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Watch 'em go...!!!!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by ianrauk, 12 Oct 2017.

  1. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

  2. Rooster1

    Rooster1 May the Porg Be With You

    Location:
    Berks
    epic. made me smile.
     
  3. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Fantastic!
     
  4. The Velvet Curtain

    The Velvet Curtain Living La Mala Vida

  5. Did you record that at Norwich velodrome at the weekend?
     
  6. Threevok

    Threevok Senior Member

    Location:
    South Wales
    I notice that the one had a slightly bigger wheel than the other.

    This got me wondering if there was any snobbery, similar to the kind of wheel size debates we have today
     
  7. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Can I ask, how did you actually post this? I wanted to Telegram it to friends, but all I can send is a still. And I can't find anyway to 'share' outside of Facebook.
     
  8. The Crofted Crest

    The Crofted Crest Active Member

    Inside leg measurement?
     
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  9. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    Bigger wheel means higher top speed but slower off the start. Bit like gear selection in modern track racing.
    Plus inside leg measurement as suggested above will be the ultimate limiting factor.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member


    Just copied the URL from the people that posted it on Facebook
     
  11. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    cant see anything
     
  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Like to see Cavendish on one of them barging his way through in a mass sprint finish.
     
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  13. OP
    OP
    ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Here's a better, longer clip

    The Penny Farthing Bike." C. J. Bowtle retains the Challenge Cup for one mile race on the old fashioned "boneshaker". Herne Hill, London.

     
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  14. Oldfentiger

    Oldfentiger Über Member

    Location:
    Pendle, Lancs
    My neighbour has one, made in the 1880s.
    The pedals can be adjusted along the cranks to allow for leg length.
     
  15. presta

    presta Senior Member

    The last time I saw a film of people racing ordinaries, someone did an excellent demonstration of why the successors were called safety bikes.