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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    Thanks for the link - that one is me, on my usual morning commute.

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    Hard fairings aren't usually much of a theft deterrent, since to be of practical use they must be made very lightweight,,,, and also very thin. The most durable one to bumps is the newer Rotovelo ones (rotomolded polyethylene), and that can't be done cheaply as a one-off.

    Also the crosswind issue is unavoidable, especially if you are riding alongside passing car traffic.

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    I don't have any source of ALL the bikes run at Battle Mountain, but I'd guess it's been at least 15 years (?) since I've seen any photos of an upright + full-faired entry. Back during the 1980's there was still a couple every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug5150 View Post
    Hard fairings aren't usually much of a theft deterrent, since to be of practical use they must be made very lightweight,,,, and also very thin. The most durable one to bumps is the newer Rotovelo ones (rotomolded polyethylene), and that can't be done cheaply as a one-off.

    Also the crosswind issue is unavoidable, especially if you are riding alongside passing car traffic.

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    I don't have any source of ALL the bikes run at Battle Mountain, but I'd guess it's been at least 15 years (?) since I've seen any photos of an upright + full-faired entry. Back during the 1980's there was still a couple every year.
    Am I reading this right, that the record for a streamline Standard Racing Bicycle (type -1) hasn't been beat since 1975? http://www.ihpva.org/hpvarec3.htm#nom01 44.7 mph in the 200 meter flying start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
    Am I reading this right, that the record for a streamline Standard Racing Bicycle (type -1) hasn't been beat since 1975? http://www.ihpva.org/hpvarec3.htm#nom01 44.7 mph in the 200 meter flying start.
    As I said, it's been a loooooooooooooong time since upright bikes have been competitive at Battle Mountain.

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