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Fixie as a Time Trial Bike

Old 04-04-08, 05:12 AM
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Fixie as a Time Trial Bike

Hello all-

I was wondering if anyone here uses a fixed gear or a single speed as a time trial or tri bike. My small budget got me thinking of using a Leader 720tr frame with generic parts and wheels. Anyone with any comments, please share.

Thanks
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Old 04-04-08, 06:08 AM
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Do it!

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Originally Posted by BackRoadsBiker View Post
Hello all-

I was wondering if anyone here uses a fixed gear or a single speed as a time trial or tri bike. My small budget got me thinking of using a Leader 720tr frame with generic parts and wheels. Anyone with any comments, please share.

Thanks
Why not get the 720TT instead? It has a steeper seat tube.

There's someone on here with a white Cervelo set up in a TT fashion, but I don't think it's actually raced on. It's really awesome looking.
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This question gets asked a bit.

Here's a good thread with some solid information on doing TTs on a fixed-gear: https://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=371657
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some people do it.

i'd rather tt on something like this.


or this...



but there is this option too...
(woodrup with a brake)
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Do it!



[ok, i'm not neary as cool looking as Yoshi... it was a cold december day for a triathlon and it was taken as i was coming back into the transition area...]
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I'm actually building a bike similar to those to use for time-trials. My uncle gave me boxes of his old bike parts from his racing days, including a Profile disc and early aerobars, Campy C-Record components, and a Batavus Professional Columbus-tubed frame. It'll be geared, with a 54-tooth ring up front, and corncob out back.

Should be pretty cool when it's done, but unfortunately, pics of it won't be in this subforum. =)

Oh, any information on those bikes would be much appreciated. You can PM me.
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it worked out okay for Chris Boardman.
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do it! i did it, and i got the fastest time on my team. the key is finding the right gear inches.
i ran 52/16, but i would have been happier going smaller.



 
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Originally Posted by piwonka View Post
some people do it.

i'd rather tt on something like this.
Am I missing something? Where are the brake levers on this bike?
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He's going too fast. They melted off.

Otherwise, I think we need to move this to the jackass thread.
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well, he's got cables, just can;t find the levers.
 
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^
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seriously.
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Maybe the brakes are telepathically connected to his brain.
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The levers are on the backside of the bars for the aero. Amazing.
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Originally Posted by bward1028 View Post
do it! i did it, and i got the fastest time on my team. the key is finding the right gear inches.
i ran 52/16, but i would have been happier going smaller.



I'm seriously digging those wheels and bars. Sans decals those rims look real classy.
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the sheldon brown is my copilot sticker is awesome

id put it on my car if i had one
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O'grady tried it.

2005 giro D'italia prologue

I think he finished in 6th place.
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Originally Posted by BackRoadsBiker View Post
as a time trial or tri bike.
Which is it?
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Originally Posted by piwonka View Post


god. ****. this bike is so amazing.
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this might be my absolute dream bike. just g0ddamn perfect. what is it??
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Just read Graham Obree's autobiography and you'll be convinced that:

a. It is the way to go if there's no wind or hills

b. It is not the way to go if there's wind and hills

c. Graham Obree is always right
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what brakes/levers are these?
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I never knew old time trial bikes could be so gorgeous. PIC THREAD!
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Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
The levers are on the backside of the bars for the aero. Amazing.
and chekc the front brake caliper too.

yeah, tehse timetrial bikes are awesome. look at the geometry, basically a track bike with a few gears...
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