Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 394415 times)

Andrij

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2725 on: December 02, 2018, 07:03:39 pm »
A 'tandem' unicycle.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2726 on: December 02, 2018, 07:06:34 pm »

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2727 on: December 02, 2018, 07:11:24 pm »
Did they ever reach the stage of not hanging onto the rail? Impressive work just to reach that level in any case.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2728 on: December 02, 2018, 07:14:39 pm »
Wouldn't a sociable unicycle work better? Though function is clearly very much secondary to rad-/silliness here...

Andrij

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2729 on: December 02, 2018, 07:17:28 pm »
Here's another.



Spotted on giphy.com, tagged #unicycle.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2730 on: December 02, 2018, 07:19:19 pm »
Here's another.



Spotted on giphy.com, tagged #unicycle.
Troublemaker.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2731 on: December 02, 2018, 07:24:25 pm »
Cranks in phase seems to work better for tandem unicycles.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2732 on: December 28, 2018, 11:32:14 am »

Nice homemade skirt/luggage guard. Shame about the tyre and general air of dilapidation.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2733 on: December 28, 2018, 11:32:59 am »


Let's build it!
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Torslanda

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2734 on: December 28, 2018, 11:46:02 am »
I think Nikki's doing just that . . .
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2735 on: December 28, 2018, 11:50:35 am »
I think nikki's is more of a double-diamond, isn't it? This one's more of a reverse-delta...
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SoreTween

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2736 on: December 29, 2018, 09:31:42 am »

Nice homemade skirt/luggage guard. Shame about the tyre and general air of dilapidation.
That rear mech is dilapidated with a capital f.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2737 on: January 01, 2019, 06:24:16 pm »
The odd thing is there used to be a decent Boardman locked to the railings in the same spot. Appeared and disappeared at times consistent with commuting. And for the last few weeks that has taken its place (but not moving at all, obviously).
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2738 on: January 01, 2019, 08:43:07 pm »
In the window of Swindon Cycle Care, which is actually in Purton, on Saturday evening I spied a Pedersen.
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cygnet

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2739 on: January 04, 2019, 12:19:19 pm »
A Lime hire e-bike in central London
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2740 on: January 12, 2019, 10:36:07 pm »
Interesting new mobility aid alongside the assortment of wheelchairs and mobility scooters at the RAF museum, Cosford:

To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2741 on: January 12, 2019, 11:02:17 pm »
How the hell does that curved head-tube work??????
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2742 on: January 12, 2019, 11:15:55 pm »
There's some sort of flimsy linkage down through the middle to connect to the track rods, but I didn't get a proper look at the steerer.  The tiny rear wheel seems like an interesting decision, too.

ETA: Found this video.  I see grub screws on the head tube...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/3JBP2cejzp0&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/3JBP2cejzp0&rel=1</a>
https://youtu.be/3JBP2cejzp0
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2743 on: January 13, 2019, 06:55:01 am »
Seems like a civilised (and more attractive) version of a racerunner, which can look quite ungainly without anybody on it and takes up a lot of room.
http://www.racerunning.org/FrontPage/?id=15

I imagine that the small back wheel fits into the black bracket in the middle of the front crossbeam and reduces the overall size in use and when folded.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Andrij

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2744 on: January 15, 2019, 08:33:25 am »
Last night, a Santandar cycle being piloted by a deliveroo rider.
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Pingu

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2745 on: January 19, 2019, 07:56:02 pm »
Not the bike, the carrier. For a snowboard?


IMG_2394_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

ETA: ah-ha!

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2746 on: January 28, 2019, 02:26:05 pm »
A Kingcycle with yellow tail box, drafting an EAPC hybrid up the Gloucester Rd at other people's commute o'clock this morning.
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Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2747 on: January 28, 2019, 03:46:47 pm »
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2748 on: January 28, 2019, 05:54:24 pm »

Kim

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #2749 on: January 28, 2019, 06:00:07 pm »
It has to be, given the general impracticality of putting a mechanical drivetrain in there.  Other issues left as an exercise for the reader, but the whole thing comes across as one of those design student creations which has escaped into the real world:  https://neofold.com/

File under not-road-legal vehicles that have wheels and are faster than walking.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...