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If this is LOOK's answer it seems they've never...

If this is LOOK's answer it seems they've never seen their own sponsored national team riders racing. Bummer.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Sorry to hear about your wife's misfortunes but...

Sorry to hear about your wife's misfortunes but glad to hear she's ok now. If it's not too personal, would you mind sharing some details of her story? For example, what kind of racing was she doing?...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Sounds fine, just shut down before the hill.

Sounds fine, just shut down before the hill.
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Posted By Baby Puke

This is a pretty normal beginner time. I remember...

This is a pretty normal beginner time. I remember after doing my first kilo (also around 1:23, haha!) I realized I didn't go nearly hard enough. At this point, more than any specific advice, I'd...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Yeah, most of the stuff you're doing is in line...

Yeah, most of the stuff you're doing is in line with this article, and I've dropped the things from my routine that conflicted with it.

I'd encourage anyone here with back issues to read this...
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Posted By Baby Puke

[/list] It isn't that it says stretching is...

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It isn't that it says stretching is bad, but that stretches that twist the low back or put in in full flexion are bad, according to the article. Child's pose, for example, was my...
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Posted By Baby Puke

What kind of stretches do you do? The article...

What kind of stretches do you do? The article proposes that most of the traditional stretches intended for low back are actually damaging, and that in fact having a more flexible low back increases...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Yep. Making things worse (and faster at the same...

Yep. Making things worse (and faster at the same time) I went to a longer bike and a lower, narrower position this year, trying to do a Glatzer. It worked, but ouch. I'm hoping that fixing my...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Low back health and track cycling

Even though I had a great season in 2019 with some pretty big PB's, I've had some significant back pain issues, at times enough to keep me from sleeping at night. Casting about for remedies, I'd been...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Right. As others have mentioned, there is a...

Right. As others have mentioned, there is a sequence to these things. The Starting Strength beginner's program (gospel to many) has you jumping in with cleans from day one, but there is a general...
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Posted By Baby Puke

If you're looking to improve maximal POWER, you...

If you're looking to improve maximal POWER, you may need to do some different things to lifting as much as you can on a leg press. You might want to try some explosive movements, like single leg...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Actually with the gears people run these days...

Actually with the gears people run these days most people I see going fast start their jump in (or even before) T1 on a 333. And most stay at the rail all the way through 1 and 2 which means you jump...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Also, there's a couple different types, but the...

Also, there's a couple different types, but the serrated washers are a pain in the ass too. The kind I have are hardened are are basically one-use. They crack and fall apart easily, so you basically...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Indeed, the laces don't hold up. I replaced with...

Indeed, the laces don't hold up. I replaced with some stiff nylon ones, done. Otherwise best shoes I've ever had. These Lakes are being marketed as "retro" and maybe "touring oriented", but the...
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Posted By Baby Puke

I'm loving the Lake lace up carbon shoes, come in...

I'm loving the Lake lace up carbon shoes, come in wide sizes and about 50% the price of Bont's. The wide size was a game changer for me. All personal preference, of course.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Agreed. I just don't see a substitute for old...

Agreed. I just don't see a substitute for old fashioned laces.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Excellent, looks like an improvement on stock!

Excellent, looks like an improvement on stock!
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Posted By Baby Puke

Just curious, is there a reason you don't ride at...

Just curious, is there a reason you don't ride at your local track? They have a Facebook page and it seems like there is some activity at the track there.
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Posted By Baby Puke

You can order these directly from Profile. They...

You can order these directly from Profile. They come in a number of styles and are very cheap. I couldn't find them listed anywhere a few years ago, so I emailed Profile. Super helpful people.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Yeah, not fast at all...

Yeah, not fast at all...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Also, doing it yourself is not rocket science....

Also, doing it yourself is not rocket science. There are many great tutorials on YouTube to help.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Unless something major has been done it's just a...

Unless something major has been done it's just a new binder assembly with a crazy torque rating. Any body have a year 2016 or later DF4 that can comment?
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Posted By Baby Puke

I own a DF4, and while it's a great bike, mine...

I own a DF4, and while it's a great bike, mine took some fiddling to get it working. The seat post binder is an issue, you may have read about it. I have a PVC pipe down my seat the as insurance...
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Posted By Baby Puke

True. All the more reason to be a friendly...

True. All the more reason to be a friendly approachable person at the track! Friends will lend wheels (cogs, chainrings, tools, etc.) to friends in need, I find. And really, I've had a tubie blow...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Tubulars for sure.

Tubulars for sure.
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Posted By Baby Puke

You could just replace the rim on your Miche...

You could just replace the rim on your Miche Pistard wheel. I would say that wheelset is basically the same performance wise at the first two alternatives you listed. Take the money you saved and put...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Wow, must be stiff and strong enough then! Looks...

Wow, must be stiff and strong enough then! Looks freaky.
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Posted By Baby Puke

I wish Nitto would model these on the 125 bar...

I wish Nitto would model these on the 125 bar instead, then charge half the price. I would totally buy.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Flawed product in a couple of ways, lack of...

Flawed product in a couple of ways, lack of factory support makes it worse. Avoid if you can. I spent waaaaaayy too much time fettling mine. Corima/Mavic/Campy/FFWD, the new Walker Bros stuff...
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Posted By Baby Puke

On the other hand, I know of many people who are...

On the other hand, I know of many people who are very happy with their Dixie Flyer and happy with Bobby's service. I do not own a DF, but full disclosure Bobby is a friend.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Spend the extra beans and get the Corima. The 900...

Spend the extra beans and get the Corima. The 900 track conversion axle is near unobtainium and anyhow the hub axle on these is not very robust in my experience. I finally got rid of mine but was...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Cool, but it looks like you'd have to remove the...

Cool, but it looks like you'd have to remove the crank to change the ring, not a lot of fun between heats I'd imagine!
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Posted By Baby Puke

The trend at the top level now is to have your...

The trend at the top level now is to have your holder basically push you up to the rail and give you a gargantuan push to get you going. You can see all kinds of photos of this on Instagram, the...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Can anyone post this vid of Bos trying to buy the...

Can anyone post this vid of Bos trying to buy the new GB bike? I can't find it on his Instagram. And I agree that he's a bike nerd, and just buys the cool bikes and rides them. I see current photos...
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Posted By Baby Puke

I've seen a few tape jobs now, and the biggest...

I've seen a few tape jobs now, and the biggest problem I see with them is their insosnsitency. I've seen a few that simply pushed off the rim with minimal effort. That is scary. I have now seen one...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Please do not use tape! Please!

Please do not use tape! Please!
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Posted By Baby Puke

That's old uksi bike. 15 years old or so?

That's old uksi bike. 15 years old or so?
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Posted By Baby Puke

I second the motion.

I second the motion.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Also, really interesting to see the variations in...

Also, really interesting to see the variations in seat setback. Pretty much all over the map!
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Posted By Baby Puke

I've never heard of this guy before! Not national...

I've never heard of this guy before! Not national team that I'm aware of? And photos of him?

Edit: I just googled him and he seems to be a university rider from Asahi University. Sweet gig riding...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Japan has gotten a lot better in the 10 years...

Japan has gotten a lot better in the 10 years since I started riding here. There were always a handful of public tracks, but they are building more these days. Also, pro track, while not officially...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Maybe they should consider opening a publicly...

Maybe they should consider opening a publicly funded track? OH!
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Posted By Baby Puke

Any idea which bike belongs to which rider? Who's...

Any idea which bike belongs to which rider? Who's on the B-stone?
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Posted By Baby Puke

Actually I have a question for the poster...

Actually I have a question for the poster (troller?): I was under the impression most tracks in Korea were pro keirin tracks, much like in Japan. In Japan, these tracks are most definitely NOT open...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Exactly.

Exactly.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Just curious, are you a track rider?

Just curious, are you a track rider?
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Posted By Baby Puke

Butbutbutbut- the 808 is faster than a front disc!

Butbutbutbut- the 808 is faster than a front disc!
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Posted By Baby Puke

Looks suspiciously like the old discontinued...

Looks suspiciously like the old discontinued front Zipp 900...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Well it's the shipping cost that makes it cost...

Well it's the shipping cost that makes it cost prohibitive, but thanks for the offer. It isn't that I CAN'T get it, but I can't get it for a sane amount of money.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Glue compatibility question for old-school...

Glue compatibility question for old-school experts:

This seems to happen to me every few years. In Japan, it seems like there is an embargo of sorts against European tubular glues. It's near...
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