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Don't you wish...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by buggi, 9 Nov 2007.

  1. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    there was a Top Gear for bikes?

    so you can actually see them being pitted against each other on a track, and honest down to earth opinions given by 3 normal blokes about the advantages of comfort over speed, or speed over comfort, rather than just reading about them in magazines, or which bike has both!

    like how does a Trek really compare to a Specialized or Pinarello on cornering, etc.

    how fast does a Trek get from 0 - 60 (ok, 0 - 35) compared to a Cervelo.

    basically, someone to ride the bikes and tell us which one is best for our cash before we go out and make the expensive mistake ourselves.

    even.... can they be turned into a rocket? :blush:


    in the words of Richard Hammond.... "to answer the questions we didn't know needed answering"
     
  2. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    I totally agree! That would be excellent!
     
  3. col

    col Veteran

    What a great idea,could include all things bikes couldnt it?:blush:
     
  4. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    OK let me get this straight.....We're starting from the premise that top gear and its presenters are normal!!
     
  5. Jeremy Clarkson on a bike :blush:
     
  6. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    Without wishing to reopen all the Top Gear debate yet again, it's worth remembering that even with all the televisual excitement afforded by cars, TG is the only car show that manages to be even remotely entertaining.

    So, not only would 'push bikes' be starting from a bit of a disadvantage, but it would also be cycling's typical luck, that this velo version of TG would be made by the same people who have given us 5th Gear or Vroom or The Second Hand Car Show.

    Arghhhhhh! The final nail in the cycling coffin.
     
  7. Van Nick

    Van Nick New Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    That sounds like a brilliant idea.

    They could have a "Star on a reasonably priced bike" slot as well, which could be amusing.

    It would be great to see the "cool wall" as well.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull

    well, we'll have to get the real Clarkson, Hammond and May then won't we.

    it would definitley have to be all things bike.

    ie. road bikes would replace roadsters and sports cars
    MTBs would replace 4 x 4 and go anywhere machines
    Recumbents could replace ... erm... anything laid back and comfy

    it would be interesting to see what was the Aston Martin of the bike world
     
  9. OP
    OP
    buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull

    yea, like Lance on a shopper with a basket on front. hilarious!
     
  10. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    In my mind, I already know: It's my Eddie Merckx. Classic, slightly understated, (overpriced) but with a certain 'something'.

    Bit like me.
     
  11. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    Oh, and slightly dated.
     
  12. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I'd like to see Clarkson cycling up Stelvio instead of driving down it :blush:
     
  13. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Can I get Hammond to have a go on my winter hack? He'd have to come up to my flat to carry it down, and then I'd have him trapped....:blush:
     
  14. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    I had a small wager with myself that Arch would be along with some Hammond based comment.

    I had assumed it would involve him being 'recumbent'.

    Well, nearly right.
     
  15. OP
    OP
    buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    Arch, just make sure you return him in time for the show!