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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2850 on: December 07, 2019, 06:18:57 pm »
Looks like a relatively harmless way to get around billboard regulations.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2851 on: December 18, 2019, 04:40:48 pm »
Spotted an interesting one earlier:  I was passed by a muggle-looking cyclist (flat pedals, civvy shoes, hi-vis jacket under rucksack, waterproof trousers) going well on some kind of hybrid.  Then I spotted the belt drive and gave it a bit more effort to try to satisfy my curiosity....  Large grey rear hub that I didn't recognise as a Rohloff, Alfine or Nexus, but might have passed for an older NuVinci if you squint (it was bigger and less shiny than the Sturmey-Archer hubs).  There was a black bottle in the one cage on the downtube, so if that was a battery, it was a fairly stealth one.  Just the two brake cables at the handlebars, didn't spot an obvious eBike console (though I only caught up for a second at some traffic lights before we went different ways, so didn't get a good look at the controls).

 ???

My gut instinct says some sort of stealth-ninja e-bike, in which case kudos to the manufacturer for commuter-oriented minimalism.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

quixoticgeek

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2852 on: December 18, 2019, 04:55:36 pm »
Spotted an interesting one earlier:  I was passed by a muggle-looking cyclist (flat pedals, civvy shoes, hi-vis jacket under rucksack, waterproof trousers) going well on some kind of hybrid.  Then I spotted the belt drive and gave it a bit more effort to try to satisfy my curiosity....  Large grey rear hub that I didn't recognise as a Rohloff, Alfine or Nexus, but might have passed for an older NuVinci if you squint (it was bigger and less shiny than the Sturmey-Archer hubs).  There was a black bottle in the one cage on the downtube, so if that was a battery, it was a fairly stealth one.  Just the two brake cables at the handlebars, didn't spot an obvious eBike console (though I only caught up for a second at some traffic lights before we went different ways, so didn't get a good look at the controls).

 ???

My gut instinct says some sort of stealth-ninja e-bike, in which case kudos to the manufacturer for commuter-oriented minimalism.

Something like this?



J
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Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2853 on: December 18, 2019, 05:16:05 pm »
Nahh, I'd have recognised a Vanmoof.  This had a normal looking frame.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2854 on: December 18, 2019, 05:22:59 pm »
There are lots of e-bikes with batteries integrated 'invisibly' into the down tube nowadays, though I've only seen them in road style.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2855 on: December 18, 2019, 06:13:34 pm »
How about this one.
Belt drive, bottle battery, two cables, no handlebar controls.
https://www.gtech.co.uk/ebikes/ebike-sport.html

Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2856 on: December 18, 2019, 06:38:43 pm »
How about this one.
Belt drive, bottle battery, two cables, no handlebar controls.
https://www.gtech.co.uk/ebikes/ebike-sport.html

And we have a winner!   :thumbsup:
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2857 on: February 08, 2020, 12:54:31 pm »
An Enigma with hand-painted Lauf fork. It was the first Lauf I've seen in reality and it's a far simpler mechanism than the videos make it look.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2858 on: February 11, 2020, 08:34:52 pm »

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2859 on: March 04, 2020, 10:12:35 am »
Thought I spotted an e-Moulton.  It had front and rear hubs like dyno-hubs (no derailleur) and a small battery-pack like object.  The rider was making progress look effortless.   

On the website I could find nothing like it though.
Sic transit and all that..

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2860 on: March 04, 2020, 10:44:12 am »
 A few folk have retro-fitted Nano motors and suchlike to Moultons. Moultoneer orienteer OTP has done so to his Moulton tandem, which isn't on the Moulton website either.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2861 on: March 04, 2020, 06:02:52 pm »
I'm orienteer not moultoneer!

Mine is an ARCC system, they can supply new Moultons already fitted or convert existing ones and Bromptons:

https://www.arccbikes.com/


Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2862 on: March 04, 2020, 09:06:35 pm »
Morpheus/Pino, that turned out to be a pair of teenagers falling off a mountain bike when I got closer.

"Sitting on the handlebars?  That's never going to work..." says I, wiggling my under-seat steering for emphasis.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Moose57

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2863 on: March 12, 2020, 11:38:48 pm »


Seen in Belgium last year.