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Postby Pokerface » Tue May 18, 2010 09:43 am

Something a little different... TT position on my track bike doing the pursuit. Helmet seems in a bit better position this time. Maybe could go lower still - but hard when cranking out that much power for a short period of time!


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Postby hopper1 » Tue May 18, 2010 13:37 pm

:shock: You mean the squad don't supply you with a colour co-ordinasted Team Edition...
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Postby Pokerface » Tue May 18, 2010 15:51 pm

hopper1 wrote::shock: You mean the squad don't supply you with a colour co-ordinasted Team Edition...


Nope. They spent all their money on the wheels. 8)

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Postby NapoleonD » Tue May 18, 2010 16:04 pm

You also forgot to point out your Gold in the Kilo, Silver in Pursuit and Irish Record in the Team Sprint...
:o :o :o

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Postby a_n_t » Tue May 18, 2010 17:05 pm

nmcgann wrote:The Selle Italia SLR T1 is a great saddle for TT use


I'll take a look :)
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Postby a_n_t » Tue May 18, 2010 17:07 pm

Pokerface wrote:You might save a second or two on your times Ant - if you cover up that valve hole on the disc wheel! 8)


I know, meant to do it before that race on sat but forgot! :)
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Postby SBezza » Tue May 18, 2010 17:30 pm

Jeff Jones wrote:
SBezza wrote:Here are couple from the weekend, position looks better now, and the Kask helmet fits better than the Bell

It's obviously working for you Steve - nice going on the sub-21 in the Lea Valley 10!


Cheers Jeff, one target achieved this year, now for the sub 20 :wink:

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Postby hopper1 » Tue May 18, 2010 19:39 pm

Pokerface wrote:
hopper1 wrote::shock: You mean the squad don't supply you with a colour co-ordinasted Team Edition...


Nope. They spent all their money on the wheels. 8)

... And couldn't stretch to matching white walls for their star rider... :roll:
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Postby hopper1 » Tue May 18, 2010 19:43 pm

I'll be putting the saddle on my TT build in the morning, then it's on to the turbo to assist with the set up.
Are there any basic 'Rules of thumb', to get the basic set up, prior to actual tweaks made through riding and putting in the miles to find the 'sweet spot'?
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Postby thetrotter » Tue May 18, 2010 21:36 pm

a_n_t wrote:Quite happy with my position now. I just need to find a comfy saddle! The toupe is great on the road bike but its a bit painfull perched on the end of it for an hour or so!

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Stone Wheelers 25 by any chance? If so, enjoy the last few miles ?:lol:

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Postby SteveR_100Milers » Tue May 18, 2010 21:56 pm

a_n_t wrote:
nmcgann wrote:The Selle Italia SLR T1 is a great saddle for TT use


I'll take a look :)


+1 IMO also by far the least painful TT saddle.

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Postby NapoleonD » Tue May 18, 2010 21:59 pm

Need to get a pic of me on my TT bike but MrsNapD refuses point blank as she wants no part of cycling!

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Postby Pokerface » Wed May 19, 2010 08:34 am

NapoleonD wrote:Need to get a pic of me on my TT bike but MrsNapD refuses point blank as she wants no part of cycling!


I'll bring my camera and take a pic of you tonight. As I pass you. 8)

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Postby hopper1 » Wed May 19, 2010 12:39 pm

Just had my first ride.
All seemed well, but my triceps really felt it, from the off!
Is this because my pads were too far forward?
I moved my arms forward a bit, until the pad was almost under my elbow, but then my forearms started to ache! (I'm using 'J' bars, I think![Cinelli Angels]).
Spesh Tri Tip saddle seemd ok, maybe needs a little tweak for more nose down.

Very twitchy, to ride at first, had to stay off the aero bars untill out of the village, but had settled into it by the time I got back, so awero's are no problem, now.
I have set the brakes up Euro style, for a smoother line on the rear brake, but that's goona change, and soon, too! :shock:

EDIT:
Brakes now routed the UK way... :wink:
Much more confident.
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Postby SteveR_100Milers » Wed May 19, 2010 20:22 pm

hopper1 wrote:Just had my first ride.
All seemed well, but my triceps really felt it, from the off!
Is this because my pads were too far forward?
I moved my arms forward a bit, until the pad was almost under my elbow, but then my forearms started to ache! (I'm using 'J' bars, I think![Cinelli Angels]).
Spesh Tri Tip saddle seemd ok, maybe needs a little tweak for more nose down.

Very twitchy, to ride at first, had to stay off the aero bars untill out of the village, but had settled into it by the time I got back, so awero's are no problem, now.
I have set the brakes up Euro style, for a smoother line on the rear brake, but that's goona change, and soon, too! :shock:


It takes a few hours on the bars to get used to them. Then again I have spent ages tweaking positions, s I had a problem with aching shoulders, forearms, wrists etc. It's take a while but eventually I have managed to eradicate the worst of them sufficiently for me to be able to ride on the bars for an hour or so without shifting position.

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Postby NapoleonD » Wed May 19, 2010 20:28 pm

New position seems to work, PB by 45 seconds tonight!

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Postby a_n_t » Wed May 19, 2010 21:43 pm

thetrotter wrote:Stone Wheelers 25 by any chance? If so, enjoy the last few miles ?:lol:


I had a stinker! i actually gave up after 22 miles and ended up with a 1:03:33!!

[did a 19:40 first 10 though :) ]
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Postby a_n_t » Wed May 19, 2010 21:46 pm

NapoleonD wrote:New position seems to work, PB by 45 seconds tonight!


Nice one!

I PB'd too, 23:48 :wink:
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25m 53:18 20:13
50m 1:57:12 2013
100m Yeah right.

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Postby NapoleonD » Wed May 19, 2010 22:37 pm

a_n_t wrote:
NapoleonD wrote:New position seems to work, PB by 45 seconds tonight!


Nice one!

I PB'd too, 23:48 :wink:


Good effort mate!

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Postby a_n_t » Thu May 20, 2010 20:26 pm

NapoleonD wrote:Good effort mate!


yeah, felt good but average HR was a good 5 BPM down on normal 10's!

http://ridewithgps.com/trips/43029
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