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Posted By 1incpa

I'm late to the party... I'm 5'-10" and the...

I'm late to the party...
I'm 5'-10" and the bike has a top tube around 56cm. I'm running a 120mm stem.
I do mass start races, and the bike is pretty comfortable.
I agree that at 6' you'd...
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Posted By 1incpa

The trouble with Tribbles... That's a nice...

The trouble with Tribbles...
That's a nice looking bike, and I love the name you gave it!
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Posted By 1incpa

Thanks! I like it a lot!

Thanks! I like it a lot!
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Posted By 1incpa

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My new Tiemeyer. I first saw it on the single speed/fixed gear forum, then it...
07-01-21, 01:04 PM
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Posted By 1incpa

Definitely A Tiemeyer

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So, I saw Steve's bike on craigslist and gave him a call.
I thought you'd like...
05-17-21, 04:05 AM
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Posted By 1incpa

I'm pretty sure the $1,000 listed is the deposit...

I'm pretty sure the $1,000 listed is the deposit amount. I did the same thing until I read the fine print.
PI
05-16-21, 04:45 PM
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Posted By 1incpa

I've bought stuff from them. Never had a...

I've bought stuff from them. Never had a problem. The shipping is even reasonably fast, considering they're in Japan.
PI
05-04-21, 03:51 AM
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Posted By 1incpa

You may get more responses if you post this in...

You may get more responses if you post this in the Track Cycling subforum.
The certification course I've been to was run in a group setting, riding in a group to make sure everyone was comfortable...
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Posted By 1incpa

BikeCalc.com - Fixed Gear Calculator...

BikeCalc.com - Fixed Gear Calculator (http://www.bikecalc.com/)
Gear Calculator — Velobike (https://www.velobike.co.nz/gear-calculator)
For your phone. Thanks Carleton: ‎Track Cycling Gear...
04-19-21, 03:52 AM
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Posted By 1incpa

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04-04-21, 07:24 AM
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Posted By 1incpa

I think I have the same rims on a wheelset I use...

I think I have the same rims on a wheelset I use for track racing. Mine are tubular and don't have a braking surface.
Try peeling a flat tire off the rim. If you can see the inner tube, it's a ...
03-23-21, 04:14 PM
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Posted By 1incpa

It seems wrong, but I've been using a Dura-Ace...

It seems wrong, but I've been using a Dura-Ace cog on a Campy hub with no problems.
Just make sure you use a Campy or Phil Wood lockring.
Paul
02-28-21, 07:39 AM
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Posted By 1incpa

On my fixed gear, I carry a 15mm box wrench/tire...

On my fixed gear, I carry a 15mm box wrench/tire lever, a tube and a pump in a saddle bag.
I also usually have another tube in my jersey pocket just in case.
I haven't found the need for any more...
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Posted By 1incpa

I've done some Madison exchanges with my wife,...

I've done some Madison exchanges with my wife, who is a good 50 lbs lighter than me.
She said it left her with sore arms and that it would have been easier for her with someone of similar weight.
02-20-21, 10:48 AM
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Posted By 1incpa

Be sure you have a lock ring on your cog. ...

Be sure you have a lock ring on your cog. Without it, backpressure on the pedals may cause the cog to unthread.
Other than that, it's just like riding a bike. Don't over think it. Take it easy,...
02-02-21, 05:53 AM
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Posted By 1incpa

Thanks! It's kind of low budget compared to some...

Thanks! It's kind of low budget compared to some of the beautiful bikes in this thread.
I was going to paint it, but after building it up, I kind of like it.
01-30-21, 05:27 AM
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Posted By 1incpa

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I posted this in the 2020 thread...then the 2021 thread showed up.
01-26-21, 06:28 AM
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Posted By 1incpa

My Fixie

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A friend gave me the frame, another friend gave me the stem, seat post and...
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Posted By 1incpa

Yea, you're probably on the right track. My...

Yea, you're probably on the right track. My Kreitlers were probably 25 years old when they sounded like that.
Definitely a warranty issue.
PI
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Posted By 1incpa

My Kreitlers sounded similar. I changed the...

My Kreitlers sounded similar. I changed the bearings in the drums and all is well again. It cost about $30 and took about an hour.
How old are your rollers?
PI
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Posted By 1incpa

The reason lots of folks here will recommend a...

The reason lots of folks here will recommend a 144bcd crank is because pretty much everyone you'll be racing with uses them.
If you need to borrow a chain ring and you have 130bcd you'll probably...
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Posted By 1incpa

I'm in agreement with Dalai, there's nothing...

I'm in agreement with Dalai, there's nothing wrong with the wheels. That wheelset should take you through the cat 5 and 4 fields. When you get to cat 3, think about a better race wheelset and keep...
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Posted By 1incpa

If it fits you, it will work fine. One thing...

If it fits you, it will work fine.
One thing that stands out to me is the 175 crank length. I prefer shorter, but these may work for you.
Pick up a 14 tooth cog and 49, 50, and 51 chainrings and...
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Posted By 1incpa

I have a Cycleops Magnus. It's been reliable for...

I have a Cycleops Magnus. It's been reliable for the 3 years that I've had it.
I had to build a wooden frame screwed to the wall to keep it from walking across the room when sprinting. It does ok...
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Posted By 1incpa

Congratulations Dave! It'll be good to see more...

Congratulations Dave! It'll be good to see more of you during the race season!
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Posted By 1incpa

The handlebars are interesting, but it looks like...

The handlebars are interesting, but it looks like you'd slam your knees into them when sprinting out of the saddle.
I'll have to look for a video of them in use.
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Posted By 1incpa

We used to do our weekly cross practice in a high...

We used to do our weekly cross practice in a high school field. Our course used about a half lap of their running track.
It worked pretty well, and was my favorite section of the course.
It will...
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Posted By 1incpa

Thanks for posting the image, chas58! It only...

Thanks for posting the image, chas58!
It only takes a couple of race days to burn in the track.
This satellite image must have been taken right after our grass track season. Within a month, the...
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Posted By 1incpa

I see a lot of smiling faces in your pics! ...

I see a lot of smiling faces in your pics!
I'm glad this is working out for you!
As far as races, anything you do on the track is good for grass track. Just adjust the duration to suit track...
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Posted By 1incpa

I'd say yes, but it's more subtle than with other...

I'd say yes, but it's more subtle than with other disciplines.

Carbon has brought in the possibility of more aero tube shapes, as well as some handlebar shapes the weren't possible with metal....
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Posted By 1incpa

Well, I raced yesterday. Things didn't go as...

Well, I raced yesterday. Things didn't go as well as I'd have liked.
1st race was a 24 lap points race. I attacked right before the bell for the first sprint. Came over the top and got a good...
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Posted By 1incpa

I haven't had a chance to discuss with my coach...

I haven't had a chance to discuss with my coach yet. I should see her tomorrow, I'll talk with her then.

FWIW, the "old school" rule of thumb that I learned was spinners push their cleats...
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Posted By 1incpa

It didn't feel any different, cadence wise. My...

It didn't feel any different, cadence wise. My Garmin bears that out with a max of 137, which is generally where I am during intervals.
It did feel weird when I first started riding, but at the...
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Posted By 1incpa

A centimeter was all of the adjustment I had with...

A centimeter was all of the adjustment I had with the shoes I used. So I pushed the cleats all the way back.
I wasn't expecting much, I was feeling pretty tired, but I did the 30 second intervals...
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Posted By 1incpa

Ok. I just read the article BP linked. I'm...

Ok. I just read the article BP linked. I'm going to move my cleats back a centimeter before tonight's ride and see how it feels.
PI
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Posted By 1incpa

I've always set up my cleats as far forward as...

I've always set up my cleats as far forward as they'll go. That puts the pedal axle right under the widest part of my foot.
Are you saying that I'd put more power to the pedals with the cleats...
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Posted By 1incpa

The simple answer, in our case, is yes. I...

The simple answer, in our case, is yes.

I started our grass track because I love track racing but live an hour and a half away from a track. I race cross, my friends race cross. I found grass...
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Posted By 1incpa

A picture is worth a thousand words. Where...

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Where are you thinking of setting it up?

We don't have anything set up with the park system here. We just show up and use the park. That's what it's there...
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Posted By 1incpa

Delaware isn't that far from Philly, come on...

Delaware isn't that far from Philly, come on down! We're starting on Sunday, August 11 at 9:00.
It's at Paper Mill Park on the corner of Paper Mill and Polly Drummond Roads in Newark.

The past...
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Posted By 1incpa

The smaller footprint makes it MUCH easier. ...

The smaller footprint makes it MUCH easier.
Also, the inside line will get burned into the grass. I have to measure out the first week we race. The second week, the line is there, but I have to...
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Posted By 1incpa

A couple of reasons we went with a 166. Since...

A couple of reasons we went with a 166.
Since we're using it as a lead it to the cyclocross season, we wanted to make it so you have to be a decent bike handler. We tried a 250 and even that felt...
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Posted By 1incpa

We've been doing a Delaware grass track series...

We've been doing a Delaware grass track series for years. It's a little different than what Kansas is doing.

We started doing it as a lead up to the cross season. A little bit of the high...
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Posted By 1incpa

A few of the guys at T-Town are using the disc...

A few of the guys at T-Town are using the disc and the 5 spoke on the front. I've talked with a couple of them and they like them a lot.
If I ever decide to retire my old Zipp, I'm getting a White...
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Posted By 1incpa

Hi Amahl! I think we met at one of Kim's sprint...

Hi Amahl!
I think we met at one of Kim's sprint clinics.
Saturdays have been a blast at T-Town! Come on out!
PI
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Posted By 1incpa

Yea, like Carleton said, 140psi is the minimum...

Yea, like Carleton said, 140psi is the minimum pressure. That'll help a lot.

You'll probably notice that you're racing against the same people every week. Through the season you'll get to know...
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Posted By 1incpa

Good job Enzo! Folks who don't race track...

Good job Enzo!

Folks who don't race track underestimate it. I get "all you do is ride around in circles" all the time from my roadie friends.
The ones who have come to race with me found it to be...
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Posted By 1incpa

Newbies

I've noticed in the last month or so that we have a lot of new track racers on the forum.
I just wanted to welcome everyone! It's great to get more people into track racing!
There's a lot of...
05-08-19, 10:53 AM
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Posted By 1incpa

You'll be fine using the pitlock with a...

You'll be fine using the pitlock with a tensioner.
A buddy of mine has been doing that with a disc wheel at the track for years. No problems.
PI
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Posted By 1incpa

The 4.5 million was the total cost of the Detroit...

The 4.5 million was the total cost of the Detroit velodrome. It's a very nice indoor facility.
I don't know about Chicago, but Cleveland's track is an outdoor facility. The 100k stated was for just...
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Posted By 1incpa

I've been using an LL Bean open tote in the large...

I've been using an LL Bean open tote in the large size, I think it's 35L.
It's worked just fine, I can fit my shoes, helmet gear bag, kit, tools and misc junk with no problem.
The one thing I...
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