Author Topic: Wheels are supposed to be round right?  (Read 1104 times)

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Wheels are supposed to be round right?
« on: July 31, 2018, 07:07:18 pm »
Cycling home from work today I saw this bike in Amsterdam, and the shear state of the wheel made me decide to give it a go at filming it.

https://youtu.be/hXsYeBIXWV8

I often comment to non Dutch riders about how badly maintained many bikes I see in the Netherlands are. This isn't the worst I've seen, but it's certainly in the top 20%. Maybe if I get enough footage of said bikes, people will believe me...

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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Wheels are supposed to be round right?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 07:12:25 pm »
It's the mudguard that makes it.

I've seen worse on British BSOs, but I'm sure they only do a fraction of the mileage before self-destructing.
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Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Wheels are supposed to be round right?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 07:21:45 pm »
It's interesting (or is it?) to wonder whether British streets would be full of wobbly-wheeled, rusty-chained, flat-tyred roadsters, doing a few miles a day on commutes and errands, if we ever reached that utopic state of cyclolandia that we're supposedly aiming for. Anecdotal evidence such as Cambridge railway station suggests they would.
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Re: Wheels are supposed to be round right?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 07:23:43 pm »
Looks fine to me  ;)

Re: Wheels are supposed to be round right?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 08:05:55 pm »
Not stopping them from shifting along, mind.

Ben T

  • What you saying, then?
Re: Wheels are supposed to be round right?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 07:19:21 am »
When I was last in Amsterdam I saw some shockingly blazé cycling including one person who was actually asleep while riding along.
I do find that slightly bizarre, I must admit.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: Wheels are supposed to be round right?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 08:03:15 am »
When I was last in Amsterdam I saw some shockingly blazé cycling including one person who was actually asleep while riding along.

Nothing strange about that. During PBP 2007 I attended a function in full evening dress between Tinteniac & Fougères.

Meanwhile, anyone for tacos?



El Prez's back wheel after being addressed by a front bumper.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Wheels are supposed to be round right?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2018, 02:34:16 pm »
No doubt that the popularisation of disc brakes will make this sort of thing more common. He wouldn't have got along so well but for his drums.

Nothing wrong with this, it goes, it stops (I assume), it does what it's meant to and it avoids requiring a car. What's not to like?

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: Wheels are supposed to be round right?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2018, 04:01:22 pm »
Alas, it doesn't go. Or didn't - it might be fixed by now.

Nowt to do with disc brakes, the poor chap had been stationary for about 15 sec when the scatterbrain drove into him.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.