Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 401560 times)

Auntie Helen

  • 6 Wheels in Germany
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1200 on: March 21, 2012, 11:47:48 am »
It's my own bike, does that count?



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AndyK

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1201 on: March 21, 2012, 11:58:03 am »
Ha! Love the stoic look of your top gunner!   ;D

TimC

  • Bike pilot
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1202 on: March 21, 2012, 12:35:18 pm »


That is the first ever BMX bike I've coveted. Generally, i hate the things. But that is lovely!

TimC

  • Bike pilot
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1203 on: March 21, 2012, 12:38:43 pm »
One of these:

Hanging on the wall in Corridori Cycle Sport where I took tea this afternoon.
£12k a pop  :o.

Touched and drooled over one in the US last week. $17999. Sat on it, pedalled round the car park (in jeans!). Fortunately left the credit card in the hotel. Just Fucking Gorgeous!!!

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1204 on: March 21, 2012, 01:22:15 pm »
This morning, I saw two recumbents.  One was orange (can you tell I'm an expert? :-[ ) and we saw that just off Brixton Hill.  The second I saw at St George's Circus, and I think ot was going towards Blackfriars.  It was flying a Jamaican flag.

I see her around a lot, I think her name is Denise and she does or used to do some of the route marking for the Dunwich Dynamo.
It's a green bike from memory.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1205 on: March 21, 2012, 01:22:56 pm »
I think that was her, yes.
Getting there...

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1206 on: March 21, 2012, 02:04:37 pm »
This morning, I saw two recumbents.  One was orange (can you tell I'm an expert? :-[ ) and we saw that just off Brixton Hill.  The second I saw at St George's Circus, and I think ot was going towards Blackfriars.  It was flying a Jamaican flag.

I see her around a lot, I think her name is Denise and she does or used to do some of the route marking for the Dunwich Dynamo.
It's a green bike from memory.

Yes indeedy!
Your Royal Charles are belong to us.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1207 on: March 21, 2012, 02:07:18 pm »
I believe she was in (or on the cover of) Velovision, wasn't she?
Getting there...

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1208 on: March 21, 2012, 06:06:18 pm »
I saw a not totally unusual Red Moulton on Hunts Slip Road. What was unusual was that the rider had an Islabike slung over his shoulder, obviously to do the school run :thumbsup:
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1209 on: March 22, 2012, 09:34:36 pm »
In Terence Conman's shop.

Interesting? Unusual? You decide. Don't even think of the price, it will hurt.


Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1210 on: March 23, 2012, 08:44:00 am »
Blue Bike Friday, seen last night.

First one I've seen around here. The only other bike friday I know of up north is a tandem.
<i>Marmite slave</i>

Riggers

  • Mine's a pipe, er… pint!
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1211 on: March 23, 2012, 10:02:34 am »
In Terence Conman's shop.

Interesting? Unusual? You decide. Don't even think of the price, it will hurt.




Is it £20 million pounds!!?
Having looked at it, I'm becoming riled by them brake and gear cable arrangement. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1212 on: March 23, 2012, 12:53:52 pm »
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1213 on: March 23, 2012, 02:06:41 pm »
It's horrible, and all because of the cables.

How hard would it have been to:
1) have internal cable routing
2) move the brake bridge from the top seat stays to the middle ones?

Answer to 1) and 2) is "Not very" and it would have made a much nicer looking bike, instead of one that was designed then they thought they had better add brakes and gears.......
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1214 on: March 23, 2012, 02:22:39 pm »
It looks better on their website, with saner cabling (especially the gears). I wonder if it was unpacked and put bodged together in the shop by someone who had no idea what a bike should look like?

It is made by charge, and nowhere near as expensive as I thought.

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1215 on: March 23, 2012, 02:27:54 pm »
The one in the photo upthread also appears to be missing the cable guides for the gears, which could explain the mess.  I still think the back brake should be elsewhere.
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1216 on: March 25, 2012, 08:27:30 pm »
I saw an old(ish) Woodrup in LLanberis today. Worn and chipped paint, but not scruffy. Biggish frame, orange, no transfers or headbadge, just Woodrup on the seatstay tp eyes and a Reynolds 753 sticker. A nice classic bike.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1217 on: March 25, 2012, 08:43:03 pm »
Went out with the Retrobike crowd yesterday - about 45 classic early 90's mountain bikes, being used as intended - being riden on singletrack.  :smug:

At least 5 Kleins:



A few Orange Aluminium O's

Parkpre's

Rocky mountains

AMP research B4 with experimental forks (like Girvins only stranger   :o)

and lots more.
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1218 on: March 26, 2012, 07:32:46 pm »
I saw a beautiful Trevor Jarvis in Wigginton yesterday: deep purple metallic with ornate chromed lugs. :)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1219 on: March 27, 2012, 11:15:18 am »
Last night, I took a turning off my usual route.  I was rewarded by the sight of a woman playing tea parties on her front step with two little girls, and, more pertinently to this thread, a Yuba Mundo marked up as belonging to the cargobike handyman.  There again this morning,.
Getting there...

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1220 on: March 29, 2012, 01:19:54 am »
On Tuesday's ride I met a chap on a home made tall bike, going up the hill with the arrow on it near to SO602327, just off the B4224, heading towards the Wye bridge at Hoarwithy.

Googling leads me to suppose it was this chap, based in Fownhope only a couple of miles away,

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1221 on: March 29, 2012, 10:31:44 am »
Near Brockwell Park, I came up behind a young man on what looked like an interesting bike.  I noticed the centrepulls first, then saw the brown paintwork.  It was a Carlton of some kind.  maybe not top of the range, but certainly a nice looker (or, rather, would be if the paintwork weren't so battered*).  I wonder if the chap had any idea what he was riding?

* OK, it had a lovely patina ;D

I should have mentioned that, the other morning when I went to Hampstead heath, I spied two Van Moofs.  One was a 'gents' frame, and the other a 'ladies'.  One had a front rack, and the distinctive front light had been moved to the underside offset of the rack.
Getting there...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1222 on: March 29, 2012, 07:29:35 pm »
A Genesis Day One with Alfine (not sure whether 8 or 11), Versa levers and discs, but the unusual bits were the plywood mudguards and the rack with a wooden load-carrying surface.
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1223 on: March 30, 2012, 07:13:52 am »
I saw a lovely wooden bike in Brockwell Park yesterday. It looked nice and had a cyo :-)
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1224 on: March 30, 2012, 07:34:35 am »
A Carlton yesterday, converted to fixed I think, and rode somewhat with me from HPC to Camberwell. After he jumped a couple of lights, and paused at one I was waiting at, I told him "Go on, if you jump this one too you might be able to be faster than me".  ;D
Your Royal Charles are belong to us.