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Posted By carleton

Well, that's the rub. What if (s)he...

Well, that's the rub.


What if (s)he wants to try more reach by extending out more?
What if (s)he wants to try Scattos?
What if (s)he wants to try aerobars?
What if (s)he wants to try a...
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Posted By carleton

Also, you can certainly do that 100%. It's...

Also, you can certainly do that 100%.

It's like if you had a 1980's Porsche 911. It's an absolutely wonderful car. But, if you got a modern Honda Civic, you'll get modern convienences such as:
...
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Hahaha. I think clinchers are more convenient for...

Hahaha. I think clinchers are more convenient for daily training. When I was all tubular, I had to have an extra front and rear wheel in case of flats.



Baby Puke (commenting above) did (and...
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Posted By carleton

The bike will be fine. But, understand that a...

The bike will be fine. But, understand that a modern bike will offer a few more conveniences, namely:

- A standard steerer tube that uses standard stems. This makes for easy stem and bar changes...
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Posted By carleton

As others have mentioned, setup is key. If your...

As others have mentioned, setup is key. If your rollers aren't set to the proper width, riding on them will be very difficult.

Here's how to set it up:

- Set the rollers against a wall. Set...
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Posted By carleton

He probably should have raced CAT3 for a couple...

He probably should have raced CAT3 for a couple of weeks and then CAT2/3 for a couple of weeks then local P/1/2 for a couple of weeks before jumping into an International UCI Pro field.

The...
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Posted By carleton

Track skills are a “use it or lose it” kind of...

Track skills are a “use it or lose it” kind of thing. Taking 10 years off is like starting from scratch.

He may know the rules, but his brain has forgotten the curves of the track and the buck of...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah. Mass start and sprint track racing...

Yeah.

Mass start and sprint track racing require superior bike handling skills. At the highest levels, pack speeds are 30MPH/48KPH and sprint speeds are over 40MPH/65KPH...all while being inches...
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Posted By carleton

Look. I didn't know the man existed until a week...

Look. I didn't know the man existed until a week ago...much less that he wrote ass calculus books.
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Posted By carleton

What?

What?
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Posted By carleton

I think if you think of Olympic sports as the...

I think if you think of Olympic sports as the ultimate extension of all amateur sports (high school, college, AAU, etc...), then it makes sense.

...a little.
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Posted By carleton

(I edited my analogy above so that it's more in...

(I edited my analogy above so that it's more in line with how the Trade Team system works. Basically, the HS students keep their points and qualify for State by forming a team of players who scored...
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Posted By carleton

That's fair.

That's fair.
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Oh. Yeah, I misread what you wrote. I don't...

Oh. Yeah, I misread what you wrote.

I don't think they give points to the trade teams. The points are attached to the Athlete. And by being assigned to the National Team roster, the National Team...
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Posted By carleton

I would imagine that would create a situation...

I would imagine that would create a situation where the Trade Team owns the points instead of the Athlete.

What would the Trade Team use them for? All of the big events are for Nations, not teams:...
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Posted By carleton

Let's see how that would look at the local level....

Let's see how that would look at the local level.

Imagine if a high school basketball team had a bench so deep (meaning that even the backup players who don't play are very good) that they can...
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Posted By carleton

Well, using that idea of only letting the best...

Well, using that idea of only letting the best athletes contest the Games:

- The Olympic baseball tournament will be comprised only of several Cuban, US, S. Korean, and Japanese teams (multiple...
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Posted By carleton

You can find the teams listed here:...

You can find the teams listed here: https://www.uci.org/track/teams

For example, Great Britain is fielding 4 teams which include 19 riders for the 2019-2020 season:

- HUUB WATTBIKE TEST TEAM
-...
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Posted By carleton

It's difficult to diagnose tires from here. If...

It's difficult to diagnose tires from here. If they are hard and not sticky, then you will slip down a steep track. Period. Doesn't matter how nice or expensive they are new.

If your track is...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, I kinda agree with this. The UK was...

Yeah, I kinda agree with this.

The UK was notorious for exploiting this. They would have like 2-3 trade teams in the field (like team KGF) as well as their National Team. They'd take all of the...
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The 808's have a very low price here:...
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06-23-19, 08:25 PM
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Posted By carleton

Lowering price on Zipp 808s to $1000 + actual...

Lowering price on Zipp 808s to $1000 + actual shipping costs from Atlanta.

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Posted By carleton

(cyclinganomaly, this is less about you and more...

(cyclinganomaly, this is less about you and more about illustrating the downside of using GPS for track efforts. It's been discussed here several times before, but your 1 video provided proof of it...
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Posted By carleton

Thanks! I think it will help new racers...

Thanks! I think it will help new racers understand what's involved and not be intimidated.

Question: I noted on one video (the chariot race) that your speed was 2-4mph while you were just sitting...
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Posted By carleton

I'm glad that you are digging the sport, too. ...

I'm glad that you are digging the sport, too. Most tracks are filled with friendly faces and help if you need it.

These videos are amazing. They do a great job of illustrating, using numbers,...
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Posted By carleton

Thanks for the details. That's terrible. I...

Thanks for the details.

That's terrible. I hope he heals up soon and it's "once bitten, twice shy" about riding track.
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Sticky Trading
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Posted By carleton

Still available :-/

Still available :-/
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Posted By carleton

Are there any reports of what happened? Did...

Are there any reports of what happened? Did anyone here see it?

Crossed wheel? Unclipped pedal?
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Posted By carleton

That makes sense, in a way. But, I wonder if he...

That makes sense, in a way. But, I wonder if he bit off more than he could chew. Sounds like he was racing in the UCI Pro races at TTown today (Friday).



A telling quote from his IG:
...
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Posted By carleton

This story of DF sounds a lot like Serenity: ...

This story of DF sounds a lot like Serenity:

- A pretty good product on paper/website.
- The early products were nice...when quality was good.
- Bad products slipped through the crack when...
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Posted By carleton

lol

lol
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Posted By carleton

I recall not riding on the track for maybe a year...

I recall not riding on the track for maybe a year and getting the willies while riding the first few laps and I was very squirrely when I returned to the faster races. I would simply let myself get...
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Posted By carleton

Damn. I wonder why he was riding mass start?...

Damn.

I wonder why he was riding mass start? Real talk, I would imagine that if he were on the long team for TP/IP, then he'd be focused on that and not risk injury in a mass start race. I...
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Posted By carleton

I heard (and witnessed) similar stories about...

I heard (and witnessed) similar stories about Serenity.

Not about Dixie Flyer in particular, but "China Carbon" in general...

People ask, "Why not get an eBay frame for a fraction of the cost...
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Posted By carleton

Great stuff. One way to frame what you are...

Great stuff.

One way to frame what you are doing is to consider your weekly races "Practice Races". The veteran racers at DLV called them that and, at first, I didn't understand. I was like,...
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Posted By carleton

Nice find! I'm pretty sure that's it. It has his...

Nice find! I'm pretty sure that's it. It has his team name, "Pure Energy Cycling", on the top tube.

It's tough to say if the seller is Lakatosh himself or someone he gave/sold the frame to before...
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Posted By carleton

Very nice!

Very nice!
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Posted By carleton

I'm sorry to hear about the injury. One...

I'm sorry to hear about the injury.

One thing that happened to me early each season is a pain in my neck from a low, aggressive position and craning my neck upward to see ahead of me.
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Posted By carleton

I know it sounds trite, but you just have to...

I know it sounds trite, but you just have to power through it. The pain is "only" for a few minutes after the event (only....hahaha).

When I was dedicated to training for the kilo, I only did...
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Posted By carleton

This would be my guess, too. Chainsnapper,...

This would be my guess, too.

Chainsnapper, standing starts and rolling accelerations involve a lot of pulling of the arms which pull across the back and neck area.

Maybe some supplemental...
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Posted By carleton

It's called "Track Hack" :D . A lot of people get...

It's called "Track Hack" :D . A lot of people get it early in the race season.



Yes, thread squirm is accentuated on the track. I'm a big guy and I preferred 22 or 23c tires at 140-160psi...
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Posted By carleton

The Kilo is an event for fools and madmen.

The Kilo is an event for fools and madmen.
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Posted By carleton

That link seems to be busted.

That link seems to be busted.
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Posted By carleton

This is wonderful! Any chance you can post...

This is wonderful!

Any chance you can post pics or a video of a Kickr with your mod with a bike?
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Posted By carleton

I don't want you to think that people are...

I don't want you to think that people are dismissing you or your question. It's simply a question that can't easily be answered.

The Kilo is a simple yet complex and brutal event. "Simple",...
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Posted By carleton

You make good points. Maybe not for...

You make good points.




Maybe not for one medal, but recall that Phinney was the Enduro that hung with the Sprinters in the Kilo:
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, his story isn't unique among pro (and...

Yeah, his story isn't unique among pro (and recently retired pro) roadies.

This is why I think it's an untapped resource.

I've told this story a few times before, but, the guy who won the US...
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Posted By carleton

That's amazing. For those that aren't...

That's amazing.

For those that aren't familiar, it was mentioned in the video that 4:30 would have won silver at US Elite Nationals after Ashton Lambie's 4:27.497. That's 2.503" faster. Gaimon...
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Posted By carleton

https://www.retro-gression.com/products/all-city-c...

https://www.retro-gression.com/products/all-city-cro-mo-lockring

Shimano’s doesn’t accommodate 12t because their range begins at 13t.

A 12t lockring will work with any cog.
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Posted By carleton

Agreed. I really like a slow forum with a high...

Agreed. I really like a slow forum with a high signal-to-noise ratio. I’d rather drop in every day or two and see a couple of new posts/comments (if any at all) of high quality than have to sift...
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