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All you tri people look at this.(21 posts)

All you tri people look at this.2009_TDF_Winner
Jan 16, 2002 5:18 PM
This is Natascha Badman's tri bike from some race somewhere. (Excuse my laziness) I am only 13 so i am not going to go out have one made for me tomorrow, but could anyone tell me about it? Do they have a website or is "Cheetah" just a sponsorer.
re: All you tri people look at this.2009_TDF_Winner
Jan 16, 2002 5:31 PM
14........I made a mistake i am 14 years old and also i should mention, I probly know more about road bikes than you do so leave no detain out. Thanks.
re: All you tri people look at this.Allen az
Jan 16, 2002 7:59 PM
If you know more about road bikes than we do, then why are you asking us this?
re: All you tri people look at this.2009_TDF_Winner
Jan 16, 2002 8:21 PM
what i meant by that is i know what each component is, not specific parts. Even though i know every shimano and campy part doesn't mean i can identify everything on that bike. I only know that the pedals are time......
lol (nm)Woof the dog
Jan 16, 2002 8:42 PM
the bike is ugly by the way
I kinda like it... something that Batman would come up with! -NMTig
Jan 24, 2002 11:36 AM
re: All you tri people look at this.Moe
Jan 26, 2002 12:08 AM
Apparently you dont know more than all of us, if you are asking such a lame question.
Details 4Ushirt
Jan 16, 2002 9:19 PM
It has a Selle San Marco seat, I'm pretty sure. It could also be a Selle Italia. Probably not a Corbin, though.

I'm 36. No wait, I'm 37. I forget. Can somebody tell me?
re: All you tri people look at this.YoungRcR
Jan 17, 2002 3:27 AM
Your askin for it when you say, "and also i should mention, I probly know more about road bikes than you do so leave no detain out"

So you say your gonna win the 2009 TDF, if your 14 now, and its 2002, then your gonna win the TDF at the age of 21? Seems kinda young. Most riders hit there peak in there late 20s to early 30s. SO what kinda riding are you doing? Are you training for the BIG PICTURE as in a future career? (building the huge base required to race in europe) Or are you training for the US crits that last 30min to 1 hour?
re: All you tri people look at this.2009_TDF_Winner
Jan 16, 2002 11:24 PM
Sorry i asked. I hoped this msg board would have some people that had the same appresiation for bicycle art as i do. In the 2009 Bicycling Mag. issue about the Tour De France. They will have me labled as the "Tech Geek" just like Lance and the Agrical guy. Both exellent riders.....
If your gonna win the tour...tuffnick
Jan 27, 2002 11:12 AM
...at least get rid of the attitude. You've talked the talk now you just gotta do it. Good luck.

And for the record its a beautiful bike I'll agree with you there.
It's a CAT Cheetah,TJeanloz
Jan 17, 2002 10:27 AM
It's a Swiss built CAT Cheetah, info @
www.catbikes.ch

It's generally considered one of the most aerodynamic bicycles on the market. However, it is not legal for UCI cycling races.
Beautiful bike; bad post.allervite
Jan 17, 2002 10:52 AM
There are plenty of people here that share your love for the bicycle. However, there are few people here who like to be condescended (Look it up)to. Asking for information and then saying, "I probably know more than you," about that information tends to make others not want to answer you. The fact that you are 14 is probably the reason you did not get more negative posts. There is something called "diplomacy", look that word up too. I'll look for you in the 2009 tour.
Thank youmikebikr
Jan 21, 2002 1:16 PM
Your diplomatic post was considerably less offensive than mine was going to be. I might suggest a little more time in English class and a little less on the bike. Then maybe the "Tour 2009 winner" won't find himself flipping burgers in 2010.
Thank youjswhern
Jan 27, 2002 3:27 PM
It is difficult to take anyone serious who spells like that. I think we may see our tdf writer at the 2009 tour washing the bike lingo off the roads.
re: All you tri people look at this.brider
Jan 17, 2002 11:48 AM
This is basically a one-off design. The fork is definitely not normal -- note the unified fork/"stem". The head tube is a "hidden" design that's closed off at the top in the frame. Also, this is a pretty extreme position, with the bars at such a low level compared to the saddle. Most people wouldn't be able to ride this bike, let alone for 112 miles, then run a marathon. There's a good commentary on the Slowtwitch site that might be worth checking out.
Actually strictly stock...TJeanloz
Jan 17, 2002 12:16 PM
It's a different design, and custom sized, but you can buy one yourself for the (really) bargain price of $4500.00- for the whole bike! The USPS TT frameset costs almost that much...

It's a radical, though available bike. And a pretty good one for the tri-geek market.
Back in the day..Wayne
Jan 17, 2002 12:26 PM
4 or 5 years ago when I was doing tri's there was a similar looking bike. I think the name of the company was Hotta, I thought they were British. Can anyone shed some light on this?
Hotta Was a similar design...TJeanloz
Jan 17, 2002 1:13 PM
The Hotta and CAT share some design features, but Hotta effectively disappeared after the UCI rule changes.

Info on them is still available:
http://www.bikindex.com/prd/hotta/index.html
Hotta Was a similar design...schills
Jan 21, 2002 5:25 PM
This bike was just written up in Triathlon Magazine. Shifters are twist style. Bike is made to rder based on a persons specific measurements. I think they made 13 of them last year.
Back in the day..jswhern
Jan 27, 2002 3:20 PM
Hotta is made to tailer in UK. A rider in the club I ride with has one. He had it made for him when he was on vacation in Europe.