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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:19 pm 
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yeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaawwww

these guys know how to party! :P


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:48 pm 
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That's how we rock it at this end of the world boys :D

"If the rock don't get ya the pedals will"......gold! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:45 pm 
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29ers rocking it BITD.


Unless their were some freakishly tall dudes in that race, a lot of the bikes were 26 inch - which was pretty common for 50's roadsters:

http://sheldonbrown.com/english-3.html

I'm guessing that they were riding with drum brakes too.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:59 pm 
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About those 26 inch roadster rims:

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http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ra-e.html#raleighpattern

The rim style used on higher-end Raleigh 3-speeds. The Raleigh pattern rim was similar to the Westwood rim, except that it had flat sides and square corners, so it could be used with either caliper brakes or rod brakes. It may have been the strongest rim ever made. This style of rim is most commonly found in the 590 mm (26 x 1 3/8) size and smaller.

Raleigh pattern rims are sometimes also referred to as "Westrick", which is a made-up word combining "Westwood" with "Endrick." Westwood rims were only for use with rod brakes; Endrick rims were only for use with caliper brakes; but Raleigh Pattern, a.k.a. "Westrick" rims can be used with either type.

They combine the raised (or dropped, depending how you look at it) center that keeps rod brake shoes free from the risk of hitting the spokes, with the flat sides required for rim brakes.

Raleigh Pattern rims are preternaturally strong, probably the strongest bicycle rims ever made. However, like all steel rims, they can get bumps on the sidewalls from pothole impacts an the like.


..So possibly pretty damn good, depending on what tyres were available.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Love it BITD? This is BBTD: Back Before the Day

And some cool proto-rapping to boot!

Brilliant! And very courageous riders too


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