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Picture of Your Favorite Vintage Time Trial Bicycles and Why!

Old 11-15-19, 05:01 PM
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love your Maxi Sports...lucky guy ;-)
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love your Maxi Sports...lucky guy ;-)
Sorry...what are you referring to?
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Interesting and unique vintage disc wheel. I love those! If anyone has pictures of any they are able to share...please do!
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Sending out the Bike of the Day from TT Land:



This bicycle has an elegant simplicity. This Cinelli has a nice and unique paint scheme. Nothing too fancy but effective. Nice matching tires. Tires have to match folks. As usual, I love the large back and small front wheels. I usually prefer tan walls or gum walls on vintage bikes. Anyone know the type of crank set on this one?

The crowning achievement on this bicycle as far as appearance goes is the saddle! Its the little details that matter! I will hammer that home forever. This saddle matches perfectly and it is a stroke of genius to pick it for this bicycle. Not only is it period correct, but it is a true thing of unique beauty. You rarely see this saddle. All those little squares of pastel color are so cool. I believe it is a Cinelli saddle. This is a nice ensemble.
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Anyone know the type of crank set on this one?
Looks like Shimano 105 to me: VeloBase.com - Component: Shimano FC-1055, 105SC
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Old 11-16-19, 12:31 AM
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I swear in truth that I thought the thing looked too low quality and bleh for this bike. I was right. Now everyone accuse me of snobbery....I don't mind.
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Originally Posted by manamana View Post
love your Maxi Sports...lucky guy ;-)
Welcome to Bike Forums! Hope to see you post some cool pictures of vintage time trial bikes you like. Color is preferred. Yah don't have to own them....if I did I would be broke.
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Old 11-16-19, 12:49 AM
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I swear in truth that I thought the thing looked too low quality and bleh for this bike. I was right. Now everyone accuse me of snobbery....I don't mind.
That’s all they could probably afford after buying that saddle.
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Old 11-16-19, 12:54 AM
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That’s all they could probably afford after buying that saddle.
Yah know, you might be right. Well for now, up the wooden hills to Bedforshire. Pedaling dreams......................
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Old 11-16-19, 08:01 AM
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Thank you for this amazing insider post! It must have been amazing to work on such a project and see it come to completion. The fact that it still holds the world record for a hour on a velodrome speaks for itself. It shows that all these modern bikes are not necessarily better than the vintage ones. It is often the case that those who deserve the kudos and our appreciation do not get it in this world. So in a very very small way, I would like to thank you and all those forgotten workers for making history. The bicycle is an amazing speed machine and a work of art. You are not forgotten here among true bicycle fans sir, nor are the others workers you have mentioned.

Please feel free to post any historical pictures you might have here on this thread if you so choose and it is to your benefit. Thank you.

This photo is a good demonstration of how you allow the air stream to pass between your hands down along the cross bar, between your legs, around the seat post and away.
Putting a fairing upfront or assuming the recumbent position indicates a lack of understanding of where the points of air resistance occur on a 30 mph bicycle and the best way to minimize the problem.

Kelly Johnson's design for the SR 71 engines understood the same problem . If you want to achieve astounding performance it is how you manage dead air striking your vehicle. More than half the SR 71 s engine size is simple ducting to manage the dead air prior to it entering the SR 71's jet engine.

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This photo is a good demonstration of how you allow the air stream to pass between your hands down along the cross bar, between your legs, around the seat post and away.
Putting a fairing upfront or assuming the recumbent position indicates a lack of understanding of where the points of air resistance occur on a 30 mph bicycle and the best way to minimize the problem.

Kelly Johnson's design for the SR 71 engines understood the same problem . If you want to achieve astounding performance it is how you manage dead air striking your vehicle. More than half the SR 71 s engine size is simple ducting to manage the dead air prior to it entering the SR 71's jet engine.
I am not nearly as knowledgeable as you are obviously, since you worked in the industry, so thank you for the cool insights. The science is there for these bicycles and I wish that some of them had not been banned from competition. Seems like a real shame to me. What is your take on it sir?
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For something a little different......here is some pure vintage Japanese catalog goodness:









It is like a box of the finest chocolate where all of the assortment is good. Delicious stuff here folks.

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I love pictures like this that are beautiful bikes in nature or cityscapes that are staged or semi-staged. If you have any post um if they are bikes that fit our category.

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Another fine example:

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The most interesting feature of this Level funny bike is the brakes, which are inside the fork blades and chainstays. I don't know if they're good at stopping but who cares? It's a TT bike.
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Have we looked at this Cinelli track tandem yet?
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Have we looked at this Cinelli track tandem yet?
Wow...that is crazy....wonder how much that thing went for. The most important thing in that style of racing is to remind the front racer not to eat beans the night before.
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Moseying along through the rose garden on a Moser...........

P.S. It is pretty good when you can make your bike match the scene you are riding through.......ha ha.

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Or just moseying past flowers on the road on a Moser......
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The most interesting feature of this Level funny bike is the brakes, which are inside the fork blades and chainstays. I don't know if they're good at stopping but who cares? It's a TT bike.
Check out this Diana with integrated brakes:











Pinarello were also playing around with integrated brakes back in the day: http://bikemag.hu/magazin/hirek/pina...amika-uttoroje How's your Hungarian?

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Check out this Diana with integrated brakes:











Pinarello were also playing around with integrated brakes back in the day: Pinarello Crono 1986 ? az aerodinamika úttör?je | How's your Hungarian?
Nice cherry red...nice chrome. Nice panto on crank. Yeah I think Paletti did something like that too. There are forerunners on these things. And then they don't get the credit of rhe money maybe??? Ha ha.....I hate that. Inventor's that do it first should come out more ahead but they often get screwed. Thanks for the excellent historical post.....always most welcome.
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I really love this picture....the great man himself with one of his advanced TT bicycles.....(a rare thing to find pictures of him with TT bikes):


The serious as a heart attack look of a bicycle genius.

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Very similar bike in color:


I like it.

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