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Posted By ruudlaff

It does seem that sizing has definitely been...

It does seem that sizing has definitely been leaning toward going bigger for sprinting.

I'm 5'9" and I'm on a 57 DF4 with a 130mm and scattos. I could easily go bigger.. I'm not on a particularly...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Just realised what I had written, it hadn't meant...

Just realised what I had written, it hadn't meant to read as a recommendation to get a coach. Low hanging fruit n all that. My kids are both a couple of years older now so it's more feasible now.
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Posted By ruudlaff

One thing I've found through finally paying a...

One thing I've found through finally paying a coach is that my gym volume was entirely wrong (ie, far too much volume, with too little intensity).

I've been thoroughly surprised just how little...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Good lord.

Good lord.
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Posted By ruudlaff

Whilst it's a shame that there won't be any TTs,...

Whilst it's a shame that there won't be any TTs, that isn't the kind of event that draws in the more casual fans or even non-cycling viewers. They've probably picked the right events to give this a...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Yeah I was always sceptical about how much I...

Yeah I was always sceptical about how much I would use a home gym, but it's been the best investment I've made for years.
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Posted By ruudlaff

As long as the rubber tiles are well secured you...

As long as the rubber tiles are well secured you should be ok. Crossfit gyms mostly do absolutely fine with it.

Wood only really becomes absolutely necessary once you're having to move your feet I...
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Posted By ruudlaff

There's a lot of people that swear by that DF3...

There's a lot of people that swear by that DF3 frame, just saying :)
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Posted By ruudlaff

Yeah the improvements that come from wider tyres...

Yeah the improvements that come from wider tyres on the road right now are due to the tyre almost providing a small suspension by it deforming to the changes in the road. It keeps the wheels from...
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Posted By ruudlaff

https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/303291/#commen...

https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/303291/#comment15356840

Hollowtech ok with them supposedly. Soon find out
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Posted By ruudlaff

Sorry for digging and resurrecting, but with 24mm...

Sorry for digging and resurrecting, but with 24mm spindle cranksets are the bottom brackets interchangable? Looking for options for replacing/upgrading the miche evo max I used last time with my...
06-15-20, 03:35 AM
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Posted By ruudlaff

BB help - Dolan DF4 / Miche Pistard Air 2.0 crankset

So looking for a bit of help.

What options do I have for a new bottom bracket for my track bike?

Dolan DF4
English BSA
https://www.dolan-bikes.com/dolan-df4-carbon-track-bike---alpina/
...
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Posted By ruudlaff

You've taken the picture from the wrong side ;) ...

You've taken the picture from the wrong side ;)

Seriously tho...pretty!
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Posted By ruudlaff

This, especially if there isn't much of a second...

This, especially if there isn't much of a second hand market for frames in Spain.

If you must buy a frame now, get the Dolan DF4. So stiff, relatively local, cheap. Ticks just about every box.
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Posted By ruudlaff

There's an order of magnitude question there. The...

There's an order of magnitude question there. The avanti width was about airflow over the wheels, whereas I believe the width of the hope ones is about the air flow over the legs and trailing riders...
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Posted By ruudlaff

I had been wondering why they had increased their...

I had been wondering why they had increased their track content recently.
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Posted By ruudlaff

I've been told in the past that's against the...

I've been told in the past that's against the rules, and since have never questioned it...but I couldn't refer you to the exact rule to confirm it
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Posted By ruudlaff

If you get them, watch Lavreysen's windup...he's...

If you get them, watch Lavreysen's windup...he's out of the saddle a full lap before most folk are. Gotta get that dinner plate rollin
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Posted By ruudlaff

I see the dutch winning the TS...but I see their...

I see the dutch winning the TS...but I see their closest competitor being GB. They have this weird thing about turning it on in Olympic years, but the gap might be too much to the dutch to quite...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Interestingly, I have found that excess mass can...

Interestingly, I have found that excess mass can also feed into this. I was carrying too much muscle for my core/back/hamstrings to be able to handle at about 17 causing issues with my lower back....
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Posted By ruudlaff

Was having a peruse through this thread and got...

Was having a peruse through this thread and got to this eventually...as a father to 2 girls under 5...you don't know tiredness and how big a difference this makes until they come along :lol:
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Posted By ruudlaff

I wanted to fit Bonts, but had to give up...

I wanted to fit Bonts, but had to give up eventually.

Switched to Fizik R1 PowerStraps.

They were a limited version made for the movistar guys, but straps made from the same material as...
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Posted By ruudlaff

This may be unfair on this guy and if so I...

This may be unfair on this guy and if so I apologise, but other people who I have seen make these kind of mistakes tend to repeat them and never learn.
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Posted By ruudlaff

As a second, with the fact that he will be...

As a second, with the fact that he will be growing quite a lot and frames being relatively good at holding value - it might be a better bet to pick up a second hand frame, then sell it once it's time...
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Posted By ruudlaff

If that can take 200 psi that's a ridiculously...

If that can take 200 psi that's a ridiculously obvious yet awesome idea
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Posted By ruudlaff

I’ve now got multiple chains for this issue

I’ve now got multiple chains for this issue
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Posted By ruudlaff

I believe this situation has been improved...

I believe this situation has been improved greatly now with some revisions.
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Posted By ruudlaff

Those who are shouting transphobia obviously...

Those who are shouting transphobia obviously haven't watched the other 2389790248 episodes of South Park. Everyone is a target to them.
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Posted By ruudlaff

I can check the zero setback question at the...

I can check the zero setback question at the weekend if you wish? I use a spesh power, looks roughly about the same length as the ISM
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Posted By ruudlaff

Yeah $900 in the uk would comfortably allow you...

Yeah $900 in the uk would comfortably allow you to fix the rim and pick up a FFWD rear wheel second hand with plenty of cash to spare
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Posted By ruudlaff

Milly Tanner rode it in position 1 of the Female...

Milly Tanner rode it in position 1 of the Female TS I believe too
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Posted By ruudlaff

I believe the UCI is cracking down on this...

I believe the UCI is cracking down on this element of 'pricing' out. I can't remember where I heard the price so wouldn't want to say it publicly, but let's just say the one I've heard is more...
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Posted By ruudlaff

i had the same questions and opinion. Asked...

i had the same questions and opinion. Asked someone who has a bit of “knowledge”, and the time differences to be made are astonishing. To the point that I don’t think even the sprinters would care if...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Purely from a stiffness and arm clearance point...

Purely from a stiffness and arm clearance point of view they seem the perfect solution for on the track....if you have the $$ to not care about needing to adjust stem lengths, widths and drops...
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Posted By ruudlaff

I believe the rules are being interpreted that...

I believe the rules are being interpreted that the constituent parts of the finished track bikes for the Olympics don't have to be getting run together to count.

Also, not everyone in a team needs...
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Posted By ruudlaff

You don't say... :)

You don't say... :)
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Posted By ruudlaff

I'm starting to agree, I think max wattages are a...

I'm starting to agree, I think max wattages are a bit of a misnomer.

Our track club have been doing training weekends recently with some benchmarking and it started to open my eyes a little.
...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Brooks Cycles in the UK are stocking straps by a...

Brooks Cycles in the UK are stocking straps by a new Scottish manufacturer, Gallus Baffies. Been getting used by tons of guys here, lots of testing, not a single failure yet.
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Posted By ruudlaff

I understand you saying that, but in Scotland...

I understand you saying that, but in Scotland it's pretty much only trackies that take part
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Posted By ruudlaff

Fancy a Planet X Koichi San II? :lol:

Fancy a Planet X Koichi San II? :lol:
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Posted By ruudlaff

I found it really strange at the time, because he...

I found it really strange at the time, because he was hyping it up and mentioning looking forward to his involvement. Then the week of the competition he went radio silent.
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Posted By ruudlaff

If anyone out there wanted to dispose of one let...

If anyone out there wanted to dispose of one let me know.... UK :)
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Posted By ruudlaff

What you have described sounds very much like...

What you have described sounds very much like Adam Hansen the road cyclists custom carbon shoes...I wonder if he's started making them for other cyclists now...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Or you can catch them not paying enough attention...

Or you can catch them not paying enough attention and get a big enough gap. This was done to me in my first ever competition, the gap was big enough by the time I cottoned on that it was game over.
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Posted By ruudlaff

Link British Track Champs live on FB

Link

British Track Champs live on FB
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Posted By ruudlaff

I noticed in the press release how precisely they...

I noticed in the press release how precisely they mentioned the disc element of it...leading me to think that for bunch racing and sprint it would be an alternative supplier providing the 5 spoke...
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Posted By ruudlaff

I would dispute that being balanced.

I would dispute that being balanced.
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Posted By ruudlaff

I've got this on my bike. Really like it, hard to...

I've got this on my bike. Really like it, hard to find fault with it
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Posted By ruudlaff

Add to this, going mid 20 in my first attempt at...

Add to this, going mid 20 in my first attempt at man one in TS in competition after spending 3-4 weeks training for it.

Plenty wrong that could have been corrected:
- forgot about foam blocks,...
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Posted By ruudlaff

Here's the link to it...

Here's the link to it (http://blog.fairwheelbikes.com/reviews-and-testing/stem-review/)
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