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Old 09-07-18, 01:37 PM
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Words cannot express how sad this news is.
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Does anyone have any experience/insights into the Holdsworth Roi De Velo track frame that is available on the Planet X website? I might be in the market for a new frame, but have heard nothing about this bike. (I'm also wary of purchasing things sight unseen from the internet.)
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Does anyone have any experience/insights into the Holdsworth Roi De Velo track frame that is available on the Planet X website? I might be in the market for a new frame, but have heard nothing about this bike. (I'm also wary of purchasing things sight unseen from the internet.)

Holdsworth handmade British steel frames from the 1930s to the 1980s including its Zephyr track frame. I still have a Holdsworth steel road bike that I bought in the mid 1980s.
I know nothing about Holdsworth frames today but I assume their name was reintroduced since it would resonate with older riders in the UK.
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Old 09-23-18, 10:55 AM
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Colby Pearce crushed the 45-49 Hour Record last night.
First "amateur" to go over 50k (50.245)
Probably one of the best hour's we've seen. Super smooth even pacing, riding the black line from start to finish.
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Originally Posted by JuiceWillis View Post
Does anyone have any experience/insights into the Holdsworth Roi De Velo track frame that is available on the Planet X website? I might be in the market for a new frame, but have heard nothing about this bike. (I'm also wary of purchasing things sight unseen from the internet.)
The rear dropouts look wimpy.
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Colby Pearce crushed the 45-49 Hour Record last night.
First "amateur" to go over 50k (50.245)
Probably one of the best hour's we've seen. Super smooth even pacing, riding the black line from start to finish.
Congratulations Colby.
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Old 09-23-18, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Morelock View Post
Colby Pearce crushed the 45-49 Hour Record last night.
First "amateur" to go over 50k (50.245)
Probably one of the best hour's we've seen. Super smooth even pacing, riding the black line from start to finish.
That's awesome!
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Old 09-26-18, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by JuiceWillis View Post
Does anyone have any experience/insights into the Holdsworth Roi De Velo track frame that is available on the Planet X website? I might be in the market for a new frame, but have heard nothing about this bike. (I'm also wary of purchasing things sight unseen from the internet.)
Saw one of these at Lee Valley a few weeks back.

Looks alot better in the flesh and has a much higher quality finish to it than my Planet X Pro Carbon frameset. Its a lot chunkier and would make me imagine alot stiffer. The seat post is supposedly alot better as well, as the early Pro Carbons would slip and needed an upgraded seat collar. ( Holdsworth has a concealed internal clamp ).

Rider who owned it was very happy with it.
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Old 09-26-18, 09:18 PM
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Old 09-29-18, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by spartanKid View Post
Curious, was the rider a sprinter or an enduro?
that rider was an enduro.

however I was definitely looking at it from a sprinters perspective and could see how it looked improved compared to my standard Planet X. The proof would be in the riding of course - usual inspection doesn’t really tell you the truth but it looked like it had been beefed up a lot.

That said, I don’t find my Planet X at all “Noodley” as many people claim and I’m a big guy.
This could change when I set some heavier gearing mind.
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Old 10-03-18, 04:39 PM
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Latest Velonews podcast with Colby all about the hour record: https://www.velonews.com/2018/10/pod...-pearce_479619
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An interesting listen. Few people have geeked out over an hour as much as Colby.
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Mikkel Bjerg has just done 53.730, he’s only 19!
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Old 10-04-18, 03:48 PM
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Damn! I'm pretty sure that he has another 800m in him sometime soon.
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Team KGF re-brand and refocus, https://www.velouk.net/2018/10/09/ne...huub-wattbike/

Should be a good season, luckily we'll be going to watch them in Berlin and London. Never been to Berlin before, the velodrome is an interesting design.
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Looks like there is a new premium aluminum track frame manufacturer on the market:



Fifty Point One Racing

SPECIFICATION & CONFIGURATION

Standard production frame lead time is 6 weeks, though this may change depending on time of year.

Details:

Bottom bracket is standard English threaded
Head tube is 44mm straight
Seat post is 27.2mm diameter

Bicycle 1 is supplied in the following configuration:
Single-color powder coat finish (customer choice from standard palette of twelve colors, other colors available at additional cost)
Dolan Alpina Wing Pista carbon fork
Chris King Inset 1 headset (customer choice of standard cost colors)
Thomson X4 stem (customer choice of standard color, angle, and length)
Thomson Elite seatpost (customer choice of standard color and setback)
Thomson seatpost collar (customer choice of standard color)
Price: USD $2000 (plus shipping and tax if applicable)
Stop.

You had me at 27.2mm seatpost.

It seems like they picked up where Mr. Tiemeyer left off.

Dang this is nice.
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Old 10-16-18, 04:23 AM
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These are the frames that Koogar had posted about earlier. The ones with the sweet alu-bronze track ends.
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Old 10-16-18, 04:23 AM
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This is amazing!!!!!!
for more detail pictures check out these posts

http://www.instagram.com/p/BlCR9_shP...=1jhl8sfxuy6my

http://www.instagram.com/p/Bk5o4gZhE...=1lrda331qfzp8

Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Looks like there is a new premium aluminum track frame manufacturer on the market:



Fifty Point One Racing



Stop.

You had me at 27.2mm seatpost.

It seems like they picked up where Mr. Tiemeyer left off.

Dang this is nice.
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Old 10-16-18, 10:05 AM
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The geometry charts on the website is really cool. I love that there are so many sizes available. The fact that these are available "off the rack" is astounding. I think I just found my next bike.
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Old 10-17-18, 12:27 PM
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Not saying there's a better alternative but I find it rather uninspiring.

The range of sizes is cool but the design, tube choice, handling geometry and fork.... yawn
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Old 10-17-18, 02:26 PM
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And yet, despite all the geometries available, there is nothing close to the stack/reach of my current frame.
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Old 10-17-18, 05:11 PM
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I too am wishing they had some longer reaches for a given stack. These sizes seem a bit slanted towards a more upright enduro set up?
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Old 10-17-18, 05:34 PM
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I'd be guessing that custom is a minor adjustment for them, with just a series of "standard" sizes as listed on the site. I don't see a size 26 Duratec works like this. They have a standard geometry set (that is much smaller since I last looked) but a full custom order is but a phone call/email away
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Old 10-17-18, 08:34 PM
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It appears that the Olympic Channel will broadcast this weekends (10/19 to 10/21) World Cup event from France (probably no more than an hour or so each day)
https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/events/full-calendar

Anyone know of any other streaming of this event?
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Old 10-17-18, 09:52 PM
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I remember there was a lot of research and testing for the geometry for those frames. I'm surprised after all that, 74 parallel with a 34mm offset fork still came out ahead.
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