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Old 12-10-07, 03:43 PM   #1
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LOOK track bike, eat your heart out.

Hipster^2. Made by Brent Ruegamer.

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Old 12-10-07, 03:51 PM   #2
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and it comes with a matching helmet... but can you put risers on it?
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Old 12-10-07, 03:51 PM   #3
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Someone has clearly put form ahead of function. No need to 'eat one's heart out'.
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Old 12-10-07, 03:52 PM   #4
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i dont see anything hipster about this bike. thread fails
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Old 12-10-07, 03:54 PM   #5
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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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Old 12-10-07, 04:07 PM   #6
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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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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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How much of a real advantage does a bike like this give you on the track?
Near zero wind drag.
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Old 12-10-07, 04:11 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 12-10-07, 04:14 PM   #12
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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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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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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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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?
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He should be shot.
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He should be praised.
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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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