How low can you go?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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BeeBee30
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by BeeBee30

Just saw this on Ebay, OMG :shock:


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Ti or dye!

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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Some people's children... :doh:
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Omiar
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by Omiar

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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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

So what you're saying is:

"In Soviet Russia... bike ride you"
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Kasparz
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by Kasparz

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.

Permon
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by Permon

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.

adidavas
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by adidavas

is crazy. I want to see that guy who rides this :)

Mr.Gib
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by Mr.Gib

An old friend and a pretty good cyclist as well (note the odd double crank set up):

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BeeBee30
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What am I looking at here, chainrings on both sides?
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drchull
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by drchull

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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mellowJohnny
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by mellowJohnny

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:

Kasparz
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by Kasparz

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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micky
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by micky

Your position is too high, Kasparz.

justkeepedaling
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by justkeepedaling

Agreed, you are riding very high. You should be able to drop your whole body down by another 2 inches.

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styrrell
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by styrrell

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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