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Old 03-30-2012, 09:08 PM #106
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Hmmmh, guess not everybody finds mechanical work therapeutic. Whenever I'm anxious or stressed or bored I work on my bike and feel way better. That's partially why I built my bike from scratch, it's too much fun not to.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:17 AM #107
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Part of the reason i love my bikes is because i've done everything to them at this point. Polo bike is all my handiwork, short of building the wheels (believe me, that's the next thing i learn, otherwise i'm having my soon to be ubi bro hook me up). Mountain bike is new learning process what with hydraulics and suspension. Cross bike is simple geared bike.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:46 PM #108
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Part of the reason i love my bikes is because i've done everything to them at this point. Polo bike is all my handiwork, short of building the wheels (believe me, that's the next thing i learn, otherwise i'm having my soon to be ubi bro hook me up). Mountain bike is new learning process what with hydraulics and suspension. Cross bike is simple geared bike.
Same, I even stripped, modified, cold set and repainted my frameset on my own.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:12 AM #109
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I've sanded and painted current fork on polo bike as seen above. Not the best, but i like the color, so whatever.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:12 PM #110
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Racing track this weekend. Cannot wait, it's been too long.

Planning on running a 52x15 for the first time. It'll be nice to be spinning less and be able to put some actual power down
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:30 PM #111
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Remember when you are running a bigger gear it is that much more important to stay up so you don't keep getting gapped over and over again. When it slows down it is always better to move up and stack along the rail than just line up at the back on the pole.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:59 PM #112
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Thanks for the tip man. I had the opposite problem happening a lot last year. I'd close up a gap and get too close (due to spinning at a faster rhythm than the guy ahead) so I'd have to back off/ride up track to keep in the race. Started to wear me down after a while.

It appears that it's going to be lots of scratch races this weekend, a few miss-and-outs and MAYBE a flying 200. Though I'm not entirely sure yet.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:16 PM #113
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Any tips when to know that you are too stretched out? I have been lowering my stack height and don't want to be too stretched out and loose power.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:56 AM #114
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went to ride this morning to see that one of my room mates moved my bike and broke one of my clip in pedals. Now I have to get new ones. ****ing pissed and I know none of them will admit to doing it, that is if they even remember doing it. Sucks working all night and coming home in the morning to your bike being broken.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:12 PM #115
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How do you break a pedal by moving the bike? They take the weight of the rider plus all that torque, something doesn't gel.

Solution: **** in their beds until someone confesses. I promise it won't take long, nobody wants **** in their bed.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:56 AM #116
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So the sprint weekend went really well (despite the fact that I forgot I don't have any extra links of chain so I couldn't run anything more than a 48x15, D'oh!). I learned a ton about matched sprints and flying 200's. The guy that ran the clinic (Kirk Whiteman, if you know who that is Berserker) was saying that I'm very smooth on the track and that my form is really good. I do need to work on sticking to my line on the flying 200 more, but that comes with practice. Also getting comfortable standing out of the saddle sprinting up at the rail is something I need to work on a bit too.

Going off of their comments/suggestions/adjustments for the day I got much faster and did much better than I was doing before. I think I'm definitely going to invest in a coach for the track though
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:54 AM #117
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How do you break a pedal by moving the bike? They take the weight of the rider plus all that torque, something doesn't gel.

Solution: **** in their beds until someone confesses. I promise it won't take long, nobody wants **** in their bed.
I tried talking to them today and they all say they were not here. **** em. Anyways anyone have any recommendations for what I should get? I don't think I want clip ins anymore because I use my bike as a replacement for a car and I feel like 99% of the time in wearing normal shoes.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:15 AM #118
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bmx flat pedals and some hold fast straps for normal shoe wearing.

Rode all my bikes this weekend. 2 morning mtb rides. 2 afternoons of polo and 1 night of drinking with the cross bike.
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Yea I know who Kirk is... I thought he raced out of alpenrose though? He is a solid sprinter, he's done well at nationals before.
If you don't want to switch chains (I never do) you can run a 49x14 or 15 to the same effect. But you are probably fine starting on the smaller gear IMO. When I start sprint training for the year I alternate maxing out my cadence in a small gear trying to stay smooth, and max speed efforts with a huge gear. I'll do 6 of one and 6 of the other, all as flying 200s.

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Old 04-13-2012, 08:27 AM #120
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I'm thinking of buying it off craiglist for 600$. it's only got 20 miles on it(that's what he says). bike looks brand new...I'm a beginner, been slacking off about getting a bike, finally going to get one. Is this a good bike or should I look elsewhere? I'm not looking to get into racing, or anything super serious, just weekend joy rides and minor commuting around DC and such. Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:25 AM #121
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Offer him $450 and try and meet at $500-550 with him.
I think they're nice bikes. I ride a 2010 Trek 2.1 and am very happy with it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:56 AM #122
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Yea I know who Kirk is... I thought he raced out of alpenrose though? He is a solid sprinter, he's done well at nationals before.
If you don't want to switch chains (I never do) you can run a 49x14 or 15 to the same effect. But you are probably fine starting on the smaller gear IMO. When I start sprint training for the year I alternate maxing out my cadence in a small gear trying to stay smooth, and max speed efforts with a huge gear. I'll do 6 of one and 6 of the other, all as flying 200s.
Yeah, he is. Guess he just comes down occasionally for clinics. That's a good idea, as I don't have much extra room to play with for gearing. I don't mind shelling out for extra quality chains so i don't have to worry about adding/removing links.

Don't get to go back on the track until may 18th. feelsbadman
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:38 PM #123
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Trek makes great bikes, they won't let you down.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:26 PM #124
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Trek makes great bikes, they won't let you down.
I really hope you're kidding.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:15 PM #125
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oh shut it, for what it's being used for it'll be a great bike. Don't be such a bike snob, dude.
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oh shut it, for what it's being used for it'll be a great bike. Don't be such a bike snob, dude.
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