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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:46 pm

I've been wanting to make something like that since the start of this year + a shell to get it all velomobiley. None too pretty but i'm told they get the job done.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby DentedHead » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:19 am

Yeah, I'd like a to "velo" it up, but at just over a metre, its a tad wide...

Plus, while the Rotovelos are growing on me, I really have my heart set on a Mango Sport. On the plus side, the current build is a little prettier (smaller one for my son), and the next should be prettier still.
I think I also need a unicycle...

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Kenzo » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:19 pm

Leaning more toward "ugly" on this bike - so here it is:
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Price? About $6k...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby munga » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:15 am

DentedHead wrote:Yeah, I'd like a to "velo" it up, but at just over a metre, its a tad wide...

Plus, while the Rotovelos are growing on me, I really have my heart set on a Mango Sport. On the plus side, the current build is a little prettier (smaller one for my son), and the next should be prettier still.
I think I also need a unicycle...

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Stoo » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:44 am

[quote="jasonc"][quote="Aushiker"]Image

Isn't that a top dome from the McDonalds play equipment?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Dadrock » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:22 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

Andrew

That bike is AWESOME!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:28 pm

Dadrock wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Image

Andrew

That bike is AWESOME!


"Bike"? Don't you mean trike? But hang on there's another one there, 4 wheels, quike?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby kb » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:54 am

Bike with (rather large) training wheels :-)
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby PB12IN » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:33 am

Judging by the leaf littler on top, It doesn't get alot of use, thats a shame, I would ride that marvelous piece of engineering all the time.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:45 am

Aushiker wrote:Image

More information at Gizmag

Designed to cope with cross winds ???
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:21 pm

PB12IN wrote:Judging by the leaf littler on top, It doesn't get alot of use, thats a shame, I would ride that marvelous piece of engineering all the time.

I'm not sure I would fit through the crawl space - the seat etc will significantly reduce the available space. Also with the amount of weight on board, I think I would want a front brake.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:39 am

How about a home bodged TSO - tandem shaped object
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Still trying to decide what scares me more, the ebay comment "Done as a home school project with my 12 yr old son. We're moving on to a motorbike now" or the fact that it previously sold for $142.50 :shock: :shock:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:34 am

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:19 pm

Aushiker wrote:$40,000 of ugly :)

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Andrew

It's only €16500 !!!!!! Apparently 25 fools will be parted from their money?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:16 pm

"Constructed with only state-of-the-art components", it has v brakes!!! Oh dear if i laugh any harder i'm going to do myself an injury :lol: .
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:49 am

ldrcycles wrote:"Constructed with only state-of-the-art components", it has v brakes!!! Oh dear if i laugh any harder i'm going to do myself an injury :lol: .


if you saw it at the tip you'd kick more dirt on it
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Kenzo » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:52 am

ldrcycles wrote:"Constructed with only state-of-the-art components", it has v brakes!!! Oh dear if i laugh any harder i'm going to do myself an injury :lol: .

Shimano XTR V-Brakes are about $70 an end.
They have fitted 'Paul Components' Motolite V-brakes - about $130 each end.

Still.... you'd think for that price you'd get XTR disc brakes....

FWIW - I like the paint scheme.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Nobody » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:36 pm

I don't see what's so wrong with V brakes. Plenty of people still using them on bikes that are neither road or MTB bikes. Best rim brakes I know of.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:35 pm

Oh i love v brakes, i used them when i was doing XC, i found them much easier to set up than discs and better feel, but you could hardly call them 'state-of-the-art' nowadays.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby superdryq » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:36 pm

Stoo wrote:
jasonc wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Image

Isn't that a top dome from the McDonalds play equipment?



HAHAHA, something out of ET? Perhaps a prototype from the movie?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:02 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:54 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

Andrew

Ugh! Eeeeasy stomach :roll:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Wal42 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:22 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Ugh! Eeeeasy stomach :roll:






Great effort to make what may have been a sexy retro bike into something you'd be ashamed to be seen dropping off at the tip, someone should buy it, restore it to it's former glory & whack the current owner in the head for doing that to a bike.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby greyhoundtom » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:38 am

Yes a nasty way to treat a bike........but then I can see some practical advantages.........such as the paint damage to the top tube from securing the bike with a rough piece of chain reducing the chances of it being pinched.

The cut down handle bars make for a nice aero riding position, and would make it easier to store the bike in a narrow hallway or behind the washing machine........and I particularly like the neatly rolled up left over cable from the front brake as you never know when that may come in handy. :shock: :lol: :lol:
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