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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:58 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 3:39 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 3:47 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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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby master6 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:05 pm

singlespeedscott wrote: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 WestcoastPete » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:07 pm

Nobody wrote: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.


Nor would they use a greased IGH. There are many things wrong with this whole idea. What a bunch of time and money!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:02 am

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:26 am

Haha, Andrew! There's your budget velomobile...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby eeksll » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:10 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Sorry

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


agree, the best looking bikes are the ones with a flat top tube, unfortunately I am too short to ever ride one :(
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Sharkey » Tue May 07, 2013 10:43 am

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Shifter » Tue May 07, 2013 4:17 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Trev Campbell » Wed May 08, 2013 10:00 am

Whose pushing that chain ring ?? The Hulk ???
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Wed May 08, 2013 10:26 am

Trev Campbell wrote:Whose pushing that chain ring ?? The Hulk ???

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German cyclist Robert Forstemann, right, clearly dominates in a ‘quad-off’ against teammate Andre Greipel.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby twizzle » Wed May 08, 2013 11:21 am

Trev Campbell wrote:Whose pushing that chain ring ?? The Hulk ???

Name is on the top tube.


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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby dalai47 » Wed May 08, 2013 11:34 am

Nothing ugly about the Ultimate!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:49 pm

Not really an ugly bike (I think the frame shape and paintjob are quite nice) but I had a good giggle when I saw the forks :) .

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby rheicel » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:02 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Not really an ugly bike (I think the frame shape and paintjob are quite nice) but I had a good giggle when I saw the forks :) .

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:08 am

rheicel wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Not really an ugly bike (I think the frame shape and paintjob are quite nice) but I had a good giggle when I saw the forks :)

:grin:
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Nah. Its more aero that way 8)
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby bychosis » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:52 am

I saw one on gumtree a while back with reversed forks, stem so high it looked like it would fall out and the riser bars on upside down, ie with a drop. There are plenty out there with backwards forks, and not always cheapo bikes either.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:00 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Not really an ugly bike (I think the frame shape and paintjob are quite nice) but I had a good giggle when I saw the forks :) .

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I see BSOs with the forks on backwards at least once a week, I reckon. Soooo many of them! Would have thought the weird handling from negative rake would be extremely alarming (not to mention the irritation of really bad toe overlap). I always think about stopping and telling the rider, but haven't done yet...Perhaps I should?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby RobM » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:15 pm

That seat post has a good chance of taking out the rear spring the next time they hit a speed bump!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:49 pm

RobM wrote:That seat post has a good chance of taking out the rear spring the next time they hit a speed bump!


Ha, only if the 'suspension' actually moved! :lol:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby warthog1 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:49 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby bollo » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:03 pm

jasonc wrote:
Trev Campbell wrote:Whose pushing that chain ring ?? The Hulk ???

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German cyclist Robert Forstemann, right, clearly dominates in a ‘quad-off’ against teammate Andre Greipel.


speaking as someone who was a body builder for 8 years when younger those are not natural legs 100%
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:04 pm

Reckon that'd handle like a shopping trolley.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby warthog1 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:29 pm

Are the forks bent or is it naturally that ugly? :?
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