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Old 10-08-16, 12:06 PM
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https://roadcyclinguk.com/racing/art-team-pursuit.html

Found the comments on the different mental approaches interesting
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Old 10-13-16, 10:04 AM
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Interesting article on the TP. If you look at the photo of them sitting down you'll see that 3 are wearing the custom shoes with Jo Roswell wearing a pair of S Works with what looks like a massive stack of spacers under the cleats.

https://roadcyclinguk.com/racing/art-team-pursuit.html
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Old 10-13-16, 04:52 PM
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It's ok. On a track you lean left anyway.
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Might also be a more severe case leg length disprepancy
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Old 10-13-16, 09:39 PM
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Might also be a more severe case leg length disprepancy
+1

My left leg is 1cm longer than my right.
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Old 10-14-16, 08:28 PM
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My left leg is 1cm longer than my right.
Functional or Structural discrepancy?
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Old 10-15-16, 09:46 AM
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I just happened upon this deal and thought I should share it: https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Produc...51_-1___205162

This weekend's sale is only $637.50 for a complete bike with two spare chain rings.



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Old 10-26-16, 09:56 AM
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For all us old folks!
Over 40 and fitter than ever: a grown-up guide
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Old 11-07-16, 07:13 PM
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https://sniperskinsports.com/

Someone should try this grip
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Old 11-07-16, 07:43 PM
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Already did. Not bad, but thicker than keirin grips. The fake "rope weave" isn't all that comfortable on shorter tracks with high G forces. You really feel it dig into your hands. Better to use real cloth hockey tape. I did the same thing bit with actual cloth hockey tape, and you can tailor the thickness of the rope weave and the tape. The glue seeps through the cloth and gives you a super grippy surface.
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Old 11-27-16, 03:12 PM
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Looks like Theo Bos took a training tumble.


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That gear was HUGE.
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Old 12-04-16, 01:31 AM
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Yup. Looked like he was muscling it too much in the upper body, causing the crash.
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His bike looks super small under him. His bars are already in front of the the axle. His entire head is in front of the front axle when he stands during the windup:



I think he may have had too much weight on the front tire. Dude needs a longer top tube.

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Old 12-04-16, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by taras0000 View Post
Yup. Looked like he was muscling it too much in the upper body, causing the crash.
On his Instagram he claims he rolled both his tires when he hit the cote.
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Old 12-04-16, 01:57 PM
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On his Instagram he claims he rolled both his tires when he hit the cote.
I think that "Muscling the bike" can do that.

If you ride an outdoor track, look at your tires and you'll see horizontal striations. There can be lot of horizontal forces on the tires at really high speeds.

That point between turns 1 and 2 during a flying 200M on a 250 is where A LOT of forces come together. This isn't the first time I've seen a pro roll a tire at that spot. I think one of the German's had a similar accident a few years back. That rider said that his glue was fresh and hadn't completely set yet.
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I think that "Muscling the bike" can do that.

If you ride an outdoor track, look at your tires and you'll see horizontal striations. There can be lot of horizontal forces on the tires at really high speeds.

That point between turns 1 and 2 during a flying 200M on a 250 is where A LOT of forces come together. This isn't the first time I've seen a pro roll a tire at that spot. I think one of the German's had a similar accident a few years back. That rider said that his glue was fresh and hadn't completely set yet.
Oh, I entirely agree and was just giving a few more details from what caused the crash. I actually had a set of tires need to be replaced after a couple months due to sidewall issues even running 170psi so the amount of force a tire will see diving into the banking is tremendous. Those were Maxxis road race tires that have treated me well in the past on the road but they were not up to the track. So far the Conti Sprinters are holding up much better on our concrete velodrome at least.
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Old 12-05-16, 05:33 AM
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Front wheel on the Cote washing out is what caused that from what I can see.
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Old 12-31-16, 02:02 AM
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Clinchers, tubulars and tubeless - which tyre system is the fastest? (video) - Cycling Weekly

An interesting watch. However, n=1, and i haven't dug into all the specifics of the different tyres they looked at (weight, thickness, compounds, etc.), so potentially many more unaccounted for variables. The observations at the end are interesting, though.
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Clinchers, tubulars and tubeless - which tyre system is the fastest? (video) - Cycling Weekly

An interesting watch. However, n=1, and i haven't dug into all the specifics of the different tyres they looked at (weight, thickness, compounds, etc.), so potentially many more unaccounted for variables. The observations at the end are interesting, though.
From the beginning their testing is flawed as they put the same 100 psi in each tire. The tires have vastly different recommended or max psi's, so they should all perform the best at their recommended psi and that will tell you which tire is fastest. Lowest rolling resistance at a low psi doesn't effect performance at recommended pressures.
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New hour record set in France for 105+ age group at 22.547 km.

105-year-old Frenchman sets new hour record - Gallery | Cyclingnews.com

Congratulations Robert Marchand
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