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Do these guys use steel handle bars?

Old 06-01-04, 10:34 PM
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Do these guys use steel handle bars?

Are these guys using steel bars? I can't believe it!

https://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/20...=day4/img_4591

I can't remember the last time I saw steels bars.
 
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Chromed titanium?
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no, it's steel.

lots of track bars are steel. they need to be strong. weight really isn't an issue on the track.
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Bars? Look at that guys quad's! I think he's made of steel.
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His legs are not natural :-O
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i'll repeat myself from another thread:

track riders > roadies.

word to thighs the size of my waist.

many of them still use toe clips and straps, too.
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Holy... good god on earth I thought that was his waist!
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Originally Posted by OneTinSloth
i'll repeat myself from another thread:

track riders > roadies.

word to thighs the size of my waist.

many of them still use toe clips and straps, too.
Most clipless systems can't hold up the reliability of clips and straps, and even then they break a strap occasionally.
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Is that a Corima track frame there?
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It kinda looks like he's got two straps on that left foot?
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Originally Posted by K6-III
Is that a Corima track frame there?

The Australians were riding these bikes:
https://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/20...716anna_meares

It looks to me like "BT", or something, whatever they are.
 
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Originally Posted by slvoid
Chromed titanium?
no - titanium is the wrong material for the job.

It is less stiff than steel - harder and requires more energy to manufacture. Not worth it.
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I wouldn't wear shorts if my legs looked like these toothpicks....
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Originally Posted by ShinyBaldy
no - titanium is the wrong material for the job.

It is less stiff than steel - harder and requires more energy to manufacture. Not worth it.
Depending on what alloy and process is used, steel and titanium can have interchangeable properties across the board. Considering these bikes aren't mass produced, I don't think mass manufacturing tactics are even considered. Then again, if they're just going in circles on a track, I guess weight doesn't matter that much.
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Originally Posted by khackney


I wouldn't wear shorts if my legs looked like these toothpicks....
Those legs look like toothpicks???
What do trunky legs look like then?
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Sorry, sarcasm combined with envy.
Mostly envy...

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Originally Posted by khackney


I wouldn't wear shorts if my legs looked like these toothpicks....
LOL!!!!
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What is that big lump by his right knee? Can't be a muscle, surely.

And as for the pedal issue, the French team modified their Looks with a bolt at the back to hold the cleat in. Kind of impractical, but as long as you've got a mechanic with a spanner handy...
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Originally Posted by Jonny B
What is that big lump by his right knee? Can't be a muscle, surely.

And as for the pedal issue, the French team modified their Looks with a bolt at the back to hold the cleat in. Kind of impractical, but as long as you've got a mechanic with a spanner handy...
I saw those. I'd really hate to see a crash involving them.
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Originally Posted by ImprezaDrvr
I saw those. I'd really hate to see a crash involving them.
yeah...saw them too....*shudder* i prefer the solution put forth by those lovable "cutters" in breaking away. just duct tape the damn foot to the damn pedal and be done with it!!

as for the two straps thing that someone else mentioned...yeah, sort of, it's a dual strap, so, essentially, one really wide strap with two buckles. i use two separate straps on both of my track bikes, i run one through the normal holes, and another through the holes at the front, so the front one is around the "knuckles" of my feet and the back one is right where it's supposed to be. so much more secure...oh yeah, metal clips, leather strap for at least the rear ones as they take the most abuse.
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