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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:18 pm

CommuRider wrote:This (half) pizza delivery bike never really got off the ground

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That's no pizza delivery bike..... THIS is a pizza delivery bike :mrgreen:

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Re: Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Marto » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:06 am

bendertiger wrote:Image

Equally ugly and wierd. It looks better folded :lol:

The Ceepo seems to be winning so far.

Some more contenders:

It's back is broken!
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What's with the seat?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:22 am

Marto wrote:What's with the seat?


Forget that loungechair, what's with the cranks on the swingarm??? :shock:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Marto » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:38 am

Mulger bill wrote:
Marto wrote:What's with the seat?


Forget that loungechair, what's with the cranks on the swingarm??? :shock:


I mean the seat looks happy to see you.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:39 am

Marto wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:
Marto wrote:What's with the seat?


Forget that loungechair, what's with the cranks on the swingarm??? :shock:


I mean the seat looks happy to see you.


PMSL! Thanks for that mate.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:25 am

Marto wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:
Marto wrote:What's with the seat?


Forget that loungechair, what's with the cranks on the swingarm??? :shock:


I mean the seat looks happy to see you.

The rider will have a more upright posture on what is really a semi-recumbent. The back rest is of value in putting greater power to your pedal stroke. The nose tipped up is going to prevent you sliding forwards and with an upright posture your whole pelvis is tilted back more. I have done this sort of thing with my Shogun roadster. The saddle is tilted up a good bit more than my road bike. If I have it level I find that I slide forwards with annoying regularity.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:29 am

Marto wrote:Some more contenders:

It's back is broken!
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A friend of mine did MTB rides and later did extensive touring on one of these (a smaller frame with the rear top tube level) for many years. He's passed it on to another friend who still uses it for touring. It's not so ugly really.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Jean » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:24 am

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I've never been able to wash the stain of Vino's bike out of my eyes since it was once posted here.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby rkelsen » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:38 am

il padrone wrote:The nose tipped up is going to prevent you sliding forwards and with an upright posture your whole pelvis is tilted back more.

I think they were talking about the "item" underneath the seat...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Livetoride » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:07 pm

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This one is bordering on okish....
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Jean » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:49 pm

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An attempt to make the Paris-Roubaix more comfortable - Steve Bauer in 1993.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Marto » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:00 pm

Livetoride wrote:Image



That is nice and ugly, like the angular brother to the Ceepo :lol:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby CommuRider » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:10 pm

Livetoride wrote:This one is bordering on okish....
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WT?

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You're kidding me LTR! Shocking taste! That is like a wannabe chromed bling - good target practice for passersby who want to throw a bottle through the hoops...erm I mean "wheels"

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:29 pm

CommuRider wrote: That is like a wannabe chromed bling - good target practice for passersby who want to throw a bottle through the hoops...erm I mean "wheels"

Winner is the person who gets the cat to spring through the chainring :lol:

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Livetoride » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:34 pm

CommuRider wrote:
Livetoride wrote:This one is bordering on okish....
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WT?

:shock:

You're kidding me LTR! Shocking taste! That is like a wannabe chromed bling - good target practice for passersby who want to throw a bottle through the hoops...erm I mean "wheels"

:roll:

It's a giant version of a can-opener or a stapler.


LOL, what, you don't like it... Geez. I've got one on order will do the trick for cruising along the board walk on St Kilda beach :mrgreen: At least you won't get a puncture on it or pop a spoke... :P
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Marto » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:17 pm

CommuRider wrote:
Livetoride wrote:This one is bordering on okish....
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WT?

:shock:

You're kidding me LTR! Shocking taste! That is like a wannabe chromed bling - good target practice for passersby who want to throw a bottle through the hoops...erm I mean "wheels"

:roll:

It's a giant version of a can-opener or a stapler.


I don't think it's tooooo ugly. Maybe because I like the red paint :roll: . The proportions are okay, but it's trying too hard to be innovative. That's concept bikes for ya!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Marto » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:22 pm

Are we all forgetting our old friend?:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Nobody » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:23 pm

Jean wrote:Image

I've never been able to wash the stain of Vino's bike out of my eyes since it was once posted here.
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Ugly Bikes

Postby Ozkaban » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:41 pm

CommuRider wrote:This (half) pizza delivery bike never really got off the ground

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This one looks like it came straight out of a dr Seuss book...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby russellgarrard » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:47 pm

Marto wrote:Are we all forgetting our old friend?:
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Did someone weld a bike rack around it or what?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby trailgumby » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:06 pm

ausrandoman wrote:A lefty is what you have left when you remove al the unnecessary guff that inimaginative marketing types are afraid to remove


Fixed :mrgreen:

I was referring to the bleeding edge bloated eel bike "frame", the ugly clutter that is the rear swingarm, the tacked-on-as-an-afterthought seatpost and the Oops-I-forgot-to-lift-the-front-wheel-and-dang-I-hit-the-gutter fork angle ... Eeeuuuch! :x

Goes to show you can't be perfect all the time :wink:

I kinda like the red softride-like concept bike above, but wonder how you'd get around the rear wheel steering - I reckon that rear wheel would flap around some. :|
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby notwal » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:47 pm

Marto wrote:
Livetoride wrote:Image



That is nice and ugly, like the angular brother to the Ceepo :lol:


Very Orkish. Straight out of Isengard.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby notwal » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:53 pm

bendertiger wrote:
Marto wrote:Are we all forgetting our old friend?:
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Did someone weld a bike rack around it or what?


:?: That's odd isn't it. It has some nice Campy components so it seems to be serious but I don't understand it.
What could be the purpose of those hoops? They are structurally ludicrous.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby notwal » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:59 pm

Marto wrote:
CommuRider wrote:
Livetoride wrote:This one is bordering on okish....
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WT?

:shock:

You're kidding me LTR! Shocking taste! That is like a wannabe chromed bling - good target practice for passersby who want to throw a bottle through the hoops...erm I mean "wheels"

:roll:

It's a giant version of a can-opener or a stapler.


I don't think it's tooooo ugly. Maybe because I like the red paint :roll: . The proportions are okay, but it's trying too hard to be innovative. That's concept bikes for ya!


I agree. Its try hard designerising. You see those wheels a lot on concept bikes. I wonder if they actually work. They look like one of those dubious notions that gets picked up and copied without any functional justification.
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