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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:19 pm

notwal wrote:
familyguy wrote:Undecided on this one:
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No you're right. That's ill conceived. Seat stays are wrong and the head tube arrangement could have been handled much better.

I'd be more concerned about what is actually keeping the steerer tube inside that head tube :? :shock:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby trailgumby » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:39 pm

These things are even uglier in the flesh...

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:03 am

trailgumby wrote:These things are even uglier in the flesh...

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:shock: Bbbbbuuttt, it's a 'Dale MTB. Et tu Gumby? :wink:

The original Raven looked much sleeker.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby CommuRider » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:34 am

Ford e-bike

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It doesn't know if it is a 'bent or not.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:43 am

CommuRider wrote:Ford e-bike

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It doesn't know if it is a 'bent or not.


Methinks we have a winner here... :o (You'll have to imagine the sticky puddle under the emoticon.)
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Marto » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:06 am

familyguy wrote:Undecided on this one:
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That one is fantastically ugly. I would say after market (user-imposed) ugly is trumping design ugly so far.

Here is one for design ugly:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ausrandoman » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:18 am

trailgumby wrote:These things are even uglier in the flesh...

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A lefty is what you get when creative marketing types tell engineers what to do. You get a kludge that works despite the creative marketing types.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ausrandoman » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:21 am

Marto wrote:Image


Was that designed by H.R. Giger?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Marto » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:33 am

ausrandoman wrote:
Was that designed by H.R. Giger?

:lol: :lol: Could be.

Here's one with wrong looking angles:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby familyguy » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:44 am

Marto wrote:
familyguy wrote:Undecided on this one:


That one is fantastically ugly. I would say after market (user-imposed) ugly is trumping design ugly so far.


Source: http://velospace.org/node/33558

All the takhion's look like that. A fine example of form follows function?

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Source: http://velospace.org/node/10023

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby drubie » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:27 am

The emerging theme:

TT bikes are hideous. No Exceptions.
Concept bikes are hideous: No Exceptions.

Dual suspension bikes: mostly hideous.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby rkelsen » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:28 pm

Marto wrote:Here's one with wrong looking angles:
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What's going on there? It's a limo up front, and all business at the back.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby CommuRider » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:37 pm

This (half) pizza delivery bike never really got off the ground

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Livetoride » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:49 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby notwal » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:15 pm

Livetoride wrote:Image
I quite like that little bike. It looks a bit performance challenged but its a nice piece of sculpture.
Its a bit cartoony in a nice way.

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hmmmm....

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This one too has a nice consistency about it.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby CommuRider » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:24 pm

LTR is biased against folders :P
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Marto » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:28 pm

Livetoride wrote:Image


Actually, this bike looks okay. Something about the combination of black and the square shape/s. And the wheels look kinda cool. I would consider it as a folder.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby notwal » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:29 pm

CommuRider wrote:This (half) pizza delivery bike never really got off the ground

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Must have been a shock to discover what happens to pizzas when you transport them on their sides :lol:
That's only second worst so far IMO.

ausrandoman wrote:
Marto wrote:Image


Was that designed by H.R. Giger?


Pure Clingon or bat bike? What an atrocity.
There are a few mostly TT frame sets among the Chinese clean skins that belong in "try hard to be different" school.
They all fail but that one takes the cake.
Worst so far IMO
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Oxford » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:37 pm

I thought I needed to see an optometrist as my eyes were hurting, then I realised its just this thread that make my eyes hurt.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby CommuRider » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:43 pm

Are we going to have a poll? That Eastern European monstrosity - ahem - CEECO - is most definitely eyecatching.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Marto » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:00 pm

CommuRider wrote:Are we going to have a poll? That Eastern European monstrosity - ahem - CEECO - is most definitely eyecatching.


Not a bad idea :D

How about by categories as suggested by Drubie?

TT bikes:

Concept:

Dual suspension:

Folder:

Fixie:

User induced ugliness:

Hire:

That could be over the top, and they should be lumped under Ugly.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Livetoride » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:03 pm

CommuRider wrote:LTR is biased against folders :P


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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:29 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Methinks we have a winner here... :o (You'll have to imagine the sticky puddle under the emoticon.)


I would like to retract that previous statement in light of Martos image of congealed vomit...

Marto wrote:Here is one for design ugly:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:40 pm

Without a doubt, TT and Tri bikes are ugly. However I find a certain purposeful elegance in this...
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As for duallies, I care not about appearance once this is under me bum. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:15 pm

rkelsen wrote:
Marto wrote:Here's one with wrong looking angles:
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What's going on there? It's a limo up front, and all business at the back.

Been done before

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