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carleton 04-22-16 09:39 PM

Oh, snap. I never clicked the photo. That's nuts.

Voodoo76 04-23-16 10:36 AM

Word is Track is fine. A lot of cleanup and bike repair are needed. Crazy amount of rain.

700wheel 04-23-16 07:48 PM


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!

Take a look at the BMC TR01 - despite the geometry of the large frame it fits a 6'-5" top level rider.

carleton 04-24-16 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by 700wheel (Post 18713489)
Take a look at the BMC TR01 - despite the geometry of the large frame it fits a 6'-5" top level rider.

Depends on the proportions of the rider.

I've seen Giddeon Massie (6'3") ride a Medium LOOK 496 which has a 56cm TT. Massie seems to be "all legs", so that kinda works. If brawlo is evenly proportioned or has a longer torso, then he may need a really long TT.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4131/...18a08655_z.jpg

Want to hear something crazy? I'm in this photo...in the stands.

taras0000 04-24-16 09:52 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18715564)

Want to hear something crazy? I'm in this photo...in the stands.

You look bored.

carleton 04-25-16 12:36 AM


Originally Posted by taras0000 (Post 18715672)
You look bored.

Sad. I was supposed to be in that event. I went to elites that year to do TS and got shafted once I got there.

queerpunk 04-25-16 07:09 AM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18715840)
Sad. I was supposed to be in that event. I went to elites that year to do TS and got shafted once I got there.

that's a bummer - what's the story there?

brawlo 04-25-16 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by 700wheel (Post 18713489)
Take a look at the BMC TR01 - despite the geometry of the large frame it fits a 6'-5" top level rider.

Really depends on the rider and their riding style. The BMC isn't too far different from my road bike in terms of frame reach. That is a good starting point for new riders and mass start riders. For sprint purposes however, the BMC is very small/short.


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18715564)
Depends on the proportions of the rider.

I've seen Giddeon Massie (6'3") ride a Medium LOOK 496 which has a 56cm TT. Massie seems to be "all legs", so that kinda works. If brawlo is evenly proportioned or has a longer torso, then he may need a really long TT.

We wanted my new frame to have 485mm reach! Combine that with a saddle setback of 115mm and you can see that it is LONG! Long arms and a proportionate torso. The fitter just happened to have a bike built there waiting for a guy 6'6" to do the final setup on. So he fit me on that bike. I needed a 170mm stem on that bike and the seatpost was way higher too! It all depends on proportion

carleton 04-25-16 10:13 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18715840)
Sad. I was supposed to be in that event. I went to elites that year to do TS and got shafted once I got there.

Eh. I'd rather the past be in the past. I was pissed for a while. No sense in stirring it up again now 5+ years later.

gycho77 04-26-16 11:26 AM

https://anothercyclist.wordpress.com...-obrees-story/

BENZ28 04-26-16 09:25 PM


Originally Posted by Voodoo76 (Post 18712617)
Word is Track is fine. A lot of cleanup and bike repair are needed. Crazy amount of rain.

What type of bike repair is needed? I'm a mechanic and would be willing to donate some time if need be. I'll be back in town on May 5th. Shoot me a pm

Baby Puke 04-27-16 12:54 PM

Big shake-up happening at team GB.
Shane Sutton resigns amid sexism and discrimination claims | Cyclingnews.com

700wheel 04-27-16 05:20 PM


Originally Posted by gycho77 (Post 18719889)

If you see the movie "The Flying Scotsman" about Obree's hour record note that in some scenes the sponges are in the wrong position on the track. I preferred his book to the movie.

carleton 04-27-16 11:10 PM


Originally Posted by Baby Puke (Post 18723047)

Wow. I've been wondering if Team GB's lack of success since the last Olympics was part of a long game that they were playing. Basically, "Olympic medals are the only ones that count." and training through everything.

Maybe the program has fallen from being divine and has now become a normal program (now with added drama!).

queerpunk 04-28-16 07:19 AM

They've been falling apart in the run-up to these Olympics. The WCs were full of acrimonious back and forth between staff and riders via the media, and there have been a bunch of strange decisions. It's disappointing but not particularly surprising that in a program that prides itself on being able to find and develop riders - ie the assets are the staff, program, and knowledge, and the riders are just input resources - that it would develop this mindset of riders being somewhat expendable.

700wheel 04-28-16 10:00 AM

Now that track cycling has become popular in the UK there is probably a lot of pressure to continue its international success from the media and from money sources (lottery?).

700wheel 05-01-16 06:47 PM

I found this YouTube video of Rory O'Reilly's kilo ride in the 1984 Olympic Games.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4PcF06K3ls
Notice his custom built bike with drilled seat post, wire tension ties and small wheels.

gycho77 05-01-16 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by 700wheel (Post 18733397)
I found this YouTube video of Rory O'Reilly's kilo ride in the 1984 Olympic Games.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4PcF06K3ls
Notice his custom built bike with drilled seat post, wire tension ties and small wheels.

That's a crazy bike!!!!
It reminds me of Slingshot Mountain bike
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=519271

carleton 05-01-16 08:55 PM

I'm all about bike innovation, but that cord could make a mess if during a wreck.

TDinBristol 05-02-16 05:07 AM


Originally Posted by 700wheel (Post 18733397)
I found this YouTube video of Rory O'Reilly's kilo ride in the 1984 Olympic Games.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4PcF06K3ls
Notice his custom built bike with drilled seat post, wire tension ties and small wheels.

I was at the Olympic trials in Colorado Springs in 1984 when O'Reilly ran a 1:03 on that bike (obviously with no aero skis and therefore in a fairly non-aero position as you can see in the video). He apparently designed it himself, and also designed his own training program, which was unlike what anyone was doing then but much like most people are doing now. He said he had a 1-rep max in the squat of 500lbs (at 180lbs BW) when most people weren't doing any lifting and those who were did mainly high-rep lifting, and did little or no road riding/racing when most people were, even sprinters (such as Leusenkamp, the shirtless guy in this video). If I recall correctly, 2nd place at the trials went to Harvey Nitz, who I doubt lifted weights and was doing most of his riding on the road. If memory serves, he rode a standard track bike that night. O'Reilly was a real outlier.

gycho77 05-03-16 04:34 AM

Car vs. Track Cyclist
https://instagram.com/p/BE70-_pwvHd/

rensho3 05-04-16 10:27 AM

Nice!

Poppit 05-05-16 12:41 PM

Thought this was a cool video

http://youtu.be/68XcdIddaNU

gycho77 05-07-16 07:39 AM

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Adjustable Stem
The stem has similar design as Look ergostem
sfiDARE PRODUCTS - 104CYCLE
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=520230http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=520231

Baby Puke 05-07-16 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by gycho77 (Post 18748044)

Looks pretty cool! Price is right too. Can be hard to get your hands low enough with bullhorns and I've been using a LOOK stem that cost WAY more for years.


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