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Old 01-31-19, 04:58 PM
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Here's something interesting: all the German's run 3/32. And 9 or 10 speed shimano road chains.....


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Old 01-31-19, 07:51 PM
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Here's something interesting: all the German's run 3/32. And 9 or 10 speed shimano road chains.....
They're more efficient, it's not by much but they are
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They're more efficient, it's not by much but they are
I was surprised that even their sprinters had gone narrow. They were using Shimano or Kappstein rings.
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Efficiency because of less surface contact area? Or because 9/10 speed chains have better implemented tech to make the chains more efficient? I could see that Shimano and other chain producers focusing more on premium 10 speed chains compared to their 1/8tj offerings.
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Old 02-01-19, 09:12 AM
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Efficiency because of less surface contact area? Or because 9/10 speed chains have better implemented tech to make the chains more efficient? I could see that Shimano and other chain producers focusing more on premium 10 speed chains compared to their 1/8tj offerings.
And they are probably cheaper and more accessible than the boutique 1/8" chains with coatings that are being offered now.

It's "free speed", I guess.
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Old 02-01-19, 11:20 AM
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11 speed DA chain is the efficiency weenies dream. It's unfortunate that not nearly as much effort goes into 1/8 chains (realistically there doesn't need to be other than from a pure efficiency standpoint, of course as things get narrower on road chains they have to keep working on them)

I'm surprised to see sprinters on them though, some of the stronger guys may be able to snap them.
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Another possible hour record challenge in April?
Decision on Campenaerts' Hour Record attempt to be made on Friday | Cyclingnews.com
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Campenaert's has a pretty good shot at it in Aguas. That said, even at the "magic track" it's going to be a bit more than just showing up and collecting the record. Wiggins ride was very good, better than most of us thought.
Michael Hutchinson suggested if he did set it in Aguas that it would mean the record could then only be set at altitude... and he seemed to get peeved with me that I suggested the record had already moved to altitude or bust.
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Old 02-14-19, 07:05 AM
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marginal gains podcast (show 2) had a good section on rolling resistance, and they delved into optimal pressure on the track (particularly Major Taylor) and even about epoxy'ing tyres on rims at big events.
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64?
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Looks like a 64 to me
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Is John Archibald's (post 2360) using a missing link chain connector?
I've never seen this type connector used.
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Apparently 64x15=115”
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The chain look like a KMC X101 which come standard in it's box with a missing quick link.

Just recently bought a KMC K710 and it also came with a missing link instead of the old moto style link.
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With a nickname like that, you've gotta have a big crank.
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Latest interview with Huub. What’s stopping a trade team forming in the USA, sprint or pursuit?

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Only money to get the riders at WC stop I would guess. Most big track country now have trade team they use as filler team for the national squad.
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Old 02-16-19, 07:34 PM
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Only money to get the riders at WC stop I would guess. Most big track country now have trade team they use as filler team for the national squad.
If I understand the process correctly, individuals on trade teams can gather points that can be transferred to the National teams when called to join. So, stacking the field with trade and National teams increases the chances that the National squad can qualify for any event at Worlds or the Olympics. Beat, KGF, Wattbike, Landrover and Sky (from years ago), are all examples.
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Is John Archibald's (post 2360) using a missing link chain connector?
I've never seen this type connector used.
They're standard with a number of chains these days. I've had them on SRAM and KMC chains and been using them for maybe 7yrs now. If you change/break chains a lot they can get sloppy, but they're cheap to replace. I find them a lot less fiddly to break also, just using a set of the pliers and bingo
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Old 02-21-19, 07:20 AM
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Old 02-21-19, 08:43 AM
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Nice! Those bars look interesting. Assuming more press will be released on these...
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nice, agree the bars are interesting.
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Originally Posted by taras0000 View Post
Nice! Those bars look interesting. Assuming more press will be released on these...
These bikes have been in the hands of the riders for a while now but I haven't seen anything yet outside of the riders' personal IG posts.
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