May 26, 2010


I have an old time trial bike, but it's showing it's age... and more importantly it uses a non-standard (650c) wheel size. I wanted to get a nice(r) set of wheels for both road races and time trials/triathlons so last October (on my birthday) I purchased a new frame, planning to build the bike up over the winter. Winter came and went. Spring came and went. I finally got around to ordering the parts last week. I wanted to do my first Seymour TT of the year on Tuesday of this week, so Monday night I spent five hours assembling the bike. I was missing a few parts, so I had to scavenge some from two other bikes... but I made it work.


16 pounds of titanium, carbon, & aluminum

The time trial was my first actual ride on the bike, which may not have been the best idea. I did figure out pretty quickly what adjustments I still need to make. My time was actually the slowest I've done for the course by a couple seconds. I haven't done this time trial in nearly two years. Last year I was injured and I've trained very little on the bike since Will was born. I'm rapidly gaining fitness on the bike at the moment, so I think by the end of the summer I'll have a new best time.



Unknown said...

Nice ride Rob. Glad you're ok.

Scott said...

You need some time to get used to the new TT bike and get the fit dialed in. I messed with the spacers under the stem and with the seat for about 2 months after the first ride on mine. Once you get it, you will start getting fast.