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My new track frame
« on: December 22, 2013, 20:29 »
Should arrive tommorow. Will get its first velodrome outing in March  :P :
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    Anthony Moan

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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 13:58 »
    What gear ration you run?
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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 14:18 »
    What gear ration you run?

    On the track, if it is a training session then 84". 

    On the road anywhere between 70 and 79"

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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 15:08 »
    I see thanks!
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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 15:11 »
    Can get very spinny on long steep descents  :lol

    Do you ride fixed?
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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #5 on: December 23, 2013, 15:24 »
    Can get very spinny on long steep descents  :lol

    Do you ride fixed?
    No never tried, and it would be suicide for my bank account :D Just racing regular road/TT bike on track, I even think it is mandatory here. Of course when National they ride fixed.
    But would buy for sure if indoor velodrome in 400 km radius, it must be great way for keep you in shape.
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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #6 on: December 23, 2013, 16:02 »
    Wow, you wouldn't be allowed on an indoor track over here on a road bike, especially one with 45° banking like Manchester, as you'd likely ground the pedals. There is usually a rule for having an 11" high BB.

    99% of my track bike miles are done on the road, in fact I've ridden 300k endurance rides on them just for the lolz. You should give it a go... it does keep you fit, but it also adds a bit of interest to riding as you have to be quite fluid.

    Its the strangest thing though. When you first start it can be quite a nervous experience and at first it really can feel as if the bike is in control of you and not the other way round. After a while it becomes second nature and you actually end up thinking far less than you do on a road bike. Sometimes my mind wanders so much I arrive at my destination and I'm not really sure how I got there.
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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #7 on: December 23, 2013, 16:39 »
    Wow, you wouldn't be allowed on an indoor track over here on a road bike, especially one with 45° banking like Manchester, as you'd likely ground the pedals. There is usually a rule for having an 11" high BB.

    99% of my track bike miles are done on the road, in fact I've ridden 300k endurance rides on them just for the lolz. You should give it a go... it does keep you fit, but it also adds a bit of interest to riding as you have to be quite fluid.

    Its the strangest thing though. When you first start it can be quite a nervous experience and at first it really can feel as if the bike is in control of you and not the other way round. After a while it becomes second nature and you actually end up thinking far less than you do on a road bike. Sometimes my mind wanders so much I arrive at my destination and I'm not really sure how I got there.
    Interesting,
    Here, one and only track is UCI illegal http://www.hbs.hr/pdf/pista.pdf, 430 m long. I think it would be carnage if someone shows with fixie cos just few guys has it, especially without front brake. So better keep it safe :D

    Cant imagine riding without brakes on public roads, you have front brake?
    I am sure it is great fun and would like to try, but I just dont know how many riders I will knock down on track :D
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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #8 on: December 23, 2013, 16:56 »
    Ahh we are talking about different sorts of track  :D

    I'm talking about this..



    ...with 12m high banking that close up looks like this...



     :D :D

    No brakes on track, that would be instant carnage, but on the road I use a front brake.
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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #9 on: December 23, 2013, 20:49 »
    Ahh we are talking about different sorts of track  :D

    I'm talking about this..



    ...with 12m high banking that close up looks like this...



     :D :D

    No brakes on track, that would be instant carnage, but on the road I use a front brake.

    Mate that track are made for speed sure, and it looks scary :D, but if going 55 or 60 km/h on track here you are ending in nearby restaurant :D it is maybe 15% or 20% max :D
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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #10 on: December 23, 2013, 20:58 »
    It does look scary when you are standing beneath it, but once you are up there it is fine. You have to be going very slowly before you start to slide down sideways  :D

    (Unless of course you make the mistake of using brand new tyres  :( )
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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #11 on: December 23, 2013, 21:14 »
    Should arrive tommorow. Will get its first velodrome outing in March  :P :P :P :P



    http://48x17.com/en/shopfront/2012/07/26/english-ambrosio-olympic-2012-track-frameset/

    Is that your Chrimbo prezzie??
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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #12 on: December 23, 2013, 21:32 »
    To myself, yes!
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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #13 on: December 26, 2013, 13:19 »
    Ahh we are talking about different sorts of track  :D

    I'm talking about this..


    ...with 12m high banking that close up looks like this...



     :D :D

    No brakes on track, that would be instant carnage, but on the road I use a front brake.


    thats not a track :o thats one of them death things they ride round on motorbikes using momentum to stop them falling :o

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    Re: My new track frame
    « Reply #14 on: December 26, 2013, 13:46 »
    Have you watched Road Bike Party?

    Somebody takes a road bike round a wall of death  :D

    It's on YouTube. Road bike Party 2 is amazing too, so is Imaginate...
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