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Old 05-31-09, 12:49 PM
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Old 05-31-09, 01:59 PM
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wow i was gonna post my QR but i dont know if i want to after that.

Its pretty sick. How are the xentis wheels?
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Old 05-31-09, 02:22 PM
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Go ahead and post your bike!

The Xentis wheels are great. They actually seem to work. I spun the rear one up with a dremel to a calculated 50mph rim speed. Rotating the correct way, it took 3 minutes to coast down to zero. Rotating backwards, it stopped 30 seconds quicker. I wish I sprang more for the deeper dish TT ones though. I sort of bought those wheels on impulse.

They're durable too. One time I went over this 3" curb at about 15mph that I somehow didn't see and the front wheel shows no damage at all.
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Old 05-31-09, 04:50 PM
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HaveBlue-- There's no finer interface for a bike than a V-Flow plus and the Vuka Aero...

Have you looked into the Vuka Aero bar "tape?" I was happy to have it when my bike got rained on a bit in transition today...



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Old 05-31-09, 05:58 PM
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ok ill get around to a nice pic tomorrow with some good light. i'll put my heds back on for it.

HaveBlue: where did you get them?
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Old 05-31-09, 06:20 PM
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Where did I get the wheels? Slowtwitch forums.

DrPete, is the top of your Vflow+ curved like mine? I have to angle mine like that so that the area behind the front hump is flat. I don't mind it but it makes the back of the saddle almost unusable. Yours looks completely straight. I may need to contact them. I'm anxious about the Max saddle that they have coming out later this summer.

I didn't like the grip tape. They rubbed off to easily on the slick clearcoat. I can grip the naked bar just fine with gloves.

As you can see I have no front derailleur cable. One of the bolts on the Vuka are seized and I'm awaiting a replacement. That's the reason I don't have grip tape on the extensions

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Old 06-02-09, 02:59 PM
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So....for someone that is first getting involved in Tri's that has a road bike... What would you think about a conversion like I have seen a few people post?
By converting I mean getting a new handlebar/aero set up. Not just buying clip on aeros, but the whole set. It seems like I would need to "re-learn" positioning and set the bike up different than a true Tri bike.
I just dont have the dough to drop on a true Tri bike..... even a "low-end" from BD would cost me $1000.
Plus...at this point I am not competing to win (I mean I want to but I dont have the training). I just want to get better each time.
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Old 06-02-09, 03:03 PM
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No point changing the bars round.
Just get a cheap clip-on aero bar and a Fast Forward seatpost. Then fiddle around a bit with the fit til its comfy.
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Old 06-02-09, 03:18 PM
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so that fast forward seat post will allow me to put my hips/rear back further to allow a more streamlined and "elbow" down ride??
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Old 06-02-09, 03:49 PM
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No, it will bring your hips forward, opening up your hip/waist angle, allowing you to still breath and pedal well in the aero position.
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Old 06-03-09, 12:55 PM
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WOW! That is SAWEET!!!
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Old 06-04-09, 06:18 AM
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I decided to throw the sticky on this thread...
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I don't do tri's, just TT's, but hoping for a Dualthon this Fall:

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Old 06-16-09, 06:21 PM
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My B2... Since this pic I've leveled the seat, dropped it, and dropped the bars.
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Old 06-20-09, 07:39 AM
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My new budget ride. Built it up from eBay bits, all in just over €200. Mainly 105 but it has lovely Ultegra hubs and a DA bottom bracket. Enjoying riding this one al lot.

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Old 07-08-09, 07:08 AM
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^ Great looking bike, and for that price?! Eesh!
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Old 07-10-09, 02:48 PM
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As you can tell, not a tri bike. I'm looking to swap the carbonLORD bars and 9-sp Dura Ace STI shifters for a set of TT/Tri bars, 9-sp bar ends, and tt brake levers....I want to make it a tri bike...

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Old 07-10-09, 10:32 PM
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Heres my "super budget" tt/ tri bike. I just finished it this week and after some tuning i must say it runs super well. The whole build cost me about $160 canadian!, however it also cost alot of patience in waiting for parts to show up on the net for a good price. To keep the bike cheaper I have modded many parts that I have either bought or owned such as the seat, it used to be a nice old sdg dirt jump saddle! To make it even the better the whole bike weighs about 18 pounds! Now i have been building my own disk wheel cover that will cover the rear wheel.
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Old 07-16-09, 06:14 PM
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Old 08-08-09, 06:03 PM
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Not mine, but I found this quite interesting.

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Old 08-09-09, 05:14 PM
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=O wow that is crazy! i would get that in a heartbeat. i wonder how it handles?
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Old 08-09-09, 05:35 PM
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Not mine, but I found this quite interesting.
That thing is ugly!
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Sram force rear der
sram force brakes
cervelo tt special saddle
carbon stryke bars
profile t2 wing bar
tektro? brake levers
speedplay x2 pedals
sram rival 53/39 crank
sram 11/26 cassette
sram 10 sp chain
bontrager race x lite front wheel
TTFlyWheels.com rear disc wheel

still (sort of) a work in process. I need to cut the seat mast another 1/2-1.5 cm, and get my fit right, i'm looking into an integrated aerobar of some sort but $$$$ and the effort to recable again are keeping me back
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Old 08-19-09, 03:35 PM
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