Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 494709 times)

MsG

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2875 on: 27 June, 2020, 09:51:18 pm »


Spotted in Wells next the Sea. Appears to be a Schwinn Stingray Chopper, modified or a custom job?
Front brake seemed to be for decorative purposes only; rider used feet to slow and brake for junction.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2876 on: 27 June, 2020, 11:26:33 pm »
Why ?
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2877 on: 27 June, 2020, 11:53:27 pm »
Same reason as for some motorbike rigs. Looking cool while cruisin’ in the sunshine.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2878 on: 27 June, 2020, 11:57:24 pm »
Am I alone in thinking that a rig like that just looks daft ?
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2879 on: 27 June, 2020, 11:58:27 pm »
Nope  :D

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2880 on: 28 June, 2020, 12:04:44 am »
Of course it looks daft. They think it looks cool.

Whatever floats etc.

Lowrider bikes have been around for decades. Where ya been, daddio?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowrider_bicycle
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2881 on: 28 June, 2020, 10:00:01 am »
Has Wobbly John been building again?
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2882 on: 28 June, 2020, 10:15:37 am »
Does he bunny-jump speed bumps?  ;D

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2883 on: 28 June, 2020, 10:35:53 am »
Before Peter Fonda died last year, his DNA was extracted in a secret ceremony and this clone created. What he's doing in Norfolk, I do not know.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2884 on: 28 June, 2020, 01:03:38 pm »
There was, and possibly still is, a bike shop in Epping that specialised in such monstrosities.  Made me feel quite, well, normal riding past on a mudguarded, Brooksed, SON-sporting, disc-braked fixer.  With aero-bars.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2885 on: 28 June, 2020, 05:24:02 pm »
Someone just went by my window effortlessly riding a unicycle.  It looked very simple.
Sic transit and all that..

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2886 on: 11 September, 2020, 09:05:11 am »
I was just strolling back from the bakery and saw a three-wheeled device which turned out to be basically a wheelchair minus its little front wheels and a chunky front wheel attached. Electric assist in the front wheel, I think. And a dog on a lead attached to the contraption. I'm not sure if the chair detached or was permanently part of the trike, though I think probably the latter. Whether the dog pulls the trike or the trike pulls the dog is hard to say as they were heading down a big hill at the time.

Also a Bakfiets with noisy electric front wheel, twice; once with kids and then returning.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2887 on: 11 September, 2020, 09:26:48 am »
Someone just went by my window effortlessly riding a unicycle.  It looked very simple.

I've never tried but I don't think it's simple
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SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2888 on: 11 September, 2020, 08:11:41 pm »
I was just strolling back from the bakery and saw a three-wheeled device which turned out to be basically a wheelchair minus its little front wheels and a chunky front wheel attached. Electric assist in the front wheel, I think. And a dog on a lead attached to the contraption. I'm not sure if the chair detached or was permanently part of the trike, though I think probably the latter. Whether the dog pulls the trike or the trike pulls the dog is hard to say as they were heading down a big hill at the time.
Back when I used to work in Woking I used to see a 3rd wheel chained up to the downpipe outside the front of a small office building.  It had 'pedals', it had one wheel, it had odd bracketry and a very strangely shaped frame.  Obviously some kind of bike but what on earth?.  I could not for the life of me figure out what it was.  Until, of course, one day I saw it attached to the front of the owners wheelchair hand cranked and progressing well towards Horsell.

Probably should be in the div thread.

Anyway, I came here to post this:

It looks heavy and uncomfortable and yet I find myself strangely taken by it.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2889 on: 11 September, 2020, 09:29:26 pm »
It looks very sociable. Not at all distant enough for the current times.

In associated news, I've just discovered that six out of the seven basic models offered by Hase Bikes are actually trikes. Well, I guess das Bike can have as many wheels as it wants.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2890 on: 11 September, 2020, 09:53:26 pm »
IIRC one of the London-based inclusive cycling organisations has fitted perspex dividers down the middle of their sociables so they can continue to offer rides...

yorkie

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2891 on: 12 September, 2020, 04:55:39 pm »
Anyway, I came here to post this:

It looks heavy and uncomfortable and yet I find myself strangely taken by it.


We had a couple of those at work once upon a time. Very heavy, seriously **very** heavy, as well as incredibly low geared, not far off 1:1 gearing! We had them given to us, the boss and my mate took one for a lap of the 1km cycle circuit. About 3 days later, they got back, locked them up and they never moved again! I think we eventually weighed them in at the scrap merchants. The components were so crap that even Get Cycling didn't want anything removing to use on their Frankenbikes!  :jurek:
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2892 on: 12 September, 2020, 07:03:11 pm »
Is that a ZEM? http://www.zembikes.com/


When we did Cyclemagic events, we were lent a 4 seater one by the predecessors of 'Get cycling' but had to haul it from Abbey park, throught the centre of Leicester, and out to near the race-course - one drivechain was 'stuck in top and the other in bottom, and I think the front drivetrains wern't working at all - so most of the time only one person (out of the four on board) was doing all the work.
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Salvatore

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2893 on: 13 September, 2020, 11:17:53 am »
In Dumfries this morning, a cool dude riding what appeared at first to be a stretched BMX. But when he turned from Newall Terrace into Lovers Walk I noticed that the rear wheel was steerable as well as the front. I.e. Both wheels were pointing towards Gretna but the frame was aligned with Ecclefechan. Very Wobbly John.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2894 on: 13 September, 2020, 11:48:33 am »
 :D :D :D
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2895 on: 14 September, 2020, 04:03:31 pm »
An ordinary in Uxbridge High Street today. Ridden by a young woman in modern clothing, flashing rear lights (didn't see the front), looked like a modern build rather than antique, apparently being ridden as a means of transport rather than for leisure. Rider slowed right down before the pelican crossing at red to avoid a stop and restart.

I suppose it's a way of minimising the chances of a SMIDSY!

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2896 on: 24 September, 2020, 05:41:31 pm »
Being ridden through the car park at my local Morrison's: a Mercedes-Benz belt-drive e-stay hybrid (similar to the one here, except it had straight bars rather than the butterfly ones: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=322281 ). Looked not to be quite as rubbish as motor manufacturer cycle collaborations usually are...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2897 on: 24 September, 2020, 05:45:36 pm »
Oh Lord won't you buy me...
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Andrij

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2898 on: 25 September, 2020, 08:12:02 am »
An ordinary in Uxbridge High Street today. Ridden by a young woman in modern clothing, flashing rear lights (didn't see the front), looked like a modern build rather than antique, apparently being ridden as a means of transport rather than for leisure. Rider slowed right down before the pelican crossing at red to avoid a stop and restart.

I suppose it's a way of minimising the chances of a SMIDSY!

Possibly Kat (NOTP).
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2899 on: 25 September, 2020, 05:56:26 pm »
An ordinary in Uxbridge High Street today. Ridden by a young woman in modern clothing, flashing rear lights (didn't see the front), looked like a modern build rather than antique, apparently being ridden as a means of transport rather than for leisure. Rider slowed right down before the pelican crossing at red to avoid a stop and restart.

I suppose it's a way of minimising the chances of a SMIDSY!

Possibly Kat (NOTP).
Jungnickel?
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