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Morelock 01-18-19 04:51 AM

looks like one of the open mould frames with cervelo stickers. Lots of scratches on the chainstay/dropout suggest it's an older bike as well.

Huskey 01-18-19 05:42 AM

Looks like the old school Avanti Pista frame painted red with stickers.
Or a Focus frame, as I believe they brought or copied the frame/mould.https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...303c0a8d2.jpeg

benjovland 01-18-19 08:11 AM

US natty team went 3:56 in the first round in Cambridge. That's a new sea-level PR for them, yeah?

queerpunk 01-18-19 08:46 AM


Originally Posted by benjovland (Post 20753507)
US natty team went 3:56 in the first round in Cambridge. That's a new sea-level PR for them, yeah?

this is so much progress. just a little over a year ago they were riding 4.11 (2017 Pruzcow WC), 4.07 (2017 Manchester WC), 4.06 (2017 Milton WC). To go 10-15 seconds faster is freakin' huge.

benjovland 01-18-19 09:06 AM

And the NZ team were 0.35" away from the world record in the final!

queerpunk 01-18-19 10:09 AM


Originally Posted by benjovland (Post 20753576)
And the NZ team were 0.35" away from the world record in the final!

jaysus! so the second fastest TP ever.

it really seems like the TP is becoming more prestigious, a marquee event for national teams. GB chipped away at it during olympic cycles but since Rio, AUS took it and more teams are approaching it. and frankly it's crazy to think that the US men are riding a time that was a world record only ten years ago.

Minion1 01-18-19 04:40 PM

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-...8DXCje6eI_FU9s

Poppit 01-22-19 01:41 AM


Poppit 01-22-19 09:21 AM

S1Neo sprint bars - https://www.brookscycles.co.uk/produ...eo-sprint-bar/

Baby Puke 01-22-19 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by Poppit (Post 20759159)

Why so wide, I wonder? Does anyone buy a 40cm bar for sprinting anymore?

topflightpro 01-22-19 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by Baby Puke (Post 20759769)
Why so wide, I wonder? Does anyone buy a 40cm bar for sprinting anymore?

There are 34 and 36 versions from Olympus: https://olympusspeed.com/collections...rack-handlebar

Baby Puke 01-24-19 12:41 AM

Just found this, not sure of it's been posted before (apologies if so), but this is a pretty well done doc on Chris Hoy and the mental side of sport. Cool insights on his (and the world's) final Olympic gold in the kilo.

carleton 01-24-19 02:08 AM


Originally Posted by Baby Puke (Post 20761840)
Just found this, not sure of it's been posted before (apologies if so), but this is a pretty well done doc on Chris Hoy and the mental side of sport. Cool insights on his (and the world's) final Olympic gold in the kilo.
Chris Hoy documentary

This is really interesting to watch. I clicked the link to start it then saw that it was an hour and thought, "I'm not gonna watch a 1 hour youtube video...", an hour later here I am.

It goes over some basic maxims about how to be a top athlete and what's involved. There are Olympians in the video (Andy Murray, Lenox Lewis, etc...) but I believe that many junior, masters, and non-international elites can relate as well to the sacrifices...they just get paid less :D

I really thought it was interesting that Hoy and Rebecca Adlington (Britan's most accomplished simmer ever) both mention taking advantage of the advice of Sports Psychiatrists/Psychologists. When talking about preparations for training and competition, she says, "I started working with a sports psychologist. Which, for me, I couldn't have survived the 4 years without. I didn't kind of realize how important it was." The Team GB Sports Psychiatrist Dr. Steve Peters is interviewed as well. He briefly mentions his program.

I think Sports Psychology is much more than "marginal gains" area for top athletes. A good coach often fills this role. But, more often than not, coaches do not.

mynewnchome 01-24-19 06:27 AM


Originally Posted by taras0000 (Post 20744581)
Riding the Hour from a layperson's perspective.

https://youtu.be/DiUE3qDnFtU

Very interesting video thanks for posting.

benjovland 01-24-19 01:38 PM

USAC announces Junior Track Cup dates and partner velodromes: usacycling.org/find-event/national-calendars/american-track-calendar

Looks like Alkek, OTC, Jerry Baker, and TTown are hosting Track Cup races, with Dick Lane as an additional program training center.

700wheel 01-24-19 08:15 PM

World Cup VI happens this weekend.
The USA Olympic Channel will be streaming some sessions. Details here https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/sports/cycling-track/
Check for your time zone.

Results on Tissot site Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup VI | Tissot Timing

tobukog 01-24-19 09:34 PM

Pretty amazing to watch Ashton Lambie reverse a 1.5s deficit in the last 4 laps into a .5s advantage on the French Team yesterday. 3:59 yesterday to qualify 2nd -- which wasn't a bad time considering the conditions. I don't think they can beat the Italians, though -- they were flying.

tobukog 01-24-19 09:52 PM

For you equipment geeks -- German TP bars.
 
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...58f72f92f9.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...442b8b4faf.jpg

carleton 01-24-19 11:50 PM

I'm pretty sure that FES lets their engineers do whatever the hell they want to do. It's awesome.

[Engineer] "Hans, how about I make a ..."
[Hans] "Fine."
[Engineer] "Cool. Thanks, boss."

Baby Puke 01-25-19 12:35 AM

Where are you guys finding video of Hong Kong? I can't find anything on the UCI YouTube page, which is my usual source.

ruudlaff 01-25-19 04:49 AM

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British Track Champs live on FB

topflightpro 01-25-19 06:29 AM

Those bar ends look similar to what Morelock runs. (Albeit, the German ones look much fancier.)

700wheel 01-25-19 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by Baby Puke (Post 20763239)
Where are you guys finding video of Hong Kong? I can't find anything on the UCI YouTube page, which is my usual source.

In the USA see Post #2322 above.

Elsewhere in the World see https://www.uci.org/docs/default-sou...rsn=da0c2a70_8

Poppit 01-25-19 09:10 AM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b1510fab10.jpg

Originally Posted by ruudlaff (Post 20763330)
Link

British Track Champs live on FB

Some good times from the mens IP qualifying.

Poppit 01-25-19 11:30 AM

Cool video, even some info on how they get the data



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