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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:11 pm 
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Did anyone see the feature about them this afternoon on the beeb? They are utterly bonkers! The cranks can have 650kg hang off them and not bend, bearing in mind they're carbon fibre that's impressive! Lots of other amazing tech stuff and they have to also be available to the public! Chris Boardman said they are available from British Cycling, roughly £10k off the shelf or made to measure is P.O.A.!!!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:10 pm 
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id have one to hang on my wall 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:31 pm 
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Frames are being sold via http://www.uksport.gov.uk/pages/cycling/ , at least they are manafacured in the UK now. Considering the price of previous olympic bikes 10k sounds a bargain. I'd agree buy one just to hang on the wall.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:34 pm 
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Might get 3 - red, white and blue........ :lol:


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think it was 20k for Vicky Ps bike.

Almost worth it hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm................


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:37 am 
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I missed the programme :?
Out of curiousity, how are they tensioning the chain?
I can't imagine they would use an eliptical BB or chain tugs :shock:
Are the chainstays manufactured to run a specific gear?

Its probably very simple :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:44 am 
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I missed it too. :(
What was it called? Anyone got a link for Iplayer?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:57 am 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
I missed the programme :?
Out of curiousity, how are they tensioning the chain?
I can't imagine they would use an eliptical BB or chain tugs :shock:
Are the chainstays manufactured to run a specific gear?

Its probably very simple :D


They use chainstay screw adjusters.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:58 am 
aka Leo Swayer
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:shock: Just like my cruiser :shock: :D
Is that the best they could come up with :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:16 pm 
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I always think the simple solutions usually work best :) it's probably made out of some sort of super secret nano alloy though :lol:


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