Your TT position - pics

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby RChung » Sat Dec 31, 2011 14:21 pm

Tri-ing wrote:Image

This is a fitting on a cycleops machine I had done by a local coach.

Was this the "before" or "after" picture?

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Tri-ing » Sat Dec 31, 2011 14:37 pm

RChung wrote:
Tri-ing wrote:Image

This is a fitting on a cycleops machine I had done by a local coach.

Was this the "before" or "after" picture?


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Postby Mark Alexander » Thu Jan 19, 2012 15:50 pm

Jeff Jones wrote:Actually roll down tests don't even require a power meter :) Just an accurate stopwatch.

I use my iphone stopwatch and do it visually. it's just as painful every time.
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Crimmey » Thu Jan 26, 2012 01:51 am

I've had my TT bike 2 years but have only done one official one, April '11 when I did a 23:40ish. This was the position then.....

http://youtu.be/U4hn9YdWzSc

Oh dear! Yes it was comfy.

I had given up all hope of achieving a decent position and was ready to get another frame until I was forced to use the turbo so I had a play around and managed a ride outside today and the position felt good and fast!

http://youtu.be/kz_DI4BH5wk

Now it is totally different to how I ride a road bike, just wondering, if you can see, am I overstretching my legs? I dont feel it but it doesn't look anything like my road pedalling where I like to drop my heel as high up the stroke as possible. My saddle height is higher than road and alot further forward. Any other tweaks or advice please. Hoping to actually do some TT's this year. thx

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby ilovemytinbred » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:20 am

http://www.charleswhittonphotography.com/sev194

http://www.charleswhittonphotography.com/sev305

This was in a race last weekend. Im very comfy and power is as good as the road bike. Im just after a bit of free speed :) If anyone has any ideas that save me some time I would be over the moon Thanks v much

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Jeff Jones » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:31 am

ilovemytinbred wrote:http://www.charleswhittonphotography.com/sev194

http://www.charleswhittonphotography.com/sev305

This was in a race last weekend. Im very comfy and power is as good as the road bike. Im just after a bit of free speed :) If anyone has any ideas that save me some time I would be over the moon Thanks v much

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby ilovemytinbred » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:09 am

Thanks Jeff!

The first two were a result of my normal disorganisation- I was late. I nearly went off without my helmet too. Shaving legs is wrong! Im not sure of the best way to get my head lower, that seems to be the most obvious problem aside from my resemblance to a gorilla.
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Postby Jeff Jones » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:00 pm

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby GBY73 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:16 am

I'd be interested in comments on my position. I think the aero bars need shortening as my arms are stretched when changing gear, but want to be be sure before I cut them. I previously had the whole handlebars lower but found that too uncomfortable so raised them a little, I also feel the seat needs to go back a little but find I slide forward anyway. At present my power is about 15-20W lower on this bike than on my road race bike.

Thanks.

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby John.T » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:40 am

It does not look bad. Maybe trim the front of the bars to bring the shifters closer. Saddle fore and aft looks OK. It looks to be tilted down at the front. This will cause slipping forward and put more weight on the arms. TT hat will help.

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby GBY73 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:20 pm

John.T wrote:It does not look bad. Maybe trim the front of the bars to bring the shifters closer. Saddle fore and aft looks OK. It looks to be tilted down at the front. This will cause slipping forward and put more weight on the arms. TT hat will help.



Thanks, aero helmet is definitely next on the shopping list, along with front wheel. Do you mean trim the length of the bars to reduce my reach?

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby John.T » Sun Mar 04, 2012 13:43 pm

Reach does not look bad. Your upper arms are near vertical. I would cut the front of the bars to bring the shifters closer to your hands. Maybe 1" to 1.5" shorter. It may be worth experimenting with different shape extensions. I prefer S shaped ones but only found out after using J shape first.
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby RoadMeridaBen » Sun Mar 04, 2012 16:52 pm

GBY73 wrote:
John.T wrote:It does not look bad. Maybe trim the front of the bars to bring the shifters closer. Saddle fore and aft looks OK. It looks to be tilted down at the front. This will cause slipping forward and put more weight on the arms. TT hat will help.



Thanks, aero helmet is definitely next on the shopping list, along with front wheel. Do you mean trim the length of the bars to reduce my reach?

Gawain.


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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby GBY73 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 17:39 pm

RoadMeridaBen wrote:
GBY73 wrote:
John.T wrote:It does not look bad. Maybe trim the front of the bars to bring the shifters closer. Saddle fore and aft looks OK. It looks to be tilted down at the front. This will cause slipping forward and put more weight on the arms. TT hat will help.



Thanks, aero helmet is definitely next on the shopping list, along with front wheel. Do you mean trim the length of the bars to reduce my reach?

Gawain.


Skinsuit is what you need to get next, then you get the aero helmet. Your jersey is flapping like a flag



Good point. Wanted to see how I got on in a couple of TT's before splashing out too much.

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Matt the Tester » Tue Mar 06, 2012 14:42 pm

better yet, go for a speedsuit! ;) much more aero! :D you can pick up a good TT helmet cheap also!
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Surfr » Thu Mar 08, 2012 18:42 pm

New Season approaching and I'm on a TT bike instead of a road bike with clip-ons this year. I'd appreciate comments on this initial setup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opkk9avZ ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby sub55 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 18:58 pm

You really should`nt have left those chain rings out in the sun .
constantly reavalueating the situation and altering the perceived parameters accordingly

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby RoadMeridaBen » Thu Mar 08, 2012 19:52 pm

Surfr wrote:New Season approaching and I'm on a TT bike instead of a road bike with clip-ons this year. I'd appreciate comments on this initial setup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opkk9avZ ... e=youtu.be


Are you doing the R25/7 in a few weeks?
I will be its my first time on the course, cant wait! :P
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Surfr » Thu Mar 08, 2012 20:22 pm

RoadMeridaBen wrote:
Surfr wrote:New Season approaching and I'm on a TT bike instead of a road bike with clip-ons this year. I'd appreciate comments on this initial setup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opkk9avZ ... e=youtu.be


Are you doing the R25/7 in a few weeks?
I will be its my first time on the course, cant wait! :P


Yup, I got my entry Yesterday. Never ridden a 25 strangely. Last season was my first season of open TTs and I started with the WCA 12 hour champs! Followed by the 100 champs, a 50, the National 12 hour and the Welsh 10 champs. So I'm keen to get a 25 time on the form. I have ridden a lot of the course before on the aforementioned welsh champs. Concrete quiet DC and rolling A Road. It's perfect TT country round that way. We're spoilt in Wales really

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby RoadMeridaBen » Thu Mar 08, 2012 20:46 pm

I got my entry confirmed by e mail yesterday, just waiting for the start sheet now

Would be a great start for you if you manage to go under the hour on your first 25.

Me and my bro are doing the 25 2 up in resolven on sunday, he's in the same boat as you having never done a 25.
I've done a 53 min 25 / 21 minute 10 and he's done a long 24 10 so should be interesting lol.

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