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42 KM


This is Chris Robin. He built his own Hour Record bike in the style of Graeme Obree's “Old Faithful” which was featured on RTBL last year in its early stages. Looks like the bike has come a long way since its balsa wood core.

« I don’t know who is more foolish. The fool or the one following the fool… I suppose i am a bit of a fool. I’ve spent nine months building this thing, and here I am in a car heading up to Falun to take it for a ride. So yeah, I guess that probably makes me a bit of a fool… »

I’ve been e-mailing a bit with Chris so stay tuned to see more of this project in the very near future.
Why does this look strangely familiar?

Christopher Robin’s newest project is an homage to Old Faithful — Graeme O’Bree's infamous home-brewed bike on which he slaughtered the Hour Record.

Here’s what Chris Robin says about his creation:

« I just want to let you in on my latest project.
Next year I’ll be doing a pretty serious attempt on the hour. My plan is to go at least 42km.
And I will do it an a home made bike in the Obree position.
The whole project is like a homage to him. On the pictures you can see the balsa wood core that will later be draped with carbon fiber. It features a mono blade fork. super narrow handlebar and a 40mm wide bottom-bracket. And of coures the Specialized trispoke wheels.
As soon as the is finished I will do the first test run on the only velodrome in Sweden which is located in a small town called Falun, about three hours from Stockholm. »

Found on Milano Fixed.
Why does this look strangely familiar?

Christopher Robin’s newest project is an homage to Old Faithful — Graeme O’Bree's infamous home-brewed bike on which he slaughtered the Hour Record.

Here’s what Chris Robin says about his creation:

« I just want to let you in on my latest project.
Next year I’ll be doing a pretty serious attempt on the hour. My plan is to go at least 42km.
And I will do it an a home made bike in the Obree position.
The whole project is like a homage to him. On the pictures you can see the balsa wood core that will later be draped with carbon fiber. It features a mono blade fork. super narrow handlebar and a 40mm wide bottom-bracket. And of coures the Specialized trispoke wheels.
As soon as the is finished I will do the first test run on the only velodrome in Sweden which is located in a small town called Falun, about three hours from Stockholm. »

Found on Milano Fixed.

Why does this look strangely familiar?

Christopher Robin’s newest project is an homage to Old FaithfulGraeme O’Bree's infamous home-brewed bike on which he slaughtered the Hour Record.

Here’s what Chris Robin says about his creation:

« I just want to let you in on my latest project.
Next year I’ll be doing a pretty serious attempt on the hour. My plan is to go at least 42km.
And I will do it an a home made bike in the Obree position.
The whole project is like a homage to him. On the pictures you can see the balsa wood core that will later be draped with carbon fiber. It features a mono blade fork. super narrow handlebar and a 40mm wide bottom-bracket. And of coures the Specialized trispoke wheels.
As soon as the is finished I will do the first test run on the only velodrome in Sweden which is located in a small town called Falun, about three hours from Stockholm.
 »

Found on Milano Fixed.


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