Obree going for hour record again

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Obree going for hour record again

Postby grw » 30 May 2009, 8:58am

Rather large chain ring on his bike which is another self build with reynolds 653 tubing! Good luck to him!

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/graeme-obree-bidding-for-hour-record-again-21712

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Re: Obree going for hour record again

Postby fossil » 30 May 2009, 10:06am

good luck to him

i picked up a copy of the flying scotsman a while ago , a good bio pic :)

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Re: Obree going for hour record again

Postby Dave Ross » 30 May 2009, 10:49am

Good luck to him !

A real character - not many of those left and one of the nicest, most humble guys you could meet.

He rode in our small local cycling club's 25 TT a few years back - as you'd expect he won !

All the best.

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Re: Obree going for hour record again

Postby Mick F » 30 May 2009, 4:19pm

Brilliant!
I will be following the news with interest. I have a copy of Flying Scotsman too.

As an aside, looking at his new bike, I see it has no brakes. That's fine because it's a track bike.
So he's breaking the law by using in on the roads, as seen in the picture?
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Re: Obree going for hour record again

Postby keepontriking » 30 May 2009, 4:42pm

Mick F wrote:As an aside, looking at his new bike, I see it has no brakes. That's fine because it's a track bike.
So he's breaking the law by using in on the roads, as seen in the picture?


Only if it was a public road. Do you know that?

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Re: Obree going for hour record again

Postby thirdcrank » 30 May 2009, 4:50pm

We could have a sweep on what wheeze the UCI will use if he breaks the record:

Ban on veterans holding the record.
Ban on threadless stems.
Ban on blue bikes.
Ban on bikes the rider may have built for themselves.
Ban on anybody who can ride a bike fast.
Ban on anybody called Obree*

* The bookies' favourite.

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Re: Obree going for hour record again

Postby Mick F » 30 May 2009, 4:57pm

Mick F wrote:So he's breaking the law by using in on the roads, as seen in the picture?


keepontriking wrote:Only if it was a public road. Do you know that?


No I don't, but it looks like a seaside promenade to me.
Ardrossan?
Saltcoats?
Largs?

Mind you, I hold my hat off to anyone that can pull a 67/13!!
138" for goodness sake!
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Re: Obree going for hour record again

Postby Si » 30 May 2009, 5:22pm

Ban on bikes the rider may have built for themselves.


I'm betting on that one: prompted by the bike companies who get plenty of advertising from when their bikes are used for high profile events, and using the excuse that all bikes must be available to the general public otherwise it makes racing look elitist :roll:

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Re: Obree going for hour record again

Postby piedwagtail91 » 30 May 2009, 5:29pm

thirdcrank wrote:We could have a sweep on what wheeze the UCI will use if he breaks the record:

Ban on veterans holding the record.
Ban on threadless stems.
Ban on blue bikes.
Ban on bikes the rider may have built for themselves.
Ban on anybody who can ride a bike fast.
Ban on anybody called Obree*

* The bookies' favourite.


I'll go with that one. Good luck to him, i just hope that the U.seless C.hildish I.diots don't have another go at him.

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Re: Obree going for hour record again

Postby Romeo Whisky » 2 Jun 2009, 3:06pm

Mick F wrote:So he's breaking the law by using in on the roads, as seen in the picture?


keepontriking wrote:Only if it was a public road. Do you know that?


Mick F wrote:No I don't, but it looks like a seaside promenade to me.
Ardrossan?
Saltcoats?
Largs?


Saltcoats I think. A local youth probably nicked the brakes.

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Re: Obree going for hour record again

Postby Greybeard » 5 Jun 2009, 8:24pm

After reading this thread I came across 'The Flying Scotsman' DVD in Morrissons for just £3.99. Watched it last night. What a cracking film :D
Good luck to him.

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Re: Obree going for hour record again

Postby Flite » 6 Jun 2009, 2:57pm

Read the book - a remarkable man. Wish him well

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Re: Obree going for hour record again

Postby mikeitup » 6 Jun 2009, 7:23pm

Great news. i wish him all the best!
Sorry mikeitup. The sig just had to go. The forum staff are revolting ! Graham