Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: carleton
Showing results 1 to 50 of 60
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By carleton

This is awesome. Now comes the even harder...

This is awesome.

Now comes the even harder part:
- Navigating young adulthood (if the kid moves out of the house and goes to college or military). This includes managing free time, school,...
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By carleton

*Yeah Baseball Batting Gloves (sorry). I've...

*Yeah Baseball Batting Gloves (sorry).

I've used golf gloves, too. The leather is even nicer. But, you have to find a match pair individually. And the leather is thinner and doesn't last as long....
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By carleton

Yes, you should be wearing gloves on a cement...

Yes, you should be wearing gloves on a cement track (for reasons that should be obvious now). When you fall and slide, it's instincutal to put your hands out to help keep your head from hitting the...
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By carleton

+1 on full finger gloves. Baseball gloves...

+1 on full finger gloves.

Baseball gloves are the best bang for your buck here. Form-fitting, great leather, easy to find, inexpensive, lots of colors.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By carleton

Yeah. At this point, the health authorities would...

Yeah. At this point, the health authorities would be remiss if they didn't fulfill their duty to warn...the world.

Maybe this will at least convince some who are on the fence about attending or...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By carleton

Regarding the Olympics:...

Regarding the Olympics: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/05/27/national/doctors-covid-19-tokyo-olympics/

First few paragraphs:
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By carleton

(Nothing against you personally, Clythio, but you...

(Nothing against you personally, Clythio, but you bring up the topic...)

Part of keeping the virus in check is about being vaccinated and making sure that oneself doesn’t get it to spread it. But,...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By carleton

This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By carleton

It’s not worth it. We are still knee-deep...

It’s not worth it.

We are still knee-deep in a pandemic. Yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel, but we aren’t through this yet.

There are too many ways for people to get infected by...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By carleton

I'm glad to help. Know that everything gets...

I'm glad to help.

Know that everything gets better with time and repetition. I recommend that all new racers spend as much time as possible on the track. Even if you are just riding laps or...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By carleton

“Rolling Starts” (where you roll as slow as you...

“Rolling Starts” (where you roll as slow as you can manage to stay upright) are a great way to practice standing start mechanics without help. They can also be done solo when using toe straps....
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By carleton

Here's a stickied thread with nearly 400 posts on...

Here's a stickied thread with nearly 400 posts on the topic of tires: https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/925396-track-tire-questions.html
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By carleton

How much personalization of a program you get...

How much personalization of a program you get from a coach is a function of money.

To get personlaization, you need a coach to use his/her skill and time to analyze the rider's past and current...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By carleton

As much as I advocate for people serious about...

As much as I advocate for people serious about the sport hiring coaches, in this case, you probably won't be able to stick to the most basic program assigned to you. Every program that I paid for...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By carleton

ChrisRob01, just know that it's not gonna happen....

ChrisRob01, just know that it's not gonna happen.

You mention that you are a new dad. Congrats!

At 8 months, you aren't out of the woods yet. Yeah, your baby doesn't need to eat every 2 hrs,...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,534
Posted By carleton

Here's one of Hoy's early UKSI bikes. ...

Here's one of Hoy's early UKSI bikes.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2915/14319619011_eeb35512ae.jpg

Look at the reach on those bars...trying to stretch out to get the body in the correct...
Replies: 5,857
Views: 645,465
Posted By carleton

The cogs will fit fine.

The cogs will fit fine.
Replies: 5,857
Views: 645,465
Posted By carleton

You could do like the British did leading up to...

You could do like the British did leading up to the London Olympics by "training through" the World Championships. Basically, include Nationals in the big crescendo of training volume and intensity...
Replies: 15
Views: 3,723
Posted By carleton

We want to see the bike.

We want to see the bike.
Replies: 15
Views: 3,723
Posted By carleton

lol...so you are gonna end this story without the...

lol...so you are gonna end this story without the climax?

You know what we want to see, right?
Replies: 156
Views: 50,528
Posted By carleton

1: Depending on the track, it's quite possible to...

1: Depending on the track, it's quite possible to "burn a match" climbing into turn 1. Cutting the corner and easing into the top of the curve is a good idea.

2: If you don't have a diesel engine...
Replies: 25
Views: 6,925
Posted By carleton

My setup is still doing great. The only complaint...

My setup is still doing great. The only complaint I've heard was from a shorter rider who had a hard time getting the bars low enough for his tastes.

The drop bars from CycleOps won't work for...
Replies: 22
Views: 4,000
Posted By carleton

lol If/when it becomes a big enough problem,...

lol

If/when it becomes a big enough problem, it will run the core players away. I've watched it happen in gaming circles when the cheats/exploits become rampant and the core player base abandons...
Replies: 20
Views: 3,894
Posted By carleton

topflightpro , the bike was the cause of my back...

topflightpro , the bike was the cause of my back problems. Being hunched over and pushing stress across my lower back made it unhappy.

Training 100% on bikes (road, track, and spin) for a season...
Replies: 60
Views: 13,645
Posted By carleton

A properly fitting, adequately stiff steel bike...

A properly fitting, adequately stiff steel bike with:

Modern bars
Quality cranks
Quality pedals
"808"-style wheels or disc + "808"


Would be "fast enough" to take any rider right up to...
Replies: 60
Views: 13,645
Posted By carleton

itturriko, understand that you will probably...

itturriko, understand that you will probably choose a frame that isn't the best size for you as your first frame. This is a common mistake.

I suggest don't spend a lot of money on your first few...
Replies: 5,857
Views: 645,465
Posted By carleton

Probably sponsorship. The wheels are more...

Probably sponsorship.

The wheels are more alike than different. But, if a company is willing to give you cash and free wheels, that helps a team a lot.

That concept is at the heart of sports...
Replies: 183
Views: 89,233
Posted By carleton

I suspect that 1/8” chains exist only because...

I suspect that 1/8” chains exist only because 1/8” chainrings exist. They’re identical to sibling 3/32” chains only with longer pins and wider rollers. Longer pins should actually prove to be...
Replies: 2,772
Views: 404,749
Posted By carleton

That rim depth and layup pattern looks like a...

That rim depth and layup pattern looks like a Zipp 808. My money would be on it being a Zipp wheel. Note the 6 equal-length panels of carbon fiber around the rim. I've only noticed that on Zipp...
Replies: 47
Views: 9,829
Posted By carleton

Baby Puke , I just rode my spin bike and noticed...

Baby Puke , I just rode my spin bike and noticed that I have my bars adjusted high as hell. Like damn near Beach Cruiser height. My back is in a very comfortable position and I'm still getting the...
Replies: 2,772
Views: 404,749
Posted By carleton

Update: My "Track Cycling Stopwatch for...

Update:

My "Track Cycling Stopwatch for iPad" is now available again. I updated the code to work for iOS 13 which caused crashes. For what it's worth, the app worked fine, but some of the code...
Replies: 2,772
Views: 404,749
Posted By carleton

Here's the real test of if the new LOOK pedal is...

Here's the real test of if the new LOOK pedal is appropriate for Sprinting: See if any of the French Sprinters use it without straps.

(And even if they did, my comment about shoes still stands....
Replies: 2,772
Views: 404,749
Posted By carleton

"Get better shoes" is a BS answer. I...

"Get better shoes" is a BS answer.

I couldn't figure out how they worked until I read your comment. This is no different that the Kewin Track Pedal that was around about 10 years or more ago...and...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,855
Posted By carleton

Some people treat the Kilo as a fitness test of...

Some people treat the Kilo as a fitness test of sorts. They do it maybe once or twice a year at a local event or whatnot. You'll never see your best possible time that way.

In general, the Kilo...
Replies: 5,857
Views: 645,465
Posted By carleton

This super fast decay of speed explains why...

This super fast decay of speed explains why people can ride a PB flying 200 at Nationals, then 2-3 weeks later ride a terrible time.

The concept is called “Periodization”.

It’s not the...
Replies: 5,857
Views: 645,465
Posted By carleton

Exactly. Coincidentally, that’s also that’s...

Exactly.

Coincidentally, that’s also that’s the order of how long gains in those areas lasts. Meaning: Strength lasts longer than Power which lasts longer than Speed which lasts longer than Speed...
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By carleton

Happy New Year! And I wish you all the best on...

Happy New Year! And I wish you all the best on the season to come.
Replies: 5,857
Views: 645,465
Posted By carleton

Yup. The sled is heavy. If you look carefully,...

Yup. The sled is heavy. If you look carefully, you might notice the weight of the sled on a sticker somewhere. I've seen that sticker about 1/2 the time on sleds over the years. If you can't find...
Replies: 88
Views: 30,226
Posted By carleton

Real talk, you could probably buy a set of 34cm...

Real talk, you could probably buy a set of 34cm chromoly Nittos, have them professionally bent to 30cm, sandblasted, and re-chromed for less than $500 total. Maybe closer to $300.

Also, they...
Replies: 156
Views: 50,528
Posted By carleton

I think Stages is covered here:...

I think Stages is covered here: https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/1050834-training-racing-power-meters-other-computers.html

Basically, Stages is designed for...
Replies: 63
Views: 12,877
Posted By carleton

FYI: You can get replacement washers directly...

FYI: You can get replacement washers directly from LOOK USA...or Felt. The felt adjustable stem for the TK1/FRD uses washers that are the same size (when last I checked).

You should be able to...
Replies: 5,857
Views: 645,465
Posted By carleton

Yeah, my DA 7600 hubs were nice when new. But,...

Yeah, my DA 7600 hubs were nice when new. But, they require maintenance and tuning after a couple of years. When they get a lot of miles on them or the grip nuts get mashed-down, the tolerances get...
Replies: 22
Views: 5,336
Posted By carleton

This is probably mentioned in the thread: (Not...

This is probably mentioned in the thread: (Not sure what your schedule is like, but)
- Frequent the track as often as possible. Even if you aren't training or racing. You'll learn a lot by watching...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,649
Posted By carleton

To add a dose of reality... If you are a...

To add a dose of reality...

If you are a sprinter, just about all of your training will be maximal. The variation will be in volume. The intensity will be maximum.

If you are an all-arounder or...
Replies: 2,772
Views: 404,749
Posted By carleton

Yeah. The Cinelli Alter ...

Yeah. The Cinelli Alter

https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7742/18005501560_cd735891cb_b.jpg
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3618/3495792017_b77a9fe4ae_b.jpg

They also had pinup panels availale...
Replies: 2,772
Views: 404,749
Posted By carleton

Believe me, that's happened to me. Come to...

Believe me, that's happened to me.

Come to find out, regression testing horror stories aren't the popular first date conversation as I thought it would be :foo:



Yeah, I think 125 is the...
Replies: 82
Views: 13,910
Posted By carleton

Should all public services be crowd-funded? ...

Should all public services be crowd-funded? Should we start a gofundme for trash pickup and animal control? :roflmao2:



lol...do you even know why tracks require certification? It's not to...
Replies: 82
Views: 13,910
Posted By carleton

Yeah most tracks have a kids program, but they...

Yeah most tracks have a kids program, but they are usually kids from the immediate neighborhood or children of adult racers. And most of those kids drift away from the sport for one reason or...
Replies: 82
Views: 13,910
Posted By carleton

On a related note, I've done a lot of analysis of...

On a related note, I've done a lot of analysis of MLB over the years. The result of this system is a revolving door of players that are all but disposable, thus making the idea of "going pro" not...
Replies: 156
Views: 50,528
Posted By carleton

That sounds reasonable. I'm not...

That sounds reasonable.




I'm not that familiar with options anymore. Sorry.

Fifty Point One makes some nice options, but they might be out of your price range. The Hoy Bikes Fiorenzuola...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 60
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.