March 6, 2007 in Technical Q&A
Unless you kick start forklifts for a living, I'd say it's not for most of us mortals
His fork is the wrong way round. Some bad service from his lbs.
Hmm!! Campag or shimano??
Quite interesting actually, the bike was used for a motor-paced hour record attempt. Fork setup almost certainly an early experiment in aerodynamics. Pacing was generally done by a tandem pair with the fuel tank between them. Big wool sweaters was preferred garb for the tandem stoker, because of the aerodynamic advantage it was thought to offer the following cyclist... the sweaters were ultimately banned!
yeeeeeouch! did they at least get a push start to get the wheels turning???
here is an example of the tandem used as a lead bike. Note the stoker's aero kit, and the following distance!
This was real hardcore stuff !!!
At one of the last international track meetings at the bellville velodrome, I remember there was a guy doing a motorpaced ride. He also had his fork "reversed". Any Trackies know the reason for this??
REally cool photos!!!!
The back wheels bigger than the front. No wonder he's so fast, he's riding downhill all the time
ChrisH, nice avatar. But Tri has normally 3 disciplines, I only see 2 ladys
The other one was too exhausted to pose.
does anyone know what types of speeds they got?
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