Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness

Healthy Food Defines You
It is currently Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:31 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: My Two Race Only Bikes
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:45 pm 
I finally got my road racing bike built and its ready to go. I'm getting a deeper set of aero rims in a few weeks but this is how I'll be set up for most of my races.

Image

This is my Time Trial bike/part time Triathlon bike(once I finally do one). This is the first time its had full aero garb. I haven't had aero wheels on this or the aero water bottle. This is what I'll be racing Sunday so long as the thunder stays away.

Image


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:05 pm 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:18 pm
Posts: 2874
Location: Montreal
they're like works of art, I've never seen bike like the second one, it's a masterpiece ! I see a few cyclists in my region since a few days, I would definatly make good impression with that bike!

_________________
"Do your best, don't worry, be happy" - Meher Baba
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:10 pm 
Thanks :) Thats actually a local bike for you :D Cervelos are Canadian. I'm one of the top Cervelo Salesman in the region(after working for only 6 months) and that gets me extra price savings from them. This one isn't so expensive(the wheels are) but I could never rationalize buying my other Cervelo if I didn't get perks from them.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:58 pm 
Offline
Manatee

Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:05 pm
Posts: 246
SWEET!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:15 pm 
I just got my Flashpoint 80 wheels. I'll get them mounted soon and take a new pic...I think my bike will look much better with them on it.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:23 pm 
Offline
Stegosaurus
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 3:25 pm
Posts: 3395
Not fair. I need to work at a bike shop !!!

What size are your wheels ? Maybe they'll fit my bike :D

_________________
Robert wrote:
My knee muscles look totally sweet where I'm holding my weiner.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:22 pm 
700c wheels...does your bike run 650s...I'd let you borrow if you were racing here :wink:


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:58 am 
Offline
Stegosaurus
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 3:25 pm
Posts: 3395
veganpotter wrote:
700c wheels...does your bike run 650s...I'd let you borrow if you were racing here :wink:



nope not 650s. 700s :)
Do you have a webpage for your bike shop you work at?

_________________
Robert wrote:
My knee muscles look totally sweet where I'm holding my weiner.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:25 am 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:46 pm
Posts: 1466
Location: Atlanta, Ga
What is the point of 650c wheels? Isn't it less efficient than 700?

_________________
The (Vegan) Dating Coach
Buy me a drink if your gonna hit on me like that!
:glasses4: + :glasses5: = :fish:
:usa2: :usa2: :usa2:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:41 am 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:59 pm
Posts: 633
Location: Brooklyn
potter those are really nice bikes.

Ill race you in one of these though:

Image

http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/04/23/monocycle-is-the-cha.html

_________________
My Training Journal

before and after accountability photos


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:20 pm 
xveganjoshx wrote:
What is the point of 650c wheels? Isn't it less efficient than 700?


650c tires were believed to be more aerodynamic...actually they are but the are so much harder to keep rolling that the size negates the aero advantage. My old time trial bike had 650c wheels and I didn't have to brake much into corners since the bike slowed so much on its own by coasting. However 650c tires do accelerate better, and climb better at slower speeds(mostly under 15mph).



phillipeb....I don't have the best bike handling skills but I'd love to try one of those and race you. There's actually a manic that builds those with large motors. He's had some nasty accidents.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:40 am 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:59 pm
Posts: 633
Location: Brooklyn
Mr potter,

You can call me phil thats usually what i go by. It is weird being called my formal name.

Anywho if we raced in these:

Image

It should go real smooth.

I just fixed a Raleigh Bike that was given to me, and i realized that

1. i love to ride
2. i suck at control of the bicycle
3. always pay attention to the road. lol. stupid potholes.

_________________
My Training Journal

before and after accountability photos


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:06 pm 
You'll get used to handling the bike better. Where do you hold the bars most of the time??? That has a lot to do with how comfortable you are and how the bike handles...so does the fit of the bike.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:20 am 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:59 pm
Posts: 633
Location: Brooklyn
I am not use to the close grip of the bike. I havent ridden nor owned a bicycle since i was 12 so it takes getting use to again. the handle bar is kinda shaped kind of like this:

Image

I have taken to riding kinda like your avatar picture. bent forward with my hands on the curve part. I am upset though because when i try to gain speed my chain gets a bit clunky. I am going to have to replace it.

_________________
My Training Journal

before and after accountability photos


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:31 pm 
Your derailleur may just need adjusted. If your chain has over a couple thousand miles you'll need to get a new cassette too...otherwise your worn cassette will just wear out your chain.

As for you position you shouldn't be in the curved part of your bars very often(they're called the drops). You should be on the flat part of the bar or the brake hoods 95% of the time. If you watch a pro race the riders are generally only on the drops at the end of a race, when they are sprinting on when they are on the front of the group.


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  



{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS } Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group