Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 416911 times)

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #900 on: June 01, 2011, 11:05:19 am »


The second bike had a top tube but no down tube.  ???


Biomega biomega or Klein Mantra Klein bikes Adroit, Attitude, pre-trek! perhaps?
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #901 on: June 01, 2011, 11:27:19 am »
Oh my life, I had done well to forget that Klein!  Poor thing - even a mother would have struggled to love something that ugly.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #902 on: June 01, 2011, 11:35:27 am »
I don't find the Klein to be that ugly but tastes differ.  Another bike without a downtube is Slingshot Slingshot Bikes | Sling Power Technology
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #903 on: June 01, 2011, 11:40:20 am »
There's the Paris Galibier, of course.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #904 on: June 01, 2011, 11:45:27 am »
There's the Paris Galibier, of course.

The Galibier still had a down tube though, just shifted up a little to become a 'torque tube'.  They tended to break the seat tube below the torque tube.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #905 on: June 01, 2011, 11:48:07 am »
True, but I was thinking that the top tube might not have been visible, and Andrij's comments that the tubes were 'normal sized'.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #906 on: June 01, 2011, 11:56:52 am »
I've given up trying to understand what people call 'normal' now.  There is just too wide a range (for just about every item you can think of).

A Montague still sounds the closest to the description, possibly something like this Montague's New Boston is a Single Speed, Full Size Folding Bike : TreeHugger
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Andrij

  • Андрій
  • Ερασιτεχνικός μισάνθρωπος
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #907 on: June 01, 2011, 12:32:45 pm »
The bike without the down tube could have been a Slingshot.  I could very easily have missed the cable as I only saw the bike for a second.

As for defining 'normal', the tubes appeared to be round, not overly oval or with a box-like cross section.
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RJ

  • Droll rat
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #908 on: June 01, 2011, 12:37:16 pm »
A Nihola Cigar Family outside the library on Monday.  Sporting slightly worn London Recumbants decals.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #909 on: June 01, 2011, 12:43:29 pm »
Saw a 26" rear wheels ICE Sprint flying towards me last night. The guy on it was really going for it - whenever I've seen a recumbent trike before, they've been going quite sedately. This chap was hooning along. Looked like brilliant fun.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #910 on: June 07, 2011, 11:12:45 am »
I saw a young lad on a silver Jack Hearne bike on the commute today.  It looked like a classic lightweight, though not top of the range, and having fairly standard lettering for the name.  I thought it might be a shop-badged bike from a mass manufacturer, but it seems that Hearnes did produce their own bikes.

Jack Hearne

I've also seen the black Ephgrave I previously mentioned, but I was wrong about the rider.  It's a young lad with close-cropped hair and jeans down past his arse.  Not the sort of person you would normally expect on a classic bike, but I have to say that Our Kid looks rather similar, so it's best not to jump to conclusions.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #911 on: June 10, 2011, 09:45:19 pm »
Outside the Cathedral this afternoon, a bright, zingy YELLOW Thorn tandem, with Rohloff hub and S&S couplings. Looked as if it was set up for identically small captain & stoker.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #912 on: June 11, 2011, 03:41:40 pm »
Only unusual because I've not seen one before.

I have evidence that Spa Cycles has sold at least one of its own brand titanium frames. I saw a tall bloke (bearded & bespectacled IIRC, but I was mostly looking at the bike) riding one through Cemetery Junction the day before yesterday, about 5.15 pm. I think it was the audax bike. Unfortunately, the lights were green, & he zoomed through, so I didn't get a chance to ask him how he liked it.
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Blodwyn Pig

  • what a nice chap
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #913 on: June 12, 2011, 09:50:18 am »
saw this in Itally in '05 whilst on hols in VW camper.



Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #914 on: June 12, 2011, 09:58:15 am »
saw this in Itally in '05 whilst on hols in VW camper.




Did you not turn it around to photograph the other side?
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Cudzoziemiec

  • Dormant but requires tea
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #915 on: June 12, 2011, 10:16:40 am »
That is a bizarre bike.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Blodwyn Pig

  • what a nice chap
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #916 on: June 12, 2011, 10:19:44 am »
No I didn't turn it round, as it was chained up, but there is a makers name on the downtube, looked a 'proper job' ., hope it wasn't FIAT as it would have rusted away by now ::-)

Blodwyn Pig

  • what a nice chap
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #917 on: June 12, 2011, 10:28:50 am »
Just enlarged the photo and the maker is 'SEMPION' and the model is PEGASUS. ( i think), ah wait a minute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #918 on: June 12, 2011, 10:56:47 am »
It's quite clever in terms of making a relatively short Tandem, although given the frame construction, the stoker would probably be limited to a relatively light weight.

It looks like there is a timing chain on the left side, so that must make for an "interesting" rear hub.  It must have some sort of concentric axle system, and to have enough strength to pass the pedal force through the hub, the "real" axle must be substantially bigger than normal, which possibly limits the size of the smallest sprocket (not that I think this bike would need small sprockets for speed), but would also probably require non-standard, much larger dropouts.

Still, an interesting idea, definitely with some value.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

itsbruce

  • Lavender Bike Menace
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #919 on: June 12, 2011, 01:09:05 pm »
I like the look of it very much.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #920 on: June 13, 2011, 09:05:09 am »
Yesterday, at the SDR, there was a Woodrup (I was riding it), a multi-coloured Jack Taylor, two Colnagos, two Mercians, the Les Rigden and TJ Quick I usually see, a Graham Weigh, a Cougar, and many many others. 
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Cudzoziemiec

  • Dormant but requires tea
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #921 on: June 13, 2011, 02:57:17 pm »
What's SDR? I can only think of Six Day Races.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #922 on: June 13, 2011, 03:32:01 pm »
South Downs Randonnee.  I've posted about it in Audax & Cyclosportive (Toe in the Water) and 'Have you been out today' thread.
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Cudzoziemiec

  • Dormant but requires tea
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #923 on: June 13, 2011, 03:51:00 pm »
Thanks. <Heads for the threads>
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

AndyK

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #924 on: June 14, 2011, 10:09:51 pm »
Saw a GoCycle today. First I've seen.