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Carleton's apps are legitimately the only reason...

Carleton's apps are legitimately the only reason I keep my old iPhone in my track bag.
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Yeah that accelerometer based cadence and the...

Yeah that accelerometer based cadence and the ISIS bottom bracket turned me off.
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I thought they launched these ones this February...

I thought they launched these ones this February with the British team. They were supposed to become commercially available after that.
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+1 for one of the best apps ever. I've pulled it...

+1 for one of the best apps ever. I've pulled it up at a training camp and at nationals and everyone was like "omg where'd you get that?! It's so cool!" and I was like "Yeah, Carleton a ******" and...
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One of my friends is doing his f200 qualifiers on...

One of my friends is doing his f200 qualifiers on 130" (but he's a freak of nature) and Nicholas Paul just rode a mammoth gear to a near WR time in the f200 at Aguascalientes - the footage I saw...
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My coach has me doing massive gear work and I've...

My coach has me doing massive gear work and I've gotten to the point where I can get on top of 60x12, so we're trying to go bigger, but I can't afford those 9/10t hubs because they cost over $500,...
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Perfect, thanks so much!

Perfect, thanks so much!
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Thanks! Saw a 70t going for a reasonable-ish...

Thanks! Saw a 70t going for a reasonable-ish price and was debating picking it up but perhaps it's too big a jump.
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Biggest chainring on a Koga Kimera

Does anyone who owns a Kimera know what the biggest chainring you can fit on it is? I messaged Koga and they told me to ask my local dealer (none of those in Pakistan, surprisingly) so I called a...
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There's a specific Japanese Keirin race series...

There's a specific Japanese Keirin race series where the riders can use modern kit, I don't remember the name but they had a few races during the season and it was the regular S/SS class riders on...
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I attended a toned down version of the Keirin...

I attended a toned down version of the Keirin school for developing Asian riders and bike assembly was a significant component. We only had to do it a few times but the big dogs would be doing a full...
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9.977 at the Asian Champs in Feb.

9.977 at the Asian Champs in Feb.
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I'd avoid Planet X if you're one the stronger...

I'd avoid Planet X if you're one the stronger side. I found it fairly noodly when putting down power and know a bunch of sprinters that also complain about how flexy it is. The Dolan TC1 is a great...
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What's mind blowing is that Alex Spratt has only...

What's mind blowing is that Alex Spratt has only been cycling for just over a year. He's an absolute freakshow who was doing 10.5s on a TC1 with spokey clinchers. It's equal parts inspiring and...
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We use a Chinese 125cc Hero motorbike at our...

We use a Chinese 125cc Hero motorbike at our track, also 34* and it hasn't had any problems so far. I think the scarier thing is hitting bumps in the track at 68kph. Like Taras said, you can tweak...
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That's exactly what I was thinking. I get really...

That's exactly what I was thinking. I get really far forward on my starts/kicks and the back wheel jumps all over the place. Guessing that maybe you can get away with it for the first 2-3 pedal...
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I don't know how to upload photos directly into...

I don't know how to upload photos directly into the thread as it keeps saying the message is too long, but I did some searching.

Here's a picture Divebrian put up of his experience with the Revo:...
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https://youtu.be/LPZQp8UW6lU?t=1h9m8s 1:09...

https://youtu.be/LPZQp8UW6lU?t=1h9m8s

1:09 onwards. You'll probably still need a VPN as it's the UCI channel. I'm currently downloading a video and will put up his kilo segment later if you'd...
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His opening lap on that 120" kilo was only half a...

His opening lap on that 120" kilo was only half a second slower than my standing lap on a 96". Made me want to sell my bike and take up croquet.
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Agree entirely with this. As long as you've got...

Agree entirely with this. As long as you've got the means, if the frame makes you genuinely excited about/enjoy riding, it'll generally translate to a material improvement in your riding, even if...
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Also I don't remember which thread the discussion...

Also I don't remember which thread the discussion on the KGF guys' bike setups was, but apparently both Charlie Tanfield and Dan Bigham's positions ran afoul of the UCI comms. Tanfield had to adjust...
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Used your stopwatch app to pace my teammate in...

Used your stopwatch app to pace my teammate in the IP at Nats. Also, I don't want to admit how much time I've spent using your cadence counter whilst watching various races, haha.
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Perko wasn't eligible because his nationality...

Perko wasn't eligible because his nationality change didn't go through until early 2017.

I heard one of the commentators say Van Den Berg was chosen as a potential injury replacement, suggesting...
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Try running a VPN through Canada or Finland.

Try running a VPN through Canada or Finland.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsLHQT-1ujI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsLHQT-1ujI
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I do almost all my efforts on the road, unless...

I do almost all my efforts on the road, unless the weather is particularly unpleasant. The exception is days when I've got tank-emptying sessions like rolling kilos or muscular endurance work, where...
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https://www.hammernutrition.com/products/hammer-fl...

https://www.hammernutrition.com/products/hammer-flask/

Or use this for your road rides. ;)
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I take Nitrotech protein (with creatine included)...

I take Nitrotech protein (with creatine included) before gym sessions and either ON's Whey Isolate, BCAA's or Casein after, depending on the session and timing. I tried beet juice during my rugby...
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Or because their home nations suck! (Not bitter...

Or because their home nations suck! (Not bitter at all that Pakistan screwed me over...) :cry:

It'd actually be really interesting if trade teams got to compete in Olympiad events or world...
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Oh, haha, I was wondering if there was some...

Oh, haha, I was wondering if there was some serious science behind it and I was just following dated trends. Thanks for the clarification.
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58 will clear a Track Elite. Friend of mine has a...

58 will clear a Track Elite. Friend of mine has a 60 on his.
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Wait what's the reasoning here?

Wait what's the reasoning here?
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Gebhardt Chain Rings ? The Blackline...

Gebhardt Chain Rings ? The Blackline (http://www.theblackline.ca/shop/chain-rings/gebhardt-chain-rings/)

Some of my friends use these in 57-60.
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Ah! So cool! Pics when you get it set up? Also...

Ah! So cool! Pics when you get it set up? Also I'm really intrigued about your story..
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Quick conversation I had with my coach re. this...

Quick conversation I had with my coach re. this was the following: big strength block involving 3-4 gym days with an emphasis on heavy lifting, 2-3 bike sessions featuring massive gears and stuff...
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SAME DUDE! Haha, for the longest time, my best...

SAME DUDE! Haha, for the longest time, my best f200 time was legitimately during a standing lap attempt. Didn't beat it until I improved my time a few months back, and even then, I'm convinced I...
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It also depends on your own abilities/skills....

It also depends on your own abilities/skills. I've got two friends who are both hitting similar times, but one's got absolutely no jump, so he gets on top of a monstrous gear over 3 laps, whereas the...
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Super helpful all around, thanks so much everyone!

Super helpful all around, thanks so much everyone!
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The only hazard/warning I've heard re. clincher...

The only hazard/warning I've heard re. clincher safety is to take the valve nut off as if you roll a tyre, it canruin your rim.
Practically everyone I ride with trains on clinchers, either Ellipse...
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When you say fit, what does it entail apart from...

When you say fit, what does it entail apart from gym and on the bike work? or more specifically, what kind of fitness are we talking about?
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Oh, haha forgive my ignorance.

Oh, haha forgive my ignorance.
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One of the first things I committed to memory...

One of the first things I committed to memory when I joined this group. <3
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Where can I find this cow melk?! (5'8, 175...

Where can I find this cow melk?!
(5'8, 175 lbs, and in the bottom 25th percentile for male athletes =/)
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I bought a 12t Gigas cog off that used NJS parts...

I bought a 12t Gigas cog off that used NJS parts store on eBay and absolutely love it. It's held up as well as my Dura Ace ones and is really solidly made. Dunno that I'd spring for it new, but...
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I have a friend who was routinely sub 11 on...

I have a friend who was routinely sub 11 on spokey Navigator clinchers and an alloy TC1. Logged a 10.4 PB before getting a 5 spoke/disc combo and Fuji Elite, at which point he clocked a 10.01....
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Yeah, the top 6 at British Nats were all 1:01....

Yeah, the top 6 at British Nats were all 1:01. Deep pool this year.
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Your entire setup is SO FRICKEN SICK! I was...

Your entire setup is SO FRICKEN SICK! I was contemplating building a home gym setup myself, as in the long run, it's more cost effective than going to my local, which is woefully ill-equipped. I'm...
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There's definitely a way to put a track bike on a...

There's definitely a way to put a track bike on a direct drive trainer, because that's what they've hooked their BTs upto in these photos, but I don't think it's mainstream, or the teams are playing...
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Not an engineering type, but one thing I've found...

Not an engineering type, but one thing I've found that makes testing significantly more consistent is a power meter. Most of the time trialists and pursuiters I know rely on velodrome laps combined...
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Cadence is important because it works your leg...

Cadence is important because it works your leg speed and gets them used to spinning at high rpm, which is a fundamental part of track cycling since you're only on one gear - the larger your cadence...
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