Author Topic: Who fancies cycle speedway?  (Read 878 times)

Who fancies cycle speedway?
« on: July 21, 2011, 09:33:15 pm »
From what I've seen, you get no brakes and a freewheel, so stopping is by "sneaker brake".

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9150132.Get_in_the_saddle_for_cycle_speedway_fun/
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Re: Who fancies cycle speedway?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 09:46:49 pm »
I'm marvelling at the positioning of "speedway" and "fun" in the same sentence.
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Re: Who fancies cycle speedway?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 10:11:44 pm »
Looks a lot of fun, except I don't fancy the falling-off bits:

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Re: Who fancies cycle speedway?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 04:59:21 pm »
Isn't there a member of this parish who was injured trying speedway?
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Re: Who fancies cycle speedway?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011, 12:30:33 pm »
Isn't there a member of this parish who was injured trying speedway?

I seem to recall that Anth (Blackpuddingonabike) of CityCycling fame broke his elbow playing this version of silly buggers. It does look like fun, though in the news article, the rider in third wheel (yellow helmet) looks to be en route for a inner perimeter induced off.
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Re: Who fancies cycle speedway?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011, 04:15:09 pm »
I used to have a Cycle Speedway bike at school in Stockport (circa 1975). 

Forks straightened by putting them down a grid and heaving on the headstock and Westrick wheels.

I forget the gearing but it was bloody low and great for wheelies.

I never competed, I used to use it for school,they were just cool for about a year (and there was a Championship track near my house in the local park).  The lack of brakes and a freewheel means I'm lucky to be here.

Cor Blimey! It's still there, Look at those tight apexes, pays to be first to the apex I bet.

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Re: Who fancies cycle speedway?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 06:12:32 pm »
It is indeed.  I got some bike bits from a competitor when I was there a couple of years ago, he nearly persuaded me to join in.