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Postby timyone » 07 Apr 2011, 21:43

have we had this tandem vid up?

1993 Track Cycling World Championships - Tandem Races
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS3BLySqep8

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Postby Lizanne » 19 Apr 2011, 08:26



Victoria Pendleton on a penny

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Postby shrubb face » 19 Apr 2011, 10:52

She can ride my penny anytime.

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Postby timyone » 19 Apr 2011, 15:27

is that a fan on the bars? nice bars by the way

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Postby Toff » 19 Apr 2011, 15:49

It's her helmet. She prefers keeping her bars "nice" instead of her head.

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Postby Karzie » 19 Apr 2011, 22:45

OK, anyone got a 'nice' photo of a girl with a helmet on? Show her how to do it!

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Postby Lizanne » 04 May 2011, 11:53


more stupid than awesome

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Postby Toff » 26 May 2011, 18:54

Meanwhile the rest of us, (well, mainly just me probably,) are waiting until September when this little cool little toy goes on sale in London.

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Postby Karzie » 26 May 2011, 19:45

Toff, that's so sad. :{)

At least there won't be any disqualifications for not holding their line....

Doesn't there have to be a crossover so they race the same distance?

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Postby Karzie » 26 May 2011, 19:47

And why is a brit racing another brit?

That way a brit has to win, I guess...

These games fellows are pretty clever

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Postby Lizanne » 27 May 2011, 10:02



how awesome is this bike!!!

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Postby mikesbytes » 27 May 2011, 10:04

It is, what distance?

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Postby Toff » 27 May 2011, 10:21

That bike is Francesco Moser breaking the hour record in 1988, setting a distance of 50.644km (as stated in the picture, Mike).

Most people instantly recognise that the back wheel is huge, at a diameter of 1.03 metres, but look at the front wheel. It's actually bigger than a standard 700c track wheel too. Most people don't see that due to the massive size of the rear wheel.

Other cool features of the bike:

- Look at the seat tube, which is actually 2 seat tubes. It needed to be split to accomodate the massive rear wheel.
- Look at the short headtube, which allows room for the longer than standard front forks, as well as a low profile position.
- Moser rode a gear of 47 x 17, which the papers calculated to be about 100 inches after factoring the big wheel size.
- If you look carefully, you can see one of the first instances of a heart rate monitor mounted on a bike. it's the black square on top of the stem.
- Moser was 36 years old when he rode this bike, and broke his previous world record of 51.15 km.

Bigger picture .
Also, good paper snippets and .

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Postby timyone » 27 May 2011, 10:46

lol at this thread! id say its karzie smiling!

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Postby Karzie » 27 May 2011, 12:25

Timyone wins the prize!

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Postby Lizanne » 27 May 2011, 12:26

... but you shaved it off

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Postby Karzie » 27 May 2011, 14:54

You mean, only MO-ments away?

No, I'll be on my holiday before that. Time will seem to go very slowly soon, as I relinquish all my habits and routine and submerge into the eddies, currents and torrents of the chaotic life flow, never knowing what will be around the next corner or what the next hour will bring.

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Postby Toff » 31 May 2011, 10:09


It's hard to believe that lauren Fignon lost the 1987 TDF by 8 seconds due to technological advances in aerodynamics when you see the sort of bike he tried to break the hour record on.

Pick the parts of this bike that haven't been banned by the UCI...

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Postby Toff » 31 May 2011, 10:14

While on the subject of Lauren Fignon, this pic is one of my favourites.


Fignon wins the 1984 TDF. Renault say thanks to him by giving him a top of the line Renault 25. He trades it in for a Ferrari!!! :mrgreen:

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Postby Toff » 04 Jun 2011, 21:28

Keep stumbling on these things...

Apparently Moser put a modified version of his TT bike into production.

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Postby Karzie » 07 Jun 2011, 17:59

AND... the new Red Bull short circuit velodrome


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Postby Toff » 15 Jun 2011, 12:53

Léon Georget. This guy had class!

His nickname was... wait for it... Big Red!

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Postby NOOG » 04 Jul 2011, 14:04

New Koga Track Bike...based on their road TT frame


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Postby Anthony » 05 Jul 2011, 23:22

Cool picture or Simon L. Photo's were taken by Simon who was the photgrapher down at the track on Monday night and his website is http://www.sweatandgears.com. He had a few good ideas when i bumped into him on a ride out to kurnell a few weeks ago. He has a 20 something days in july theme going on as one of those ideas.


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Postby T-Bone » 06 Jul 2011, 00:07

With a blur of Nathan coming around the top!!

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Postby Rainbow » 06 Jul 2011, 07:01

Great pic, I love that they are both smiling too!

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Postby Lizanne » 19 Jul 2011, 15:57

not a pic
but stuff i'm working on now that i've mastered the track stand...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyKHvck9 ... re=related

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Postby orphic » 19 Jul 2011, 17:03

Teach me to track stand! I suck

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Postby rhys » 22 Jul 2011, 21:14

I'll teach you vic. Good skill to have!

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Postby shrubb face » 10 Aug 2011, 17:56



Robert Forsterman

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Postby orphic » 10 Aug 2011, 19:08

Oooh now that's a man with muscles I can respect.

I want to touch his thighs



Apologies is this is classified as inappropriate under the new forum guidelines ;)

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Postby shrubb face » 10 Aug 2011, 22:53

Even the other track sprinters comment on how ripped Fosterman is.

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Postby jermxx » 11 Aug 2011, 12:26

how does he not snap that bike in half?

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Postby Toff » 29 Aug 2011, 17:46

Awesome match sprint.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ1j8sXtMqI
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Postby rhys » 03 Sep 2011, 22:33



Back problemzzz!!!

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Postby rhys » 04 Sep 2011, 16:14

It's possible he/she has proportionally long arms and legs, but for someone of my built a setup like this, well, I just can't comprehend it. I couldn't touch the pedals or reach the bars!

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Postby timyone » 16 Sep 2011, 12:21

http://www.flickr.com/photos/backroompr ... 00/?ref=nf

this is a home made velodrome that my friend found at a trippy desert arts festival!!
(built at Burning Man by one of the bike themed camps.)

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Postby timyone » 18 Sep 2011, 15:24

I have a dream...










though we dont have that much room around the bottom, and I dont know how much effort that would be having all those kids!
maybe just take them to Lidcombe Friday nights!

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Postby rhys » 03 Nov 2011, 20:31

FFWD page on fb has some amazingly euro track pics.

http://www.facebook.com/ffwdwheels?sk=photos

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Postby Simon Llewellyn » 08 Nov 2011, 08:57

Blast from the past...


Sprint qualifying 2009


Christmas carnivals 2009


Muswellbrook 2007

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Postby timyone » 09 Nov 2011, 12:43

Gym in the middle!!!!


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Postby Mikejnr » 13 Nov 2011, 20:55


Justin's sick photo from the Halloween omnium.

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Postby mikesbytes » 20 Nov 2011, 07:34

321 rpm


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Postby rhys » 20 Nov 2011, 11:02

I find that hard to believe.

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Postby shrubb face » 20 Nov 2011, 11:17

Yea that really doesnt look like 300 + rpm. Also if he was a real track cyclist he would realise that you can spin much quicker whilst holding onto the top of the bars rather than being in the drops.

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Postby Simon Llewellyn » 23 Nov 2011, 11:33

I think his speedo has hit max & estimated that cadence.

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Postby Chris96 » 25 Nov 2011, 16:39


Not a track video but they are on fixies

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Postby timyone » 27 Nov 2011, 13:17

Far out that looks amazing! We should try some bike polo hey!

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Postby timyone » 01 Dec 2011, 09:36

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... VaaDnefq0#!

crashes etc (road)

check out the bit about 50 seconds into it?! how funny is that, the rider was just trying to hit the person away from him! then the spectator throws him off a massive bridge?!

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Postby Simon Llewellyn » 01 Dec 2011, 10:07

Here's an odd one, it looks like the velodrome is made of a shiny surface like vinyl.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSsD_pnF ... re=related

A south american explanation for the madison swing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=iDCXs62XGlU

Finally an incredible atmosphere at the Gent six.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&featu ... jICtnzyF9s

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Postby Lizanne » 08 Dec 2011, 13:06

i want those legs...
too bad the kit totally sucks

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Postby Lizanne » 14 Dec 2011, 07:25

WTF!!!
where is that!

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Postby shrubb face » 14 Dec 2011, 10:07

I'm guessing that its one of the six day tracks, such as Ghent or somewhere similar.

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Good leg speed.

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Postby rhys » 01 Jan 2012, 20:14

Impressive. Being an SRM bike it would be pretty accurate too. I don't think stopping dead would have been good for his legs though.

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Postby Lizanne » 17 Jan 2012, 11:47

WTF???

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Postby patn » 17 Jan 2012, 21:27

you know you're a beast when your chainring is a big as your wheels. awesome!

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Postby rhys » 17 Jan 2012, 22:12

I don't know whats cooler, his chainring or that porsche.

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Postby Toff » 18 Jan 2012, 11:28

Big Chainring! Pffft... Try Alfred Letourner's 1941 bikes used to break the (drafting) land speed record...


No brakes on these bikes either, although to be fair, a tiny single pivot rear caliper will take a long time to slow you down from 220 km/h :!:

Also I reckon these bikes have either 1.5 inch or 2 inch pitch!

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Postby Lizanne » 29 Jan 2012, 20:46

when i grow up...

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Postby Toff » 30 Jan 2012, 11:44

Haha. Sargeant Shultz riding a bike with no seat, motorpacing a 3 year old wearing a leather helmet and cycling clogs. But none of those things are the freakiest thing about the picture. I can't believe that kid is riding a proper "Stayer" bike, where the forks have been reversed, so that the bike remains stable, and countersteers at speeds in excess of 60 km/h!

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Postby patn » 06 Feb 2012, 08:14

Is that Rene Enders? Geez thats impressive...

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Postby shrubb face » 06 Feb 2012, 17:16

Yep, that's Rene.

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Postby shrubb face » 16 Feb 2012, 15:55

Continuing with the leg related theme, we have the competition of legs between the German sprinters. Time to vote



A. Forstemann



B. Enders

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Postby Karzie » 16 Feb 2012, 16:44

Forstemann wins feet down. He's got proper bicycle muscles.

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Postby mikesbytes » 16 Feb 2012, 18:51

No podium shoes?

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Postby patn » 17 Feb 2012, 09:02

I'm a big believer in quality of leg over quantity of leg, so I vote Enders. That said Enders definitely doesn't lack quantity, and Forstemann certainly has good quality. Best pics yet nice one alex!

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Postby Lizanne » 17 Feb 2012, 09:05

can't vote untill i can compair glute muscles as well

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Postby timyone » 17 Feb 2012, 12:40

Forsterman

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Postby mikesbytes » 17 Feb 2012, 21:21

I spend too much time on the web



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