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Round The Bay and Triathlon handlebars.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Butcher's Dog Jul 15, 2009. 7 Replies

 

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Jul 23, 2009
Butcher's Dog replied to Butcher's Dog's discussion Round The Bay and Triathlon handlebars.
"Hey Ben, thats good. I am a reasonable runner but the swim would be disastrous. You have given me some good ideas. First I am going to move my levers back up. I have had them very low down for the past 26 years! Yes I am a slow learner. You have…"
Jul 15, 2009
Ben Carr replied to Butcher's Dog's discussion Round The Bay and Triathlon handlebars.
"Bike set up is a big and complex issues and Im not sure I want to dive but what the hell My perspectice is that peoplE often set up bikes and then try and adapt their bodies to fit rather that fitting the bike to the body - its actually got to be a…"
Jul 15, 2009
Butcher's Dog replied to Butcher's Dog's discussion Round The Bay and Triathlon handlebars.
"Adrian, I can understand when you say: "Add in the different size and shape of tri-bikes (and mountain bikes) and they don't physically fit in a close racing bunch." This makes me think about the little racing mirror that I love. It…"
Jul 13, 2009
Butcher's Dog replied to Butcher's Dog's discussion Round The Bay and Triathlon handlebars.
"Thanks heaps! That is all good info for me. I will stick with drop bars, at least for now. I have no experience with serious bunch riding. Perhaps I should put a learner sign on the back. However, I think from my rides on Beach Road, my retro gear…"
Jul 13, 2009
Adrian Tritschler replied to Butcher's Dog's discussion Round The Bay and Triathlon handlebars.
"Summary: Roadies look down their noses at triathletes. Roadies traditionally rode in bunches and learnt to ride together, close, fast and safely - or as safely as you can in a bunch. Its dangerous enough in a fast road bunch without unknown,…"
Jul 13, 2009
Ben Carr replied to Butcher's Dog's discussion Round The Bay and Triathlon handlebars.
"I agree with Cory My advice would be to save your money , set your standard road bike up well so that you can easily and comfortably reach the drops and work on improving your flexibility. Alternativelly organise a group or find a group and work as…"
Jul 13, 2009
Cory replied to Butcher's Dog's discussion Round The Bay and Triathlon handlebars.
"I have after-market tri bars, attached to the regular drop bars on my roadbike, coz I do the odd tri over Summer. I've done ATBiaD 3 x. I think, only twice, have I got into the bars during the event (and never during the training). If you are…"
Jul 13, 2009
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Round The Bay and Triathlon handlebars.

Hi guys,I am hoping you can sort me out. I am a very casual rider but I have accepted a challenge and entered the 210 km round the bay ride.Now I am thinking I will upgrade my bike and I told a guy at the bikeshop that i would like a bike with tri bars.This is because I saw one once with a neat set-up with the brake levers/shifters at the leaning forward position.The bikeshop guy told me there would be an uproar if I tried to do the bay ride with triathlon handle bars, because of safety…See More
Jul 13, 2009
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What sort of riding do you do ?
Recreational
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
bayside
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
1982 Raleigh
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At 1:16pm on July 17, 2009, ChrisS said…
Hi Butcher's Dog,

Welcome to Melbourne Cyclist!

cheers,

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