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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #800 on: March 10, 2011, 12:49:46 pm »
So that was a total of one adult and four children in a group, on three machines?  :thumbsup:
I wonder if they were one family or maybe she was shepherding some friend's/neighbour's/etc kids to school/wherever? And... does Butterfly do this with her charges?
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clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #801 on: March 10, 2011, 03:04:21 pm »
Yes, that's right.  Looked like a mummy-duck with her ducklings.  I almost said 'mother', but I realised it could be a carer of some kind.

What Butterfly does with her charges tends to be delimited by the neuroses of various employers.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #802 on: March 10, 2011, 03:12:00 pm »
Note the steering wheels for the kids in the front.  Okay, not technically a bike, but seen in Christiania a couple of weeks ago along with more load hauling machines than I'd see in Oxfordshire if I lived here for the rest of my life.


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #803 on: March 10, 2011, 04:56:15 pm »
I can't work out quite what's what with that pedal-powered vehicle (I can't even see where the pedals are, though I presume there must be some!) but I like it nevertheless.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #804 on: March 10, 2011, 05:00:27 pm »
Yes, that's right.  Looked like a mummy-duck with her ducklings.  I almost said 'mother', but I realised it could be a carer of some kind.

What Butterfly does with her charges tends to be delimited by the neuroses of various employers.
Lovely, and a predictable but understandable shame, respectively. (Though quite how understandable it really is, I'm not sure, if you trust someone enough to leave them in sole charge of your small children.)
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

itsbruce

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #805 on: March 11, 2011, 09:31:38 am »
I can't work out quite what's what with that pedal-powered vehicle (I can't even see where the pedals are, though I presume there must be some!) but I like it nevertheless.

I think it has the same kind of treadle-pedal that you used to find on kiddie cars and very old sewing machines.
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Rhys W

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #807 on: March 11, 2011, 09:39:31 am »
Last weekend on the clubrun I spotted a bright yellow Dursley-Pedersen (or definitely a Pedersen of some sort) heading back in to Cardiff.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #808 on: March 11, 2011, 10:21:17 pm »
2 x WAW Velomobiles and 1 x Alleweder A4.
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Torslanda

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #809 on: March 14, 2011, 10:19:04 am »
Spotted yesterday afternoon between Preston and Blackpool a Bike Friday tandem (is it a Twosday?)

At first I thought it was a Brommie until I spotted the stickers . . .
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #810 on: March 14, 2011, 10:22:23 am »
Saw someone coming off the Greenway on a small-wheeled bike with integral rear rack, couldn't tell if fron rack was bolted on or part of the forks.  Can anyone ID?
 
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #811 on: March 14, 2011, 12:06:41 pm »
Your Royal Charles are belong to us.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #812 on: March 14, 2011, 12:21:11 pm »
In york on Sat.

Modern Strida.  Mono forks, disc brakes, belt drive. From the looks of it, still rode like a clown bike.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #813 on: March 14, 2011, 12:31:56 pm »
At the Windsor Origami ride, lots of folding bikes including 2 x Pacific Reach, 2 x Strida and Mark Saunder's IF large-wheeled prototype.
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itsbruce

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #814 on: March 14, 2011, 12:53:39 pm »
There was a Pashley Guvnor locked up outside the Ritzy cinema on Sunday.  OK, so it's not that unusual, but I did stop and drool for a bit.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #815 on: March 14, 2011, 01:31:53 pm »
Someone at work has ridden in on a brand new turquoise & orange cruiser - Brookes saddle, Sturmey 5 speed & hub brakes.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #816 on: March 14, 2011, 02:00:11 pm »
This morning between The Oval and Waterloo, a young woman riding mixte framed bike with wooden mudguards and wooden bars..
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Torslanda

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #817 on: March 14, 2011, 02:03:10 pm »
Someone at work has ridden in on a brand new turquoise & orange cruiser - Brookes saddle, Sturmey 5 speed & hub brakes.

Wobbly John was last seen stroking his chin and pondering aloud 'Hmmm. What should I make with this? Muwaahahahahahaha!'
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #818 on: March 14, 2011, 02:12:57 pm »
The top tube and the down tube are actually pairs of tubes that curve to become the seat stays and chain stays. It looks quite stylish and therefore I think it belongs to the Italian teacher. In which case she will have ridden it up the 15 miles from Cambridge  :thumbsup:

(She also has a Trek Madone, and a Cannondale alfine equiped hybrid with lefty front fork)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #819 on: March 14, 2011, 05:35:58 pm »
A rather beautiful pale blue Mercian with gold lettering swept past us as we tootled to the station this morning.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

corshamjim

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #820 on: March 14, 2011, 06:37:35 pm »
Someone at work has ridden in on a brand new turquoise & orange cruiser - Brookes saddle, Sturmey 5 speed & hub brakes.

Sounds like it's probably a Pashley Tuberider Pintail then.

Pashley Cycles - Tube Rider - Pintail

I've only seen one other tube rider in the wild myself (apart from my own Paramount of course  ;D ).

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #821 on: March 14, 2011, 07:53:22 pm »
That's the one.  :D

I thought it was a Pashley, but CBA to look at the headbadge to check.

Saw another cruiser on the way home - red, white & chrome with a fake 'tank'.
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itsbruce

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #822 on: March 14, 2011, 10:33:56 pm »

Saw another cruiser on the way home - red, white & chrome with a fake 'tank'.

Sounds like an old Schwinn.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #823 on: March 17, 2011, 09:48:58 am »
A money is no object orange Brompton S2L-X with all the Ti bits, a Ti Swift and matching Brooks ring grips sat half-folded in the bike shed.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #824 on: March 21, 2011, 09:32:07 am »
seen on the train this morning

a Lynsky with complete with a second wheelset in the other hand of the owner.