Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 417651 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2825 on: October 05, 2019, 05:17:15 pm »
Argos' workshop is a place that everyone should visit at least once. Not just cyclists, anyone who appreciates colour and pattern.
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2826 on: October 05, 2019, 07:02:12 pm »
I note he has dangly cables which make Cycleman's look positively well tidied.

At least they're bowden cables, rather than anything electrical.  Bet they're good at collecting foliage.

Just FTR, the guy on the bike is a mechanic, doing mechanichy things. The owner was a lady - mid 30's? - out of frame to the right who said I could take the picture.

fd3

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2827 on: October 05, 2019, 11:19:42 pm »
Bamboo framed bike outside Stirchley library.
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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2828 on: October 05, 2019, 11:21:49 pm »
We supply groupsets and advice to a fettler of bamboo bikes.
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If it ain't bad for you it ain't worth doing

Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2829 on: October 05, 2019, 11:24:00 pm »
We supply groupsets and advice to a fettler of bamboo bikes.

"Next time try metal"?  ;D
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2830 on: October 05, 2019, 11:55:39 pm »
We supply groupsets and advice to a fettler of bamboo bikes.

"Next time try metal"?  ;D

I didn't say he listened to our advice ;)
Quote from: tatanab
The mark of a true cyclist - prepared to try anything on offer

If it ain't bad for you it ain't worth doing

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2831 on: October 06, 2019, 08:17:01 am »
Bamboo framed bike outside Stirchley library.
I didn't know Stirchley had a library, and I lived there for a couple of years.
Never tell me the odds.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2832 on: October 06, 2019, 10:27:56 am »
No idea where Stirchley is, but I know a father and son duo who've done Lejog and countless other fully-laden and unladen long and short rides on a pair of bamboo bikes.
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2833 on: October 06, 2019, 11:24:30 pm »
It's about halfway between Silly Oak and Straight-outta-Moseley[1].  IIRC the library's next to the old swimming baths.


[1] AKA Kings Heath.  (No apostrophes spared.)
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

fd3

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2834 on: October 08, 2019, 11:59:30 pm »
It's the beer capital of Birmingham, with (count #em) four breweries within a ten min walk and a nationally recognised beer shop (or two).  The library is very good, re-energised by the Tory attempt to close it down, it's now opened more days a week and hosts Lego club and Scratch club once a month.  Also the baths are now a community centre.
Birmingham, "it's not shite".

(sadly we have lost our vegan pie shop)
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Torslanda

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2835 on: October 09, 2019, 11:53:54 pm »
For some reason that made me think of Max Boyce.

'The pit head baths is a supermarket now...'
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Pingu

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2836 on: October 10, 2019, 09:20:10 pm »
Hopefully this won't end up in the Sh!te Courier thread.


IMG_4084_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Pingu

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2837 on: October 10, 2019, 09:21:48 pm »

IMG_4029_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2838 on: October 10, 2019, 10:13:04 pm »
Hopefully this won't end up in the Sh!te Courier thread.


IMG_4084_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

John Williams did a video about those:  https://youtu.be/xY52u5fAp0I
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2839 on: October 11, 2019, 04:53:57 pm »
Disappointing lack of Imperial March.^^ But great vehicle.

I saw a Lemond Buenos Aires today. One of those interesting early 90s (I'm guessing) uses of carbon fibre: carbon top and seat tubes bonded to aluminium other tubes.
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Pingu

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2840 on: October 26, 2019, 04:54:25 pm »
Bit of trailer action.


IMG_4215_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

bludger

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2841 on: October 28, 2019, 09:39:08 am »
Another one off social media. With a moped box on the back. Photo from Sofia.

YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2842 on: October 28, 2019, 10:19:41 am »
Well worn-in saddle.
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2843 on: October 28, 2019, 11:42:36 am »
The pedal-mounted lowrider is an unusual innovation :)
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2844 on: October 28, 2019, 12:20:52 pm »
Presumably that's tent poles in the long black bag fixed to the forks – or does the bike belong to a peripatetic snooker player?
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

fboab

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2845 on: November 12, 2019, 10:10:22 am »
A fat tyred ICE (a guess- tadpole trike with a bigger back wheel). In full touring mode with all the bags and mudguards. Can't believe it's  local, the natives are quite restless round here.
He (or possibly she, but they looked he-ish) was heading to Greencroft village, which I assume meant the C2C path.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2846 on: November 13, 2019, 10:05:27 pm »
An unremarkable steel bike with an integrated seat clamp with what was very clearly a shortened QR skewer clamping it shut, complete with plastic nubbin screwed on the end.

You’ve got to admire the mix of complete bodgery combined with access to an appropriately sized die.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2847 on: November 17, 2019, 12:37:19 pm »
One of the local scratters on an MTB with a BMX front wheel.  I suppose it looked a bit like a Chopper, but with the (still present) V-brake pads somewhat north of the tyre, it probably had little stopping power.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2848 on: December 06, 2019, 06:37:03 pm »
Locked up outside a spoons, a shiny-looking Mercian frame - presumably a recent respray - fitted out with parts that were hardened-audaxer levels of tattily well-worn, including a Carradice that was sun-bleached almost white.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2849 on: December 07, 2019, 05:28:34 pm »
This in Bath earlier today.

IMG_8095
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