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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1025 on: August 19, 2011, 07:33:19 pm »
Those look like normal Samsonite style suitcases!  You can even see where the wheels are/used to be!



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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1026 on: August 21, 2011, 04:14:29 pm »
I saw a Pashley tricycle (Tri 1 I think) at the New Forest Rattler today (not taking part I hasten to add).  It had a really useful looking ply box on the back.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1027 on: August 21, 2011, 04:46:30 pm »
Saw a guy on an upright trike in the vicinity of Ashby-de-la-Zouch yesterday.  I was making the most of a descent, so didn't get a good look at it, but it had a step-through frame and a Giant logo, so possibly a conversion.  I said a cheery and ever so slightly ironic "Hello, you don't see many of those about." as I went past, but merely got a look of confusion from the rider, from which I conclude a pootling local with balance issues rather than a serious cyclist with an affinity for weird machines.
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« Reply #1028 on: August 21, 2011, 04:48:35 pm »
Maybe bad form to post things spotted in one's own back garden but now a cracked frame has taken it permanently out of service this is by way of obituary...


Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1029 on: August 22, 2011, 10:26:20 pm »
Only wish I'd hung around to see how it was ridden.



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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1030 on: August 22, 2011, 10:34:46 pm »
Saw an interesting one on the way home this evening - a bike, with a wheelchair attached in a motorbike+sidecar type arrangement - looked to be propelled by the rider alone.

Never seen anything quite like it, and since the wheelchair was to the side of the main frame rather than in front of it, I think we can definitely rule out a Hase Pino or similar. From what little I could make out, the wheelchair appeared to be attached at least semi-permanently to the frame of the bike (I could see frame tubes heading in a wheelchair-ward direction) - the connection between the two must have been fairly secure as they were going at a fair lick. Didn't recognise either the rider (male) or the 'passenger' (female) either. Seemed like rather a sociable arrangement to me :)

Anyone in York know anything about this rather unusual machine? (FWIW, it was heading down Sim Balk Lane towards Bishopthorpe - the frame of the bike was either dark red or maroon. No pix, as I was heading in the opposite direction at 15mph ;) )


Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1031 on: August 22, 2011, 11:12:45 pm »
If the rider had a close-cropped white beard/moustache, then I know them very well indeed.

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« Reply #1032 on: August 22, 2011, 11:18:09 pm »
If the rider had a close-cropped white beard/moustache, then I know them very well indeed.
Didn't notice, to be honest - was too busy trying to keep pedalling whilst doing a double take :)

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« Reply #1033 on: August 23, 2011, 10:22:14 am »
I must have photos of them somewhere, will try to dig them out.
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« Reply #1034 on: August 23, 2011, 01:23:51 pm »
Saw an interesting one on the way home this evening - a bike, with a wheelchair attached in a motorbike+sidecar type arrangement - looked to be propelled by the rider alone. ...

This one ?
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1035 on: August 23, 2011, 01:42:14 pm »
Saw an interesting one on the way home this evening - a bike, with a wheelchair attached in a motorbike+sidecar type arrangement - looked to be propelled by the rider alone. ...

This one ?
That's the one.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1036 on: August 23, 2011, 01:48:29 pm »
Those are the people I know.

I'm surprised at your 'moving at quite a lick' comment; Paul was originally struggling a bit on the bike. He has hardly done any cycling in his life. Being the 'motor' on the rig means he's pedalling double adult weight.

Belinda has tried a hand-cycle attachment on her wheelchair, but found it didn't work for her. She's also had a go with a handcycle with the same result.  Her spinal damage is very high up, so she has no abdominal or back strength.
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« Reply #1037 on: August 23, 2011, 01:54:39 pm »
Those are the people I know.

I'm surprised at your 'moving at quite a lick' comment; Paul was originally struggling a bit on the bike. He has hardly done any cycling in his life. Being the 'motor' on the rig means he's pedalling double adult weight.
They were going downhill - or about as downhill as it gets round here (I passed them roughly halfway between the bridge over the A64 and the side entrance to the college near the traffic lights). Initially I was more impressed with how stable it seemed, but that was before I saw how the wheelchair was attached to the rest of the bike.

Even by York standards, it was something a bit different even taking into account that I've seen a hand-cycle going through Bishopthorpe on a number of occasions.

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« Reply #1038 on: August 23, 2011, 01:58:22 pm »
I'll send a message on facebook to them, telling them they had been spotted out on the outfit. They'll be chuffed.
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« Reply #1039 on: August 23, 2011, 02:06:22 pm »
I'll send a message on facebook to them, telling them they had been spotted out on the outfit. They'll be chuffed.
It was different enough to make me double-take and almost forget I was riding without gears, plus I like to see a good 'engineering solution' every now and again ;)

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« Reply #1040 on: August 28, 2011, 05:32:16 pm »
Spotted returning from the bikecheck at PBP:


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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1041 on: August 28, 2011, 08:07:25 pm »
Spotted returning from the bikecheck at PBP:



DIY frame?
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« Reply #1042 on: August 28, 2011, 09:38:17 pm »

DIY frame?
Lokks as if it could be. Very similar to the Hotta:
(as sold by ASDA)   ;D
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« Reply #1043 on: August 29, 2011, 12:01:23 am »
A lot of trail on those forks.
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« Reply #1044 on: August 29, 2011, 11:56:54 am »

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« Reply #1045 on: August 29, 2011, 04:29:47 pm »
Saw a Beixo shaft-driven folding bike on the South Bank, yesterday:

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1046 on: August 29, 2011, 05:06:25 pm »
Saw the "Bishopthorpe hand cyclist" when I was walking down to the garage on Friday - don't know who he is, but I've seen him a few times and he's always been giving it some seriously welly. Chapeau, that man!

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« Reply #1047 on: September 05, 2011, 11:14:38 pm »
A Pashley Picador trike at a new used-bike shop between Bristol's Create centre and the end of the Choccy path. Shopkeeper's own, not for sale. I liked the way it has a hub gearcan which then uses an extra chain to drive the rear axle - looked like both wheels, but I'm not sure.
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« Reply #1048 on: September 06, 2011, 09:01:52 am »
no they are one wheel drive , i have owned several in the past :)
the slower you go the more you see

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1049 on: September 06, 2011, 09:05:37 am »
Last week on the return from the pubbe, saw the mystery Romanby recumbent tricyclist.

On the Pedal For Pounds at the weekend I met a bloke from Barnsley CC on a LOVELY Raleigh ti, with the skinniest carbon forks I have ever seen, looked like two stilletos holding the front wheel in place.
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