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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1100 on: November 01, 2011, 08:05:53 pm »
If it was a Rudge - it wasn't made in Bristol. Rudge Whitworth moved from Coventry to Middlesx in 1939. They were then taken over by Raleigh in 1943. I'm not sure exactly when Raleigh moved production to Nottingham, but they were being made there (butchers and police bikes for export to Africa) in the mid 70's when I worked there.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1101 on: November 01, 2011, 09:18:50 pm »
It was definitely a Rudge and definitely a bit better than a butcher's bike. Older than 70s, I'd say 60s at the newest, likely 50s or as the bloke said even 40s. Perhaps I misheard/-understood the Bristol bit, or perhaps he did!
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1102 on: November 06, 2011, 08:30:13 pm »
A Speedmaster CityMate.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1103 on: November 06, 2011, 08:51:54 pm »
Don't know where the Speedmaster tag comes from.  ???

They are built by M5.

I have one.  :D

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1104 on: November 06, 2011, 09:19:27 pm »
M5 was also on the badge, or rather transfer on the "top tube". I think it said something like Speedmaster CityMate by M5, or maybe it was M5 CityMate by Speedmaster. Perhaps Speedmaster is a shop that sells them?
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AndyK

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1105 on: November 17, 2011, 05:00:15 pm »
This afternoon:


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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1106 on: November 17, 2011, 07:43:43 pm »
M5 was also on the badge, or rather transfer on the "top tube". I think it said something like Speedmaster CityMate by M5, or maybe it was M5 CityMate by Speedmaster. Perhaps Speedmaster is a shop that sells them?
Saw it again today, being pushed up Ninetree Hill. Didn't think to ask the owner about the Speedmaster name though.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1107 on: November 17, 2011, 08:02:20 pm »
Quite intrigued by an Alubike (sorry no pic) parked up in the centre of Cambridge.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1108 on: November 17, 2011, 10:49:17 pm »
A nice red Holdsworth with a well beaten carradice saddlebag looking very cool at HPC this evening.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1109 on: November 20, 2011, 08:13:02 pm »
*takes deep breath*

Three Baines Flying Gates
Two Longstaff trikes
One Higgins Ultralite trike
Maurice Selbach SWB tandem
Queally-style carbon monocoque frame
Les Rigden
TJ Quick
Mal Rees
Granby
and several more delights

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1110 on: November 21, 2011, 10:56:25 am »
Some variety of factory-built chopper this morning.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1111 on: November 21, 2011, 04:23:32 pm »
Saw this outside work today. No idea what it was, just had to take a quick snap.


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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1112 on: November 21, 2011, 04:26:28 pm »
Saw this outside work today. No idea what it was, just had to take a quick snap.



That'll be one of those ickle bikes like I saw in Barcelona the other week...

Look further up the thread, LWaB gave a link to a site about them

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Minivelos are pretty common in the Far East. I'm not surprised they are showing up in Europe too.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1113 on: November 21, 2011, 05:47:23 pm »
It's a Giant Escape mini as owned by one of our members

http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14062.0

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1114 on: November 24, 2011, 03:52:15 pm »
To follow on from AndyK post.
I think the rider was in the pub, lunchtime  8)


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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1115 on: November 25, 2011, 07:40:08 pm »
Saw a "flying gate"  at work today.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1116 on: November 27, 2011, 10:18:51 pm »
A nameless electric bike - I suspect of one step up from BSO-quality construction - that deserves mention on the grounds of being admirably well-equipped: Step-through frame; saddle hilariously low; giant motorcycle mirror; battery pack large enough to contain a magnox reactor; wiring loom last seen on the side of a flying DeLorean; decent assortment of lights and not one but two traditional style baskets, front and rear.  It was secured to one of Aldi's Sheffield trolley stands with an assortment of locks worthy of a paranoid Londoner, which was by far the best attempt at cycle security I've seen so far in Birmingham (where a £3 cable lock through the front wheel is entirely typical).

I think I've glimpsed the future.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1117 on: November 28, 2011, 02:45:54 am »
A Pedersen at the Tweed Run on Saturday:



The owner was a little frustrating to ride behind, being a little unpredictable in his acceleration/deceleration.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1118 on: November 28, 2011, 08:52:25 pm »

IMG_5200 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1119 on: December 04, 2011, 09:41:23 pm »
In a bike shop window in Paris, more oddities inside, unfortunately the shop was shut or |I'd of got a better picture.

The shop was Urban Solutions, solutions to what I'm not sure.
http://urbansolutions.fr/#/Accueil

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1120 on: December 04, 2011, 09:44:18 pm »
Solutions to vandalism - it has pre-mangled spokes. (They may work very well, but they certainly look odd.)
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1121 on: December 06, 2011, 07:38:08 pm »
Spotted today at the start of my commute home in Ely, an Ainimal running fixed  :D

I suspect he had riden from the station, so had come from Cambridge or that London.

...and now he's selling it on Ebay.
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Ozzeh

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1122 on: December 07, 2011, 08:31:15 am »
Spotted today at the start of my commute home in Ely, an Ainimal running fixed  :D

I suspect he had riden from the station, so had come from Cambridge or that London.

...and now he's selling it on Ebay.

That would be me. I'll be sad to see it go as it's a fantastic bike but I need the funds for a new mountain bike build and it's just not getting used anymore as I generally take a "proper" bike to work instead.

Nice to know that someone spotted it on the road though! :)

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1123 on: December 08, 2011, 03:00:39 pm »
Welcome to YACF Ozzeh.  :thumbsup:

I spotted you again about a week ago.

I usually ride a black fixie with yellow tyres and bright lights around Ely and home to Littleport.
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Ozzeh

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1124 on: December 08, 2011, 03:09:03 pm »
Thanks.

I'm usually also riding a black fixie but with boring black tyres. I'll have to keep a look out for you.

The chap who bought my Airnimal came and collected it today. Nice bloke, says he does a lot of travelling and wants a bike to fly with so he's taking it on it's holidays!