Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Scraper bikes=aero???
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06-12-09, 12:16 AM
Probably a really stupid question, but I saw a kid today on a super ghetto single speed scraper bike. He had all the rims covered and taped off the "hole" between the seat, top, and down tubes.
On a track or something, would the ghetto disc wheels and whatnot help in any way?
This is a half-way serious question.
06-12-09, 12:30 AM
yellow, green, orange with bling, scraper bikes is on the scene.
i go stupid, dumb, 18 ********. scraping my bikes lookin hella ********.
my scraper bike go hard i don't need no car.
06-12-09, 01:53 AM
yes very gayero...er
on a similar note...kind of...i saw a dude last summer with a complete (home-made) foamcore aero bodykit wrapped around what looked to be a bianchi pista. in his defense tho, foamcore IS light lol. but it looked effin ridiculous.
06-12-09, 10:27 AM
I am not sure just what a scraper bike is but if it is anything like the video posted the main answer is NO. just putting tape or whatever on the wheels does not give a boost in aero dynamics. also if you are participating a sanctioned track even under USCF (is it still called that?) or UCI rules I think they still ban not structural areo equipment. a full disc wheel like a mavic comet ot the old Campi Ghibli wheels, but you cannot take a standard wheel and cover the spokes to make it areo.
06-12-09, 10:29 AM
I assume if they were done carefully they would reduce drag.
06-12-09, 11:32 AM
a handful of people at my local track use clip-on wheel covers.
06-12-09, 12:15 PM
Thizz or die ya beezy. Yadadamean
06-12-09, 02:13 PM
My scraper bike go hard dont need no car
06-12-09, 03:37 PM
if you knew just how I do, I ride scraper bikes with me and my crew
06-12-09, 05:21 PM
im the king of the scraper bikes, girl you know
06-12-09, 07:57 PM
18 dummy on my scraper bike
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