Posts Tagged ‘aero’

Flickr Grips.

June 7, 2011

This guy added me as a contact on Flickr this morning and as soon as I spotted those gloves I had to take a peek. Dude has three NOS DX aero posts… nuff said.

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Donhou Hotness.

March 18, 2011

I know Sparky wanted something special so he got an integrated seat post with custom expanding seat post stub to allow some adjustment should he change his seat or such things. Being a fair weather bike his bottom bracket got pretty heavily drilled and I carried this through to other areas such as the seat tube sleeve and modified Columbus Max crown. Yep couldn’t leave it alone, so I filled the window and drilled the tangs to make sure it tied in perfect with the frame.

The other main feature of this bike is the internal cable routing, with the rear brake cable exiting the rear of the seat tube, the rear derailleur cable exiting the bottom of the seat stay and the front derailleur cable coming straight out the back of the bottom bracket shell. Finished with a mix of Campagnolo parts this is one awesome road machine.

Yes it is, it’s a beaut. Donhou, it’s fair to say that you are currently ‘smashing it’. That’ll be street slang for ‘doing really well’. I think a trip to the workshop is on the cards. Congrats also to Sparkes, this is one lovely piece of kit you have, pal.

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Legends of TT in Photographs.

November 25, 2010

So, I have not long gotten my grubby mitts on the TT frame I have been seeking for a good few months, and while hunting around this massive web of goodness, for inspiration on a somewhat ‘period correct’ build, I came across this super and smashing forum thread of pure appreciation for the golden era of British Time Trialling.

As many black and white and colour photograph scans that one could ever wish for. Seriously, page after page of sloping top tubes, drilled out brake levers, skin suits, 24″ front wheels, the lot.

A big thanks to all the contributors of said thread, your photographs are nothing short of amazing!

Found.

Nagocrono.

November 1, 2010

Now, folks that know me will know that I am no stranger to building vintage bikes, in fact I can’t think of anything I enjoy more, however when my pal Len said he had a project for me to undertake I had no idea what was in store.

Knowing my love for and knowledge of the vintage bicycle he has asked me to build this, his recently acquired ebay purchase of a Colnago Master Crono.

He wanted me to build him a ‘fixie’ out of it. I, of course, said no, no way. The only way I would get involved was if he would agree to me building it up the way it was intended… A super fast geared time trial machine. So, after much banter and a phone call to the bank manager he said “OK”.

I have no idea how much it will cost ( not that it’s my hard earned that I’ll be spending ) or how long it will take, I am just happy he asked me because now I can’t wait to get started, but wait… Dude, where are the god damned forks?

Anyway, hold tight the disc wheel and full super record. Happy days.

Blackdale Badness.

July 6, 2010

I think this Cannondale is quite possibly the raddest I ever saw.

Sitting on.

May 20, 2010

Seen.

De Rosa TT Hotness.

May 20, 2010

DeRosa professional time trial bike: Columbus steel tubes, TIG welded for low weight and maximum stability, aerodynamic geometry and design, short headtube for a more aerodynamic body position. Hidden cable routing for the lowest possible air drag. Matching extra-light steel fork included. Made for a professional cycling team in 1997.

It’s suddenly all about Silva bartape.
New in at MatuzMaster Hungary.

Roberts Split TT Hotness.

May 17, 2010

Lightning, no doubt.
Seen.

Lust.

April 29, 2010

Looks like Max at TFG has been busy. Busy tapping away into Ebay because he recently managed to snag this absolute stunner of a TT bike off of there. Just look at that rear mech… You gotta love a bit of drillium! Gosh, jealous I am.

Like it? See more here.

The Birth of Aerodynamics 1899.

April 9, 2010

Charles Minthorn Murphy more popularly known as “Mile-a-Minute” Murphy, was an American cycling star from the late 19th century and early 20th century. His greatest claim to fame was being the first man ever to ride a bicycle for one mile in less than a minute in 1899.

This achievement was achieved by following an LIRR train car from Farmingdale to Babylon on Long Island.

Because of this stunt, he claimed to have thought up the concept of streamlining for automobiles and planes and said he was paid a sizeable amount for this idea.

Seen.

Moser Cronometro

March 10, 2010

That is going to be some serious saddle to bar drop, talk about aerodynamics!

Ebay hotness spotted here.

Look Scans.

March 4, 2010

Olympic Rossin.

February 1, 2010

Seen.

Prossin.

January 8, 2010

Seen.

14 Killing it…

December 7, 2009

… With this.

What an absolute pearl of a bicycle and made out of custom drawn aero ( Christ I have used that word a few times today havn’t I? ) steel tubing too. Damn!


This frame was initially an experiment to see how far we could push the boundaries and capabilities of 14 Bike Co’s resources. Andy at FGLDN based the concept on a couple of frames he had owned in the past. This is a frame that is all about the details…

Read more here and see more here.

R-011.

December 7, 2009


This is the beast known as the Rafael r-011. The detail that get’s me is the aero bottle at the front of the bicycle… That is a great concept right there.

Read more about the r-o11 at Bicycle Design.

Dreesens Pressure.

November 19, 2009

Spotted on Dreesens Bicycles Flickr Spot.

Yamaguchi Hotness.

November 9, 2009

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1989 Paletti Cronos.

October 20, 2009

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Last week I said I would post pics of either the Bottechia Equipe or the Ciocc San Crisoball but no… I chose this beauty instead. A 1989 Paletti Cronos complete with Modolo braking equipment and an Assos chainset I have never seen before. I am loving the profile of those tubes too, proper early aero!

Found at Ray Dobbins amazing Gallery space.

Ray’s.

October 8, 2009

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Spotted at 14.


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