Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 411671 times)

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1125 on: December 13, 2011, 08:45:27 pm »
A fairly large, and very orange, flat barred SS Holdsworth being wheeled across the playground at picking up time today.  Haven't seen that around before.

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1126 on: December 13, 2011, 09:01:38 pm »
Not seen by me exactly, but as I was coming out of Mr Sainsbury's Emporium of Toothy Comestibles I spied a man taking a photo of a Pedersen. The one I'd ridden there on.

It's almost famous.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

MackieHornet

  • Uphills good... downhills bad.
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1127 on: December 15, 2011, 06:29:18 am »
Parked up at work:

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1128 on: December 22, 2011, 01:26:11 pm »
Not quite as unusual -


Seen in Reading not long ago.

There was a bloody big Hannington in Broad Street, Reading a few days ago. Don't know what the frame size was, but a 6'10" bloke who used to ride with Reading rode one that didn't look any bigger. It was reinforced with mixte tubes, perhaps because otherwise it flexed too much. Reynolds 531 main tubes.
"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1129 on: December 22, 2011, 05:54:02 pm »
Ooh! I saw a Ridgeback World Tour Solo the other day up in London.  Don't see many about.  Sadly, I wasn't on mine at the time.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1130 on: December 23, 2011, 01:52:05 am »
Saw a guy on a nondescript looking mountain bike wearing an unobtanium Reevu helmet earlier.  It wasn't rower40.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

rower40

  • Not my boat. Now sold.
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1131 on: December 23, 2011, 01:34:12 pm »
Bagged in the bikepark of Mr Sainsbury's Emporium of Toothy Comestibles, Coldham's Lane, Cambridge.





It seemed appropriate to take photos of this, as I was riding Orange Bling at the time.
Be Naughty; save Santa a trip

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1132 on: December 23, 2011, 02:20:19 pm »
"The kids get the front ride," says Little Cudzo, slightly jealously. But he's not little enough for something like that anymore.
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.

rower40

  • Not my boat. Now sold.
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1133 on: December 23, 2011, 02:34:27 pm »
Saw a guy on a nondescript looking mountain bike wearing an unobtanium Reevu helmet earlier.  It wasn't rower40.
The problem being that you can't follow him to steal it, as he'll be watching you behind him.  So you'll just have to wait for him to leave his bike unattended, affix an unobtrusive tracking device, and then find out where he lives.
Be Naughty; save Santa a trip

AndyK

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1134 on: January 02, 2012, 11:25:48 am »

Gus

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1135 on: January 02, 2012, 11:44:10 am »

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1136 on: January 02, 2012, 03:18:29 pm »
And they say the English are eccentric.

I liked this from the first one:
Quote
Payphone also added a train brake and pad, which he rigged with a brass tractor pedal he won in a poker match.
Even their gambling is eccentric in Leftpondia!
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.

Arno

  • Arno
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1137 on: January 03, 2012, 01:30:34 pm »
Wrong, but so right...

A pulsejet bike can never be wrong  :D
And he even appears to have a Brooks saddle.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1138 on: January 03, 2012, 10:41:45 pm »
Wrong, but so right...

A pulsejet bike can never be wrong  :D

But a turbojet is much more compact, and can be constructed from a car turbocharger (available from your friendly neighbourhood car breaker).
design

This kind of thing can be built.  ;D

Juan Martín

  • Consigo mi abrigo
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1139 on: January 06, 2012, 07:20:12 pm »
At 1710 today outside Canon Street station, a chap passed on an ordinary wearing a pith helmet.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1140 on: January 06, 2012, 07:38:18 pm »
Quite probably Joff Summerfield.
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Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1141 on: January 06, 2012, 10:15:42 pm »
Not our Chazza, then?   She does pith helmet.
Obv not a bloke, but don't worry about that, I'm already dead for calling her Chazza.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1142 on: January 06, 2012, 10:22:46 pm »
Almost certainly Joff.

Seen later here.

With others.

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1143 on: January 06, 2012, 10:54:54 pm »
Wrong, but so right...

A pulsejet bike can never be wrong  :D

But a turbojet is much more compact, and can be constructed from a car turbocharger (available from your friendly neighbourhood car breaker).
design

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/JE4t-o7XY6M&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/JE4t-o7XY6M&rel=1</a> kind of thing can be built.  ;D

Somewhere on my hard drive I have photos of some kind of cruiser bike that by boss has fitted an off the shelf teeny turbo jet to. Unfortunately I don't think I'm allowed to post them here.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

AndyK

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1144 on: January 10, 2012, 09:03:34 am »
This is wrong on so many levels.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1145 on: January 10, 2012, 09:28:06 am »
Yeah.  The shoes don't match.  What was she thinking?
Getting there...

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1146 on: January 10, 2012, 09:34:24 am »
I've got a Brompton, and Mrs E and some of her pals are involved with textiles.

Should I show her this? Should I hide the bike?

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1147 on: January 10, 2012, 08:07:20 pm »
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Andrij

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1148 on: January 10, 2012, 09:13:54 pm »
Shame I didn't get a picture, but the cyclist on a road bike with a folding bike (not a Brompton) strapped on his back definitely caught my attention.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

AndyK