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Gus

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1500 on: October 19, 2012, 02:45:17 pm »
That was new  :) I've seen several Pugsley with Rohloff but never a fatbike with Nu Vinci

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1501 on: October 19, 2012, 06:26:33 pm »
I didn't realise how unusual the rims were on those fatbikes.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1502 on: October 21, 2012, 08:48:58 pm »
Red ordinary proceeding apace westwards along Chiswick High Road this afternoon  :)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1503 on: October 21, 2012, 08:56:46 pm »
Not interesting so much as odd, but a double-boinger branded... Vauxhall.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1504 on: October 24, 2012, 09:53:21 pm »
Locally nostalgic headbadge.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1505 on: October 24, 2012, 09:55:37 pm »
Raleigh 1980s road frame with Suntour teleforks and North Road style bars.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1506 on: October 28, 2012, 10:53:40 pm »
A Moulton New Series Speed, complete with Rohloff, belt drive, carbon cranks & seatpost, left unlocked against a tree outside our local pub.
The saddle was an interesting contrast to the rest of the bike.
A brief "how much?" discussion decided on about £15k, though a post-return google leads me to suspect this may be an overestimate (the double pylon separable is the expensive one). Anyway, more than John's Blackbird.

tonycollinet

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1507 on: October 28, 2012, 11:28:50 pm »
Spotted in a fashion shop near the spanish steps in Rome this week:



Yes, you have seen correctly, that is a stitched leather covered frame, mudguards and chain case. :-)











clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1508 on: October 28, 2012, 11:39:05 pm »
That's just bizarre.

Yesterday, we were on a ride with a chap who was riding a Dahon Mu with a Sachs Automatix hub.  There was a coaster brake, so no cables to the back half of the bike.  It was very light.
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rower40

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1509 on: October 29, 2012, 12:40:06 pm »
A Moulton New Series Speed, complete with Rohloff, belt drive, carbon cranks & seatpost, left unlocked against a tree outside our local pub.
The saddle was an interesting contrast to the rest of the bike.
A brief "how much?" discussion decided on about £15k, though a post-return google leads me to suspect this may be an overestimate (the double pylon separable is the expensive one). Anyway, more than John's Blackbird.

At that price, it's likely to have all sorts of GPS trackers built in.  A particularly elaborate "Sting" bike?
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1510 on: October 29, 2012, 12:43:52 pm »
It sounds like the Moulton a friend owns. Not a sting, more an ongoing project. It started with a Strida belt grafted on but the latest incarnation is much better.
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clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1511 on: November 22, 2012, 03:19:29 pm »
This morning, for the second in a row, I saw a singlespeeded Claud Butler Majestic.

And this morning on CS7, there was a burgundy spaceframe Moulton with wooden mudguards.

Oh - that reminds me - Butterfly and I have seen a fast (and a bit pushy) rider on a Mk3 Moulton F-frame.  In Streatham, I think.
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Oaky

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1512 on: November 23, 2012, 04:02:15 pm »


Another from the Amsterdam two-wheeled menagerie.  Not sure whether to class it as a bike or a scooter...
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clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1513 on: November 23, 2012, 04:30:08 pm »
It's a Kickbike.  At the TdF Depart in London, they had a Kickbike demonstration race.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1514 on: November 23, 2012, 09:19:33 pm »
A Finn did PBP03 on one of those.
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clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1515 on: November 23, 2012, 09:20:57 pm »
Would that be the guy with one massively muscular leg?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1516 on: November 23, 2012, 09:27:03 pm »
For both legs you'd need a stepperbike:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/rY1Te5TYJ9E&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/rY1Te5TYJ9E&rel=1</a>
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1517 on: November 23, 2012, 09:27:49 pm »
He would do 2 or 3 pushes with one leg, then do a very neat little shuffle and then the same on the other side. His shoes were looking very second-hand by the finish.

It seemed like every time I went to get on my bike to leave a checkpoint, the kickbike was parked next to it. It felt like most of a day before I got away from Alpo for good. He was bloody fast downhill. I was just faster downhill than him, but there was very little in it. Crouching below the handlebars really cut down his frontal area.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1518 on: November 23, 2012, 10:03:08 pm »
For both legs you'd need a stepperbike:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/rY1Te5TYJ9E&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/rY1Te5TYJ9E&rel=1</a>

There is someone who regularly rides through Streatham on a variation on that theme.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1519 on: November 23, 2012, 10:43:32 pm »
I've never actually seen one in the wild, only read about them a few years ago in a magazine article. In that case it was about someone who'd had to give up normal cycling due to a back injury.
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Oaky

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Re: Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1520 on: November 23, 2012, 10:57:06 pm »
Would that be the guy with one massively muscular leg?

Is it worrying that the first thought into my head after that involved fiddler crab style asymmetric development owing to execute ll excessive self love?
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Tomsk

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1521 on: November 24, 2012, 10:07:16 am »
He would do 2 or 3 pushes with one leg, then do a very neat little shuffle and then the same on the other side. His shoes were looking very second-hand by the finish.

It seemed like every time I went to get on my bike to leave a checkpoint, the kickbike was parked next to it. It seemed like most of a day before I got away from Alpo for good. He was bloody fast downhill. I was just faster downhill than him, but there was very little in it. Crouching below the handlebars really cut down his frontal area.

I caught him on Roc Trevezel, but he was arriving at St Quentin just before me. Didn't he get into the kickbike as summer training for speed-skating?

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1522 on: November 24, 2012, 10:14:56 am »
He would do 2 or 3 pushes with one leg, then do a very neat little shuffle and then the same on the other side. His shoes were looking very second-hand by the finish.

It seemed like every time I went to get on my bike to leave a checkpoint, the kickbike was parked next to it. It seemed like most of a day before I got away from Alpo for good. He was bloody fast downhill. I was just faster downhill than him, but there was very little in it. Crouching below the handlebars really cut down his frontal area.

I caught him on Roc Trevezel, but he was arriving at St Quentin just before me. Didn't he get into the kickbike as summer training for speed-skating?

Search for Alpo Kuusisto or whatever his proper spelling is. I understood he raced sled dogs at the top level and was a decent marathon runner. Being a Finn, speed skating and/or cross-country skiing seem probable.
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Oaky

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1523 on: November 24, 2012, 07:19:34 pm »



And one from the AMS four-wheeled menagerie.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1524 on: November 24, 2012, 07:37:18 pm »
Bet you still get shouted at for riding two abreast thobut...
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