Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:07 pm

Stylish people like stylish bikes. Fast people like fast bikes. Not me - a stylish bike ceases to be so, right around the time I swing my leg over. A bike that looks fast just standing still suddenly looks slow on the move then I am pedalling.

Instead I find myself strangely drawn to the bikes on this thread. But what to buy ? Prototypes are all very interesting, but not generally available. Yes I could probably kludge up a home built monstrosity, but perhaps not a functional home built monstrosity. Kids bike - nah I am now of an age where that's just a little bit creepy. A Cannondale lefty does a good impression of the bike that should not be, but it is a bit too common

I could get a second hand tandem to work, but only if I rode on my own & put a "position vacant" sign on the other seat. Maybe a cannondale righty - ie a bike with a lefty fork installed the wrong way round.

Suggestions anyone ?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby alf » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:07 pm

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trailgumby will love this it has a lefty fork :D
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:58 am

Just one part of the bike here. This just does not work for me ...

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Nobody » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:06 pm

Aushiker wrote:Just one part of the bike here. This just does not work for me ...

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Re: Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby dfc. » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:15 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby notwal » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:17 pm


There are some gems among that lot. Some people are true artists at heart, and then there's the rest of them that seem to suffer some sort of religious affliction.

I was watching Monster Garage the other night. Its interesting seeing how those guys approach a project. It starts out as some sort of rough concept that gets a few rough sketches based on an available donor vehicle. Then they are right into it in the workshop designing as they go. They are guaranteed to generate lots of conflicts, design issues, and programming difficulties. That seems to be the core of the program. Anyway last night they had a monster desert dragster challenge. After a bunch of difficulties they finished the car at midnight and took it down to the local beach for a test run. The cops put an end to it before they could properly evaluate it.

Jesse James drove it in the drag comp the next day and lost handsomely. He doesn't take losing very well. He kicked the car and drove off on his motorbike and came back in a humvee with a minigun mounted on it. That's one of those machine guns with revolving barrels. It was evening and as the sun sank below the horizon the desert air air was rent with roar of sustained fire and the flash of tracer arcing through the twilight at 3,000 rounds a minute as he absolutely shredded that failure of a car. As the fire died down they gathered around what was left of that still burning perforated and much diminished wreck like a desert camp fire and rolled the credits. What a showman.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby RobM » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:06 pm

khendar wrote:Jesse James...


I never really liked that guy. Seems like abit of a douche with the arrogance and cheating.

That shows pretty cool tho, how they manage to hack things together. They get a rediculous amount of freebie parts tho - their 'budgets' for each project are always out.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:56 pm

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This just does not work for me.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby duds2u » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:01 pm

It's the blue bits and the yellow side walls that throw the symmetry out.
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Ugly Bikes

Postby Rowley Runner » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:48 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby drubie » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:41 pm

duds2u wrote:It's the blue bits and the yellow side walls that throw the symmetry out.


I kinda like it! Looks very clean to me - all the cables hidden and the paintjob is startling but it has some neat touches i.e. where the red strip jumps the gap between the frame and the fork.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:02 am

drubie wrote:
duds2u wrote:It's the blue bits and the yellow side walls that throw the symmetry out.


I kinda like it! Looks very clean to me - all the cables hidden and the paintjob is startling but it has some neat touches i.e. where the red strip jumps the gap between the frame and the fork.

and the gold cassette?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby London Boy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:24 pm

jasonc wrote:
drubie wrote:
duds2u wrote:It's the blue bits and the yellow side walls that throw the symmetry out.


I kinda like it! Looks very clean to me - all the cables hidden and the paintjob is startling but it has some neat touches i.e. where the red strip jumps the gap between the frame and the fork.

and the gold cassette?

Yeah, a bit like Colin MacRae's alloy wheels. Cool, once you know he's the fastest on the planet... :D


Well, not any more obviously. :( But at the time...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:40 pm

I like it, my favourite colour is 'shiny' after all :) .
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:28 am

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Am I being a bit harsh here? Maybe more a matter of functionality over style?

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby nayfen » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:35 am

^ Not a good bike for bushfire season.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:39 am

nayfen wrote:^ Not a good bike for bushfire season.


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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:56 am

Aushiker wrote:
nayfen wrote:^ Not a good bike for bushfire season.


:lol:

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he's bothered locking that up? :roll:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby David_G » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:20 am

I'd roll on it, wooden you?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:06 pm

Not a fan of carbon fibre Andrew ? :D

While the forks look like they are made from, ahem, "solid" timber, the rest of the bike looks like "decorative" box section around an otherwise ordinary bike.

And David_G that is only the second worst joke I have heard this week.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:27 pm

David_G wrote:I'd roll on it, wooden you?

that makes you sound like a chip off the old block
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby notwal » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:06 pm

Oooh alloy rims. They should be Ghisallo hoops. What a faux pas.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby David_G » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:13 pm

jasonc wrote:
David_G wrote:I'd roll on it, wooden you?

that makes you sound like a chip off the old block


Thanks, and yes it is a carbon frame.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:01 pm

What is it about the chipster thing with stupid narow straight bars?...
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