2011 Little 500: a Mark Zalewski tech gallery

Mark Zalewski looked over the gear at the 2011 Little 500 race in Bloomington, Indiana.
2011 Little 500 tech, wheels
Wheels at the ready. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, 18-tooth sprocket
An 18-tooth sprocket is all that is allowed, with coaster brakes. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, organized pit
A well-sorted pit area is key. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, customized tires
Even some tires are customized. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, busy pits
The pit areas are busy places, especially with foul weather. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, old-style bars
The Beta Theta Pi team had some old-style track bars on one of their bikes. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, angled bars
The other Beta Theta Pi bike has its bars at a drastic angle. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, 46-tooth chainring
A 46-tooth chainring is all that is allowed in the front. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, Cutter Eric Young's bike
Cutter Eric Young’s bike is in no danger of breaking the UCI weight limit. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, Cutters' bikes
The Cutters make sure their bikes are marked. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, tires
Teams can choose from types of road tires, but not cyclocross tires. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, customization
Delta Tau Delta went the furthest in terms of customizing their two bikes, with different seat posts and stems for each of their four riders. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, fill 'er up
A last-minute hit of air. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, aggro' seat
This rider is going for an aggressive seat position. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, working the infield
Mechanics are busy all race adjusting bikes in the infield and bringing them back to the pits. Photo: Mark Zalewski
2011 Little 500 tech, a wet day
A wet day made for lots of attention by the wrenches. Photo: Mark Zalewski