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Posted By chriskmurray

I'd say it depends on your goals, do you want to...

I'd say it depends on your goals, do you want to be fast at a club level, national level, international level?

For the higher levels of competition I am convinced sprinters are born, not made. Of...
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Posted By chriskmurray

Agreed It also does not help that the...

Agreed

It also does not help that the officials were rarely calling people on doing unsafe and illegal moves. I saw countless passes on the blue band that officials let go. They really need to...
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Posted By chriskmurray

Technically the heaviest gauge spokes your...

Technically the heaviest gauge spokes your hubs/rims can take will be the stiffest but often times there is a point where you just don't need stiffer. I built a set of 3x 32h wheels with 14/15/14...
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Posted By chriskmurray

I have not broke a boa cord yet, but have had it...

I have not broke a boa cord yet, but have had it pop out of its hook 4-5 times which is a bit terrifying when you sprint. It was what finally pushed me to get toe straps but ultimately I regret...
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Posted By chriskmurray

I am still fairly new to this track stuff and I...

I am still fairly new to this track stuff and I have been working with Geoffrey Fryer as my coach and I have seen some really big improvements all the way around and he has been incredibly patient...
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Posted By chriskmurray

Oh, I entirely agree and was just giving a few...

Oh, I entirely agree and was just giving a few more details from what caused the crash. I actually had a set of tires need to be replaced after a couple months due to sidewall issues even running...
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Posted By chriskmurray

On his Instagram he claims he rolled both his...

On his Instagram he claims he rolled both his tires when he hit the cote.
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Posted By chriskmurray

I personally ride White Industries hubs and...

I personally ride White Industries hubs and really like them but the custom cog thing can be a pain if you are hoping to occasionally borrow wheels or have multiple sets of wheels and do not want to...
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Posted By chriskmurray

Exactly. I recently had this discussion with one...

Exactly. I recently had this discussion with one of the former Olympic hopeful sprinters turned coach at the OTC Velodrome recently. Simply being able to properly recover after hard workouts rather...
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Posted By chriskmurray

I think the women's team pursuit team is a great...

I think the women's team pursuit team is a great example of what we can do with just a little support. Relative to many other teams they still have a very small budget and few resources but because...
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Posted By chriskmurray

I understand where you are coming from, I just...

I understand where you are coming from, I just have a hard time hearing about how difficult things are budget wise while knowing the CEO is making over $300k a year.

The CEO pay would not even...
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Posted By chriskmurray

I didn't mean to come across so cynical, it is...

I didn't mean to come across so cynical, it is just tough not to living in the city USAC is based out of and hearing first hand horror stories from racers both in track and other disciplines about...
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Posted By chriskmurray

This. When they have people making over $300k a...

This. When they have people making over $300k a year while complaining they do not have the money to support athletes, it is really hard to take them serious. ...
01-19-16, 09:31 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

Time to invest in better quality tires if you...

Time to invest in better quality tires if you want them to last. The Schwalbe Marathons are known to run for around 10k miles on the rear for a lot of riders. If you want to go a little cheaper I...
01-10-16, 08:36 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

The Specialized Air Tool pumps, even at the base...

The Specialized Air Tool pumps, even at the base models usually last 2-3 years in our shop so they should last a lifetime for home use.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-16, 08:54 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

The Velocity Aileron is a really nice tubeless...

The Velocity Aileron is a really nice tubeless ready option as well. I have had great luck with it in the past.
01-01-16, 11:07 AM
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Posted By chriskmurray

Any bikeshop with a QBP account should be able to...

Any bikeshop with a QBP account should be able to order them for you.
12-31-15, 04:56 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

I think they were going for "refuse" to...

I think they were going for "refuse" to wear/puncture/cut/etc as it is advertised as a durable training tire.

The Clements are great, I also really like the Gravel Kings I am running and they come...
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Posted By chriskmurray

I didn't know she was considering the women's...

I didn't know she was considering the women's record, I could see her pulling it off as well. I am sure Kurt would enjoy being the one cracking the whip for a change!
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Posted By chriskmurray

I was lucky enough to build them a wheel a while...

I was lucky enough to build them a wheel a while back. What surprised me is how easy going both him and Alicia were. I mostly talked with Alicia and it is no surprise she is an amazing crew chief,...
12-16-15, 10:35 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

Surly makes a fixed "dingle" cog to give you two...

Surly makes a fixed "dingle" cog to give you two fixed cogs side by side on a normal fixed hub. Drivetrain | Parts and Accessories | Surly Bikes (http://surlybikes.com/parts/drivetrain/dingle_cog)
12-15-15, 09:34 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

The 40mm Gravelking is available now and is a...

The 40mm Gravelking is available now and is a great tire. Mine has been flawless set up tubeless. Technically the 28 is not tubeless and I am usually hesitant to run high pressure/narrow non...
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Posted By chriskmurray

Looks like Kurt will hit 71,000 or so miles...

Looks like Kurt will hit 71,000 or so miles tomorrow with 24 days left. He seems to be picking up the pace significantly this last month. Today he had a 250 mile day and seems to be averaging...
12-06-15, 03:20 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

You have one of the nicest hubsets you can buy. ...

You have one of the nicest hubsets you can buy. Since you are dealing with some very nasty potholes it would not hurt to go with a very tough rim like the Dyad or Deep V from Velocity. It would...
11-29-15, 07:44 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

The WI cogs are a little different than Miche...

The WI cogs are a little different than Miche uses but you can get Miche cogs very cheap. If you happen to be working with Mike Creed out of the OTC, just have him get you in touch with his dad to...
11-01-15, 10:11 AM
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Posted By chriskmurray

I will second the above recommendations for...

I will second the above recommendations for either the Dyad or CR 18, both are extremely durable.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-15, 12:53 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

If the shops have last years models on the floor...

If the shops have last years models on the floor in your size it usually works. The catch is, if the shops buyer is good there will not be much of last years stuff left and even then, it will most...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-15, 12:30 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

That is just how this industry (and most) work. ...

That is just how this industry (and most) work. Most companies give a list of specs to a manufacturer in China or Taiwan and the manufacturer comes back with a product that has the original brands...
10-28-15, 10:49 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

I am curious to hear your thoughts between the...

I am curious to hear your thoughts between the Compass and Gravelkings. I love my Gravelkings but have been temped to give Compass tires a shot out of curiosity.
10-26-15, 10:19 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

Yep, tires with a quality casing and materials...

Yep, tires with a quality casing and materials still roll exceptionally well at wider widths. Even Zipp who uses the tag line "speed weaponry" recently announced a 30mm wide tire. I personally run...
10-25-15, 10:39 AM
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Posted By chriskmurray

Klamper | Paul Component Engineering...

Klamper | Paul Component Engineering (http://paulcomp.com/shop/components/klamper/)

Every Paul brake I have owned has always impressed me! These are like a hoped up version of the BB7 with much...
10-23-15, 01:04 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

My King headset has been through 3 frames and 7...

My King headset has been through 3 frames and 7 years of riding without issue. I think I might have greased it once in that time. If you don't want to drop that much money the Cane Creek 40 is...
10-22-15, 11:44 AM
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Posted By chriskmurray

I would not ask them to just automatically...

I would not ask them to just automatically increase the spoke tension but rather ask them to check to make sure it is at the proper tension as every now and then you will get an OE wheel that is...
10-22-15, 11:40 AM
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Posted By chriskmurray

Those are some pretty cool bikes for sure. I...

Those are some pretty cool bikes for sure. I will add that even though the components they use for their wheels are of nice quality their build quality usually leaves something to be desired at...
10-22-15, 11:37 AM
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Posted By chriskmurray

I'd re-calibrate your BS meter as it should be...

I'd re-calibrate your BS meter as it should be around 11 after that. Time to find a new shop and I would even go as far as writing the manufacturer of your bike (assuming you bought your carbon bike...
10-22-15, 11:32 AM
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Posted By chriskmurray

REAL WORLD CYCLING AFTERMARKET COMPONENTS,...

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10-21-15, 10:41 AM
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Posted By chriskmurray

It depends on the type of mud your area gets. ...

It depends on the type of mud your area gets. Some mud turns into this sticky peanut butter like substance that can pack up so bad it locks the wheel in place. If that is what you have I would take...
10-21-15, 10:07 AM
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Posted By chriskmurray

The grabbing what you can to get through the day...

The grabbing what you can to get through the day is definitely how it all started. It is safe to say I never drank the stuff until kids...

Thanks!
10-19-15, 08:39 AM
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Posted By chriskmurray

I might have to try a step down thing like this,...

I might have to try a step down thing like this, thanks! Caffeine and sugar are pretty nasty addictions to break for sure.
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Posted By chriskmurray

Great movie and an even more amazing group of...

Great movie and an even more amazing group of riders featured in it.
10-18-15, 04:33 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

Anyone else hooked on energy drinks?

Does anyone out there have tricks to help them cut an energy drink addiction? I know it is holding me back in many ways but am having a really hard time kicking the habit. It really is only energy...
10-18-15, 04:27 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

While the asymmetrical rims like the A23 are nice...

While the asymmetrical rims like the A23 are nice from Velocity, I now much prefer their new rim called the Quill. For what it is worth my go to rim was always the A23 from Velocity until recently...
10-15-15, 07:52 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

BB7 has been pretty durable for me but if you...

BB7 has been pretty durable for me but if you want the best regardless of cost, check out the Klamper from Paul Components. It is a lot like a BB7 but better quality materials and metal pad adjust...
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Posted By chriskmurray

I think the Roubaix is a really great bike, it is...

I think the Roubaix is a really great bike, it is stable and comfortable with room to fit wider tires if desired. I was actually very surprised at how much the Zerts inserts actually helped with...
10-15-15, 12:31 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

I don't see the appeal in trying to push a rim to...

I don't see the appeal in trying to push a rim to its absolute limit in the name of frugality. Take the case above, it is a $30ish rim that lasted well over 30k miles, the cost per mile is...
10-13-15, 06:58 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

Cross tires are naturally much more prone to...

Cross tires are naturally much more prone to rolling with low pressures, lots of steep off camber, usually a lot of pressure washing and nasty conditions, etc. While I have had good luck with the...
10-12-15, 06:52 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

Mine sold within hours of posting it in this...

Mine sold within hours of posting it in this facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/fatbiketrader/?ref=ts&fref=ts
10-12-15, 06:43 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

The claimed benefits are like mentioned above,...

The claimed benefits are like mentioned above, better rolling resistance and a more supple ride, and lighter weight all by very small amounts. I personally can not tell much of a difference in any...
10-12-15, 06:39 PM
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Posted By chriskmurray

Not sure what is causing your bearing loosing a...

Not sure what is causing your bearing loosing a chunk of metal but the thru axle only expands within the fork lowers to lock it in place, it should not affect the bearings. You said you were...
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