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What is this “recumbent” trainer?

In the photo below, what is the trainer that is attached to the bike? Are these custom fab?
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How to achieve a tighter turning radius?

I'm having trouble making the rather tight turns on one of the tracks I ride on. I am already leaning inward while I'm turning, but very often either I still can't turn sharply enough, or I lean too ...
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What's the foot retention used by pro track cyclists?

I have recently started hitting my local velodrome in Herne Hill and it's great fun. I notice the majority of experienced riders use road pedals such as Look or SPD-SL. The rental bikes just have ...
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Velodrome atmospheric conditions

During the Olympics the commentators made a big deal about the need to maintain very specific atmospheric conditions in the velodrome, including having airlocks to enter and exit the building. They ...
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What is the usual pattern of use of a velodrome (cycling track)?

In the first place, if the title is not properly describing my question, please edit it. The fact is: the bike advocacy groups of my city are slowly getting some attention from City Hall, and bicycle ...
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What are the disadvantages of wearing an aero helmet?

During the Olympic Final of the Men's Keirin one competitor (Chris Hoy) was wearing an aero helmet (red helmet in the picture below), the other competitors wore normal helmets: The advantages of ...
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Why do track cyclers start slow?

I was watching the Olympics today and happened to catch track cycling (sprint). I understand that they have fixed gear bikes which is a reason they start slow, however, I did not understand why they ...
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Change-over rules for women's team sprint

I have just been watching the women's team sprint finals, and sawsaw China lose the final race due to a rule infringement. Earlier the Great British team were disqualified for the same reason. There ...
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Difference between “Track Frame set” and a “TimeTrial/Triathalon frame set”

I am going to make a custom fixie bike (possibly with a front brake) that I will use to race on tracks and even commute with. I have been looking at a Planet X frame, and they seem to have very ...
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Is a tri frame suitable for track racing?

I'm considering getting a fairly cheap bike built up for track racing at my local club, reusing my old carbon tubular road wheels. However, most track frames have a narrower hub spacing (120mm) ...
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How to find track/Keirin races when travelling?

I'm going to be in Japan for a few weeks in January and was wondering if there are any Keirin races I might be able to attend. Do they run year round? How would I go about finding a schedule?