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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #400 on: June 08, 2010, 09:54:17 am »
I saw this in Berlin a few years ago and just stumbled across the photo again. I wonder how fast this would be with 4 people pedalling...


clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #401 on: June 10, 2010, 04:16:03 pm »
Last night, I spotted a lovely deep red Carlton at Clapham Common.

And this morning, an unusual bike with red tubes and unusual cast lugs.  I think it was an Alan.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #402 on: June 11, 2010, 06:03:58 pm »
And from the 72 tooth chainwheel thread,.......

A double bouncing folder. Wivva big chainring.






clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #403 on: June 12, 2010, 08:16:14 pm »
We saw a Dahon Mu on the train.  It was folded, and had drop handlebars! :o
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #404 on: June 16, 2010, 10:34:42 am »
No photo, but I saw what looked like an MTB version of a Kirk Precision this morning.

The frame was certainly a casting and it had 'magnesium' in decals on it.

Was I imagining this ?
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clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #405 on: June 16, 2010, 10:40:22 am »
You may have been imagining it, but Kirk did make an MTB.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #406 on: June 16, 2010, 11:02:35 am »
No photo, but I saw what looked like an MTB version of a Kirk Precision this morning.

The frame was certainly a casting and it had 'magnesium' in decals on it.

Was I imagining this ?

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #407 on: June 16, 2010, 11:04:02 am »
That's the fella !

Thank you.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #408 on: June 16, 2010, 12:55:51 pm »
A triplet, heading up Argyle Place as I was heading down with the empty tagalong rattling and bouncing behind me.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #409 on: June 16, 2010, 06:44:23 pm »
That's the fella !

Thank you.

Still doesn't mean you didn't imagine it though.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #410 on: June 16, 2010, 07:12:12 pm »
That's the fella !

Thank you.

Still doesn't mean you didn't imagine it though.

 ;D

I don't think my imagination is that creative.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #411 on: June 17, 2010, 11:48:49 am »
Unbadged fixer outside The Lamb last night.  Looked like the frame was bamboo with the joints made by wrapping kit and kaboodle in carbon, but may just have been a poncey paint job.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #412 on: June 17, 2010, 01:39:27 pm »
Unbadged fixer outside The Lamb last night.  Looked like the frame was bamboo with the joints made by wrapping kit and kaboodle in carbon, but may just have been a poncey paint job.

Or one of these http://bamboobikestudio.com/

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #413 on: June 18, 2010, 10:13:18 am »
Scalped Overtook on the way to work this morning, a Giant Clip folding bike.

Not seen one before. I got stopped at the traffic lights, and it just caught up as they changed so got a second cahance for a quick look for a name on it as I wasn't sure what it was.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #414 on: June 18, 2010, 10:19:16 am »
I was overtaken by a Strida today :-[
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #415 on: June 19, 2010, 01:22:46 am »
A non-descript bike in itself - didn't even see quite what it was - but with a number plate afixed to the rear rack, with the word DEAF on it.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #416 on: June 19, 2010, 09:35:06 am »
There was a bike in the racks at work yesterday that had two top tubes, one below the other. It was a diamond frame and the tube underneath the "main" top tube was narrower with a slight curve. It wasn't a modern bike. I did take a closer look and made a note of the name that was embossed on the frame, but promptly forgot it  :facepalm:

Any ideas?  ???

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #417 on: June 19, 2010, 01:00:34 pm »
There was a bike in the racks at work yesterday that had two top tubes, one below the other. It was a diamond frame and the tube underneath the "main" top tube was narrower with a slight curve. It wasn't a modern bike. I did take a closer look and made a note of the name that was embossed on the frame, but promptly forgot it  :facepalm:

Any ideas?  ???

I may be imaging it, but  I thought there was a German make (whose name escapes me) that makes a feature of the dual top tube.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #418 on: June 19, 2010, 10:27:05 pm »
Scalped Overtook on the way to work this morning, a Giant Clip folding bike.

Not seen one before. I got stopped at the traffic lights, and it just caught up as they changed so got a second cahance for a quick look for a name on it as I wasn't sure what it was.

I had a long chat with the owner of one one morning. He loved it. It looked great fun actually.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #419 on: June 20, 2010, 04:36:20 pm »
On this morning's Bike Week ride:



The guy who was riding it wasn't sure what it was - other than it is called  C4 Joker and is Italian; he'd had it for years. Record brakes, Dura Ace drivetrain.

Any ideas?

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #420 on: June 20, 2010, 04:41:45 pm »
It's a Joker from C4 carbon, an italian company

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #421 on: June 21, 2010, 06:05:04 pm »
On this morning's Bike Week ride:



The guy who was riding it wasn't sure what it was - other than it is called  C4 Joker and is Italian; he'd had it for years. Record brakes, Dura Ace drivetrain.

Any ideas?

Ah, I saw two of those on the L2B ride yesterday. The two chaps on them seemed to be motoring along quite nicely. I intended to ask them about the bikes but couldn't keep up.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #422 on: June 22, 2010, 10:11:27 am »
A Renault bike in Walthamstow on sunday. It was actually a decent looking bike for a car manufacturer but obviously just a badged far east made thing.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #423 on: June 22, 2010, 11:49:26 pm »
Well, not a bike.  But one doesn't expect to see someone on a unicycle in East Ham at 23:00.  Or any time of the day/night, TBH.  And it wasn't an Aldi/Lidl one, either.
 
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #424 on: June 23, 2010, 11:44:17 am »
'fashion fixie' in holgate.

deeper than a deep thing rims.

Handlebars cut down so they were narrower than the rider's shoulders . . .

It didhave a brake.
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