Author Topic: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen  (Read 417158 times)

corshamjim

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #950 on: July 01, 2011, 07:41:54 am »
Thanks - I'll see if I can take my Mum & Dad there some time.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #951 on: July 01, 2011, 07:44:46 pm »
A nice pale blue and white early '80s Harry Quinn. Rider had taken it over from his dad, which is nice. It had originally had a triple but when the front mech gave up the ghost, it proved impossible to find a non-indexed triple mech, so he converted it to singlespeed. This he told me after the following mishearing;
"Is it 531?"
"No, it's singlespeed."

 ;D
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #952 on: July 05, 2011, 06:32:43 pm »
sitting outside having a coffee at Luca's in Musselburgh the other day and a fella went flying by on a PennyFarthing of all things. Pimped out in a nice purpley/blue paint job too.

AndyK

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #953 on: July 06, 2011, 06:24:51 pm »
That's a Foska jersey. Is that your auction then?

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #954 on: July 06, 2011, 06:27:32 pm »
That's a Foska jersey. Is that your auction then?
Since the same message is appearing in practically every thread, perhaps it should be a 'Spam' jersey instead ...

clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #955 on: July 07, 2011, 10:38:56 pm »
Lynskey in Clapham.  Parking up at the supermarket as I passed, so didn't get a good look, but it didn't look awfully recent, though it was classy.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #956 on: July 08, 2011, 12:12:45 pm »
There's a Kona Ute parked outside my hotel in Toronto most days with homemade wooden tandem kids' seat and leather double saddle bags. Had a nice chat with it's owner one morning

Managed to get a photo on Monday:


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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #957 on: July 08, 2011, 03:14:36 pm »
What the bloody hell is that awful noise?

It's a bike.  With a trailer.  The bike is a cheapo full-susser repainted by airbrush to read 92nd(?) Sutherland Regiment, with a patch of tartan on it.

The trailer was a mobile sound system with adapted in car speakers screwed to it, and massively overdriven.  Square waves all over the shop.  And the CD was skipping dreadfully.  The trailer had various images painted on it, and had two driving lights attached to the top facing rearwards.

Beatrix has nothing to fear from this device.  And the owner's taste in music is nowhere near as good as our Valiant's ;D
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #958 on: July 09, 2011, 03:53:54 pm »
... And the CD was skipping dreadfully. ...

It would be a bad idea to have the CD in a bicycle trailer, mine tends to bounce quite a bit, depending on heavily loaded it is, and I'd hate to think what effect that would have on a player.  It would be much more sensible to carry it on your person (your body is pretty good at suspending things in a non-rattly non bouncy-way), or these days replace it with a cheap, and solid state, MP3 player!
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #959 on: July 09, 2011, 06:51:30 pm »
A nice green Foffa a week or two ago, surprisingly enough it was ridden by someone who knew me and had ridden back from the L2B a few years ago.

An orange Azub recumbent along Camberwell New Road today.
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AndyK

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #960 on: July 09, 2011, 07:25:15 pm »
  And the CD was skipping dreadfully. 

In a world of MP3 players, why would anyone still be using CDs in a mobile setting?

clarion

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #961 on: July 09, 2011, 09:43:14 pm »
Why would anyone be using crappy car speakers & pushing them too hard?  Why would they leave it blasting out the music outside while they went inside for fifteen minutes?  And why don't they have better taste in music?

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #962 on: July 09, 2011, 10:00:12 pm »
Be fair.  Not quite everyone has a computer and knows how to get MP3s.  Even CDs are a bit too new-fangled for some.



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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #963 on: July 10, 2011, 03:49:51 pm »
A week ago yesterday on the A487 a mile or so east of Maentwrog (on our way to Lleyn Peninsula for week's walking):

1st thought: Bike ahead
2nd thought: It's wobbling about the vertical axis strangely
3rd thought: He's a bit high up
4th thought: He's on a 36" wheel unicycle!!

Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #964 on: July 10, 2011, 08:08:46 pm »
 And the CD was skipping dreadfully.  

In a world of MP3 players, why would anyone still be using CDs in a mobile setting?
To save money & effort & get better sound quality? Not in this particular case, but consider me & Mrs B: our car came with a CD player. It works. We have lots of CDs.


Back to the topic: a decent-looking & appropriately spotless MTB, black with a red & white badge incorporating the Swiss flag, of a brand I'd never heard of, & apparently sold by a shop in Luzern. Locked up outside Thornton's (for the moment - not shut yet) in Reading.

I'd never seen a Swiss MTB before.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #965 on: July 10, 2011, 09:03:37 pm »
I saw an ATBish bike in Brighton, but it didn't look quite right.

On closer inspection, I saw that the frame was an Allin - a lightweight made in Croydon.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #966 on: July 12, 2011, 06:05:01 am »
Beatrix has nothing to fear from this device.  And the owner's taste in music is nowhere near as good as our Valiant's ;D

Beatrix doesn't have much to fear from anyone :smug: Need to stop consulting with people on their mobile rigs and get a move on with mine.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #967 on: July 13, 2011, 10:51:33 am »
Last night, by the former Ram Brewery in Wandsworth, I saw a more mature chap on a red Pinarello fixed.  Nice looking machine.

He was interested in my 'One Less Car' sticker.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #968 on: July 13, 2011, 03:20:38 pm »
Sadly boab is no longer of this parish, so the entertainment value may be lost, but:

While negotiating the lifts at Mordor Central at the weekend, another cyclist wheeled his not-entirely-dissimilar-looking bike in.  Well-travelled rigid mountain bike (I couldn't see a name), semi-slick road tyres, butterfly bars, front and rear Ortlieb-alike panniers.  As he turned round I noticed he had a small rucksack ...with a German flag sewn onto it.   :facepalm:
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #969 on: July 13, 2011, 05:36:27 pm »
*sniggers at Kim*

Yesterday, on my way to the station for the Pubbe run, a very cheerful chap on a Bakfiets with two cute childdlers in it.

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #970 on: July 14, 2011, 11:02:35 am »
Last night, by the former Ram Brewery in Wandsworth, I saw a more mature chap on a red Pinarello fixed.  Nice looking machine.

He was interested in my 'One Less Car' sticker.

Shouldn't that be "One Fewer Car ;D
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #971 on: July 14, 2011, 11:07:31 am »
Well, yes, I did mention that it didn't reach my normal grammatical standards, and he giggled.
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #972 on: July 14, 2011, 11:23:20 am »
I'm proud to have a "One Less Car" sticker as well.  "One Fewer" sounds wrong, therefore it is wrong :P

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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #973 on: July 14, 2011, 11:28:37 am »
I have it because, in my case, it is true.  Although it took me six months to sell the car after buying that bike, it did happen. :thumbsup:
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Re: Interesting and Unusual Bikes You've Seen
« Reply #974 on: July 14, 2011, 08:28:20 pm »
Last night, by the former Ram Brewery in Wandsworth, I saw a more mature chap on a red Pinarello fixed.  Nice looking machine.

He was interested in my 'One Less Car' sticker.

Shouldn't that be "One Fewer Car ;D

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