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Old 08-28-20, 12:53 PM
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If my memory serves me correctly, Tiemeyer used ALCOA...but don't quote me on that.
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Old 08-28-20, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
If my memory serves me correctly, Tiemeyer used ALCOA...but don't quote me on that.
Hah, yeah certainly.
I live by Alcoa (city) and it was a big stink when they changed the name Some folks even questioned if the city needed to change it's name too.
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Old 08-28-20, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Morelock View Post
Hah, yeah certainly.
I live by Alcoa (city) and it was a big stink when they changed the name Some folks even questioned if the city needed to change it's name too.
Ohhhh...did ALCOA change their name?
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Old 08-31-20, 08:02 AM
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Ohhhh...did ALCOA change their name?
Yes...but there is still an ALCOA... so kinda a split, but also kinda not. I wasn't sure about the details and after consulting Wikipedia I'm even less sure lol.
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Old 02-03-21, 07:30 AM
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My Custom Dolan The frame is about 15 years old now it was custom made in aluminium with a 55cm top tube. The wheels are Campagnolo Small Flange Record Pista Hubs with Dt Swiss DB Spokes 2X, Kinlin TB20 Sprint Rims and Veloflex Carbon Tubs. The rest of the kit is Power2Max Track Power Meter with Rotor 3D 24 Cranks 170mm, Sugino Zen Chainrings, Speedplay Zeros, Izumi Supertoughness Chain ( I also have A DID racing pro chain)Dura Ace or EAI cogs, Thomson X4 120mm Stem, Worx 36cm Track Bars and a Rolls Saddle.
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Old 02-10-21, 12:29 PM
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Same frame set up for pursuit.
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Old 02-10-21, 05:55 PM
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m@tty I've got that same Minoura rollers/trainer set up. How do you like it?
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Old 02-11-21, 01:10 AM
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m@tty I've got that same Minoura rollers/trainer set up. How do you like it?
the plastic end caps have developed a bit of a wobble which makes them pretty noisy.
Im considering getting some aluminium or stainless steel end caps machined and pressed in as I like them and also like the mag resistance unit for interval training.
I have a 50, 51 and 52 tooth chainrings and 13 through 17 cogs and a 12 on the way so have a spread from about 120 Watts through to 600 Watts at 100 rpm. I only use the fork stand when using tribars which is not often.
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Old 02-11-21, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by m@tty View Post
the plastic end caps have developed a bit of a wobble which makes them pretty noisy.
Im considering getting some aluminium or stainless steel end caps machined and pressed in as I like them and also like the mag resistance unit for interval training.
I have a 50, 51 and 52 tooth chainrings and 13 through 17 cogs and a 12 on the way so have a spread from about 120 Watts through to 600 Watts at 100 rpm. I only use the fork stand when using tribars which is not often.
Yeah, I find it's a pretty good system. No problems with the rollers yet for me, knock on wood. I use the fork stand anytime I'm using the mag unit.
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Old 02-11-21, 07:19 AM
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To this for an age group, national hour attempt. Just setting it up, lowered the bars since this initial picture, awaiting a P5 front end and disks to come across the US/Canadian border. Warming up with a 52/14, likely ride 53/14 or 54/14 which will close the gap to the rear wheel.



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Old 03-18-21, 07:16 AM
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Not on the bike yet and tub needs fitting but new front trispoke finally arrived.
should mate really well with 23mm tubulars.
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Old 03-22-21, 05:15 AM
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Looks tidy, what brand?
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Old 03-22-21, 02:45 PM
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Looks tidy, what brand?
light bicycle. Went for the tubular version. It mates really well with 23mm tubulars as I got a Corsa Speed 23mm in the post today. It will also be used for road time trials.

https://www.lightbicycle.com/photowa...-Vertical.html
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Old 03-23-21, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by m@tty View Post
Not on the bike yet and tub needs fitting but new front trispoke finally arrived.
should mate really well with 23mm tubulars.
I've got that exact wheel on my TT bike (except clincher/tubeless)
Great choice, very fast wheel that's still of most people's radar.
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Old 03-25-21, 07:11 PM
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Old 03-25-21, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Yelbom15 View Post

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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Old 03-26-21, 04:56 PM
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Also that chain looks scary tight.
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Old 06-05-21, 06:37 AM
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Great Bikes!! Looking to buy myself one too!
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Old 06-08-21, 10:04 PM
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Got this frameset NOS off ebay for cheap, needed a bigger frame. It's a 59 and I'm 6'0" with a long torso. Reach seems ok, could go longer. Not sure if it is setup too deep, but I get a decent bend in my elbows when trying to be "aero." Overall I wouldn't recommend the frame, I'm coming from a too small bike trying to find the right fit for me before investing in something nice. It has a 74 head angle, but came with a 45mm offset fork. =/ The tire rubs the seat tube mid-way through the dropout range, so only the back half us usable. One of the steel fork-end protectors was slighly bent and one of the screws stripped out.
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Old 06-10-21, 10:20 PM
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Got this frameset NOS off ebay for cheap, needed a bigger frame. It's a 59 and I'm 6'0" with a long torso. Reach seems ok, could go longer. Not sure if it is setup too deep, but I get a decent bend in my elbows when trying to be "aero." Overall I wouldn't recommend the frame, I'm coming from a too small bike trying to find the right fit for me before investing in something nice. It has a 74 head angle, but came with a 45mm offset fork. =/ The tire rubs the seat tube mid-way through the dropout range, so only the back half us usable. One of the steel fork-end protectors was slighly bent and one of the screws stripped out.
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 somehow defectively too short or the seat tube too thick and you can only use maybe 1cm of the dropout, you simply won't be able to change gears like everyone else.

The reason the dropouts need to be long is to allow the wheel to move up and back with various chainring + cog combinations. You won't be able to do that now. You'll find that you are limited to maybe 2 or 3 combinations and be locked into gearing that's probably not optimal for the task (warmup, mass start, sprinting, time trials, training, whatever).
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Maybe try a smaller tire - like a 19?
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Old 06-11-21, 09:22 AM
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You'll find that you are limited to maybe 2 or 3 combinations and be locked into gearing that's probably not optimal for the task (warmup, mass start, sprinting, time trials, training, whatever).
Yeah, I might need a second chain to make do for a bit. After getting used to the size and getting a fit, I'll be on the lookout for a proper frame.

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Maybe try a smaller tire - like a 19?
I got a set of old pre-fc 808's that I'm still cleaning the ancient glue off of. I heard that 19 is the correct size for these, so that will give me some wiggle room as well. =)
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Old 06-11-21, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffmendoza View Post
Yeah, I might need a second chain to make do for a bit. After getting used to the size and getting a fit, I'll be on the lookout for a proper frame.

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 designed to be used that way. And if a chain separates because the master link clip slipped off once the consequences are more dire on a fixed gear on the velodrome than a road bike freewheel with brakes on the road.

Maybe the bike was NOS (new old stock) and on sale for a reason.

I ran across a great deal like that years ago. A first gen matte black Bianchi Pista frame and it was new at a shop in Brooklyn. I was like, "How the hell is this thing still here during the huge fixed gear craze?!?!" I found out when it was delivered and the BB shell's threads were jacked up.
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Old 07-02-21, 04:26 AM
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My new Tiemeyer. I first saw it on the single speed/fixed gear forum, then it came up on my local craigslist. I wasn't looking for a new bike, but gave a call anyway. The next day, I went and picked it up.
I'm really glad I did! It's a great bike!
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