Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby munga » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:31 pm

wouldn't be surprised if they're the newest fixie thing to come out of china.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:41 pm

Some kid in the "post your fixie pics" thread is contemplating some.
Youth of today.... tsk.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:50 pm

HLC wrote:Image

Upside down bull-horns :?

Nearly as sensible as back to front trekking bars :lol:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:12 pm

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More this type of bike here.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Crowz » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:38 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

More this type of bike here.

Andrew


noooo!

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Re: Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:49 pm

Steve Bauer's Eddy Merckx from the 93 Paris-Roubaix.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:06 pm

:shock: :shock: Woah that's weird. I can see the point, but with the chainstays so long, wouldn't it be a matter of either making them strong enough that they don't provide a lot of comfort, or light enough to be comfortable but then flexy as hell?

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:19 pm

Long chain-stays aren't any really major disadvantage, but in that format they will not add any great frame suspension flex - look at those short, steep seat-stays after all :idea: . Long chain-stays give extra comfort mainly because they extend the wheelbase and you feel the movement of the rear wheel less. In this case the wheelbase is not significantly lengthened and the riders butt is way back over the rear wheel. At the same time he has a very poor position on the bike with his feet well forward and he's still trying to reach those bars - looks darned awful to me.


My Thorn Nomad has long stays - 47cm. But the seat tube is still the normal sort of ~72 degree angle. It's a great bike to ride over rough stuff.


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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Dan » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:24 pm

[lochie scours eBay for a Merckx stretch limo]

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:38 pm

Wouldve thought the main issue with that Merckx aberration would be a biomechanical one..... the weird leg forward 'throw' ?

Like a drop bar recumbent ?

The Thorn is well within spec il padrone, and 'looks' so much righter than that unfortunate Eddy bike

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Dan » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:03 pm

Let's not get off topic ;) its ugly!

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:11 pm

Dan wrote:Let's not get off topic ;) its ugly!

More (my) goodness.

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Any bike with a sloping top tube is ugly.



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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:12 pm

Sorry

I mean any road bike with a sloping top tube is ugly. They look like girls bikes.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Dan » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:12 pm

You know, I was thinking of you whilst posting that, Scott ;)

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:10 am

Dan wrote:Let's not get off topic ;) its ugly!

More (my) goodness.

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almost as bad as the Merckx aberration
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Dan » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:59 am

Aye....the Merckx La-Z-Boy.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby WestcoastPete » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:47 pm

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Apparently it's more aero...

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:56 pm

The ugliest thing on that bike to my eyes is the disc brakes :? .

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:19 am

Rancid

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jlh » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:13 pm

WestcoastPete wrote:Image

Apparently it's more aero...


Wow that's just wrong

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby bychosis » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:39 pm

Surely tht would have to be really heavy to be strong enough not to fall apart when you hit a bump. Forks aside its a little reminiscent of a slingshot bike (no down tube)

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:58 pm

Yes, but the Slingshot had a wire cable to triangulate it........ and some seat-stays to hold the load.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Nobody » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:39 pm

WestcoastPete wrote:Image

Apparently it's more aero...
If the designer was really worried about aero, they wouldn't have disc brakes and tucked the rear wheel behind the seatpost more as per modern aero bikes.

Also no amount of aero is worth sliding down the road on your face because your unsupported frame suddenly let go.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Nobody » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:47 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Steve Bauer's Eddy Merckx from the 93 Paris-Roubaix.

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I can see why this didn't work well. There is still a supporting triangle made by the stays and the seat tube. I can't see how it would give much flex. Also as said previously, you'd have to have your saddle a long way forward to get the standard pedaling position.
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