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iab - merckx tt (david millar case study)

Old 02-16-12, 11:43 AM
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iab - merckx tt (david millar case study)

just saw this photo of millar in the tour of beijing tt:



found a universal sports video on line of that time trial, and you can see that millar had something taped to his forearms near the elbow to give comfort/control while in the invisible aero bar position.


i tooled around with something similar three years ago, but didn't really get good results. mine were several inches closer to the center of the forearm, as his position seems quite precarious. has anyone else experimented with this or something similar?
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Old 02-16-12, 11:53 AM
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extra bar tape. double wrapped fizik microsuede ftw. Also i create a small bump on each side so my arms to slide outwards
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Yep. Did electrical tape on the bar to create a knob before I wrapped the bar tape. Worked pretty good.
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RX, did you ever contemplating on using weak velcro and things like that? though it's be mightily dangerous when you try to shift; however, knowing you, you can probably single gear the whole course in a 53x12t
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RX, did you ever contemplating on using weak velcro and things like that? though it's be mightily dangerous when you try to shift; however, knowing you, you can probably single gear the whole course in a 53x12t
Nope. I would think that you're right on the risk issue though.
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Flat-top bars would seem an obvious help in this context, too. IME from using IAB in a few races, I get a bruise in the forearm.
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