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What's making this bike stand up?(22 posts)

What's making this bike stand up?MikeC
Mar 25, 2002 7:11 AM
It's Alison Wright's AIS Trek 5500 in

Is it PFM, or am I missing something?
Amazon Women On The MoonAllister Fiend
Mar 25, 2002 7:24 AM
Don't you see the strings? It is like a bad sci fi film. See Amazon Women On The Moon if you need an example.
one word...Photoshop (nm)ColnagoFE
Mar 25, 2002 8:09 AM
one word...Crankist
Mar 25, 2002 8:23 AM
I don't think it's Photoshop or a posterMikeC
Mar 25, 2002 9:12 AM
There's a shadow under the wheel, and the background details continue through the wheels and frame, so I doubt its a cutout. Amazon women? Maybe.
you can fake the shadow in photoshop easy (nm)ColnagoFE
Mar 25, 2002 10:43 AM
and even if they didn't fake the shadowColnagoFE
Mar 25, 2002 10:44 AM
they could have airbrushed out the kickstand or thing holding it up.
monofilament fishing line does wonders! -NMTig
Mar 25, 2002 9:27 AM
This is the way it is done professionally, don't try this at home.davet
Mar 25, 2002 9:35 AM
Actually the bike was pushed down the driveway and the high speed camera captured it seconds before it went into the street and was t-boned by a city bus.
Bluescreen imaging.STEELYeyed
Mar 25, 2002 9:47 AM
Clear plastic Kickstand!Brooks
Mar 25, 2002 10:10 AM
compressed air...mr_spin
Mar 25, 2002 11:52 AM
The exhaust from the car and motorcycle behind is countered by a stream of invisible compressed air. The result? The bike appears to stand on its own...
Mar 25, 2002 1:39 PM
For some reason this really bugged me, so I emailed and asked how they did it.
Their Technical Editor says that they had an assistant balance the bike and hold it with just a finger touching the stem or saddle. Then on the photographer's command, the assistant pulls out, the photographer fires off the shot, and the assistant rushes back in to catch the bike before it falls.
Pretty scary technique with someone else's bike! (Although...maybe even scarier with my own!)
re: What's making this bike stand up?Miklos
Mar 25, 2002 1:52 PM
And I thought it was because those C/F Treks were so danged light, gravity has no effect on them. ;)

Self induced track stand!.....nmbic
Mar 25, 2002 9:18 PM
This is a miracle ! Time to canonize Alison
Mar 25, 2002 1:58 PM
Similar technique was used in the picture attached, very cool IMO. Yes, the moustached guy is Dali.
Damn, the photo didn't
Mar 25, 2002 1:59 PM
If this doesn't work - you can take a look at the linktz
Mar 25, 2002 2:01 PM
Dark matter. . .js5280
Mar 25, 2002 2:54 PM
Trek has secretly manufactured their bikes using dark matter allowing apparently physics defying properties. It's Lance's "little secret" to winning the Tour. Since dark matter is as of yet undetectable, it is used w/ impunity. Now that you know this highly classified information, we're going to have to kill you. The black helicopters should be on their way. . .

Don't you know curiosity killed the cat? take some saltcoonass
Mar 25, 2002 4:09 PM
and sprinkle it under the wheels, then........
Timing is the answerSpoke Wrench
Mar 25, 2002 6:04 PM
Its like balancing eggs. You have to take the photograph at the exact moment of the equinox.
David Copperfield is practicing to make Pantani go awayAllister Fiend
Mar 26, 2002 6:30 AM
I hear it is his next tv special since Pantani won't shut up and he obviously hasn't been able to put up.