Darkside – Graeme Obree’s new bike.

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  • Darkside – Graeme Obree’s new bike.
  • RepacK
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    Look at the size of that gear!!!

    Flying Scotsman

    ps Good luck to him.

    Apart from the chainring it looks incredibly normal.

    Joxster
    Member

    Graeme is as mad as a barrel of frogs 😯

    He really should call it quits, I know why he doesn’t (probably the same reason I don’t)

    If he goes for the record I hope he gets it, he’s one of the characters that cycling is lacking in these days.

    RepacK
    Member

    I just like the position of the bike – all stretched & built with a single minded purpose & probably from stuff he had in his shed!

    it’s like my commuter except he is pushing a girlie gear

    From reading the interviews with him around the time that film came out he seems to have stayed in touch with the scene and kept his finger on the pulse. I think he’s in with a shot – time trial is one discipline where people don’t necessarily get worse as they get older.

    IHN
    Member

    He needs to flip that stem. If he’s you know, man enough.

    aracer
    Member

    He needs to flip that stem. If he’s you know, man enough.

    I’d put money on the fact he’s more aero with it that way up. Look at the piccy of him on the bike – elbows lower than hands, stretched out, thus giving him as near an approximation of the hands in front tri bar position as is possible under the regs. Given innovative positions he’s come up with in the past, that’s probably more aero than anybody else has got within the regs.

    glenp
    Member

    Michael Hutchinson’s hour record book is a good read – gives you an insight into what it takes, especially technically. Although it has to be on a traditional bike you can make it deliberately ill-fitting (as Obree is doing here) so that you still get a stretched position. If you see pics of the current record holder (who took the crown from Boardman) it is interesting to see he took a different approach with almost vertical arms to make a flat back.

    Best of luck to the guy. He got such a rotten deal from the cycling authorities. I admire he can keep going in the face of such narrow mindedness.

    His book is very sad in some places, very brave and well worth a read.

    Combined with the time trial book ‘the hour’ I really learned contempt for the UCI.

    aP
    Member

    That looks like a very aero, but also not excrutiatingly painful hour position. See how totally wrecked all the other classic hour record riders were after finishing after they’d attempted to get a good “normal” position.

    zaskar
    Member

    Thinking his chainwheel is bigger than my car wheel! 😯

    I hope he does beat the record! 😆

    andyfla
    Member

    The bike also features another Obree trademark, a huge gear: 138 inches (67×13) to be exact.

    67 !

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Did anyone see him at the Revolution events in Manchester – how was he looking?

    Premier Icon UpQuickDownSlow
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    Went to a couple of Revolutions, but don’t remember seeing him. Think I would have noticed his name in the programme!

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    The bike even has lugs!

    I wonder what the druggie cyclist union (UCI) will dream up to try to stop this effort.

    alpin
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    sodding trendies and their fixies…..

    i really like the fact it isn’t some carbon fibre all singing, all dancing machine. just a nice old fashioned looking machine.

    aP
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    It is an old fashioned looking bike because those are the UCI rules under which the hour record is now ridden.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    Chain looks slack. Seattube slot at the back so crap will get in. Stem’s too long.

    😉

    I was very lucky to have a meal with him (well , beans on toast!!)a few years ago, he is a top bloke, very intense and quite funny !! 8)

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