Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 389845 times)

itsbruce

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #650 on: November 06, 2010, 03:59:00 pm »
I think Darwin's Deli signature colour is black.

It's a dark navy blue.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #651 on: November 10, 2010, 10:54:11 am »
I just stepped outside to buy a butty for lunch later.  Riding along the street was a chap on a Rudge Bi-Frame - a folding MTB of the sort I bought from Pedaldog, and later sold to IIRC Mike.  I loved it's quirkiness, but I know it's an acquired taste.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #652 on: November 10, 2010, 10:30:28 pm »
I saw a trike that may have been a Christiania Trike on the Strand this afternoon. The Strand was closed due to the demo and I was at the bus stop contemplating the absence of buses. The trike was full of win :D. And a double base :D.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #653 on: November 11, 2010, 08:57:12 am »
Yay.  I've seen a Christiania within a couple of streets of work two mornings this week, and I saw another child-carrying trike on another morning.  Trike-tastic! :thumbsup:
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #654 on: November 11, 2010, 11:28:00 am »
I've seen a couple of darksiders this week.  First was a recumbent bike at Clapham.  Then there was another, lower one, yesterday, on the CS7 E&C bypass.  It was blue, but I didn't ID either bike.  It's very very rare to see a 'bent in south London.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #655 on: November 14, 2010, 10:18:44 am »
Royal Marines on a 5-Way bike that looks like it was designed to take on a tank at the Lord Mayor Show.

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itsbruce

  • Lavender Bike Menace
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #656 on: November 14, 2010, 12:57:27 pm »
Ah, that reminds me.  One thing I saw a couple of times in Berlin (but not, sadly, when I had my camera to hand) was cycling pubs.  That is, some kind of covered float with a bar on it, where the customers sat facing the bar and pedalled while they drank, with a (presumably sober) staff member steering at the front.  I'm guessing it was some kind of novelty service available for stag parties and the like.  Wish I'd caught it on camera.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #657 on: November 14, 2010, 01:46:19 pm »
You mean like this? London Daily Photo: The Pubcrawler

(I have a load more photos if you are interested)

itsbruce

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #658 on: November 14, 2010, 03:09:34 pm »
You mean like this? London Daily Photo: The Pubcrawler

(I have a load more photos if you are interested)

Broadly like that; it was covered and a little larger.
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The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads: Jeff Hammerbacher

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #659 on: November 14, 2010, 04:42:32 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Fp1G3JoGcZU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Fp1G3JoGcZU&rel=1</a>?
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itsbruce

  • Lavender Bike Menace
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #660 on: November 14, 2010, 05:08:05 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Fp1G3JoGcZU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Fp1G3JoGcZU&rel=1</a>?

I do believe you have nailed it.
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The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads: Jeff Hammerbacher

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #661 on: November 15, 2010, 09:37:45 am »
not that unusual in London, but a nice smile from innocent no. 4:


clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #662 on: November 15, 2010, 09:42:39 am »
That's a bit barking.

And smiles are unusual in London ;D
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #663 on: November 15, 2010, 09:47:45 am »
That strikes me as a fun job!!
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lilly22

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #664 on: November 15, 2010, 02:23:07 pm »
That looks like an amazing job! and i have to admit I am partial to an innocent smoothie  :P

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Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #665 on: November 15, 2010, 02:28:13 pm »
not that unusual in London, but a nice smile from innocent no. 4:



Shouldn't that be in the CDC pic thread?
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BrianI

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #666 on: November 23, 2010, 02:21:06 pm »
I did see a strange cross between a tandem and a recumbent  when I was heading through Dalmeny estate today. A tandem back end and recumbent front end with fairing.  Never took a picture of it unfortunately!

Looked fun!   :)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #667 on: November 23, 2010, 03:07:08 pm »
Sounds like a Hase Pino, but I'm curious about the fairing.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #668 on: November 23, 2010, 04:29:15 pm »
Sounds like a Hase Pino, but I'm curious about the fairing.

LOL, I just posted the same thing over in the "Have you been out today?" thread over in Rides and Touring.

Great minds etc. ;D
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itsbruce

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #669 on: November 23, 2010, 04:36:42 pm »
Sounds like a Hase Pino, but I'm curious about the fairing.

There was one of those - or something very similar - on the FNRttC.
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The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads: Jeff Hammerbacher

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #670 on: November 23, 2010, 04:40:50 pm »
And that was probably the Halls.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #671 on: November 23, 2010, 07:12:45 pm »
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #672 on: November 23, 2010, 11:02:54 pm »
Sounds like a Hase Pino, but I'm curious about the fairing.
There was one of those - or something very similar - on the FNRttC.

Which I also said over on the other thread, or more exactly, I said that it was Mr & Mrs Hall.

Isn't there a mod for the forum which allows crossposting. :)
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #673 on: November 23, 2010, 11:36:06 pm »
I saw someone driving a bucketful of kids in a trike.  It was a Nihola or summat like that.

I said 'cool' and they all smiled
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Auntie Helen

  • 6 Wheels in Germany
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #674 on: November 24, 2010, 09:21:02 am »
I imagine that Kettweisel is Dutchlandish for Catweazle:)
Except Kettwiesel (note correct way round for i and e) is a German company.

Wiesel in German is weasel. Chain is Kette. My exhaustive German dictionary didn't have the word 'Kettwiesel', presumably as it's a portmanteau word.
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