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HAHA! Well I guess we do things differently over...

HAHA! Well I guess we do things differently over here, but in general I completely agree with Rule 49! But basically, you put something down under your saddle (glove, rag, whatever), and all is good....
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Posted By Baby Puke

Sorry, what is rule 49?

Sorry, what is rule 49?
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Posted By Baby Puke

Japanese works stand. These are so, so useful for...

Japanese works stand. These are so, so useful for gear changes and I don't understand why they have never caught on outside of Japan....
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Posted By Baby Puke

So I guess there was nothing new from Zipp after...

So I guess there was nothing new from Zipp after all for the Olympics.
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Posted By Baby Puke

If you all can get it using a VPN, I highly...

If you all can get it using a VPN, I highly recommend the link I posted above. So far every heat of every race has been covered live on NHK.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Sam Welsford riding the same tri-spoke in the...

Sam Welsford riding the same tri-spoke in the Omnium.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Indeed! Men's sprint qualifying NOBODY was out of...

Indeed! Men's sprint qualifying NOBODY was out of the 9 second range, stunning. Dutch on a rampage so far.Men's pursuit final- holy ****. And WR's dropping everywhere, and I was not expecting Izu to...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Aus sprinters riding some kind of unmarked...

Aus sprinters riding some kind of unmarked tri-spoke front. Zipp website only lists the Aus track disc, doesn't specify front or rear, so I'd guess both. Zipp not making this trip-spoke then? No 808.
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Posted By Baby Puke

This is the NHK link if any of you can get it,...

This is the NHK link if any of you can get it, showing all the heats.

https://sports.nhk.or.jp/olympic/highlights/content/0c92d1a6-205c-486e-b11c-9c779ad11273/
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Posted By Baby Puke

No sponges!

No sponges!
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Posted By Baby Puke

This was TP. They also had a integrated stem...

This was TP. They also had a integrated stem spontaneously break during their TP round. Some may be regretting the switch from BT about now I'm guessing...

Also Zipp has been saying for a while...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Olympics

So I don't see a magic super wheel from Zipp on the Aussies. Front disc looks like it's still the thing (not surprised).
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Posted By Baby Puke

And I may be an outlier in this, but I've had my...

And I may be an outlier in this, but I've had my DA hubs for more than ten years now, in regular use as my training wheels. I change gears every session. I have never replaced these nuts, and I have...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Use the screws. Your track ends and axle nuts...

Use the screws. Your track ends and axle nuts will last longer.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Speedometer, stopwatch, paper notebook. I like to...

Speedometer, stopwatch, paper notebook. I like to keep it old-school.

Edit: Oh, and Carleton's track calculator app. Highly recommended.
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Posted By Baby Puke

There's a sticky thread above just for trades,...

There's a sticky thread above just for trades, might get more action there.
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Posted By Baby Puke

I've got a Mavic IO and Campy Ghibli both of...

I've got a Mavic IO and Campy Ghibli both of which I got for a song and I feel like I never need to buy wheels again. Yeah, they are both a bit long in the tooth and not the latest tech, but they...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Agreed. Basically meaningless to hold them now.

Agreed. Basically meaningless to hold them now.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Meanwhile, the World Masters Games is supposedly...

Meanwhile, the World Masters Games is supposedly happening in Japan this month? With conditions on the ground here it looks to be more like a much reduced national masters field. I don't even think...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Clythio , I think they feel Keirin is too...

Clythio , I think they feel Keirin is too dangerous for old people. And they may be right, given the number of people who ride like they have never been on a track before that I've seen rock up at...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Also that chain looks scary tight.

Also that chain looks scary tight.
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Posted By Baby Puke

25mm tires are not very wide, but if you have an...

25mm tires are not very wide, but if you have an old-school frame you may run into clearance issues, especially with the fork. What kind of bike do you run?
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Posted By Baby Puke

Yeah, I find it's a pretty good system. No...

Yeah, I find it's a pretty good system. No problems with the rollers yet for me, knock on wood. I use the fork stand anytime I'm using the mag unit.
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Posted By Baby Puke

m@tty I've got that same Minoura rollers/trainer...

m@tty I've got that same Minoura rollers/trainer set up. How do you like it?
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Posted By Baby Puke

Yeah, Altimis Thompson is my jam. Wish they came...

Yeah, Altimis Thompson is my jam. Wish they came in at least 140, though.
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Posted By Baby Puke

I'm also 5'10", riding a 57 DF4 with a 130 stem...

I'm also 5'10", riding a 57 DF4 with a 130 stem and secretly wishing I had another 1-2cm. Was previously on a 55 DF3.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Agree. Unless you have money to burn and enjoy...

Agree. Unless you have money to burn and enjoy burning money as an activity unto itself, I wouldn't bother with a paid coach for a while. For me, this period was all about experimenting with the tiny...
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Posted By Baby Puke

This can be really tough. My son was born just a...

This can be really tough. My son was born just a couple of years after I got into track, so I was also loathe to take time off and tried to keep training hard. I never really stopped, but eventually...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Yes, I couldn't find this at my usual suppliers...

Yes, I couldn't find this at my usual suppliers in Japan.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Interesting, I have not seen this one!

Interesting, I have not seen this one!
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Posted By Baby Puke

tobukog which Izumi chain model is this?

tobukog which Izumi chain model is this?
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Posted By Baby Puke

That 55 is gonna be far too small for you. A...

That 55 is gonna be far too small for you. A human of your height would probably be looking for a top tube between 57-61 cm, depending upon your other dimensions.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Bummer. I'm sorry to hear this, Carleton.

Bummer. I'm sorry to hear this, Carleton.
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Posted By Baby Puke

The recent trend in sprint bike set up is a...

The recent trend in sprint bike set up is a really long reach (top tube, stem, bar) and higher bar position than was previously popular. You can see this on the Dutch and most of the current world...
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Posted By Baby Puke

I know Yuta Wakimoto and a couple other sprinters...

I know Yuta Wakimoto and a couple other sprinters were using 30cm aluminum road bars. Probably some carbon versions in the pipeline. Otherwise they are all on the Olympic Bridgestones.
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Posted By Baby Puke

carleton 's Track Calculator is faster at...

carleton 's Track Calculator is faster at figuring this! (plug)
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Posted By Baby Puke

9.75 is an average speed of ~73.8kph for 200...

9.75 is an average speed of ~73.8kph for 200 meters. Wonder what the peak speeds are.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Yeah, generally if you have a life and a job, you...

Yeah, generally if you have a life and a job, you need a day off after a heavy session, be it bike or gym, before you can train intensely again. This means you may only have a possibility of three or...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Yep, take it easy, gorilla-types. Mine are still...

Yep, take it easy, gorilla-types. Mine are still fine, even after dreaded former owner mechanical-pariah life (I'm looking at you, Ken Lo...).

In another life I ws a bicycle mechanic. In the next...
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Posted By Baby Puke

European Track Championships

Results here:
2020 UEC TRACK ELITE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS | UEC - Union Européenne de Cyclisme (http://www.uec.ch/en/event/136/2020-uec-track-elite-european-championships)

Looks like some...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Yes, that is the purpose of the flip-flop hub....

Yes, that is the purpose of the flip-flop hub. Saves you some time changing cogs. As to the other, I've never considered it as front tire wear is usually negligible, but its sounds like a reasonable...
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Posted By Baby Puke

It's just a video run-through of someone doing a...

It's just a video run-through of someone doing a 200. Nothing to fear.
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Posted By Baby Puke

Well, 19 is perfect on mine, so 23 would be...,...

Well, 19 is perfect on mine, so 23 would be..., not perfect. Yours must be wider.
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Posted By Baby Puke

23mm would look like a monster truck tire on my...

23mm would look like a monster truck tire on my early 2000's (??) era IO. Please track cycling gods, have pity!
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Posted By Baby Puke

Praying 19mm stays in production...

Praying 19mm stays in production...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Relatedly, how have you all got you saddle set?...

Relatedly, how have you all got you saddle set? I'm already at about 4cm back so it's not too painful to just go the extra 10mm to be safe. However, I'm under the impression that most sprinters go...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Indeed, in a former life I was a club-level...

Indeed, in a former life I was a club-level motorcycle racer, and all I raced was a vintage 250GP and a modern (well, NOW it's vintage) 125GP bike, and on those momentum was everything. I too am not...
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Posted By Baby Puke

I'd agree with everybody on this-- intentionally...

I'd agree with everybody on this-- intentionally losing height just before you jump probably won't help you lower your times. Could it be you're a bit tentative jumping at the rail? I know this has...
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Posted By Baby Puke

Not really, I'm still experimenting myself to be...

Not really, I'm still experimenting myself to be honest. This year I'm on 52/13 which may not be huge compared to what some of you are using, but before last season my PB (from nearly 10 years ago)...
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