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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

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this could have been a very nice looking bike...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:48 pm

Kenzo wrote:this could have been a very nice looking bike...


What would you change?

I'm just lukewarm on it, it just doesn't quite work for me.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Kenzo » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:16 am

Put the top tube back to a 'classic' line. Looks like the reason why they did that was to fit the pedal assist battery/drive.
The colours, the carbon, the gates drive all look well placed to me. I'd like to see the wheel clearances changed to be a 29er MTB... Could be awesome.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Matt_Matt » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:45 am

The starting price is €25,000 (about US$32,500 as of publishing).
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:18 pm

:? :| I wouldn't pay for it but if someone wanted to (enormous) surprise me for me birthday...

Can't see the DT flattened on that axis being very aero.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby JustJames » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:23 pm

It looks like a mixte frame for the more manly girl.

(Insert Manly Girls High School joke here.)
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:44 pm

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We recently featured the Fliz bike concept, which saw riders hanging from the frame of the bike and scooting along, rather than sitting astride the bike and pedaling as they do with conventional bicycles. This was an attempt to evolve the basic bike format, and the designers of Fliz aren't alone in their efforts. The Bicymple is, as its name suggests, an attempt to present the bicycle, simplified. And it's an ambition that, on first glance, looks to have been fulfilled.


If you must know more, wander over to Gizmag.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Kenzo » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:54 pm

It's like a unicycle with a training wheel.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:55 pm

Steerable rear end? Not lockable?

It's a toy not a valid means of transport.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Marto » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:35 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:52 pm

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Not sure about this one I must say ... more on the bike for those interested at Charlie the Bike Monger

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:05 pm

Reminds me of the Budnitz, and i reckon they're equally ugly, too swoopy for me.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby richbee » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:14 am

MichaelB wrote:Any of the Pinarello bikes - just not into the bendy stays/forks - looks dopey to me imho.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby bychosis » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:04 pm

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Not sure about this one I must say ... more on the bike for those interested at Charlie the Bike Monger

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The rat seems to like the seat
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Crowz » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:00 pm

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This has really grown on me, I love it!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:37 am

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Cannondale Slice RS.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:37 pm

Aushiker wrote:Cannondale Slice RS.


DEFINITELY in the right thread
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:21 pm

jasonc wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Cannondale Slice RS.


DEFINITELY in the right thread


+1, 'ungainly' was the first thing i thought.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby wizardhat » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:45 pm

Why are there reflectors on the wheels of a TT bike?! :|
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby AndrewBurns » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:04 pm

wizardhat wrote:Why are there reflectors on the wheels of a TT bike?! :|


Also a dork disk on the back wheel, I don't see it going very fast without a chain too ;) Though maybe the chain was removed for aero savings?!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Ken Ho » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:15 pm

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I love this thing, but then, I think that nearly every bike in this thread is groovy. The quirky designs a few pages back are all amazing. Sure, they may not be an improvement on our simple safety bicycle, but I admire the creativity and different engineering solutions that are on show.
I would have a crack at them all.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:46 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:03 pm

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wet weather bike?
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