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    This bolted right up. No issues. It's the right one.


    My contact at my bike shop said it could be a little bent. I will ride it over and check it with a derailleur hanger alignment tool.


    The rest of the gears shift well, but not lightning fast like it was before. So it could be a little out of line.
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    Raced in Montreal last Friday... going again in a couple weeks. 8 more races in a 10 race series they're holding there a la Red Hook Criterium... Was a steep learning curve for me, was honestly a bit freaked during warmup, but I had fun. My legs are super sore from all the 'brakeless' braking...

    Short course, ran a low gear (48x18), 10 corners? https://www.strava.com/activities/343451123


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    You have put more kms on this year then I have on the r6.... As per usual I'm very impressed. I've gotta get my lazy ass out more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainey94 View Post
    You have put more kms on this year then I have on the r6.... As per usual I'm very impressed. I've gotta get my lazy ass out more.
    I drove to Montreal ;-)

    I should mention photos are by Paul Schwartz - www.Paulimage.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDN 2.5i View Post
    I drove to Montreal ;-)

    I should mention photos are by Paul Schwartz - www.Paulimage.com
    Pffft weak! I meant your annual kms on strava vs the r6 annual kms.

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    Fixed gear crit sounds both fun and dangerous as fuck at the same time.


    Many incidents, or is it only the front runners who are nutty.
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    I've been twice now, several crashes each time (not me). Mostly the front runners though - the hairpin is the hardest (for me) - went off course there twice in first two laps last time out. Just couldn't bank it over (commit) hard enough to make it through. Have ordered some 165mm cranks to get a bit more cornering clearance. Going again for round 4 this Friday :-)
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    Right on.



    Do those track bikes have a low bottom bracket like a road bike? 70mm drop?

    I haven't played around with fixed gears, but i hear that it's good training for geared bikes. Teaches a lot about pedal technique and how to make the most of the wrong gear. Who knows, I'm regurgitating info I read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shlammed View Post
    Right on.



    Do those track bikes have a low bottom bracket like a road bike? 70mm drop?

    I haven't played around with fixed gears, but i hear that it's good training for geared bikes. Teaches a lot about pedal technique and how to make the most of the wrong gear. Who knows, I'm regurgitating info I read.

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    Excellent training... without question. Improved cadence/spin. I can hit 200 rpm currently (downhill).

    Track bike vs road fixie for example, has a high BB to facilitate handling on a banked velodrome. My frame is ~53mm drop. My carbon cyclocross bike is 58mm drop, considered high in most cases, or Euro-style. My Ti cyclocross 'B' bike, I had BB dropped to 68mm to make it better all around handling, eg gravel road riding etc.

    The track bike works best for these fixed crits as you have considerably more cornering clearance over a hipster road fixie ;-)
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    Woah, yeah 50mm isn't much drop.


    Our tandem has 73mm as built drop. With 175 cranks and platform pedals, it's not hard to drag a pedal or two. Lol.
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