Thursday, 25 July 2013

Cycling Video: 'Experiments in Speed'

This is such a wonderfully bonkers (and beautifully shot) short film of frame builder Tom Donhou's quest to get his bike to go as fast as possible - in his case by drag racing behind a modified Ford Zephyr...

"A lot of people think about it but it's whether you actually go through with it," Tom says. "It started out as just an idea, to simply build a bike and see how fast we could go..."

To reach his target speed, he gets component-makers Royce to build a 104-tooth chain ring (for the non-cyclists amongst you, the biggest a road bike's chainring usually gets is 43-teeth)!

Tom is a Rapha Continental frame builder and rider.