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 Post subject: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Just saw this on Ebay, OMG :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:26 pm 
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Some people's children... :doh:


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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:37 pm 
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In latin, the name is spelled as 'tahion'. It's an mid 80s kilo tt bike made in Kharkov, Ukraine, in former-USSR.
Good find i must say, these were even hard to get for the elite cyclist in USSR and to my knowledge, only 400 were made during 11 years.

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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:49 pm 
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So what you're saying is:

"In Soviet Russia... bike ride you"


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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:05 pm 
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Proper racing bike. 99% of modern road bikes are set like tourist bikes.
I always ride like that

http://evelo.lv/userfiles/images/galery ... jpg?w=1024" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.maratoni.lv/files/jurmalas_v ... 2-3983.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Even with no spacers and -17 stem my bars are too high for me.
I always have a good laugh when rider have a position of monkey hanging on a banana tree with a powermeter.


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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:53 pm 
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Kasparz wrote:
Proper racing bike. 99% of modern road bikes are set like tourist bikes.
I always ride like that

http://evelo.lv/userfiles/images/galery ... jpg?w=1024" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.maratoni.lv/files/jurmalas_v ... 2-3983.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Even with no spacers and -17 stem my bars are too high for me.
I always have a good laugh when rider have a position of monkey hanging on a banana tree with a powermeter.


Your handlebars are not extra low. Just average.


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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:32 pm 
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is crazy. I want to see that guy who rides this :)


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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:27 pm 
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Location: eh?
An old friend and a pretty good cyclist as well (note the odd double crank set up):

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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
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What am I looking at here, chainrings on both sides?

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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:11 pm 
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Kasparz, you might try a bar with a larger drop to get lower, those look pretty compact. Doesn't look all that aggressive to me but I ride about a 10cm drop. Might just be how the pictures look though.


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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:17 pm 
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Kasparz wrote:
Proper racing bike. 99% of modern road bikes are set like tourist bikes.
I always ride like that

http://evelo.lv/userfiles/images/galery ... jpg?w=1024" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.maratoni.lv/files/jurmalas_v ... 2-3983.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Even with no spacers and -17 stem my bars are too high for me.
I always have a good laugh when rider have a position of monkey hanging on a banana tree with a powermeter.


And one could argue that 99% of bikes are not raced, making us (well, me anyway) tourists. :beerchug:

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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:48 pm 
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drchull wrote:
Kasparz, you might try a bar with a larger drop to get lower, those look pretty compact. Doesn't look all that aggressive to me but I ride about a 10cm drop. Might just be how the pictures look though.

23cm drop on my road bike and 28cm on time trial bike. I would love to drop a bit more, but then i will need adjustable stem that is heavy and I don't want that on a road bike. I will get new frame with shorter headtube soon.
It is not about current setup, but body position in these pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Your position is too high, Kasparz.

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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:26 am 
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Agreed, you are riding very high. You should be able to drop your whole body down by another 2 inches.


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 Post subject: Re: How low can you go?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:42 am 
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BeeBee30 wrote:
What am I looking at here, chainrings on both sides?



Thats Jocelyn Lovell's kilo bike. Its a homebrew automatic 2 speed transmission. One chainring and cog is a low gear. That rear cog can freewheel. The 2nd chainring and cog is a standard fixed gear and is a higher gear. But the fixed cog isn't screwed all the way on.

So you start the race in the low gear and after a short time the fixed cog automatically screws on all the way. When that happens the bigger gear is driving you and the smaller gear freewheels.


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