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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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Views: 3,564
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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Views: 839
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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Posted By Baby Puke

I've seen photos of some of the Asian...

I've seen photos of some of the Asian championship races that look like they were run on a running track. So it has been done, but probably not advisable!
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Posted By Baby Puke

Carleton, somewhat agree. Trying to look at the...

Carleton, somewhat agree. Trying to look at the bright side here! However, the women's TP success is something of an outlier in my opinion as over the last ten years or so that was the only track...
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Posted By Baby Puke

On the other hand, at the junior and elite level,...

On the other hand, at the junior and elite level, there's an exciting new impetus to get things moving forward from USA cycling, largely due to some new blood in the coaching pool. Eventual success...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Eh. Io looks cooler!

Eh. Io looks cooler!
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Posted By Baby Puke

Here's a rider who found the Zipp 808/Super9...

Here's a rider who found the Zipp 808/Super9 faster than a Mavic Comete pair:
https://fitwerx.com/relentless-pursuit-of-cycling-aerodynamics-part-3-track-bike-aero-test/
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Posted By Baby Puke

Move to Japan! We're doing pretty well over here...

Move to Japan! We're doing pretty well over here with a new impetus to build indoor 250's and amateurs going faster and faster. Grieving for the losses in the US. Things are just tough there in so...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Frankly, it really looks like it could leave a...

Frankly, it really looks like it could leave a mark if you accidentally slammed your ass into the nose of that saddle...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Haha, we win! I really miss FGF...

Haha, we win! I really miss FGF...
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Views: 400
Posted By Baby Puke

Full disclosure: I'm a former BMW technician, so...

Full disclosure: I'm a former BMW technician, so I enjoy taking care of stuff. And I may have more skill with it than some, but basically I re-pack my BB and hubs (DA large flange on training wheels)...
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Posted By Baby Puke

I have literally never seen a Brooks on a track...

I have literally never seen a Brooks on a track bike. Meaning, a bicycle that gets ridden on a velodrome. Street fixies, yes.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Still very common among non-professional track...

Still very common among non-professional track riders in Japan, home court advantage I guess. I like square taper. It lasts forever. Modern solutions are far more fragile. I've been using the same BB...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Dude I totally use Sugino 75's! They are...

Dude I totally use Sugino 75's! They are fantastic cranks! I believe the Hatta will work just as well having the same taper and length. I think they are something of an upgrade (maybe?) to the...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Thanks guys, appreciate the assist. But this...

Thanks guys, appreciate the assist. But this wheel is too damned pretty to just throw some threaded rod at! I think I'll pop for the 6000 version from Campy.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Sadly I had to leave the Panasonic in the US. But...

Sadly I had to leave the Panasonic in the US. But actually I think I found a "long" option replacement axle from a Japanese supplier.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Over the last couple of seasons I have been...

Over the last couple of seasons I have been making a conscious effort to improve my position. and I think it's paying off. I'm going faster than ever despite being older and having my gym numbers...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Not quite sure where to put this, couldn't find a...

Not quite sure where to put this, couldn't find a track wheels thread that seemed relevant:

I just came into an older Campy Ghibli disc, the one with the alloy rim, black sides with the white...
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