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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:49 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:08 am

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For those interested there is more information here.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:21 pm

Something about the handlebars on this Cross Check ... does not seem right to me.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby JV911 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:54 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:33 pm

Can't make my mind up about this one ...

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Jean » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:11 pm

Aushiker wrote:Can't make my mind up about this one ...

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Officially f-ugly, 'nuff said.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby London Boy » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:42 pm

Jean wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Can't make my mind up about this one ...

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Officially f-ugly, 'nuff said.

And what's with the rusty chain?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:19 pm

London Boy wrote:And what's with the rusty chain?


ah, that's the colour. :roll:
it's a fixie or single speed - that's how they roll
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Johndec » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:31 pm

No brakes, it's a fixie. An ugly one.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Ozkaban » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:33 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

For those interested there is more information here.

Andrew

Is there a link for those who want to 'un-see' that monstrosity of a contraption????

What the heck was happening in that design meeting?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Jean » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:10 pm

Ozkaban wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Image

For those interested there is more information here.

Andrew

Is there a link for those who want to 'un-see' that monstrosity of a contraption????

What the heck was happening in that design meeting?


It's replica of some bike that used to be around in the 1890s - according to the piece on the NAHMB Show I read a little earlier.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Ozkaban » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:19 pm

Jean wrote:It's replica of some bike that used to be around in the 1890s - according to the piece on the NAHMB Show I read a little earlier.


On the positive side, I reckon it's about time the rear brake on that thing made a comeback... Kids these days are wearing out too many sneakers on the rear wheel :roll: :wink:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby AndrewBurns » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:21 pm

Aushiker wrote:Can't make my mind up about this one ...

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The ultimate hipster fixie:

- No brakes : Check
- Track handlebars with leather(like) bar tape : Check
- Deep section alloy rims : Check
- Strange coloured chain : Check
- Flat pedals with toe clips : Check

Perhaps the only thing that could make it even more terrible would be aerospoke wheels.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:30 pm

Aushiker wrote:Can't make my mind up about this one ...

James Huang appears to like it ""Cherubim brought this amazing track bike to this year's NAHBS." aka the North American Handmade Blah-Blah-Blah.

Calling it a "track bike" explains the fixed gears & no brakes. Whether it is effective or legal to ride in any event is entirely a different question
London Boy wrote:And what's with the rusty chain?

jasonc wrote:ah, that's the colour. :roll:

Yep. Here is a clearer pic via cyclingnews.com
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Notice though how all the pics have the wheel pointing directly ahead,
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because turning the bars even slightly will upset the "perfectly uninterrupted arc" of the top tube and stem. Oh & you better make sure they measure you twice, cause there is no adjustment in the seat height.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:58 pm

If ugly bikes are your thing, the North American Handmade Blah-Blah-Blah is your nirvana. Pics via http://www.cyclingnews.com

laminated plywood
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"monstercross tourer"
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or go the combination - ugly design, ugly colours & ugle 1/2 dragster seat
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Cruiserman » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:13 pm

JV911 wrote:<a class="vglnk" title="Link added by VigLink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Street-Surfer-5-Wheel-Bike-/320860015659?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item4ab4bf4c2b">http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Street-Surfer-5-Wheel-Bike-/320860015659?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item4ab4bf4c2b</a> :shock:

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby JV911 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:40 am

AndrewBurns wrote:Perhaps the only thing that could make it even more terrible would be aerospoke wheels.


just one though, on the front. and the tyres should be different colours

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:21 pm

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This is apparently a brass bike.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby David_G » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:22 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

This is apparently a brass bike.

Andrew


In about 3 months it'll be cold enough in Melbourne to ridden by the infamous Brass Monkey
I just love riding my bike!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby BrisBoy » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:54 pm

Each wheel gets two rims and sets of spokes (one brass)! Crazy talk! :)
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Ozkaban » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:42 am

Does this qualify? As a bike I mean. Ugly is a given :mrgreen:

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:42 pm

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The caption with this photo reads, "Five minutes on this is more relaxing than an hour of Yoga. (photo: Dimitri Hempel)"

Source: The Brooks Blog

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby duds2u » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:37 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

The caption with this photo reads, "Five minutes on this is more relaxing than an hour of Yoga. (photo: Dimitri Hempel)"

Source: The Brooks Blog

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We have a winner. I've never seen anything that ugly anywhere, drunk or sober.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby notwal » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:19 pm

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Another structural abomination.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:28 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

For those interested there is more information here.

The real thing, in a Melbourne collection.

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