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Old 12-13-13, 02:55 AM   #251
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hey, hey. we are the daewoo shuttle club

it's a very enjoyable ride. i've imagined it would be fun to "upgrade" to 349 wheels. maybe a 3 speed hub. some primo comets or other similar skinny slicks. a lighter, more efficient crankset- maybe sugino track cranks. bullhorn bars.. what do you think?
Mine cost 50 pounds NEW. So I could have spared some upgrade cash! Thinner tyres would have helped. Very slow if the tyre pressure dropped. Agree comets or kojack and a better crank would have helped. Along with better brake pads and cables. There was a three speed available. Single speed is not optimal on a bike with a short wheelbase. It was quite light also.
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Old 12-13-13, 11:17 AM   #252
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radnabel folding recumbent. gorgeous machine with loads of impressive details. luxuriously long wheelbase and a very compact folded size of 72cm x 84cm x 28cm. check their website for other equally impressive models.


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Old 12-13-13, 12:33 PM   #253
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radnabel folding recumbent. gorgeous machine with loads of impressive details. luxuriously long wheelbase and a very compact folded size of 72cm x 84cm x 28cm. check their website for other equally impressive models.
Nice find. You've done it again!
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Old 12-13-13, 01:17 PM   #254
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radnabel folding recumbent. gorgeous machine with loads of impressive details. luxuriously long wheelbase and a very compact folded size of 72cm x 84cm x 28cm. check their website for other equally impressive models.
Geez... looks great. Almost looks like a Brompton on steroids in the semi-folded position!
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Old 12-16-13, 04:45 AM   #256
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Wow awesome dawooe shuttle mod!
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Old 12-16-13, 01:17 PM   #257
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He *says* "Raleigh Chopper" but this looks like a Twenty to me

http://youtu.be/bKHz7wOjb9w
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My back hurts just looking at that.. I don't ride in a knuckle dragging posture.
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Old 12-16-13, 02:25 PM   #259
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My back hurts just looking at that.. I don't ride in a knuckle dragging posture.
Same here!

However, I think the rider (pilot?) of that rig has a goal of being hardcore tucked and aero.... that thing appears to be a straight line speed machine... check out the MASSIVE chainring and single rear cog! Salt flat racer anyone?
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needs disc wheels and sitting in a fairing, then you need the frontal area reduced,
so the whole thing gets tossed overboard, and you start with a Low racer recumbent ..
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needs disc wheels and sitting in a fairing, then you need the frontal area reduced,
so the whole thing gets tossed overboard, and you start with a Low racer recumbent ..
Not really ..

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Yea, But Don Vesco died a while ago.. he made the vacuum for John to follow behind..

but the team he built lives on http://www.teamvesco.com/

& John Howards motor paced record was broken. by Fred Rompelberg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fastest...d_on_a_bicycle

when a Fred does 167mph , he is not a 'Fred'
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Old 12-17-13, 10:09 AM   #263
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He *says* "Raleigh Chopper" but this looks like a Twenty to me

http://youtu.be/bKHz7wOjb9w
It's definitely a Twenty. Crazy idea. That guy is going to die.
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Old 12-18-13, 03:48 PM   #266
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It's definitely a Twenty. Crazy idea. That guy is going to die.
I'm guessing the guy got one letter wrong and it was supposed to be "Shopper"... like this.

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Shopper, Chopper... what's in a name?

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What kind of wheels are those? What frame? I like it!
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Old 12-19-13, 03:29 AM   #270
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What kind of wheels are those? What frame? I like it!
Don't know about the wheels, but the frame is Kimori, a japanese brand.
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Old 12-19-13, 11:13 AM   #271
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What kind of wheels are those? What frame? I like it!
Those are painted Aerospoke wheels. The frame appears to be a modified Moulton maybe? I only found that pic when browsing various bike blogs, and unfortunately, I don't recall which blog.
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Old 12-19-13, 11:24 AM   #272
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Don't know about the wheels, but the frame is Kimori, a japanese brand.
Ah! Thank you for solving the frame mystery!
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Old 12-19-13, 12:01 PM   #273
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I found a better pic of that bike....

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Old 12-19-13, 04:48 PM   #274
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Don't know about the wheels, but the frame is Kimori, a japanese brand.
as already mentioned in this thread:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post15836474

amazing engineering (with a big tip of the hat to AM)



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Rather Short? bringing TCO back to the small wheel world?
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