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Baby Puke 08-16-19 10:44 PM


Originally Posted by tobukog (Post 21079223)
Where? Chiba?

The keirin academy is in Izu, Shizuoka prefecture. Wish they would build one on my side!

Baby Puke 08-25-19 03:05 AM

2019 Japan Track Cup available here: JPN Track Cup

This is at the new (second) 250 in Izu. Lots of big names; Theo Bos, Matt Glaetzer, Botticher, Dmitriev, Lee Wai Sze, Stephanie Morton, Simona Krupeckaite, etc. Rare chance to watch the earlier rounds of an international race in full (if you're into that sort of thing).

Oh, and omnium and stuff, too.

Morelock 09-18-19 11:14 AM

Saw this on Facebook the other day... narrrrrrowwww
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c64a17978d.jpg

carleton 09-18-19 12:11 PM

I bet it's faster, too.

Morelock 09-23-19 11:11 AM

Here's some info from Drag2Zero on their new aero extensions - currently about the only other options are full custom (speedbar.nl) or the off the shelf ones like Wattshop sell. Nice alternative (cost wise)
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7e061b490a.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0a2e1eff78.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1b24c0ffae.jpg

carleton 09-26-19 12:18 AM

For those who want some winter indoor trainer programs:

https://www.bikeforums.net/33-road-b...cipe-book.html

Baby Puke 09-26-19 03:30 AM

Article (in Japanese) about the new Anchor/Bridgestone national team bike: New Anchor

carleton 09-26-19 11:22 PM


Originally Posted by Baby Puke (Post 21138789)
Article (in Japanese) about the new Anchor/Bridgestone national team bike: New Anchor

Nice!

The cool bits:

https://i2.wp.com/morecadence.jp/wp-...19/09/7416.jpg
https://i0.wp.com/morecadence.jp/wp-.../09/7435-1.jpg
https://i0.wp.com/morecadence.jp/wp-...dc5c9ade9d.jpg
https://i0.wp.com/morecadence.jp/wp-...19/09/4281.jpg

Bonus: Apparently it can be adapted to use standard stems (like the TK1 / TKFRD)
https://i2.wp.com/morecadence.jp/wp-...19/09/7523.jpg

taras0000 10-02-19 05:51 PM

Interesting acquisition.

https://bikerumor.com/2019/09/24/wah...ls-on-the-way/

carleton 10-02-19 10:05 PM


Originally Posted by taras0000 (Post 21147806)

Interesting indeed. I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but it seems like PM pedals would be leading assumption as to why.

This begs the question: Does the bike world need another Power Meter?

I really can't see there being much opportunity there. And it's not like people swap PMs a lot. People will go through more frames than PMs over time.

Yeah, there is a lot of money to be made, but the price wars seem to be ending in a race to the bottom to provide the cheapest device that can technically be called a "power meter".

Maybe they simply had cash to burn and didn't want to pay taxes on it?

Morelock 10-03-19 08:00 AM

If you're a speedplay rider already, the thought of a PM pedal compatible is tempting (if it's priced competitively) but overall yes... already tons of options out there, for the most part if you wanted a pedal based PM system, you've already moved from Speedplay... or you have a different type of PM. It's an interesting buy though, Speedplay has always been a unicorn of sorts holding out against much bigger companies trying to buy them.

brawlo 10-03-19 05:55 PM

ABOC site is down/gone = no UpUpUp :(

I was only on there last week, so it's recent

carleton 10-03-19 09:59 PM


Originally Posted by brawlo (Post 21149196)
ABOC site is down/gone = no UpUpUp :(

I was only on there last week, so it's recent

Wow. I wonder what happened.

I recall the preface of the website when it first launched stating something to the effect that the website being a place to keep notes and whatnot for an upcoming Track Sprinting book.

The main URL of the site was: http://upupup.aboc.com.au/the-book

https://i.imgur.com/n2RWiFZ.png

I did think it was weird to give away the "milk" then try to sell the "cow" later, but I didn't question it. I really enjoyed the content.

I hope it's a temporary thing, like the credit card used to pay the domain fees expired and wasn't updated :foo: (this happens more often than you think)

carleton 10-03-19 10:00 PM

Or, we've managed to outlast Fixed Gear Fever and Up Up Up... :D

Baby Puke 10-03-19 10:24 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 21149432)
Or, we've managed to outlast Fixed Gear Fever and Up Up Up... :D

Haha, we win! I really miss FGF...

700wheel 10-07-19 08:34 AM

The 2021 Masters World Championships will be held in Los Angeles.
https://www.uci.org/inside-uci/press...h-uci-congress

topflightpro 10-07-19 11:32 AM

Now BVV is closing:

http://www.velonews.com/2019/10/news...O54KBBfPJfCBCA

brawlo 10-07-19 11:12 PM


Originally Posted by brawlo (Post 21149196)
ABOC site is down/gone = no UpUpUp :(

I was only on there last week, so it's recent

Back up and running now

carleton 10-08-19 09:03 AM


Originally Posted by brawlo (Post 21154569)
Back up and running now

ahem...


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 21149429)
I hope it's a temporary thing, like the credit card used to pay the domain fees expired and wasn't updated :foo: (this happens more often than you think)

:D

Baby Puke 10-08-19 07:53 PM

Here's a rider who found the Zipp 808/Super9 faster than a Mavic Comete pair:
https://fitwerx.com/relentless-pursu...ike-aero-test/

carleton 10-09-19 02:15 AM


Originally Posted by Baby Puke (Post 21155885)
Here's a rider who found the Zipp 808/Super9 faster than a Mavic Comete pair:
https://fitwerx.com/relentless-pursu...ike-aero-test/

Yup.

And he has the credentials to back it up:


Dean combines his mechanical engineering background with real world testing, training, and competition in cycling and triathlon. Dean’s comprehensive approach to rider positioning and product selection has benefited countless road cyclists and triathletes at all levels. Regarded as a leading industry authority in aerodynamics and bike positioning, he spends hundreds of hours each year field testing and analyzing the aerodynamic and mechanical properties of body positions and cycling equipment. Due to a running injury, Dean changed his focus from triathlon and started doing hill climbs (even though he is 6’3″) and racing bikes in 2011. In recent years, he started racing on the track as well. He has done quite well racing for Team Fit Werx and holds multiple National and World Championship titles on the track and in TT.

Experience:

SICI Certified Advanced Fit Technician, performs 300 bike fittings annually.
Category 1 Road Racer
Masters World Champion – Pursuit
Two discipline AG National Champion (TT and Pursuit)
Father of four.
Pro triathlete since October 2006, competed in first triathlon in July 2000.
1996 World Champion Rower – U23 USA Men’s Eight.
Captain and 4-year member of United States Naval Academy crew team.
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, United States Naval Academy.


A few of Dean’s notable results:

2016 – Masters World 3K Pursuit Champion. 40-44.
2016 – Masters 3K Team Pursuit – Silver.
2016 – National Team Pursuit Champion (record time). Masters 35.
2016 – National 4K Individual Pursuit – Silver. Elite.
2015 – Masters World 3K Pursuit Champion. 40-44.
2015 – National 4K Team Pursuit Champion. Masters 35.
2015 – National 3K Pursuit Champion. Masters 35.
2014 – National TT Champion. Masters 35.
2014 – National 3K Pursuit Champion. Masters.
2014 – Cat 1 upgrade
2012 – MA State Road Champion. Masters 35+
2012 – Cat 2 Upgrade
2012 – 1:04:47 Mt. Washington
I knew another mechanical engieeer who was a multiple elite National champ and Masters world champ in sprint events...he also rode Zipp wheels :foo:

Baby Puke 10-09-19 02:55 AM

Eh. Io looks cooler!

AmahlAmahlAmahl 10-14-19 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by pierrej (Post 20670638)
Made locally, same company that does the ribbed seat post and the molded aerobar extensions. None of the team ever really used them but they can be made in any measurements you would like

Also here's the custom "Thomson" also made locally
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2f8f33a7e7.jpg

Where can I get the stem? Is it from the same company who makes the Sprint Aero Bars?

Morelock 10-17-19 12:22 PM

Interesting Aussie bars
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bb88d75680.png

gycho77 10-17-19 02:35 PM


Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 21168083)

it looks like Custom 3D printed titanium bar.

liverunbike 10-21-19 11:55 AM

New Dura Ace track cranks? Or road cranks set up with custom chainrings?

Morelock 10-21-19 12:36 PM

yeah it's a road crank, you can see the adapter bolts in the action shot. Probably custom rings in the other.

jods 10-23-19 04:04 AM

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5bbe32c1c.jpeg

Front wheel and fork looks interesting, new zipp?

Baby Puke 10-23-19 05:19 AM

Looks suspiciously like the old discontinued front Zipp 900...

Morelock 10-23-19 05:26 AM

^ It does look like a 900, but with a different hub design? (Thru axle?)
What's more interesting is the fork. If you look very close it's not the same as the following rider's.

Does this mean we're back to thinking narrow fork to wheel is better than big gap :D It seems to rotate each Olympic cycle


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