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I am all for the "aero tuck" but this is ridiculous(14 posts)

I am all for the "aero tuck" but this is ridiculousonespeed
May 7, 2003 6:03 AM
I ran into this on my way home yesterday.
I cant imagine riding this thing.

My back would scream out in pain after 2 blocks,
not to mention that the thing is fixed with no brakes.
deters thieves, at least... nmweiwentg
May 7, 2003 6:07 AM
hah! (nm)jtferraro
May 7, 2003 6:30 AM
re: I am all for the "aero tuck" but this is ridiculousMazinger
May 7, 2003 6:33 AM
Coaster brakes?
Strange seat tilt.MR_GRUMPY
May 7, 2003 6:48 AM
Old fashioned pursuit bike. 3-4K at max. speed.
Team pursuit: Small front wheel for closer drafting? nmSpunout
May 7, 2003 7:34 AM
is it UCI legal? nmcyclopathic
May 7, 2003 8:00 AM
Team Baggy-Pants/Bong-Loader?...nmIFTreedog
May 7, 2003 8:27 AM
I am not making a connection. Explain please. (nm)onespeed
May 7, 2003 8:45 AM
..people who wear baggy pants and load bongs might ride this? nmIFTreedog
May 7, 2003 8:55 AM
re: I am all for the "aero tuck" but this is ridiculousbrian n
May 7, 2003 8:57 AM
seeing as its in a city, i'll put $100 on it saying its a messenger bike. a couple of summers ago i raced against a bunch of bike messengers from philly and asked them why they use single speeds without brakes in the city. they couldn't really give me a good answer besides the coolness factor. i also asked them about the extreme drop i see some of their bikes set up with (like this one), and often times it was whatever frame the rider could get cheaply or quickly to replace the inevitable broken frame from car impacts. they also cut their handlebars to ridiculously skinny proportions to allow them to ride easily between parked cars etc.

crazy!

-brian
SSs without brakes borders impossible;Steve_0
May 7, 2003 10:28 AM
i'd venture to guess you were racing FGs ;)

Anyhoo, I believe onespeed's from NYC; they have a decent following of trackriders who ARENT messengers (perhaps former,etc).

'coolness' isnt really the issue; 'oneness' is.

Steve (a single bike, car-impacted cheap-framed, skinny-barred bike rider [WITH brakes. u think i'm nuts?])
Abraham Olano's Old Rig...Akirasho
May 7, 2003 12:02 PM


Radical, but not unheard of...

Be the bike.
... a few more...Akirasho
May 7, 2003 12:23 PM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/?id=2003/features/paris_nicett

Be the bike.