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Obree is flying again. check out the "new vintage" look

Old 05-22-09, 05:15 PM
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Obree is flying again. check out the "new vintage" look

So Graeme Obree is going to "attempt" the one hour record again. And again he's on a homemade bike.
This thing looks sweet! What a great vintage look he's got going.



http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/a...rd-again-21712
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Old 05-22-09, 05:31 PM
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That gear is ENORMOUS! Sweet bike, I hope he makes it.

If anybody hasn't seen the movie about Obree and his previous efforts at the world record, check out The Flying Scotsman.
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Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
So Graeme Obree is going to "attempt" the one hour record again. And again he's on a homemade bike.
This thing looks sweet! What a great vintage look he's got going.



http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/a...rd-again-21712
The man has got sand and Chutzpah! Hope he gets the record..
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Old 05-22-09, 08:56 PM
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good movie!
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The angle of those bars looks painful to me. If you go find the article about this, it shows his position. That makes the bike look a lot more sensible than it might otherwise look. He's trying to get aero effects while still meeting the "Merckx" rules.
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Would they not simply change the rules to outlaw his position?
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Would they not simply change the rules to outlaw his position?
Or they'll outlaw being named Graeme, or they'll outlaw being Scottish...
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I just want to know what it'll look like to see him start.
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Wow, the size of the chainring looks bigger than my spare tire.
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Looks as if the same position could be obtained with a slacker seattube, though that does get into the territory of unnecessarily long (read = noodly) top tubes. The bar position is inspired for achieving the tucked position with traditional drops; that's for sure.

Well planned frameset, if you ask me.

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When I first clicked this I thought it was a joke, since Obree is a little old now. He is awsome
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WOW. 67x13 is some SERIOUSLY ambitious gearing!!!
Good on him!
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Go Obree!
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Neat, it almost looks like that crank is photoshopped on.

I can't see the UCI having any problems with the bike but I am sure they will find a way. Jerks.

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...rd-again-21712

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Old 05-23-09, 11:40 AM
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Pedal that thing for an hour...

in that position...

maximum effort...

at 43 yrs old...

GO OBREE!


So I can't even use my gears in 53 - 13 unless I'm going downhill! I typically carry 31mph pedaling at a good effort on the preceeding flat and I can't maintain that for long.
Obviously I'm not in shape but geeze.
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Old 05-23-09, 11:57 AM
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maybe there is hope for us over 40 yet.

I bet the bike has imperial oval fork blades too.
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And AGAIN this year, but it looks like he missed his reservation at Battle Mountain.



Good article on it here/

Where do you get the parts? In this interview, it looks like he's chopped up some of his old bikes!

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Going back to the 2009 bike, is there a compelling reason he didnt just use a 12t or 11t rear cog and keep the chainring size somewhat normal? I wonder if perhaps frictional losses are significantly worse for chain on a tiny rear cog...
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Gotta love that guy...

12T track cogs are available, but need a special lockring. Perhaps efficiency is part of it, as it really drops off under 13T or 14T.

I read somewhere that the 2009 bike didn't handle well on banked tracks, so he had to stop using it.
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I didn't know anything about him before this thread. He seems like an inspirational figure now that i've read a little about him. Cool bike, cooler guy.
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I'm not sure of how much the movie actually followed his real life, but if you a cyclist and haven't seen it, I think you should. I liked it a lot.
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Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
And AGAIN this year, but it looks like he missed his reservation at Battle Mountain.

Where do you get the parts? In this interview, it looks like he's chopped up some of his old bikes!
Cool video. Thanks for sharing.

Did you see he used an old sauce pan for his shoulder support?

He thinks 'outside the box'.

Hope he takes the record.

Good luck Graeme.
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I really liked that movie. I wish him luck.
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