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Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:40 pm
by ichobi
Beat my friends' creation

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I reckon this shaves off some 40 watts :thumbup:

Image courtesy to Thaimtb.com board. They are Thai cyclists. (Where am from).

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:40 pm
by Weenie

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:54 pm
by Estelja
Any particular reason that guy doesn't have a left brake lever? Is that for aero also? I imagine that helmet tape job also functions as a weight loss device when worn in the typical 100% humidity conditions of Thailand. Kind of like a wrestler's rubber sweat suit.

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:19 pm
by TimmS
this should be in the freaks topic...

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:07 am
by Rush
Estelja wrote:Any particular reason that guy doesn't have a left brake lever? Is that for aero also?

Because there is no front brake (for aero as well..supposedly).

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:35 am
by ichobi
Aero and less weight = WIN.

Those pics are from some of the fun competition we held, (crazy bike mods parody, and fattest guys to win a lap race get goodies).

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:03 pm
by prendrefeu
This thread. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:55 am
by Dalai
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I've seen a photo of a rider I believe in the UK trying similar head and leg fairings in a TT like below, but couldn't find the picture...

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Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:46 am
by BobSantini
1) Drill lots of holes in the front and back of your forks and downtube and just let the wind blow straight through. It works for supersonic jets.
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/hist ... ex_prt.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

2) Humpback fin tubercles : improve laminar flow while improving both L/D and stall angle at a disproportionally small cost in drag, so maybe its time to glue some bumps on the leading edges of your forks and down tube. There's only a very small increase in drag and the sideways lift will just keep on pushing long after everyone else's has stopped. Parachutes are also effective.
http://icb.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/6/788.full" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:06 pm
by Mikmik
simonanks69 wrote:what about lying in a steel mold to mold your body in an aerofoil shape??? :shock:


Post of the year for an aero response :lol:

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:13 pm
by Mikmik
Dalai wrote:Image


That is embarrassing!!

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:22 pm
by llhh
Mikmik wrote:
Dalai wrote:Image


That is embarrassing!!


Absolutely not! It's a common practice amongst top triathletes to wear a fake shark's fin during the swimming shift to psychologically weaken the opponent. The poor bugger just forgot it on. Laughing at it shows just how little we cyclists know about this fine sport.

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:47 pm
by gg333
This thread is great :D

However I do actually have a serious question aimed at any members of the forum who use prosthetic limbs. If you have a prosthetic limb and race in a UCI sanctioned race, does it have to comply to the 3:1 ratio and are there any other regulations on them e.g weight? :noidea:

purely out of interest

thanks

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:00 pm
by HillRPete
The downhiller would be so much faster on an aero road bike and deep dish wheels. :beerchug:

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:02 am
by Mikmik
llhh wrote:
Mikmik wrote:
Dalai wrote:Image


That is embarrassing!!


Absolutely not! It's a common practice amongst top triathletes to wear a fake shark's fin during the swimming shift to psychologically weaken the opponent. The poor bugger just forgot it on. Laughing at it shows just how little we cyclists know about this fine sport.


Each to their own but there is so much more to fix before a tail fin and rear water bottle fin is thought about. I have never seen anything like that in any of my aero product research anywhere and have never even heard this mentioned. It looks ridiculous.

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:02 am
by Weenie

Re: How much time can we save? Post all your silly aero upgr

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:13 pm
by User Name
When Tony Rominger achieved one of his hour records, a magazine said there was "word" that he used a low-friction, 'aero' spray on his skin and suit.
No joke. I've got the magazine here somewhere :thumbup: