My Russian Bike - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Member Areas > The Lounge

The Lounge A place to talk about almost anything but politics and religion.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th July 2007, 08:47 PM   #1
Zen Mod is offline Zen Mod  Serbia
diyAudio Member
 
Zen Mod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: ancient Batsch , behind Iron Curtain
Quote:
Originally posted by Magura



..........
EDIT: but I brought home the russian bicycle I got as farewell present from the bike club I worked for in Latvia....and it's still my preferred bike
gimme pic of that bike
__________________
my Papa is smarter than your Nelson !
clean thread; Cook Book;PSM LS Cook Book;Baby DiyA ;Mighty ZM's Bloggg;Papatreasure;Papa... by Mighty ZM
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2007, 08:53 PM   #2
anatech is offline anatech  Canada
diyAudio Moderator
 
anatech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Georgetown, On
Hi Magura,
Quote:
but I brought home the russian bicycle I got as farewell present from the bike club I worked for in Latvia....and it's still my preferred bike
That was a very nice thing for them to do!

In North America, they just walk you to the door these days.

-Chris
__________________
"Just because you can, doesn't mean you should" my Wife
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2007, 09:05 PM   #3
Magura is offline Magura  Denmark
diyAudio Member
 
Magura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Denmark, Viborg
Quote:
Originally posted by Zen Mod


gimme pic of that bike

Quote:
Originally posted by anatech
Hi Magura,

That was a very nice thing for them to do!

In North America, they just walk you to the door these days.

-Chris
It's the same here as in your end, this was a special case. I loved that club


Magura
Attached Images
File Type: jpg myrussianbike.jpg (99.7 KB, 772 views)
__________________
Everything is possible....to do the impossible just takes a little while longer.
www.class-a-labs.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2007, 09:11 PM   #4
Zen Mod is offline Zen Mod  Serbia
diyAudio Member
 
Zen Mod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: ancient Batsch , behind Iron Curtain
Quote:
Originally posted by Magura




............. I loved that club


Magura
tnx for pic

I'm sorta fan ....... grew up on bikes like that .......... even now I have nice puch mistral

YGM
__________________
my Papa is smarter than your Nelson !
clean thread; Cook Book;PSM LS Cook Book;Baby DiyA ;Mighty ZM's Bloggg;Papatreasure;Papa... by Mighty ZM
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2007, 09:24 PM   #5
Magura is offline Magura  Denmark
diyAudio Member
 
Magura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Denmark, Viborg
Quote:
Originally posted by Zen Mod


tnx for pic

I'm sorta fan ....... grew up on bikes like that .......... even now I have nice puch mistral

YGM
I would dare to claim that the old russian bike is better than most of the moder western bikes. I have had a number of highly regarded modern frames and bikes, and they do not even come close to that old russian

This exact frame was used by the USSR olympic team some 25 years ago....another reason to love it....it's got a story of it's own

YGM


Magura
__________________
Everything is possible....to do the impossible just takes a little while longer.
www.class-a-labs.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2007, 09:51 PM   #6
anatech is offline anatech  Canada
diyAudio Moderator
 
anatech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Georgetown, On
Hi Magura,
I was going to say that it looked like the bikes I grew up with when I was much younger. It looks strong too. I like it.

-Chris

Edit: The rear wheel looks different. I remember the olympic bikes from back then. Is it solid to break the wind?
__________________
"Just because you can, doesn't mean you should" my Wife
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2007, 09:56 PM   #7
Magura is offline Magura  Denmark
diyAudio Member
 
Magura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Denmark, Viborg
Quote:
Originally posted by anatech
Hi Magura,
I was going to say that it looked like the bikes I grew up with when I was much younger. It looks strong too. I like it.

-Chris

Edit: The rear wheel looks different. I remember the olympic bikes from back then. Is it solid to break the wind?

The rear wheel is a socalled disc wheel. Such are still used, but the ones today are made of carbon. This one is made of glass.

They are popular today for time trials and track racing.

Magura
__________________
Everything is possible....to do the impossible just takes a little while longer.
www.class-a-labs.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2007, 10:10 PM   #8
anatech is offline anatech  Canada
diyAudio Moderator
 
anatech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Georgetown, On
Hi Magura,
Man, have we gone OT with this!

Quote:
This one is made of glass.
So, paved roads only for you?

I was told that it stopped air from creating extra drag. This seems to be reasonable. Is this true?

I didn't know they were glass. Cool, thanks for that.

I think I have to split this off into "Everything Else" to keep continuity.

-Chris
__________________
"Just because you can, doesn't mean you should" my Wife
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2007, 10:28 PM   #9
Magura is offline Magura  Denmark
diyAudio Member
 
Magura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Denmark, Viborg
Quote:
Originally posted by anatech
Hi Magura,
Man, have we gone OT with this!


So, paved roads only for you?

I was told that it stopped air from creating extra drag. This seems to be reasonable. Is this true?

I didn't know they were glass. Cool, thanks for that.

I think I have to split this off into "Everything Else" to keep continuity.

-Chris

Yeah, not a bad idea to split the thread

Yes, only paved roads for this bike, as the 150PSI tire pressure makes you able to tell if an ant is red or black when you ride over it

You can see it's fibre-glass, as it's brownish, carbon is as you know black. This wheel is however very light, and as you figured, it creates very little drag. The same goes for the big rim you see in the front end. If used on a track with no wind, one would use a disc wheel for the front as well, but out on the stretts it's like russian roulette, since you simply get blown off the road by the wind.

Magura
__________________
Everything is possible....to do the impossible just takes a little while longer.
www.class-a-labs.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2007, 10:47 PM   #10
rdf is offline rdf  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
rdf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: big smoke
Nice. Steel frame obviously? Two fixed gears hang from the bike rack in my living room. Due to a temporary work related condition (fat and old, a malady brought on by an office too close to vending machines) they haven't been ridden in 4 or 5 years. Currently working on that.
__________________
Ears aren't microphones.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mountain bike sound system Lambda_drive Chip Amps 8 16th November 2008 09:57 AM
Motor bike parked gmphadte The Lounge 3 31st July 2008 06:02 AM
amp for bike stereo notrobb Chip Amps 11 5th March 2008 03:44 AM
15 mile commuting bike ash_dac The Lounge 92 21st October 2007 05:00 PM
New bike? (Must have Campag Record) EC8010 The Lounge 35 17th July 2006 05:43 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:52 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2