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gycho77 07-11-16 11:25 PM

So I went to Velo sports center today for the first time, because of school meeting

When I visited the velodrome, Australian team was training with their fancy Jayco skinsuits lol
While I was their I heard "Go Anna!!"
Which means Rio Australian sprinter team is training in Velo sports center training.
Apparently Shane Perkins is not on the list for Rio, so I did not had chance to meet him.....
Anyway I was too shy to talk to Australian team and I didn't want to bother them

Frederico 07-12-16 03:11 AM

https://www.momnium.com/shannon-mccurley-bt-ultra-rio/

carleton 07-12-16 11:51 PM


Originally Posted by Frederico (Post 18905998)

The tire is mounted incorrectly :innocent:

Tires mounted on directional track wheels should have the label facing on the left side (on the side that you don't ride on). When it's on the right side, riding on the label could cause a slip at slow speeds.

https://www.momnium.com/wp/wp-conten...6/DSC_4152.jpg

Frederico 07-13-16 03:45 AM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18908415)
The tire is mounted incorrectly :innocent:

Tires mounted on directional track wheels should have the label facing on the left side (on the side that you don't ride on). When it's on the right side, riding on the label could cause a slip at slow speeds.

https://www.momnium.com/wp/wp-conten...6/DSC_4152.jpg

bruuuh you pick up everything

taras0000 07-13-16 05:26 PM

He does. Most of the time. But only sprinters would care about something like this as well. I just used to sand the labels off of my tires if they were on the tread.

MarkWW 07-17-16 06:19 PM

based on the photo just before it, looks like it's the whole wheel that's installed backwards.

https://www.momnium.com/wp/wp-conten...6/DSC_4154.jpg

carleton 07-17-16 08:53 PM

I noticed that arrow, too. But, I think the arrow sticker is installed on the wrong side. The blades should "lay down" as they spin.

https://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m...zx00o1_500.jpg

So, the wheel is mounted correctly:

https://www.momnium.com/wp/wp-conten...DSC_4136-1.jpg

MarkWW 07-19-16 09:36 PM

yeah, looks like you're right. see? this is what cost Chris Hoy that kilo record.

carleton 07-20-16 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by MarkWW (Post 18924694)
yeah, looks like you're right. see? this is what cost Chris Hoy that kilo record.

Yup!

He missed the kilo WR here:



Notice the wheel is on backwards.

Actually, Hoy and his staff didn't notice. He read about in on Fixed Gear Fever later. He mentions this in the book "Heroes, Villains, and Velodromes".

Frederico 07-20-16 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by MarkWW (Post 18918899)
based on the photo just before it, looks like it's the whole wheel that's installed backwards.

https://www.momnium.com/wp/wp-conten...6/DSC_4154.jpg

Same thing on Azizul's bike . . .

https://www.momnium.com/wp/wp-conten...6/DSC_4029.jpg

dunderhi 07-20-16 07:40 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18908415)
The tire is mounted incorrectly :innocent:

Tires mounted on directional track wheels should have the label facing on the left side (on the side that you don't ride on). When it's on the right side, riding on the label could cause a slip at slow speeds.

https://www.momnium.com/wp/wp-conten...6/DSC_4152.jpg

My Challenge Pista Seta Extra tubes are idiot-proof. They have a label on each side. :eek:

700wheel 07-20-16 08:36 PM

The August 2016 issue of Money magazine features a seven-page article on Bobby Lea (I checked on line but there is only a brief summary at Olympic Cyclist Not Doing It for the Money). The article discusses Lea's financial situation, the high cost of world level track cycling, and the magazine suggests a post cycling job path for Lea.

carleton 07-20-16 11:57 PM


Originally Posted by 700wheel (Post 18927266)
The August 2016 issue of Money magazine features a seven-page article on Bobby Lea (I checked on line but there is only a brief summary at Olympic Cyclist Not Doing It for the Money). The article discusses Lea's financial situation, the high cost of world level track cycling, and the magazine suggests a post cycling job path for Lea.


Like other Olympic hopefuls, Lea, 32, hasnít made much money from his sport and most likely never will. His best-paying year as a cyclist came in 2015, when he made approximately $32,000.
Wow.

The sport is hard enough mentally and physically.

You ever wonder why great track cyclists don't stay around long? This is one huge reason why.

Why bother? Seriously.

gycho77 08-16-16 11:47 AM

'They were cannon fodder': Kristina Vogel questions Great Britain's rapid improvement

carleton 08-16-16 11:54 AM

Bauge said something similar when Kenny spanked him in London :D

Team GB is on some next-level training program for sure.

I guess the major questions are:

- Did Team GB sandbag (hold back) for 4 years?, or
- Did they truly become faster since the last round of World Cups and World Championship?

gycho77 08-16-16 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18988893)
Bauge said something similar when Kenny spanked him in London :D

Team GB is on some next-level training program for sure.

I guess the major questions are:

- Did Team GB sandbag (hold back) for 4 years?, or
- Did they truly become faster since the last round of World Cups and World Championship?


Team GB training program is like 7 mysteries of the world :lol:

Someone should spy on them and find about this mystery

Poppit 08-16-16 12:33 PM

Their funding from UK Sport is directly proportional to them hitting their medal targets at the Olympics therefore they fully concentrate all their resources on that to the detriment of everything else.

taras0000 08-16-16 06:21 PM

I don't necessarily think that GB have been sandbagging. What may have been going on is that they've intentionally structured their seasons to work around the WC season.

Training is not a steady progression, but a series of "mini-peaks" that lead to a final Peak Event. It could be that they have intentionally scheduled their training programs so that the valleys in between the peaks are coinciding with major events. They are still progressing throughout the duration on the program, but essentially are doing just enough to qualify for the major events, and keeping their A Game to themselves to keep everyone else in the dark.

carleton 08-16-16 09:42 PM

I think you may be right. There was talk of them "training-through" the World Championships leading up to London.

With that being said, I would imagine that it would suck to be fast enough to win a World Championship, but your coach have you so deep in a hole that you can't come out of it to collect it...then post winning times in training.

gycho77 08-17-16 10:35 AM

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10 dollar carbon frames!!!!
road frame shipping fee is 20 dollars

This will be a perfect frame for indoor training!!
If the frame cracks, it wouldn't be a problem because it's only 10 bucks lol
And who is going to use a 10dollar frame for outdoor training.

Can someone get this for me?(I will send you the money by PayPal)
because they only ship to US.....
I am currently in South Korea and going to LA in a week.

lixp1218 | eBay

Flatballer 08-17-16 10:40 AM

that looks like a scam. Sell something at an insane price, say it takes 6 weeks to arrive, by the time the first buyers get fed up waiting you're gone with the money.

There's absolutely no way they can make those for that price. Carbon fiber is essentially a commodity, and it isn't cheap.

gycho77 08-17-16 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Flatballer (Post 18991233)
that looks like a scam. Sell something at an insane price, say it takes 6 weeks to arrive, by the time the first buyers get fed up waiting you're gone with the money.

There's absolutely no way they can make those for that price. Carbon fiber is essentially a commodity, and it isn't cheap.

I definitely agree with you but....
Attachment 534568
so I wouldn't worry about my money.

Also it's only 30dollars. So I would give it a shot
and if I don't receive the frame, I could contact eBay or PayPal :thumb:

Flatballer 08-17-16 10:47 AM

Yeah, I thought about that too. It is Paypal and eBay, so you're pretty much covered. It's certainly tempting, because, like you said, it's only $30. Hell, I'd get the aero road and track bikes for $60 and call it a day.

gycho77 08-17-16 10:50 AM


Originally Posted by Flatballer (Post 18991245)
Yeah, I thought about that too. It is Paypal and eBay, so you're pretty much covered. It's certainly tempting, because, like you said, it's only $30. Hell, I'd get the aero road and track bikes for $60 and call it a day.

Yup
We should all get this for fun haha
I hope somebody could get this for me:cry:
I will buy you a frame lol

gycho77 08-17-16 10:54 AM

Someone please get a frame for me (I will pay)
PLEASE~~~~
I need an indoor trainer bike

carleton 08-17-16 02:00 PM

My guess is that they are factory rejects.


Because, This is the lowest price, We use, China Ocean shipping companies, Shipping products. We will ship the order out within 3-5 business days promise. usually it about need 32-48 days arrive your country, thanks for your understanding
or a scam :D

gycho77 08-17-16 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18991817)
My guess is that they are factory rejects.



or a scam :D

Still worth 10 dollars lol
Also it has 2 year warranty

carleton 08-17-16 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by gycho77 (Post 18991837)
Still worth 10 dollars lol
Also it has 2 year warranty

OK. If it's worth it, send me $10 and I'll send you a warranty, too :D

In fact, EVERYONE send me $10 and I'll send out warranties. k?

gycho77 08-17-16 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18992015)
ok. If it's worth it, send me $10 and i'll send you a warranty, too :d

in fact, everyone send me $10 and i'll send out warranties. K?

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700wheel 08-17-16 04:30 PM

IIf someone buys you the frame add another $50 or so for shipping in the USA.


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