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03-27-20, 03:21 PM
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Posted By queerpunk

Ah crap

Ah crap
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A Selle Italia Flite is a very "forward" saddle -...

A Selle Italia Flite is a very "forward" saddle - the rails are short and the sweetspot of it is pretty far forward.

If you're comfortable on the saddle, you could get a seatpost with more...
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Posted By queerpunk

it's always been clear to me that "trackies use...

it's always been clear to me that "trackies use 1/8-inch because it is stronger" has been a total canard perpetuated by people who like to think very highly of themselves. i'd have changed over to...
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Posted By queerpunk

both helmets are super common.

both helmets are super common.
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Posted By queerpunk

you might want to doublecheck what you wrote, and...

you might want to doublecheck what you wrote, and what i wrote.
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Posted By queerpunk

? yeah people have been using straps forever. ...

?
yeah people have been using straps forever.

the pursuit still isn't an olympic event though.
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It's against the rules: look for the rule that...

It's against the rules: look for the rule that covers "collusion." It's written so broadly that one could argue that working in a breakaway with somebody else is against the rules.

Teamwork is...
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Posted By queerpunk

If your son is 13, in a growth spurt, and has...

If your son is 13, in a growth spurt, and has outgrown his current bike, then he'll outgrow the next one pretty soon, too - a well-fitting bike is important. No need to spend top dollar for something...
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Posted By queerpunk

Nope, they're on the new-as-of-2016 Felt TA FRD. ...

Nope, they're on the new-as-of-2016 Felt TA FRD.

***

Really interesting men's keirin - Kazak Sergey Ponomaryov surfed through to the finals by pouncing on an amazing move in the semis by Yuta...
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Posted By queerpunk

Nope, weight matters a lot less. Speeds are...

Nope, weight matters a lot less. Speeds are higher and speed variation is lower. Some of the best wheels are meatballs.

My partner has some Chinabron wheels. They have very basic sealed bearing...
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Posted By queerpunk

I'm over here picking my jaw off the floor at...

I'm over here picking my jaw off the floor at Denmark's men's team riding a 3.44 TP. They broke the World Record each ride.
And in the women's, Germany made the Gold round with a very fast 4.11 -...
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Posted By queerpunk

Danish TP team sets another WR in the TP, taking...

Danish TP team sets another WR in the TP, taking a few tenths off their time from qualifiers. Bad timing for Italy and New Zealand - in the first round they both rode times that would have been WRs...
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Posted By queerpunk

...and the IP hasn't been a part of the omnium...

...and the IP hasn't been a part of the omnium since then.
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Posted By queerpunk

Track Worlds Berlin

It's an Olympic year and everyone's out for blood.

The Danish men's TP team sets a new WR with a shockingly fast 3.46.

The US women's TP team qualifies 1st with a new NR of 4.11. Valente is...
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I could be wrong though... he's on a different...

I could be wrong though... he's on a different new "De Rosa" for Berlin Worlds.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9BjaosCBnr/
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Posted By queerpunk

You heard it here first - not a single person...

You heard it here first - not a single person will use pedal toe straps for the IP at the Olympics.
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Posted By queerpunk

A few things - So, first off, if you want to...

A few things -

So, first off, if you want to compare the relative sizes of two different bikes, you should be looking at stack and reach measurements, which normalize bike geo without the effects...
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Views: 523
Posted By queerpunk

Lee's dominance in the past few years really...

Lee's dominance in the past few years really makes me wish things had turned out differently for Kristina Vogel - the two of them could have had an absolutely amazing rivalry.
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yeah, that's a training bike while he's flying...

yeah, that's a training bike while he's flying Cofidis colors. The 42cm handlebars give it away. In Tokyo I assume he'll be on a Pinarello (https://www.bikeradar.com/news/pinarello-maat-track-bike/).
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Damn, when I get sore I have to stretch my hips...

Damn, when I get sore I have to stretch my hips outward and I think it's my glute med - a lot of stuff you've written in here really resonates with me. I'm not lifting heavy anymore but I think I can...
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Oh yeah the price of the Velobike bars puts it...

Oh yeah the price of the Velobike bars puts it firmly into the fiction section of the library. But the aerocoach bars - I can't get over the weird shaping of that "forward position" grip. I think...
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The Aerocoach bars look a little too weird to me....

The Aerocoach bars look a little too weird to me. I'm more interested in the Velobike ones.
...
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clicking through on aliexpress, i'm seeing a...

clicking through on aliexpress, i'm seeing a number of 'new' open mold track frames out there, including a bunch with bayonets, recessed stem mounts, stem hinges, and other stuff getting increasingly...
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Sticky Trading
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Posted By queerpunk

Have: Dolan DF3 frameset, 55cm. with Alpina...

Have:
Dolan DF3 frameset, 55cm. with Alpina fork.

Want:
Carbon tubulars, narrow aero handlebars, fancy tires, or whatever else you got - DM me and let's chat.

...
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Posted By queerpunk

the Felt probably is a step forward - the TK1 was...

the Felt probably is a step forward - the TK1 was designed in 2007 and I'm sure that Felt's engineers had a long list of things they could improve that they noticed over time. It's just interesting...
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Posted By queerpunk

The Dolan page just resolves back to the...

The Dolan page just resolves back to the homepage, but the Felt page is working.

I've noticed Valente riding a new Felt in omniums at World Cups this year and have wondered what's up with it. It...
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Posted By queerpunk

the fixed gear thing that screws onto freewheel...

the fixed gear thing that screws onto freewheel threads is designed to put your cog onto the correct chainline (distance from the bike's centerline). you could loctite it on and get some insurance...
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Posted By queerpunk

yup! bet you even have something in your...

yup! bet you even have something in your garage/basement that can work. rake might not be perfect, but it's close enough for rock and roll. and a brake lever's easy enough, too - you can either have...
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Posted By queerpunk

Gotcha. Yeah, for sprint or speed work a lot of...

Gotcha. Yeah, for sprint or speed work a lot of coaches say "stop before you bog down" - and a hill bogs you down. But using it just to slow down is okay.

You can throw on any old 1 1/8" road...
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Posted By queerpunk

i wouldn't recommend practicing standing starts...

i wouldn't recommend practicing standing starts into a hill. you want to train application of power through a range of cadences, and that means that you need to practice rolling that gear up, topping...
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Posted By queerpunk

from a quick look at your data i agree that...

from a quick look at your data i agree that you've got to improve your max speed and your first lap time - doing that will save you seconds on your opening lap and a second (or more) per subsequent...
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Posted By queerpunk

re BP's comment, one of the helpful things...

re BP's comment, one of the helpful things somebody taught me is that strength is base training for power. so the progression goes: strength -> power (strength fast) -> speed (using power to go fast)...
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Awang's a small guy who usually has his drops...

Awang's a small guy who usually has his drops down by tire level. When I watched a few recent World Cups I didn't get a good look at the bike but his position looked a little high and cramped. It's a...
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Posted By queerpunk

On a 250, you've got 3.5 laps in a flying 200,...

On a 250, you've got 3.5 laps in a flying 200, which means you go through 7 sets of turns; 5 of them are in your windup and 2 are in the effort. On a 333, you've got 2.5 laps, which means you've got...
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Posted By queerpunk

by my calc, the speed was 56.9. a little under...

by my calc, the speed was 56.9. a little under that 58, but blazing fast for sure.

so one way to figure it gearing for real would be to look at the footage: find a nice long shot, time somebody's...
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Posted By queerpunk

madison? 88.

madison?
88.
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Posted By queerpunk

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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Views: 1,033
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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Posted By queerpunk

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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