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Velocirapture 10-13-16 02:49 AM

https://roadcyclinguk.com/racing/art-team-pursuit.html

Found the comments on the different mental approaches interesting

Poppit 10-13-16 10:04 AM

Interesting article on the TP. If you look at the photo of them sitting down you'll see that 3 are wearing the custom shoes with Jo Roswell wearing a pair of S Works with what looks like a massive stack of spacers under the cleats.

https://roadcyclinguk.com/racing/art-team-pursuit.html

taras0000 10-13-16 04:52 PM

It's ok. On a track you lean left anyway.

Godsight 10-13-16 06:39 PM

Might also be a more severe case leg length disprepancy

carleton 10-13-16 09:39 PM


Originally Posted by Godsight (Post 19121406)
Might also be a more severe case leg length disprepancy

+1

My left leg is 1cm longer than my right.

taras0000 10-14-16 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 19121724)
+1

My left leg is 1cm longer than my right.

Functional or Structural discrepancy?

dunderhi 10-15-16 09:46 AM

I just happened upon this deal and thought I should share it: https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Produc...51_-1___205162

This weekend's sale is only $637.50 for a complete bike with two spare chain rings.



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1. I don't work for Nashbar, nor do I have any affiliations with Nashbar.
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Poppit 10-26-16 09:56 AM


Poppit 11-01-16 02:21 AM

For all us old folks!
Over 40 and fitter than ever: a grown-up guide

gycho77 11-07-16 07:13 PM

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/14...g?v=1478200003

https://sniperskinsports.com/

Someone should try this grip

taras0000 11-07-16 07:43 PM

Already did. Not bad, but thicker than keirin grips. The fake "rope weave" isn't all that comfortable on shorter tracks with high G forces. You really feel it dig into your hands. Better to use real cloth hockey tape. I did the same thing bit with actual cloth hockey tape, and you can tailor the thickness of the rope weave and the tape. The glue seeps through the cloth and gives you a super grippy surface.

Poppit 11-27-16 03:12 PM

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Be careful out there!

queerpunk 12-02-16 07:26 AM

Looks like Theo Bos took a training tumble.


carleton 12-02-16 09:59 PM

That gear was HUGE.

taras0000 12-04-16 01:31 AM

Yup. Looked like he was muscling it too much in the upper body, causing the crash.

carleton 12-04-16 05:04 AM

His bike looks super small under him. His bars are already in front of the the axle. His entire head is in front of the front axle when he stands during the windup:

http://i.imgur.com/NI3VmhD.png

I think he may have had too much weight on the front tire. Dude needs a longer top tube.

http://i.imgur.com/rQnXUbv.png

chriskmurray 12-04-16 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by taras0000 (Post 19230540)
Yup. Looked like he was muscling it too much in the upper body, causing the crash.

On his Instagram he claims he rolled both his tires when he hit the cote.

carleton 12-04-16 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by chriskmurray (Post 19230886)
On his Instagram he claims he rolled both his tires when he hit the cote.

I think that "Muscling the bike" can do that.

If you ride an outdoor track, look at your tires and you'll see horizontal striations. There can be lot of horizontal forces on the tires at really high speeds.

That point between turns 1 and 2 during a flying 200M on a 250 is where A LOT of forces come together. This isn't the first time I've seen a pro roll a tire at that spot. I think one of the German's had a similar accident a few years back. That rider said that his glue was fresh and hadn't completely set yet.

chriskmurray 12-04-16 02:35 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 19231275)
I think that "Muscling the bike" can do that.

If you ride an outdoor track, look at your tires and you'll see horizontal striations. There can be lot of horizontal forces on the tires at really high speeds.

That point between turns 1 and 2 during a flying 200M on a 250 is where A LOT of forces come together. This isn't the first time I've seen a pro roll a tire at that spot. I think one of the German's had a similar accident a few years back. That rider said that his glue was fresh and hadn't completely set yet.

Oh, I entirely agree and was just giving a few more details from what caused the crash. I actually had a set of tires need to be replaced after a couple months due to sidewall issues even running 170psi so the amount of force a tire will see diving into the banking is tremendous. Those were Maxxis road race tires that have treated me well in the past on the road but they were not up to the track. So far the Conti Sprinters are holding up much better on our concrete velodrome at least.

Dalai 12-05-16 05:33 AM

Front wheel on the Cote washing out is what caused that from what I can see.

Soil_Sampler 12-31-16 02:02 AM

Pistard Air
 
http://www.miche.it/media/catalog/pr...ir_crank_2.jpg

Velocirapture 01-04-17 02:24 PM

Clinchers, tubulars and tubeless - which tyre system is the fastest? (video) - Cycling Weekly

An interesting watch. However, n=1, and i haven't dug into all the specifics of the different tyres they looked at (weight, thickness, compounds, etc.), so potentially many more unaccounted for variables. The observations at the end are interesting, though.

Divebrian 01-04-17 03:03 PM


Originally Posted by Velocirapture (Post 19291066)
Clinchers, tubulars and tubeless - which tyre system is the fastest? (video) - Cycling Weekly

An interesting watch. However, n=1, and i haven't dug into all the specifics of the different tyres they looked at (weight, thickness, compounds, etc.), so potentially many more unaccounted for variables. The observations at the end are interesting, though.

From the beginning their testing is flawed as they put the same 100 psi in each tire. The tires have vastly different recommended or max psi's, so they should all perform the best at their recommended psi and that will tell you which tire is fastest. Lowest rolling resistance at a low psi doesn't effect performance at recommended pressures.

700wheel 01-04-17 05:58 PM

New hour record set in France for 105+ age group at 22.547 km.

105-year-old Frenchman sets new hour record - Gallery | Cyclingnews.com

Congratulations Robert Marchand :thumb::speedy:

carleton 01-04-17 08:44 PM

That's awesome!


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