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Posted By Kaben

Just adding this here for anyone who finds this...

Just adding this here for anyone who finds this thread via google like i have in the past, but i have recently discovered this adaptor from NZ company Velobike. This fixes the 120mm spacing issue and...
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Posted By Kaben

Im just about to pull the trigger on an adaptor...

Im just about to pull the trigger on an adaptor for my 2014 wahoo kickr that would allow it to run fixed gearing and fit 120mm spacing so i can mount my track bike on it. Im sure i have read other...
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Posted By Kaben

Thanks everyone for putting your experiences here...

Thanks everyone for putting your experiences here - definitely helpful and i feel in less of a "funk" now.


Still a ways from starting any training but will work on strengthening my back little...
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Posted By Kaben

Thanks so much for taking the time to reply to...

Thanks so much for taking the time to reply to this. I can relate to a lot of what you have said and it is really heartening to hear you are back to the sport( and heavy lifting) after 2 such...
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Posted By Kaben

Returning from lower back injuries

Hi all,

This is more of a discussion of your own experiences rather than me looking for any hard and fast advice.

I herniated a disc in my back by slipping off a railway sleeper whilst...
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Posted By Kaben

Safety is definitely a big issue if you are...

Safety is definitely a big issue if you are lifting in an isolated space - cage gives you more room for error and preventing you from getting pinned. It also means if you do need to drop a weight...
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Posted By Kaben

Sorry 79pMooney, completely missed your posts for...

Sorry 79pMooney, completely missed your posts for some reason. Thatís really helpful info thanks a lot!
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Posted By Kaben

where are you based? If you are in the UK I have...

where are you based? If you are in the UK I have Kierin tote bag spare I could sell you?
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Posted By Kaben

Thank you! I sent them an email last week...

Thank you!

I sent them an email last week but had recieved no reply. Thanks for your help to clear this up.
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Posted By Kaben

Are you going to get a cage or thinking more of...

Are you going to get a cage or thinking more of just a squat rack on your platform?

With regards to bars, the Rigue Ohio is very nice well regarded bar. It is a decent ďdo it allĒ item. It comes...
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Posted By Kaben

we get geo blocked in the UK as well for about a...

we get geo blocked in the UK as well for about a month then we can watch the recordings on YouTube.
i just use a VPN to set my location as Hong Kong and watch the uci channel live on YouTube or...
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Posted By Kaben

Thatís fair enough regarding the tech not...

Thatís fair enough regarding the tech not changing a lot.

On my other point though - is the ďstandardĒ Izumi chain the same as the eco which is mentioned in the beginning of this thread?
I canít...
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Posted By Kaben

Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead. ...

Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead.
Its seems lots of you are enjoying teh KMC 710 / SL. I have been using this chain and think its great - it just has one problem. Its too short!

At...
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Posted By Kaben

Im not specifically bothered about the wattages...

Im not specifically bothered about the wattages being exactly the same as "real world" use, just that the wattages are all consistent with each other for any given gear inch value. Ie if i go from a...
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Posted By Kaben

I want to emulate the up up up program just...

I want to emulate the up up up program just without having to do any maths whilst Iím on the bike. I canít emphasise how brain dead I am at this time of the morning haha.

This is not going to be...
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Posted By Kaben

Iíve used sufferfest extensively in the past but...

Iíve used sufferfest extensively in the past but the videos and plans are made for enduroís. Itís not the same as sprint training where itís give everything, rest and repeat. Rest periods are much...
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Posted By Kaben

I think he just operates off of his facebook...

I think he just operates off of his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Yobi-Bike-Parts-450172982049828/about/?ref=page_internal

Some of the guys at my local track league have some of these...
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Posted By Kaben

Thanks to both of you for coming back to me. Im...

Thanks to both of you for coming back to me. Im not after anything super specific with regards to actual real world wattages - more a way to calculate the change in wattage with different gear inches...
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Posted By Kaben

Is there a ďsimpleĒ way of estimating how many...

Is there a ďsimpleĒ way of estimating how many watts a particular gear inch requires to turn over at a specified rpm?

im trying to set up some training plans on the ergo (kickr), but want to set...
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Posted By Kaben

Front disc would definitely be for indoor use...

Front disc would definitely be for indoor use only. Im fortunate enough that my "local" velodrome is indoor (London Lee Valley) and all major competition in the UK is indoor too. It would mean that i...
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Posted By Kaben

Hi rensho l, thanks for that, itís definitely...

Hi rensho l, thanks for that, itís definitely good to hear that they have a good lifespan. Iím hoping to hear back from zipp on this soon but Iím pretty hopeful they will say itís ok to use.
The...
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Posted By Kaben

Slightly tangential question, just realised that...

Slightly tangential question, just realised that the front zipp 900 disc Iím looking at is at least 12 years old ( think they stopped production in 2007).
Would you guys buy/ride a disc that is that...
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Posted By Kaben

Thanks for the breakdown Morelock, very helpful. ...

Thanks for the breakdown Morelock, very helpful.
It would definitely be for indoor use only if I got a front disc. Mostly for big competitions. Been offered a front zipp 900 with ceramic speed...
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Posted By Kaben

Opinion poll: If you could only buy one or the...

Opinion poll: If you could only buy one or the other, do you think there is more value in a front disc or a 5 spoke front wheel (such as FFWD - probably couldnít afford an io)

Other information...
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Posted By Kaben

The video is a good idea but needs tweaking to...

The video is a good idea but needs tweaking to make it user friendly.
At the moment you couldn't run it without having the UpUYpUp plan open in-front of you as well. It doesn't say what gear you...
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Posted By Kaben

Well i am racing this evening so i will give them...

Well i am racing this evening so i will give them a go and report back!
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Posted By Kaben

I purchased a 58 Gebhardt from Sonic Cycles in...

I purchased a 58 Gebhardt from Sonic Cycles in the UK, for £55 inc delivery which was a bargain.

Quality seems decent enough - not as nice as my DA rings for sure, but they seem stiff enough. Most...
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Posted By Kaben

What size frame are you looking for Chris? ...

What size frame are you looking for Chris?
Absolutely not trying to push a sale, but i have my large (58) Planet X Track Pro frame set up for sale at the moment if its of interest.

Also, if you...
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Posted By Kaben

Ok that makes more sense - I have been super...

Ok that makes more sense - I have been super paranoid about even touching the red line during my sprints /Keirin events, maybe I can relax a bit!
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Posted By Kaben

From my personal and recent experience, I would...

From my personal and recent experience, I would buy any frame that has a reasonable geometry at a reasonable price. Donít sweat the details at this stage as it will take a while to dial in your fit...
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Posted By Kaben

Hi guys, just been rewatching the UCI junior...

Hi guys, just been rewatching the UCI junior world champs from Aigle and noticed that in the first semi final sprint round between Hoffman and Cornish, Hoffman leaves the sprinters lane in turn 3 of...
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Posted By Kaben

Interesting, I had not considered this - would...

Interesting, I had not considered this - would you normally do this before or after your roller warmup?
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Posted By Kaben

Sorry to dig up yet another old thread, but this...

Sorry to dig up yet another old thread, but this looks like a good place to keep information together rather than just putting it in the random questions thread.

What would be a recommended warm...
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Posted By Kaben

Yeah - they definitely would be race day only. I...

Yeah - they definitely would be race day only. I just bought a FFWD rear disc and they will be going on that.
My current wheels ( and what will continue to be my front wheel in combination with the...
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Posted By Kaben

Now that they have been out for a while, has...

Now that they have been out for a while, has anyone got any thoughts on the Vittoria Pista G+ Speed tubulars?
See some for a good price, just wondering what their durability is like. Im primarily...
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Posted By Kaben

Thought i would put some notes here as it may be...

Thought i would put some notes here as it may be of use to someone - i found finding info on these wheel difficult.

DT Swiss RC 55 Track T wheel set.

These have been a really high quality set...
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Posted By Kaben

Cheers Topflight, the Dolan actually looks like a...

Cheers Topflight, the Dolan actually looks like a real contender with 451 reach. The stack is very low though which means I will have a bunch of spacers but thatís not the end of the world. I would...
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Posted By Kaben

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1334x750/983dc3e4_ba3c_4516_9d07_2eaa30e0bebb_f269f0758ce21876d5eb86cf152df92addf170f9.png...
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Posted By Kaben

Fair enough - I thought it would be ok as ...

Fair enough - I thought it would be ok as looking at the Argon 18 Electron Pro frame that Glaetzer is riding at the moment, that has 76 degree seat tube and 72.7 head tube, so i assumed this would...
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Posted By Kaben

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x917/2f492270_811f_4be6_9c47_9fcb0870fd0e_266aba76b78269ffb670e17029ec804c91769744.jpeg...
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Posted By Kaben

Sorry to dig up an old post, but how did you get...

Sorry to dig up an old post, but how did you get on at Lee valley with the Pista CS Elite tubulars? Im looking to get a set and my use case is almost identical to yours, mostly racing at Lee valley...
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Posted By Kaben

Thanks! ( Fingers crossed i never strip one!)

Thanks! ( Fingers crossed i never strip one!)
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Posted By Kaben

they certainly look cool and Iím sure the...

they certainly look cool and Iím sure the performance is great but I can get three gebhart rings for the same price!

On a different note, its strange that they are using a half link chain in the...
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Posted By Kaben

Do you still need to glue knurled chain ring...

Do you still need to glue knurled chain ring bolts?
I will be setting up my new dura ace cranks soon and the bolts that come with it are knurled on the female side. Is that knurling enough to keep...
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Posted By Kaben

Hi Brawo, thanks so much for chiming in on this....

Hi Brawo, thanks so much for chiming in on this. I will definitely send him a message and if he comes back to me I will post the translation up on here.

I think your interpretation is probably...
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Posted By Kaben

sorry to dig up an old post, but what are your...

sorry to dig up an old post, but what are your thoughts on the Gebhardt chain rings?
I am looking to get a 56 & a 60t chain ring from them but canít find many reports on their quality.
I am...
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Posted By Kaben

Deciphering Up!up!up! Training Plans

Hi guys,

Im looking at the example training notes on Up!Up!Up!, but im having trouble deciphering the meaning of the notes.
The abbreviations make sense from their glossary, but i dont understand...
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Posted By Kaben

Yeah I understand, but they are still pre season...

Yeah I understand, but they are still pre season type plans, I would have thought it would have at least 2 sessions per week for example. Then again, they seem to be quite light training plans anyway...
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Posted By Kaben

Ok, that makes sense, thanks!

Ok, that makes sense, thanks!
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Posted By Kaben

Hi Carleton, i just noticed in these images you...

Hi Carleton, i just noticed in these images you posted that on your NJS straps you have the straps crossing front to back rather than going into their naturally corresponding buckle - is there a...
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