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Volker Diehl's 1988 Wheaties Schwinn

German track specialist Volker Diehl was known fondly by his Schwinn teammates as “Dr. Deutschmark” and he was a powerhouse in the velodrome. As an experienced track cyclist, he was perfectly at home on the Schwinn Paramount funny bike. Manufacturers began experimenting with and making such bikes specifically for racing against the clock. The reduction in height at the front (typically achieved with a 24” of 650c front wheel) was intended to reduce aerodynamic drag. Eventually the UCI outlawed such designs in the 90s.

Written by: Jarrad Lokes

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Posted in:year-1988