Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 417776 times)

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #925 on: June 14, 2011, 11:16:32 pm »
Saw a GoCycle today. First I've seen.

Apparently they are currently out of production while problems with the design are sorted.

The local factory what makes them has a whole section mothballed.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #926 on: June 15, 2011, 10:26:14 pm »
Off topic possibly, but I overtook a very impressive looking Swiss-registered Honda Goldwing this morning, complete with matching side car and trailer, all in a rather attractive metallic purple.

Rather like this:
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #927 on: June 16, 2011, 10:20:13 am »
motorbikes...

Off this topic, perhaps - but on this topic   ;)
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itsbruce

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #928 on: June 20, 2011, 12:49:54 am »
Saw this Schwinn cruiser on Coldharbour Lane on Sunday:



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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #929 on: June 20, 2011, 08:07:23 am »
A bicycle with a sidecar platform being ridden down to Brighton yesterday. The passenger standing next to the rider like Queen Boudicca.
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clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #930 on: June 20, 2011, 09:14:12 am »
Didn't see that one, but there was a wide selection of interesting bikes heading south from London yesterday.

I saw a Giant semi-recumbent, and commented to Butterfly that that was the first 'bent I had seen.  At that moment, a Streetmachine went by...
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #931 on: June 20, 2011, 10:13:46 am »
Saw this Schwinn cruiser on Coldharbour Lane on Sunday:





I see him most mornings coming across Tooting Bec, quite a cool looking bike. Young kid, maybe 15-16.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #932 on: June 20, 2011, 10:53:20 am »
I want that for a FNRttC Brighton edition
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #933 on: June 20, 2011, 08:18:20 pm »
looks like it has a heiznsman electric motor on the front wheel
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #934 on: June 20, 2011, 09:07:28 pm »
It's certainly a tad over tyred at the rear  :facepalm:

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #935 on: June 21, 2011, 07:00:12 pm »
Yellow Shorter lo-pro with tt bars and disc wheels at Wandsworth gyratory heading west.  A3?

Edit: I really didn't envy him his discs in the wind.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #936 on: June 21, 2011, 11:56:54 pm »
A rather nice Bob Jackson fixed on the A202 queens road this evening.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #937 on: June 24, 2011, 10:05:27 am »
So, who's wine red penny was that leaning up against the lamp-post by the Pince Albert last night?

Zipperhead

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #938 on: June 24, 2011, 04:01:31 pm »
So, who's wine red penny was that leaning up against the lamp-post by the Pince Albert last night?

I've seen that one a few times around Battersea. I don't recognise the rider, it's nice though.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #939 on: June 24, 2011, 06:35:41 pm »
There's a Kona Ute parked outside my hotel in Toronto most days with homemade wooden tandem kids' seat and leather double saddle bags. Had a nice chat with it's owner one morning

AndyK

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #940 on: June 25, 2011, 04:50:02 pm »
Saw a nice Bike Friday with drops, and all panniered up today.

RJ

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #941 on: June 28, 2011, 09:54:28 pm »
A 1953* (I asked) Flying Scot getting off the train at Perth

* - well, the frame anyway  ;)

RJ

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #942 on: June 30, 2011, 08:30:15 pm »
Oh yes - a Pedersen at the farmers' market last Saturday ...

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #943 on: June 30, 2011, 08:55:03 pm »
Off-road with GO50 on Tuesday, we met a MTB unicyclist at the Leith Hill tower, just by Personal Hygiene bomb-hole.

Phat 29er wheel with a Magura hydraulic rim brake with the lever under his saddle.  Big lad (6ft 6ins+) with German/Dutch accent who was pleased to allow one of the girls to sit on it to have her photo taken.   Mind you, she is mad that 'un!

No pix. I'm afraid. :-\
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #944 on: June 30, 2011, 10:21:52 pm »
A 1950 Thanet fixed with curious front brake a bit like cantis but not quite, a 1920's roadster of forgotten make adapted for use by a geologist, a tiny blue and white kid's bike (ridden by a 2 yo. without stabilisers) from 1945, and an 1892 penny.

However, this is slightly cheating as they were all in a museum.  :D
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #945 on: June 30, 2011, 10:31:20 pm »
Been in Belgium today so it's like shooting fish in a barrel. Lots of everyday bike just being ridden.

corshamjim

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #946 on: June 30, 2011, 10:38:26 pm »
A bike like a trandem, but with four not three riders on the telly this evening in a news item about population increasing.

Cudzoziemiec, was that museum the new one in Bristol by any chance?  I must pay it a visit some time.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #947 on: June 30, 2011, 10:46:16 pm »
An immaculate Moulton Mk3 racing down Vauxhall Bridge Road last night.  I didn't get to see much detail he was going so fast.

clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #948 on: June 30, 2011, 10:54:43 pm »
Ah.  I saw a woman on a beautiful blue Moulton F frame in IIRC Clapham last week.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #949 on: June 30, 2011, 11:20:50 pm »
A bike like a trandem, but with four not three riders on the telly this evening in a news item about population increasing.

Cudzoziemiec, was that museum the new one in Bristol by any chance?  I must pay it a visit some time.
Yes, M-Shed, down on the floating harbour. It's very interesting, all of it. The bikes are on the ground floor. The Thanet was certainly made in Bristol, I'm not sure about the others.
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.