The glitz and glam of the tours or the track events seem to be very in vogue just now, records such as the hour, 25, 50 mile events don't appear to get the same attention.
I was reading the following http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/time-trials.html
- Alf Engers on the drillium Shorter bike - that's one gorgeous looking bike and it may be my eyes but isn't the seat post also drilled or is it just the photo?
It'd be nice to think as you stated Shaun that the big companies may one day return to putting greater efforts into attaining these records, although the current rules regarding frames / specs / weights etc makes it a little prohibitive to develop a bike specifically for the job after all isnt that what current TT bikes are for?
Didn't Boardman convert a room in his house to a high altitude training environment - airtight and reduced oxygen - for one of his record attempts?
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