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Old 03-11-10, 03:56 PM   #1
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Pursuit/TT setup

I have posted much on this forum because I intend to eventually hop into the track cycling world XD.

I have a Windsor Hour.

http://bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/thehour.htm


Now, Assuming I want to turn this into a TT bike for individual/team pursuit, is the geometry right? I think the S/T angle is 73 degrees for my frame size.

When riding on the top of the drops (I had flipped the stem upside down becasue the angle on it was retarted when right side up), im not to stretched out, but Idk. Im 5' 9.75". I was considering a shorter stem + bullhorns if indeed I did also grab a pair of clip on aeros, to bring them closer to me so Im not so stretched out when Im riding the aeros.


What is everyone's take on this? I havent really seen anything on this forum specific to TT/pursuits.
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Old 03-11-10, 07:14 PM   #2
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There's no reason you can't do TT's on that bike.

However, if you're basing your fit off your position on the tops of the drops, I think you could benefit by making friends with some experienced track riders and having them help you to get a good fit. Just go to the track, be friendly and ask around.

For TT's you'll eventually want to get an aero bar set-up, but first order of priority should be to get a good basic fit, then go from there.
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oh. I wasnt basing my position off how i fit from top of the drops. I just kinda threw that in there. I felt stretched out as it was I guess. But you're right.
Thanks for the help.
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I'd suggest finding a local shop that serves the Triathlon crowd. They professionally setup TT positions all day long.

The hard part will be finding aerobars that suit you. I literally tried over 10 base bar, extension, and integrated combinations before I said screw it and had a set custom made. If anything borrow a set of bars or demo them before you buy. The best way to get started is with road bars (cheap) and clip-on aero bars. This will give you the option to move the positions around a bit.

Also, TT riders on the track generally have their arms slightly wider apart than road TT riders. This is for control.

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Before you do all of this, just go out and get comfortable on the track. You will meet guys and girls that know more than you. Be nice. Ask questions. Most people will be glad to help you.
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kk. Yeah if anything, that was the route i was going anyway- clip ons. Haha. THanks for the help though.
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