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Old 09-17-10, 11:04 AM   #1
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just found this

Don't know how I've missed this site before - amazing vintage track bike collection!
http://vintagetrackbikes-corbettclas...max-results=50
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Old 09-17-10, 11:30 AM   #2
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im really sick of these hipsters and their "ironic" mustaches.
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Old 09-17-10, 11:37 AM   #3
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the big chainring pictures are crazy.
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Old 09-17-10, 11:42 AM   #4
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I cant imagine those rings would be too durable. It seems like they are s o big it would be tough to make one stiff enough that it wouldnt bend.
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Old 09-17-10, 11:46 AM   #5
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This is in my LBS. Just bought some tubes there this morning:

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chainring almost touching the floor ftw. I'm wondering if leaning is an issue much like pedal strike but more like carve into the banks.
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don't know how i've missed this site before - amazing vintage track bike collection!
http://vintagetrackbikes-corbettclas...max-results=50
oh wow.

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OP pic, in close up on the actual site, appears to have a belt drive.
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I've seen pictures of those bikes where they would ride behind motorcycles trying to break speed records (I assume). The motorcycle would have this aerodynamic wedge directly behind it that was big enough to block out rider behind it if you were looking at it head-on (imagine a tractor-trailer, but instead of the trailer there'd be a guy on that bike behind the cab...) and it was the riders job to get as close as possible to the backside of that airdam to keep out of the wind resistance. There'd be a bar with a rolling pin on it that was spaced a few inches from the dam so that if the bike got too close (or maybe it was when it got just at the right distance) then his front wheel would just turn the pin.

It's interesting.

edit: in the pic with the red Schwinn you can see a picture of the apparatus in the placard underneath the bike... and I was mistaken; it's not a motorcycle... it's a race-car.

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Old 09-21-10, 03:56 PM   #10
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chainring almost touching the floor ftw. I'm wondering if leaning is an issue much like pedal strike but more like carve into the banks.
that bike was made for straight fast runs, not leaning into turns.
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oh...i thought that was your latest acquisition.

darn.
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Dookie, you saw my merckx, right?
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Don't know how I've missed this site before - amazing vintage track bike collection!
http://vintagetrackbikes-corbettclas...max-results=50
I forgot to mention, I actually owned one of these Racycles, the Racycle Roadster.
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chainring almost touching the floor ftw. I'm wondering if leaning is an issue much like pedal strike but more like carve into the banks.
That was a special "stayer" bike for a motor-paced speed record attempt on a straight course.

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