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Posted By carleton

To add a dose of reality... If you are a...

To add a dose of reality...

If you are a sprinter, just about all of your training will be maximal. The variation will be in volume. The intensity will be maximum.

If you are an all-arounder or...
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Yeah. The Cinelli Alter ...

Yeah. The Cinelli Alter

https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7742/18005501560_cd735891cb_b.jpg
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3618/3495792017_b77a9fe4ae_b.jpg

They also had pinup panels availale...
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Posted By carleton

That's literally what I do these days, but for a...

That's literally what I do these days, but for a sorta household name company.

Big data analysis, data engineering, large scale ETL, Oracle, SQL Server, BigQuery, Google Analytics, SalesForce,...
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Posted By carleton

Yes...or previous real world efforts.

Yes...or previous real world efforts.
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Posted By carleton

Believe me, that's happened to me. Come to...

Believe me, that's happened to me.

Come to find out, regression testing horror stories aren't the popular first date conversation as I thought it would be :foo:



Yeah, I think 125 is the...
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Posted By carleton

The comments are hilarious. Hoy is in there, too....

The comments are hilarious. Hoy is in there, too.

Bos notes that Hindes' knee gets really close to or touches the fork's shoulder. That would suck if that happens.
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Really? 3 years? Ha! I hadn't seen them and saw...

Really? 3 years? Ha! I hadn't seen them and saw the "New" on the site and thought they were new.

The Nitto website seems like the kind of site that some old school "webmaster" updates by manually...
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Posted By carleton

Nitto now offers 31.8mm Carbon B123 in 37, 38,...

Nitto now offers 31.8mm Carbon B123 in 37, 38, 39, and 40cm widths called "B123CB". Interesting.

NEW NITTO (http://nitto-tokyo.sakura.ne.jp/new-E.html)

https://i.imgur.com/LxIm9M7.gif
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Posted By carleton

It's not possible. You may be thinking of...

It's not possible.

You may be thinking of Kurt Kinetc where they provided some maps of "X speed = Y power" based on the resistance required to move their fluid trainer's drum a certain speed. ...
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Posted By carleton

Hell, while you are at it, make a front axle for...

Hell, while you are at it, make a front axle for the 900 as well. Those would sell like hotcakes.

Everyone in their right mind who owns a 900 disc in their right mind would buy one.
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Posted By carleton

Those are great discs that are easy to find for...

Those are great discs that are easy to find for cheap. It's "old tech" that still fast.



Yup.

Between the lack of inventory of track axles and the broken long locknut/spacers, the 900 has...
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Posted By carleton

There is a book that's not related to cycling but...

There is a book that's not related to cycling but written by Team GB's Sports Psycologist Dr. Steve Peters. Jamie Staff (G.B. Team Sprint Olympic gold and U.S.A. Olympic Sprint coach) recommended it....
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Posted By carleton

It's impossible to find. I committed to...

It's impossible to find.

I committed to buying a 900 disc from a VP at SRAM/Zipp (he posted to slowtwitch) on the condition that he find me a track axle. I paypal'd him the money and everything. ...
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Posted By carleton

And this, my friends, illustrates the dilemma...

And this, my friends, illustrates the dilemma that occurs when buying (or selling) "China Carbon": Fluctuations in quality control.

Most people will great product. Others will not. I saw the same...
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Posted By carleton

“Heroes, Villains, and Velodromes” is about Team...

“Heroes, Villains, and Velodromes” is about Team GB’s rise to prominence leading up to the 2008 Olympics. A lot of focus on Hoy, but not entirely about him.
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Posted By carleton

What’s up with your punctuation? Are you using a...

What’s up with your punctuation? Are you using a non-standard keyboard or is this just your thing?
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Posted By carleton

The purpose of the UCI requiring that all...

The purpose of the UCI requiring that all equipment be available to the public was to keep teams from doing this very thing: Spending millions to sponsor development of gear that provides a...
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Posted By carleton

Rusty reports that the list price for the T5 was...

Rusty reports that the list price for the T5 was 100,000 GBP.

Let's say that's the price for this bike (for conversation's sake). That's not an impossible sum for Bos, the Dutch team, and Bos'...
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Posted By carleton

lol I bet that gave them a heart attack. A guy...

lol I bet that gave them a heart attack. A guy with a team budget to afford it, the legs to ride it, and skills enough to beat the team that sponsored it :lol:
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Oh, I forgot to mention this regarding the T5...

Oh, I forgot to mention this regarding the T5 sales: I think Cervelo may have expected poor sales. Did they even try to sell the bikes? Usually when top tier bikes like these (L96, R96, BT...
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Posted By carleton

Thanks, rustymongrel. queerpunk, yeah, lol. ...

Thanks, rustymongrel. queerpunk, yeah, lol.

I think it would have been easier to simply put a "Cervelo" sticker on Katsanis' bikes (I didn't know the designer's name until now) :D

I think that...
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Posted By carleton

Bingo.

Bingo.
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Posted By carleton

Has there ever been a bike that was designed for...

Has there ever been a bike that was designed for sprinting, as in no designed to be used with aerobars? Only drop bars, only for sprinting.

I think corners get cut when there is "one bike to do...
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Posted By carleton

You can use a standard fork with a TK1 or TK FRD,...

You can use a standard fork with a TK1 or TK FRD, provided that you have the correct 40mm offset. Actually the TK1 uses that standard fork option to keep costs low and the TK FRD has the more...
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Posted By carleton

Maybe we should be.

Maybe we should be.
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, if that were true (and evidence strongly...

Yeah, if that were true (and evidence strongly suggests that it is), MLB would have a very hard time defending that decision. It would be no less than a scandal. So, yeah, they are gonna deny it.
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Posted By carleton

While we are on the subject, the Argon 18 bike...

While we are on the subject, the Argon 18 bike seems to be more similar than different when compared to the TK1 / TK FRD, namely because of the bayonet system. Is it similar, or significantly...
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Posted By carleton

I'm not talking about if the bike would be...

I'm not talking about if the bike would be appropriate for average sprinters. I'm talking about the sprinters on Teams GB and AUS who are on the tail end of the bell curve when it comes to making...
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Posted By carleton

That theory has been around for a few years now:...

That theory has been around for a few years now: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/are-juiced-balls-the-new-steroids/



lol really?

I'd love to dust off my old data sets, update them, and...
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Posted By carleton

I always called BS on the Cervelo being...

I always called BS on the Cervelo being appropriate for the Sprinters, too. Cervelo makes aero bikes. That's their focus. Not strong bikes. Same with Argon 18 (AUS).

TT Bike companies and...
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Posted By carleton

Wow. This is wide: ...

Wow. This is wide:

https://i.imgur.com/OQoT3YQ.jpg

I didn't realize it's that wide.



I think you are right.
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, I think "fixed" is a loaded term....

Yeah, I think "fixed" is a loaded term. "choreographed for maximum entertainment" is more appropriate.

It's not much of a stretch when you realize that every spectator sport is entertainment....
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Posted By carleton

Yes and Yes. It's a show first and foremost....

Yes and Yes.

It's a show first and foremost.

Ever wonder how Nate Koch did well on the 6-Day scene but not in International, National, or even State level competition? :foo:
...
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Posted By carleton

And DLV in ATL as well as Kissena in NYC are open...

And DLV in ATL as well as Kissena in NYC are open to the public 24/7 :D

That doesn't mean you can just hop on when you want and do what you want.

A public park is 'open to the public' 24/7, but...
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Posted By carleton

So you are saying that when one becomes a track...

So you are saying that when one becomes a track racer, they don't pay taxes anymore. Niccccce.

Also, taxpayers paid for roads. We shouldn't need a driver's license either, right?

DLV is open to...
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Posted By carleton

Should all public services be crowd-funded? ...

Should all public services be crowd-funded? Should we start a gofundme for trash pickup and animal control? :roflmao2:



lol...do you even know why tracks require certification? It's not to...
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Posted By carleton

True, but the downside of wheel-based systems is...

True, but the downside of wheel-based systems is that they are very far down on the kinetic chain. Power meters are supposed to measure what the body is doing, so ideally you'd want the meter close...
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Posted By carleton

Cadence is needed to calculate Power. If Cadence...

Cadence is needed to calculate Power. If Cadence is late, Power will be, too.

The Wired SRM PC5 was great for standing starts because it could be equipped with TWO reed switches. Meaning it got...
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Posted By carleton

Real talk, if the hardware these ladies brought...

Real talk, if the hardware these ladies brought home over the years wasn't enough to ignite some passion for building tracks, I don't know what will:

https://i.imgur.com/0bXgLY2.jpg

I know I'm...
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Posted By carleton

Regarding video games. It's simply a numbers...

Regarding video games. It's simply a numbers game. If you can get thousands of people at a time to sit and watch someone do anything, there will be ad money involved.

How is a video game...
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Posted By carleton

Yeah most tracks have a kids program, but they...

Yeah most tracks have a kids program, but they are usually kids from the immediate neighborhood or children of adult racers. And most of those kids drift away from the sport for one reason or...
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Posted By carleton

Also, let’s not fool ourselves. Track cycling...

Also, let’s not fool ourselves. Track cycling requires even more personal investment than the families offer in the gloomy picture of little league baseball that I paint above.

This sport has a...
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Posted By carleton

Some. Some Americans. Sport, arts. public...

Some. Some Americans.

Sport, arts. public libraries, public parks, public schools, etc... still exist in every city in the United States.

EDIT:

Also, DLV is part of a county (or city,...
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Posted By carleton

On a related note, I've done a lot of analysis of...

On a related note, I've done a lot of analysis of MLB over the years. The result of this system is a revolving door of players that are all but disposable, thus making the idea of "going pro" not...
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Posted By carleton

Yup. A few years ago in a small/medium sized...

Yup.

A few years ago in a small/medium sized town in Georgia (an hour South of Atlanta), I witnessed tryouts for a baseball league with players being aged like 8-12. It looked like NFL combines. ...
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Posted By carleton

I agree with a lot of this. There are a lot...

I agree with a lot of this.

There are a lot of factors that contribute to the fact that all sports seem to be less popular. There is no one smoking gun. Ask a dozen families with children and ask...
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Posted By carleton

Yup. And he has the credentials to back it...

Yup.

And he has the credentials to back it up:



I knew another mechanical engieeer who was a multiple elite National champ and Masters world champ in sprint events...he also rode Zipp wheels...
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Posted By carleton

ahem... :D

ahem...



:D
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Posted By carleton

You don’t have to watch your weight like hill...

You don’t have to watch your weight like hill climbers. Just be generally fit in terms of body fat. It’s not uncommon for cyclists to develop an unhealthy obsession with weight.

Regarding big...
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Posted By carleton

Glad to see you stoked on this. A few...

Glad to see you stoked on this.

A few comments:

First 3 rules to being successful in Masters track racing:
- Don't be fat.
- Don't be fat.
- Don't be fat.

I know it sounds stupid, but...
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