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Old 04-09-21, 07:36 AM
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Prince Philip could be cool

And I thought bike polo was a 2K hipster's game. Awesome. RIP.

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British Cool!

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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
And I thought bike polo was a 2K hipster's game. Awesome. RIP.

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Interesting bike. The fork appears reversed and the cranks appear to be curved. I kinda get the forks, but what's up with the curved cranks? Bet it was fun to ride.
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I only got a feel for the man thru The Crown, but what an interesting life.


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Originally Posted by CV-6 View Post
Interesting bike. The fork appears reversed and the cranks appear to be curved. I kinda get the forks, but what's up with the curved cranks? Bet it was fun to ride.
Purpose-built bike polo fixie. Straight forks so you can spin the front wheel at outrageously tight angles (including reverse). Can't explain the curved cranks, other than it might be just another example of someone failing to understand that pedal position is irrelevant to crank shape. I notice a curved seattube though.

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Curved seat tube = shorter wheelbase = tighter turns
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Curving the crankarms effectively shortens their length. Perhaps it was a custom bend to prevent tor overlap with that outrageous short wheelbase. The guys I knew who played preferred single speed with coaster brakes as well as wheel covers to prevent mallets from jamming in the spokes. It was fun to watch. I didn't dare play with my knee in wretched shape.

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Curved seat tube = shorter wheelbase = tighter turns
Also looks like next to no fork offset (I know straight forks otherwise have offset but that one looks straight in line with the headtube). I guess that means seriously high trail, lots of wheel flop, therefore tighter turns still?

I had no idea there was such a thing as a dedicated polo bike.
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Originally Posted by kylecycler View Post
Also looks like next to no fork offset (I know straight forks otherwise have offset but that one looks straight in line with the headtube). I guess that means seriously high trail, lots of wheel flop, therefore tighter turns still?

I had no idea there was such a thing as a dedicated polo bike.
When I took the UBI framebuilding class, one of the students was building just such a thing.


Polo frame guy in the middle, light blue jacket, holding bike like a rifle.

I went to lunch with him one day, he told me about interesting tweaks to standard frame design for polo. Super strong wheels with more spokes than typical, and freewheels with more pawls - competitive advantage as it will engaged a split second sooner than one with fewer pawls.
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The Maharaja of Cooch Parwani certainly sounds cool.....
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And I thought bike polo was a 2K hipster's game. Awesome. RIP.
Great minds, etc.

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