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Old 08-24-14, 11:08 PM   #7976
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Katie Truong is awesome.

I don't know if I'll ever say it again, but I think my bars on the TT setup are too low. 3 races, 3 pics.





middle shot looks like a nice position.

as for "too low".... there's a point where lower is not more aero, or higher IS more aero. impossible to say without testing (lots you can do in the field). only you can really assess whether the position is rideable and whether power losses are offset by aero gains.

adaptation can take a long while, or never.

on the face of it, the picture looks REALLY good.
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Old 08-24-14, 11:27 PM   #7977
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It's just next in my line of tweaks. I think the hip angle is too much. Not adapting to it. Up a CM might help.

My downhill leg was pretty solid, so I think I'm a bit more aero, but giving up too much power. Maybe. I just like to tweak, placebo hope.
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Old 08-30-14, 07:26 PM   #7978
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Masters Track Nationals, Redmond, WA, Marymoor Velodrome, 500 meter time trial: Last week. 4th of 12. I entered 4 events and got 4 podiums but was only a bridesmaid. Photo by Tim Chandonnet

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Old 08-30-14, 07:48 PM   #7979
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Yeah but you were on the right bike
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Old 08-31-14, 09:53 AM   #7980
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Yeah but you were on the right bike
And I do not sit up and beg.
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Old 08-31-14, 11:16 PM   #7981
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Old 09-03-14, 03:01 PM   #7982
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My hairy legs and short socks are back in action. This is as I crossed the line last night in our local Tuesday night race series. Pipped for 4th by a few inches, forgot that the line comes a tiny bit later than I expected. First time I've gotten my HR above 190 this year, though. Blurry pic thanks to my teammate's wife playing with the shutter speed.

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Old 09-08-14, 06:27 PM   #7983
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Just found this pic of my time trial a few weeks ago. Position looked alright in my bathroom mirror, but here it looks like I'm not low enough. Too bad I already have a -40 stem and can't go any lower on this bike.



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Old 09-08-14, 06:28 PM   #7984
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Sorry, I forgot the photo credit Yehudah Perlowitz.

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Just found this pic of my time trial a few weeks ago. Position looked alright in my bathroom mirror, but here it looks like I'm not low enough. Too bad I already have a -40 stem and can't go any lower on this bike.



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You are riding uphill slightly that will make your position look higher than it is. However, your head is up and your saddle may be a tad too low. It is hard to tell from the pick about the saddle. You could try a longer stem that may allow more forward rotation.
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Old 09-08-14, 06:47 PM   #7986
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Just found this pic of my time trial a few weeks ago. Position looked alright in my bathroom mirror, but here it looks like I'm not low enough. Too bad I already have a -40 stem and can't go any lower on this bike.



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Old 09-08-14, 07:13 PM   #7987
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Old 09-08-14, 07:28 PM   #7988
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there was a time when i could finish p123 crits. i miss that time.

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Old 09-08-14, 10:24 PM   #7989
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You are riding uphill slightly that will make your position look higher than it is. However, your head is up and your saddle may be a tad too low. It is hard to tell from the pick about the saddle. You could try a longer stem that may allow more forward rotation.
I do think my saddle was a bit low. I forgot to raise it when I moved it forward and that was the terrible result lol.

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Oh lord.
That's what I thought as well.

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Hahaha! It really does!
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gsteinb is that you in the Mengoni outfit? We're at Union Grove Road Race a couple weekends ago in Lancaster Pa?
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No, I'm the blurred guy in the orange helmet in the background.
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Just found this pic of my time trial a few weeks ago. Position looked alright in my bathroom mirror, but here it looks like I'm not low enough. Too bad I already have a -40 stem and can't go any lower on this bike.



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That fit is so horrendous you should seriously consider starting over from scratch. Everything should be on the table including a different frame. You may never get that one to fit well.
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Old 09-09-14, 06:44 AM   #7994
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Oh lord.
lol

Yeah, this is a time where the BF 33 "how's my fit?" crew could actually be of service.
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My hairy legs and short socks are back in action. This is as I crossed the line last night in our local Tuesday night race series. Pipped for 4th by a few inches, forgot that the line comes a tiny bit later than I expected. First time I've gotten my HR above 190 this year, though. Blurry pic thanks to my teammate's wife playing with the shutter speed.

Not sure of relative speeds but a bike throw could have helped if speeds were similar. If you don't practice them they can come in handy, even if it's for a 4th. It's always nice to get a place due to a bike throw.
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That fit is so horrendous you should seriously consider starting over from scratch. Everything should be on the table including a different frame. You may never get that one to fit well.
Easy...he is recovering from a broken collarbone and we do not want him to now go to mental rehab.
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You guys don't understand the physics.
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Easy...he is recovering from a broken collarbone and we do not want him to now go to mental rehab.
Ok. In that case I recommend a set of 808FC because we know that will make him faster.
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Ok. In that case I recommend a set of 808FC because we know that will make him faster.
Haha! I was thinking Flo wheels are more in my price range... but now that I saw that pic I'm thinking wheels would be a relatively minor improvement. Actually now I'm thinking a decent fit would get me a podium or win even without wheels helmet or skin suit!
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