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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2800 on: September 04, 2019, 06:57:15 pm »
Couple of tadpole trikes descending Col de Chioulha southbound. They didn't look like they were enjoying themselves, but I'll bet they were about to.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2801 on: September 04, 2019, 07:06:51 pm »
Couple of tadpole trikes descending Col de Chioulha southbound.
Upright or recumbent?  Upright tadpoles are rare indeed, so if you saw a couple that is probably your quota for a few years.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2802 on: September 04, 2019, 07:09:50 pm »
Recumbent, so not that unusual (though I saw about a dozen motorised tadpole trikes a few days back), but they're the first I've seen in the mountains.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2803 on: September 05, 2019, 02:12:44 am »
Isn't Denali mountainous? I want to know what this guy's thighs are like!

Denali itself is the highest mountain in North Leftpondia but you can't ride a bike up it ;D  The road from Fairbanks south to the Denali National Park isn't that lumpy, but to get there from Deadhorse there's the small matter of the Dalton Highway, wot is about 400 miles of mostly dirt and crossing a near-5,000 foot pass and many other lumps too before you get to the not-at-all-flat Elliott Highway for another hundred-odd miles to Fairbanks.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2804 on: September 05, 2019, 01:17:00 pm »
Isn't Denali mountainous? I want to know what this guy's thighs are like!

Denali itself is the highest mountain in North Leftpondia but you can't ride a bike up it ;D  The road from Fairbanks south to the Denali National Park isn't that lumpy, but to get there from Deadhorse there's the small matter of the Dalton Highway, wot is about 400 miles of mostly dirt and crossing a near-5,000 foot pass and many other lumps too before you get to the not-at-all-flat Elliott Highway for another hundred-odd miles to Fairbanks.

Also, following usual cycling stereotype rules, the rider is bound to be either:

a) Hippy gap-year student type, probably from the southern hemisphere, who doesn't consider themselves to be a cyclist.
or
b) Scrawny old man in his 70s.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2805 on: September 08, 2019, 05:12:30 pm »
Spotted someone onna Brompton with Ortliebs on a Kinetics pannier rack this afternoon.  I don't think I've seen one in the wild before.

I was then immediately distracted by a pedestrian with a spectacular Pat Sharp mullet.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2806 on: September 09, 2019, 09:29:34 am »
With a hat tip to Wobly John, this got it's inaugural ride yesterday:



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Noice going down hill and around corners, not so good for pedalling (that's right crank at 6 o'clock, left knee on left pedal). Will have to try a super long seatpost, although I imagine that'll take it into tall swing bike territory and that could get interesting.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2807 on: September 17, 2019, 07:44:21 am »
RANS Screamer recumbent tandem in Bryce Canyon National Park this afternoon.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2808 on: September 17, 2019, 08:10:02 am »
Presumably not this guy...
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2809 on: September 17, 2019, 10:51:45 am »
With a hat tip to Wobly John, this got it's inaugural ride yesterday:



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Noice going down hill and around corners, not so good for pedalling (that's right crank at 6 o'clock, left knee on left pedal). Will have to try a super long seatpost, although I imagine that'll take it into tall swing bike territory and that could get interesting.

That looks as if it would benefit from shorter cranks. If it’s one, piece, you may be able to get them from kids bikes.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2810 on: September 17, 2019, 11:45:53 am »
Nikki has form for crank modifications  :)
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2811 on: September 17, 2019, 06:21:06 pm »
An electric Brompton, screaming past me at warp 11.

Not so unusual in some ways - apart from the electrification method. Battery pack where a Brommy normally has luggage, a motor in a tube the size of a medium thermos, resting directly on the front tyre.
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