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Old 08-20-18, 10:11 AM
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The madison was 54.6 kph, so excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.
Jeez.

Congrats on your athlete doing well at Worlds.
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;-) The amazing thing is that many top level pros would do that in an 88 since that's what they're used to.
Not anymore.
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Old 08-20-18, 11:27 AM
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Not anymore.
It's a transition. Top 6 day racers have usually ridden ridiculously light gears -- obviously riding on sub 250 tracks for multiple days brought upon a certain style. I remember reading about a National Team coach slowly getting them out of that habit since doing a single madison is very different from 6 day race. But man, 54.6 in a junior race (or any race) is amazing.

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Old 08-20-18, 11:41 AM
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Some interesting observations from Professor Jim Martin on various topics, power, aero, crank length, etc. It’s a PCC video, well worth spending some time looking at it, you just need to ignore the ‘gunfight’ in the background!

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Originally Posted by Poppit View Post
Some interesting observations from Professor Jim Martin on various topics, power, aero, crank length, etc. It’s a PCC video, well worth spending some time looking at it, you just need to ignore the ‘gunfight’ in the background!

https://youtu.be/5i9DtIFi9pM
Was this in Trexlertown? Is that a firing range I hear in the background?


EDIT:
The big takeaways:
1: Micro-rests.
2: Don't invite Povey to your presentation

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Old 08-20-18, 01:48 PM
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Was this in Trexlertown? Is that a firing range I hear in the background?


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2: Don't invite Povey to your presentation
But that accent makes everything more interesting and authoritative....
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Old 08-20-18, 01:53 PM
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But that accent makes everything more interesting and authoritative....
...unfortunately*.



*Nothing againt Povey. Just how we American's are conditioned to think this via TV and movies
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...unfortunately*.



*Nothing againt Povey. Just how we American's are conditioned to think this via TV and movies
Did I see him holding at the junior world’s a few days ago?
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Originally Posted by Poppit View Post
Some interesting observations from Professor Jim Martin on various topics, power, aero, crank length, etc. It’s a PCC video, well worth spending some time looking at it, you just need to ignore the ‘gunfight’ in the background!

https://youtu.be/5i9DtIFi9pM
BTW, for Robert Förstemann and Kristina Vogel to be more aerodynamic, not only would they need shorter cranks, they'll need to ride 650c wheels.
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was this in trexlertown? Is that a firing range i hear in the background?
2: Don't invite povey to your presentation :d
lol
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2019 Pan Am Games.
Here is some info on the modifications to the velodrome in Lima, Peru.
https://www.lima2019.pe/en/detalle-n...dio-atletico-1
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Old 08-28-18, 10:35 PM
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3d Printed Track dropout, but the price.......
AUD 8,750 + Shipping, taxes, duties, and other.
And PRESS FIT BB?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnBQ5iwgH...=1xptteqmnmkex

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Old 08-29-18, 07:19 AM
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really sweet dropouts, and adjusters both functional and bling.
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Old 08-29-18, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by gycho77 View Post
3d Printed Track dropout, but the price.......
AUD 8,750 + Shipping, taxes, duties, and other.
And PRESS FIT BB?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnBQ5iwgH...=1xptteqmnmkex
I thought we were done with lugged carbon back in the early 2000s.

I had a lugged carbon road bike once. Squeaked like all hell. I think the glue in one of the main joints broke free and allowed some wiggle or something.

They seem to be targeting the "Bling Bike" scene (a-la Rapha). For $6,500, I'll pass
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There is still a fair bit of"lugged" carbon being done. Most of the time it's tube-to-tibe wrap, but that's essentially creating a lug. Parlee and Calfee use carbon lugs, as well as many other builders. Granted, the bikes aren't being built in the traditional lugged sense. Usually the lugs are a separate mold that fits over the tube. The inside of the mold is layed up before paying the lug over the tube and then the bike is cured. You can create a custom monocoque this way. It's much easier to make up molds for custom lugs than it is to tool up a mold for a whole frame.
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Old 08-31-18, 12:09 PM
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Came here to post that. Not a huge surprise - aguas is the fastest track in the world (the previous record, 4.10, was set at sea level). I heard Lambie was going for the WR and I figured he'd at least come close.

Gavin Hoover held the american IP record there for about four minutes and change.
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Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
Came here to post that. Not a huge surprise - aguas is the fastest track in the world (the previous record, 4.10, was set at sea level). I heard Lambie was going for the WR and I figured he'd at least come close.

Gavin Hoover held the american IP record there for about four minutes and change.
You see Hoover's time on the list and at first you don't realize what a great time it is.

Bobridge did have unusual (in a good way) conditions on another fast (albeit sea level) track. Still probably a good chunk of advantage at Aguas though.

Aguas has that reputation... although if we've learned anything from the last couple of hour record attempts, it's not a given you just show up and set a record.
*also, the new track in Bolivia may just usurp that fastest track in the world title.
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*also, the new track in Bolivia may just usurp that fastest track in the world title.
Yeah, it's like they built a velodrome at the top of the Col du Galibier- a full 700m higher than Aguas. Interested to see what kinds of times are set when it hosts its next big event.
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I would love to see another set of Sprint records set, like they used to attempt in the old days. An F200, an F500, and a SS Kilo. These would be the tracks to do it on.
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Ashton is the truth! Amazing.
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Look T96
The frame said it’s T96, but the description said it’s R96
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So what happened to S?
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Unfortunately not good news about Vogel's wreck/recovery.
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Words cannot express how sad this news is.
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