Cool track photo thread

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby minhyy » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:10 pm

some of mine as a spectator

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sat May 09, 2015 5:52 pm

Went and had a play on Caboolture Velodrome to try out the Fuji. I need to go a longer stem as I was to cramped when out of the seat and kicking. :(

Oh and that's my Digital Video Recorder on the stem. :mrgreen:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat May 09, 2015 6:30 pm

foo on patrol wrote:Went and had a play on Caboolture Velodrome to try out the Fuji. I need to go a longer stem as I was to cramped when out of the seat and kicking. :(

Oh and that's my Digital Video Recorder on the stem. :mrgreen:

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Much gunk on the track after last weeks flooding?
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sat May 09, 2015 7:39 pm

Does this answer your question? :evil:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat May 09, 2015 10:15 pm

:lol: at least it would of forced you to keep the pace up.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Sun May 10, 2015 8:03 am

What are they feeding LACC juniors on? is there something in the water?
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby minhyy » Sun May 10, 2015 11:20 am

mikesbytes wrote:What are they feeding LACC juniors on? is there something in the water?


that rodney's quite a gun isn't he
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby ironhanglider » Tue May 12, 2015 5:07 pm

foo on patrol wrote:Went and had a play on Caboolture Velodrome to try out the Fuji. I need to go a longer stem as I was to cramped when out of the seat and kicking. :(

Oh and that's my Digital Video Recorder on the stem. :mrgreen:

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Bet those wheels hold your momentum once they're wound up. I've just received the 60mm deep versions for the fixie tandem conversion.

The bike looks the part though. :D


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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri May 15, 2015 4:20 pm

Yes they are heavy suckers, Cameron. :lol:

Once I get my stem length right, I'll have a real crack at some speed on it and see how it goes. :mrgreen:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Fri May 15, 2015 6:39 pm

What gearing are you running foo?
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sat May 16, 2015 12:02 pm

I only had 86" on for this play but my prefered will be 90" or 92.5" Mike.

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Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:21 pm

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:59 pm

^^^^ This turned up on my feed yesterday, amazing. :wink:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:52 pm

In race trim for next weekend. Still doesn't look to bad with the old school wheels on it. :D

Might have to get another pump though, if I want to get full pressure in my strips. The pump only goes to 180psi and these TUFO S3 lites, go to 220psi. :)

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brawlo » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:58 am

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As awesome as the photo is, just check out how many tyre marks are on that advertising sign! He's a long way from being the first to be up there!

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:38 am

Probably a right of passage. I can't imagine the photographer just happened to be in the right place at the right time for it to accidentally happen.

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby Derny Driver » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:20 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:Probably a right of passage. I can't imagine the photographer just happened to be in the right place at the right time for it to accidentally happen.

No it was a common party trick done for the spectators in the 50s and 60's

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby Derny Driver » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:27 pm

Before everyone shares it ... it is being passed around as being Matt Gilmore which it is not. My opinion (unconfirmed) is that it is probably Aarhus track in Copenhagen which was a 110 metre track built inside an old movie theatre. The Danish riders were pretty good with the party tricks, Otto Olsen (Danish) was well known for doing this. My uncle Reg Arnold raced in Copenhagen a lot and was also able to do this, he was a great showman. Rik Van Steenbergen was another rider who would do this trick for the crowds. I suspect the rider is Danish, to me it looks a bit like Kay Werner Neilsen.
Not all the track riders / sixdaymen could do this. It was very dangerous and when you earn your living from racing, it was a risky thing to do. But all the great riders had their signature tricks, and this was one of the best ones. The crowds loved it. I believe my uncle did this on the Exhibition board track in Melbourne in a madison once in 1954. Never seen in Australia before or since.

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby siennatrack » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:03 pm

Derny Driver wrote:Before everyone shares it ... it is being passed around as being Matt Gilmore which it is not. My opinion (unconfirmed) is that it is probably Aarhus track in Copenhagen which was a 110 metre track built inside an old movie theatre. The Danish riders were pretty good with the party tricks, Otto Olsen (Danish) was well known for doing this. My uncle Reg Arnold raced in Copenhagen a lot and was also able to do this, he was a great showman. Rik Van Steenbergen was another rider who would do this trick for the crowds. I suspect the rider is Danish, to me it looks a bit like Kay Werner Neilsen.
Not all the track riders / sixdaymen could do this. It was very dangerous and when you earn your living from racing, it was a risky thing to do. But all the great riders had their signature tricks, and this was one of the best ones. The crowds loved it. I believe my uncle did this on the Exhibition board track in Melbourne in a madison once in 1954. Never seen in Australia before or since.

I showed this photo to my father and he seems to think it may be Teruzzi a six day rider from Italy that he saw perform the same trick at Dortmund in 1954 food for thought guys

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:43 pm

The Fat Bastard returns to Track race after 30+yrs absence.

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:42 am

Congrats on your return

Looks like a similar or identical velodrome to the one my club uses in Sydney
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:36 pm

Thanks Mike, the hatd work really starts now. [emoji106]

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:06 am

The new kit looks pretty cool.

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby ironhanglider » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:57 pm

foo on patrol wrote:The new kit looks pretty cool.

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:18 pm

Just a little. :)

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