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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-26-06, 08:38 PM   #1
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I want this bike: Keirin PAS

OK, not really, although it would be kinda neato!



http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global...05/19/pas.html
"As a result, it is possible for a person of ordinary physical strength and no special training to ride at the speeds necessary to pace a world-class bicycle (Keirin) race."
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Old 02-26-06, 08:49 PM   #2
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How gross...
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I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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Old 02-26-06, 08:58 PM   #3
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is that motor njs certified?
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Old 02-26-06, 09:00 PM   #4
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First thing popped into mind..=
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is that motor njs certified?
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Old 02-26-06, 09:07 PM   #5
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is that motor njs certified?
No, the piston rods are missing the NJS stamp. The crankshaft is however, Campy C-Record.
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Old 02-26-06, 09:37 PM   #6
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That bike is AWESOME!!!
So much cooler than the one the UCI uses to lead their keirin events.
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Old 02-26-06, 09:50 PM   #7
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V-brakes, straight bars, and a unicrown on a track? UGH.

Also, SPACE GRIP!
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Old 02-26-06, 10:35 PM   #8
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That bike is AWESOME!!!
So much cooler than the one the UCI uses to lead their keirin events.
Huge ass hubs?!
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Old 02-26-06, 10:36 PM   #9
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i think the hubs are what lets this bike lead at keirin speeds...did not bother to ask...
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Old 02-27-06, 03:31 AM   #10
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I think the hubs were developed for the US military (I kid you not) by WaveCrest.
http://www.evworld.com/view.cfm?sect...le&storyid=525

You can buy 'em here.
http://store.nycewheels.com/wavecres...rsion-kit.html

They are kind of nuts and I've seen someone ride 'em around.
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Old 02-27-06, 03:36 AM   #11
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What the **** is going on?? Pedal you pansy!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-27-06, 03:38 AM   #12
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yay laziness!
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[QUOTE=fixedpip]I think the hubs were developed for the US military (I kid you not) by WaveCrest.
http://www.evworld.com/view.cfm?sect...le&storyid=525

they sure were....I remember talking to my sargeant major about bikes and the military and he brought that up like a year ago.....I told him if I could get into that program I'd re-enlist. Of course.....I would never actually re-enlist, I just wanted to see him get his hopes up and actually do some work in tht big office of his
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"The 36 volt NiMh batteries charge fully in 4-6 hours, and since they are mounted inside the front hub, the balance and handling of the bike is unaffected. " Yeah, I always longed for the handling of a bike that has a 6 pound front wheel... Nimble cornering guaranteed.
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Old 02-27-06, 03:57 AM   #15
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i don't see the military advantage to this bike. i mean...sure, i see how bikes could be useful in warfare in some (more urban) settings...i was actually just thinking moments before reading this about a book a friend has about bicycles in wartime.

anyhow, i don't see how this specific bike has much advantage over the fixies any of us ride. silent, can go 30 miles a day at 20 mph, the article said. a good fixie will be almost silent. 20 mph? that's a decent clip, but hardly something that would be taxing for 30 miles, at least not to properly trained riders, like you'd expect soldiers to be, at least if they were in that unit. anyway, point being, you could take a converted road frame and jump on it and go just the same, without having to have a 6 pound front wheel, or a lameass motor or research and development.

hm. ****. one thing just occurred to me...they're talking 30 miles a day, 20 mph--with soldier gear. but for civilian use, that's lame for sure. for military use, i guess i'd like to know more, like see one of those.
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Old 02-27-06, 04:10 AM   #16
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I guess the point is it can do 20mph with a lazy rider. If you add in some pedaling, it goes up to 30+. Still no use at all for the U.S. Army, except that somebody needed a contract to develop it. BTW, regenerative braking is clever.
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Old 02-27-06, 11:13 AM   #17
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JJR has an electric-assist bicycle. He calls it "The Perfection of Human Transportation."

He's a published author.
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Old 02-27-06, 11:30 AM   #18
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Regenerative braking has been around a LONG time. I was working on Electric cars over a decade ago, and they all had regenerative braking. It wasn't a new idea then.
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I am just curious...

Wouldnt it suck to breath in a lot of exhuast while following this guy???? I think i would perfer the electric.
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