Who needs carbon frames?

Discussion in 'Time Trial, Long Distance and Endurance' started by gavroche, 31 Jan 2018.

  1. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

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  2. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    There are all types of TT bikes at the opens i attend . Not everyone like carbon and its not in the rules to use it .
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  3. FishFright

    FishFright More wheels than sense

    Some people just prefer that other people didn't ride carbon bikes because non-reasons I suppose.
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  4. CyclingSciency

    CyclingSciency New Member

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  5. OP

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    North Wales
    In the book called : " Anquetil alone" by Paul Fournel, page 26.
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  6. frank9755

    frank9755 Cyclist

    West London
    If you put out enough power you could take the record on a Raleigh Chopper!

    But the more aerodynamic your setup (90% rider position, 10% bike) then you can go faster with the finite power your legs can produce.

    TT times have have come down dramatically in recent years as aeroz have improved and people are getting faster times in their 60s than they were able to in their 20s. It's hard to see the rate of improvement continuing, but we don't know what the future holds.
  7. greenmark

    greenmark Veteran

    Hong Kong
    Only 6 Kilos?
    Maybe if his bike was weighed down to the current UCI minimum weight he wouldn't have done so well.
    Also, what is the other seven tenths of the bike made out of? Balsa wood?
  8. OP

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    North Wales
    If Anquetil was of today's cyclist generation, using today's equipment , he would still be unbeatable on a TT.
  9. frank9755

    frank9755 Cyclist

    West London
    Today's drug rules might be a problem though!
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  10. GuyBoden

    GuyBoden Fat, old bloke, on an old bike, pedalling slowly.

    My late Uncle, Alan Boden, still holds the local 103 mile Warrington to Shrewsbury and back record, I can't see his record being beaten until the roads are cleared of cars. He then later attained three bronze National TT results in different years.
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    Last edited: 28 Mar 2018
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  11. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    That's a crazy fast time, ~23mph average! I think I'm doing well if I do a 100km in that sort of time!!!
  12. Milzy

    Milzy Veteran

    I’ve seen a few walking up hills with their carbon bikes. What a waste of stiffness, lightness and money.
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  13. gds58

    gds58 Über Member

    Not really! Which would you rather carry up a hill you couldn't ride up - A nice lightweight carbon bike or a heavy steel or aluminium one!! I would aslo argue that on a heavy bike they'd be walking up a lot more hills!!!
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  14. Milzy

    Milzy Veteran

    Fair point.
  15. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    @biggs682 - you need to borrow my aluminium Principia TT bike which now has a disc wheel: I got 25 minutes on a hilly 10 mile TT

    Mind you, I'm on the same course next month against my 13yo and I'm expecting him to :cycle: me

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