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Mr Larrington

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #125 on: May 19, 2009, 12:49:35 pm »
Saw two Stridas in the space of one fag break in Lambs Conduit Street last week.
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clarion

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #126 on: May 21, 2009, 05:00:46 pm »
Carshalton's normally a zero bike zone, 'cept for us.

But this morning, I saw a shiny Bianchi Pista (not fixed, I'm sorry to say) a couple of streets from home, and a bloke on a Raleigh Chopper on London Road.  It's scary enough on a normal bike...

But that reminds me.  When I was pottering around a closed-to-motor-traffic Tooley Street last week, I saw a gold LowRider in shiny shiny condition.  Looked incredibly heavy, but that's they way they go...
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #127 on: May 21, 2009, 06:39:49 pm »
In the last week I've seen two shaft-driven bikes on my rides to and from work.

Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #128 on: May 22, 2009, 02:15:46 pm »
A Strida on Bellevue road yesterday. A recumbent, maybe a Ratcatcher, on Nightingale lane near Hackbridge. A cruiser of some description (Schwinn I think) suspended on the wrong side of the railway railings by it's wheel being pushed through same, on Wandsworth Common ???.
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #129 on: May 22, 2009, 02:17:28 pm »
Don't you know that you should adopt bikes abandoned by railways? ;D
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #130 on: May 22, 2009, 02:21:02 pm »
Don't you know that you should adopt bikes abandoned by railways? ;D
I couldn't fit it on the pushchair, and since the fence is about 10 feet high at that point, I have no idea how they got it over there, let alone how I could lever it out and get it back!
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #131 on: May 22, 2009, 02:22:36 pm »
Quitter! ;) :-*
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #132 on: May 22, 2009, 02:34:21 pm »
In the last week I've seen two shaft-driven bikes on my rides to and from work.

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #133 on: May 22, 2009, 02:35:28 pm »
POTD! :thumbsup:
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #134 on: May 28, 2009, 12:59:12 pm »
Saw two Stridas in the space of one fag break in Lambs Conduit Street last week.
A friend has just imported several here.

On Tuesday I saw something a bit like a Dursley Pedersen frame, but with "normal" saddle, outside the office. Hand-painted in light blue, no stickers or badges but Hercules stamped into the stem (Hercules make bog-standard Indian roadsters).
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #135 on: May 28, 2009, 01:08:42 pm »
I see a Strida quite often on my commute, usually on Cheyne Walk near the turn off for Lots Road.

I also saw a Dursley Pedersen-esque bike crossing over York Road from Waterloo station earlier this week, this thread just reminded me of it.
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #136 on: May 28, 2009, 01:26:37 pm »
Saw odd one of my way in to work this morning.

Had very long forks (reminded my of the sort in "Easy Rider") down to a front wheel with a full mudguard.

Forks were two shiny silver poles, Frame and front guard a nice metallic blue.  No rear guard - which struck me as own given the front guard was obviously part-and-parcel of the build.

(Not a great description - but it was going t'other way at a junction)

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #137 on: May 28, 2009, 10:43:43 pm »
A muni riding through Copthorne as I drove home this evening.
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #138 on: June 12, 2009, 06:18:22 pm »
A wheelchair with a hand cycle attachment going up Magdalen Road from Earlsfield at some speed today. :)
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #139 on: June 14, 2009, 09:08:20 am »
Last weekend outside Unicorn Grocery in Manchester:
 a Bakfietsen!!!  :o


Last Thursday night outside Euston Station right opposite the Travelodge I was staying in:
 A blue Yuba Mundo

Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #140 on: June 14, 2009, 11:35:35 pm »
Hanging off the back of a Discovery near Cannock Chase: an early 90's Klein MTB with a pink-purple linear fade paint job. 8)

Tim Hall

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #141 on: June 16, 2009, 08:05:01 am »
A Pedersen (and not the one I look after!), coming off Pewsey Hill, Guildford.
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #142 on: June 16, 2009, 11:28:41 am »
In my garage a few minutes ago, the YACF bike. Its been there for a couple of weeks now, waiting for its first propper outing. Any volunteers?

rower40

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #143 on: June 16, 2009, 08:35:43 pm »
In the bike racks at Bristol Temple Meads station; FIVE Bromptons.

My work colleagues were perplexed, with quotes like "What's the point of a folding bike if you leave it at the station?", to which all I could suggest was that if a Brommie was your only bike, and you didn't need it at the far end, then leaving it at the station would be easier on the arms than lugging it onto and off the train.

But from a security POV, I'd take mine with me, rather than leaving it somewhere public like that.
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #144 on: June 16, 2009, 09:25:30 pm »

A yellow Moulton outside work today!

clarion

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #145 on: June 17, 2009, 10:00:38 am »
I saw a completely gold bike yesterday at Clapham Common.  Everything was gold, including spokes, tyres, saddle etc.  It wasn't that interesting otherwise...

A very nice Witcomb (albeit with yellow tyres :sick: ) was locked outside Clapham Sainsburys yesterday.

And the Southward march of fixed continues.  Last night I was in a bunch that included a Pomp, a Spesh Singlecross, an old Raleigh (with the strange tubular fork crown), and a Bob Jackson - the last two brakeless (or at least rear-brakeless.  I didn't see the front when I passed)
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #146 on: June 17, 2009, 10:25:24 pm »
I was passed by someone on a Lotus pursuit bike on my way home this evening, very noisy wheels
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #147 on: June 20, 2009, 06:58:13 pm »
Was at the town and country thing at cambridge. I tried a Taga, a Zigo Leader, a Christiania Trike, an Onderwater, and a Burrows 8-frieght. Highlight was the Christiania.

clarion

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #148 on: June 20, 2009, 07:05:47 pm »
When I was returning to work from Millwall's ground, I saw a guy chatting with some yoof.  He was sat on a delivery trike that looked like a modern version of this one
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #149 on: June 21, 2009, 10:01:23 pm »
Last weekend outside Unicorn Grocery in Manchester:
 a Bakfietsen!!!  :o
Just to be pernickety, I'm sure bakfietsen is the plural, if you saw only one then it was a bakfiets. Hope you don't mind the correction.
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