Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - One Fast Fixie
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Here's one from the archives. In the very short, very fast, very straight prologue of the 2006 Giro D'Italia, Stuart O'Grady of Australia and riding for the Cofidis team, attacked the course with a one-off Willier time trial bike with a fixed gear. Below is the link to the cyclingnews.com story of the bike he rode.
08-18-07, 10:40 PM
cool. good link
08-18-07, 11:13 PM
They will put it to use in a city stage and use risers. :lol:
08-18-07, 11:26 PM
since the min weight is easily hit even by the tt bikes these days, why not have derailers? even if its just so you can start a few gears down and shift as you get up to speed. 53 - 14 would suck to start on even with a ramp
08-19-07, 12:11 AM
08-19-07, 12:53 AM
and drag. its less crap hanging out in the wind.
im kinda surprised he went with the rear brake, but they probably had to slap on a fair amount of ballast in different places to keep it at 6.8 kg.
this wasn't the first time a track-style bike was used in a prologue. Millar and Boardeman were both known for foregoing all or some of the gears depending on the coarse.
rear brake is required by rules
08-19-07, 01:59 AM
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