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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 theyíll tell you who owned the car previously? Lol. No. You know they wonít. You probably canít 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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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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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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Posted By carleton

I have no experience (first or secondhand) with...

I have no experience (first or secondhand) with Sugino DD2, so I'd pick the Dura Ace.

The Dura Ace has been used at the highest levels of the sport. They are the cranks to which all others are...
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Posted By carleton

1: Take a certification course. It's not just...

1: Take a certification course. It's not just about teaching you how to stay upright on the track. It's also about keeping you safe so you know what to expect and what's expected of you.

2: Audio...
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Posted By carleton

Those wheels mentioned above have to be 20+ years...

Those wheels mentioned above have to be 20+ years old by now. So, you might not want to track them down as they'd be a bit "long in the tooth". A non-wide 404 is just as fast as a front wheel. ...
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Posted By carleton

lol If/when it becomes a big enough problem,...

lol

If/when it becomes a big enough problem, it will run the core players away. I've watched it happen in gaming circles when the cheats/exploits become rampant and the core player base abandons...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, I wondered about that. It can't be too hard...

Yeah, I wondered about that. It can't be too hard to game that system.
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Posted By carleton

IMHO, it's not worth it. Unless you can wear a...

IMHO, it's not worth it. Unless you can wear a mask 100% of the time, I wouldn't.

This is a purely elective hobby. The risk may not be worth the reward.

It's crazy how different areas are...
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Posted By carleton

I agree that it shouldn't happen. This...

I agree that it shouldn't happen.

This situation is real and dire. I know of a handful that have been taken under by this disease, one of whom I knew first-hand.

Even though the mortality rate...
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Posted By carleton

Here is the Shamal: ...

Here is the Shamal:

https://lfgss.microco.sm/api/v1/files/614efd2d95cba8b470b206601079faf674a8d7ad.jpg

Darren Hill vs Jen Fiedler:
...
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Posted By carleton

I think it's this one: ...

I think it's this one:

https://www.cyclollector.com/16516-thickbox_default/gipiemme-tecno-416-wheelset.jpg

This is the one to which I refer.
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, that Gippieme wheel is nice. Similar to the...

Yeah, that Gippieme wheel is nice. Similar to the old Campy Shamal and Atlanta 96 wheels.

The wide trend has definitely come to the track and I'm not convinced that it's faster. I think it's more...
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Posted By carleton

I'd never heard of this until this thread. ...

I'd never heard of this until this thread.

It's like someone said, "You know the myth of Sisyphus? What if we made a bike challenge like that?!"

That being said, weightlifting is no different....
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Posted By carleton

A few things to consider: What's great for...

A few things to consider:

What's great for the road may not apply on a 44 degree banked track. On the road, one rides on the center of the tires most of the time. On the track, one rides on the...
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Posted By carleton

Maybe my joke wasn't far from the truth after...

Maybe my joke wasn't far from the truth after all: https://usacycling.org/virtual-race-league-zwift

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qeQtdWL5q0 (https://usacycling.org/virtual-race-league-zwift)
...
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Posted By carleton

Many people say that it feels slightly more...

Many people say that it feels slightly more difficult than running on flat ground. Personally, I find it to be the same or less. I would say the 4" drum. This may be because I'm heavier and it's...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, they are crazy expensive. Like "hell no"...

Yeah, they are crazy expensive. Like "hell no" money. But, we were lucky to find one that was gently used for slightly more than our max budget for a gym-quality treadmill. So, we went for it. I'm...
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Posted By carleton

My wife is a runner and was never interested in...

My wife is a runner and was never interested in riding the spin bike and the spin bike still activates my lower back pain. Lifting weights simply converted me from being round to being strong...and...
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Posted By carleton

As others have noted, it's entirely possible to...

As others have noted, it's entirely possible to be a sprint athlete and be vegetarian, even at the highest levels of sport.

I think the biggest challenge comes with how much time, effort, and...
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Posted By carleton

Hi, welcome to the sport and to the forum. ...

Hi, welcome to the sport and to the forum.

Have a look around. Many of your new-racer questions will be answered here:...
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Posted By carleton

As difficult as it is for me to say this, I think...

As difficult as it is for me to say this, I think that you all should simply consider the 2020 season a non-starter and work on 2021.

Yes, there is a chance that the turnout for 2020 Masters will...
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Posted By carleton

Nobody likes cheaters. Cheating is selfish....

Nobody likes cheaters.

Cheating is selfish. It only benefits one person/team/fanbase, while hurting everyone else. So, it literally does more harm than good.
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Posted By carleton

topflightpro , the bike was the cause of my back...

topflightpro , the bike was the cause of my back problems. Being hunched over and pushing stress across my lower back made it unhappy.

Training 100% on bikes (road, track, and spin) for a season...
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Posted By carleton

What are you folks doing to stay fit?

Now that things are different for a while with gyms and velodromes being closed and racing suspended, what are you folks doing to stay fit...or not?

Luckily, I built a home gym a year ago with...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, there are even doping and match fixing...

Yeah, there are even doping and match fixing scandals...so that's how you know it's a real sport now, hahaha. The players travel on athlete visas to events.

I'm sure what you say about the kids...
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Posted By carleton

By "eSports", I don't mean virtual bike races. I...

By "eSports", I don't mean virtual bike races. I mean the more popular games.

For those who still think it's a joke or a fringe sport...it's not. It's huge:

https://www.espn.com/esports/
...
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Posted By carleton

Yikes. And before you guys wonder if it's...

Yikes.

And before you guys wonder if it's legit. The guy who posted that in the SSFG forum owns a bike shop in San Diego Portland, OR that caters to track, single speed, and fixed gear riders.
...
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Posted By carleton

Hey, John! Welcome to the forum! For those...

Hey, John! Welcome to the forum!

For those who aren't familiar, John is one of the top cyclists in the US and has represented the US in international competition...
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Posted By carleton

Iíve owned and trained on high-end (at the time)...

Iíve owned and trained on high-end (at the time) fluid trainers, and the lesser mag trainers were actually better for track training for the reasons mentioned above.
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