Crowz wrote:I've always found single shocks oddly disturbing. Maybe it's more of a mental thing...
open topic, for anything cycling related.
Silly thing I find is removing the frame from the leading edge (between the 12 and 3 o'clock positions for those playing along at home) exposes the tyre to the airflow. The speed of the airflow over the tyre is twice the speed of the bike. The extra drag would affect the speed more than the reduced weight.
This is why cars like this Mercedes were banned from Grand Prix racing.
In the morning, we RIDE.
Two hundred or so years of development, and look, we're right back where we started!
My bike blog. Long on rumination, rambling and opinion. Why let facts ruin everything?
But think of the benefits, disc brakes and no ar5e splinters Of course, if things go pear shaped on the edge of Dead Mans Creek, there's no bailing before the splash...
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
Err I think you are referring to the 1955 300 SLR. They raced at a time when average speed of the cars was practically limited by how fast they could stop. The rear canopy behind the cockpit would be lifted up as an air brake when the driver put his foot on the pedal causing both visual and aerodynamic interference to cars following closely. This made them unpopular with other drivers, the Mercedes response was apparently 'If you don't like it, either overtake or fall back'. Falling back is unthinkable for a racing driver and overtaking was impossible because they had fantastic engines, this is why they were the most successful racing car of all time.
They were withdrawn from racing during the 1956 Le Mans race, when one of the cars crashed and flipped up into the grandstand killing 90 something people. (at that time the Mercedes driven by Moss/Fangio was in the lead by two laps from the next one). This crash caused a drastic re-think in the design of race tracks.
Their withdrawal from racing had nothing to do with their success. The next car to dominate the racing scene was the no less streamlined D type Jaguar, with disc brakes.
They say that golf spoils a good walk. That looks like a good bike ride would be spoiled by having to walk.
bychosis (bahy-koh-sis): A mental disorder characterised by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality not containing bicycles.
Campagnolo aero drink bottle from the 80's, I had one on my custom Spokesman but the bottle eventually disintegrated from sitting about too long. Last year my son sourced a NOS one which resides in the shed in original box. The handle made it comfortable and easy to use as the shape was not really conducive to a firm grip when having some refreshment. Ill stick a piccy up one day.
2008 Specialized SWorks Roubaix SL - Zipps - Campag - Nuff Said
1986 Spokesman Model 11 Racing - Campag Nuvo Record - Stronglight - Shimano 600
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