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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.
51.840 kilometers!

Autographed photo of Francesco Moser adopting Graeme Obree's riding style for an Hour Record attempt in 1994.

At this point, Chris Boardman was the Hour Record holder with 52.270 km.  Moser, who previously held the Hour Record for about 9 years and was the first Hour rider to break 50 km, did not set a new record — though he did beat Graeme Obree’s previous record of 51.596 km set in 1993.

A few months after this photo was taken, Obree reclaimed the Hour Record — riding 52.713 km.  His riding position was banned by the UCI a couple weeks later.

A great find from Bici Crono via HM7’s Tumblr.
51.840 kilometers!

Autographed photo of Francesco Moser adopting Graeme Obree's riding style for an Hour Record attempt in 1994.

At this point, Chris Boardman was the Hour Record holder with 52.270 km.  Moser, who previously held the Hour Record for about 9 years and was the first Hour rider to break 50 km, did not set a new record — though he did beat Graeme Obree’s previous record of 51.596 km set in 1993.

A few months after this photo was taken, Obree reclaimed the Hour Record — riding 52.713 km.  His riding position was banned by the UCI a couple weeks later.

A great find from Bici Crono via HM7’s Tumblr.

51.840 kilometers!

Autographed photo of Francesco Moser adopting Graeme Obree's riding style for an Hour Record attempt in 1994.

At this point, Chris Boardman was the Hour Record holder with 52.270 km. Moser, who previously held the Hour Record for about 9 years and was the first Hour rider to break 50 km, did not set a new record — though he did beat Graeme Obree’s previous record of 51.596 km set in 1993.

A few months after this photo was taken, Obree reclaimed the Hour Record — riding 52.713 km. His riding position was banned by the UCI a couple weeks later.

A great find from Bici Crono via HM7’s Tumblr.

Heh heh. Love it.

Found on La Gazzetta Della Bici.

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.

Francesco Moser — breaking 50kph in 1984.

Cycling Art Blog posted a really cool article about Moser breaking Merckx's Hour Record and the bike he did it on.

Check it out here.

Francesco Moser — breaking 50kph in 1984.

Cycling Art Blog posted a really cool article about Moser breaking Merckx's Hour Record and the bike he did it on.

Check it out here.

Graeme Obree + Yvonne MacGregor To Ride Johnny Helms Memorial TT

One of my favorite heroes of track cycling, Graeme Obree [pictured], will be teaming up with former Women’s Hour Record holder Yvonne MacGregor to ride in Warrington Road Club's Johnny Helms Memorial Time Trial on October 10th. Great to see these two legendary Brits coming back!

Read the article on Cycling Weekly.

Boardman's Superbike Goes To Museum

British cycling legend Chris Boardman recently gave his world-famous Lotus superbike (rebranded as Eddy Merckx) to the new Museum Of Liverpool. This is the bike that Boardman smashed the Hour Record with in 1996.

Along with the bike, Boardman is also handing over a piece of the Manchester Velodrome track (given to him when they resurfaced the track in 2007) and a Yellow Jersey from the 1994 Tour De France.

Read the full article at Cycling Weekly.

"Merckx - The Hour"

by Scott from VeloCast
oil on canvas

Found on La Gazzetta Della Bici.
"Merckx - The Hour"

by Scott from VeloCast
oil on canvas

Found on La Gazzetta Della Bici.

"Merckx - The Hour"


by Scott from VeloCast
oil on canvas

Found on La Gazzetta Della Bici.

It’s been a long week. Time to take your butt off the saddle and put it on the couch. I’ve got a great film for your Sunday evening recovery. If you haven’t seen this flick, you should really watch it right now.

The Flying Scotsman


"The true story of Graeme Obree, the Champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines who won his championship only to have his title stripped from him and his mental health problems which he has suffered since.”

Watch it for free on Hulu.


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