Graham Obree Speed Record Bike

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ave
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by ave

We will see soon enough!

I think this is the event, isn't it?
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euan
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by euan

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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by MattSoutherden

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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Why couldn't he make his runs in a velodrome outside. At least to practice. Are there any left?
I never took drugs to improve my performance at any time. I will be willing to stick my finger into a polygraph test if anyone with big media pull wants to take issue. If you buy a signed poster now it will not be tarnished later. --Graeme Obree

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by ave

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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If he can do 50 mph with minimal effort then ...

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I never took drugs to improve my performance at any time. I will be willing to stick my finger into a polygraph test if anyone with big media pull wants to take issue. If you buy a signed poster now it will not be tarnished later. --Graeme Obree

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You think he's passionate about what he is building LOL!!

http://vimeo.com/44814746#
I never took drugs to improve my performance at any time. I will be willing to stick my finger into a polygraph test if anyone with big media pull wants to take issue. If you buy a signed poster now it will not be tarnished later. --Graeme Obree

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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/
I never took drugs to improve my performance at any time. I will be willing to stick my finger into a polygraph test if anyone with big media pull wants to take issue. If you buy a signed poster now it will not be tarnished later. --Graeme Obree

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by swinter

Cool. It would be great if he pulled it off (where the Delft people didn't). :thumbup:
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by weeshuggy

320 inch gear :shock:

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by Estelja

Another article about the Obree record "bike":
http://www.gizmag.com/graeme-obree-100m ... cle/24073/

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by Rush

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

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