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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:57 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Chap at work rode from Buxton tho Derby backwards on a fixed wheel about 6 years ago.Came down the high peak trail 8) He made it all the way.Had a mirror fitted to the back of his saddle to see where he was going.
All to see if he could :shock: and raise money for a charity.


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:14 pm 
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And did he raise much money? I think i will stick with trying to ride forwards - that is struggle enough for me!

Richard


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:38 pm 
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ata wrote:
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.


I'd like to see Peter Sagan doing something like this across the finish line as a sprint win celebration


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 Post subject: Re: Illegal Seat
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:01 pm 
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It could happen but it may not end up with such an elegant end!!!


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