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Crazy question, does anyone remember the bike Steve Bauer used later in his career in Paris Roubaix or am I insane? If I remember, it had a long wheel base and super slack angles. does anyone have a photo? I can't find one and someone at work thinks I don't know what I'm talking about.

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yeah I remember that bike, don't have a photo. I seem to recall he had it built b/c he has really long femurs and figured that a slack sta would put him in a more powerful position.
 

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That bike was an eye-sore. Seemed like the poor guy was grasping for straws at the trailing end of a great career. All photos probably had to be confiscated and destroyed.

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Also had a seat with a back on it so he could push back against it. UCI put the kaibosh on that pretty quickly though.
 

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I remember reading about that bike in a UK cycling mag in whatever year he used it (or tried to use it, I don't know if the UCI allowed it in the end). I asked about it here ages ago, and got no replies (or at least no photos). I'd love to see a photo, so if anyone has got one, please post it! googling has returned no results whatsoever.....

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He had an injury

My recollection was that the "chopper" was made as he had a back problem and felt this was a solution. It had nothing to do directly with Roubaix or suspension.

brentthetank said:
Crazy question, does anyone remember the bike Steve Bauer used later in his career in Paris Roubaix or am I insane? If I remember, it had a long wheel base and super slack angles. does anyone have a photo? I can't find one and someone at work thinks I don't know what I'm talking about.

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I also have the image in my head, and I'm pretty certain it was a merckx motorola. I can't remember which year it was though. I might be able to find the magazine in a couple of weeks time, if my old stash is still at my parents house... knowing the exact year or within a year or two would be helpful.
 

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Comme ça?

<img src='https://1.bp.blogspot.com/_SUZAzee-wRo/SN602VajOMI/AAAAAAAAAD0/vY_Na07tCyE/s320/bianchipez2.jpg'>
 

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Nope it wasn't a Bianchi and there was no shock. As I recall it was a standard-looking road frame, except the seat tube was laid way back.
 

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varun531 said:
you mean this?



I found it in the October 1993 copy of Cycle Sport. I have the pdf if anyone wants it.
Yep, thats it. I spent all morning in my basement going through all my old Winning mags to find it. Man, what a trip it is going back 10-15-20 years looking at road bike technology.

Thanks for finding this.
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WOW... what's the STA on that thing? 60, 65 degrees, at most?! :eek:

I have long thighs, so I myself like it pretty slack, like 72 degrees or so, but that's just out there.
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