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Obree Is Back At 100MPH
« em: Maio 08, 2012, 05:24:59 pm »
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The Telegraph is reporting that Graeme Obree is back at it, creating another record breaking bike with salvaged parts. Obree is best known for his 1993 and 1995 hour records set on homemade bike using now outlawed riding positions and bike features. This guy’s basement engineering is to this day affecting the racing bikes through UCI regulations, and ultimately what is available at the bike shop.

Obree’s new machine is being assembled at his one-bedroom flat in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, in the kitchen which doubles as his workshop. He has already scavenged parts for the machine’s shoulder rests from an old saucepan.
“It is like choreographing and dancing to your own music,” he said. “To me it is a form of artistic expression. This will be everything I have to offer in terms of being a builder and rider. It’s a holistic approach. I’m using old stuff – recycling a bit of bike, reusing a bit of old chairing. It’s like Scrapheap Challenge [the television series] in a way.”
He said that designing the bike was largely done “conceptually” as he lay in the bath. Later, designs were sketched on the back of a large piece of torn-off wallpaper.

“Before, I thought, ‘I have to get that hour record or I will feel terrible and I can’t bear to live with myself if I’m a failure’. Now I find myself in a win, win situation. In a lot of ways, my message would be more powerful if I don’t get this record because it’s OK to have a vision and just go for it. A lot of people don’t do things for the fear of ‘what if I don’t manage it’.
“My biggest fear is not crashing on a bike and losing some skin. It’s sitting in a chair at 90 and saying, ‘I wish I had done more’. I don’t know if I will break the record but I will give it the best punt I can.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9248769/The-100mph-bike-designed-in-the-bath-and-made-from-an-old-saucepan.html

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Re:Obree Is Back At 100MPH
« Responder #1 em: Maio 08, 2012, 05:47:21 pm »
imparável =D

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Re:Obree Is Back At 100MPH
« Responder #2 em: Maio 08, 2012, 06:26:55 pm »
lol
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Re:Obree Is Back At 100MPH
« Responder #3 em: Maio 11, 2012, 01:35:25 am »
este obree é o maior!

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Re:Obree Is Back At 100MPH
« Responder #4 em: Maio 11, 2012, 08:34:49 am »
fonix, como é que ele pedala??
-keep it simple-