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Posted By carleton

Also, know that there are ways to game a power...

Also, know that there are ways to game a power meter to get bigger numbers that you would actually see in the heat of competition. This can lead many to believe that they have abilities that rival...
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Posted By carleton

Hi, zybez. Welcome to the sport and to the forum....

Hi, zybez. Welcome to the sport and to the forum.

Long story short, while power makes for great bragging rights, it's a red herring. While power is most certainly an indicator of ability, it's not...
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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,...
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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....
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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...
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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.
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Posted By carleton

Yup. ďTrack nutsĒ are significantly different...

Yup. ďTrack nutsĒ are significantly different than regular nuts that you get from a hardware store. Also, to those not familiar, youíll appreciate buying fresh ones periodically. I suggest Dura Ace,...
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Posted By carleton

I would suspect that you've also never done a...

I would suspect that you've also never done a maximal standing start on a road bike either. But, maybe you simply don't produce enough torque (which is not unusual).



Sometimes the plates of...
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Posted By carleton

Also, your final product cannot be too long....

Also, your final product cannot be too long. Because, if the wheel has to go all the way forward and the tensioner all the way nearly out, then your heel will touch it.

Itís not catastrophic,...
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Posted By carleton

They are designed to keep the wheel from slipping...

They are designed to keep the wheel from slipping forward during a high torque effort like a standing start or rolling jump.

In fact, thatís the preferred method for stopping this from happening...
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Posted By carleton

I canít. Iím no longer a mod here. You can...

I canít. Iím no longer a mod here.

You can report this thread and ask that it be merged and maybe the mods will do so.
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Posted By carleton

Yeah, the 2nd chain is an option, but it will get...

Yeah, the 2nd chain is an option, but it will get old after a while. Also, you introduce a potential point of failure by swapping chains one or more times every session you ride. Chains aren't...
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Posted By carleton

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's better you find out sooner than later.

The rear track ends / dropouts are already pretty short by modern standards. Being that the rear triangle is...
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Posted By carleton

Outboard bearings aren't better for track. The...

Outboard bearings aren't better for track. The benefits are dubious for the road (in my humble opinion).

Dura Ace 7710 are the reference track crank. Comes in both Octalink sealed bearing or...
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Posted By carleton

The info here is still very relevant:...

The info here is still very relevant: https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/804365-informal-reviews-track-wheels.html

As a new racer, know that the front wheel...
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Posted By carleton

{sigh}...

{sigh} https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/925396-track-tire-questions.html
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Posted By carleton

{sigh}...

{sigh} https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/925916-trading.html
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Posted By carleton

Iím not familiar with the current offerings. But,...

Iím not familiar with the current offerings. But, Iíll offer this: If you think that youíll keep with the sport for a while, invest in a quality crankset. You can move it to any bike, even Olympic...
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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...
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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:
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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 doesnít get it to spread it. But,...
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Posted By carleton

This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
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Posted By carleton

Itís not worth it. We are still knee-deep...

Itís not worth it.

We are still knee-deep in a pandemic. Yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel, but we arenít through this yet.

There are too many ways for people to get infected by...
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Views: 3,751
Posted By carleton

Take advice from the coach who has seen your son...

Take advice from the coach who has seen your son ride and knows his strengths and weaknesses...especially over a bunch of internet strangers reading 2nd hand info from his dad (no offense).
...
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Posted By carleton

Nice blast from the past. But this is for bikes...

Nice blast from the past. But this is for bikes actually used on the velodrome.

Try the single speed / fixed gear sub-forum.
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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...
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Posted By carleton

I believe that bike is around 10 or more years...

I believe that bike is around 10 or more years old. Which might explain the low price. But, it looks to be in like-new condition, so it's a great bike for a great price. Maybe someone bought it...
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Posted By carleton

ďRolling StartsĒ (where you roll as slow as you...

ďRolling StartsĒ (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....
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Posted By carleton

Start with the left foot forward for 2 reasons: ...

Start with the left foot forward for 2 reasons:

1: It pushes you up track to offset gravity pulling you down track.

2: Your first pedal stroke isnít full. The second one is. This saves the...
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Posted By carleton

But that's exactly what Felt did with the TK1...

But that's exactly what Felt did with the TK1 Endurance and TK1 Sprint (or whatever they were called a few years ago. The Sprint model used a heavier layup.

So, maybe they are saving money by not...
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Posted By carleton

It's the Izumi Eco. The Izumi Eco is the...

It's the Izumi Eco.

The Izumi Eco is the best of both worlds:
- Form factor of the Izumi V
- Easy to separate with a chain-breaker like the Izumi V (the K710 is a P.I.T.A to separate with chain...
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Views: 1,655
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
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Posted By carleton

Real talk: What are the chances of finding 5 or...

Real talk: What are the chances of finding 5 or more mixed pairs of Madison teams for an event? And if you do find 5 pairs, what are the chances of them being a fair match for each other?

That...
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Posted By carleton

At the bottom of the main track forum listing,...

At the bottom of the main track forum listing, adjust the "from the" setting. It's probably set to something like "Last Year". Change it to "Beginning".
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Posted By carleton

Thanks. I tried rowing using a Waterrower and,...

Thanks. I tried rowing using a Waterrower and, unfortunately, I got bored with it. Maybe I should try again.
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02-07-21, 06:35 PM
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Posted By carleton

Hi. Unfortunately, this sold a long time ago and...

Hi. Unfortunately, this sold a long time ago and I failed to update this post. My apologies.
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Posted By carleton

It's worth noting that 140, 150mm stems aren't...

It's worth noting that 140, 150mm stems aren't absurd. Modern track bars like the Scatto are at least 20mm shorter than normal handlebars. So, if you are used to running a 120mm stem on your road...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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Views: 3,751
Posted By carleton

For endurance racing, speed, cadence, and heart...

For endurance racing, speed, cadence, and heart rate recorded every 1 second provide more than enough data to make critical training decisions. Power is nice to have, but the other metrics tell most...
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Posted By carleton

It's not uncommon for riders of all levels to...

It's not uncommon for riders of all levels to have separate dedicated TT and mass start frames for this reason...this is especially true at the highest levels of the sport.

For the same reasons...
01-19-21, 08:40 AM
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Views: 1,038
Posted By carleton

Change it back. I am not advocating using...

Change it back.

I am not advocating using the site without. I’m advocating for you to make the site better while keeping the ads.

Unobtrusive ads are never a problem,

The programming of this...
01-19-21, 12:02 AM
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Posted By carleton

Did you change the thread title?

Did you change the thread title?
01-18-21, 09:24 AM
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Posted By carleton

"You're fine. Why are you worried about everyone...

"You're fine. Why are you worried about everyone else?" is a poor attitude.

I know that I can view the site ad-free via my enhanced account status (and I did not pay for premium). My point is...
01-17-21, 09:20 PM
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Posted By carleton

I got my yellow jersey and bird from being a...

I got my yellow jersey and bird from being a contributor to the cycling community at large and also being a mod here for a couple of years.

That being said, before I log in...I'm not logged in. ...
01-17-21, 04:45 PM
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Posted By carleton

The site is unusable

The ads have been getting worse and worse.

I've tried browsing the forum without logging in and half the time the page freezes or I get warnings from my browser.

MacOS Big Sur version 11.1...
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Posted By carleton

As we age, the cadences that we can maintain drop...

As we age, the cadences that we can maintain drop off significantly...but our strength doesn't fall at the same rate. Bigger gears (along with other factors like training regimes) may explain why pro...
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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...
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Posted By carleton

Also, when Hoy started his bike company, his top...

Also, when Hoy started his bike company, his top entry/mid level "Fiorenzuola" frame came in size 60 or 61. Soon after, Felt offered the TK-FRD in 60cm.

I think manufacturers caught on.
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