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Bikes from the 1996 Olympics?(7 posts)

Bikes from the 1996 Olympics?BAi9302010
Mar 17, 2002 4:28 PM
Can anyone identify what bike companies made these bikes from the 1996 Olympic time trial?

The first picture is of a guy that I don't know.
Patrick YonkerBAi9302010
Mar 17, 2002 4:34 PM
This isa Look bike, I've never seen before.
Chris BoardmanBAi9302010
Mar 17, 2002 4:40 PM
This isn't a very good picture, but I have another one of Chris Boardman in the 1996 Olympics and his bike looks just like the Cervelo p2k, but I don't think that Cervelo started making it until a couple of years later. It could als be a Hotta Perimeter, but those were made of carbon fiber and from what I can tell from the other picture, this one is aluminum.
US GT BikesBAi9302010
Mar 17, 2002 4:46 PM
During the 1996 Olympic time trial, the US riders also rode some awesome bikes. They had special GT Edge "funny" bikes that had a 650c front wheel and 700c rear wheel. For the time, the were really advanced, but now they would probably be on par with the aerodynamics of a Cervelo.

You can see a picture here:
http://yellowbike.com/news/rolldown.html
thats a hot pic ;-) NMSpirito di Finocchio
Mar 17, 2002 5:03 PM
The Frame is a KG296Dave Hickey
Mar 17, 2002 5:10 PM
LOOK had three variations of this frame. THE PKV Atlanta(track), CLM titanium(TT), and the CLM Carbon(TT). The Titanium and carbon versions looked the same, so it's hard to tell which frame it is.
The German bikeboneman
Mar 18, 2002 4:35 AM
It's made by the Institute For Research and Development of Sporting Equipment (FES), in Berlin from carbon fiber. Many International track riders continue to use their frames in track events. I saw them used in the past few World track championships in all the disciplines although interestingly enough, Jenns Fiedler rode a Look in the sprint event.