NS5565 : Graeme Obree's bikes

taken 7 years ago, near to Govan, Glasgow, Great Britain

Graeme Obree's bikes
Graeme Obree's bikes
Unothodox but world beaters, these bikes in the Riverside Museum are replicas of those used by Graeme Obree to break world records on the track.

Nearest the camera is "Old Faithful" with its T shaped handlebar which enabled the famous Obree tuck position which was subsequently banned by the world cycling body the UCI.

Unperturbed, Obree designed a new bike (in the background) and a new style with outstretched arms which became known as the Superman position. This position was also banned by the UCI, but ironically only after it was allowed to be used by Obree's arch rival, Englishman Chris Boardman, to break the world hour record at Manchester velodrome.

See also NO2728 : Graeme Obree - Poetry in motion at 30 MPH and NS5565 : A little piece of Norway in Riverside Museum.
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Saturday, 16 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 557 659 [100m precision]
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