What is the most radical frame to date?

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XCProMD
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by XCProMD

FES sprung out of Textima, that made DDR’s bikes from the early 70’s.

Textima was an abbreviation of “Forschungsabteilung des VEB Kombinat Textilmaschinenbau Karl-Marx-Stadt”. Even by communist standards the whole name didn’t make a good brand

So Textima was in reality a small part of a textile machinery R&D lab. Interestingly they had access to a wind tunnel that belonged to Leipzig’s WZ (Science Center) and understood quite well the aerodynamics of wheels, which ultimately, already under the FES name leaded to some of the first disc wheels (the USSR developed theirs at Sukhoi under the Takhyon name)


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Roel W
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What about this one?

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by C36

Roel W wrote:What about this one?

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I would love to see some of those frames in a wind tunnel just to see how many of those ideas were really good. For example I understood that the fairing around the rear wheel will create quite some turbulences between the rim and the “frame”


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XCProMD wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:55 pm
Textima was an abbreviation of “Forschungsabteilung des VEB Kombinat Textilmaschinenbau Karl-Marx-Stadt”. Even by communist standards the whole name didn’t make a good brandImage
You would think by German standards it would be Forschungsabteilungdesvebkombinattextilmaschinenbaukarlmarxstadt.
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