The sensational Graeme Obree
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"Unknown rider breaks Moser's record" was the headline in german newspapers.
Outside Great Britain Graeme Obree was really almost unknown. But that changed
when he improved the legendary mark of Francesco Moser. Maybe even more sensational
was his selfmade bike and his extremely
Research showed that with this position one could ride 1-2 km/h faster.
It is remarkable that his first attempt (when he was using a professionally made
replica of his self made bike "Old Faithful") on Friday night was a failure, but
immediately on failing to set the new world record, he asked the officials if
they would indulge him another ride. So on next morning on 9:00 he set of
again riding his "Old Faithful", this time towards a new world high.
After the first very fast 5 km with more than 52 km/h he slowed down to
about 51.5 km/h, sometimes even lower. But the average speed was always
well above Moser's record.
A short video of the attempt on youtube.
||This bicyle is not "Old Faithful", probably it is the bike he used in his first unsuccessful attempt.
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