This has been out for at least a year now, but I just came across this today while looking through Men's Journal. It's the Lunocet fin so you can swim like a mermaid/merman. Although it doesn't have two wheels and a seat, check out where you put your feet!
Is there an option to use other cleats like Look or Speedyplay? And after how many fin flaps should you replace the cleats on this thing?
I cannot seem to start a discussion thread, so I'll just drop this one here. Its something Lesley dug up, I guess it should go under cool rides that Michael wants to do (If only I didn't have this pesky day job.)
From the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, a Japanese market and business newspaper, translated from the Japanese:
Shimano, the Osaka bicycle giant, has purchased a patent from Spain-based Rotor LLC to develop bicycle chain rings. Rotor LLC's "Q-Rings", an oval version of the traditional round bicycle chain ring will be immediately assimilated into the forthcoming Shimano bicycle component lineup, to be released in the third quarter of 2009.
Tatsuya Yama, the Japanese market Shimano liaison briefly discussed the impact of the patent purchase:
"We believe the Rotor design is the most efficient chain ring design today. Consequently, it must be the Shimano design as well."
Yama confirmed that Shimano has already developed a version of the Rotor Q-ring that is currently undergoing testing. The Shimano developed chain ring will feature "distinctive Shimano design branding", as well as have "a few minor bugs (Rotor's) design overlooked worked out", Yama said.
The new chain rings will be an important element of Shimano's new 7900 version Dura Ace premium bicycle component line up, as well as the heavily anticipated "Electronic" Dura Ace, a sort of automatic transmission for bicycles.
"You must appreciate the impact this new element will have on the high-end cycling industry" says Yama. "It's unprecedented."
GROUP Buy options are as follows:
$649.99 For the 3D Rotor Crank and Q Rings
Or RINGS only: $249.99
Positively NO team Radio Shack kits, rides or anything else. OMG has anyone seen the jersey? Well if you thought that was horrid, well the new Madone-6 will make babes cry out for their mother's in the dead of night. It will leave grown men weeping. The. Colour. Scheme. Is. Awful!
This is my newest project for this summer. Looking forward to take this one on the road when it gets done. The before picture without the paint and proposed paint job. I took the stripes from the latest BCC jerseys.
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Start time is 8:00am early season, 7:00am as days get longer. Route distances vary from 55-120km and several pace groups are available. Saturday morning rides focus on a social vibe.
Rides will start around sunrise. Rotating routes will focus on distances from 55-160km. Remote start rides outside the GTA.
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Starts at 5:40am. This ride includes Bayview, pottery rd, redway other local hills.