Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby CommuRider » Mon May 16, 2011 10:47 pm

Aushiker wrote:Hi

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Wt? :shock:
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby damhooligan » Tue May 17, 2011 11:05 pm

CommuRider wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Hi

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Wt? :shock:


Bmw also has a kids bike :

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby CommuRider » Tue May 17, 2011 11:10 pm

Good way to rear the next gen of spoilt brats. :? Still, at least the kids bike designs look innovative.
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby damhooligan » Tue May 17, 2011 11:36 pm

CommuRider wrote:Good way to rear the next gen of spoilt brats. :? Still, at least the kids bike designs look innovative.


ah spoiled brats, make me think of this joke of comedian wil anderson:

daddy, daddy, i neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed a babychino! :?

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Mulger bill » Wed May 18, 2011 3:02 pm

CommuRider wrote:Good way to rear the next gen of spoilt brats. :? Still, at least the kids bike designs look innovative.


+1 Nothing like indoctrinating into high end consumerism at a young age.

I dunno whether that's innovative design or look at me marketing. Standard diamond frame is still the most efficient design for an upright. Be quiet Graeme :P
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby zero » Wed May 18, 2011 4:10 pm

Kids of the age to use a balance bike would not care about the BMW branding. Any 3yo I've ever met given the choice between a cheap batman one (that wasn't actually broken) and the BMW one, would probably take the batman one, and you could buy them a hooded cape with the spare change, which most of em would be pretty happy about.
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby damhooligan » Sat May 21, 2011 5:28 pm

how about a lamborghini ??


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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby damhooligan » Sat May 21, 2011 5:32 pm

or chevrolet ??


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Or a hummer ??

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or OPEL ?? (dutch version of holden)

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby damhooligan » Sat May 21, 2011 5:40 pm

and how about motorcycle brands ?


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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby il padrone » Sat May 21, 2011 5:44 pm

Bugatti made a nice one - no longer in production :( :wink:

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby CommuRider » Sat May 21, 2011 9:55 pm

How old's that Bugatti? Not very vroom vroom is it? If Bugatti made a 4WD....

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby CommuRider » Sat May 21, 2011 9:58 pm

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Or a hummer ??

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Hmmm...for some reason I thought the Hummer would be twice as big. Not very Hummer like. Looks like a Montague version of an MTB. It also does not look fugly enough
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Mulger bill » Sat May 21, 2011 10:04 pm

The electric motor under the BB adds all the ugliness needed.
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby il padrone » Sat May 21, 2011 10:06 pm

CommuRider wrote:How old's that Bugatti? Not very vroom vroom is it?

Originally designed by the man himself.... in 1913. Much later built by an American

Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti was born in Milan on 15 September 1881 and at the age of 17 he joined as an apprentice the bicycle and tricycle manufacturing plant of Prinetti & Stucchi. He is the Bugatti that went on to become the legendary engineer and designer of the most famous Bugatti sports cars, the founder of the Bugatti car manufacturing plant, and one of the forefathers of modern automobile engineering.

In 1913 he designed a very unique, space-frame, bicycle which was never produced. The drawings for this bicycle were provided to Californian Art Stump in the 1970s by a noted English Bugatti collector who commissioned him to build a bicycle based on the drawings. Art Stump built one for that collector, and one for himself as well.

Pretty racey really for its era (pre-WW1). A chap here in Melbourne also has a replica of the Bugatti, he rode it on the Russell Mockridge memorial ride last year.

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I'm not so sure that Ettore never built one himself, as there are photos on a Bugatti site of a much older model

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby yellowhummer » Mon May 23, 2011 4:14 pm

i have a hummer, well the frame is, the rest was picked by me and assembled , in my presence, in china, total cost less than 500 dollars

like it lots

all i need now is a contract for my rapping,
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:45 am

Hi

Toyota has teamed up with Parlee Cycles in an effort to create a bicycle based on Prius design principles.

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Commissioned by Toyota, Parlee is developing this state-of the art, ultra efficient bicycle in an effort to encompass the best of both the auto and non-auto transportation worlds. To document and comment on the event, Parlee has reached out to cyclist and blogger John Watson, who has done a great job at giving us a first hand account of this exciting event.

Despite the fact that bicycle design has stayed relatively the same throughout the years, the design team decided to look at all the different possibilities, using inspiration from city, road, and touring bikes, and combining it with some Prius inspired concepts. The preliminary design sketches alluded to what the designers call an “areo road bike.

The bike frame was designed using carbon fiber tubing – a lightweight, aerodynamic, stiff and seamless material, perfect for racing – making for a good flexible bike. Although carbon fiber isn’t exactly recyclable, Parlee minimizes their waste by reusing all of their scraps in their design. The carbon fiber tubing is then covered with a raw black finish, giving it an elegant look. The mold is overlaid on the tubing along with resin.


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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby CommuRider » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:16 am

Porsche has come in with their version of the Alfine 11 +Gates belt

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby trailgumby » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:15 am

Take car manufacturer the label off (and halve the price ;) ), and I'd be a buyer.

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:52 pm

See what you mean.

What's the go with the suspension corrected geometry? Nobody in their right mind would put a boinger on this would they? Would they? :?
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Aushiker » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:21 am

Hi

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Billed as the 'first BMW dealership in the country to feature a full bike store and dedicated cycle workshop' Stephen James Cycles opened in Enfield two weeks ago on the first floor of Stephen James BMW. They have their commercial reasons of course but it helps that the company's MD is a keen cyclist.


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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby JV911 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:27 pm

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Nobody » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:45 pm

$11K for a flat bar with plastic flat pedals. Hmmm...

At least he cited the most useful reason for buying carbon:
...its carbon-fibre frame, forks, handlebars, stem and seatpost are good brag-bits when you roll up to the local riders' coffee spot.
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby briztoon » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:24 pm



Um same bike four posts higher up the page and 3 months ago.
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Nobody » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:29 pm

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Um same bike four posts higher up the page and 3 months ago.
They look like different bikes with different prices.
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby briztoon » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:08 pm

Really? Looked like the same frame to me, except ones painted white and the other is painted black. I realised the wheels were different, but I mainly focussed on the frame.

OK so one is alu and the other is carbon, my bad.
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