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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:29 pm 
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In case some of you haven't seen this is. Posted on road.cc this morning entitled "Experiments in speed. Framebuilder Tom Donhou sees how fast he can go drafting a Ford Zephyr".

Classic British fighting spirit. I like.

http://road.cc/content/news/89230-video ... o-drafting

More details here: http://www.donhoubicycles.com/

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:37 pm 
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Saw this earlier today elsewhere. Brilliant video.

Unfortunately motor paced bicycle speed records exceeded 100mph in the 1940's (http://www.bicyclemuseum.com/assets/Letourner.pdf) - so hopefully their next attempt is a little better


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:53 pm 
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Well the idea wasn't to break a record, not initially anyway. I think his main aim was just to have some fun and build a bike using basic materials. It seemed to me that they were majorly hindered by the testing location and vehicle choice!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Awesome video. Nice find. Thanks for the share.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:23 pm 
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That chainring was awesome, but I can't figure why you'd bother with the crank arm. That plate was big enough to screw the pedals straight into :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:50 pm 
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Because when a crank looks THIS amazing, you just can't not have it. Seriously, I'm in awe.

Image

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:07 am 
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Thanks for sharing


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:43 am 
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Thanks for sharing.
Saw the Enve wheels and x brand? tires.
It would be interesting to know up to what speed Enve or other wheel and some regular tire manufacturer would have their products tested to rate
them as "safe".

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:46 am 
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Those sloping pursuit bars look mean.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:50 am 
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It's shown on his website with Gatorskins. http://www.donhoubicycles.com/land-speed-bike/

ENVE posted the video on their facebook so I assume all is well. They have probably published the information somewhere though.

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