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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted By carleton

When you get a chance, will you post pics of what...

When you get a chance, will you post pics of what you are describing about the inside of the hub cover?
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Posted By carleton

A word on that, online coaching is really...

A word on that, online coaching is really accessible and come at all prices, but if you can find a good coach locally (after the pandemic has been managed successfully), having eyes on you in person...
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Posted By carleton

That looks awesome. Since you have a power...

That looks awesome.

Since you have a power outlet there, I add this: Having a small TV in my home gym with an AppleTV attached makes long lifting or riding sessions much easier to bear. Yeah, we...
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Posted By carleton

Regarding insurance companies in particular:...

Regarding insurance companies in particular: https://www.propublica.org/article/health-insurers-are-vacuuming-up-details-about-you-and-it-could-raise-your-rates
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Posted By carleton

lol. Here are some of the companies:...

lol.

Here are some of the companies: https://www.fastcompany.com/90310803/here-are-the-data-brokers-quietly-buying-and-selling-your-personal-information

I was telling the above to a young woman...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, they get that info from public records....

Yeah, they get that info from public records. Basically, they "scrape" government websites that publish such data then combine it with other data then use it as sales leads. It's messed up.

Also,...
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Posted By carleton

It's possible to lift heavy while still getting...

It's possible to lift heavy while still getting time in on the bike. But, as you suggest, you won't hit the same numbers in the gym.

A non-elite (people who don't race for a living) program might...
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Posted By carleton

Ah...the old "let's try to insult him about...

Ah...the old "let's try to insult him about something else other than discussing the points at hand" technique. Cool. You got me. Daaaang. I feel so hurt right now.

Anywho...so is this your...
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Posted By carleton

So you are telling me that you can call up your...

So you are telling me that you can call up your local BMW dealership, give them a VIN, and they’ll tell you who owned the car previously? Lol. No. You know they won’t. You probably can’t get service...
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Posted By carleton

Ohhhh...did ALCOA change their name?

Ohhhh...did ALCOA change their name?
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Posted By carleton

If my memory serves me correctly, Tiemeyer used...

If my memory serves me correctly, Tiemeyer used ALCOA...but don't quote me on that.
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Posted By carleton

https://i.imgflip.com/153yec.jpg ...

https://i.imgflip.com/153yec.jpg

http://www.mickpeterson.org/Classes/MEE320/Projects/Bike%20Frames/Tubing.htm
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Posted By carleton

No big deal. The aero tubing was a feature...

No big deal.

The aero tubing was a feature of many street bikes (even the budget ones). You can buy tubing in that shape from ALCOA and the like where bike manufacturers buy their raw materials.
...
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Posted By carleton

Hi, HPL. That bike is a "street fixed gear". ...

Hi, HPL. That bike is a "street fixed gear". You'll likely get more info posting in the Singlespeed / Fixed Gear forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/

Also, this thread is...
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Posted By carleton

We want to see the bike.

We want to see the bike.
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Posted By carleton

lol...so you are gonna end this story without the...

lol...so you are gonna end this story without the climax?

You know what we want to see, right?
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Posted By carleton

1: Depending on the track, it's quite possible to...

1: Depending on the track, it's quite possible to "burn a match" climbing into turn 1. Cutting the corner and easing into the top of the curve is a good idea.

2: If you don't have a diesel engine...
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Posted By carleton

Don't over-think it. Angles, fit, and finish...

Don't over-think it.

Angles, fit, and finish are more important than stiffness, especially if you aren't clocking really high torque numbers.

I'd focus on finding a frame with great angles...
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Posted By carleton

I have a sweet tooth and I'm OK with it. When I...

I have a sweet tooth and I'm OK with it. When I would diet I would simply "save my carbs for sweets" and retain some semblance of normalcy when it came to calorie counting. I was happy to trade...
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Posted By carleton

Welcome to the forum. That information is...

Welcome to the forum.

That information is highly personal. *If* any data exists, you'll likely have to get it directly from Bridgestone. And even then, the most they'll even consider offering is...
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Posted By carleton

That's amazing work, carpediemracing!

That's amazing work, carpediemracing!
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Posted By carleton

My setup is still doing great. The only complaint...

My setup is still doing great. The only complaint I've heard was from a shorter rider who had a hard time getting the bars low enough for his tastes.

The drop bars from CycleOps won't work for...
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Posted By carleton

I know that the hunt for "the best", "the...

I know that the hunt for "the best", "the stiffest", "the smoothest" can be alluring. But, just know that most (all?) but the top athletes in the world will push a set of quality cranks to the...
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