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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1550 on: December 31, 2012, 11:55:33 am »

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1551 on: December 31, 2012, 12:29:14 pm »
of this parish = on this forum
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1552 on: December 31, 2012, 04:21:28 pm »
mrkwr otp

 ??? ??? help, what you mean?
mrkwr is a forumite who went on a ride with me and a few others on Saturday. His Gazelle is a racy road bike (I didn't know till I saw it that Gazelle made anything other than the sort of practical round town bike in the photo you posted).
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1553 on: December 31, 2012, 05:24:57 pm »
There have been several bike makers called Gazelle and more than 1 in the Netherlands.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1554 on: December 31, 2012, 06:00:04 pm »
There have been several bike makers called Gazelle and more than 1 in the Netherlands.
I didn't know that. I can only find one mentioned on Wiki, which says that Royal Dutch Gazelle is now owned by the same company as Cervelo - but that doesn't necessarily mean there aren't others, of course.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1555 on: December 31, 2012, 07:27:02 pm »
mrkwr otp

 ??? ??? help, what you mean?
mrkwr is a forumite who went on a ride with me and a few others on Saturday. His Gazelle is a racy road bike (I didn't know till I saw it that Gazelle made anything other than the sort of practical round town bike in the photo you posted).

Ahh riddle solved  :thumbsup:

Andrij

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1556 on: February 01, 2013, 01:54:52 pm »
Not unusual or interesting in and of itself, but this morning I saw a Willer chained to the railings at the top of Fish Street Hill.  I've seen various types of bicycles locked up around the City, but never one of that calibre.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

tiermat

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1557 on: February 01, 2013, 01:58:43 pm »
At the local auctions, a Trek 8000, which due to it's colour I suspect is a 2000.  Shame about the HUGE dent in the top tube.

Also an old, 531 framed, path racer (old style 26" wheels, VERY perished tyres, stem reverse and bars so low that your knees are above you ears when riding in the drops).

Obviously I put proxy bids in on both of them :)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1558 on: February 01, 2013, 03:25:06 pm »
The bike itself wasn't that interesting, just a 70s lugged frame of non-descript steel with 5-speed (and butterfly nuts on the wheels), but the name caught my attention - Louison Bobet.
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Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1559 on: February 02, 2013, 12:41:04 pm »
I saw a wooden framed bicycle on the way home last night (being used to commute in London) - a Renovo like this one
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1560 on: February 03, 2013, 09:21:44 am »
I see this every day, mainly because it is towed by my trike ;D



Having looked back at all the pictures in this thread, I don't think I came across a Pedersen, unless there is one in a link. Anyway here is a link to one.
http://www.pedersenbicycles.com
edit..
I have now worked out how to post pics from elsewhere...









Nigel

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1561 on: February 03, 2013, 08:40:57 pm »
That kid's trike is certainly quite something. She looks as if she's enjoying it madly! :thumbsup:
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1562 on: February 22, 2013, 09:57:17 pm »
At London Bridge station, a Kona Ute being used for advertising:


Clapham, a pretty Bridgestone Moulton:


also in Clapham, an odd-looking Puch, with very high bars.  I can't copy the photo right now, I'm afraid. :(


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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1563 on: February 23, 2013, 05:15:39 pm »
Here's the Puch:

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Andrij

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1564 on: February 23, 2013, 05:25:19 pm »
One of the bicycles I saw on my ride home earlier in the week rally caught my eye - it was the seat stays.  Pulled up next to the cyclist at a set of lights, saw he was riding a red Harry Quinn (don't see many of those about) which looked a bit ... big.  Asked the rider the size.  28"!  :o   That would explain why the seat stays caught my attention.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1565 on: February 23, 2013, 05:34:15 pm »
:o
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Tim Hall

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1566 on: February 25, 2013, 04:07:14 pm »
An A S Gillott. Bright pink. You thought the Magenta Mercian was pink. Nah, this bike is pink. The sort of pink one might find on the pink end of the lipstick counter.  It belonged to my late Father in Law, and I collected it from the police station this lunchtime.  It's very pink. 

It's obviously been refurbished and jiggered around with. Straight bars with cheap bar top shifters. And a bright pink paint job.  I saw a Reynolds 520  sticker on it, so nothing spectacular. I'll look for more details when I get home.

Did I mention the colour?  Pink.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1567 on: February 25, 2013, 04:30:45 pm »
I saw a Reynolds 520  sticker on it, so nothing spectacular. Did I mention the colour?  Pink.

I think Reynolds 520 is cromoly. The 501 (also cromoly) frames they did were actually quite good if theey were the butted tubeset - same thickness and tensile strength as 531.
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Oaky

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1568 on: February 25, 2013, 04:45:03 pm »
...
And one from the AMS four-wheeled menagerie.

and another:-



... this time with a trailer, but no apparent linkage between the steering on the two sides!
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1569 on: February 25, 2013, 04:54:11 pm »
Viktor electric assist upright tadpole trike outside the new Morrisons at Fiveways (where there are copious numbers of covered sheffield stands ...at the far end of the car park):




Didn't see the owner, but the yellow marks on the battery pack denote a tally of cats, squirrels and old people successfully run over, which tells me everything I need to know.   :D
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Tim Hall

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1570 on: February 25, 2013, 07:06:48 pm »
I saw a Reynolds 520  sticker on it, so nothing spectacular. Did I mention the colour?  Pink.

I think Reynolds 520 is cromoly. The 501 (also cromoly) frames they did were actually quite good if theey were the butted tubeset - same thickness and tensile strength as 531.

Reinvestigation reveals it is indeed 501 butted. And gorgeous lugwork, hidden under the PINK paint.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1571 on: February 25, 2013, 07:20:36 pm »
I was going to comment that 520, a fairly recent recipe, was unlikely.  And, ftr, 520 is a good tubeset, if a bit heavier than 531.

501 was considerably downmarket from 531 in its day, and bikes made with this tubeset were much cheaper.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1572 on: February 25, 2013, 10:55:50 pm »
I saw a Reynolds 520  sticker on it, so nothing spectacular. Did I mention the colour?  Pink.

I think Reynolds 520 is cromoly. The 501 (also cromoly) frames they did were actually quite good if theey were the butted tubeset - same thickness and tensile strength as 531.

Reinvestigation reveals it is indeed 501 butted. And gorgeous lugwork, hidden under the PINK paint.
Without pictures I refuse to believe you have a bike that is pinker than the Mercian  :P

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1573 on: February 26, 2013, 12:30:20 am »
I see this every day, mainly because it is towed by my trike ;D



Nigel

That is superb. What is it?

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1574 on: February 26, 2013, 07:58:18 am »
Hi Alexb, it is a Hasebike Trets trailer trike, pop the front wheel off and connect it as a trailer to back axle.




..instant tandem!




Nigel