Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 411859 times)

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1000 on: July 23, 2011, 11:44:06 pm »
The Trike pictured with London's finest on a previous outing in town.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ptOk6yYYEVw/TfPObTtFygI/AAAAAAAAA4s/soBhnkVN-mo/s1600/DSCN4249.JPG

It's great fun to ride, though not as nippy as Wendy's or Trevor's steeds I suspect !
Get a bicycle.  You will not regret it if you live  ~Mark Twain

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1001 on: July 24, 2011, 12:24:14 am »
  And the CD was skipping dreadfully. 

In a world of MP3 players, why would anyone still be using CDs in a mobile setting?
To save money & effort & get better sound quality? Not in this particular case, but consider me & Mrs B: our car came with a CD player. It works. We have lots of CDs.


Back to the topic: a decent-looking & appropriately spotless MTB, black with a red & white badge incorporating the Swiss flag, of a brand I'd never heard of, & apparently sold by a shop in Luzern. Locked up outside Thornton's (for the moment - not shut yet) in Reading.

I'd never seen a Swiss MTB before.
Especially not one which has the same name as a US brand - IBEX.
The Swiss one - http://www.myibex.ch/

Seen again, same place.

"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1002 on: July 26, 2011, 09:40:30 am »
Couple of days running I've seen a guy on a Buckley-Saxon fixed.  Never heard of them, but turns out it was a bike shop in Castle Hedingham, Essex.  The frame doesn't seem anything particularly special, but is a decently-made club rider's bike.
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Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1003 on: July 26, 2011, 01:54:44 pm »
Couple of days running I've seen a guy on a Buckley-Saxon fixed.  Never heard of them, but turns out it was a bike shop in Castle Hedingham, Essex.  The frame doesn't seem anything particularly special, but is a decently-made club rider's bike.

I've seen him as well (it's unlikely that there's more than one of them in London)
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1004 on: July 26, 2011, 02:23:45 pm »
The other day on College Green, a Go Cycle. It's actually an electric bike so probably doesn't really belong in here, though it was in pedalling mode when I saw it.
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1005 on: July 26, 2011, 02:28:31 pm »
Couple of days running I've seen a guy on a Buckley-Saxon fixed.  Never heard of them, but turns out it was a bike shop in Castle Hedingham, Essex.  The frame doesn't seem anything particularly special, but is a decently-made club rider's bike.

I've seen him as well (it's unlikely that there's more than one of them in London)

He was wearing Quickerbybike shorts.  I imagine it is the same chap.  Reasonably fast.  Just not quite as fast as me ;)
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1006 on: July 26, 2011, 11:39:24 pm »
Our neighbours in the campsite in the loire had this ! It had kiddie cranks bolted to the boom, and their 4yr old looked to be having a great time sitting there with his ice cream on the bike.


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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1007 on: July 27, 2011, 12:38:29 pm »
On the way to lunch yesterday a Bronx Metropole caught my eye.

We had lunch at a place on Old Street and I nabbed a seat by the window.  I was stunned by the number of bikes heading up and down the road the entire time we were there.  These weren't just couriers, there were also lots of 'regular' folk, some on BorisBikes, the rest on a wide range of steeds.  I even saw a family (?) of five on bikes fully laden with touring equipment.  As I said, stunned, but it all made me smile. :)
 
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

itsbruce

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1008 on: July 27, 2011, 02:04:40 pm »
The presence of Look Mum No Hands will skew that a bit, but there is a large amount of cycle traffic along there.  Proximity of UCL will be a factor.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1009 on: July 30, 2011, 10:03:21 am »
A very rare Cleland http://www.james-walters.net/cleland/geoff-apps.html on the Leicester Critical Mass ride last night :thumbsup:

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1010 on: July 30, 2011, 11:48:10 am »
I touched Mark Beaumont's ride around the world bike yesterday  :thumbsup:

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1011 on: July 30, 2011, 01:29:52 pm »
A very rare Cleland http://www.james-walters.net/cleland/geoff-apps.html on the Leicester Critical Mass ride last night :thumbsup:
Off-roaders designed with mudguards as standard - very British! (or should that be simply, appropriate to a rainy climate?)
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.

clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1012 on: July 31, 2011, 08:40:59 pm »
Cleland?  Proper English Off-Road.
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clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1013 on: August 01, 2011, 12:18:55 pm »
On Blackfriars Bridge, there was an interesting collection, including:

Bamboo bike, several Bob Jacksons, Robin Mather, Claud Butler, Geoffrey Butler...
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1014 on: August 05, 2011, 11:16:34 am »
Last night, in Newington, I saw a Reef carbon fibre road bike.  Very odd looking beast, with beefy chainstays but no seatstays.  Bright yellow.  Reasonably fast, but not especially so.  it had been converted to singlespeed.

Rather like this frame (wheels were more conventional, and, as I say, it was ss):

http://www.epxbikes.com/Portals/2/activeforums_Attach/small3.jpg
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Andrij

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1015 on: August 05, 2011, 01:47:23 pm »
A good bet it's the same bike I spotted, as mentioned up thread.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1016 on: August 05, 2011, 01:51:32 pm »
Ah!  I knew someone had seen it previously, but I'd thought it was itsbruce.  It's the cap ;D
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1017 on: August 12, 2011, 07:06:32 pm »
Yesterday mornig saw a very nice white moulton series 1 or 2 F frame, restored with modern components.
In the evening I saw a bike friday triplet parked on the south bank.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1018 on: August 13, 2011, 09:22:18 am »
Fred Baker fixed  parked in Drummond Street last night.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1019 on: August 13, 2011, 07:44:59 pm »
Yay for Fred Baker's, the best bike shop in Bristol (well, Gloucester Rd at least!)  :)
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.

iddu

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1020 on: August 14, 2011, 09:39:21 pm »

Real racer's workout kit  :)
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Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1021 on: August 18, 2011, 01:49:48 pm »
Going along the Embankment this morning I overtook someone riding a Bickerton.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1022 on: August 18, 2011, 05:56:27 pm »
Harry Hall in Northallerton
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RJ

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1023 on: August 18, 2011, 08:41:27 pm »
An Orbit tandem, with an odd-looking (mixte?) rear half, a bit like the picture here, but in black.  Roseburn park by Murrayfield stadium, lunchtime today.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1024 on: August 19, 2011, 11:48:18 am »

A Kona Ute, locked up to a signpost in South Kensington, for the last couple of mornings.  It appears to have had the headset angle changed rather dramatically, possibly related to the suspension forks which are now fitted.

The luggage is also quite heavy duty, they could be standard for an Ute, but a quick Google doesn't turn up anything similar.
Actually, it is rocket science.