Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Trimble -USA. 1990

The carbon monocoque frame is obviously aerodynamic but it also allows the internal reinforcements to be placed anywhere inside the frame as opposed to a standard frames made of tubes. Not sure how many were made but this one is #62. One interesting feature is the small hatch on the side of the frame which allows access to internal storage and gives us a peek into the internal structure.

more here- http://www.mombat.org/MOMBAT/Bikes/1990_Trimble_Aero.html
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Monday, 28 January 2013

Chas Roberts - UK.

It was made for me by Chas when I was racing, back in the 80's
This bike was only used a couple of times a year, one of which was as part of team Haverhill, we won the 100KM team time trial, beating the Manchester Wheelers.
on ebay

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Friday, 25 January 2013

Raleigh - ex team bike

Malcolm Elliot's Reynolds 753 lo-pro that Raleigh (or more correctly Gerald O'Donovan - witness the sticker at the top of the seat tube) made for his unsuccessful attempt at the World hour record. more here-
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=170659&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Argos cycles - Bristol UK.

Argos Cycles was established by Arthur Needham in 1974 specifically to produce custom bicycle frames. They began exporting to the USA and gained a strong reputation among local pro riders for the quality of their builds, constructed primarily from Reynolds tubes. Renovations, resprays and repairs also kept the business buoyant over the turbulent 80s, becoming a mainstay of the business. Argos Cycles were also well represented among the time trial community, which was a very popular style of local cycling. Here is an example from that era and genre,
more here-
http://www.cycleexif.com/argos-cycles-tt

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Winora/Textima -Germany

Textima track frame. Made for GDR national team
http://www.winora.de/
more here-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cronobikes/
 

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Friday, 18 January 2013

Author - Czech Rep. - 1993

Jura from FixedBeerBrno.cz sent me this photo of a czech Author frame made from Vitus tubing, or is it a Vitus frame labeled as Author?  photo peloton_95_04__zps8d9fda36.png

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Christian Meyer - 1992 - Germany

He won the gold medal for his native country in the men's team time trial (100 km) at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain
from here-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40365317@N06/

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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Colnago Carbitubo

Colnago  Carbitubo from Ferrari engineers!
more here- http://www.flickr.com/photos/87449662@N04/8367954446/in/photostream/

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Monday, 14 January 2013

Jens Glücklich - Germany


Jens Glücklich 

world amateur 1000m track champion 1985 /89
more here-
http://www.cyclingarchives.com/coureurfiche.php?coureurid=22253


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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Telfer - Uk.

Jon sent me a photo of his new low pro- the first bike I've ever built from scratch myself. It rides very smoothly & the short wheelbase gives it handling which is extremely quick albeit a bit twitchy. The full build is 18.6lb and accelerating feels amazing. An absolute blast to ride. It's fixed using a 45x15 magic gear .
more here-
 http://lopro.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/telfer-uk.html
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