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crazy bike?!?!(11 posts)

crazy bike?!?!scary slow
Oct 14, 2002 12:40 PM
Anyone have any idea what this bike is all about? I found the picture on lustracing.com.
oops...here is the picscary slow
Oct 14, 2002 12:42 PM
Anyone have any idea what this bike is all about? I found the picture on lustracing.com.
oops...here is the picteoteoteo
Oct 14, 2002 1:02 PM
Is that an ass-scoop designed to be use noxious emisions as jet propulsion?
I seriously doubt this is UCI or USCF legal (nm)brider
Oct 14, 2002 1:39 PM
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That's probably either a...Wayne
Oct 15, 2002 8:15 AM
Hotta or Cheetah. Back when I was doing tri's 4 or 5 years ago I saw one or two. Very expensive Carbon (monocoque?) TT frames. I think the design was Hotta's (a British company) that went away and Cheetah (a swiss company) started making them on a custom basis only. A google search could probably get you some info.
Here you go...Wayne
Oct 15, 2002 8:21 AM
http://www.catbikes.ch/starte.htm
I don't know where I got that info. above but it's nice to know it's somewhat accurate.
Maybe so...brider
Oct 15, 2002 9:14 AM
I don't think it really is a Cheetah, but even if it is, that doesn't explain that huge thing behind the rider.
I can't tell...Wayne
Oct 15, 2002 9:28 AM
what's behind the rider on my computer it's too dark. I was just basing my response off of the frame I could see under the rider. Anyway, I think the basic frame design (called a T or cross frame maybe?) was originally Hotta. What's it look like to you is behind him?
I can't tell...scary slow
Oct 15, 2002 12:16 PM
there is a large flatulance reciprocator hanging off the rear of the bike. to me it appears it would create a large amount of drag. i have searched for a better picture, but have been unable to find one.
I cleaned the image up a little...scary slow
Oct 15, 2002 12:32 PM
I am still trying to figure this one out. I can't see how the large duct/vent/fairing on the rear of the bike would provide any type of performance advantage. Maybe this is the UCI's way of handicapping riders (kinda like golf). Then again if that were the case then I should be allowed to race on a motorcycle.
Looks like someone took the Hotta design...Wayne
Oct 16, 2002 4:30 AM
and made their own bike with a fairing on the back. I'm sure the idea is to "smooth" the air that is flowing over/around the rider since that creates some of the drag. But I can't see how that thing wouldn't "catch" more air and thus create more drag than it could possibly decrease.