Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 398796 times)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1400 on: July 31, 2012, 10:12:35 pm »
OMFG how much more Nathan Barley can you get?  Fixie (probably ss) overgrown BMXs :facepalm:

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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1401 on: July 31, 2012, 10:19:10 pm »
Titania's Garden appears to be a florists, in Crawford Street, Marylebone

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Rhys W

  • I'm single, bilingual
    • Cardiff Ajax
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1402 on: August 01, 2012, 09:15:34 am »
Interesting Graham Weigh



I bet it belongs to an exiled North Wallian! Seems like everybody had one in the early 90s.

Looks a bit like mine, although my seat cluster is different. Quite possibly built by Terry Dolan, or Paul Donohue.

rower40

  • Not my boat. Now sold.
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1403 on: August 04, 2012, 08:11:32 pm »
While we were mending a p*nct*re in Ashbourne tunnel, a Very Kind Gentleman slowed down to ask if we were OK and had everything we needed. "Yes Thanks" was the first reply, followed almost immediately by "Is that an Orange Bling Genesis?"

Tiptop OTP laughed at me for being about to call his bike by my bike's nickname.

I don't think I've ever seen another one out in the wild before.  And the worst bit is that I was on my Grasshopper today.  We got caught in a downpour in the last mile of the Tissington trail, so dashed for the shelter of the tunnel, whereupon we noticed the faerie visitation.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1404 on: August 06, 2012, 10:06:11 am »
OMFG how much more Nathan Barley can you get?  Fixie (probably ss) overgrown BMXs :facepalm:


One's collection of bikes is incomplete without one, so that is one addiction cured.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1405 on: August 07, 2012, 12:16:50 pm »
I can't claim to have actually seen it, but I was given an old mag (great article about the 87 PBP inside). This is it, on the cover:-


Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1406 on: August 10, 2012, 08:43:07 am »
The Concept BMW electric folder, designed to fit and charge in the concept i3 car http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=76.msg1289605#msg1289605


Rhys W

  • I'm single, bilingual
    • Cardiff Ajax
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1407 on: August 10, 2012, 09:24:26 am »
Looks like a pair of scissors... quite appropriate, considering how often a BMW "cuts" me up.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1408 on: August 12, 2012, 01:15:06 pm »
Saddle-less Itera on Lamb's Conduit Street


Doesn't that belong in the dead BSO thread?
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1409 on: August 17, 2012, 09:51:13 pm »
Holborn today:



Fugly bike, but what look like pretty cool LED arrangements on both wheels.
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Andrij

  • Андрій
  • Ερασιτεχνικός μισάνθρωπος
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1410 on: August 19, 2012, 04:02:47 pm »
Saddle-less Itera on Lamb's Conduit Street


Doesn't that belong in the dead BSO thread?

Quite possibly, as that bike has been there for a very long time (I first saw it there a few years ago).
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1411 on: August 19, 2012, 04:53:26 pm »
We have a potential winner, but I think only Fab Foodie has a photo of it.  Parked outside Paolo's Cafe in Acton yesterday, and a real one-off.
Never tell me the odds.

Andrij

  • Андрій
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1412 on: August 19, 2012, 05:55:32 pm »
We have a potential winner, but I think only Fab Foodie has a photo of it.  Parked outside Paolo's Cafe in Acton yesterday, and a real one-off.

This one:
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1413 on: August 19, 2012, 06:23:06 pm »
Oh my! It looks well used, lived in, in fact.

Steering must be stable... Like an intercontinental oil tanker, which rather complements the rest of it.
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Dibdib

  • Fat'n'slow
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1414 on: August 19, 2012, 06:27:03 pm »
Maybe it was my addled brain, but it looked (to me, at least) a LOT worse in the flesh. The photo almost makes it look serviceable.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1415 on: August 19, 2012, 07:25:43 pm »
There was a bike with an enormous frame on a bike carrier this afternoon. Around 27" with twin lateral stays to add a bit of rigidity.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1416 on: August 19, 2012, 07:33:41 pm »
This one:


What that photo doesn't clearly show is the glorious use of guttering as a rear mudguard.

I must get one of those for a FNRttC some time...   :demon:
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Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1417 on: August 19, 2012, 10:44:22 pm »
But what it does show is that the owner values it (or something...) enough to lug a link chain round on the bike - but not enough to use it.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1418 on: August 21, 2012, 06:53:21 pm »
Sainsburys, North Cheam:

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tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1419 on: August 21, 2012, 08:58:44 pm »
Sainsburys, North Cheam:



I've seen one of those before, in Spain, on the train beween Barca and Igualada (which has to rank as one of the hardest town names for a native English speaker to pronounce as it has no hard sounds in it...)
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1420 on: August 21, 2012, 09:14:20 pm »
Must be pretty heavy to get on & off trains.  I can't find any mention of it on AtoB magazine or Electric Bike magazine websites, so I don't know how good it is (or isn't)
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1421 on: August 23, 2012, 07:34:25 pm »

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1422 on: August 23, 2012, 09:02:49 pm »
Fork looks a bit Asda...
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1423 on: August 23, 2012, 09:11:55 pm »
An original Mochet Velocar. The front end geometry is very sensible for a recumbent.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1424 on: August 23, 2012, 09:12:09 pm »
TThe fork is indeed backwards. Edinburgh Royal Museum staff are obviously not bicycle experts.