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Clythio 06-01-19 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 20957116)
https://velobike.squarespace.com/wahoo-adapter

Saw this today browsing the net. I know a few people had discussed it and seen a few in the wild a while back under some nat team riders, seems like it's going into a sort of production.

Wondering if it's compatible with any other freehub fit... would love having one of these for my Elite Drivo...

Velo Bike 06-01-19 09:07 PM


Originally Posted by Clythio (Post 20957608)
Wondering if it's compatible with any other freehub fit... would love having one of these for my Elite Drivo...

Hey Guys, Glenn here from Velobike.co.nz. Yep, we are developing a fixed gear adapter for Wahoo Kickr smart trainers. These are specific for wahoo. Each brand of direct drive trainer has slightly different dimensions and limitations that require the adaptor to be designed around. That being said, we are developing another adaptor that may be suitable with the Elite Drivo - we will require to test it first.

The Wahoo Kickr fixed gear adaptors will be available to purchase shortly. Please use the contact form to reserve one.

carleton 06-02-19 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Bike (Post 20957957)
Hey Guys, Glenn here from Velobike.co.nz. Yep, we are developing a fixed gear adapter for Wahoo Kickr smart trainers. These are specific for wahoo. Each brand of direct drive trainer has slightly different dimensions and limitations that require the adaptor to be designed around. That being said, we are developing another adaptor that may be suitable with the Elite Drivo - we will require to test it first.

The Wahoo Kickr fixed gear adaptors will be available to purchase shortly. Please use the contact form to reserve one.

This is wonderful!

Any chance you can post pics or a video of a Kickr with your mod with a bike?

Velo Bike 06-02-19 08:52 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 20959176)
This is wonderful!

Any chance you can post pics or a video of a Kickr with your mod with a bike?

Yeah, sure. We will have a set of detailed instructions available on product release.

taras0000 06-03-19 09:19 AM

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7fe25cb987.jpg
DRILLIUM IS BACK BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

carleton 06-03-19 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by taras0000 (Post 20959757)
DRILLIUM IS BACK BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

US $178.60 | Kalosse Hot selling 700*23C Fixed gear bicycle 32 Holes 70mm rims 700C 4 bearings hub fixed gear bike wheels
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/R5h5zmC

That link seems to be busted.

taras0000 06-03-19 11:01 AM

Fixed. Don't know why I didn't do it this way the first time.

Morelock 06-03-19 11:03 AM

:eek:
I'm generally positive to lukewarm on no-name parts from China, but that is downright scary.

taras0000 06-03-19 11:23 AM


Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 20959925)
:eek:
I'm generally positive to lukewarm on no-name parts from China, but that is downright scary.

Same here. I'm just wondering how long it will be until we hear of some fixie hipster showing up to a track with these.

Flatballer 06-03-19 11:33 AM

Wow. Those are terrifying.

brawlo 06-03-19 09:47 PM

At least you shouldn't have to worry about losing any nipples inside the rim :lol:

taras0000 06-05-19 04:24 AM


Originally Posted by brawlo (Post 20960911)
at least you shouldn't have to worry about losing any nipples inside the rim :lol:

yessssss!

gycho77 06-06-19 10:40 AM

This is my guess on new Koga track frame geometry

BB drop - 55mm
Seattube - 560mm 75degree
Toptube - 620mm
Headtube - 140mm 75degree
Fork offset - 45mm
Stem - 180mm
Stack - 540mm
Reach - 480mm



If I am not allowed to share this information, please tell me
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ac3e0e68a9.jpg

carleton 06-06-19 08:10 PM

Very nice!

Clythio 06-06-19 08:56 PM

As I see it (and I hate the hanblebar/stem solution - too parallel to floor, no thin, etc.)
Not sure it will be better than the good old champion model.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c334a33551.jpg

Clythio 06-10-19 04:32 AM

I bet he will miss this frame
https://www.facebook.com/JeffreyHooglandNL
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...97d1f92b4c.jpg

markwesti 06-11-19 06:02 PM

C&V

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/yo8AA...R-R/s-l500.jpg

gycho77 06-13-19 10:04 PM

https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/xlc-sea...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

seau grateau 06-14-19 03:26 PM

Looks like Gaimon suffered a pretty serious crash on the track. Hope his recovery goes as well as possible.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BytGjhJl..._web_copy_link

carleton 06-14-19 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by seau grateau (Post 20979153)
Looks like Gaimon suffered a pretty serious crash on the track. Hope his recovery goes as well as possible.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BytGjhJl..._web_copy_link

Damn.

I wonder why he was riding mass start? Real talk, I would imagine that if he were on the long team for TP/IP, then he'd be focused on that and not risk injury in a mass start race. I really can't see a new-to-the-track pro roadie having the chops to hang in World Cup, Pan Am, or Olympic bunch races. So, why risk it?


I have zero detail on his crash but, maybe this also ties into my thing about how P/1 roadies maybe not having the experience to ride in P/1 track races immediately upon taking up the sport.

Morelock 06-14-19 04:03 PM

@carleton

I think Gaimon has a bit of history in track though, right? T-town I think?
Maybe not pro rank trackie, but definitely not new to it

carleton 06-14-19 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 20979216)
@carleton

I think Gaimon has a bit of history in track though, right? T-town I think?
Maybe not pro rank trackie, but definitely not new to it

I recall not riding on the track for maybe a year and getting the willies while riding the first few laps and I was very squirrely when I returned to the faster races. I would simply let myself get shuffled to the rear and not contest any sprints or simply come off early. If I had the legs to hang up front, it would have been scary.

Even though I was experienced, it's generally a "Use it or Lose it" kind of thing when it comes to being smooth.

Morelock 06-14-19 04:21 PM

^it's probably because you had forgotten how rough the track is at DLV ;)

carleton 06-14-19 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 20979237)
^it's probably because you had forgotten how rough the track is at DLV ;)

lol

seau grateau 06-14-19 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 20979168)
Damn.

I wonder why he was riding mass start? Real talk, I would imagine that if he were on the long team for TP/IP, then he'd be focused on that and not risk injury in a mass start race. I really can't see a new-to-the-track pro roadie having the chops to hang in World Cup, Pan Am, or Olympic bunch races. So, why risk it?

Just speculating, but honestly I'd guess it was for content.

carleton 06-14-19 10:28 PM


Originally Posted by seau grateau (Post 20979429)
Just speculating, but honestly I'd guess it was for content.

That makes sense, in a way. But, I wonder if he bit off more than he could chew. Sounds like he was racing in the UCI Pro races at TTown today (Friday).


Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 20979216)
@carleton

I think Gaimon has a bit of history in track though, right? T-town I think?
Maybe not pro rank trackie, but definitely not new to it

A telling quote from his IG:



First team pursuit session in the books. Not bad but plenty of work to do. Racing this weekend, so hopefully one workout and a couple days to recover from a 10-day, solo cross country drive with a bunch of KOM attempts and video stuff and not enough sleep. Nice to work with cworth52 usacycling rakoooontz ericgalenyoung greggydaniel, and great to be back the_velodrome after a little ten year road racing vacation..
(emphasis mine)

First TP and maybe first (or near first) mass start race in 10 years? In an international pro race no less.

Now I'm really curious as to what happened. Did anyone see it?

seau grateau 06-22-19 08:38 AM

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/r...alendar-428030

UCI is cutting the track world cup in half, moving it to a different season, and excluding some of the best teams in the world from competition as "part of its plan to develop track cycling." Smdh.


As part of its plan to develop track cycling, the World Cup series will be knocked down from six events to three from the 2020/21 season, and will be organised from July to September, rather than October to January, from 2021.
Read more at https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/r...QqwlELcOi9R.99

The World Cup will change its name to the UCI Track Cycling Nations’ Cup and will be reserved solely for national teams.
Read more at https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/r...QqwlELcOi9R.99

taras0000 06-22-19 11:12 AM

The elimination of trade teams helps out the smaller countries when it comes to getting qualifying points. When a rider is part of a trade team, their points stay with them, and the national national federation gets to use those points. Countries that don't have riders on trade teams must shoulder the full brunt of fielding riders and getting qualifying points.

There are only so many points available, and a country can only qualify so many riders. Essentially what ends up happening is the powerhouse countries get to double dip on points despite already maxing out the riders they get to send. This leaves the smaller nations to scrap over an ever decreasing supply of points.

Morelock 06-24-19 10:59 AM

First rule of UCI Track cycling - Don't ever try to win (or even worse, actually win) being smart and (sort of) unconventional.

carleton 06-24-19 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by taras0000 (Post 20991307)
The elimination of trade teams helps out the smaller countries when it comes to getting qualifying points. When a rider is part of a trade team, their points stay with them, and the national national federation gets to use those points. Countries that don't have riders on trade teams must shoulder the full brunt of fielding riders and getting qualifying points.

There are only so many points available, and a country can only qualify so many riders. Essentially what ends up happening is the powerhouse countries get to double dip on points despite already maxing out the riders they get to send. This leaves the smaller nations to scrap over an ever decreasing supply of points.

Yeah, I kinda agree with this.

The UK was notorious for exploiting this. They would have like 2-3 trade teams in the field (like team KGF) as well as their National Team. They'd take all of the points and leave nothing for the others. The Dutch BEAT team as well. Between BEAT and their National Team, there were no more points available for Sprint events.

Don't get me wrong, the US has done it, too. But, that's why the system is flawed if the idea is to get representation for every country into the PanAms, EU Championships, and Olympics. If left to the old way, with just points, the Olympics would be stacked with riders from maybe 3-4 countries in all track events.


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