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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2010, 06:52:18 am »
does this qualify?
Holdsworth Ulverston Ladies Bicycle on eBay (end time  17-Mar-10 18:57:57 GMT)


Oh yes.

No suspension, so it only weighs 15 kilos  :o  That's about 33lb in old money.
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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2010, 04:02:41 pm »
I actually quite like my Thorn XTC but the paintjob on this Thorn Tandem was starting to make my head ache...

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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2010, 04:27:19 pm »
I actually quite like my Thorn XTC but the paintjob on this Thorn Tandem was starting to make my head ache...
Red and yellow, and Pink and Green,
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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2010, 04:54:58 pm »
Who's selling it? Roy G. Biv?

Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2010, 05:32:47 pm »
I actually quite like my Thorn XTC but the paintjob on this Thorn Tandem was starting to make my head ache...

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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #56 on: April 13, 2010, 05:57:04 pm »
Snapped these in France on Sunday.

What's that old saying about people growing to look like their dogs... well I think it now also applies to bikes and their riders.





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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #57 on: April 13, 2010, 09:12:30 pm »


The rumours are true - Jim Morrison didn't really die in Paris.  He just went bike touring.
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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2010, 11:23:08 am »
Rider on the Storm?
Getting there...

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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #59 on: March 20, 2014, 06:06:57 pm »
Tragically, I have no pictures to make your eyes bleed, but somewhere in Darlo there is a young man riding a baby-pink fixed wheel bike with white wheels, bar tape and chain set.  Every time I see it I get a little bit of sick in my mouth.  There's just something about this particular bike that is wrong.  Not so wrong that it's right.  Just wrong.

Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2014, 09:18:19 pm »
Working my way up to inferior.

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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #61 on: June 30, 2014, 01:16:58 pm »
Couldn't find a really suitable thread for this skanky saddle I found in Herne Hill on Sunday, so I'll leave it here:





Looks as if somebody replaced the perished leather with a slice of doormat.
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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #62 on: July 20, 2014, 05:43:49 pm »
I think that's missing most of the cover. Many 70s saddles (including Brooks) were made of this matting with vinyl covering.
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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #63 on: July 20, 2014, 08:17:22 pm »
Does my 1996 Saracen conversion count as Fugly?  I hope so, even though I was aiming for "butch" I may have missed.



Hacksawed Tortec ultralight rack on the front.  Marathon 2.0" for that go-anywhere feel.

V-brake conversion from Cantis (courtesy of lots of insulation tape to re-route cables).

Ahead stem conversion from Quill (so I could reuse my Thorn bars.

Original wheels and drivechain (including the chain). 

Shifters and Brake-levers are an upgrade courtesy of Rogerzilla's garage clearance a while back.

It's a bit of a pig but in a utility way, it's the bike I'm taking (again) car-camping to France.  It's main role lately is a short cycle to get the Croissants in the morning and my way of exploring the villages near where we strike camp.

It's a lovely CroMo frame and was a fairly expensive bike when I bought it.  It would make an almost perfect "Global Tourer" bike now.

...but it is a bit Fugly.
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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #64 on: July 20, 2014, 10:45:34 pm »
Why would you call that fugly? You'll hurt its feelings.

Old steel MTBs make excellent utility bikes. Everyone should own at least two (I've got a cellar full of the buggers! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it . . .)

I'd describe it as 'purposeful'.
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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2014, 12:19:46 pm »
I'd describe it as 'purposeful'.
Ditto.

The only thing at all ugly about it is the aheadset conversion, the rest is practical. Utilitarian perhaps but not ugly.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #66 on: September 20, 2014, 06:54:24 pm »
Working my way up to inferior.

Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #67 on: September 22, 2014, 08:37:48 pm »
Working my way up to inferior.

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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #68 on: September 22, 2014, 09:19:39 pm »
^------ What happens if you leave a carbon bike resting on a hot radiator for too long.

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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #69 on: September 22, 2014, 11:51:41 pm »
What. The. Ever. Loving. F*&%. Is. That!
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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2014, 07:47:27 am »
That is a thing of wonder. As in I wonder WTF they were thinking.
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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #71 on: September 23, 2014, 08:04:13 pm »

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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #72 on: September 24, 2014, 03:33:02 pm »
MY EYES!  MY BEAUTIFUL EYES!

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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #73 on: September 24, 2014, 05:22:08 pm »
Do we suspect that that might be a student 'design' project (gone hideously wrong) ?
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Re: The fugly bike thread
« Reply #74 on: September 24, 2014, 05:27:45 pm »
Thread winner :sick:

It'll take something special to beat that monstrosity.
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