Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 389771 times)

Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1600 on: March 13, 2013, 08:58:13 pm »
Overtook an elderly man trundling along on a Pashley trike up in Bearwood earlier.  He'd spotted me coming in his large moped mirrors, and we exchanged cheerful greetings as I zoomed past at an awesome 10mph (I had studded tyres and a heavy trailer).
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1601 on: March 15, 2013, 03:26:09 pm »
Moulton F coming off Tooting Common and disappearing into the mist...

I forgot to mention that I saw the woman on the F Frame again, heading South across Tooting Common and spurring off on a naughty route.  She had a green Barley.

Meanwhile, this morning, I spotted a battered 531 framed bike with a childseat on.  I could make out ...NGS on the downtube, so I assume it was a Youngs.

On Borough High Street, I passed a nice looking MTB-lite.  It was an Orange P7, which I thought, even in roadified mode, was an unusual commuting choice, but a nice one.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1602 on: March 18, 2013, 06:14:18 pm »
Whilst I was waiting at the traffic lights at the junction of Chelsea Bridge Road, Royal Hospital Road, Lower Sloane Street and Pimlico Road, this morning, a chap went around the corner on a triplet, albeit empty on the back.

I only saw it very briefly, as the lights changed, and traffic got in the way of my view, but it looked like it was a double child back, presumably the occupants having been previously dropped off at school or similar.

Triplets are fairly rare, but I suspect child back variants make up a reasonable number of them, since transporting children around is a good use for one.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1603 on: March 21, 2013, 11:26:59 am »


Nothing especially weird about the light blue Giant, but the unusual two prong saddle caught my eye - it's like it's got two noses. When I looked closer I noticed they'd left a Garmin 500 on it. I hope for their sake it's still there at the end of the day.

TBH, I've left my Etrex on my bike a couple of times and got away with it, but not in such a busy public area.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1604 on: April 01, 2013, 06:18:28 pm »
Might have been posted before.


Modern Art Gallery, Glasgow

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1605 on: April 01, 2013, 08:49:16 pm »
Hydrogen fuel cell electric assist?

Chain's a bit slack...
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1606 on: April 01, 2013, 08:56:22 pm »
Yes and the exhaust used for watercolour paintings, from memory.
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1607 on: April 01, 2013, 09:06:05 pm »
Actually, it looks like someone's been filling the tyres with hydrogen, too...
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1608 on: April 04, 2013, 08:20:54 pm »
Just remembered: Spotted a teenager with a nerdy 70s haircut riding a (pristine-looking) Raleigh Chopper on Tuesday.  Either there's something timey-wimey going on, or a serious disruption in the coolness vortex.
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CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1609 on: April 07, 2013, 08:59:53 am »
Apologies for dreadful phone pic...



Spotted as we were driving up to Scotland last weekend.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1610 on: April 07, 2013, 04:24:24 pm »
I saw a Bullitt in Southwark this afternoon.  No owner in sight.

I also saw a WAW velomobile, but I was riding with the owner.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1611 on: April 09, 2013, 08:40:20 am »
Also on Sunday, I saw a woman with a nicely updated yet classic looking Allin.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1612 on: April 13, 2013, 01:17:30 pm »
This morning, in Llanberis, I saw a Speedy: the first I've seen in ages. I nearly stepped in the only other one I've seen; silly bugger was riding on the footwayand I was pissed.

Also a nice Alan framed bike, ridden by a man with far too much skill for my liking*. He did a track stand when he gave way to traffic on the High Street.




*This is pure spite and envy, 'cos I can't do it!

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1613 on: April 16, 2013, 06:12:51 pm »
Man wheeling a GoCycle up Harborne High Street, in the direction of iCycle.  Hopefully for coincidental shopping reasons rather than some sort of mechanical problem, because they recently moved premises.
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Andrij

  • Андрій
  • Ερασιτεχνικός μισάνθρωπος
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1614 on: April 22, 2013, 11:32:47 am »
A brand new Tern Link in the bike room this morning.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Andrij

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1615 on: April 23, 2013, 08:44:48 am »
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.

Spotted again last night.  Those stays really catches ones eyes.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1616 on: April 23, 2013, 09:14:08 pm »
Moderately interesting bike (singlespeeded Allez), but an interesting lock:

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Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1617 on: April 23, 2013, 11:37:53 pm »
Tandem Trice at the opening of the Two Tunnels a couple of weeks ago.
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Andrij

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1618 on: April 24, 2013, 07:40:33 pm »
I pass this most mornings on my commute:

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

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1619 on: April 25, 2013, 09:48:20 pm »
Battered Moulton F-frame at London Bridge


Very large Hutchinson near Borough High St
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1620 on: April 26, 2013, 10:03:42 pm »
Another large frame near London Bridge (hard to get a shot with hundreds of people streaming past)

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1621 on: April 28, 2013, 09:46:26 am »
On my last day in Catalonia (cf ride reports) I was pootling around Prat, the area of Barcelona containing the Airport, a suburb much in the same way as Hounslow (only the food is better). I came across the local Rapha/Asos shop. The content of the shop was much as you might expect, the welcome was substantially friendlier and some of the bikes they had on display were worthy of a second look,  the theme being Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

My fave:






One with the original mud still on it:




Their website http://www.pave.cc/shop/index.php/osCsid/5898275c2490f2b9b52ae6f246d63078

One of their bikes

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1622 on: April 28, 2013, 10:12:28 am »
There was a tandem Chopper at the Leicester Critical Mass on Friday evening.

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1623 on: April 28, 2013, 03:10:15 pm »
Ham, Pave.cc get a mention in today's Sunday Telegraph, in the Style magazine...
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1624 on: April 28, 2013, 03:37:47 pm »
I pass this most mornings on my commute:


That is fantastic, I want. D'you reckon I could paint the bike one colour and then get that effect with tape or does it really need a proper two colour paint job?