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ChROBIN: SAVE THE DERNY BIKE!


Our pal Christopher Robin — who built the Obree tribute Paragon bike a couple years ago — recently sent me some details about his latest build project: a motorized derny bike!

"As I’m into both bike and motorcycles," Chris says, "I thought the perfect mix must be to build a Derny moped." He started out with an old Swedish postman’s bike and the finished result is pretty damn awesome. I love these homebrew projects and I hope to see some footage of this bike in action soon.

Here are the build details:

Frame: Old Swedish postmans bike with loads of modifications
Tank: Homebuilt carbon fiber thing
Handlebar: Nitto
Grips: ODI long necks
Brake Levers: Some retro motorcycle things
Throttle: Magura
Engine: 70cc Puch Maxi e50 motor with kickstart, 21mm carb
Pedal Drivetrain: 72t chainring with cranks from a kids bike and MKS pedals
Saddle: San Marco Rolls
Rear Wheel: Continental Tour Ride tires on 26” Westwood rim laced to a drum braked Puch Maxi moped hub for pedal start
Front Wheel: Continental Tour Ride tires on 24” Westwood rim laced to a drum braked Sachs hub

SUPERCROSS AT THE VELODROME


This is a whole other level.

Found on Pristine.

…and the Thunderdrome video!


Looks like this event was F’N AWESOME. Here’s what the organizers say:

« It’s impossible to put into words how great Thunderdrome 2010 turned out. The weather was amazing, the turnout was fantastic, the crowds really got into it and everyone had a great time. Racing was intense and despite a couple of crashes nobody was injured and all participants had fun. Thanks to everyone who came out, to our vendors, sponsors, the city of Detroit, the spectators and all the racers. We’re already hard at work putting together events for next year and we’ll keep you posted. Until then, check out this sweet video put together from Saturday’s festivities. »
Looks like a vintage photo…  but it’s not.

Love those single-cylinder pace bikes.

More photos at Thomas Fiedler’s Flickr.  Originally found on Bomb Hills Speed Kills.
Looks like a vintage photo…  but it’s not.

Love those single-cylinder pace bikes.

More photos at Thomas Fiedler’s Flickr.  Originally found on Bomb Hills Speed Kills.

Looks like a vintage photo… but it’s not.

Love those single-cylinder pace bikes.

More photos at Thomas Fiedler’s Flickr. Originally found on Bomb Hills Speed Kills.

Ducati Team MotoGP racer Nicky Hayden — also an avid cyclist — visited the Major Taylor Velodrome yesterday in Indianapolis.  He came to check out the velodrome and rode a few laps around with the Marian University cycling team.  He’s currently preparing for the 2010 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix which is coming up on August 29th.

See the full article and more pics at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Ducati Team MotoGP racer Nicky Hayden — also an avid cyclist — visited the Major Taylor Velodrome yesterday in Indianapolis.  He came to check out the velodrome and rode a few laps around with the Marian University cycling team.  He’s currently preparing for the 2010 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix which is coming up on August 29th.

See the full article and more pics at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Ducati Team MotoGP racer Nicky Hayden — also an avid cyclist — visited the Major Taylor Velodrome yesterday in Indianapolis. He came to check out the velodrome and rode a few laps around with the Marian University cycling team. He’s currently preparing for the 2010 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix which is coming up on August 29th.

See the full article and more pics at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Another week comes to an end. Time to chill out, relax and hit play on the movie above.

On Any Sunday


This 1971 documentary is not just a beautiful film about motorcycle racing. It’s a beautiful film — period. Director Bruce Brown (also did the iconic surfing movie, Endless Summer) has a terrific eye for excitement and sometimes a taste for goofy humor. On top of that, you’ll see the elegance, serenity and meditative side of racing. Also, this movie features one of my personal heroes, Steve McQueen, so that’s just some added class. So press play and check it — the best motorcycle movie ever made.


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