I finally got to race on my Aende Lopro on Tuesday night. What a lovely thing to race on.
I rode in the Coventry Cyclings k12/10 which is weirdly 10.2 miles.
I dropped the chain after about 1/2 mile with a clumsy change into top (6 speed single ring, friction down tube), had to stop and then get rolling again.
Surprisingly comfortable on 21mm tubs although out of the saddle efforts are odd with the small front wheel and best avoided.
Oddly I was 2nd fastest on the return leg finishing 7th overall with a 24.03 beating quite a few tip top TT set ups.
All in all very happy and a nice change from racing a modern carbon bike.
The only change I might make is to go for an indexed shifter and maybe a 7 or 8 speed block.