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    Making a kilometer blurry waterrockets's Avatar
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    How's my position?

    My 6-year-old son is wondering how he's looking for a crit or two in 2009. He'll probably go for his 2nd triathlon win as well (he won the bike leg by 2:30).

    This is a 16" HotRock MTB with "city" tires. I got the bars at a swap last week (32cm !!). The 8-spd STI are the only levers I had laying around. He's got a 6-spd twist-shifter on the right drop end.

    Man, when he tucks going down a hill, he's freaking gone, pedaling at like 140 rpm. Funny stuff. He's as excited as hell. For $20 (including tape).



    I better go to bed. He's going to be waking me up in 5 hours

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    Flip it.

    I'm so funny.
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    yeah, we had it flipped w/his MTB bars, but he was uncomfortable with the road bars in that position.

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    I'd check the bottom bracket/seat nose relationship. On the 2005-2007 Hotrock's they used a 78 degree seat tube angle which pushes the saddle nose past UCI legal measurements depending on the make. And while this is a position specific thread, you could drop the CDA quite a bit by removing the front reflector. That was the first thing we did in my tunnel session.

    Powertap or SRM?

    He dresses like a sprinter BTW

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    on the reflector.

    So far, he's just used a PowerTap vicariously through me. He had me at 450W for a while going up a hill next to him (probably about 140W for him). He's going to sell some Legos to spring for an SRM though.

    I think we'll just try to sneak by on the UCI thing. With the baggy shorts, he hides it well:


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    What are those things on his feet?
    Pain is a big fat creature riding on your back. The farther you pedal, the heavier he feels. The harder you push, the tighter he squeezes your chest. The steeper the climb, the deeper he digs his jagged, sharp claws into your muscles.

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    Several kids on the team BTW, you should see if anyone has a JPB kit that would fit him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TarmacAG View Post
    What are those things on his feet?
    Shoe covers for more aeroness, n00b.
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    You need to get him in a full kit now, he should fit in whatever size Marco Pantani used.

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    I thought for sure you were going to post that awesome photo of you with your arms up again...

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    Badass senor rockets, badass.
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    I see he subscribes to the "heavy wheel" school of training. Excellent! Raise him up right.

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    Make sure the wheel reflectors are opposite the valve stem for better wheel balance.
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    Water, how can you leave your kid out in the cold like that? Where's your dignity?

    Get the boy some cf on that ride. You could probably cut down a Cervelo if you were careful.

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    Note how he favors the front brake too. Crit ready, daddy approved.

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    Ideas for the little one... Thank you, WR.

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    awesome! my nephew needs a bike like that...

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    SuperDad FTW, too cool.. I am sure he wants to be just like you!
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    That's the kid that dropped me and gave me 'the look' yesterday! Little ***** didn't wave either!
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    I bet that kid is a terror in a game of tag.
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    I hope my children do likewise.
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    No sunglasses? For shame. You need to teach him safety, glasses always!

    That's awesome. If I ever have kids, I hope they like bikes.

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    Awesome WR. That is a sweet ride.

    I wish my kids liked riding bikes more. They are only 3 and 5, so they have time.

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