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Damn I miss this sort of adrenalin rush. Any of you guys who've ridden the mountains will have experienced it. Overtaking car after car with shear drops protected by just a lightweight helmet and lycra. Down in an aero tuck hitting speeds of around 100kph. That rush at the bottom is like a drug - no wonder these kids are addicted to it.

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Get in there! Finally back on the bike - should get me over the med issues. Good fun to ride.

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Just now, Tune said:

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Get in there! Finally back on the bike - should get me over the med issues. Good fun to ride.

? How do you ride it with no pedals   :D or is it electric ?

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Right. EBikes. For British roads. Assumung you have ridden a bike before and are not 74..

FXXXing useless. Slower than a normal bike thanks to government regulation ( explanation might be required).

The government is green? Twaddle. Give us 45kph e bikes =- or at least 30kph like the US. Give us the opportunity to commute to work without affecting carb levels. Allow us to arrive is a suit.

Green? No way.

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Language was affected by frustration...

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Need one of these Tune.

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Very nice.... assuming it’s fixed wheel,  technically it needs a front brake to be road legal.

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Very nice.... assuming it’s fixed wheel,  technically it needs a front brake to be road legal.

Fixie track bike, titanium with a split seat tube for that crazy short wheelbase, work of art 😍

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Get the bike hacked. Who’s to know?

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I agree. I think it's the only way - it's just daft that the UK legislation basically causes people to break the law. Even chipped, they still only basically double people's output if they are going a distance.

I would imagine recreational riders would struggle to manage 150w as an aerobic threshold - so only 300w. That's going to give a typical, slightly overweight adult along at about 32kph and they will be working hard to manage that.

It's undoubtedly safer and as I say, a leisure cyclist might well struggle to keep that up for an hour into work anyway.

As for extremes, as I say, in most of Europe that are "unrestricted" which in reality means 45kph/30mph - same as a car. A rider has to really work hard to manage that speed - putting out 250w plus. Most can't do that.

So the bicycle is no faster than a car in built up areas but has a stopping distance that's around 50% LESS than a car. Yet the powers that be consider that to be unsafe (as I say, number plate and insurance are compulsory in the EU) and prefer people to sit in traffic with their engines running polluting the atmosphere.

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This might amuse the cyclists on the forum.

https://vimeo.com/11377028

The Scanuppia. Now I admit it beat me. The only one that did. I simply couldn't keep the front wheel down so I didn't have any control over the front end. There's really nothing like it. I tried on the MTB too - no point in trying a road bike. Nowadays with some of the MTB gearing combinations and a special seating position it might be possible - if I was 7 years younger...

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