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Strange Bike

Postby Mugglechops » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:01 pm

Anybody seen a bike like this before?

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Re: Strange Bike

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:03 pm

A Pedersen...
An old design. Would love to give one a try.
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby il padrone » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:10 pm

A historical classic, in modern guise. It is a Dursley Pedersen, a Danish design that dates back to the 1890s and is allegedly a very comfortable bike to ride.

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Re: Strange Bike

Postby Mugglechops » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:16 pm

It looked pretty funky. Didn't get a chance to see the owner and ask about it.
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby il padrone » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:23 pm

That bike looks particularly well set up for long-distance touring - Tubus front and rear racks, Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 (14sp internal hub gears), Schmidt SON28 dynohub (and probably high quality lights), Magura hydraulic rim brakes, lots of waterbottle mounts, leather saddle covered in the rain, full mudguards and Hebie Chainglider to protect the chain. With an Ortlieb handlebar bag mount on the stem. A top-quality bike.

I'd guess it may well be a European (Dutch) travelling cycle-tourist, stopped by in your town for supplies.
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby biker jk » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:34 pm

il padrone wrote:That bike looks particularly well set up for long-distance touring - Tubus front and rear racks, Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 (14sp internal hub gears), Schmidt SON28 dynohub (and probably high quality lights), Magura hydraulic rim brakes, lots of waterbottle mounts, leather saddle covered in the rain, full mudguards and Hebie Chainglider to protect the chain. With an Ortlieb handlebar bag mount on the stem. A top-quality bike.

I'd guess it may well be a European (Dutch) travelling cycle-tourist, stopped by in your town for supplies.


Dual bells as well. :lol:
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby sumgy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:56 pm

biker jk wrote:
il padrone wrote:That bike looks particularly well set up for long-distance touring - Tubus front and rear racks, Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 (14sp internal hub gears), Schmidt SON28 dynohub (and probably high quality lights), Magura hydraulic rim brakes, lots of waterbottle mounts, leather saddle covered in the rain, full mudguards and Hebie Chainglider to protect the chain. With an Ortlieb handlebar bag mount on the stem. A top-quality bike.

I'd guess it may well be a European (Dutch) travelling cycle-tourist, stopped by in your town for supplies.


Dual bells as well. :lol:


Wonder if the owner wears lycra?
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby trailgumby » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:14 pm

Ugly bike award winner?
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby il padrone » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:27 pm

trailgumby wrote:Ugly bike award winner?

Bejeebus, you are letting you narrow understanding of the world of cycling hang out :roll:


Dursley Pedersen have a particular look. It's not my ideal, however they are a classic design and very significant, right up there with the Ordinary (penny-farthing), the Rover Safety, Hetchins, the Flying Gate and the Moulton in bicycle design and hstory. The most significant thing about the Dursley Pedersen, along with the Moulton, is that they are still a very functional bicycle, still being produced with some modern adaptations.
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:14 pm

Could it be THIS reincarnation?
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby il padrone » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:44 pm

Not exactly the same. The one pictured definitely has a Rohloff hub not Alfine 8, and it has full touring rack-mounts. I think there are a few manufacturers of Dursley's in Europe, and they are very rarely seen in Australia. I'd guess that it is a European-built bike.
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby VRE » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:33 pm

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Re: Strange Bike

Postby il padrone » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:45 pm

As I said, it is also not to my taste either :roll:

Tastes are one thing, it's all a question of how you respond to that. I'm not nominating it for an "Ugly bike award".

I also don't particularly like the Mona Lisa either. But I'd have a bit more respect for art enthusiasts judgement, and the legacy of da Vinci, than to suggest the painting should win some "ugly award".

YMMV.
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby Ugh » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:50 am

That has to be one of the coolest bikes I've seen.
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby Timeonabike » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:28 pm

Man, I would love one of those.
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby il padrone » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:25 am

This is what I would call a "Strange bike" - looks like the proverbial goolie-cracker.

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Re: Strange Bike

Postby il padrone » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:59 am

This one is also a pretty strange bike - the ultimate step-through:


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I can sort of see frame flex becoming a bit of an issue :shock:
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby outnabike » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:44 pm

Talk about deja vu, Why are there two posts on this one bike, both by the same author on the same day.
Shouldn't they be combined or some thing, Mods?
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby il padrone » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:18 pm

muggglechops realised, after my comments on here, that it was a touring bike so he posted it on the touring forum. Maybe more relevant there perhaps, but still of general interest here as an unusual, unique bicycle design. Could also be relevant on the retro forum, but I'm pretty sure they'd already have a Pedersen thread somewhere.
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:00 pm

il padrone wrote:I can sort of see frame flex becoming a bit of an issue :shock:

Not to mention grounding out on speed bumps :?
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Re: Strange Bike

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:22 pm

outnabike wrote:Talk about deja vu, Why are there two posts on this one bike, both by the same author on the same day.
Shouldn't they be combined or some thing, Mods?


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Re: Strange Bike

Postby outnabike » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:26 pm

Mugglechops wrote:
outnabike wrote:Talk about deja vu, Why are there two posts on this one bike, both by the same author on the same day.
Shouldn't they be combined or some thing, Mods?


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