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Old 06-12-09, 12:16 AM   #1
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Scraper bikes=aero???

Probably a really stupid question, but I saw a kid today on a super ghetto single speed scraper bike. He had all the rims covered and taped off the "hole" between the seat, top, and down tubes.

On a track or something, would the ghetto disc wheels and whatnot help in any way?

This is a half-way serious question.
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yellow, green, orange with bling, scraper bikes is on the scene.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geIsWq5xOSE
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Old 06-12-09, 01:44 AM   #3
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i go stupid, dumb, 18 ********. scraping my bikes lookin hella ********.

my scraper bike go hard i don't need no car.
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Old 06-12-09, 01:53 AM   #4
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yes very gayero...er

on a similar note...kind of...i saw a dude last summer with a complete (home-made) foamcore aero bodykit wrapped around what looked to be a bianchi pista. in his defense tho, foamcore IS light lol. but it looked effin ridiculous.
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I am not sure just what a scraper bike is but if it is anything like the video posted the main answer is NO. just putting tape or whatever on the wheels does not give a boost in aero dynamics. also if you are participating a sanctioned track even under USCF (is it still called that?) or UCI rules I think they still ban not structural areo equipment. a full disc wheel like a mavic comet ot the old Campi Ghibli wheels, but you cannot take a standard wheel and cover the spokes to make it areo.
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I assume if they were done carefully they would reduce drag.
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a handful of people at my local track use clip-on wheel covers.
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Old 06-12-09, 12:15 PM   #8
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My scraper bike go hard dont need no car
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if you knew just how I do, I ride scraper bikes with me and my crew
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im the king of the scraper bikes, girl you know
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