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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:47 pm
by CommuRider
Aushiker wrote:Hi

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Wt? :shock:

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:05 pm
by damhooligan
CommuRider wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Hi

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Wt? :shock:


Bmw also has a kids bike :

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:10 pm
by CommuRider
Good way to rear the next gen of spoilt brats. :? Still, at least the kids bike designs look innovative.

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:36 pm
by damhooligan
CommuRider wrote:Good way to rear the next gen of spoilt brats. :? Still, at least the kids bike designs look innovative.


ah spoiled brats, make me think of this joke of comedian wil anderson:

daddy, daddy, i neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed a babychino! :?

(can't post link, language is not forum friendly..)

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 3:02 pm
by Mulger bill
CommuRider wrote:Good way to rear the next gen of spoilt brats. :? Still, at least the kids bike designs look innovative.


+1 Nothing like indoctrinating into high end consumerism at a young age.

I dunno whether that's innovative design or look at me marketing. Standard diamond frame is still the most efficient design for an upright. Be quiet Graeme :P

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 4:10 pm
by zero
Kids of the age to use a balance bike would not care about the BMW branding. Any 3yo I've ever met given the choice between a cheap batman one (that wasn't actually broken) and the BMW one, would probably take the batman one, and you could buy them a hooded cape with the spare change, which most of em would be pretty happy about.

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 5:28 pm
by damhooligan
how about a lamborghini ??


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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 5:32 pm
by damhooligan
or chevrolet ??


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Or a hummer ??

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or OPEL ?? (dutch version of holden)

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 5:40 pm
by damhooligan
and how about motorcycle brands ?


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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 5:44 pm
by il padrone
Bugatti made a nice one - no longer in production :( :wink:

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 9:55 pm
by CommuRider
How old's that Bugatti? Not very vroom vroom is it? If Bugatti made a 4WD....

Here's a Lexus ebike from last year (17kg)

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 9:58 pm
by CommuRider
damhooligan wrote:
Or a hummer ??

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Hmmm...for some reason I thought the Hummer would be twice as big. Not very Hummer like. Looks like a Montague version of an MTB. It also does not look fugly enough

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 10:04 pm
by Mulger bill
The electric motor under the BB adds all the ugliness needed.

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 10:06 pm
by il padrone
CommuRider wrote:How old's that Bugatti? Not very vroom vroom is it?

Originally designed by the man himself.... in 1913. Much later built by an American

Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti was born in Milan on 15 September 1881 and at the age of 17 he joined as an apprentice the bicycle and tricycle manufacturing plant of Prinetti & Stucchi. He is the Bugatti that went on to become the legendary engineer and designer of the most famous Bugatti sports cars, the founder of the Bugatti car manufacturing plant, and one of the forefathers of modern automobile engineering.

In 1913 he designed a very unique, space-frame, bicycle which was never produced. The drawings for this bicycle were provided to Californian Art Stump in the 1970s by a noted English Bugatti collector who commissioned him to build a bicycle based on the drawings. Art Stump built one for that collector, and one for himself as well.

Pretty racey really for its era (pre-WW1). A chap here in Melbourne also has a replica of the Bugatti, he rode it on the Russell Mockridge memorial ride last year.

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I'm not so sure that Ettore never built one himself, as there are photos on a Bugatti site of a much older model

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 4:14 pm
by yellowhummer
i have a hummer, well the frame is, the rest was picked by me and assembled , in my presence, in china, total cost less than 500 dollars

like it lots

all i need now is a contract for my rapping,

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:45 am
by Aushiker
Hi

Toyota has teamed up with Parlee Cycles in an effort to create a bicycle based on Prius design principles.

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Commissioned by Toyota, Parlee is developing this state-of the art, ultra efficient bicycle in an effort to encompass the best of both the auto and non-auto transportation worlds. To document and comment on the event, Parlee has reached out to cyclist and blogger John Watson, who has done a great job at giving us a first hand account of this exciting event.

Despite the fact that bicycle design has stayed relatively the same throughout the years, the design team decided to look at all the different possibilities, using inspiration from city, road, and touring bikes, and combining it with some Prius inspired concepts. The preliminary design sketches alluded to what the designers call an “areo road bike.

The bike frame was designed using carbon fiber tubing – a lightweight, aerodynamic, stiff and seamless material, perfect for racing – making for a good flexible bike. Although carbon fiber isn’t exactly recyclable, Parlee minimizes their waste by reusing all of their scraps in their design. The carbon fiber tubing is then covered with a raw black finish, giving it an elegant look. The mold is overlaid on the tubing along with resin.


via inhabitat.com

Andrew

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:16 am
by CommuRider
Porsche has come in with their version of the Alfine 11 +Gates belt

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£3K

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:15 am
by trailgumby
Take car manufacturer the label off (and halve the price ;) ), and I'd be a buyer.

Nice looking bike, practical too.

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:52 pm
by Mulger bill
See what you mean.

What's the go with the suspension corrected geometry? Nobody in their right mind would put a boinger on this would they? Would they? :?

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:21 am
by Aushiker
Hi

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Billed as the 'first BMW dealership in the country to feature a full bike store and dedicated cycle workshop' Stephen James Cycles opened in Enfield two weeks ago on the first floor of Stephen James BMW. They have their commercial reasons of course but it helps that the company's MD is a keen cyclist.


More at Road.cc

Andrew

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:27 pm
by JV911

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:45 pm
by Nobody
$11K for a flat bar with plastic flat pedals. Hmmm...

At least he cited the most useful reason for buying carbon:
...its carbon-fibre frame, forks, handlebars, stem and seatpost are good brag-bits when you roll up to the local riders' coffee spot.
:P

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:24 pm
by briztoon


Um same bike four posts higher up the page and 3 months ago.

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:29 pm
by Nobody
briztoon wrote:


Um same bike four posts higher up the page and 3 months ago.
They look like different bikes with different prices.

Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:08 pm
by briztoon
Really? Looked like the same frame to me, except ones painted white and the other is painted black. I realised the wheels were different, but I mainly focussed on the frame.

OK so one is alu and the other is carbon, my bad.
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