rustychisel wrote:toff wrote:An interesting motorpace bike from Switzerland... I wonder what those 2 extra supports are for? Wind vibration?
The others you can keep, what is that titanium thing anyway? but that motorpace bike is just brutal. I'd need to be at 40kmh just to spin the crank over and I'd never get it turning anyway. Eeeek.
The supports are just that, bracing against the rather serious forces on a banked track when hitting the curves at 80kmh. One slipping bar stem and it's all over. Which brings me to ask, is that a Campagnolo Sheriff Star front wheel hub radially laced???? I'm sorta wondering at the stiffness of the build and the forces it would have to endure. Scary S***.
On your wheels- You run fuse-wire round and round (many times) on the cross-overs, and solder... that strengthens 'em up. Radial Spoked?