Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 286210 times)

Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #50 on: January 28, 2009, 04:39:51 pm »
Mr L's link still isn't working for me. I presume it shows something similar to this?
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2009, 05:06:00 pm »
That was the chap. Quite curious it was to ride too.

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2009, 12:16:18 pm »
WTF?

Riding towards Clapham Common.

Overtaken by someone on a straight barred bike.  OK, so it happens now & again. 

But hold on.

They're not pedalling!

Eh?

And that scooter I heard coming up hasn't passed me but the sound has

Really?  A petrol powered bicycle?  Wonder if it's one of those BSA Cyclemaster jobs?

Shame it was dark & I couldn't see as it toddled off into the distance.
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #54 on: February 22, 2009, 09:40:04 pm »
On the way home last Friday evening.

A Viscount Aerospace. In 'raspberry ripple' finish, typical late 70s / early 80s 24 inch frame or bigger. Tastefully upgraded with moden wheels and tyres, aero levers.

Lusted after one of those but they had a poor, unreliable pressed-in bottom bracket so went for the Falcon instead.

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #55 on: February 22, 2009, 10:25:08 pm »
Ah.  You remind me.  Normally I comment on classic bikes, but last week I saw a Museeuw.  One of the flax ones. 
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #56 on: February 22, 2009, 10:40:09 pm »
There's a guy riding a fully faired trike recumbent (hpv) to the building I teach in. I must bring my camera tomorrow to take a picture.

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #57 on: February 23, 2009, 08:28:30 am »
I saw a chap on a scooter-come-bike thingy yesterday around the docks in Bristol. Normal bike wheel at the front with a Yak-bob-type wheel at the back, just scooting away. Very odd I thought. Neither one thing nor tuther.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #58 on: February 23, 2009, 08:36:08 am »
I saw a Bickerton (Bickerton! Bickerton! Bickerton!  :) ) parked up on Broad St. in Oxford y'day lunchtime - near Morton's cafe.  Looked to be in pretty good nick too.
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #59 on: February 23, 2009, 09:35:32 am »
A lady on a beautifully painted blue custom Roberts yesterday.  Eternity present from her husband.  How cool is that!!
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2009, 11:49:51 am »
Bickerton Californian (badge-engineered Dahon) the other w/e.  Had been on loan from Lt. Col. Larrington (retd.) to young Gavin next door, but young Gavin next door now has a proper bike (and has just returned to Singapore).
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #61 on: February 23, 2009, 07:39:06 pm »
On the way home last Friday evening.

A Viscount Aerospace. In 'raspberry ripple' finish, typical late 70s / early 80s 24 inch frame or bigger. Tastefully upgraded with moden wheels and tyres, aero levers.

Lusted after one of those but they had a poor, unreliable pressed-in bottom bracket so went for the Falcon instead.

J

? Mine (bought in 77) had the normal screw in cups.
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #62 on: February 24, 2009, 05:48:51 pm »
Continuing the folders theme:

Seen a few times in Sale on our commute: A white dahon folder emblazoned with the word Google in big letters.

One of the guys at work has one of them. I forget how he acquired it.

Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #63 on: February 26, 2009, 08:21:27 am »
Saw an unusual tandem today in Lund, but didn't get a photo :(
It had small wheels (brompton sized) and a frame made of thin bars (like a moulton). The odd thing was that this was a kiddie-front, with the kid (guess about 12 years old) having Raleigh Chopper-style handlebars to steer the rig with, and his mum stoking on the back.
At least I think the kid was steering and didn't just have dummy bars - I only got a brief glimpse as they were going the other way.

Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2009, 03:54:26 pm »
No photo, but many months ago now I saw a standard Indian "heavy roadster" from Hero or Atlas, but modified with a lever attached to the down tube to operate a handbrake on the rear wheel. That was his only brake.
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #65 on: March 01, 2009, 10:38:32 am »
Saw an unusual tandem today in Lund, but didn't get a photo :(
It had small wheels (brompton sized) and a frame made of thin bars (like a moulton). The odd thing was that this was a kiddie-front, with the kid (guess about 12 years old) having Raleigh Chopper-style handlebars to steer the rig with, and his mum stoking on the back.
At least I think the kid was steering and didn't just have dummy bars - I only got a brief glimpse as they were going the other way.

The bicycle shop across the street from me has a few of those for rent. The stoker's handlebars are connected to the front wheel by a couple of long horizontal bars and the Chopper style handlebars are dummies.

Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #66 on: March 01, 2009, 02:34:17 pm »
A lady on a beautifully painted blue custom Roberts yesterday.  Eternity present from her husband.  How cool is that!!

There is a guy in Gosport who rides an original Radius Dino


Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #67 on: March 01, 2009, 06:54:18 pm »

There is a guy in Gosport who rides an original Radius Dino


And that is supposed to be cool?
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2009, 07:36:30 pm »
Retro - cool!

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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2009, 08:19:05 pm »
I saw a Storck Fascenario 0.7 with a carbon chainset.  I was allowed to pick it up & it's indecently light.  It can only be made of paper or cardboard & feels like it'd snap at the sight of a pothole....

Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #70 on: March 02, 2009, 04:01:08 pm »
Retro - cool!


Nah, it's the original ugly stick.
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Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #71 on: March 02, 2009, 07:02:10 pm »
Saw this today in Richmond Park.  Any guesses as to what sort of bike this is?





Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #72 on: March 02, 2009, 07:12:38 pm »
Less of a bike and more of a scooter for err..... walking your dog...

Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #73 on: March 02, 2009, 07:23:34 pm »
Less of a bike and more of a scooter for err..... walking your dog...

Quite right.  Obviously more common than I thought.  Just after I took the pic the owner came back and lashed a massive husky to the front and was pulled down the hill at a rapid rate.

Re: Interesting or unusual bikes you have spotted recently
« Reply #74 on: March 02, 2009, 07:29:02 pm »
Something for the urban Amundsen in all of us.  ;D