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Murakami 08-16-15 02:18 AM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18066843)
This really sucks.

One of the largest, most successful, and technically innovative bike companies in the world and (arguably) the leader in making world-class track racing frames with their team of engineers simply opens a white-label catalog and orders the same frames that any small business owner can...and proceeds to mark them up astronomically.

Yeah, I know it's probably not feasible for them to hand craft them to order like they do the 496 and 596. But, at least they can have a new, unique mold created for mass production...and not use one that's been around for nearly 10 years.

I wonder if they thought people wouldn't notice?

Can you just redo part of a CF mould?

Out of interest, anyone know where the original mould comes from? Is it Axman, cos even if it was super cheap, I can't find the track version on their site and the paint job is a little too much for me.

700wheel 08-16-15 11:49 AM

[QUOTE=Murakami;18079294]Can you just redo part of a CF mould?

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Molds made from Invar can certainly be reworked. Don' know about molds made of other material.

wens 08-16-15 05:06 PM

I don't know anything about carbon specific molding, but my impression from working with die casting and injection molding tooling is that you can probably do it, but most of the time it's probably not much/any easier than just starting from scratch, unless you're only making small tweaks.

carleton 08-16-15 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by wens (Post 18080804)
I don't know anything about carbon specific molding, but my impression from working with die casting and injection molding tooling is that you can probably do it, but most of the time it's probably not much/any easier than just starting from scratch, unless you're only making small tweaks.

This may explain why the LOOK frame is the same as the Axman/Principia with the only small difference being that the LOOK doesn't have the bump on the head tube.

queerpunk 08-16-15 08:07 PM

Wiggo and Cav won the Madison at Revolution. Interestingly, Cav's on the UK superbike, and Wiggo is on a Cervelo (per Cervelo's new partnership with Team GB...).

Also interesting is Wiggo's use of sprint bars. Why did nobody say, "Hey, um, Bradley, enduros don't really use those anymore..."

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CMkKFDaU8AALWrn.jpg

carleton 08-17-15 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by queerpunk (Post 18081326)
Wiggo and Cav won the Madison at Revolution. Interestingly, Cav's on the UK superbike, and Wiggo is on a Cervelo (per Cervelo's new partnership with Team GB...).

Also interesting is Wiggo's use of sprint bars. Why did nobody say, "Hey, um, Bradley, enduros don't really use those anymore..."

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CMkKFDaU8AALWrn.jpg

Pics?

queerpunk 08-17-15 10:11 AM

lol.


http://i.imgur.com/gaf1NB3.png

carleton 08-17-15 10:25 AM

Ha!

I use lots of script blockers and whatnot. I guess that got blocked!!

Thanks!

gtrob 08-19-15 12:25 PM

Jr worlds results (just starting)

Veloresults Live Timing

Dalai 08-26-15 07:17 AM

Nice short video about racing at vélodrome Jacques-Anquetil in Paris.

https://vimeo.com/25639621

Dalai 09-01-15 10:28 PM

Another video. This time about Kissena.

http://video.newyorker.com/watch/notes-from-all-over-kissena-last-velodrome-in-new-york

dunderhi 09-02-15 06:08 AM


Originally Posted by Dalai (Post 18130680)

That was a great video! I spotted a couple of this forum's members in the vid.

BTW, I have also kicked my rear wheel sideways when when coming out of turn four. :eek:

taras0000 09-02-15 09:07 PM


Originally Posted by wens (Post 18080804)
I don't know anything about carbon specific molding, but my impression from working with die casting and injection molding tooling is that you can probably do it, but most of the time it's probably not much/any easier than just starting from scratch, unless you're only making small tweaks.

When Cervelo first came out with their P3C bike, I remember reading that they said they needed 5 separate pieces to make up the mold just for the rear triangle. Molds for carbon frames, being negative molds, it would only an insert to eliminate the bump on the headtube of the Axman.

taras0000 09-02-15 10:26 PM

Leave the Go-Fast wheels at home boys!

EB15: Birzman Guards Against Spray With World?s Most Aero Fender?

queerpunk 09-03-15 07:36 AM


Originally Posted by dunderhi (Post 18131049)
That was a great video! I spotted a couple of this forum's members in the vid.

BTW, I have also kicked my rear wheel sideways when when coming out of turn four. :eek:

me too... but i've also won races coming around somebody who hits the bump, gets freaked out, and stops sprinting!

theblackbullet 09-04-15 09:16 PM

pretty cool vid put together from this last weekend at the Dick Lane Velodrome!

https://vimeo.com/137861271

carleton 09-06-15 05:29 PM

Getting Better - best practices for your best practices

Peter Vint, Ph.D.
U.S. Olympic Committee
Senior Sport Technologist
Sport Performance Division


There are exactly two things which contribute more to the development of skill and human performance than anything else. These two things are practice and feedback. Without one, the other is ineffective and in some cases can be completely useless. And, it is important to note that not all types of practices and not all sources or methods of delivering feedback are equally effective. My talk today was designed to provide you with the most relevant, up-to-date understanding of how you can apply the most established principles of feedback and practice design to maximize the development of the athletes you coach.
http://www.usashooting.org/library/I..._25_Sep_09.pdf

Velocirapture 09-07-15 07:14 AM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18143213)
Getting Better - best practices for your best practices

Peter Vint, Ph.D.
U.S. Olympic Committee
Senior Sport Technologist
Sport Performance Division



http://www.usashooting.org/library/I..._25_Sep_09.pdf


Practise and feedback. Right on point, and so obvious its easy to miss.

Thanks, definitely going to read the full article

carleton 09-08-15 05:47 PM


Whats the single biggest mistake you see beginners make?
By Mark Rippetoe (love him or hate him):

They fail to understand that they are beginners. Novices, as we call them. They pick a routine out of a magazine based on what the guy doing it looks like, with no regard for the fact that they are not the same piece of physiology as the guy in the magazine. Training is physical activity designed to produce a specific response -- it is stress, recovery from that stress, and adaptation. People respond to a training program based on their own personal training history. The weaker you are, the more room you have to get strong, and the stronger you are through training, the harder it is to get stronger. Novices get strong faster than advanced lifters, so an advanced program is not the best for making the rapid gains possible for a novice. Time is wasted, potential is wasted.
Found at: /r/Fitness/comments/n13d8/i_am_mark_rippetoe_author_of_starting_strength/

queerpunk 09-09-15 08:20 AM

GUH, that is so right-on.

I see a lot of cyclists trying to train like pros, and I don't know why! Pros are freaks, outliers. We're ordinary, and shouldn't take our cues from outliers.

carleton 09-09-15 10:34 AM


Originally Posted by queerpunk (Post 18149761)
GUH, that is so right-on.

I see a lot of cyclists trying to train like pros, and I don't know why! Pros are freaks, outliers. We're ordinary, and shouldn't take our cues from outliers.

Yeah, it's easy to think that, "Chris Hoy* does X exercises. Chris Hoy is very fast. Therefore X exercises will also make me very fast."

*could be any world-class athlete

What they fail to consider is that Chris Hoy has been on a program for the last (literally) 20 years and what you just saw was what he does to train/tune his body in its current state.

So, the only way that the former logic holds up is if you are built exactly like Hoy and have done the same training that he has over the last 20 years. Anything short of that (which is everything), you are wasting your time thinking that you will have similar results.

The best advice to take from an athlete at that level is to: Do as they say, not as they do.

Edit:
This reminds me of another recent series of threads :D

VanceMac 09-09-15 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by queerpunk (Post 18149761)
I see a lot of cyclists trying to train like pros, and I don't know why! Pros are freaks, outliers. We're ordinary, and shouldn't take our cues from outliers.

Couldn't agree more, not only for reasons you and Carleton mention, but... my favorite is roadies who only do crits using the same hackneyed training philosophies/programs that seemingly all roadies use, and that have trickled down from elite endurance athletes doing pro tour stage races. Pros doing multiple consecutive climbing road races... so naturally those programs are heavily skewed toward JUST the aerobic engine. Guess what, if you're only doing cat 3 crits, you don't train like a pro stage racer doing consecutive road races. Result: all pack finishes and "I guess I'm just not a sprinter." Sigh.

700wheel 09-12-15 04:50 PM

Aerial shot of race night at the Boulder Valley Velodrome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXHf...ature=youtu.be

Dalai 09-12-15 08:51 PM

Nice 700wheel! Track looks great, especially after the setback with the flooding in 2013...

gycho77 09-13-15 12:39 PM

Found ultra rare mavic prototype track wheelset

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...obalID=EBAY-US


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