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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, that’s nice. Also, I think it’s fine...

Damn, that’s nice.

Also, I think it’s fine to discuss what you’ve made as long as you don’t overtly offer them for sale in these threads. Only paying advertisers are allowed to do that (which is...
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"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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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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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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Posted By carleton

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/7U9reAEZruxVHMEk...

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/7U9reAEZruxVHMEkxYHNX6-1024-80.png



"...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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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, “I want the tire glued on.”

A week later, I pick it up and they had taped it, “Because...
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Posted By carleton

Dolan offered 5 spokes in front, rear, clincher,...

Dolan offered 5 spokes in front, rear, clincher, tubular, decals, and no decals permutations around 2015. I bought one for like $550.

The fact that they didn’t sell like hotcakes may explain why...
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You know what’s also ****ty? People who act like...

You know what’s also ****ty? People who act like that character did in the episode. If people like that didn’t exist, the episode wouldn’t have been made as there would be no cultural reference.
...
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There is a new South Park episode named "Board...

There is a new South Park episode named "Board Girls" that addresses issues that we've seen in track cycling in the past couple of years.

https://southpark.cc.com/full-episodes/s23e07-board-girls...
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Posted By carleton

To add a dose of reality... If you are a...

To add a dose of reality...

If you are a sprinter, just about all of your training will be maximal. The variation will be in volume. The intensity will be maximum.

If you are an all-arounder or...
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Yeah. The Cinelli Alter ...

Yeah. The Cinelli Alter

https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7742/18005501560_cd735891cb_b.jpg
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3618/3495792017_b77a9fe4ae_b.jpg

They also had pinup panels availale...
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Posted By carleton

That's literally what I do these days, but for a...

That's literally what I do these days, but for a sorta household name company.

Big data analysis, data engineering, large scale ETL, Oracle, SQL Server, BigQuery, Google Analytics, SalesForce,...
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Posted By carleton

Yes...or previous real world efforts.

Yes...or previous real world efforts.
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Believe me, that's happened to me. Come to...

Believe me, that's happened to me.

Come to find out, regression testing horror stories aren't the popular first date conversation as I thought it would be :foo:



Yeah, I think 125 is the...
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Posted By carleton

The comments are hilarious. Hoy is in there, too....

The comments are hilarious. Hoy is in there, too.

Bos notes that Hindes' knee gets really close to or touches the fork's shoulder. That would suck if that happens.
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Really? 3 years? Ha! I hadn't seen them and saw...

Really? 3 years? Ha! I hadn't seen them and saw the "New" on the site and thought they were new.

The Nitto website seems like the kind of site that some old school "webmaster" updates by manually...
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Nitto now offers 31.8mm Carbon B123 in 37, 38,...

Nitto now offers 31.8mm Carbon B123 in 37, 38, 39, and 40cm widths called "B123CB". Interesting.

NEW NITTO (http://nitto-tokyo.sakura.ne.jp/new-E.html)

https://i.imgur.com/LxIm9M7.gif
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Posted By carleton

It's not possible. You may be thinking of...

It's not possible.

You may be thinking of Kurt Kinetc where they provided some maps of "X speed = Y power" based on the resistance required to move their fluid trainer's drum a certain speed. ...
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Posted By carleton

Hell, while you are at it, make a front axle for...

Hell, while you are at it, make a front axle for the 900 as well. Those would sell like hotcakes.

Everyone in their right mind who owns a 900 disc in their right mind would buy one.
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Those are great discs that are easy to find for...

Those are great discs that are easy to find for cheap. It's "old tech" that still fast.



Yup.

Between the lack of inventory of track axles and the broken long locknut/spacers, the 900 has...
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Posted By carleton

There is a book that's not related to cycling but...

There is a book that's not related to cycling but written by Team GB's Sports Psycologist Dr. Steve Peters. Jamie Staff (G.B. Team Sprint Olympic gold and U.S.A. Olympic Sprint coach) recommended it....
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Posted By carleton

It's impossible to find. I committed to...

It's impossible to find.

I committed to buying a 900 disc from a VP at SRAM/Zipp (he posted to slowtwitch) on the condition that he find me a track axle. I paypal'd him the money and everything. ...
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Posted By carleton

And this, my friends, illustrates the dilemma...

And this, my friends, illustrates the dilemma that occurs when buying (or selling) "China Carbon": Fluctuations in quality control.

Most people will great product. Others will not. I saw the same...
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Posted By carleton

“Heroes, Villains, and Velodromes” is about Team...

“Heroes, Villains, and Velodromes” is about Team GB’s rise to prominence leading up to the 2008 Olympics. A lot of focus on Hoy, but not entirely about him.
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Posted By carleton

What’s up with your punctuation? Are you using a...

What’s up with your punctuation? Are you using a non-standard keyboard or is this just your thing?
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Posted By carleton

The purpose of the UCI requiring that all...

The purpose of the UCI requiring that all equipment be available to the public was to keep teams from doing this very thing: Spending millions to sponsor development of gear that provides a...
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Posted By carleton

Rusty reports that the list price for the T5 was...

Rusty reports that the list price for the T5 was 100,000 GBP.

Let's say that's the price for this bike (for conversation's sake). That's not an impossible sum for Bos, the Dutch team, and Bos'...
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Posted By carleton

lol I bet that gave them a heart attack. A guy...

lol I bet that gave them a heart attack. A guy with a team budget to afford it, the legs to ride it, and skills enough to beat the team that sponsored it :lol:
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Posted By carleton

Oh, I forgot to mention this regarding the T5...

Oh, I forgot to mention this regarding the T5 sales: I think Cervelo may have expected poor sales. Did they even try to sell the bikes? Usually when top tier bikes like these (L96, R96, BT...
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Posted By carleton

Thanks, rustymongrel. queerpunk, yeah, lol. ...

Thanks, rustymongrel. queerpunk, yeah, lol.

I think it would have been easier to simply put a "Cervelo" sticker on Katsanis' bikes (I didn't know the designer's name until now) :D

I think that...
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Posted By carleton

Bingo.

Bingo.
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Posted By carleton

Has there ever been a bike that was designed for...

Has there ever been a bike that was designed for sprinting, as in no designed to be used with aerobars? Only drop bars, only for sprinting.

I think corners get cut when there is "one bike to do...
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Posted By carleton

You can use a standard fork with a TK1 or TK FRD,...

You can use a standard fork with a TK1 or TK FRD, provided that you have the correct 40mm offset. Actually the TK1 uses that standard fork option to keep costs low and the TK FRD has the more...
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Posted By carleton

Maybe we should be.

Maybe we should be.
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, if that were true (and evidence strongly...

Yeah, if that were true (and evidence strongly suggests that it is), MLB would have a very hard time defending that decision. It would be no less than a scandal. So, yeah, they are gonna deny it.
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Posted By carleton

While we are on the subject, the Argon 18 bike...

While we are on the subject, the Argon 18 bike seems to be more similar than different when compared to the TK1 / TK FRD, namely because of the bayonet system. Is it similar, or significantly...
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Posted By carleton

I'm not talking about if the bike would be...

I'm not talking about if the bike would be appropriate for average sprinters. I'm talking about the sprinters on Teams GB and AUS who are on the tail end of the bell curve when it comes to making...
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Posted By carleton

That theory has been around for a few years now:...

That theory has been around for a few years now: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/are-juiced-balls-the-new-steroids/



lol really?

I'd love to dust off my old data sets, update them, and...
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Posted By carleton

I always called BS on the Cervelo being...

I always called BS on the Cervelo being appropriate for the Sprinters, too. Cervelo makes aero bikes. That's their focus. Not strong bikes. Same with Argon 18 (AUS).

TT Bike companies and...
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