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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 ?
Some beauties here: http://weburbanist.com/2012/01/17/ridin ... bike-mods/
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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.
judged, insulted, gone
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.
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.
So we get the leaders we deserve and we elect, we get the companies and the products that we ask for, right? And we have to ask for different things. – Paul Gilding
but really, that's rubbish. We get none of it because the choices are illusory.
and the gold cassette?
Yeah, a bit like Colin MacRae's alloy wheels. Cool, once you know he's the fastest on the planet...
Well, not any more obviously. But at the time...
Not a fan of carbon fibre Andrew ?
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.
What is it about the chipster thing with stupid narow straight bars?...
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
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