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The Most Expensive Bike In The Tour de France? | GCN Tech Show Ep. 81

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– Welcome to the GCN Tech Show This week we've got the truth about how that Team Ineos bike snapped in half, Team Deceuninck Quickstep have been spotted riding e-bikes at the Tour de France

– Naughty – Your upgrades, the Bike Vault, plus our main talking points – How expensive are Tour de France bikes? – And John's lost his voice 'cause he was at the Cricket World Cup Final, and he was screaming a lot – True story (electronic music) – Last week, we talked about tech trends at this year's Tour de France

And this got us thinking how much does a tour bike cost these days? And which team has the most expensive bikes – Yeah, now cycling, it has to be said, is taking more and more developments from the world of Motorsports and Formula One races, and while, from that industry it's always the most souped-up car, or the best engine always seems to win, doesn't it? – Yeah, and well the tech in sailing, sailing is all about having the best boat as well But, in cycling, you have to say it's not so simple, because essentially the rider, the athlete, is the engine – Yeah, I remember my dad saying to me that in 1987, Steven Roche, he could've won the Triple Crown in cycling So that's Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France, and the World Championships, which he did, on board a butcher's bike

I don't think he could actually have done that, but there is a certain sentiment around that saying, isn't there? – Yeah, well, I guess he's right, 'cause you could have the most aerodynamic bike in the world, one that performs amazing in wind tunnel conditions, and labs and stuff, but if you gave that bike to me then I probably still wouldn't, well I wouldn't win the Tour de France You can't turn a donkey into a race horse, John – Or, a toilet into a castle as I believe they say in Denmark – (laughs) Do they? – Yeah – Top of the range bikes can cost a lot of money, but there is large development costs that go into that

So, for a top of the range bike that would be ridden by the top Tour de France riders You've got the initial CAD, computer-aided design, engineer development costs, where they draw it up on the computer Then they run CFD, computational fluid dynamic simulations to test how aero it is Then they'll build a prototype of that, take it into the tunnel to see if it actually is aerodynamic in real life as well as on a computer – Additive manufacturing use that– – Yeah

– Don't they really? That takes a long time as well When I worked in the helmet industry, to 3D print a bike helmet can take days – Yeah, but then also they also look at the lay-up, and they often do computer simulations, or engineering software to see where the best orientation of fibers will be for the carbon, and what types of carbon And then again, they build prototypes to check that in real life Then they build the final product

The good thing is although this can cost hundreds of thousands of Dollars and Pounds to develop that then is something that is not just ridden by the pros, it's something that we can buy as well So, that manufacturing cost is, well development cost is shared with the consumers as well But also, tech trickles down, so although it may only initially be available on the top end super expensive stuff, give it a few years, and it's on the more– – Affordable, really – Yeah – That's the easy way of saying it

– We see that with everything – Yeah, trickle down tech is, 10 years the Dura Ace is like today's 105 In fact, no, 105 now is better than 10 years ago – Yeah – Yeah, definitely

– Yeah – Thanks, yeah – More gears – Yeah (laughs) What's not to like? Right, okay, so we have totted up the retail cost, haven't we, for various pro team's bikes out there

We've added on their wheels, power meters where we can, and well, the results We've done the prices in Pounds, we're going to run through that But on the screen there will also be the prices in Dollars and Euros I'd say – Yeah – Yeah, we haven't had Brexit just yet, we are going to include the Euros

– What about Zimbabwean Dollars, John? – No the screen's not big enough for all the digits (laughs) It's a big, old thing, that – Sorry Zimbabwe – Right, okay, go on, start us off then – Right, so looking at Trek-Segafredo's bikes, the Trek Madone SLR 9 is more expensive than the Emonda, I believe

– Only just slightly though – Yeah But with eTap, if you were to get that in a race limited bike, then you're looking at about £11,000, well £11,050 for one of those But if you look at like Bauke Mollema, and Richie Porte they've got custom painted ones Now the custom painting is hard to get an exact price for because it varies on the paint job you get from Project One from Trek, but you're going to envisage, there's probably a fair amount of money put on that– – Yeah, a little premium I imagine

– Yeah maybe as much as £1,500 we could possibly say as a conservative– – Yeah, I think so – This is a pricey paint job – By which case you then start to get towards £12,500 roughly roughly – All right moving on then Specialized S-Works Venge Sagan Collection So we going to go BORA-hansgrohe, I don't think he actually rides a bike from his own collection

I think it's an extra bit of money, but well he does normally have a fancy paint job, so we can factor that in That comes in a £10,250 so again– – Yeah, that's quite an easy one to price up, again with the Trek because they use all their own parts So they got the Bontrager wheels– – Literally they don't change anything – It's what you buy is what the pros ride – Yeah, they use the same saddles, the same wheels, the same tires, everything

– Yeah, but then if we move on to BMC, BMC premium brand, pricey bikes at Dimension Data Looking at £3,700 for the Time Machine frame set which is what Cavendish– – Yeah – Then £3,654 for Dura Ace DI2 Although there are slight changes there in terms of, they use a rotor twin power– – That's true yeah, a KMC chain But these are all approximate, you know, ball park figures

– Bear with us, yeah Wheels these Enve, which are fancy pants wheels, you're looking at about £3,300 a set, retail price of those So you basically getting to approximately again £11,000 of bike there – Its quite a lot isn't it? You know people often ask me, don't know about you, they go, "How much are those bikes?", and you don't really know do you You just like, "Well, yeah five

", you know I normally say it's about £5,000 what they ride But then lets move on then to the– – If it's like the dodgy man by the bus shelter, in Doncaster Town Center, "Oh, 100 quid, Halfords" You know you don't want to say– (laughing) Anyway

Big dogs know, right? – Yeah, right okay Pinarello F12 X-Light, so this is the top of the pops bike from Pinarello, brand new isn't it? You got to look at one – Yeah – X-Light, little bit lighter, different lay-up in carbon and everything, frame alone £6,200, group-set, again £3,654, wheels, remember they using those light weight Meilenstein– – Obermeyers – I don't think they're the Obermeyers so I didn't factor that in when I did this because, well we don't want to go too overboard

– Anyway total price 'cause also you got to put in there integrated handle bar and stem on there, tires, saddle all those sorts of things You looking about £14,600 for Team Sky's bikes They are the team of marginal gains though aren't they? – Nearly 15 grand – Yeah – Wow! That's a lot

Is your voice all right mate? – Yeah It was like this at the start – You've got a career in premium rate chat I think – Let's move on from that (laughter) Let's move on

– Anyway, well another team that's right up there is Sunweb with their Cervelo S5's as ridden by Michael Matthews whose doing quite well in the points competition in the Tour de France Now the S5 Disc, frame set £4299 for that You've then got the Shimano wheels on there, you know the C60's the aero wheel, very nice , very pricey wheels £1,290 for the rear wheel retail, £1,149 for the front So that brings it up to about £10,700, roughly

– "How's it got up there?", you may ask (mumbling) Anyone that's doing the maths in their head is thinking– – "That's not right!" – We add on the group-set, again Shimano Dura Ace DI2, they're sponsored by Shimano, 3600 quid And then, well If we add on the four grand paint job– that we spoke about– – That adds about 20, 20 grams in weight, that's Formula One paint that we spoke about in last weeks' show, yeah that ramps it up pretty quick – Yeah – Yeah – So, yeah then it goes up to £14,400 roughly – Yeah so, they pretty much the most expensive with that paint job

– Let's take it back down to a more reasonable level – Yeah – So, Wanty-Gobert, a team who are always in the break away at the Tour de France, I absolutely love watching them race They don't hide anything do they? They just go all out Any way, so they're Cube Lightening, they use various different bikes you know for the mains and all the flats

Lightening, that's their aero bike, £7,500 Yeah, half the price – Yeah, half the price But also, Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, right – I mean that's been a World Champions bike– – Two teams are riding it aren't they? So you've got Katusha Alpecin and also Movistar, both ride Canyon

Including World Champion, Valverde, got a pro bike video on that Roughly £6,500, will get you a bike that is pro bike standard, a Tour de France bike standard (scoffs) – It's incredible actually isn't it? So I'm pretty close– – The disparity there between you know, the top 15 sort of grand and then there is massive – I Guess though what we got to think about as well with this, is that those bikes, the most expensive ones, have only just been released haven't they? – Yeah – Yeah, so there's something in that as well

– But there's two we think that are lower than that still – Yeah, so I reckon that the squad of AG2R La Mondiale, their Eddy Merckx 525 bikes, they're actually racing with a Shimano Ultegra DI2 group set Now remember at the start of the year they started racing on Campignolo Super Record EPS and suddenly they just changed I don't know what happened there? They using Mavic wheels, tires and stuff like that I reckon their bikes are about £5,000, so I mean the price is, I'm pretty close now when someone says how much does a Tour de France bike

So yeah it's, there we are But there is one out there which could be even less couldn't it Possibly! – We're not entirely sure, but someone commented when we did a video talking about the new Canondale Super Six EVO that Canondale doesn't appear to be making the rim brake version of the new bike in a high mod They only have the disc brake version in high mod But several of the pros, including Rigoberto Uran and Mike Woods

At EF Education First, are riding the rim brake bike Which suggest that unless there's something we don't know, they're riding the regular Super Six, not the high mod, souped up mega lay-up premium– – Low weight bike – Yeah, so they're riding the regular Super SiX EVO frame in the new Super Six EVO, which you can get with Ultegra on, for £2,499 So, you know add– – Dura Ace DI2's– – Add a bit a bit of Dura Ace on, so we don't know exactly what it could be – But it could be around about the £5,000 mark

– Yeah, or I reckon you could get one, you could build it for under five grand Which is pretty impressive – So we're looking at about £15,000 for the most expensive out there, the top of the pops, all singing, all dancing brand new just released bikes, and then down to £5000 – So a big, big range In percentage terms yeah, massive

– I've got to say the prices of bikes, they did actually tumble in around mid 90's, the late 90's, particularly around the aluminum frames, because we started to import them from the far east Prior to that it was something of a luxury to have a bike made out of that material But these days though teams are searching for, I'm going to say it, wait for it, brace yourselves, "Marginal gains" And they are seeking the ultimate in performance aren't they? – Yeah, you know if you look for example at Team Ineos riding the F12, it's a bike that as we've mentioned previously, it's had a huge amount of development cost go into it and so, some of the expense can be attributed to that But what can't be argued is the success that the F10 prior to the F12 had

I mean if you look at when we did our video of the most successful bikes to peloton, that has consistently been the most successful bike in terms of the number of them that are being raced, relative to the number of wins it scores And there's something in that I mean, you'd imagine that considering that partnership has gone on for so long, that Team Ineos, formerly Sky, would say that its sponsorship, budget well spent I guess in terms of the relationship that's there But even though 15 grand is a huge amount of money to spend on a bike, I think it's really interesting that the pros in the Tour de France, the best riders in the world are not riding the most expensive road bikes available to humanity Because, well when we did our previous tech show, about building that hypothetical most expensive bike– – That was fun! – Yeah, we showed it could be about 30 grand or more for a bike

We should re-do it, I think we could make it more expensive – Yeah, we could – But yeah, you know 30 grand or more and the difference with F1 is that those guys are driving the most expensive cars available because, they have to include all the development cost of that car, and they're not sold to the public, we can't buy F1 cars – Those costs are not being shared – No the development cost is shared with the public because we can buy the same bike that a Tour de France rider is on

And in that sense, I guess it's a bit more like Touring Cars – I do like a Touring Car – Like production cars that are kind of souped up – Yeah, that's exactly what it is But you know what? All these bikes, I reckon there are bikes that have been used in the Tour de France that are definitely more expensive than these

First up, Pinarello Sword, Miguel Indurain, back in the early to mid 90's, that thing! There was only two or three of them made That thing must've been, that must have cost a fortune to make back then Lotus 110 Super Bike, that's going to cost a fortune as well There was I think 260 of those made, but then I bet you that Boardman and his pals had some special ones And then what about, okay this one, it wasn't worth it in my opinion

(laughs) But is sold for a ridiculous amount of money That Trek Madone that Armstrong used– – Was it Damien Hirst?– – Yeah, after one of his Tour de France wins It had butterfly wings under the lacquer didn't it? Because they once used genuine butterfly wings so the sun would shimmer off them beautifully Not sure I think about that really, because I've got a lot of butterfly's in my– – It's a piece of art John – That one went for half a million Dollars, but was probably worth about $5,000 Dollars wasn't it? – We want to know what you think about the cost of pro bikes in the Tour de France

Do you think that there should be a sort of the sky's the limit You can have like a 30 grand mega bike at the Tour de France or, do you think we should go down a limit of five grand You've got five grand to spend on your bike Would you put in the wheels? Would you put in in the frame? And the pros are only allowed five grand – What we've got to hope for I think, in terms of the professionals is that no one from the UCI is watching this right now and they think, "That's a really good idea!" (laughter) "Let's implement that from next year because we will suddenly be hated

" – We should do a show on it, it would be funny What would we build for five grand? – But please do get involved in the comments I absolutely love reading them and yeah, don't give me too much abuse about my voice this week (laughter) – Time now for more tech And the Deceuninck Quick Step team were spotted riding e-bikes at the Tour de France

– Naughty! – No don't worry John, it was on the rest day and it was some new e-bikes that have been launched by Specialized That's why they were doing it So, they've got three new e-bike models The Creo SW, the Creo SL Expert, and the Creo SL Expert Pro EVO – Or something like that Either way they all come with Specialized's Future Shock system, so it's going to smooth out the ride at the front end member, Sagan, he used that didn't he to win Paris-Roubaix? – He did – Yeah, was a good little bit of kit on that And if you want a little bit more comfort on there too, the Expert EVO even comes with a dropper seat post and 38 millimeter tires, so essentially its a gravelly bike

– Yeah What's cool is– – Gravel e-bike, not gravelly bike (laughter) – So we've got a Dura Ace DI2 and Ultegra DI2 fitted on there But interestingly they've been paired up with Shimano's XTR mountain bike components, like one by drive trains as well on there which is pretty interesting – Its quite a strange move to make– – Yeah no front mechs– – Like 1142 and stuff like that

But yeah, maybe on bike's the future, who knows I'd have got disc brakes by the way So you rim brake lovers out there, you won't be able to get hold of one Battery, 320 Watt Hours on it, so enough to keep you smashing up those climbs Ollie And if you run out of juice, not to worry because you can even get a battery extender which fits into your bottle cage, its not the most discreet thing I guess so you can't go fooling any of your mates I don't reckon

But that simply has a little wire, then plugs into the down tube where the battery is and bob's your uncle You can get another 160 Watt Hours out of it – Nice! Now another big story from the Tour de France last week was the sight of the Team Ineos bike of Gianni Moscon in two pieces – Yeah – And a lot of chat about this on social media and the perception was that it had snapped in half when Geraint Thomas had landed on it

However– – One of the lightest, he's not a heavy rider is he, Geraint– – No, however Cosmo Catalano from, "How the race was won", fame has pieced together the evidence and actually come up with what appears to have actually happened So, there's footage of one of the commissaire's cars approaching the bike as it's on the ground You can see the bike in one piece and this is after Geraint Thomas has landed on it At which point you hear a crunch as the car travels past which suggests that the car drove over

Which makes a lot more sense than skinny little Geraint Thomas landing on it And there are pictures of Geraint Thomas landing on it as well where it doesn't appear to be snapping under G's weight – However if you do want a bike which doesn't get broken under the weight of a car

The Kirk Precision magnesium road bike, which has been featured on this show a few times Actually I got to check one out When I checked out that Lotus bike there was one just around the corner and it was on Blue Peter once, which is a children's television program in Great Britain, and a lorry drove over it and it didn't break it in half But it was extremely heavy and they broke in other areas Right all of that aside, we got some more news in the tech world haven't we

Because Mavic has been sold – Yes, that's right Mavic has been sold by its parent company Amer Sports to a private equity firm, Regent LP In a statement released by Amer Sports they had to say, "As part of our strategy we continue to focus of the group portfolio and capabilities towards areas of faster growth, better profitability, and scalability Over the past cycle we've concluded that we are not the best owner for Mavic, which only represented approximately 3% of our sales which has distinct business drivers and little synergies versus the broader group

We believe that the iconic Mavic brand has strong potential which would be better realized as part of Regent Amer Sports continues to capitalize on its strategic priorities, especially Softgoods, Direct to Consumer, China and the States" And that came from Amer Sports President and CEO Heikki Takala – They haven't sold Enve though have they? – No they haven't, but it looks like they're probably going to, I would say based on that statement, but we'll see, as yes they also own Enve – Spanish bike brand BH have shown a new bike ahead of the 2020 official launch I guess

And while it's already been used at this years Tour de France by friend of the channel, Andre Greipel with Arkea-Samsic – Yeah, it looks cool doesn't it So, its the G8 disc, its replacing the G7, it's said to be about 20 grams lighter than the G7 And it also has this really interesting head tube that's kind of shaped like an egg timer – It's nice isn't it? – Yeah it's a cool design

– It's fully integrated with the cables and hoses as you'd expect and I've already said 20 grams lighter so, its an aero bike so we don't need to worry too much about weight there But integration is obviously still key for every brand out there They look pair anyway, don't they? – And finally this week The Italian shoe brand Fizik has released a new special version of its Tempo R5 shoe Its called the Tempo R5 Paris 1969 and its a really cool blend of modern and retro

So you've got modern tech touches in there, built into like a retro styled package – It's something that loads of people out there desire, don't they? Because some cycling shoes can be a bit too bling, really If someone wants a really understated shoe, but still have great performance gains, you know that sort of thing Anyway these shoes, it's got trickle down tech essentially Its got a composite sole, so instead of a full on carbon fiber bit of kit, you've also got a Boa dial on there so no laces to worry about like the originals were back in 1969

Its got some 70's inspired zigzag pattern, black and gold, always think that looks good Reminds me of the Lotus JPS Formula One car – Yeah – But more Formula One technology (laughter) – I do like the styling cues on there, it's cool

– Yeah Wouldn't mind a pair of those size 44 please (electric drill runs) It's time now for, "Screw Riding Upgrades, Buy Upgrades", where you submit evidence of the upgrades that you've made to your bikes or equipment, for a bid to win the ultimate prize, the GCN Camelbak Eddy water bottle – Oh yes! – I don't know where its gone

Someone's stolen it because it's such a hot prize – Exactly! – Anyway– – Someone is getting well and truly hydrated because it is boiling right now in Great Britain Anyway, last week we had a hotly contested contest It was between Jack and Francisco Now you remember Jack's bike, it was a vintage old Raleigh build and it was probably built in somewhere you used to live, because you used to live in the factory or some weird story about you squatting or something

– We'll save that for another time – Exactly, just like Chris De Burgh performing in an ASDA car park, we've still not heard that story (laughter) We will I'm sure Anyway, up against Francisco who had a very messy bedroom, stroke, workshop – He did, yeah

– Anyway, winning with a whopping 74% of the votes was Jack So, if there's anything we can take from this, make your bed and tidy your bedroom – Yeah, yeah That is the lesson, that's the moral of the story (laughter) – Jack, get in contact with us on Facebook to arrange delivery of that water bottle

Anyway this week, the first contender is Eric So Eric traded the box of beer for this old Peugeot frame – Good trade – The paint job was pretty bad, so he decided to shriv it it right back and make it clean He first removed all the paint work and then sprayed some clear coat layers on, added a few parts from his garage that he had laying around, and the few bits he didn't have, he bought

Last of all Eric added a front rack that he welded onto the forks – Skills! – And this is the end product – That's what it was – That old Peugeot, look at it now! – And he's welded that – Tell you what, that's a flashy pair of wheels

– Wow! – That's nice isn't it? Do you reckon Eric carries his beer on that front– – Well no, he traded it – Yeah but do you reckon he would go and buy his beer – Look at that little rainbow thing he's– that's quite nice – Do you reckon that's home made out of some insulation tape or not? – Do you know what? He's got a bell on there as well I think that is great! I'd love to ride around town on that

– I'd love to see you ride up the (mumbles) in Italy, like we made you do before – That would be easier on that, than the bike that you gave me – I don't know about that! Right, who's Eric up against this week then – Well, Eric is up against the not very French sounding Barney, who is from– – Barney Rubble, sorry Barney, only joking! – He's from Chamonix en France and this is his Motobecane – Oh nice! – So Barney bought his Motobecane off a friend as a town commuter

And there were parts on it that were starting to break and fail, so Barney decided to upgrade the bike He decided that the cheapest option to upgrade the bike was to turn it into a fixie – And the simplest as well – Classic but, living in Chamonix I mean Maybe not a very sensible idea unless you're super strong – You're not going to be traveling outside of Chamonix, that's for sure (laughter) If anyone's unaware, Chamonix is a ski resort – I mean skiing down from, cycling down from Chamonix on a fixie

Well you're a braver man than me Barney! Here you go, that's what it started out as That's a nice bike! – I would've left it at that – That's a nice bike as it is But then, here we go, I mean I preferred the older wheels and tires – I'm really sorry– (laughter) – Now I see where we went

Right yeah, that is very tidy I like the Brooks saddle, classic, classic design – Bars aren't to my taste – But I like how he's matched the bar tape – Yeah, bar tape and saddle– – Barney's bar tape

– Yeah, white bar tape on a saddle – So, who's it going to be? When we saw that second picture, we were both absolutely gutted (laughter) – Am I allowed to say that I liked it how it started? (laughter) – Actually, the end result is just as nice isn't it? – Yeah, it is John Yeah really good Right, you decide! – Top right hand corner

– Up here! (laughing) – Time now for my favorite part of the show, "The Bike Vault" – Why do you always do it with a funny accent? – I don't know! You submit pictures of your bikes and then me and John, judge them as to be either super nice or nice If they're super nice we ring the bell – I don't mind ringing it this week because I've got a bit of a sore throat Do you know what? Last week in the comments everyone was like, "There's no consistency in the Bike Vault

", they were giving is so much grief it's brilliant! I just said, "Sorry, the rules are, we write the rules and we change the rules" – We make the rules! – We make the rules, up! (laughter) – Right okay, first submission this week is Kai Ling from Teluk Bahang Dam in Penang in Malaysia, I've got all of that wrong, apologies Kai– – It's nice though isn't it! – It's a (mumble) in Columbus XTR tube, which is a steel bike, that's nice isn't it! – That is a nice bike– – Small little bike isn't it? – It is, but I, I mean I love that he's got Campag You don't see many Campag, but he's got the Bora wheels on there as well matching the Campag group set, nice Fizik saddle – Color of the bike looks good as well doesn't it? – Yeah, he's taken his bottle cages out, he's lined up his wheels, got the crankset perfectly orientated – Not in the Biggie Smalls– – Biggie Smalls has been brought back into the Bike Vault this week

– I think we can let Biggie Smalls– – We can let Biggie Smalls slide? – Yeah Yeah, on this occasion Because I think everything else is ticking the boxes – Yeah – For me that's a super nice! – Yeah, I think for me too

It looks like a beautiful area as well So Kai, invite us out to Malaysia mate (bell rings) – Right then, who have we got next Ollie? – Next we've got Stewart, who's from Warwick in the UK And this is his S-Works Tarmac Disc SL6 What do you make of that? – That's nice isn't it? We got SRAM ready eTAP

– Yes – Crank position could've been better – Could've been better – (mumbles) position too, could've been better – Yeah, I like his (mumbles) cages, his little leap cages – Looks like he's got some– – Very smart with the wheels– – Reckon he got the Blip shifters underneath the bar tape Looks like it doesn't it

– It does look like it in a sort of trigger position – Yeah, he's taken some inspiration from Mark Cavendish, that's where he has his little DI2 – Biggie Smalls, we've got Biggie Smalls – Biggie Smalls is in the house – I think that's pretty good Again, not, not perfect

– How's he propped Oh, I see why– – His crank position– – Yeah, because he's leaning up with his pedal – Yes

– Yeah, against the grass verge there – I think that's a super nice– – Yeah his is super nice too, yeah (bell rings) – Great looking bike that, Stu Right then The next one is Tim, at the top of the Monte Zoncolan, with a Trek Domane Disc

That bike looks familiar, I've seen that around, I'm pretty sure I've seen that around Bath actually – Where have you– – I don't know – I think that's a super nice That is definitely a super nice- Let's pick it apart as we do sometimes

Do you know what, GCN bottles– – Good isn't it, GCN bottles Come on super– – Got a bit of steer out there, pointing up stem, saddle bag on there I would've taken that off really It is in the Biggie Smalls, as you like to call it Crank position poor, valve caps are on, again

Do you know what I think, that's your landlord's bike That is isn't it? – My landlord Tim? – Yeah – That is super nice though isn't it, that is, if ever I've that is the most super nice bike I think I've ever seen – Is your tenancy coming up for renewal or something? (bell ringing) – It's super nice Tim, yeah kick him out – And the final entry this week, comes from Chris, in Arcadia, Wisconsin, US of A

And well he's got a picture of his M48 Patton Main Battle Tank, which was designed and built in the USA Saw service from 1953 right through to the 1990's with the US Army, of course named after General George S Patton And it's still in service with armed forces today through out the world Speeds of up to 30 miles an hour, from that legendary air cooled V12 engine, 29 liter petrol engine 810 brake horse power and 1950 Newton Meters of torque – Those ones were originally petrol, then they were converted to diesel around 1968, 1969

– Correct! Also main armament there is a 90 millimeter cannon with a muzzle velocity of 3800 meters per second – Pokey! – Also secondary armament, 50 caliber machine gun mounted on the turret, and within the turret as well there's also a 762 millimeter M67 machine gun as well – Just staying with that turret Ollie, if I'm not mistaken, I think there was a one million candle power searchlight xenon on top of that – Indeed, indeed there was and still in service with the Turkish Army

– Well for me Ollie, that has to be super nice I mean the turret, we could have had more of that in shot – Brilliant! Yeah, super nice! (bell rings) – More Bike Vault next week – Right End of the show time, we hope you've enjoyed it

I hope you get better for next week, with your premium chat voice And if you'd like to support the channel, then please subscribe to GCN Tech if you haven't already, and also click the little bell icon, that's important It gives you a notification when we upload new videos And also you can head over to the GCN shop where we've got our cool France themed merch on sale at the moment, so, I quite like this, it's a bit craft work – It is yeah

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