Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 411743 times)

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1150 on: January 10, 2012, 09:33:57 pm »
This is wrong on so many levels.

Was it feeling chilly??



Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1151 on: January 11, 2012, 09:48:10 am »
Guerrilla velo tricoterie!
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.

clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1152 on: January 11, 2012, 09:49:51 am »
This is wrong on so many levels.

I like that!

It's yours, isn't it?  I should have recognised you by your footwear.
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Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1153 on: January 11, 2012, 08:33:39 pm »
oh, so you recognised my ankles.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1154 on: January 11, 2012, 08:38:10 pm »
Recognise them?  I've been lusting after them for years! :P
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clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1155 on: January 19, 2012, 12:37:27 pm »
'Ingenious rack'
'Thanks'
'Design it yourself?'
'Yeah'
'I'm impressed.'

The entirety of the conversation I had with a fellow commuter near Newington Butts.  The bike in question was a deep shiny maroon with chromed lugs.  Because the rider was a tall chap, it was of double top-tube design, with double seat stays.  The rack was an integrated one, colour coded with the rest of the frame, brazed to the lower seat stays, coming around the higher ones to form a rectangle of narrow tubing with semi-circular ends and wires gridded across.  There was an extra pair of rack stays brazed to the rear dropouts.  Very stylish and distinctive.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1156 on: January 19, 2012, 10:13:31 pm »
'Ingenious rack'
'Thanks'
'Design it yourself?'
'Yeah'
'I'm impressed.'

The entirety of the conversation I had with a fellow commuter near Newington Butts.  The bike in question was a deep shiny maroon with chromed lugs.  Because the rider was a tall chap, it was of double top-tube design, with double seat stays.  The rack was an integrated one, colour coded with the rest of the frame, brazed to the lower seat stays, coming around the higher ones to form a rectangle of narrow tubing with semi-circular ends and wires gridded across.  There was an extra pair of rack stays brazed to the rear dropouts.  Very stylish and distinctive.

I saw him near the Oval a couple of months ago. It's a beautiful piece of kit.
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clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1157 on: January 19, 2012, 10:21:33 pm »
Isn't it?  I wonder now if he built the whole thing himself - perhaps with the help of our Bicycle Repair Man?
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1158 on: January 19, 2012, 10:24:25 pm »
Isn't it?  I wonder now if he built the whole thing himself - perhaps with the help of our Bicycle Repair Man?
He did tell me that he had built it, that much I do recall.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1159 on: January 29, 2012, 10:23:47 pm »
Saw a group of five Moultons on the A29 between Fontwell and Nyton.  Four spaceframes and one gorgeous modernised Mk3.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1160 on: January 30, 2012, 10:50:07 am »


Onderwater kid first tandem. There are several of these (2 and 3 seaters) in Cambridge, but I guess these are rare elsewhere. They are cracking fun, mainly 'cos the the freaked out look passers by give when they assume the 5 year old at the front is in control (the steering is via linkage from the back).

There was also a Trek with Alfine 8, roller brakes and a Gates belt drive in the shed at work. The owner had thoroughly disguised it with tape, then only locked it to the stand with a thin cable :facepalm:. Hopefully the CCTV will scare the thieves away, although it's not stopped stuff going missing before.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1161 on: January 30, 2012, 01:24:42 pm »
That's so cool! And in that red it looks like it's been assembled by a gang of fettlicious posties.  :D
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1162 on: January 30, 2012, 01:33:27 pm »
can't find the exact picture but my mate's kid got a batman bike like this for his birthday couple of years ago:

I should technically be an adult but I was still really impressed :D

Andrij

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1163 on: January 30, 2012, 08:59:17 pm »
Just around the corner from home: an Asian man on a BSO with an occupied child seat on the back.  It was the occupied child seat which made the sight interesting and unusual.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1164 on: January 30, 2012, 09:20:38 pm »
Near Kennington, I rode up behind a very yellow bike with an integrated welded rear rack.  I wondered if it were a kind of loadbike, but it turned out to be shorter than the Yuba/Ute/Big Dummy bikes.  As I pulled alongside, I saw it was rather like this, a French postie's bike.

Long way to come to do a delivery ;D
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1165 on: January 31, 2012, 08:34:05 am »
french letters  :o ;D
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Snakehips

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1166 on: January 31, 2012, 08:54:17 am »
.....   a French postie's bike.

There's a shop in Kingston that sells them , and other old imported French stuff.
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1167 on: January 31, 2012, 10:34:38 am »
Oh that'd be worth a geg. :)
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1168 on: February 04, 2012, 06:26:37 pm »


Was at The School Run Centre getting our trike (the orange one with a black hood on the right) serviced when I spotted this yellow contraption. It's a clog bike. Apparently it's a no-cost factory option for the Bakfiets.nl cargobike long. Took it for a spin - much lighter than the wooden box. However, as yet, no screen or hood. Makes it a non-starter until then, for my money. However, if you like a bit of attention, it's just the ticket. A spin along Mill Road got lots of comments.

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1169 on: February 08, 2012, 11:45:39 am »


Defietsfabriek 995. Were only a couple in the country when we got ours. I've now spotted two more. This one is a Mk1, and they've fitted a Bakfiets.nl hood, which fits well and is a massive improvement on the crappy one DeFietsfabriek sell. Wish I'd thought of that when we had ours. Cracking bike. Very relaxed ride, and wonderfully put together. I still miss our (which went to London, and is now back in Cambridge, still sporting the reflective tabs we added).

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1170 on: February 08, 2012, 12:33:40 pm »
On the commute today, I was pleased to see a Claud Butler and a Carlton in Kennington (or thereabouts), as well as a very smart newer bike with a blue & silver paintscheme and lightly purple anodised rims in Streatham.  Sadly, as I was passing by, and the owner was waiting to cross the road, I didn't get a good enough look to determine maks.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1171 on: February 17, 2012, 05:27:48 pm »
About half an hour ago, a recumbent with red disc wheels going up Cotham Brow.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1172 on: February 18, 2012, 07:51:25 pm »
Right how to describe this. (I wish I had had a camera with me but sods law prevails.) large white van in traffic jam. Mounted vertically at rear is a trike (sort of). The trike has handlebars, MTB type brake levers and a triangular large frame supporting a fabric seating arrangement I think stretched across the frame. This was at least five times larger than a normal 'seat' surface area. Around the perimeter of the 'bike' is a rail which is a bit a like a bumper car protector. All the wheels and 'bike' are within this boundary. To the rear and underside of the large triangular 'seating' area are two metal pads which appear to be for standing on. I have no idea what this BSO is for, but it sure looked interesting. If only I had my phone with me........
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1173 on: February 18, 2012, 08:08:54 pm »
I'd guess at it being a Siberian dog rig.

I remember we saw some on someones driveway on a WARTY ride, and got invited to see the dogs.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #1174 on: February 18, 2012, 08:16:49 pm »
looked somewhat similar WJ. I think you have solved a mystery once again.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain