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Posted By carleton

Take advice from the coach who has seen your son...

Take advice from the coach who has seen your son ride and knows his strengths and weaknesses...especially over a bunch of internet strangers reading 2nd hand info from his dad (no offense).
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Posted By carleton

Nice blast from the past. But this is for bikes...

Nice blast from the past. But this is for bikes actually used on the velodrome.

Try the single speed / fixed gear sub-forum.
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Posted By carleton

I'm glad to help. Know that everything gets...

I'm glad to help.

Know that everything gets better with time and repetition. I recommend that all new racers spend as much time as possible on the track. Even if you are just riding laps or...
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Posted By carleton

I believe that bike is around 10 or more years...

I believe that bike is around 10 or more years old. Which might explain the low price. But, it looks to be in like-new condition, so it's a great bike for a great price. Maybe someone bought it...
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Posted By carleton

“Rolling Starts” (where you roll as slow as you...

“Rolling Starts” (where you roll as slow as you can manage to stay upright) are a great way to practice standing start mechanics without help. They can also be done solo when using toe straps....
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Posted By carleton

Start with the left foot forward for 2 reasons: ...

Start with the left foot forward for 2 reasons:

1: It pushes you up track to offset gravity pulling you down track.

2: Your first pedal stroke isn’t full. The second one is. This saves the...
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Posted By carleton

But that's exactly what Felt did with the TK1...

But that's exactly what Felt did with the TK1 Endurance and TK1 Sprint (or whatever they were called a few years ago. The Sprint model used a heavier layup.

So, maybe they are saving money by not...
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Posted By carleton

It's the Izumi Eco. The Izumi Eco is the...

It's the Izumi Eco.

The Izumi Eco is the best of both worlds:
- Form factor of the Izumi V
- Easy to separate with a chain-breaker like the Izumi V (the K710 is a P.I.T.A to separate with chain...
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Posted By carleton

Here's a stickied thread with nearly 400 posts on...

Here's a stickied thread with nearly 400 posts on the topic of tires: https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/925396-track-tire-questions.html
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Posted By carleton

Real talk: What are the chances of finding 5 or...

Real talk: What are the chances of finding 5 or more mixed pairs of Madison teams for an event? And if you do find 5 pairs, what are the chances of them being a fair match for each other?

That...
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Posted By carleton

At the bottom of the main track forum listing,...

At the bottom of the main track forum listing, adjust the "from the" setting. It's probably set to something like "Last Year". Change it to "Beginning".
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Posted By carleton

Thanks. I tried rowing using a Waterrower and,...

Thanks. I tried rowing using a Waterrower and, unfortunately, I got bored with it. Maybe I should try again.
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02-07-21, 06:35 PM
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Posted By carleton

Hi. Unfortunately, this sold a long time ago and...

Hi. Unfortunately, this sold a long time ago and I failed to update this post. My apologies.
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Posted By carleton

It's worth noting that 140, 150mm stems aren't...

It's worth noting that 140, 150mm stems aren't absurd. Modern track bars like the Scatto are at least 20mm shorter than normal handlebars. So, if you are used to running a 120mm stem on your road...
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Posted By carleton

How much personalization of a program you get...

How much personalization of a program you get from a coach is a function of money.

To get personlaization, you need a coach to use his/her skill and time to analyze the rider's past and current...
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Posted By carleton

As much as I advocate for people serious about...

As much as I advocate for people serious about the sport hiring coaches, in this case, you probably won't be able to stick to the most basic program assigned to you. Every program that I paid for...
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Posted By carleton

ChrisRob01, just know that it's not gonna happen....

ChrisRob01, just know that it's not gonna happen.

You mention that you are a new dad. Congrats!

At 8 months, you aren't out of the woods yet. Yeah, your baby doesn't need to eat every 2 hrs,...
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Posted By carleton

For endurance racing, speed, cadence, and heart...

For endurance racing, speed, cadence, and heart rate recorded every 1 second provide more than enough data to make critical training decisions. Power is nice to have, but the other metrics tell most...
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Posted By carleton

It's not uncommon for riders of all levels to...

It's not uncommon for riders of all levels to have separate dedicated TT and mass start frames for this reason...this is especially true at the highest levels of the sport.

For the same reasons...
01-19-21, 08:40 AM
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Posted By carleton

Change it back. I am not advocating using...

Change it back.

I am not advocating using the site without. I’m advocating for you to make the site better while keeping the ads.

Unobtrusive ads are never a problem,

The programming of this...
01-19-21, 12:02 AM
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Posted By carleton

Did you change the thread title?

Did you change the thread title?
01-18-21, 09:24 AM
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Posted By carleton

"You're fine. Why are you worried about everyone...

"You're fine. Why are you worried about everyone else?" is a poor attitude.

I know that I can view the site ad-free via my enhanced account status (and I did not pay for premium). My point is...
01-17-21, 09:20 PM
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Posted By carleton

I got my yellow jersey and bird from being a...

I got my yellow jersey and bird from being a contributor to the cycling community at large and also being a mod here for a couple of years.

That being said, before I log in...I'm not logged in. ...
01-17-21, 04:45 PM
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Posted By carleton

The site is unusable

The ads have been getting worse and worse.

I've tried browsing the forum without logging in and half the time the page freezes or I get warnings from my browser.

MacOS Big Sur version 11.1...
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Posted By carleton

As we age, the cadences that we can maintain drop...

As we age, the cadences that we can maintain drop off significantly...but our strength doesn't fall at the same rate. Bigger gears (along with other factors like training regimes) may explain why pro...
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Posted By carleton

Here's one of Hoy's early UKSI bikes. ...

Here's one of Hoy's early UKSI bikes.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2915/14319619011_eeb35512ae.jpg

Look at the reach on those bars...trying to stretch out to get the body in the correct...
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Posted By carleton

Also, when Hoy started his bike company, his top...

Also, when Hoy started his bike company, his top entry/mid level "Fiorenzuola" frame came in size 60 or 61. Soon after, Felt offered the TK-FRD in 60cm.

I think manufacturers caught on.
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Posted By carleton

Giddeon Massie also rode a LOOK 496 in his prime:...

Giddeon Massie also rode a LOOK 496 in his prime:

https://thefixedgear.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/39585_1565265568074_1128447378_31595884_5696054_n.jpg

...it was still too small for him. I...
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Posted By carleton

Interesting video about pedals and cleats from...

Interesting video about pedals and cleats from road pros: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLyq5nd3phI
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Posted By carleton

That equipment sounds great. When I was in...

That equipment sounds great.

When I was in college, I used to work at a tennis pro shop lead by a former pro. I asked him what it was like to play against pros I'd seen on TV. He said, "Imagine...
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Posted By carleton

When done correctly, the bike will feel like an...

When done correctly, the bike will feel like an extension of the body, not something that is in the way.

Once that is achieved, then the racer's mind is free to focus on managing their engine and...
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Posted By carleton

You can do this yourself following the...

You can do this yourself following the instructions in the thread linked above.

Step 1: Find photos/videos of a top rider who has a similar body as your son. COPY his position. This is what...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah. I wonder what the math is on the times...

Yeah.

I wonder what the math is on the times on, say, a 4K with a normal single speed chain, Dura-Ace road chain, and this new chain.

I agree that any gains are still gains and "free gains"...
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Posted By carleton

Recall the 3 magic words used to sell anything to...

Recall the 3 magic words used to sell anything to cyclists: Lighter, Stiffer, or Faster.

Sprinkle one, two, or all three of those around in your ad and people will open their wallets.

I'm...
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Posted By carleton

Further, Michał Kwiatkowski doesn't seem to have...

Further, Michał Kwiatkowski doesn't seem to have any track palmares. So, make sure that the person that fits your son fits for track cycling. A very common mistake is for bike fitters who are good...
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Posted By carleton

You can experiment with fit faster using a fit...

You can experiment with fit faster using a fit bike than waiting for a frame to arrive then building it up. This is how famed frame maker David Tiemeyer did it with his clients. He would propose...
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Posted By carleton

1: Congratulations! 2: The National Team...

1: Congratulations!

2: The National Team should have a coach. Follow coach's advice. The last thing coach wants is for mom/dad saying, "I heard on the internet that my son should have..."

3:...
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Posted By carleton

Update: I have a decent home gym with lots...

Update:

I have a decent home gym with lots of options (squat rack, treadmill, deadlift platform, spin bike, bench press) and stopped cycling altogether (spin bike or on trails) and my constant...
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Posted By carleton

Hi, txela, I'm not much into personal...

Hi, txela,

I'm not much into personal shopping nor am I up on current offerings. But, there is a thread that just for this purpose. Maybe read through it to see what's important (and not) and get...
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Posted By carleton

The cogs will fit fine.

The cogs will fit fine.
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Posted By carleton

It's possible to train gym and road work on...

It's possible to train gym and road work on consecutive days, but you have to know that whatever happens on the second day will be sub-par because (as others have stated) you aren't fully recovered....
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Posted By carleton

My guess would be the bearings, too. I'd...

My guess would be the bearings, too.

I'd imagine that budget rollers would cut corners on the quality of bearings.
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Posted By carleton

You could do like the British did leading up to...

You could do like the British did leading up to the London Olympics by "training through" the World Championships. Basically, include Nationals in the big crescendo of training volume and intensity...
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Posted By carleton

No problem. I trained entire seasons under...

No problem.

I trained entire seasons under these types of programs:

- 100% on the track
- Gym + track + little road
- Heavy gym + little track
- Spin bike + little track ("doing squats on...
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Posted By carleton

No problem. Happy to help! Yeah, it might...

No problem. Happy to help!

Yeah, it might not be worth the effort and money.

An easy, modern, and flexible solution would be to simply use power meter pedals. How much are those these days? ...
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Posted By carleton

I spent A LOT of time making toe-strap fixings...

I spent A LOT of time making toe-strap fixings for clipless pedals a couple of years ago. After dozens of prototypes, I feel like I had really solid designs for both LOOK KEO MAX 2 and Dura Ace...
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Posted By carleton

ncyue, it appears that your unit doesn't come...

ncyue, it appears that your unit doesn't come with a power meter. Here are pics of mine (see attached).

There is hope, though. CycleOps has really good technical customer service. I'm willing to...
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Posted By carleton

There is active debate about hypertrophy ("beach...

There is active debate about hypertrophy ("beach muscles) vs lean muscle and strength performance in general. Just know these things:

- Unless the strength training program is written for track...
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Posted By carleton

Further... Sprint performance is the...

Further...

Sprint performance is the combination of several factors:

- Strength: How much weight you can move.
- Power: How quickly can you move an amount of weight (aka: force)
- Aerobic...
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Posted By carleton

In the roadie/enduro world, nothing is a maximum...

In the roadie/enduro world, nothing is a maximum strength effort. So, there isn't really a need to maintain peak maximum strength going into a big event. It's all about having a healthy and vibrant...
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