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  • They literally mention 'no puppy paws', spoked wheels and no ear-covering helmets in the article hahaha

    Plus that bike and skinsuit combo is probably north of the £10k TT superbike price anyway.

  • Anybody want to buy a pair of angled spacers? Bought from aerocoach, unused as changed setup. 20deg, angled washers. These.

    £10 posted.

  • Really enjoyed the North Road Hardriders yesterday. Thanks for the tips y’all.

    4.75w/kg for an hour but only around 6th in the road bike category. Fast guys are fast (and slippery).

  • I have a Tririg brake on the front of my tt bike but it’s an old version and is radically un-adjustable. This means that i have zero braking power when I switch to my narrow rimmed h3.

    I’m thinking of fitting a barrel adjuster at some point in the brake line to adjust the cable tightness for different wheels. Has anyone done this? Is there any reason why i shouldn’t? Is there a better option?

  • There should be grub screws on the brake arms to adjust spacing - I switched between wide training and H3 pretty easily. Middle bolt:

  • Well done! Blustery day out there. That junior fella is properly fast

  • only around 6th in the road bike category

    'Only'? That sounds like an extremely good result.

  • He won a crit a Hog Hill the day before!

  • I think I bought my tririg off you didn’t I? If so the bolt must be there... I’ll double check, thanks!

  • Apparently so, so yep, it will be!

  • Super easy to adjust, just be mindful that once you do, the pad won’t be exactly flush with the rim until it wears down a bit.

  • Errr... well that was super easy, and far more adjustable than a barrel adjuster would have been.

    Now I feel like an idiot for blasting round roundabouts at 45km/h yelling “can’t stop... brakelezzz!!” all last year.

  • "All CTT events suspended until 31 May" apparently

  • All CTT events suspended until 31 May

    The flatter we make the sombrero, the longer that will be extended. I have a feeling that there will be no sanctioned TTs this year. Of course, if thirty people decide that a solo cycle up and down the A4 every Thursday night of the summer at about 8PM is a safe exercise, there's nothing to stop them and they can follow best practice by socially distancing from one another by a minute 😉

  • I was talking to someone about this the other day - a return to the olden days with all black kit and secret rendezvous. Thank fuck I've almost worked out the CTT course codes...

  • You say that, I've already received directive from CTT that a very dim view will be held on people trying to do so (I'm the club event secretary for Midland DC, couple of clubs in Midland have already tried to organise unofficial TTs - a member of the public threatened to go to the police because of what Banbury Star CC were planning to do).

  • The question is one of organisation. Nobody with any sense is going to be the organiser because of liability, never mind CTT's view. However, the time and place of a TT is a known-distance test track which has already been risk assessed, so it will be no surprise if one or more people choose that for a training session, especially now that they know they won't be breaching etiquette by doing so during an actual organised TT.

  • As long as I can still ride outside I'll be using the local road race/sporting TT loop for training! I really hope that we don't get fully locked down, although I have a pretty hefty commute and you'd be allowed to solo commute I'd imagine?

  • ECCA 10' champs cancelled. One of the only things I had tentatively signed up for as end of June seemed...far away.

  • Reflecting on a time when we could go out for an evening club TT

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  • Modolo Kronos brake levers? Nice - they were ridiculously blingy when I was young. Half expecting some pmp l shaped cranks. Can’t figure out what pedals are on it.

  • Govt made drafting finable, so I got myself a TT bike. I'm thankful that I cant race any events as I'm going to need at least a month or two to bed in the new position. Always wanted to have a go so very happy to be able to practice while it's quiet.

  • Yep, Kronos, not the ridiculously spendy calipers which didn't stop you. Instead, cheap Weinmann 500s which were extremely light and didn't stop you. The pedals appear to be 1st gen Look, which makes Tester an early adopter as I think they came out in 84 and this is an early 80s tt bike. Tester would have spotted that PMP were pointless shite even quicker than the rest of us.

  • The pedals appear to be 1st gen Look, which makes Tester an early adopter

    Actually second version, I had white PP65 before these PP75.

    Weinmann 500s which were extremely light and didn't stop you

    I don't know what you've got against cheap Weinmanns, I never had any trouble with 500s or even the long reach 730s.

    this is an early 80s tt bike

    Technically late, as I took delivery after the close of the 1985 season 🙂

    To give an idea of slow progress, on the roof rack is a bike functionally indistinguishable (pedals aside) from mine, and it was built in the late 60s. It's actually the porn in this pic, while mine was in Ishiwata 017 by an undistinguished local builder built up with mostly cheap bits, dad's was a fillet brazed 531 Holdsworth with full Nuovo Record save the Universal 68 calipers. It was always said to be ex-Derek Cottington, but I'm starting to doubt that as all the pictures of Cotters on Holdsworths in that livery show lugged frames. I suspect the original buyer asked for Cotters-style paint and something go lost in the translation when it changed hands.

  • Initial build was almost fully indistinguishable from bikes of the preceding 20 years, Weinmann 190 brake levers and clips-n-straps on an SR copy of MKS Sylvan track pedals.
    The concession to modernity was that polymers had arrived, so the toe clips were plastic, as were the lever brackets (glass filled nylon) and headset cups (acetal). History suggests that only one of these things was a good idea 🙂

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Time Trial / Time Trialling / TT

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