Fork Mounting For TT Bike

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aboooo
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Fork Mounting For TT Bike

Post by aboooo » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:46 pm

Having read about the issues with mounting a powerpod on TT bikes I'm considering buying one of these to mount it on my forks.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:17413

This would get the powerpod well away from the bars.
Does anybody have any views on if this is a really good or really bad idea?

I'm hoping to use it for standard use without any issues with bar deflection.
I also hope to use if for measuring CdA and since for this will require adjusting the position of me on the bars and the bars themselves it seems a good bet.

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Re: Fork Mounting For TT Bike

Post by Velocomp » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:27 pm

I don't know how stiff this mount is, but if it is rock-solid, you might have some success with it!
John Hamann

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Re: Fork Mounting For TT Bike

Post by BillOsler » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:03 pm

Assuming that the mount is sufficiently rigid, wouldn't that location create problems with wind speed measurement since it is so close to the spokes? I don't know how wide the "wake" of the rim and spokes is when riding at speed.
I would also be curious if the readings would be thrown off by wind coming through the spokes from the right vs coming in on the left.

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Re: Fork Mounting For TT Bike

Post by Velocomp » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:08 pm

BillOsler wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Assuming that the mount is sufficiently rigid, wouldn't that location create problems with wind speed measurement since it is so close to the spokes? I don't know how wide the "wake" of the rim and spokes is when riding at speed.
I would also be curious if the readings would be thrown off by wind coming through the spokes from the right vs coming in on the left.
Fair questions; I have never tried this mounting position before, so I have no data to report.
John Hamann

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