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In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:48 pm
by Lots of steel bikes
That's not a chainring ...

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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:11 pm
by rkelsen
I've seen that guy down at Southbank.

Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:57 am
by Ferrovelo
I was wondering how you were going to use 'that's not a knife' in the retro bike forum.
Looks like you could still ride than thing if the front wheel came off.

Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:02 am
by bicyclepassion
He gets around. I saw the same bloke down Beach Road last Sunday. He had an aero helmet on, a disc in the back, Zipp 808 in the front, and purple shoes, but I'm pretty sure it was the same bloke. He was doing 32 kmh, downhill, and about 40 cadence. I saw him nearly fall off, looking at his reflection in the shop windows. I wanted to see how he went accelerating away from the lights, but I couldn't hang around that long.

Seriously though, what is the origin of that photo? He obviously has serious intent. I wonder if it is the Australian Ariel brand? The bike has the American astabula type cranks.

He wouldnt have to worry about toeclip overlap. He has to worry about Chainwheel overlap!

Warren

Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:14 am
by Dow Jones Index
bicyclepassion wrote:Seriously though, what is the origin of that photo? He obviously has serious intent. I wonder if it is the Australian Ariel brand? The bike has the American astabula type cranks.


I think I read somewhere it was set up like that to set a motorpace record, but that's all I can remember, and I could be dreamin'

Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:02 pm
by Torana68
I think I read somewhere it was set up like that to set a motorpace record, but that's all I can remember, and I could be dreamin'[/quote]

yep that would be the only way you could wind it up at all, cool looking thing though :)

Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:18 pm
by WyvernRH
Chasing behind a railway locomotive possibly?
Did they do that in Oz?
Cheers
Richard

Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:18 pm
by barkmadly
Try this for a story... This bloke was determined to be a champion hill climber with the belief that low cadence, a neat hair style and steely gaze were the secrets to defying the pull of gravity.
Thunder-thighs McGee was the odd name his sponsor Ariel coined for him. F****W** Norm to those that new him better. True.

Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:23 pm
by Clydesdale Scot
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locomotive is too slow, need a dragster
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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:35 pm
by Lots of steel bikes
bicyclepassion wrote:
Seriously though, what is the origin of that photo? He obviously has serious intent. I wonder if it is the Australian Ariel brand? The bike has the American astabula type cranks.

Warren


Picture found on this site:

http://oncyclopedia.net/wiki/Ronde_van_Vlaanderen

Can anyone translate dutch?

Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:40 pm
by Ozkaban
Lots of steel bikes wrote:Picture found on this site:

http://oncyclopedia.net/wiki/Ronde_van_Vlaanderen

Can anyone translate dutch?


Google Can (sort of)

Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:50 pm
by Lots of steel bikes
Ozkaban wrote:
Lots of steel bikes wrote:Picture found on this site:

http://oncyclopedia.net/wiki/Ronde_van_Vlaanderen

Can anyone translate dutch?


Google Can (sort of)


Thanks Ozkaban. Story doesn't seem to fit the picture.

Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:15 pm
by Ferrovelo
I like some of the other pictures in that article.
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