Art & Engineering

7. Persiflage for the Ideology of riding a Racing Cycle.

Any sitting activity needs a physical compensation. "Sport is murder" might be true only for the extreme high-performance sports. Certain calmness should always be practised in exercises. Is the racing cycle a reasonable sports apparatus? With the racing cycle the human physical strength can be converted very effectively into a linear movement. With the racing cycle one rides easily, fast and runs a race, a pleasurable ride is, however, not possible, because which racer willingly lets himself be overtaken by a spare-time cyclist? The racing cycle is so designed that the racer sits with bent back - ducked in a streamlined form - on his bike. Back and neck muscles are quite strained by the rigid position which might lead to considerable tenseness with aches and pains. The ergonomic chest and chin rests are missing. Forearm and chin rests have already been observed at triathlon races. The racing cyclist of course does not want to endanger himself through a puncture of his thin tires. His eyes search therefore for any tiny sharp stone on the road in order to ride around this safely the beauty of the surroundings remains indeed unnoticed along the road. The bike stand is missing, one always needs a wall or a tree for a break, the valuable piece otherwise simply falls over. Danger threatens: the wall could damage the lacquer. The racing bike with its quick clamp axes should not be put down unwatched. Which racing cyclist takes with him a long lockable chain on the route? Under no circumstances should one forget to pull off the valuable speedometer since this not only may have disappeared after the break but with it the annual mileage proof will also have gone lost. What stress!

Hydraulically activated front wheel disc brake with brake servo.