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Old 08-03-14, 09:30 PM
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Your frame looks more stealthy than Dalai's.
Is that a Calfee Bamboo track frame cammo'd into the floor?
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Is that a Calfee Bamboo track frame cammo'd into the floor?
Yes, it's the aero-super-slim limited edition ;-)
(Those bamboo frames look good btw!)

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My next post will be the complete bike.
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Here it is! Without the stealthy cammo suit

Still have to cut the fork's upper tube to its final size, I had to install around 3 inches of spacers up there, that's the reason for the cap

I rode it yesterday for the first time and I am speechless, it only has two speeds: Fast and faster!!! I'm so happy

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What is your take on the ellipses' stickers? Yay or nay?

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Old 08-10-14, 11:16 AM
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Nay on the wheel stickers, yay on the bike Mostly because I have the same one lol. I love it, if I ride it a lot and get back on my S2, it feels like a wet noodle compared to the T1.
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Threw the TT wheelset on to see what it'd look like, first race will be this coming Thursday so I'm getting really excited.
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Two old but still great black, grey and white beauties. The important one is our almost 13 year old Labrador, Gracie. The bike is an aluminum Cervelo P3 Sl (road time trial bike with rear facing dropouts). Campy Vento front wheel. Dura Ace Track hub laced to Mavic CXP33 rim covered by a Dyma Wheel cover on the back. We have since re-done the Dyama and it looks much better. For timed races we have profile aero bars mounted to a Vision Tech basebar and a -17 degree stem.
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Old 10-01-14, 01:25 PM
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A few of pictures from me

Ridley Oval
Weight 7.4kgs

Ridley Ultra Lite Taperwall alloy frame
4ZA carbon fork
Custom paint
Mavic Ellipse wheelset
Miche Primato Pista crankset 165mm/135 BCD 49T
Ritchey Pro alloy seatpost
4Za Cirrus saddle
Deda Elementi Zero 100 Pista 17° stem
Pro Vibe carbon track bars
Vittoria Ultra Speed Formula 2000 tyres




I bought the Omnium frameset as a project build for the summer
Giant Omnium
Weight 6.5kgs

ALUXX SL Aluminum, Compact Road Design frame
FormulaOne Composite carbon fork
American Classic 420 Aero track wheelset
Miche Primato Advanced Pista crankset 165mm/144 BCD 50T
Ritchey Comp alloy seatpost
4ZA Cirrus saddle
Zipp Service Course SL Beyond Black 17° stem
Deda Elementi Pista bars
Vittoria Diamante Pro Pista tyres



I took the Omnium onto the track today for the first time, it doesn't feel as track orientated as the Ridley but still enjoyable

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2015 Hoy .002 Fiorenzuola Just got it today.
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Nice. I thought that was a custom build then I noticed that there is another Fiorenzuola (.002 vs .001) that has nicer parts. Really nice!


How does it feel and handle?

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Yeah it has dura ace chainset and hubs! Really nice. I havent rode it yet, ill have to wait until i get some track time next saturday The weight of it is practically 0 (compared to what im used to) and the set up is also pretty aggressive. Ive just put my shimano pedals on it. HOY Fiorenzuola .002 2015 Track Bike | Evans Cycles

Wont need to upgrade anything for a long time i dont think! Which is perfect. Build and ride. Happy times. I think the larger gear will suit me too, its 51/15.
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Old 10-11-14, 08:50 AM
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Nice. I thought that was a custom build then I noticed that there is another Fiorenzuola (.002 vs .001) that has nicer parts. Really nice!


How does it feel and handle?
Rode it today for the first time and I loved it! The stem is pretty long but it felt so comfortable, quick handling and very light. The gearing suits me so much more too.
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Just excited to share that my Tiemeyer is back together. Pedals should be here this coming week and then I'll finish the final adjustment. Sold my Fi'zik Aliante saddle so I'm giving my Bontrager Paradigm road saddle a try. My new favorite saddle is the Specialized Phenom Expert I have on my mountain bike so we'll see where I end up.

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Old 10-13-14, 06:03 AM
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Great news Pantani98.
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Pantani98-
Let me know if you need any stubby thomson seat post cut down for Tiemeyer frames... Since mine died I have some around
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Old 10-15-14, 12:35 PM
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(engage most interest man in the world voice)

I don't have aero wheels yet, but when I do, they'll be tubeless.

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Old 10-15-14, 01:44 PM
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tubeless??? Not, err, the usual choice for the track...

Or do you mean tubular? Because that makes more sense.
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Originally Posted by Brian Ratliff View Post
tubeless??? Not, err, the usual choice for the track...

Or do you mean tubular? Because that makes more sense.

I don't understand. Why does everyone give me a hard time for my choice of tubeless? It's faster, more reliable, smoother, and has a lower rolling resistance than tubular. Period.
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i don't understand. Why does everyone give me a hard time for my choice of tubeless? It's faster, more reliable, smoother, and has a lower rolling resistance than tubular. Period.
ok.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
ok.
help me carleton, help me understand.
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help me carleton, help me understand.
1) Are you familiar with the lateral forces that a tire is under at high speeds on the track? When I do a flying 100/200 and come off the track, my tires literally have horizontal striations across them.

2) I'm not sure that tubless tires are made for track use. Do you really want to be the crash test dummy?
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
1) Are you familiar with the lateral forces that a tire is under at high speeds on the track? When I do a flying 100/200 and come off the track, my tires literally have horizontal striations across them.

2) I'm not sure that tubless tires are made for track use. Do you really want to be the crash test dummy?

I don't know the science. but I know roadies ride tubeless at 50mph downhills.
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I don't understand. Why does everyone give me a hard time for my choice of tubeless? It's faster, more reliable, smoother, and has a lower rolling resistance than tubular. Period.
Two reasons: it's low pressure and it's clincher. High pressure is to deal with the g-forces; at a full sprint, on a steep track, you weigh close to double since you are pulling nearly 2g acceleration. It also decreases rolling resistance because, unlike on the road, the surface is pretty smooth; higher tire pressure yields lower rolling resistance in this situation. A glued interface is better than clincher because, in the event of a flat, you have a prayer of staying upright long enough to come to a stop. No prayer if the rim is allowed contact to the track surface, which is automatic in the case of a clincher.

Ride what you like, but I'll take my 150+psi tubulars over any sort of clincher, tubeless or tubed, any day.
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Originally Posted by Brian Ratliff View Post
Two reasons: it's low pressure and it's clincher. High pressure is to deal with the g-forces; at a full sprint, on a steep track, you weigh close to double since you are pulling nearly 2g acceleration. It also decreases rolling resistance because, unlike on the road, the surface is pretty smooth; higher tire pressure yields lower rolling resistance in this situation. A glued interface is better than clincher because, in the event of a flat, you have a prayer of staying upright long enough to come to a stop. No prayer if the rim is allowed contact to the track surface, which is automatic in the case of a clincher.

Ride what you like, but I'll take my 150+psi tubulars over any sort of clincher, tubeless or tubed, any day.
Ok, I should add that I weigh 135. You can run tubeless at 125 if you like.
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I don't know the science. but I know roadies ride tubeless at 50mph downhills.
You do know that 1) there are no 50mph downhills in track and 2) there is a banked corner which you don't find on the road, right? These observations are relevant to the discussion. Nobody uses tubeless. Everyone over Cat3 uses tubular.
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Originally Posted by Brian Ratliff View Post
You do know that 1) there are no 50mph downhills in track and 2) there is a banked corner which you don't find on the road, right? These observations are relevant to the discussion. Nobody uses tubeless. Everyone over Cat3 uses tubular.
So far I'm not hearing any reasons specifically to stay away from tubeless, besides that it's never been tested (which is totally a valid point). I'm only hearing "no one uses it, therefore you shouldn't".
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