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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:22 am    Post subject: Ceepo concept beam bike Reply with quote

Dog - I hope this one never sees the light of day beyond a concept! Spotted the pic on road.cc but no info on it I can find. full pic on here if you click on it - http://road.cc/content/news/243607-live-blog-bike-so-ugly-only-its-mother-could-love-it-tour-de-suisse-crash-more that front wheel!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, we all need a full mudguard on the front wheel, and not even a seat stay to protect your arse on the rear!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jibberjim wrote:
Yes, we all need a full mudguard on the front wheel, and not even a seat stay to protect your arse on the rear!


not uncommon now with beam bikes like the Cervelo P5X, Reap etc.

all these "unusual" bikes have to be approved by the ITU tech committee before being allowed in ITU/BTF permitted events to ensure they are crash worthy. IM do their own thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What IS with the front mudguard thing? Odd.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fenix wrote:
What IS with the front mudguard thing? Odd.

Ill hazard a guess that the top of the wheel generates turbulence as it rotates against he direction of travel and the mudguard is a cover to make it more aero.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...or, it removes the vertical fork and replaces it with a horizontal fork.

Either way, that's ugly. And that comes from someone who actually liked the Diamondback Andean.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like it, but then I do like quirky. I'd never buy it though
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure the mudguard being a wheel cover is the main reason, it looks to me a way of eliminating the legs of the fork
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes I'd completely missed that its the fork....

I'd have thought the lotus one sided fork would have been a better bet than all of that....
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would look alright with traditional forks on it!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fat buddha wrote:
jibberjim wrote:
Yes, we all need a full mudguard on the front wheel, and not even a seat stay to protect your arse on the rear!


not uncommon now with beam bikes like the Cervelo P5X, Reap etc.

all these "unusual" bikes have to be approved by the ITU tech committee before being allowed in ITU/BTF permitted events to ensure they are crash worthy. IM do their own thing.


ICU are gonna love that...not...ITU test will be interesting...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just another Softride variant .....
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, a horizontal swingarm similar to a Bimota Tesi, then you'd be talking!

http://www.cmmilanese.it/site/2005-bimota-tesi-2d-1000/?lang=en
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fenix wrote:
What IS with the front mudguard thing? Odd.


Aero init. Wheels create turbulence.

Adrian Newey once said if there were no rules in Formula1 the first thing they would do is cover the wheels.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like any mechanics on the disc brakes are gonna be a right PITA!
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