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Posted By taras0000

just get a piece of 1"*1/8" flat stock. 2 feet...

just get a piece of 1"*1/8" flat stock. 2 feet long should do it. Drill 3 holes in the end just like on a regular chain whip. Attach appropriate bits of chain. Slip a nice thick rubber handlebar...
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Static vs dynamic loads are going to be dependant...

Static vs dynamic loads are going to be dependant on material. Handlebars don't really see a true dynamic load. Dynamic load is usually used to refer to shock loading, vs static being a fairly...
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In theory, the chains may have equal strength in...

In theory, the chains may have equal strength in some respects, but that's only one part of the drivetrain. You have to look at the system as a whole to see how the parts interact, where the...
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As long as the drop is the same, then they will...

As long as the drop is the same, then they will handle the same. Although there are other factors that also influence front end handling, combinations that place your hands in the same spot will keep...
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Posted By taras0000

Opera is a Pinarello brand.

Opera is a Pinarello brand.
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That is an interesting take on it. I really like...

That is an interesting take on it. I really like the idea, and it puts the strap in the right place on the foot as well.
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Why not have the Miche lockrings turned down to a...

Why not have the Miche lockrings turned down to a smaller diameter? How much material would need to be removed? Also, it's much less hassle, and mechanically more efficient to ride with bigger...
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Posted By taras0000

I would personally stay away from re-bending...

I would personally stay away from re-bending bars, specifically because the bent sections end up getting work hardened and pulled along the outer diameter, which results in thinner, more brittle...
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Typically, any lockring will do, but it depends...

Typically, any lockring will do, but it depends on which hub you have, not which cog you have, as it is the hub that accepts the lockring, not the cog. Most hubs use the ISO standard, but there are...
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Posted By taras0000

C4 Cycleworks makes custom carbon bars. Not sure...

C4 Cycleworks makes custom carbon bars. Not sure of the pricing, but they definitely have a few bars floating around the track scene.

http://c4cycleworks.com
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Posted By taras0000

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/apparel-acc...

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/apparel-accessories/s-phyre/SH-RC901T.html

They should have left off the strap near the toe. Any trackie using straps won't touch them, and any trackie not...
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Posted By taras0000

Moved back to the Hammer. Born and raised.

Moved back to the Hammer. Born and raised.
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Posted By taras0000

I just had this pop up on my FB feed, and...

I just had this pop up on my FB feed, and realized that rustymongrel and I live in the same city. Small world!
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Posted By taras0000

"Shut-up and take my trade!!!"

"Shut-up and take my trade!!!"
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Anyone ever see these before in the wild? ...

Anyone ever see these before in the wild? Flexible valve stem/extender for disc wheels. Anyone know who makes it?...
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Allowing athletes to compete as neutrals defeats...

Allowing athletes to compete as neutrals defeats the premise of athletes being accountable to their country, and a country being accountable to its athletes. The athletes and the federation are the...
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Posted By taras0000

In that pic it looks as if the spokes aren't...

In that pic it looks as if the spokes aren't perfectly perpendicular to each other. Almost as if the intention was to make a 6 spoke wheel, but 2 opposing spokes were eliminated.
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Posted By taras0000

I'm glad you clarified that about the tires....

I'm glad you clarified that about the tires. Before finishing that paragraph I thought you were using "silks" as slang for chamois.:innocent:
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Posted By taras0000

+1000 for this right here. When in doubt, just...

+1000 for this right here. When in doubt, just hold your line.
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Because a 5 spoke wheel isn't faster. And carbon...

Because a 5 spoke wheel isn't faster. And carbon tech is good enough that we can make a 3 spoke wheel stiff enough for just about anyone.
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Posted By taras0000

Sam Whittingham at naked cycles used to make...

Sam Whittingham at naked cycles used to make custom drop bars with steel airfoil tubing. His design had the foil sections welded directly to the steerer clamp and the bar hooks. So the "tops" had a...
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Posted By taras0000

Spicer cycles might be able to help with the...

Spicer cycles might be able to help with the handlebars. They do a lot of custom welding and fabrication.
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Posted By taras0000

Have the hooks bent, then weld them to a T shaped...

Have the hooks bent, then weld them to a T shaped bar/stem assembly. Or make the hooks welded to a crossbar and have a custom long stem made. That would be the easiest route.
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Posted By taras0000

If your glue bond is not strong enough, then the...

If your glue bond is not strong enough, then the tire rolls off the rim and you crash. This usually happens At high speed when you are changing your line. The added G force as well as the sideways...
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Posted By taras0000

Shellac works very well. It's a very strong...

Shellac works very well. It's a very strong bond, but it's not very resilient. It sets up hard, unlike most glues which still keep some flexibility when they are fully cured. If you use shellac,...
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Posted By taras0000

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/hope-lotus-hb-t/ ...

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/hope-lotus-hb-t/

New GB BIKE
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Interesting acquisition. ...

Interesting acquisition.

https://bikerumor.com/2019/09/24/wahoo-fitness-acquires-speedplay-are-new-powermeter-pedals-on-the-way/
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Posted By taras0000

I couldn't remember what that pertained to. Had...

I couldn't remember what that pertained to. Had to go WAAAAY back and even then it took me a sec before i got my own joke. Lol
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Posted By taras0000

Sight your drivetrain by looking down your chain...

Sight your drivetrain by looking down your chain from ring to cog when your bike is on a workstand. The ring is a flat (or should be!) so it gives you a reference plane. Your ring and cog should line...
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Posted By taras0000

New chainring + old cog and chain will be noisier...

New chainring + old cog and chain will be noisier than usual because drivetrains wear together. Yes we swap cigs and rings all the time, but if your kit is 5 years old, and you throw a new ring on,...
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Posted By taras0000

From what I can remember from Tournant's and...

From what I can remember from Tournant's and Hoy's record attempts for the Kilo, you basically have about 5-7 days before your body starts to really dial back because of the altitude. Ideally, you...
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Posted By taras0000

Roughly about 1s per km, but that's at a...

Roughly about 1s per km, but that's at a sustained speed. For a SS race, like the kilo or 500, it will be less, as you spend a considerable part of the race getting up to speed, where the aero...
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Posted By taras0000

It's listed as both front and rear. Wierd looking...

It's listed as both front and rear. Wierd looking wheel.
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Posted By taras0000

Stretch your jersey over your steering wheel when...

Stretch your jersey over your steering wheel when pinning on numbers. This can be done for gluing on numbers as well. If gluing, remember to use safety pins as well. Many tracks require the pins, as...
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Posted By taras0000

You'll be fine to just bolt them on. This is a...

You'll be fine to just bolt them on. This is a common occurrence with slotted cleats, as no two shoes have the EXACT same sole curvature.
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Posted By taras0000

Not really. Instead of talking nerdy, they just...

Not really. Instead of talking nerdy, they just talk turdy and make things up by pulling numbers out of their asses.
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Posted By taras0000

What track cycling needs is a WC series and a...

What track cycling needs is a WC series and a "ProTour"series.

WCs being national only, where trade team riders can compete for their national team, and points earned are kept by the National Fed....
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Posted By taras0000

It is if you are trying to develop track cycling...

It is if you are trying to develop track cycling in countries other than France, GB, Australia, Netherlands, and NZ. Many, if not all Olympic/National federations base athlete funding on podium...
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Posted By taras0000

The elimination of trade teams helps out the...

The elimination of trade teams helps out the smaller countries when it comes to getting qualifying points. When a rider is part of a trade team, their points stay with them, and the national national...
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Posted By taras0000

Makes it spectator friendly. It's 3.5 laps to a...

Makes it spectator friendly. It's 3.5 laps to a kilometer. It allowed kilos and match sprints to start on the back straight. This only works for odd km distance events. Even number km distance events...
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Posted By taras0000

Wider tires only work if you have wider rims. If...

Wider tires only work if you have wider rims. If rim width is limiting your tire choices, then higher pressure is the way to go. You're looking to eliminate that "lightbulb" profile that allowed a...
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Posted By taras0000

yessssss!

yessssss!
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Posted By taras0000

Yes, I was a regular on FGF :thumb:. Have...

Yes, I was a regular on FGF :thumb:.

Have you been able to replicate the headaches with weight training? Heavy deadlifting? Any trainer work set this off?
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Posted By taras0000

Ouch. A kijiji search showed a few SB road bikes...

Ouch. A kijiji search showed a few SB road bikes going for 250-600
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Posted By taras0000

Tell us a little more about your situation. Age,...

Tell us a little more about your situation. Age, the track you ride on, what sort of workout are you doing when this occurs? More info gives a much clearer picture as to what you are...
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Posted By taras0000

Not my creation, so go ahead. All my US relatives...

Not my creation, so go ahead. All my US relatives call it Monopoly Money because its coloured and worthless.
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Posted By taras0000

Same here. I'm just wondering how long it will be...

Same here. I'm just wondering how long it will be until we hear of some fixie hipster showing up to a track with these.
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Posted By taras0000

Your ignorance of what lay before you at the time...

Your ignorance of what lay before you at the time was at the time your biggest asset, but your future hindrance. Everyone remembers their first kilo, unless they passed out.
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Posted By taras0000

As a complete bike, it's worth the 200...

As a complete bike, it's worth the 200 Kanuckistanian Kopeks. It was a mid quality bike for its time. Definitely bike shop quality, not Sears. It would've been ~$600-800 back in the day. It would've...
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Posted By taras0000

Fixed. Don't know why I didn't do it this way the...

Fixed. Don't know why I didn't do it this way the first time.
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