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Here's The Ultimate Road Bike...

Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:59 pm

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Postby kennyrayandersen » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:27 pm

I can't get to the video because I'm at work. That's Sam Whittingham pedaling the Varna Diablo (I think). It's fast, but weighs like 50 Lbs so it's the ultimate high-speed bike on a flat, but you couldn't pedal it uphill to save your life. :lol: Sam has broken the worlds record several times with this design (though a couple of versions of it). Truly amazing that you could go over 80 mph with legs (of course those are pretty good legs!). Search on Battle Mountain, and HPV's also a guy by the name of Matt Weaver, who actually pedals his own and is still pretty competitive having gone very near 80 mph on time. I think id Sam rode Matt's bike he might go even faster! Matt's bike is sealed and he drives by camera!

http://www.speed101.com/now/fastest_0717_2.htm
http://www.speed101.com/photos.htm :lol:
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Postby artwebb » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:03 am

Why does it sound like it's got a small motor?
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Postby kennyrayandersen » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:13 am

artwebb wrote:Why does it sound like it's got a small motor?


gears and road noise 8)
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Postby Fenlason » Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:33 pm

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Postby afreegreek » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:01 pm

cool but it's not a bicycle.
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Postby Kevin A » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:23 pm

afreegreek wrote:cool but it's not a bicycle.
Hey it's got two wheels and it's pedal powered. What are you gonna call it if not a bicycle? :? ;) :lol:
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Postby Noob » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:35 am

Fenlason wrote:perhaps my ultimate bike 8)

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/i ... ndem-24472


Yeah, its aero ... but, :) its not this : Image

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Postby afreegreek » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:16 am

Kevin A wrote:
afreegreek wrote:cool but it's not a bicycle.
Hey it's got two wheels and it's pedal powered. What are you gonna call it if not a bicycle? :? ;) :lol:
HPV
human powered vehicle. but then I don't consider recumbents bicycles either. I mean you can't even really operate this thing by yourself. the minute you stop you fall over if someone's not there to hold you up.. you can't really turn a corner either.
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Postby Fenlason » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:00 am

afreegreek wrote:cool but it's not a bicycle.


:thinking: :thinking: :thinking:
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Postby Fenlason » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:02 am

afreegreek wrote:
Kevin A wrote:
afreegreek wrote:cool but it's not a bicycle.
Hey it's got two wheels and it's pedal powered. What are you gonna call it if not a bicycle? :? ;) :lol:
HPV
human powered vehicle. but then I don't consider recumbents bicycles either. I mean you can't even really operate this thing by yourself. the minute you stop you fall over if someone's not there to hold you up.. you can't really turn a corner either.
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Postby Fenlason » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:02 am

Noob wrote:
Fenlason wrote:perhaps my ultimate bike 8)

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/i ... ndem-24472


Yeah, its aero ... but, :) its not this : Image

( Keeps the arguing factor, down . )

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is that what you have?
they make nice bikes.. friends have one
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Postby Shadow Catcher » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:31 pm

Tandem people Are

WELL CONNECTED
WELL BALANCED
IN SYNC
TWOGETHER

The farther you go the closer you are
You can actually hold a conversation with your partner
If you get lost you are not alone
You make friends (everyone likes to draft a tandem)
Tuneups take half as long

Faster than either one would be separately
Serious you have to be to pay this much for a bicycle

There is no other activity where the accomplishments
of teamwork are more pronounced than with a tandem

ONLY ONE OF YOU HAS TO BE ABLE TO SEE
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Postby mikeschn » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:00 pm

Fenlason wrote:perhaps my ultimate bike 8)

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/i ... ndem-24472


I like it... and I'm not even a tandem guy...

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Postby Shadow Catcher » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:43 pm

Nancy and I were riding the University Parks Trail (Toledo) one day and doing our usual 18 Mph (this is a mountain bike tandem) and passed some guy with a tricked out road single. We hear the gears clash behind us as he tries to catch us and Nancy slaps me between the shoulder blades and says "push it". The bike has 110 PSI slicks and tall gears and we were shortly going 28MPH and he could not catch us :twisted:
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