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Old 08-07-11, 02:08 AM   #601
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Just got myself a new Felt TK2, really happy with it so far but will be changing the bars as i dont like them. Possibly going to get Easton delta force carbons
Just here in this sub-forum to visit. Can someone explain to me why the drops are shaped like that?
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Old 08-07-11, 04:22 PM   #602
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I am not positive but I think its a comfort thing...looks like using them is mimicking having hoods on a road bike somewhat. correct me if I am wrong please
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You, sir, are correct.

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With the raised bends, a rider can somewhat mimic a road position where the wrists are on the tops and the hands are on the lever hoods.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/...-worlds_109041




And that hand position mimics the time trial position.
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Training fixed gear through wind and rain because the track season starts a few weeks from now...

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Old 08-08-11, 05:08 PM   #605
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I am not positive but I think its a comfort thing...looks like using them is mimicking having hoods on a road bike somewhat. correct me if I am wrong please
I actually want to give those bars a shot, but they're a niche product that if I don't like, I'm pretty much boned (can't reasonably resell them).
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I bet in a few months after race season there will be quite a few on the used market. They came stock on the Felt tk2 which is a very popular entry level bike. So a lot of newer races would have just races them for a season, then I would guess many want to swap out for a more traditional bar.
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I actually want to give those bars a shot, but they're a niche product that if I don't like, I'm pretty much boned (can't reasonably resell them).
Actually, they are sort of hard to find and sought after by endurance racers. A former teammate of mine just bought some in anticipation of using them at Elite Track Nationals.
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Just picked this one up today. My old track bike was unsuitable for my track (low BB + 47 degree banking)
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Just picked this one up today. My old track bike was unsuitable for my track (low BB + 47 degree banking)
Burnaby?

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My new Tiemeyer:

Gosh, that paint came out really really good, with Scatto to boot too!

What tires are you currently using?
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Gosh, that paint came out really really good, with Scatto to boot too!

What tires are you currently using?
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Conti Steher on the rear and Veloflex record on the front.
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Beautiful new Tiemeyer build! I also ride a Timeyer with Scatto bars, found a few pages back.

What is that fork you have on there however?! I find it looks better with the frame than the standard EDGE fork used on most Tiemeyers frames.
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Beautiful new Tiemeyer build! I also ride a Timeyer with Scatto bars, found a few pages back.

What is that fork you have on there however?! I find it looks better with the frame than the standard EDGE fork used on most Tiemeyers frames.
Thanks, man. It's the Dolan Wing Pista as I'm sure you've seen on the Dolan DF3 and Dolan Forza. This is the first bike on which Mr. Tiemeyer has used this fork. I wanted something strong and light, with an emphasis on strong. I asked him if it would work and he investigated and it did. It has the same 30mm rake as the Alpina F04 that would have come with this frame. I'm a big guy and I think he chooses the F04 for his larger riders.

Aesthetically, I think that the rectangular lines of the fork work well with the similar lines in the frame.

I got the fork and Thomson X4 painted to match when the frame went to Spectrum. All of this changed the standard price, of course.

I'm familiar with your Tiemeyer. I've seen the many permutations. They were all very nice
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Carleton I love your bike..that is all
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Strong work, David Tiemeyer. I give your bike the name, "cioccolata bianca".

Maybe I will get to race against that bike in 2012.

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Strong work, David Tiemeyer. I give your bike the name, "cioccolata bianca".

Maybe I will get to race against that bike in 2012.
Thanks! I hope to make it to COS next year to maybe set some PBs at altitude
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Carleton, have you heard confirmation that Masters is at COS next year?
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