Merckx “on a tandem with Hinault” Monday!

MerckxHinaultVideo

Someone please translate this video for me!

Comments

  1. olivier says:

    ahaha… don’t have time to translate/watch the whole thing but… there are some details about the record du monde de l’heure vélo that I didn’t know

    for instance the fork is more akin to a road fork (merckx wanted more or less the same position as on the road)

    also hineault seems to observe that the record pedals cages have been… “profilées”

    etc.

  2. olivier says:

    they are talking about progresses made in aerodynamics between 72 and 78…. and even racing suits materials which become more … synthetic and breathable for hinault’s generation…
    he says eddy’s very big gear ratio (52/14) …. is a new standard you must use if you wish to break the record.

    end is rly weird when the journalist asks hinault … if he doesn’t think he’s… too short / doesn’t have the same leverage as eddy…. he acknowledges that… but… kind of suggests he’s lighter… …. akward moment !

    we get the impression that they are very knowledgeable in mechanics/technical aspects

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