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Old 05-14-06, 10:16 PM   #1
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HOT x 2

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for whatever reason, this might be my favorite don build i've seen... i love the crime scene paint!
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Old 05-14-06, 10:18 PM   #2
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Maybe you can stoke on it.
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Old 05-14-06, 10:19 PM   #3
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I hope I don't get ostracized fo this, but do they race tandems on the track? I've never seen that.

edit: Hot damn, that is a mighty fine bike.
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Old 05-14-06, 10:22 PM   #4
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It's mainly for the blind at our velodrome....

Not a competitive event.
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I'm trying to imagine how synchronized skipping and skidding would work
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Curved seat tube, for the extra short wheelbase?!
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Old 05-14-06, 10:32 PM   #7
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sweet

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Old 05-14-06, 10:33 PM   #8
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I want to try track standing on a tandem bike
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Old 05-14-06, 10:34 PM   #9
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how sensual.
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paints kinda corny. the chalk outlines and traffic cones on the downtube?
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Old 05-14-06, 11:11 PM   #11
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Old 05-15-06, 01:10 AM   #12
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The brazing on that schwinn is unreal. Closeups DW?
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that was at the NAHMBS. its pretty gnarley up close. the paint job is fantastic.
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Old 05-15-06, 03:19 AM   #14
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that was at the NAHMBS. its pretty gnarley up close. the paint job is fantastic.
Gnarly awesome or gnarly bad?
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would zipp wheels support two riders?
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Until a few months ago I had a genuine Pogliaghi track tandem w/ full record parts hanging in the shop on loan from a local collector. ****ing gorgeous. Back in the heyday of track racing tandem events were rather common.

Regarding comments about fixie tricks: people don't really skid or trackstand on the track these days, the point is generally to go very fast in a circle, which is significantly more fun that it sounds.
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Old 05-15-06, 10:15 AM   #17
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I hope I don't get ostracized fo this, but do they race tandems on the track? I've never seen that.
Every year Trexlertown hosts "Tandemonium." It's not quite as tandem-filled as it sounds, but it's still amazing and fun to watch. Last summer a pair of guys wiped out pretty bad. I don't think either were seriously hurt, but tandem crashes evidently look really awkward and painful.

And yeah, that bike is entirely cool. I'm wondering the same thing about the Zipps being able to support the extra weight...
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Old 05-15-06, 10:41 AM   #18
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would zipp wheels support two riders?
+1

Heck, I don't even consider them for my bike.
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Old 05-15-06, 01:03 PM   #20
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Old 05-15-06, 01:57 PM   #21
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yeah, that bike is sick. the paint scheme is goofy, but i think that's the point. have some fun people!
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