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Millenium Falcon aero TT bike

I have ridden this Falcon Super Pro frameset in various forms since 1989, usually as a commuter bike. I was curious to try riding in a TT position but I had spent all my spare cash on my Scott Foil dream bike build, so I decided to have a TT bike fit and adapt my Falcon to it. The extra speed in the aero position was quite amazing so I got carried away with the quest for more, I bought a full aero kit and started modifying my bike by designing and adding 3D printed covers and fairings to create a cleaner airflow, the speed gains were clearly noticable. The only downside is the bike's weight is close to 12 Kg so not the best for riding up steep hills. You can see the evolution of the bike since 2012 at RetroBike.co.uk: https://www.retrobike.co.uk/threads/millenium-falcon.214634/ Information about the design is on my website: www.sabarras.com

Falcon Super Pro - 23" (58 cm), Chrome-moly tubing- 1979

Miche Primato 1"

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Crankset = unkown band, Shimano BB

Exustar Pr43, SPD

6 speed 14-19T, Shimano 600 freewheel

Shimano 600AX Rear, Shimano RX100 Front, Dia-Compe Bar end shifters, Nokon cables

Nitto RB021 (chopped) alloy base bar UNO 35° 90mm alloy stem + Deda quill adapter Ritchey Comp Silver clip-on aero-bars + extensions, Profile Design arm supports and pads.

ComePlay custom made seat post in 25.4mm polished titanium with 60mm offset. Specialized Power Pro saddle, painted silver and chrome, with polished titanium rails.

Shimano 600AX, Cane Creek 200TT Carbon aero levers Jag Wire cables

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Wheelset: Miche Competition 36H hubs, Espresso 40mm Rims (heavy) Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes, Alloy nipples Tyres/tubes: Hutchinson Atom 700x23c + Michelin AirComp Latex tubes

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Same as front

View-Speed S4F front wheel aero skewer, Shimano AX aero bottle replica (painted silver) Various 3D printed plastic, clip-on and clamp on aero fairings created by myself

More Info:
The 3D printed parts are airbrushed with Molotow Liquid Chrome - freshly done and untouched for the photos. It doesn't like fingerprints. I never intended for these 3D parts to remain fitted permanently, it was just an experiment to see if I could make my bike faster and yes it is much faster for the same effort.

Added by SABARRAS. Last updated over 2 years ago.

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