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Posted By carleton

Those wheels mentioned above have to be 20+ years...

Those wheels mentioned above have to be 20+ years old by now. So, you might not want to track them down as they'd be a bit "long in the tooth". A non-wide 404 is just as fast as a front wheel. ...
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Posted By carleton

lol If/when it becomes a big enough problem,...

lol

If/when it becomes a big enough problem, it will run the core players away. I've watched it happen in gaming circles when the cheats/exploits become rampant and the core player base abandons...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, I wondered about that. It can't be too hard...

Yeah, I wondered about that. It can't be too hard to game that system.
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Posted By carleton

IMHO, it's not worth it. Unless you can wear a...

IMHO, it's not worth it. Unless you can wear a mask 100% of the time, I wouldn't.

This is a purely elective hobby. The risk may not be worth the reward.

It's crazy how different areas are...
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Posted By carleton

I agree that it shouldn't happen. This...

I agree that it shouldn't happen.

This situation is real and dire. I know of a handful that have been taken under by this disease, one of whom I knew first-hand.

Even though the mortality rate...
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Posted By carleton

Here is the Shamal: ...

Here is the Shamal:

https://lfgss.microco.sm/api/v1/files/614efd2d95cba8b470b206601079faf674a8d7ad.jpg

Darren Hill vs Jen Fiedler:
...
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Posted By carleton

I think it's this one: ...

I think it's this one:

https://www.cyclollector.com/16516-thickbox_default/gipiemme-tecno-416-wheelset.jpg

This is the one to which I refer.
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, that Gippieme wheel is nice. Similar to the...

Yeah, that Gippieme wheel is nice. Similar to the old Campy Shamal and Atlanta 96 wheels.

The wide trend has definitely come to the track and I'm not convinced that it's faster. I think it's more...
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Posted By carleton

I'd never heard of this until this thread. ...

I'd never heard of this until this thread.

It's like someone said, "You know the myth of Sisyphus? What if we made a bike challenge like that?!"

That being said, weightlifting is no different....
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Posted By carleton

A few things to consider: What's great for...

A few things to consider:

What's great for the road may not apply on a 44 degree banked track. On the road, one rides on the center of the tires most of the time. On the track, one rides on the...
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Posted By carleton

Maybe my joke wasn't far from the truth after...

Maybe my joke wasn't far from the truth after all: https://usacycling.org/virtual-race-league-zwift

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qeQtdWL5q0 (https://usacycling.org/virtual-race-league-zwift)
...
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Posted By carleton

Many people say that it feels slightly more...

Many people say that it feels slightly more difficult than running on flat ground. Personally, I find it to be the same or less. I would say the 4" drum. This may be because I'm heavier and it's...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, they are crazy expensive. Like "hell no"...

Yeah, they are crazy expensive. Like "hell no" money. But, we were lucky to find one that was gently used for slightly more than our max budget for a gym-quality treadmill. So, we went for it. I'm...
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Posted By carleton

My wife is a runner and was never interested in...

My wife is a runner and was never interested in riding the spin bike and the spin bike still activates my lower back pain. Lifting weights simply converted me from being round to being strong...and...
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Posted By carleton

As others have noted, it's entirely possible to...

As others have noted, it's entirely possible to be a sprint athlete and be vegetarian, even at the highest levels of sport.

I think the biggest challenge comes with how much time, effort, and...
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Posted By carleton

Hi, welcome to the sport and to the forum. ...

Hi, welcome to the sport and to the forum.

Have a look around. Many of your new-racer questions will be answered here:...
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Posted By carleton

As difficult as it is for me to say this, I think...

As difficult as it is for me to say this, I think that you all should simply consider the 2020 season a non-starter and work on 2021.

Yes, there is a chance that the turnout for 2020 Masters will...
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Posted By carleton

Nobody likes cheaters. Cheating is selfish....

Nobody likes cheaters.

Cheating is selfish. It only benefits one person/team/fanbase, while hurting everyone else. So, it literally does more harm than good.
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Posted By carleton

topflightpro , the bike was the cause of my back...

topflightpro , the bike was the cause of my back problems. Being hunched over and pushing stress across my lower back made it unhappy.

Training 100% on bikes (road, track, and spin) for a season...
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Posted By carleton

What are you folks doing to stay fit?

Now that things are different for a while with gyms and velodromes being closed and racing suspended, what are you folks doing to stay fit...or not?

Luckily, I built a home gym a year ago with...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, there are even doping and match fixing...

Yeah, there are even doping and match fixing scandals...so that's how you know it's a real sport now, hahaha. The players travel on athlete visas to events.

I'm sure what you say about the kids...
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Posted By carleton

By "eSports", I don't mean virtual bike races. I...

By "eSports", I don't mean virtual bike races. I mean the more popular games.

For those who still think it's a joke or a fringe sport...it's not. It's huge:

https://www.espn.com/esports/
...
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Posted By carleton

Yikes. And before you guys wonder if it's...

Yikes.

And before you guys wonder if it's legit. The guy who posted that in the SSFG forum owns a bike shop in San Diego Portland, OR that caters to track, single speed, and fixed gear riders.
...
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Posted By carleton

Hey, John! Welcome to the forum! For those...

Hey, John! Welcome to the forum!

For those who aren't familiar, John is one of the top cyclists in the US and has represented the US in international competition...
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Posted By carleton

I’ve owned and trained on high-end (at the time)...

I’ve owned and trained on high-end (at the time) fluid trainers, and the lesser mag trainers were actually better for track training for the reasons mentioned above.
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Posted By carleton

One thing to keep in mind when building a home...

One thing to keep in mind when building a home training setup is the relationship between torque and cadence THAT is what you are training. You have to match the torque with the cadence for a given...
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Posted By carleton

A properly fitting, adequately stiff steel bike...

A properly fitting, adequately stiff steel bike with:

Modern bars
Quality cranks
Quality pedals
"808"-style wheels or disc + "808"


Would be "fast enough" to take any rider right up to...
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Posted By carleton

I'm a huge guy and very "top heavy". My guess is...

I'm a huge guy and very "top heavy". My guess is that if you are about to tip over, you are leaning too far forward.

I've seen guys try to do textbook standing starts and think, "put the nose on...
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Posted By carleton

I got $10 that says that OP ignores everything...

I got $10 that says that OP ignores everything we've written and he buys the "coolest" looking pursuit bike they can afford.








...and sells it within a year (doesn't matter if he...
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Posted By carleton

Plyo box step ups while wearing a weighted vest...

Plyo box step ups while wearing a weighted vest is a killer leg workout.

but, finding those may be a challenge being that all home workout gear is nearly sold out these days.

Also, search for...
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Posted By carleton

Easy mod that's very useful. I did it back in...

Easy mod that's very useful. I did it back in 2009 and used it until I gave (or sold) the tool recently. The same chain lasted that long.
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Posted By carleton

Thanks. Get a DF3 over a DF4. The DF3 uses...

Thanks.

Get a DF3 over a DF4. The DF3 uses a standard 27.2mm seatpost.

There is one in the trade thread offered by a well-known and trustworthy member here:...
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Posted By carleton

To be honest, you can't do it based on what...

To be honest, you can't do it based on what manufacturers print on their websites. You can get close, but it will really come down to you riding each...for a long time. And swapping out stems and...
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Posted By carleton

itturriko, understand that you will probably...

itturriko, understand that you will probably choose a frame that isn't the best size for you as your first frame. This is a common mistake.

I suggest don't spend a lot of money on your first few...
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Posted By carleton

Probably sponsorship. The wheels are more...

Probably sponsorship.

The wheels are more alike than different. But, if a company is willing to give you cash and free wheels, that helps a team a lot.

That concept is at the heart of sports...
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Posted By carleton

Cervelo T4 is not a sprint bike. I don't think...

Cervelo T4 is not a sprint bike. I don't think I've ever seen a sprinter use one. Mostly Bobby Lea in mass start and Omnium.

I'd pass. For $2,800 you can get a really stiff aluminum bike, wheels,...
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Posted By carleton

2020 Olympics & Paralympics have been postponed

https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-president-the-olympic-flame-can-become-the-light-at-the-end-of-this-dark-tunnel

This will affect a lot of people and a lot of things in a lot of large and small...
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Posted By carleton

Canada is out of the Olympics and Paralympics: ...

Canada is out of the Olympics and Paralympics:



https://olympic.ca/press/team-canada-will-not-send-athletes-to-games-in-summer-2020-due-to-covid-19-risks/
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Posted By carleton

https://apnews.com/8beb0f8d992c3d9b296594b74d43a0c...

https://apnews.com/8beb0f8d992c3d9b296594b74d43a0ce




https://globalathlete.org/about
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Posted By carleton

That's the math on what they did, not what should...

That's the math on what they did, not what should be done.

We are all very different. Know that the specific regimen of 16 men between the ages of 18 - 27 for 6 weeks shouldn't define what every...
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Posted By carleton

You even see this in better weightlifting...

You even see this in better weightlifting groups/clubs. "Man, that looked too easy! Add 20 lbs next set."
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Posted By carleton

From the article: This isn't news. Any...

From the article:



This isn't news. Any coach worth his weight in salt knows what to advise their athletes when they see this happen :D

Also the control gruop only tested 1-rep max, which no...
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Posted By carleton

I suspect that 1/8” chains exist only because...

I suspect that 1/8” chains exist only because 1/8” chainrings exist. They’re identical to sibling 3/32” chains only with longer pins and wider rollers. Longer pins should actually prove to be...
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Posted By carleton

They don't seem to be as flared as "sprint" bars,...

They don't seem to be as flared as "sprint" bars, but I guess they could work. I'd try before you buy them.

Also, are you cool with the width options of 39cm, 42cm, and 45cm?
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Posted By carleton

I could see the cost of a second mold being an...

I could see the cost of a second mold being an excuse for entry level bikes, but not these elite bikes. These companies poop out a stable of new road and TT frames literally every year. Not just...
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Posted By carleton

Not much grip area for standing starts and you'll...

Not much grip area for standing starts and you'll bruise the heck out of your forearms doing so.
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Posted By carleton

Heh heh heh...

Heh heh heh...
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Posted By carleton

Ohhhhh!. I'm an idiot. I get it now. lol.

Ohhhhh!. I'm an idiot.

I get it now. lol.
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Posted By carleton

Yes. It appears that she’s using Shimano SPD-SL...

Yes. It appears that she’s using Shimano SPD-SL red no-float cleats.

I don’t think she’s at risk for pulling out at her size. My guess is that she uses them for a better connection to the pedals....
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Posted By carleton

Here is Xiaofei Wang of China using straps in the...

Here is Xiaofei Wang of China using straps in the 2020 World Championship Madison:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1449/2645_6fc5b796e026da8f12e4ff0c8760a80319ae5a69.jpg...
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