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carleton 09-23-18 09:15 PM


Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 20581293)
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.
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...9d&oe=5C1A0186

That's awesome!

Kaben 09-26-18 04:08 AM


Originally Posted by JuiceWillis (Post 20575650)
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.

gycho77 09-26-18 09:18 PM


Kaben 09-29-18 02:59 AM


Originally Posted by spartanKid (Post 20591311)
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.

seau grateau 10-03-18 04:39 PM

Latest Velonews podcast with Colby all about the hour record: https://www.velonews.com/2018/10/pod...-pearce_479619

Morelock 10-04-18 08:02 AM

An interesting listen. Few people have geeked out over an hour as much as Colby.

Poppit 10-04-18 02:20 PM

Mikkel Bjerg has just done 53.730, he’s only 19!

taras0000 10-04-18 03:48 PM

Damn! I'm pretty sure that he has another 800m in him sometime soon.

Poppit 10-09-18 12:36 PM

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.

carleton 10-16-18 02:56 AM

Looks like there is a new premium aluminum track frame manufacturer on the market:

http://fiftypointoneracing.com/asset...8-2F6A4594.jpg

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.
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ltvzQNADy...ry-Maguire.gif
You had me at 27.2mm seatpost.

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

Dang this is nice.

taras0000 10-16-18 04:23 AM

These are the frames that Koogar had posted about earlier. The ones with the sweet alu-bronze track ends.

gycho77 10-16-18 04:23 AM

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 (Post 20618550)
Looks like there is a new premium aluminum track frame manufacturer on the market:

http://fiftypointoneracing.com/asset...8-2F6A4594.jpg

Fifty Point One Racing



Stop.
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ltvzQNADy...ry-Maguire.gif
You had me at 27.2mm seatpost.

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

Dang this is nice.


taras0000 10-16-18 10:05 AM

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.

rustymongrel 10-17-18 12:27 PM

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

topflightpro 10-17-18 02:26 PM

And yet, despite all the geometries available, there is nothing close to the stack/reach of my current frame.

Baby Puke 10-17-18 05:11 PM

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?

brawlo 10-17-18 05:34 PM

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

700wheel 10-17-18 08:34 PM

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?

MarkWW 10-17-18 09:52 PM

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.

rustymongrel 10-18-18 08:54 AM

I'm guessing they worked backwards from the fork... instead of y'know designing a better fork.

I'd really like to do something similar and better but damn if I don't see any money to be made :(

tobukog 10-18-18 11:48 AM

Now this is cool.

https://vimeo.com/292876302

700wheel 10-18-18 04:34 PM


Originally Posted by 700wheel (Post 20621729)
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?

This afternoon I searched the cable TV schedule and found the following times listed for world cup coverage:
Mon 10/22, 1 - 4 pm MST
Tues 10/23, 7 - 10 am MST

Update:
Results now available by Tissot
http://www.tissottiming.com/2018/ctrwcI/en-us/Default/

seau grateau 10-20-18 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by tobukog (Post 20622611)
Now this is cool.

https://vimeo.com/292876302

Just started watching this and already said "whoa" out loud at 1:10.

gl98115 10-20-18 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by 700wheel (Post 20621729)
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?

Eurosport is covering it, so if you have access to the Eurosport player you can watch. Also the UCI streams over youtube if you can access from a non geoblocked country.

carleton 10-21-18 12:27 PM

In world news:

https://www.r e d d i t.com/r/news/comments/9q279k/not_fair_world_cycling_bronze_medalist_cries_foul/

Apparently, the word r e d d i t is censored here because spammers used to post links to there.

Copy the text above and reassemble the URL.

carleton 10-21-18 02:52 PM



This is international news. Many major cycling news outlets are covering this.

https://www.velonews.com/2018/10/new...athlete_480206

We have discussed other sensitive topics here, Perkins defecting from AUS to Russia, doping, rules violations, IOC bans, WADA bans, etc...

Why should this topic be any different?

carleton 10-21-18 03:01 PM

If I were accused of doping, cheating, race-fixing, whatever... and it were in Cycling News, Washington Post, NY Times, as much as I would hate to see the conversations here, it is only fair that they be allowed.

I cannot ask that they be censord because it paints me in a bad light.

Period.

topflightpro 10-21-18 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by Spoonrobot (Post 20626889)
The only place I've seen this discussed reasonably has been slowtwitch. Everywhere else has deleted threads, comments or locked them early and not allowed any discussion to occur. I checked here but after the other thread had been censored, but I checked in specifically to see what the posters here had to say as this sub forum is usually good for interesting and well reasoned discussion.

Just started reading the Slowtwitch thread. I think you and I have different definitions of "reasonable."

And the reason why the discussion keeps getting shut down is because it turns to trans bashing. There was a discussion on this exact topic in the 33 a couple years ago. It wasn't moderated, edited or deleted. Perhaps you can look that up.

carleton 10-21-18 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by topflightpro (Post 20626925)
Just started reading the Slowtwitch thread. I think you and I have different definitions of "reasonable."

And the reason why the discussion keeps getting shut down is because it turns to trans bashing. There was a discussion on this exact topic in the 33 a couple years ago. It wasn't moderated, edited or deleted. Perhaps you can look that up.

From what I've seen of SF's responses here, in respected newspapers (USA Today, Washington Times, etc...), respected websites (Cycling News), and on social media (Twitter, Instagram), anyone that doesn't agree with her is trans bashing, when many state that their objection is regarding the class in which she should race, not whether she should be allowed to race at all, in a "If you aren't with me, you are against me." sort of way.

Recall that other trans athletes actually disagree with her, too. She considered them "wrong" as well. The only viewpoint that she tolerates are the ones with which she agrees.

This isn't about being trans. It's about competitive advantages and sportsmanship.

carleton 10-21-18 04:38 PM

As I was taught as a young man, it's not always about what you do, it's also about how you do it.

For example, Terrell Owens still doesn't understand why some people don't like him.


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