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hmm, my Makino has what I had always assumed was...

hmm, my Makino has what I had always assumed was the race number / info printed on a sticker on the seat tube. Unfortunately all the text is kanji and I don't reed gud.
It does bring a certain...
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thanks, yeah wasn't sure but I remember the OG...

thanks, yeah wasn't sure but I remember the OG ones having some issues although I heard firmware had helped.

I will probably hold out for a later gen or just suck it up and buy a new/refurb
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Speaking of Kickr's, anyone's experience with the...

Speaking of Kickr's, anyone's experience with the original (2014) model?
One locally at a fair price, but I know the way of measuring power and flywheel changed after the original. Not really a...
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both nice cranks. Pick based on looks and which...

both nice cranks. Pick based on looks and which BB system you prefer.
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My experience with DF is - you'll get what you...

My experience with DF is - you'll get what you order - eventually.

*I bought the Hellyer bars and went through a similar situation as you are describing, lots of delays and eventually just no...
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Yeah, and for what it's worth, races that *are*...

Yeah, and for what it's worth, races that *are* important (some of the pro triathlon and cycling things) have stepped up measures to work against cheating. They aren't perfect, but neither is "real...
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Posted By Morelock

meh... zwift "can" do better. But Zwift is about...

meh... zwift "can" do better. But Zwift is about getting the most $15/mo as possible, not having the strictest testing for races.
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Posted By Morelock

Agreed. Current trends show the US doesn't really...

Agreed. Current trends show the US doesn't really have a grasp on controlling this yet, and very tough to divine what will happen months in the future.

Unfortunate, but the right call imo.
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Posted By Morelock

Man I can imagine someone burping a tire mid...

Man I can imagine someone burping a tire mid sprint.
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Posted By Morelock

taras0000 On glues, Shellac or comparing the...

taras0000

On glues, Shellac or comparing the two?

The only (public) testing I've ever seen shared on shellac was a long time ago on Biketechreview (roughly 15-20 years ago, it might have also...
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Posted By Morelock

While that is true, keep in mind the age of those...

While that is true, keep in mind the age of those tests and the glue available at the time.

Many pro/world record/etc tires have been epoxied in the past as well for the reasons you mention,...
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Posted By Morelock

Hah. Isn't one terrible experience enough

Hah. Isn't one terrible experience enough
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Posted By Morelock

carleton ahh gotcha thanks!

carleton ahh gotcha thanks!
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taras0000 this wheel? ...

taras0000 this wheel?
https://cdn10.bigcommerce.com/s-1rmgckn/products/2664/images/23201/IMG_5779_1200x800__15331.1425338639.1280.1280.JPG?c=2

Old Shamal's were also notably quick (forgot to...
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Posted By Morelock

As is often the case... it depends. First,...

As is often the case... it depends.

First, some wheels are very tire sensitive (old iO, H3, pre firecrest 808's...etc are good examples) and that should be the first thing driving pairing....
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Posted By Morelock

No reason you couldn't do it though. "Everesting"...

No reason you couldn't do it though. "Everesting" wasn't really a thing until a few folks thought it would be a challenge :D

It sounds pretty terrible!
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That's fancy. In my triathlon life I had free...

That's fancy. In my triathlon life I had free access to a gym (sadly too far away for it to be useful) with one of those, the single time I ran on it I thought it was pretty sweet. But $$$, so I...
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Posted By Morelock

This is the link...

This is the link (http://www.pencilmountain.com/content-creator) to the artist who built the velodrome model you see in GCN videos.
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Posted By Morelock

It doesn't look great at the moment... I'm...

It doesn't look great at the moment... I'm inclined to agree with carleton 's assessment. Even a trip to Rock Hill or Atlanta seems up in the air for me in 2020 :(
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I guess still at T-town? Not the most informative...

I guess still at T-town? Not the most informative press release.

I'm optimistic, but still wary of large events. For those that have been in the past, how difficult is it to get lodging "last...
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Posted By Morelock

Russ Roth Masters Nats is for geezers only :D ...

Russ Roth Masters Nats is for geezers only :D

(35-39 is the youngest group)
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Fun video I saw on FB...

Fun video I saw on FB (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-SA62qen4o&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2nT3jb6TEvua6PV-FleSm3g6dRjrMOmAi07IzFxN5P3w0OWHbz8aZ68Bg). Nothing like a 1' Max effort to remind you...
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Posted By Morelock

My wife runs a gym so during the lockdown we had...

My wife runs a gym so during the lockdown we had free reign.

That said... I'm on the trainer/zwift the majority of my riding these days anyways, so nothing really changed for me, other than I had...
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Posted By Morelock

The Omnium was a pretty good crank with the...

The Omnium was a pretty good crank with the caveats - a.) you were buying new and b.) you could live with the bottom bracket.
For the price, you could buy a used track crank that was much better...
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Posted By Morelock

Moke Honestly all (big brand) pedals in the...

Moke Honestly all (big brand) pedals in the current day/age are fine for track for the vast majority of us. For everyone else, there are plenty of strap systems/diy solutions to make sure you don't...
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Posted By Morelock

hah! oh, I didn't consider leaving it on...

hah! oh, I didn't consider leaving it on ~indefinitely... I was thinking applying per session it'd be useful (albeit, the number of times I do pmax+ efforts is low) I might try it out on my...
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Posted By Morelock

seems like something like hockey tape (or maybe...

seems like something like hockey tape (or maybe woven electrical tape) would eliminate a lot of slip without quite as much tire chewing as grip tape.
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Unfortunately not a good way I know of to recover...

Unfortunately not a good way I know of to recover that.

If the wheel is track only... you could run it without a lockring, a fair amount of people do that.. and once it's on tight (a few good...
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Posted By Morelock

Lots of good options out there these days....

Lots of good options out there these days. Velobike (and others) make adapters for the direct mount trainers that allow you to use a track bike on it. You can get a good feel on the options with...
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Posted By Morelock

The 'ole Len Lochmiller specials. From that...

The 'ole Len Lochmiller specials.

From that (admittedly bad) picture of the aerobars... I'd rather have Speedbars or Revolvers offering. Or make some...
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Posted By Morelock

I'd agree with most of the above. The T4 is...

I'd agree with most of the above. The T4 is definitely not a sprinters bike. The Fuji does make a lot of sense for budget sprint bike (if the geometry works for you) if you want a carbon bike. Like...
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Posted By Morelock

carpediemracing I'm not totally up to date on...

carpediemracing
I'm not totally up to date on the SRM Origin... so everything that follows may or may not be accurate.
Have you contacted SRM to make sure that the Track Origin works with the 24mm...
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Posted By Morelock

Indeed that doesn't sound right. The spacer/shims...

Indeed that doesn't sound right. The spacer/shims should only reduce minor amounts of play between frame specs. What bike/bb standard and pictures would help.

Just to eliminate the Occam's...
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Posted By Morelock

taras0000 Very helpful, thanks. Cycles are...

taras0000 Very helpful, thanks.

Cycles are tough to do without specific machinery. For the fully custom parts (as in, starting from a mold and building up from scratch) I was thinking I might send...
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Posted By Morelock

about 10 years ago I went down the fork/wheel...

about 10 years ago I went down the fork/wheel rabbit hole. (for triathlon/tt'ing) I ended up with a Time Bandit fork with a Hed Jet 90... then I had a custom MDT (Argos) Fork made to work with my...
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Posted By Morelock

This may be super random and off topic... not...

This may be super random and off topic... not sure who/where to ask though.

I've been making some parts lately (carbon/kevlar) that will end up load bearing (narrow drop handlebars, aero...
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Posted By Morelock

Yeah, I think one of the issues particular to the...

Yeah, I think one of the issues particular to the Scatto was - if you wanted one, you probably have one by now.

Still... you would think that at what they msrp at, you'd just keep the mold ready...
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Posted By Morelock

While those look a lot like Speedbars, the cat is...

While those look a lot like Speedbars, the cat is kind of out of the bag. Taking a thermoplastic mold of somebody's arm and then laying down a couple of layers of carbon on top of it is not terribly...
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Posted By Morelock

Argon's system turned into the Notio. I've still...

Argon's system turned into the Notio. I've still got a broken prototype in my garage :(
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Posted By Morelock

I believe Len (Lochmiller) has been working on...

I believe Len (Lochmiller) has been working on some bars for ERO (and likely US/CAN pursuit) - likely similar to the Wattshop/etc ones.
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Posted By Morelock

*also forgot to mention. Chainline,...

*also forgot to mention.

Chainline, chainline chainline.
Get it perfect.
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Posted By Morelock

I've spent more time thinking about DT friction...

I've spent more time thinking about DT friction than most should (especially considering how slow I am)
nonetheless, my thoughts
For track you have basically two trees to follow for efficient...
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Posted By Morelock

Super Dave I have had good luck out of mine. I...

Super Dave I have had good luck out of mine. I originally primarily bought it to check tire pressure at work (cars) but ended up comparing it to my Silca pumps and now I take it with me when I travel...
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Posted By Morelock

yeah so long as you had the steel ones I suppose...

yeah so long as you had the steel ones I suppose you could get away with that.
Personally I stay away from re bent metal, but understand steel is much more forgiving in that respect than everything...
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Posted By Morelock

I've also got the Airchecker. It's pretty close...

I've also got the Airchecker. It's pretty close with my Superpista, supposedly the new version is even more accurate.
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Posted By Morelock

Anyone ever tried to diy "coat" your rings/cogs?...

Anyone ever tried to diy "coat" your rings/cogs? A la Atomic Coating

I was thinking some gun/automotive ceramic coatings would work (Cerakote,etc?) anyone ever tried?
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Posted By Morelock

if I were designing components/bikes I'd frame it...

if I were designing components/bikes I'd frame it as a challenge to the sprinters.
"Nobody has been able to break it yet...so I'm sure you won't be able to either." ;)
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Posted By Morelock

Yeah custom isn't really that hard to make...

Yeah custom isn't really that hard to make happen. Plenty of carbon guys could chop up your handlebar of choice and re-purpose it at about any width you could imagine. A lot of guys did that with...
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Posted By Morelock

nothing cheap and easily available will come...

nothing cheap and easily available will come narrower than 32... I guess the closest thing "on the shelf" is the Lann bars from Aerocoach that come in 30 (at the top) that flare out to 34. Narrower...
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Posted By Morelock

So, I won't cover a full range of issues with...

So, I won't cover a full range of issues with stages reliability in data (i think the internet has done a sufficient job over the years) but something a bit more focused to track and sprinting.

In...
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