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TON UP WITH DONHOU: EXPERIMENTS IN SPEED


I love this video because it reminds me of this video. Donhou Bicycles recently designed their 100mphbike and they are looking to do the ton.

For the record, motorpaced experiments in speed were first championed by Mile-A-Minute Murphy, a six day racer who exceeded 60 mph by pacing a train in 1899 (he laid plywood boards between the tracks). Years later, the first bike racer to do the ton was Frank Bartell in 1935. He and his pace car hit 100 mph just before winding down from a minute-long effort which averaged out to 80.5 mph. The current motor-paced speed record stands at 167 mph and was set by Fred Rompelberg in 1985.

Still, this Donhou project looks amazing and I can’t wait to see the promised full-length doc. For details on the beautiful Donhou 100mphbike, click HERE.
Tags: stayer, donhou,
STAYERS GONNA STAY 

Don’t mess with these derny riders seen at Herne Hill Velodrome’s Good Friday Track Meet earlier this month.  Lookin’ hard!  I totally want a derny bike now.

Photo taken by Rudy Melo for 5th Floor.
STAYERS GONNA STAY 

Don’t mess with these derny riders seen at Herne Hill Velodrome’s Good Friday Track Meet earlier this month.  Lookin’ hard!  I totally want a derny bike now.

Photo taken by Rudy Melo for 5th Floor.

STAYERS GONNA STAY


Don’t mess with these derny riders seen at Herne Hill Velodrome’s Good Friday Track Meet earlier this month. Lookin’ hard! I totally want a derny bike now.

Photo taken by Rudy Melo for 5th Floor.
PEEP THAT CRANKSET 

« Harry Grant… at his first successful attempt on the motor-paced hour record at the Parc des Princes, Paris, July 1932 and paced by Leon Vanderstufyt on a massive pacing machine with a roller 60cm behind the rear wheel.  He broke the world records for 5km, 10km and 50km going on to set a new distance for the hour record of 52 miles 215 yards riding a Selbach taper tube pacing machine. »

More info on Bikeville.
PEEP THAT CRANKSET 

« Harry Grant… at his first successful attempt on the motor-paced hour record at the Parc des Princes, Paris, July 1932 and paced by Leon Vanderstufyt on a massive pacing machine with a roller 60cm behind the rear wheel.  He broke the world records for 5km, 10km and 50km going on to set a new distance for the hour record of 52 miles 215 yards riding a Selbach taper tube pacing machine. »

More info on Bikeville.

PEEP THAT CRANKSET


« Harry Grant… at his first successful attempt on the motor-paced hour record at the Parc des Princes, Paris, July 1932 and paced by Leon Vanderstufyt on a massive pacing machine with a roller 60cm behind the rear wheel. He broke the world records for 5km, 10km and 50km going on to set a new distance for the hour record of 52 miles 215 yards riding a Selbach taper tube pacing machine. »

More info on Bikeville.
STAYERS 

Stayer racing — Derny racing — Motor paced racing — Whatever it’s called, it’s always interested me.  I’ve seen some on video but I’ve always wanted to see one live.  Unfortanely, it’s not a very common race and these days as it’s rare to catch one anywhere except for the European Six Day circuit.

This photo (taken by Radek Orzsewski) from the recent Berlin Six Day really captures the intense concentration required by both the pacesetters and the riders to remain in sync at such high speeds.

See more excellent shots of the action at the Berlin Six at Radek’s Flickr.
STAYERS 

Stayer racing — Derny racing — Motor paced racing — Whatever it’s called, it’s always interested me.  I’ve seen some on video but I’ve always wanted to see one live.  Unfortanely, it’s not a very common race and these days as it’s rare to catch one anywhere except for the European Six Day circuit.

This photo (taken by Radek Orzsewski) from the recent Berlin Six Day really captures the intense concentration required by both the pacesetters and the riders to remain in sync at such high speeds.

See more excellent shots of the action at the Berlin Six at Radek’s Flickr.

STAYERS


Stayer racing — Derny racing — Motor paced racing — Whatever it’s called, it’s always interested me. I’ve seen some on video but I’ve always wanted to see one live. Unfortanely, it’s not a very common race and these days as it’s rare to catch one anywhere except for the European Six Day circuit.

This photo (taken by Radek Orzsewski) from the recent Berlin Six Day really captures the intense concentration required by both the pacesetters and the riders to remain in sync at such high speeds.

See more excellent shots of the action at the Berlin Six at Radek’s Flickr.
Real racers shave with Gillette!

« Success at a stayer match is only possible when pacer and stayer are completely attuned to each other.  When shaving the unit and blade must also be one.
Therefore, use in your Gillette device only Gillette blades - the most durable and strongest in the world.

A Gillette razor and Gillette Blue Blades belong together.

A “good morning” starts with Gillette! »

circa 1952

Found on Letterlust’s awesome collection of vintage stayer racing images.
Real racers shave with Gillette!

« Success at a stayer match is only possible when pacer and stayer are completely attuned to each other.  When shaving the unit and blade must also be one.
Therefore, use in your Gillette device only Gillette blades - the most durable and strongest in the world.

A Gillette razor and Gillette Blue Blades belong together.

A “good morning” starts with Gillette! »

circa 1952

Found on Letterlust’s awesome collection of vintage stayer racing images.

Real racers shave with Gillette!

« Success at a stayer match is only possible when pacer and stayer are completely attuned to each other. When shaving the unit and blade must also be one.
Therefore, use in your Gillette device only Gillette blades - the most durable and strongest in the world.

A Gillette razor and Gillette Blue Blades belong together.

A “good morning” starts with Gillette! »

circa 1952

Found on Letterlust’s awesome collection of vintage stayer racing images.

Tags: stayer, vintage,

1993 World Championships - Motor Pace Race


I think this is the last year they held stayer races at the World Champs.

I know Phil Liggett says he’s never seen a crash in one of these races before but it just looks hairy. I mean look at that gnarly wipeout.

Jens Veggerby is the star of the show.

I’m not sure what the rules are for this race or how points are awarded. Anyone care to elaborate?
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.

The Master Of Its Class: The Youngest Steher And His Pacesetter (1928)

A pretty awesome find from C’n’S.

Tags: vintage, stayer,


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