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LotusSport Pursuit Bicycle

PostPost by: SADLOTUS » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:01 am

Proof that the perfect aerodynamic shape is a guinea pig on a Lotus bicycle.

LotusSport Guinea Pig Pursuit Bicycle
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

BODY:
Advanced composite monocoque with minimum-drag aerodynamic cross-sections, formed with unidirectional and stitched high-strength carbon fibre in an epoxy resin matrix. Titanium inserts are incorporated at the load-bearing points.

FRONT SUSPENSION:
Monoblade with aerofoil cross-section, formed with unidirectional carbon fibre over P.U. foam core as monocoque.

STEERING COLUMN:
Titanium, fitted with aero bars.

REAR SUSPENSION:
Integral with monocoque.

BRAKES:
Not required

DRIVE:
Steel/titanium fixed-ratio chainset, pedals & rear sprocket to suit rider.

WHEELS:
Front: CX composite rim with aero spokes, supplied by Mavic.
Rear: Flush composite disc, supplied by Mavic.

TYRES:
High performance 'Olympic' 110g tubulars, supplied by Continental Tyres.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:18 am

Surely he'd need a pancake on his head to provide better airflow around his ears?
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PostPost by: Old English White » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:49 am

... Better than a pancake ... For aerodynamic :
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:53 am

Spencer dissapproves.
The pancake was awarded to him for being 3rd out of three.
He was dissadvantaged having used a wheel normally associated with Hamsters & his breed.
An ongoing protest against Lotus claiming that the competition was not riding a "proper bike" has yet to reach a conclusion.
He is now an honorary menber of "The Flat Earth Society"
:D :D :D
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:59 am

Richard Hammond on a bike - again!
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:07 pm

It's a good job Spencer can't read.
I'm sure he'd be very upset at that comparison :D :D :D
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