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Old 08-07-07, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
I have no idea what this means.
Could be the unusally small angle between the seat tube and chainstays.
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Old 08-07-07, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by elgalad View Post
Could be the unusally small angle between the seat tube and chainstays.
I would agree that a photo on BF is an ideal place to analyze this relationship. I know this because that's how I was fit for my TT bike.
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Old 08-07-07, 07:34 PM
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Dammit....I need to get a TT bike so I can post up a pic in this thread.
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Old 08-07-07, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by GuitarWizard View Post
Dammit....I need to get a TT bike so I can post up a pic in this thread.
Correct.
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Old 08-07-07, 07:46 PM
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Can I borrow $65k first....
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Can I borrow $65k first....
Don't be so pessimistic. You can find a perfectly good TT bike at your LBS for 1/10th that amount. Or simply be patient and within 4 years you can buy mine on eBay.
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Said UT disc's hub is dead and gone as of tonight. Boooo, Renn. Do the Gator head, collegiate team logos make you faster. Well, as long as you won't be racing against us at nationals next year, that is!

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Sorry about not having a white garage door, but I don't have a garage. I live in the student ghetto and spent all my money on my bikes. BTW....I like the UT disc. I was thinking about putting a gator head on mine (not the Zipp, though.....the other one). I like the way yours looks, I might just go ahead and do that now.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Don't be so pessimistic. You can find a perfectly good TT bike at your LBS for 1/10th that amount. Or simply be patient and within 4 years you can buy mine on eBay.
No, I need to pay off a few bills first....
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
I have no idea what this means.
Chain isn't on the big ring for the photo?
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Old 08-08-07, 04:25 AM
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Chain isn't on the big ring for the photo?
I live at the top of a 15% grade. When I get to my driveway the chain is always on the 39. Who do you think I am, Cypress?
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
I live at the top of a 15% grade. When I get to my driveway the chain is always on the 39. Who do you think I am, Cypress?
Clearly. If you were The Cypress you would not even have a small chainring.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
I live at the top of a 15% grade. When I get to my driveway the chain is always on the 39. Who do you think I am, Cypress?
If you go and get the camera to take a picture of your nice bike, chain on the big ring and wheels/valves lined up are the least you can do to show her off...
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Old 08-08-07, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by elgalad View Post
Clearly. If you were The Cypress you would not even have a small chainring.
What was I thinking?

This is the kind of velo wisdom that only BF provides.
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Old 08-08-07, 10:54 AM
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My intention here is to prove WaterRockets wrong. I'm a beginner and this is my training/road/tt hybrid as a work in progress. Sorry I don't know any of the OCP rules. The bike here is not intended as a show piece but is simply something I try to ride progressively less slow. I have my hands full with just that.





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Old 08-08-07, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ratebeer View Post
My intention here is to prove WaterRockets wrong.
Hmmm. I'll give it to you on the pose, but I think your bike is a lot nicer looking than mine (in TT mode anyway).

You need to double your spoke count, add 3 lbs, and roll it around in the mud a bit.
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
Hmmm. I'll give it to you on the pose, but I think your bike is a lot nicer looking than mine (in TT mode anyway).

You need to double your spoke count, add 3 lbs, and roll it around in the mud a bit.
Trust me, with rider it's got a good 10 pounds on yours (and I'm three inches smaller.)

And it's plenty dirty. This is after the rare wash a week ago. I usually let it get so dirty that my concern for aerodynamics leads me to wash it (chunks of mud falling off and jamming in the front fork.) This was after a ride where my handlebar tape was flapping in the wind for last fifty miles or so.

Other gross OCP bonuses: black electrical tape applied to keep my cadence wire in place, ten pound skewer on rear wheel from ancient that bike doesn't match either (to easily jump in and out of trainer before races), dirty drive train, shoe scratches on crank, worn out saddle, SRAM/Dura Ace/Ultegra/S600/Cervelo clusterfudge gruppo, topeak bar x-tender, faux carbon cages, blue bar tape smashed into bar plug to keep it in place!
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There is a lack of pictures on the second page. Someone should fix that.
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Oh yeah?

RUST!

TT saddle torn in 3 places, cranks actually misshapen from my last shoes (Nikes suck), frame pump, 3cm of spacers on top of the FORTE' stem, 28mm bars, mismatched brake and shift housings, and $2 Pedro's Milk Cages.

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Trust me, with rider it's got a good 10 pounds on yours (and I'm three inches smaller.)

And it's plenty dirty. This is after the rare wash a week ago. I usually let it get so dirty that my concern for aerodynamics leads me to wash it (chunks of mud falling off and jamming in the front fork.) This was after a ride where my handlebar tape was flapping in the wind for last fifty miles or so.

Other gross OCP bonuses: black electrical tape applied to keep my cadence wire in place, ten pound skewer on rear wheel from ancient that bike doesn't match either (to easily jump in and out of trainer before races), dirty drive train, shoe scratches on crank, worn out saddle, SRAM/Dura Ace/Ultegra/S600/Cervelo clusterfudge gruppo, topeak bar x-tender, faux carbon cages, blue bar tape smashed into bar plug to keep it in place!
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
Oh yeah?

RUST!

TT saddle torn in 3 places, cranks actually misshapen from my last shoes (Nikes suck), frame pump, 3cm of spacers on top of the FORTE' stem, 28mm bars, mismatched brake and shift housings, and $2 Pedro's Milk Cages.
I was going to comment on the frame pump. Since you don't really pass more than one guy at most, and as such there are no wheels to jam it into, why have it
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I was going to comment on the frame pump. Since you don't really pass more than one guy at most, and as such there are no wheels to jam it into, why have it
I use it as a crop to get myself going.

YAH! YAH! >crack<

Last night I passed about 5 or 6 riders who were doing the TT
(that's about right isn't it, UT_Dude?)

They all got to hear the whir of my 36 spoke rear turbine passing.
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I don't honestly remember. I'm so focused on the effort when I TT, I don't keep track. I'm just going. Especially at that intensity.

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I use it as a crop to get myself going.

YAH! YAH! >crack<

Last night I passed about 5 or 6 riders who were doing the TT
(that's about right isn't it, UT_Dude?)

They all got to hear the whir of my 36 spoke rear turbine passing.
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Originally Posted by UT_Dude View Post
I don't honestly remember. I'm so focused on the effort when I TT, I don't keep track. I'm just going. Especially at that intensity.
Yeah, I don't have that focus. Bad for TTs. I drank like 5 times in 8 miles
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Hmmm...

Drank once over 40k's, zero times over 24k's (nationals), and 8 miles.
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Yeah, I put my TT comfort pretty high on my priority list. I'm suffering enough as it is in that position at that intensity.

I once saw Der Jan sit up and stretch during a TT, take a drink of water, stretch some more. The whole operation took like 20 seconds. Then he got to hammering and won by 90s or something ridiculous. I've always remembered that as a tool to use. If he lost 10s doing that stuff, but refreshed himself enough to make it back up, then the end result is the same, but he was more comfortable.
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Here's mine. 2006 Giant TCR TT. Blackwell Disc and "404" front. FSA 54/42 crankset.



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