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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:31 am

adrian_d wrote:And here's another, courtesy of There, I Fixed it...
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lmao thats hilarious. You would have to wash your bike with "cuddly washing liquid" haha.

Forget rust, i'd be more worried about moths attacking the frame lol[/quote]

more like a hippy making love to it
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby bw57899 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:05 pm

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"Square wheel seems like a contradiction in terms, but this bicycle rides more smoothly than you might think. The secret is the shape of the road over which the wheels roll. The wheels can keep the bike moving in a straight line and at a constant velocity as long as it’s traveling over evenly spaced bumps of just the right shape, called an ‘inverted catenary’."
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby adrian_d » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:28 pm

That square bike looks like someones gone a little bit too quick into a brick wall 4 times and then did the same thing 4 times backwards lol. The frame does look shiny though
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:23 pm

Parrott wrote:Yuk :shock:

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I love it.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:39 pm

wurtulla wabbit wrote:
Parrott wrote:Yuk :shock:

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Aston Martin


I love it.


Mr Browns wheelbarrow? :wink:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:43 pm

bw57899 wrote:Image

Not sure why, but this bike frame evokes strange thoughts :? :wink: . Encourages one to mount and ride :P
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:40 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
wurtulla wabbit wrote:
Parrott wrote:Yuk :shock:

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Aston Martin


I love it.


Mr Browns wheelbarrow? :wink:


He'll be skinless now !
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:15 pm

il padrone wrote:
bw57899 wrote:Image

Not sure why, but this bike frame evokes strange thoughts :? :wink: . Encourages one to mount and ride :P

Now that you mention it, the same thoughts are evoked by this one
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Ozkaban » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:58 pm

bw57899 wrote:Image



Ugly, yes. But admit it - you'd totally have a go if they offered it... Maybe not turn up to the club ride in one though!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:05 pm

Ozkaban wrote:
bw57899 wrote:Image



Ugly, yes. But admit it - you'd totally have a go if they offered it... Maybe not turn up to the club ride in one though!
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I'd have a go.Especially want to find out what happens under seriously heavy braking :twisted:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby HLC » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:22 pm

fatherofmany wrote:Image


Wrong. This is amazing.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:12 pm

HLC wrote:
fatherofmany wrote:Image


Wrong. This is amazing.


Except for the saddle angle :shock:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby fuji shogun » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:47 pm

HLC wrote:
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Wrong. This is amazing.

whats with the dolphin torch/dustbuster drink bottle?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Nobody » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:50 pm

Mulger bill wrote:I'd have a go.Especially want to find out what happens under seriously heavy braking :twisted:
Wouldn't be just like any other fixie? You just hop it sideways and skid. :wink:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:49 pm

fuji shogun wrote:
HLC wrote:
fatherofmany wrote:Image


Wrong. This is amazing.

whats with the dolphin torch/dustbuster drink bottle?

Aerodynamics, it's nice and slim to hide behind the downtube.




Allegedly.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:29 am

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby adrian_d » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:11 pm

lmao looks like they used a disposable foot plate for the front wheel. I love the steering wheel too.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Ross » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:01 am

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:47 am

I was given Cyclepedia: a tour of iconic bicycle designs for my birthday and it is a cornucopia of ugly bikes. Quite a few have already featured on these pages, a softride, slingshot, cannondale prototype lefty, biomega MN01, a couple of seat post less bikes from the 90s, 70s and 80s funny bikes, plastic whilhelmina, Skoot, .

With an emphasis on "design" rather than function there are a whole host of folding bikes, every last one of them ugly.

Not sure about the Cycles Hirondelle retro direct, maybe it is more bizarre than ugly & the pedals falliong off is definetely a downside
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:48 am

Most assuredly ugly though is the Diamant Ironman SLX, presented for your viewing pleasure
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:59 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Kenzo » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:06 pm

Yep.... that's ugly...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:14 pm

Kenzo wrote:Yep.... that's ugly...

And that is understatement.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Crowz » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:24 pm

I've always found single shocks oddly disturbing. Maybe it's more of a mental thing...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby g-boaf » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:44 am

Mulger bill wrote:Aerodynamics, it's nice and slim to hide behind the downtube.




Allegedly.


I thought it might have been a new fangled way of taking care of certain types of 'rest breaks'.
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