Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 23 of 23
  1. #1
    Riding like its 1990 thenomad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    IE, SoCal
    Posts
    3,672
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Obree is flying again. check out the "new vintage" look

    So Graeme Obree is going to "attempt" the one hour record again. And again he's on a homemade bike.
    This thing looks sweet! What a great vintage look he's got going.



    http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/a...rd-again-21712
    My blog about rides, bikes and builds: ridesgoneby.blogspot.com

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    7,283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That gear is ENORMOUS! Sweet bike, I hope he makes it.

    If anybody hasn't seen the movie about Obree and his previous efforts at the world record, check out The Flying Scotsman.

  3. #3
    Velocommuter Commando Sirrus Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    My Bikes
    '88 Specialized Sirrus, '89 Alpine Monitor Pass, two '70 Raligh Twenties, '07 Schwinn Town & Country Trike, '07 Specialized Sirrus Hybrid
    Posts
    2,558
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
    So Graeme Obree is going to "attempt" the one hour record again. And again he's on a homemade bike.
    This thing looks sweet! What a great vintage look he's got going.



    http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/a...rd-again-21712
    The man has got sand and Chutzpah! Hope he gets the record..
    Riding 19 Years of Specialized Sirrus Tradition.
    Live in Houston? Come to http://bicyclecommutehouston.blogspot.com/
    1988 Specialized Sirrus, 1989 Alpine Monitor Pass MTB, 2007 Specialized Sirrus 700C hybrid, 2007 Schwinn Town & Country trike, 1970 "Resto-Improved" Raleigh 20, 1970 "WIP" Raleigh 20, and 1980 "WIP" Schwinn Town & Country trike

  4. #4
    Likes Steel and Lugs MarylandDeRosa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    NorCal
    My Bikes
    DeRosa Neo Primato, 1984 Trek 660, Buzz Bike Eliminator,1987 Schwinn Paramount, 1983 Trek 730
    Posts
    156
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    good movie!
    -Mark-

  5. #5
    Randomhead
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    12,872
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The angle of those bars looks painful to me. If you go find the article about this, it shows his position. That makes the bike look a lot more sensible than it might otherwise look. He's trying to get aero effects while still meeting the "Merckx" rules.

  6. #6
    Senior Member downtube42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Columbus, Indiana
    My Bikes
    Volae Team, '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile, '60's Schwinn Typhoon 2-speed kickback, Specialized Hardrock, Sun Flat-top unicycle
    Posts
    1,569
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Would they not simply change the rules to outlaw his position?
    This has to be a tie between re-frozen slushy uneven dirty ice stuff just right of the nicely plowed pavement, and super-glassy ice with a dusting of fresh powder - SalshShark

  7. #7
    sucker for lugs
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Shogun 800 (had to cull the herd)
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
    Would they not simply change the rules to outlaw his position?
    Or they'll outlaw being named Graeme, or they'll outlaw being Scottish...

  8. #8
    Buh'wah?! Amani576's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    My Bikes
    1972 Raleigh Twenty, mid-80's Trek
    Posts
    2,131
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just want to know what it'll look like to see him start.
    -Gene-

  9. #9
    Я люблю суп abarth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,248
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, the size of the chainring looks bigger than my spare tire.

  10. #10
    www.theheadbadge.com cudak888's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Southern Florida
    My Bikes
    http://www.theheadbadge.com
    Posts
    22,735
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks as if the same position could be obtained with a slacker seattube, though that does get into the territory of unnecessarily long (read = noodly) top tubes. The bar position is inspired for achieving the tucked position with traditional drops; that's for sure.

    Well planned frameset, if you ask me.

    -Kurt

  11. #11
    12345
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    south france
    Posts
    1,249
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    When I first clicked this I thought it was a joke, since Obree is a little old now. He is awsome

  12. #12
    Senior Member rugerben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,509
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    WOW. 67x13 is some SERIOUSLY ambitious gearing!!!
    Good on him!
    MOLON LABE

  13. #13
    Senior Member z415's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Gainesville/Tampa, FL
    My Bikes
    Trek 1000, two mtbs and working on a fixie for commuting.
    Posts
    2,347
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Go Obree!
    Falling is learning...[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]...learn to not fall in a box.
    Any good American will watch THIS -and- WHERE WAS MY BIKE MADE?

  14. #14
    Senior Member jet sanchEz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7,537
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Neat, it almost looks like that crank is photoshopped on.

    I can't see the UCI having any problems with the bike but I am sure they will find a way. Jerks.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...rd-again-21712


  15. #15
    Riding like its 1990 thenomad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    IE, SoCal
    Posts
    3,672
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Pedal that thing for an hour...

    in that position...

    maximum effort...

    at 43 yrs old...

    GO OBREE!


    So I can't even use my gears in 53 - 13 unless I'm going downhill! I typically carry 31mph pedaling at a good effort on the preceeding flat and I can't maintain that for long.
    Obviously I'm not in shape but geeze.
    My blog about rides, bikes and builds: ridesgoneby.blogspot.com

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    8,732
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    maybe there is hope for us over 40 yet.

    I bet the bike has imperial oval fork blades too.

  17. #17
    Groupetto Dragon-Ass Chuckk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Lostin Austin, TX
    My Bikes
    http://mcaf.ee/hsm2z
    Posts
    135
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    And AGAIN this year, but it looks like he missed his reservation at Battle Mountain.



    Good article on it here/

    Where do you get the parts? In this interview, it looks like he's chopped up some of his old bikes!

    Showing my Stuff @ http://mcaf.ee/hsm2z

  18. #18
    Senior Member GrayJay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    EagleRiver AK
    Posts
    1,231
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Going back to the 2009 bike, is there a compelling reason he didnt just use a 12t or 11t rear cog and keep the chainring size somewhat normal? I wonder if perhaps frictional losses are significantly worse for chain on a tiny rear cog...

  19. #19
    7-speed doomsday prepper ThermionicScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    CID
    My Bikes
    1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX
    Posts
    8,943
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Gotta love that guy...

    12T track cogs are available, but need a special lockring. Perhaps efficiency is part of it, as it really drops off under 13T or 14T.

    I read somewhere that the 2009 bike didn't handle well on banked tracks, so he had to stop using it.
    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
    RUSA #7498

  20. #20
    Rustbelt Rider mkeller234's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Canton, OH
    My Bikes
    1990 Trek 1420 - 1978 Raleigh Professional - 1973 Schwinn Collegiate - 1974 Schwinn Suburban
    Posts
    8,265
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I didn't know anything about him before this thread. He seems like an inspirational figure now that i've read a little about him. Cool bike, cooler guy.
    |^^^^^^^^^^^^^^| ||
    |......GO.BROWNS........| ||'|";, ___.
    |_..._..._______===|=||_|__|..., ] -
    "(@)'(@)"""''"**|(@)(@)*****''(@)

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Grand Rapids MN
    Posts
    205
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm not sure of how much the movie actually followed his real life, but if you a cyclist and haven't seen it, I think you should. I liked it a lot.

  22. #22
    Senior Member cooperryder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dallas / Ft Worth
    Posts
    409
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
    And AGAIN this year, but it looks like he missed his reservation at Battle Mountain.

    Where do you get the parts? In this interview, it looks like he's chopped up some of his old bikes!
    Cool video. Thanks for sharing.

    Did you see he used an old sauce pan for his shoulder support?

    He thinks 'outside the box'.

    Hope he takes the record.

    Good luck Graeme.

  23. #23
    I'm doing it wrong. RJM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    My Bikes
    Rivendell Roadeo, Rivendell Sam Hillborne, Trek Fuel Ex 9
    Posts
    3,414
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I really liked that movie. I wish him luck.
    "...this place is to trolling as salt licks are to deer hunting." - 3alarmer

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •