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Thomson is one reason why I advocate so hard for...

Thomson is one reason why I advocate so hard for high-end frames to be designed to take round seatposts. I have never had a Thomson seatpost tilt or slip on me.

Same for accepting standard stems....
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Amen to Thomson. Thomson X4 4-bolt 0į or 10į...

Amen to Thomson.

Thomson X4 4-bolt 0į or 10į MTB stem is the way to go. I'd shy away from the X2 road stem. It uses 2 bolts to fasten. Fine for most people, but if you have a strong standing...
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Posted By carleton

One note on CycleOps bikes: The early ones were...

One note on CycleOps bikes: The early ones were fixed gear. They moved to freewheel in the past few years. You can convert the freewheel to fixed gear with a kit from CycleOps.
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Told you. ...and they'd probably accept less...

Told you.

...and they'd probably accept less than $550 for one.
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To piggyback on this comment. I was really...

To piggyback on this comment.

I was really proud of my standing start as I felt it was where I excelled. (I've told this story before). After training under the guy who is arguably the best U.S....
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Posted By carleton

hahahaha, true. I've seen roadies come to the...

hahahaha, true. I've seen roadies come to the track and do their first Kilo then stroll into the infield like it was nothing not realizing that they simply didn't ride it hard enough. Not many...
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Posted By carleton

Some people treat the Kilo as a fitness test of...

Some people treat the Kilo as a fitness test of sorts. They do it maybe once or twice a year at a local event or whatnot. You'll never see your best possible time that way.

In general, the Kilo...
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Posted By carleton

I haven't read the article linked yet, but I'll...

I haven't read the article linked yet, but I'll tell you: Cycling wrecked my back. And when I was on a 100% bike or spin bike only program, my back was the worst ever. Debilitating at times. Like,...
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Posted By carleton

This super fast decay of speed explains why...

This super fast decay of speed explains why people can ride a PB flying 200 at Nationals, then 2-3 weeks later ride a terrible time.

The concept is called ďPeriodizationĒ.

Itís not the...
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Posted By carleton

Exactly. Coincidentally, thatís also thatís...

Exactly.

Coincidentally, thatís also thatís the order of how long gains in those areas lasts. Meaning: Strength lasts longer than Power which lasts longer than Speed which lasts longer than Speed...
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Posted By carleton

Happy New Year! And I wish you all the best on...

Happy New Year! And I wish you all the best on the season to come.
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The only time Iíve ever bailed and dropped a...

The only time Iíve ever bailed and dropped a barbell when squatting was on the day after New Years Eve drinking.

Thankfully I was able to bend over and bail out safely backwards while dropping...
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Posted By carleton

Yup! On a related note, when I fist became a...

Yup!

On a related note, when I fist became a super-serious Masters racer, I noticed that even casual drinking the night before lifting had adverse effects on my lifting. Not due to a hangover, but...
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Posted By carleton

Lots of great info here:...

Lots of great info here: https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/927942-2014-weight-lifting.html
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Posted By carleton

Maybe look into Deadlift Slippers: ...

Maybe look into Deadlift Slippers:

https://www.liftinglarge.com/assets/images/Deadlift_Slippers_0778_1024x1024.jpg...
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Posted By carleton

Yup. The sled is heavy. If you look carefully,...

Yup. The sled is heavy. If you look carefully, you might notice the weight of the sled on a sticker somewhere. I've seen that sticker about 1/2 the time on sleds over the years. If you can't find...
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Posted By carleton

All of the leg press info is assuming that you...

All of the leg press info is assuming that you are using a slanted leg press machine, like maybe 45 degrees.

If you are using a vertical leg press machine (where you lay on your back and push the...
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Posted By carleton

Looking back on my logs, back in summer 2018 I...

Looking back on my logs, back in summer 2018 I was single leg pressing 440lbs x 10 on each leg. The year before that, I was leg-pressing 775lbs 3 set of 5, in my 40s. I know of smaller guys who can...
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Posted By carleton

Yup. Pushing the bleeding edge of tech is...

Yup.

Pushing the bleeding edge of tech is terribly precarious when you have the strongest men and women in the sport ripping the bikes apart leading up to and in the Olympics. All trying for...
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Posted By carleton

I stand corrected!

I stand corrected!
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Posted By carleton

For clarification, I was talking about having the...

For clarification, I was talking about having the Nittos professionally bent, not cut and welded.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_bending
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I'll be a dollar to a dime that: 1: Not one of...

I'll be a dollar to a dime that:
1: Not one of those frames or components has ever been produced.
2: Everything was done in a CAD program.
3: No one will ride this in the Olympics.
4: This was a...
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Posted By carleton

Real talk, you could probably buy a set of 34cm...

Real talk, you could probably buy a set of 34cm chromoly Nittos, have them professionally bent to 30cm, sandblasted, and re-chromed for less than $500 total. Maybe closer to $300.

Also, they...
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Posted By carleton

Testing is the key. Experiment with...

Testing is the key.

Experiment with different windups like the gradual acceleration or the "rolling standing start" that has not much windup, just a jump from low speed from high on the track.
...
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Posted By carleton

I think Stages is covered here:...

I think Stages is covered here: https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/1050834-training-racing-power-meters-other-computers.html

Basically, Stages is designed for...
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Posted By carleton

FYI: You can get replacement washers directly...

FYI: You can get replacement washers directly from LOOK USA...or Felt. The felt adjustable stem for the TK1/FRD uses washers that are the same size (when last I checked).

You should be able to...
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Posted By carleton

Took a quick snap: ...

Took a quick snap:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/fizik_cc36b8952a46ec42b873a2407a90754199d59365.png

I've had these since, what? 2011? They haven't stretched a...
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Posted By carleton

I want to take this opportunity to remind newer...

I want to take this opportunity to remind newer users that they can convert their favorite velcro shoes to lace-ups by having a cobbler cut the straps and punch lace holes or doing it yourself.
...
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Posted By carleton

https://i.imgur.com/voEYfjI.jpg FYI, you can...

https://i.imgur.com/voEYfjI.jpg

FYI, you can find metric Allen screws at local hardware stores: https://www.lowes.com/pl/Machine-screws-Screws-Fasteners-Hardware/4294580311?refinement=4294710182
...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, I agree. I'm reminded of a guy who was big,...

Yeah, I agree. I'm reminded of a guy who was big, strong, and had an engine and was involved in more incidents than any other single person I knew. I would say he was like a big puppy who wasn't...
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Posted By carleton

Damn. That sucks. You can see the incident at...

Damn. That sucks. You can see the incident at the 7:12 mark in the video above.

Basically, Croom had completed his exchange and was heading up above the stayer's line, but he failed to check to...
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Posted By carleton

That single bolt system has been a PITA since it...

That single bolt system has been a PITA since it was introduced. It's asinine that bike manufacturers are still using it.

The Felt TK1/FRD does use a 1-bolt system, but it's indexed with grooves....
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Posted By carleton

I agree. I think they are neat, but that's about...

I agree. I think they are neat, but that's about it.

I mean, I get it. Being able to micro-adjust your shoes when on a long road ride with the turn of the wheel is nice as your feet swell. But,...
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Posted By carleton

This video actually illustrates the same...

This video actually illustrates the same technique that I simply describe as: Fight hard as hell for the #2 spot. That's the best spot.

If you are #1 , then you are fighting the wind by yourself....
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Posted By carleton

Hi, Hockeyjunkie. Welcome to the forum. I'm...

Hi, Hockeyjunkie. Welcome to the forum.

I'm not familiar with the Moda but I have owned a PlanetX Pro Stealth Carbon. I've also seen a fair amount of junior racing and watched a few rise to the...
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Posted By carleton

You can also offer them for trade in the trade...

You can also offer them for trade in the trade thread. What you and the other person decide to trade is up to you two.
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Posted By carleton

Damn, thatís nice. Also, I think itís fine...

Damn, thatís nice.

Also, I think itís fine to discuss what youíve made as long as you donít overtly offer them for sale in these threads. Only paying advertisers are allowed to do that (which is...
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Posted By carleton

"Russia banned from Olympics, world champs for 4...

"Russia banned from Olympics, world champs for 4 years; athletes could compete as neutrals (https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019/12/09/russia-ban-sports-doping-wada/)"
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Posted By carleton

I think at the beginner and intermediate ranks...

I think at the beginner and intermediate ranks (most national masters would be considered 'intermediate'), narrow drops would be on par or better than using aerobars.

It takes A LOT of training at...
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Posted By carleton

That's amazing. I wish the 500M were still...

That's amazing.

I wish the 500M were still run as an Elite Men's event. Even as an optional event. It's not about male or female. It really is a different event from the Kilo.
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Posted By carleton

I've noticed that, for at least sprint events,...

I've noticed that, for at least sprint events, that the top master's performances match that of top Elite Women.



lol I'm been preaching that for years. I'm glad to see people using narrow...
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Posted By carleton

Nice! When you finish your certs, maybe make...

Nice!

When you finish your certs, maybe make plans to visit other tracks and you'll see how different they can be. Coming from such a steep track, being allowed to train or race elsewhere...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, my DA 7600 hubs were nice when new. But,...

Yeah, my DA 7600 hubs were nice when new. But, they require maintenance and tuning after a couple of years. When they get a lot of miles on them or the grip nuts get mashed-down, the tolerances get...
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Posted By carleton

This is probably mentioned in the thread: (Not...

This is probably mentioned in the thread: (Not sure what your schedule is like, but)
- Frequent the track as often as possible. Even if you aren't training or racing. You'll learn a lot by watching...
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https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/7U9reAEZruxVHMEk...

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"...while also being able to be ridden by the sprinters." This is what I mean about the difference between track bikes...
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Posted By carleton

Welcome to the forum and to the sport! 99%...

Welcome to the forum and to the sport!

99% of your newbie question will be covered in this thread:...
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Posted By carleton

Yup. I rode with mine on the roof and passed...

Yup.

I rode with mine on the roof and passed under a rain storm. I touched "3,000W" in warmup that day :D

Things went back to normal after it dried out over night.
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Posted By carleton

True. As I've mentioned (a cajillion times)...

True.

As I've mentioned (a cajillion times) before, I firmly believe that the iO isn't that fast. Mavic has been riding a hype wave surrounding that wheel for over 20 years.

If a buyer is...
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Posted By carleton

I agree. It's something that I regret not...

I agree.

It's something that I regret not learning to do early on. I think I was pretty skilled at fully maintaining all sorts of geared, single speed, or track bikes...except for 2 things:...
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Posted By carleton

Assert that you do not want them taped. I dropped...

Assert that you do not want them taped. I dropped my disc off at a shop in Portland and said several times, ďI want the tire glued on.Ē

A week later, I pick it up and they had taped it, ďBecause...
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