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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby outnabike » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:45 pm

New Lynskey Helix.....

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby nezumi » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:32 pm

outnabike wrote:New Lynskey Helix.....


... why?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ironhanglider » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:56 pm

nezumi wrote:
outnabike wrote:New Lynskey Helix.....


... why?


Why is it ugly? Eye of the beholder ... my eye says it's ugly.

Why do it like that? To be different is the only reason that makes sense. Maybe it is specially suited for crit courses that mostly turn in only one direction. Perhaps they can make right and left versions.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby nezumi » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:55 pm

ironhanglider wrote:
nezumi wrote:
outnabike wrote:New Lynskey Helix.....


... why?


Why is it ugly? Eye of the beholder ... my eye says it's ugly.

Why do it like that? To be different is the only reason that makes sense. Maybe it is specially suited for crit courses that mostly turn in only one direction. Perhaps they can make right and left versions.

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Very much the latter - I think it looks terrible.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby trailgumby » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:23 pm

Why indeed. Breathtaking in its pointlessness.

On the upside, either Wiggle or CRC (can't remember which and can't be bothered searching) has a bunch of these frames going cheap atm.

On te downside, the rear disc brake mount is IS not post mount. I suppose you could buy an adapter easily enough though.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby outnabike » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:03 am

I love the Lynskey bikes, that's for sure but when I saw this I thought it was an exercise in experimental R&D. They are maybe trialing a rigidity concept.
In the building game we use reinforcing bars that are clamped at one end and then twisted over their length. Called "Deformed steel" bars. It greatly increases the bars strength So that we can use less material for a given project and keep weight down.

This seems a trial in that line of thinking and it would possibly create an opening to use lighter tube for the same or more strength.But appearance come into it too.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:11 pm

The twist is supposed to make it more rigid. Whether it does or not i have no idea, but it certainly results in a significant drop in attractiveness..
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Cheesewheel » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:00 am

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Ugly but super

Made in 1996 as an olympic prototype super bike - article goes on to say how it revolutionized bicycle technology etc etc and also how it catalyzed rules on bicycle design for competition to be more standard since this one just made things too zoomy.
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Postby trainspotter » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:46 am

Cheesewheel wrote:Image

Ugly but super

Made in 1996 as an olympic prototype super bike - article goes on to say how it revolutionized bicycle technology etc etc and also how it catalyzed rules on bicycle design for competition to be more standard since this one just made things too zoomy.

It's just the colour scheme that does that - in any other country's flag it would be perfectly acceptable :twisted:

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:38 pm

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Maybe perfectly fit for purpose as a tri unit but blurgh...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:23 pm

I have no words for that
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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:11 pm

jasonc wrote:I have no words for that

I do but typing them would mean banning myself...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby uart » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:05 pm


I've got one of those, but I only ride it while wearing my Batman costume. Robin rides along behind btw. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby uart » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:10 pm

Ross wrote:Image

Haha, that's brilliant. The ultimate in not being able to make up your mind what type of bike you want. 8)

Now I've got to make sure that my "utility cyclist" brother doesn't see that. Otherwise he'll want one. :oops:

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby bychosis » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:39 am

uart wrote:
Ross wrote:Image

Haha, that's brilliant. The ultimate in not being able to make up your mind what type of bike you want. 8)

Now I've got to make sure that my "utility cyclist" brother doesn't see that. Otherwise he'll want one. :oops:


Reach down for the drops and bang your face on the upper bars?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby uart » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:11 am

bychosis wrote:Reach down for the drops and bang your face on the upper bars?

All it needs is a chin rest in the center of those flat bars and you'd be set like a jelly. :lol:

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby bychosis » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:29 pm

And I just noticed the v brakes and disc.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:28 pm

bychosis wrote:And I just noticed the v brakes and disc.

Keep calm, I got your back...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ironhanglider » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:41 pm

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I have a thing for tandems, and old bikes, but this is so wrong on so many levels it can only find a place here.

If you disagree you can buy it yourself here, however if the picture doesn't make your eyes water, the asking price will.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby g-boaf » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:24 pm

jasonc wrote:I have no words for that


I believe I saw the other day an older road bike with the handlebars flipped around the other way, so that the drop sections were on top instead.

Mulger bill wrote:Image

Maybe perfectly fit for purpose as a tri unit but blurgh...


Does it weigh 30kg or more? :shock: Looks really bulky. And will anyone choose it over the Cervelo P5x? And that Adamo saddle is absolute evil.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:48 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Image

Maybe perfectly fit for purpose as a tri unit but blurgh...


And disc brakes on a tri bike? :oops:
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