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Picture of Your Favorite Vintage Time Trial Bicycles and Why!

Old 10-18-19, 02:13 PM
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1988 age graded nationals south of Salt Lake City in the desert. Tanking up with water before the start


On my way on the 40k ride


Finishing up 40k ! Hr 1 min
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Old 10-18-19, 02:48 PM
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Not to hard to spot @VintageTTfan , look at that crank arm . Never seen that before !

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I don't know if I should be bothered by this , but being all aero and everything why don't they route the cables in a proper manner . I mean even I could figure that one out .


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Old 10-18-19, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by trainman999


1988 age graded nationals south of Salt Lake City in the desert. Tanking up with water before the start


On my way on the 40k ride


Finishing up 40k ! Hr 1 min
This is one of the very coolest posts on this thread in my not so humble opinion. What makes it so great is that it is very personal pictures of a real event from that time period. Pictures like these are sooooo hard to find. Thank you so much for sharing the experience with us. You are riding a Nishiki Linear I know. It must have been hot as hell in Utah that day. Can you tell us a bit more about your experience that day and what it was like riding that bike in a race?
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VintageTTfan, you probably have seen it already, but in case you haven't, there's a lot of info about '50s TT racing in the UK at Dave Moulton's great blog.
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TTfan , I to love the shape of the old velodrome handle bars particularly the NJS Nittos not to mention the death drop Nitto Jaguar stem . Funny story , when I went to get my track cert (different bike same bars) the teacher did not like the death drop Jag stem and he made me change it . I was not happy with that , but I wanted that cert . So I did it . Changed it right back when I got the cert .


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Old 10-18-19, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by VintageTTfan
Your right....it was not that hard....but you WIN!
Did my cynicism disqualify me?
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Old 10-18-19, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by VintageTTfan
Yeah the NJS stamp adds to the cost a lot I hear but certifies quality.
It doesnít certify quality, it certifies compliance with the Japanese Keirin Associationís regulations. As a result, most NJS equipment is of high quality, but thatís not what the stamp certifies.

But weíre getting away from time trial machines, yeah?
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Old 10-18-19, 09:32 PM
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Soren Son from Gold Coast, Australia

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Itís actually for sale at the moment.
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Old 10-18-19, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by VintageTTfan
4. Stick only to Vintage Time Trial and Velodrome bicycles (suggested time range 1980-1996).
Oops! Didnít read the fine print.

Well thatís good, seeing as vintage track bikes are beautiful
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Originally Posted by VintageTTfan
I wonder what size it is and how much the person is asking.
52. The seller isnít sure what price to put on it and is most likely looking for offers.
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Old 10-18-19, 11:27 PM
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Hmmm...I'm noticing a bit of gender imbalance in this thread.

Rebecca Twigg



Leontien van Moorsel



Beryl Burton



And Australian Kathy Watt


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Old 10-20-19, 03:20 PM
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Project 96 GT


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Cross winds much?
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Slingshot

Everyone that I know that rode one, said it is crazy fast.
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My 1979 Shorter (by Barry Chick)

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ipernity: 1979 Shorter (Barry Chick) TT by Peter Kohler




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Old 10-24-19, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by VintageTTfan
Wow that is strange! Just a wire on the bottom. What is the principle behind this? Anyone know?
Iím no engineer, but the down tube is in tension, so a cable can do the job a tube can do and be much lighter. The trade off is lateral stiffness, which isnít as big of a deal in a time trial.

Other manufacturers had a crack at it away from the TT discipline. Biomega was a well known one.
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Originally Posted by VintageTTfan
Unique color scheme. How does it ride? Does it feel super fast? Keep post'n and hopefully more color pictures like this one! THanks.
Oh, it's light... and fast. I made a real effort to keep the weight as low as possible and still be period correct. Build up weight is 17.3 lbs!

The big appeal of this machine is it's a Barry Chick built frame... he was one of the top six time trial frame builders in the UK during the glory days of the late 1970s-early 80s. And, of course, famous for building the frames for Alf Engers. You can't get a better pedigree for a time trial frame than Shorter/Chick/Engers!

The colour scheme gave me pause when I bought this, thinking it was some repaint. But it seems perfectly and entirely original and quite striking. A beautiful machine. I just wish there were more time trial friendly routes where I live to ride it more.

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My other classic era British time trial machine.... a 1969 Geo. W. Stratton by the famous framebuilder Bill Gray.

This is an exceptional frame with special reinforcements at the bottom bracket and astonishing stiff and straight as a die for so large a frame (25" c-t). One of those rare true custom made frames that bought second hand feels like it was made just for me in how it fits and rides. The workmanship is first class and shows off with its very basic understated "British Standard Sky Blue" unadorned paint work.

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ipernity: 1969 Geo. W. Stratton (Bill Gray) TT by Peter Kohler




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Not a picture, but a comment.

Having just ridden my first Senior Games time trial I learned two things; there is no tech inspection, and my normalized power over the course was nearly that of the fastest guy, yet I finished fourth.

This means I absolutely must find some crazy cool lo-pro bike for next year.
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Shogun Kaze for sale in Seattle.


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A Pieroni with PMP cranks , and stuff .

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Originally Posted by VintageTTfan

That seat is unique with its curved back and these saddles go for a lot now. Were they banned seats?
Yes, those were banned. The idea was the rider could push back or brace against the back of saddle. There were other variations on the theme. Anyone remember the tether? Where this simply does not work is braking on steep downhills, where anyone fast enough to use this kit would need to slide off back of saddle and weight the rear wheel. Same with the tether. When gymnastics are needed to make bike work the rider is locked in place. Thus unsafe, thus banned.

In any oldtimer competition very hard to imagine a referee would be a stickler on this one. Will work better on a flat TT.
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Old 10-28-19, 02:33 AM
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I like that candy-coloured bike better

But they are nice machines!
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