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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:37 pm 
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Like this Richard?


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:44 pm 
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Steven,

Very good!!!!! But who polices the police?????? The UCI?

I better add that the seat would make no difference to me - i need illegal legs.

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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:30 am 
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Thierry Marie rode a TdF prolog with a saddle that had a 'bum rest' and a long aerodynamic 'tail'.

He only did it once.

UCI jumped on it like the proverbial ton of bricks.


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:42 am 
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has to be.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqzW9vGY76Q


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:47 am 
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It reminds me of those saddles they use on acrobatic bikes for ´Kunstradfahren´ or ´Saalsport´. I think they help getting the front wheel off the floor and easier gripping. It would certainly make for an interesting looking end to a sprint :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:06 am 
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I used to have a saddle like that when I was a kid but I don't remember it making me any faster.

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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:34 am 
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Ata,

Could you explain what ´Kunstradfahren´ or ´Saalsport´ is please, it is new to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:50 am 
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TGR wrote:
Ata,

Could you explain what ´Kunstradfahren´ or ´Saalsport´ is please, it is new to me.

Richard


I´m no expert, but it´s best described as cycling crossed with figure skating. It was and still is fairly popular in Germany, hence the German terms (Kunstradfahren translates loosely as figure cycling (literally art cycling) and Saalsport as Hall Sport (it seems to be practised indoors mostly). I only know a bit because a friend, who is into trick biking, picked up a kunstrad frame at a a bike jumble in Belgium and we tried to figure it out. The bikes are quite specialised for their task, you can see an example here http://www.embacher-collection.at/radseiten/3-1-AUGUSTRABENEICK-Saalsportrad-en.html.

Here´s a video


Unfortunately the frame my friend picked had well camouflaged and dangerous damage in the fork, so haven´t seen it in action.


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:09 am 
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Ata,

Quite incredible. I am absolutely amazed at the video.

Thanks,

Richard


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:51 pm 
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the infamous selle italia "lumbar something or other"


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