This team pursuit track frame was made by Christian Pyttel and Frank Böhme in the Textima research and development centre in Karl-Marx-Stadt in former GDR in 1982. In that time, the technicians didn`t have the possibilities to test new frame geometries via CFD-simulation. That means, that they have to build prototypes to investigate new aerodynamic modifications. One of the numerous ideas they had was to use a 24” front and back wheel for narrow spacing between the team pursuit drivers to take more advantage of the slipstream. For testing, probably just a handful of these frames were made. Wind channel experiments show that the effort for the last of the four team riders could be reduced significantly, but vice versa the effort for the first team rider became too challenging. That`s why this construction never made the final leap to series production and competitions.
Textima/Campagnolo Super Record Pista
Campagnolo Record Pista 170mm/ Campagnolo Record Pista
Campagnolo Superleggari Record Pista
Campagnolo Super Record 55t Chainring/ Campagnolo 14t/ 80's D.I.D. track chain
Textima TT bar/modified Grünert
San Marco Concor/ Textima
24" Textima drop rim/ Campagnolo Pista 28H/ blade spokes radial/ Conti Tempo 19 - built by C. Pyttel
24" Textima drop rim/ Campagnolo Pista 28H/ blade spokes double crossed/ Conti Tempo 19 - built by C. Pyttel
Now completely finished :-D
Added by steelbuddie. Last updated over 5 years ago.