Author Topic: GCN  (Read 2071 times)

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Re: GCN
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2021, 09:50:20 pm »
^ hope you've left this comment on their video
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: GCN
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2021, 10:50:25 am »
I note that unlike the others she was correctly referring to it as a velomobile,
What else was it being called? It was a "velomobiel" in one of the other vids, don't know if that was a typo or just Dutch.
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Re: GCN
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2021, 12:23:22 pm »
I note that unlike the others she was correctly referring to it as a velomobile,
What else was it being called?

They kept calling it a recumbent bike.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: GCN
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2021, 02:39:14 pm »


They kept calling it a recumbent bike.

In one of the recent two videos, they called it the carbon coffin too...

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: GCN
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2021, 02:21:36 pm »
So they did. I wonder if that (recumbent, not carbon coffin!) was partly in order not to overload viewers with lots of new terminology at the same time as funny bikes, all at once? I mean, it's not even a bike! In fact, didn't he (think it was Hank) refer to one of the recumbents he was trying as a "three-wheeled bike"?  :facepalm:
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Re: GCN
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2021, 01:59:49 pm »
Another Castle Coombe velomobile video, which seems out of sequence. I suspect they hired the place for the day and just made the most of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLC3uGnPVs8

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Re: GCN
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2021, 08:59:58 pm »
I thought she was obviously jiggling too much up and down so must have been wasting energy. The Milan should go faster than she managed as she is a fit rider. Also i wasn’t sure what the problem with corners was as they corner like they are on rails.

I am a slow rider but even in my 100 kg days I could pedal my Milan up to 45 km/h over a couple of hundred metres and I have no acceleration and very little power.
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Kim

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Re: GCN
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2021, 09:28:38 pm »
I thought she was obviously jiggling too much up and down so must have been wasting energy. The Milan should go faster than she managed as she is a fit rider. Also i wasn’t sure what the problem with corners was as they corner like they are on rails.

By multitrack standards.  I was impressed when I took Lee's round the rather twisty track at Gravesend.  But if you're only used to bicycles, any trike is going to be scarily different on corners.  Especially an easily-scratched borrowed one.


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I am a slow rider but even in my 100 kg days I could pedal my Milan up to 45 km/h over a couple of hundred metres and I have no acceleration and very little power.

She was going a bit faster than I can manage on the Baron under similar conditions, albeit at more sensible temperatures.  I've yet to establish my Vmax in a Milan, as Covid-19 happened before I had an opportunity to try on a more suitable track.
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Re: GCN
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2021, 10:21:45 pm »
Given suitable conditions a Milan SL will crack 60 mph on nominally level ground :). OK, the race lid with a very tiny 'ole for the seeing out of is probably not something you’d want to use on the way to the shops but Wild Bill Thornton didn’t strike me as being a particularly oversized engine either.
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