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    Default Re: Latest madcap scheme - Time trial and fixed gear content

    Love thread drifts.
    I rode fixed a far amount back in 2008 or so. 150 miles a week, 69 was a good gear, way too skinny on the downs, manageable on the ups.

    Guys I've spoken to are largely over 100" for TTs and on dead flat fast courses are way above it. Im not a spinner, my heart rate jumps a lot over 85/90 and really the ITT is in my mind about just getting on top of the biggest gear you can manage.

    I only did a few TTs when I was cycling before and my best 10 mile is only 26.07 so if I gear for a 25 with my preferred cadence of below 80 I should be on a 103" gear (78rpm = 23.92mph). Everyone says they just gear for a PB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntLockyer View Post
    Whilst looking for training info and generally reminiscing about previous bicycle exploits I ended up with another goal for 2021 and a mad cap scheme. I've joined the Veterans Time Trial Association (being over 40 is weird) and am intending to do some time trials. Given that I sold my TT bike ages ago (wish I still had it) I figured I'd use my road bike and see if I can beat my PB on that. Then after a couple of days of tripping over some parts in the garage I came up with this



    Seems like a reasonable amount of people over here use fixed for time trials and by all accounts are as quick or quicker on fixed than with gears. I've got a short gear of 69" on at the moment and am aiming to try mid 90s once I'm used to riding fixed again. Just need my lever to turn up and work out what is missing from the headset that is making the whole thing a bit wobbly :)
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    Thats good, still using it? I said to my wife the other day how cheap that was and how I'd never be able to replace for that money.

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    Default Re: Latest madcap scheme - Time trial and fixed gear content

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Some of us did TTs and all sorts of long distance rides.
    Remember Geoff W during that 100 mile tt(t) on the eastern shore. The bloke road fixed and did it in what-4 hours. If I remember correctly, it was a bit windy too. One of my most miserable cycling days ever.....but that s another story.

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    Yes but it looks a bit different now. Can't find a photo without my daughter in it though.
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    Default Re: Latest madcap scheme - Time trial and fixed gear content

    Quote Originally Posted by sine View Post
    Remember Geoff W during that 100 mile tt(t) on the eastern shore. The bloke road fixed and did it in what-4 hours. If I remember correctly, it was a bit windy too. One of my most miserable cycling days ever.....but that s another story.
    Were your feet ever the same again? Actually it was infact Geoff who handed us our fannies in the mtns. riding a fixed gear. He's doing well, we chat now and than. I'm about to sell a 1957 Frejus track bike he owned at one time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Were your feet ever the same again? Actually it was infact Geoff who handed us our fannies in the mtns. riding a fixed gear. He's doing well, we chat now and than.
    Hurt like a sob x 10. It took a while but the foot did recover then it broke and that has been bothering me off/on ever since.

    I think Geoff forever holds the Clara Barton tt record. Is he still in France?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post
    I have a Ritchey Breakaway sitting in a box, awaiting post-COVID travel.
    This has me thinking I should just start building it up, with an ENO wheel and ride SS/fixed for a bit.
    If I had more money and was traveling more, I'd definitely consider a build like that, probably around this frame: https://crustbikes.com/collections/f...lightning-bolt

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