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carleton 08-20-18 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by queerpunk (Post 20515467)
The madison was 54.6 kph, so excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.

Jeez.

Congrats on your athlete doing well at Worlds.

queerpunk 08-20-18 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by tobukog (Post 20516770)
;-) The amazing thing is that many top level pros would do that in an 88 since that's what they're used to.

Not anymore.

tobukog 08-20-18 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by queerpunk (Post 20516855)
Not anymore.

It's a transition. Top 6 day racers have usually ridden ridiculously light gears -- obviously riding on sub 250 tracks for multiple days brought upon a certain style. I remember reading about a National Team coach slowly getting them out of that habit since doing a single madison is very different from 6 day race. But man, 54.6 in a junior race (or any race) is amazing.

Poppit 08-20-18 11:41 AM

Some interesting observations from Professor Jim Martin on various topics, power, aero, crank length, etc. It’s a PCC video, well worth spending some time looking at it, you just need to ignore the ‘gunfight’ in the background!


carleton 08-20-18 01:05 PM


Originally Posted by Poppit (Post 20517086)
Some interesting observations from Professor Jim Martin on various topics, power, aero, crank length, etc. It’s a PCC video, well worth spending some time looking at it, you just need to ignore the ‘gunfight’ in the background!

https://youtu.be/5i9DtIFi9pM

Was this in Trexlertown? Is that a firing range I hear in the background?


EDIT:
The big takeaways:
1: Micro-rests.
2: Don't invite Povey to your presentation :D

tobukog 08-20-18 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 20517298)
Was this in Trexlertown? Is that a firing range I hear in the background?


EDIT:
The big takeaways:
1: Micro-rests.
2: Don't invite Povey to your presentation :D

But that accent makes everything more interesting and authoritative....

carleton 08-20-18 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by tobukog (Post 20517406)
But that accent makes everything more interesting and authoritative....

...unfortunately*.



*Nothing againt Povey. Just how we American's are conditioned to think this via TV and movies :(

Poppit 08-20-18 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 20517417)
...unfortunately*.



*Nothing againt Povey. Just how we American's are conditioned to think this via TV and movies :(

Did I see him holding at the junior world’s a few days ago?

carleton 08-20-18 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by Poppit (Post 20517086)
Some interesting observations from Professor Jim Martin on various topics, power, aero, crank length, etc. It’s a PCC video, well worth spending some time looking at it, you just need to ignore the ‘gunfight’ in the background!

https://youtu.be/5i9DtIFi9pM

BTW, for Robert Förstemann and Kristina Vogel to be more aerodynamic, not only would they need shorter cranks, they'll need to ride 650c wheels.

Baby Puke 08-20-18 04:52 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 20517298)
was this in trexlertown? Is that a firing range i hear in the background?
2: Don't invite povey to your presentation :d

lol

700wheel 08-26-18 10:22 PM

2019 Pan Am Games.
Here is some info on the modifications to the velodrome in Lima, Peru.
https://www.lima2019.pe/en/detalle-n...dio-atletico-1

gycho77 08-28-18 10:35 PM

3d Printed Track dropout, but the price.......
AUD 8,750 + Shipping, taxes, duties, and other.
And PRESS FIT BB?

http://www.instagram.com/p/BnBQ5iwgH...=1xptteqmnmkex

Morelock 08-29-18 07:19 AM

really sweet dropouts, and adjusters both functional and bling.

carleton 08-29-18 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by gycho77 (Post 20534061)
3d Printed Track dropout, but the price.......
AUD 8,750 + Shipping, taxes, duties, and other.
And PRESS FIT BB?

http://www.instagram.com/p/BnBQ5iwgH...=1xptteqmnmkex

I thought we were done with lugged carbon back in the early 2000s.

I had a lugged carbon road bike once. Squeaked like all hell. I think the glue in one of the main joints broke free and allowed some wiggle or something.

They seem to be targeting the "Bling Bike" scene (a-la Rapha). For $6,500, I'll pass :D

taras0000 08-29-18 12:24 PM

There is still a fair bit of"lugged" carbon being done. Most of the time it's tube-to-tibe wrap, but that's essentially creating a lug. Parlee and Calfee use carbon lugs, as well as many other builders. Granted, the bikes aren't being built in the traditional lugged sense. Usually the lugs are a separate mold that fits over the tube. The inside of the mold is layed up before paying the lug over the tube and then the bike is cured. You can create a custom monocoque this way. It's much easier to make up molds for custom lugs than it is to tool up a mold for a whole frame.

Morelock 08-31-18 12:09 PM

woah...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d2117738d1.jpg

queerpunk 08-31-18 12:51 PM

Came here to post that. Not a huge surprise - aguas is the fastest track in the world (the previous record, 4.10, was set at sea level). I heard Lambie was going for the WR and I figured he'd at least come close.

Gavin Hoover held the american IP record there for about four minutes and change.

Morelock 08-31-18 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by queerpunk (Post 20539621)
Came here to post that. Not a huge surprise - aguas is the fastest track in the world (the previous record, 4.10, was set at sea level). I heard Lambie was going for the WR and I figured he'd at least come close.

Gavin Hoover held the american IP record there for about four minutes and change.

You see Hoover's time on the list and at first you don't realize what a great time it is.

Bobridge did have unusual (in a good way) conditions on another fast (albeit sea level) track. Still probably a good chunk of advantage at Aguas though.

Aguas has that reputation... although if we've learned anything from the last couple of hour record attempts, it's not a given you just show up and set a record.
*also, the new track in Bolivia may just usurp that fastest track in the world title.

benjovland 08-31-18 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 20539800)
*also, the new track in Bolivia may just usurp that fastest track in the world title.

Yeah, it's like they built a velodrome at the top of the Col du Galibier- a full 700m higher than Aguas. Interested to see what kinds of times are set when it hosts its next big event.

taras0000 08-31-18 11:45 PM

I would love to see another set of Sprint records set, like they used to attempt in the old days. An F200, an F500, and a SS Kilo. These would be the tracks to do it on.

carleton 09-01-18 04:26 PM

Ashton is the truth! Amazing.

gycho77 09-05-18 10:27 AM

Look T96
The frame said it’s T96, but the description said it’s R96

topflightpro 09-05-18 11:29 AM

So what happened to S?

Morelock 09-07-18 10:50 AM

Unfortunately not good news about Vogel's wreck/recovery.
link

carleton 09-07-18 01:37 PM

Words cannot express how sad this news is.

JuiceWillis 09-19-18 07:29 PM

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.)

700wheel 09-20-18 06:02 PM


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.)


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.

Morelock 09-23-18 10:55 AM

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

700wheel 09-23-18 05:35 PM


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.)

The rear dropouts look wimpy.

700wheel 09-23-18 05:36 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.

Congratulations Colby.


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