Posts Tagged ‘time trial’

Boardman. Bombing. 1991.

February 14, 2012

Via Super TT.

Yamaguchi got Killed.

June 10, 2011

One word. Handlebars.

Want to see more? Go here, but be warned… you may not like what you see.

Obree inspires.

May 24, 2011

These photos were taken from an Obree fanatic’s tumblr spot and as you go through his pages you’ll just how much of a fanatic he is. The guy is an absolute genius and you too will believe this once you see what he himself has built.

Found.
Via Tracko.

Takhion boss.

May 18, 2011

I don’t know where this photo is from, I just found it scattered on my desktop but I like it. I’d also like to have a razz on that bike, on those lanes, in that shirt!

Justinas schooled me on the origins. Thanks!
Peep more at Bici cronos flickr spot.

Shorter Transformation.

May 15, 2011

This:

To this:

It was pretty rad before but now, hot damn! I love these types of bikes. Where every part is selected or fabricated to be the lightest or stiffest in the goal of making the machine as fast as possible.

Peep the whole build right here.

Obree/Boardman Documentary straight from VHS.

April 12, 2011

Thanks to the OP for uploading this film, straight from VHS!

This is just part one, out of eight in total and if you get the time you really must watch the rest of them, you will not be dissapointed… well maybe just a little as I was due to the shaky/jerky frames. Mind you, it could have been my dying computer.

Watch right here.

Boss Obree.

February 18, 2011

I can’t get enough of this bike. Everything has been considered in terms of making it as light as possible, look at it! It’s pretty darn ugly with it’s imperfections but in ways also quite beautiful.

I read that the aero bars attached to the front of this machine are completely custom and they took Obree himself three months to whittle down from a solid piece of aluminium. Now that’s what I am talking about. Simply brilliant.

Thanks Hardysan for the linkage.

Pinarello TT. 87.

January 10, 2011

My love for the classic TT bike continues.

87. TdF Team time trial.

January 10, 2011

Masi TT Hotness.

January 3, 2011

My love for the TT bike continues with this 1987 Masi Prestige Crono Super.

Professional time trial bike from Masi with Excel (France) tubed framework #PA57-8711 with special chased main tubes. Equipped with Campagnolo C-Record/Chorus group, Regina Extra 7-speed freewheel, 3ttt Moscow/bio arms bar/stem, Flite Titanium saddle, Nitto 66 seat post, Ambrosio/Gipiemme 700/650 carbon disc rims, tubular tires

Lovely. Via./

Flickr Grips. Old boys and TTs.

December 1, 2010

Spotted.

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.

The Cannibal, Crushing.

November 25, 2010

A great bit of Cannibal footage. Now then, a question… Does anyone know where I can get/watch Eddy Merckx ‘in the vicinity of a cup of coffee’ from 73? I have only read of it and would love to peep it… so if you know, please get in touch!

King Engers.

November 1, 2010

At exactly 9:00 am the great guru of speed sport launched into ride to define a career, astride a purpose built TT machine this aging fighter with the rock star persona strained every sinew as he pushed forward from the start line. Ahead lay 25 miles of testing… Schooled by two decades of competition Alf would have quickly fallen into his race stride, not a gentle roll, or even a head down hard effort, the very nature of a 25 mile TT demands nothing short of maximum performance at every level, mental, physical, mechanical…never has the old saying ‘when the flag drops the bullshit stops’ been so appropriate.
Words by Gordon Hayes.

A seriously good read, about Alf Engers and his record breaking 49:24 twenty five mile TT.

Go check it out here.

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.

Beauty in an Aero Colnago.

October 7, 2010

Colnago Crono Oro. Italy, 1992

Professional time trial bike from Colnago with carbon monocoque frame finished in clear coat and yellow. Equipped with Campagnolo C-Record Colnago C35 group, ITM Krono bar/stem, Selle Bassano Colnago saddle, Colnago disc wheels 700/650 rims, Vittoria tubular tires.

Seen at Speedbicycles, where you can also peep this 1945 Stucchi… just take a look at the craftmanship on the headtube. Talk about artisan.

Pete Boydell. Smashing it.

September 20, 2010

No idea where this image is from nor who Pete Boydell is but it’s quite obvious from the determined and somewhat ungodly look on his face that whoever Pete Boydell is, he is absolutely smashing it.

1989.

August 23, 2010

Gotta’ love American commentary!

Mo Roche.

August 20, 2010

TT Hotness.

July 13, 2010

Seen.


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