In the words of Crocodile Dundee

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In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:48 pm

That's not a chainring ...

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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Postby rkelsen » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:11 pm

I've seen that guy down at Southbank.
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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Postby amrjon » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:57 pm

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.
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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Postby bicyclepassion » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:02 am

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!

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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Postby Dow Jones Index » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:14 am

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'
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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Postby Torana68 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:02 pm

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 :)
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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Postby WyvernRH » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:18 pm

Chasing behind a railway locomotive possibly?
Did they do that in Oz?
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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Postby barkmadly » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:18 pm

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.
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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:23 pm

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locomotive is too slow, need a dragster
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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:35 pm

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?
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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Postby Ozkaban » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:40 pm

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)
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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:50 pm

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.
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Re: In the words of Crocodile Dundee

Postby amrjon » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:15 pm

I like some of the other pictures in that article.
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