Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 405984 times)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1075 on: October 07, 2011, 09:20:49 am »
In Kennington the night before last (forgot to mention it before, sorry), there was a shiny Cannondale singlespeed with shiny Campag Delta brakes.

He didn't stop. ;D
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1076 on: October 07, 2011, 11:28:09 am »
In Kennington the night before last (forgot to mention it before, sorry), there was a shiny Cannondale singlespeed with shiny Campag Delta brakes.

He didn't stop. ;D

I wonder why...
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1077 on: October 07, 2011, 07:21:32 pm »
A friend's son (who is a jeweller) has started building frames. His thirdone is a cracker. Curly seat stays and fillet brazed. However, he used a cast bottom bracket shell and silver soldered the tubes to it.
His next frame will be for his brother, who's a giant. Literally, about 2m.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1078 on: October 07, 2011, 10:14:40 pm »
I saw a quite nice Lemond road bike with Dutch-style bars attached.  A most odd combination.
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Speshact

  • Charlie
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1079 on: October 09, 2011, 10:34:53 pm »
I saw a pedal powered pineapple on the A23 from Brixton today. A quick google and it turns out to be owned by someone I know!
http://www.bosi.webeden.co.uk/#/pedal-powered-pineapple/4531733934

corshamjim

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1080 on: October 10, 2011, 07:41:30 am »
I saw a pedal powered pineapple on the A23 from Brixton today. A quick google and it turns out to be owned by someone I know!
http://www.bosi.webeden.co.uk/#/pedal-powered-pineapple/4531733934

Imagine commuting to work in one of those!  :o  ;D

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1081 on: October 10, 2011, 09:21:28 am »
Two from yesterday. A Merinoni frame from the 80s, done up with modern components but still in style - eg modern mech with indexing but downtube shifters. Merinoni was apparently a Canadian-Italian who built frames for the Canadian national team, though I don't know if this was one of them. It was very nice but not particularly light.

The other bike I've seen several times but only yesterday did I get a close look at it to realise exactly why it looks odd - it's a GT frame (triple triangle an'all) but with Kona straight, round section, forks.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1082 on: October 17, 2011, 05:44:36 pm »
Not seen, as from this position I could only see the top half of the rider, but heard.  Over the sound of the fan heater that's currently filling in for the work-in-progress new boiler.  A (presumed) BSO with what could well be the noisiest drivetrain in the history of bicycles, squeaking its way past the front of our house.

Does anyone else ever get the urge to chase people down and attack them with lubricant?  No?  Never mind, then...   ::-)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1083 on: October 17, 2011, 09:20:16 pm »
I don't think I've posted these two yet. Apologies for the poor quality phone snaps.

A tall bike, seen parked outside a police station in central Bristol.


And this one was a Roy Thame seen on the platform of a small railway station. Not entirely sure why I took a photo of this badge.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1084 on: October 17, 2011, 09:23:31 pm »
And another, a Christiana trike with the two-child passenger compartment made of correx. I have seen the owner pedalling this up St Michael's Hill, which deserves some respect.

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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1085 on: October 18, 2011, 08:36:08 am »
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1086 on: October 18, 2011, 01:06:41 pm »
Memory fail! Thanks for the correction and link.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1087 on: October 18, 2011, 08:38:59 pm »
A new Dursley Pederson I've not seen before in Hyde Park.  Lovely!
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1088 on: October 18, 2011, 09:01:44 pm »
There was one at the Blackfriars protest last week.  I wonder if it was the same one.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1089 on: October 18, 2011, 09:59:21 pm »
There was one at the Blackfriars protest last week.  I wonder if it was the same one.

I saw him, he's the other one I see regularly in Hyde Park and have a nodding acquaintance with.
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Regulator

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1090 on: October 19, 2011, 09:22:30 am »
Having heard the mythical tales of the Addenbrooke's Pedersen Commuter, I saw him in the flesh today.   :thumbsup:

A beautiful claret coloured Pedersen...

Want one!
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1091 on: October 20, 2011, 11:45:18 pm »
A BMX with the saddle so low that it was actually below the level of the pedal at top dead centre.   :o   ???
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tiermat

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1092 on: October 28, 2011, 03:28:26 pm »
Whilst in Barcelona at the weekend I was walking down a road, taking in the sights, and I saw a bike out of the corner of my eye, coming down the road.  As it approached, something told me that something was amiss with said bike.  As it whizzed past I worked out what it was.

It was a perfectly normal, nondescript road bike, drop bars, boring, bland paint scheme.
The thing that was odd about it was that it had 20", brommie style wheels.....

How on earth they didn't ground out the cranks on each revolution, I do not know...

Other than that, saw lots of fixies, lots of Bicing bikes (Barca's Boris Bikes) and another type of hire bike, which was BRIGHT orange....
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interzen

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1093 on: October 28, 2011, 03:45:12 pm »
Other than that, saw lots of fixies, lots of Bicing bikes (Barca's Boris Bikes) and another type of hire bike, which was BRIGHT orange....
:thumbsup:

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1094 on: October 28, 2011, 03:45:50 pm »
Minivelos are pretty common in the Far East. I'm not surprised they are showing up in Europe too.
http://somafab.blogspot.com/2011/02/mini-velo-has-arrived.html?m=1
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1095 on: October 28, 2011, 09:44:41 pm »
Spotted today at the start of my commute home in Ely, an Ainimal running fixed  :D

I suspect he had riden from the station, so had come from Cambridge or that London.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1096 on: October 28, 2011, 09:55:19 pm »
Minivelos are pretty common in the Far East. I'm not surprised they are showing up in Europe too.
http://somafab.blogspot.com/2011/02/mini-velo-has-arrived.html?m=1
He says it takes up less room and is easier to walk around when parked indoors. I'm not sure that makes sense, as IME what makes a bike awkward in such situations is the sticky-out bits, ie bars and pedals, rather than wheels. It does make sense that it's easier to transport in a train, bus or car, though.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1097 on: October 29, 2011, 04:39:47 am »
Chosen on the basis of having a high Google ranking and a clear photo of a minivelo, not because I agree with the opinions within.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1098 on: October 31, 2011, 11:48:57 am »
Spotted today at the start of my commute home in Ely, an Ainimal running fixed  :D

A certain iddu of this parish has been known to indulge in this behaviour, IIRC.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1099 on: October 31, 2011, 05:51:59 pm »
A rather rusty Rudge. Its owner was nearby and said he'd been told it was a 1940s frame, pointing to the clamp-nutted head set as an indication of this. The angles and fork offset looked a bit tighter than might be expected on a frame of that vintage, to me, but I don't claim any expertise. He added it was "made here in Bristol" which struck me as unlikely. A quick search reveals nothing about Rudge ever having been based in Bristol, they were primarily associated with Coventry (and claimed Ulster links).
http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Rudge_Cycle_Co

It had been fixiefied, inevitably. It was a rather nice looking machine under its rust, wherever it was made and however old it was.
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