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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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Posted By Morelock

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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Posted By Morelock

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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Posted By Morelock

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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Posted By Morelock

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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Posted By Morelock

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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the only small thing I'd add to the good advice...

the only small thing I'd add to the good advice above is whether you pay to have it done, or you diy it off youtube videos... keep in mind that a lot of mechanics use different amounts/styles of...
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Posted By Morelock

One thing I would bet good money on - that it...

One thing I would bet good money on - that it takes a razor blade and maybe a pry bar to ever get one of your tubulars off now.

Are you back on the track yet?
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No firsthand experience but I would guess the...

No firsthand experience but I would guess the wheel would have to be very stiff/strong in design. Older attempts at 2 spoke designs had a lot of issues when the "spoke" was at 3/6 o'clock so you'd...
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Posted By Morelock

I assume it's the two spoke wheel It's been...

I assume it's the two spoke wheel

It's been out for a couple of years now... it's possibly* a pretty fast wheel actually, despite the fact that the "data" on their site would lead you to think...
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Posted By Morelock

electrical shrink wrap grip tape electrical...

electrical shrink wrap
grip tape
electrical tape + spray adhesive + sand
hammered (textured) paint
3d printed grips
hockey tape
nothing + chalk
nothing + gloves

sort of depends on the bars....
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ahh darn :( I guess they didn't sell (m)any. Too...

ahh darn :( I guess they didn't sell (m)any. Too bad, always had good luck with Renn
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Also worth mentioning RENN makes a flat disc...

Also worth mentioning RENN makes a flat disc (like the 900) that isn't terribly expensive. Most folks don't realize they offer a track option as they primarily make Tri stuff.
Some of the best...
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Aergo (Look) extensions have been out a while...

Aergo (Look) extensions have been out a while now. They are a fairly neat concept, but for most of us the fact that we would have to deal with LOOK is a dealbreaker when you need very specific...
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Posted By Morelock

Can vouch for the vdop, it works well. Baby...

Can vouch for the vdop, it works well.
Baby Puke indeed, 808life. ;)
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Posted By Morelock

HP at the Flywheel sells stuff, HP at the wheels...

HP at the Flywheel sells stuff, HP at the wheels wins races :D (that and a boatload of torque helps too!)
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^ It does look like a 900, but with a different...

^ It does look like a 900, but with a different hub design? (Thru axle?)
What's more interesting is the fork. If you look very close it's not the same as the following rider's.

Does this mean...
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Posted By Morelock

yeah it's a road crank, you can see the adapter...

yeah it's a road crank, you can see the adapter bolts in the action shot. Probably custom rings in the other.
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Posted By Morelock

Hey, After a few months (and a crash they...

Hey,
After a few months (and a crash they survived - better than I did :D ) they've been good.
Despite what I said above, I do sort of wish they had just a little more drop after riding them a...
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Interesting Aussie bars ...

Interesting Aussie bars
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Posted By Morelock

A lot of these places are/were field of dreams...

A lot of these places are/were field of dreams projects, but the reality is "if you build it they will come" just isn't happening. You need the big push at the front and you need to keep that wave...
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Posted By Morelock

If you're a speedplay rider already, the thought...

If you're a speedplay rider already, the thought of a PM pedal compatible is tempting (if it's priced competitively) but overall yes... already tons of options out there, for the most part if you...
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Posted By Morelock

Using times in an f200 (trying to compare wattage...

Using times in an f200 (trying to compare wattage to expected performance) can also lead you down false rabbit holes. Rolling Resistance, Power meter accuracy/lag, Track surface/steepness,...
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Posted By Morelock

^that document is outdated. The one I linked to...

^that document is outdated. The one I linked to is the current ruleset.
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Posted By Morelock

nice, Thoughts on that infocrank?

nice,
Thoughts on that infocrank?
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Posted By Morelock

carpediemracing The only morphological...

carpediemracing

The only morphological exemption that still exists (again, in my above post, anyone can choose the one regarding saddle position/reach "for free") is that you gain an extra 5cm...
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Posted By Morelock

1.) weight should have very, very little impact...

1.) weight should have very, very little impact (almost nil) on a flat track. Peak power for another second however... likely means you are accelerating (standing start is where you'll hit peak...
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Posted By Morelock

My Look464 has that lip too... annoying.

My Look464 has that lip too... annoying.
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Posted By Morelock

Here's some info from Drag2Zero on their new aero...

Here's some info from Drag2Zero on their new aero extensions - currently about the only other options are full custom (speedbar.nl) or the off the shelf ones like Wattshop sell. Nice alternative...
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Posted By Morelock

Saw this on Facebook the other day......

Saw this on Facebook the other day... narrrrrrowwww
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Posted By Morelock

nice, a bunch of friends have the TK2/3 frames......

nice, a bunch of friends have the TK2/3 frames... great bikes.
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Posted By Morelock

I'm not sure I understand... the Magura guy...

I'm not sure I understand... the Magura guy suggests just leaving the lube on and letting it sit in wax will remove it... then in the same paragraph explains to someone that having things in your pot...
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Posted By Morelock

why exactly are you not taking off the factory...

why exactly are you not taking off the factory lubricant?
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Posted By Morelock

Certainly things have changed, but no it's not at...

Certainly things have changed, but no it's not at the pace of things like Triathlon / Mountain Biking / Gravel-Allroad, etc.

The thing is, manufacturers don't sell many track bikes. How many...
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Posted By Morelock

Good humor never dies :)

Good humor never dies :)
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Posted By Morelock

ahh gotcha. In track if you're on 1/8 you're...

ahh gotcha.

In track if you're on 1/8 you're probably going to get a lot of noise compared to road/tt. My Izumi stuff is really loud. Some of the Sram is supposed to be quieter. It gets worse...
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Posted By Morelock

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
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Posted By Morelock

less noise =/= lower friction. Too many...

less noise =/= lower friction. Too many variables.
*it could mean that... if the noise was from a bad chainline... but there are many other reasons a drivetrain could be noisy.
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Posted By Morelock

On a super smooth track there isn't a ton of...

On a super smooth track there isn't a ton of balance between 19 and 23. It's heavily in favor of the narrowest tyre that reasonably fits your rim, since you want pressure to be insanely high anyways....
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Posted By Morelock

quite a few tunnel tests / info on clothing...

quite a few tunnel tests / info on clothing comparing "standard kit" to skinsuits. From normal cut bibs/jersey to a good skinsuit you're looking at 90-150sec / 40k. Sort of depends and ebb/flows, as...
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Posted By Morelock

A2 does have a number of wheels to test (although...

A2 does have a number of wheels to test (although I'm not sure on specifics. An 808 is likely though. I do know they don't have any track specific wheels like an iO)

Some things to think of (for...
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Posted By Morelock

KrispyK I've never been to San Diego... but it...

KrispyK I've never been to San Diego... but it seems to be a 333 with 28 banking. That's not terribly sharp, you could likely get away with fairly low pressure... although how low depends on so many...
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Posted By Morelock

The nicer the surface, the higher the psi. In...

The nicer the surface, the higher the psi. In ideal conditions (say a perfectly smooth roller) higher psi will be faster than lower psi. The problem comes from imperfections in the road/track...
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Posted By Morelock

Cadence will just be steady. It's possible that...

Cadence will just be steady. It's possible that on longer runs (you basically just take readings for 2-4 runs, but alltogether) I could vary cadence... but more than anything it's a matter of sunken...
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Posted By Morelock

unfortunately not an iO but an iO clone. ...

unfortunately not an iO but an iO clone.

fwiw if anyone wants to make comparisons, the difference between it and a HED3 was .0019 (in favor of the H3) plenty of comparisons between H3's and 808's...
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Posted By Morelock

what do you want to see tested? (wind tunnel)

Starting to put together my next trip to the tunnel. I've got a fairly extensive list of things I'm going to test (mostly clothes/helmets) but depending on the how fast we get through things (should...
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