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Thanks, Unsure which crank as I"ll be locking it...

Thanks, Unsure which crank as I"ll be locking it up on the street,
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Bottom Bracket, Which One?

Hello all,

Picked up a nice lil 2006 Raleigh Rush Hour to use for my commuting. The bike comes with a Tuvativ Touro crank and 130BCD chain ring and uses a Tuvativ 68 x 108 power spline
BB. I...
03-11-18, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Not the Slowest

Thanks

The JTEK will be installed by an LBS, I have the installation sheet.
As far as the Ambrosio conversion cassette they are impossible to find also now.
Tried ebay for that and the manufacturer, my...
03-11-18, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Not the Slowest

Hmmm

Food for thought but that's a bit large for the moment.

thanks
03-11-18, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Not the Slowest

Thanks

Thanks,
I've done pretty well with tweaking my ultegra cassette but getting a bit of a hassle at times.
I have heard that the Jteks are a good option but also need tweaking from time to time....
03-11-18, 01:18 PM
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Campy - Shimano 10 Speed Coversion Adapters

Okay this has been discussed but wanted a confirmation on my thoughts.

I have a 10 Campy set-up and am using Shimano 10 speed cassettes and it works pretty well but not always perfect.
The reason...
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Noted

Thanks alot for the thought.
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I have an Izumi Eco chain and wanted to know if I...

I have an Izumi Eco chain and wanted to know if I could use a KMC or similar quick connector link on the chain vs the standard pin so I could remove it and swap with another length chain.

Not sure...
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That is exactly my point here.

That is exactly my point here.
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I would agree if the points races were more than...

I would agree if the points races were more than 9 laps. At my 400(Kissena) weeknight CAT 5 point-a-lap go about 6 laps and Points race go 9 laps MAX. The 1/2/3's go a few longer. Of course as days...
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I"m not so sure on a 400m track you would lap the...

I"m not so sure on a 400m track you would lap the field. It may happen but the odds are much better on on longer races with shorter tracks.
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I suggest sticking with what you are using and...

I suggest sticking with what you are using and spin spin spin. You will soon be upgraded to Cat 4 and things may change in competition quality. As stated it's good to test out different gearing based...
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My new bike is an Affinity Kissena, so it's not...

My new bike is an Affinity Kissena, so it's not on the light side, nor am I.
However, the truth is I have been using a stock bar from my Felt TK3 which is an aluminum ( i think) bar. I do feel...
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Got it. Well at Kissena where I do 80% of my...

Got it. Well at Kissena where I do 80% of my rides, B-U-M-P is the word. So alum will be the choice.

Thanks for your insight.
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Nice. I assume even the Chro-moly NJS stamped...

Nice. I assume even the Chro-moly NJS stamped bars are to be avoided?
I was thinking of the B123's simply because the drop would be similar . However as you stated i'll get more comfy after a few...
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Big thanks. Most of my teammates are pushing...

Big thanks.

Most of my teammates are pushing for me to use/buy Scattos, but I'm on a budget at the moment.
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Spacer for Nitto Handlebars, Yes, No, Depends?

Hi Carleton,

With time on my hand this Fall/winter I am playing around with a new bike frame and fit.
My handlebars are the component that I am unsure about.
For the moment I am looking at some...
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Noted

:)
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NJS Alum bars vs NJS Steel, new or used

What about Nitto NJS B125 Aluminum bars vs Steel?
Is there a flex issue? I was thinking of playing with them for a fit and see how they feel project.
before I laid out money on Scattos.
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Question on bars

What is your thought on use nitto bars with shims while using a OS stem?
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Hey all, Products improve or sometimes go the...

Hey all,
Products improve or sometimes go the opposite so here is my Tire question just so my info is current.

I'm racing on asphalt(Kissena) and at times concrete (T-town). Figuring that soon...
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Noted, I'm still a work in progress. Bars are not...

Noted, I'm still a work in progress. Bars are not a must for today as I still have lots to improve on my start gaining max power. FYI my 2K TT event was "fine" but will get fitted at some point as I...
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Observations at Master Nationals 2016, my 1st

After a wet and semi-successful week at my 1st Master Nationals I have finally gotten a moment to reflect and dry off.

I train and race at Kissena and also have spent some quality time at T-town...
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Yup, I'm still at the beginning stages in my...

Yup, I'm still at the beginning stages in my set-up but will work on this after Nats. Of course why after? The 2k is part of the experience and I'm better not focusing on it more than I have to. By...
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Update and my apologies to all who have tried to...

Update and my apologies to all who have tried to help me.
First off I made a last minute decision to go to Master Nats and so was side tracked with several things.
So here is what has happened to...
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Can't get the pictures done tonight. The stem I...

Can't get the pictures done tonight. The stem I am using is the same sizing and angle 100 +/- 7 degree.
FYI I will be using this at some point on my Kissena, but we'll deal with that at another time.
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Understood, it is my steering here. I do feel...

Understood, it is my steering here. I do feel comfortable at this moment on the bike.
I hope to get pictures tonight if my Mrs. comes home early.
The stem is 100 at +7. A fix can be slamming the...
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I am sure it's practice practice practice and a...

I am sure it's practice practice practice and a proper fitting.
As far as a fitting, I will have to do that after the season as my new
frame came in 3 months late and when I fit that up I'll do...
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Black Line Sprinting Strap

I ordered one and sadly it did not fit my feet.
I wear a 47 and it was about a FULL 2-3" to velcro close.
In fact I lent them to a racer at our track and I think he wears a 43/44 and they barely...
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So all seemed to be getting there and I did a few...

So all seemed to be getting there and I did a few 2k's here at Kissena.
Took the bike to Ttown for a timed 2k, that went well if I was biking under the influence.

My start was good and into the...
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Posted By Not the Slowest

Hmm

Answers are all great.
This was so simple when I bought a complete bike. I road it and raced it and as a newbie I had fun. I broke the saddle in and that was my only issue.

I have time to find...
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Posted By Not the Slowest

Nittos

In regard to the Nittos. Do I stick with Steel or the NJS aproved which may be Aluminum.

Also any issues with a shim to for use in an OS Stem?

Thanks
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Posted By Not the Slowest

New Handlebar Assistance

After 3 years of riding my Felt TK3 with the original bars that are listed as 39 wide, (c-c is my guess) No name Felt item and flexy.

I figured that now would be a good time to purchase new and...
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Ha

Maybe Sunday night here in USA.
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Shims yes and no

The skis came with shims but due to the taper that was not working I beleive as the bars were shiny and the ski clamps were slipping or maybe there was simply not enough area before it tapered off. I...
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Okay, I ran intio a problem so need a lil more...

Okay, I ran intio a problem so need a lil more help.
Bought some profile T1 bars and a "simple" pursuit bar to get my feel for the positioning.
The bar I bought has a 26cm stem area and the skis...
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As stated there are a number of things that can...

As stated there are a number of things that can still be done. As a side note, get the trainer issue resolved. Sounds like the trainer you have will not lock your track/or road bike properly. In...
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The Ovals are 980 carbon tubular track

The Ovals are 980 carbon tubular track
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Maybe. I am working with a Track Coach so I am in...

Maybe. I am working with a Track Coach so I am in touch on the subject. On the plus side there is about 9 weeks until Masters Nats so I will continue training and do what I can. To quote Popeye "I...
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Fantastic and spot on. My first thought in...

Fantastic and spot on.

My first thought in regard to using them was "Will I be comfortable". I'm not so sure I will be flexible as I may need and thus why this is a test.

So the point that you...
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I'll find out the model, but just wanted some...

I'll find out the model, but just wanted some general info.
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Oval Concepts Wheels, are they any good?

I saw a set of deep Oval Concept Tubular Wheels, perhaps 80-90mm for sale locally.
Somehow I can't find anything about them except they were/are a Fuji House brand.

Perhaps using the front for my...
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I'm Doing a 2K Pursuit and perhaps a Team effort....

I'm Doing a 2K Pursuit and perhaps a Team effort. So the deeper drop on the horns may not be all that crucial as say a Kilo.
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YUP, My hope is to get semi comfy and then...

YUP, My hope is to get semi comfy and then perhaps get fitted again by my fitter. Of course I hate to spend the $$ but a bad set-up could be both painful and a waste of $$ and time.
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That's very nice of you. I was hoping this Sunday...

That's very nice of you. I was hoping this Sunday but looks not a wash out. So maybe Sunday 6-19 or sooner. Once I have a more specific time range I'll PM you.
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Good points all. Since I'm starting earlier...

Good points all.
Since I'm starting earlier than most I hope to have enough time to find something and work to tweak it out.:thumb:
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Aiming towards 2K for Master Nats and another...

Aiming towards 2K for Master Nats and another Regional plus a few 1K and 4K events locally.
My issue was concern on the bullhorns of them perhaps NOT being low enough and losing some
pull in the...
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Looking for help with Purchasing a TT bar set-up

Hey all,

Well never thought I was really a TT kind of guy, exclusive of team events but looks like I may be. My guess is that I will compete a maximum of 4-6X a season if all goes well
in Masters...
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