Old Ned wrote:
What 'vintage time trials' would those be Gordon? No Planet X events this year and the 'Old Skool' events that other people organise are generally pre 1980 which means no lo-pro frames. However, nothing to stop you riding 'ordinary' events (local club and opens) on it - but you'll need some brakes!
Looks good - and fast
I suppose I was hoping it would fit in the vintage category, but if it doesn't then I'll just enter the old farts category of the local events. One of the Suffolk courses runs right past my house, and the start is about a mile up the road, so I have the opportunity to do a bit of practice, I'll need it because I've only ever entered a couple of tts and that was over 25 years ago.
Brakes? Nah! However, on the basis that I may now and then wish to reduce my breakneck speed slightly, I had a look at the frame again this afternoon and noticed that the rear bridge and forks appear to be designed for nutted brakes rather than hex bolt jobbies. The bridge is circular in cross section and too thin for a hex fitting brakes to fit - leastways none of the ones in my box of bits will fit. Anyone got any advice? Models that might fit? Do I need an adapter of some sort to fit hex brakes? All help gratefully received!