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Old 03-08-10, 12:52 PM
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Time Trial Bike ... advice

Looks like I have to get my hands on something ASAP ...

I don't have any $$ so I'll have to steal it from someone else, any advice?
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transition area of a triathlon
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Clip on bars.
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No Y-foil?
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Leader frame.

TT bikes are all about aero. If you don't have the coin, buy cheap heavier parts also. The wiehgt penalty is insignificant in a flat TT
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Originally Posted by Nate552
No Y-foil?
The y-foil was a potential loaner from a work-friend of mine and I am weary to use it due to the risk of damaging an old (yet expensive) loaner bike.
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the usual spots for aero-y gear?

slowtwitch and the 'bay are the most target-rich.
if you post a WTB on ST you are going to get a whole bunch of offers.... some of them even decent ones.
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You're scared of breaking a bike in a TT?

WTF? Do you not know how to handle a bike or something?
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Y-Foil and iBike....600w ave in a 40k TT report to follow.
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Originally Posted by badhat
transition area of a triathlon
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
You're scared of breaking a bike in a TT?

WTF? Do you not know how to handle a bike or something?
If it was my own bike I would not be scared to break it.
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Originally Posted by jwible
Clip on bars.
Spinaci or Invisible aerobars.
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Do you not see the tt sticky?
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Originally Posted by umd
Do you not see the tt sticky?
Disregarding it for a bit...

lol
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Originally Posted by fordfasterr
lol
You write that way too much
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Originally Posted by umd
You write that way too much

So true.


ok, so in general terms, if a person rides a 56 (caad9) road bike, what would be a fairly suitable TT frame size?
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Originally Posted by umd
You write that way too much
reminds me of razor, but his is LOL.
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Seriously ford, read the damn sticky
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Originally Posted by umd
Seriously ford, read the damn sticky
I read it already.. still.
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Originally Posted by fordfasterr
I read it already.. still.
Still what? Can't read? It answers your question.
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Originally Posted by umd
Still what? Can't read? It answers your question.
I disagree.
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Originally Posted by fordfasterr
I disagree.
Seriously?

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ok, so in general terms, if a person rides a 56 (caad9) road bike, what would be a fairly suitable TT frame size?
Originally Posted by DrWJODonnell
5. When you go to buy a TT frame (and you will get aero-upgrade-it is if you do enough TTing), expect to pick something up that is roughly 2cm shorter in the top tube than your road bike.
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umd stop. After the iBike thing it's obvious he either doesn't get it or doesn't care to get it.
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
umd stop. After the iBike thing it's obvious he either doesn't get it or doesn't care to get it.
Good point.

Ford, I'll close with this.

You are destroying any kind of credibility you may have hoped to cultivate here.
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