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Old 12-09-19, 06:30 PM
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Allowing athletes to compete as neutrals defeats the premise of athletes being accountable to their country, and a country being accountable to its athletes. The athletes and the federation are the same entity. Without a federation, the athletes can't compete. Without athletes, there is no federation.

This is no deterrent to the corruption. It just puts it on hold for 4 years. In the meantime it allows the state to hone it's doping program on athletes who aren't allowed to compete.

In 5 years it will be business as usual for them.

You stop this by making it so the clean athletes see it as too risky to compete for dirty federations. Barr them as well and they will seek other federations to compete for.
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Old 12-09-19, 11:18 PM
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Anyone ever see these before in the wild? Flexible valve stem/extender for disc wheels. Anyone know who makes it?
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If that can take 200 psi that's a ridiculously obvious yet awesome idea
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Anyone ever see these before in the wild? Flexible valve stem/extender for disc wheels. Anyone know who makes it?
wow forgot these ever existed. Corima used to make them, although I don't think they do any longer.
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3 up sprint tactics

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Originally Posted by Poppit View Post
3 up sprint tactics

https://youtu.be/U-nxhcucB2Q
This video actually illustrates the same technique that I simply describe as: Fight hard as hell for the #2 spot. That's the best spot.

If you are #1 , then you are fighting the wind by yourself.
If you are #3 , then you have a draft, but you have to pass two people to win.
If you are #2 , then you have the benefit of a draft and only have to pass 1 person to win.
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Old 12-13-19, 06:21 PM
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Shimano released some track shoes called the RC901T. They look like a modification of their top end RC901 road shoe but with one boa dial instead of two. They look interesting and aren't too terribly priced.

I would link but i'm not allowed to.
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Old 12-14-19, 07:13 PM
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New equipments

https://www.velobike.co.nz/blog//new-tech

shoe covers??!! 🤔
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Old 12-14-19, 09:15 PM
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shoe covers are legal (again)
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shoe covers are legal (again)
We didn't need this return.. one more thing to deal with, and in this case (over the strap) even dangerous.
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Old 12-15-19, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by KrispyK View Post
Shimano released some track shoes called the RC901T. They look like a modification of their top end RC901 road shoe but with one boa dial instead of two. They look interesting and aren't too terribly priced.

I would link but i'm not allowed to.
https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/produ...SH-RC901T.html

They should have left off the strap near the toe. Any trackie using straps won't touch them, and any trackie not using straps will just grab the regular road model.
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Anecdotal, but I've never been impressed with the hold on the foot that shoes with a single boa have.
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Old 12-16-19, 01:37 AM
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Day 3 of World Cup from Brisbane.
Multi rider crash during Women's Omnium Scratch Race - one rider rode the fence but still crashed.
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Anecdotal, but I've never been impressed with the hold on the foot that shoes with a single boa have.
I've never been terribly impressed with the hold that BOAs offer, in general - one dial or two.

I'm honestly not sure what makes those Shimano shoes better than regular S-phyres for the track.
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I've never been terribly impressed with the hold that BOAs offer, in general - one dial or two.

I'm honestly not sure what makes those Shimano shoes better than regular S-phyres for the track.
I agree. I think they are neat, but that's about it.

I mean, I get it. Being able to micro-adjust your shoes when on a long road ride with the turn of the wheel is nice as your feet swell. But, that's not gonna happen on the track for several reasons. So, the main benefit of BOA shoes is simply lost on trackies.
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Old 12-16-19, 01:47 PM
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Maybe new Mavic trispoke, but it looks like Mavic 3GS.
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FYI, you can find metric Allen screws at local hardware stores: https://www.lowes.com/pl/Machine-scr...ent=4294710182

The type of screws that are used in stems, seat post clamps, and other odds and ends on the bike.

So, if your screws are stripped or simply looking shabby after lots of use, you may be able to find what you need at the local hardware store. Take one of the ones you intend to replace into the store with you to make sure you get the right size and thread pitch. Look for what you need in the Metric area (most bike screws, nuts, and bolts are Metric).
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FYI, you can find metric Allen screws at local hardware stores: https://www.lowes.com/pl/Machine-scr...ent=4294710182

The type of screws that are used in stems, seat post clamps, and other odds and ends on the bike.

So, if your screws are stripped or simply looking shabby after lots of use, you may be able to find what you need at the local hardware store. Take one of the ones you intend to replace into the store with you to make sure you get the right size and thread pitch. Look for what you need in the Metric area (most bike screws, nuts, and bolts are Metric).
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Old 12-18-19, 04:51 PM
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Anecdotal, but I've never been impressed with the hold on the foot that shoes with a single boa have.
Agreed. I just don't see a substitute for old fashioned laces.
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Old 12-18-19, 11:09 PM
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FYI, you can find metric Allen screws at local hardware stores: https://www.lowes.com/pl/Machine-scr...ent=4294710182

The type of screws that are used in stems, seat post clamps, and other odds and ends on the bike.

So, if your screws are stripped or simply looking shabby after lots of use, you may be able to find what you need at the local hardware store. Take one of the ones you intend to replace into the store with you to make sure you get the right size and thread pitch. Look for what you need in the Metric area (most bike screws, nuts, and bolts are Metric).
I'd go one step further, as someone that worked in a True Value and spent time organizing and stocking those little drawers of nuts and bolts. The little drawers of nuts and bolts should be much higher quality stuff than the stuff you find in the big box stores (unless the store owner is filling them with the wrong stuff). It's super high quality, US made, very good stuff. I buy pretty much all my regular nuts and bolts (water bottle bolts, turbo bolts for the car, etc) from the bins. You can get stainless (I do), most bolts come in various lengths, and the quality is excellent.

Some of the mass packed stuff, and a lot of the stuff in big box stores, is much lower quality. Sometimes that's okay - I use mass packed stainless sheet metal screws for downspouts, various projects around the house, etc). But for quality, machine threads, you can screw up something really expensive or really difficult to fix (a frame, a shifter, a derailleur) with bad threads and it's not worth saving 30 cents or whatever. I've literally tossed a new box of bolts into metal recycling because they were so bad.
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What shoes would yall recommend for track? I am looking around for a new pair as my specialized Torch 2.0's I am not able to get my shoes tight as I would like for sprints(toe box loose and mid foot tight enough). I was looking at those new Shimano shoes and some lace up shoes such as the Giro Empires, Lake CX1's and Bonts's after browsing the forum. Are lace ups the way to go for sprinting?
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What shoes would yall recommend for track? I am looking around for a new pair as my specialized Torch 2.0's I am not able to get my shoes tight as I would like for sprints(toe box loose and mid foot tight enough). I was looking at those new Shimano shoes and some lace up shoes such as the Giro Empires, Lake CX1's and Bonts's after browsing the forum. Are lace ups the way to go for sprinting?
I had those exactly same shoes. I switch to the BONT Vaypor T shoes and haven't look back. All the sprinters I've met use either these, custom BONT Zero shoes (laces, no BOA), or custom made Sierra shoes. It took me a week or two for my foot to get use to them. I think I've seen Nicholas Paul wearing the Classic Vaypor model at TTOWN (cheapest version of the Vaypor).

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I'm loving the Lake lace up carbon shoes, come in wide sizes and about 50% the price of Bont's. The wide size was a game changer for me. All personal preference, of course.
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I wanted to fit Bonts, but had to give up eventually.

Switched to Fizik R1 PowerStraps.

They were a limited version made for the movistar guys, but straps made from the same material as sprinting straps and a top level carbon sole was hard to argue with.
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The Lake CX1s are good. I had to replace the laces - I went with waxed hockey skate laces, which are much stronger. Probably the best bang for the buck option.
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