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My time-trial results....

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2024 4:36 am
by BenjaminHuffy
In 2022 I ran this bike in a local TT and averaged 19.5mph, in 2023 after putting Continental tires on it and some longer pedal cranks I got it up to 20.25 average over a TT course. Now that I am 62 with a leaky heart-valve, I will be happy if I can just run close to those averages for 2024....

Re: My time-trial results....

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:00 pm
by CustomMetal
Good on you. Everyone should give TT a chance if they can. You don't need a TT bike and are really just trying to better yourself until you get to the pointy end of the results sheet

Re: My time-trial results....

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:00 pm
by Weenie

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Re: My time-trial results....

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:15 pm
by Sub2
Good on you, nice retro bike 👍
I'd be happy do do "evens " on a 10tt course these days.

If you get tighter clothing that will help.

Re: My time-trial results....

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 3:50 am
by BenjaminHuffy
CustomMetal wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:00 pm
Good on you. Everyone should give TT a chance if they can. You don't need a TT bike and are really just trying to better yourself until you get to the pointy end of the results sheet

I could get on the pointy end of the results sheet 25 years ago, but when you are in your 60s you just have to do it because it is fun for you because each year you slide back towards the blunt end. I refuse to ride any "aero" bicycle, I am going to finish this ride out on the round-tube steel bikes I have been riding since the 1970s.

Re: My time-trial results....

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 3:55 am
by BenjaminHuffy
Sub2 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:15 pm
Good on you, nice retro bike 👍
I'd be happy do do "evens " on a 10tt course these days.If you get tighter clothing that will help./quote]

My goal is to race/ride non-aero steel bikes with non-aero clothing and flat pedals as I have done since the 1960s. I am not particularly interested in anything made in the last 40 years.

Re: My time-trial results....

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 3:28 pm
by BenjaminHuffy
Here is the bike right after the 2022 TT, 25 years ago I ran the same TT and did it four minutes faster, that is what youth will do for you.;

Re: My time-trial results....

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 3:28 pm
by Weenie

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Re: My time-trial results....

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2024 1:33 am
by LouisN
I love your setup !
You're definitely a "natural".
It would be cool to try some ways to maintain ( close to) your best times despite what life throws at you...

Louis :)