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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby trailgumby » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:58 pm

il padrone wrote:It would actually triangulate and stiffen up the existing fork - not something that is really desirable on a MTB :roll:

This one at least as a spring, but it is uugggly!!
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Those wheels need more spokes.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby warthog1 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:01 am

Le Mong wrote:
They look to perch on there ring gear.


:lol: It does look that way. Probably on their perineum, but either way not good for you.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:55 am

MarkG wrote:
DoubleSpeeded wrote:dunno if this has been posted but im not gonna look at 27 pages.

but as much as i love my TT bikes....

this has got to be the EFFINnnnnNNNNNn......... U - G - L - I - E - S - T TT bike, that ever landed on planet earth!!!!!!!!!!



Not only is it a tri-specific bike it's also been replaced by a tri-specific Shiv years ago..





as far i can see, its still being manufactured and available in the current market

http://www.specialized.com/au/en-au/bikes/road/transition
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby schroeds » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:43 pm

I find 90% of TT bikes ugly. That's just me.

But perhaps no TT bike anywhere is quite as offensive as this nasty little booger

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Uncle Just » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:06 pm

What a great find! Pays homage to almost everything bike, but fails on so many levels that it's ....ugly, impractical and oh so silly. :lol:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby schroeds » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:26 pm

as if it wasn't bad enough, they had to have the saddle right down on the top tube bleeeuch! :evil:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Uncle Just » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:38 pm

No,no, no! It's a new trend... slam that saddle. :lol:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:49 pm

^ gold
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:54 pm

"Impractical"

Hey, he's got a rack to carry his running shoes. So very practical :lol:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:03 pm

warthog1 wrote:
Le Mong wrote:
They look to perch on there ring gear.


:lol: It does look that way. Probably on their perineum, but either way not good for you.

For that very reason there are MTB saddles made with a big wide flat nose. Steep rocky climbs on a MTB demand the same type of 'nose-in-the-ring' seating position :( :oops:


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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:30 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:54 am

^^ Expensive way to buy stem and bars...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:41 pm

Mulger bill wrote:^^ Expensive way to buy stem and bars...


Is it bad that when I saw it my first thought was "those wheels aren't worth that"
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:41 pm

jasonc wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:^^ Expensive way to buy stem and bars...


Is it bad that when I saw it my first thought was "those wheels aren't worth that"


Seems like an 'orrible thing to do to Columbus tubes too...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby schroeds » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:03 pm

Future collectors item. There, I said it

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby lucky7 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:27 pm

DoubleSpeeded wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:
DoubleSpeeded wrote:
Thats pretty clever with the integrated hydration.


I've been wondering since I first saw that new frame with the internal bladder thing, how do you get it out if it springs a leak or needs cleaning?

And whether TT or Tri, bikes with aerobars need deep dish wheels to look "right" to me


im sure the guys at Specialized would've had that in mind and designed something that shouldn't leak.
The flexible drink hose that runs into the frame, im assuming the join is something simple and can be accessed via the filler cap area.

yea without deep dish, the frame looks out of place as its real thick-looking.

but disc looks the best.. as you can see the Super 9 on the black s-works
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby lucky7 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:29 pm

DoubleSpeeded wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:
DoubleSpeeded wrote:
Thats pretty clever with the integrated hydration.


I've been wondering since I first saw that new frame with the internal bladder thing, how do you get it out if it springs a leak or needs cleaning?

And whether TT or Tri, bikes with aerobars need deep dish wheels to look "right" to me


im sure the guys at Specialized would've had that in mind and designed something that shouldn't leak.
The flexible drink hose that runs into the frame, im assuming the join is something simple and can be accessed via the filler cap area.

yea without deep dish, the frame looks out of place as its real thick-looking.

but disc looks the best.. as you can see the Super 9 on the black s-works


Something of a topic resurrection, but the hydration system is a fully removable bladder. Taller and thinner than a Camelback, but same thing. Fully removable for cleaning/drying (or when not needed).

Works well for long course racing.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby rangersac » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:38 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:32 pm

rangersac wrote:Image

Yeap, ugly BSO.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:39 pm

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Furniture brand Thonet commissioned this bicycle concept and it will set you back USD$70,000. Made from Beech timber steam-bent into shape. - Bike Exchange

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:13 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

Furniture brand Thonet commissioned this bicycle concept and it will set you back USD$70,000. Made from Beech timber steam-bent into shape. - Bike Exchange

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Saw that today.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby duds2u » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:16 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

Furniture brand Thonet commissioned this bicycle concept and it will set you back USD$70,000. Made from Beech timber steam-bent into shape. -
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Like the idea of bent beech BUT it won't set me back $70K. Bent beech should stay as furniture.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby outnabike » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:06 pm

thecaptn wrote:Anyone going to bid on this? :lol:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Allsop-Softr ... 8fd&_uhb=1


I see what you mean , it is too easy to get hurt sliding down the banister. I reckon I have fixed it with a cushion.... :)

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:24 pm

outnabike wrote:
thecaptn wrote:Anyone going to bid on this? :lol:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Allsop-Softr ... 8fd&_uhb=1


I see what you mean , it is too easy to get hurt sliding down the banister. I reckon I have fixed it with a cushion.... :)

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