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ulrich's 2003 TdF time trail bike setup(10 posts)

ulrich's 2003 TdF time trail bike setupJS Haiku Shop
Dec 10, 2003 8:13 AM
I noticed in a recent issue of Cycle Sport that Ulrich was using break interceptor levers (like cyclocross "chicken brakes") mounted downward-facing on his aerobars. this is a really unique idea and i think useful. i'm building a tt bike and think speed modulation from the aero position could be practical.

anybody have good pics of this setup, or ideas on how the brake cabling might run, without looking like spaghetti?
This idea is actually quite retroMarketing Dept
Dec 10, 2003 8:22 AM
back in the early 80's we ran a similar set up. We used a device (can't recall the name) that allowed you to use two levers. One on the bull horn and one on the aero bar to allow braking in the aero position.

How it worked: You ran a cable from each lever and it met near the stem. I may even have the "coupler" around somewhere.

This allowed the multiple brakes to be used and kept everything aero.

Do you have a pic to post of Ulrich's set up? I wonder if the lever is really the chicken brake or just a regular mountain type lever?
haven't found an online pic yet...JS Haiku Shop
Dec 10, 2003 8:28 AM
it's in the cycle sport magazine that's the month before the one currently out. they did a big article on tt bikes in the back, starting with galdeano's giant (carbon seat shell with a few strips of foam for "comfort").

the pics of jan's bike were not very detailed, but you could note the levers. unsure if they were interceptor-type, could not see the cabling. the shape appeared very similar to those you see on 'cross bikes.

thanks.
Oh, yea I have that issue, I'll have to go home and check nmMarketing Dept
Dec 10, 2003 9:24 AM
Don't know - but...52-16SS
Dec 10, 2003 8:33 AM
http://www.walser-cycles.ch may have some info.
Though I can't see 'em on any of the tour pics - is it a new set-up?

SS
all I remeber seeing ...philippec
Dec 10, 2003 9:07 AM
was normal end-of-cowhorn-bar brake levers (albeit carbon) when I had a close-up look at his bike in Gaillac. These pictures from the Gaillac and Pornic TT's seem to bear this out. Perhaps it was something he used in the prologue?

A+

Philippe
or not (pic of prologue set-up)...nmphilippec
Dec 10, 2003 9:16 AM
that man is a beastyeah right
Dec 10, 2003 11:42 AM
I love to watch Jan race. It's like seing a friggin tank rolling at ferrari speeds. If could have the physique of any racer, no question.
Yes, he looks very good. What a monster. nmSpunout
Dec 10, 2003 12:31 PM
Jan Prologue biketeoteoteo
Dec 10, 2003 6:21 PM
Below is bike that was waiting for Jan during prologue and I didn't see the levers close enough to get a good idea.