Ugly Bikes

User avatar
greyhoundtom
Posts: 3023
Joined: Sun May 31, 2009 6:28 am
Location: Wherever the sun is shining
Contact:

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby greyhoundtom » Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:12 pm

Ugly it may be, but it does appear to have some benefits.

Bike Radar - Shark Saddle

User avatar
Aushiker
Posts: 22225
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:55 pm
Location: Fremantle, WA
Contact:

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:34 pm

Image

Andrew

ironhanglider
Posts: 2392
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:44 pm
Location: Middle East, Melbourne

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ironhanglider » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:52 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

Andrew


Is that a bar-end shifter mounted on the downtube? Hideous.

Cheers,
Cameron
Image

BenGr
Posts: 647
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:26 pm

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby BenGr » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:36 pm

ironhanglider wrote:
Is that a bar-end shifter mounted on the downtube? Hideous.

Cheers,
Cameron

Those are called down tube shifters. Must be a re-painted frame or a really nostalgic builder.

User avatar
thecaptn
Posts: 1638
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:28 pm
Location: Deloraine Tasmania

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby thecaptn » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:52 pm

It's not ugly it's a good looking bike. It just has a strange bar setup, maybe the owner likes riding in the drops.

ironhanglider
Posts: 2392
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:44 pm
Location: Middle East, Melbourne

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ironhanglider » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:29 pm

BenGr wrote:
ironhanglider wrote:
Is that a bar-end shifter mounted on the downtube? Hideous.

Cheers,
Cameron

Those are called down tube shifters. Must be a re-painted frame or a really nostalgic builder.


Down tube shifters almost universally do not have a bend in them, whereas bar-end levers almost as commonly do.

With a conventional stem, bar angle and brake lever position there would be no reason for that bike to be in this thread.

Cheers,

Cameron
Image

kukamunga
Posts: 3540
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:12 am
Location: 3166

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby kukamunga » Sun May 10, 2015 2:50 am

Conventions are made to be bent.

User avatar
Aushiker
Posts: 22225
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:55 pm
Location: Fremantle, WA
Contact:

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:44 pm

Image
Untitled by FRAMEND -, on Flickr

User avatar
jaseyjase
Posts: 2807
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:00 pm
Location: Perth

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jaseyjase » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:24 pm

^ poor frame =(

minhyy
Posts: 703
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:53 pm
Location: Sydney -> Melbourne

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby minhyy » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:27 am

#messlife
VillaVelo, by the Vuong brothers

Blog: https://villaveloframes.wordpress.com/
FB & IG: @villaveloframes

User avatar
fatherofmany
Posts: 3494
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:13 pm
Location: Central Coast NSW Australia 33°26'16"S 151°20'39.50"E ish

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby fatherofmany » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:53 pm

Image
15 Bikes 2 adults 6 children, 2 dogs, 10 chooks and a heck of a lot of fish

User avatar
Cheesewheel
Posts: 1120
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:22 pm

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Cheesewheel » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:06 pm

Image
Go!Run!GAH!

Shifter
Posts: 129
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:23 pm
Location: Perth, WA
Contact:

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Shifter » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:42 pm

That's kind of cool. Is it rigid? What's it made of?
2017 Norco Optic C9.2
2010 Malvern Star Oppy A4

User avatar
Cheesewheel
Posts: 1120
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:22 pm

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Cheesewheel » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:59 pm

Shifter wrote:That's kind of cool. Is it rigid? What's it made of?

its is made from 2 minute noodles
the manufacturer cautions against riding it in the rain

(actually its plastic - 3D printing bike - its only meant to illustrate a concept rather than a practical working model ... unless you used something stronger than resin to sculpt it)
Go!Run!GAH!

human909
Posts: 9136
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:48 am

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby human909 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:13 pm

Yep. And it seems like he isn't game enough to ride it! 3D printing has amazing potential. But using it on items that require strength and lightness and are already mass produced doesn't seem like a productive path to go down.

geoff_tewierik
Posts: 304
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:00 pm
Location: Holland Park West, Brisbane

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby geoff_tewierik » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:11 pm

Wrap it in a skin of carbon fibre sheet to add some stiffness and it "might" be ok.

User avatar
Cheesewheel
Posts: 1120
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:22 pm

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Cheesewheel » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:45 pm

Image

Not so much ugly in terms of quality but quantity
Go!Run!GAH!

syu
Posts: 109
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:20 pm

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby syu » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:03 pm

I think this has probably been posted before but I feel like I won the lottery because I spotted this in the wild yesterday:

Image

I don't know what was worse; the bike or the rider. If I was 5 seconds ahead of where I was I'm sure he would of ploughed in to me flying through a corner. How could I tell anyone I was hit by... that? And even worse how would I get the ugly off me? :P

Even better while googling for pics of the bike I came across this:

Image

*schoolboy snigger*

hahahahahahaha...

User avatar
ldrcycles
Posts: 8656
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:07 pm

It's the protein shakes that does it :lol: .
"I must be rather keen on cycling"- Sir Hubert Opperman.

jasonc
Posts: 9911
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:40 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:07 pm

From memory it's on ebay and costs around $800. About $800 too much
tapatalk for Windows Phone. For when you want it done right
Image

RyanA
Posts: 173
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:15 am

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby RyanA » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:45 am

High Viz and disk brakes! Ultimate Commuter?:lol:
Image

User avatar
Dan_Melb85
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:06 pm
Location: Melbourne - Eastern Suburbs

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Dan_Melb85 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:12 pm

syu wrote:I think this has probably been posted before but I feel like I won the lottery because I spotted this in the wild yesterday:

Image

I don't know what was worse; the bike or the rider. If I was 5 seconds ahead of where I was I'm sure he would of ploughed in to me flying through a corner. How could I tell anyone I was hit by... that? And even worse how would I get the ugly off me? :P

Even better while googling for pics of the bike I came across this:

Image

*schoolboy snigger*

hahahahahahaha...


I pity the poor dude - Probably reckons he is well part of the big boy club when he takes that out. :lol:
Image
- 2016 Cervélo S3 Ultegra Di2

BenGr
Posts: 647
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:26 pm

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby BenGr » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:41 am

Last night I passed a rider with drop bars mounted below flat bars, presumably on 2 stems. Can't say it was necessarily ugly but very unusual at least.

User avatar
OnTrackZeD
Posts: 152
Joined: Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:35 pm

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby OnTrackZeD » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:08 am

BenGr wrote:Last night I passed a rider with drop bars mounted below flat bars, presumably on 2 stems. Can't say it was necessarily ugly but very unusual at least.


Could be the next big thing in the cycling world.

All joking aside it could be a real hybrid, two in one.

kenwstr
Posts: 503
Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:21 pm

Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby kenwstr » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:52 pm

greyhoundtom wrote:Ugly it may be, but it does appear to have some benefits.

Bike Radar - Shark Saddle


For whom?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: am50em