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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-2002, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Question More TT Trivia

What racer first hit the magical 100 mph mark in the TT? What year was it and what bike was he riding?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-2002, 01:48 PM
 
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Top speed .. no idea

Lap :

Bob McIntyre

1957

Gilera 500
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-2002, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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Correct!

What was the nickname given to bikes with that type of "streamlining?"
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-27-2002, 09:37 PM
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Dustbin fairings

Hi elo!
They are called 'dustbin' fairings.
There were serious problems with sidewinds with this kind of fairings, and as they helped the bikes of the time achieve crazy speeds, many were killed or injured.
Nowadays, the shape of the fairings, front wheel mudguards etc are strictly controlled by FIM rules.

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Correct again!
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