Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 414640 times)

itsbruce

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #975 on: July 14, 2011, 09:19:40 pm »
Nah, one car less.  The big gorilla is both grammatically and aesthetically correct.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #976 on: July 14, 2011, 09:54:22 pm »
Nah, one car less.  The big gorilla is both grammatically and aesthetically correct.

It is fewer for items that can be counted and less for things that are not. Having said that, I'm not going to argue with the gorilla on the aesthetics.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #977 on: July 14, 2011, 10:29:49 pm »
I'm not a gorilla, I'm a crested black macaque monkey, and there's no such thing as correct grammer or spelling in the monkey world.  :P  ;)
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #978 on: July 15, 2011, 11:35:31 am »
I'm not a gorilla, I'm a crested black macaque monkey, and there's no such thing as correct grammer or spelling in the monkey world.  :P  ;)

Written any plays lately ;D

Is DynaTech as a Raleigh sub-brand still in existence?  There was one outside the Pubbe last night.  The lugged aluminium frame looked a bit old-skool but on the other hand it has ten-speed Campag gearing.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #979 on: July 15, 2011, 11:57:43 am »
I'm not a gorilla, I'm a crested black macaque monkey, and there's no such thing as correct grammer or spelling in the monkey world.  :P  ;)

Written any plays lately ;D

Is DynaTech as a Raleigh sub-brand still in existence?  There was one outside the Pubbe last night.  The lugged aluminium frame looked a bit old-skool but on the other hand it has ten-speed Campag gearing.

I don't think the DynaTech sub-brand made it beyond the 1990s. The Special Products Division is still in existence, but it concentrates on accessories these days.

'Tis a pity, because the lugged ti bikes with the funky anodised main tubes looked the business back in the early 90s.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #980 on: July 18, 2011, 02:04:07 pm »


We saw this Fahrrad Manufaktur in the lifts at Bristol Temple Meads. The owner said the unusual frame design was "all about stability". Then we saw it on the back of this car two streets from home!
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #981 on: July 19, 2011, 10:39:33 am »
Someone commuting on a Pedersen this morning...  :thumbsup:

I *so* want one - but Mr R won't let me....  :'(
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #982 on: July 19, 2011, 10:41:37 am »
I've wanted a Pedersen before you matey! Get in line!! I can't afford one though.  :'(
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #983 on: July 19, 2011, 10:50:46 am »
Someone commuting on a Pedersen this morning...  :thumbsup:

I *so* want one - but Mr R won't let me....  :'(

They are quite cool, aren't they?  I wouldn't mind one myself.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #984 on: July 19, 2011, 10:52:49 am »
I wouldn't want one in a headwind.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #985 on: July 19, 2011, 10:55:30 am »
Not all Pedersens require sit up and beg positions. A friend has done 350-ish miles in a 24 hr TT on a modern Pedersen a decade or so ago.
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clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #986 on: July 19, 2011, 11:01:06 am »
Impressive.  That definitely wasn't sedate!
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #987 on: July 19, 2011, 10:40:16 pm »
Someone commuting on a Pedersen this morning...  :thumbsup:

I *so* want one - but Mr R won't let me....  :'(

That is a shame because it would suit you. Perhaps if you were to sell a couple of other bikes?
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #988 on: July 20, 2011, 08:32:14 am »
Someone commuting on a Pedersen this morning...  :thumbsup:

I *so* want one - but Mr R won't let me....  :'(

That is a shame because it would suit you. Perhaps if you were to sell a couple of other bikes?

Don't you start...  ::-)


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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #989 on: July 20, 2011, 08:40:33 am »
Someone commuting on a Pedersen this morning...  :thumbsup:

I *so* want one - but Mr R won't let me....  :'(

That is a shame because it would suit you. Perhaps if you were to sell a couple of other bikes quit smoking?

FTFY  :demon:
 
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clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #990 on: July 20, 2011, 08:41:02 am »
Here's an idea you may not have tried.  If you give up the fags, Mr R would be sure to let you buy a new bike... ;)
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #991 on: July 20, 2011, 08:45:55 am »
Here's an idea you may not have tried.  If you give up the fags, Mr R would be sure to let you buy a new bike... ;)

He won't get fooled by that one again surely
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #992 on: July 20, 2011, 10:23:43 am »
Not all Pedersens require sit up and beg positions. A friend has done 350-ish miles in a 24 hr TT on a modern Pedersen a decade or so ago.

I remember seeing one with cow-horns and tri-bars in Denmark a few years ago.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #993 on: July 20, 2011, 11:04:38 am »
Must have looked like a racing camel!
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clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #994 on: July 21, 2011, 10:31:03 pm »
I saw a woman pedalling a tricyclical bucket full of (quite big) children along New Kent Road this morning.  I commented that it was a cool school run.  I didn't say anything about the fact that I'd be terrified riding that slowly along that road.  Good on her, i say.

This afternoon, I saw a chap setting off from near Apex Cycles in Clapham on a bakfiets.  He did a bit better once he'd got the kickstand out the way ;D
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #995 on: July 22, 2011, 10:08:35 am »
she cannot have slower than me :o. i do not use the old kent road though  :)
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #996 on: July 22, 2011, 06:16:23 pm »
Today I saw a Mingle folding bike, possibly a TK027.  It was the rear suspension that caught my eye.  I was also surprised by the black & white cable outers, though those may not have been original.
 
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #997 on: July 23, 2011, 09:01:31 pm »
Today I saw a Greenspeed tandem trike, ridden (driven?) by teamonster of our parish.  Lovely machine!
...and a bakfiets, but with a wicker basket.
Then Trevor Innes on his personal Innesenti trike at HPC.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #998 on: July 23, 2011, 09:07:26 pm »
Saw a Linear recumbent in the bike park under John Lewis. Girl on it was chatting to an old guy on a flat barred galaxy about Kevin from Dtek. What with the girl asking about our cargo trike who said she had a Defietsfabriek, and the presence of a Winther Kangaroo in the corner, it was a mini freak bike convention.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #999 on: July 23, 2011, 10:20:45 pm »
Today I saw a Greenspeed tandem trike, ridden (driven?) by teamonster of our parish.  Lovely machine!
...and a bakfiets, but with a wicker basket.
Then Trevor Innes on his personal Innesenti trike at HPC.

http://youtu.be/FlOQ3D0FsQs
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