Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Coolest. Bike. Eva.

Well, maybe not, but this full-suspension, one-off Bianchi road bike made for John Museeuw's effort at the 1994 Paris-Roubaix is pretty damn cool.

PezCyclingNews had a story about this bike yesterday. It was built at a cost of something like $20,000 and only raced once. It is the only time that a full-suspension bike has been raced in a professional race of this level. The bike had a crack in frame after the race, it was never repaired and now hangs in a museum. Museeuw didn't win that year, but it wasn't because of the bike: he was supposedly pleased with its performance in brutal conditions, but punctured near the end and couldn't catch up to the break.

Want to see something even cooler? Check out the brutal footage of the race from Belgium Knee Warmers.

"Where's help? Where's help? Where's help? There is no help; no help for these two riders!"

* Pic stolen from PezCyclingNews.

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