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Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:23 pm
by Aushiker
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From Craiglist

Andrew

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:54 am
by maryusdemetry
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:08 pm
by warthog1
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:shock:

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:12 pm
by Slow6
warthog1 wrote:Image

:shock:


Good grief :shock:

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:34 pm
by adrian_d
Slow6 wrote:
warthog1 wrote:Image

:shock:


Good grief :shock:


Look Ma I'm Flying... haha

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:18 pm
by jasonc
adrian_d wrote:
Slow6 wrote:
warthog1 wrote:Image

:shock:


Good grief :shock:


Look Ma I'm Flying... haha


i need to see a youtube of how that works

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:04 pm
by JustJames


Two hundred or so years of development, and look, we're right back where we started!

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:13 pm
by Mulger bill
JustJames wrote:Two hundred or so years of development, and look, we're right back where we started!


But think of the benefits, disc brakes and no ar5e splinters :P Of course, if things go pear shaped on the edge of Dead Mans Creek, there's no bailing before the splash...

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:47 pm
by ironhanglider
PA wrote:This is why cars like this Mercedes were banned from Grand Prix racing.
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Err I think you are referring to the 1955 300 SLR. They raced at a time when average speed of the cars was practically limited by how fast they could stop. The rear canopy behind the cockpit would be lifted up as an air brake when the driver put his foot on the pedal causing both visual and aerodynamic interference to cars following closely. This made them unpopular with other drivers, the Mercedes response was apparently 'If you don't like it, either overtake or fall back'. Falling back is unthinkable for a racing driver and overtaking was impossible because they had fantastic engines, this is why they were the most successful racing car of all time.

They were withdrawn from racing during the 1956 Le Mans race, when one of the cars crashed and flipped up into the grandstand killing 90 something people. (at that time the Mercedes driven by Moss/Fangio was in the lead by two laps from the next one). This crash caused a drastic re-think in the design of race tracks.

Their withdrawal from racing had nothing to do with their success. The next car to dominate the racing scene was the no less streamlined D type Jaguar, with disc brakes.

Cheers,

Cameron

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:12 pm
by find_bruce
warthog1 wrote:Image

:shock:

Technically not a bike, but no doubting it is ugly

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:58 pm
by Slow6
The poor bugger looks like he's been strapped into it against his will :(

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:01 pm
by bychosis
They say that golf spoils a good walk. That looks like a good bike ride would be spoiled by having to walk.

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:04 am
by ldrcycles
Aushiker wrote:Image

From Craiglist

Andrew


Seriously what on earth is going on there?

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:55 pm
by Cruiserman
fuji shogun wrote:
HLC wrote:
fatherofmany wrote:Image


Wrong. This is amazing.

whats with the dolphin torch/dustbuster drink bottle?

Campagnolo aero drink bottle from the 80's, I had one on my custom Spokesman but the bottle eventually disintegrated from sitting about too long. Last year my son sourced a NOS one which resides in the shed in original box. The handle made it comfortable and easy to use as the shape was not really conducive to a firm grip when having some refreshment. Ill stick a piccy up one day.

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:42 am
by maryusdemetry
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:01 pm
by Aushiker
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Andrew

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:57 pm
by Aushiker
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Andrew

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:28 pm
by Marto
Home-made cargo bike!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:17 pm
by ldrcycles
Marto wrote:Home-made cargo bike!
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That's not ugly, that's fantastic! :D

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:21 am
by greyhoundtom
ldrcycles wrote:
Marto wrote:Home-made cargo bike!
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That's not ugly, that's fantastic! :D

But the forks are the wrong way round :shock: ................on purpose? :?

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:48 am
by jasonc
greyhoundtom wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:
Marto wrote:Home-made cargo bike!
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That's not ugly, that's fantastic! :D

But the forks are the wrong way round :shock: ................on purpose? :?


needs to upgraded to discs?

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:09 am
by JustJames
Marto wrote:Home-made cargo bike!
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Sidestand seems redundant.

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:36 pm
by Aushiker
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More information at Gizmag

Andrew

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:37 pm
by jasonc
i don't hate it - i like it

Re: Ugly Bikes

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:39 pm
by Kenzo
Aushiker wrote:Image

More information at Gizmag

Andrew

this could have been a very nice looking bike...