Jens Voight losing to a guy on a 29lb ss!

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  • Just came across this on Youtube. Excuse the lack of English on it.

    Basically it's some guy on a 99yr old 29lb singlespeed butchers bike and he's doing a straight 200m drag against Jens Voight who's riding his standard sub-8lb road bike. Have a watch!

    YouTube- Wetten dass Jens Voigt Tour de France Freiburg




  • What the hell are those boots the woman the right is wearing?

  • Is that really all you got from this video?!

  • yes

  • I still love Jens.

  • what it does not tell you is that the guy in red is a Swiss army cycling champion......

  • it probably does, but it's in German.

  • its a sub 8kg road bike not 8lbs btw phil

  • Not so sure about those boots though.

  • Going by what the presenter says, it's a 99-year old Swiss military bike that actually weights 27kg!

  • I think this thread should now be devoted to the appreciation of Jens.

    YouTube- Jens Voigt of Team CSC Pt 1

  • The bird in the grey dress has a cute arse and I think it weighs less then the bike or am I missing the point here.

  • isnt that 70s tennis ace Vitas Gerulaitis hosting this??

  • starts at 3.15

  • and lance said its not about the bike.
    The problem is Jens is lumped with some POS specialized langster wannabe, if he was on a 531 track bike he would have smashed that random.

  • its a sub 8kg road bike not 8lbs btw phil

    Sorry guys, it would appear I've had a complete weight fail here. Point still stands though, the guy in red kicked Jens' ass on a f*****g heavy ass bike!

  • It was a gift. Jens would've smoked him if he tried.

  • Oh, I didn't see this thread before I posted here:

    http://www.lfgss.com/post1206869.html

  • and lance said its not about the bike.
    The problem is Jens is lumped with some POS specialized langster wannabe, if he was on a 531 track bike he would have smashed that random.

    I think that is basically what this showed.

    That a stiff simple bike, even if it is much much heavier is better for riding fast over short distances than a bike made to be as light as possible without disintegrating which would obviously be superior for riding up hills over long distances.

    Lesson of the day that we already knew:

    FG/SS make good city bikes.

    Possibly new information:

    Lightweight Thomson seatposts will not make you sprint faster.

  • It was a gift. Jens would've smoked him if he tried.

    Doesn't he seem to start out in too high a gear?

  • it probably does, but it's in German.

    It doesn't give you that choice bit of information, no (that Daniel Markwalder is a Swiss army cycling champion), but "Wetten, dass ..." is a pretty shit programme that has to scrabble around for something worth showing. Still incredibly popular, though.

    A journalist from the satirical magazine Titanic once exposed the programme-makers' gullibility by pretending that he could taste the colours of crayons. He did it simply by peering out from under the blindfold. No-one twigged it when it was broadcast.

  • I take it saxo bank will be swapping the team bikes to military tank bikes for TdF 2010. Should help Wiggo compete with the Schleck bros in the mountains at least.

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Jens Voight losing to a guy on a 29lb ss!

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