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Eddy Planckaert : Worldrecord with 100% wooden bicycle

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Project by irtamos posted 09-25-2015 05:17 PM 1724 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cycling news : the belgian legend Eddy Planckaert has established a worldrecord ans also a speed record
1 hour: 11km 932 metres 49 cm
Speedrecord : 23km 334 metres/h
CONGRATULATIONS !
http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/videozone_ENG/1.2451783
http://www.demotix.com/news/8645475/planckaert-sets-2-new-world-record-wooden-bike#media-8645512
http://www.cyclelicio.us/2015/one-hour-record-with-a-wooden-bicycle/
http://www.gettyimages.be/detail/nieuwsfoto's/belgiums-former-cyclist-eddy-planckaert-is-pictured-in-nieuwsfotos/489962368
http://exploregram.com/belgiums-former-cyclist-eddy-planckaert-is-pictured-in-action-during-an-attempt/
http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/extra/opvallend/1.2451675
http://www.thebikecomesfirst.com/eddy-planckaert-sets-world-hour-record-for-a-wooden-bike/

The challenge : who builds a wooden bicycle and beat the records?

-- irtamos, Belgium





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Underdog

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#1 posted 09-25-2015 05:58 PM

23,334 km/h?
To me that reads; Twenty Three Thousand, Three Hundred, Thirty Four Kilometers per Hour.

Dang! Did he have rockets on his feet?

I’m assuming the comma means something different to you than it does to us in the U.S.A.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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jim65

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#2 posted 09-25-2015 06:35 PM

That is fantastic! love the bike, what is on the wheels for grip? I am sure this was a very rewarding project for you and your students, congratulations. 23kph is pretty fast for wooden gears. great job!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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irtamos

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#3 posted 09-25-2015 07:03 PM

There’s absolutely NOTHING on the wheels for grip.

-- irtamos, Belgium

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jim65

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#4 posted 09-25-2015 08:21 PM

amazing! the ride had to be thrilling to say the least. wonderful :-)

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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489tad

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#5 posted 09-25-2015 09:12 PM

This is great. I remember the project. Congrats!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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htl

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#6 posted 09-25-2015 11:00 PM

That’s 14.29 mph for us in the new world. lol

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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Redoak49

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#7 posted 09-25-2015 11:32 PM

Very interesting…..one should take note that Europeans will sometimes use the comma in place of the decimal. Since the post originated in Belgium, I believe the poster was correct.

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Grumpymike

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#8 posted 09-25-2015 11:58 PM

Underdog no, no, your reading it wrong … that’s 23km and 334 meters/h … or are you just pulling our leg??

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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TRYPHON974

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#9 posted 09-26-2015 10:05 AM



23,334 km/h?
To me that reads; Twenty Three Thousand, Three Hundred, Thirty Four Kilometers per Hour.

Dang! Did he have rockets on his feet?

I m assuming the comma means something different to you than it does to us in the U.S.A.

- Underdog


It does effectively . It means 23.334km/h but you understood.

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Dutchy

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#10 posted 09-26-2015 03:25 PM

No it means 23,334 km/h.

In europe we use a comma where for example americans use a dot and in europa we use a dot where for example americans use a comma. Belgium is part of europe, so it,s 23,334 km/h

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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