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Textima Pursuit Track Prototype

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 1983. 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 to reduce spacing between the team pursuit drivers trying to take more advantage of the slipstream. Wind channel experiments with puppets in a team of four were made and compared to a team of 27/27 textima pursuit bikes. The testing was commissioned from the FES institute in Berlin. For testing, probably just a handful of these 24/24 frames were made in 1982 and 1983. The experiments showed that the effort for the first team rider was reduced slightly, but the effort for rider 2-4 were significantly higher compared to the 27/27 pursuit bikes. That`s why the construction with smaller wheels never made the final leap to series production and competitions.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Pista

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
56/15

Handlebars/Stem:
Noname/3ttt

Saddle/Seatpost:
San Marco

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
24" 28h Textima rim/ Campagnolo Pista/Continental Tempo 19

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
24" 28 h Textima Rim/Campagnolo Pista/Continental Tempo 19

Added by chalybeius. Last updated over 1 year ago.

8 Comments

kobe

kobe says:

Super nice!

Posted 4 months ago

chalybeius

chalybeius says:

Thanks Kobe! I know you've seen a lot of bikes:-)

Posted 4 months ago

CUMBOT

CUMBOT says:

waehrend die hipster hier noch von low pro faseln, faehrst du mit dem teil unter der limbo-stange durch.^^

Posted about 2 years ago

chalybeius

chalybeius says:

wenn the Hoff dazu singt:-)

Posted about 2 years ago

1199riot

1199riot says:

kein prototype ;) teil einer versuchsreihe

Posted about 2 years ago

chalybeius

chalybeius says:

das müssen wir nochmal in ruhe ausdiskutieren:-)

Posted almost 2 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Hey hey, schickes Teil :-)

Posted about 2 years ago

chalybeius

chalybeius says:

Thx. Die kleine heiße Schwester:-)

Posted about 2 years ago