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Banchad 04-08-16 11:45 AM

The new graphic looks awful.

gycho77 04-08-16 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18675030)
Ha! I still think the first one you posted is fake. Look at the hub.


http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...3&d=1460110014

versus:

http://www.mavic.us/sites/default/fi...000/F70741.jpg

It was the hub that made me think it was fake. The hub on the 2nd photo (from the Mavic site) looks like what I'd expect. Mavic is proud of their hubs.

I never seen a Mavic IO, so I don't know how it looks like.
but i think that instagram io picture is the left side.
So you cannot see the FANCY mavic hub

carleton 04-08-16 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by gycho77 (Post 18675208)
I never seen a Mavic IO, so I don't know how it looks like.
but i think that instagram io picture is the left side.
So you cannot see the FANCY mavic hub

It would be the same on both sides.

carleton 04-08-16 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by Banchad (Post 18675200)
The new graphic looks awful.

Well, hopefully it'll be removable like the previous logo stickers.

taras0000 04-09-16 10:28 AM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18675030)
Mavic is proud of their hubs.

I never understood why. There are much better hubs out there. Their hubs always seemed frail to me. It's the one place where I think that they can really improve their wheels.

gycho77 04-15-16 01:16 PM

New Dixieflyer track frame!!
https://www.facebook.com/DixieFlyerB...43609442380892

taras0000 04-16-16 01:49 AM

Not new. Just new sizes that weren't available before. Maybe Carleton will get one if the TT is long enough.

carleton 04-16-16 06:47 AM


Originally Posted by taras0000 (Post 18694698)
Not new. Just new sizes that weren't available before. Maybe Carleton will get one if the TT is long enough.

I would have a couple of years ago. But, I'm done now.

Plus, these still aren't available yet.

Quinn8it 04-16-16 07:48 PM

The Dixie flyer is a great bike! It's good that they are adding these new sizes, because the current largest size has a 58cm TT and due to the Seat tube angle- it's got Reach and Stack like a 57 DF3 or similar.
Bobby got a lot right with the DF BTB (Bobby the Bullet), but my favorite was the use of a standard Seat Post and Collar.. As Carleton will agree the Post is a big source of frustration for us bigger guys and being able to use a standard post and a quickly replaceable collar is awesome.
I didn't think much about the post being 31.8, but in the end that was a big bonus as well..
I change my saddle/post every time I put on Aero Bars- so that's 2 changes per track day. The 31.8 post allowed me to put a light weight seat collar directly on the post to designate height for quick saddle changes..
Also since all Handlebars are 31.8 it made it really easy to mount your computer under the saddle with a Barfly or standard SRM mount..

grav.digr 04-16-16 09:04 PM

DF seatposts are 31.6 (just to clear up the typo above)

brawlo 04-17-16 12:00 AM


Originally Posted by gycho77 (Post 18693410)

I was going to get a 62cm, that was until more recently I realised that it wasn't going to be big enough! A custom Duratec is on its way instead. But even that's still a compromise as the size the fitter wanted wouldn't fit in their jig! Nor could we find another fitter that could accommodate me either!

700wheel 04-17-16 09:02 AM


Originally Posted by brawlo (Post 18696545)
I was going to get a 62cm, that was until more recently I realised that it wasn't going to be big enough! A custom Duratec is on its way instead. But even that's still a compromise as the size the fitter wanted wouldn't fit in their jig! Nor could we find another fitter that could accommodate me either!

By "fitter" are you talking about a frame builder? There is a frame builder in Colorado that specializes in frames for tall people (up to 7-feeet).

Dalai 04-17-16 08:38 PM

Interesting site in regards to Sport and Performance.

Sport and Performance

brawlo 04-17-16 09:08 PM


Originally Posted by 700wheel (Post 18697024)
By "fitter" are you talking about a frame builder? There is a frame builder in Colorado that specializes in frames for tall people (up to 7-feeet).

Some no name perhaps :lol:

What I wanted was fairly specific. We're talking a frame with 485 reach, 2cm longer than the big Dixie. From there, it was a pure sprint orientated frame, as stiff as possible without being an absolute brick. Someone with good track frame building experience and reputation. That knocked a whole lot of builders out of contention. While Zinn may be good at big, he doesn't even list a track frame on his site that I can see. Just a single speed. I wasn't taking a chance on an unknown quantity, especially with the exchange rate from AUD to USD right now. My fitter has ridden professionally and has liaised with a lot of different frame builders over the years and has only a few that he would put the project in the hands of. Topping that off, I rode a frame built for a guy 6'6" and it was sweet. Pity it was too small for me

carleton 04-19-16 03:06 PM

This is probably the most interesting thing I've seen on the web with regards to sports, ever:


We identified 10 categories, or skills, that go into athleticism, and then asked our eight panelists to assign a number from 1 to 10 to the demands each sport makes of each of those 10 skills. By totalling and averaging their responses, we arrived at a degree-of-difficulty number for each sport on a 1 to 100 scale. That number places the difficulty of performing each sport in context with the other sports we rated.
ESPN.com: Page 2 - Sport Skills Difficulty Rankings

I'm sure this will help settle a LOT of barroom arguments...or start some...not sure :D

gycho77 04-19-16 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18702965)
This is probably the most interesting thing I've seen on the web with regards to sports, ever:



ESPN.com: Page 2 - Sport Skills Difficulty Rankings

I'm sure this will help settle a LOT of barroom arguments...or start some...not sure :D

Cycling(long distance) is only 20?
I was expecting at least 7
and it's surprising that martial arts are 6th.

Voodoo76 04-19-16 04:36 PM

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Alkek

carleton 04-19-16 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by gycho77 (Post 18703084)
Cycling(long distance) is only 20?
I was expecting at least 7
and it's surprising that martial arts are 6th.

It's #1 in Endurance, but it's very low in Agility, Flexibility, and Hand-Eye Coordination and average in the others.

Notice how Track Sprinting ranks 7/60 in terms of power. 5 spots above Track & Field Sprinting.

gycho77 04-21-16 12:59 PM

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gtrob 04-21-16 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18703236)
It's #1 in Endurance, but it's very low in Agility, Flexibility, and Hand-Eye Coordination and average in the others.

Notice how Track Sprinting ranks 7/60 in terms of power. 5 spots above Track & Field Sprinting.

While I agree overall with the list, I don't think you can compare certain sports. Some sports require so much of one thing (weight lifting, distance cycling, auto racing) that I dont think its fair to say its 'easier' than something more well rounded.

Baby Puke 04-21-16 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by gycho77 (Post 18708097)

Would kill for these.

carleton 04-21-16 03:31 PM


Originally Posted by Baby Puke (Post 18708329)
Would kill for these.

I'm glad they muted the graphics. I bet that brings sales up.

Baby Puke 04-21-16 05:25 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18708565)
I'm glad they muted the graphics. I bet that brings sales up.

Indeed! These are looking goooooooood now

Poppit 04-22-16 01:05 PM

Changes to the Revolution series for next year, should be interesting. Velon will bring some interesting camera work as well. Revolution Series - Revolution Series team up with Velon

Dalai 04-22-16 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by Voodoo76 (Post 18703178)

Wow! Hopefully there is no damage to the track?


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