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    LOOK track bike, eat your heart out.

    Hipster^2. Made by Brent Ruegamer.


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    and it comes with a matching helmet... but can you put risers on it?

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    Someone has clearly put form ahead of function. No need to 'eat one's heart out'.

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    i dont see anything hipster about this bike. thread fails

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    Quote Originally Posted by fetch View Post
    i dont see anything hipster about this bike. thread fails
    The picture doesn't show the optional Deep V's and PBR bottle cages.
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    Broken until next season

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    wasn't this in the Spawn Movie?

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    Who wins?


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    How much of a real advantage does a bike like this give you on the track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroPye View Post
    How much of a real advantage does a bike like this give you on the track?
    Not as much as a skinsuit and a TT helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroPye View Post
    How much of a real advantage does a bike like this give you on the track?
    Near zero wind drag.
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    I guess the feel good aspect of this story is that the perpetrators did this as a couple. It's nice to see people coming together with a common love of cycling and assault.

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    Is that a 20t cog on the back? What kind of events is this guy riding?

    Also, Ümlaut is a pretty sweet band, so that's cool.
    trued 'till death

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfcrossrider View Post
    Near zero wind drag.
    Well I figured as much about the wind drag, but I would love to see how that really effected races. Like is it the difference in a split second?

    I am just being skeptical because find these crazy carbon aero bikes overly excessive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroPye View Post
    How much of a real advantage does a bike like this give you on the track?
    Only a guy with a wind tunnel (or a world-class racer who does a timed lap or two with it and compares the times) could tell... But I'm inclined to say it'd decide a 1000m TT at elite level. Eliminating the vertical bits (fork, chainstay) should make a noticeable difference.
    Of course it's not UCI legal (or is it?)

    Edit: re being skeptical about wind drag reduction giving significant benefits: look up the recumbent speed record for an extreme example, or Graeme Obree's hour record for that matter. Of course this is a less extreme bike setup but aerodynamics matter in racing, mainly in TT.
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    Hey there's the pic I was thinking of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LóFarkas View Post
    Only a guy with a wind tunnel (or a world-class racer who does a timed lap or two with it and compares the times) could tell... But I'm inclined to say it'd decide a 1000m TT at elite level. Eliminating the vertical bits (fork, chainstay) should make a noticeable difference.
    Of course it's not UCI legal.
    Again, a skinsuit and TT helmet is exponetially more beneficial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    for realsies? who needs to be relieved of the money that they can't spend well?

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    For reference, those two bikes and the Enzo is owned by a Japanese hipster business tycoon. I think he is in his 30's.

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    That man's two bikes are worth more then me

    Not to mention the freaking fancy car.

    Thanks for the wind-drag elite racing explanation about these kinds of bikes though.

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    Yeah, I wish I had saved the picture of the guy, along with his bikes. Anyone got that?
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    He should be shot.

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    He should be praised.
    My Current Bikes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude View Post
    He should be shot.
    That sounds like a job for the new gang in town

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    LóFarkas, I just noticed your location is Budapest, Hungary. My pa owns / rents out an apartment for tourists over there. Planning on going back this winter / spring. It's my favorite city. Rock on.

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    That isn't a bike anymore.

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