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  • Maybe so, the team that painted ours look to have used tape, judging by the kit in this pic.

    It's amazing watching them paint the advert signs by hand though.

    At least one of our maintenance guys uses masking tape when repainting sections of the cote too.


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  • That Lee Valley? Cote is such a dark blue compared to ours.

    Think it was the guy that Jakey Peters work/ed for, Walter that said something along the lines of using masking tape shoes you up as an amateur.

    Strangely the guys that paint our advertising use masks. And make a right mess everyone they do it!

  • Manchester 2018, the Cote was redone lighter soon after.

    Strangely the guys that paint our advertising use masks. And make a right mess everyone they do it!

    When I saw the folks working in mcr it looked like they masking taped the borders of the background but the detail was being stencilled through using huge templates.

  • Manchester 2018, the Cote was redone lighter soon after.

    Is that a brand new track in Manchester?

  • One last velodrome pic. 't Kuipke in Ghent, during last year's six day event. The one where Cav crashed during his flying lap. 166m, supershort track. Feels like a mary-go-round, except that it also smells like piss and beer and it's packed with drunk people. Fun fun fun.


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  • New surface, the structure it rests on wasn't replaced. It's the third surface since it was originally built.

  • Ah nice. A track with such history shouldn't be replaced imo, but a new surface every now and then is probably necessary. We were supposed to get a new surface in Amsterdam as well this year, but covid delayed that for at least another year. The track here used to be outdoor and got a roof somewhere in the late 80s or early 90s, supposedly it's still the same surface.

    At 14:00min in this video, you can see the Amsterdam velodrome before they put a roof on (and at 17min you see Ahoy in Rotterdam):
    https://youtu.be/Wy9Jm72fE6I

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