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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2925 on: December 18, 2020, 05:41:40 pm »
Back in the summer, on my way to the Co-op, I went past a garage where a bloke was fettling a 1950s tandem. Italian, I think. Sort of cruiser style. Had a chat with the owner. Today I saw him (and it) again. It's almost finished, but he needs to recover the saddle, which he's trying to do himself. The rails are okay but needs new leather. It sounds like a job that's actually less simple than you'd think.
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Salvatore

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2926 on: December 22, 2020, 12:54:37 pm »
An E-fat-trike, or fat E-trike, or something. Jorvik Odin. It looked brand new.



Looks identical to Electric Bike Technologies Electric Fat Tire Trike (youtube link) apart from the name and the wattage.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2927 on: December 24, 2020, 06:53:35 pm »
just been looking up thread at the Meteorworks bike. What a lovely looking machine. Quite taken by the mudguards. Does anyone know what make they are? I landed on these threads on a root through boards that I don't usually look at. Surprised what you find when there's not a lot on your usual pages. Thanks.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2928 on: December 24, 2020, 07:54:01 pm »

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2929 on: December 25, 2020, 05:44:22 pm »
Thank you Nikki, I am sorely tempted for a new bike early next year.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2930 on: February 28, 2021, 08:52:32 pm »
Among the huge numbers of bikes on the Bristol-Bath Railway Path today – I've never seen it anywhere near so busy – was a family group of dad on a 90s mtb, little girl on a Frog or something similar, and boy on a trail-gator thing – seat, pedals, back wheel, no front wheel, hitches on to back of dad's bike – but this one was recumbent! First I've seen.
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Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2931 on: February 28, 2021, 09:46:31 pm »
Among the huge numbers of bikes on the Bristol-Bath Railway Path today – I've never seen it anywhere near so busy – was a family group of dad on a 90s mtb, little girl on a Frog or something similar, and boy on a trail-gator thing – seat, pedals, back wheel, no front wheel, hitches on to back of dad's bike – but this one was recumbent! First I've seen.

Cool.  Closest thing I've come across is the Hase Trets which is a child-sized delta trike that can have the front wheel replaced with a hitch to make it a trailer, erm, bike.  (Does that make the usual kind a trailer-unicycle?)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2932 on: February 28, 2021, 10:24:08 pm »
Had a look. Possibly that was it but I think it looked a bit more homemade. To my shame, I didn't even notice the number of rear wheels.  :facepalm: The path was so busy and I guess I was just happy at going for a bike ride... Boy was pedalling but didn't look as if he was really putting out any power.

Anyway, Hase do make some cool stuff.
Faster than a walk, slower than a train, often slightly higher than a person. (David Byrne)

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2933 on: February 28, 2021, 10:28:23 pm »
https://www.kinetics-online.co.uk/framebuilding/attachment/recumbent-trailerbike/

There are a few homemade and rare small-run recumbent trailerbikes.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2934 on: Yesterday at 07:16:28 am »
Was it the WeeHoo Igo? https://www.weehoo.co.uk/

I've seen a couple of them in use.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2935 on: Yesterday at 08:22:10 am »
Among the huge numbers of bikes on the Bristol-Bath Railway Path today – I've never seen it anywhere near so busy – was a family group of dad on a 90s mtb, little girl on a Frog or something similar, and boy on a trail-gator thing – seat, pedals, back wheel, no front wheel, hitches on to back of dad's bike – but this one was recumbent! First I've seen.

Cool.  Closest thing I've come across is the Hase Trets which is a child-sized delta trike that can have the front wheel replaced with a hitch to make it a trailer, erm, bike.  (Does that make the usual kind a trailer-unicycle?)

I've come across the term 'Dicycle' to differentiate a vehicle with two wheels side-by-side from a bicycle with wheels front and rear.  Abbreviating in the normal way would create all sorts of confusion, I fear.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2936 on: Yesterday at 09:49:44 am »
Was it the WeeHoo Igo? https://www.weehoo.co.uk/

I've seen a couple of them in use.
Don't think it was that, and the kid looked a bit bigger than those. Good suggestion though!

Among the huge numbers of bikes on the Bristol-Bath Railway Path today – I've never seen it anywhere near so busy – was a family group of dad on a 90s mtb, little girl on a Frog or something similar, and boy on a trail-gator thing – seat, pedals, back wheel, no front wheel, hitches on to back of dad's bike – but this one was recumbent! First I've seen.

Cool.  Closest thing I've come across is the Hase Trets which is a child-sized delta trike that can have the front wheel replaced with a hitch to make it a trailer, erm, bike.  (Does that make the usual kind a trailer-unicycle?)

I've come across the term 'Dicycle' to differentiate a vehicle with two wheels side-by-side from a bicycle with wheels front and rear.  Abbreviating in the normal way would create all sorts of confusion, I fear.
Double-track two-wheeler would describe it ; but dicycle is neater!
Faster than a walk, slower than a train, often slightly higher than a person. (David Byrne)