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Posted By carleton

It makes sense. Sounds like fun.

It makes sense. Sounds like fun.
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Posted By carleton

Morelock and Topflightpro, I hope you guys...

Morelock and Topflightpro, I hope you guys heal-up to 100% soon.
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Posted By carleton

lol apparently B A L L E R is a banned word.

lol apparently B A L L E R is a banned word.
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, I think that Celeste Green is awesome. ...

Yeah, I think that Celeste Green is awesome. They could totally get by with various combinations of

Celeste Green
White
Black

My Pista Concept matte black with celeste letters was ******. ...
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Posted By carleton

Probably an unpopular opinion in this forum but,...

Probably an unpopular opinion in this forum but, isn't Grasstrack Racing to Velodrome racing what CX is to Crit racing?

Basically, it's more of a CX thing than a Track thing? Or at least squarely...
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Posted By carleton

That's amazing Baby Puke! Congrats!

That's amazing Baby Puke! Congrats!
Forum: For Sale
08-08-19, 11:30 PM
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Posted By carleton

808s are sold.

808s are sold.
Forum: For Sale
08-02-19, 02:57 PM
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Posted By carleton

808's are still available. A reasonable offer...

808's are still available. A reasonable offer will be accepted.
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Sticky Trading
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Posted By carleton

If you can't find someone to trade with maybe...

If you can't find someone to trade with maybe consider going here: https://www.njs-export.com/collections/cranks

I've never ordered from them, but I think they were responsive when I emailed with...
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Posted By carleton

That was one of the options on my list. ...

That was one of the options on my list.



You are right. It was a tight fit on my LOOK 496.
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Posted By carleton

And as proof that I put my money where my mouth...

And as proof that I put my money where my mouth is, my last set of race wheels before I quit was a set of Zipp 808 front/rear. I bought a Zipp 900 but couldn't find a track adapter axle so was on the...
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Posted By carleton

Zipp 808 Track is very stiff. I believe it's...

Zipp 808 Track is very stiff. I believe it's made using a different and/or thicker layup than the road one. The road 808 might seem mushy on the track. The road set is 18/24 spokes front/rear....
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Posted By carleton

Maybe I need to dust off my old textbooks and...

Maybe I need to dust off my old textbooks and remind myself how to design a proper test of all of this.

Maybe this will be a great winter project.

One average rider.
One high-end frame.
Drop...
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Posted By carleton

I agree Dalai. My point was more about HED, Zipp...

I agree Dalai. My point was more about HED, Zipp and others publishing their tests. Also, most velodromes are outdoors...with wind at not-zero yaw.

Excellent analysis, Morelock.

Any...
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Posted By carleton

Notice how the front disc is now the go-to wheel...

Notice how the front disc is now the go-to wheel for time trials indoors...and outdoors as well (for the daring).

Why not 5 spokes?

If only there were a wheel style close to a front disc but...
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Posted By carleton

Just because a wheel is 5-spoke doesn't make it...

Just because a wheel is 5-spoke doesn't make it slippery or fast.

Notice how road TT specialists (including top pros) do not use 5 spokes. They use deep dish wheels.

Mavic won't publish wind...
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Posted By carleton

FWIW, Walker Brothers was on my short list for...

FWIW, Walker Brothers was on my short list for front and rear discs when I was in the market for race wheels. I later bought Zipp 808s when some came up locally for sale as they were a better value...
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Posted By carleton

Not sure if you folks realize, but the Mavic...

Not sure if you folks realize, but the Mavic Ellipse set is 16 front and 20 rear.
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Posted By carleton

Well, that's the rub. What if (s)he...

Well, that's the rub.


What if (s)he wants to try more reach by extending out more?
What if (s)he wants to try Scattos?
What if (s)he wants to try aerobars?
What if (s)he wants to try a...
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Posted By carleton

Also, you can certainly do that 100%. It's...

Also, you can certainly do that 100%.

It's like if you had a 1980's Porsche 911. It's an absolutely wonderful car. But, if you got a modern Honda Civic, you'll get modern convienences such as:
...
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Posted By carleton

Hahaha. I think clinchers are more convenient for...

Hahaha. I think clinchers are more convenient for daily training. When I was all tubular, I had to have an extra front and rear wheel in case of flats.



Baby Puke (commenting above) did (and...
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Posted By carleton

The bike will be fine. But, understand that a...

The bike will be fine. But, understand that a modern bike will offer a few more conveniences, namely:

- A standard steerer tube that uses standard stems. This makes for easy stem and bar changes...
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Posted By carleton

As others have mentioned, setup is key. If your...

As others have mentioned, setup is key. If your rollers aren't set to the proper width, riding on them will be very difficult.

Here's how to set it up:

- Set the rollers against a wall. Set...
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Posted By carleton

He probably should have raced CAT3 for a couple...

He probably should have raced CAT3 for a couple of weeks and then CAT2/3 for a couple of weeks then local P/1/2 for a couple of weeks before jumping into an International UCI Pro field.

The...
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Posted By carleton

Track skills are a “use it or lose it” kind of...

Track skills are a “use it or lose it” kind of thing. Taking 10 years off is like starting from scratch.

He may know the rules, but his brain has forgotten the curves of the track and the buck of...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah. Mass start and sprint track racing...

Yeah.

Mass start and sprint track racing require superior bike handling skills. At the highest levels, pack speeds are 30MPH/48KPH and sprint speeds are over 40MPH/65KPH...all while being inches...
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Posted By carleton

Look. I didn't know the man existed until a week...

Look. I didn't know the man existed until a week ago...much less that he wrote ass calculus books.
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Posted By carleton

What?

What?
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Posted By carleton

I think if you think of Olympic sports as the...

I think if you think of Olympic sports as the ultimate extension of all amateur sports (high school, college, AAU, etc...), then it makes sense.

...a little.
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Posted By carleton

(I edited my analogy above so that it's more in...

(I edited my analogy above so that it's more in line with how the Trade Team system works. Basically, the HS students keep their points and qualify for State by forming a team of players who scored...
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Posted By carleton

That's fair.

That's fair.
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Posted By carleton

Oh. Yeah, I misread what you wrote. I don't...

Oh. Yeah, I misread what you wrote.

I don't think they give points to the trade teams. The points are attached to the Athlete. And by being assigned to the National Team roster, the National Team...
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Posted By carleton

I would imagine that would create a situation...

I would imagine that would create a situation where the Trade Team owns the points instead of the Athlete.

What would the Trade Team use them for? All of the big events are for Nations, not teams:...
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Posted By carleton

Let's see how that would look at the local level....

Let's see how that would look at the local level.

Imagine if a high school basketball team had a bench so deep (meaning that even the backup players who don't play are very good) that they can...
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Posted By carleton

Well, using that idea of only letting the best...

Well, using that idea of only letting the best athletes contest the Games:

- The Olympic baseball tournament will be comprised only of several Cuban, US, S. Korean, and Japanese teams (multiple...
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Posted By carleton

You can find the teams listed here:...

You can find the teams listed here: https://www.uci.org/track/teams

For example, Great Britain is fielding 4 teams which include 19 riders for the 2019-2020 season:

- HUUB WATTBIKE TEST TEAM
-...
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Posted By carleton

It's difficult to diagnose tires from here. If...

It's difficult to diagnose tires from here. If they are hard and not sticky, then you will slip down a steep track. Period. Doesn't matter how nice or expensive they are new.

If your track is...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, I kinda agree with this. The UK was...

Yeah, I kinda agree with this.

The UK was notorious for exploiting this. They would have like 2-3 trade teams in the field (like team KGF) as well as their National Team. They'd take all of the...
Forum: For Sale
06-23-19, 08:25 PM
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Posted By carleton

Lowering price on Zipp 808s to "Reasonable Offer"...

Lowering price on Zipp 808s to "Reasonable Offer" + actual shipping costs from Atlanta.
...
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Posted By carleton

(cyclinganomaly, this is less about you and more...

(cyclinganomaly, this is less about you and more about illustrating the downside of using GPS for track efforts. It's been discussed here several times before, but your 1 video provided proof of it...
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Posted By carleton

Thanks! I think it will help new racers...

Thanks! I think it will help new racers understand what's involved and not be intimidated.

Question: I noted on one video (the chariot race) that your speed was 2-4mph while you were just sitting...
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Posted By carleton

I'm glad that you are digging the sport, too. ...

I'm glad that you are digging the sport, too. Most tracks are filled with friendly faces and help if you need it.

These videos are amazing. They do a great job of illustrating, using numbers,...
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Posted By carleton

Thanks for the details. That's terrible. I...

Thanks for the details.

That's terrible. I hope he heals up soon and it's "once bitten, twice shy" about riding track.
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Posted By carleton

Are there any reports of what happened? Did...

Are there any reports of what happened? Did anyone here see it?

Crossed wheel? Unclipped pedal?
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Posted By carleton

That makes sense, in a way. But, I wonder if he...

That makes sense, in a way. But, I wonder if he bit off more than he could chew. Sounds like he was racing in the UCI Pro races at TTown today (Friday).



A telling quote from his IG:
...
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Posted By carleton

This story of DF sounds a lot like Serenity: ...

This story of DF sounds a lot like Serenity:

- A pretty good product on paper/website.
- The early products were nice...when quality was good.
- Bad products slipped through the crack when...
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Posted By carleton

lol

lol
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Posted By carleton

I recall not riding on the track for maybe a year...

I recall not riding on the track for maybe a year and getting the willies while riding the first few laps and I was very squirrely when I returned to the faster races. I would simply let myself get...
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Posted By carleton

Damn. I wonder why he was riding mass start?...

Damn.

I wonder why he was riding mass start? Real talk, I would imagine that if he were on the long team for TP/IP, then he'd be focused on that and not risk injury in a mass start race. I...
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Posted By carleton

I heard (and witnessed) similar stories about...

I heard (and witnessed) similar stories about Serenity.

Not about Dixie Flyer in particular, but "China Carbon" in general...

People ask, "Why not get an eBay frame for a fraction of the cost...
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