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mounting tt bars(12 posts)

mounting tt barsishmael
Aug 22, 2002 8:29 AM
I'm going to borrow someones tt bars, the are the clip-on kind, and am wondering if it's possible to not scratch up my bars. I'm using cinelli nerve bars which have slight ridges near the stem, is this a problem?
what I doDougSloan
Aug 22, 2002 8:31 AM
I put a single layer of wide Velox rim tape under the aerobar clamps. Works fine. The handlebars don't get messed up, then. Electrical tape won't work; it's too soft and the clamps with smash though it.

Doug
my old chalengeishmael
Aug 22, 2002 9:36 AM
I'm probably the only one who remembers, but I boasted I'd beat your tt record. Well, here comes my attempt(I missed the other race). So, have you ever done a 14.5 km pretty flat course, thats what I'm doing. I'll tell you on the 3rd if you win or take second. Any advice from anyone who knows anything? My stategy is simple and doesnt involve a heart-rate monitor. I'll get out of the saddle if my ass goes numb but other than that I'm going to stay seated and spin in my fourth cog (dont know the number but I figure I can keep about 100rmps comfortably.) I think I might angle my seat down a bit to suit the position, what do you think? If it's a reasonable temperature do you think I'll need water? I'm sure Doug has a link with everything I need, could you please pass it on? Or, could you just tell me what signs I can look for that would indicate being at lactic threshold(I think thats what I'm looking for). I want to keep at peak level of aerobic exhertion until the end right? and when is that end typically?
some helpDougSloan
Aug 22, 2002 9:51 AM
My "record" isn't very impressive, sorry. I'm not even sure what it is for 10 miles, but somewhere around 25.5 mph? I know plenty of guys in the 28-30 range. But then, I focus on 200 mile and longer events.

Nonetheless, that's a good target for you for an initial timetrial.

I considered giving you all sorts of bad advice to keep you from beating me, but that would be really mean, right? I could recommend, for example, that you sprint the first 1/4 mile to fully come up to speed and get your hr up. :0(

I'd take a water bottle, but you won't need it. You can't dehydrate in 25 minutes. But, breathing really hard you might get a dry mouth and throat that becomes uncomfortable. A drink is nice, then; I'd do it in a place where the course might naturally slow, like before a turn or turn around, or crest of a hill.

As far as signs that your are at your AT, you should know that by now from training. Basically, it's when your legs burn and you're breathing hard. Without a HRM, you just need to develop a feel for it. Go too hard and you'll have a pretty good idea. Go too slowly and have too much left, and you'll know for next time. Basically, by half way you should be hurting pretty badly, but not so bad you have to slow down or lose form.

Give it a go and see what happens. Don't worry so much about the exact time or distance, just track your average speed if your speedo shows that.

Doug
huhishmael
Aug 22, 2002 11:12 AM
I'm new to this. I was planning on sprinting the first half mile to get the heart up, just as you said. I dont have a speedometer.
that's a good oneDougSloan
Aug 22, 2002 11:34 AM
I think you're yankin me, now. Have fun.
honest! that was my plan. makes senseishmael
Aug 22, 2002 12:14 PM
I wasnt going to full out sprint but atleast get out of the saddle for the first 15 seconds or so and push a big gear. Thats a good idea isnt it? I'll go solicit some info in the racing section.
#1 use for old tubes: cut to width, use in-between (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Aug 22, 2002 9:20 AM
now i can finally put them to good use, atleast one of them nmishmael
Aug 22, 2002 12:15 PM
now i can finally put them to good use, atleast one of them nmCat 4 boy
Aug 23, 2002 1:07 AM
Here in the UK we do lots of 10 mile time trials, mainly club events in the evnings, so that's 16km.

My best ever 10 mile time, 21mins 42secs was on the ONE OCCASION when i didn't go crazy from the start, held back a little effort for the last mile & "died" just a I crossed the line, couldn't even shout my number. Good luck, but don't go like crazy from the start. And don't forget to get to the start line well warmed up & sweating.
and you call yourself a cat 4ishmael
Aug 23, 2002 8:42 AM
going by american math that gives you a speed of around 28something miles per hour. Are you sure about that?
and you call yourself a cat 4Cat 4 boy
Aug 25, 2002 6:21 AM
Yeah I'm sure about that time and I'm proud of it.I'd been training with a heavier more powerful rider & did some really good TT's that season. He dragged me along on the flats, and I crucified him uphill! We had a great time. Both of us got quicker, he did 25 miles in 53 minutes....I did it in 56 and that 10 mile time aswell.

I do admit I was a Cat 2 rider in the UK at the end of that season, now I've not raced all this year...so I'm back to Cat 4, that's where you start from in th UK.

ANYWAY, enough of me, best of luck in your quest for speed.