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yoav

Member since Mar 2010 • Last active Apr 2019

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  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    Anyone know anything about the status of the Velodrome at Caird Park in Dundee? Is it rideable? Can one turn up and ride or is there a booking system of some kind.

    Thanks.

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    I’ve only ever been to two 6 day events on the continent, Ghent and Berlin, but if they’re anything to go by, indoor cycling and beer go hand in hand. In Berlin, there were even people going round the stands selling beer from trays hanging round their necks, cinema usherette style, so the fans wouldn’t even have to get out of their seats and go to one of the many bars.

    Still, now that drop-in sessions at Glasgow are half price, I can spend the money saved on a large mochacino with extra cream!

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    Just like track leagues used to be - a summer sport ;-)

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    I’ll tell Matt Rendell what you said next time I see him ;-)

    Now that I think of it, it wasn’t a crash that took him up there but a fan who spilt beer onto the track surface and he was sent to wipe it up. Does that affect the Converse/Track surface friction coefficient.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I would say that if it’s for street riding, do not downsize. You want comfort and a more upright riding position than on the track.

    Edit: looking at Dolan’s size guide, you are on the border between 56cm and 58cm so for street riding, I would suggest 58 but for the track 56. Better if you can actually try both sizes out before buying.

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    No idea but clearly not enough grip as the next moment he slid on his arse back down.

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    Berlin 6 day in January - Matt Rendell co-opted to fix track surface after a crash.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    What goes “Moo, moo, have you got any soup plates?”

    A bull in a china shop.

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  • in General
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    I used MyHermes to send a frame and there were no issues with that. I don’t think they’re any worse or any better than other couriers. The important thing is that you pack the frame in box big enough to take a generous amount of bubble wrap or other padding to cushion the frame rather than skimping by using the smallest possible box.

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