the few places I can think of that'll nerd out about the minutae of handlebars, I'll report back on my first races with Dixie Flyer handlebars.

I definitely had to roll...
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Views: 2,162
Posted By queerpunk

Oh, I guess I was responding to your point that...

Oh, I guess I was responding to your point that people were getting there on their own; your point that the National Team system was cryptic; your point that there's no path to get support; your...
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Posted By queerpunk

Carleton, I'm not sure if you're trying to...

Carleton, I'm not sure if you're trying to deliberately misrepresent the info that's out there, or what. $25k isn't a "stipend to cover travel and equipment." It's cash, full travel support is a...
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Posted By queerpunk

like, i get it, everyone wishes that the USA were...

like, i get it, everyone wishes that the USA were GB or AUS. and USAC has definitely wandered the wasteland in this area. a few years ago i was looking around thinking "i wonder if it would be...
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Views: 2,162
Posted By queerpunk

Sure, I'll google for you I guess. When they...

Sure, I'll google for you I guess. When they announced the new National Team program (a year ago? two?) they published all of that - salaries and criteria for earning 'em. Most of the riders are at...
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Right now, the vast majority of women and men in...

Right now, the vast majority of women and men in USAC's endurance program are paid a salary, and have come from pro road racing.

As much as there's always room for improvement, it's really weird...
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I have a few things I'd like to not have anymore:...

I have a few things I'd like to not have anymore:

38cm Control Tech classic bend drops, 31.8mm clamp
36cm Control Tech modern-classic drops, 31.8mm
Bontrager Ballista, M, flash yellow
Basic...
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Views: 2,162
Posted By queerpunk

They've managed to field a variety of decent TP...

They've managed to field a variety of decent TP teams without Dygert; I think Catlin was also injured (but I think it goes without saying that Dygert, Valente, and Catlin are the foundations of their...
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Views: 844
Posted By queerpunk

seen it done. ...

seen it done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFJzbW2cLbU
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