Discussion in 'Time Trial, Long Distance and Endurance' started by gavroche, 31 Jan 2018.
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 .
Some people just prefer that other people didn't ride carbon bikes because non-reasons I suppose.
This is the earliest use of helium to inflate bicycle tyres that I’ve heard of. Please could you let me know where you found the info?
In the book called : " Anquetil alone" by Paul Fournel, page 26.
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.
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?
If Anquetil was of today's cyclist generation, using today's equipment , he would still be unbeatable on a TT.
Today's drug rules might be a problem though!
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.
That's a crazy fast time, ~23mph average! I think I'm doing well if I do a 100km in that sort of time!!!
I’ve seen a few walking up hills with their carbon bikes. What a waste of stiffness, lightness and money.
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!!!
@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 me
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