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Posted By taras0000

Weird. It wasn't working for me before. It's an...

Weird. It wasn't working for me before. It's an interesting frame. Price seems reasonable as well, especially considering that they are drawing their own tubes. Maybe they saw the hole left behind...
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Posted By taras0000

Dead link, here is the correct one - ...

Dead link, here is the correct one - https://www.wx-r.com/
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Posted By taras0000

That's exactly how you would stiffen a frame...

That's exactly how you would stiffen a frame using the same mold. The internal bladders just compress the the carbon lay up against the inside of a rigid mold. How you alter the lay up itself...
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Posted By taras0000

Damn dude! Look at that Bar drop! Are you...

Damn dude! Look at that Bar drop! Are you Ondrej Sosenka's twin brother or something?

BTW, bike looks pretty sweet.
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Posted By taras0000

I've always flipped my wheels to even out wear,...

I've always flipped my wheels to even out wear, although back in the late 90s and early 2000s, Vredenstein and Vittoria both made track tires with asymmetrical tread compounds, with a slightly harder...
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Posted By taras0000

I would start at 100psi and go from there. I say...

I would start at 100psi and go from there. I say this because you can really get away with much lower pressure on the road, and it also has to do with your tire pressure being a large part of what...
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Posted By taras0000

I think what will end up happening is we might...

I think what will end up happening is we might see manufacturers open up more tubeless options, both clincher and tubular. TUFO has been making true tubeless tires for bicycles longer than anyone...
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Posted By taras0000

With today's technology and information, I would...

With today's technology and information, I would expectt that a tubeless tires is faster. Eliminating the tube removes a big source of friction within the tire. That friction loss would surely...
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Posted By taras0000

Is there new data that shows better? The glue up...

Is there new data that shows better? The glue up test was done not that long ago, I believe only 4-5 years ago. Can't remember the name of the site, but they test tires and chain set ups quite...
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Posted By taras0000

You should look into getting a job as a writer...

You should look into getting a job as a writer for the Simpsons.
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Posted By taras0000

Same here. I've never been a great climber, but...

Same here. I've never been a great climber, but because of my motorcycling background, I was awesome at descending. Maybe if we didn't have to cover the vertical ascent portions under out own power,...
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Posted By taras0000

Someone had also run a Crr test for various...

Someone had also run a Crr test for various tubular set ups that included different glues. For the fastest wheel, it was found to be a 19mm tubular glued up with shellac. Shellac was a fair bit...
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Posted By taras0000

The Shamal was just a rebranded Gippieme 416. ...

The Shamal was just a rebranded Gippieme 416. Gippieme was Campagnolo's aluminum rim supplier for ages.



I totally agree with this. For outdoor tracks, there may be some data to support going...
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Posted By taras0000

One of the fastest tested front wheels for a...

One of the fastest tested front wheels for a track set-up is the old Gippieme 16 spoke aluminum deep dish with a 19mm tire. That's on a wooden track with a high pressure. I can't remember who did...
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Posted By taras0000

Whats the resistance like on that treadmill? ...

Whats the resistance like on that treadmill? Using rollers to compare, is the resistance quality like a 2.5", 3", or 4" drum?
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Posted By taras0000

Josiah Ng was at one point, when he started out....

Josiah Ng was at one point, when he started out. He may heave been a pescatarian to start due to his religion (7th day Adventist i believe). I believe that he ended up adding chicken into his diet...
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Posted By taras0000

I'm with BP, except I haven't been training. ...

I'm with BP, except I haven't been training. Maybe we should start a self help group.
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Posted By taras0000

just get a piece of 1"*1/8" flat stock. 2 feet...

just get a piece of 1"*1/8" flat stock. 2 feet long should do it. Drill 3 holes in the end just like on a regular chain whip. Attach appropriate bits of chain. Slip a nice thick rubber handlebar...
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Static vs dynamic loads are going to be dependant...

Static vs dynamic loads are going to be dependant on material. Handlebars don't really see a true dynamic load. Dynamic load is usually used to refer to shock loading, vs static being a fairly...
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In theory, the chains may have equal strength in...

In theory, the chains may have equal strength in some respects, but that's only one part of the drivetrain. You have to look at the system as a whole to see how the parts interact, where the...
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As long as the drop is the same, then they will...

As long as the drop is the same, then they will handle the same. Although there are other factors that also influence front end handling, combinations that place your hands in the same spot will keep...
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Posted By taras0000

Opera is a Pinarello brand.

Opera is a Pinarello brand.
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Posted By taras0000

That is an interesting take on it. I really like...

That is an interesting take on it. I really like the idea, and it puts the strap in the right place on the foot as well.
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Posted By taras0000

Why not have the Miche lockrings turned down to a...

Why not have the Miche lockrings turned down to a smaller diameter? How much material would need to be removed? Also, it's much less hassle, and mechanically more efficient to ride with bigger...
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Posted By taras0000

I would personally stay away from re-bending...

I would personally stay away from re-bending bars, specifically because the bent sections end up getting work hardened and pulled along the outer diameter, which results in thinner, more brittle...
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Posted By taras0000

Typically, any lockring will do, but it depends...

Typically, any lockring will do, but it depends on which hub you have, not which cog you have, as it is the hub that accepts the lockring, not the cog. Most hubs use the ISO standard, but there are...
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Posted By taras0000

C4 Cycleworks makes custom carbon bars. Not sure...

C4 Cycleworks makes custom carbon bars. Not sure of the pricing, but they definitely have a few bars floating around the track scene.

http://c4cycleworks.com
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Posted By taras0000

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/apparel-acc...

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/apparel-accessories/s-phyre/SH-RC901T.html

They should have left off the strap near the toe. Any trackie using straps won't touch them, and any trackie not...
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Posted By taras0000

Moved back to the Hammer. Born and raised.

Moved back to the Hammer. Born and raised.
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Posted By taras0000

I just had this pop up on my FB feed, and...

I just had this pop up on my FB feed, and realized that rustymongrel and I live in the same city. Small world!
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Posted By taras0000

"Shut-up and take my trade!!!"

"Shut-up and take my trade!!!"
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Posted By taras0000

Anyone ever see these before in the wild? ...

Anyone ever see these before in the wild? Flexible valve stem/extender for disc wheels. Anyone know who makes it?...
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Posted By taras0000

Allowing athletes to compete as neutrals defeats...

Allowing athletes to compete as neutrals defeats the premise of athletes being accountable to their country, and a country being accountable to its athletes. The athletes and the federation are the...
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Posted By taras0000

In that pic it looks as if the spokes aren't...

In that pic it looks as if the spokes aren't perfectly perpendicular to each other. Almost as if the intention was to make a 6 spoke wheel, but 2 opposing spokes were eliminated.
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Posted By taras0000

I'm glad you clarified that about the tires....

I'm glad you clarified that about the tires. Before finishing that paragraph I thought you were using "silks" as slang for chamois.:innocent:
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Posted By taras0000

+1000 for this right here. When in doubt, just...

+1000 for this right here. When in doubt, just hold your line.
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Posted By taras0000

Because a 5 spoke wheel isn't faster. And carbon...

Because a 5 spoke wheel isn't faster. And carbon tech is good enough that we can make a 3 spoke wheel stiff enough for just about anyone.
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Posted By taras0000

Sam Whittingham at naked cycles used to make...

Sam Whittingham at naked cycles used to make custom drop bars with steel airfoil tubing. His design had the foil sections welded directly to the steerer clamp and the bar hooks. So the "tops" had a...
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Posted By taras0000

Spicer cycles might be able to help with the...

Spicer cycles might be able to help with the handlebars. They do a lot of custom welding and fabrication.
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Posted By taras0000

Have the hooks bent, then weld them to a T shaped...

Have the hooks bent, then weld them to a T shaped bar/stem assembly. Or make the hooks welded to a crossbar and have a custom long stem made. That would be the easiest route.
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Posted By taras0000

If your glue bond is not strong enough, then the...

If your glue bond is not strong enough, then the tire rolls off the rim and you crash. This usually happens At high speed when you are changing your line. The added G force as well as the sideways...
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Posted By taras0000

Shellac works very well. It's a very strong...

Shellac works very well. It's a very strong bond, but it's not very resilient. It sets up hard, unlike most glues which still keep some flexibility when they are fully cured. If you use shellac,...
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Posted By taras0000

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/hope-lotus-hb-t/ ...

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/hope-lotus-hb-t/

New GB BIKE
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Posted By taras0000

Interesting acquisition. ...

Interesting acquisition.

https://bikerumor.com/2019/09/24/wahoo-fitness-acquires-speedplay-are-new-powermeter-pedals-on-the-way/
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Posted By taras0000

I couldn't remember what that pertained to. Had...

I couldn't remember what that pertained to. Had to go WAAAAY back and even then it took me a sec before i got my own joke. Lol
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Posted By taras0000

Sight your drivetrain by looking down your chain...

Sight your drivetrain by looking down your chain from ring to cog when your bike is on a workstand. The ring is a flat (or should be!) so it gives you a reference plane. Your ring and cog should line...
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Posted By taras0000

New chainring + old cog and chain will be noisier...

New chainring + old cog and chain will be noisier than usual because drivetrains wear together. Yes we swap cigs and rings all the time, but if your kit is 5 years old, and you throw a new ring on,...
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Posted By taras0000

From what I can remember from Tournant's and...

From what I can remember from Tournant's and Hoy's record attempts for the Kilo, you basically have about 5-7 days before your body starts to really dial back because of the altitude. Ideally, you...
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Posted By taras0000

Roughly about 1s per km, but that's at a...

Roughly about 1s per km, but that's at a sustained speed. For a SS race, like the kilo or 500, it will be less, as you spend a considerable part of the race getting up to speed, where the aero...
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Posted By taras0000

It's listed as both front and rear. Wierd looking...

It's listed as both front and rear. Wierd looking wheel.
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