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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2975 on: 13 September, 2021, 02:02:14 pm »
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2976 on: 22 September, 2021, 04:13:01 pm »
The strangest-looking not-quite folding bike on Instagram (third pic shows the entire object).
https://www.instagram.com/p/CUGWtLPBBZF/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2977 on: 22 September, 2021, 05:41:51 pm »
I'm sure I've seen one in the wild in that there London
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2978 on: 22 September, 2021, 05:58:09 pm »
Trying to figure out how that steers  ???

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2979 on: 22 September, 2021, 06:10:29 pm »
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2980 on: 22 September, 2021, 06:13:55 pm »
The steerer seems to be based on some Thorn models.  ;)
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2981 on: 22 September, 2021, 06:21:02 pm »
Trying to figure out how that steers  ???
it will steer just fine.  Imagine the stem is in its usual position on a long head tube and nobody would see a problem.  I have a small wheeler with a 130mm stem and it is fine.  Long stem needed to try to get a reasonable riding position.  I would certainly want to push the saddle backwards on the bike pictured.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2982 on: 22 September, 2021, 06:51:55 pm »
The stem is similar to the Mezzo folding bike from about 20 years ago.

I used to have a Daewoo which had a very compact frame and did the handlebars more elegantly with a long curved stem that had a quick release from the steerer tube to ‘fold’ the bike.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2983 on: 21 October, 2021, 06:29:12 pm »
Seen in black park near Slough  :)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/emyV4R8GcGFbLrF39
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2984 on: 31 October, 2021, 05:51:33 pm »
I've been watching some Youtube videos from a couple of groups that explore areas not normally open to the public, and on the one I watched last night (exploring disused, ex nuclear base, Upper Heyford), they stumbled into an unusual bike I think we have seen before on here (Haven't been able to find it though)  - a correx and gaffer-tape faired recubent.  :o

This video should start about the point they discover it: https://youtu.be/FjjBZnA8WlM?t=1496

They seem to think it's part of a glider...  :facepalm:
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2985 on: 31 October, 2021, 06:46:46 pm »
Looks like they've blurred out a rear number plate, which makes me think it might be a Cedric Lynch 'leccy motorcycle.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2986 on: 31 October, 2021, 06:53:27 pm »
Or possibly even a Royce Creasey feet-forward thing?
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2987 on: 31 October, 2021, 07:19:42 pm »
Looks like they've blurred out a rear number plate, which makes me think it might be a Cedric Lynch 'leccy motorcycle.


That's what I thought too. What with the CNC equipment, maybe it was the man himself.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2988 on: 31 October, 2021, 07:20:18 pm »
Ah - found the YACF reference to it in the 'Unusual motorbikes' thread - Kim linked to this BBC story on it:

 
Not sure if this belongs here or The Dark Side...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-49393998

 :D
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2989 on: 31 October, 2021, 07:26:15 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2990 on: 13 November, 2021, 11:29:09 pm »
The stem is similar to the Mezzo folding bike from about 20 years ago.

I used to have a Daewoo which had a very compact frame and did the handlebars more elegantly with a long curved stem that had a quick release from the steerer tube to ‘fold’ the bike.
I have, and still love, a Mezzo.

I also had a Daewoo Shuttle.  Did some Silly Main roads on that, just for the Laugh!