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Old 07-02-21, 04:40 AM
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Lovely bike!
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Old 07-02-21, 01:51 PM
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Lovely bike!
Thanks! I like it a lot!
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Old 07-02-21, 06:47 PM
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I've started riding at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook, IL. My wife is a bit alarmed at the growing number of bikes in our house, so I christened this one Tribble. A UW Madison student was using it as a campus fixie so it came with a patina. Fun stuff, cheers!
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Old 07-03-21, 09:26 AM
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The trouble with Tribbles...
That's a nice looking bike, and I love the name you gave it!
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Old 07-16-21, 09:35 AM
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62cm Velo Flyer kilo setup
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Old 07-16-21, 03:11 PM
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62cm Velo Flyer kilo setup
is it a road InfoCrank adapted to track?
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Old 07-17-21, 05:23 AM
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KrispyK Could you please show a close-up and describe your pedal, strap solution? What's the size of the chainring? It looks big especially considering frame size.
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Old 07-19-21, 05:45 PM
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When the weather is crappy outside I ride this on rollers.

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Old 07-20-21, 07:04 AM
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1incpa What is the size of this Tiemeyer and how tall are you? I just picked up a medium track signature on a whim and am freaking out a little about sizing (6ft, run a 56 TT + 110/120 stem).

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Old 07-20-21, 07:25 AM
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1incpa What is the size of this Tiemeyer and how tall are you? I just picked up a medium track signature on a whim and am freaking out a little about sizing (6ft, run a 56 TT + 110/120 stem).
For track TT races you could still go with Large/56, but for sprint/high speed races, XL/58 - to get arms in horizontal position - and better directional stability considering modern steep bank small radius 250m tracks. That's the current state of art. Medium will be small for you. I'm 5'9 and race short ITT on 56 and sprint on 58 Fujis.
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Old 07-20-21, 07:30 AM
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For track TT races you could still go with Large/56, but for sprint/high speed races, XL/58 - to get arms in horizontal position - and better directional stability considering modern steep bank small radius 250m tracks. That's the current state of art. Medium will be small for you. I'm 5'9 and race short ITT on 56 and sprint on 58 Fujis.
My local track is 250m. I am coming from a road racing background, so I figured I could fudge a cm or two on the TT with the stem. Does that logic not apply as well on the track?
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Old 07-20-21, 07:31 AM
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You definitely want to size up for your track frame.

I ride a 56 road bike, but on the track, I fit on a 60-62.
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Old 07-20-21, 07:40 AM
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Clythio and topflightpro thank you both for your insight and feedback. I have yet to have a clear answer on translating road fitting concepts to track; no Tiemeyer for me .
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Old 07-20-21, 12:28 PM
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It's not uncommon for people to start on a bike the same size as their road bike. I'm now on my third track frame in about 5 years. I've sized up with each frame.
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Old 07-20-21, 01:09 PM
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I'm late to the party...
I'm 5'-10" and the bike has a top tube around 56cm. I'm running a 120mm stem.
I do mass start races, and the bike is pretty comfortable.
I agree that at 6' you'd probably fit better on a bigger frame.
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Old 07-29-21, 12:24 PM
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Drop bar setup. 170mm stem


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60T chainring. infocrank road with track adapter
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Old 07-29-21, 02:12 PM
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That strap setup is slick, almost as impressive as that stem!

How long do Pista Speeds last for you on San Diego? I've always been too paranoid about tire life to run anything more aggressive than a corsa speed outdoors.
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Old 07-31-21, 09:32 PM
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I only ran those pista speeds for elite nationals. Otherwise about 2 months at San Diego.
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Old 08-02-21, 01:12 PM
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Are you riding Tri's or is that stem and bars within 10cm of the UCI front axel? Looks overly long to me?
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Old 08-02-21, 05:19 PM
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I only ran those pista speeds for elite nationals. Otherwise about 2 months at San Diego.
Thanks, that makes sense.
Not sure I'll bother swapping tires just for masters nats, especially with masters worlds looking like it will be cancelled.
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Old 08-05-21, 04:28 PM
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Love the color in this rig!
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Old 08-05-21, 04:29 PM
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Beautiful setup!
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I'm coming back to racing after a two-year break (mostly road), but it is crazy the size of the chainrings some of the athletes are running at the Olympics...pretty badass.
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Old 08-06-21, 11:04 PM
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Are you riding Tri's or is that stem and bars within 10cm of the UCI front axel? Looks overly long to me?
Bike passed the in the UCI jig by a hair. I measured 9.9cm in front of the axle.
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Old 08-16-21, 02:37 PM
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Here is my rig for next season. Basically my background is paradoxical as I was a crit specialist/climber; back in my road racing days I was a nice 155 lbs (6ft tall). I am now a more plump 175 lbs after taking some time away from the bike and more time in the gym (and beer)...ready to get on the track flex my measly 20 second power. *Don't make fun of the mismatched tires (it's bad...I know)...I'm trying to find a way to make this work from a secondhand set of wheels*

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