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Old 09-26-19, 12:18 AM
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For those who want some winter indoor trainer programs:

https://www.bikeforums.net/33-road-b...cipe-book.html
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Old 09-26-19, 03:30 AM
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Article (in Japanese) about the new Anchor/Bridgestone national team bike: New Anchor
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Old 09-26-19, 11:22 PM
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Article (in Japanese) about the new Anchor/Bridgestone national team bike: New Anchor
Nice!

The cool bits:






Bonus: Apparently it can be adapted to use standard stems (like the TK1 / TKFRD)
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Old 10-02-19, 05:51 PM
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Interesting acquisition.

https://bikerumor.com/2019/09/24/wah...ls-on-the-way/
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Old 10-02-19, 10:05 PM
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Interesting indeed. I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but it seems like PM pedals would be leading assumption as to why.

This begs the question: Does the bike world need another Power Meter?

I really can't see there being much opportunity there. And it's not like people swap PMs a lot. People will go through more frames than PMs over time.

Yeah, there is a lot of money to be made, but the price wars seem to be ending in a race to the bottom to provide the cheapest device that can technically be called a "power meter".

Maybe they simply had cash to burn and didn't want to pay taxes on it?
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Old 10-03-19, 08:00 AM
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If you're a speedplay rider already, the thought of a PM pedal compatible is tempting (if it's priced competitively) but overall yes... already tons of options out there, for the most part if you wanted a pedal based PM system, you've already moved from Speedplay... or you have a different type of PM. It's an interesting buy though, Speedplay has always been a unicorn of sorts holding out against much bigger companies trying to buy them.
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Old 10-03-19, 05:55 PM
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ABOC site is down/gone = no UpUpUp

I was only on there last week, so it's recent
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Old 10-03-19, 09:59 PM
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ABOC site is down/gone = no UpUpUp

I was only on there last week, so it's recent
Wow. I wonder what happened.

I recall the preface of the website when it first launched stating something to the effect that the website being a place to keep notes and whatnot for an upcoming Track Sprinting book.

The main URL of the site was: http://upupup.aboc.com.au/the-book



I did think it was weird to give away the "milk" then try to sell the "cow" later, but I didn't question it. I really enjoyed the content.

I hope it's a temporary thing, like the credit card used to pay the domain fees expired and wasn't updated (this happens more often than you think)
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Or, we've managed to outlast Fixed Gear Fever and Up Up Up...
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Or, we've managed to outlast Fixed Gear Fever and Up Up Up...
Haha, we win! I really miss FGF...
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The 2021 Masters World Championships will be held in Los Angeles.
https://www.uci.org/inside-uci/press...h-uci-congress
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Now BVV is closing:

http://www.velonews.com/2019/10/news...O54KBBfPJfCBCA
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ABOC site is down/gone = no UpUpUp

I was only on there last week, so it's recent
Back up and running now
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Originally Posted by brawlo View Post
Back up and running now
ahem...

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I hope it's a temporary thing, like the credit card used to pay the domain fees expired and wasn't updated (this happens more often than you think)
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Old 10-08-19, 07:53 PM
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Here's a rider who found the Zipp 808/Super9 faster than a Mavic Comete pair:
https://fitwerx.com/relentless-pursu...ike-aero-test/
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Old 10-09-19, 02:15 AM
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Here's a rider who found the Zipp 808/Super9 faster than a Mavic Comete pair:
https://fitwerx.com/relentless-pursu...ike-aero-test/
Yup.

And he has the credentials to back it up:

Dean combines his mechanical engineering background with real world testing, training, and competition in cycling and triathlon. Dean’s comprehensive approach to rider positioning and product selection has benefited countless road cyclists and triathletes at all levels. Regarded as a leading industry authority in aerodynamics and bike positioning, he spends hundreds of hours each year field testing and analyzing the aerodynamic and mechanical properties of body positions and cycling equipment. Due to a running injury, Dean changed his focus from triathlon and started doing hill climbs (even though he is 6’3″) and racing bikes in 2011. In recent years, he started racing on the track as well. He has done quite well racing for Team Fit Werx and holds multiple National and World Championship titles on the track and in TT.

Experience:

SICI Certified Advanced Fit Technician, performs 300 bike fittings annually.
Category 1 Road Racer
Masters World Champion – Pursuit
Two discipline AG National Champion (TT and Pursuit)
Father of four.
Pro triathlete since October 2006, competed in first triathlon in July 2000.
1996 World Champion Rower – U23 USA Men’s Eight.
Captain and 4-year member of United States Naval Academy crew team.
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, United States Naval Academy.


A few of Dean’s notable results:

2016 – Masters World 3K Pursuit Champion. 40-44.
2016 – Masters 3K Team Pursuit – Silver.
2016 – National Team Pursuit Champion (record time). Masters 35.
2016 – National 4K Individual Pursuit – Silver. Elite.
2015 – Masters World 3K Pursuit Champion. 40-44.
2015 – National 4K Team Pursuit Champion. Masters 35.
2015 – National 3K Pursuit Champion. Masters 35.
2014 – National TT Champion. Masters 35.
2014 – National 3K Pursuit Champion. Masters.
2014 – Cat 1 upgrade
2012 – MA State Road Champion. Masters 35+
2012 – Cat 2 Upgrade
2012 – 1:04:47 Mt. Washington
I knew another mechanical engieeer who was a multiple elite National champ and Masters world champ in sprint events...he also rode Zipp wheels
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Old 10-09-19, 02:55 AM
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Eh. Io looks cooler!
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Made locally, same company that does the ribbed seat post and the molded aerobar extensions. None of the team ever really used them but they can be made in any measurements you would like

Also here's the custom "Thomson" also made locally
Where can I get the stem? Is it from the same company who makes the Sprint Aero Bars?
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Interesting Aussie bars
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Interesting Aussie bars
it looks like Custom 3D printed titanium bar.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Nice!

The cool bits:






Bonus: Apparently it can be adapted to use standard stems (like the TK1 / TKFRD)
New Dura Ace track cranks? Or road cranks set up with custom chainrings?
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yeah it's a road crank, you can see the adapter bolts in the action shot. Probably custom rings in the other.
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Front wheel and fork looks interesting, new zipp?
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Old 10-23-19, 05:19 AM
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Looks suspiciously like the old discontinued front Zipp 900...
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^ It does look like a 900, but with a different hub design? (Thru axle?)
What's more interesting is the fork. If you look very close it's not the same as the following rider's.

Does this mean we're back to thinking narrow fork to wheel is better than big gap It seems to rotate each Olympic cycle
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