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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:20 am 
Devout Dirtbag
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Paid a visit to the excellent Coventry Transport Museum recently. In the entrance hall there was a display of various items including this bike. Unfortunately I can't remember what it is but am I right in thinking that the forks are on back to front? There was a photo of the bike in use many years ago and the forks were definitely facing the other way.

I can't believe I would be the only person to notice this so I find it a bit odd really as you'd think they would know what they were doing.

Ian.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:30 am 
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Not necessarily, certain track bikes have their forks like that.

Then again, so do BSOs built up by ASDA's advertising company :)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:31 am 
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Judging by that massive chainring it's a Stayer bike used for pacing behind behind a motorbike. The forks are usually that way round on those bikes.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:40 am 
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Yes , it's a vintage stayer track bike and the forks are intentionally reversed , unlike the bike on the recent Tesco's BSO TV adverts :o


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:13 pm 
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Okay, Thanks. I was a bit puzzled by it and couldn't imagine how they would get it wrong.

I remember Asda being a bit red faced a couple of years back when they advertised bikes with the forks the wrong way round. They had to pull the ad's pretty rapidly if I remember right.

Ian.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:16 pm 
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if you want a big chainring check this picture out!

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im guessing it is for a high speed attempt, using the motorbike to draft so to make it easier to get up to speed.


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