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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:54 am 
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We will see soon enough!

I think this is the event, isn't it?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:08 am 
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He isn't going because he couldn't get funding. He is looking to do it in the UK but I still think he needs the funding.

I'll be surprised if he pulls it off.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Crikey, I hope the gyroscopic effect of the wheels helps out at 80mph. :shock: :shock:

And as he's not doing Battle Mountain, he'll need to find a billiard smooth, 6 miles stretch of -0.65% road in the UK to make his runs on.

Errr, good luck with that search. :lol: :lol:






(or given it's Obree, he's probably just do it one day on his run to the shops and wonder what all the fuss was about)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:59 pm 
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Why couldn't he make his runs in a velodrome outside. At least to practice. Are there any left?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:22 pm 
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First I thought that 100+ km/h on a veledrome is a silly idea.

But actually, the Millenaris velodrome for example in Budapest was rebuilt in 1928 for moto-pacing races, 1/4 mile long, bankings optimized for 110-120 km/h.

But his position on the bike probably isn't good for anything but going straight.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:23 pm 
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If he can do 50 mph with minimal effort then ...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:39 pm 
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You think he's passionate about what he is building LOL!!

http://vimeo.com/44814746#

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:58 pm 
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People ask me what my biggest fear is, and it isn’t crashing this bike at 85 mph and losing skin – it is being 90 and thinking I should have done more. That is the bottom line. There is a theoretical mountain waiting for me to fly up. For me, I want to excite people and give it my best – but ultimately – doing it my way.

http://www.humansinvent.com/#!/6131/ret ... eme-obree/

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:01 pm 
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Cool. It would be great if he pulled it off (where the Delft people didn't). :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:28 pm 
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320 inch gear :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:44 pm 
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Another article about the Obree record "bike":
http://www.gizmag.com/graeme-obree-100m ... cle/24073/


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Here is a video report of his bicycle in our local newspaper : link


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