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    What could possibly go wrong...

    Sounds like a fine idea to me.

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    They call it the CycleWing. Iíd call it the BreakWind




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    The Law of Headwinds states: If the ride out is easy... wait.

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    Gotta be a real bi-oche in a cross wind.


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    From a strictly engineering viewpoint, I think putting your mizzenmast behind your rear axle is likely to set up a stability issue. Also, could those rack stays even withstand the kinds of forces a heavy wind would cause? The fact that this abomination is bolted onto a hybrid pretty much tells me this idea is a joke...
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    in grade school, I rotated the bars of my trusty 40-lb Murray, inserted some broom handles in the ends, and attached a piece of an old sheet to the uprights...

    completely blocked forward vision, but it did catch wind.

    crashed out a couple of times and decided it wasn't a good idea.
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    I don't know, maybe a spinnaker would work on those downwind sections. Wouldn't attach it to the handlbars though... be right back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    in grade school, I rotated the bars of my trusty 40-lb Murray, inserted some broom handles in the ends, and attached a piece of an old sheet to the uprights...

    completely blocked forward vision, but it did catch wind.

    crashed out a couple of times and decided it wasn't a good idea.
    I used to accomplish the same thing by unzipping my jacket, holding the zipper ends in my hands, then lifting it up to catch the wind. Kinda difficult riding hands-off for miles on end though....
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    Needs a jib to be stable and steerable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Needs a jib to be stable and steerable.
    I tried a jib once, but I didnít like the cut of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Sounds like a fine idea to me.


    They call it the CycleWing.


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    Iíll call it the road rash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hfc View Post
    Iíll call it the road rash.
    It's on a gravel road! ... somehow that may be worse!
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    isn't that the new specialized shiv?

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    This bike is approved only in countries with socialized medicine.

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    If the good lord in his infinite wisdom had meant for bikes to have sails, he'd have given them keels and made the roads and trails out of water.

    Lettuce pray....

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    Clearly the designers didn't watch many Wile E. Coyote documentaries.

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