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Britten

Post by Mr Kleen » Tue May 29, 2012 12:43 am

This is a screen shot from the iPad edition of EVO. I haven't had time to research the bike but I thought it was cool enough to share:
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Re: Britten

Post by Sabre » Tue May 29, 2012 9:56 am

That header tubing is pretty interesting!
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Re: Britten

Post by PGT » Tue May 29, 2012 12:14 pm

that bike is 20yrs old? wow.

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Re: Britten

Post by Mr Kleen » Tue May 29, 2012 12:29 pm

The headers are awesome. The second thing I noticed was something strange around the front fork. (At first I thought didn't have a front fork, but after reading the article that feature wasn't mentioned.) And what is that spring/shock in front of the engine?! This is one cool bike.

And now I know it's 20 years old with CF bodywork and a hand cast 4 valves per head alloy engine. Very cool bike.

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Re: Britten

Post by PGT » Tue May 29, 2012 9:33 pm

there's a steering damper on the side and a vertical shock with actuator that appears to go back to the rear swing arm. Looks like as the rear compresses, it "pulls" the front-mounted shock down.
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Re: Britten

Post by complacent » Thu May 31, 2012 3:19 pm

his story is awesome and tragic. he turned the industry on its head and died way too young. so frigging cool for a privateer racer.
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Re: Britten

Post by Libra Monkee » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:10 pm

Why is it pink?
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Re: Britten

Post by complacent » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:33 pm

because racebike.
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