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ldmataya 01-11-19 10:07 AM

Great stuff! I think you two should show up at the start line of a triathlon. We'll build a flying saucer, get a fog machine, and re-create the opening scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

P.S. Robbie - they were trying to ban you - not the bike.

squirtdad 01-11-19 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 20742141)

As much as I like mine for what it is, corresponding with James during the "process" made it meaningful. I'll remember it for that, long after I can't turn a crank. The thing to do now, is find some way to ride with him.

you two should show up at an eroica event and cause a stir :)

fleslider 01-11-19 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 20742171)
Yep, Colorado, Kansas?

Note that cable run from the stop to the BB. That is one long stretch.


My vote is Colorado.

Chr0m0ly 01-11-19 12:53 PM

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...92fc9b383.jpeg

Originally Posted by ldmataya (Post 20742792)
Great stuff! I think you two should show up at the start line of a triathlon. We'll build a flying saucer, get a fog machine, and re-create the opening scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

P.S. Robbie - they were trying to ban you - not the bike.

Starting to remind me of an old Charlie Sheen flick...

RobbieTunes 01-11-19 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by since6 (Post 20742746)
Does the spar top tube bob up and down like the "Soft Ride?"

Lovely bikes and great builds by your both. :thumb:

Not at all, and thanks.

RobbieTunes 01-11-19 12:55 PM


Originally Posted by seypat (Post 20742647)
No seat tube would mean no double connected triangle. Maybe that is a requirement.

Lack of seat stays is a definite possibility. No seat tube, no seat stays on one, no seat stays, no top tube on the other. I'm sure the UCI had a lot of reasons. Now, if Boardman had shown up with it, or a French guy...

RobbieTunes 01-11-19 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by USAZorro (Post 20742614)
It would have to be beautiful for that to happen. :innocent: The whole soft-ride thing never captivated this old geezer. The only thing soft on that bike is me, when mounted.

We have different beholders... but it certainly is in great condition. What's with that crankset though? ;) Simple, Shimano had little sense of style between 6500 and 9000.

also... Is the rear brake attached to the water bottle cage?

Not any more. :lol:

I'll make amends with my International...:o

RobbieTunes 01-11-19 01:05 PM


Originally Posted by 3speedslow (Post 20742767)
Every once in a while I would see one in a group ride around Greensboro, but just one.

He is from Troy, NC. His frame was considered "ruined" by a previous owner who tried to use a pipe wrench to remove an external BB. Some other guy paid $50 for it, on the off chance he could remove the BB. He used a hacksaw blade to cut it into 1/4 sections, carefully, and removed the pieces. Then he installed the components you saw in Greensboro, and sold it to the guy in Troy. The guy showed up for the test-ride (at a Jaguar dealership in Cary NC) and had to call his bank to get them to up the limit on his ATM card. The bank notified his wife and she called him immediately. It was quite a conversation to listen to.

Don't ask me how I know this.

RobbieTunes 01-11-19 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by 3speedslow (Post 20742767)
Would certainly draw attention if TWO showed up! And even more so if the riders had same team kit!

Courtesy of hodgykins:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d1ead7feed.jpg

since6 01-11-19 02:47 PM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9db93f95fc.jpg
Hey, this even matches the bikes colors, potential team jersey?

madpogue 01-11-19 04:06 PM

^^^^^^^ The movie budget is probably roughly equal to that of these two bikes.....

Looking back at the eBay order/waiting adventures, I was picturing Robbie showing up at the Meadowlands, shovel in hand......

jamesdak 01-11-19 05:40 PM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 20743147)

Boy that's perfect for me right now!

Doc's had me off the bikes since mid Nov and I'm starting to look like one of those sloths. :o

since6 01-11-19 05:53 PM

Yes, where do you find those jerseys? They would be perfect for our tandem, we're old, we're slow, we'll..............get there. LOL

crank_addict 01-11-19 09:39 PM


Originally Posted by Steve Whitlatch (Post 20742251)
Cool thread! Both bikes came out great. Why were they banned from competition?


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 20742577)
UCI said because of no seat tube, I believe. Disgruntled fans think it's because of the aero qualities at the time, or having that rear wheel up under the rider more than usual (due to no seat tube).

I might add, the Giant MCR was also banned, and that was just as odd, no real top tube. It was a very hard bike to even build much less go fast.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...03670e7471.jpg

For one thing, the Trek Y foil has proved its aero design with rider and in conventional positioning.

If you've haven't already, do check out the Slowtwitch forum / triathlon TT retro and history. So many bizarre useless CO$TLY designs.

Drillium Dude 01-11-19 09:59 PM


Originally Posted by crank_addict (Post 20743857)
If you've haven't already, do check out the Slowtwitch forum / triathlon TT retro and history. So many bizarre useless CO$TLY designs.

Aaagh!!! I can't unsee all that now!

I tell ya, some of those triathlon designs are simply hideous. Brrrrrr!

I like Y-Foils, tho. Saw my first while stationed in Hawaii and I admit to thinking about building one with Super Record.

DD

seypat 01-12-19 09:23 AM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 20743147)

This is the team for me.

crank_addict 01-12-19 03:53 PM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...41294eefc5.png

seypat 01-15-19 08:18 PM

The 2 on the DC list are starting to drop. Still out of my range. Both are tricked out. One of them has a funky integrated looking Mavic group. Might be Zap. The RD appears to have an aero cover on it.

jamesdak 01-15-19 09:50 PM


Originally Posted by seypat (Post 20750022)
The 2 on the DC list are starting to drop. Still out of my range. Both are tricked out. One of them has a funky integrated looking Mavic group. Might be Zap. The RD appears to have an aero cover on it.

Almost pulled the trigger on a Zap groupset to put on my Gan Team Lemond last year. But wasn't sure if I could really get it to work and wanted to be able to keep riding the bike. Still, the thought remains....


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6966d072a8.jpg

Chrome Molly 01-16-19 05:58 AM

I need some double mint gum after this thread.

Beautiful builds guys. Especially like the red spokes on the zeros.

RobbieTunes 01-16-19 07:02 AM


Originally Posted by seypat (Post 20742653)
Now we have these. Lots of area to hide stuff.

https://ride.diamondback.com/andean

That is cool. Way cool.

seypat 01-16-19 10:41 AM

Mektronic on the one bike.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/d/arlington-trek-foil-seventy-seven-54-cm/6780253189.html


https://smd.craigslist.org/bik/d/la-...776660540.html

seypat 01-16-19 10:54 AM

This is more within my price range. The colors match. That is the ugliest stem I have ever seen. It looks like a beer can. Would this bike be acceptable for the group? :lol:

https://fredericksburg.craigslist.or...795197403.htmlTrek 1000 Road Bike with Trainer and accessories - $325 (Frederick)




RobbieTunes 01-16-19 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by seypat (Post 20750737)
This is more within my price range. The colors match. That is the ugliest stem I have ever seen. It looks like a beer can. Would this bike be acceptable for the group? :lol:

https://fredericksburg.craigslist.or...795197403.htmlTrek 1000 Road Bike with Trainer and accessories - $325 (Frederick)



Well, you could part it out and buy a bike with the money.

seypat 01-16-19 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 20751389)

Well, you could part it out and buy a bike with the money.

That I could. I'll keep an eye on them. I don't know if the Mektronic works, but it looks wicked!


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