Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 285789 times)

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2008, 08:42:58 pm »
I've just found my n+1.  Where can I get a Recumbent conversion for my Brompton?
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2008, 09:00:25 pm »
It looks like a Juliane Neuß conversion, but I don't know where you can get one.  The last time I looked, I couldn't find an English language page which looked like you could order one through (or which gave suitable contact details).  There are a number of sites which may be more helpful, but speaking German would probably be useful!
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2008, 09:38:01 pm »
I've just found my n+1.  Where can I get a Recumbent conversion for my Brompton?

You can't!

There ware a limited number which were home produced, and this was stopped.

The only chance is an ebay or similar find.


Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2008, 09:49:26 am »
The other day in Edinburgh I saw a couple on a tandem pulling one of those trailer's for kids to sit in.

Nothing unusual there you say....except the back half of the tandem was a normal upright bike while the front half was a recumbent.

I've never seen or heard of that before.  Wish I'd got a pic.

Hase Pino - google it.  I've seen one in Hyde Park, I was chuffed, pity the riders were so unfriendly.

I've seen that one, was it the wife riding or the husband? The wife is American and very chatty. The husband English and not even remotely polite. The child is an obnoxious brat.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2008, 11:13:49 am »

Double bouncy, schmidt and rohloff. Someone spent some dosh.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2008, 11:28:26 am »
Not quite electric assist...



That's an old Velo solex.

They still sell them here  ::-)    and they are quite funny to ride  :D

G

donpedro

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2008, 11:41:04 am »
A civilian version of the Kronan, a Swedish Army bike.  I like the way it carries babies, not bombs


Wish people would stop referring to the Kronan as a incarnated military bicycle. It has borrowed some design features from the now dismantled Swedish bicycle regiment bike, that's all:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_military_bicycle

Kronan company was started in the mid 90's to fill the void of cheep, thiefproof bikes after the flood of old military bikes dried up. The company was then sold, coincidently at the same time as the Swedish consumer board found the bike to be of such low quality it was deemed as unsafe to ride!!! The fork on the cheep Chinese steel bike cracked in the test! Sorry, can't find the test english:
http://www.gp.se/gp/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=251&a=207024
http://www.gelwel.se/cyklar/radran.pdf

The same two marketwizard's have now jumped on the singlespeed bike hype, go figure! 
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2008, 07:14:19 pm »
I've seen that one, was it the wife riding or the husband? The wife is American and very chatty. The husband English and not even remotely polite. The child is an obnoxious brat.

I think it was husband and wife, it was either 2006 or 2007 summer, I can't remember.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2008, 07:15:42 pm »
That's an old Velo solex.

They still sell them here  ::-)    and they are quite funny to ride  :D

G

We used to have one, I hated being taken places on the back of it.  I do remember the days of ethanol petrol mix, and my Dad having to use water to separate the ethanol from the petrol, else it'd dissolve the plastic tank of the solex.
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Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2009, 02:22:12 pm »
As it's a CYCLING forum, I thought it would be a good idea to have a thread to compliment the one in vroom.

I'll start:

Saw a Mezzo today - the first time I've seen one in the wild (not at a bike show)
Being riden, it didn't look as good as the brompton. He was shifting though.

Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2009, 02:40:44 pm »
I've seen one of those in Braintree, a couple of times - the same guy, from a distance and in the dark (waiting at bus stop with my Brompton folded up), but you could tell it was decent quality - I reckon me and him must be the only people to ride round Braintree on folders!

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2009, 02:47:19 pm »
Continuing the folders theme:

Seen a few times in Sale on our commute: A white dahon folder emblazoned with the word Google in big letters.

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2009, 04:53:51 pm »
My son says that he saw a bike fitted with a steering wheel in the city centre recently.
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2009, 05:04:43 pm »
Continuing the folders theme, I had to move this in the cloakroom this morning so I could have a pee.


Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2009, 08:40:33 pm »
I think we need to introduce an 'own bikes don't count' rule here.  :P

Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2009, 11:13:16 pm »
I did wonder.  But then thought I remembered that somebody had commented on an own car on the other thread.



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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2009, 09:28:02 am »
Tandem Child back trailer, seen this morning in Earley, Reading.

As per a standard child back trailer but had two ~5 year olds on the school run behind mum on a MTB. Added respect for mum there was a third child (18 months) on a seat on the top tube.

Matthew

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2009, 12:36:52 pm »
A Hooger Booger Grinder mountain bike - the only other bike in the rack at work.

Green main frame with purple forks and rear triangle. Exage kit with STi shifters. Commuting tires and a rack.

Most the hits on Google seem to be for surf board with the same name.

Looks like a gnarly retro rig to me.

Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2009, 01:10:27 pm »
The LBS (Fred Williams, Wolverhampton) have built a curious thing that has some kind of funny clutch hub and a really long chain that runs under the BB (hard to explain...) that allows you to pedal forwards and freewheel as usual, but if you pedal backwards, will also propel you forwards.

No real use, but interesting.

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2009, 01:56:42 pm »
The LBS (Fred Williams, Wolverhampton) have built a curious thing that has some kind of funny clutch hub and a really long chain that runs under the BB (hard to explain...) that allows you to pedal forwards and freewheel as usual, but if you pedal backwards, will also propel you forwards.

No real use, but interesting.

Anything like this: clicky?

Edited wif apparently functional url...
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2009, 01:57:48 pm »
404 here
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2009, 02:18:39 pm »
The LBS (Fred Williams, Wolverhampton) have built a curious thing that has some kind of funny clutch hub and a really long chain that runs under the BB (hard to explain...) that allows you to pedal forwards and freewheel as usual, but if you pedal backwards, will also propel you forwards.

No real use, but interesting.

Anything like this: clicky?

Edited wif apparently functional url...

Doesn't like hot linking.  Copy and paste jpg URL.

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2009, 03:45:05 pm »
Doesn't like hot linking.  Copy and paste jpg URL.

Odd.  Works for me in FF...

Anyway, http://lh5.ggpht.com/_rpopNdJsytc/RtMDgiVj1SI/AAAAAAAAAR0/YuWme7Z3gRc/P1030582.JPG

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2009, 03:52:00 pm »
Yep, was kinda like that I think. I seem to recall that the 'other' chain guide thing was more towards the bottom bracket though.

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2009, 03:56:29 pm »
Yep, was kinda like that I think. I seem to recall that the 'other' chain guide thing was more towards the bottom bracket though.

I think they're still quite common in places like China and Indiah, where the Tigers come from...
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