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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:44 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
Yup. No tri-bars or aero wheels, either - just a standard road bike with a 653 frame & Time carbon fork.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:01 pm 
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David B wrote:
Yup. No tri-bars or aero wheels, either - just a standard road bike with a 653 frame & Time carbon fork.

David


Cool. Got any pics?

I'm thinking of converting my Aelle road frame into a TT machine with TT bars. I already have some semi-aero rims which will do just fine. Just wanted to know the pro's and cons...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:38 pm 
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otherself wrote:
David B wrote:
Yup. No tri-bars or aero wheels, either - just a standard road bike with a 653 frame & Time carbon fork.

David


Cool. Got any pics?

I'm thinking of converting my Aelle road frame into a TT machine with TT bars. I already have some semi-aero rims which will do just fine. Just wanted to know the pro's and cons...


No "action" pics so far, but this is the beast....

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....it's since had a red Selle Italia C2 saddle and Stronglight Ironlight chainset fitted though, and currently runs blue/black Vredestein tyres.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:45 pm 
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yep
my old lady is 32 and going strong. Stopped using her as a winter bike so stuck a disc on the back. Handles Ok but weighs a ton.
Spinaccis don't count as tri bars do they ?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:18 pm 
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Everyone did when I last time trialed. :D

Except perhaps the very occassional guy on an Alan frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:43 pm 
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Yep

1989 Mercian, aero brake levers & clipless pedals the only aids. Just sneaked into the 25 min tens last year on it.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:14 pm 
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Our local bike club puts on a summer time trial series every year . Last year they banned all aero equipment, no aero bars ,discs, aero helmets,ect. What great fun to see everyone time trialing on their regualr road bikes. It made for a more even playing field for those who could not afford expensive TT bikes and aero equipment for only a few races a season. I rode my 1987 Bertoni and finished in about the same place I usually do. The fastest riders still won and the times were about 30-40 seconds slower over a 20k distance. Race participation was way up in the lower divisions which was the intended outcome.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:20 pm 
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bigpantswheels wrote:
Our local bike club puts on a summer time trial series every year . Last year they banned all aero equipment, no aero bars ,discs, aero helmets,ect. What great fun to see everyone time trialing on their regualr road bikes. It made for a more even playing field for those who could not afford expensive TT bikes and aero equipment for only a few races a season. I rode my 1987 Bertoni and finished in about the same place I usually do. The fastest riders still won and the times were about 30-40 seconds slower over a 20k distance. Race participation was way up in the lower divisions which was the intended outcome.


My club has a "road bike challenge" event as part of the summer TT series, with bonus points towards the series competition if you race on a machine (not necessarily retro) which isn't a lo-pro and comes devoid of tri-bars, discs, etc. So even if a rider on a specialist TT machine wins overall, the points scheme favours the guys on "standard" bikes even if they roll home 15th.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Yes, in the 'Old Skool' type events and occasionally in 'opens' when I'm not to bothered about a fast time. Here's a couple of piccies from the last couple of years. Hopefully going to ride the Lincoln Whs 25 Pre-1980 bike (although they're not to specific!) at Spring Bank weekend.

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