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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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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:38 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:42 pm

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Andrew

you have to lock that up?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby axix245 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:55 pm

i want to riding on snow. very great images i love the subtle teacup!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby rwibi » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:52 pm

uncle arthur wrote:
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I've never seen a frame with that much rake on the seatpost before.....



Its super LoL
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Tue May 01, 2012 2:37 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Tue May 01, 2012 2:53 pm

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New improved riding position?

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Livetoride » Wed May 02, 2012 8:10 am

notwal wrote:Image
Another structural abomination.

I don't mind that one, wouldn't ride it but it's somewhat pleasant on the eyes.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Wed May 02, 2012 6:43 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Wed May 02, 2012 7:01 pm

I reckon MTBs are hardly ever designed to be beautiful. They are much more focussed on function rather than form, and hence are always likely to be 'ugly'.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Wed May 02, 2012 7:04 pm

il padrone wrote:I reckon MTBs are hardly ever designed to be beautiful. They are much more focussed on function rather than form, and hence are always likely to be 'ugly'.


It was the cranks that caught my attention ...

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Wed May 02, 2012 8:01 pm

Aushiker wrote:
il padrone wrote:I reckon MTBs are hardly ever designed to be beautiful. They are much more focussed on function rather than form, and hence are always likely to be 'ugly'.


It was the cranks that caught my attention ...

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we need a pic of the other side. that's just silly.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Nobody » Wed May 02, 2012 9:22 pm

Aushiker wrote:
il padrone wrote:I reckon MTBs are hardly ever designed to be beautiful. They are much more focussed on function rather than form, and hence are always likely to be 'ugly'.


It was the cranks that caught my attention ...

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Funny. I hadn't noticed it until you mentioned it. I was too busy looking at all the other retro style stuff, like dual legged fork (for a Cannondale) with fork boots, solid disks, red sidewalled tyres etc.
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Ugly Bikes

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Wed May 02, 2012 9:25 pm

Used to turn my racer handle bars up like this as a teen and mono round the whole estate only stopping for traffic :D

That cannondal is a cracker ! , love it :) beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and all that !
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Wed May 02, 2012 10:07 pm

The 'Dale Fulcrum DH bike was way ahead of its time back in the day, even if ugly. No stiffer fork, floating pivot rear end with electronically controlled shock curve and the crank arrangement engineered to provide the equivalent of a pizza plate front ring if the course needed it while maximising ground clearance. Form follows function.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Sharkey » Thu May 03, 2012 7:41 am

jasonc wrote:
Aushiker wrote:
il padrone wrote:I reckon MTBs are hardly ever designed to be beautiful. They are much more focussed on function rather than form, and hence are always likely to be 'ugly'.


It was the cranks that caught my attention ...

Andrew

we need a pic of the other side. that's just silly.


From http://www.pinkbike.com/news/cannondale-fulcrum-old-school-tech-2012.html

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There are five rings in all, but it is the ring on the non-drive side crank that drives the system, in the same way that the chainring(s) do on the bike sitting there in your garage. That power is then transferred by the first chain up to the sprocket sitting forwards and above it. A fixed axle transfers that power through to the sprocket on the driveside and a chain connects that to another sprocket sitting behind the larger driveside chainring. There is then a system similar to a freehub engagement to turn the main chainring as it is not directly attached to the crank arm. To adjust the gear ratios the team mechanics could change the size of those four sprockets driving the chainring - although it wasn't too popular with them as it was so complicated.


It certainly has some ground clearance. Not ugly to me.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby khendar » Thu May 03, 2012 10:26 am

Has anyone seen Chinese NBA player Yao Ming's bike ?

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby JV911 » Tue May 08, 2012 12:26 pm

not a bike, but definately fugly!

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Ozkaban » Tue May 08, 2012 12:45 pm

JV911 wrote:not a bike, but definately fugly!

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How did we, as a society, get to this point?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby trailgumby » Tue May 08, 2012 12:58 pm

Ozkaban wrote:
JV911 wrote:not a bike, but definately fugly!

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How did we, as a society, get to this point?

Selective breeding is my guess. :D
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Tue May 08, 2012 4:51 pm

JV911 wrote:not a bike, but definately fugly!

No doubt the vehicle is fugly, but while you may not think it is a bicycle and I may not think it is a bicycle, in the peculiar way of defining things in the Road Rules, a bicycle is "a vehicle with 2 or more wheels that is built to be propelled by human power through a belt, chain or gears"

OK I will get back in my box now,
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby JV911 » Wed May 09, 2012 9:17 am

trailgumby wrote:in-breeding is my guess. :D


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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby PA » Wed May 09, 2012 12:50 pm

You could ride rings around this one.

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