[CR]On-Topic Time Trial equipment / tricks?

Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 08:16:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: randy dugan <rsdugan@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]On-Topic Time Trial equipment / tricks?

While most first Sundays of the month will find me at Chuck's Rose Bowl Vin tage Ride, this coming Sunday I'll be testing myself in the "Eddy Merckx" c lass at the 20K Piru Time Trial just north of Los Angeles. The organizers created this class for riders who forego aero frames and bars, and who have
   at least 32 round spokes per wheel. Judging by the pictures, most in this
   class are riding modern road bikes with brifters, but I have decided to ha ve some fun with the concept and do the race on an on-topic bike. Towards that end I built up a Columbus SL Guerciotti frame with the following TT-or iented "enhancements": bar-end shifters: fiamme ergal front rim / mavic GE L280 rear; Concor Superleggera saddle, 38cm bars, Mafac plastic-bodied dril lium alloy brake levers with no hoods, no water bottle cage (it's only 20K) , an Ofmega plastic rear derailleur, an "aero" Optimax seatpost, and a 13-1 9 freewheel with 49/42 chainrings. The whole rig weighs 19.1
   pounds. My question is, what other on-topic time trial tricks did you use
   or have you seen used? ~Randy Dugan, Van Nuys, CA USA