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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:23 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby warthog1 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:08 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Slow6 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:12 pm

warthog1 wrote:Image

:shock:


Good grief :shock:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby adrian_d » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:34 pm

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warthog1 wrote:Image

:shock:


Good grief :shock:


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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:18 pm

adrian_d wrote:
Slow6 wrote:
warthog1 wrote:Image

:shock:


Good grief :shock:


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i need to see a youtube of how that works
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby JustJames » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:04 pm



Two hundred or so years of development, and look, we're right back where we started!

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:13 pm

JustJames wrote:Two hundred or so years of development, and look, we're right back where we started!


But think of the benefits, disc brakes and no ar5e splinters :P Of course, if things go pear shaped on the edge of Dead Mans Creek, there's no bailing before the splash...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ironhanglider » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:47 pm

PA wrote:This is why cars like this Mercedes were banned from Grand Prix racing.
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Err I think you are referring to the 1955 300 SLR. They raced at a time when average speed of the cars was practically limited by how fast they could stop. The rear canopy behind the cockpit would be lifted up as an air brake when the driver put his foot on the pedal causing both visual and aerodynamic interference to cars following closely. This made them unpopular with other drivers, the Mercedes response was apparently 'If you don't like it, either overtake or fall back'. Falling back is unthinkable for a racing driver and overtaking was impossible because they had fantastic engines, this is why they were the most successful racing car of all time.

They were withdrawn from racing during the 1956 Le Mans race, when one of the cars crashed and flipped up into the grandstand killing 90 something people. (at that time the Mercedes driven by Moss/Fangio was in the lead by two laps from the next one). This crash caused a drastic re-think in the design of race tracks.

Their withdrawal from racing had nothing to do with their success. The next car to dominate the racing scene was the no less streamlined D type Jaguar, with disc brakes.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:12 pm

warthog1 wrote:Image

:shock:

Technically not a bike, but no doubting it is ugly
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Slow6 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:58 pm

The poor bugger looks like he's been strapped into it against his will :(
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby bychosis » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:01 pm

They say that golf spoils a good walk. That looks like a good bike ride would be spoiled by having to walk.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:04 am

Aushiker wrote:Image

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Seriously what on earth is going on there?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Cruiserman » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:55 pm

fuji shogun wrote:
HLC wrote:
fatherofmany wrote:Image


Wrong. This is amazing.

whats with the dolphin torch/dustbuster drink bottle?

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Re: Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:01 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Marto » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:28 pm

Home-made cargo bike!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:17 pm

Marto wrote:Home-made cargo bike!
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That's not ugly, that's fantastic! :D
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby greyhoundtom » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:21 am

ldrcycles wrote:
Marto wrote:Home-made cargo bike!
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That's not ugly, that's fantastic! :D

But the forks are the wrong way round :shock: ................on purpose? :?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:48 am

greyhoundtom wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:
Marto wrote:Home-made cargo bike!
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That's not ugly, that's fantastic! :D

But the forks are the wrong way round :shock: ................on purpose? :?


needs to upgraded to discs?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby JustJames » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:09 am

Marto wrote:Home-made cargo bike!
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Sidestand seems redundant.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:36 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:37 pm

i don't hate it - i like it
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Kenzo » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:39 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

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this could have been a very nice looking bike...
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