Of course I had to change the straight cut TT block that
I had on in the original photos, although I did try it out,
and yes they did cause a high degree of discomfort into
even a moderate headwind, this wasn't helped by the
Cinelli unicanitor saddle, which is no Brooks professional.
On my favorite 40km circuit, with more
reasonable freewheel for a man of my modest abilities.
One thing I did notice, is that the drilled brake levers, although,
not actually serving any real purpose in terms of weight saving,
did add a good amount of morale to the ride, just looking
down at them instantly reminds you why you are aboard this
slightly uncomfortable and twitchy machine...
pedal hard until your legs feel like lead,
and your lungs are about to burst.
A view from the cockpit.
So all and all not a Sunday cruiser, that's for sure.
old English cycling magazines, preferably some 70's ones,