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Old 12-15-15, 08:47 PM
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Classy set-up! Glad you're using brakes if you're training on the road.
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Now I feel safer with two brakes
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Nice bike!

That frame is small enough that any formula of steel will prove to be very stiff.

Maybe consider raising up the bars a good bit for road riding and wrap the entire bars, not just the drops. If you are riding in deep drops on the road, your head is so low (aero) that it is very difficult to see what is beside you or approaching from the rear (cars and whatnot). Wrapping the bars up to the tops will allow you to cruise upright and be more comfortable. You have several months before track season. When that time comes, you can unwrap them so you can remove the brakes.
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Old 12-17-15, 05:32 AM
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Nice bike!

That frame is small enough that any formula of steel will prove to be very stiff.

Maybe consider raising up the bars a good bit for road riding and wrap the entire bars, not just the drops. If you are riding in deep drops on the road, your head is so low (aero) that it is very difficult to see what is beside you or approaching from the rear (cars and whatnot). Wrapping the bars up to the tops will allow you to cruise upright and be more comfortable. You have several months before track season. When that time comes, you can unwrap them so you can remove the brakes.
Thank you for your advice.
I should try that, and I only wrap the drop, because I wanted force me to use to the drop.
I think rasing my handlebar will solve my problem.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Nice bike!

That frame is small enough that any formula of steel will prove to be very stiff.

Maybe consider raising up the bars a good bit for road riding and wrap the entire bars, not just the drops. If you are riding in deep drops on the road, your head is so low (aero) that it is very difficult to see what is beside you or approaching from the rear (cars and whatnot). Wrapping the bars up to the tops will allow you to cruise upright and be more comfortable. You have several months before track season. When that time comes, you can unwrap them so you can remove the brakes.
Also good thing about my brake lever isI do not have to unwrap my bar tape to take off the brake!
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Bmc tr02

Started at page 1, Some beauties in this thread! Have not seen anyone with this one, so thought it's worth a post... (This is not a B&W photo btw!)

BMC TR02 -

De-badged wheels.
My old,old,old sprint bars (stock bars were awful!)



2nd set of wheels are in the post.
Scatto's and Stem have moved to the top of the shopping list

Ps. Mini saddle bag houses the SRM PC8 until i get a proper bracket (Stages Dura-ace crank).

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Old 01-22-16, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by WeightySteve View Post
Started at page 1, Some beauties in this thread! Have not seen anyone with this one, so thought it's worth a post... (This is not a B&W photo btw!)

BMC TR02 -

De-badged wheels.
My old,old,old sprint bars (stock bars were awful!)



2nd set of wheels are in the post.
Scatto's and Stem have moved to the top of the shopping list

Ps. Mini saddle bag houses the SRM PC8 until i get a proper bracket (Stages Dura-ace crank).

That's a nice looking bike and I haven't seen any of them at my track yet. The TR-02 was on my shopping list, but I decided I needed a taller head tube, so I went with a Pinarello.
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Old 01-28-16, 08:27 AM
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Wheels arrived. Stickers have to go I think. Opinions welcome...

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^that looks killer. yeah, pull the stickers. everyone will still know they're mavics.

i spent some cold weekend hours in the basement tweaking my bike for 2016. here's what it's looking like so far:



I still need to finally finish trimming the steerer tube, and lock down my IP/TP position.

But, I did finally find 38cm traditional-bend bars. i am happy about that.
I'm also using a Fizik Ares, which is a short-nosed time trial saddle that's very similar to the Fizik Antares. I've been really happy with that - and it also accommodates a forward position for pursuits when I flip the seatpost around and mount the saddle pretty far forward.

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I'm going to throw on 38 bars and experiment with them as soon as our track opens up.
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36cm
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Old 02-02-16, 09:46 AM
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hoping to get some time in at Kenosha this spring after moving back to WI



Cannondale is on fat paris roubaix tubs for the rough roads here, also the compact bar is more comfortable.
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Love the TR02, looks way better in person. Its like a brushed aluminum, and the stock DA crank matches great too.
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Love the TR02, looks way better in person. Its like a brushed aluminum, and the stock DA crank matches great too.
Ta. Looks a whole load better without the Mavic stickers too. Will get an updated pic sorted sometime.

My only "issue" with it is the weight Picked up a TR01 the other week, and now all I can think about is how light that was... But I do prefer the look of the brushed Alu frame to the carbon though.
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hoping to get some time in at Kenosha this spring after moving back to WI

This GT is HOT. Any history on it? A lot of these were national team bikes as I recall.
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This GT is HOT. Any history on it? A lot of these were national team bikes as I recall.
It wasn't a team bike, just a standard GTB (not the higher-quality Pulse framset). I powdercoated it in a "liquid metal" finish a few years ago as the original black paint was beat up. I love this frame - quick and stiff without ever being twitchy. It is more confidence-inspiring than my Cannondale, which is definitely lighter and stiffer.
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Old 02-10-16, 07:52 PM
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Updates on my bike

I finally switched to narrow handlebar.(used AL Nitto B125 37cm)
Handlebar was 28 dollars, and it's way loghter than my previous handlebar
Also 37cm is comfortable than I thought it would be.

I have to remove my zip tie that is holding on to the sensor magnet, but I'm waiting for the tape.
and sorry about the brakes.....
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I recognize that bike!
I'm the guy you met at Henry's last week. I was checking out and we had a brief conversation.
It's good to put a face to the name.
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Old 02-11-16, 06:16 AM
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I recognize that bike!
I'm the guy you met at Henry's last week. I was checking out and we had a brief conversation.
It's good to put a face to the name.
Paul
wow
I cannot believe this. I finally found a person who lives close to me
I live close to Henry's bikes.
I hope I can see you agian
-Yeonho
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Originally Posted by gycho77 View Post
Updates on my bike

I finally switched to narrow handlebar.(used AL Nitto B125 37cm)
Handlebar was 28 dollars, and it's way loghter than my previous handlebar
Also 37cm is comfortable than I thought it would be.

I have to remove my zip tie that is holding on to the sensor magnet, but I'm waiting for the tape.
and sorry about the brakes.....
Looking good! You don't need to change anything on that bike. Race it as is.
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Old 02-11-16, 11:10 AM
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Looking good! You don't need to change anything on that bike. Race it as is.
Thanks
I just have finish glueing my tires

and I have to order some new tires
Then I am ready for the next track race
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hmm....a tip from experience: don't glue tubulars on carpet. Things will get stuck to the carpet.
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hmm....a tip from experience: don't glue tubulars on carpet. Things will get stuck to the carpet.
Don't worry
Glue is not touching the carpet
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A tire short, but new shoes and blingy chain.
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I'm finishing up my first track bike build. The frame came last week, and I've had fun putting it all together. It still needs some finishing touches, but I'm not going to get to try it out for a while - I just fractured my scapula in a crit. Hoping that I'll be back out on the boards in a couple months.

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